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Manchester City Reported After Mathieu Debuchy

4:39 pm, Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 358 Comments

There are reports today that Manchester City are interested in signing Newcastle United’s 28 year-old French International right back Mathieu Debuchy – and thanks to reader Alexander Hunt for alerting us to the news.

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Mathieu Debuchy – Manchester City interested

With Brazilian right-back Maicon having moved to AS Roma, Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that the new City manager Manuel Pellegrini is interested in signing the 14 times capped French International, presumably to replace Maicon.

Mathieu was only signed by Newcastle in January from Lille for around £6M, after Newcastle haggled with Lille all last summer on the proposed transfer, but couldn’t agree a fee at that time, but then Newcastle eventually signed him eight months ago.

Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta are the two players who can play for City at right back at the moment, and therefore Debuchy would compete with these two players for which of the three would be the starting right back at the former Premier League Champions.

That doesn’t seem to be much of a move for Debuchy, and of course it all depends on how much the Manchester club would be willing to pay for Debuchy, and  Mike Ashley would want maybe double what Newcastle paid for the Frenchman in January, although there is no reason to think that the player would want to leave Newcastle.

Newcastle do have Davide Santon, Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett who can play at full-back,  but if Debuchy was to leave, then the Magpies would need to bring in a replacement.

It’s interesting news that we will be following – but Debuchy is currently Newcastle’s starting right back, and now that he’s used to the Premier League having played 14 times for the Magpies, we expect the former Lille defender to be a much improved player next season.

We’d be very surprised if this deal comes to fruition.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note: I had to delete the article on the sighting of Loic Remy in Newcastle that I had released earlier –  the photos were copyright of Trinity Mirror – sorry about that.

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358 responses so far ↓

  • 1 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    No chance

  • 2 Goodfella // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM



    That’s my first 11. I would rotate Cabaye with Sissoko when needed and also Beny and Remy just to change things up.

    I can see the headlines now for next season THE BENY AND REMY SHOW!

  • 3 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Not gonna happen unless city come in with a massive bid to tempt Cashley.
    Spoof are you on utd 111 by any chance ???

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Stranger things have happened but they would have to pay at least 12M for him to be third choice, I really can’t see it.

  • 5 CDEVINE69 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM


  • 6 archaeomag // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    He only just got here – would cost a fortune .. stretching the idea of “news” to the limit.

  • 7 JackButler // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    No offence to Debuchy who may come good this season after settling in, but why the hell would City go after him when they have the spending power to go out and get any player they want?

    The lad looked a good yard off the pace, was caught out of position numerous times and was rash as hell with his challenge’s

  • 8 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    0 mins ago
    Good points!
    Confidence obviously played a huge role in both of pardews seasons
    The 5th place finish, the lads were absolutely flying, the play was fluid, the football was exciting and we looked a team who were in perfect harmony

    Last season couldn’t of been more different!
    Disjointed, panicked, scruffy football, no one wanted the ball, no one made any movement the midfield were stretched with gaping holes in it, cisse was isolated and looked despondent and lazy and worst of all we looked like we just couldn’t find a way out of our slump

    Pardew has highlight fitness as a major issue and the appointment of a fitness guru certainly seems a huge step
    But as you say tactics are the key and I can only hope that pardew evolves
    Hopefully with the arrival of remy we can go back to 433 with remy on the right and benny boy on the left

    Ronaldo for Madrid 199 games – 201 goals

    @FutbolBible: Crystal Palace close in on Aston Villa’s Darren Bent & Arsenal’s Marouane Chamakh. [sky]

    @Newcastle_FC: Crewe are still hopeful of pushing through a deal for Newcastle midfielder Bradden Inman.

    @GFN_France: READ: Gomis meeting later to sort out agent issues: #OL #NUFC

    @GFN_France: Anigo, however has said Marseille do want to sign a striker. He said he could also see Gignac and Gomis together. #OM

  • 9 Tonytoon73 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Jack Butler do you still want a pitch fork mate. Ha ha

  • 10 GatesheadMag // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Dont know what it is with this so called ‘line’. Its either really thick or has a wall in front of it beacuse its taking some doing getting players over it. Watched the bolton game and thought the korean, lee had a very good game, he looked a good player in the prem until he broke his leg

  • 11 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Debs wouldn’t even get on citeh bench, this can’t be true.

  • 12 magpie6699 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Zabaleta plus £10 million and it’s a deal!

  • 13 JG83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    I wish people would give up having a go at Gutti. He gives 100% even when he isn’t playing well. Perhaps we will have better options to start games but on the bench coming on when needed, especially if we are having problems defending on our left side, he will do for me.

    I am not Jonas biggest fan but if you are holding on for a win/draw away from home there is nobody else who I would want on the pitch. Works his socks off and also buys time with his runs up the line. Doesn’t matter if he can’t cross if we are running the clock down. Def worth having on the bench in my opionion

  • 14 Moe // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    No Ed, no!

    We just had some Remy news, Please don’t chase it with some bad gossip

  • 15 JackButler // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM


    Get ’em oiled up mate, I’ve got the burning torches ready to go as if we don’t complete Remy soon we’ll be marching en mass on SJP 😀

  • 16 toonicle // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Don’t see this happening at all. He just got here and is friends with Cabaye and others here as well, maybe next year when Cabaye moves on but not before.

  • 17 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Richards and Sinclair in exchange only for me

  • 18 Tonytoon73 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    JB the torch is burning mate u

  • 19 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Debs not good enough for citeh end of.

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Would cost citeh a fortune
    No chance
    Where was this reported anyway?

  • 21 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    @12 jg83

    i dont think people have a go as such at guti just that he’s turned into a defensive player and is mostly played in an attacking position so gets critisism for that !

    your right he’s a great player (defensively) and always gives 100% and in a friendly he was played in cm and was awsome in both attack and defence (even though it was against weak oponents) think he needs to stay cm tbh to cover tiote ect.

  • 22 Sazzer // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Sounds like bullshit. Unless they want Richards at CB.

  • 23 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM


    Wouldn’t have him any where near the bench.

  • 24 JG83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM


    So you think he offers nothing defensively?

  • 25 Moe // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    JG83 @13

    I’m with in loving Guti, the lad works hard for the team.
    It’s just that effort alone isn’t good enough sometimes. I know another guy that LOVES the club, works his socks off for the team, Would you want him in your starting 11? his name is Shola Ameobi..
    just making a point..

  • 26 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    @GeniusFootball: HAHAH! Fernando Torres turns an Epic fail into a brilliant skill last night! El Nino is desperate to score. WATCH –

  • 27 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Debuchy to Man City -clearly an invented rubbish story.

  • 28 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    couldn’t have put it better myself

  • 29 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    @TaylorandBesty: If you get 5 mins give this a read by @CaulkinTheTimes before it goes behind the pay wall. Tragic yet perfect.

  • 30 Sazzer // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    After seeing Derby against Blackburn yesterday. I hope we get Will Hughes in. Rhodes didn’t create or get much to work with.

  • 31 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Not sayin Debuchy is away, but city have plenty of money, this is a great opportunity do make some money for future transfers. Santon can be our full time right back. With the money we can bring in a 2nd choice RB, and and new left footed LB for first team player. Hairara can play bein the 2nd choice.
    I’d still be happy 2 keep Debuchy.

  • 32 Scottiedog // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    These reports are not some child on Twitter are they?!?!?!?!?!

  • 33 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Yes he does offer defensively but why have someone in team or on bench that just offers that.
    He is a winger and offers no goals or assists.

    I feel because he works hard and givers his all people get lost in that as I think he is not good enough.wa

  • 34 JG83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM


    Didn’t say I wanted him anywhere near the starting 11. I said if we were 1-0 up at old Trafford with 20 mins to go I would like the option of bringing Remy off and Jonas on.

  • 35 supermags // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    alreet lads and lasses my first time on this @13

    im not a fan of Jonas to be honest I would maybe play him more away from home against the better teams for his work rate (as we will be under more pressure) but at home I would play a better attacking winger than Jonas

  • 36 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Lads Gutierrez is no longer a player good enough to be near the team. If he was thrown on with 10 mins to go to close out a closely fought match then fair enough, but 90mins?

    I’m pretty sure no one else made more apps than Guti last season, and he was shocking.

  • 37 colwell // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Gianluca Di Marzio ?@dimarzio 6h
    Newcastle, Debuchy verso il Manchester City

  • 38 JG83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM


    With 7 subs its good to have a defensive option on the bench especially away from home.

    You couldn’t fill a bench with forwards although the way we are linked with attacking players I think Kinnear might be contemplating it.

    What about swapping Debs for Dzeco and playing 2-3-5. Bring back the entertainers.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Welcome to the blog,on Jonas, with Pardew he seems undroppable unlike Houghton who would leave him out when he didn’t up his game.

