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Martin Jol – Fans Thought Newcastle Were Great – They Weren’t

2:31 pm, Sunday, September 1st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 464 Comments

After the game yesterday,  you would have thought the two managers had been at different games, if you listened to some of the comments from Alan Pardew and Martin Jol, but we suppose they are a little biased in favor of their own sides.  Aren’t we all?

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Alan Pardew and Martin Jol before yesterday’s game

Alan Pardew said he thought Newcastle were the fitter side, as we came on very strong in those last thirty minutes or so:

“That’s three clean sheets in our last three games, and we’ve looked fitter than the opposition.” “We had more offensive players available and that’s what these fans here want to see.”

“It was an inspired performance by their keeper or it could have been a bigger scoreline – no disrespect to Fulham.”  “We’ve got a lot of good things going on a lot’s been written and a lot of it’s not correct but it’s results you need to back us up.”

“It’s been a good week,  and if we can get through Monday by improving the team again – however that happens – we’ll be in good shape.”

Fulham boss Martin Jol  left Newcastle for the second season running losing out to a late goal from Newcastle, and the Dutchman had this to say to the press:

“We could have done a lot of damage today and got the points on the board.” “If you look at the possession, we could get out of their pressure. It was almost too easy.

“Last year it was the same, they scored one goal and they are over the moon as if they played great. But they didn’t. We should have had at least a point.”

Those are surly comments form the Fulham manager, and what makes us think he is a sore loser – and the Newcastle fans were over the moon mainly because we won – we didn’t play well in that first half,  but we were great in the final 30 minutes – when it counted.

And we suppose when you have lost two successive games at St. James’ Park you are not going be doing cartwheels – but Martin probably needs to lighten up a bit – although it’s never good to lose in a results oriented business like football.

Wonder what Joe Kinnear’s doing today?

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464 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    We played well for the last 20 minutes and showed what we can actually do if Pardew allows the players to simply play and removed the restrictions.

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Come off it man Jol . They had one worthwhile chance the whole game and didn’t do much else for the rest .

    We weren’t brilliant but the better team on the day and fully deserved the win, especially i the last 15 minutes . He is probably just pi**ed off that we have hit two late winners against them in a row 😉

  • 3 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    I thought Anita had a good game yesterday. And given more game time will prove to be a quality player for Nufc

  • 4 TheToonKing // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Lol @Jol, Fulham were useless, Krul had one save to make from a set piece.

    We were far from brilliant, but were the better team by a mile.

  • 5 wolfshead@toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    i wonder what the score would have been if we swapped managers haha

  • 6 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Not overly impressed with Aspas. Are liverpool playing 433 with coutinho, sturridge and aspas? If so, bity suarez will get back in for Aspas easily.

  • 7 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Jol is just a bad Loser!

  • 8 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Also, with sturrige and welbeck on the same pitch, it should no be clear which one should be starting fo England in the quallies. I will give you a clue….. it isnt welbeck.

  • 9 Spartak Miserable // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Im just hapy with the win. Can’t really say much about the match though, mainly due to the fact I was absolutely spannered before the game even kicked off.

  • 10 Novocastrian66 // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Fulham were very poor. They were fortunate to beat the Sad lads, thumped by Arsenal and lucky not to have been spanked yesterday. If we won 3-0 they could not complain.
    They’re and aging team with very little pace and not much else. Possible relegation candidates.

  • 11 AaranD // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Yeah, totally agree, he reads the game so well and also is such a good ball retainer. He just keeps us ticking which we do lack as last season we were very stop start.

  • 12 Greebol1892 // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    The problem was there were too many fans filling fatso’s pockets buying booze & pies & shirts. Fair enough if you’ve paid your season ticket, but this lot are taking the p!ss out of the fans.

    Remy may have just bought Pardew a couple of games….. but as long as Ashley’s there, we’ll just be making up the numbers.

  • 13 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I would be very surprised if we have any interest in sow as he is valued at around the 15 mill mark

  • 14 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM


    Interest in sow was reported on twitter by cwarr (colin). Think we can rule that one out 😀

  • 15 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    know we are biased towards NUFC players, but now look at Cabaye and Henderson.

  • 16 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    We will be making up the numbers yep, however the magical Magnet that is ST James Park, will continue to draw the crowds to it, any talk of a boycott will remain that. If Benny is doing his stuff consistently people will turn out expecting the impossible as normal.

    I have noticed in the crowd a lot less club colours, I imagine turnover on the merchandise must be way down. Crowd was down yesterday but atmosphere was pretty positive to be fair, one song all afternoon about JFK, after that true support.

    I hate it when so called pundits and even our inept manager say the crowd is too demanding. Rubbish, the most patient crowd in the league and defo the most loyal.

    Surprised how physical Remy is, thought he was a bellemy type, however he is much more, can hold the ball up and is really intelligent in the spaces he occupies, think he could link with Cisse well. Fingers crossed anyways.

    If we kept all our players and got Ince in I think I would be pleased, I think he could grow into a super footballer, like Rob Lee once did, Winger turned attacking Centre Midfielder.

  • 17 Spartak Miserable // Sep 1, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Indian Magpie, your point is what?

    What are we looking at? Please elabourate…

  • 18 The puppy formerly known as prince // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    He’s probably pi55ed off with Pardews comments about Bent.

    “It was very obvious that I thought he would do well here,” said Pardew. “Obviously you can’t have contact with the player, but I know Darren well enough to think we had something which he was going to enjoy.”

    “But he has opted for Fulham and perhaps that is the safer option.”

    Pardew did admit that Bent’s spell at rivals Sunderland could have played a part in his decision to spurn the chance to join Newcastle and suggested the pressure of playing for a “bigger” club may also have put Bent off.

    “Were the Sunderland links a factor? Possibly, yes, and maybe the profile of this club,” he added.

    “It is bigger than Fulham, that’s just a fact.”

  • 19 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    The point is We overrated Cabaye on playing and attitude just because he was cheap.

  • 20 JaxtheMag // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    if pardew thinks we are in good shape he should look at a replay of the city game. idiot

  • 21 Pokat // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Marty Marty Marty Marty..Marty…..Marty!

    You are right, we weren’t all that. But as for your mob they were absolute cr@p. Now just go away and have a cup of tea with a lot of sugar and think on that. You have more important things to worry about if you cant beat us.

  • 22 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    I wonder if suarez sinks his teeth into her…

  • 23 stuart no9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    ED Jol never said ‘ fans thought they were great’. when did he say that.

  • 24 p // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Jol is always a miserable @#%& when he loses.

    The stats speak for themselves; more possessions, much more shpts on goals and a fulham keeper who clearly had to make some very good saves.

    Jol also captured the mood wrong i believe, it was more of relief, happiness etc not arrogance

  • 25 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    I for one do not agree with how mashley is running the club but it will not stop me going week in week out to support the team. That last 15 mins when the crowd was rocking, everyone on there feet makes it all worth while mate being a toon fan and I would not sawpit for the world.

  • 26 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Fergy was always very patriotic towards scotland in his time at man u, however, moyes has taken it to a new degree by making his team wear a tartan strip!

  • 27 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Medical For Joe Kinnear tomorrow, to check on his heart condition. 😉

  • 28 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM


  • 29 Spartak Miserable // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Fat Jol looks like Barry from Eastenders.

    (Yes, i know that this comment was completely random and uneccessary)

  • 30 BarcelonaMag // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    If you listen to Jol’s post-match interview on the BBC, he’s actually quite complimentary towards us. He says that we had a lot of threat and were better than them in the second half.

  • 31 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    You still spannered lol

  • 32 00chambersl09 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Haha Fulham were never in it goes to show how bad they were when there striker had less touchs than our goalkeeper bent 20 Krul 26….. Also we were much improved yesterday not outstanding but much much better from everyone involved … I’m still expecting saylor and tiote to be back in the squad for villa even though we’ve kept 3 clean sheets without them

  • 33 Spartak Miserable // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Hahahaha suprisingly not, although i can see why you would think that!! Whislt I am on, I may aswell liken Danny Welbeck and Gerald from Hey Arnold – seperated at birth.

  • 34 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    aaaaaaand RVP blows it!

  • 35 colwell // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    We only really became a threat once we had 3 strikers on, coincidence Pards?

    Sissoko in the middle is much,much better than having Tiote there, we don’t have to go into games with such a defensive attitude.

  • 36 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Silly from lucas. Didnt need to do that. Manure might nick a draw here.

  • 37 Phil K // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    No, Martin they weren’t. Your lot were worse.
    But it’s called support, having managed Fulham and Spuds, I can understand why you don’t recognize support through bad times.
    As for Newcastle, slowly, slowly heading in right directionj, need to keep cleansheets as that is the way to getting a team together and moving up table. Stop them at the back, encourages midfield to get forward more and forwards will then take advantage of more chances created. Its how Don Revie did it with Leeds in 60s and 70s

  • 38 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    5 fcuking mins???? Nowt changes does it!?

  • 39 Robby Bobson // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Haha what a joke jol is.

    They had one chance and thats because colo slipped.

    Fulham hardly had a kick second half, jus seemed happy to sit and showed no intent to anything else.

  • 40 yo-yo // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    “I hate it when so called pundits and even our inept manager say the crowd is too demanding. Rubbish, the most patient crowd in the league and defo the most loyal.”

    Come on man – Toon fans are extremely demanding, very impatient and highly critical – and nothing wrong with that as most fans are the same about their club. Being starved of any silverware for so long has probably made us worse if anything…
    And the fans who turned on SBR were hardly loyal were they ?

  • 41 magpie6699 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    I thought Martin Jol was OK – he’s not.

  • 42 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Right lads, what’s the topic of conversation?

  • 43 keeganjr // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Suarez first game this season will be at old trafford in the league cup.. hahahaha.. cant wait

  • 44 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Chelski in for benzema and lewandowski-Surely Ba or Luakaka are going to be going on the cheap

  • 45 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM


    A fixture to get his teeth into!

  • 46 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:39 PM


    Who would you have? For me Lukaku. Not sure they would sell him though. He is a future prospect

  • 47 lordy_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Spartak 29
    No he looks more like Baron Green back from danger mouse

  • 48 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Ba and Torres will be off if Chelsea do go out and buy two new striker’s

  • 49 keeganjr // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Suarez been out for å long time, so yes he’s pretty sure hungry.. Hope he bites evra and vidic

  • 50 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Doesn’t matter who Chelsea sell as we wont buy them anyway

  • 51 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Agree Lukaku for sure, Although I would happily have Ba back as well.
    Cisse is an excellent player but would have Ba over him all day long as Demba offers more up front because he drops back and links up the midfield and attack where as Cisse at present just seems to want to play the line

  • 52 ash1001 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Just wish this transfer window was over, sick of all of the crap thats been shovelled around, we have Pardew saying we have to sell before we can buy, bloody hell we havea billionaire as an owner and we have spent nothing, well possibly 2 million.
    If we sell Cabaye for 15 million then spend the same amount of money on whoever, what the hell have we gained, sweet F all. in fact we will have lost out cos whoever it is, its going to take settling in time. Them if Remy gets banged up after his court case, we really are in mire.
    WHAT A TOTAL SHAMBLES – Led by PARDEWS MOUTH (with all his Cabaye rants)

  • 53 Ketsbaia9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Haha, bullocks. We still haven’t signed anyone. We have never signed a player on deadline day under Ashley.

  • 54 breno95 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    The topic of conversation is the same as it always is of late Ruddy.
    AP is the worst manager in the whole footballing world
    MA is a money grabbing greedy cockney with zero interest in the future of the club.
    Cabaye is going to be sold (Daily Star Sunday exclusive)
    Fans should boycott
    MA should be spending millions on fees and wages.
    Blah blah blah blah blah blah.

