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Loic Remy Gives First Interview To nufcTV

10:20 am, Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 368 Comments

A very good first interview on nufcTv yesterday with Dan King and Loic Remy, and the Frenchman comes across as a confident player, and this article is not a word-for-word translation, but it covers the topics covered – and if you have nufcTV subscription, then you just have to watch the video. If you don’t have a subscription it’s worth signing up for it.

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Remy and Kinnear yesterday

Remy answered in French and his words were translated – so he will need to learn English fairly quickly – just like the rest of our French contingent..

Loic said it was difficult to imagine what St. James’ Park would be like with 52,000 screaming Geordies in it, but it was a big stadium and he was looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere when it’s full.

Loic was asked if he knew much about Newcastle’s (great) history and he said he knew there were some great players that had left a legacy at Newcastle,  like Alan Shearer for instance, and he knew of some of the great French players of the past,  and how well they did and adapted to the culture, and they had created a great impression of French players in the City.

Remy said he knew nearly all of the French players at Newcastle, but he wanted to get to know all the Newcastle players and not just stick with the French players, so he could understand and experience the culture, and that it was important to do that.

The Frenchman said that he had noticed playing at QPR in the Premier League,  that teams can win or lose a game in a split-second, so that it was important  for players to play to their full extent until the last minute of the game.

He said he hoped to settle in as quickly as possible on Tyneside, and he saw no reason why he couldn’t do that, and the quality of  the players at Newcastle was just excellent, and he hoped the Newcastle fans would accept him into the team as soon as possible

Remy has had a problem with his calf in pre-season, but he hopes to train as soon as possible and get back to full fitness, and it looks like he could play some part against Braga on Saturday, but we have to think that’s unlikely.

Dan King asked him if   Remy would be worth the wait, after Newcastle tried to sign him in January, and Loic said you’ll have to wait and see, but that he is a player who will give his all for this club,  and he hoped to make the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer, by playing well for Newcastle United.

The video showed Remy getting his medical, and talking with Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew, and out on the hallowed turf of St. James’ Park.

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368 responses so far ↓

  • 1 IITianToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Mr Pardew now that you have the tools; there cannot be any more excuses. Over to you.

  • 2 richyg01 // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Repost…

    Lets Get Remy to Rhumble

    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Watch him take the strike,
    Watch him take the strike,
    LOIC!

    Straight up proven,
    He can get groovin’,
    This lad’s boomin’,
    He ain’t no hype,
    Watch him take the strike,
    Watch him take the strike,
    LOIC!

    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Lets get Remy to rumble,
    Get Cisse and Benny and rumble,
    Toon-Army Rumble.

    Push back, on the attack,
    Don’t take no flack,
    Now its time
    to have a crack,

    Stuck on the “I’m Ant, I’m Declan….” part.

  • 3 IITianToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    I probably have the most firsts on the blog, sadly no prizes for that :(

  • 4 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Ibiza From Previous… Lol northern thickos, Reminds me a bit of lock stock, i’ll just counter by calling you a southern fairy :)

    Yeah its been bad, as worse i can remember although that was partially due to large amounts of trolling. No doubt people were biting back a lot more than normal due to how bad our pre seasons been. Ah well hopefully onwards and upwards?

  • 5 isleofmanman // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Great news at last

    Although the Loan deal terms remain a mystery

    Purchase option agreement? If he scores 20 goals and QPR are promoted Harry will want him back…

  • 6 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    IITianToon…Firstly, a quote for you to go along with your most firsts on the blog.

    “He who dies with the most toys, still dies”.

    There, that’s nice and cheery :)

    As for Pardew and having his tools. I have and do agree with that and am not backtracking, however, I have accused him in the past of being guilty of waiting to have all the tools in which to succeed before really pushing on. Life isn’t always that simple and he really needs to just get on with it now. Whatever the reasons were or are in the future, I’m not sure he has many more chances, especially with the fans, so he’s going to have to give it a go.

    I still have hope he can do it, if not, surely Chelsea will be sacking Mourinho sometime soon….

  • 7 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Thanks for posting this ed, another reason not to subscribe to nufctv :)

  • 8 Jamiemac // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    I’d take Downing anyday everyday

  • 9 IITianToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    In other news, Ronaldo’s sister signs a record deal.. where you ask? read on :P :
    http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/138/spain/2013/08/06/4168612/ronaldos-sister-signs-record-deal?ICID=HP_BN_6

  • 10 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Rainrix…I can accept that :) It’s been tough as I think everyone was just exhausted from last season and there was very little positive news to get excited or positive about. Hopefully we kick on from here, but we shall see.

    isleofmanman…Would be nice to know the details. Given that Harry is involved in the deal we should expect to learn all of the details soon via a SS interview…or maybe they will be part of a court case?

  • 11 richyg01 // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Hopefully if he does well and his Rape case has gone from above his head by Jan, then we will snap him up in January!?

  • 12 richyg01 // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    @8

    Agreed, he can cross a ball.

  • 13 Indian Magpie // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Sadly i have no fists

  • 14 IITianToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    @Ibiza yup thats fair enough. Slightly worrying though that he still prefers 4-4-2; or maybe too much is being read into that.
    And what have I been reading about you beachgazing and all, I thought you were a devoted and loyal husband. :D

  • 15 thai-mag // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    who’s the old lady with Remy, must be the ST James Park tea lady

  • 16 Klatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    If AP really wants/signs Downing then it just confirms he’s not ready to leave 442.

  • 17 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Indian…Is this a backward way of asking for someone to fis….wait a second….

  • 18 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Ibiza, sorry about the whinge mate – no money for 7 months, what trivia eh lol.

    Contingency – are you having a laugh? Their equivalent of the Chancellor sent the 2013 budget to the President in November, who sent it to the House of Reps and Senate, who then butchered it. Prez sent it back, with an amendment to protect Health and Education.

    They are arguing over 250 million out of a 4 trillion lump of money and while they do it nothing is being done, except pay wahes for THEIR staff!!

    Just a minor inconvenience I guess lol

  • 19 ArtyH // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    All in all IMHO Remy is a great signing for us, just hope for two things, he is found innocent at court and there is a deal in place to sign him after this season if he is good enough, which I am sure he will be. Oh and one more thing, A.P has taken tactic lessons or grows a new set, or gets sacked, ehh that’s four things…..

  • 20 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    IITian….The closest thing I have to a wife is this blog…man that’s depressing….back to the beach I go :)

    As for formations, as far as I am concerned they should be fluid and adapt to the game. I couldn’t care less where they stand at kick-off, just want to see better movement. I don’t believe in a miracle formation, but whatever the formation is needs to be implemented. What a novel idea.

  • 21 clinath@ed // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    ibiza….pmsl.

  • 22 yo-yo // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    BandB

    Sorry but I missed you later on last night.
    We’ve had the libero/regista discussion before I’m sure. I’m not big on Italian slang for player roles but the ‘libero’ role is more sweeper and the ‘regista’ more deep lying playmaker but obviously they can be the same guy if he’s good enough. If your lads are using a 4132 formation on their IPads it could be either. I do feel Anita is a natural ‘regista’. I’m pretty sure that is what he did at Ajax. They are not a mid table side either so he must have something going for him. Then we need Cabs in front of him as the ACM playmaker and Sissoko roving box to box. Anita behind him takes the pressure off Cabs. Tiote can do the libero / DCM role but he is sure no playmaker – diamonds, triangles or any other polygons.
    I’ve banged on for ages that the Toon defence is sub-standard and has been for many years so a libero/regista in front of them could work wonders. Someone who chases back and can then turn and release quick counter attacks as well as build up play more slowly in terms of triangles (and diamonds) tio keep possession – so sort of pace the game.

    So Band B basically your lads have hit on a winning formation !!

    Pity to see such backswiping going on last night even after we have had the first bit of good news for ages. Ruddy I really do love your posts but you are very, very spiky with other posters. No surrender eh ?

  • 23 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Greame…It seems that you’re suggesting they shouldn’t be paid salaries whilst working out whether to pay you guys or not…seems harsh :)

    Honestly, I’d be going insane. Hope it sorts itself out soon mate.

  • 24 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Back to footy – do we still want Gomis or are we happy to settle for the Villa reject? Personally, I wouldnt give bent a second look and for the sums being bandied about it just seems stupid money for a very average player!!

  • 25 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Ibiza – a Nigerian Senator is paid more than all the Heads of the G8, added together!! Evidently, the richest politicians on the planet

    I have no probs with them paying staff – I would just like them to pay mine as well lol

  • 26 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Graeme…. Well Luke Edwards was on talksphincter, Still looking at gomis and he’s the more likely one we’ll bring in as we’ve already agreed a fee, just those niggling bits to sort out. If that falls through bents supposedly the backup choice.

  • 27 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Rainrix – then we just need to pray that nothing goes pear shaped with the Gomis deal. I would hate to see Bent playing for us.

  • 28 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Graeme…Oh yeah, this is a football blog….I really don’t know much about Gomis and I think given last seasons shortage upfront I will just be happy to see some options arriving. Would be nice to think we can get people who will actually push the normal starters…whether Bent would or not is a good question. I would also like to think given the WC is coming up, Bent may try and stake a claim for a place in the England squad, but I do question his character and/or commitment. He can score goals mind.

  • 29 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    The plus side to trying to sign Bent is being able to say….Hey Joe, get Bent!

    Granted it isn’t much of a silver lining.

  • 30 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Actually, that might work well with one of those cartoon things you can make online (I know, technically worded, I impress myself like that all the time…).

    Something with Ashley telling Joe to get Bent and Joe calling him every name under the sun back…could last ages.

    Did anyone ever see that George Bush and Condoleezza Rice video? I imagine it would be somewhat like that :)

  • 31 Belfast // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Great news about Remy. Now lets get Gomis.

    Morning Ibiza xxx

  • 32 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Ibiza…. Do you mean one of these things ?

    http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28600000/Copying-rage-comics-28675909-500-369.png

  • 33 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Hello all, just back from Turkey. Had a threesome with 2 english girls, pulled 3 dutch lasses, 1 russian and 1 swede. Fairly satisfied with my performance out there. Lets hope that NUFC will have a good campaign this season. Remy is a great signing. Benteke and Alderweireld to follow.

  • 34 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Kets…that reads like one of your dream summer signing lists…glad you had a good time, have you booked an appointment at the clinic?

    Belfast…Missed me mate? Hope you’re having a good summer.

  • 35 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Rainrix…That wasn’t what I was thinking, but would work :)

    You know the animated videos that people post? I want to say that Norcal did one not that long ago, but as you all know, my memory isn’t always at it’s best and it’s best isn’t really that good anyway.