  • 40 JackButler // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    We can all slate Jonas till the cows come home but the fact remains that Pardew is way to attached to the lad to drop him.

    form doesn’t enter into the equation as proven by last season

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Surely this must be a p1ss take???

    @NUFCTheMag: Newcastle United and Sky ‘Exclusives’ #nufc

  • 42 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    I’m surprised man city are not after santon!

  • 43 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Na swap for ague to though lol.

  • 44 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:08 PM


  • 45 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    He would be on the bench in my team, before Marveux who becomes anonymous if he gets kicked once

  • 46 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:09 PM


    As a bench player, no problem, but under Pardew he is undroppable.

  • 47 roe997 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    World cup year so dubucy will be wanting all game time he can chance

  • 48 JG83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:10 PM


    it might take our whole team to get Aquero

    they might let us keep Shola.

  • 49 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    I think that is all me and JG83 are advocating

  • 50 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    @41 tads

    the article is a p$%s take and is an example of everyone thinking they know whats going on hence the bol)(*s thats coming out on websites.

    its basicaly saying that we need transfers to run smoothly with as less compitition as possible so stop publishing c%^p.

  • 51 JG83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:13 PM


    I think with the players we have now even Pardew would struggle to give Jonas a starting places.

    Saying that nothing suprises me with Newcastle anymore.

    Good bench though – remy, marv and ben arfa

  • 52 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    The best exclusive I’ve heard in ages. Ed’s just informed me that Ian Toon, Pushy and Carl were all the one person.

    Ahh the sweet taste of vindication 😀

  • 53 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM


    You’d have thought that with Anita on the bench, Tiote would have struggled to get a game, even when he was on form, yet Tiote constantly played no matter how badly he performed.

    It’s one of the reasons I get so peeved with Pardew.

  • 54 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    This medical must be nearing completion.
    This boy can finish.

  • 55 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    That’s a strange article are they normally quite reliable, I very rarely read it.

  • 56 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Anyone saying jonas is quality in defense didnt see the mackem or liverpool game.
    He was signed as an offensive player and by his own admmission has lost his pace.this season he will be bench material and nothing else

  • 57 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:18 PM


    I think if Anita gets a run in the side We will see on hell of a player who can defend deep and also put through a killer pass.

  • 58 aidytoon9 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM


  • 59 one Tony Green // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Not a chance Micah and Richards are way better than him. He is not even first choice for France. No substance what so ever to this article whee is the link.

  • 60 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    if gomis signs i think remy/goofy will be played on the left wing with arfa on the right wing but given permision to cut in and join the attacking 2

    i would not be suprised if we see marvaux leave in jan tbh as i really dont see him fitting in anywhere now as he’s not a complete mid and can only play one role imo.

  • 61 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM


    Spot on, totally agree with you on that one. He didn’t get to show it enough last season, and if I ever see him at full back I will bloody scream.

  • 62 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Watching SSN,
    I bet the Spurs fans are sh!tting themselves in case they do a Leeds.

  • 63 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Ignore my earlier blogs. I haven’t even read the full article b4 commenting! Lol. Why would man city want a 3rd back, and even if they do why pay big money.

  • 64 JackButler // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Anita was settling into the side and playing well while Tiote was away on ACoN duty but low and behold he gets dropped for a very poor returning Tiote.

    Pardew can’t see past the end of his nose at times and it has cost us and no doubt will cost us again.

  • 65 t00ntime // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    @tads did i read it wrong or did the article say that the info was fro sky exclusives today. Which I for one have heard nothing about :S had ssn on in the background for the last hour waiting for remy news, havent heard anything about all of that :S. Or did i miss it xD

  • 66 GatesheadMag // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Dont get me wrong i think guti has been a loyal servant. Last season though i thought he had lost a yard of pace and was poor overall. But time will tell, he may have been right about the traning, and maybe hopefully he will up his game again next year! Although he still wont be able to cross that ball!

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:24 PM


    I really don’t know it’s just a really fcuking wired article!!!

  • 68 t00ntime // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    tbh I thought Anita was average last season. Nothing like the player he was for Ajax. I think he will be alot better this season imo, But i also dont like him CDM seems a bit week for a bpl cdm. Hope we see more of him this season and he can show people+AP what he is capable off, if he does play to his best there will be no chance he is on the bench.

  • 69 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    I think guti can still be a decent squad player, certainly wouldn’t want to see him sold

  • 70 t00ntime // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    tads haha I guess we just have to hope it isnt true.

  • 71 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    The thing is Man. City can afford to pay a lot of money for Debuchy to be just 3rd choice, whatever happened to the fair play rule?

  • 72 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Well it said something about at half 5ish so we’ll soon see 😉

  • 73 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    I think the article in ‘The Mag’ is meant to be sarcastic

  • 74 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Howay get lost with your wild theories 😉

  • 75 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    So was my post

  • 76 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    QPR fans seem to think they have got bargain of the century snapping up Simmo on a free
    TBH can’t see the logic in letting the lad go, great squad player

  • 77 Sazzer // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Look up that Italian winger….

  • 78 Rotonda heights // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:37 PM


    not with 90m coming in they won’t

  • 79 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    What’s all this about Sky exclusives -somebody tipping off Sky about Percys’ plan and El Gourdo no longer wants Cabaye -read the Mags article -but it’s still not clear.

    Ruddy @52 – is that true that Ed has told you Ian Toon, Pushy and Carl are one and the same person.

  • 80 trimac // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    @65 @67 @69
    Are you being serious…………..have you actually tried reading the article? It’s called satire …….. something obviously lost on a few of you ……….perhaps you should try expanding your reading portfolio

  • 81 Ibizatoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    This must be one intense game of Fifa going on right now…didn’t know Ash had it in him.

  • 82 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM
    Pinnochio strikes again!

  • 83 Uncertain Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM


    Pleasant little blog this isn’t it!
    I hope this Debuchy story is tosh. He would definitely flourish at Citeh though. He’d be ahead of Richards. Straight swap for Yaya is the only deal there!

  • 84 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Mister Tuff

    It’s true. I mentioned to him about my concerns of multiple posters. He told me he dealt with the viv, plana, jeff fiasco. He then asked me who else I thought were multiple posters. I asked him about Ian Toon and Pushy. He then told me that Ian Toon, Pushy and Carl were from the same IP address and that he’s blocked them.

    I wouldn’t lie about that, as it would defeat the sweet vindication I am feeling right now haha

  • 85 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    not all of us @73

  • 86 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Multiple iD Bloggers need to find something to fill the void in their miserable lives. Cant be healthy.

    Any unveiling news?

  • 87 IITianToon // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    croftus.. I disagree. We should keep Marveaux and give him a run of games. He has the ability for the killer pass.. a game changer in my opinion. So if not starting I definitely would like to see him available on the bench.
    Unfortunately his best position is CAM, and he hardly gets played there.. being put out wide instead.

  • 88 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Good man Ed! A report comment section!

  • 89 IITianToon // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Wow a report comment button!

  • 90 Markaccus // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Its gone again

  • 91 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    I had a report comment button……but it’s vanished now 🙁

  • 92 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Ahh Ed you tease lol

  • 93 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Man City have Zabaleta who imo is better then Debuchy. Even if this rumor was true, which I doubt. I don’t think Debuchy will want to go to city to play second fiddle.

  • 94 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Man City would certainly pay money to have Debuchy play second fiddle to them. Champions realise they need competition in every position.

    It still may be untrue, but it’s not a totally unbelievable rumour.

  • 95 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Too many rogue reports already? It wouldnt surprise me

  • 96 toon kk // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    News now saying Jfk talking of possible signing of Bent is rubbished by Villa as they’ve never spoke to JK regarding his transfer yet.

  • 97 Uncertain Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Where’s the report button gone? I was just about to hand myself in for thinking we could swap Debs for Yaya Toure!!!

  • 98 Markaccus // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    What happened to the previous story. The remy sighting?

  • 99 Sazzer // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Adam Campbell ?@adamcampbell_ 23h
    Buzzing for @willhughes44 #mom sozzz

  • 100 I am a geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Not a chance.
    The mouth waters to think of remy cisse gomis and king arfa all in our starting line up.
    As long as t back four hold up and t midfield supply is upheld .
    Cant wait for t seasons start.
    We will be a force .

  • 101 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Well seeing as villa confirmed they had received a bid earlier in the window I’d say villa are talking utter bollox!

  • 102 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Too many rogue reports already? It wouldnt surprise me. Debs will only move if cabs is on the move too. Mischief I think buy it is thw toon Ashley style so you never know…

  • 103 I am a geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    I must say to people .
    Lay off jk he is doing what he said he would yes took longer than i had hopedbut keep em coming joe.
    As for villa i do believe we are tslking to bent theyre jus tryinv to generate more intrest.

  • 104 josh // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    3 billion, a tanker of fuel and done deal.

