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Newcastle Challenge Liverpool For Willian

11:41 pm, Saturday, August 17th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 124 Comments

News in the Mirror today that Newcastle are interested in signing Anzhi’s Willian, although Liverpool seem to be ahead of the Magpies in their dealings to sign the 27 year-old Brazilian midfielder.

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Willian – Newcastle are interested in the Brazilian winger

Willian only signed for Anzhi on 31st of January of this year for a massive €35M (£30M), and he made his debut against Newcastle in the Europa League, but was injured in the first half.

Anzhi have decided to cut their wage bill significantly, and have put their whole squad up for transfer, and that includes the Brazilian winger.

But the latest news is that Liverpool are very close to sealing a deal for Willian, and it seems that once again Newcastle have moved in too late for their target – if indeed Willian is a Newcastle target.

And it seems Anzhi are willing to sell the Brazilian for half of what they paid for the player in January – how’s that for wasting £15M in a short eight months.

Joe Kinnear has been given the go ahead by Mike Ashley to sign Willian, according to the Mirror report, but we’d be surprised if Ashley would pay out £15M for a left winger, when it’s strikers Newcastle desperately need.

And the Magpies shied away from paying £12M for Wilfried Bony from Vitesse in the summer, and the Ivory Coast International ended up at Swansea, who were hammered 4-1 at home by Manchester United today, although Bony scored a good goal.

Willian joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007 from Brazilian club Corinthians, and as we mentioned he moved to Russian club Anzhi in late January.

He played 222 times with 37 goals for Shaktar Donetsk in six seasons, and in 25 appearances for Anzhi he scored one goal.

Willian has played twice for Brazil and is said to want a move to the Premier League, but we’d be very surprised if he ends up at Newcastle, although we suppose it’s possible, if not probable.

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124 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonandGloom // Aug 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM


  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    No chance .Maybe in an alternate Universe without Ashley in charge we might show some ambition and go after players like that.

  • 3 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    “Breaking news, Newcastle United join the race for Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney as Mike Ashley assembles squad capable of winning the league”

    Because apparently it’s made up news day…well it is nearly Sunday I suppose

  • 4 WWYCD // Aug 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    ….bugger me could u imagine if this was true haha even Id accept JFK then

  • 5 toon1707 // Aug 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    No chance well maybe on FIFA or champ manager but no way will Ashley pay out 15 million on 1 player

  • 6 toon22 // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    If some pub team came in to sign him we would lose out.
    Its a sad joke.

  • 7 Slatymag // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Better value, dare I say it, in France. Or even Holland. Yes there are flights to Holland as well! Probably other countries as well, I don’t know?

  • 8 ERER // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Why would we sign a world class left winger ?
    We have Jonas Gutierrez

  • 9 Crow59 // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Willian = 100k a week = never happening.

    Lazy journalism at its finest

  • 10 toon22 // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    MA has built his fortune on peddeling cheap shite.

    This guy dont fit the bill.

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    No way at all. It involves paying a fee for starters!

  • 12 kevymartins // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Mcmanaman on the pitch for 2mins today and sent of for a horrific challenge. And there manager defending him again. Fcuk off owen coyle.

  • 13 toon22 // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    We have JFK travelling the globe getting pissed on trains
    We have a strange flat earth policy where all that exsists is France England and a means of avoiding the press while getting hammered.

    We exsist as a way to make MA money and are a scorce of cheap advertising

    If you want to hurt the far bastard dont goto his cheap shite shops and discourage anyone else.

  • 14 ochytoon // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM


  • 15 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    just get a striker in 1st ffs then get a winger in that would actually come here!
    and just seen mctwatermans challenge then his reaction afterwards!
    yep he certainly aint that type of player is he!?
    both disgraceful! wat a c@nt!

  • 16 Sav // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    I didn’t think he ‘fancied it’ against us and he looks like a bloke who is injured or subbed a lot. ‘Pool are welcome to him. However, that Anzhi defensive central midfielder, the big guy – him we should get.

  • 17 beddersmag // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Slaty and crow

    Cheers for the boxing updates. Always thought cleverly was a bit scrawny and thought this guy might have too much power. Wanted him to win as british but looking forward to seeing the knock downs now he has lost as hes cocky too.