  • 55 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Afternoon pal-Come on mate don’t join the neggers on here.I know you hold a grudge against ba but if can bang 15-20 goals in this season for us surely that’s got to be welcomed.

  • 56 keeganjr // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    we signed sibierski

  • 57 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:54 PM


    Afternoon mate, Ba won’t come back here as we will simply refuse to pay the loan fee for the lad, reported to be around £3 million, our business ended with the arrival of Remy and if Cabaye does leave then it will be to late to replace him

  • 58 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Could Arsenal be going for Mata instead of Cabaye?

  • 59 Ian Toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    25jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    I for one do not agree with how mashley is running the club but it will not stop me going week in week out to support the team. That last 15 mins when the crowd was rocking, everyone on there feet makes it all worth while mate being a toon fan and I would not swap it for the world.

    SPOT ON.

  • 60 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM


    Dont think ba wants to be here unfortunately.


    Was ashley here when we signed sib?
    Incidentally sib turned out to be a great signing. Should have kept him for mote than 1 year. Bit of a cult (thats CULT) hero

  • 61 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM


    Fair enough, so you’re saying I should just go back to watching football today? Don’t need to tell me twice. I’ll check back in later lads 😀

  • 62 aidytoon9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    less than 48 hours to go and no info on potential signings!
    It will be interesting what people think on this blog on Tuesday when nobody has come in.

  • 63 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Jol, we need to be better than the opposition and that we were.

    Whats he trying to say – That we were average and still had more possession, shots, corners and a goal. What does that say about fulham.

  • 64 keeganjr // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    i dont remember actually.. prob not??

  • 65 Jamseyd24 // Sep 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Pains me to say it but i think liverpool will push for top 4 this season, and to think we finished well above them 2 yrs ago. anyone heard any decent romour of signings?? been away for a while???

  • 66 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Well I hope you are very very very wrong pal.
    Anyone can see with an ounce of knowledge that that bit of injection into the squad will make a massive difference to our season.
    Watched Olympus has fallen-What a film, Mint from the start to finish

  • 67 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM


    Had that convo about Mata/Cabaye with a lad i know the other day on the bus. He played lived and breathed football and is pretty knowlegable about things (or seems so) He basically asked “who would you have? Mata or cabs?
    There is only one answer to that clearly. Why he doesnt play every game for chelsea is boyond me. Jose just doeant seem to like him.

  • 68 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Anyone who knows anything about football would have Matta over Cabaye, but he’d cost twice as much which would put most people off

  • 69 Ketsbaia9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Mata is an awesome player. Chelsea should keep him and play him more. There’s a massive difference in class between Chelsea and Man Utd. If spurs sign a couple of strikers, they could win the league.

  • 70 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    From what I gather
    Thauvin and Ba dont want to come.
    Aulus said Gomis staying put.

    Whos left – Ince and Ayew from rumours.
    Im guessing Ayew if cabaye leaves.
    Why we have waited this long for Ince makes no sense, but then no other team has come in for him either.

    Id say 30% chance of Gomis , 10 – 15% ayew/ ince

    Those are not good odds.

  • 71 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM


    I think Spurs back four needs strengthening

  • 72 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM


    … is the right answer 😀

    I believe that Mata is Chelsea’s most technically gifted MF. Even compared to the likes of Hazard and Ramires et.c. Had him in my fantasy team but jose doesnt use him. I think a move to arsenal would be good for him. Rosicky woukd probably lose out. Wenger seems to have pushed carzorla to the wing forward position.

  • 73 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:09 PM


    I appear to be agreeing with you also. Wonder if he would come here on loan 😀

  • 74 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Kagawa for Cabaye???

  • 75 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    JB, spurs got chiriches- CB

  • 76 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Looks like Marseille have reached an agreement for the signing of Thaurvin.Shame, Would have been an excellent addition to our squad !!

  • 77 colwell // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Spurs are some team like, strong all over the pitch.

  • 78 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM


    Tis a shame, bet was never hopeful of getting thauvin. If we are honest he is better than us.

  • 79 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM


  • 80 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM


    Still not enough mate, they’ve spent £100 million on midfielders and strikers and £8.5 on a defender

  • 81 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Yeah ya probably right mate but boy would it be nice to have a marque signing come through the door to boost the morale of the team.
    Talking about Moussa sow being linked. He was left out of fernabache’s squad due to a rumoured 12 mill bid from nufc-interesting !!

  • 82 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    What I don’t understand is why Arsenal offered £12 million for Cabaye when they could have signed Christian Eriksen for £11.5.

    Think we have now come full circle where Ashley said we were looking to copy Arsenal’s transfer policy I think they are now copying ours

  • 83 north_country_boy // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Still think Jordan Rhodes might be worth a shout – young, British and definitely knows where the back of the net is – I’m sure if our midfield clicks he’d have chances galore to convert – better than Gomis at the same price?

  • 84 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Perhaps a fullback short.
    But we dont know who their paul dummets are

  • 85 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM


    Yeah saw that sow rumor before. Would cisse link up better with him than he did with Ba?

  • 86 JackButler // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM


    Dawson, Kaboul and Ekotto are average at best whereas Chiriches is untested in this league

  • 87 2_goal_tino // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    @84- Naughton as well

  • 88 2_goal_tino // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Disagree about Kaboul. He’s developed into a superb defender. Only question mark about him is injuries.

  • 89 elpaso_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM


    agree on Rhodes , he is a finisher

  • 90 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Compared with the rest of their squad, yes full backs are average on paper.

    Spurs arent looking too cohesive right now. Rose full of energy though.

  • 91 2_goal_tino // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Rhodes cost Blackburn 8 million a year ago. Since that time he’s only enhanced his reputation. The reason teams haven’t gone for him is not related to his ability but the transfer fee which would definitely be 12 million plus.

  • 92 SharpEnough23 // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    I wish people would lighten up on this blog, we got our first 3 points yesterday be happy about it, support the lads and stop whinging about every little thing,

    Pardew actually made some good calls in terms of subs yesterday for a change and I liked the fact cabaye started on the the bench despite him being usually being one of the first choice midfielders

  • 93 wolfshead@toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    demba might change his mind after seeing remy still leaves the cisse problem tho

  • 94 Jamseyd24 // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    It shows how sh1t our team is when Spurs are the main topic of confo.

  • 95 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Arsenal want cabaye cause he is a player who like passing repeatedly and putting in through balls. Thats how they play.
    Dunno how he would get a game though. Too many midfielders.

  • 96 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Giroud starting to look like he has adjusted to the PL .

  • 97 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM


    No wishing to start an argument, but that statement makes no sense at all. Spurs are playing arsenal now so it is normal to discuss rival teams. Add to the fact that peoples views here on nufc are well documented ( ad nausium often) then there is no reason to claim that we must be sh1te just because we are talking about another team.

  • 98 clinath@ed // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Wiltshire just one off injured…that might make wenger’s mind up for him…

  • 99 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM


    I agree on Pardews subs. Many imediately moaned when he took Anita off for cabaye, but id Anita played as hard and well as people claim, then he will have needed (and earned) a rest. Also, people say we needed to male the attacking changes, so cabaye for anita is clearly an attacking sub.

  • 100 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    *if anita
    *make the attacking changes

  • 101 martoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    SharpEnough23 – I’m delighted with the win but you also have to think long term. I was sure we would get Gomis but now I’m starting to think nobody else is coming in and if Cabaye goes too then my delight might be short lived.

  • 102 Thump // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    “If you look at the possession, we could get out of their pressure. It was almost too easy”



  • 103 keeganjr // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Rumors saying that we have to sell before buying?? ehhh where’s the money fat ash??? Spurs should have some decent midfielders that we can buy, since they have bougt 10 or so.. we could use Townsend, Holtby,Sigurdsson,Dembele… But i dont think we will buy anyone. maybe one if we are unlucky.. WE NEED 4-6 PLAYERS…. FOR F… SAKE

  • 104 ontariomag // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Speaking of Ince. The pre-amble to the spuds game here inCanada said they (spurs) were in the market for ince tomorrow with an 8.5milion bid

  • 105 Thump // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:55 PM


    We really don’t.

  • 106 SuperShearer // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Managers like Pardew and Martinez bemoaning the length of the transfer window. Am I the only who one thinks you should make it work for you? Set your own deadline. “If you’re interested in any of our players our deadline is 25th August, after that we add 25% of value on due to lack of time to replace….your move.”

  • 107 keeganjr // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:58 PM


    We really do

  • 108 Toon XI // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Any man that looks that much like Shrek could never be taken seriously anyway.

    Good luck this season Jol – you miserable b&^%*#d.

  • 109 Markaccus // Sep 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM


    Spurs come in for any player nufc are in for. They have always done that. They use our scouting network to find their players.

  • 110 kevymartins // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Wilsher wen’t off injured btw so another bid will prob come in for cabaye.

  • 111 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Commentator said Wilshere is unwell not injured.

  • 112 clinath@ed // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Wilshire just got the sh!ts….panic over. Lol.

  • 113 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    I just dont see spurs coming in for ince when they have lennon and chadli on the wings and have near on 100 mill on there midfield.+ince senior has already said that his son will not move to a clud just to sit on the bench week in week out

  • 114 martoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    On topic if I was Jol I would be a very worried man. Fulham were a very poor team – their 3 strikers hardly broke sweat and Krul had 1 save and a scuffed shot to kick away all game. They repeatedly knocked the ball into touch and the mackems must be pretty poor to get beat by this lot.

  • 115 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I booed for taking Anita off
    Talking to the lads next to me at the match we would of taken off Marvo instead.

  • 116 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Rumours from Turkey that Newcastle have lodged a 12 million Euro bid for Moussa Sow the Fernerbahce striker.

  • 117 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Moussa Sow dint look great against arsenal.

  • 118 ToonArfa // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:28 PM


    If cabaye goes id havemarvo playing in the hole

    I think guti tiote gouffran and debuchy should fight for their first team spot and not walk straight back into the team as theyve had plenty of chances to impress

  • 119 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Scoring record not bad though –
    Sow scored 31 in 54 Ligue 1 games for Lille,
    22 times in 43 appearances for Fenerbache
    Senegal, which is 9 goals in 23 caps

  • 120 kevymartins // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Lamela coming on for spurs.

  • 121 keeganjr // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Sow was a monster for Lille.. But against arsenal he was utter shite

  • 122 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    RVP was utter s**t today against Liverpool. One game don’t maketh the man.

  • 123 lesh // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    ‘if we can get through Monday by improving the team again – however that happens – we’ll be in good shape’ said Pardew, wishfully.

    Don’t hold your breath Alan – your Director of Football’s probably still in in his pit!

    On Moussa Sow, that’s a non-starter as Kinnear won’t have the time to get to Istanbul for talks nor Sow to get across for a medical. Additionally, would Kinnear’s cater let him travel by himself? Would an airline allow him.on a flight?

    So, I think we can forget that one and any others that require sensible input – the useless lump couldn’t get to the netty let alone travel and talk sense.

    Ashley’s recruited a liability in Kinnear and he surely must realise it by now!

  • 124 ToonArfa // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Weve scored 1 goal in 6 games at home snd it was a stunning INDIVIDUAL effort from ben arfa….

    Pardews doing.

  • 125 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    We should go for Seydou Doumbia . If you think Remy is quick you should see this lad, has a good scoring record as well.

  • 126 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    I just saw him in the qualifier against arsenal. Maybe he is better than that.

  • 127 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    He has 40 goals in 66 appearances for Moscow .

  • 128 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM


    Ashley knew long before now that Kinnear is a liability. It’s his twisted method of vengeance for us calling him fat…

  • 129 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Moussa Sow would fit into this team like glove. He would be a cracking signing but we are leaving this far too late. Why not push through deals today to finalise them tomorrow. Great win yesterday and i am feeling more positive with the second half performance yesterday but i can’t see Ashley spending another penny. He is a tiresome owner with on objective, to make money.