  • 105 Novocastrian66 // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    I might have misunderstood Kinnear’s interview and I cannot be bothered to listen again, but I’m sure he said that he had met Bent’s representatives and had reached an agreement with them. Don’t recall him saying anything about agreeing a deal with Villa.
    Journalists twisting things again. However I could be wrong.

  • 106 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    ruddy -vindication indeed. I still fail to see why people want to make multiple identities -except perhaps for an obvious series of joke/humourous comments.
    Not so long ago if my memory serves me correctly – Mr Multiple threw in that he happened to have legal advice from a friend to force the blog to reveal the multiples. I had thought about asking him under what legislation it would come under but could not be bothered. All the tales about the wife/partner being upset -always meeting opposition fans who extolled the virtues of Percy. Pleading his innocence repeatedly by spinning more tales. What a sad chapter. I had advised him to study -linguistic fingerprinting as it could reveal author ownership -he obviously did not. A bit of a sad chapter but I still cannot understand their motives.

  • 107 IITianToon // Aug 5, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Dimitar Berbatov ?@FakeBerbatov 31 Jul
    When I have a cold, my nose doesn’t run, it walks

    Haha.. the best player in PL who never runs 😀

  • 108 I am a geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Jk interview .
    He didnt say as reported he has a list of back strikers im sure he siad he has other targets for other positions i.e ince and mcarthy.

  • 109 Ed Harrison // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM


  • 110 valle // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    JFA Why would spurs fans be afraid of that? Havnt they got super rich backing?

  • 111 John Tudor // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    testing 1,2,3.

  • 112 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    uncertain @97 – nice one -everybody must be using the report button against their fellow blogger and Eds’ equipment has gone into overload meltdown.

  • 113 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    @109 I’ reporting you. Just joking. Can’t work out how to do smiley faces on my desktop!!!

  • 114 daztoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Hope the reports about playing 4-4-2 are wrong,as that has playing it safe written all over it.
    At Home especially like to see us go 3-4-3 and play three out and out defenders and have a real go at teams.
    Would need another defender to play alongside Colo and Mbiwa though.

  • 115 Tinman // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Another heap of sh!t…

  • 116 IITianToon // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM


  • 117 Uncertain Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Did Kinnear not say he spoke to Bents agents, so not Villa. Sounds like he’s lining things up in case Gomis deal goes south. Whats the Bobby with the Gomis deal anyway? Who would be open to a Debs swap for Sinclair and move Santon over to RB, Haidara&Dummett at LB. Looks a bit weak at both FB positions if that happened.
    Suppose he won’t leave his pal Cabs at the end of the day.

  • 118 Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    I’m *

  • 119 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Mister Tuff

    He is clearly a damaged and unhinged individual who wanted to stroke his fragile ego and attack those he deemed a “threat” in exposing his deranged state of mind.

    I pity him, but given how much abuse he has given me in the near 18 months I remember him being on the blog, I cannot say I feel sorry for him.

  • 120 toon kk // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    I’m sure Jfk will deliver eventually, MA will be the one holding up the deals, he’ll be haggling over every penny.

  • 121 John Tudor // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

  • 122 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Tudor – you had better behave yourself as Ed is lurking about.

  • 123 John Tudor // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    ed knows i am behaving, i have many emails to prove it

  • 124 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Sorry I was being sarcastic, I don’t think they’ve got super rich backing , I’m not sure what that side of it is,I just remember a very public falling out between KK and Mashley because Mikey wouldn’t buy Modric, not his best decision and we’d never find ourselves in the position of Spurs regarding the Bale sale as we would never fork out big money for young talent.

  • 125 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Test again Ed its vanished!!!

  • 126 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    New Newcastle DVD Package Chaps

    Only £19.99

  • 127 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I’d like to say I have never reported anybody to Ed in my time on here, although I’ve got nothing against those who got plan a etc banned, I hope we don’t end up with a situation though, where if you don’t like the cut of somebodies jib you can press a button and have them moderated.

  • 128 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    It can’t be more than fifteen minutes long !

  • 129 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    @Jail for Ashley, which one? The offer is for two DVDs.

  • 130 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Wonder how many rounds of Fifa JFK and Remy have played today.

  • 131 kevymartins // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    @Neoffers I herd there is a special offer called torrent, You can get the newcastle united dvd pack for free.

  • 132 Novocastrian66 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Season ticket arrived today. Lovely posh wallet with it. Really classy.

  • 133 lukes26 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    So, with the assumed signings of Remy and Gomis, I see Newcastle finishing around 7th. Although, I could see us going much higher.

    My best guess for top ten next season:

    10. Norwich – This is probably just hopefully thinking, becuase I like Hughton so much. Van Wolfwinkle seems like the real deal. snodgrass & pilkington are more than decent. if the defense can be solid, finishing 10th is not hard to think possible since the bottom half of the table is very poor.

    9.Swansea – Michu has a genuine striking partner in Bony. Some question marks in defense. however, swansea are a young team with little turnover from last season.

    8. Everton – Falter without Moyes. Jelavic mirrored Cisse. Great in the winter/spring of ’12 and horrible dip in form last season. they still have Baines/Fellaini (for now) ..but where are the goals going to come from.

    7. Newcastle- With more Striking options, the question is whether the CM position is strong enough to push for Europa league spot (i dont think it is)

    6. Liverpool – Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Liverpool will just get drunk and sleep with the socially awkward cousin with the medically unnamed glandular issue.

    5. Tottenham- this is largely contingent upon Bale staying. Otherwise, Tottenham might finish beneath Newcastle… because AVB is overrated, Bale certainly isnt.

    4. Arsenal. – As yet, Walcott and Giroud are their only real strikers & thats not good enough.

    3. Chelsea – Could actually be league champions if they sign another CF, which they should in the next few days.

    2. Man U – Season depends upon RVP staying healthy. Otherwise, I could see them falling to 4-5.

    1. Manchester City. – As of right now, the most complete team in the league.

  • 134 Uncertain Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Tyne Tees reporting Remy will be done deal post interview, unveiling in next 24 hrs. Have to say my mood is now somewhat upbeat.
    Ed appears to be shaking the block up as well, good drills Ed.
    Here Here!

  • 135 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    @kevymartins, we can do nothing for Torrent, but we do have tons of offers in Newcastle everything from a Man Vs Food Challenge to personalised IPhone covers and much more, check it out if your looking for something to do whilst waiting for the Remy announcement.

  • 136 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Completely agree mate the trolls would have a field day!
    Btw you made a post earlier there was nout offensive in it but I was a bit bored so……….
    Your banned 😉

  • 137 kevymartins // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    @Neoffers I’ll have a look mate.

  • 138 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    The one with last seasons goals on it.

  • 139 kevymartins // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    @Jail it’s not last seasons? It’s just 1000 newcastle goals.

  • 140 Novocastrian66 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Got a gold badge too! Not sure what that’s meant to be like.

  • 141 Pushy Pardew // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Not true I have only posted under my own name.

  • 142 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    I’ll buy it in Tynemouth market next year for a quid

  • 143 skipwallsend1977 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    IMHO, I would pull the plug on this Gomis deal. They’re taking the pi$$ out of us (pot/kettle I know…) but its getting ridiculous now. No other club are gonna come in and whop £9m+ on the table. Concentrate on getting Ince and Sinclair to the club or even James McCarthy then look at getting Gomis in January for about £3m.
    Any takers?

  • 144 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    I think we’re in a position now to wait until January for this Gomis would like to see a winger come in though.

  • 145 Markaccus // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Skip and jfa

    Agreed. Pull the plug now. It might even scare the shnit out of them and we might even still get him by september for maybe 5 mil. The remy loan (if finalised) has strengthened our hand

  • 146 josh // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Im sure that article about 4-4-2 was just ironic if anyone has missed that. Look at the way it’s written.

  • 147 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Yes if we get Remy halt the Gomis deal.
    January will do nicely, a boost for the squad.

  • 148 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I still think we need a more physical presence up front -Gomis or similar. Just a bit more muscle -I hesitate to use the term battering ram but I would see Cisse/Remy feeding off the scraps/lay offs /knock ons by Gomis. just somebody who can “mix it” with the defenders.

  • 149 bills-son // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I wouldn’t wait until Jan for Gomis.

    We need a hold up channel running forward to give us an option to Cisse and Remy. Got to say I would be tempted to sell Cisse because if he aint scoring he contributes very little to the team. Remy is far better than Cisse in playing up front on his own, as is Gomis, and imo a Gomis/Remy combo would work better than a Cisse combo.

    If we could get Adweweild and a DM cover for Tiote + Remy and Gomis and keep all but Cisse I’d be more than happy with that.

  • 150 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Remy signing would be amazing, the boy is a super footballer, would fit him in a front three. 4231.


    Would slowly ease Ben10 back in (currently fat). Give Marv and Anita a run in the side, they are proper technical footballers who should be given a chance, god knows who Parknob puts in though, only he could f#ck our current squad up, would sooner have JFK in charge.

