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Bad News On Gomis – It Could Take Eight Days To Close Deal

10:55 am, Sunday, August 4th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 359 Comments

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas continues to give a running commentary on the proposed transfer to Newcastle of his striker Bafe Gomis, who turns 28 on Tuesday.

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Jean-Michel Aulas – it could take another 8 days to close Gomis deal

What we do know is that Newcastle have agreed a fee of €8M plus €2M add-ons for the player, and that terms have also been agreed with the player, but how much we will pay his agents is still in discussion.

But Aulas has just said this in the French media today:

‘With one year left on his contract he has to be sold because an extension was not an option for us or for him.” “And I did not mean to cause any harm to Gomis on a personal level. I merely needed to sell him.”

“We have accepted Newcastle’s conditions for the deal and Gomis has accepted theirs too.” “It could still go haywire because there are minor issues which could cause problems.”

“Either way, the deal won’t be done for another eight days probably.”

It seems that some added complication must have occurred in the deal since Friday,  because this is what the Lyon President said two days ago:

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

This is not good news on the Gomis deal, assuming it’s true, and it’s really the last thing fans want to hear – how much longer is this frustration going to last this summer?

It hasn’t been great over the last two summers, but this window is starting to take the biscuit.

The Lyon President has also made this rather strange personal quote today in L’Equipe:

“Bafe – I want him at the economic level, not at the human level. “

Do you think Aulas talks too much?

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359 responses so far ↓

  • 1 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    He is 28 is he possibly out of his prime? Are we making a mistake

    There are other leagues surely we can get another striker…no?

    I am really beginning to believe we aint getting nobody

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    So iit takes 8 days to finish up the deal?

    …does it have to be written in runestone or something? ;-)

  • 3 Sir Braveheart // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    This is the guy who said “We’ve not accepted an offer” swiftly followed by “we have accepted Newcastles offer”.

    So Im guessing Gomis will be confirmed by Tuesday then?

  • 4 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Is 28 suddenly the end of days for a footballer? Seems a lot of strikers would disagree

  • 5 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    If Ashley had a twin brother then it would be Aulas.

    Two market traders bumping heads

  • 6 wolfshead@toon // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    i got more respect for ashley now hes very shrewd bringing in a hate figure like joe to deflect the glaring fact that after all these years he is still a tight ass with limited ambition

  • 7 Patoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    hav been reading back thru the posts and saw Beattie writing about this russian billionaire that supports Newcastle, was he supposed 2 b interested in us or wot, jesus how exciting would that b

  • 8 bollance // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Makes sense that Campbell goes on loan with Newton as he said he is looking to protect the players out on loan.

  • 9 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    REPOST

    Jfa

    According to this site we had ba, cisse Ameobi and depending on when he went possibly loven when best went.

    http://www.transferleague.co.uk/premiership-transfers/newcastle-united-transfers.html

  • 10 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Patoon

    I think somebody said he wasn’t interested in owning a team.

    Wishful thinking I’d say.

  • 11 geordiemark // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    the russian billionare supported the toon while over here during his uni days so I think it was just a passing interest even though id love him to take over from mr ambitionless ashley

    about gomis to much going on here if true id pull out find someone else plus I still think theres far to many french players at the toon how about germans or maybe few more italians ect ect

  • 12 stuart no9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Didnt realise gomis was 28. bit past it maybe ? if all goes well we might get him before hes 30 ! will someone give joke a size 10 up the arse and remind him the season ends in may !

  • 13 JAMSHA // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    yup on his bday he will b presented with the black n white kit at sjp

  • 14 northernirishtoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Can’t understand why Campbell is going out on loan this year and not last year.

    What a mismanaged club we have from the top down

    Can’t remember it being worse

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Sean,
    Lovens contract was up and was never getting renewed but as you say we had Ba, Cisse and Ameobi which kind of proves my point that Mashley wont have 3M + strikers warming the bench.

  • 16 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Landmark signing of Rooney imminent, I’d stake my Danish on it.

    Any interested parties, I have eaten said Danish so it may take a while to make good on the wager.

  • 17 musomag // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Reading the BS transfer speculation in the papers is bad enough but this blog is starting to drive me insane. Kinnear is more believable

  • 18 welshgeordie9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    If that is true about gomis, are we going to wait until next week for our first signing a week before the season starts, if that the case what a load of rubbish.

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    thats

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    T00ntime

    Time for that repost mate ;)

    So 8 days, that’s some medical, wonder if its for him or JFK?

  • 21 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Jfa

    But surely we have lost ba and Ameobi has never been reliable, like I say if anyone I’d say goofy would be on the bench.

  • 22 JAMSHA // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    northernirishtoon

    keman will take campbells place n 1st team… mayb his better dan campbell

  • 23 numba9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Yes we had cisse ba and shola …. Loven was not gettin a renewal and out the three mentioned we knew this clause for ba he would be away too so in effect we had two strikers not sensible letting players leave and taking months or years to replace them. A slippery slope

  • 24 bollance // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Don’t get it why people think MA has no ambition. Just because he is not willing to spend big does not mean that he has no ambition.

    Does nobody think he is looking at the Bale deal and thinking NUFC want to be the one receiving that amount of cash for one player?

    To do that we need to build a team to get into the champions league, then he will have some valuable assets on our hands.

    We are slowly building a squad capable of challenging for 4th. At the same time keeping hold of our top players. Does nobody think we have had no bids for our top players in the past few years? But we did not cash in.

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    So a Russian Billionair comes out and tells the media that he is a NUFC supporter, but don’t want to own Newcastle?

    …hi I am a NUFC supporter and I don’t want to buy Newcastle either (since we are sharing ;-) )

  • 26 yo-yo // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Ashley should put JFK on one of his Sports Direct zero hours contracts.

    Much rather see Ince signed than Sinclair. He has got more to prove.

    If Sossage has got it right this time – and an ITK always is high risk -we should see Remy and Gomis in the shirt by tonight…. watch this space.

  • 27 northernirishtoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Jamsha

    The point I was making was that he really should of been on loan last year.

  • 28 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Sean,
    Sorry you’ve lost me, you’re saying Ba was off and Ameobi obviously lacking, yet still saying getting rid of Best was good business ???

  • 29 bully76 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    agree northern irish,campbell should have gone on loan last year to gain experience,when are we going to give our promising youth a chance,club run like a joke,im not going to be travelling over to games from ireland this year,go over to matches 2 or 3 times a year,costs me alot to do,not giving my money to ashley anymore,more money than ever from tv rights and he hasnt signed a player yet,every team around us strenghtening.

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Sean…so what kind of pastery did you have?

    …you should come over here and try real Danish Pastery (the once you have looks more like something coming out of France ;-) )

  • 31 OhSholaAmeobi // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    it’s just Aulas stirring things up to get a last minute bid from Russia or somewhere.

  • 32 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Campbell the weakling midget has just 1 use I can think of. Lodging him up JohnTudor’s arse to satisfy his needs, so he can pull his head out and stop complaining about the smell.

    Useless footballer.

  • 33 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    yo-yo

    Strange that there we reports in France that Gomis had said his good-bye’s to everyone at Lyon and was due to make the trip to Newcastle and Remy was not involved with the QPR squad for yesterday’s game after we agreed to pay the loan fee………..then amazingly an ITK has a conversation with Pardew and all is revealed

  • 34 JAMSHA // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    northernirishtoon

    last year we had no good youth striker as a cover only campbell … so dats da reason we couldnt loan him mayb.. nw we hav keman n otha strikers comen in so campbell is been loand nw

  • 35 yo-yo // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    We are not in the Top 6 traders and need to get a move on. The reason Arsenal and Man Utd have signed nobody is that they’re waiting for the Rooney domino effect – just as Spuds are waiting for the Bale domino to fall. Chelski are doing a wind up with Rooney because that is what Mourinho does – just as SAF tried to upset the opposition. They’ve got funds lined up and are very very busy trying to pull off various coups behind the scenes. We’ve got JFK. Nuff said.

    Too many guys trying to micro-analyse what AP said – it isn’t that complicated – we are going for a relatively unambitious top ten.

  • 36 Ben3arfa // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I wish Kinnear would just look at himself n the mirror and realise that he is a pathetic old man who is not fit for any role in football. He has a dodgy heart, terrible etiquette and lack basic communicating skills to be successful in today’s game.

    He needs to stop being the arrogant old pr1ck that he is and realise we do not want him at our club and most fans would probably give him hell if they saw him walking down a street in Newcastle.

    KINNEAR OUT!

  • 37 northernirishtoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Jamsha

    Is keman not a midfielder?

  • 38 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Jeez! What sedatives that Jack Butler and WWYCD are!