  • 130 elpaso_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:42 PM


    4 hour flight to Turkey mate
    31.5 hours left till transfer deadline – you sir are talking bollocks

  • 131 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM


    Because we’ve wrapped up our other transfer dealings with break neck speed haven’t we?

  • 132 lesh // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous….. Wouldn’t go that far about Ashley exacting vengence in recruiting Kinnear. I do though believe that it indicates that all he’s interested in is keeping us in the Prem so he can take his loans out of the club. Bear in mind, he’s got a share in Rangers and will surely be looking to increase it.

  • 133 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    TBF, when we want to sign players quick, we sign them mighty quick. We signed 4 in January in a week.

  • 134 Ketsbaia9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    2 out of these 4 targets would be nice:


  • 135 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:46 PM


    On the face of it, it looks like he’s not spending a penny more than he has to in order to keep us in the PL, I’ve been saying this ever since he kept Pardew in charge following last season’s disaster.

    If he can keep us in the league without spending more than 5m-10m a year, he will do so. As long as we don’t get relegated and he f**ks off within the next 3 years, I’ll be content enough.

    Btw I do strongly think that in 3 years he will be gone.

  • 136 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:47 PM


    But the other side of that scale is that it took 6 months to sign Debuchy. I’m not holding out any hope.

  • 137 elpaso_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:47 PM


    We haven’t made intentional bids for anyone apart from Remy, we cant afford to buy – Pardews words..
    We talk the talk to appease fans but we aint doing anything
    we will sign someone in break neck speed when we want to buy, Cisse and Marveaux are examples

  • 138 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:49 PM


    I still think we’re talking the talk. I’d be amazed if we sign anyone tomorrow.

  • 139 Beattie25 // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    What will people be feeling if we don’t sign anyone?

    I hope it’ll be anger but I think it’ll be indifference. What a sad state of affairs.

  • 140 MacToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Kinnear couldn’t even recruit his best mate as his assistant… not much hope for us then!

  • 141 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM


    Doumbia, not a chance and tbf, i m sick of hearing about Gomis to the point that i don’t want him so sign for us All the hassle for an average striker by all accounts. Chelsea want 3 million for a loan signing of Ba……i rights, f..k off lol. Sow would be a good signing but we shall have to wait and see.

  • 142 Yohan Kebab // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    would anyone take barton on a free if cabaye leaves

  • 143 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM


    I’m done trying to convince people. If others won’t take affirmative action then that’s their choice. I will take affirmative action and have been in discussions with the brains behind certain movements and will be adding my 2 cents to their organisation and hopefully I will be of use to them.

    But I agree, an infectious apathy has gripped this club.

  • 144 lesh // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    elpaso_geordie… Talking bollocks? I’m well aware of the duration of the Gatwick/ Heathrow to Istanbul flight and by the time you factor in airport check ins, security, visa, customs, travel to and from airports then it doesn’t leave a lot of tine to tie things up does it. A deal could be done assuming some phone calls and everything going like clockwork. However, don’t forget we’re talking Kinnear here!

  • 145 MacToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Little competition for places, cover for injuries let alone strengthening our first team except for a loan signing. We’re not good at deadline day deals unless it’s selling. I think I wanna cancel tomorrow and jump straight to Tuesday!

  • 146 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    elpaso @ 130,
    Yes only four hours but Joe Kinnery will only fly QANTAS, only fly QANTAS.

  • 147 Beattie25 // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:54 PM


    It’s a crying shame.

    One of the reasons I loved this club at such a young age was the fan base.

    Now it’s one of the reasons I am falling out of love.

    At least we can, once and for all, clearly see from 11 p.m. tomorrow Mike Ashley’s master plan.

  • 148 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    @ Beattie

    I agree m8 . You just know Mike Ashley will be sitting in his mansion on Monday night, cigar in hand watching sky sports, counting his money with a big grin on his face .

    Makes me feel sick .

  • 149 santonthenewmaldini // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Playing players out of position and players out of form, getting outplayed by a passing team and now giving excuses for not signing players……

    No its not Pardew its MOYES!!!

    Probably wont last but I am loving the Man Utd fans I know freaking out !!!

  • 150 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    And 50,000 will turn up at our next home game .

  • 151 Beattie25 // Sep 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Big Papiss

    The sad thing is he won’t only be counting his money, he’ll be counting our money too.

  • 152 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM


    Needless to say that if we sign anybody tomorrow it is merely an action to appease. Anyone we may sign tomorrow could have been signed in the previous 2 months. If your first permanent signing of the transfer window is coming during the final day of the window then that is a failure by anyone’s standards.

    People say “I’ll judge Kinnear by the end of the window” well, if we sign, Ince for example, does that make it a good window? Ince has been available for the whole bloody window! If we’re in for him, why the hell did we not sign him 6 weeks ago? We might have won against West Ham? Or scored more goals on Saturday? Why do we do everything arse about face at this club?

    I’ll tell you why, because of an owner who doesn’t want to be here any more, so all he is interested in is recouping the money he invested.

    Well I say let him, but let’s not let him go quietly. Let’s stand up for ourselves and roar him out the door every home game. Let’s chant his name on TV at every away game and give him a right Geordie send off.

    Just please, let’s not take it lying down?

  • 153 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Ashley must be looking at gomis and thinking 8m now, 3m in Jan, Free next summer

  • 154 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Man U have the worst team they have had for years . Not to mention Kagawa & Hernandez are benched for Wellbeck & Cleverly .

    The only hope they have is RVP as Rooney’s head isn’t in the game at the minute . If Van Persie gets injured they are screwed and wont make the top 3 IMO .

  • 155 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    holtby, sigurdsson ince would be nice.

  • 156 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Evening gents :)

    …is it tomorrow night the windiw closes?

  • 157 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM


  • 158 DevonToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Beattie – you cant fall out of love… if u do it aint love! Its affection towards said object.

  • 159 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Falcao, Messi and Ronaldo would be nice too. There’s as much chance of that happening as there is of us signing Hotlby, Sigurdsson and Ince I’m afraid.

  • 160 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I love it when people quibble over semantics…

  • 161 kt97toonarmy // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Wow Martin jol speaks about us like that. They had 2 shots on goal nd never looked like scoring baldy headed twat. Thinks he’s better then us. We proved yesterday that we are the better side with the better team. End of.

  • 162 niafron // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Bonjour messieurs.

    If some here doesn’t already know it, it’s over for Gomis.

    Aulas said on Twitter last night (3h56 am…) Gomis will play for Lyon this season.

    According to his statement and also to some other reports, the player do not want to play for NUFC.

  • 163 kt97toonarmy // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Tomorrow at 11 window closes m8 hopefully we get 2 or 3 in but there’s hopeing

  • 164 Beattie25 // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM


    If the thing you’re in love with offers you nothing but tears then of course you can fall out of love with it.

    If the thing you’re in love with is not the same anymore then how can you still love it?

  • 165 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Fulham were terrible but some people came on last night and acted as if we were miles the better side, created loads of clear cut chances and were worthy of a 3/4/5-0 win, when that wasn’t the case.

    We showed absolutely no creativity or invention in the final third until Gouffran and Remy came on, and even then it took a world class strike from Ben Arfa to win it for us.

    Granted, the football on display for the final 15 mins was very positive, but we need to do that for at least a half, and preferably an entire game before we can claim that Pardew has learned anything. Also, be aware that Jonas and Tiote could be slotting straight back in when they come back to full fitness.

  • 166 Bambams // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    It just sickens me knowing we have to wait and see IF Arsenal have a bid accepted for Cabs before we will spend any money.

    Totally unacceptable and we have the worst owner in the league.

    Only when he realises he has failed and his peer’s are laughing at him will he sell up.

    Rangers will be more interesting to him as they rise through the leagues advertising his brand, who could buy is I have no idea.

    Slating him during matches in my opinion will not bother him one bit, rhino skin that bloke.

    As for that bloody idiot JK…. What was the point in hiring him other than to further sicken us


  • 167 niafron // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Also, it seem in the Thauvin’s case, NUFC was just a decoy, this all about a move to Marseille for Thauvin (on the plus side, it could give us an opportunity for Ayew).

  • 168 fippy // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM


    Don’t lose the faith man, I first fell in love with the club when a certain Gordon McKeag was running a shaky ship. Fans then were divided as they are now, along came a man who loved the city as much as he loved cash. He then masterminded Wor Kevs arrival and became the saviours saviour. There is another John Hall out there and when he arrives we will again be UNITED. Ashley WON’T break us and we, the fans, will be stronger than we ever were/are.

    Maybe we are refered to NUFC and just Nwcastle too regularly, we are Newcastle and we are United.

    Please don’t lose the love

  • 169 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    *should be learnt (for those with a passion for semantics)

  • 170 welshgeordie9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    are we going to sign anybody tomorrow or is it going to be a quiet day.

  • 171 niafron // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    So it look almost over for NUFC on the french front, anything in England?

  • 172 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Pardew said in the post match interview that he would be disappointed if we dint get 1 player over the line. It looks like he will be the only one disappointed.
    No one apart from him has expectations of getting one in trow. Ppl reconciled weeks back.

  • 173 niafron // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    According to last news, would say quiet…

  • 174 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Anyway, before someone comes back on to criticise me for being realistic (not negative, realistic) I am going to leave here.

    Seems like a lot of people would rather I danced around the may pole because we beat an absolutely pathetic Fulham side – their inability was less to do with our superiority than it was to do with them being truly awful.

    Those same people will be the ones telling us that our squad is good enough, that we can finish top 8, and that Mike Ashley is doing a good job. We can quibble about what to call them, but I like to use the umbrella term “idiot” when defining such a person, you, however, can choose your own, more offensive term if you wish, as I feel idiot doesn’t quite do their stupidity justice.

    Adios lads.

  • 175 SeanNufc87 // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Well lads I think its time to prepare for no new signings to lighten the blow tomorrow!

    If we keep cabs and sign a striker in Jan, im okay with that, probably gomis for 2 mil id imagine.

    I always ask every window what the BARE MINIMUM fans would accept is in the window, and every year the club go below it (last jan panic buys not included)

  • 176 SeanNufc87 // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM


    I think you will find Fulham were outstanding, just ask martin jol.

  • 177 DevonToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Beattie – U reckon that mental portsmouth fan ( u know the guy) has fallen out of love after all their problems? I mean they had REAL problems! I Doubt it like. Just an example. F##k ashley, he aint newcastle! F##k F##king kinnear! Hes not newcastle! The fans, SJP, The history etc thats newcastle and I will always be in love!

  • 178 niafron // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM


    Gomis DO NOT want to come to NUFC. The deal was done between the two club, and the proposition was pretty honnest concerning his wages.

    Yesterday, in a french radio show who allow people to call and talk live, a man working in a restaurant famous to be the cantina of Marseille’s players said he seen Gomis and Gignac together there (wich was confirmed by more traditionals source).

    The guy explained Gomis told Gignac he never intended to play for NUFC.

    Gomis will be free to go where he want in January and i really doubt it could be Newcastle…

  • 179 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Ruddy-on the wind up again i see.very poetically put,my heart bleeds

  • 180 Sazzer // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Boudebouz and young Ayew close to Bastia. GFN reported today.

  • 181 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    How do you know Gomis will still want tobjoin us in January and not sign for somebody willing to pay him more money, Ashley again gambling with our fortunes.

  • 182 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    @Ruddy 165

    That’s because some people on here aren’t hell bent on proving a point that is slowly slipping away from them.
    Fulham played as well as we let them.
    We had 15 shots on goal, 9 on target and 13 corners to their 2. It could easily have been at least 3. Cisse hit the bar and Gouffran had a golden chance to name but two.

