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Newcastle Ready £5M Bid For England U21 Winger

5:21 pm, Thursday, August 8th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 401 Comments

There is a report in SportDirect News that Newcastle United are ready to bid for former Swansea winger and striker Scott Sinclair, who moved to Manchester City last summer, but it’s been a terrible move for the England U21, who has also played for the Great Britain side in the Olympic Games.


Scott Sinclair – Manchester City winger

Newcastle are said to be readying a £5M bid for the skilled Englishman, and that may be enough to convince City to sell, although West Brom are also said to be after the 24 year-old.

But Newcastle could be in the driver’s seat, since West Brom are only offering a loan deal, and Manchester City and the player himself want a permanent move.

If this news is true, then Newcastle could well be successful, and we think Scott would be a good acquisition for Newcastle, although it would probably mean the club would give up on 21 year-old winger Tom Ince of Blackpool.

One advantage Sinclair has over Ince, in addition to being cheaper, is that he’s proved he can play well in the Premier League.

Sinclair played 40 times with 8 goals for Swansea the season before last, after helping the Welsh club to promotion the previous season with 27 goals in 50 appearances in the Championship.

Scott started his career at Bristol Rovers as 9 nine year-old, and then moved to Chelsea in 2005, and he went on loan to a number of clubs before finally leaving the London club for a move to Swansea in August three years ago for £1M.

We think Scott would be a decent buy for Newcastle at £5M, although Manchester City are asking £6M, but it’s a very decent bid by the Tyneside club, and an agreement on the fee should be able to be worked out.

Southampton are another Premier League club who are rumored to be interested in the England U21 International.

It was interesting yesterday that Alan Pardew said he thought Newcastle needed more Englishmen in the squad.

What do you think?

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401 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Blancs comment:

    “For the moment, he’s at Newcastle. I also read that Tottenham are interested in him. Newcastle, Tottenham, or Paris – I hope that he’ll still be at a big club in September.”

    What gets me about this is why mention a player who is under contract at a club in this fashion?

    Seems to me Blanc has an agenda.

    Sinclair yes please.

    Young, hungry, skillfull, not shy of taking a player on and has a point to prove.

  • 2 NUFC FOR SALE // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Good Player

    Get him in and Obertan out.

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    not sure really. can flatter to deceive at times.

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    was blanc not asked directly?

  • 5 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Not to fussed on Sinclair to be honest.

    Decent player, good price and a English option but he reeks of a player that would prefer to be a big fish in a small pond continuously overachieving despite the lack of quality around him. He’s a Villa/West Brom/West Ham type player and I prefer us to go for a player like Diego Capel who has better qualities and is available at the same price (according to reports)

  • 6 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Sinclair ‘flopped’ at Man City last season. Why would we be so desperate to buy a flop when you lot all want to ditch Tiote, Jonas and Cabaye after last season.

  • 7 Graeme // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    If he plays on the left, he just has to be a better option than Jonas, surely??

  • 8 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    YES YES for Sinclair. Why are we waiting….get in and get him signed up please. Impatient is to light a word for the signing of this kid…quality!

  • 9 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM


    Flopped? He only got two opportunitys iver the course of the season.

    Money-bags City.

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Sinclair is a cracking little player
    Shame this is on sports direct news might as well say drunk hobo in Manchester town centre claims Sinclair on verge of move

  • 11 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM


  • 12 Jackel001 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Sinclair didn’t even get his chance so how can you say he “flopped”? I’d be VERY happy if we got him, world cup year and he’d want to impress. I said from the start him or ince all day and for £5/6 million you cannot complain.

  • 13 scout // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    I’d beat Spider-Man’s record from last season.

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Flopped at citeh? Yeah that’s the same as flopping at Newcastle
    Mancini had no idea how to rotate a squad hence them crashing out of every competition
    He looked cracking when actually given the chance

  • 15 luke.r // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    He didnt flop at city.

    He struggled to get into a team where the manager didn’t play wingers.

    That and the fact he was up against the likes of David Silva and Samir Nasri.

    He’s a good player and would do well for us.

  • 16 scout // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    EXACTLY what we need.
    Common Cyril sign him up boss

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Have SD News ever been right about anything?

  • 18 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Tom ince has a 2 game ban after accepting a misconduct charge. If we buy him, wait until blakpool have played 2 more games 😀

  • 19 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Not my word. Just read the headline ‘West Brom are confident they can persuade Sinclair they are the place for him to revive his career after flopping at the Etihad Stadium last term’.

  • 20 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Tads you crack me up. Now Mancini is a rubbish manager too! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • 21 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Get the big black van on the motorway to collect him Joe

  • 22 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    He was so cracking he was dropped for the next game…

  • 23 luke.r // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM


    yeah but then you went on to back up the headline with your own opinion…

  • 24 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM


    Funny you should say that… neville and caragher on ss1 just now were discussing citehs narrower attack compared to manures wide atrack, and how navas will change things. They will play wider this season, whether that means they will want to keep sinclair or not i dont know.

  • 25 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Lads, have a look through the training session photo’s on the link. I think we underestimate how strong a squad we really have. The unwashed back us to go down and them to finish 8th…..deluded bunch of trollops they all are. They forget ALL these foreigners they have bought need time to settle. I think they have signed to many at once so i am hoping this is their downfall and plummet out of the EPL. I can’t stand the gitts lol. Back to the true NE team, you will see the quality we really have and i think we can get a top 10 finish with these lads. 🙂 HWTL!!,,10278~3341710,00.html

  • 26 jimBOB // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    defo get him, young, English and faster than Jonas, just keep building the squad with players like this lad, he was no flop in the GB side! also 28 goals in 82 games for the Swans, so he has the potential

  • 27 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Sorry Luke. Hadn’t intended to give an opinion on Sinclair. Was just amused how the neggers on here have written off most of our players only to jump at the chance of someone who ‘didn’t do very well’ last season. It’s all typical xbox/championship manager football.

  • 28 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Better on Remy 😉

  • 29 stu mel // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    anyone else feel blancs, playing a game with us, stir thing up to get his man on the cheap or something, what was PSG involvement in the gomis fall threw. I think i little bit of chest beating maybe going on between the clubs.
    ok id give JFK a bottle of vocka and send him in for desuctions that would teach the little stirrer, maybe that could be the role of Joe the guard dog. you want are player then you have to go throw a drunk Joe

  • 30 luke.r // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM


    yeah city will defiantly change up with the new manager and it would make sense for them to keep sinclair now. Navas will have a great season.

    I dont think Sinclair is good enough to get into a City team. That doesn’t make him a bad player and i really do think he will fit into our squad nicely.

    All summer I’ve seen him linked away and City haven’t put a stop to the rumors so I assume he is on his way out.

  • 31 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    We should as PSG for Sakho plus 10 million then he can have Cabaye. Then we should go in for Macarthy.

  • 32 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Sign him up then six months later we’ll all be saying how rubbish he is and how we should sign ******** instead.

  • 33 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    At five million Sinclair is under valued. Something rings very true about the Toon offering that.

    He won’t leave for any less than 6.5 mil.

    Can we extend the transfer window for Mike and Joe please.

  • 34 stu mel // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Scott Sinclair that price yes i would go over 7m really, newcastle probs wont ever

  • 35 luke.r // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:49 PM


    I know what you mean, but the players you mensioned, the likes of Tiote, Jonas and cabaye really did flop last season.

    Sinclair just didn’t get a chance to play. I cant really see that as a flop. He just went to a club that was too big for him and was never allowed to play anyway.

  • 36 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    If you can show me where I said Mancini was a bad manager by all means feel free
    Show me an argument where he coped well with squad rotation and keeping the massive who’s at in citeh in check
    He cracked under player pressure and lost the dressing room

    I suppose rodwell is a flop as opposed to a great player that was wasted under Mancini

  • 37 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:53 PM


    He is still young so if he is in thier future plans the loan deal to wba makes sense (unfortunately). You are right he is not ready for the first team yet considdering the awsome quality of player ahead of him. This might hold his career back, so in that case, a move to us permanently makes sense, as he will get much more game time. He is wasted in citehs reserves

  • 38 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Not good enough for us. We shouldn’t just sign English players for the sake of it. They’re not enough decent english players available at the moment. The only english players I’d be interested in us signing would be Rooney, Adam Johnson, Walcott, Oxlade Chamberlain, Gary Cahill and maybe Micah Ricahrds in a few years. But lets face it, we aren’t going to go for these players. Mcmanaman is the most sensible option.

  • 39 Rainrix // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Pretty sure wba are on the verge of a loan deal for him. I’d be surprised if we got him.

  • 40 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM


    I feel any young English player that signs for City are making a very bad decision. Milner, A.Johnson, Sinclair,Rodwell all quality players that could do a job anywhere else in the EPL but city and their greed want to stagnate any competition by buying all the best players. What i would give to see both Rodwell and Sinclair here is no ones business haha, two very good player that really need to move on for their own sake and careers.

  • 41 scout // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Adam Johnson haha are you having a laugh, even the daft Mackems have his number

  • 42 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    @Luke 35

    I’d prefer to say that the whole side struggled with the weight of playing the Europa League schedule, with a seriously long injury list and the regime failing to strengthen until January and to replace Ba until the end of the season.

    If you want to say they flopped and Pardew is shite then I will continue pointing out the mitigating circumstances…

  • 43 luke.r // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM


    True, I just don’t think he is in City’s future plans, though you would have thought he would be. In that case then yeah a loan deal would definitely make sense for him but I’d love to see him come to us. Like I said, I’ve not seen any evidence that would suggest he is in any future plans.

    Really would love to see alderweireld or Sakho come here as well!

  • 44 hotdog // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Mercenary. No thank you much prefer Ince

  • 45 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    A.Johnson is a good player. Sess and Johnson are the two best players they have. The rest are mediocre at best 😉

  • 46 Bearsize // Aug 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    I would definitely have sinclair, provides more options which we dont have. But he needs to suck pardews teet To make it past jonas. No suck, no play thats pardews way

  • 47 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Rotonda… Thought someone might bite…you are right though, just a silly throw away comment. Truth is, he is a good manager, from the way the comment was reported it came across as he deemed us a small club, that no longer appears to be the case…therefore…Blanc in?