  • 39 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    smelly comedian
    im not laughing

  • 40 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    ted

    You must live a very sad, pathetic and lonely life if all you have to do with your time is to create an account on a rival club’s blog in the hope of getting a rise out of people.

    And just so you understand, this is not me rising to the bait, just making an observation and offering you some pitty

  • 41 Spuggy // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    I’d take remy and bid for Bafe in Jan or get him free next year on a pre-contract.

    We’ll be ok with Cisse, Remy and Gouffran. We have plenty who can play in the whole as a 10 – Cabaye, Sissoko, Marv, HBA.

  • 42 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Jfa

    Nah man, your twisting my words. I’m saying when we had best we also had ba cisse Ameobi for the season, after that season we lost ba, he was never replaced unless you count goofy as his replacement.

    If we got Remy and gomis, I’d say Remy would be on the wing and gomis would be behind cisse, goofy on the bench and Ameobi moved on.

    I grow tired of this discussion tbh lol don’t think we’re going to agree.

  • 43 Spuggy // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    This is the first deal where I think we are being genuinely ripped off. I think Derek would have walked away.

    Unless we can’t get Remy, I wouldn’t touch him for 9m+ for an ok but untested PL striker who isn’t a world blazer when we can get him cheaper in Jan or next year.

  • 44 colwell // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    I see that Gomis official instagram he is liking alot of Newcastle pics, shirt,stadium etc.

  • 45 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Jack Butler

    What’s pitty? Or was you ‘offering me some’ and attempting calling me pretty? If so I’m not a uphill gardener and if I were, I’d reject the overtures of an illiterate.

  • 46 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    I am a sedative? Well I am deeply wounded by this…maybe not quite sure how that makes sense but hey mackem logic is a confusing think

  • 47 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    ted

    http://parentinggroove.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Child-crying-005.jpg

  • 48 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Gomis is coming, its just a matter of when not if. The wait is torture though.

  • 49 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    what do you call a clever makem…
    an idiot go forth sonny

  • 50 JAMSHA // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    northernirishtoon

    winger an.striker

  • 51 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Yo
    Better than being a Suppository mate!

  • 52 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Ted

    By very definition of the word, them replying to you is evidence that they are literate surely?

  • 53 plana // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    If we can get these players over Pardews mythical line then we will have a really decent squad.

  • 54 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    How does a Mackem change a light bulb?

  • 55 lesh // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Might I suggest that the message Aulas is issuing is pay the agents off and we can have Gomis straight away.

    He’s really playing Ashley at his own game and iinless one of them gives way, this’ll drag and drag and drag.

  • 56 BandB // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    I hope Ted and many aliases aren’t banned.
    He is harmless, and I’m always reassured when he is typing on here, because then we know what he is doing with his hands.
    There are worse places on the internet he could be creeping about, posing as a 13-year-old boy.

  • 57 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Ha calling people illiterate when you can’t read the difference between Croftus and Sean!!!!

    Hahahahahahaha

  • 58 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    jesper

    there’s no for them to change the bulb as they are happy to live in our shadow mate

  • 59 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    SeanNufc

    Not quite, sonny. When they can read, comprehend and spell common words, then they are. Until then, they’re literates in training, but I think hope is fading as they’re already into adulthood.

  • 60 Spuggy // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    It’s not his official twitter, it’s one vowel different.

  • 61 WLtoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Anybody fancy a gsme of bingo instead. this is getting so boring. What a joke we are.

  • 62 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Haha good point I am less wounded by comparison ;)

  • 63 Indian Magpie // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    TADS

    Hell bent on making enemies on this friendship day!

  • 64 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    tads

    That’s no way to show your respect for your fine teacher. Bleary-eyed and scrolling fast – it happens, junior.

  • 65 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    JB…good one :-)

    …but Ted doesn’t have to he just need to ask the prison guard B-) lol

  • 66 Spuggy // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    If we’re in for James, then Cabaye is going.

  • 67 plana // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Until LeeRyder confirms the incomings its all fiction.

  • 68 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    tads

    Careful mate, you don’t want to get schooled by ted :D

  • 69 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Spuggy
    Really? Do they hate each other?

  • 70 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    I mean look, Jack Butler says: “There’s no for them to…..”.

    Why is he allowed near a keyboard unsupervised? Somebody needs to give him primary school remedial English lessons.

  • 71 Spuggy // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    WWYCD, no but Debuchy does.

    They lived in squares and love in triangles.

  • 72 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Ted

    An illiterate is used to describe a person who can’t read or write? By reading your comments and replying to them it indicates at the very least, a moderate ability in both fields?

    It didn’t take them long to figure you out either so they clearly have skills in the very basic of puzzle solving, because let’s face it it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what your up to.

    In summery I’d say they both deserve an A*. Unfortunately I’ll have to put a sad face and a ‘must try harder’ for you and give you an F for effort.

  • 73 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Jack Butler

    It happens to him every day, from somebody, I mean, I alone taught him about the origin of the word ‘cretin’ and French taxes, in the space of an hour yesterday, he’s just been previously misguided and me and others are setting him straight when he goes wrong. Heck of a job on our hands!

  • 74 toon kk // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    It’s all typical Newcastle or should I say MA it’s a major issue parting with money. He knows we need signings but he loves playing hardball, he’s not desperate, his lack of football knowledge makes him keep thinking we’ll manage and greed holds everything up. We’re not in a relegation battle yet so he’s not bothered.

  • 75 toontillidie // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    hasnt ted given up yet lol

  • 76 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Spuggy
    Haha I like it

  • 77 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Indian
    Don’t be like that a made ya a bracelet

    Ted
    Maybe take a break from the 5 knuckle shuffles over the SAFC home page then it’s starting to affect your eyesight

  • 78 Spuggy // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    I wonder how many gay footballers there are who haven’t come out?

  • 79 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Sean,
    I’m not twisting your words but your right if you think a strike force of Ba, Cisse and Shola Ameobi was strong enough to face both a domestic and EL campaign that we’re never going to agree on the matter.For the record I think that selling Best for 3.3M would have been great business if he had of been replaced.

  • 80 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Sean

    I suppose your thicko schools you’ve been brought up through, do only have basic requirements to get a pat on the back, so I’m not judging you for your low bar.

  • 81 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    B & B ——- I suspect he is probably typing with one hand.

  • 82 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I’d love to see an nufc blog by you Ted, there would be no football discussions, just you and your aliases correcting each other’s grammar and spelling lol.

  • 83 plana // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    All our targets the transfer money will be on the table.

  • 84 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    obnoxious little turd @ 79

  • 85 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Seriously man,
    For everybody that posts what they think is a witty riposte to these trolls are just simply giving them an excuse to keep posting, they are not 13 year old kids.

  • 86 viv // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Mister tufty i heard your a proper minger.

  • 87 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Q: What do you say to a makem in a suit?

  • 88 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Depressing seeing that big old 0 next to your incomings section on sky sports :(

    JFA
    Your right they should never of sold best and released loven, we’ve been painfully short ever since

  • 89 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Jail

    Fair point mate, but I do feel sorry for the lad

  • 90 sparky55 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    writing’s on the wall lads…why would we be in for this lad unless cabs is off, and with Ince and another centre forward on the radar then Cisse is off too.

  • 91 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Jfa

    Didn’t say that mate. I definitely think we needed reinforcement, I can’t actually remember what we are discussing I’ve lost all interest.

    Ted

    Your right, public school all the way! Even did a mechanics course at my local FE but dropped out after getting my nvq level 2.

    Just in case you need some more ammo to make me sob into my pillow ;)

  • 92 stuart no9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    just got back from a few days in london. stopped at a pub in borough market called the – barrowboy and banker, now , i dont know about you lads but maybe that is rhyming slang for a sexual act or a waster , dont know why but Mick ashley just sprung to mind in a heart beat . maybe he owns it ?

  • 93 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    tads

    It is depressing but not unexpected though, something has to happen this week as we’ve already lost far to much time as it is.

    Players need time to settle and bed in etc and two weeks before we kick off the season simply isn’t enough time

  • 94 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    tads,
    I was quite pleased when they sold him as I thought the tide had turned and that it was to make way for DeJong how so badly I mis judged that one !

  • 95 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    A: ‘Will the defendant please rise.’

  • 96 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Cisse going would follow a pattern.
    Stand up to the sociopath and you´ll be sold.

  • 97 johnboy // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    45ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Jack Butler

    What’s pitty? Or was you ‘offering me some’ and attempting calling me pretty? If so I’m not a uphill gardener and if I were, I’d reject the overtures of an illiterate.

    Im not great at the whole grammar thing and I may be wrong but “or was you” should have been ” or WERE you” and ” if so I’m not a uphill gardener” should have been ” I’m not AN uphill gardener”

    Again I’m not sure on this but be quite funny if ted got this wrong whilst briefing everyone else!