    Why let reality get in your way though eh? You’re playing to a largely captive audience on here. Fortunately though it in no way reflects the mood of the people who go to the game and the vast majority of toon supporters.

  • 183 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Would have liked boudebouz as i think hes going for a very small fee as well

  • 184 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Funny how yesterday morning people on here were predicting our defeat because Fulham had had a good start to the season and were a good team.

  • 185 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    3 Games in. Joint 7th. The only team outside the top 6 who have more points than us are Stoke! Keep on rollin…

  • 186 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I predicted a 0-0 draw if Remy didn’t play.

  • 187 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    I suggest you to prepare for not only not signing anyone but also loosing 1 or 2 from Krul,Cabaye,Benarfa and Cisse.

  • 188 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM


    That many people are just resigned to the fact there will be no business tomorrow.

    Mission accomplished for Ashley I guess.

  • 189 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    We’re 12th with a minus three goal difference.

  • 190 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    If the season finished today

    we will be 12th not joint 7th

  • 191 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM


    So your support group speaks for all Newcastle fans? Or at least the vast majority of them. Given that there was 46,000 supporters there, and many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, worldwide, how arrogant do you have to be to confidently declare what their opinion is?

  • 192 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I’d like to add, that I wasn’t of the belief that we’d lose yesterday, predicted a draw. Go through the archives and search for my comment, you’re good at that.

  • 193 DevonToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    184 – filipe, fulham had a good start? They where smashed by the scum and god only knows how, got a win! Then played ok and actually got hammered. They arrived to sjp in a bad way…

  • 194 MacToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Ruddy, you beat me to it, I did wonder what qualifies Felipe to speak for the masses but alas I don’t care. I did actually predict a win, I must therefore declare myself a genius.

  • 195 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Anybody got any links to MOTD

  • 196 Sazzer // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Yeah and Bastia is strange move if that happens. Good news its not another PL club.

  • 197 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    I still think the long season with our lack of depth with come back to haunt us. A few key injuries will be our downfall. We have 4 or 5 key players that we can’t do without yet injuries happen. If Ben Arfa, Colo, Remy, or Mbiwa get injured (or more importantly any combination of them), then we just don’t have quality depth to replace them for any length of time. That’s why other clubs spend money to strengthen each summer Ashley.

  • 198 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    He actually is going through the archives, well isn’t that sad.

  • 199 Patoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    We must play a 433 more often with Gouffran and Remy up front with Cisse, Gouffran is very direct, likes 2 run at defences and Remy is just a different class, is first touch is brilliant and is out in front so much faster than Strolla, he gets 2 the ball so much faster that he has time 2 take a second touch b4 he passes it on, the subs yesterday made all the difference, cabaye done good when he came on 2 but think he’s on his way out, my man of the match yesterday would hav went 2 Sissoko, thot he was very good all game, my team for our next game would b

    Debuchy Yanga Mbiwa Colo Santon
    —————–Sissoko Anita————–
    ———————-Ben Arfa—————-
    —————Remy Cisse Gouffran——

  • 200 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM


    Sssshhh you’re not allowed to be negative. Don’t you know we won yesterday? Everything’s fine! We beat Fulham 1-0 so our season is saved! 😀

  • 201 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    @Ruddy 191

    Didn’t think you’d have gone far!

    No more arrogant than you thinking that anyone who disagrees with you is an idiot!

  • 202 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    @DevonToon 193

    Not my words mate. Ask Indian, Black & White, Geoff777, toonarmydownsouth, monkey to name a few. All said how good Fulham were…

    I don’t think they’re that good or started that well but then I’m not hell bent on proving a point….

  • 203 bills-son // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM


    I’ve noticed that every time you say you are “off” either to kip, oot or fed up with the other posters you are straight back on as soon as someone mentions your name.

    Do you actually do anything else apart from follow this blog?

  • 204 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    My Question to people who are completely positive is

    Assume we finish 5th this year and enter Europa.
    What do you think Ashley will do. What will our next target be.

    Ashley will sign no one and tell Pardew to loose in Europa. We will give a half hearted try and finish 14th or so.
    Then again our target will be top 10 and so the cycle repeats. We will never push on. Even if it meant paying a few extra quid to get in just 2 players.

  • 205 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 45s
    Alan Pardew has confirmed that he has received another offer for Yohan Cabaye according to Le 10 Sport. #AFC? #PSG? #NUFC

  • 206 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM


    You represent the point as black and white – ie everyone who disagrees with me is an idiots – whereas I have never packaged my point as such.

    Anyone who thinks the squad is good enough, that we will finish top 8 and that Mike Ashley is doing a good job is an idiot, because there is no other logical conclusion when one looks at the facts at hand.

    If you believe that the squad is good enough, that we will finish top 8 and that Mike Ashley is doing a good job then you clearly don’t pay much heed to facts, base your conclusions on wild assumptions and falsities and believe the rubbish the club roll out to us. All of which leads me to conclude that the sort of person who would do that is an idiot. See, there’s a structure at play here.

    Whereas you claim to represent the opinions of millions of people. I think that makes you more arrogant, don’t you?

  • 207 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    @Mactoon 194 or any other members of the Ruddy support group. I didn’t say I was speaking for the masses, just from what I have witnessed outside this blog people aren’t hoping for the toon to lose and banging on about how lucky we were to win yesterday.

  • 208 bills-son // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM


    I don’t know why others are bothered if Fulham were cr@p or not. We won.

    And that is good enough for 99% of supporters the world over.

    Some on here will take any stance they can to criticise Pardew – its pathetic and so so childish.

  • 209 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM


    I was off to make a cuppa, and stick on a film/tv show but couldn’t decide what to go for. Now I’m debating whether I should watch the Marseilles vs Monaco match but that’s not on until later.

    Also, sometimes I say I am going off and wait to see what snide, slimey, two faced so and so crawls out of the woodwork to give me grief only minutes after I’m off. Little social experiment you see.

  • 210 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Felipe claims to represent the vast majority of NUFC fans and Bills claims to know the opinion of 99% of Toon fans the world over.

    Do enlighten us then chaps.

  • 211 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Oh that’s right Ruddy mate @200! And yet if not for that one moment of brilliance by Ben Arfa it would have been another goalless draw at home. And of course we don’t need any depth as we proved last season after a completely useless summer window. Thank god we have those 3 points. We can just sit back, do nothing and relax now can’t we Ashley?

  • 212 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    @bills-son 208

    Thanks bills-son. That’s all I was trying to say. But you do know that Ruddy will now accuse you of being arrogant for assuming you know what 99% of toon supporters think. I don’t think he understands the subtlety of when people aren’t speaking literally but hey ho…

  • 213 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM


    I never hope for Newcastle to lose, never have done, never will do. And I have spoke to a number of toon fans who claim that while we played well, we created nothing and that we were lucky to have a player such as HBA to provide that winning touch.

    Your move.

  • 214 bills-son // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM


    You clearly didn’t say you were speaking for all fans but MacToon is a master at twisting any post that dares to suggest anything other than 100% anti-Ashley.

    And Ruddy of course just calls those posters idiots.

    I find the pair of them hilarious :-)

  • 215 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM


    You read my mind (or more likely my comment)!

  • 216 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    @Ruddy 210

    Blimey that was quick. Bang on cue and bang on character…

  • 217 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    The only people on here wanting the team to lose are the Mike Ashley supporting Pardew haters.

  • 218 Yohan Kebab // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    “@GFN_France: Alan Pardew has confirmed that he has received another offer for Yohan Cabaye according to Le 10 Sport. #AFC? #PSG? #NUFC”

  • 219 Bambams // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    This blog becomes a children’s playground at times !

    Bid you good evening

  • 220 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Entertaining I would say… 😉

  • 221 OhSholaAmeobi // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    You’re both pretty girls.

    Seriously why can’t everyone just get on. People find some immense sadistic pleasure in taking apart what others say and twisting things and trying to prove people wrong, and they put heaps of effort into it! I’m fairly sure half of what gets said on the internet would never get said face to face.

    We all have one thing in common – we all support a dysfunctional and frustrating club with it’s ups and downs and we should all know by now it’s never gonna be perfect but we’ll love it nevertheless.

  • 222 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Two can play at that game.

    99% of Toon fans want Pardew out and think Ashley is a terrible owner and should leave.

    I can’t prove this of course, but as long as it’s a figurative 99% then it’s ok…

  • 223 MrMojoRisin76 // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    1 more day til you turn to the dark side,or not.Do you think we will sign anyone?

  • 224 bills-son // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Ruddy @ 209,

    That social experiment you play is so sad, it really is.

    You seem to have a massive need to be heard – I’d go to the pub and widen your listening circle that way. It would be time better spent imo.

  • 225 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:11 PM


    You going to psychoanalyse me now? I knew someone who used to love doing that. He couldn’t though, and was roundly outsmarted and sent packing.

  • 226 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    kinnear will call in sick trow.

  • 227 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM


    Your concern is noted, really it is, I’m content with my listening circle at the moment, and yes I am one of those people with a very vociferous opinion, and yes I make it heard, and eloquently so, I’m so glad you’ve noticed this subtle trait of my character, which Felipe is now going to present as a case study.

    Take it away Felipe.

  • 228 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Will the signing of Loic Remy only, satisfy your faith in Mikey.

  • 229 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Oh and Bills

    You and I both know that I’m not as crude as to just label someone an idiot. I’m not some sort of caveman incapable of conjuring up a better insult than that.

  • 230 bills-son // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM


    I’ve said repeatedly that if Ashley doesn’t sign more players I’ll be right there with the rest criticising him.

  • 231 papattack // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Transfer Sources ?@TransferSources 57s

    BREAKING: Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Mesut Ozil. #RMFC #AFC

    could be good for us keeping cabaye

  • 232 NUFC FOR SALE // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Cabaye off to Man Utd

  • 233 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM


    Aren’t you frustrated that we’ve got to the first day of September and we’ve only got one player on loan? Even if we sign another player I’m still going to be pretty peeved.

    I hope you were sitting down for that news, it wouldn’t be in my character to be questioning Ashley.

  • 234 papattack // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    man u? says who?

  • 235 wolfshead@toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    99% is high haha

  • 236 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    NUFC for Sale

    Got a source for that news, or making a blind guess?

  • 237 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Looks like everyones given up on signings. Were biting our nails on whether cabaye leaves or not.
    That is what makes trow intresting

  • 238 bills-son // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:22 PM


    Read Ruddy’s post at 229 re the word ‘idiot’ ….

    And then read the last paragraph of his post at 174.

    Ruddy – you first say you like to call people like mecand Felipe idiots – then you say you imply that your intellect allows you to conjure up far better words than that.

    You have a serious problem mate.

  • 239 NUFC FOR SALE // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    No point giving a reference to a source as nobody would believe it anyway.

    I’ve been told 16 million for Cabaye with NUFC asking for Hernandez as part of the deal…..unfortunately they don’t want to part with him.

  • 240 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:23 PM


    I didn’t deny the use of the word idiot in my post, whereas you implied that all I do is call people idiots, which isn’t exactly true.

  • 241 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:24 PM


    The fact you got incredibly excited at what you thought was an attempt to prove me wrong, shows how very sad you are.

  • 242 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    And are you also saying that you think our squad is good enough, that we’ll finish top 8 and that Mike Ashley is doing a good job? Because I never specifically called anyone an idiot, I was using an overarching general insult to anyone who satisfied those three conditions.

    If you’re going to poke holes in someone’s statements, at least get it right.

  • 243 breno95 // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    What are these ‘facts’ that are being mentioned.
    How come those who are of the opinion that we do have a good enough 17 (that is 1st team n subs) are ‘idiots’?
    Enlighten us all with these facts which are hopefully not based on paper talk and sky sports sources.

  • 244 SuperShearer // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Wow, come on the blog to see what’s going on and quelle surprise it’s nothing but sniping at fellow Toon fans. Charming.