  • 36 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Thanks, yeah I enjoyed it. I all okay. Burnt my snake, so that hampered my banging ability. It is definitely true that the english are more slaggish. The threesome wouldn’t have happenned if it wasn’t for this turk whom set me up. Didn’t last long but it still counts.

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    So….!!! Where are we today…moodwise and transferwise?

    …do we know which number Remy will wear?

  • 38 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Ibiza…. You’ve lost me im afraid. In fact if i held the expression i have on my face in a hospital for long enough i’d be switched off :)

  • 39 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Kets…A burnt snake…ouch. Still, well done for playing through the pain.

    Happy about Remy signing?

    Jesper…Mood is good, although we’re treading dangerous ground with Kets’ holiday diary…watch this space.

    As for which number Remy will wear, i think we’re still waiting to see how the case pans out, it’s still premature to be talking about numbers….still, it is certain that he’ll be in black and white…damn it, that’s not an accurate joke anymore…why have they messed with the whole prisoner colour scheme?

  • 40 jackostoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    With regards to the match being streamed, we are not on the listings for first row so I checked fsi, football streaming info, they haven’t updated theirs yet, still showing Mondays fixtures, I’ll check back later and let you know.

  • 41 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    I always thought a 3 way was my ultimate fantasy as well but its not all its cracked up to be. I had one once and it was disappointing so halfway through mine i said, “Look rick, Jim this just isn’t working out” :)

  • 42 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Rainrix…Being completely honest, is that expression really any different to your normal one?

    Oh okay, fine, my explanation was terrible.

    One of these things.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYpWlUTf0mU

    Not sure why I even try explaining anything, there must be a link to every single possible thing on the internet. Thanks youtube and google for making it easier for us dim folk to survive.

  • 43 Belfast // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    No haven’t missed you, just being friendly. ;-)

  • 44 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Thank you Jackostoon for the live football update, now over to Rainrix for some inappropriate comedy. We have a fun packed show today…stay tuned.

  • 45 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Ibiza…lol :)

    …well do I assume wrong when I say he should be available for the Citeh game? And he should be wearing some sort of number?

    Is Kets back or has his log just surfaced?

  • 46 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Belfast…In that case, I hope you got burnt this summer ;)

  • 47 Blaydon-Toon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Morning all Toonies ! Have not posted for a while but been reading daily … Have to say its good to have Torq back I missed his posts ! But if any one person on this blog I would miss more and that is KETS keep them coming mate they always make me smile – thinking of changing my user name to KETSPIRED :-)

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Hot damn! He is back…all we need is Catchy and then everything is back to normal :D lol

  • 49 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Ibiza…. Ah ok i see what you mean now. Also i laughed hard at your closing rant there. So very true.

    Just a stab in the dark but i think its done on a program called xtranormal moviemaker

  • 50 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Jesper…Kets is always with us…in our hearts.

    I heard on here that he has a slight injury (what a shock…) but apparently not serious. I would expect him to be available and have a number by the time we play Man City.

  • 51 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Kets….

    Welcome back. How on earth did you manage to ‘burn your snake’, ffs?! If it was sun bathing, i would have factor fiftied my bad boy first!

  • 52 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Greetings Jesper – No, you are pretty much spot on there mate. He must wear a team shirt and it has to have a number on it – some obscure FA Rule no doubt!!

  • 53 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Ibiza…that’s how we role baby ;) lol

    …we only buy injured or injury prone players (maybe that’s our thing)

    So….Kets burned is pole and went pole-dancing in Turkey? Well that’s nice and direct!

  • 54 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Rainrix…Rant? I was opening my heart up to Google and Youtube. If opening my heart up comes across as a rant it’s starting to become glaringly obvious why all those girls keep running away from me. Good to know it’s not the recent plastic surgery to make me look like JFK….phew, thought I may have made a bad call there like.

  • 55 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Jesper

    Catchy wont be on until after citeh beat us, or if we sell a purple. He keeps away if something good happens. Fk knows what will happen if pardew picks a good side and playes good football and we get a draw or even a win. He might explode

  • 56 ToonandGloom // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Good morning chaps
    I have followed this blog for 3 years now and really enjoy reading the articles Ed puts out there.
    Looking forward to some quality footy banter when this season gets underway now I am all signed up! Despite the name I’m not a negger, as for the current regime I would describe them as “untrustworthy and frustrating” as for pardew, well we all know what he’s like. Lets just hope he has the balls to get us up the league and give us some pride back after that shambles last season.

    Anyway don’t want to bore everybody on me first day.
    Be warned I may/may not use txt talk and I have crap punctuation skills
    Just before one of the professors jumps on me for my poor queens English ????
    Loving the REMY signing and has anybody heard of Mbiwa been injured and out for 2 months??

  • 57 Blaydon-Toon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Markaccus thinks Catchy has already self imploded !

  • 58 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Burnt my snake after I had the threesome. The elastic on my swimshorts was a bit loose, so the sun must have caught my rod. Still peeling now. The savlon will sort it out. Dutch people hate the english btw. They think we drink far too much.It’s cost me a few bangs being english haha. Can’t lie though.

    I’m delighted with the Remy signing. If we get Gomis as well, we’ll just need a winger/cam and Toby Alderweireld.

  • 59 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Blaydon

    Would that create a quantum-singucatchity?

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Graeme…good tidings mate ;) I had a feeling that was the case lol

    …have you had a nice summer?

  • 61 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Morning gentlemen, and ladies, of course.

    How are we all today? Enjoying the euphoria of an actual signing? If Remy was the answer to all the ills we suffered last season then I’d be euphoric too, he’s a piece of the jigsaw but the jigsaw is not complete.

    We could do with a couple more just yet, of course not taking away from what an exciting player Remy is though.

  • 62 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Markaccus…Cue a joke about how much sun lotion costs these days and the mass of area that would need lotioning….

  • 63 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Kets

    Heard news this am that someone else was after Toby A. Cant remember who it was, but it wasnt us im affraid.

  • 64 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Markaccus…I would love for us to start the season off like we did two seasons ago :)

  • 65 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Ruddy…Boooooo….what a negger you’ve turned in to :) I do agree, however, it is a good first step. It is a loan though, so not getting carried away that this is a signal of intent of actually buying some players, but it is progress.

    Slowly but surely?

  • 66 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Ibiza

    NOOOOO. Dont go there. There are things that are best left unsaid… the possible size of ketsys man-sausage is one of those things. I now have to bleach my brain.

  • 67 Small World // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    RE earlier comments: For those of you not too familiar with the stadium. The Sports Direct advertising is on the East Stand, not the Milburn as can be seen in the photograph. Though why it is still there, lord only knows (OK exaggeration – Ashley does too) The monstrous sign on the Gallowgate roof has definitely gone.

    RE: Remy. I hope this niggling injury isn’t a sign of things to come. I seem to recall his old coach passing comments about how fragile he could be, immediately after his 1st game with QPR which saw him laid up with an injury.

  • 68 ToonandGloom // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    @markaccus
    It’s Everton who are after alderwield

  • 69 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Jesper, I have had a splendid 4 weeks in UK, mainly with my kids, having lots of fun on the BBQ. My local butcher thinks its his birthday and Christmas rolled into one – have spent a fortune there lol.

    Hows life with you? A good summer?

  • 70 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Ibiza…. I’d like to know what combination of snacks/drugs/mental conditions would lead someone to the conclusion that making themselves look like Joe Kinnear would be a smart move. Is there a sexual demand on ibiza a grey walking potential cardiac arrest? If so its changes since i was there!

  • 71 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Always remember to rub your pecker with suncream, just incase you either lose weight on hol or the elastic goes. That’s what I’ve learnt. At least it’s better than an still though.

  • 72 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Agreed ruddy

    Remy is a good start but we need 2 more at least. Apparently we have another 4 irons in the fire besides gomis, so hopefully we get them.. (ready everyone)… OVER THE LINE

  • 73 Blaydon-Toon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    I’m happy that certain bloggers are back and happy that some are hiding away …. I will keep monitoring from afar but the little spats on here do become a pain in the backside I have a three year old at home to deal with ! On a football note I’m feeling rather more positive a d think Remy will fit into which ever system we decide to play ! Gives us more of a goal threat pace to burn and great in the Air. Would love is to take the shackles off this year and really go for it – I’m also a realist and don’t expect this to happen !

  • 74 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Ibiza

    :O are we allowed to use that word again!?! Haha I’d like to be optimistic about the future of this club, it was a much nicer mindset when I was optimistic, but sadly it’s a much steeper drop when the inevitable reality kicks in.

    It is good to see so many great players at NUFC, with a bit more investment and a better manager, we could really go places.

    As I said yesterday, the best we can hope for next season is that every now and then, Pardew let’s the lads loose and play a bit of football. I don’t think the final finishing PL position is going to be affected by any signings we make, it just might make our football more attractive, which is something I suppose.

  • 75 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Graeme…that sounds great; must be great to spend time with kids!

    …but 4 weeks off summer in the UK :D (it’s a good thing you see plenty of the sun the rest of the year) lol

    It’s been great thank you; been relaxing in the beach house with the family are now back in Aarhus! Are you back in in Africa? (can’t remember where it is you are stationed)

  • 76 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Markacus

    If Gomis is No 1 target now, it doesn’t really say much for targets 2,3 & 4 does it? Gomis is good but not a world beater.

    Not attempting to rain on anyone’s parade because I am genuinely pleasantly surprised by the signing of Remy, but we still need to demand more from Mike Ashley.

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria??? :D

  • 78 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Rainrix…Come on now mate, don’t let jealously turn you bitter.

    Mind you, not sure what for, but I like the sound of “snacks, drugs and mental conditions”…maybe an album?

    Markaccus….Isn’t it standard to have a brain bleaching after each blog visit?

  • 79 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Ruddy

    It also may stop other teams playing against us with total contempt, as they hopefully wont be able to be so careless with the ball as they scythe through us, mainly because we might actually do something in posession whem we win it back !

  • 80 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Ibiza

    Nah, i use the Monthly Lobotomy option

  • 81 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Markaccus

    What I couldn’t stand last season was the site of mediocre teams coming to SJP and passing it around us! Stoke came to SJP and passed it around us for large parts of the game, and even though we won, I don’t think I’d ever seen Stoke out pass anyone before that! Losses to Swansea, Reading West Ham and the capitulations to Sunderland and Liverpool still rankle.

    Our away record was very poor last season, but it is how we play at home that I seriously hope we address this season.

  • 82 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    ibiza… Honestly if the standards have dropped that low i might consider a quick trip soon! I say dropped very lightly however.