    Jesper…What’s more butch that 2 grown men top and tailing?

    As for balls, that’s Cabayes deal, not mine…

    On thread…

    Rotonda (again)…How come as it’s Blanc being discussed you’ve pulled the whole “he’s only answering a question”, but don’t do the same for Pardew? That’s probably not a direct quote btw, but more or less.

  • 48 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Don’t rate Rodwell either. He’s not much better than Carrick whom is absolutely useless. James Milner is a fairly decent player. Always works hard and can put a good cross in with his left or right foot.

  • 49 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM


    Sometimes you go against the general flow for the hell of it, dont you. I respect your oppinion, but quite frankly sinclair IS good enough and will play regularly for usvof we sign him. Macmanaman is fast, but too lightweight, and has a nasty streak a mile wide (he is no more than an embryo yet he has already made at least two horrific tackles, the assault on haidara being his second)

  • 50 Harley // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    To me this transfer seems a no brainer. 5 million for a young English talented winger who’s proved already he can handle the premier league.
    I’m actual bewildered we haven’t gone after him yet.

    Also forget gomis and bent. Shane longs contract talks have stalled. I’d rather spend 7 million on him than gomis. Not a world beater but premiership quality. And pace.

  • 51 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    kets carrick was arguably the best cm in the league last season what do you smoke

  • 52 luke.r // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM


    If you’ve read any of my other comments on here you would know that I have faith in Pards and I want to see him stay at the club and given a chance.

    I agree, every part of the club failed last year. We did have big injures and a whole lot of other things that went wrong last season. But it was our biggest performers the season before that did really bad this season just gone. The likes of Cabaye and Tiote.

    I have faith that both players can get playing again like they did the season before but theres no getting away from the fact that last season they were very bad.

  • 53 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Ibiza…glad we got that sorted mate!

    So…what’s new?

  • 54 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM


    no one wants to ditch the players you mention but they shouldn’t automatically start every game if they are not performing and be deemed ”undroppable” no matter what by Pardew.

  • 55 bzak12 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Would be a good buy at £5 million I would pay another £3 million and go for Victor Moses from Chelsea as I cant see him getting much game time under Jose. He can pay out wide or just behind the striker. I really like this guy.

  • 56 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    I’m assuming the fact you say that Carrick is absolutely useless is just to be controversial as well. Why bother?

  • 57 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    This is just typical of this blog at the moment.

    We have a good chance to discuss whether we think Sinclair would be a good option for our club and if not who would we think would be a good option yet it turns into school girls fighting over whether his time at man city can be considered flopping.

    It’s so boring to read people insulting each other so mindlessly. I think it’s ok to disagree with people but lets make it count. Lets have a good footballing discussion about Scott Sinclair. His strengths, weaknesses, pros and cons. Stop being so petty and so damn stale.

    Bring back the days of heated debate and interesting spectacle.

  • 58 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM


    Carrick is quality mate. I grew up with the lad. Played at Wallsend boys club with him and i seen him go up through the ranks playing for Wallsend boys up to being spotted by a host of scouts from a vast majority of top class clubs. He wisely chose Westham as his brother Greame did but Greame did not make it through injury. I think Sir Alex Ferguson will disagree with you mate also. Very under rated imo.

  • 59 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Hope this is true. Cracking winger with an eye for goal. Showed he can do the business in the Premier League as well.

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    That Rolando fella we were linked with seem to be off to Inter!

  • 61 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    We had the best crop of english players in the 1990’s. Le Tissier, Andy Cole, Neil Ardley, Les Ferdinand and Steve Mcmanaman all should’ve featured more. The england squad is much weaker now. Back in the 90’s we had striking options of Shearer, Sheringham, Ferdinand, Fowler, Collymore, Dion Dublin and Chris Sutton (all great players). Now we just have Wayne Rooney and Darren Bent. It’s a joke.

    Also in the 90’s you could only have a maximum of 5 foreign players in the side.

  • 62 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    @Rotonda 54

    I don’t for one minute believe he does that. I think any manager would have favourite players that work best with the system he wants to employ but to say he picks them even when they are rubbish is just stupid, childish or both.

  • 63 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM


    England had great midfielders also back then, Beardsley and Gazza. Two of the most skillful players ever to come from Tyneside.

  • 64 NoBigi // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Sinclair is anything but a flop. Interesting that he scored 25 in the championship I assume from the wing?? Don’t know tho. I thought that ince’s record of 14 goals from there in the championship was great but sinclairs record puts it into context a little bit. We are desperate for a player like sinclair for the left flank

  • 65 NoBigi // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Also, PLEASE**** does anyone subscribe to nufc TV and is it any good??

  • 66 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Kets…for a while I thought you were naming NUFC players 😉 lol

  • 67 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    I think we need a left footed winger.

    If you look at it there is only Debuchy on the wings who doesn’t have to check back to cross with his strong foot.

    Santon and Guti on the left and Hatem on the right always cut inside.

    It’s ok on the right as Debuchy can overlap Benny but on the left we need a left footed winger to mix it up.

  • 68 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Fair enough. Carrick had his best ever season last year though. I’d rather have Anita though. His extra pace and composure makes him the better player.

    I think Tiote and Cabaye are overrated. They don’t do enough in games. Players like Marveaux and Anita have a greater influence in matches (i.e Marveaux made 5 assists last year and played well in every game).

  • 69 Graeme // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    The season is yet to kick off but already Pardew has been installed as the 3/1 favourite to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked.

    What an honour eh!!

  • 70 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Jesper…Me too…nothing new this end to report, how about you?

    Beatrice…Firstly, I did type Beattie properly but it autocorrected so I felt it should stay. Secondly, I know what you mean, what happened to the day’s when you could just call someone a c*co and that was the end of it? 😉

    On Sinclair, I think he would be a decent option from what I’ve seen if him and the £5m being touted. Wouldn’t mind Ince either tbh

  • 71 Bearsize // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Shane long would be great. Not a world beater but has talent and runs in them places cisse has nightmares about. I cant think of a better partner for cisse that we could arguably get from the PL

  • 72 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Yeah, I agree, we had Gazza, Jamie Redknapp, Scholes, Rob Lee, Le Tissier, Tim Sherwood, Batty, Beardsley etc. We should’ve won euro 96 and was unlucky against Argentina in 1998. 1994 was a disaster.

  • 73 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Marveaux played well for 5 mins each time he was on the pitch, then he vanished for the rest of the game.

    I agree anita was mostly good though.

  • 74 ONLINE GUY // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM


    Think a previous headline of yours needs amended?

    If no one has posted this up to now this is what Blanc actually said about Cabaye

    Blanc was in a playful mood when asked about Cabaye, however, saying that he still held him in the same regard as when he thought of signing him from Lille several years ago.

    “He’s a very good player,” Blanc said of the France international. “I haven’t changed my opinion. For the moment, he’s at Newcastle.

    “I also read that Tottenham are interested in him. Newcastle, Tottenham, or Paris — I hope that he’ll still be at a big club in September.”

  • 75 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    I rate Kyle Walker, Baines, Walcott etc. Gerrard was the best midfielder in the world 7 years ago.

  • 76 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Is Sinclair right footed then?

  • 77 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Just noticed…should have been c*ck. Bloody phone

  • 78 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Its about time we made a move 4 this guy, if we really have 2, drop the gomis deal for sinclair. For 5 million, fat mike should be throwing himself at this deal. We know how much ashley like his players with resale value. His value will double in 1 season.

    We can have a front line of remy cisse and sinclair with ben arfa behind cisse.
    Seriously I would pay 10million for sinclair, but for 5 million is a bargain.
    Come on jfk, work your magic!

  • 79 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Kinnear mentioned that we could do with wingers and strikers when he first arrived, so I expect us to sign at least 3 more players.

    We’d be making a mistake not signing Alderweireld. What happens if Saylor and Coloccinin get injured? We’ll have to play the useless Mike Williamson again.

  • 80 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    How is he a mercenary?
    He’s dropped leagues to further his career from Chelsea, re established him self as prem player and thought he could make the grade
    Not every player who joins the top 3 is a mercenary

    Bags of pace
    Fantastic with the ball at his feet, not afraid to take players on and is good with both feet
    Has a good eye for a pass, lovely cross and a proven eye for goal
    He’s the right price the right age and if he’s already looking to leave he just wants to play football

    None for me really but feel free to add!

  • 81 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Ibiza…nothing to report here; it is like everything is gone silent!

    …I fear it took it’s toll on Joke getting Remy over the line, that he has been send on yet another vacation 😉 lol

  • 82 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM


    Who the hell do you think you are calling ‘coco’!?

  • 83 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    If jfk secures the services of sinclair, I would have more good 2 say about him, than I would of pardew!!

  • 84 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM


    Back in the glory days of this blog the debate was so hot that the hellish flames emanated from my mouth in an outrageous, spontaneous and uncontrollable manner.

    Now I can’t even be bothered to use that word anymore.

    This blog used to be like the first series of heroes. Unmissable drama which made you want to watch all the time.

    Now it’s like series 3. It’s all a bit odd and boring.

  • 85 He cannit see man // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    People moan we have no strength in Depth, Sinclair is a perfect buy to help rectify this problem. Proven good player who can create and score goals, and a better option on the wing than we currently have in our reserve. Players like Sinclair would be essential to a good cup run I recon.

  • 86 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Mate I would take carrick all day every day over any midfielder we have
    A truly fantastic player

  • 87 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:22 PM



    Left foot?

  • 88 aidytoon9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Get him in now

  • 89 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Speculative, but Sinclair, Downey or Jonas.. Who would you have as a Toon fan?

    Another topic,

    I keep hearing screams for a centre back. Not just on here but also quinny in the chronicle and other sources.

    Surely Mapou Taylor Colo and Williamson is enough for this season? We will not hit the levels of injuries as last season surely.