  • 245 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM


    It was a three pronged criteria you had to satisfy to be labelled an idiot. Our squad isn’t good enough to sustain a season of suspensions and injuries and still finish top half.

    If you also think Mike Ashley is doing a good job and that we’ll finish 8th then you’d be labelled an idiot.

  • 246 ash1001 // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Asked if playing meant he was staying, Pardew said: “It doesn’t because the window is open until 11pm [on Monday] and all our players are vulnerable.”

    Take the above statement in carefully, was made by Pardew, most of the talk is about Cabaye, but reading that, it could be HBA, Krul or anyone else for that matter, ala Andy Carroll style. Pardew does not help matters by making this sort of ‘salesman’ statement but hes probably under instructions from Ashley to do so. What a complete bunch of Tossers our management team are and that includes the owner.

  • 247 bills-son // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM


    Your three posts one after the other show exactly who is getting excited :-)

    And all three are a pathetic attempt to intellectualise yourself out of a corner you put yourself into.

    You really are a sad man.

  • 248 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:33 PM


    As always, I refute the allegation. You just got schooled son, live with it 😉

  • 249 geordielad880 // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    if newcastle have indeed recieved another bid for cabaye, and they have accepted it, we will be struggling to replace him with only tomw left, not that i think newcastle have any intention of replacing, cue several failed bids for players, and the same old statements about not been able to get players over the line, I would prefer to see a english player replace cabaye, or at least someone with prem experience

  • 250 papattack // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    so its just a rumour then

  • 251 Uncertain Toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    I can see Chunky selling the Toon and buying Rangers at the end of this season mate.
    Tis obvious something is afoot with him sneaking a 10% stake up there and the apparent lack of spending in transfer market. Hope i’m wrong and we sign some great players the morn, but i ain’t at all confident on that.
    Rangers will probably romp that league this season and they’d still be cheap as chips to buy, being a league away from top flight.
    The Toon £267 million or whatever could feasibly be reduced to a £200 million price if he trousers new tv money, wonga money and a couple of player sales.
    £200 is a reasonable valuation i think especially if we’re sitting comfortably mid table.
    He could even say he looked after Pardew cos who ever bought us would have to pay him off.
    Everything seems to fit for Chunky to b*gger off this season.
    Now that’s called optimist fellas!

  • 252 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:41 PM


    You’ve seriously lost the plot mate..

  • 253 toon kk // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    The main objective of this tranfer window is to sell one of our best players for a good price as far as Mashleys concerned. I don’t think anyone will come until jan and only if we have to.

  • 254 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    @Ruddy 245

    Season before last with Mike Ashley and a lesser squad we finished 5th.

  • 255 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:45 PM


    I’d be of the same opinion as yourself, that whenever he claws back a decent chunk of the money he is owed, then we’d be in a better position to be sold to a potential investor. However, I’d be worried that Ashley will persist with the 250m+ price tag even after he recoups his money, just to prove he could make a profit at the end of all this.

    It would appear that he is trying to buy over Rangers, and the faster they rise up through the leagues, the more their price is going to go up so he’ll want to strike while the price is as low as possible, and that could well mean that within 3 years he’ll be out of our door and in through theirs.

    It all remains to be seen.

  • 256 geordielad880 // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    if cabaye goes and is not replaced, i would seriously consider playing collocini as a holding midfielder, as he is the best passer at the club, and has great vision, to pick out the likes of ben arfa, marvo, cisse, remy etc

  • 257 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:47 PM


    The only downside to that plan is both Santon and M’biwa look shaky at the back without Colo marshalling them. You could probably include Debuchy in that list too. Our defence can’t really function without Colo.

  • 258 DiscoNUFC // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Ash @206

    Bang on pal.. I noticed that last night on MOTD

    HBA could fill the bale role at spurs now bale has finally gone, please dont think i’m saying that HBA is as good as Bale but for pace they cant be far off, thats what spurs where lacking today.

    Cabaye could go to arsenal with krul if the gossip is true.

    It almost sounded like pards wanted enquiries on the last day?? Mind you his confidence building skills are so non existent he might be thinking the other PL managers could do it for him with some cheeky bids.

    We lose players on the last day we’re goosed! We looked good at near full strength last 20 mins yesterday but you break up that group and no one comes in its scrap for points time again….

  • 259 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM


    Let’s just wait and see where we finish. I’ve made my predictions that we won’t finish top ten and I’m more than willing to stand by that whether I am right or wrong. I hope I’m wrong, for what it’s worth.

  • 260 kt97toonarmy // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM


    That wud b a risk I’d b willing to take but our defence wud b worse off then

  • 261 aidytoon9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Evening people.
    Any news from anywhere about players incoming or outgoing?
    Looks like Thauvin wants to stay in France.
    really if we get nobody over the line then that shows what our owner is about 100%.

    Think that is a good shout like him going to Rangers as will always be in champs league etc and he can pocket more cash and lets be honest he will see winning football most of the time as the league is pants.

  • 262 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Spurs have got a raw deal today, they suffered from having to play Arsenal at the Emirates with a very new squad that has yet to properly gel together.

    I still back Spurs for top 4 this season and for them to out place Arsenal, despite this result.

  • 263 kt97toonarmy // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Ed next post plz nd hopefully it’s about a target having a medical tomorrow morning

  • 264 geordielad880 // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    I still think we need a centre half, someone who is strong, good in the air, would love a hangeland type CB, I have always liked the idea of collo as a holding midfielder, played it many times for deportivo, he was immense, as when he plays CB he sometimes get caught out for pace

  • 265 Felipe // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    @Ruddy 259

    That’s a great idea. Let’s leave it at that. Let’s all get on and support the toon in the meantime and leave the negativity out

  • 266 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    This video sums up pretty much all my thoughts on NUFC and Mike Ashley :

  • 267 Ketsbaia9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Even if we didn’t spend, the loan signings of Bearsejour, Ba and Mcmanaman would be good business.

  • 268 kt97toonarmy // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Good video cisse it’s the right message

  • 269 Rotonda heights // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM


    what about those who dislike (hate is too strong) Ash for appointing pardew and JFK?

  • 270 Beattie25 // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    For one day tomorrow lets all agree to leave our disputes at the door and watch in wonderment as our club either shows ambition or becomes the only English club in professional football not to sign a player and therefore becomes the least ambitious club in England, perhaps the world.

  • 271 toon22 // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    If we had the probable bale money how much of it would MA actually spend on the squad?

    Imo he would just trouser it.

  • 272 NUFC STEVE // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Demba Ba to West Brom!! Mourinho let his old ryt hand man down with not giving him Moses, He won’t do it twice with BA???

  • 273 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Capoue Looks to have suffered same Injury as HBA did. Feel very sorry.

  • 274 Uncertain Toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Although Cashley is a total dick i don’t begrudge him getting his money back and i think that’s all he wants.
    It can’t be all about him personally making a profit and more to do with principal. If he can walk away having not lost a penny and leave Toon breaking even/small profit and in a decent/safe league position he has proved his point so to speak. He would have won the challenge all be it not in monetary terms.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if he has a very sizeable wager with someone in his financial circle on whether he could put toon right without spending any Wonga!
    Anyway hope he does one to Scotland and to use a jock term he can ‘get tee fock by the way’!!! He might even take Bill and Ben with him as interpreters!

  • 275 DevonToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Ozil to arsenal?!?!

  • 276 toon kk // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    If Cabaye goes to Arsenal he’ll better get used to warming the bench, I think he’s to slow for their squad.

  • 277 geordielad880 // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    my ex gfs dad works as a youth scout for newcastle, and he said that arsenal have also asked newcastle about ben arfa

  • 278 martoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Ruddy – I enjoy reading your posts and the scraps you get into and I think you are right the majority of fans are not happy with Pardew and Ashley. However while I can only speak for myself I think the problem is most people want to go to a football match at a weekend and hopefully watch half decent football and a win for the toon. As we have enough hassle in out personal lives with partner, kids and work we don’t have the inclination to start joining pressure groups and campaigns we just want to watch football at the weekend. So although we are not happy with the current situation we are not prepare to spend the time and energy to change it – weak but true in my opinion.

  • 279 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    In regards to what.

  • 280 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    cabaye isn’t going to arsenal and never was

  • 281 Uncertain Toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Beattie @270

    Would that be another record for the toon!?
    Can’t blame that one on Pardew or can we!?

  • 282 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:19 PM


    Well I understand why you just want to go and watch football on a Saturday, and be entertained and hopefully see a win, we have not seen entertainment on a consistent basis since the days of SBR. We haven’t seen our team truly flying high in the league for a long time, and playing really entertaining football.

    Football should be an escape, and when it is played correctly, is the most wonderful of escapes, but SJP has become a prison instead of a cathedral, and the man at the top is responsible.

    I know plenty of NUFC fans have more pressing concerns in their lives, and just want to escape to watch football, but when that escape is not an enjoyable experience is it really an escape?

  • 283 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM


    I wish we had a Bale that we could flog for 100m. I’d gladly see MA trouser the 100m if it meant he’d f**k away off out of our club.

  • 284 geordielad880 // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    I would not mind newcastle making a loan move for tom carroll from tottenham, he is a great passer, and very creative

  • 285 Patoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Travelled over 2 the match yesterday from Northern Ireland, spent most of my evening in The Strawberry and in Nine throwin vodkas back, after being on a tour of SJP and the match itself, had a great weekend and no 1 argument or disagreement, great city and great people, HTL

  • 286 MacToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Bills, show me one example where I’m the “master at twisting any post that dares to suggest anything other than 100% anti-Ashley”.

    Ha ha, you were shown up years ago and still have the chip on your shoulder, move on.. I have. You’ve been invited by me time and time again to voice your opinion at the fansutd meetings but you have no bottle.

    Prove me wrong and turn up on Thursday!

  • 287 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Sky Sports News ?@SkySportsNews 2m
    Sky Sources: Wigan reject bid from Everton for James McCarthy #SSN

    where are we?

  • 288 MacToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Oh … error, turn up Wednesday! Thursday you’d be lynched ha ha.

  • 289 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Evening all
    Patoon hope you enjoyed the tour mate, I bet ya sat behind the desk in the news room pretending to be the new signing of Nufc lol.
    Well guys I hope by this time tomorrow we all buzzing with new quality signings coming in through the door……………………or not maybe !!

  • 290 outsidethebox // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    bale deal thru …he says will always have spurs in my heart…
    dont blame the lad cannot understand fee though …may kickstart the transfer merry go round…watching marseille v monaco …gignac looks overweight..

  • 291 Patoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:40 PM


    enjoyed every bit of it, was a great wkend thru and thru, and we won 2 cap it all off, paying 4 all the enjoyment now rite enuf lol

  • 292 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM


    He’s looked heftier before though, he’s scored 3 from 3 so far in Ligue 1 and he seems pretty clever as a forward. We all turned our noses up at him earlier in the transfer window (and he turned his nose up at us) but he would have been an excellent option for us.

  • 293 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:42 PM


    That’s right, you were saying you were going to the game. Glad you enjoyed yourself, and more importantly, that we got the win. Must have been the luck of the Irish that got the win eh? 😉 haha

  • 294 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    first half hatrick for Messi, has Shola ever done that.

  • 295 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    There aren’t half some lazy buggers in this Monaco team…

  • 296 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    The only way forward is to build the squad and continually screen the players to see if they are progressing. If not they should go. The Prem sets extremely high quality standards now (including bench players). It won’t be long before Jonas needs to be moved on as well. It’s harsh but necessary.

  • 297 outsidethebox // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    at Ruddy Marveaux-lous…
    yeah better than we have got now…poor mans viduka maybe …

  • 298 papscrunt // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Marveaux has better footballing brain than the rubbish little idiot Messi. Kets comment the other day about Mav being better was hilarious.