    I penciled “snacks, drugs and mental conditions” in as the band name actually the debut album would be called prozac jelly tots. Theres a host of possibilities there.

  • 83 ToonDownSouth // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I wonder what formation we’ll line up in this season. Remy has to play, he’s too good and too expensive not to.

    If we play 4-4-2 with Remy and Cisse up top, then we’re leaving two of Anita, Cabaye, Tiote and Sissoko out of the team.

    If we play 4-2-3-1 – the most likely I think – then we’re leaving Remy or Sissoko out of the team.

    The problems are that Jonas has a guaranteed spot, and players like ours aren’t going to be happy to sit on the bench at midtable team – nor has Pardew ever shown that he’s able to rotate a squad and change tactics to suit the opposition.

  • 84 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Ruddy

    I think the other 4 players are in other positions. Possibly a LW, a GK, and maybe a young RB and a CB cover. Just guessing mind.

  • 85 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Jesper, I’m in the UK at the moment, just got my visa sorted out yesterday, now waiting for my passport to come back. Should be off to Nigeria on the 15th or 16th.

    Its rainy season out there now, so although its nice and warm, a good soaking is always a threat everytime you walk out the door – at least the rain is warm as well though lol

  • 86 ToonDownSouth // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    That’s not even mentioning the possible signing of Gomis.

  • 87 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Ruddy…I think it’s safe, not too many on the blog would object to calling you a name, we could call it the “Ruddy Rule”….something about you that just rubs people up the wrong way :)

    I honestly do understand where you’re coming from, it probably wasn’t helped with the fall from extreme positivity to no belief. Having a break from the blog over the summer has helped, not sure how positive I would have remained otherwise. Still, new season brings new hope. Back to Pardew and the lads to impress us….

  • 88 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Markaccus

    I think we’re OK in CB cover, with M’biwa and Colo as first choice next season with Taylor/Willo as back up we should have enough there, bear in mind that we’ve some talented young CBs coming through the ranks, maybe next season or season after that Streete could be ready to make the step up.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing back up at RB though, can’t understand why the club didn’t make more of an effort to keep Simmo, unless he didn’t want to play back-up?

    LW is definitely an area I would try and upgrade, wingers in general is where I would upgrade. I said last night that if the only other player we signed was Sinclair I’d he happy enough.

  • 89 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Markaccus…Does it work out cheaper that way? I would miss that daily bleach buzz though.

    Rainrix… Endless indeed :)

    TDS…I am intrigued to see whether the “Jonas is undroppable” tag will be questioned this season. I couldn’t help but think that Jonas features so much to plug other inadequacies within the team. If these have been addresses and Pardew has more confidence in the rest of the team, does Jonas still get the spot? On ability in one position he doesn’t anymore. Still, knowing Pardew, if there was to be a change it would be a gradual one so I would expect to see Jonas start the season…if he does, I’m calling a goal and assist for him ;)

  • 90 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Ibiza

    Ahhh the Ruddy Rule…does it say a lot about me that I quite like that? I think a lot of people read into my comments things that aren’t there, although some of the time I do be antagonistic :P

    In “real life” I am not patronising or condescending at all, perhaps because I get it out of my system here haha

    Well I will always want to see the lads do well next season, if Pardew does well next year I will be delighted, despite thinking he’s not up to the job.

  • 91 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Ibiza, I think a lot of people felt the same way – this is the first day I have commented on here in month. I simply couldnt be bothered.

    All the dross of last season, the JFK farse, the lack of players, same poor manager giving the same dross and an owner who seems as if NUFC is the least of his concerns – what a summer eh!!

    I even had to talk my son out of cancelling his season ticket – and he’s based at Newcastle Uni ffs!! lol

  • 92 james589 // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Tweet from Bafetimbi Gomis:
    “@BafGomis: Merci pour vs nombreux msg, un an de plus aujourd’hui j’espère que cette année me réservera bcp de bonne chose et bcp de but ici ou ailleurs”

    My (very) rough translation:
    “Thanks for your many messages. I hope that this year holds lots of good things and lots of goals for me, here or elsewhere.”

    Still no clearer on the situation.

  • 93 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Evening all

    Good to see Torq back and Ibiza as well.

    Where have you guys been hiding?

  • 94 james589 // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    P.S. it’s his birthday today.

  • 95 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Graeme..Spot on. Kind of hard to just hit refresh without any signs of anything changing. I’ve read a fair bit about fans who have been going to games for many years cancelling their season tickets…must be soul destroying for them.

    Ruddy….I’m not sure I’m qualified to comment on that opener :) Past discussion play a big part in how people read and perceive comments on here and you do have a somewhat strong history of battling for your viewpoint, which is fair enough…it’s a blog for debating opinions on NUFC. It would be nice to see everyone make a real effort to try and hold back on the silly insults…it doesn’t take much these days for it to kick off…the blog needs a refresh button.

  • 96 Klatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Its quite obvious now, Bambi’s Gonads wants to join the toon but Lyon are messing about.

  • 97 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Graeme…in Newcastle?

    …has in been a hot summer as well in the UK?

    Do es anybody know if the game tonight will be broadcast?

  • 98 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    expat…Evening squire, it gets pretty mental with work and occasionally some play during the summer here in Ibiza, so I usually disappear this time of year…but fear not, I’ll be back polluting the blog with my ramblings soon enough.

    Hope you’re having a good summer, or winter actually. Good to see you putting your thought out and rational comments to the blog…it’s certainly needed at times.

  • 99 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Ibiza – further to previous comments, this from Northern Echo –

    Newcastle have secured a 12-month loan deal with a view to the arrangement becoming permanent next summer. It is understood a £2m fee will be paid up front for the loan and a future move would be around £6.5m.

    Would be nice if NUFC could confirm exactly what the situation is in reality!!

  • 100 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Ibiza

    Diplomatic as always, I find myself having arguments with people about how I used to comment, instead of how I do comment. Every now and then I may slip in the odd jibe but by and large I have a much more mellowed approach.

    Also, some people assume that NUFC fans who view things more negatively are not true fans, which is not the case. Even when I was a more positive NUFC fan I would never claim those who weren’t were not real fans.

    Also, the common insult I tend to get is that I “…never discuss football” Which is ludicrous! I talk about football like 95% of the time!

    See what you want, not what is there, seems to be the viewpoint for many people. Ah well, does it really matter? Probably not? Haha

  • 101 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    gmorning all, from the darkside of the pond…

    nice to see an upbeat mood here today, if remy signing makes us this jovial, imagine what a cup will do for us :)

    glad to see kets survived F**kfest ’13, sorry about your anaconda, but there are vet’s for that …

    ibiza, rain torq, good to see you’s as always…

  • 102 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Nice of Gomis to mention my name ;)

  • 103 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Things actually could be on the turn at the club:

    Our first signing in place
    JFK finally doing his job.
    Prospect of more to come
    January players having full [pre season
    No major players have left……………YET
    New fitness lass seems to be working wonders
    Team is playing the ball on the deck in practice matches
    Almost a full squad to pick from
    No European distractions so less games for players
    Cisse wonga dispute sorted
    Youngsters out on loan for experience

    Things could be a lot worse

  • 104 pawl250 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    TDS

    As stated several times yesterday our best formation will be

    ————————- KRUL

    DEBUCHY – MBIWA – COLOCCINI – SANTON

    ——— CABAYE – TIOTE – SISSOKO

    BEN ARFA ——– CISSE —————– REMY

    This will allow all our best players play, and in arguably their best positions.

    Remy and Arfa DO NOT want to defend for 60 minutes a game. They want to attack, with skill and pace.

  • 105 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    That sounds quite promising graeme. Hope there is some truth in it

  • 106 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Jesper, no mate, I’m outside Preston, in Lancashire.

    Its been a fabulous summer – almost shocking lol. I was at the Test Match on Saturday and ended up with sunburn. Almost every evening we have had a BBQ and spent the evening sitting outside chatting, a few beers, wine and just enjoying life. Was magic lol

  • 107 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Get Gomis in before the Man City game and then we’ll be in with half a chance.

  • 108 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Dok

    I seem to be slipping in your estimations…a more concerted effort is needed to get back into the good books of NUFC’s head scout in N.America haha

    How are things across the pond?

  • 109 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Ruddy…yeah I don’t like these cheap insult Dok throws at us…

    …just picking Ibiza, Rain and Torq for praise :(

  • 110 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Jesper

    I’ll always praise you. Watch…ahem…you have lovely shoes.

  • 111 Wandering Geordie // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Hi lads Link for the Rangers game.

    http://www.online-footballtv.com/stream/match/133036/Glasgow-Rangers-vs-Newcastle-United

  • 112 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Ruddy…thanks mate…that means alot :D

  • 113 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    IBIZA

    Good to hear and thanks for the kind words

    We have had an above average winter down here in Melbourne the warmest on record, about 2 degrees above average although this time at night, you wouldn’t think it……………..lol

    I have a good feeling about the club this season and when you consider Pardew’s self admission and Jonas’s comments about training last season, I can sort of understand why Ashley has appointed JFK as someone who can keep him informed as the season goes on.

  • 114 Belfast // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    He needs to get rid of his greedy agent.

  • 115 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Hahaha Apparently the danish and the irish aren’t considered worthy of a “good to see you” from a texan. :)

  • 116 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Jesper….I normally use footballstreaming.info, but they haven’t updated todays schedule yet so not sure. I would imagine it will be though…it is the battle of Sports Direct after all

  • 117 corkypants85 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Just allready look at the difference remy makes
    ————————-krul————————-

    Debs———Mapou——–Collo———-Santon

    ————————Tiote————————-
    ————Cabaye————-Moussa————

    Remy—————————————Ben Arfa
    ————————Cisse—————————

  • 118 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Jesper

    Any time buddy!

    Rainrix

    We’re not taking it personally….well maybe a little…..ok it made me weep you happy!?! haha

  • 119 Bearsize // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Kets
    Take a viagra at bed time that should keep the sheets off your burn

  • 120 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    ruddy,

    gmornig to you lad… waiting for the damn coffee to get going, my sincere apologies…

    N america is a dark hot place, even the dark underlord is is leaving texass for the cooler nether regions…

  • 121 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Rain… apparently not and here I thought alot of those from the Midwest was of Scandinavian decent? ;)

  • 122 Belfast // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Yeah tonights trophy is a special edition sports direct mug, much bigger than your standard size mug.

  • 123 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    nufc.com are usually spot on for when matches are broadcast (e.g the one in portugal) They’ve got it down as no foreign or UK broadcast so i wouldn’t get your hopes up.

  • 124 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Kamagra extra strength. Wonder if that and a condom will sooth it.