    That kid has scum written across his forehead. He nearly caused a riot in a reserve game for similar just prior to the incident with us. Nasty little coward would be robbing old ladies if he wasnt a pro.

  • 18 beddersmag // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM


    Have to admit i thought he looked your average disinterested mercenary when he played us but he must have something for them to pay that amount. Liverpool are buying a top side by the looks of it.

  • 19 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    toon22 just on cue apparently 2nite

  • 20 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Mike Ashley wouldn’t pay 15million for ronaldo or messi, what’s da chances he’s gonna pay 15million for Villiam?!?!

  • 21 Moe // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Thank you Ed, you made my day!
    I had such a good laugh after reading this 🙂

  • 22 Slatymag // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    All in all it’s nice to be linked with him, but for what he’s going to Liverpool for (15-20m) surely Fischer would be a better buy. Not that we are serious about Willian, but I don’t rate him at that price.

  • 23 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    beddersmag great post on last thread btw

  • 24 Sav // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Jucilei da Silva

  • 25 Moe // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    manxpie @19

    He’s apparently wrapping up a deal over a drink or something .. That’s how they do it at the office these days 😉

  • 26 BWFFBW // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    I am laughing at this blog post Ed… we aren’t in the mix for this lad. He is over 10Mill and have you noticed we really don’t sign footballers over 10-13Mill, thus us being in the mix for this lad is a utter joke. Its almost disrespectful to us readers and followers of this blog.

  • 27 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Anyone else concerned that our transfer dealings are done?

  • 28 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    moe haha wat look like a tramp?
    supposedly it was in london you have really gotta laugh tho
    i didn’t think i’d say this but BRING BACK LAMEARSE!!!

  • 29 Slatymag // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:36 AM


    Aye it’s always nice to see big headed fighters getting knocked down a peg, even though I would’ve liked to see Cleverly win.

    If Froch gets his rematch which he is making noises about ( though I very much doubt he really wants) against Ward then I foresee him being beaten again as well. It’s a shame but if he’d just stop making excuses about his defeat people would have a lot more respect for him. Well I would anyway. It’s part of the game but some fighters carry it off and some just seem like pricks.

    Missed the Mcmananan “challenge”, is the other player injured?

  • 30 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    slaty nah it was ian harte (remember him?) lol
    it was just an un-needed reckless challenge plus 2 footed he did win the ball but totally reckless

  • 31 Toon73 // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    More crap

  • 32 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    after that pic ruddy…………………..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmm……………. yes 🙁

  • 33 beddersmag // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM


    Havent seen the latest tackle myself. I actually think froch does want it. He has improved since ward and with a home crowd and favourable ref i honestly think he feels he can reverse it. Dont forget that ref let ward sit on him all night which rally helped wards cause and it was still fairly close on points. Almost hatton mayweather in reverse where the ref stopped hatton as soon as he got close, and he had taken shots to get there. A ref like that and he would win imo.

    Anyway this is a boxing forum right?


    Cheers, i do think some have forgotten how good that 5th season was. Short memories or just scarred by the debacle that was last season?

  • 34 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM


    Would be disappointing if that was the case, guess we’ve got to strap ourselves in, take a deep breath, and just hope that we see something that is somewhat more entertaining than the tripe on show last year.

  • 35 NUFCarter // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

  • 36 NUFCarter // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

  • 37 potski // Aug 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM


    You do know that the “rumour” about Kinnear going to a meeting pissed was a maccem wind-up?


    Shameful that you think someone having a pint in their local on a Saturday night is worthy of comment. Do you never go out? Or perhaps you are too young for your parents to let you out?

  • 38 Slatymag // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:03 AM


    I don’t see why Ward should have to fight in Nottingham as Froch would have it. Regardless though I can only see one winner again as Andre in my eyes completely schooled him, timed his jabs perfectly to knock Froch out of his rhythm not allowing him to fight his fight. He neutralised him almost completely, not saying it was a shut-out but outside of his comfort zone Carl finds it difficult to adapt. And let’s face it he can’t fight on the back foot.

    I still think he’ll have too much for Groves though.

