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Two Issues To Get Gomis Signed Are Not Showstoppers

3:56 pm, Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 332 Comments

Newcastle have agreed the initial transfer fee plus add-ons with Lyon for Bafetimbi Gomis, and wages have also been agreed with the French International striker.

bafetimbi gomis in white

Bafetimbi Gomis – near a Newcastle move

As we reported earlier today, L’Equipe has been reporting there are two issues still to be agreed for the deal to close:

  • The fees to be paid to Gomis representatives
  • Which club will pay the sell-on fee of 5% due to his former club Saint Etienne, who Gomis left four years ago for Lyon for €13M on a five yeardeal

The usual way the sell-on fee is paid is it comes out of the fee the selling club gets, so it should be paid by Lyon.

But it looks like Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas is trying to get Newcastle to pay it, or at least some potion of it – maybe the clubs could split that down the middle.

But 5% of the initial fee of €8M is €400K which is about £340K, so we are not talking about a show-stopper here.

The other difficulty is a little more hard to gauge, and Newcastle have to come to some agreement on how much to pay his (many) representatives, because agents these days tend to be a little greedy, to say the least.

And since Newcastle seemed to back down a little bit, after initially not wanting to pay the €2M in add-on fees, it’s hardly likely that paying a little bit more will stop Newcastle completing this deal, when we are so close.

We hope it will not stop the deal going through. :D

But that has happened before, with Mathieu Debuchy from Lyon last summer, and Turksih striker Mevlut Erdinc from PSG two years ago, when Newcastle refused to pay what was being asked by their clubs.

We are hoping Newcastle will have learned from their past experiences.

What do you think?

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332 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Expatmag is a soft heeded schmuck!

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Just do the deal ASAP . The wait is killing me.

  • 3 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    TED

    Yep, whatever

  • 4 Goodfella // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    From previous

    Pablo sarabia is just the type of player we need young talented playmaker who can keep the ball when under pressure

  • 5 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    MIKE

    Fair enough then

    With regard to football, what is your source re: Sarabia and how much do you think he woul;d cost?

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Mac Toon
    Was following NewcastleFansUnited@NUFCFansUtd

    Was a decent update, bit hard to follow, obviously questions and answers flying around so spent a bit of time going through it, matching the Q and A’s to each other!

    Yeah the PR lad sounded like he took a bit of stick at the start but looking at his answers he handled it well, and most importantly professionally which makes a nice change!

    Maybe you could email Ed a link to the minutes?

  • 7 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    BPC

    Thanks mate, Appreciate your comment

  • 8 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    When are they finally gonna reveal this guy and remy with the newcastle strips

  • 9 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    From what I’ve seen of his stats (not everything I know) he hasn’t played a lot of football, he’s played 32 times for Getafe with 1 goal.

    I dunno if he’s any good, so I’ll defer to people who know more about him.

  • 10 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    sounds like they are holding us to ransom

  • 11 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Obnoxious little turd @ 9!

  • 12 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    As Remy isn’t in the team today, we should know by tomorrow whether he is coming to us or not.

    Toondanno mentioned earlier about medicals being arranged at the club and Mike Ashley reckons Sarabia is in toon,

    As for Gomis, it is anyones guess but out of principal, I wouldn’t be paying the 5% to St,Ettienne either.

  • 13 Rooster // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k9DpUS3CEMw

    Three signings in by Wednesday, its taking some time hasn’t it, better late than not ever!

    THE LINK IS DYNAMO, well worth a watch.

  • 14 Mister Tuff // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    ruddy -previous thread – really should not waste time on these things -but as I suspected a dig at me and expat – I thought a response was required. Really should perhaps not waste my time trawling up what others have said -but I did. I just googled nufc blog with the posters name and then check out the blog link.
    I perhaps do have some sympathy with mikeashleysamackem point as a pet hate of mine (just tolerable) is when the younger ones talk about groups/bands I’ve never heard of.

  • 15 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    ted :-0

  • 16 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    RUDDY

    Don’t get sucked in mate, Best policy is to ignore.

  • 17 Novocastrian66 // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Mike; nowt wrong in catching up with people while nowt happening. Anyway about this player Sarabia, what is the craic? What have you heard and where from?

  • 18 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    TUFF

    You’ve never heard of the Beatles,,,,,,,,,LOL

  • 19 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    We were looking at a nice round figure of around 5 million for this guy, we are now closer 2 paying 10million, and now lyon want us 2 the 5% they owe 2 this previous club from four years ago!! They are taking da piss!!!

  • 20 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Tuff

    Sometimes I am guilty of that myself, sorry lad haha

    Expat

    I won’t don’t worry lad, I’d a feeling it might have been Ian on the rampage but he came out in the guise of Ted Bundy to affirm us of that fact so now I am certain he’s of the plana/jeff mould, as he uses the same phrase “obnoxious little turd” when insulting people.

    He doesn’t realise how easily outed he is.

  • 21 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Bafatembi Gomis is a great striker. Lots of power. Might form an excellent partnership with Cisse.

    Even if he does come, Cisse will still be the main man scoring the bulk of goals but Gomis will come in handy in assisting Cisse. Excited.

    But will let it drown until i see him holding the black and white stripes. Till then…………..

  • 22 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    anyone using ted bundy as an i.d is a knob anyway

  • 23 Twatter // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Tired of seeing people getting sucked in by these WUMs.

  • 24 Mister Tuff // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    expat -you scumbag – I well and truly set myself up for that one.

  • 25 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    TUFF

    Yes, you did.

    Have you still got your collection of 78s…….lol

  • 26 Ted Bundy // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    FFS, I’ve explained once it’s my real name and I’ve got no affiliation with Iantoon or anybody else. I only made my account a few days ago, after reading for around 2 years. Maybe you’re the ‘knobs’, Wolfshead, jumping all over new bloggers, just because they share a name with a notorious killer – I don’t mind jibes about it, kind of get used to it, living with it for so long, but like I said to Ruddy, it says more about you if you judge my character by my name, than it does me having it.

  • 27 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Bearsize from previous thread:

    Bearsize

    I’ve a funny feeling that Remy and Gomis could be our summer business, if indeed we get them in, although I am open to the prospect of being surprised.

    I think it’s very disappointing that we’ve waited so long to make any progress in the transfer market, with just 2 weeks until the start of the season we’ve signed no one, which is very frustrating.

    I agree that we need to stretch teams and get in behind them, but in order to do that we need to have attacking midfield players capable of beating the man in front of them, at the moment I don’t think we have player, save for HBA, with this ability.

    I do think Anita, Sissoko and possibly Debuchy will have much better seasons but I am very unsure about Santon, his defensive ability seems to depend on whether Colo is keeping him in check or not, which is not good enough for a full back at this level. Santon needs to ship up defensively this season.

    Pardew does need to have flexibility in terms of both rotation of players and tactics, something he has shown incapable of doing in the past 2 seasons, and something I feel he will continue doing in the upcoming season.

    I wouldn’t mind if he stuck with an attack minded team with fluid tactics, but he is stuck with his usual poor players despite others on the bench being more worthy of a game, and his tactics rarely inspire us fans.

    Here’s hoping for a better season, but not holding my breath.

  • 28 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    from the airport ,thats what i hear from my boss
    i think we will be looking at 25 million tbh he is that good i dont know about his contract etc but jose m at chelsea wants him and he is good mates with pardew maybe he has been reccomended we will see i dont know how true or un true

  • 29 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    It says more about me? Not too sure about that.

  • 30 lesh // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Expat.

    Who or what are the Beetles?

    Are they one of those beat combos and have they had any tunes in the hit parade?