    I may be illiterate though

  • 98 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    johnboy

    :D

  • 99 johnboy // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    *griefing

    Lol easy mistake with auto correct haha

  • 100 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    johnboy

    I don’t think you know what a troll is, you’re particularly special.

  • 101 toon kk // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    What I can’t understand is why everyone doesn’t just egnor ted, he’s obviously just a child coming on a football blog to stir shit. He has no interest in NUFC.
    People come on this blog to read and discuss their views of our club. People like ted will ruin this blog and spoil it for everyone. So egnor him lads he’ll soon disappear.

  • 102 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Johnboy

    See that? It paid you a compliment.

    My mam always calls me special too ^_^

  • 103 johnboy // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Ted

    Is it a supernatural being in norse mythology?

    I think they tend to live under bridges!

  • 104 kt97toonarmy // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    8 days haven’t we waited long enough hopefully by then we have remy nd gomis by then but knowing Ashley and joke kinnear we wont

  • 105 johnboy // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Sean

    I feel touched! People have always said I was!

  • 106 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    It´s a nice Sunday … nothing NUFC is happening … why not switch of your computers and go outside?

    This blog is going nowhere but downhill fast atm.

  • 107 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    johnboy

    That’s if you live in the 19th century. I suppose you might want to supporting NUFC, then you can pretend that we’re only just starting out and be brimful of optimism.

  • 108 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    toon kk

    They can’t. They need to get the last word.

  • 109 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Hatem

    I will be shortly, going for Sunday lunch with the family. But I’m in a playful mood so I’m playing with a troll.

  • 110 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Jesper

    Lead balloon comes to mind. I’m sure you was hoping that would have everyone in hysterics, not so much as a wan smirk.

  • 111 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Having TED as his [A is too good for Ashley

  • 112 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    PA

  • 113 johnboy // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Right Gents, off out to the mothers for lunch. Hopefully there will be some good news when I check back in. I’ll not old my breath though.

  • 114 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    TUFF

    Minger eh?……….lol

  • 115 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Ah, the maudlin, soft heeded Aussie has joined us! Come to tell everyone his riveting tales of how his mum and pops passed years ago, in a cloyingly wistful manner.

  • 116 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Only two weeks to go lads! Cannay wait! Up the toon! Etcetera

  • 117 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    stfu

  • 118 stuart no9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    bollance @ 24 you are talking , well , bollance really

  • 119 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    TED

    Not at all, you old cynic toy,

    Just wanted to see if you had turned over a new leaf yet and decided reasonable.

  • 120 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Aulas is playing games.In 1 sentence he says“We have accepted Newcastle’s conditions for the deal and Gomis has accepted theirs too.” “It could still go haywire because there are MINOR issues which could cause problems.”
    And in the next sentence he says “probably 8 days”.How can minor issues take 8 days to sort out?

  • 121 t00ntime // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I’m sick of saying it now and I guess only tads read it. Aulas also said in the interview that agent fees are the only thing left in the way of the transfer. That could be sorted withing 24hours.

    GFN explained it in this tweet: @GFN_France: J-M Aulas is suggesting therefore that the transfer won’t be official for ’8 days’ but the deal could be done at the end of today. #Gomis

  • 122 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Anyway, on to more adult matters

    Would anyone feel that selling Cabaye to the highest bidder could well pay for Gomis, McCarthy and Ince.

  • 123 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    And about this Ted situation,the people responding to him are just as bad as him.Can you not get your head round the simple concept,that if you ignore him he goes away?

  • 124 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Tudor

    Take your heed out your arse and you might be able to post something more legible.

  • 125 mag in m@k3mland // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    long time member of this site, well, 2 years!!! im guilty of spending more time here during transfer time but so far this summer has been hell. Not for the lack of signings, the appointment of JFK, the continued employment of Percy and the mad despot MA still pulling all the strings, No, my hell is the persistent trolling of supporters on this site, i love the banter when the subject is football related but the rise in aggressive trolling from people who clearly are not supporters, who have joined with one, two, three + accounts, is destroying this site that ED dedicates so much of his time to.

    Please, if can ask just one thing, dont bite, they get bored and go in the end, but as soon as you argue back, they win

  • 126 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Afternoon folks…
    Are the loons being ignored to or are they being engaged?

  • 127 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    *today

  • 128 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    T00ntime
    Thank you!
    Yeah think the Lyon pres is doing basically absolutely everything he can to make this as drawn out as possible whilst attempting to squeeze every single penny they can out of it!!!

  • 129 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    MrMojo

    You’re named after a singer that fantasized about shagging his mother and killing his father, says all I need to know about you. Shoo, you mackem!

  • 130 valle // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Sean #16 Will there be any bonus products added now that it will be a late delivery?

  • 131 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    if i posted any thing legible i doubt you would understand it
    alas

  • 132 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    you only spout drivvel

  • 133 ted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    clinath@ed

    I’m doing my best to shut them up.

  • 134 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Expat…replacing one player with three brings in the problem of weekly costs, ie wages…even if the exchange costs work out. Don’t think Ashley want volume in expensive players on the books, especially if he wants to sell up!

  • 135 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    CLINATH

    Yes, I know and I would doubt Ince and McCarthy would be offered significantly high wages considering their age and championship status and also, we have already lost the wages of Harper, Simpson, Perch and Cabaye if he went.

  • 136 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    expatmag – afternoon/evening — I do not think Cabaye will be sold -this season-purely on the basis of his best mate being at the club. Next season who knows. Hopefully our expected purchases, Gomis and Remy, will still happen – whilst there may have been influences out of our control -getting new players a week/fortnight before the season starts is not good in terms of settling in, learning how teammates play – certainly not an ideal scenario.

  • 137 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    JFA
    Meant to ask the other day,

    At that meeting what was the response from the PR team in regards to Ashley and his complete silence towards the fans?
    Think I remember someone asking why he doesn’t simply do a letter in the programme

  • 138 t00ntime // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Tads i agree, first of all they wanted more money so we gave them what they wanted, then teu wanted an extra 5%, then they blame agent fees for it taking so long, then they say minor problems need to be sorted between clubs, now they are back to agent fees :S

    This whole saga seems to be taking longer because of Lyon, and yet JK+MA are taking all the blame. Tbh I dont think much we can do much more at the moment we just have to be patient and hope Lyon stop messing around before someone else comes in.

  • 139 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Expat….fair enough mate, not having the wage figures at hand, and too lazy to dig…, just thought I’d throw it out true. The extra income from sky should also allow the wage bill to increase a little, being as MA doesn’t seem too keen on spending it before its earned.

  • 140 AndyNUFC // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Tell you what I’m usually an optimistic fan, but right now its numbing being a NUFC fan. Nothing is normal anymore – even Kinnear has been quiet for a couple of weeks…

    … and I hate this Lyon president. I hate the fact some big lumbering 28 year old or hasbeen from Villa are our targets.

    So, how long until our first game? Oh wait, its City – no chance. What a great geordie summer.

  • 141 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    T00ntime….be an entertaining tactic to drop our proposed valuing of the player every time the stall on the deal. By the time we get to the end of August, we’d get him for next to nowt! Lol!

  • 142 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    JT,
    Please read posts 125 and 85.

  • 143 mag in m@k3mland // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    On a lighter note, has there been any confirmation on the Remy photo from an earlier thread?? i would guess if it was real there would have been more sightings by now?

  • 144 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    TUFF

    I agree about the time frame, settling in period etc and our business should have been done much earlier but we now need to look at what appears to be the situation at hand.

    Gomis and his people may prefer Marseille over us and the wait could well be down to seeing if they come in with an offer,

    Remy doesn’t seem to want to come to us and I cant see Ashley stumping up 2 million in loan fees plus wages for a player who may return to his parent club next season,

    Pardew has stated he wants English born players hence the names of Bent, Ince and McCarthy being thrown around. It would be easier for English players to settle in than foreigners.

    If PSG/Monaco/Man Utd come in for Cabaye with a substantial offer, Ashley will take it.

  • 145 Rowan Milsted // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Hmm, 8 days..? That’s a remarkably long and precise time to give for these last few niggling ‘minor problems’ to be resolved. Why 8 days exactly? And after stating that it would no more than 48 hours, too. I would make some derogatory comments about Lyon’s professionalism… but when the DoF of your club is Joe Kinnear you haven’t really got a leg to stand on.

    I stated recently that I was hopeful we’d get Gomis and Rem,y on loan for various reasons that made sense to me. It seems we have a good chance of making these two transfers happen. Whilst I’d love us to sign Ince or McCarthy I don’t really see it happening. I’ve heard they want £20m for him and would only consider seeling toa ‘champions league team.’ That ain’t us, then. The figure of £12m plus add-ons ‘based on performance’ seems unrealistic and overly-complicated for our liking.