    I will give Pardew two games grace, if its the same old sh#t he should be shown the door. Get Poyet in, that should make the derby touchline amateur dramatics competition interesting.

  • 151 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Tuff…I would say Gomis is a physical player 🙂

  • 152 Uncertain Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    I have to agree, sack the Gomis deal off(if Remy signs) and see what Lyon do about that little manoeuvre. They can be told to shove the add ons and other pish where the sun don’t. If no other club goes in for him try a little sneaky one at the 11th hour, just for sh*ts and giggles and see how they like them apples!
    I do wonder whether it was always part of the plan and Remy was no1 target all the time. I say that because i don’t how he would like being permanently out on wing. Which could then mean we are working on a proper winger.
    I could be clutching fellas!

  • 153 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    bills – don’t agree, Cisse is dynamite and works his socks off, he is completely isolated at times and hasn’t even got options if he does get the ball down, the lads goals form f#ck all still kept us up last year.

    Pardew ruined the lads confidence first half of the season by sticking him left midfield and making him cover full back, the first time in his life he has played their.

    He has been badly done to, hopefully this year we will be a touch more positive and try and play the ball up the pitch rather than hoofing it.

    I love Papiss Cisse.

  • 154 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Howay lads its obvious the article is a micky take.

    In regards to bent, what villa representative said this? Remind me what he was quoted saying in the article? Cause I read it earlier and couldn’t find one… just saying.

    Jail in regards to your message earlier, I honestly can’t remember what it was regarding mate lol, ill have a think, must be something to do with remy.

  • 155 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Can anyone remind me who ian toon was?

  • 156 Toon1978 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Mark Douglas ?@MsiDouglas 3m
    Player has undergone lengthy medical but loan deal (as good as) tied up. Option to buy in June ’14. #NUFC

  • 157 skipwallsend1977 // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    By the way, does anyone know what Ed means by ‘Stephen Fry Proof’ at the bottom of the page? Fry’s a ledge!
    ….Or am I just missing something?

  • 158 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    jesper @151 – Well from what I’ve seen of Gomis -I(just on video) would say he is physical as well or has a physical aspect to his play. I did not wish to overstate his apparent strength in case it invited “we’ll be playing hoofball” comments. Currently our physical presence up front is very weak.

  • 159 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    It seems to have took forever but it appears we have got a great deal for Remy, if he’s great we can sign him, if he’s shite we can give him back.

    If Carlsberg did loan deals…………………………

  • 160 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Mister Tuff – Brendan Rogers doesn’t need physical presence to score lots of goals, six in fact at one particular ground (without Suarez), pace and movement is the key, Physical Presence indeed will make our manager rely on PlanB always to early in games. We need to get out if this target man mindset.

  • 161 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:01 PM


    They would be bland and cheap?

  • 162 Premiership Manager // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Cash + Richards and I’d be happy. Debuchy may be a good player but defensively he is weak and I’d much rather see Santon, Mbwia or Hadara in the team if we can sell Debuchy and make a small profit.

    The people who are quoting £12M are deluded, he’s not as good as we’d hoped and if we sell him and can make a small profit it’s a win, win situation as that will bring Dummet into the squad on a much lower wage and will help with his development.

    With the Remy deal almost a cert the squad is almost there with quality players in all positions.

    Those slating Jonas and Taylor need to get lives, they give their all for the club and are still good players who add depth to the squad. Jonas may be past his best but is good back up. Taylor is as good a defender as many teams have and if the midfield did their job and protected the defence by retaining possession our defence would actually look quite good.

    As for HBA being the clubs saviour and key player, some people are very delusional as he is one of the main problems in that he is ball greedy, gives away possession cheaply and can’t pick out simple passes when they are a better option. That is why he can’t get in the French national team and why he is often left on the bench. he won’t change and that’s why we haven’t had any bids for him as he is a luxury the majority of sensible teams can’t afford.

    Cisse and Remy up front with Marvaux and Goufran on the wings with Sissoko and Cabaye in midfield will likely be our staring line. For me that’s a very versatile line with plenty of creativity and attacking options, however Marvaux and Goufran offer the ability to track back and play deep when required unlike HBA.

    As long as we get Remy over the line everything is looking good as long as Pardue and JFK can manage to get their tactics right.

  • 163 JG83 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM


    Loved the ‘would ease Ben arfa back in (currently fat)’ comment..

    Summed it up like its a injury, ha ha.

  • 164 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Good evening, can you point out what I was wrong about so I can learn from my mistake !

  • 165 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Soldado 26millin pounds, Remy 2 million pounds, I hate our protracted negotiations but over the last three years the value for money cannot be disputed. Gomis is expensive back up to Cisse, that’s for sure. F#ck him off and go and get Ince and Macarthy.

    Would certainly do a swap deal with Cabaye and Ashley Young if that was on the table if we went out and got Macarthy and Ince with the cash that came with Young 🙂

  • 166 Transfer Sage // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Rubbish story.

    Zabaleta is 10 times the player

  • 167 Magpies-till-d3ath // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Debuchy Coloccini M’Biwa Santon
    Cabaye Sissoko
    Remy Benny Gouffran

    Imagine that against City! That’s almost a full international side! Gouffran is the only one who isn’t but, he has a good season this year and I’m pretty sure he will be. All of a sudden, things are looking up again! 😀

  • 168 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Can Remy play on the wing with HBA in a 4-4-2 or would that be wasting him.

  • 169 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    It was me that said 12M , I just don’t think we’d sell him for less so soon after getting him.

  • 170 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Jail – do you just come on here for a confrontation, its been a while since you posted anything even regarding an interesting comment on the actual team you allegedly follow?

    Any ideas of how we are going to go this year? or to busy having pointless arguments with random unknown people. bizarre.

  • 171 Yohan Kebab // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    remy is definitely not a winger he is a forward

  • 172 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Damaged his fat-at-arsel has poor benny.

  • 173 valle // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    JFA… Ahh ok mate. I hope this dosnt come accross as racist, because it dosnt take much to get that label these days, but I think spurs have a huge Jewish financial support in the background helping levy and his sports group when finaces are needed. Its not man city or chelsea rich, but I dont think they will ever do a leeds neither, since to many people could step in and fix whatever financial problem was there… Im not 100% though, its just the picture I have of them after hearing bits here and there.

  • 174 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM


    I responded ^^ up there mate.

  • 175 luke.r // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    If City want to swap Richards for Debuchy then that would be great. However i suspect ths story isn’t true.

    Great news about remy, it took a while but then again his deal always was going to with the rape allegations.

    Just get the other striker in and Sinclair or failing that, Ince and i will be very happy with our squad!

    And anyone who says get Poyet in needs a slap!

  • 176 Sazzer // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Everton have Mirallas, Kone and Deulofeu set to provide the goals.

    Tottenham with Soldado, Chadli and Paulinho is still a solid team with or without Bale.

    It’s going to be hard to predict these season since most teams have improved their teams.

  • 177 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Evening all
    Those who need to get lives over the slating of Jonas are entitled to there opinion. When you pay good money to go and watch your team and travel 318 mile on a round trip, I think that gives you as much right to voice your concerns over players being picked above others on favouritism rather than merit.

  • 178 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Surely, no team in its right mind would let BOTH it’s established full backs go in the same window?

    Also, why, during a World Cup year, would Debuchie move and be 3rd choice selection?

  • 179 Indian Magpie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM


    Mate how is weather for the 4th test? I hear its pouring down.

  • 180 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Tuff…you won’t get that remark from me mate 😉

    …but I agree!

    Skip…I would think Stephen Fry is an actor?

  • 181 bills-son // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:16 PM


    From what I understand Remy played as a winger early in his career – as Tierry Henry did – but I wouldn’t think he’d be keen on that position now.

    Plyers with real pace like Remy and Henry (and me in my prime :-)) like to get the ball out wide in space so they can get a run on the defender. That’ is totally different to playing as a winger so my answer to your question is – no.

  • 182 toon kk // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Hope Remy loan deal goes through soon. I just hope he’s playing football for us not eating porridge after his court case.

  • 183 bills-son // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:20 PM


    You must be reading different Jail posts to me.

    I disagree with him 80% of the time but never find he is argumentative, tongue in cheek and sarcastic humour aye, but not the sh1t stirrer you seem to be claiming.

  • 184 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    luke – would have Poyet in over Pardew even if he is a complete tit, had got his team of championship chumps playing some good stuff.

    I am prepared to Give Pards two games though before I go into overdrive with my criticism. The Liverpool home game is still hurting.

    Slap away.

  • 185 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Jazzy p

    Evening, I dont think you can label it as favouritism until you know exactly what goes on in training, and as you, nor I, nor anyone on this blog can say with 100% certainty what happens then all you can call it is guess work.