  • 90 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    We have some good defenders coming through the reserves. The 4 CB we have are Good, Satka, Streete and Mbabu all very highly rated. I look forward to seeing them play for the first team.

  • 91 aidytoon9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Sinclair can be good cover for jonas lol

  • 92 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Aye the lad is right footed but after watching him regularly at palace for a couple of seasons he’s canny with his left aswell, so not always looking to cut in

  • 93 isleofmanman // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Good deal if it happens. I know City fans who watched him get really frusrated when Mancini didnt give him games

  • 94 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I’d rather have Tiote and Perch than Carrick too be honest. I hope Man Utd struggle to sign players and lose Rooney. If that happens, I can’t see them finishing in the top half.

  • 95 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM


    I know what you’re saying but I think LW is in need of 2 players as it is lacking in depth.

    For me Jonas’s legs have gone and Sammy will never make it.

    Sinclair would help but not solve our problems on that wing (although I’d have liked to have seen Marveaux getting a run out at LW this pre season but Alan obviously doesn’t like trying new things).

  • 96 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM


    That sounds good then. Not many English players aged 24 or less available for that price so a good deal if we can get it over the huge line.

  • 97 JAMSHA // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    man get this lad in b4 its to late dnt wait till the price goes down

  • 98 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Has anyone seen the Lone Ranger? just read Disney have lost $190M on it (they better not f up Star Wars) lol

  • 99 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Gutierrez has put too much muscle on. That’s his problem. When he first signed for us he was 2 stone lighter and was lightening quick. Was a real threat against Man Utd on his first game.

  • 100 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Pardew gets lambasted for playing players out of position and again for not trying new things. Can’t win can he…

  • 101 Sir Braveheart // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Id take Sinclair at 5-6m. Shane Long for the same would be good business too.

  • 102 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Markaccus…I’m sorry mate, it was uncalled for and I am deeply ashamed. Coco doesn’t belong on the blog 🙂

    Jesper…He may need to consider retirement! Nah, we couldn’t be that lucky.

    Beattie…I’m waiting to see what the season brings. We’ve all debated practically every issue we can for now so perhaps the current state of play is to be expected? I hope it picks up, been a nightmare on here recently.

    Come on lads, Beattie needs inspiring…he wants c*ck back in his life!

  • 103 aidytoon9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Sinclair will be a top signing IMO.
    Hope he comes then pards has no more excuses.
    The one more forward and then we will look canny.

  • 104 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    As you say he would add much needed depth
    Of course this is all merely opinion though!!!

    I personally don’t think Marv looks as good LW as he does in the CAM position, the problem is everyone in our squad seem to think they are a CAM during interviews but then seem to forget what a CAM is come game time!

  • 105 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:32 PM


    I think people are warming to the idea that Saylor hasn’t reached his potential and is somewhat a liability these days and that Williamson isn’t the quality of player we should have here at nufc.

    I’d like to sell Williamson for a young hungry CB like Maguire of Sheff Utd or Zouma (although the latter would be far too expensive).

    If Sakho is available (as the rumours are saying) I’d flog Saylor in a heartbeat and bring in Sakho as the long term replacement for Colo.

  • 106 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:33 PM


    Ok, let that be an end to it. However, a few days ago, kets informed us that he had burned his coco.

  • 107 Jamiemac // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Jesus.. Anita over Carrick?! What did I just read haha

  • 108 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    I don’t see the point in getting Shane long. Gouffran is a very similar player IMO . I think What Pardew wants is a decent target man other than Shola. We already have :

    Cisse – Finnisher
    Remy – Pace and can play out wide
    Gouffran – Works hard, runs channels
    Gomis – Target man
    Campbell – Prospect

    Sinclair must be a target like. In the past few days we have heard Pardew mention Sinclair by name and talk about our lack of English players as well.

  • 109 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM


    I agree somewhat. It just seems Alan doesn’t want to try Marv in any area of the squad other than the bench.

  • 110 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    If Saylor wasn’t a geordie he wouldn’t get such an easy ride
    for his poor positioning, decision making and lack of speed and footballing ability on the ball.

  • 111 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    I would like to see sinclair in, especially if we are going to play 442 at any point. Id like marv to start the season from the bench, and play himself into tje squad, and become the player that we hope he can be, and a couple seem to think he is 😉

  • 112 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Remember when Sam Alardyce played everyone out of position in his first game? That was hilarious.

    I don’t agree with Pardew’s team selections and it’s costing us points. Players like Simpson, Williamson, Gutierrez, Tiote and Cabaye should’ve all been dropped last season.

  • 113 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM


    But appart from that he is a top defender 😀

    Nah i agree he should not be first choice this year.

  • 114 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM


    This blog used to help me get so much of the big C.

    Back in the days of optimism valley I had the big C everyday.

  • 115 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    We should be in for Jeremy Menez and Phillipe Mexes or Rod Fanni. We need a bit of experience at the back.

  • 116 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM


    Pardew tried Ba and Cisse in an obviously unsuccessful to everyone but him 442 for over half a season. Trying new things is not exactly Pardew’s forte.

  • 117 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Erm… i thought the big C was cancer? 🙁

  • 118 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    I honestly in my absolute heart of hearts believe that Alan will never ever play a non British 11 if he can help it.

    I expect Saylor to be first choice, Dummet to be a surprise inclusion and Krul not to get a game whilst he “recovers”.

  • 119 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Simpson was dropped as soon as we bough his replacement, Williamson only played when everyone else was injured. You don’t drop your best players when what was costing us points was the whole side struggling with the weight of playing the Europa League schedule, a seriously long injury list and the regime failing to strengthen until January and to replace Ba until the end of the season.

  • 120 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Does anyone know if these adds on the blog are random or they are tailored to suit the reader?

  • 121 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    …I am finding them really strange lately!!! hmm

  • 122 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM



    You might be right there.

    Foot in mouth.

  • 123 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM


  • 124 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:42 PM


    I heard a rumour that Krul will go to Arsenal in Jan. Mind you the fee mentioned was utterly insane…… 35M for a keeper. That cant be right, but the actual move might be true.

  • 125 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Lee Ryder is tweeting that Sinclair has been offered to nufc as well as other clubs. But Nufc never move very quick due to Ashley being reluctant to open his wallet lol.

  • 126 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:46 PM


    They are tailor made.

    How else would they know that I want a Thai bride, an oak table for my living room and an investment for my pension?

  • 127 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    He played 4-3-3 before Ba & Cisse arrived…

  • 128 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Beattie..then apparently I want a Pop-Up tent 😀 lol

  • 129 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Ad-blocker it is!

  • 130 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    I wouldn’t rule out signing Demba Ba yet. Moussa Sow could also be a target.

  • 131 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Graeme @ 69

    That says everything: 7th rated squad but bottom rated manager. After Pulis got sacked Pardew has to now be the worst manager in the PL and bookies don’t often get it wrong

  • 132 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM


    Wouldn’t be surprised you know. £35 million is a bit steep but I could see him joining Arsenal.

    If we were another club I’d be ok with it as long as we invested all the money we made into a great keeper and some other areas but we would rely on Elliot and Alnwick and get hammered every week.

    Krul was awful last year though, I think a few forget that.

    I hope he’s back on form this season for all our sakes.

  • 133 hotdog // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    TADS – it’s just the impression I get with him. Seen some flash articles/pictures with this lad. I take on board what you are saying but like I say just a gut feeling with him. I think ince would be hungrier and his dad would certainly keep his feet on the ground.

  • 134 kt97toonarmy // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Bring in sincliar nd let him run riot on city nd make them cry about getting beat off a former reject

  • 135 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM


    Have you seen the advert showing a woman grabbing her fat ass that claims you can burn 16lbs of fat?

    If not then maybe they know I’m overweight as well.

  • 136 DokToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    dear mr ashley…

    since no one can agree on any transfer, please buy the following players top make everyone happy:


    also, i heard in the israeli league, theres this guy, a striker, i think he’s spanish, named jesus, no links yet, but i hear he may walk on water as well as score from a corner… worth a look at 40 pieces of silver… both would be considered miracles at NUFC…

  • 137 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    @ Kets

    I would have him back like. Funny that we are willing to pay nearly £10 million for Gomis and I reckon you could get Demba back for that. He will find it hard to get a look in with the likes of :

    Torres,Schurrle,Lukaku & possibly Rooney .

    #bringbackdemba 🙂

  • 138 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I see that Scumbag McLean has went to Wigan . I hope Perch snaps his leg first day of training 😉

  • 139 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Regardless of if you like Alan or not you must agree he is in the bottom tier of PL managers.

    I’d say between him, Mark Hughes, Fat Sam and Steve Bruce for the worst.

  • 140 Toon1978 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 14m
    Would appear that Scott Sinclair has been offered to clubs including #nufc . Same situation as Downing offer really at this stage.

  • 141 Indian Magpie // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM


    Not sure.

    would rather go for georgino Wijnaldum

    Oh! Pardew out.

  • 142 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    If anyone is doing fantasy football get on Ramiers and Luakaku of Chelsea.


  • 143 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Beattie…haha…no I have missed that one!

    …but there are these dating site ads for Asians and I don’t know what…

  • 144 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Would nobody else go for Diego Capel?


  • 145 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:56 PM


    Spurs had Dempsey, Defoe, Bale, Dembele, Huddlestone, Dawson and Ekoko all out injured for long patches but they got Europa league again this season and we never heard a mention of injuries and extra games.

    We were told we ”hoofed” it because of Simmo and Willo, but even since they were replaced we still topped the most long balls attempted chart, even eclipsing Stoke.

    We have good players who may not now play as many long balls but our players are still isolated as there is no ”pass and move” play coached in to them at all.

  • 146 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    @ Beattie

    I have got a fantasy team with the Sun :




    ———Sturridge———–Dzeko——–Van Persie——–

  • 147 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM


    I agree Wijnaldum could be awesome. Sinclair is ok

  • 148 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Seriously though we should rade Sporting Lisbon.

    They’ve had an awful season. Finished 7th and that will bring around some massive problems financially.

    They have some very good players.

    Diego Capel and Jeffren would be my picks.