  • 31 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    MIKE ASHLEY

    25 M quid?

    He wont be signing for us then

  • 32 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    LESH

    No mate, just a bunch of kinky insects that used to live in the shadow of some jagged rolling stones down scouseland somewhere

  • 33 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    well he is a great player maybe newcastle will suprise us

  • 34 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Mike – unless your boss is the fat man himself I think I’ll take that comment with a pinch of salt

  • 35 Bearsize // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Repost Ruddy
    I agree with the midfielders, we do need a bit of magic in there. Not sure ben afra is the answer for number 10 i know some people think he is the answer but he gets ‘options overload’ in the middle and tries to much, at least on the wing he can cut inside or get to byline. Hope he proves me wrong though.
    Do you ever get the feeling the board frustrate us this much on purpose, just to get us desperate for anyone coming in? If we are spending NUFC’s money and not ashleys why is he so tight? He has nothing to lose by paying an extra million out of the clubs pot to get someone over the line

  • 36 Grey Lord // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Ted Bundy ?? Havin a laff- If ya are usin ya reel name yud b the 1st in da histry uv dis blog. People wiv names lak dat keep em priv8 m8

  • 37 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    If we paid that amount for a player, I would change my allegiance to the mackems

    well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,maybe not that severe

  • 38 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    time will tell

  • 39 Twatter // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    @mikeashleyisamackem

    Please, kindly f**k off.

  • 40 expatmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    BEARSIZE

    The problem as I see it with Ben Arfa is that he wont pass the ball and invariably runs up blind alleys.

    If as Cabaye has been saying recently that our gtraining is all about ball retention, 2 touch [passing and movement, then Arfa would be very dangerous if he adapts. If he doesn’t, then he is not much benefit to the team

  • 41 Lowesy // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    What’s this about Sarabia? Have we actually been linked with him or are people pulling names out of their ar$e again? :D

  • 42 Bearsize // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Expat
    Ben arfa is only great when his team mates give him options. When their static hatem dallys on it. With a good pre season under their belts i think they could surprise us this season. Just need a few new faces to get the buzz going again

  • 43 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Lowesy – that unfortunately would be of the arse kind

  • 44 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Bearsize

    This is why I think Gomis and Remy are not enough. We need a winger, or two to really bolster our options.

    The stronger NUFC are financially, the easier it may be for Ashley to sell the club on, the more likely he is to command a fee of 264m in order to recoup the money that he pumped into the club for the interest free loan he gave us when we got relegated.

    He wants us to simply be in the PL, not be competitive in it.

  • 45 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Gotta love Debuchy

    http://t.co/usP2PQMOSI

  • 46 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    dont shoot the messenger

  • 47 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    25million for 1 player. Sorry, its just not gonna happen with this regime.

  • 48 DevonToon // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    expatmag – bit unfair… 90% of the time arfs dont have the support to make a pass…

  • 49 sparky55 // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    we’ve got more midfielders than a rugby team…if any more midfielders are coming to newcastle it’s because someone is going just like if we get another striker after Gomis.

    We have a large squad and large wage bill…no more additions to the squad…just replacements

    We might just start the season with with a a couple more players but come 3rd September or whatever date it is we will be down at least 3.

  • 50 Lowesy // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Bummer….. get it?

  • 51 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Sparky

    Campbell is off on loan by all accounts. So we have 2 strikers, 3 if you include Gouffran. Remy would be a wing/striker option.

    If we signed Gomis and Remy we’d have Cisse, Gomis and Shola for out and out strikers and Remy and Gouffran as wing options who can play up front.

    For a competitive team we need these options but MA does not usually allow that amount of top players in a first team squad so you could be right.

  • 52 Bearsize // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Ruddy
    I definitely feel ince is worth a pop. Fits the criteria too. Maybe even someone like nathen dyer, has great pace and touch. We need pace its like watching 11 james milners run around (except sissoko).
    Do you really think ashley would sell for that amount? I dont. He is greedy. We have probably saved him as much in advertising. Read something the other day about him selling us once rangers were back in the SPL, as would be in CL nearly every season. Seemed plausible

  • 53 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Apparently Remy is at Benton and has challenged Kinnear to a game of Fifa and if he wins we get him on loan. Only problem is Kinnear plays Pro Evolution :(

  • 54 Thump // Aug 3, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    But 5% of the initial fee of €8M is €400K which is about £340K, so we are not talking about a show-stopper here.

    We shouldn’t be talking about a show-stopper, but Ashley won’t pay it.

  • 55 sparky55 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    ruddy…you have to look at it from a wages point of view…shola and cisse and remy and gomis would all be on an average of say 40k a week…so there’s no way ashley would allow that to happen.

    Midfielders…cabaye’s on a good screw, so is sissoko, so is Ben Arfa, so is Anita, so is guti, so is tiote…the wage bill is going to have to come down and the way he’s gonna do that is sell Cabs, sell cisse and probably one more player and then they’ll be replaced by cheaper recruits.

    We’re over staffed and paying too much in wages and on top of that Pardew hasn’t got a clue how to work out the best formation from the players we’ve got so we’re left with high wage earners sat on the bench and that’s not on Ashleys agenda.

    I think once cabs and cisse have gone, we’ll get wingers.

  • 56 kevymartins // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    @Thump MA will send them a sports direct mug for the sell on fee.

  • 57 bills-son // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Sparky55,

    Still predicting Cabaye, HBA and now Cisse leaving as well.

    Wrong.

  • 58 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    gomis is a done deal imo its just ol trying to squeeze a tiny bit more but they know they have no chance of getting it.

    “if” we get remy it will change my mind on not only the club’s pulling power but remy himself as i dont think theres a chance in hell he would drop his 75k pw as we all know he’s inspired by money and has no love for the toon (not to say he will not say otherwise and be a great player if he does sign mind you).

    rumours of mcCarthy today also but i really don see that happening but hopefully we are looking at wingers.

  • 59 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    if shola is on 40k per week, he should make a public announcement apologizing to every hard working individual earning less then 40k per yer.

  • 60 toon252 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Word on the street is that Gomis has signed a 4 year deal and will wear number 14…

    We’ll see though!

  • 61 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    @59 joke

    reports say shola is on 22-25k pw and tbf he’s worth every pen…….no sorry i just cant do it the lad is c”£p i’d rather have tomas brolin in the team >.<

  • 62 Toon1978 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Hits the nail on the head lol!!!

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2013/08/03/two-issues-to-resolve-gomis-deal-are-not-showstoppers/

  • 63 Bearsize // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Shola is poo

  • 64 Toon1978 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Sorry, wrong link lads

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnPpm-PPmTk

  • 65 johnboy // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Is ted still about? Ruined my day calling me a dimwit!

    Anyway, any good news? JFK sacked yet? Have we got anyone over this mysterious line yet?

  • 66 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Spurs looking very average without Bale. If they don’t spend the money they get from Madrid they won’t be challenging for the Champions League IMO.

  • 67 sparky55 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Bills..Aye I am! Cisse’s going first, Cabs just before the window closes and another first teamer in-between

  • 68 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    @66 sparky

    i heard yesterday spurs have spent over 50mil without selling bale so far ^^ surely they did not buy all flops (but i bloody hope they did)

  • 69 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    @Big Pappa Cisse,

    I doubt they would be able to spend it wisely, at least not this window.

    Given the amount of time left and just about every club knowing that they would have a war chest of 80+ million to spend, they are gonna increase the price of their players to get as much as possible for them, and time is definetly not on Spurs side. They would have to either overspend for their targets or wait till Jan or next summer and even then clubs will still overprice their players..

    One of the problems having a player sold for such a high figure. Everyone will know you got $$ to spend. I doubt they have a scout as good as Graham as well :P

  • 70 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    The only player I see potentially leaving is Cabaye to Man U . They can’t afford the likes of Fabregas so will probably look to Cabaye towards the end of the window.

  • 71 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Croftus,
    Just shows how much money is kicking about doesn’t it ?

  • 72 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    @Croftus

    Spurs to pull a liverpool eh? It could happen, but I doubt AVB is as daft as Dogleash is, and I’m sure Levy will not sanction buys as freely as Liverpoo’s american owners.