  • 186 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Where would you play Remy then Bills?
    I was asking this earlier, because I don’t see him as a winger in a 4-4-2 either.
    And….I think we are pretty much in a minority in thinking a central defender with a bit of nous is still missing from the jig-saw.
    Would you take one over Gomis and/or Bent.

    Dok…sorry I missed you earlier. I had to head out into the floods to drive me grumpy fatha home after the test match got washed out.

  • 187 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:24 PM


    Surely 3 games? Away at man city will be tough for any team.

  • 188 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Bills – what I’ve read over the last few days, he and Ruddy seem in constant conflict with one person or another, its all a bit predictable. Anyway if I have got it wrong fair enough, don’t want to be next on their hitlist.

  • 189 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Sean – if he picks both Jonas and Tiote at Man City, that will turn into one game not two, thought I was being generous.

  • 190 luke.r // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    check the toastie

    I understand obviously, those home games last season were so bad.

    But the man got fired and then lied about it. He did alright with Brighton but in the end he is just another mate of Dennise Wise and Mike Ashley and it wont bring in the change that everyone wants.

    And i dont think your 2 games is very kind lol. He should have 10 at least, that would be fair.

  • 191 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    check – it will be very interesting to see what tactics are employed by Percy. Now, if we finally secure Remy -how will Percy play them – or if -as I anticipate Gomis comes -how will Percy play them -altogether- or rotate them. We know Remy can break through a defence -but not reliant on power -skill and speed perhaps. The variables on offer to Percy should be a lot better than last season – can Percy change/adopt his tactics to suit. Loads of possible variables this season – quite looking forward to see what develops.

  • 192 Indian Magpie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Are Remy’s wages at NUFC higher than cabaye’s Ben Arfa’s and Coloccini?

  • 193 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    BandB we played 4231 most of last year, so I imagine Remy will play wide of the top three, just hope we don’t see him too deep all the time.

  • 194 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Anybody who thinks Remy should be played as a winger must have blanked out the second half of the season.

  • 195 Pushy Pardew // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Mr Tuff
    Why do you believe Ruddy’s nonsense. Are you really that gullible?

  • 196 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM


    I think jonas and tiote will play the same position this season so I csnt see that happening without injuries.

  • 197 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    We signed remy in the rain, signed remy in the rain, what a wonderful feeling im happy again.

  • 198 Uncertain Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM


    Yeah i’m not certain about that!

    If these signings come off, with a winger, i’ll be having a sneaky sky diver on top 4 at beginning of October, having perused other team fixtures!
    Great cricketer that young joe Root character.

  • 199 luke.r // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Check and Sean,

    too be fair we dont want to attack too much in the city game. We need Tiote in that game to stop city from doing whatever they want. We need that strength there for that game

  • 200 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    fair point mate,But as I or your good selves are entitled to our opinion is should be respected and valued by others.

  • 201 Jamesthefirst // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    According to French media and QPR, Remy is signing on a loan until June 2014 with an option to buy. BUT:

    He has a £9.5 million release clause in the contract so ANYONE can buy him in Jan if they want.

  • 202 toon kk // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Pardew plays Remy on the wing most of the time with cisse up front on his own its his favourite role.

  • 203 usmagpie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Honestly, Mike give me the job that you gave that idiot Joe Kinnear. Here’s the deal on this one, if they want him we have cover, let him sign for them at least get our money back plus a player coming the other way. Why is it that fans have a better insight than Joe Kinnear, yes Matts a good player but we have cover but getting another player that we need and getting the cash back or maybe slightly more would be good business.

  • 204 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    See post 168, and as for you and interesting comment, play the game pal….

  • 205 Rooster // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    bills, Mcarthy from Wigan would be ideal, dosnt give the ball away in daft areas like tiote does, reads the game at the back brilliantly as well, I would have a real go for him if I were in the hotseat at SJP.

  • 206 yo-yo // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:33 PM


    Last season Benny was overweight and not fully match fiot and I’m sure lack of conditioning increases the chances of injury – even if indirectly.
    Are you saying he is still overweight and out of condition ?
    – because if he is he needs a fining a couple of weeks wages – especially if we have a proper fitness coach. It is a professional game

  • 207 Mister Tuff // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    jesper -Stephen Fry proof:-
    “Basically it means your site can handle large amounts of traffic.
    The phrase is a reference to a tweet sent out by Stephen Fry that caused a site to experience a lot of traffic. The site was using WP Super Cache and did not fail. So it is said that a site using the WP Super Cache plugin is “Stephen Fry Proof.”

    Jesper he is indeed an actor/television host.

  • 208 DokToon // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    no worries BandB…. though i wouldnt know about rain… it evaporates before it hits the ground here in tex-ass…. 🙂

  • 209 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM


    Why can’t we play 4-1-3-2?
    My sons use this on Championship Footballer, and it seems to give plenty of width, as well as perhaps allowing us to utilise most of our players in the closest to their proper positions.
    They say it’s a bit of a cheat, because the A One can’t work it out.
    I don’t know much about tactics. But I’m really interested in the best formation, because the best formation might also lead to the strongest bench.

  • 210 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    I cant see where Gomis could fit into a front three with Remy and Cisse but I’d be more than happy to see him brought in if he was happy to only be used for certain games in a rotation with the two main men.

  • 211 Indian Magpie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    James the First

    What is the 2 million fee for, that NUFC are paying?

  • 212 DokToon // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    thank smr tuff, i always wondered if there was a particulary angry blogger named stephen fry, who ed finally banned for life 🙂

    dumb mackem, lol

  • 213 bills-son // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:39 PM


    I”d agree on that one.

    Problem is the fee Wigan would want, Whelan would add 30% plus vat if he sold to Ashley.

  • 214 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    J4A…personally I would never play either Benny nor Remy on the wing in a plain 4-4-2, but that is just opinion!

    …for me Remy can work wide in a 4-3-3 maybe in a 4-2-3-1 if used as an inside forward.

    Benny can play wide in both those formation, but I think he can be to more use as a #10 if our tactics are scratch and new ones are applied!

  • 215 Rotonda heights // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    luke .r

    Why dismiss Poyet so quickly? Even with new players is Pardew really going to change his god awful negative hoof ball, play for a point tactics and drop his favourites and play people in their correct positions?

    Possibly, as I’m sure Ashley was fuming at finishing 16th and losing a lot of prize money. But in defense of Poyet, his brief CV is quite impressive and his style of play great to watch. Pardew’s isn’t on both counts.

    Of course any one of Blanc, Garcia and Girard when available would have been great.

  • 216 lukes26 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM


    Is Pardew being a ‘tit’ a such a bad thing?

    I know this is unpopular thing for a man to state publicly. however, I, for one, love tits.

  • 217 DokToon // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    i think well play a simple, yet modern 9-0-2, nine back and lob in in the air to let remy and cisse run under it… wait, cisse was offsides, again…

  • 218 skipwallsend1977 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Mr tuff and jesp thanks, I know who he is, loved the bloke for 20 years hence the ledge part. Cheers for explaining the Stephen fry proof thing, I like it

  • 219 Rotonda heights // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    jail @209

    Spot on.

  • 220 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Bandb…I asked a while ago if it was “possible” to play just the one holding player, Lilongwe and Expat have discussed it recently, but it doesn’t seem to generate much interest on here.
    I’d like to see it tried, but think the choice of who plays in that roll is crucial.

  • 221 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Dok Toon..

    HAHAHHHHHAHHAH !!!!! Dying here

  • 222 L.ARAVIND // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:44 PM


  • 223 luke.r // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Rotonda heights

    Well you have no idea what sort of football hes going to be playing at all. I’m optimistic this season that our players will hit form again. As far the the tactics go, our players last year just wern’t good enough to play football and so they had to resort to booting it up the field.

    Like i said, hes done ok, but i’m really not sure about him and would rather have a bit more faith in pards instead of getting another one of Ashleys mates in who had problems at his last club

  • 224 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    yoyo – there was a St Mirren match report by the lad who runs the Mag, said he was way overweight and disinterested, he needs to prove himself again for me before he gets in the team in front of Marveuax. Marv should start for me, defo at home to West Ham.

    Maybe away to Man City would think about being a bit more solid, would even think about pushing Santon up the pitch and playing team below.


    Tiote as much as I loved him 18 month ago has lost his way, gives the ball away all the time when put under pressure and Pelligrini will have Man City pressing the ball right up the pitch, we need technical players not lads who will panic and give them the ball straight back.

  • 225 toon kk // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Tiote needs to sort out his dirty play out all those bookings arnt good enough. Didn’t Pards make Cisse watch replays of himself going offside so much to show him his mistakes?

  • 226 Indian Magpie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    L arvind

    its Number 14

  • 227 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    If Gomis was to be brought in I think we’d have the best front line outside the top six but although I’m all for Mashley splashing the cash if there was a budget I would like to see a goal scoring left winger in and wait till January for Gomis.