    Right and left wingers made in the old style. Pacey, tricky and good delivery.

  • 149 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Pardew should be sacked if he keeps selecting Cabaye, Gutierrez and Saylor etc.

  • 150 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    capel I don’t know enough about.

  • 151 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Big Pappa

    Good team. Dzeko is my pick for golden boot this season.

  • 152 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Does Anderson Polga still play for them? He’d be a great coup.

  • 153 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Sporting also have Labyad whose a tasty player. I think we were linked with him last year?

  • 154 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    @ beattie

    Yeah Dzeko is a great player IMO. Mancini treated him like Garbage, he is one of the best strikers in the league and would love to see him at NUFC.

    Golden boot might be a good shout like, might make that bet myself 😉

  • 155 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM


    Arsenal are desperate for a keeper so that supports the rumour.
    I had a sun fantasy team a few years back but i am so unlucky with injuries its not worth the fiver!

  • 156 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:05 PM


    thanks for the insults but are you seriously saying Jonas, Tiote and saylor deserve to start every game on merit.
    I won’t return your insults but you get the idea.

  • 157 Indian Magpie // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Did any1 see Ronaldo’s header earlier today? what a goal, 3rd goal that Madrid scored.

  • 158 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    newcastle never learn when a club is offering sinclair at a cut price 6million what do newcastle do offer 5 ,utter joke if thats whats happening ,just stump up the 6 million stop trying to be clever and get him in a great addition if ya ask me,watched him for swansea cracking winger

  • 159 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM


    It’s free now I believe.

  • 160 scottoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    For me Sinclair is a great option, and at a decent price for an English player. Get him in!

  • 161 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Arsenal should go for Cesar and Suarez.

  • 162 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Then they would be a real force again. Especially with Cazorla & Wilshire as well.

  • 163 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    I see dreadlock comb-over has left arsenal and gone to roma

  • 164 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    @Rotonda 155
    Yes I am

  • 165 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:12 PM


    Is it? I might have a look then. I suppose since the official barkleys one is free yet still gave prizes they had no choice.

  • 166 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:12 PM


    Because I hate Pardew! He makes my skin crawl and hate has blinded me in all things Pardew related lol !

    I tend to give more credence to someone who had a record 23 game unbeaten record as France manager than someone who has the temerity to complain the grass is too long when he has statiscally become the high priest of hoof ball leaving Pulis and Allardyce in his wake.

  • 167 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Makes me sick seeing Swansea.

    They’ve built on last season for the new season and looked awesome against Malmo.

    We didn’t and laboured to a poor victory over Martimo.

  • 168 Beattie25 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:13 PM


    I think that’s the reason yeah.

  • 169 ToonandGloom // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Yeah but if you start at 6m who’s to say the price isn’t going to go to closer 7m. If u start at 5m you might just get a bargain and get him for cheaper. It’s all Ashley’s tactics (pretty basic selling technique)

  • 170 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM


    well at least you’re honest

  • 171 Bucks mag // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Lisandro Lopez has joined a Qatari side from Lyon, so I would say that the chances of us signing Gomis are very slim.

  • 172 scottoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Read that article about Cabaye wanting the ball, and loving the pass. He raves about Iniesta and Xavi. For me, Yohan wants the perfect pass too often. He needs to be more patient in the build up instead of always trying to hit the perfect measured ball, or the little chip over the top all the time.

  • 173 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM


    There is a golf player called koke idoki. Everytime he gets a ball in, it comes out again.


  • 174 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    bucks, apparently gomis is also leaving and they are signing aliadiere

  • 175 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Fair enough mate think all footballers are flash hits mind 😉

    Agree mate, for the fee and the wages, I’d rather demba back!

  • 176 Indian Magpie // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:19 PM


    It was Atromitos Athens, we drew away won 1-0 at home which they dominated

  • 177 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Maradona said his Argentina side was Messi, Mascherano, Gutierrez and 8 others. He’s a fantastic player. Tiote is also a fantastic defensive midfielder. I reckon we can do better than Taylor but until Mapou settles in I would pick Taylor ahead of him. Even then as I’ve said before I’m concerned that at only 6ft he’s not big enough for CH in the prem.

  • 178 Markaccus // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    On the other hand, maradona was a raving nutcase, so we cant read too much into it 😀

  • 179 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    toon and gloom
    i know exactly what it is but it allows your rivals to steal a march on you and why has it taken till now to make a bid it is beyond me ,we should of already agreed a deal with this lad ,3 weeks ago ,it was blatently obvious we lack british players we lack a good winger and he has been available since ages ago we are so slow in this window its frightening lets hope the players get up to speed quicker or we in for a long season

  • 180 low fell mag // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Very neat and tidy little player, well worth having Sinclair on board.
    Cannot see any arguments against.

  • 181 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Still new a bit about football 😉

  • 182 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    jonas will be back this season 😉

  • 183 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    and if thats your argument why not offer 3 million ya might get him or ya might have to pay 4 ,we need to stop bargain hunting all the time ya pay for what ya get

  • 184 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Anyone else concerned about Mapou’s height for a CH?

  • 185 scottoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Not only is Maradona a nutcase, but look where “his Argentina side” got him….

  • 186 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Hey rotunda, hows life at the head of the pardew hate brigade?

    So you’ll give time for blanc because he had a record 23 unbeaten streak with a VERY strong team, probably vs much weaker teams for the most part, but not for pardew who had a weak team in the prem and had an 11 game unbeaten streak? Only broken by the only other team unbeaten that season?

  • 187 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Evening all
    My dogs faster than Jonas and he has been dead 2 year !!

  • 188 DevonToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I reckon about 65% of you lot dont watch football…. some comments are just absolute nonsense

  • 189 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:32 PM


    I hate to burst your balloon but we haven’t made a bid for him. As with Downing (and any other footballer made available by his current team) his availability has been circulated to other teams with his asking price. Some dodgy website called Sports has turned that into Newcastle making an offer of £5m and the owner of this blog has jumped on that as a way to drive a few more clicks to the blog and sell a few more ads.

  • 190 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    we are so tight our record fee for a transfer was back in 1996 or 7 ,alan shearer ,17 years later with more money and inflation we have spent tops 15 million which was micheal owen we keep looking at 10 million pounders and when you pay that genrally thats what you end up with a bog standard player we need a super star

  • 191 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Jonas was pretty quick at one point. I remember when we played Man U away with KK in charge and he ran up and down the line like a greyhound.

    He even mugged Rooney off as well which was great to watch 🙂 . Those days are behind him now like and Marv is the much better option, something Pardew fails to see.

  • 192 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Not only an 11 game unbeaten streak but finished 5th in the Premier League ahead of Chelsea.

  • 193 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Can’t understand why people have a go at Taylor,he’s not quick but he’s not slow,great in the air,can bring the ball out of the back at times,gets and England call up,fair enough 2 players had to drop out but that still puts him in the top 10 English defenders,Mapou said in an interview when he 1st came that he knew he was good but didn’t know he was that good,he’s learning french to help with communication and how many other centre halfs do you know who would slide on the floor on his belly to head balls away?,Mapou should not be anywhere near the 1st team til he can speak English.

  • 194 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    well felipe that just strengthens my argument ,then why we sitting with our fingers up our arses

  • 195 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:37 PM


    And what makes you think that we are? You have access to JFK’s diary or something?

  • 196 Bucks mag // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Yohan Kebab,

    I hadn’t heard about Aliadiere, but Gomis is now their only senior striker. Lyon won’t go into a potential Champions League year with only 1 senior striker. From what I have read it has been perceived as a bit weird that Lyon were more willing to get rid of Gomis than Lopez, seeing as Lopez is 30 and on equally high wages. Now that Lopez has gone I can see Aulas, the most cunning owner in French, and possibly European, football, turning around and offering Gomis a new contract.

  • 197 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    And beat and drew with chelsea and man u that season too.

    God I loved that game, still got it recorded 3-1 against man u, Ba’s goal was immense.

  • 198 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    @Mike 189

    I thought we understood that those (Michael Owen) superstar days were over. We now have the sustainable leaner meaner Mike Ashley regime. Get over it…

  • 199 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM


    I appreciate Taylor can be a liability. But he played a huge part in keeping us in this league when he came back at the turn of the year.

    You can’t buy that sort of spirit. You can’t buy passion.

    He is a decent centre back for where we are as a football club. And local which is a bonus. He can feel it, he knows it.

    I’d also like to upgrade on Williamson but signing a 4th choice centre back with immediate quality is a very difficult task. Personally, i think we are ok here. No tremors needed.

    Striking and left wing is the one to replace for me anyway.

    Remy fits both. Im not happy about this penny pinching.

  • 200 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    well why does it take us so long to conduct our business ,sunderland didnt have this problem nor norwich swansea southampton aston villa surely we are a more attractive offer for players

  • 201 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    @Sean 196

    3-0 Wasn’t it?

  • 202 Bucks mag // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Aulas always does what is best for Lyon without fail, and uses many a different ploy. If the stalling over Gomis was a smoke screen to move on Lopez instead it wouldn’t surprise me.

    I’m in France atm and unfortunately the widely-held belief is that Gomis will go to Marseilles (at least before the sale of Lopez).

  • 203 ToonandGloom // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    That’s not me argument as a haven’t got an argument, I was just pointing out his game he was playing. I’m with you on this I would like to see Sinclair here to we are screaming out for somebody like him and surely were a better option than west brom.
    He’s Defo worth the 6m in our eyes but Ashley won’t stump that up!

  • 204 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    @Bucks mag, but it’s up to Gomis to accept the contract or not, right?

  • 205 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM


    Was it? Even better! Lol wish I was home id watch it n tell you, also got the 4 all draw with arsenal and a couple others

  • 206 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Imagine this is the 4-4-3 front line the upcoming season:

    Downing — Shola — Sinclair


  • 207 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    hey clubs are paying mega money nowadays ,90 million pounds for players like bale who is great but i wouldnt pay a penny more than 40 million and would take suarez any day over him we are still paying 6 millions 10 millions for players am not asking us to go do a city but it would be nice for us to show a bit of ambition and break our transfer record its now 2013 not 1996 ,back then 6 million was peanuts into days market its like paying 1 million

  • 208 John Tudor // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    no keeper be buggared

  • 209 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    @Mike 199

    You can’t have your cake and eat it. Sunderland, Swansea, Southampton, villa, Norwich didn’t sign Cabaye for £5m, Tiote for £3.5m, Ba for nowt.