  • 125 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    DokToon

    All in jest my good man. Dark underlord? I didn’t realise Mike Ashley was in Texas. Cooler nether regions? Is that some sort of euphemism?

  • 126 Iain Dowie // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    ———————-Krul———————-
    Debuchy–Mbiwa—Coloccini–Santon
    ————-Cabaye—-Sissoko———-
    Ben Arfa————————–Downing
    —————Cisse—–Remy—————
    Would be a great team in terms or creativity, slightly attacking but a well balanced team. I really like Tiote and if he can replicate the form he produced 2 seasons ago he would definitely be in the starting 11.

    Although we probably wont sign Downing, i think he is still a quality player even though he a has had a dismal time at Liverpool. He could be a player which flourishes in a mid-table team like he did at the boro and Villa. Even if we dont sign Downing this position does need strengthening, i would take Tom Ince aswell.

  • 127 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Ruddy…in jest you say? I am starting to take this as an insult!

  • 128 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Ruddy… I wonder what your ancestors did to annoy the texans so much? Maybe they dont like the accents? :)

    Jesper…. Well you know you crazy danes get around :)

  • 129 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    If both were available for 8m, who would you guys go for; Tom Ince or Scott Sinclair?

  • 130 saxonfenken // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    The blog was quiet interesting until the the self proclaimed expert negger on all things appeared this morning.
    Quiet exited about Remy

  • 131 Bearsize // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Hehe get those performer blobs. Got that numbing gel inside…..so i hear ;)

  • 132 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Jesper

    Remember…you have lovely shoes ;)

    Rainrix

    Don’t like the accent? Nah that can’t be it haha

  • 133 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Rain…Yes we do :D yes we do ;) (not as much as Kets though) lol

  • 134 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Long time no see Saxon, and how are you this afternoon? In fine fettle as always I see :)

  • 135 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Ruddy… Sinclair, mainly as he’s proved he’s a very good player at this level. Ince is a bit more risky but if he did well i could see his value skyrocketing as his dad would probably hype up his value to no end.

  • 136 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    dear nufc blogettes,

    in order to satisfy every person on here who is taken aback by my forgetting to acknowledge their existance, the following apoolgy is submitted:

    im sorry.

    henceforth i will drop the ‘gmornign from the darkside of the pond”, and go with, in robin williams voice,

    “gooooooooooooooooooooooood mornign NUFCBLOG!!!!”

    agin my apologies :)

  • 137 Thump // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    I heard that Kinnear had to play FIFA 13 with him just to talk to the lad.

  • 138 Belfast // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Would probably take Sinclair over Ince.
    Just because Ince has never played in the premiership.

  • 139 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    btw, i am not from texass, dammit :) , i am from NYC and have the accent to match… i simply reside here for work… unfrtunately….

  • 140 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    RUDDY

    The one thing that worries me about Ince is if he is so good, why did Liverpool get rid of him.

    I would also be wary of Sinclair as he played little football last season

    I would be tempted to have a good look at that young lad who played against us for Brugge last season

  • 141 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    *About crazy Danes, can anyone explain to me why Brits use the reference to Cnut (which should be Canute) as an insult?

  • 142 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Ruddy…Diplomacy rules again! :)

    Let’s try an experiment, for now we shall call it the “Ruddy Realisation”(No blog, it’s spelt with an s, not a z….oh hi Dok, can you have a word with “your people” about polluting the internet with your mis-mash of the English language…cheers ;) ), try and not bite at all, 100%, give it a couple of weeks and see if the approach is any different. If not, I shall join you in a cretin cleansing of the blog :)

    Dok….Howdy….how’s life living under an air-conditioner treating you? Don’t buckle under the pressure of Ruddy and Jespers tantrum…they must earn the right to be mentioned.

    Graeme…It would be nice, but I shall not expect clarity from the blog anytime soon. It can be frustrating, but I do get it. With the way the media are, don’t give them anything.

    expat…A whooping extra 2 degrees…enjoy it sir. JFA mentioned it was odd that Kinnear was photoed with Remy yesterday, but I’m thinking it’s just a result of the restructuring at the club. I feel that Pardew has said that he had too much on his plate last season, with EL and the fact that the board are non existent on a public level…still, not sure JFK is the person to pick up that slack, but that’s where we find ourselves. So that leaves Pardew to be the coach….Pardew, you’re coaching skills are definitely in the spotlight now, time to deliver.

    I too think we can have a good season, but please don’t ask me to define what a good season would be…I’ll let you all know in May ;)

  • 143 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    back to the club, idid mention yesterday that i do believe pards will use a modern 9-0-2 formation, letting remy and cisse run under the lobbed balls… wait, cisse was offsides again..

    jesus, im sounding like ruddy now :)

  • 144 corkypants85 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Defo would go after tom ince and a striker aswell think gomis will offer something different height and strength mainly.

    I can definetly see us being a threat this season if we add a winger and a new striker

  • 145 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Dok…that explains it all ;)

  • 146 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Dok

    That would be amazing if you did that every time you logged on! haha

    Rain

    If we could managed to sign Sinclair I would forgive the ball ache we’ve had to withstand this summer as I think he is the one piece of the jigsaw who would unlock our squad. He could enable both Remy and Gouffran to play up front and rotate. He is capable on both wings, good crossing ability, he’s English which is a plus and will be desperate to show the form that led him to be considered for England, especially now in World Cup year, he has the hallmarks of the perfect signing.

    Perhaps Pellegrini thinks he has a future, but he’ll never play consistently at City.

    I’d be delighted with Ince too though haha

  • 147 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    still dont know why we dont look at shane long…

  • 148 DevonToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Pawl – im a huge tiote fan, but i think marv deserves a proper run in the team, so tiote out, marv in. Socks and cabs deeper and mav behind benny cisse remy.

  • 149 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Jesper….I keep getting a call from a Danish number (you guys are +45 right?…thats the country code, not another dig about you being old…honest), but they keep hanging up. Can you please sort this issue out of me, it’s getting quite annoying :)

  • 150 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    IBIZA

    I would think JFK was brought in purely because Ashley knows and trusts him as a mate rather than any top quality football administrator,

    He is probably there to ensure Pardew doesn’t lapse into a sense of laziness like he apparently did last season,

    Pardew will no doubt know this and therefore hopefully put more of an organised eff ort in this year.

  • 151 Steven // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Hello folks im new to the blog .whats everyone opinion on remy and the potential of downing

  • 152 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Ibiza

    2/3 weeks of not biting!?!? Well that sounds impossible :P haha I see I am still suffering the “cretin” reference, I’ll admit, not my finest hour. Ok you’re on, no biting, but I can’t promise I’ll last the full term, unlike Kets (had to get one in…. just like Kets)

    Expat

    The guy for Brugges ripped us a new one, was that just because defensively we were pants though? He was a decent player though, although I would still definitely go for Sinclair.

    Re Ince, Liverpool have got rid of some top youngsters, that kid Kakaniclic who plays for Fulham is a tidy young player and they released him, so some good players slip through the cracks.

    Dok

    You make sounding like me sound like an insult? Haha

  • 153 irish_mag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Has this been posted yet?

    Bafétimbi Gomis ?@BafGomis 36m

    Thanks 4 all the support that u guys give me, sadly the decision to come join u is not my own its more complicated. Excuse 4 my translation

  • 154 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Ibiza…I am on mate ;)

    …no worry! Need anything else mate? A backrub or a cold beer mate? lol

    *maybe it’s a one of the bikini girls you have meet this summer? ;)

  • 155 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    *Allright I’ll stop calling you!

  • 156 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Ruddy… Aye i’d take either one as well although i think like you say sinclair would have a point to prove and would likely be a better player for us. Either one would be good. We’ve been crying out for a left winger for about 2 years now. Hopefully it is the other position joes supposedly looking at.

  • 157 Clematis // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Oh, dear, oh, dear. Lyon’s fat c**t owner has obviously underestimated our very own fat c**t owner. There will only be one outcome: €10M offer pulled.

  • 158 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    *it

  • 159 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Steven

    Welcome to the mad-house. Remy is the type of player we’ve been crying out for, quick, powerful, runs the channel and can get behind defences and has an eye for goal.

    As for Downing? He’s not worth it in my opinion, for a couple extra million we could get Sinclair or Ince who would be much better signings in my opinion.

    Dok

    I know right!? Long would be a much better buy than Gomis or Bent

  • 160 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    i know long is in last year of his contract as well ruddy

  • 161 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    expat…I would go along with that. I hope though it doesn’t create an atmosphere that is too negative as I don’t believe Pardew or the players will respond well to it, but knowing they have to keep on their game can only be beneficial.

    Ruddy…See how you get on. It can take some time to heal :) Just want to be clear, I have never thought nor do think that you start it all, it’s just a case of trying to be the bigger man for a while and see if it brings a change….not that I’m treating you as some sort of social experiment…. :)

    Liverpool seem to have a habit of doing that. I suppose it goes hand in hand with having enough established quality in cover…when do the prospects get their chance?

    So, is anyone else worried that with this £2m loan fee we may be heading into administration soon? It kept me up all night like :)

  • 162 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Jesper…. I had no idea what you meant at 141 then i googled canute and now i cant stop laughing. :)

    If you’re mean cnut on hear then you need to swap the u and n. That spells a very naughty word over here :)

  • 163 corkypants85 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Not downing no no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    For an extra couple of mill we could have sinclair or ince younger hungrier quicker good sell on value

  • 164 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Why would Liverpool be offering us Downing for £5 million? No way they take a fifteen million loss selling a player to a club that ripped them off for £35 million!

    Would be far happier with Ince or Sinclair or even Matty Phillips at Blackpool

  • 165 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    DokToon

    I remember we were discussing it a while back, it just seemed to make sense didn’t it? Who knows, we may have made enquiries to his agent and maybe he informed us that Long was going to sign a new contract. Who knows?

    Ibiza

    If you want me to take part, you’d have a better chance of telling me it is a social experiment haha Take last night for example, I entered into a debate with someone and I was accused of starting a fight. Sometimes I can’t win.

  • 166 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    “hello, reverend, ihave a question.. has hell indeed frozen over? ruddy and i are agreeing way too much…. oh it freezing? youre right reverend, church is the place to be at a time like this.. yes, yes, i know the building, it has the little “t” on top.. see you soon”

  • 167 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Looking at the Man City game and if we have signed Gomis by then, I think the perfect line up would be:

    Krul

    Debuchy Taylot Colo Mbiwa

    Tiote Sissoko

    Remy Cabaye Gouffran

    Gomis

    My reasoning behind this side is Socks and Check can protect the centre of the defence with Cabaye dropping in where necessary,

    We cant use two attacking full backs as we would get thumped so give Mbiwa the job of staying back whilst Debuchy can get forward,

    With the pace pf Remy and Gouffran, Cabaye could get quality balls in behind their full backs on the counter and Gomis could use his pace and power to unsettle Kompany etc.