  • 228 skipwallsend1977 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Twattishere reckons he’s passed his medical and he’ll be announced before 9.
    just relaying what I read a few mins ago

  • 229 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM


    How many holding players do you have in a 4-4-2? (four, in Newcastle’s version, obviously)
    It depends on whether we want to put a destroyer there, just to shield the sometimes headless defence, or stick a distributor in there?

  • 230 Jamesthefirst // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Remy has passed his medical.

    Unveiled tomorrow

  • 231 skipwallsend1977 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Twattisphere I meant

  • 232 Spuggy // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    With remy in and the possibility of gomis, it’s time to go to a more traditional 433 formation. We have quality strikers which need to spend more time in the final third.

    4231 seems to be in vogue though which could still work for us.

    I think the biggest question mark remains over who plays in the 10 role – sissoko, cabaye, HBA, remy, marv – the options are there. My preference would be Cabaye.

    The beauty of having striker options is you can bring one or two on in the second half and run the opposition team ragged a la man c.

  • 233 Mattoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Where’s the Loic Remy picture sighting blog disappeared on the website!?

  • 234 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Tuff..haha 😀

    …is that really a phrase! First time I have heard that one! Would have been nice if Stephen himself had coined that one 😉

  • 235 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    unveiled tom??? why only tom? Surely today!

  • 236 Spuggy // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    It will be such a relief to be able to rest Cisse if he’s not on song and put someone of the same quality up top. Options!!

  • 237 L.ARAVIND // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    @223 you haven’t mentioned benny,,sad to see him miss very first game.this season i reckon he is going to be a bale or atleast mata.

  • 238 bills-son // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:50 PM


    We won’t be paying £8M to sit Gomis on the bench so imo if he signs he is a nailed on starter.

    That means either a) Cisse will be sold b) Cisse and Remy will fight it out for the second striker position c) Pardew will play all three.

    I’d say a) is a 30% chance, b) 60% and c) 10%.

  • 239 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Band B,
    Good to get back to talking to football amazing what almost getting a signing can do for the place, a winger and what’s your thoughts on Jak Alnwick as third choice.

  • 240 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Luke I was calling Poyet a tit.

  • 241 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Bandb….it’s a distributed for me. With all the rule changes turning footy into a non contact sport, a destroyer type player is becoming extinct (IMO).
    That makes it a straight choice between Anita, sissoko and Guttierez. I am also a fan of Bigi….but might be a bit early for him yet.

  • 242 yo-yo // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Poyet would be another poison chalice – too much baggage , sounds a nasty bit of work and really not such a stellar record in his 4 seasons at Brighton he had two top end finishe (one promotion) and two mid table. And no Premiership experience. Let’s just watch PDC at Slumberland for a season – he seems out the same mould as Gus… Now if it was Guus that’d be dofferent

  • 243 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Happier with option d, which is all three fighting it out depending on the opposition and form.

  • 244 aussiemag1987 // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I was gonna ask the same thing mattoon

  • 245 L.ARAVIND // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    all of a sudden our team looks so strong and players and having very high competition…i guess that we are assured of a domestic cup and top 6 finish is assured provided we dont run out of luck.

  • 246 CullysFinest // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    with remy in i fail to see gomis joining, which i am sorry to see because he has his heart set on this move but cisse and remy are strikers who will score anywhere between 10 and 20 goals a season each,as is gomis, here is the problem, 3 strikers that will score 10-20 goals a season will all want a centre forward role or they won’t be happy at the club simple as that, and cisse will definitely be a starting striker, personally i can definitely see another striker being added, and i can see that being darren bent, great cover for an inevitably injured loic remy

  • 247 Rotonda heights // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Premiership manager

    No way should Saylor and Jonas be starters over M’Biwa and Anita / Marveaux. Saylor was a terrible liability in the run in of last season and had a succession of costly errors and a lot of dodgy things not spotted. No speed or footballing ability.

    Jonas is a trier but if you played for NUFC wouldn’t you give 100% every time? Can’t mask a lack of any assists or enough goals.

    I’ve got a very nice life thanks.

  • 248 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    If we get Remy, I say its worth the risk leaving Gomis till January. I for one am tired of Lyon taking the p!ss. Two can play at that game… their greed will just end up costing them.

    We could use the funds to bring in a Winger like Sinclair.

    Remy and Sinclair this window. Gomis January.

  • 249 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Also with Fulham in the market for a striker, Ruiz is likely pushed further down the pecking order. Perhaps we should inquire about him?

    Cisse, Goofy, Remy, Ruiz, Campbell, Shola

  • 250 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Bills…wouldn’t it be nice if for once we didn’t know who our forward would be?

    …the person in form played! That is what Laudrup is trying to build at Swansea; a team where the starting 11 is not picked in advanced.

    I would love for that to happen a Newcastle; hence the reason why I want the fringe players updated.

  • 251 Rooster // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    It was a bit special, the flick up was nearly as good as the goal!

  • 252 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Ruiz can play behind the main striker / as an attackng midfielder. Could be very handy linking up the play between midfield and attack as well as provide cover.

  • 253 Rotonda heights // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Keep forgetting we have Bigi n Goofy too.

  • 254 yo-yo // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:58 PM


    That is a very depressing post – we get Gomis and sell Cisse ? Hardly a team stremngthening strategy.

    Gomis, Cisse and Remy could be a really difficult front line to play as they all have different strengths – Gomis hold up man, Remy speedy winger and Cisse poacher – and that doesn’t even allow for HBA /Marv and Cabs in the mid 3
    As you really have no idea whether AP will play 4-3-3 – though he has stated he does want to then your guesstimates of 4-4-2 at 60% and 4-3-3 at 10% are just a tiny bit wayward

  • 255 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Can someone explain why we let Leon best go before offloading Shola?

    Decent finish.

  • 256 ToonAndy // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Bills-son – Cisse and Remy fight it out? … In my opinion Gomis would be 3rd choice behind Cisse and Remy

  • 257 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    I would be more than happy to see Sinclair brought in and Gomis left till Janary, it would be horrible bad luck to lose Remy, Cisse or Gouffran for any length of time before January.

  • 258 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Simply because Best was worth 3M and they couldn’t give Shola away while under contract.

  • 259 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Jazzy p

    Sorry for late reply, was in the shower.

    I always do mate, I wasnt having a go just saying its all speculative until proven, and im not defending him either as I think regardless of training ability if it aint doing it on the pitch something needs to change. Just offering another line of thought.

  • 260 L.ARAVIND // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    a thief tried to break into remy’s car but he confronted the man when he was trying to break the window, the man ran but Remy caught up to him (pace abuse) and turned him in to the authorities..we are going to see most of the defenders panting to catch up remy….

  • 261 luke.r // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Rotonda heights

    Dont no why you think Anita should just walk into the team, he did nothing when he played last season ans M’biwa wasnt a good centre back when he played. I’m sure theyll improve this season but they dont deserve to get in the team straight away.

    Jonas is god awful and shouldn’t play and i used to love him it brakes my heart to say it!

  • 262 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:02 PM


    If we did show interest then spend half a year tracking and eventually sign Ruiz.

  • 263 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:02 PM


    Are you suggesting a Pirlo-type player?
    So, excuse me, but what do the rest of the midfielders do?
    Is it like creating a defensive circle around a quarter-back. Are they runners? Does the middle one of the three play in the hole?


    Honestly, I’ve paid the biggest price to stick by my principles. Right now all of me is geared up to a 15 year-old ritual that was like a Christmas every fortnight.
    And it won’t happen.
    Jak Alnwick is a decent number three. I’d like a better number two, but I accept Harper’s loyalty and patience will be hard to replicate.
    And are we talking about proper wingers, or wide midfielders?

  • 264 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:03 PM


    Horrible bad luck or the judicial system.

  • 265 Rooster // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    By supermac was sum kidda!

    Are you watchin Remy/Gomis!?!?

  • 266 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:03 PM


    Aye, I guess that makes sense. Getting rid of Best before Shola reminded me of when we got rid of Lua Lua before Shola…

  • 267 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:05 PM


    Imo That would be the best course of action to take. Time is on our side with this Gomis deal, more so if we do tie up the Remy loan deal.

    Gomis’s value is only going to drop come next Jan, so a couple hundred thousand/mill whatever Lyon are trying to squeeze out of us is only gonna end up costing them a minimum of 50% of gomis’s value.

  • 268 ToonAndy // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Why the hell aren’t we going in for Wijnaldum?? He can play left wing/right wing/attacking midfield/in the hole/ as a striker… Aston villa are keen on him… Scoring machine for PSV and only 22!!

  • 269 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    We got £3.5M for Best; that should be reason enough don’t you think?

    …he is a championship player and we needed someone better – why they didn’t buy one back then I don’t know, but it seem for some reason Mike wanted Pardew sell before he could buy.