    As for Ince, the fee is much more realistic for Ashley’s tastes and he’s a great prospect but he was already heavily linked with a move away this summer and he decided to stay. I’m not sure we could really convince him to go, especially after the championship has started. I’d be delighted to be proved wrong on either of these cases as we really do need a quality winger but… I just don’t see it happening.

  • 146 Novocastrian66 // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Gomis wants to have a birthday party before signing. Perhaps Ashley thinks he can get a million knocked off the fee as he’ll be a year older.

  • 147 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Assuming the front players DO come in…how do we think the defence will play out this season? Other than Collo staying, not a lot of attention being paid there!
    Are Goode and/or Streete ready yet?

  • 148 toon kk // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    The trouble is with Cashley the Gomis deal is done but he will haggle over small amounts in football terms and miss out.
    Jk is trying to prove he’s a good business man but the truth is he’s not upto the job.
    Nothing is straight forward with Newcastle though.

  • 149 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    JFA
    i have read those i usually don’t wind them up they do that themselves give em enough rope and all that i am sure northumbria police are interested in this

  • 150 t00ntime // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Clinath. Haha that could be the only way to speed Lyon up. They seem to be the only team that are worse than us with transfers

  • 151 PMartel // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    I wonder if Secret Sausage will resurface at some point today with some more drivel?

  • 152 Jail for Ashley // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    tads,
    I missed a lot of the meeting as I was out for a family meal so didnt get there till about 19:45

  • 153 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    T00ntime….too true, fancy seeing their owner and Ashley in a Moroccan market haggling with the locals, they’d be there all fkn week, or be shot!

  • 154 bills-son // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    None of you have got a real clue as to what is holding up the Gomis and Remy deals.

    Saying “just throw whatever it takes to get the deal over the line” is the worst negotiating position you can put yourself in.

  • 155 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    “None of us have a real clue….” Never a truer word said Bills-son

  • 156 Chrism // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Its simply the French are trying to play hard ball with Ashley. Its a case of you want him before Tuesday well pay all the extras otherwise we make you wait. The guy is a shark.

  • 157 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Clinath

    The last time I looked, our wages to revenue ran at about 69% and with players salaries off our books, plus additional sponsorship monies from Wonga plus the additional revenue from Sky, I think that figure is currently significantly reduced enough for us to bring in several players to the squad without risking further debt.

  • 158 toon kk // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Jk just been on ssn saying Remy and Bent should be coming early next week.

  • 159 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    CHRISM

    and he is still paying Gomis’s weekly wage too

  • 160 Offkey // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Kinnear just been on SSN. Remy could be done early this week, and he’s hopeful on Darren Bent.

  • 161 bollance // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    We could see a record number of players sent out on loan this summer. With even suggestion that haidara being loaned out half the squad could be getting experience elsewhere. Providing inevitable injuries don’t hit us hard the squad will make great strides in improvement giving us a stronger underbelly which Pards complained about last season.

  • 162 Offkey // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    next week

  • 163 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    nobody’s coming through end off, i went to my mothers for my Sunday dinner ( which was lovely ) and i ended up watching sky sports news where it showed on the right hand side where the players ins & out where displaying and Newcastle only had Kemen in and 6 others out which really pissed me off and on top of that i notice Chadil went to spurs for 7 million so why didn’t we get him????????

  • 164 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    i hope Bent goes to Fulham i really do, would also hope Remy comes to us but i can’t see MA spending 2 million bringing him over can you’s?

  • 165 Rowan Milsted // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    bills-son

    Perhaps the real reason the deal is being delayed is that Kinnear has to learn some French first. He’s still working his way through the swear words at the moment.

    This Lyon bloke (completely forgotten his name) seems to say some strange and contradictory things. I’d be surprised if it took 8 days but, as you say, who really knows? I’m confident of getting Gomis and Remy in but far less confident that anything will materialise with McCarthy or Ince.

  • 166 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    No mention of Gomis then?

  • 167 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    So if Kinnear is telling the truth and hasn’t been on the vino all morning then we could possibly see Remy, Bent and Gomis coming in?

    Never gonna happen as long as we have Shola and Cisse on our books

  • 168 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    JACK

    I cant see Ashley allowing them to bring in effectively 3 strikers

  • 169 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Chadil 7 million, age 20-25
    Sinclair 4 million, age 20-25
    Remy 6 million, age 22-26
    Bent 6 million, age 29-32
    Gomis 9 million, age 27-30

    it make sense we will all go for the top 3 and we aint DOF, but our own DOF will go for players with no sale on value, not even in MA transfer policy and would probably flop.

  • 170 low fell mag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Joe Kinnear , has just been on SS news ,which was a live interview.
    He said that everything was going well ,after speaking with loic remys representatives and said he was confident the deal would come off.
    As well we are still in for Bent ,but we face competion for his signature.

  • 171 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Offkey
    Was wearing a bib and dribbling alot??

  • 172 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Expat…which of those two scenarios is the most attractive to prospective buyer? World class(?) individual on the payroll or two/three young players…with possible sell on potential.

  • 173 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    *was he

  • 174 sparky55 // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    EXPATMAG…Unless of course Cisse is going

  • 175 daztoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Can`t see all three coming in unless the likes os Shola or even Cisse moved on.
    Cisse showed last season doesn`t suit Pardews long ball game.

  • 176 count // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Too right bills-son.

    My two cents for the day – Racist jokes from toon aids and jeff. No one tells them to f off. This is me doing so.

    Also, I exposed ted’s real identity last night. Some/all of you obviously missed that.

    Please, some of you need to stop wasting so much of your lives on here. Cut down a bit and give your time to a loved one that needs it.

    I’m going to limit myself to one post a day from now on.

  • 177 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Kinnear interview could be a smokescreen to move the Gomis deal on quicker.

  • 178 sparky55 // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    @169…all those can be bought when Cabs and Cisse go and that’s probably what’s gonna happen and IMO that’s the right thing to do.

  • 179 firebug666 // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Newcastle United will start the season without bringing in any new faces. We have the money to bring in some top players, our problem is with the staff. Joe Kinnear is NOT good enough to be our Director of Football. Seriously how can you bring in new players to Newcastle when your sitting at home in London and travelling up once a month. Pardew’s ambition is enough to talk a cockroach into committing suicide. We should always be aiming for the top six and European football, NOT hoping to avoid relegation. I was planning on going to the Braga game on the 10th but not anymore, Just going to stay home and hope this nightmare ends soon. Newcastle are the worst run club in the world, my gut feeling is relegation this season, When Joe Kinnear said he wants to build a team to win the league he meant League 1.

  • 180 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    expatmag

    OR it could be a smokescreen to sell our top players on.

  • 181 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    what real identity

  • 182 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    expatmag

    honestly think Kinnear has come out to try and lower the growing levels of discontent that the club knows is growing by the day.

    Only way it could happen is that if the club see Remy as a midfielder and not a striker and we sell Shola, which would leave us with Cisse, Gomis and Bent as our striking options

  • 183 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    CLINATH

    Depends on the buyer really and Cabaye too. I am sure he would like to play at the highest level and he must know he isnt going to achieve that with us at present.

    SPARKY

    I hope not, I don’t expect any of these deals to happen anyway

  • 184 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    sparky55

    can’t argue with that mate, but on the other hand i wouldn’t be surprise if MA sold Cabaye & Cisse and kept the money to himself and bought no 1 in

  • 185 NUFC 1892 // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    I know im dreaming but just imagine we sign:

    Gomis
    Remy
    Bent
    Ince
    Sinclair
    McCarthy

  • 186 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    I don’t think Remy would come anyway and especially if he was told he would be playing as a midfielder.

  • 187 Tinman // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    TorqToon would have shed some light on the situation. Shame!

  • 188 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Don’t think we’ll be selling any of our senior players this summer…however, still don’t think we’ll buy anyone either. Hope I’m wrong on the latter, but still believe Ashley wants us to see how January’s buys play out first. The frustration grows…

  • 189 sparky55 // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    @183 and 184…IMO Cabs and Cisse are already history and I also think Ashley will spend most of the money he gets for them on 4 new players with 2 or 3 fringe players going out at the last minute as well

  • 190 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    why hasn’t MA done what other chairmen’s have done around us and spent the tv money on players?

  • 191 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    It could also be brinkmanship on the clubs part to force Lyon into finally agreeing to pay the 5% sell on fee thats owed when Gomis is sold. They are in serious financial trouble and will not want us to walk away at this stage in the deal, so throw Bent’s name out there on SSN with no mention of Gomis and see if they get a move on to complete the deal

  • 192 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    NUFC

    I wouldn’t see the point opf buying Ince, Remy and Sinclair tbh. They are all too similar

  • 193 wolfshead@toon // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    black and white

    do you think ashley would roll around the floor laughing and throwing handfulls of cash in the air shouting im rich im rich haha

  • 194 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Has ted left yet?