  • 168 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Rainrix…I wasn’t think about that swear word you just mentioned :)

    …just seen a few people use the reference to cnut as an insult! Am i imagine this? lol

  • 169 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    That being said on sinclair we’d need to move super quick if we wanted him.

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-brom-hopeful-signing-scott-5667036

  • 170 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    *ing

  • 171 corkypants85 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Yeah great shout butler phillips is a good en aswell

  • 172 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    jesper… I think they’re using cnut as a way to call each other cnuts without having to actually spell cnut and such get their posts banned. :)

    Im sure its not a direct insult to cnut the great :)

  • 173 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    A song for Ruddy,smiley face.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxVkQfgbq8

  • 174 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Jesper….Actually, I got a really strange text the other day from someone that I supposedly met last summer. No idea who it is and I’m honestly not the type that meets people or has nights I don’t remember…very strange.

    Anyway, feel free to call, just speak :)

  • 175 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    DokToon

    C’mon! I’m not that bad! haha

  • 176 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    https://twitter.com/TaylorandBesty/status/364700667006300167/photo/1

  • 177 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    has long resigned ruddy? i havent heard about it and itend to follow the irish players..

  • 178 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    RUDDY

    I seem to remember he is highly rated and comes significantly cheaper than the brit lads.

    IBIZA

    If everyone knows what their roles are and don’t interfere, then I see no reason at all why it wouldn’t work.

    After his initial indiscretions, Ashley seems to have reined in JFK,

  • 179 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Ibiza…no worry mate I am not the silent type! (no punt intended lol)

  • 180 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    rain, enough with the name calling, why dont you go back to your home on whore island? :)

  • 181 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Ibiza… That sounds highly sinister. I think you’ve just stepped into a horror movie there son. Its been nice knowing you :)

  • 182 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Rain…noted ;) (I simply couldn’t understand the reference lol)

  • 183 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Dok

    Well he’s still contracted to West Brom and he’s only 26 so he’s still knocking about.

  • 184 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Ruddy…Was this your conversation with Manx….something about “go to bed little boy”. Kind of my point really, nothing sinister about it, but given the history, it’s enough to get people started.

    The Ruddy Realisation begins now :)

    Expat…2 holding midfielders? Take cover mate, I’ll hold them off as long as I can….ruuuuunnnn!

  • 185 Rowan Milsted // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    So, I turn my back on the blog for a few hours and when I return I find we have officially made a signing, Torq is back, Ibiza’s posting regularly again and there appears to be no insult-launching, trolling or general hate-mongering..? Well I never!

    I’m delighted to have signed Remy for the season (obviously) but I would like some official clarification on the nature of his contract. Do we have first refusal at the end of the season? I can’t go skipping down the road ’til I know for sure. Also, this niggling injury of his is a slight concern. That might be the first major job for our new fitness lady!

    For me the biggest news is not that Remy has signed but that, according to the photograph, Kinnear has somehow invented a time machine and travelled back to a time when he was about 30 years younger and also a woman. Strange photo, that.

    Also nice to see that as soon as we have some good news, some potentially tragic news follows soon after in the form of a Downing-to NUFC story. All I can say to that is nooooooooooooo!!! The fact that he is a better winger than Jonas is like saying we should sign… er… no, can’t think of anything. I like Jonas. Downing is just rubbish with no redeeming factors at all.

    Anyway, we still need a striker and a winger (and a CB but that’s probably not gonna happen) so hopefully this has got the ball rolling and some more new faces will follow. Like Kinnear’s new face in that photo.

  • 186 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Ibiza…maybe you have your very own stalker or at least phone prankster :D

  • 187 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Expat

    Well continental players usually do come a lot cheaper, and I’d be surprised if we hadn’t scouted the young lad, especially since he did do so well against us.

  • 188 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    to be honest, its so refreshing to have the community here in an upbeat mood today, amazing what a signing will do for us….

    i can tbelieve though we didnt go after bale, imean only 85 mil… effin cheapsaktes, lol

  • 189 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Rainrix…I’m all confused now, my break from the blog is showing now.

    Which comment, my mention of sinister was after yours so can’t be that one…or can it? Can you see in to the future? What other amazing gifts do you have?

    Expat….Basically there needs to be clarity? Uh oh, I smell a disaster on the horizon.

  • 190 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Dok… Lol i noticed recently that cnut isnt a very popular word to use in america, hasnt really taken off has it :)

  • 191 AndyNUFC // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    If we are able to offload Shola (be sad to see him go on some level, still!), we should target Shane Long and Scott Sinclair.

    I think somebody brought up squad / foreign player limits – in that we can have 1 more foreign player, and 2 more squad players. Long & Sinclair perfectly keep the foreign limit, and are good value. £10M for both – with Sinclair a point to prove for the World Cup.

  • 192 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Ibiza

    The “go to bed little boy” was a deliberate attempt to antagonise him after he accused me of starting an argument out of thin air. If he’s going to accuse me of an argument that isn’t there, then I’ll give him one on my terms :)

    My point is that if you don’t like me, fair enough, if you dislike the fact that I debate and get into arguments, fair enough, but the answer to that isn’t to get into an argument with me as it sort of defeats the purpose of what annoys you in the first place.

  • 193 Rowan Milsted // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    ‘Hull City are hoping to sign Paul Scharner from Hamburg, according to Bild.’

    O-oh…

  • 194 King Arfa // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Who was the hardest in here till i arrived????

  • 195 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Ibiza… I was talking about the text you received. Although if you want to believe im a clairvoyant go ahead :)

  • 196 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    AndyNUFC

    West Brom would want at least £10 million for long and thats if they were willing to sell the lad which i very much doubt.

    But I totally agree that Long and Sinclair would be two excellent additions to our squad

  • 197 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Sorry, just wrote a fairly long post and cannot be bothered to re-type it. If I haven’t responded to you (Rowan & Jesper are included in the list for sure), then I apologise, but these are the sort of standards you should expect from me ;)

  • 198 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    King Arfa
    I was the hardest til you arrived but my viagra seems to have worn off.

  • 199 mindshaft // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Downing sucks, and thats not just my opinion, following are comments from LFC and AVFC fans

    Downing was never , and will never be good enough for LFC. A shockingly poor signing

    What Kenny was thinking signing this non-scoring , non-dribbling wide man is beyond me. I can’t actually believe anyone is stupid enough to give us 5m foe him

    Villa fan in peace. O’Neill bought him crocked when he should’ve gone for Johnson. Never came close to being as good as Young. Couldn’t believe L’pl paying that for him, never popular at VP. Ever seen him tackle, ever seen him ride a tackle?

    Downing definitely needs to go as he is not a top four player these days I’m afraid

    It had to happen, he’s done nothing of note since he arrived. At one time it looked like he was improving, but then went back to being mediocre again.
    It’s a good deal and the sooner he goes the better

    he’s not good enough, won’t ever be and
    we’ve got better, younger options anyway.

    Its about time he went, another awful buy

    getting rid of him is good news,hes not a bad player but he hasn’t got a brain to tell him what the next pass should be,so good move apart that we are losing money selling him so cheap.

  • 200 mindshaft // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    And by all accounts he’s on 70k a week!!!!!

  • 201 AndyNUFC // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    I hope we walk away from the Gomis deal. If you say Gouffran & Sissoko are worth £3M combined with 6 months of their contracts, then absolutely no way is Gomis worth £8M for a year left – 5-6 at the most.

    The Lyon president is an idiot. He is completely dismissing the fact that he is in the disadvantage of selling, saying “I mean no disrespect, it’s just business, we don’t have the choice to extend his contract” … So, you clearly need the money – yet you’re taking the mick asking us to pay a SELL* on fee?! *Sell, as in, when you sell the player again – a percentage you make goes to the former club.

    The negotiations are like the un-negotiable force meets the immovable fee object.

  • 202 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    it really hasnt rain… had a friend from blackburn come over, used it to describe the waitress at my local, was an accurate name, but frowned upon here nonetheless… i did spit beer when he said it though

  • 203 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    I think we will walk away from the Gomis deal, I actually thought that we shouldn’t have walked into the Gomis deal but I would be very surprised that we’d have Cisse, Gouffran, Remy and Shola on the books, and then still sign Gomis.

  • 204 t00ntime // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    People keep sayin 4-3-3 is our best formation. I was wondering, if Gomis came would our best formation move to a 4-2-2-2?
    —————-Krul—————-
    Debuchy-colo-mbiwa-santon
    ——-Cabaye-Sissoko———
    —Hba——————-Remy–
    ———Cisse—-Gomis——–

    Surely against weaker teams (not top5/6 but more norwich, sunderland, west ham, west brom etc) this would destroy most of them.

  • 205 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    IBIZA

    Yes, I know what you mean but I would be hoping Sissoko could match Toure in size and keep him quiet whilst the back 4 still have cover from Tiote.

    First game of the season at City generally sees them thumping teams like us but I feel if we can frustrate them early on, we have the ability to counter quickly using the pace of Remy and Gouffran to get in behind their advanced full backs,

    I don’t think we can match City in terms of possession but we need to defend well and counter quickly

  • 206 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Mindshaft

    So, you’re saying we shouldn’t sign him?? :D

  • 207 AndyNUFC // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Jack, he’s in the last year of his contract, wages probably won’t be higher than £30K, I doubt he can be valued at £10M? Players with only a year’s contract left have their transfer fee typically cut by about a third and for that I’d estimate he would go for about £5M.

  • 208 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Rainrix…Oh I see…yeah, let’s stick with that, oh clairvoyant one.

    King Arfa….That question is seriously left open to misinterpretation on the internet….

    Ruddy….That’s fair enough, but not in the spirit of the Ruddy Realisation. It will take some being the bigger man to get to a stage where we can see if it’s had any effect. If we react and pick each other up on each little thing then there is no hope. I guess I wont hold much hope on this one :)

  • 209 King Arfa // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Hmmm MoJo smashing the viagra whilst reading this blog ha are tou by any chance waiting for a ground breaking announcement from the mighty NUFC so you can how do you put it………….get your sock out and crack one out hahaha apologies to the younger readers out there!

  • 210 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Ibiza

    Aim low, and you’ll never be disappointed ;) I will give it a go lad, at the risk of sounding sycophantic I do hold you in high esteem so I’ll see if it makes a difference.

  • 211 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Gomis would be a good addition to the squad.