  • 73 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Imagine If Real keep Ronaldo as well. Isco, Ronaldo & Bale in the same team, scary stuff.

  • 74 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Cabaye straight swap for Chicharito?

    I’d surely be tempted. Think Chicharito is a real underrated talent and should have started more games for Manure last season.

  • 75 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Would real even need a CM… Bale and Ronaldo to just blitz pass everyone down the wings…

  • 76 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Is this ITV commentator for real ? . He reckons if Spurs had a 30 goal a season striker they would be title challengers even if Bale left :) .

  • 77 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    aye its wingers we desp need imo in cm even gos/vukic/bigi could get into the first teams in bottom-mid prem imo so shows the depth we have there !
    our best wingers are arfa/samy/fergie/ober…..kinda scary isnt it.

  • 78 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    @ Joke

    I would be tempted by that deal.

  • 79 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Imo Spurs will struggle first half of the season. Players needing to gel and the man that carried them last season no longer in the picture.

  • 80 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    spurs have very few really good players and bale did carry them a lot..but what there new signings are like and what they can do with an extra 85mil they will either have a great team by the end of it or they will bank it all muahahahahahahaahahah…..then get relegated :-)

  • 81 welshgeordie9 // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    What’s the latest news on remy and gomis.

  • 82 iggystinger // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Bristol City done me for 320 quid sick lol

  • 83 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    @81 welsh

    gomis almost complete just ol trying to sqeeze a little extra fro us.

    remy 1.6m loan agree’d with view to perm move (rumoured 8mil) but no personal terms agree’d yet and no comment from the toon either as far as i know.

    i personally suspect we will back out of remy if we sign gomis but fair play to the club and i will applaud them if we sign both.

  • 84 Munster Mag // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Is it true that gomus plays ad a central striker. So may not suit cisse? Any takers?

  • 85 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    @ Munster

    I think Gomis will play just behind Cisse and be the link up man. Ba tried that but wasn’t very effective as he is a goal scorer at heart like Cisse and would shoot 9 times out of ten rather than pass.

  • 86 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    @84 munster

    indeed he does buddy but i think he will compliment him tbh
    his link up and strength pushing the back line ect !

    if you watch some of his games youll notice gomis plays well with others and is a team player which can only help cisse tbh and he can also score goals so not completely building the team around gomis.

  • 87 jazzyp // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Evening all
    Croftus- I wish mashley would spend some money like levy is doing at spurs.And to think not so long ago we were on par with teams like this. Now there is such a gulf that we are getting sucked in to just being a mid table team.

  • 88 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    If there is a 5% sell on clause in his previous contract between Lyon and St Etienne, then it has nothing to do with us. It´s up to Lyon to pay St Etienne.

    As for blood sucking agents why should they get 10-20%?
    What they do isn´t worth that much. Especially if deals fall through because of their greed.

    If we stand up and say “no” then I don´t mind if the deal collapses.
    They really are taking the pi$$.

  • 89 lesh // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Expat.

    Rolling stones? Have they made any records. Are they one of these new groups that we hear in the day room?

  • 90 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    @88 hattem

    your spot on m8 a sell on clause is the responsibility of the selling club and the same with agent fee’s ! neither has anything to do with us its just ol pushing there luck and playing ignorent ! its nothing to worry about they are just trying it on.

    @87 jazzy

    ye i know what you mean esp as we need very few players imo

  • 91 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Jazzyp,
    I was just looking at the Forbes richest clubs since 2007 , we were actually more valuable than Spurs when the fatman took over,six years on we’re in more debt, albeit to him and not a bank and as you say there are miles between us and them despite finishing four or five points behind them a year ago.

  • 92 Toon1978 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Lads, i have seen very little of Gomis and i am hearing mixed views. Some say he’s average some saying he is very good. What are your thoughts? Also, it could be the fact we are just desperate to get any bugger in. TBF, i am keeping my fingers crossed more for Remy but apparently he has other options and we aren’t his first choice.

  • 93 Markaccus // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    BPC

    That itv comentator you refered to…. he has the same disease as most itv comentators…. stating the blindingly obvious itis! ANY team that boasts a consistent 30 goal per season striker, is going to pose some sort of title challenge, even without another star player.

  • 94 Markaccus // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Did all the trolls leave at the same time? I cant see any comments from them for a while.

  • 95 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    @ 1978

    I think he is a good player and his style suits the Premier League.

    IMO he is third tier in his class

    1. Ibrahimovic (Best)
    2. Lukaku, Benteke
    3. Gomis

  • 96 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    @92 toon

    best thing you can do is look at all footage of games and take all good and bad points from him !

    my opinion is he’s fairly poor in 50% of his games but does score in some of those when he looks no interested unless the ball goes to him.
    the other 50% he’s great tbh his str/holdup/linking/assists and movement are something we definatly lack and could be a missing link !

    dont get carried away though as all our best players dont play well every game.

    think he’s suited to the prem though and i’m hoping his physical ability lands him more goals/assists than in france.

  • 97 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    @95 mark

    dont jinx us its so pleasant atm

    @95 big

    think that sum’s him up in my mind also ! good call

  • 98 Toon1978 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    Thanx for your thoughts on Gomis, hope we get him in then.

  • 99 jazzyp // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    evening mate-What does my head in is the fact that Ashley is the 5th richest premier league owner, And made £550 million last year alone. He is the 31st richest man in the uk yet we are consistently penny pinching every transfer window in the bargain basement.
    Im totally for being self sufficient as in the club running at a financial profit rather than being crippled by debt.

  • 100 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Sorry markaccus, my electric went off for a while. It took a while to get all my computers turned on, but they are all logged back in to all my different accounts now.
    I can now commence arguing with myself. Using my multiple accounts that I publicly accused myself of having just to confuse the non trolls.

  • 101 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Better than messi. I agree, we should make a stand against agents’ fees.

  • 102 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Is it safe come on here and talk about football or is it a war zone again???

  • 103 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Markacus

    Interesting who responded to your trolls comment isn’t it?

  • 104 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    @102 jb

    safe so far

  • 105 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Jazzyp,
    Evening, it’s a funny one, people can say all they want about him not taking money out of the club it’s in the accounts for everybody to see blah blah, but the wage bill is at an all time low, there are no marquee signings and the TV money just keeps on increasing as the debt just stays the same, so where is the money going.

  • 106 Yohan Kebab // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    ‘Bafe gomis has said his goodbyes to local media and some fans this afternoon’

    if this is true then together with the rumours he will wear 14 on a four year deal it all adds up that its very much a done deal

  • 107 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    obnoxious little turd @ 103

  • 108 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    obnoxious little turd @ 105

  • 109 HullMag6 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Mark

    Maybe mummy called them down for tea :-D

  • 110 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    croftus

    I see the WUM’s are still hanging around though :(

    Did Remy play any part today for QPR?

  • 111 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Jail

    Interesting how people keep saying we’ve a high wage bill isn’t it? TDS quoted how our wage bill is 67% of our revenue, however, he failed to factor in our added sponsorship revenue this season and the windfall money from TV coverage this year.

  • 112 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    surely this site has ip ban software to stop people changing there names ect ?

  • 113 Beardosfacedouble // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Hull @ 109

    spot on mate

  • 114 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    @110 jb

    i have no idea buddy i did not even know they were playing tbh. i’ll have to look into that now out of interest.

  • 115 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Ruddy…or should I call you miss marple.
    You rumbled me.

  • 116 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Ruddy & JFA

    I read the blog still but rarely comment but massive props to you both for continuing on despite all the retards you’ve had to deal with recently.

    Unbelievable levels of patience.

  • 117 sexyirishtoon // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    I reckon we should stop doing business with French teams. Constant moving the goalposts on transfer fees, add-ons and all that jazz. Gomis isn’t that good. We would’ve been better off moving early for v Wolfswinkel. Would have preferred Hooper or Austin coming too. They’re all younger, better value and didn’t go AWOL like Gomis did. Who’s to say he won’t do it again. As for Remy. Another gem of a lad he is. Enough said.