    …hence the reason we only brought in Anita when we needed a CB and a forward!

  • 270 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Toon andy

    We might be, ask kinnear n he will tell you exactly who he spoke to and how much he’s willing to pay for him.

  • 271 Rooster // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Get French Football@GFN_France Retweeted by Eurosport Transfers

    Confirmed: Loic Remy has passed medical at Newcastle. Now just waiting on the official word. Player must still sign dotted line. #NUFC #QPR

  • 272 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Just pointing out, this might be the best time to try and tempt Alderweireld to come here. His contract is up next summer so his price tag is below 10mill, I remember reading somewhere is was around 6mill?

    Everton seem to be in the lead at the moment in terms of english clubs. Without Moyes and their lack of money, we might be able to snatch him from them as Colo’s replacement…

    Then again… JFK is our DoF… so…

  • 273 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    If Remy signs, can we have a Trolliday tomorrow?
    That would be very welcome.

  • 274 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    If it is so regarding the deal for Remy-A loan deal for the season with an option to buy in jun 14……..But he still has the 9.5 mill buy out clause inserted into the contract. Then why the hell are we paying Qpr 2mill for his services if he could only be with us for half a season.

  • 275 paul24 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Couldnt care less, as long as we pull there pants down over the price, City seem to have been over paying for everyone they are after.

  • 276 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM


    Thats not the point I was trying to make,

    Even if we got 3.5mill for him… logically shola should have been the one sold/laid off/paid another club to take him off our hands.

    Best was decent cover and always had a good touch on him.

  • 277 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    If we have remy I don’t mind if we ditch gomis. Til deaths line up of remy arfa gouffy behind cisse works for me. Ditch gomis get Ince/sinclair and wijnaldum/menez. Mcarthy and another cb perhaps (luxury).

  • 278 Rooster // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I saw Shola loose the ball more in one game than Leon Best did in all the time he played for us, he was a very good kid in my opinion.

  • 279 Ibizatoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    BandB…Isn’t it Trolliday on here every day? Maybe I’m misunderstanding the term Trolliday….

    P.S. I’m sorry to hear that you wont be attending games this year, must be difficult. I really do hope they sort their acts out and get things back on track, the Geordies are some of the most devout fans I’ve even seen and this sort of story is such a shame to hear.

  • 280 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Joke -innear
    I agree mate, Alderweireld would be a cracking piece of the jigsaw for our defence, And at 6 mill is a bargain.
    Especially as Cardiff were showing interest at 2 mill.That would only be an outlay of 4mill-CHEAP AS CHIPS.

  • 281 scout // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    If Kinnear has pulled off the Remy deal, he’s done a good job. One thing the posters seem to be holding back saying.
    Come on lads, give Kinnear some credit.

  • 282 cyprus // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Just proof, this, that Debuchy is much better than some fans think.

    My back four would be Debs, Mbiwa, Colo, Haidara, with Santon also in, further up front. If those 4 get a chance to work together, they’ll do fine.

    Sorry, Taylor on the bench…

  • 283 Cool Hand Luke // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    There is probably a first refusal clause, so that once we know about the rape case we can decide to buy him in Jan. Seems logical to me.

  • 284 stockport_toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Have it on good authority that pardew asked Tom Ince in the tunnel the other night when he was gonna play for Newcastle!

  • 285 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Don’t see why we need Mcarthy. Not unless we lose one of our midfielders (besides Gosling)

    Ideally this window Remy, Sinclair, Colo Replacement (he ain’t gonna be at Newcastle much longer, 2 more seasons tops imo)

    However I’d be happy with atleast 1 player right now…

    Then in Jan, get Gomis at a cheaper price.

  • 286 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    BandB….ooh where to start. First off, Pirlo is a one off and I’m not clever enough to analyse what makes him so good.
    What I don’t fully understand is why we need 2 holding players! When using attacking full backs, and if both are caught up field, the opposition can only counterattack from one direction only, so our DM has to defend that position. Oversimplified, I know.
    When we have the ball in defence, the DM is there to take the ball of them and distribute from there….
    The other two, in a midfield 3, they have to be serious workhorses, skilled, but workhorses.
    Well that’s two peneth…if any of that came across as patronising I apologise, it is only my opinion ion on how I’d like to see my team play.

  • 287 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM


    I’ll give him some credit… There haven’t been any reports of him getting Loic Remy’s name wrong. So Well Done.

  • 288 Ibizatoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Joke-innear…I get what you’re saying with regards to the order in which we sell, but it’s not always that simple. Some one has to want to buy the player first and bless him and all, but I don’t think Shola has ever really featured on too many teams top striker list….and most clubs don’t talk about b lists, just our special club 😉

  • 289 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Joke…the point I was making was we got £3.5M for Best and we probably would’t get a dime for Shola!

    …hence the reason Best was sold (neither of them were good enought to stay in my opinion); and it seemed we needed to sell players in order to buy.

    We sold Fraser and Best and brought in Anita. That was my point.

  • 290 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:23 PM


    I might put them on a zero hours contract, and performance-related pay. There’ll be deals on soon, and I guess I can play the free-market game too.
    There was a Trolliday on Twitter yesterday, which was a kind of boycott until Twitter get their arses in gear and stop people threatening to rape, bomb, and otherwise be a bit beastly to, people who disagree with them.

  • 291 cyprus // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Also, this season, Cabaye has been no Mata or Nasri. Show me just one game where he dominated and I’ll accept the fatigue/depression thing. He must prove himself this year just as much as Jonas, Tiote, Taylor and several others…

  • 292 Novocastrian66 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Take a look at this; Brian Clough laying into John Motson. What Clough was saying is still true today.

  • 293 Sazzer // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Will Hughes or Ryad Boudebouz would be the perfect replacement for Dan Gosling.

    James McCarthy or Milan Badelj if Cabaye leaves.

  • 294 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Cyprus….by all accounts non of them have been fit enough to dominate any game!

  • 295 kevymartins // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I feel an announcement coming our way soon 😀

  • 296 cyprus // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    true that. How can a PL team last one half?? It’s mind boggling. We had a good first half you knew what was coming in the second. And vice versa. Crazy.

  • 297 Uncertain Toon // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Jazzy P,

    Exactly mate, surely we have secured his services for the whole season.
    Is the 9.5 mill the clause if QPR went down? Don’t understand why it’s more than what they paid.

  • 298 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    I watched the derby game yesterday and hughes for a young lad was immense. But I just cant see us paying £10 mill out for a young lad can you.We revert back to the English being to expensive scenario again !!

  • 299 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Forgot about alderwiereld as a back up pair with saylor would work and groom for coloccini departure and sell willo.

    Forget europa if we get all these in and they all link up well even strolla could bag a few with those players around him playing well. A push for champs league? Although Pardew will maintain target is mid table (expectation management)

  • 300 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    We should offer Gosling plus cash to Wigan in exchange for McCarthy

  • 301 kevymartins // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    It’s done:D

  • 302 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM


    Thanks man. I’d actually rather people did debate this stuff, and there is nothing patronizing about offering guidance when it is asked for. It seems we have two natural wing-backs, in intent, if not delivery, YET.
    I kind of see the Jonas argument. But he seems mainly to be there because Pards can’t trust his defence.
    But in a fluid system, he’s neither fish nor fowl.
    Though he still gets fouled……..

  • 303 colwell // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM


  • 304 Ibizatoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    BandB….Sounds like a plan!

    Oh right, Trolliday, learn something new everyday. I like the sound of it, but i’m thinking, why not a Trolliweek, Trollimonth or dare we dream Trolliyear?

    I suppose with the pending announcement of Remy signing I shouldn’t get too carried away today.

  • 305 kevymartins // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I felt that coming, I called it 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • 306 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM


  • 307 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Cyprus…there seemed to be so many factors in last seasons dismal performances. Low self esteem or confidence, team selection and tactics. But the main one for poor second half performances was the fear of failure.

  • 308 Baro // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    LLLOOOIIICCCC REMMMYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 309 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I formally declare a Trolliday.
    No biting.
    Howay the blummin lads!

  • 310 kt97toonarmy // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM


    It came from u first hopefully ed gives u credit for it in the next article bout remy

  • 311 HullMag6 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM


    Like the p/x idea

  • 312 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Big papa
    We should have tried to do a deal when we sold perchinio to them.

  • 313 Baro // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    big papa

    perch went to wigan not qpr

  • 314 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM


    Premier league defences beware 🙂

  • 315 Baro // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    sorry i meant jazzp

    perch plays for wigan

  • 316 Baro // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Now we can look forward to beating man city

  • 317 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    BandB….fowled in deed!! Ibiza and briefly suggested Jonas as a DM, he has the stamina, intelligence, and control….very rarely loses the ball without winning a free kick.
    His distribution may let him down though.