    At the end of the day he may be worth 8mil to Lyon. They might think he can help get them champs league which will be around 20mil+ so losing out on a lower offer of 5/6mil might not worry them, even if he does go for free next summer.

    I don’t get why people worry we are over paying? I’d much rather we over pay and have some good players in and have a happy 52,000 people in the ground than underpay and have a no new player but 1 smiling accountant.

    Money should concern us fans, we spend an absolute fortune on tickets, shirts and TV packages these days, the least clubs can do is spend it on the football.

  • 212 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    AndyNUFC

    I stand corrected as I didn’t know he was in the last year of his contract, but we are close to paying the best part of £10 million for Gomis who’s also in the last year of his deal

  • 213 lesh // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous, Ibiza

    Is the Ruddy Rule anything like Sod’s Law?

  • 214 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    King arfa

    How rude. I am only 36 years old and have never been subjected to such filth! :E

  • 215 stu mel // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    How’s things going with gomis. Downing might happen he can do a job, ain’t the best player but decent Liverpool expect to muck he not alonso, i think he’s is a model of player we are missing as fergy is to young ATM.
    Shola don’t go anywhere, still wouldn’t play him, I get the oppion that shalo a good guy to have on the training pitch. He worked with everyone but it defo
    Do as I say
    Not do as I do (being room around clackering into people)
    Still I would give that guy a statue as he his a toon hero lol

  • 216 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Not sure what :E is. Should have been :D

  • 217 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    expat…I was only playing, given the amount of anger the idea of 2 holding midfielders this blog generates :)

    Man City and a great team when on form and therefore are a team we should look to deal with to some extent. Neutralize their main threats and expose their weaknesses. Mind, this isn’t a fixture that I will be reading too much in to, be nice to see some good energy from the lads and some signs that we can make an impact for the season ahead.

  • 218 lesh // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    I don’t think there’s any way that young Ince’ll leave Blackpool this season.

    I reckon he’ll run his contract down and be in a position to take his pick from any number of clubs, on his terms – assuming of course that he fulfills expectations..

  • 219 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

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

    scroll down a bit and laugh

  • 220 Fostino // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    we are slowly building a team with 2 good players for every position

    krul – eliott

    wingbacks
    debuchy – santon
    haidira – dummett

    cb’s:
    s.taylor – yang
    colo – williamson

    mid trio:
    sissoko, anita, cabaye, marv, tiote, birigima, vuckic, jonas

    attacking trio:
    ben afra, goofy, remy, cisse, shola, 1 more to come in

    not bad and we still have gosling, r.taylor, obertan, romain who could be moved on

    personally id like to see jonas & obertan replaced with a good left midfielder (mccarthy perhaps could mould into a mid trio) and i suppose gomis come in, shola would be deemed surplus. williamson replaced is also a possibility

  • 221 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    King Arfa
    After samshing most mind-altering drugs to numb the utter desolation of this transfer window Viagra was the most practical,comes in handy…

  • 222 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    lesh

    Ince already has his pick of club but wants to stay around the North as he has a young family and wants to stay close to them thats why he turned down the move to Cardiff

  • 223 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Jack

    Are we talking about the 17-1 defeat off Denmark?

  • 224 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Chaps, work calls! All the best!

  • 225 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    IBIZA

    As long as we go into the game in a positive frame of mind and stick to the plan adapted to cater for them, I think we will do well.

    We have a very decent squad which is growing with excellent individuals and the lads who arrived in January should have acclimatised by the time we play them,

  • 226 LooneyToon41 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Great to read a bit of positivity this morning, and almost no childish insults around?!? What’s going on?

    Regardless of the value of Gomis (I don’t know how good he is), Carr has obviously pinpointed him.
    NUFC want to buy, the player wants to move, and Lyon want/need to sell. Only one outcome imo.
    I am surprised we weren’t in for Bony however, who was apparently fantastic the other night for Swansea!

  • 227 SecretSausage // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    I bumped into Pardew last night and spoke to him for about 15seconds. He said Remy was supposed to arrive Sunday night but obv came early Monday morning because he wanted to come up with his family and needed time to pack which I find quite funny.
    Also said Gomis was expecting to also arrive Sunday night and they even had his plane ticket sorted but then permission did not come through but he thought it was only a slight hold up.

    It still sounds like we will get him. He seemed pretty confident.

  • 228 King Arfa // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Markaccus

    I do apologise sir i was mearly flexing my rather large muscles however certain individuals immediately thought of there trousers haha dirty beggers!!!!

  • 229 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Ruddy…Also at the risk of sounding sycophantic, I too hold you in high esteem and would like nothing more to see you not constantly involved in online battles as it often takes away from the actual points both sides are making, which is a shame.

    Lesh…I don’t think so, no. All well?

    Markaccus…I don’t know what E is either.

    TS…I disagree somewhat. I wouldn’t care at all if the club were making loads of money as long as they were investing smartly in the team and progressing. It’s all about the quality not the price tag, if we can cover both aspects where we move forward and the club make money then happy days.

  • 230 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Markaccus

    No mate keep going down the page to current squad

  • 231 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    P1ss off looney, you smelly poo face!!!

    Just kidding :D

  • 232 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Bye Ruddy,don’t forget the fish-nets and the lipstick.

  • 233 Magpie Myles // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    JB

    Thats amazing! quite simply amazing!

  • 234 Rowan Milsted // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    lesh

    Totally agree on that. If he wanted to go now he’d have gone already. He’s already stated that he’s happy there for now. I really respect how he’s handled it. He’s a good lad I reckon.

    I’m still confident we can get Gomis in and I think he’d a good addition to the squad due to the fact he can hold play up, link in midfielders, create space for Cisse etc. He has assets that we lack in that area. I’ve already questioned the price tag so I’m not going to re-hash everything I’ve already said but I don’t think we should, or will, pay anything more than what we have already offered. I hope the nitty-gritty details can be sorted soon. Two new strikers will make me very happy indeed; just a shame we couldn’t make things happen sooner so new players have a chance to bed in and take part in pre-season.

  • 235 Mister Tuff // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    jesper – I now have a vision of people who are arguing with each other, either on the blog or in real life -by calling each other a “canute” as an offensive/derogatory insult. Translation problems can be quite funny at times.

  • 236 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Ruddy…Have a good one.

    expat….Absolutely. I am keen to see how the January signings do after having some time with the team. It’s hard to see, but there are reasons to be optimistic about this season. For starters, it can’t be much worse than last!

    JB…I followed your instructions, but what is it I am meant to be laughing at?

    SecretSausage….A 15 second bump with Pardew? That’s some odd pillow talk buddy :)

  • 237 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    JB…Got it now, ha ha

  • 238 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Since I came back on line from my sabbatical, this has been the best discussion day so far.

    Good to see the comedic posts too

    oh and

    Ruddy behaving himself,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,lol

  • 239 Pokat // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Sorry for straying off whatever the topic is, but am I really the only person who thinks this ketsbaia character has never even been out of his head let alone the country. Surely he’s 10 isn’t he?

  • 240 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Jb

    Ah i see. Well, if wiki say gomis plays for us, then it must be true. Also….Rod fani :D

  • 241 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Evening TUFF

  • 242 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Just an indication of how reliable wiki is :D

  • 243 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    MARK

    Rod……Fanni

    Contradiction in terms mate
    lol

  • 244 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Okay lads, I need some help. We’re trying to help Ruddy through his rehabilitation, so please don’t poke or feed him. The drugs he will be taking can be quite severe and he does not need provoking. Thank you for understanding.

    P.S. The feeding part is merely as he’s watching his figure, he’s not part Gremlin….at least I don’t think he is….hmmmmm…

  • 245 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    SS

    So itnis no longer such a secret where you have been putting your sausage!

  • 246 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    IBIZA

    Heard MANXPIE was heading into the form

    Prepare for a relapse

  • 247 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Expat

    There is a site somewhere that lists the top ten funniest footy names. Rod is in there at 6or 7 i think. No1 Is a player from the eighties called Ars Bandeet. (I kid u not) although my personal favorite was the no2……Bongo Christ!

  • 248 JAMSHA // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    so in the france squad it says gomis plays for newcastle :-D

  • 249 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    MARK

    OK mate

    Pardon my ignorance

  • 250 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    JAMSHA

    It say’s that every French player is a Nufc player

  • 251 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Maybe if wiki comes true, we could force suarez to sogn for AFC Wimbledon or something

  • 252 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    MARK

    I seem to remember a guy who played for WBA a few years ago called Bernd Haas

  • 253 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Expat

    I wasnt havin a pop at you…. Bongo was the name of the player :D
    Soz if it seemed an aggressive post

  • 254 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    JB….Such a useful tool in theory is Wikipedia…

    expat…You leave manxpie to me :)

  • 255 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Expat

    Ah yes burnt arse. He played for the mackems too.

  • 256 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    And there was also francisco aka Chicci Arce!

  • 257 Mister Tuff // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    expatmag – afternoon/evening -did you buy your coaching badges on ebay -from a seller n Ulan Bator, in Mongolia.

    Pokat @239 – now you’ve really done it – Kets was enjoying telling us about his holiday exploits – probably just a “virtual” holiday – but you’ve probably now shattered his memories, I mean virtual memories.

  • 258 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Ermmm….our game hasn’t shown up on footballingstream.info for today!?!?

  • 259 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Ibiza…I was just about to ask you that (the Gremlin part)

    …seem to remember we have been through this before…not with Ruddy I think, but something regarding not feeding someone after midnight (must have been in silly season…probably around our nut period) lol

    …ohhh those were the days :D

  • 260 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    MARK

    Some classics mate. I am sure there are many more,

    We had a guy who played aussie rules over here for North Melbourne a few years ago called Donald McDonald

  • 261 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Ibiza

    I’m convinced that all British newspapers get their info from wiki

  • 262 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    mark,

    had two players in the NHL over here, ron tuggnutt, and lance pitlick…

  • 263 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Jesper…Ha, I’d forgotten about our nut currency. I’m really in no position to talk about standards on the blog :)

    Actually, wasn’t the Gremlin reference Ruddy related? Didn’t we have Ruddy Giz and Ruddy Jiz for a while?

    ….those were the days indeed.

  • 264 big papa // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    twitter exchange between Gomis and a random toon fan –
    Reece_Embery ?@ReeceEmbery 2h
    @BafGomis Happy Birthday Bafetimbi! Already learning English;) Ready for #NUFC ??
    Bafétimbi Gomis ?@BafGomis 2h
    @ReeceEmbery yeah i started a little bit but not fluent in Jordy yet ;-)

  • 265 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Tiny cock who pays for the mackems?,no,sorry,i’m getting confused with lee Cattermole.