  • 210 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    when you can bring players in of there quality for peanuts then do it but personally the rest of the football world are onto us ,and are asking for more money hense why our only signing was a expensive loan deal ,clubs have cottend on to that game plan with us time for mike to dig deeper

  • 211 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    That and the fact that I’d rather have Lambias doing the deal than JFK but that’s still the plan…

  • 212 TorqToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Evening gents!

    Any excitement on here today?

  • 213 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Sinclair wouldn’t get in my first team mind you so wouldn’t be paying more than maybe £3m for him.

  • 214 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    personally if i owned man city and i put a player on the market for a cut price deal and a club come in with an insult of a lower offer there price to buy him would then double ust for the cheek of it ,its called taking the piss can you not see that mate

  • 215 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    i can see it now newcastle scrambling around on deadline day throwing offers in that just get rejected because clubs have already done there business in this window so are settled and have shipped on who they have shipped on so for them to be tempted it has to be over value bids but its blatent we are not prepared to do that so we will end up pannicking and bringing in a carlton cole or heskey if ya like that sort a player i mean

  • 216 DevonToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Beattie – capel looked like he was gunna be a fair decent player, but went of the boil and sevilla flogged him to sporting… id avoid him. Jeffren.. didnt see much of him at barca… probably says it all… I don’t think its coincidence that sporting have fallen so far after signing these types of players

  • 217 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Good evening Torq-Are you well,busy time of the year for you I would imagine, With all the medicals ect.
    Are you back or just browsing-or have you secretly never been away !!

  • 218 lesh // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Ibizatoon – ‘Is Sinclair right footed then?’

    And what’s religion got to do with the price of fish?

  • 219 ToonandGloom // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    It’s frustrating as hell but its not going to happen under Ashley, he’s not going to throw millions at it he bought the club to sell and make a profit. (quickly) Didn’t work out for him so you could say he’s stuck with us. Until he can start seeing a proper profit been made it will be the same year in year out whilst he’s here. Unfortunately we have to grin and bear it. I still think we will sign a couple more dont know who, definitely another forward, but sure there was talk that we had enough cover on the left, not my opinion. Think we really missed a trick on that Caulker tbh.

  • 220 breno95 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    yanga miles ahead of saylor in all aspects. Would be first choice for me and captain if i eas manager.
    As for cabaye not being named in squad for france is to allow the transfer from toon to psg. His omission is for no other reason?

  • 221 geordie1996 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Hi everyone, this is my first post in this blog which I’ve been reading for a while now. Looking forward to getting involved in the discussions which happen!

  • 222 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Use the money that was for Gomis to buy Sinclair, then go after Gomis in january when his value drops due to having 6 months left on his contract.

    Its a money saving opportunity and one with limited risk’s.

    Btw, anyone think that Rooney’s decision to leave United is down to his relationship with Moyes? he did leave everton when Moyes was still the manager, perhaps there was a falling out between the pair?

    Find it a bit coincidental that he is pushing for a move now

  • 223 toonicle // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Sinclair would be a great buy!

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


    Left back – Santon, Haidara, Mbiwa can all play left back. Then if things are really against us, we can recall Ferguson or god forbid play Jonas there.

    There is also Dummett who has impressed this pre-season and could be knocking on the door for Left Back.

    We are pretty well covered at Left Back.

  • 225 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Yohan Cabaye is suspended for France’s World Cup qualifier, there no point including him for the friendly match before

  • 226 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    rooney slated moyes in his book and moyes successfully sued him there is that for kick off

  • 227 yo-yo // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:10 PM


    Suspect we’ll miss a bigger trick when Toby goes to Everton or somewhere similar – he’s about the only player I agree with Kets about. Even at £6m+ he’s the real deal

  • 228 DevonToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    @200 yea 3-0 ba, cabs, og…

  • 229 yo-yo // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Is there anybody else who prefers Ince to Sinclair ?

  • 230 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    I bet Mbiwa and Coloccini aren’t exactly 6 foot. I reckon they’re both more like 5″11.5.

  • 231 mikeashleyisamackem // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    geordie 1996 welcome to the mad house ha

  • 232 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM


    So nothing to do with the fact that he’s suspended for their next qualifier then.

  • 233 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Joke in ear

    The two of them went to court if I remember right.

  • 234 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    As mouthwatering as the title sounds, I hope that only 1 of the five sign. Gomis.

    No idea who the GK is.

  • 235 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    I don’t rate either to be honest. Bearsejour or Menez would be better options.

  • 236 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM


    Not to mention Anita plays left back.

  • 237 DevonToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    So u recorded it sean and never watched it? Its was a great game… tiote bossed em, ba scored a peach and cabs freekick was mint

  • 238 toon kk // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    The transfer window could be almost closed before we do business, if we do business? MA will hold off for a bargain or what he thinks is a good deal. If no one else comes in at least we’ve got Remy.

  • 239 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:15 PM


    Aye Jones og wasn’t it? Topped off a great game

  • 240 ~Joke-innear~ // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM


    Ah just checked it on Wiki

    Later the Daily Mail published extracts from Rooney’s autobiography, claiming that Moyes had forced Rooney out of the club and then leaked the details to the press.[20] Moyes went on to sue for libel before settling out of court when Rooney apologised and agreed to pay for damages.[21] Moyes donated the undisclosed damages from the suit to the Everton Former Players’ Foundation.[22]

    Seems like Rooney hasn’t gotten over it. Anyway, anything that weakens the top 4 is fine with me 🙂

  • 241 geordie1996 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM


    Haha, recently it has been a bit mad with everyone falling out.

    Has anyone heard of any transfers that are close? Or what is happening with Gomis/Gosling? Not been too in touch other then Rémy signing!

  • 242 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Lesh…Say what now? 🙂

    Rotonda… Ha ha, at least you’re honest and steering clear of delusion…quite a feat for a toon fan.

    Jesper….A pop up tent? Awwww, bless ya little cotton socks.

    Torq…I wonder whether you have any snippets that may get us excited? We all of course understand that these would only be things that you have heard and that nothing is ever certain and that you take no responsibility if said information didn’t pan out in the end and that you’re not a fan of angry mobs….

    Perhaps you could just have a disclaimer after your screen name and save me having to type that each time to cover your backside? 😉

    Beattie…I know we spoke earlier, but I feel I simply must say, you have been missed. Been some decent attempts and actual success at football related discussion. Bravo.

  • 243 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:17 PM


    Not watched it in ages, thought Hernandez got a late one, must be mixing them up.

  • 244 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    I wonder if Arsenal purposefully bid 40 million plus 1 dollar as a ploy to unsettle Suarez.

    If Suarez leaves for Spain, it would set off a chain reaction of transfers which could benefit Arsenal.

  • 245 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM


    saylor was shocking against southamton, benfica, sunderland and liverpool with mistake after mistake . You make it sound like he single handedly kept us up!

  • 246 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    @Kets, I’d still prefer Sinclair and Ince since we are still low @ the English player department.

    But if we get Menez in 5m, that’s another thing.

  • 247 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Geordie 1996
    Evening mate
    YO YO-agree mate, Alderweireld is a quality player and for 6 mill would be a superb addition to our squad.

  • 248 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM


    Respond to my comment sir!

  • 249 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Alder is a cb right? So if hes so good who are you benching?

  • 250 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM


    ”Mapou should not be anywhere near the 1st team til he can speak English.”


  • 251 geordie1996 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM


    Alright mate, hope everything is all going well for you! Any up to date news on transfers at all mate? Just seen on twitter about Ashley Young. What do you make of that?

  • 252 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    yo-yo…I’m not sure on what basis, but for some reason, yes I do prefer the idea of Ince. Not really saying too much, sorry you can’t be in better company on this one.

  • 253 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Did you watch Kung-Fu Hustle?,if you didn’t like it please lie so people don’t think i watch crap movies.

  • 254 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM


    I can see what mojo is saying, communication is very important in a cb pairing, speaking different languages can cause problems.

  • 255 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Mr mojo

    Kung fu hustle is fantastic!

  • 256 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Can I try my hand at this anti-Pardew business for a brief minute?

    *clears throat*

    Mapou wont get a starting spot until he starts obeying his orders and hoofing the ball when it comes to him.

    How was that? Do I get a sticker?

  • 257 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Not heard nothing im afraid buddy. Just watched ssn and we are bottom of the league regarding spendature this transfer window.
    Im still dismayed that at the beginning of the summer NUFC were looking at the likes of Pea-Dejong-Sackho ect and know we are settling for the likes of Bent and gomis.
    Not heard anything about Young mate whats the goss ??

  • 258 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    When you are a centre half you have to be constantly talking to your centre half partner for organisation if you can’t communicate properly bad things happen,like Liverpool at home,to say Mapou was all over the place in that game was an understatement.

  • 259 TorqToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Jazzy – Hello my friend. I took a break. Had to get away from this place, at that point and whilst I was able to read my name put through the ringer, I didn’t post as wasn’t much point.

    Back now though and hoping the tides have turned! 🙂

    Ibiza – That’s not a bad idea, sir! I will email ed! Haha

    Gomis will happen as long as WE want it too. Aluas is playing a dangerous game and whilst the club want him, and he wants to come, his club and Marseilles could scupper that. As much as the waiting takes it’s toll, it’s the only way this deal will get done.

    JFK for his faults, is aggressive in the correct manner and is playing hard ball. We have other targets and aren’t afraid to walk away from gomis.

  • 260 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Nice one Shaun,one of the few films i can watch over and over again.