  • 299 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    1-0 Marseilles, Lucas Mendes. Been by far the better side than Monaco.

  • 300 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Glad you enjoyed all the toon has to offer mate. Trouble is I bet you want it every weekend now.
    Its like a drug addiction im afraid that you just want more and more…..Metaphorically speaking lol

  • 301 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Dutch Football ?@football_oranje 20s
    Cardiff City and West Brom are both interested in PSV captain Georginio Wijnaldum, but he is set to stay

    Why aren’t we even interested?

  • 302 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:47 PM


    Ayew, Payet and Gignac make a troublesome front three, though, they are playing really well.

  • 303 Patoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:48 PM


    def the luck of the irish, me and my mate had sum craic, the geordie people loved the way we talked but couldnt understand wot we wer saying lol, def b doing it again, but fcuk shola was so shite yesterday, not his fault that they keep playing him, yanga mbiwa looked very good yesterday

  • 304 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Barca 3-2 Valencia

    What a smashing game

  • 305 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    There’s two reasons why we are doing so dreadfully in the transfer window.

    Mike Ashley

    Joe kinear.

  • 306 Patoon // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:50 PM


    if i could afford it hell yes but i couldnt, maybe just as well lol

  • 307 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    ‘yes’ we won yesterday…’yes’ we were rubbish for the first 65 minutes with that typical defensive set up, ‘yes’ Pardew made some good substitutions and ‘yes’ we went on to win the game thanks to another brilliant HBA ‘SOLO’ effort,…but the result is we’re still just papering over the cracks in my book.

    After the man city game he said ‘judge me after the Fulham game.”

    Having played some of the worst football ever served up at St james’ park for many a year against west ham and then played even worse at Morecombe, surely in his own tiny mind the Fulham game must have been regarded as a ‘must win’ game he had to get ‘over the line’ otherwise the judgement Pardew was hoping for would have turned into damning one to say the least and surely he would be gone.

    So after 60 minutes of the usual rubbish with the game going nowhere and staring another 0-0 in the face with the huge possibility of a P45 on his mind he did something he hasn’t done for 16 months…he sent on some players with the strict instructions to get on the pitch and have a go!

    Well what a difference…it looked like a great weight had been from the collective shoulders of every player in the team,…the adrenalin starting coursing through the players veins, the third and fourth cylinders sparked up and kicked in, and the players were inwardly smiling from ear to ear now the shackles had been removed…they now had the opportunity to show us all what they were capable of.

    Absolutely fantastic…the crowd were on their feet and we had something we haven’t seen or heard for quite a while now…it’s called atmosphere…

    The crowd could feel something was about to happen and enter HBA…he collects a pass from the impressive Remy…does a double cross-over, pushes the ball pass another defender and BANG…the ball is in the net…what a goal and in an instant all is well in the good ship NUFC…

    …but to be honest it’s not is it?…we were rubbish for most of the game weren’t we?…just like we were all last season…it was like groundhog day yet again and the only thing that saved our neck was the stark realisation by Pardew that he was about to lose his job so he abandoned his usual defensive approach and told the team to have a go…not for the sake of the team or the fans…but for himself

    Pardew needs to look at what he did yesterday. He needs to realise you need to score goals to win games and you need less than 30 yards between Cisse and your most advanced midfielder and the last 30 minutes against a rubbish Fulham team showed exactly what could be achieved if the shackles are removed.

    So for me the win was great, it was another great individual goal from HBA (wish more players were involved but hey!) but in my mind we’re still papering over huge cracks as he’s still not getting the best out of the team and he’s still not got the balance between defensive and attacking play anywhere near to what it’s required to be especially at home.

    Even if we don’t get anyone to replace Cabaye IMO a good young progressive manager can lift this club into 6 / 7th place but with Pardew in charge serving up the same rubbish we will acheive no better that what we did last year…IMO

  • 308 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Indian magpie
    I guess all will be revealed tomorrow bud who and who we are not interested in.

  • 309 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    mesut ozil to arsenal for 50 mil
    so ..cabaye stays?

  • 310 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    i guess we have already finished our work this window ..sorry jkinnear’s work

  • 311 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Am I the only person that doesn’t want any more French players ? . If it was a choice of French or nothing then I would say French but there are so many other leagues with talent .

  • 312 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Sounds Crazy

    But what about Kagawa on loan

    May be its late and i am dreaming.

  • 313 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Its a clever twisted manipulation by Fat Mike and his Puppet Percy Pardew, giving the impression we could lose a top player to deflect the fact that no-one is coming in, no doubt idiots on here will be content on Tuesday morning that we haven’t lost a purple, Pardew coming out and stating that it has been a good window as we have lost no-one.

    You heard it here first….

  • 314 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Nainggolan doing well against Milan. We were linked with him.

  • 315 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM


    Flawless analysis. Superb.

  • 316 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Such tremendous progress this window. I don’t want to hear a word from Joe or Alan if we bring nobody in. None of the usual bollocks about trying hard, and clubs are too difficult to negotiate with. None of it please.

  • 317 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Ozil 50 mill………Jesus at these inflated prices I reckon we would still get a fiver for shola !!

  • 318 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    @ Indian

    No chance m8 :) . Even though he is a damn fine player .

    Man U don’t even need to play him despite him being better than 90% of what they currently have in the starting 11 . He is their flagship Asian player to keep their fans happy In that part of the world .

    They needed one when they got rid of Park Ji Sung . Sad but true.

  • 319 AaranD // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    If Shinji goes any where it will be back to Dortmund. He is so underused by ManU he is the creative player they lack.
    Id stir the water a bit with Hernandez being WC year. Prem experience and scores goals.
    Ayew looking decent tonight as well.

  • 320 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Pretty much spot on sparky 55 @307. Sad to say it but Benny just papered over the cracks again.

  • 321 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    i was thinking about the same thing when kagawa did not make even the bench today
    but it is too ambitious for us i guess
    any1 who tells this summer is like the last one it is worse..then we bought 1 we got 1 only on loan the next window ..

  • 322 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Transfer Sources ?@TransferSources 20m

    BREAKING: Arsenal have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for Mesut Özil. The fee is around €50m. #AFC #RMFC

  • 323 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Has anybody seen ketsy???
    I’ve just heard the news and I’m worried about!

  • 324 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Can’t see them wanting Cabaye then. Ozil and wilshere – ouch!

  • 325 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    sparky55, spot on, however you failed to mention he couldn’t select Jonas and Tiote who are sure as shit soon to return to the first team and we will go on another long losing streak…………Nice one Percy

  • 326 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    what news

  • 327 AaranD // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Problem is no matter how good our 1st team is, everything behind the scenes at the club drags it down.
    We have an owner content on Prem status.
    A manager and back room staff stuck in the 90’s.
    A DoF who couldn’t direct traffic one way down a one-way street!?

    Until the above have changed we will always be stuck in mediocrity.

  • 328 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Manure won’t go out on loan to us or anyone
    They would be handing over 75% of there fan base to another club

  • 329 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Please watch this fantastic video lads, hits the nail on the head and it’s a bit of a weepy!!!!

  • 330 Harley // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    So after 3 games we’re on the same points as Man U.

    We had a disastrous start then a much improved performance followed by a really good performance.

    Why are people still having a go at pardew? Ashley, yes for total lack of ambition but give credit where it’s due.

  • 331 NUFC FOR SALE // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    That’s because cabaye isn’t going to arsenal but man utd

    I promise you

  • 332 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Ozil for £50 million is desperation IMO . Great player but has faded in the last year or two.

    Madrid are a lot like Man U where they don’t sell players they think are more valuable playing for them than someone else .

  • 333 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    1-1 Falcao unmarked in the middle following some shocking defending from Marseilles’ N’Koulou

  • 334 SuperShearer // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    That’s a lot of money for Ozil…I guess like us Wenger isn’t willing to play over the odds for a player he doesn’t think is worth it….sorry Yohan, you ain’t worth the £20 mil apparently.

  • 335 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:10 PM


    Manchester United went to Swansea away, had Chelsea at home and Liverpool away as their first three games. We had City away and two home games against West Ham and Fulham, in which we managed to score 1 goal.

    Credit for what exactly?

  • 336 Uncertain Toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:11 PM


    I here you, and Pardew states we are in fact a better team that started the season cos Cabaye’s future is sorted and he can concentrate on his football. They’re all in it together, fed up with their patter.
    Maybe Cabaye was even in on it for a nice little bonus!
    A veritable conspiracy!!!

  • 337 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Spanish media saying fee for Ozil to Arsenal is €45m – less than half a Gareth Bale. Both are 24, who would you rather have?

  • 338 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Since the past 4 or 5 windows, have we brought in a player on last day ? NO
    We lost caroll.

    Whats different this time to suggest somethings happening.

    Its an off day trow for Kinnear as Ashley handles player sales.

  • 339 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    i promise you that fellaini is going to man not cabay

  • 340 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Lads there is absolutely no comparison between Ozil and Cabaye. Ozil is twice, three times, four times the player that Cabaye is. Ozil has 69 assists in 3 seasons.

    I’d say that tells its own tale wouldn’t you?

  • 341 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Most assists in the last 3 seasons:

    1. Ozil-87
    2. Messi-80
    3. Mata-66
    4. Ribery-55
    5. Hazard-52

  • 342 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM


    Ozil every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Bale will flop spectacularly in my opinion.

  • 343 DevonToon // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    So hard to watch two wicked games of footie, even wen the screens are next to each other!

  • 344 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM


    Lovenkrands for free

  • 345 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM


    Don’t know where you’re getting 87 assists from, I’ve got my stats from Real Madrid’s official site.

  • 346 kevymartins // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    If Ayew was coming our way surely he wouldn’t be playing tonight?

  • 347 Scotty // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Would love Defoe to come….

  • 348 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    It’s a disgrace we haven’t signed a player yet. If we don’t sign at least two players tomorrow then it confirms beyond belief that Ashley is paying off the debt to sell the club next year.

    Now sign a fecking winger and striker, and a backup Keeper, RB/CB and of course cabayes replacement if he goes. I think he played yesterday because he knew his move was at risk.

  • 349 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    It’s bad, Sky Sports window watch is reporting Paul Scharner has retired
    If ketsy finds out he’ll blow his top!

    Super Shearer
    If you were going to overpay for a player would it be Cabs or Ozil?
    I’d take Ozil everyday of the week

    That’s not true
    We bought in Stephen Ireland

  • 350 Harley // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM


    Yes I know that. Credit for improving the performance of each league game.

    I don’t care what anyone says, I was at the match yesterday and we played well. Much the better team and played it along the ground more than I’ve seen us do in ages.

    We lacked a bit up front but that’s not pardews fault.

    Once people have a view in their heads they cant change it no matter what their eyes see. We played well yesterday.

  • 351 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Indian Magpie

    Thanks. Im filled with hope now :-)

  • 352 Ben3arfa // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I hope Kinnear dies a lonely man .

    Pathetic old sod

  • 353 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    wow too bad for ketsy and too good for the rest of the football world:)

  • 354 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM


    Can you explain to me how attacking movement is not a responsibility of Pardew’s?

  • 355 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Fellaini to Manchester United is supposedly a done deal.

  • 356 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:22 PM


    A minutes applause at SJP for Scharner.

  • 357 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I kind of meant 4 or 5 windows and not years. So thats since our return to the premiership.

  • 358 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I’m far from convinced the numpties at the club can sign a player or two on the last day of the window when they have struggled to do do so in the past fifty days, do they genuinely want to?

    All we hear about is how we don’t have the financial clout to compete with clubs yet we’re in the top 20 for revenue across Europe. It’s great that the books are doing well though, after all they are what I travel the country and pay good money to watch each week. I won’t hold my breath tomorrow.