  • 266 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    TUFF

    Very funny mate, They don’t have ebay in outer Mongolia,

    On a serious note, I did all my qualifications through the Australian Institute of Sport along with several lads from the UK.

  • 267 JackButler // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Newcastle United have distanced themselves from a reported move for Stuart Downing.

    In an exclusive interview Joe Kinnear, Director of Football at Newcastle said ‘We have no intention of making a move for Stuart as he’s fu**king useless’

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-distance-themselves-stewart-5668714?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  • 268 headtheball // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    If you were using Cockney rhyming slang and called someone a King, would they get it or would they have to be Danish?

  • 269 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Expat

    Bet he liked a good burger after the game.
    Its almost as if parents hate their kids.
    There are several lasses in usa called Latrine and apparently they found one poor lass called Chlamydia

  • 270 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    DOK

    bwahahahahaha those are class.

  • 271 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    What is the worst name you can think of for a kid?,i’ll go with Herpes Hitler.

  • 272 richyg01 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Thanks 4 all the support that u guys give me, sadly the decision to come join u is not my own its more complicated. Excuse 4 my translation— Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) August 6, 2013

  • 273 jamesnufc86 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Is there anyone out there that feels slightly sorry for Joe Kinnear? In his last interview he seemed to have a genuine interest in doing his job to the best of his ability. Yes he might be old school and make mistakes like names ect, but, I honestly most old blokes do! try and imagine what it must be like walking into a job knowing you are not welcome, he seems to be trying his best by the looks of things, I say give the bloke a break, I actually quite like him, at least we are informed of what the club is thinking now

  • 274 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    and here I thought North West was bad enough…

  • 275 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Mrmojo

    I will go with Spunk Felching.

  • 276 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Richy…”it’s complicated”? Not after his Facebook relationship status.

  • 277 Do the shaka hislop // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    I thought that was louis walsh with remy?! Lol

  • 278 Noah Another Ameobi // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    hi everybody i’ve just found this video talking about remy signing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBF0z9NgyX8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUKRhfECH6yJkLF5vxoFYy7w

  • 279 Rowan Milsted // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    JaqckButler

    That’s good news. Also some very good news in that article – apparently we have 2 Hatem Ben Arfas! Hopefully one of them can stay fit.

  • 280 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    lol Maracus.Gonorrhea Savile,Hepatitis Glitter.

  • 281 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    MARK

    A chinese/aussie caught drug trafficking in Indonesia a few years ago was executed by hanging.

    His name:

    Yu Hung Ai

  • 282 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Oh gawd people are tweeting gomis? Has everyone forgotten the gervinhio facebook debacle? Cringe!

  • 283 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    On second thoughts,Hepatitis Glitter sounds like a slang name for a side effect of Hepatitis,as in”After going to the doctors i discovered a lot of Hepatitis glitter in my underpants”

  • 284 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Mojo

    Well played. In fact any name ending in saville or glitter would be pretty bad.

  • 285 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    James…whilst I don’t think anyone would have been happy with him either way, it wasn’t just getting some names wrong that wound people up…he made a fool out of himself and therefore us. I’m sure if he just gets on with his job successfully most fans will come around, but at this point it’s hard to say how he’s doing or whether he’s trying his best. Things are looking up though

  • 286 Markaccus // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Expat

    A new breed of ironic drug smugglers?

  • 287 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Ibiza…HAHA! So indeed in was Ruddy related! ;)

    …it all falls in place now!

  • 288 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Are we even sure that’s a legitimate twitter account?

  • 289 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    MARK

    By all accounts, he danced his way to the rope

    True story

  • 290 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Jesper… Yeah its his twitter its verified.

  • 291 jamesnufc86 // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Ibiza , granted there was more to it than getting names wrong. I was equally embarrassed by his interviews as the next fan. I just don’t want a lingering feeling of united hate towards the man for the whole time he’s at the helm, let’s give him another chance, everyone messes up

  • 292 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Jesper…it would seem so…the lil trouble maker :)

    Rainrix…To be fair, the whole forehead thing worked out well in the end

  • 293 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    *Alright I’ll let this one slide ;)

  • 294 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Have Sunderland Replaced Mignolet?

    Thought him and Danny rose were the only reason they were saved last season. Without them every other player was sh!t and now the pair of them have left the club.

  • 295 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    It seems Carroll will miss the game on Sat. 24th at SJP :)

  • 296 Newcastle Brown Alien // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Joke they have bought manone from arsenal but he is terrible.

  • 297 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    James…I am all for that. If he gets on with it he will, but it won’t take much to wind the fans up. The club needs a few smooth months to get over the last year of trauma (that’s not being dramatic, is it?).

  • 298 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    JOKE

    The reason they were saved last season was because we did them an almighty favour at SJP,

    They have signed Mannone from Arsenal, I think to replace Mignolet but I think they are having problems attracting signings for both full back positions

  • 299 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Ibiza…. I suppose it did. Perhaps it was actually us who drove him off to arsenal, and thus saved ourselves from his horrible play. :)

    Although in fairness gomis has actually bothered replying to us which is a nice touch i guess.

  • 300 DokToon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    mackems have a hard time attracting anyone, except their cousins…

  • 301 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Rainrix (just so you know, that wanted to autocorrect to tainted)…Exactly. Keep tweeting chaps!

  • 302 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Dok…perhaps flies and fleas too?

  • 303 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    ibiza

    apologies over my earlier comment

    read it back…should have said as fans money shouldn’t be a concern…just good players. (obviously not dangerous spending, but only a few clubs have gone that far)

  • 304 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Ibiza… What a clever autocorrect, just so happens i passed through sunderland today, thats a hard stank to wash out!

  • 305 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Ibiza, Dok – sisters, aunties/mothers/cousins (could be one and the same thing)

  • 306 Do the shaka hislop // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    This season is starting to look so much more positive.

    Now I’d really like to see us take a leaf out of ajax’s youth setup. I visited last year and have a friend who lives in amsterdam and he goes to games regularly and he’s always banging on about how excellent they look and how well youth is nurtured there.

    look at the names that have come through it… bergkamp, overmars, croijff, blind, van der sar, seedorf to name a few.

    And some of the players they have now, vicktor fischer on lw id love to see that kid in black and white, sdj, alderwiereld, van der wiel and davy klassen. Id have any of those in the stripes, but particular fischer cos hes got pace strength vision and an eye for goal, notched 20 last season and hes only 23. Bags of talent.

    but having scouting networks such as ajax cape town etc like mini clubs used to scout talent is a great idea. Of course it takes years to set up but its the right way to go.

    I guess thats maybe alot to ask, but certainly sensible in creating longevity and future income for the mighty nufc.

  • 307 Graeme // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Rainrix – you can get an upgrade for your satnav mate – has an “Auto-bypass” for the place of darkness.

  • 308 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    TS…that makes a bit more sense :)

    Rainrix…Have to say I’ve never heard someone say “clever autocorrect” before…some are pretty funny though. My phone always goes for the most obscure words though, Shrewsbury’re programmed better than that. Thus ends my technology rant…for now

  • 309 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Nastasic will miss the start of the season. Guess they will have to play Lescott against us then.

    Rainrix……………..Whats the latest goss re: Gomos?

  • 310 jamesnufc86 // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    No , it’s not being dramatic, unfortunately we have every reason to be pessimistic about the clubs rules and regulations ! You’re right , everyone must feel that they’ve had a kick in from the club, but I just think Kinnear is an easy target for everyone to vent their hate

  • 311 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Okay this was fun guts! Talk to y’all later!

    …keep me posted if anything interesting happens ;)

  • 312 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    JB…Well that would be an improvement on my theory or a magic 8 ball and a wheel of fortune type device that selects a club and player for each story.

  • 313 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Woah, that message to JB was a bit late…what happened there?!?

    Jesper…Take it east mate and we really don’t need to hear about your fun guts ;)

    James…I do have a theory that he is mainly here to deflect the heat from Pardew and Ashley for a while….

  • 314 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    ibiza

    i just like how some twist about no signings, too late, not big enough, too expensive, etc etc

    can’t please everyone for sure

  • 315 expatmag // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Well guys, it is getting late down here in good old Oz so I am off to bed,

    Goodnight guys, been a pleasure

  • 316 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Great to have Remy in the team now. Hopefully we have an option to buy him in June.

    What’s happening with Gomis lads? We agreed a fee with them, didn’t we? Is it Gomis stalling and messing us about or is it the club? Do you think we will still get Gomis even though we have got Remy?

    I would love to have both and then go after a winger.

  • 317 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Graeme… Such a upgrade must cost a fair bit. Avoiding the abyss is pretty much a priceless addition to any sat nav.

    Ibiza…. I had a bad one with an ex girlfriend see was angry about something and tried to type I’m fumin and instead it came out as im cumin. Needless to say i laughed for a bit. As if the autocorrect thought she mean that she was a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to India of which its seeds (each one contained within a fruit, which is dried) are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form. Bloody autocorrect!

    Expatmag…. Erm i dont know! Have i been appointed an ITK without my knowledge? :)

  • 318 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    TS….Pleasing everyone will never happen and that’s not particular to NUFC fans.

    I think the club really messed with fan moral last summer, as it had been, since the AC sale window, slow but steady progress until last summers window. Now the alarm bells just go off for everyone again. I still hope it was just the club being somewhat naive rather than careful plotting. Still a few weeks left until I can fairly judge.

  • 319 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Ibiza

    I think a lot of people worry about us going bust by spending too much, a lot of scare stories put out by the club of how ashley saved us from the brink…when there were no such stories or rumours until he used it as an excuse not to spend.

    I think when you look at how many top clubs, or top level have gone under there is only really leeds and portsmouth (rangers have a fraction of tv money).

  • 320 WWYCD // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    This Gomis chap is fluttering his eyelashes hard at fans…hope he knows the consequences if he now signs for someone else

  • 321 Rooster // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    JK, as we all know can be a wee bit unsavoury at times, he has delivered on the Remy deal, a few more to come according to him? lets cut the fella a bit of slack, after all first time he was here he did his best he could given the circumstances and it wasn’t all a disaster, he will stick up for us if anyone has ago for sure he fights his corner, we are now part of it, let him show what he can do, if he dosnt deliver anyone else this window then even though Remy is top drawer, its still a bit of a fail as we still need to get Gomis over the line and a kid who can actually cross a ball.

  • 322 WWYCD // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Hope Remys got thick skin as well because I doubt he will get a entirely warm welcome

  • 323 wolfshead@toon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    joe has become santa claus delivering presents to all you good little boys – and girls? lol

  • 324 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    ibiza

    deals are obviously better done early but we have a solid 11 with remy filling the left of a 433.

    we not just need depth upfront and possibly a developing player in fullback to cover debuchy, but not crucial.