  • 118 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Ruddy

    I’m sure I read somewhere that will all the new monies factored in our wage bill is at around 52% and thats based on last season squad so with Perch and Simmo off the books it’ll be even lower now

  • 119 croftus5678 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    hmm remy not in the squad !!!! read into it what you will.

  • 120 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Spurs 2-0 down

  • 121 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Spuds 2-0 down

  • 122 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    3-0

  • 123 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Remy has been photographed in a London shopping centre today. Anyone whose saying he’s in Newcastle for a medical is on drugs or are bullshitting.

    Goodbye for now. I’ll be watching.

  • 124 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Beattie

    Good to see you’re still knocking around, I can’t imagine this transfer window has done anything to convince you that we’re aiming for anything other than mid-table?

    JB

    Obviously your wage bill is going to be your biggest expenditure, 52% and factoring maybe another 20-25k off the wage bill? Surely we have a lot of wiggle room to sign top players and pay top wages? Not going to happen though I fear.

  • 125 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Troll-

    One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

    quote courtesy of Prodigy

    Well they’re all out from under their bridges today

  • 126 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    I’m assuming plan a is banned for now until he starts writing football related posts which will have him back on here, it’s a shame but I suppose it would be a full time job monitoring the blog all day.

  • 127 Thump // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    @croftus: WordPress has a banning system, yes. IP bans are pointless as most people are on dynamic IPs which means they change regularly. People can change names all they like although your comments may be held for moderation longer. You can change your display name in your account settings.

  • 128 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Beattie,
    Another sh!te window so far !

  • 129 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Holy shit Beattie. These are the people who childishly call anyone that disagrees with them a troll or WUM.

    I’ll admit that I can’t stop having a go at tads, as he is an obnoxious tw@t. Other than that you morons need to stop claiming that anyone who disagrees with you is a troll.

    Then again I have never been one for jargon or convention or any of that bollox. I am my own man. Being called a troll or a WUM makes sod all difference to me. I will continue to be myself thank you very much. I’m not being forced out by mob rules. Sorry that you were.

  • 130 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    This window has been awful but I fully expected it to be. Last Summer was the worst as we had a massive opportunity to push on and cement top 8 and have a real go at Europe.

    After that window this one feels ordinary.

    I’m still not sure what Gomis and Remy will actually do for the club as we will still have ultra defensive Pardew at the helm, Jonas being the creative force out on the left and an uner belly of players that wouldn’t look out of place in league 1.

    It’ll be nice to see some new faces though at the club but even if we get both ill be deflated after seeing all the clubs around us spend millions upon millions.

    Call me negative but getting excited because we’re buying 1 player for 8 million and loaning another isn’t the same as seeing your club try to take it to the next level opposed to trying to survive.

    I suppose we just have to accept that’s what we are until Ashley fcuks off, a club that does the very least it can to survive rather than the very best it can to succeed.

  • 131 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    For what it’s worth, if someone genuinely engages in debate, I respond and engage, even if their opinion is completely contrary to my own.

    Earlier one it was said that myself and Jail for Ashley were the people who drove Torq Toon off the blog, despite the fact we had nothing to do with it.

    People are inventing their own version of events to suit their needs. Why can’t people just simply discuss NUFC without this nonsense of multiple posters, or by posting nothing other than insults?

  • 132 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Ruddy

    I can’t find the report that said we were at a 52% in terms of wages.

    At the end of last season wages were at around 68% but I don’t think that that includes the players wages we signed in January.

    But with the new TV deal and the Wonga sponsorship we will bring in over 30 million a year more than last season so we have plenty of room to manoeuvre

  • 133 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    “I suppose we just have to accept that’s what we are until Ashley fcuks off, a club that does the very least it can to survive rather than the very best it can to succeed.”

    Sadly you are dead right…

    I am just exasperated and disappointed…..and am supporting city this year as an aside club…until fat ash goes…

  • 134 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Beattie

    I don’t wish to add any more to that, as I share your sentiments to a tee.

    It has become the sad reality of life as a NUFC supporter, it might be nice to see a couple of signings, but in relative terms, we are in danger of being caught up by those teams who are just behind us in quality, and we’ve already been left far behind the other teams who were already ahead of us.

  • 135 lesh // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    sexyirishtoon.

    What? You suggest we should’ve moved quicker? Get a grip. How’s been with us two months now, had a much deserved holiday and been working full time on transfers, from his London home.

    That is dedication and the fact that we haven’t waded in as other clubs have just shows how thorough he is. Better get the transfers right first time rather than stock up on talented players who may not give us enough to justify the spend.

    Buy, but buy wisely. That’s Joe’s philosophy and just be patient and you’ll see us pulling off the worlds first million pound transfer.

  • 136 jazzyp // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Jail
    I can remember the season before reading the programme notes, We were playing stoke at home and won 3-0. Ashley was coming out and saying all the right things, As in we had had a great season-team done well-manager done well- we were in Europe. And he now realises that to push the club forward he would have to invest in to the team to push us to the next level.
    Quality players would be bought in to the squad for the upcoming season to cope with the demands of Europe and to take us to the next level as he believed he could take us in to the champions league.
    AS we all know he invested sweet fa that summer apart from anita.IMO if we had an owner with ambition this club should and would be champions league material.

  • 137 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Count

    Never called you a troll or a WUM.

    Why did you think I did?

    When you say TADS do you mean Down South or Down Sarf?

  • 138 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    @131 because you’re an obnoxious little turd

  • 139 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Beattie,
    It’s going to take something special like a cup win to make me get over last summer and the lost opportunity to push on especially when it was shown there was money available after all, some people claim it was a mistake but imo it was a well thought out plan that would see us it tenth with no outlay, a plan which very nearly went horribly wrong.

  • 140 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    4 – 1 Monaco

  • 141 big papa // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    RUDDY@131
    spot on there owld lad thats why i commet very little at times i look to see whos on first lol,i used this blog before ed packed in for a while

  • 142 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    JFA

    Just love how Pardew has said time and time again we cannot compete with the big boys.

    The big boys being anyone other than Crystal Palace and Hull City.

  • 143 big papa // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    comment

  • 144 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    If I won a pound for every time I’d read obnoxious little turd on here lately, I’d be very rich by now.

  • 145 lesh // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Beattie. Remy was in London to collect his signing on ‘souvenier’ from Sports Direct’s flagship store and from the man himself – Joe Kinnear!

    We know how to do ,PR, nowt flash but tastefully done.

  • 146 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Spuds getting spanked

  • 147 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    If Spur’s to sell Bale then they are gonna have to reinvest every penny as they are very, very poor without him.

    5 – 1

  • 148 ToonDownSouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Beattie

    I’ve posted about twice in the last 2 months, so I’d hope he doesn’t mean me (;

    Although I’m pretty sure TADS means toonarmydownsouth.

  • 149 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Ruddy

    I agree and the facts are that those clubs behind us that will be trying to catch us (based on last season) are…erm…is….Sunderland..

    They were the only PL team to finish behind us last season.

    You think we’d be doing all we can to ensure it never happens again but you can tell the owner thinks we have enough to find safety in obscurity.

  • 150 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Big Papa

    It’s sad that people have to scope to see if it’s safe to comment. People should be able to express their views without fearing being trolled or insulted, just the way the blog has descended though.

    Jail

    Even with the signings made in January, we managed to bring 5 players in for around £15m, very measured and calculated. This window they are pinpointing how to achieve 10th with as minimal an outlay as possible. 7m for a striker and 2m loan for a winger/striker. 2 players 9m to achieve 10th and appease most of the fans. Job done, simple.

  • 151 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    It shows how far our star has fallen when Spurs friendlies are live on telly while we’ve got to watch ours on You tube :(

  • 152 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Good to see Tottenham on the end of a walloping!