  • 359 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM


    Check out TADS Post # 348

  • 360 USAGEORDIE // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    I think if arsenal are willing to pay that much for Ozil they obviously aren’t happy with Ramsey. What about a cheeky £8m bid for Ramsey. Young talented Brit

  • 361 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM


    Ramsey has been their best player from the start of the season, hands down. He’s very much a part of their squad.

  • 362 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    omg it on twitter that real m will now try for suarez

  • 363 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Oh and Kinnear stating how we have spent 60 million in the previous two years illustrates how the club spout rubbish to get fans on side, he failed to mention the outgoings though didn’t he. I think it’s evident we have to buy to sell but couldn’t even sign a player like Sinclair on loan who would have improved us greatly

  • 364 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    There was a moment in the Fulham game where we played the best football I’ve seen us play for months.

    It was passed between Anita, Sissoko and Cisse before being layed off out wide for Debuchy who then completely ruined it with a terrible, stupid shot.

    It was actually very promising which is the best thing I’ve thought for some time.

    Debuchy kept apologising because it was so incredibly stupid and poor but in general it was pleasing that there was even one moment of good team play in a match- one more than usual!

  • 365 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Ramsey was arsenal’s best player today no chance

  • 366 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Arron Ramsey was the joke of arsenal last season, don’t judge to soon

  • 367 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    and how have we spent 60 mil last 2 summers when we bought vurnon for 6 the last..kinear should prove somehow where are the players for 55 mil the summer before

  • 368 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Thought I read somewhere that after kinnear said about the £60 mil thing someone did an outgoings compared to incomings and MA made something like £18.5 mil in transfers since taking over!

  • 369 Harley // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM


    Are you being serious here? So you think that as ameobi is getting on a bit and was never really that good anyway, cisse can’t control a ball or stay onside or score and marveaux can look for 5 minutes in a game, that is all pardew fault too?


    So therefore by your theory when remy came on and looked great pardew must have coached him superbly all week but not the other forwards.

    I feel this may be a short discussion we are going to have here.

  • 370 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Kevin Gameiro scores for Sevilla

  • 371 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    It’s probably the wrong time to rant after a win yesterday however I rarely log on and need to vent sometimes. If we sign a couple of players tomorrow I will be happy but I would be disappointed to go at this season with what we have. Loan signings or 5m pounds each I don’t care, we just need good additions hence why I was disappointed to see Sinclair go elsewhere

  • 372 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    If Madrid get Suarez then I reckon it will be Ben Arfa to the scousers, this is going to get bad, really bad.

    And Ozil is a f#cking brilliant player and three times the player of Cabaye.

  • 373 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    BILD reporting that Tranquillo Barnetta is close to joining Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Schalke. When did he escape Jesmond

  • 374 colwell // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Can’t get over all this excitement with our dealings, all these bids being made and accepted from us, SSN Breaking is just us atm…..

    Fcuk me even when i’m dreaming it doesn’t seem real.

    A whole window has gone by (almost) and we have done by far the worst dealings. One win does not mean we aren’t in for a fight and we may not be as lucky this time round.

  • 375 CullysFinest // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    what a sore loser hahahah bless his cotton socks, biggest jawline in football, w****r

  • 376 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Have to agree with the majority on here. Ozil is twice the player Cabaye is. He will do well at Arsenal.

  • 377 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    mevlut erding to st etiene heard today

  • 378 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Tads – I think I saw the same thing but in fairness I’m not sure those ludicrous agents fees are included. It just irritates me he can defend our inactivity with the claim we spent 60 million over the previous two years. He went on as though it was a net of 60 million which is very misleading. Seeing clubs such as Norwich, Swansea and Southampton pick up good players while we stagnate is frustrating as is the whole cabaye thing along with pardews attitude. It’s to late in the window to replace him so why aren’t we refusing to entertain offers now?

  • 379 USAGEORDIE // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    I agree, Ramsey has been their best player in their midfield this season but Ozil, Cazorla, wilshere, oc, arteta when healthy is a very strong midfield. I also so this that made me start to think

  • 380 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Who could ever think Ozil is not miles ahead of Cabaye? Have they never seen a la liga game?

  • 381 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    The only real workable method to run even a modestly successful team in the Prem now is constant improvement. Looking over the squad and seeing who is progressing, who isn’t, and who should go and who should be brought in. I don’t see that happening with us or several players would be gone and we would have brought in at least 3 players this summer in addition to Remy. It’s the club that will pay the price when the injuries mount. Pardew will be under constant pressure to keep us near mid table. Ashley is continuing to play the same fool’s game.

  • 382 Indian Magpie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Last Comment today

    In context, i.e. top 10 goal the squad is probably good enough. In that light I do not see any Player Tomorrow.

    Good Night

  • 383 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    We will lose Ben Arfa in the next 24 hours, this is not a rumour it is just the way it is. Tomorrow will be the worst day of my disappointing life of following the Toon, Ben Arfa to either Arsenal or the bin dippers, its a certainty, he will be replaced by Sammi………..

  • 384 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    I mean ‘We just cant compete with these Big Clubs’.

    Ben Arfa good luck at a Big Club……….

  • 385 toonarmydownsouth // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    True but you don’t hear other clubs banging on continually about agents fee’s, it’s all part of the game, the fat man better get used to that or get out the football business

  • 386 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Ashley and Kinnear want us to fear the transfer window..
    Oh dear cabaye bid
    Oh god krul and cabaye double bid
    Oh now cabaye and debuchy double bid
    Suarez to Real Madrid, damn we might loose benarfa.

  • 387 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM


    So it had nothing to do with coaching that our midfield players didn’t provide any support for our strikers? You’re right this will be a short conversation as you haven’t got a clue.

    As for the fact we looked more threatening, that might have to do with the fact that Pardew changed the formation to a 4-3-3, or did the players decide to do that themselves?

    The manager is responsible for what went wrong yesterday, and gets credit for what went right.

  • 388 Ben3arfa // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    So Liverpool can wrap up 3 signings (Sakho, Moses and Tiago Ilori) in a matter of days whilst Kinnear kicks his feet up picking up a large salary without signing ONE permanent player.

    Pathetic joke of a club , f**k everything .

  • 389 colwell // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Ha the only team close to us on transfers (Arsenal) look set to sign one of the best midfield players in the world. So we will be the only team in the Prem to not spend anything Fcuking pathetic!

  • 390 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Lets face it HatAm does a lot of stuff that annoys Percy, overrated maverick.

    Bye Bye HatAm…


  • 391 jazzyp // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    I think if Benny goes tomorrow, There will be a meltdown of epic proportions on the blog.

  • 392 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    sammi….ameobi (just to add you mate) ..
    and i have the same fear about arfa ..(wengers intervie : “we need 2 super player before the window ..i might surprise you” ..
    well you surprised me with ozil but won’t suprise nufc fans with arfa
    good night

  • 393 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    If we sell Ben Arfa then we’ll be in the bottom 4. We wouldn’t surely?


  • 394 Ben3arfa // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Kinnear should just roll over and die.

    Is this creature seriously good for anything in life? JUST DIE YOU OLD PIECE OF SH1TE

  • 395 Beattie25 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I mean ‘We just cant compete with these Big Clubs’.

    Top 20 of the richest clubs in the World, 3rd highest attendances in England, Owner who is 5th richest owner in the PL and 31st richest person in Britain.


  • 396 colwell // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Fourth Official ?@FourthOfficial_ 4m
    Reports starting to surface that Everton and Wigan have agreed a fee for McCarthy (Daily Mail, ITV etc)

  • 397 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Its gunna be a long 24 hours, we could sell anyone and will buy no-one, we are ran by a total w#nker who doesn’t give a shit about the region, history or people who make this club great. His stupid puppet of a manager is so spineless he tries to lower expectations to below the likes of Norwich and Southampton.

    I mean Remy what a player, he chose an almost relegated QPR over us, for f#cks sake whats going on man. We have been made a joke of a football club, a cheap global billboard for Sports Direct, just depressing, it really is.

    Ben Arfa is packing his bag as we speak, I enjoyed watching him yesterday, shame it will be for the last time.

  • 398 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Ronaldo £80m
    Bale £85m
    Messi £???????????????

  • 399 roblee7 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    whats this about Ben Arfa? Am I missing something somewhere check the toastie? I can’t find anything anywhere about anybody being interested in Ben Arfa

  • 400 check the toastie // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    roblee – I’ve made it up, however I am trying to steel myself to the fact that this eventuality is very very likely.

  • 401 Harley // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM


    We played well yesterday.

  • 402 bollance // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM


    Remy and his agents have had a big payday by moving to QPR. Another moving to us on loan and probably another one at the end of the year. Plus he is capable of going to the World Cup if he play play like he did yesterday for the full 90 week in week out.

  • 403 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    I must admit, my hope for signings has completely gone. Sorry for being negative but if we cant get lads over the line it the time we have had already, what chance do we have with less than 25 hours left? It’s all done and dusted. Time to work with what we have, HBA and Remy being our flair players. Hopefully keeping Cabaye because he is very important. Ashley is not an ambitious owner as far as the club are concerned. Crying shame because we are not far off a good team.

  • 404 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    just read that arsenal are planning 30 mil bid for another star player…
    do you rate arfa 30 mil ?
    or does wenger rate arfa 30 mil

  • 405 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    If remy is cleared of rape we may sign him permanently in Jan.

  • 406 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    None of our players are worth £30m

  • 407 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    no we cannot
    kinear explained about no clause

  • 408 kilcline // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM


    – 52k seater stadium
    – Team that has been in the champs league a few times in the last 10-15 years
    – Passionate fan base

    Yet we are effin being left behind! Makes me sick, bring back F Shepherd! He had some ambition.

    Ince and Gomis are a must tomorrow and someone if we flog Cabaye to PSG. Should of loaned Moses at least.

    Joke of a club.

  • 409 Munster Mag // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Credit to pardew. fairs fair lads, yesterday was a good win and a better performance. We can grow from here. Pardew has handled the Cabaye mess well and shown this to be one of his better cards – political nous whilst not turning on the player, or hanging him out to dry. I think Pards was a huge disappointment last season and hate his clever excuses ( he is a very clever operator ) , but I’m getting tired of the numpties on this site who call him a moron if he so much as blows his nose in a way that doesnt satisfy them. Some people on this site need to grow up and wise up.

  • 410 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    if i were wenger , moyes, mourihno, pelegrini or rodgers i would pay 30 mil for arfa, simply under proper manager and clear foorball style he can be much better than nufc player

  • 411 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM


    Clause has nothing to do with agreeing a permanent deal with qpr in jan.

  • 412 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:04 PM


    The last 15mins we showed attacking intent and created chances. Before that we had the majority of possession against a terrible Fulham midfield and our defence coped well against an uninterested Berbatov and a frustrated Bent.

    Fulham were there for the taking, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal or the two Manchester clubs would have easily dispatched of that Fulham team 3/4 maybe even 5-0 because Arsenal beat that Fulham team 3-1 last week and Fulham played much better then than they did yesterday, and yet we still only beat them 1-0, from a wonder strike, not even a created chance that got us in behind.

    My point is, of course it is the manager’s responsibility to orchestrate attacking movement, if Ameobi can’t hack it then don’t put him on the bloody field. Pardew is responsible for how we play football, it’s the only bloody thing he has to do, so of course it’s his fault if it goes wrong, but likewise, if it goes right then kudos. So I’ll tip my hat to the last 15mins but everything before it was meh.

  • 413 asenski // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    i hope so spuggy
    i hope so

  • 414 geordie157 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    few Moussa Sow links doing the rounds again.

    Still can’t see anyone coming in tomorrow.

  • 415 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Mata or di Maria = £30m

    Cabaye no more than 20m max. I’d take £30m in a heartbeat.