  • 195 NUFC 1892 // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    @ expatmag

    we need wingers!!

    and remy to keep cisse and gomis on their toes ;)

  • 196 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    B&W…doesn’t Ashley like to pay 100% cash up front for any deal? Being as HE doesn’t know how much we’ll get off sky until the end of the season may be holding him back!

  • 197 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    worse fear of all, last hour on the transfer deadline Cabaye, Cisse & HBA sold for over 50 million leaving only 1 option Shola signs a new 5 year contract as key player :(

  • 198 cyprus // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    We must have Gomis in before Tuesday because he’ll be 28 by then

  • 199 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    jesper ,,,he has gone to his neighbors to negoiate the use their pc

  • 200 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    NUFC

    In Ashley’s eyes, we already have wingers in Ben Arfa, Obertan and Sammy Ameobi plus Gouffran can be used there too.

  • 201 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    clinath@ed

    probably right mate, but it just seems all other cubs know how much they are getting and are spending well

  • 202 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    cubs – clubs

  • 203 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Yeah B£W….for someone who supposedly like a gamble or two, he definitely has a different policy when it comes to business (or NUFC anyway)

  • 204 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    BLACK

    Other clubs aren’t worried about being self sufficient whilst Ashley is,

    The last thing he wants to do is to have to fork out any more money to service a debt and add to what is already owed to him because come the day he does sell the club, he wont make anywhere near the profit he is anticipating,

  • 205 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Did anyone see JFK on sky sports a mate said we are hopeful of all 3 strikers with Bent the only doubt as one other team have also had a bid accepted and its all down to Bent to choose

  • 206 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Worrying news imo if we’re in for remy bent and gomis
    Bye bye cisse?

  • 207 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Picking up on an earlier thread….if I was the TOONS owner, even I’d take some convincing we need anymore midfielders in….unless some move out.

  • 208 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    tads

    Hope to god we don’t get rid of Cisse

  • 209 The puppy formerly known as prince // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    I can’t help thinking Slow Joe would be better not talking about our transfers the Muppet.

  • 210 Yohan Kebab // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    the writing is on the wall for cisse and cabaye to leave, i hope to god they dont

  • 211 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Hope we don’t sell any of our top players…..we really need to build a good TEAM, not just a bunch of talented individuals. Keeping a squad together for a couple of seasons at least, should be the minimum objective.

  • 212 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Why is the writing on the wall for Cabaye???

  • 213 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    i hope Bent doesn’t come to us, it’ll be a waste of money, 2 years back i would of loved to see him here but now hell no, he could be the next K Dyer spending more time with the physios

  • 214 JFK junior // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Man oh man!!!

    Cisse isn’t going! Shola will go before him. And then Campbell on loan.

    We wouldnt battle that long on the wonga issue to just flog him. For once JFK has been clever. By mentioning bent, sends a message to gomis’ reps saying ‘we have other options and will walk away if need be’!!

    Chill out folks! He has, for once, given a good interview. Sure it won’t last – but for now, it’s all good!

  • 215 Yohan Kebab // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    i think when people talk about strikers they always seem to discount gouffran, he is more than able to play upfront on his own

  • 216 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    there’s only 1 reason why MA & JFK would sell our top players and that’s to get AP walking out the doors so then JFK will take over

  • 217 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    JKF and Yohan…..well said.

  • 218 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    isn’t Fulham favorites to sign Bent?

  • 219 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Are multi billionaires running multi million pound companies really that petty?

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  • 221 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    I honestly think Ashley is caught between a rock and a hard place,

    I think he wants to sell and has supposedely knocked back 3 offers in recent times for the club,

    He has spent over 260m of his own money to buy the club and take on the debt and I cannot see him getting that rice back especially if he decides to sell some of his best players,

    He also knows he needs to strengthen the squad especially up front which will require significant outlay of money the club may not have at present and if he has a prospective buyer lined up, he wont want to spend much at all.

  • 222 Yohan Kebab // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    if spurs want cabaye they can f@ck off

  • 223 Patoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    i would imagine Bent is only an option if some of the other 2 deals fall thru at the last minute, and would rather we’d sign a good back up center half than Sinclair, Taylor isn’t good enuf as a back up let alone starting, i’d hav kept Perch over him any day of the week

  • 224 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Expat…succincntly put sir, wish I could put my own thoughts down so well. I agree by the way!

  • 225 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Indian Magpie

    where have i heard JFK saying that before ah right the Friday before he went on holiday when he said we are bring some 1 in before he goes

  • 226 Toon1978 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    I think it could be slightly unfair to blame JK when we know very little of what is really going on. TBH, it seems to me that his agent is holding up the deal through greed but i could be wrong. Who knows what is going on buhis is getting ridiculous to say the least. As for Remy, this could be held up by the player himself…only time will tell. Either Ashley is playing hard ball with his greed or the greed is else where OR JK is sh1te at his job.

  • 227 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Expat
    They may well be the case but he needs to make a decision
    Publicly state he’s looking for buyers or bite the bullet and invest

    JB
    I just can’t see how we would cope with keeping 5 CF’s happy tbh
    I also think if it is brinksmanship over gomis it’s poor, Darren bent is hardly letting them know we have options! It’s one option, and a bloody poor one!!

  • 228 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    CLINATH

    It is just a thought,

    There is a poster on here called Elmanio who pops on here from time to time and has brought up the issue of the club sale.

    Apparently, he seems to know that Ashley rejected the latest bid for the club in early july and I seem to recall him mentioning some Saudi Arabian prince and that Ashley was hanging out for 350m,

    I don’t know if this poster is fair dinkum but he seemed to know his stuff.

  • 229 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    if w do bring in all 3 players does that mean HBA & Marv will be dropped and Cisse will be played as RW?

  • 230 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    tads

    Agree mate, but if we do sign Gomis, Remy and Bent I think Pardew will see Remy as a wide player and not as a striker and we will see Shola leave us and we will then have Bent, Gomis and Cisse as out main strikers with Remy and Gouffran seen as wide men who can step into a strikers role if and when needed.

    On the brinkmanship it would be just like us to try something like that and have it blow up in our face’s and lose out on both Gomis and Bent, though not signing Bent wouldn’t be a bad thing in my eye’s as he’s not the same player we saw three or four years ago

  • 231 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    If we get Gomis and Remi -first – I see nothing wrong in getting Bent last. Then at least we have several real strikers which would allow Percy to rotate players, cover for injuries, impact subs if we are behind. Really expands the options for Percy. I am more hopefull.

  • 232 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    TDS

    I don’t think it works that way, mate. Look at the sale of Fulham recently. Over and done with in a couple of days. and no one knew anything until it was virtually done.

    In my opinion, Ashley has always had the club up for sale.

  • 233 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    350M….does seem an attractive price. Anybody got figures on what prem teams are currently worth, or priced at?

  • 234 Toon1978 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Kinnear didn’t say the deal will be completed early next week he said we will find our if it’s a yes or a now with Remy next week ACCORDING to certain folk on twatter. Is this correct?

  • 235 ToonDanno // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Good words from joe

  • 236 Toon1978 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    ToonDanno

    What do JOE actually say, i missed it?

  • 237 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    no 1 would want to pay 350 million to buy out Newcastle, only the top 10 riches ppl in the world would only be crazy enough to pay that

  • 238 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    TUFF

    Can you really see Ashley spending 18 million quid on transfer fees and possibly 250K per week in additional salaries on 3 forwards,

    I cannot see it especially when we already have Cisse, Gouffran, Ben Arfa and Vuckic available as forwards and that is without Shola included.

  • 239 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    remy in, if sent down kinnear will do the time…hahah

  • 240 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Toon1978

    He said that Gomis deal is very difficult as Lyon keep moving the goal posts and make everything public, we should know more on the Remy deal by Monday or Tuesday and that we are still talking to Bent’s agents

  • 241 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    MA at 1 time had the club up for sale for 260 million so why has it suddenly shot up 90 million more?

  • 242 welshgeordie9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    When did joe Kinnear say we are set to sign remy and bent.

  • 243 Yohan Kebab // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    looks like secret sausgage was wrong :(

  • 244 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I’ve never understood the business sense in buying any football club, the figures don’t add up. Maybe that’s why I’m not a multi billionaire though!!