    :):):):)

  • 153 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    lesh

    did remy leave carrying a bag for life? :-)

  • 154 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    @ 143

    There is only one Big Pappa ;)

  • 155 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Spurs will probably re invest all the Bale money in one window. Ashley would probably spend it over 10 years

  • 156 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Beattie

    In terms of PL positions Sunderland were the only club behind us, but we’re definitely the 7th or 8th biggest club in England in terms of infrastructure, meaning there are 12 or 13 clubs “behind us”

    The likes of Norwich, Swansea, West Brom, West Ham, etc are closing the gap on us, we’re looking over our shoulders trying to keep (just) ahead of them, instead of looking at how we can close the gap on the teams ahead of us.

    This mentality ensures we will be no more than mid-table.

  • 157 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Sorry Beattie. The people going on about WUMS wind me up. Oh the irony.

    It has been hinted by some that that is what I am. It is just a lazy response.

  • 158 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    TDS

    He must mean Toon Army Down South.

    You are a paragon of virtue and certainly not as Count put ‘an obnoxious tw@t’.

  • 159 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    bpc

    your the daddy haha

  • 160 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Count

    Which TADS calls you a troll?

  • 161 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    i like tads and he isnt a troll so fak off hahaha

  • 162 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    @ wolfshead

    I love it when you call me big papa :) :

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

  • 163 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    I don’t claim to be infallible.

    I find it interesting that the so-called WUMS all gravitate to the same few posters on here. JFA RUDDY TADS etc.
    Perhaps they are the WUMS.

    Oh, and I was talking about down south, not darn sarf. Although I have also had my disagreements with darn sarf.

  • 164 SuperShearer // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Anyone else slightly concerned that, with their pockets lined from the sale of Bale, Spurs might come sniffing around the likes of Ben Afra or Cabaye? Went to QPR Vs. Newcastle last season with a London friend who is a massive Spurs fan. After the match we waited for the Toon players as he was sure Spurs would bid for Ben Arfa in the summer.

  • 165 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    People disagree with me, thought I’m pretty sure they don’t think I’m a troll or a WUM.

  • 166 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    SuperShearer

    If they get 85m for Bale and come sniffing for HBA and Cabaye, I would say they can have them both….

    For 50m :)

  • 167 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    SuperShearer

    I honestly can’t see anyone playing big money for either Cabaye or HBA simply because of form and injuries

  • 168 big papa // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    fans should be careful what they wish for,most wanted ashleys best pal out,he went but got us five players in a short window (jan) how many has joe got in yet,nowt

  • 169 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Sorry, I mean toonarmydownsouth.

    Nothing to do at all with toon down south!!

  • 170 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    big papa

    Ashley stepped in himself to get those deals done and Llambias went as he failed in the summer and in January

  • 171 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Big Papa

    I think the 5 signings in January were an Ashley intervention. I think he was concerned we were going to get relegated and that we hadn’t signed enough last summer so he was protecting his investment by signing these players to keep us in the PL.

  • 172 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Ruddy

    When Ashley took over, regardless of league positions, I’d have said we were in the top 6 biggest clubs in British football and a huge way ahead of the next level down.

    We were regarded as many as their 2nd club, called a sleeping giant and were always one step away from greatness no matter how far we fell back.

    As you say, clubs like West Ham are catching us up. Teams like Swansea are grabbing the attention of European audiences due to their style and we are falling back as they move forward.

    Now I’d say we are regarded as a big club in England that others nothing than good support in a nice stadium.

  • 173 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    papa

    ashley wanted those 5 in the summer so he could get em cheaper/free surprise surprise he shat himself and changed plans when he saw were near relagation

  • 174 jazzyp // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Big papa
    I thought it was mashley’s personal intervention that got us the players over the line because what had gone off before with the remy deal ??

  • 175 Rooster // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Bale was the difference in so many games last season including when they beat us down there.

    Reports are simmering regarding james mcarthy, vert good kid, hope we get him, good enough for a champs league team according to martinez and coyle.

  • 176 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Might I add, if anyone has multiple accounts I couldn’t give a f@ck. it is about the saddest thing imaginable. I’m not wasting time trying to work out who, if anyone, does it.

    If someone is pathetic enough to feel they have got one over on people by having more than one account, then they are clearly already a massive loser.

  • 177 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    @ big papa

    You know they say – “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” . Although in your case you are just sad ;)

  • 178 hallelujah..john tudor john tudor // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    dont be too harsh with these trolls, they have real problems, usually family problems or an inability to mix with the opposite sex, they would probably be better off with medical help and our support, so ted/bob/viv/plana we love you, please seek help

  • 179 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    By all accounts Perchy had a stormer today :D

  • 180 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Beattie

    We’re still a sleeping giant, some fans here who think that we will challenge for Europe with the signings of Remy or Gomis or any other signing for that matter are deluding themselves.

    Our 5th place finish was a happy accident with all manner of factors going in our favour.

    With Ashley in charge and Pardew managing the team we will not finish higher than 7th, which would be a good finish, but still some way short of our top end potential.

  • 181 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.

  • 182 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Llambias was just as bad as Kinnear. We only signed those players in January because fatty stepped in and got more involved. Shitting himself thinking we might go down.

    Kinnear is just a clown, Llambias was a kernt

  • 183 IITianToon // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Remember the time when fake ruddy took over the blog.. that was hilarious! No offence, real ruddy :P

  • 184 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    There are 3 types of people on this blog.

    First there is the intelligent blogger. The person who voices their opinion in a concise and clear way in an attempt to agree or disagree with the current conversation.

    Then there is the retarded blogger. The person who offers absolutely nothing other than the same old drivel and continuously fails to inspire and structured thought or fresh insight.

    Then there is the troll. This person purposefully disagrees with the people they dislike in an attempt to cause heated arguments.

    A lot of people fall into the second category in this blog and should not be mistaken for Trolls.

    If your asking yourself ‘does Beattie mean me? Does he think I belong in category 2?’ then yes. You either know you’re intelligent, know your a troll or are oblivious to your own stupidity.

  • 185 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Ruddy

    We still are a sleeping giant, I’ll agree, but for how long will this be the case?

    Many clubs have been sleeping giants that never woke from their slumber, I hope we don’t fall into this category.

    One things for certain, Ashley, Pardew and Kinnear certainly aren’t the princes this sleeping beauty is waiting for.

    Disney reference, could it get any camper?

  • 186 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    For those trying to convince the rest of us that we are a mid table club I’ve just looked on a website that shows the PL standings over the last twenty years that has us in eighth, so throw fifty points on to that for the season we missed and ten points for each of the seasons we got relegated and almost got relegated we’d be sitting in sixth two points behind fifth, so even despite Mashleys determination we still aren’t just a mid table club.

  • 187 wolfshead@toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    beattie

    your well up yourself tonight mate hehe

  • 188 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Not a bad game that like, decent team that Monaco.

    That Poyet has went a bit overboard with the make-up-fake tan hasn’t he? Haha. Looks like a doll.

  • 189 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Beattie

    Haha class! At the risk of sounding like a sycophant the blog has been missing your dry wit. Cutting straight to the point.

  • 190 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    I’m off.

    I’ll be back closer to the Man City game when the new season is about to begin and silly season is about to end.

  • 191 welshgeordie9 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    184Beattie25

    Which one out of those 3 would you call me.

  • 192 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    I think there is a consensus on here that we are going nowhere under MAshley – though hopefully not down to the Championship.
    Yes we are still only a few players away from being a reuglar top six contender but it ain’t going to happen so we probably ought to just lower our expectations just as you have M’sieur Beattie

  • 193 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    A sleeping giant???

    More like a comatosed midget at this point in time, I’m 38 and have never seen us lift a trophy of any worth, all we’ve ever had is promises and false dawns

  • 194 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Wolfshead

    I’m always up myself.

    That sounds weird to say.

  • 195 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Beattie

    It will be the best part of another decade before we recover from the residual mediocrity left behind by Ashley and his cockney cohorts.