    You’re right though – this is not a boxing forum

  • 39 the black and white stripes // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Looking at the wrong Anzhi player imo, Lacina Traore looks more promising

  • 40 BigAl9 // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Ed i’m sorry but I can’t be arsed to read your blog anymore. You report every bit of stupid gossip going and it gets on my tits. Do you seriously think we are going to buy Willian? or any of the huge amount of players you have reported that we ‘might’ be after. I wish you well with your health Ed, I think your a good guy, but you report far too much. It should be about quality not quantity. Sorry mate, it’s hurts me to say it.

  • 41 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    potski seriously??
    ya mean our D.O.F who has had massive heart problems (alcohol has quite an effect on the heart btw!) and it certainly didn’t look like it was his 1st did it??
    the fact that he is getting payed silly ammounts of money to get players into this club and has failed (remy was already done in jan its just that circumstances made the deal easy)
    so i think its actually shameful that he’s pictured getting pissed in london when there’s only 2 weeks left to get the much needed players in!
    is that professional potski?
    infact him blatantly doin it is literally a disgrace after the ammount of stick my club got from his appointment and then his bullshit claims he made of how hard working and down right brilliant he is as a D.O.F just makes it infuriating imo!!

  • 42 Bearsize // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Willian? Yawn! The board seem to think we are stupid enough to believe this tripe. Next!

  • 43 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    ruddy i know we usually disagree on everything but yeah we do have to hope but i still believe that we have got a strong squad and we really need to concentrate on the league and i believe without the extra games and f”’ked up training without the thur-sun set up we will do better and i know ya won’t like this but pardew will show he can set us up for a full season without certain distractions like the 5th finish it might not be beautiful football (swansea have taken 7-8 years to get where they are now btw not over night and CERTAINLY NOT under laudrop) 🙂
    but i feel the utter doom and gloom on here recently is scandalous tbh

  • 44 potski // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:31 AM


    I don’t know whether it was his first, neither do you. But I do know that he is entitled to a private life and people following him in to a pub and posting a picture of him on twitter are sad gits. It’s late on a Saturday night, NO-ONE is doing transfer business. I hope he took in a game this afternoon (preferably West Ham to report to Pardew next week), watched some highlights of other EPL games before going out or has them on record to watch in the morning. But that’s all you can expect from him.

    And as for drinking not being “professional” – I’m assuming you know nothing about business in most parts of the world, if you think all deals are done over meetings in board rooms. All the Directors I’ve known from Europe and North America liked to have a drink, and it is an expected part of the culture. You are thought to be “odd” if you don’t, unless you are Muslim.

    Do you expect him to be stalking Matri, William etc. sitting outside their houses trying to get them to sign? Howay man, if you are going to criticise the guy don’t do it for him doing something that 90% of Newcastle fans will have been doing tonight. And don’t keep repeating maccem lies.

  • 45 paul24 // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    I nearly spat a mouth full of beer at my computer when I read this, I’m still laughing at it now xD

    “Joe Kinnear has been given the go ahead by Mike Ashley to sign Willian, according to the Mirror report”

  • 46 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    potski if you really think that, that is wat newcastle united want him to be percieved in the most important time of his actual job title then yes it is unprofessional plus the fact after very serious heart trouble ANY drinking of alcohol is extremely dangerous and to the point stupid!!
    (and that is from very close family knowhow )

    and no i don’t expect him to stalk our targets but i do want him to actually do his job which is sign players and he hasn’t yet even tho he is by his own words the best D.O.F in the world!!
    and btw its mackem!
    jus so ya know like
    maybe you are jfk??

  • 47 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    @potski & manxpie – I’m sort of in between you both on this. We can’t say it “Looks like it’s not his first”- that’s ridiculous. And also, the people are clearly sat at a table so unlikely to have stalked him into the place!

    I don’t mind him having a drink and we also can’t see who he’s out with but he has been so incredibly p!ss poor this summer- and he knows it- that I expect him to be doing an awful lot to resolve that. Unless of course it’s all a ploy and the “we couldn’t get them over the line” statement was ready in july.

    It’s not really that he’s out, just annoying to see him enjoying himself whilst under-performing so badly!

  • 48 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    gonufc i said that when i posted the 1st link mate but tbf him saying he’s fitter than ever even tho he’s obviously still drinking after very serious heart problems is very stupid simple as that like!
    but him supposedly being the best D.O.F and actually doing his job in signing players he shouldn’t be seen in a pub in london on a sat night!!
    and the fact that pardew has said “he is working very hard” in bringing players in! it doesn’t send the right message out does it?