  • 261 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    MoJo…That was you! I downloaded it, but it was out of sync which was really annoying. I have been advised to stream instead, but that will have to wait as I’m using one of the worst internet connections I’ve ever used and that includes the dark ages when we used dial-up….man I miss that connection noise.

    Anyway, you’re a fellow Pardew “supporter” (I think that term is starting to be used a lot more lightly these days…), so you best get past what people think of you on this blog pretty sharpish 🙂

  • 262 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM


    Evening fellow fence percher! Unfortunately I can’t give you a gold star as you didn’t use ANY caps OR exclamation marks. C for effort mind.

  • 263 yo-yo // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM


    Dinna dae yersel doon big man
    It is an improvement to see a discussion on players after the endless Pardew bashing. I worry for Rotonda – his hatred of AP is going to give him a stroke its getting that vituperative.


    Who gives a shite if our two CBs are 12.5mm short of being six footers ? Half an inch only really matters when yer trying to pull on holiday…Healing up nicely ?

  • 264 geordie1996 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    With only the loaning of Rémy I can see how we are bottom of the transfer spending. Regarding Ashley Young all I saw on twitter was that Man U are willing to offload the winger and Newcastle are one of the teams linked with the player. Much prefer Scott Sinclair and Tom Ince though!

  • 265 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Ibiza – Mapou won’t get a starting spot unless he could grow up to 6’4″.

  • 266 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Sinclair would be a very good signing in my humble opinion

  • 267 Unbelievable Tekkers // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Torq – Good evening, whats your opinion of Gomis as a footballer?

  • 268 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM


    Laurent Blanc Managerial career

    Spent four years gaining coaching qualifications before taking charge of Bordeaux in June 2007.

    His team finished second in his first season and won a championship and League Cup double in 2009.

    Guided Bordeaux to the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals before succeeding Raymond Domenech as France coach that summer.

    • Blanc’s France lost their first two games but then went 23 matches unbeaten prior to two losses at UEFA EURO 2012, the second in the quarter-finals against Spain.

    He subsequently left his post as national coach but returned to management when stepping into Carlo Ancelotti’s shoes at PSG in June 2013.

    Pardew’s career

    1 x top 6 finish in 14 seasons
    1 x FA cup runner sup
    1 x Johnstone painter trophy


  • 269 wolfshead@toon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    ibiza jumping off the fence and onto the bandwagon haha

  • 270 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    yo yo

    vituperative – great word.

  • 271 wolfshead@toon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    poor pards that johnstone paint trophy is like a millstone round his neck haha btw dont forget his manager of the year awards 🙂

  • 272 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    geordie1996, so there are a few wingers available (or at least we are linked to):
    – Tom Ince
    – Downing
    – Scott Sinclair
    – Ashley Young

    all these are English. Except for Downing, I think these are good choices.

    Wonder who’re left?

  • 273 ToonandGloom // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    I was talking about (makeshift) left wingers in marveux,gouff,benny n Jonas can play there. I’m just quoting what AP said.

    Yeah Alderweild should also have been snapped up by now considering there was talk of a move abroad ages ago. He would be great replacement for colo. I didn’t think spurs would of sold caulker tbh Cardiff moved very quickly to get that deal done, maybe Joe should take note!!!

  • 274 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Torq…Not the best way to ease yourself back in with the crowd by half praising JK…you don’t make life easy for yourself at times mate 🙂

    Thanks for the info, good to hear. Do you know much about Gomis? I really have only seen a few videos, which is no way to form an opinion (as we all learned from good old Dennis “not so” Wise). Do you think he is what we need as I get the feeling most of us are just at the point where we want anyone…to some extent anyway.

    Jazzyp…We’re bottom of the spending table? Really? I’m gobsmacked that the youth player and loan deal we’ve done haven’t shot us up that table.

    Disclaimer: Not having a crack in case it’s not clear, just trying to bring some levity to the proceedings.

  • 275 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    And that Johnstone painter trophy is one hell of an achievement 😀 lol

  • 276 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    You should know me by now,i’ll take it as it comes,like a new prison inmate.

  • 277 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    What is Colo doing with his middle finger!!!??? (check the paintball pictures)

  • 278 Rotonda heights // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    why can’t saylor learn some french if he’s got debuchy, m’Biwa, haidara in defense with him?

  • 279 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Ashley Young is probably on 100k + a week.

    No chance of that happening like. I’m sure he would have a better offers than us as well.

  • 280 yo-yo // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Isn’t it great to see the Top 4/5 squabbling over a couple of players and all working each others’ tickets. ! Waiting for the Rooney and Bale dominoes to fall is quite a spectator sport….

  • 281 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    rotonda, using french as our clubs first language i think is a step too far, i dont mind who pulls on the shirt as long as they play well and get stuck in. but we are an english club

  • 282 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    They don’t look 6 footers, but they’re not small. The sword is almost back to normal thanks.

  • 283 wolfshead@toon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    saylor learnt french watching fools and horses

  • 284 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Villa winger Ashley Young today completed his protracted £16million move to Manchester United.

    The England international has been in talks with United for weeks and tied up the lose ends today, after passing his medical yesterday.

    Young has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Old Trafford worth around £100,000-a-week, a significant improvement on his £65,000-a-week wage at Villa.

  • 285 yo-yo // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:43 PM


    I reckon Benny would make a decent left winger – better than the No10 role and less predictable than playing on the right side as he always cuts inside

  • 286 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    He is learning French.

  • 287 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    new jonas this season now colo staying 😀

  • 288 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Im glad your back mate-Don’t let the neggars get to you.
    I saw you took some personal insults and hopefully Ed is on top of this now. This is a place to talk football pal and nothing else should be brought in to it !!
    Geordie 1996-Young on his day can be a game changer.How many times have we seen him cut in from the left hand side and curling a wonder goal. If I had a choice I would go for Menez out of Sinclair-ince-young..

  • 289 yo-yo // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Howay les garcons … Hmm doesn’t really have the right ring to it imo

  • 290 wolfshead@toon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    chamborcy nouvelle :-0

  • 291 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Benny is the perfect CAM for me,give him a position where he hasn’t got so many defensive duties and watch him fly,don’t know where this talk of he’s not very good there come from,according to this website he’s played there twice with 1 assist.

  • 292 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    check SSN transfer centre mate.It shows the total spend of all clubs regarding transfer dealings.I think we are bottom with Arsenal.

  • 293 geordie1996 // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Definitely wouldn’t want Downing, never liked him. Only reason he got into the England squad was because of Mclaren. Ince and Sinclair would be fantastic English players to sign. Followed by the signing of Gomis. We can still have a great season without them signing though! We just need to sign a new Ba we’ve never replaced him IMO!

  • 294 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    We’re experiencing some internet problems at the minute. Please stay with us whilst Ibizatoon jumps up and down on this bloody stupid 3g Vodafone piece of |}%…&=* and then he’ll resubmit his lengthy reply to those who posted to him which he cannot be bothered to retype on his phone.


    Mojo… Simply….eeeewwww 🙂

  • 295 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Sorry bud,i have this thing where if i am looking for an analogy they almost always turn out vulgar.

  • 296 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Who the hell uses Vodafone these days.

    Is it a big brick ?

  • 297 ToonandGloom // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Love benny but he’s so frustrating hoping for good things from him this season. He Defo doesn’t suit that number 10 role and I thought it would of been ideal there for him but yet to see it.

  • 298 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Mr mojo

    Thanks for that link, it really helps prove that most managers on here dont know it all, with benny in amc as you say and with sissoko in amc, where apparently he cant operate? 3 goals and 3 assists in 15 games is a damn good return.

  • 299 SeanNufc87 // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM


    I dont know whats happening with your Internet mate but when my net drops out on my phone when trying to post a comment I wait until my connection is back click back on my browser (chrome) and my comment is there waiting to be posted.

    Hopefully that helps you as much as it did me when I realised.

  • 300 TorqToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Gomis is an excellent player. Big, strong, intelligent and knows where the goal is. He wouldn’t be my first choice for our second signing, a more attacking midfielder would be. No names mentioned of course (*disclaimer) but as a different option, I would love to see him in a toon shirt. Shola is good at holding up the ball, and bringing in the midfield, but gomis, is much much better!

    But for the right price…! €8mil isn’t horrific for this lad, but not in the final year of a contract.

  • 301 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    No problem SeanNufc,knowledge as they say,is power.

  • 302 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Im surprised the likes of spurs haven’t gone in for Alderweireld .As would be a cracking partnership with vertonghen.
    Im just hoping we have a mad 3 day splurge on players like we did in the jan transfer window as my optimism is some what starting to waiver.

  • 303 TorqToon // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Jazzy – Don’t go to the dark side mate!

    We need you!!! 🙂

  • 304 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Ibiza…that’s what you get for down grading 😉

  • 305 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Torq…what kind of forward is Gomis and how do you think he would fit onto a 4-3-3?…or will we end up playing 4-4-2?

  • 306 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Ibiza have you tried switching it on and off ? 🙂

  • 307 thai-mag // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    5 million, no way remember this is the Toon, we don’t spend that kind of money on one player

  • 308 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Mojo…fair enough, I can handle it.

    Belfast…Me apparently. It’s one of those silly 3g “mi-fi” things, no, not wi-fi, mi-fi… Only temporary, thank God.

    Sean… Thank you, good to know 🙂 I wrote the long comment on my laptop using said “mi-fi” and that died. Went on with my phone and no comment. Have to say, this isn’t as easy on a phone…sorry for all if my long posts over the years, must have been really annoying to scroll through. Ha ha

  • 309 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    anything over your end regarding sackho or Menez.??
    Again would be superb additions to NUFC.
    Im sure like most the Hierarchy that is Mashley and co, Leave a lot to be desired.And although I think Remy is a top draw player albeit on loan. I feel we need a top class player to give us a boost !!

  • 310 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Belfast..ha, I certainly have mate. Any other Pearls of wisdom?


    Right… Back to driving. Until later folks

  • 311 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    I prefer the shorter posts tbh
    Think it’s best you stick with the mi-fi mate

  • 312 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Step 2

    Pull out your router and put it in the middle of the floor.
    Now stamp on it a few times. Plug it back in and let me know how you get on.