    What we need is an ambitious owner to replace Ashley when he does decide to sell up but while Ashley is pricing people out of the market in order to recoup his interest free loan, we are stuck with him for the foreseeable.

  • 196 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    What’s actually going on with all the different accounts ?

    The fake ruddy one was actually quite funny tbh

    This new troll or what ever you want to call him, seems to be a head case ( no offence troll )

    Don’t be trolling me please lol

  • 197 big papa // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    BIG PAPA Cissie,seems like you want to be the big boy alright,if you wish to be child with smart remarks you go for it owld lad,i will just not comment when your about,oh by the way i was on this blog a long long time before you

  • 198 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    WelshGeordie

    You chose your own path and make your own destiny young Padawan.

  • 199 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    That lass is alreet hosting the friendly, who’s she

  • 200 Grey Lord // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Beattie – ya full of it man. ya missed da 4th catagry dat tinks yera a propa scrout. divvent hurry back will hinny. PMSL

  • 201 welshgeordie9 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    I wish newcastle would play like the mighty swans

  • 202 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Well, I’m well and truly wound up now.

  • 203 big papa // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    aye some of you lads are right re ashley over transfers,but in saying that i dont trust ashley with owt,RUDDY i have not seen you as a wum unless ive missed something

  • 204 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    @ 197

    Not at all. Actually I’m average height for a male (5,11) ;) . Its actually a play one words with our current number 9 Papiss Cisse and one of my favourite artists The notorious B.I.G . Nothing to do with size.

    Anyway you are boring me now, I know you only want attention because no one gives you any in the real world Have fun sad act :)

  • 205 hallelujah..john tudor john tudor // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    if you have quality strikers, other teams sit back, man u have been doing it for years, it makes a decent defence look world class

  • 206 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Ruddy

    I’m stealing another posters sentiments here but in what warped reality did fate decide to make a Russian billionaire (whose richer than Abramovic) a Newcastle United supporter but totally uninterested in owning a football club.

    That’s like making Messi and United fan but someone who doesn’t want to play for the club.

    We should all just send an email to Bill Gates via twitter,

    We could do a online flash mob. Spread the word. There must be 500000-1 million toon fans on twitter, if 50% sent an email all at once it would garner attention and surely get a response.

  • 207 stu mel // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Newcastle will do all there doings in the next couple of day before that bale money stir the English market, n tot play big lad on the clubs around them. newcastle will hate that so please just do the deal get to strikes at least, still don’t believe out til I see them hold a shirt

  • 208 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Ahhh the fake ruddy fiasco…the less said about that the better.

    There is a difference between being wound up by what someone has said, and someone purposely winding you up, one is an indicator of your own lack of emotional restraint and understanding, while the other is the fault and failings of the poster trying to wind you up.

    Big papa

    Appreciate it lad.

  • 209 beddersmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Hallelujah

    Agreed, and more so if he you have pace up there. Was big part of the reason we couldnt get of our half last year. No threat of ball over the top or quick break

  • 210 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Is this blog having one of those moments again haha.

    It can get a bit mad on here ye know, it’s needs to be sorted, An axe needs to be wielded.

  • 211 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    I get the feeling Remy is holding out for a move to a London club. Hope I’m wrong like, just seems to be moving very slow.

    Spurs or West Ham is my prediction.

  • 212 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Beattie25

    We’ve all got to come to terms with the fact that the Footballing God’s hate us.

    It’s sickening to see the like’s of Chelsea and City lifting trophies while we are left in their shadows

  • 213 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    supershearer

    cabaye’s safe, spurs have parker, sandro, dembele, paulinho, huddlestone, livermore and carroll. a possible ben arfa sale is worrying though, it would destroy us

  • 214 Tsunki // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    AAAaaaaaaahhhh.

    If it was just this long drawn out transfer saga with mediocre players/deals, the turgid pre-season schedule and the promise of another year of misdirection by a sussed manager, a clown DoF who is a media decoy, and an uncaring owner who is riding the wave until he can flog us off like a pair of jogger drawers, I think I could just about hold it together to come on here and swap spit. But the multiple trolls who make Ketsbaia09 (where is he btw?) seem a droll, reasoned and informed blogger are tipping me into oblivion. I said I would give the old place a wide berth for a while the other day, but like a dependant, I insist on coming back for more.

    But I think finally I have had enough for the near future. So long, fellow blogistas but I am stepping into the void. Maybe back in the future, when we are either in the CL or L2, who knows with this mob, I don’t. Woop Woop!

    Oh, and er..shut up, Belfast.

    :)

  • 215 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Beattie

    Unfortunate that isn’t it, but the gods of fate have decreed that Newcastle United fans are destined to suffer. Then the one that has been prophecised to lead them to glory will walk from the wilderness and deliver them from failure…

    Not happening today or tomorrow though. I’d love to see Newcastle United win something in my lifetime, is it a sad indicator that at 23 I’m doubtful whether I will see it?

  • 216 toon252 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Gomis has liked 2 pictures of Newcastle on Instagram!! Doesn’t mean much but why would he like them if he wasn’t coming?

  • 217 hallelujah..john tudor john tudor // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    beddersmag
    spot on, no pace meant no one was scared of us

  • 218 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    MS 7 @ ms_sissoko Aug 1
    Great support to my brother @ BafGomis for this difficult time you hang! You are welcome to Newcastle

  • 219 welshgeordie9 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Belfast

    I think you are right surely there should be some news tonight about remy or gomis. Why does it take so long.

  • 220 beddersmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Beattie

    “The fool doth think himself wise. The wise man knows himself to be a goat”

  • 221 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    @NUFCFansUtd: Here are the minutes from Wednesday’s meeting http://t.co/TI9FD39K7k, please read and RT. Join us for FREE http://t.co/44CiPedX6L

    The minutes from the fans meeting the other night if anyone fancies a read

  • 222 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    JB

    From a few days ago. Perhaps Moussa was thinking that sorting out agents’ fees is a simple process, but he has yet to see the magnificent powers of c*cking up that Newcastle United possess.

  • 223 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Jesus. Christ.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kGex0kLgNok

  • 224 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Get French Football @ GFN_France 1m
    Le Progres report Bafetimbi Gomis That HAS said goodbye to local Friends and Journalists before he makes His trip to Newcastle. #

  • 225 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Tsunki,

    Don’t stay away too long fella. A break is good for the soul!

  • 226 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I read that post slowly Skunki knowing that a shut up Belfast was going to pop up some where ! :)

    Welcome home. (You smell btw )

  • 227 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    The thing is for me is that I don’t mind the not winning.

    I’m used to it.

    But the thing that’s inexcusable is the lack of trying and the lack of caring.

    I would die happily if we tried every year to do the best that we could do to challenge every opponent, evey competition and fought to win and subsequently failed. That’s what football is about. It’s trying to compete, trying to overcome the odds and trying to win every single match.

    That’s died witht this current regime. What with Mike ‘spend as little as possible’ Ashley and Alan ‘a draws as good as a win’ Pardew.

  • 228 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Ruddy

    Reports now have him travelling over here after saying his good-bye’s at Lyon :D

  • 229 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Ruddy. 23. That explains it. Barely out of the schoolyard and it shows.

  • 230 welshgeordie9 // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    By not signing anybody at the moment, do you think Ashley is doing this on purpose, because if we have a bad start then he will hope that pardew resigns

  • 231 Beattie25 // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Beddersmag

    That’s why I bleat on so much.

  • 232 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I have to get out of this place. It is a waste of my fading life.

  • 233 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Think if he was really keen to join, it would of been a bit further forward by now. Looks like he’s just keeping his options open.

  • 234 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    tads

    Need someone to explain those to ya’?

  • 235 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Belfast
    In all fairness is there any solid evidence we’ve actually agreed a loan fee with QPR?

  • 236 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/08/03/tottenham-announces-transfer-of-clint-dempsey-back-to-mls/?