  • 416 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    The first half of the game against Fulham was pure dross. I don’t think many would argue against that. The subs worked for us obviously. Jol had no answer for them. Berbatov just had no impact and had less and less influence as the game went on. As others have said yesterday they don’t have enough hard workers and scrappers in their squad and may struggle all season. To say we won’t struggle based on a single goal would be highly premature however naturally 😆 . I see no evidence that we can sustain a good level of play over an entire season when injuries take their toll. The number of quality players we have is simply too small. Too much depends on moments of brilliance from a few of our players. We don’t put pressure on other teams early enough in games. How can this change with the resources at hand? I just don’t see how it can. That is Ashley’s fault plain and simple.

  • 417 theartfuldodger // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Check the toastie

    BenArfa will go next window.
    Pardew hasnt begun to sell him to everyone as a world class player who could be vulnerable.

  • 418 kilcline // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:07 PM


    Whats the point in taking £30m for Cabaye? We won’t spend it…..

  • 419 lochinvar // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Cabaye was rumoured to have flown to France after the game, maybe Marseilles via Paris but close enough to Nice – where JFK and Pards were last week – on the doorstep of Monaco. Does anyone actually know where our players are today ?

  • 420 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Pardew’s a moron! :-)

    sorry…couldn’t resist :-)

  • 421 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM


    Well said, I completely agree.

  • 422 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Really looking forward to 11pm tomorrow so the speculation can stop and we know where we’re at…

  • 423 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:11 PM


    Where’s your barometer at with regards yesterday’s game and the chances of new signings?

  • 424 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:12 PM


    “I see no evidence that we can sustain a good level of play over an entire season when injuries take their toll. The number of quality players we have is simply too small. Too much depends on moments of brilliance from a few of our players. We don’t put pressure on other teams early enough in games”

    SPOT ON!

  • 425 bollance // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Marveaux has played a lot this season. What does everyone think of his performances?

  • 426 Spuggy // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:16 PM


    Based on past summer windows, I have very little faith in us signing any real quality.

    Such a shame as the squad is so close.

  • 427 archaeomag // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    @Toon1978 329

    Brill – if a little upsetting

    [ ]

  • 428 Munster Mag // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Ruddy, logic would suggest that we have to be negative about signings. Last summer I predicted we would do little and felt very confident in the last two weeks of last summer that again, we would do nothing. Reason being that we had all summer to do something and if it hadnt happened with two weeks to go, it wasnt going to happen. Sadly we could see the same now, but for some reason I think we will buy someone. Perhaps the public pressure will count….

  • 429 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM


    First half was cagey and not too impressive but we looked more adventurous in the second half. After we scored, it looked like the pressure was off and we played some lovely stuff. It wasn’t amazing, but I think we deserved to win and Pardew does deserve some credit for the changes. Just think, if Goofy had scored that sitter against West Ham, we’d be where we’d realistically hope to be.

    I haven’t changed my view regarding transfers. Big striker is a minimum and I don’t see why we couldn’t do that at least. There will be a lot of focus on us, Arsenal and Man Utd. tomorrow!

    I do know that I’m glad I’m not a Mackem…seen some idiots on this blog saying that we should have sacked Pardew and hired Di Canio! And plenty of people jealous about their signings…I bet a few will be ok, but no surprise if you sign 12!

  • 430 BDin9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Roblee from nowt man. Blogs just gone daft.ffs lads

  • 431 Munster Mag // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Marv has been ok – nothing to get excited about. You can see why an english manager would leave him out. He lacks application and effort, but too many tools on this site scream for him because of the fact that he can do some good stuff now and again. Incidentally, HBA isnt really suited to a role in the middle either, despite what some of the screaming children of this site claim.

  • 432 Ben3arfa // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    The day either Mike Ashley or Joe Kinnear leave the club/die I’m shouting every single person at my local pub a pint.

    Cant wait for that day

  • 433 Munster Mag // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    We have to satart hoping that QPR mess up ….Remy is perfect for us, and credit must be given to Carr for chasing him. I have slagged Carr off recently because I feel we overrate him, but I wouldnt like to lose him, and Remy is quite a beast. Ba would cause murder if he player, in a good way. But Remy would have to accept not playing centrally. Ba has a very powerful personality, and that why Pardew caved in to him last season. Although, when you see how crap Cisse can be at times in the middle, maybe Pardew was right to pander to Ba.

  • 434 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Thanks Ruddy and sparky55. We are at a huge disadvantage when taking our owner’s approach into account. I have to think he is beginning to draw his money back and will be gone in 3 or 4 more years (groan). If we fail spectacularly this season and get relegated he will have to rethink it all again. His approach simply can’t be successful at Newcastle. The supporters love the club too much and went accept either dross or mediocrity.

  • 435 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM


    Hey! No need for that! I wouldn’t wish death on anyone, let alone someone associated with our football club.

  • 436 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM


    For some reason I still think we will sign someone, but, as you say, history doesn’t lend itself to such a conclusion, but I’ve that sort of feeling too, will be crushing once more if we don’t sign someone though.


    Think that with our fully fit squad, a 4-3-3 is our best formation, however, if Remy or Gouffran get injured, he’ll more than likely revert to a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-2 (which wouldn’t be terrible if we signed a decent ST who can hold up the ball).

    I’d like to see the fluidity of the last 15mins sustained not only for a half, or the majority of the game, but every single home game. I can put up with poor results away from home, I can put up with ground out away draws, even if we’re the better side, but I cannot put up with playing second fiddle to poor sides at SJP, which wasn’t the case yesterday, but we need to be sending out a strong message to mid table teams when they come here – we are better than you! – unfortunately we don’t do that.

  • 437 BDin9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    PSG after Kagawa….Sky Sports via Twitter….bollox, it’s all rubbish. Wait until 11pm tomorrow.

  • 438 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM


    We might not like them, but they’re human beings, shouldn’t wish ill on them lad.

  • 439 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM


    I think his approach is massively geared towards getting out of town within 3 years. If Fulham can go for 150m (even factoring in the fact they are in London) the surely we must be worth 175? Maybe even 200? Surely he’d have recouped 60m of his debt in 3 years and be willing to sell at that price?

  • 440 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM


    Agree with you, like the entertainers of old!

    Even Arsenal don’t manage it every game but at home, we should be able to dominate half of the teams in this league, that’s why the West Ham game was depressing.

    I just really hope tomorrow goes well. The next 24 and a half hours will shape our season!

  • 441 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM


    A draw yesterday would have been a pretty devastating result, as it would have been one less mid table team for us to get 3 points against, and we need all the home wins against mid table teams we can get in order to survive this season – I’m looking at 40 points first and foremost this season.

    One more attacking player, even if it is an AM who can thread a pass instead of a CF to hold up the ball, I’d be content with it. We just don’t have enough depth in quality. As soon as injuries mount, we’ll see Saylor, Tiote and Jonas back in the side, with Gosling next in line. That’s just not good enough.

  • 442 Marty-Toon // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    After seeing the replays I gotta say we were lucky that Debuchy dint give away another peno on Parker.
    He didn’t get any of the ball just Parker’s leg but because the ref seen the ball move due to Parker’s leg hitting it,he thought Drbuchy had cleared it.
    AP has to help him learn when and when not to tackle in the box
    Nice 3 points all the same

  • 443 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Thanks for the link archaeomag @426. Yes, hard to watch in places mate. Sir Bobby, and Gary Speed RIP.

  • 444 elpaso_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    @munstermag 430

    bang on with your comments there mate

  • 445 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM


    That video put a lump in my throat. This is why we keep coming back to NUFC no matter what happens because we love the club so much. I blame my dad for taking me to my first match when i was 5 years old. I caught the bug then, and now i bleed black n white. I can’t help going back to the club. I keep saying the the missus “enough is enough” but i always go back. The tears and tantrums of 29 years support has taken its tole on my hair line and my health lol..HWTL.

  • 446 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM


    I think 14 teams are looking for 40 points to stay up first, but I hope the players’ sights are being set a little higher!

    I am adamant that we need a big striker who is also a goal threat. Someone to push Cisse or to work with him. We need someone other than Shola who can be the fulcrum of a different style of play and we need multiple goal threats so it isn’t too easy for the opposition to prepare and play against.

  • 447 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Very good window – Gomis and Ince sign, nobody leaves.
    Awful window – Cabaye leaves, nobody signed

  • 448 sparky55 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Anyone else notice Pardew didn’t run down the tunnel immediately after the final whistle yesterday just like he did against west ham.

    He’s a gutless wonder who should be greeting all his players off the pitch at the end of every game like AVB…not just the games he wins.

    He’s a pathetic excuse of a man

  • 449 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    We have 4 points, another 40 to be safe lol. Counting the points down 😉

  • 450 GeordieTwo // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    I definitely hope so Ruddy mate @438. He can have the money as long as he leaves as far as I’m concerned. I would rather take my chances with a consortium of Newcastle owners if at all possible. I think a link to the city is essential. Hopefully we get some honest people in charge next time. Fat Freddy wasn’t my style at all. Is there a wealthy honest Geordie out there who wants a city to have it’s pride in it’s club restored? I certainly hope so.

  • 451 elpaso_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    my gut tells me we lose a big player tomorrow….. I think Cabs will end up at PSG , Blanc has commented to much about him but it could be any of Krul, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Cisse
    and possibly one squad player, I reckon Gosling
    no ITK just my gut feeling

  • 452 BDin9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Parker does go down easily though. Never did that when he was a toon player

  • 453 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Wishing death is a bit harsh like, I think Arfa is saying if a helicopter were to crash in the north east he would rather Ashley & Kinnear were on board than say me or anyone on this blog 😉 .

  • 454 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Gut feelings make me chuckle…saw someone saying we should buy Modric recently, while others seem to be convinced several big players will leave tomorrow…

  • 455 valle // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    This transfer window has made me think more than ever that Ashley wants to get rid of us. But being greedy as he is, he is probably asking an insane over the top price for us.

  • 456 Big Pappa Cissé // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Outside of the top 6 we have one of the best attacking line ups in the PL with :


    If given freedom and not burdoned with Pardews negative tactics teams should fear coming to St. James’ Park and we could even give the likes of Chelsea a hard time.

    Can anyone else think of a team with a scarier front three than that other than the Mancs,Chelsea,Arsenal,Spurs & Liverpool ? .

  • 457 elpaso_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    who said Modric ??

    muppet whoever it was

  • 458 santonthenewmaldini // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Yeah on Marveux he has been disappointing since he has played but I just think he is wasted out on the wings

    If we started with a 433 and had Remy, Cisse and Arfa as the 3 and Anita Sissoko in midfield with Marveux as the no 10 I think he could be deadly he would be great with some movement in front of him


    Remy , Gouffran and Cisse up front with Arfa with a sort of free role a bit like Coutinho has for Liverpool

  • 459 Toon1978 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    This time tomorrow there will be a lot of angry NUFC supporters haha.

  • 460 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:03 PM


    Someone called “scout”. Definitely a muppet.

  • 461 elpaso_geordie // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    wouldn’t have Marveaux in CM position, bit weak and bottles it for to long periods of a game.

    and the other reason is cos ive been to each game this season and he has been absolutely awful

  • 462 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM


    What the hell is this idiot thinking like! Modric is nowhere near good enough for Newcastle… 😛

  • 463 lesh // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Saw on MOTD that our scouse friends held a minute or silence to comemorate what would have been Shankey’s 100th birthday.

    Christ, they’re a macabre bunch who seem to thrive on the past!

    Great result for them though. Wish we had their owners and manager. Hey ho, we are where we are.

  • 464 nick_9 // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    I’m willing to bet the attendances would pick up or sell out once those muppets leave the club. Have we won over many fans under the Ashley regime? All he has done is dishearten many fans and more
    so as time goes by. The only fans we have won over are in France and its no coincidence we have been seeing sports direct France advertisements for the past year

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