  • 49 potski // Aug 18, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    Thanks, I’m glad you know how to spell Mackem,

  • 50 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    potski really is that your come back?
    after that post?
    where are you from btw?

  • 51 paul24 // Aug 18, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Whats this out drinking chat people are on about, i’m assuming its JFK given the talk about heart conditons but you know they say about assumption, fill me in peeps 😛

  • 52 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    paul look at the pic at 19 supposedly tonight 🙂

  • 53 potski // Aug 18, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    Yes, that’s my answer. I spelt Maccem/Maccam/Mackem/Makem “wrong”. Forgive me.

    I’ve been spelling it that way for the last 30-40 years. Unfortunately, the people down the road didn’t realise it was a term of abuse and decided to christen themselves “Mackems”, and even got “Mackem” put in the Oxford Dictionary. They couldn’t even get it spelled right:)

    What’s the relevance of where I live? Since you probably think I’m a “cockney b***** who should get out of our club”, then I’ll not disappoint you – I’m from somewhere down south…

    Would you like to guess: Gateshead, Jarrow or Shields?

  • 54 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 18, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    We stole Marveaux under Liverfools nose. Could happen again.

  • 55 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 3:02 AM

    haha potski are you paranoid much???????????/
    but i was genuinely asking because you spelt it the way that i’ve never seen it!!
    and anyways my point is how jfk should be represented to the fans and that that pic is the total opposite of wat he should be doing remains the same!!
    so how is that offensive to nufc or to to the fans??

  • 56 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    pizzicato he has to fail there medical 1st though 🙂

  • 57 manxpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    you still there potski??
    or are you stumped on your reply???

  • 58 doonundertoon // Aug 18, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    excellent player, transfer will never ever ever happen in a million years, first of all the price quoted in the original post is ridiculous, Liverpool apparently had a bid of 40million turned down before the transfer window opened, even if this anji billionaire is trying to reduce the wage bill, he is not going to accept a 15 million loss on a player he bought 12 months ago… willian is not andy carroll, willian is actually worth the 30 million..

    but if by some miracle willian was available for 15 million, why would he move to newcastle? europa league and champions league clubs were scouting him for years when he was at shaktar, i highly doubt they have forgotten about him after 1 season in russia..

    its alright to dream guys, but when we dont even have to pulling power to attract darren bent, it would seem rediculous to dream about aquiring players like willian and eto lol

  • 59 paul24 // Aug 18, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Have to say that pic could be anyone, fair enough it looks like old Joe but it’s p**s poor. I dont blame him having a drink to be honest, I’d be snorting up the lines and all sorts if I had his job, on the other though, given his heart condition he shouldnt be drinking, then again he shouldnt be working in one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the football industry, but he is. Dont get me wrong, I love NUFC and I’ve supported the club since I was knee high, but this circus is starting to become more than I can handle, I genuinely feel sick when I look at whats happening to our club and to be honest there are times I feel like giving up on football all together.

  • 60 thai-mag // Aug 18, 2013 at 4:43 AM

    for a Toon supporter every day seems like April Fools day, who makes up this rubbish

  • 61 Yohancabaye4 // Aug 18, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Good morning Gents
    May be some good news

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 6h
    Canal +: Florian Thauvin could be sold, but not to Marseille they claim. #OM #LOSC #NUFC?

  • 62 Ashton // Aug 18, 2013 at 6:02 AM

    With someone like Willian we will have a good enough squad to challenge for a Champions league spot.

    And for only 15m he will be a masterstroke. He was by far the best player in the champions league group games last year for Shekhtar. He also has something most flair players don’t have which is a good workrate. But alas I can’t see us signing a player of his caliber anytime soon.

  • 63 nut meg // Aug 18, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    Willian……..for the fee & wages he’d want,forget it !

  • 64 nut meg // Aug 18, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    For anyone who’s interested,McManaman red card yesterday,this guy has a serious problem!