  • 313 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Right chaps,i’m off.I’ll leave you with one of the greatest musical performances ever.This is not for everyone,but Jimi Hendrix seems to love it.

  • 314 hazzy // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    I’ll be so optimistic this season if Jonas is a bench warmer. If so, I see us challenging the top 6-7

  • 315 saxonfenken // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Good to, see you back, for some sensible info,
    agree about Gomis,
    I have always said that if they are not good enough for ManU, City, Chelsea or even Liverpool they are not good enough for us,
    Bent and Sinclair come into this category
    gradually we build, it is the only way.
    There are so many people on here that talk so much rubbish with so much negativity.
    I am sure they have there heads full of rubbish, that they can not understand the real life is real. We can not win every game 5-0 or never will


  • 316 roe997 // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Mapou is 6 foot easy

  • 317 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I like you optimism mate-keep it up pal.

  • 318 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    No. He’s just 6 ft.

  • 319 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Hazzy he’ll probably be first name on the team sheet.

  • 320 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Date of birth: 15.05.1989. Place of birth: Bangui. Age: 24. Height: 1,84. Nationality : France Central African Republic. Position: Defence – Centre Back. Foot: right.
    just over 6ft matey

  • 321 Belfast // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Ibiza I’m off.

    If step two doesn’t work throw everything out the window and tell your missus it’s all her fault.


  • 322 hazzy // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Unfortunately we all know he’ll be the first name on the team sheet. Not sure how a self proclaimed left winger/ wide left mid can achieve less assists than a goalkeeper in the domestic league and still be considered a professional footballer. I do hope Pards can see this

  • 323 Jail for Ashley // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    See Bony ‘scored’ again tonight but wrongly disallowed ,it’ll be hard to take if he becomes a goal machine in the PL.

  • 324 Marty-Toon // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Yes please,
    Better in the championship than is was and proven in the PL.
    Quality signing at that price if we can get him,he knows how to take a player on and can put in a decent delivery too
    Come on Joe,roll up your sleeves

  • 325 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I understand people sticking up for Jonas saying he puts in a shift and defensively tracks back.
    That’s all well and good but Perchinio put in more consistent performances last term and we flogged him for a pittance. But like you say mate-Good for the bench.
    Jail-I have a feeling bony is gonna do 20+ this season

  • 326 Felipe // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:54 PM


    Not going to argue over half an inch but…

    Prefer to use the official nufc website.,,10278~48166,00.html

    1.83m. 6ft exact.

  • 327 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Don’t worry mate im always arguing over half an inch with the missus lol !!

  • 328 hazzy // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    He looks like an excellent buy. I would also feel like we have missed a trick there if he does become a goal machine.
    He does put a shift in can’t fault him for that great player to have in the squad but as you say there were players in good form dropped to accommodate favourites which is a recipe for disaster as seen last season. Not his fault though unless of course he’s blackmailing pards with some secret info

  • 329 geordie157 // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    The Gomis transfer reminds me of the Debuchy chase all over again. Wait until the end of the window and see what happens.

    Meanwhile go sign Sinclair and look at Alderwiereld and Wijnaldum.

  • 330 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM



  • 331 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 PM


  • 332 Cool Hand Luke // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    He was dating Helen Flanaghan which to me displays poor judgement.

  • 333 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Belfast…Thank you for your assistance this evening. It’s been very…what’s the word I’m looking for? Definitely not helpful.

    I hope your dreams are full of your Ashley and a big tub if it fantasies. Enjoy mate.

    Right then, now he’s gone, sensible conversations ahead. Now that’s worth of a lol.

    So, Jonas. I can’t help but feel that fir whatever the reasons, there were some serious issues with some players state of mind and their commitment. Whilst not spectacular, you know Jonas will give his all And cover a he’ll of a lot of ground. Bot wonderful, but when the coco hits the fan, sometimes it’s what’s needed…And there was a fair bit if coco flying around last season. All things we’ll And good I don’t think he’d getting quite so much game time.

  • 334 Yohan Kebab // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    lol cool hand luke thats true, terrible decision making!

  • 335 yo-yo // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM


    Is there any real evidence we were really in for Bony – I thought it was pretty much all rumour and press speculation ?

    On Jonas

    He works hard on the pitch, he chases down and backtracks, he supports the backs , he is a workhorse, though neither a forward nor defender and as long as he passes rather than crosses does have a positive product. Teams need this kind of a guy – he covers other players who don’t track back so he does free them up. He fills positional holes. There is a role for players like him but he’s no longer a winger or has the pace so he’s neither beast nor fowl as Band B put it. He is definitely at the tail end of his career and it is difficult to see him holding down a regular place much longer – but the reason he gets picked ahead of the flair players is simply work rate and reliability – though his form is getting more patchy.

  • 336 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Jesper…Oh right. Very true, I miss my house a lot. Not too long to go now though…it’ll be sad to see the bikini girls leave though. Still, there’s always 2014!

  • 337 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Apologies for the mistakes, fat fingers, stupid phone, take your pick.

  • 338 croftus5678 // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    its good news that we have officially been linked with sinclair now 🙂 would do wonders for our club imo.

    and english also 🙂

    so thats sammy/bigi/cambell we have to look forward to breaking into the england team comon boys make us proud.

  • 339 WWYCD // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Hell of a player on his day but wasted a year of his career because he rated money more than game time…for 5 mill though he’s a steal depending on wages, Ince at 8 mill could still work out cheaper depending on wages not sure who I’d prefer tbh

  • 340 Jail for Ashley // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Good evening, tbh I’m not sure if there was I just seen him mentioned on here so much I assumed he was one of Carr’s recommendations.

  • 341 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Sean…Ah man, this dark side business is obviously just too much for me to deal with. Excuse me whilst I clamber back up the fence.
    yo-yo…A new word for the day, thank you. I do worry about the negative health effects Pardew has on a few fans, but tbf to Rotonda, he/she (just being safe here as I don’t like to be presumptuous) has never been a fan and has always had the same issues. Can’t claim him/her (cor, this may get exhausting) to be a bandwagon jumper. Also, when not Pardew bashing, can be extremely insightful on footballing issues and seems to know a thing or two. Was that all too politician like? It wasn’t meant to be.

    Pizzicato…I see. Is there a rule about wearing high heeled shoes? I can see where longer studs would be an issue.

    Belfast…Humble? Give over. Sorry, it’s been a while and this being nice thing…I’m not so sure about.

    Wolfshead…It has been short lived. Views way better from up here 🙂

  • 342 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    I agree on everything said about Jonas, however I thought he gave a lot more bad performances than good last season-Mackem game less said !!.
    Yo yo-evening mate
    how you portray Jonas is like talking about sissokho imo and include cabs-benny tiote-anita and even bigi. I just don’t see much game time for gutti now apart from bringing him on for the last 10-20 mins or so to shut the game down.

  • 343 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Ha ha….Victory is mine. Ibizatoon 1, Mi-Fi 0!

  • 344 Jail for Ashley // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Is the SD website considered an official source of footballing information ?

  • 345 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM


  • 346 SharpEnough23 // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Newcastle linked with a 17 yr old Brazilian dubbed “the new neymar”

  • 347 WWYCD // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Young Brazilian striker coming to Newcastle? I wish specially if he’s a future star…and Brazilians love St James

  • 348 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas has spoken to L’Equipe 21 TV regarding the possible transfer of Bafetimbi Gomis to Newcastle after Lyon’s win over Grasshoppers tonight which saw them qualify for the Champions League playoffs.

    ‘I am very disappointed that the deal was never finished with Newcastle. Personally, I am very pessimistic. Someone is pulling the strings behind the scenes. I have filed a complaint for ‘destabilisation’. Things will be settled in front of the appropriate committee. It is a complete disservice to Bafe. He is a player that we respect. It completely flipped over with Newcastle. It was a priority that Bafe should have got what he wanted in terms of salary.’

    ‘For the moment, the situation is blocked. On the 30th August, if no solution is reached we will reintegrate Bafe in the squad. We will have to change our approach to Bafe’s situation. Our desire is to settle things positively for everyone involved
    I don’t think it looks very good for nufc and bafe guys-time to move on me thinks.

  • 349 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    jazzyp…Ha, that place is just down the road from where I’m currently staying.

    Sharp….I’m feeling confident, we’re only competing with Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool. Going to be beat the rush and get his name on my shirt now 🙂

  • 350 SharpEnough23 // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Just putting it out there I know it’s highly unlikely, but you never know!

  • 351 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    We go marvell hotel in the bay. Just so you can sleep if you wish lol.

  • 352 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Sharp…Sorry if that came across aggressive, was only playing with you.

    It’d be great if it happens. Nice to see us get a mention tbh…whether made up or not, it shows not everyone considers us to be relegation battlers.

  • 353 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    jazzyp….I’m right down the end of that street, so away from the noise and havoc. Can’t handle that anymore…getting far too sensible in my old age…sort of 😉

  • 354 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    We do the beach a lot next to the Sirenis seaview, Right at the very end of carrer des carro

  • 355 Ibizatoon // Aug 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Jazzyp…ok, well you know the crossroad just before that, left to Suma (never thought that’d get mentioned on here), well instead go right and I’m just there. Sure you needed to know that 🙂

    Do you visit Ibiza a lot?

  • 356 jimmysmith // Aug 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Maybe Mike doesn’t realize that we play for points in the first few games of a season, after all, he didn’t seem to recognize what was at stake for the entire first half of last.

  • 357 santonthenewmaldini // Aug 8, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    @Torq and Ibiza!

    Welcome back to the blog !!

  • 358 colotheclown // Aug 9, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Evening all,

    If Sinclair could recapture the form he showed at Swansea, he’d be decent business at £5m, could play wide left in 4 4 2 or 4 3 3….not a bad option. That’s a big if tho!

  • 359 kevymartins // Aug 9, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    We should get a bid in for Luciano Narsignh’s we brother Furdjel Narsigh both them guys are quality wingers.

  • 360 kevymartins // Aug 9, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    I got that the wrong way Furdjel is the older one, but still both class players.