  • 245 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Welsh

    He didn’t say when just that we will know more on the Remy deal by Monday or Tuesday and that we are still talking to Bent’s agents

  • 246 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    BLACK

    You would have to ask Elmanio that question mate

  • 247 Toon1978 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    JackButler

    Cheers mate, thought it wouldn’t be as cut and dry as people where saying lol. Saying deal would be done early next week but obviously that was not said. Why am i not surprised?

  • 248 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    So I suppose the rumored medical for today is canceled?

  • 249 lesh // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    low fell mag @170.

    All went well after discussions with Remy’s reps eh? If he’s on the case, the agents might just see things differently.

    And we’re still in on Bent? Has he forgotten about Gomis already?

    The man’s living in booze-addled dream world and should be sacked Just what has he been doing for the last two months!

  • 250 wingspan // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Dont get too excited boys Joe didnt say it would be sorted by mon/tues he said he was very confident it would be sorted.

    Same with bent, sounded to me that they had agreed personal terms were just trying to agree a fee with villa.

    The one Joe seemed least confident about was gomis. Sounds like we have a lot of competition for his signature and Lyon keep moving the goal posts with the deal.

    Still at least its nice to hear it from the horses mouth that were getting closer!

  • 251 SecretSausage // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    PMartel // Aug 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    I wonder if Secret Sausage will resurface at some point today with some more drivel?

    ————————————————

    Another troll type.

    I spoke to Pardew and he told me 2 players were arriving today with a view to signing. He laughed when I mentioned Gomis. I reckon that meant 100% he was one of them. The other Im guessing will be Remy because it’s all over the news.

    I also posted 2 weeks ago that a players wife (French) told me Remy was a cert and was in touch daily with the French players and he is part of the gang. They seem to know he was going to come here.

    I also posted a while back that a player had arrived in Newcastle and was signing that day. Unfortunately a few hours later Kemen signed so people took offence to that and said I had made the statement that Bent was coming. I never said that because none of the people I speak to ever said that.

    I also said Amalfitano was on his way. That hasnt turned out true as yet but he did have a meeting at a hotel with his team of representatives.

    If people like this clown above dont like reading the info then dont read any posts I make. Its a fun blog and is supposed to be entertaining. I dont work for the toon but I do speak to people and if I post snippets of what they tell me then so be it. But there’s no need to have a go. Whats the point?

    For your info I spoke with a players wife this morning and she told me that they have a cook in for the day and he is making a traditional sunday lunch for them and another player and his wife. Now that is shit hot info but if you want to say it is crap then suit yourself. Maybe it will be on SSN later that they had apple crumble for desert.

  • 252 welshgeordie9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    JackButler cheers for that

  • 253 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    expat -you just never know with the Toon. It would seem that they are definately after a least 2 forwards – adding another may not break the bank. Stability for a couple of years on the field- allows the extra PL money to come in -younger players who are ready, coming through, would then allow for the more costly players to be sold – ie back on the sustainability model.

  • 254 Toon1978 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/joe-kinnear-newcastle-united-very-5584276?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Is Gomis worth all this hassle. I think maybe we should try and get in Bent, Remy, Macarthy and Ince. Also, i hope we will have an option to buy Remy.

  • 255 NufcPaz // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    We really need some bodies up front because time’s limited and if we don’t sign some strikers there will be no strikers, and that means no hope of staying in the Premiership.
    Stop cocking around Kinnear and get something done.

  • 256 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    If you had £5B in the bank and paid £350M for a club that’s the same as you or I having £5000 and paying out £350…..looks affordable now!

  • 257 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Darren bent of old yes, But not now.I fail to see what bent has to offer NUFC and he would be coming here knowing he will be sat on the bench as he is at villa.
    Remy as I have said before will be an amazing signing so long as we have a view to a permanent deal at the end of the loan spell.
    If we do not have the above option on Remy and we are simply loaning this guy out for a season then I think this smells of desperation by the NUFc hierarchy .

  • 258 toon kk // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    I think the Gomis deal will be dropped and we’ll move for Bent and Remy.

  • 259 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    bent in is like sol cambell here to see out career and graze

  • 260 Toon1978 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Agents are the route of evil and greed.

  • 261 Black and White with an army lol // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    imo i think all 3 deals will be dropped by the end of next week

  • 262 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    TUFF

    I am all for that but our experience of Ashley always tends to leave an indelible mark of disappointment on us fans to the point where we have become a bunch of pessimists ever hopeful of a saviour on the horizon

  • 263 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    the whole of football stinks of money
    please supply some good footy to watch

  • 264 Toon1978 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Black and White with an army lol

    Dear god…..what a downer mate :( Positivity is needed lol.

  • 265 Shiremagpies // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    guys on the subject of this Russian billionaire, should we not try and find out who he is and all come together like we did for haidara and get some message to him begging him to buy Ashley out for the 350 mil.. in return we will guarantee that season ticket sales and merchandise will see him recoup his outlay as quickly as possible.. gota be worth it to try.

  • 266 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Don’t see the point of signing Bent’s as he’ll make the same type of runs to Cisse but is a good yard slower than him, we need someone to link our midfield and strikers together, someone who can hold the ball up and bring others into play and that is what Bent will offer us, his best years are behind him and we need to move forward with signings not sideways or backwards

  • 267 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    *that is not what Bent will offer us*

  • 268 Ben3arfa // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Wow some of you people are actually believing what Kinnear is saying

    The man is full of sh1te

  • 269 Sir Braveheart // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    You heard it from a players wife?

    Bedroom secrets should stay in the bedroom. =)

  • 270 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Profit of £550 million and the 7th richest PL owner and we are scraping the barrel with mackem waste.
    @259 agree totally

  • 271 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Kinners interview

    http://tyneandwear.sky.com/newcastleunited/video/76267/im-not-letting-go-kinnear-on-newcastle-targets-gomis-remy-and

  • 272 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    i said there was a rumor of russian interest but alas i cant back it up …… still cant

  • 273 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    JT

    It is not really Russian interest.

    Some Russian bloke who is now a billionaire apparently went to Newcastle University and became a fan of the club in years gone by.

    However, he has evidently shown no interest in buying the club.

    Cant say I blame him tbh

  • 274 Shiremagpies // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    @tudor… if hes a toon fan already half the battle is already won, its a lot easier than these boycotting matches crap, sent a heartfelt plea for help. easy peasy on the face of it.

  • 275 John Tudor // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    i thought that was the reason the price went up

  • 276 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Almost five minutes of Joe Kinnear talking where he didn’t swear of insult anyone :D

  • 277 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    SHIRE

    If only it were that easy. We would start to look like a charity case doing that…..lol

  • 278 Shiremagpies // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    EXPAT… if it got rid of fat mike, then I for one, call me a charity case.

  • 279 geordie157 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    So if we do sign Remy on loan plus gomis and bent, shola will leave. Bet there will be some moaners on here.

  • 280 wingspan // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    I dont think we should be too down if we sign Bent. He will be 3rd choice AND with it being a world cup year he will have a point to prove. As a stiker to come off the bench with half hr to go i think hes a pretty good option, whatever you think of him he knows where the back of the net is.

    If he was our only strker signing tho i would be very dissappointed.

  • 281 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    I heard a rumour about a Russian fan- called Ivor Lodzasheckle. Good news if some body like him is interested. I wonder if Torq and Secret Sausage have any inside information -they must know, where are they when you need them. if they come back on I can ask them another question about when is the best time to go and vacate my bowels -morning or afternoon – surely they would know that, where are they when you need them. I’m getting a bit constipated.

  • 282 wingspan // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Also it was good to hear that JK is getting a bit annoyed with the lack of progress too, i dont think hes actually dragging his feet as i suspected i just think its agents etc trying to get the most money so trying not to commit to any deals till theyve offered there players aro0und.

  • 283 JackButler // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Why are people torturing themselves with dreams of a Russian Billionaire coming to save us from the wicked Mr. Ashley?

    Enjoy it IF it happens but stop torturing yourselves until then

  • 284 geordie157 // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Apart from wages I have no issues with bent, he still has pace, proven goalscorer plus its world cup season and he can easily be on that plane. He fell out with Lambert, but Lambert also wanted to field younger players.

  • 285 Rotonda heights // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Mister tuff

    Lodzasheckle – love it. lol !

  • 286 nut meg // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Mordashov
    This is the guy that was mentioned.

  • 287 Shiremagpies // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    estimated wealth….. 18.5 billion

  • 288 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    TUFF

    So, after all these years, nothing has changed.

    You are still full of sh***………………..lol

  • 289 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Rotonda – my first pick was Lodzadosh but then thought Lodzasheckle was better.

  • 290 big papa // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    JACKBUTLER@283 thats the way to go mate,facts is the only things to deal with well said

  • 291 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Bent has stated that as well as falling out with the manager he is to experienced to just warm the bench that’s why he is looking to seek new pastures especially with the world cup coming up at the end of the season.
    Fulham have guaranteed him first team football along side berbatov. Where as we cannot guarantee that as we have cisse at present and hopefully Remy to come in !!