  • 65 Jail for Ashley // Aug 18, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    If you remember the club were talking about bringing in an additional striker in the January window before the bombshell of the Carroll deal, so yes Demba Ba was effectively Carrolls replacement but Cisse was that striker we’d been promised for a year and a half, we were desperate for more fire power last season with or without Demba Ba so how you can justify weakening the squad to defend your beliefs is beyond me, as for Debuchy and his club dragging their heels you choose to believe the men who have been proven by a court of law to operate tactics of deceit and have been shown to be blatant liars time after time.
    Last Monday at Durham was a fantastic day out and no I didn’t meet a tall blond woman of indeterminate age

  • 66 Greebol1892 // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    absolute rubbish. No chance of signing him & very little chance of signing ANYONE this window.
    Gave me a good laugh, though, as well as a chortle at the recent posts of Ruddy….. who I think is the inspiration behind Viz’s “Mr. Logic” hehe

  • 67 Ben3arfa // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:23 AM


  • 68 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    I’v just dribbled me coffee and burnt the very chin off is reading this headline.

    Problem is, it should not even be funny! Bah..

  • 69 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    “Manuel Pellegrini faces striking dilemma in Manchester City bow”.

    He’s so hard done to like..

  • 70 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Morning lads!

    …well it is even a little bit funny to read Liverpool wants him as well!

    What’s a guy like that on anyway? £150k a week or something!

    I don’t take JFK for someone who can multi task so maybe he should just focus on getting that striker over the line (he seems to have enough trouble doing that)

  • 71 jimmysmith // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Apparently the odd glass of red is encouraged after heart problems. Joe’s most likely just following doctors orders, hey,hey!

  • 72 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    What’s a striking dilemma?

  • 73 Harley // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM


    Apparently they’re after Fabregas too.

    Great times ahead!!

  • 74 Williamsonsuks // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Just another ploy to convince the fans they’re trying. When the window shuts they’ll say we tried for Willian and Gomis but agents fees and blah blah blah. Personally I’m happy enough with our squad. If the usual injury prones can stay fit we could cause a few surprises. With Marveau and Anita on the bench it looks like we have depth. Just get rid of Williamson 🙂

  • 75 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    We almost got relegated last year for f**** sake! What changed to make us so much better this year?. Being positive is great, but there must be a line.

  • 76 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    villa nearly did aswell they thumped arsenal

  • 77 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Yah, miracles happen, but you cant count on them. I hope for the best ofcourse, but I just dont see how we are going to improve? And I dont see the direction they wanna take us, or what is being done to take us there.

  • 78 Williamsonsuks // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Our new 5 signed later in the season and walked into misery. They’ve had a whole pre season and I’m hoping they’ve settled in good. Remy is here to partner Cisse and I’ve been impressed by goofy.

  • 79 croftus5678 // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    willain is rubbish like everything from the mirror paper nowadays.

    on watching the prem yesterday i’m a little happier tbh as a lot of teams i was thinking was on par or above us did not look that convincing !

    manu took a step bacl imo but they just have that quality to score given one chance.
    swansea not as good as i though with bony not that mobile

    i’d guess at a finish of 9th for us….if only we could sign a decent winger or 2 and a striker ^^

  • 80 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Hmm… I hope you are right, but I aint convinced. This is a make or break season on so many fronts.

  • 81 jackostoon // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Good morning, one and all,
    How the devil are we this beautiful morning, stomachs churning, not sure if It’s excitement or apprehension, have I missed much ? Been at work all night.

  • 82 toon kk // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    We’ve already done our business. MA has spent up!!!!!

  • 83 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    this regime is taking us nowhere, they only direction is backwards.
    the first 6 games are going to show pardews lack of nous, kinnears inability to bring in any fresh faces, and ashley, well he will just smirk and rub is hands

  • 84 scout // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Kinnear thinks its William tell he also wants Peter Pan

  • 85 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    oh and shut your mouth lfm u smb

  • 86 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    none of this bobby kerr sh1te

  • 87 Williamsonsuks // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    @Valle… so do I. I’ve not posted for a while but have been reading it everyday. Too much moaning and slating of there own club. It’s disgusting!
    It seems people just come on here to vent anger at the club they supposedly love. I’ve been frustrated by the signing of Kinnear, he aint exactly a role model . No point moaning on here, everybody has said just about everything negative about the the Chairman, DOF, Manager, squad and probably the janitor and tea lady. I always thought the fans were united and would stick by their team no matter what but was proven wrong on a lot of levels. HWTL

  • 88 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:28 AM


    Did the bairn let you near her laptop just yet 😉 ?