    I wonder if we inquired about him.

  • 237 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Ted
    Managed to get ya old mans balls out ya face long enough to type then
    Good lad take a breather

  • 238 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    tads

    Was only offering to help!

  • 239 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Just a lot of them French reports Tads is all I’ve seen.

    I did see of those French footie experts say earlier, that he doesn’t think we’re Remys first choice.

  • 240 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Joke
    Doubt it mate, apparently going for as little as £3 mil
    Quality player would be fantastic for us, and would bring some much needed experience

    Beattie25
    Whey hey your back lad!
    Sadly your predictions are growing truer and truer by the day
    The club is sadly stagnating under this useless mob

  • 241 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Belfast
    Personally think remy would come to us and would be a great bit of business
    Just can’t see ash paying a £2 mil loan fee unless it came off his transfer fee at the end of the loan if we bought him

  • 242 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    JB

    Hopefully it’s true, but we’ll see, we needed a striker in about a month ago but hey ho if we manage it then fair play.

    Count

    I don’t remember ever speaking to you, so therefore I must have upset one of your other accounts…

    See how you’ve shown yourself up?

  • 243 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Ruddy

    Plerased you’re a bit more optimistic as I think youm opseted that we’d get either gomis or Remy and are now hopeing for both.
    Tbh we certainly need two forwards – regardless of the low levels of ambition of our owner

  • 244 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: Alan Pardew believes his club have as good a scouting network in France as any club in the country & therefore can get great deals there!

    @NUFC_Stats: AP: “Sometimes there is a knock-on effect when you get good quality in a certain place. For us it’s France” #nufc

    @NUFC_Stats: AP: “Agents think ‘that club takes French players there’. So we get more information. That’s how it has grown over the last 3 years” #nufc

    C’mon lads time to move on from France, plenty more leagues in the world

  • 245 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    excuse typos – fingers too clumsy

  • 246 Belfast // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Right I’m off anyways.

    Skunki enjoy your new life ! :)

  • 247 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    tads

    We’ve done France to death now, yes we’ve had some great deals but as you say time to move on. Germany, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic and Portugal all offer great opportunities for Carr

  • 248 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Yo-yo

    Never opposed the Remy deal, think he’s a great player, not overly convinced about Gomis but he can’t be worse than Shola can he?

    At the stage, with 2 weeks until the start of the season, we need a striker through the door.

  • 249 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    TADS

    After Pardew’s comments about Portugal I hope we expand to scout there too – we can milk Ligue 1 dry given our tight-arsed transfer budgets – bet Mash was glad PEA went to Dortmund if the £15m bid rumour is true.

    I really enjoyed the Benfica style of play and hope we can get some guys from that league too

  • 250 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/alan-pardew-bottom-line-is-survival/?

    That’s what we’re aiming for, dispel any notions of top 6, or even top 8, that’s what we’re aiming for.

  • 251 beddersmag // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Beattie

    I like it. Unashamedly arrogant, but witty none the less :-)

  • 252 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    JB
    Completely mate
    We’ve had some great success buying from France but it certainly seems as though we’ve been rumbled
    They know we see the league as a bargain bucket, and have started to hold us to ransom

    Time for Carr to get Ashley to spend more on plane tickets!

  • 253 belgrade fan // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Was watching Lyon so many times, Gomis is nothing spec. I think wont make progress for our team. But Remy is exactly what we need, top class player. But think no chance he will sign for us. 1st because of his wage, 2nd he will stay in London

  • 254 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Ruddy

    No agreed – but you posted that you had the inkling we would pull out of the second transfer once Gomis or Remy had been confirmed and clearly now hope we’ll get both. I see Gomis as a Strolla upgrade but reckon we have a better option of going 4-4-2 with Gomis being hold up man for Cisse the poacher, as well as the 4-3-3 with Remy, Cisse and Benny

  • 255 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Ruddy
    Fcuking great! So we’ve gone from top 10 to simply not being relegated

  • 256 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Yo-yo

    Didn’t think we’d permanently sign both, but if we managed a loan deal for Remy with an option to buy then that would probably be best for all involved.

    I always hope for the best with regards NUFC but realism takes hold, and the dim reality presents itself to us as nothing worth being hopeful for.

  • 257 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Tads

    Hold on to your boot straps lads, we’re on for yet another rollercoaster ride in which we’ll be ready to pull our hair out by the end of the season….

  • 258 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    tads

    We also need to try and work more in South America, look at Gaitán who signed for Benfica for €8.4 million, a very special player for a decent price.

  • 259 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:28 PM

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

  • 260 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    TADS

    There are quite a number of us on here trying to get real with the master plan of our beloved owner – he is only looking for a mid table side so escaping relegation is good enough.
    That is why I posted earlier that we have to hope that Pardew can overachieve and/or learn from his mistakes given his own limitations as it is our best hope of a decent finish. It is not a negative view that he can overachieve again

  • 261 belgrade fan // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Don’t y people recognize that Pards wants to be sacked?? and to take bonus money and fly to London. Just look that statements- to survive, happy with a squad, maybe we will keep our players… man clearly wants to be sacked

  • 262 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Yo yo
    The Portuguese certainly love there flair players the league is packed with pace, but yeah we really need to expand out scouting networks as ligue 1 is well and truly done for us tbh

  • 263 viv // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Sitting in the gate sipping a corona and gazing at the snatch, later i might go and rifle some birds back doors in if the mood takes me

  • 264 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Lads the reports on Pardew claiming that survival is our target is the same source that claimed we had bid for Rooney a few weeks ago, it’s owned by Ashley but simply collates all the stories and rumours going around, so don’t read anything into it

  • 265 Bearsize // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Yey i am category 2 and shola is poo!

  • 266 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    belgrade

    With his paid up contract he could buy the East coast mainline and go south in comfort :)

  • 267 toontillidie // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Is really Hoping this one goes through will really put a smile on mine and many other fans faces right Lads !!!

  • 268 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    No ruddy. I just think you are a prick.

    Ad Homs have no effect on me. Why would they? I have one account.

    I’m going to do a Beattie and disappear. Possibly for ever.

    There are some worthy posters on here. Unfortunately their posts are few and far between. The majority of the persistent posters are boring beyond belief. Not to mention completely out of touch with reality. So immersed in football that you are clearly stunted individuals.
    For a while it got interesting with the discussions about wonga. That is what got me back in the habit of commenting.That is over now though.
    I really have better things to do than be wound up by utterly worthless pricks.

    I’m going for tests on Thursday. The results will take a week. So, if you don’t hear from me in the next three weeks, I doubt you will again.

  • 269 toon22 // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Imo if we are going to scout anywhere it should be Germany,Belgum Holland etc
    The climate is similar to where they are from meaning they settle in faster.

  • 270 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    prodigy

    It isn’t an axe needs wielding amonsgt the outbreak of trolls on here but a guillotine

  • 271 yo-yo // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Count

    Had my tests last week… Should be okay but good luck with yours

  • 272 jackostoon // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Don’t ya just love Ted, he tries his little socks off to wind people up, rather small vocabulary though

  • 273 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Jackostoon

    *lexicon

  • 274 Twatter // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I reckon the trolls will dissipate as the new season starts and the school summer holidays end. We’ll see.

    Definitely noticing a lot more than usual though, can’t ever remember there being as many.

  • 275 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Thanks yo-yo. All the best.

  • 276 jackostoon // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Got me there kidda,belta

  • 277 JackButler // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    count

    hope everything works out ok for you mate

  • 278 Sazzer // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Article on Sarabia. There might be something in the rumour.
    http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/thescoutsnotebook/id/449?cc=5739

  • 279 John Tudor // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    there’s that smell again

  • 280 jackostoon // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Lads, never heard of sarabia, is he any good

  • 281 Uncertain Toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Beatie,

    Nearly choked on my Corona and involuntarily defecated when reading your post about Russian Squillionnaire supporting the toon! Pray tell? Who is he? ‘Typical’ is the only word I can muster to describe that scenario!