  • 292 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    expat -unusually you have been a bit too sharp the last couple of days -but I really have gifted you the punch lines.

  • 293 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    TUFF

    Some would say if I was any sharper, I would cut myself. However, as per your former residence, you left yourself………………WIDEOPEN

  • 294 Offkey // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Whats the other area of the pitch Kinnear is talking about?

  • 295 Offkey // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Winger or keeper

  • 296 Spuggy // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    So it’s looking like remy + gomis or bent.

    Decent business either way for me. A winger would be nice too, though not as required with remy in the ranks.

  • 297 lesh // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    wingspan….. Joe seems a wee bit miffed that his ‘negotiations’ are publicised and is subject to goalposts shifting.

    I wonder whether his recollection of meeting outcomes are the same as the other parties’?

    And, I’d suggest also that other parties do not take him seriously – understandable perhaps? Has the clown not heard of confidentiality contracts laying out the strict terms of discussions?

    He’s out of his depth and as Ashley hasn’t got rid of Joe, then he must be party to this shambolic state of affairs with Pardew being a victim of it.

  • 298 expatmag // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    SPUGGY

    Expect the worst and hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised

  • 299 lesh // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    expatmag @177.

    A smokescreen set up by Kinnear? No chance – he couldn’t have thought of that by himself.

    What I’d like to know is who was the impersonator in the interview, taking Kinnear’s part? One thing for sure, it wouldn’t have been Kinnear speaking as the dialogue was both coherant and the English good.

    Who ever it was, why not just employ the Kinnear impersonator and get rid of Joe!

  • 300 nut meg // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Offkey
    No players or positions mentioned only a area of the pitch so it’s any ones guess really.

  • 301 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    We have gone from Pea-De jong-Sackho to a young 16 year old on a freebie-Zoet ?-and Bent and people are saying that this will have turned out to be an excellent transfer window. Im afraid I beg to differ guys.

  • 302 JFK junior // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Tuff – You really dislike Torq and SS for some reason don’t you?!

    Why is that?!

  • 303 CullysFinest // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Joe Kinnears interview given to SSN earlier this afternoon…
    Complains that the gomis deal has been publicly exposed, and this has caused the deal a number of stoppages…
    seconds later openly exposes both Remy and Bent deals.
    There are no words for this man. On top of this the interview is given during his game of cricket when the whole of newcastle is assuming he is out negotiating for players, or he should be

  • 304 KensingToon // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    @92 Stuart – I go to that pub quite a lot. I like the analogy, but it’s a youngs brewery pub

  • 305 nut meg // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Jazzyp @ 301
    It could be the biggest disaster since ..well eh……last summer !

  • 306 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Has there been a meeting today? and did Joke attend?

    …what’s the news?

  • 307 nut meg // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Jesper
    see post 286

  • 308 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Nutmeg
    As I keep stating we have the 7th richest Premier league owner and nufc are carrying our selves in less than professional manner or ambition.
    We would not have the problem of attracting these type of players if we had taken some initiative when we qualified for Europe and looked more of an attractive proposition .

  • 309 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Secret Sausage

    Ssssh.

  • 310 nut meg // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    jesper
    sorry 271

  • 311 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Look lads keep this amongst your selves yes, But jeff told viv who told proud who told toondanno who told secret sausage that Nufc are going to try and sign someone this transfer window.
    Make of it what you will lads…….im 50 50 !!

  • 312 nut meg // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Jazzyp
    I can only hope he’s reached the end of his list of friends.The only professional guy i can recall off the top of my head that he’s brought in is Chris Mort.He seems to have a chain of command od sh#t

  • 313 Milkcheick // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    I hope to god cisse doesn’t end up on the wing again

  • 314 ONLINE GUY // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Alexi Mordoshov attends about 2 Newcastle Games per season ..Has the Shirt..drank in the toon, lived the life, has many friend’s here .

    He Loves Newcastle United.

    He is worth about 9 billion…same as Abramovich ..this was all well documented about 2 years back on this ere’ blog.

    There’s hope for us yet ..

  • 315 ONLINE GUY // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Mordashov £9 billion quid that is . Can someone send him an invite for a weekend of Geordie hospitality,with a Toon theme thrown in ? ………..He’s on Twitter ..Hilarious.

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

    We’re p!ssing into the wind thinking about Russian billionaires. We’re stuck with Ashley for the foreseeable, better make peace with it.

  • 317 potski // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    lesh

    It’s only the last few days that the club have said anything about Gomis. Confidentiality hardly applies when the Lyon owner uses twitter to talk about everything that is going on.

    I thought it was a very good interview by Kinnear, with some interesting info that they have agreed personal terms with Bent.

    There is no indication in that interview that they are not trying genuinely to sign all three. I’m slightly surprised by that thinking it was Gomis or Bent, but not both. Plus he has confirmed that they would be there to play with Cisse, not to allow them to sell him.

    If this is true and they come off, then some of us are going to have to re-evaluate the ambitions of the owner. But as he says with Marseilles, Fulham and West Ham showing interest then none of the selling clubs/players are in any hurry to sign contracts.

  • 318 Jamesthefirst // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    In JK’s interview on SSN he said in all the meetings between him and Pardew they agreed to bring in 2 strikers. Clearly they are:

    1) Gomis
    2) Remy

    If ONE of those deals falls through then the club will buy Bent instead.

    We are not buying 3 strikers. It will be 2 from those 3.

    No one is being actively sold. If PSG offer silly money for Cabaye on the last day of the window then he might be gone. But Ashley will not sell Cabaye willingly.

    We no longer need to sell to generate money for transfers.

  • 319 big papa // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    RUDDY@314
    once again your reet mate

  • 320 ONLINE GUY // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Ruddy

    Just hearing news about Coventry City ..that could have been Uz…easily..Thankful for Ashley some days ..some days I don’t care for him …where would we be though if not for him ..I’m not coming down on his side, just thinking of a worse case scenario… I loved watching Coventry City in the 70′s little Willie Carr ..mid table team , but always in the first division ..Happy Daze

  • 321 Taking the Papiss // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Alright chaps.

    Just listened and watched Kinnear interview in full – he seemed coherent and spoke fairly confidently. It is slightly reassuring that he is capable of doing that.

    For me, the interview sounded like we want all 3 strikers. As far as I am concerned that is extremely unlikely but if on 3 September after deadline has gone we have a strike force of remy, bent, gomis and cisse then that will be extremely strong. In that circumstance, I guess Shola leaves and Campbell goes on loan. That would suit me nicely and with remy able to play on the wing it gives us the option of 4-4-2 with 4 quality strikers to fill the two role or 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 with Remy as a winger.

    I am not sure on the other area we need. If we bring in the above players I really think we only need a reserve GK and it looks like that could be Zoet and potentially a CB (although as a fourth choice Williamson is ok).

    Whilst I would like Ince, McCarthy. We are well stocked in CM and franjly as Nice as ince would be, with remy and goufran to play on the left, i am not sure it’s necessary.

    If we get those 3 strikers only I assume everyone would be fairly happy? that would mean (including January) we would have bought in 8 senior players in a year being:

    Debuchy, Mbiwa, Haidara, Sissoko, Gouffran, Gomis, Bent and Remy. To me they are all high quality additions and I would be very happy.

  • 322 JAMSHA // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    who da fk wants bent jfk… u bstrd … just get remy, gomis, . .. insted of ben pay 2mil extran n u get ince … u as*

  • 323 aidytoon9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Any news on incoming players yet boys and girls?

    other teams have had time to bed their players in but we still not signed anyone.

    2 strikers and a left winger will do the trick and would love seim de jong to be cherry on the cake but that is prob me living in dream land.

  • 324 The puppy formerly known as prince // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    To be fair on old Slow Joe, apart from mentioning players names his interview wasn’t actually that bad, certainly an improvement on his last few interviews!

  • 325 stu mel // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Can someone tell JFK to be quite, don’t talk publicly about targets and where a deal is at, it’s dumb he’s made another mistake, JFK you are never going win us over ever ever, not going to happen. Go do your job properly, silence us then all we can do, is use words of well he got us this guy ok. but as stupid as you seem to me is you are blissfully unaware that all your words do is add fuel to the fire. Personaly I think your appointment so that mike Ashley is a joker. I think it like we’ll send him in then Ashley lath behind his back. I keep quiet my negative views most the time, but I am so sick of have to hear about that silly little man. I just do your job stop telling us your doing your job.

  • 326 Klatoon // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    No news AGAIN! I’ll just scout Will hughes and Jordan Rhodes

  • 327 JFK junior // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Jamsha – You need therapy!