    The big game is tomorrow; I am huge problems with the connection last night when trying to watch the Swansea game 🙁

  • 89 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    the team yes the regime no way

  • 90 toon kk // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    MA doesn’t deserve a premier league club, we were relegated once and nearly relegated last season but still the penny pinching goes on.
    If we spot a good player he doesn’t want to pay him what other clubs are willing to pay .
    Mashley should have bought a championship club to run on the cheap.

  • 91 Newcastle Love Qatar // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    I have a question

    do any one know how much is the price for newcastle in cash? If ashly want to sell

  • 92 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Newcastle Love Qatar, do you want to buy?

  • 93 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Williamsonsuks… Well, there are two sides to this. 1: Fans in general aren’t patient and are a bit deluded.
    2: The way the club is being run aint helping things!

    As I said, we nearly got relegated, its not like its a huge secret. Yet MA who was supposed to have ambitions to take this club into the top 4 long term havnt reacted much to this. Bad decisions are being made and not much of signings. How could these things not end up causing trouble? His decision about JFK is the most baffling of all. Surely MA must know a thing or two about the effect of image mannagement and positive spinning. He could have brought so much more stabillity to the club and helped the image of the club by getting that appointment right. Sometimes I wonder how he ever became a billionare, but apperently the sports wear business is weird as he**.

    John Tudor… I didnt quite get if those last two messages were for me.

  • 94 jackostoon // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Good morning sir, unfortunately not, you see I have previous when it comes to dabbling with computers, I will though, its just a case off grinding her down, I’m away tomorrow and Tuesday so I’ll have to watch it in a bar somewhere and hope the locals are gentle with me. I will prevail my friend.

  • 95 Newcastle Love Qatar // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Our government in Qatar will love to buy a club in the PL. They spend a lo5 of money for PSG, which is as half as good as newcastle. I can try to help to get newcastle from MA hand. You know the price?

  • 96 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    130 million loans and then 130 for Ashley I would guess… 260 million. It would never happen though, so dont get your hopes up.

  • 97 Beattie25 // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Thought I’d bring a bit of positivity this morning with a nice little stat, something I can’t beleieve nobody else has picked up on.

    Out of the entire English football league, from Premier Leaugue to League 2, from Accrongton Stanley to York City, only 1 club has yet to make a permanent first team signing..

    You’re welcome.

  • 98 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    no valle not for you .
    but for a very disrespectful so called supporter on here who lambastes me for my views. he has his i have mine,
    i dont try to change peoples minds only to vent my disgust at the running of the club

  • 99 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Haha, didnt see that last comment (95)… This is clearly a wind up.

  • 100 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    John Tudor… Yah sometimes is can feel a bit like the stasi germany on here, where certain people unable to accept different views than their own.

  • 101 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    sunderland could not afford or be allowed to buy ashley out….hahah

  • 102 Newcastle Love Qatar // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    You that Qatar paid 2000Million for MU.i thought it will be double this price. 260 million is not big price.

    I have another question. Why do not we, newcastle supporters, buy the club? If each one pay 5000£. Then we will reach the asking price

  • 103 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    my money is still on the two russians buying ashley out
    said it two months ago thorough due dil ?

  • 104 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Newcastle Love Qatar. It aint as simple as that… First of, 5000 is allot of money to the common man. 2nd, you need someone to run the project who have know how and are willing to run the club. Untill such a day where some oil billonare cast his glaze on us, we are stuck with Ashley.

  • 105 Finnbad The Sailor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    McManaman actually gets the ball first it’s the follow through that takes the man out, Granted he looks quite pissed that he’s just been diddled for the ball but I think people are jumping on him for the seriousness of the Haidara tackle, which was an absolute shocker.

    This one is simply him taking the ball first but sliding in the follow up has taken the man from the side.

  • 106 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    John Tudor… What is that with those two russians? I didnt hear about that one. They are supposed to have done due dilligence on us?

  • 107 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    @valle, is it really 260 million? woops.

    @Newcastle Love Qatar, regardless of if what you say is true, I would say that any investment is welcome for a fan like me, but it is Mike Ashley’s call if he wants to sell. The person you guys should start asking is Lee Charnley. Just set up a meeting with him and he would be able to tell you more. Avoid Joe Kinnear!