    It means we can go into the season with a good side really so anyone else coming in doesnt need to go into the 11 right away so it’s ok if they dont have a full pre season with us….thats my view anyway

  • 325 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    expat…An absolute pleasure. Catch up soon.

    Rainrix…Ha ha….Not sure what is funnier, the autocorrect or the lengths you just went to clean the post up….those pesky indian spices :)

    Mutiny…No one really knows. There has been something going around about a problem with who would pay the sell on fee to his previous club (St. Etienne?!?), but who knows for sure.

    A ST and a winger this window would be fantastic and exactly what I wanted at the end of last season.

  • 326 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    wwycd

    I think Gomis could deal with the hatred if he signed for somebody else…30/40k a week i’d let them pelt rotten fruit at me from the stands an hour a day haha

  • 327 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Sage
    Would it not make more sense to play remy on the right and switch benny back to LW, then both players are in more familiar positions?

  • 328 numba9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Come on gomis ditch the agent that is holding things up if u really wanna sign

  • 329 Rooster // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    WW, I think Remy will get very warm welcome, we are a forgiving type you know, he will off me anyway, all`s well that ends well n all that.

  • 330 WWYCD // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Sage
    Lads on twitter though it’ll be constant bile spat at him, is nice to know he wants to come though seems a fairly sound lad whose being treated poorly but who really knows

  • 331 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Ben Arfa prefers to play RW so he can cut in and shoot and Remy would prefer LW for the same reasons.

  • 332 Rainrix // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Ibiza… Like you say wikipedia is a useful tool in theory! :)

  • 333 WWYCD // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Rooster
    I think he will be a hit with the fans but when his name is read out at St James first time round I will be surprised if its met with universal cheers there will be some hardcore lads who will not take kindly to him

    Personally am chuffed to have him but I won’t cheer him until he does something in our colours

  • 334 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    MUTINY
    Remy was played the RW on his QPR stint and has played there alot more often than he has LW over his career
    Ben Arfa’s need to cut in doesn’t always work to our advantage either, it means he’s always looking to shoot because he’s wrong sided to simply cross the ball when sometimes it’s the much better option

  • 335 Rooster // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    We just don’t want to be looked at like soft touches, and neither does Gomis`s associates, one has to give in the end, we cant let this kid get away because of this bloody agent, come on Joe get the deal done.

  • 336 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Yo
    All will be forgiven when he bags the winner against citeh :)

  • 337 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Didn’t realise cordoza was still at benfica! Has stated he wants to leave surely a better option than bent??
    Didn’t pards say we want to extend our scouting into Portugal? Get cracking ;)

  • 338 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    wwycd

    easy enough to ignore that rubbish, will die down after a week or two anyway, those idiots soon get bored/forget why they were angry or get annoyed by something else.

    tads

    no sure, could work….i thought remy preferred left side? might be wrong. either way, they can play where they are best suited or rotate during the game.

  • 339 Rooster // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    WW, as you rightly say we have some stubborn hard core fans, booing the lad before he has kicked the ball would imo be a disgrace, and in fairness money rules in soccer and the vast majority of us would have went elsewhere in the winter for an extra 30/40k a week, I would have, im not that principlined.

  • 340 Transfer Sage // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    rooster

    I think we should just pay it or walk away, give them an ultimatum…if he wants to come that much he can force it through with his agent, simple as that.

    I hate this messing around we do, either sign him now or move on.

  • 341 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    yeah I guess. They can swap regularly throughout the match anyway.

  • 342 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Mutiny
    Very true mate, give them a bit of a free roam role!
    Let the goals rain in from everywhere!

  • 343 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    TS…sounds good to me mate. Remy was always a vital missing piece as far as the playing side was concerned, so I’m more relaxed about transfers now. Just a question if how said players will be instructed now and how those instructions are implemented

  • 344 Rooster // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Sage, I also hat this buggering around, I moaned my tits off ll last month, it drags everyone down, thing is Lyon are getting top dollar for the lad, he goes for nont soon, Marseille wont I presume match our offer, I would be spitting nails if I were Gomis if his agent gets a bit to greedy and it falls through, Gomis agreed 3 weeks ago, what a fcuk on.

  • 345 lesh // Aug 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Hi Ibiza, I’m well thanks and thanks for asking. How was your fortnight of sanity- two weeks off the blog and far far away from the madding crowd..

    However, is it any coincidence that you’re out of circulation for two weeks then as soon as Remy’s signed, you reappear? Modesty will of course prevent you from taking credit for it, hence Joe appears in the photo. What a generous man you are.

    Ketsbia’s been to Turkey for two weeks eh? That explains the recent occupation if Taksim Square when the Turks got wind of his impending visit! No doubt the 2 english girls, 3 dutch lasses, 1 russian and 1 swede had the job finishhed off properly by some young Turk or other. Clinic visit recommended Kets!!

    Happy days!

  • 346 Rooster // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Christ, that Ketsbia is a horny old buggar isn’t he hes been bangin everything on holiday?!?! I wonder if he talks back to his conquests?? he dosnt say owt to anyone on here he just gives his mmmm opinions!! he a bit of a fella alright!

  • 347 jamesnufc86 // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    @337 – what a cracking player Cardozo is, been well impressed everytime I’ve seen him, the only thing is he, like bent, is newcastles equivilant of an oap in footballing terms, still love him though

  • 348 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Lesh…No problem at all, you are most welcome. Not so sane to be honest, but the break away from here was well needed. I’m refreshed and ready for the new season.

    If I said I don’t believe in coincidence would it add fuel to the fire? ;)

  • 349 jamesnufc86 // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Stewart Downing ? Is this some sort of sickening joke ?

  • 350 Bambams // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    I have just found out we have Remy….I am over in Tunisia on hols and the internet at the hotel has been down since we got here.
    hope he has a great season and with a bit of luck next time i come on we have another, Absolutely red hot over here, hope its bloody raining in uk ….Joking!
    enjoy…back to AI bar !

  • 351 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Thought I’d pop back while I’m on a break.

    Ibiza

    I feel like I’m being considered as the blog lab rat (cue an opening for a sly dig) :P

    As for behaving myself? I nearly almost sometimes always behave myself :D

    I must admit to being in a better mood today simply because we’ve added quality to the ranks, imagine the mood I’d be in if we actually showed some proper ambition?

    Best not to go down that road me thinks?

  • 352 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Ibiza

    You’re a detective now, you’re not allowed to believe in coincidence…

  • 353 Rooster // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    loftusrdqpr (Queens Park Rangers): Geordie’s get excited I know this is the second time i’ve been on your page in a day, but i’ve just seen the deal’s gone through go have a look at Loic’s goals for us from last season may only be 6 but go and find me a striker who’s finished like that since Henry.. all the best hopefully we come straight back up otherwise your going to end up keeping him..

  • 354 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Ruddy…A detective? Not a mad scientist? That’s disappointing :)

    Not at all mate, was just thinking out loud…which doesn’t always go well I admit.

    So tell me, how do you feel after that first batch of medication?

  • 355 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Ibiza

    I have been reborn! Hallelujah….just so long as everyone just leaves me alone I should be fine haha

    C’mon lad, that was a quote from the Dark Knight Rises, here I was thinking I was being clever, whoops, shouldn’t do that haha

  • 356 Mister Tuff // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Ibiza – I think you went a bit OTT when replying to expatmag –saying “it’s been a pleasure”. A comment this complimentary will encourage him to post more.

  • 357 kt97toonarmy // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    LOL downing that’s the winger we are after? Honestly we shud get ince or even Sinclair both class and future prospects not an overrated smoggie tosser it’s just complete bollucks

  • 358 toon kk // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    There’s obviously a change in the transfer policy, jK has decided older more experienced players are required. A mixture can be a good thing.

  • 359 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Ruddy…Oh, my batman quotes aren’t up to standard I see :)

    What have I told you about being clever? It just winds people up….

  • 360 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Mister…The poor bloke is stuck on the underside of the globe with all that blood rushing to his head and having to listen to that accent all day, it seemed the least I could do.

    I do understand though and shall try not to encourage him so much in the future.

  • 361 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Ibiza

    I can be the bigger man, but if simply being myself winds people up there isn’t much I can do about that other than changing who I am. I’m all for social experiments, but let’s be a little fair here :P

  • 362 Mister Tuff // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    I think Gomis is just about in the bag. The Lyon president is apparently a bit of a hard nose -they are trying to get young players in and later flog them for a good profit. The Lyon fans apparently say he runs the club too much like a business -now then where have I heard that before.
    I think that bloggers who are pencilling in a front two of Cisse and Remy -may have to adjust their team sheets.
    Re -tonight will Percy play Jonas. Some very intriguing tactics will be revealed in the next couple of weeks. My punt is that Percy may stick with Jonas.

  • 363 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Ruddy…You mean you’re not happy to simply change everything about yourself to satisfy everyone else? I’m starting to question your commitment now :)

    I get what you’re saying and as always, you’re free to act or deal with others as you see fit. You know I have your corner, but have noticed that perhaps not biting quite so quickly and occasionally being the bigger man and letting something slide (which really isn’t going to hurt anyone) might benefit all concerned…..Diplomacy! Diplomacy! Oh, it’s just me chanting away? Best stop then…whoops.

  • 364 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Ibiza

    Well I had considered it, I mean it was clear from a lot of people on the blog that I’m a pretty contemptible sort and that urgent change in every facet of my life was required, and we all know how reasoned rational and balanced the fine people of the blog are ;)

    I do understand what you’re saying though, can’t promise it all the time as I’m a fiery individual who loves a debate. Personally I’ve found myself getting in less petty squabbles than I used to, still the occasional one though haha

  • 365 manni // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lqRVqWmN3U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Bit old but still funny ; )

  • 366 Ibizatoon // Aug 6, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Ruddy…It’s quite odd really, the Irish aren’t normally known for being fiery types :)

    Anyway mate, I am off for a bit. I will be checking back later to see how you’ve got on….should be worth a smile or two :)

    Take it easy.

  • 367 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    2 english girls isn’t too much. Could’ve had more, but I’m not a slag. Didn’t force any girl to come back with me. These swedes wanted me to come out with them all night, but the turks stepped in and managed to scare them away. Might visit them in Stockholm. It’s easier to have a threesome when you’re own your own and there’s just a couple of girls holidaying together.

  • 368 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Got a couple of swedes and dutch’s contacts. The english girls were slags so didn’t keep in touch with them. Was a good experience though. A first for me.

    Pleased to see we’re going in the right direction. Actually like our new strip.




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