  • 282 hallelujah..john tudor john tudor // Aug 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    @viv 263, you mean sitting in your bedsit, supping a pot noodle and watching babestation

  • 283 Eddie // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    tads – ref remy there was that article in the chronicle by olivier bernard which certainly made the move sound nailed on.

  • 284 Eddie // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    here it is – http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/olivier-bernard-newcastle-united-right-5389145

  • 285 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Count

    I share the sentiments of others that I hope all is well. Didn’t understand the aggression aimed at me as I never discussed anything with you.

    The constant insults are totally unnecessary though.

  • 286 jackostoon // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Thanks for that, I’ll look him up then

  • 287 Sazzer // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    jackostoon
    Extremely talented with both feet. With right the guidance he can become fantastic Ben-arfa/D.Silva type player. Definitely and upgrade on Amalfitano.

  • 288 jackostoon // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Cheers sazzer, thought I was being typecast there for a minute

  • 289 Uncertain Toon // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Can anyone shed any light on this Russian Billionaire who supports the toon but has no interest in owning a club?

  • 290 valle // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    278 Explain how that article suggest that there might be something in that rumour? Its a wind up from an attention seeker. How someone can be so sad that they need that tiny bit of attention is beyound me, but its sad and I really feel for people who do desperate stuff like that… All the so called ITK’s have gone missing as well, after they said signings were comming weeks ago, yet after they disapear, new ones magically arives out of the blue… Go figure!

  • 291 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Ruddy, you are probably right, I was a little harsh, to be honest you don’t annoy me that much, it was more other people getting me wound up. I apologise and I hope you can understand that I am finding a lot of stuff annoying that I would probably usually let slip. Probably just me trying to escape from reality and focus on something else.

    TADS is annoying though! ;)

    I wish no ill to anyone on here.

    UP THE TOON!

    I’ll be back.

  • 292 Sazzer // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    valle
    Ranting is another form of attention seeking…

    I didn’t start the rumour on Sarabia. I just tried to see if it could be some substance to it and the fact that he’s not doing well with his current coach in midlevel spanish club makes it so it might be something in it. I leave it to that and to the ITK but if want him we could probably get him and it doesn’t hurt that he ticks a lot of same boxes as other players we have brought in did.

  • 293 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    AND I ONLY HAVE ONE ACCOUNT!

  • 294 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Me too, just the one.

  • 295 pedro // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I agree with you Jack @258!
    As a toon fan living in Argentina, I hate watching a stream of quality young players head to Europe every year for relatively small amounts of money and English sides (most importantly us) are never in for them.

  • 296 Toonboy_84 // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Count

    You remind me of sumting wong.

    On topic.

    I am really hoping the gomis deal comes off. I just think the premier league will suit him. Get him in already!

  • 297 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Ted you vile piece of sh!t. I’m starting to reconsider my no ill wishes. You are sick.

    If you disappear at the same time as me I will presume you were just trying to wind me in particular up all along. Only a couple of people that could be.

    Toon boy 84. What the f@ck ever you want.

  • 298 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Count

    Count to 10.

  • 299 Zero // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Carnt wait for the blog to get back to normal, when do the kids go back to school?

    Any ‘new’ news today?

  • 300 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Count,
    If you really want to talk about football start talking about it and stop having a go at other posters.

  • 301 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    For the Portuguese players thing, u guys need to look at Blackburn Rovers.

  • 302 SeanNufc87 // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Zero, somebody said sarabia was seen in Newcastle airport but other than that not really Remy n gomis “getting close”

  • 303 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    obnoxious little turd @ 300

  • 304 Zero // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Sean cheers for the update…. excuse my ignorance but whos Sarabia? please tell me the next Messi lol

  • 305 Zero // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Whos this Ted fellow?

  • 306 SeanNufc87 // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    I don’t think that pardew interview is really pardew

  • 307 valle // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Sazzer… Sorry if I took it out on you, it just annoys me with all these lies. And yes he would be great, I would love to see him come here, but it wont happen. Ranting is not attention seeking though, it’s venting your anger. Making up lies to be interresting is attention seeking like most of these so called ITK’s.

  • 308 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Thick horrible b@st@rd. Looks like my instincts were right about someone. Pretty obvious who. Suckered.

    Suckered without me having to lie or anything. Ha!

    Bye all.

  • 309 SeanNufc87 // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Ted – wind up merchant

    Sarabia 21 yr old lw great skill and can put a ball on a pins head, out of favour at getafe, was at R Madrid.

  • 310 SeanNufc87 // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Zero

    Pablo sarabia btw

  • 311 Sazzer // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Zero
    Lightweight Isco/Benny type of player. He was captain for Spanish u 19 when they won EC 2011.

  • 312 Jail for Ashley // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Some right weirdos about !

  • 313 davis_toons // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Something is not right about our under 21. The youth system.

  • 314 Billythefish // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Alexei Mordashov

  • 315 Zero // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Cheers Sean and Sazzer, like you say seems like an ok prospect… good for next gen..cheap… most likely true. Ill youtube scout him lol im still annoyed Siem de Jong has decided to stay at Ajax would have been a cracking player, but lets hope this guy is a unpolished gem.

  • 316 SeanNufc87 // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Zero

    Many think he will be

  • 317 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Certainly are Jail.

  • 318 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Some inept losers too.

  • 319 JFK junior // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Valle – GET TORQ OUT!!!!!

    Oh wait….! Lol

  • 320 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    obnoxious little turd @ 312

    Tell me about it! Think a funny farm somewhere needs a count.

  • 321 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Delusional to$$er.

  • 322 Zero // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Ted why are you posting on a football blog, its far easier and surely more entertainment to troll on a social network or blog?

  • 323 valle // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    JFK Junior… I must admit that I believed that guy for a while. Kinda ashamed of it now though.

  • 324 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    You have just witnessed the unveiling of a true psychopath.

  • 325 ted // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    count

    Don’t sell yourself so short.

  • 326 count // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    A nice note to end on I think.

  • 327 JFK junior // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Valle – my post was in jest mate.

    He was one of the only people who proper verified info. And was proven right many times. Shame he has gone.

    The ones that pis$ me off are those that create rubbish and announce done deals etc, when they have no proof or are able to back it up.

    Torq and transfer sage are prob the only ones able to do that. Toon danno is the latest, and I’m reserving judgement on that lad until he is proven to be accurate.

  • 328 Billythefish // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    krul, colo, cabaye, debuchy, Ben arfa, cisse, and our manager thinks survival is imperative. The man is an imbecile along with our director of football. One saying regular champions league is the goal, the other survival. Makes you wonder, they want us to have a small club mentality and a one off good season was our bonus. We aren’t ready for Europe tell Michael laudrup that, any manager worth his salt want European football.

  • 329 Harley // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Why am I reading things on Facebook that we’ve signed gomis?
    Anyone know anything about this? Am I late to this news or is this just a load of rubbish?

  • 330 jimmysmith // Aug 3, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    I don’t begrudge Spurs their tilt at the big time, they are a big club with intense local rivalries and have stepped up to the plate to counter the rise of their traditional rivals, as they should and need to.

    We are not being pushed by anyone. We are the biggest team in the North East by some margin really. Perversely we could do with an era of powerful Sunderland sides to force us into greater action and urgency as a club.

  • 331 Sazzer // Aug 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    valle
    Don’t worry. It happens quite often on this blog. I’m not bothered about NITKs unless they are trying to make money on it. I either enjoy it or ignore it.

  • 332 Yohan Kebab // Aug 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    #NUFC getting ready to bid £8M for Tom Ince claims @DailyMirror. Pardew has gotten the nod to sign players, Everton also interested.

    #NUFC getting ready to bid £8M for Tom Ince claims @DailyMirror. Pardew has gotten the nod to sign players, Everton also interested.

    from nufc fans twitter




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