    That’s all you got from JFK and his interview?!

    Blinkered

  • 328 ONLINE GUY // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Aidytoon

    About 3 weeks back Swansea made an enquiry about Cisse

    We in turn Mentioned Mitchu…Got that info from a straight guy.

  • 329 potski // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Like Ruddy I think they probably regard Remy as a winger who will get goals (unlike Jonas) and could play through the middle if we had injuries/change things round in a game. With Gouffran and HBA I would be surprised if Kinnear is referring to getting a winger in.

    I suspect he is referring to RB or GK as the other area to strengthen.

  • 330 Mister Tuff // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    JFK Junior @302 – dislike of Torq and Secret Sausage.
    Not so my friend -I dislike no-one on the blog -there are some irritable pests who pop up now and again but as for a dislike no -you are 180 degrees out. Whilst everyone is quite entitled to post their thoughts on
    the blog it slightly annoys me that in obvious desparation for some news some of the lads are swooning with comments Torq where are you, Secret
    Sausage might know please come back blah blah blah. These lads are behaving like young adolescent tarts who have just seen a tadger for the first time. However they are entitled to their posts.

  • 331 ONLINE GUY // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Right lads I’m off Bass Fishing .. Mull of Galloway..Its Like the Caribbean …amazing place. Don’t miss it !

    I can see Ireland from here .

  • 332 WWYCD // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Aww I missed an itk meltdown! Darn it

  • 333 IITianToon // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    @ONLINE GUY #326 You mean as opposed to a gay guy? :D

  • 334 aidytoon9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Online guy

    yes I heard about that, wouldn’t want to loose cisse.

    would bring in gomis and remy but not bent.

  • 335 aidytoon9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    For me I am not sure Bent is hungry anymore and dont think he will make the world cup squad anyway, but think Gomis and Remy have more of a realistic chance on making the world cup squad.

  • 336 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    I personally don’t think Remy is a done deal at all. There is a lot of chatter banding around that Remy is hoping for better options in Napoli ect. I hope im wrong guys but I do not believe anything that comes out of kinnears trap and especially the itk’s on here.
    Every one is entitled to there opinion and views but until the player has the shirt on his back then I will I will hold judgement till then.

  • 337 potski // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Stu

    That’s your opinion, which is extremely well explained. But I don’t think the interview is a mistake. Keeping us informed about transfers is not a bad thing, especially when our interest in the players and the advanced state of negotiations is already in the public arena. When Fernandes/Rednapp have talked openly about a loan deal for Remy, then what is wrong with the club confirming (for the first time) that we are interested in taking him on loan?

    Would you prefer it is left to speculation or for ITKs to tell us what is going on?

  • 338 aidytoon9 // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    jazzyp

    yes thats the way it works in footy most of the time if a player is offered more money or better team comes along then thats it. That many agents turning players heads now because they get a good pay day also.

  • 339 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Can Remy go abroad….with tha Rape allergations against him?

  • 340 Thump // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    @clinath: Depends on whether or not he can get a work permit. I’d imagine a lot of countries wouldn’t give him one based on the allegations and any club would have to be prepared for him being found guilty and losing their investment.

  • 341 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Watching arsenal playing with one holding midfielder, allowing both full backs up the pitch. Needs a lot of discipline, but make for great attacking football.

  • 342 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Cheers thump.

  • 343 jazzyp // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    @337 good question mate.
    Remy has not been charged with anything, It is just pending further investigation until September when he answers bail. And I would have thought the terms and conditions would have been already set in his bail conditions. I know he has been back to france since the allegation.

  • 344 potski // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Remy wouldn’t need a work permit to play in the EU, so yes he could go on loan to Napoli or another club. Since there has been no rape charge I think he would currently be under no restrictions, but if a charge is laid then we would have to regularly report to a police station and surrender his passport. So the risk to a club in Italy etc is even higher that they could lose his services during the loan period.

    The risk of the loan deal falling through is more likely to come from West Ham.

  • 345 Thump // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Just watched the Kinnear interview. Finally a proper interview with the bloke without all his usual BS. He got one thing technically wrong, though – our top scorer was Ba. Says a lot, eh?

  • 346 Thump // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Cheers for clearing that up, potski.

  • 347 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Just watched the Kinnear interview. Sounds like Remy will be in by Tuesday and Gomis is very close. Can’t believe we may have a strike force of :

    Cisse-Remy-Gomis-Gouffran

    Kind of makes me sad we didn’t have that forward line going into Europe last year. Anyone got a time machine ? :) .

  • 348 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    BPC….gave it away next week!

  • 349 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Also Kinnear seemed very calm during that interview rather than swearing at people. I reckon Ashley has been slipping him enough Ketamine to put 3 horses down ;) . If so keep doing it

  • 350 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Just watching arteta playing in the one man DM role…..who do you think could play that in a TOON shirt?

  • 351 Highland Mag // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Call me hopeful but cisse, gomis and remy? I reckon there will be a fair few goals to talk about this season! That is if we can get the latter two ‘over the line’

  • 352 clinath@ed // Aug 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Killed it!

  • 353 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Looks like kinnear was on a cricket green. Well that’s sorted that out then, it’s taken so long cause he’s been winning the ashes.

    Good lad kinnear

  • 354 SeanNufc87 // Aug 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    That rochina doesn’t look too bad, better than amalfitano anyways.

  • 355 colwell // Aug 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Anyone else notice Kinnear say we have Cisse and a couple of youngsters who may or may not be good enough as strikers, NO mention of Shola unless he thinks he is 17??

  • 356 PMartel // Aug 4, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    SecretSausage // Aug 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Another troll type.

    I spoke to Pardew and he told me 2 players were arriving today with a view to signing. He laughed when I mentioned Gomis. I reckon that meant 100% he was one of them. The other Im guessing will be Remy because it’s all over the news.

    I also posted 2 weeks ago that a players wife (French) told me Remy was a cert and was in touch daily with the French players and he is part of the gang. They seem to know he was going to come here.

    I also posted a while back that a player had arrived in Newcastle and was signing that day. Unfortunately a few hours later Kemen signed so people took offence to that and said I had made the statement that Bent was coming. I never said that because none of the people I speak to ever said that.

    I also said Amalfitano was on his way. That hasnt turned out true as yet but he did have a meeting at a hotel with his team of representatives.

    If people like this clown above dont like reading the info then dont read any posts I make. Its a fun blog and is supposed to be entertaining. I dont work for the toon but I do speak to people and if I post snippets of what they tell me then so be it. But there’s no need to have a go. Whats the point?

    For your info I spoke with a players wife this morning and she told me that they have a cook in for the day and he is making a traditional sunday lunch for them and another player and his wife. Now that is shit hot info but if you want to say it is crap then suit yourself. Maybe it will be on SSN later that they had apple crumble for desert.
    ___________________________________________

    Calm down, dear. I’m not having a go; just merely playing the game. I sincerely hope you’re right. I just have serious doubts, which is understandable when you consider some of crap that gets peddled on this blog from people claiming to have ‘contacts’ within the club.

    I do remember your post on Oliver Kemem and I also remember this news being on various blogs and sites, along with photographs days before it was officially announced. Coincidental?

    I agree, this is a fun and blog and is entertaining beyond belief but I think it’s unfair to get fans hopes up with fictitious garbage, but, like I said, I hope you’re right. Although the clocking is now ticking and the jury is still out.

    On the subject of Kinnear’s comments; make of it what you will. It could be a PR stunt to allay fans fears or it could be genuine. I honestly think he’s named dropped Bent as way of trying to speed up the Gomis deal, although I do think we’ll pursue Bent if Gomis ends up at Marseille. If we can pull of Remy, it would be fantastic business; this was the one deal I personally thought wouldn’t happen.

    It’s frustrating for everyone as we’re all desperate for new players but ultimately, Kinnear and Co should be judged on 1st September.

  • 357 stu mel // Aug 4, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Potski
    Really fair point I total get left seaving at the mention of his name these day. I do find myself looking for holes, I have watch is ego show,
    On the piont if I was the working high up in a football club you wouldn’t know my work till you need to know, I would remain stum till I had conviction in my words being a fing prop, newcastle we get the smooth vides of radio kinear and pardew, my problem is we have no class

  • 358 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 4, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    nut meg…thanks mate for post post!

    …all in all that is good news I think :-) and about that Russian fella; if he along with the supporters trust bought the club I would be a happy chap lol

  • 359 lesh // Aug 4, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    potski @317

    I wasn’t implying for s minute that Kinnear’s giving the world the running commentary on Gomis. He hasn’t done so and quite rightly

    What I was driving at is that behaviour and fool-hardy mouth have not done his credibility any good and thus, he may not be taken seriously.




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