    Wish you guys make the news soon.

  • 108 Finnbad The Sailor // Aug 18, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Also would love somebody like Willian, but simply can’t see a transfer of that expenditure coming off. However there are alternatives for smaller fees already mentioned both home and abroad.

    I wouldn’t actually mind having Sinclair brought in, as I think he offers a lot more than Ince and after watching him a few times already I’m not convinced by the young blackpool man.

  • 109 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    sorry valle only a rumour i heard in convo. in pub
    very limited details just saying they are taking their time if true

  • 110 sparky55 // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    so calling yourself williamsonsuks is supportive?

    Nice one.

    On a saturday we’re all supportive, rest of the week we’ve earned the right to moan and so long as we’ve got these muppets running and managing the team then we’ve got enough material to moan 24 hours a day til they’ve fcuked off into the sunset

    I hate this high horse sh!te…always support the team but hate the regime…nowt wrong with that

  • 111 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Pizzicato… Well it was a GUESS you know, and yours is as good as mine 😉 But it seems to be the number in the media back when we were for sale as far as I remember.

  • 112 jackostoon // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    John Tudor,
    Good morning, my only worry when there’s talk of new owners, it could be out of the frying pan and into the fire

  • 113 sparky55 // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM


    if anyone can afford to buy the club they will be a million times better than Ashley and Co

  • 114 valle // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    I honestly wouldnt want us to get owners like Man City. Some of the magic disapears with that, and I actually like the idea about being run sensible with youth being the direction. But I think we are to tight and I think MA makes some disastrous decisions. If we once in a while took a business gamble on a huge talent. Like PEA a season ago for instance, then we could move ahead. He had been scouted and it would be a calculated risk. That would take us forward and in a season or two his image and price would have soared. Take Suarez for instance (Forget the image part here lol). He was bought for around 25 million as far as i remember. Yet he is worth near double that today and where would Liverpool have been without him? Fighting for their lives against relegation with us, im pretty sure.

  • 115 Williamsonsuks // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Fair enough sparky… I chose that name due to Williamson being the worst defender I’ve ever seen. He caused me palpitations every time he had had the ball in our box. He was and still is a complete liability.
    About Ashley, yeah he is hated for being miserly, there’s nowt we can do about it. Every comment about him is just going round in circles, even the neutrals can see who the guy really is. Change the record guys and you may get your wish.

  • 116 Indian Magpie // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Was watching a video and a point was made

    Tottenham brought in a DOF and have made some really good signings.

    Food for thought

  • 117 sparky55 // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    personally i think being more vocal about our disgust at the way our once great club is being ran gives us a better chance of change.

    Sitting here saying nowt will just end up with more cats being kicked, more scraps doon the big market and divorces.

    I say vent your anger as much and as often as you like…better out than in!

  • 118 John Tudor // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    compared to ashley it will be like out of the frying pan into the fridge

  • 119 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    That one Russian guy we are linked with isn’t it because he’s suppose to be a NUFC fan?

    Have heard rumours about an American buyer as well!

  • 120 jackostoon // Aug 18, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    This is where I stand kidda, Ashley has made some monumental blunders, but I think he COULD be a canny owner, as long as there’s continuous improvement, when dl left I thought right, here we go, fair enough, keep pardew atleast until Xmas to see if indeed, he can manage, what I regard are very talented players, new fitness coach in great, we are off, but to bring in JFK totally done me in, like many others, but I still feel if he was given the sound footballing guidance he obviously needs, we may actually be ok.

  • 121 scout // Aug 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Anyone who has seen family guy will know who I mean but imagine Kinnear poking his head around the door meeting players saying”guess who”

  • 122 Edd Case // Aug 18, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    By the way, Willian is not 27 Ed, he’s 23.

  • 123 Owldman // Aug 18, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Anyone else agree that all these so called transfer targets were just a blind to get us to renew our season tickets & to sell the spare that are left .now thats been done Kinnear isn’t even interested in bringing anyone in under Ashleys orders.As for Willian he is probably going to a more ambitious club than us, his fee & wages put him out of our range.Liverpool fully prepared to go deep Into debt to get into the Champions League

  • 124 RobertLeeNo.7 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Wilfred Bony looks toss thats all i have to say

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