  • 361 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Aug 9, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    @kevy – I think we’d be lucky at the moment if we even put in a genuine bid for anyone!

    I think we should go all out for that creative, quick forward to play on the left. Surely there’s 10m from that HUGE TV money that we got for this season?!?!

  • 362 phoonck // Aug 9, 2013 at 5:41 AM

    Since PSG has signed Marquinhos(expected pair of centre defence will be Marquinhos and Thiago Silva) and Laurent Blanc has given the green light for Mamadou Sakho to move, we should go and bid for him as he is currently considering his future, in search of first team football. Can’t wait to see it happen, with Sakho and M’Biwa partnering in centre of defence! OMG!

    C’mon JK, go sign this boy!

  • 363 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Aug 9, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    @phoonck – I agree but I think PSG’s asking price would be too expensive.

    They don’t NEED to sell him and have spent so much that they will probably ask for a massive price (~20m).

    Then again, maybe they’ll just want to get rid. It’s worth a try at least!

  • 364 Steven // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    I would rather have sinclair than ince all day long.

  • 365 Sir Erec // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    I think we should pull out of the Gomis deal and pursue other targets. Overpriced, overrated and there is just something very suspicious about this transfer saga with him. Seeing as Lyon have sold Lopez, I doubt that Gomis will be out the door as well as Lyon wouldn’t really have any strikers left.

    Lacina Traore from Anzhi has been linked with us but I think his wages are just way too high.

    I agree with the management in that we need a winger, or at the very least another player who can go past a player and whip a cross in. Hopefully this would be on their STRONGER foot, and not having to cut in all the time like the way we are set up right now.

    Sinclair to me seems a good buy. Hopefully his wage demands won’t be ridiculous. I would rather have him over Tom Ince, as he is at least proven at the premier league level. Having a poor year at City, due to mismanagement and the players above him in the pecking order, I get the feeling that he will be an extremely motivated and diligent player. If used properly, we could be the perfect club for him to get his career back on track.

  • 366 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    I am not fussed about Gomis either something about this deal just doesn’t add up!

    …but we need a foeward in and that is not Bent 😉

    So what will happen if Gomis deal doesn’t come through? I fear nothing if not Bent 🙁

  • 367 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:43 AM


  • 368 JackButler // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Don’t know why we are not moving for Shane Long, he’s two years younger than Gomis, proven Premier record, in the last year of his contract

  • 369 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 6:51 AM


    Have you been living under a rock.

    Gomis is french 😉

  • 370 JackButler // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:00 AM


    Damn…………….forgot about that 🙁

  • 371 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    Bundesliga is back today 🙂

    cracking match in prospect

    bayern vs borussia monchenglabbach

  • 372 nut meg // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    SIR ERIC@365
    GONUFC@ 361

    Take a look at the stats

    A little clip but lots more to see,only to give you some idea of what he can do.

  • 373 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM


  • 374 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    This 24 sec Shotclock rule in basketball is pathetic

  • 375 SeanNufc87 // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    What time indian?

    Might have a little watch of that.

    How did luuk get on at gladenbach do you know?

  • 376 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Watching India Vs Japan Basketball, My god its awful.

    For India one player fouled out
    Two on four fouls
    and one on three

  • 377 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:09 AM


    7.30 PM British Time

    Luuk had an awful season, last one, but that can happen. he is good player Class is permanent.

  • 378 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    India have now blown a 16 point lead.

    FFS more turnovers than football

  • 379 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    How have we never been linked with Stefan Keissling i will never know.

    25 League goals for leverkusen.

    4 with head
    8 with left
    12 with right

  • 380 SeanNufc87 // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:40 AM


    Think that maybe gladen would sell if he had a poor season? Cant see this gomis deal coming off now tbh.

  • 381 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:43 AM


    I doubt, MONCHENGLADBACH will sell, all things being equal.

    However i think we should Hijack arsenal bid for Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter. Terrific player, only 19.

    Could be next Beckenbauer or Sammer

  • 382 SeanNufc87 // Aug 9, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    I keep doing that, calling them gladenbach when I know its not lol.

    Never heard of him tbh, im a bit out of touch with youth tbh, I used to watch a lot of the under 21 stuff but haven’t got the time nowadays. The isco and jovetic an sakho sort of generation is pretty much when I stopped.

  • 383 daltzzzz17 // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    His career stats say it all for me. Do not touch! Good at Swansea because of the way they played. We can’t pass the ball like them so therefore he’ll be rubbish.

    See below.

    2004–2005 Bristol Rovers 2 (0)
    2006–2010 Chelsea 5 (0)
    2007 ? Plymouth (loan) 15 (2)
    2007 ? QPR (loan) 9 (1)
    2008 ? Charlton (loan) 3 (0)
    2008 ? Crystal Palace (loan) 6 (2)
    2009 ? Birmingham (loan) 14 (0)
    2009–2010 ? Wigan (loan) 18 (1)
    2010–2012 Swansea City 82 (28)
    2012– Manchester City 11 (0)

  • 384 Patoon // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    So Blanc is tryin 2 unsettle Cabaye, i wouldn’t b oversly disappointed if we lost cabaye this summer as long as we replace him b4 the window closes, think he drifts in and out of games 2 much anyway and his set pieces r crap, my starting 11 if cabaye leaves

    Debuchy Colo Yanga Santon
    –Vuckic Sissoko Marveaux–
    ————Cisse Remy———–

    Think we need 2 play Vuckic alot more and think Marveaux is more than capable of filling Cabayes boots, hav left Ben Arfa on the bench til he learns 2 pass the ball, doesn’t create enuf goals for the player that he is, think that between Marveaux and Vuckic they could create plenty and Remy and Cisse 2 put them int the onion bag

  • 385 cestriasteve // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Captain & Kevymartin

    Do you think this link with Sinclair smacks of a bit of we don’t know what formation to play, Pardew indication all along that he wants to play 4-4-3 but here we go being linked with wingers.

    If he plays with wingers then I am sorry Debeuchy and Santon are not good enough at defending!,

    Finally there were better wingers available than Sinclair and Ince if that’s what he wants to play.

    Pardew make your mind up if its 4-4-2 then sign the best wingers you can get!,,

  • 386 cestriasteve // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Sorry 4-3-3.

  • 387 cestriasteve // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Platoon I like the look of that Anita position.

  • 388 Patoon // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:25 AM


    That is wer Anita should b playing instead of Tiote who is rubbish imo, if Pardew is gonna persist in playing 2 CDM then i’d play Jonas ther alongside him instead of Cabaye, at least Jonas wil tackle and play Sissoko a little further forward, las season Jonas was actually quite good when played in a more central role rather than on the wing or as an attacker which he clearly isn’t

  • 389 Felipe // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Tiote is rubbish!!!

  • 390 BuckLuck // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    We all agree that there is a problem. Some say it’s Ashley, some blame Pardew and some blame both.

    I don’t care how rich we are, I don’t expect us to be owned by a russian billinaire and I have no expectations to win the league. Hope is still alive though 😉

    I do however expect to be entertained!

    You could argue that Stoke entertained their fans with crap football that gave them results above expectations, but we’re way bigger than them. We have a history for attacking football and that’s where my biggest problem lies.

    Pardew doesn’t entertain me what so ever. Some of you that are pro Pardew compare him with bloggers whining(so you think you’re better than Pardew?) or argue that no managers want to manage us… what’s up with that? Of course he’s better than us with the day to day respinsibility. He must be compared with other Premier League managers, and compared to them he is quite poor.
    Of course we can get good and modern managers to manage us. To think something else is totally deluded.

    When I read this blog in nov/dec/jan most of you agreed that it was sensible to give Pardew until summer, and some would sack him immediately. No one wanted Pardew over the summer if he didn’t improve.
    He didn’t. Actually it got worse. We were even humiliated at home against a moderately good team and a pi$$ poor team.

    I can see that it is a problem to sack Pardew now, but when i read that some of you want to give him the whole new season, and even think he is a good manager… i’m astounded!

  • 391 phoonck // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    I’m sure Mamadou Sakho wouldn’t be priced at £20m, but it wouldn’t hurt to go in for a bid, say £8-10m? And I think the Bafetimbi Gomis deal is probably off now. I would rather us withdrawing the Gomis bid and concentrate, if we are to buy another attacker, on Man City’s Scott Sinclair and I’d say we’re almost done. Ideally I’d want another defender in(Mamadou Sakho please!) cos I don’t see Steven Taylor being in the same level as Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa and Fabriccio Coloccini(whom I consider to be our natural choice pairing of centre defenders)

  • 392 kt97toonarmy // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM


    That team wud get killed off man city

  • 393 cestriasteve // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Platoon interesting with Jonas, on Tiote he had his best season with Simpson and Ryan Taylor as full backs wonder if that had anything to do with it.

  • 394 clinath@ed // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Platoon….I like that setup, maybe a little leaderless! Looks like a side that could grow together, may be a few thrashings along the way….but we’re used to that.

  • 395 clinath@ed // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Felipe… disagree I take it?

  • 396 JAMSHA // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    jst offer shola + 7mil to lyon for gomis

  • 397 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Yea Shola may score a lot in Ligue 1.

  • 398 spudzzz // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    whatever happened to Siem de jong …had a great season again with ajax…. Havent even seen anyone talk about him in this transfer window….last year he seemed to be everyone favorite choice of a signing

  • 399 Indian Magpie // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Lyon would want Shola + 15 mill for Gomis

    Shola is worse than a 3 legged donkey

  • 400 nut meg // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    SDJ decided he wanted to stay with Ajax…..unfortunately .He was my first pick also.

  • 401 phoonck // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I agree too.. Jonas Gutierrez now seems to play better in a more central role than on the wings as he has lost some pace and can’t cross, but his work rate and determination makes him a better tackler. However, I feel Vurnon Anita can’t play a defensive midfielder alone as he is too lightweight and will be easily bossed over.

    -Debuchy—Coloccini—Yanga M’Biwa—Santon
    —Ben Arfa———————————–Remy

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