  • 318 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I love the blue NUFC on the back of the neck of the new shirt like

  • 319 Jackel001 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Although its a loan signing, credit to Kinnear…now to get Gomis and a lot fans will be happy and if we can get a winger EVERYONE should be happy!

  • 320 kt97toonarmy // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    No big pappa cisse



    Defences beware

  • 321 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Sounds like JFK is no joke. Look at the picture shown in the official website!

  • 322 kt97toonarmy // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    When is the new shirt out to buy?

  • 323 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    @ kt97

    Remy would be wasted as a left winger. Left wing forward yes .

  • 324 I am a geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    If anyones interested .getfrance footballtwitter .
    Pic of remy with toon shirt on with the man they call joke kinnear

  • 325 Ibizatoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Clinath….”Ibiza and briefly” sounds like a pretty poor pair of detectives…just saying.

    For me, that is Jonas’ best position now, however, we do have better in that position. Would be more than happy to keep him on the bench as a utility player though. Dedication / commitment should be expected from a professional footballer, but they don’t always deliver that, at least Jonas does. He’s still a decent option imo.

  • 326 cyprus // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    welcome Remy. Now, just one superfast, tricky winger and we’re set. Sorry Gomis, Gouffran ahead of you, bye.

  • 327 Ben_W // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Newcastle has officially signed Remy on loan from QPR!


  • 328 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Perch was sold to wigan, Therefore we should have tried to do a deal for Mcarthy then !!

  • 329 Sazzer // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    I’m sure we can make cheaper deal if we let them loan few of our players and in worst case let him stay this year with Derby and let them have stake in future sale.

  • 330 Baro // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM


    lol, good thinking! We should have!

  • 331 jazzyp // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    There is no content on the deal that has been signed tho.
    Just saying hes signed for a season.

  • 332 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    thats it remy has signed whooopiieee

  • 333 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Next, who? Gnomis or Bendt?

  • 334 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Well thats job done. Reckon JFK is off for another holiday now.

  • 335 kevymartins // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    We have possibly the fastest striker in the league now 😀 Hope the take full advantage and us him to our strengths.

  • 336 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    hopefully if gomis is a close as we think we may start looking at ince or sinclair now 🙂

  • 337 Ben_W // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    I hope we have the option to buy if we want!

  • 338 pawl250 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM


    ———————- Krul ——————–
    Debuchy – Mbiwa – Coloccini – Santon
    ——- Cabaye – Tiote – Sissoko ——–
    Ben Arfa ——– Cisse ———- Remy

    That is a strong team, said it all along! Remy and Arfa should not track back it should be a hard working midfield and the counter attack with pace and skill.

    Excited yes! But will it happen no 🙁

  • 339 BandB // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    When you’ve swallowed a lot of years of a mainly disappointing experience, you learn to celebrate any little victories.
    I’m off to have a small dry sherry and ring my boys.
    I’ve had a day off too.

  • 340 Yohan Kebab // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    corr remy looks good in that top

  • 341 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Anybody wanting to sort of compare our new striker with Tottenhams new 26million pound striker, the links below give an impartial view. makes good reading, plus the lad has already proven he will score goals in the PL.

  • 342 Ben3arfa // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Kinnear posing with Remy has a hint of Ashley propaganda to it. Where is Pardew?

  • 343 clinath@ed // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Ibiza and briefly….solicitors/barristers actually, not very successful though, seem to have difficulty taking sides I’ve heard (lol)
    I agree with the Jonas situation….I’d prefer Anita in there, but I fear Tiote will get the nod.

  • 344 yo-yo // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Love the idea of a trolliday – with ‘Obnoxious Little Ted’ first on the list.

    BandB – Surely Anita couls take on the Pirlo ‘regista’ role? Free up Cabs from deep lying position a wee bit. Guti runs about a lot and his backtracking and workrate is why he gets picked but he is neithre forward nor defender and certainly not a Toon Pirlo

  • 345 SeanNufc87 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Is jail still kicking around I remembered what I was talking about this morning lol

  • 346 check the toastie // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Pawl – nice team pal, hope Benny gets his head on and gets himself fit and raring to go, if not slot Marv in his spot, no massive loss.

  • 347 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    woop woop remy has signed thank the lord now lets bring in pablo sarabia ,gomis and ince and bent and we can challange top four no probs

  • 348 corkypants85 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Get in loic remy superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 349 Bedsmag77 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Remy & Some Joker

  • 350 ToonDanno // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Now onto Gomis 🙂

  • 351 cyprus // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    A FIFA reviewer, but interesting:

    “Here is my review- Let me start out by saying that when I first bought Remy I was unsure of him. He seemed good in theory; traits such as 93 sprint speed, and 85 jumping are rarely seen combined into one player. This made my eyes light up after seeing him for the first time. I held back my enthusiasm temporarily, believing that it has to be too good to be true. Moving past his first few high green bars, I saw a few concerning bars, average stamina and strength I believed might disorient his play a bit, as getting winded and knocked off the ball would lessen his pinnacle skills of speed, acceleration, and jumping. Throughout the rest of his skills I saw a few more yellow warning flags, his vision and ball control left room to be desired… By the end of scanning over is in-game stats, I thought he was essentially just an odd variation of the all too common jack-of-two trades pace/dribbling players, except for instead of the dribbling he would have his heading. Let me state this clearly, my first impressions of him are 150% INCORRECT. He has his pace, and he has his heading. These are just two of his arsenal of deadly abilities. His pace gives him the edge over almost any other player in a 50/50 to a loose ball, and even if he is mysteriously beaten to the ball, his strength, which I wrongly perceived to be average, lets him knock other players around like rag dolls. His strength also allows him to carry the ball under pressure effectively to complete key plays and get into position to make key passes. This man is a contributor on all parts of the pitch. While some people may find this to be a negative, I find it extremely useful. I’ve had him in position to make rushes as a winger (and he is one deadly winger), I have had him feed my other forwards from the midfield, and once in a blue moon I find myself knocking attackers off of the ball and carrying away with ease on the defensive half, only to realize the man who just made my defenders look like children was my striker. His shot is deadly, don’t question that when looking at his stats. If he has an open position to shoot, he will bury it harder then any 30,000+ coin forward the opposition can muster. His headers are scary for a striker, as his stats suggested from the start. He routinely rushes in and jumps over the likes of Puyol and Pique like they were branches lying on the path to the goal. I remember just recently he lead my team to a 5-0 victory against one of those incredible teams who intimidate at first sight, this one in particular carried Ibrahimovic, Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Casillas, Pique, Puyol, David Villa, and many other extremely expensive and intimidating players. On the pitch he jumped and headed better the the oppositions Ibrahimovic could, and after Remy scored 3-4 of my goals in the solid victory, I had the satisfaction of sending that rich SOB some troll messaging afterwards. Bottom line, buy him, buy him, buy him, and if you didn’t get the message the first three times, I’ll say it again, BUY HIM! Although I though he only had two skills, heading and pace, I quickly learned that he excels at everything, no matter where he is on the pitch, and no matter what position he has found himself sinking into. You absolutely cannot go wrong with him, and I pity anybody who hasn’t already blessed their squad with his presence..”

  • 352 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    comon jk no time to celebrate now go get us a winger !!!!!!!

  • 353 Ibizatoon // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    I can’t help but feel with Ashley at the top we may have tried to get an option to sell clause 🙂

    Clinath..Very good, very good. Ibiza & Briefly have actually had a successful summer installing fence panels all across Europe. We’re thinking of branching out to full on landscaping, but making the decision is testing to say the least.

    I think Anita could do a great job in that position, given a good run of games. Whilst no the finished article, I definitely saw improvement in him when he got those few games. I do agree though, I think Tiote will be given the first chance, which I can handle, but if he doesn’t take it, Pardew needs to be brave to mix it up…as things stand, he has the options to.

  • 354 Robby Bobson // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Remy hs gone up in my estimation as a footballer since January.

    I was always excited by him but short he was all about pace power and a hard shot…but some of the finishes for QPR showed goal scoring instinct, a touch of class and finesse.

    For instance his first goal against west ham, side footing the ball near post from 20 yards when one on one. His goal vs Wigan speaks for itself.

  • 355 Hatem's better than Messi // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Great but I hope there´s a buy clause …

  • 356 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Our strongest team now IMO is :





    I think this team has nice balance as Anita can cover Santon as he used to be a Left back, and he also has pace and can get down the line and cross. Same with Sissoko.

    Also with that team we have one of the strongest benches I have seen NUFC have for a long time :

    Subs – Elliot,Haidara,Taylor,Tiote,Gutierrez,Marv,Gouffran

    Wow 🙂

  • 357 roe997 // Aug 5, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Now i can go to work without people taking the piss. Grr on remy lad

  • 358 Jakenufc // Aug 5, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Anyone know what number he will wear? I also hope we can get him perminantly…

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