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£25M A Lot For Arsenal To Pay For A Reserve – Plus Remy News

1:41 pm, Monday, September 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 173 Comments

There’s two interesting bits of news today, one is that Loic Remy’s bail has now been extended until November 21st, and there’s a good story being reported by the BBC,  that Mike Ashley let Yohan Cabaye hear recordings of the phone conversations with Arsenal about a potential transfer, and Arsenal officials were heard to say that £25M is a lot of money to pay for a reserve.

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Yohan Cabaye – £25M a lot to pay  for a reserve

The news on Remy is as follows, and a Metropolitan Police spokesman said the following;

“I can confirm today that three men who were arrested on the morning of Wednesday 15 May; aged 26, 23 & 22 on suspicion of rape, have now been re-bailed to appear on November 21 2013.”

These things tend to get delayed quite a few times,  because it’s not always convenient for footballers to attend their trials – but on the other hand the sooner it’s over with the better.

And BBC’s James Pearce is reporting that the deal for Yohan Cabaye was over,  once Newcastle owner Mike Ashley had Yohan listen to the audio recording of telephone conversations with Arsenal officials,  and Pearce wrote on his Twitter account:

“I’m told Mike Ashley let Cabaye listen to phone negotiations last week + he heard Arsenal say: “25 million a lot for a reserve”

And that’s also some proof  that Mike Ashley was asking £25M for Cabaye, which would have been a phenomenal fee for the Frenchman  – and it’s more than the £20M most papers were reporting.

Hopefully Mike Ahsley will keep asking ridiculous fees for our top players, so they can stay on Tyneside, and in any case when they move to ” bigger”  clubs they are not guaranteed a first team place – just ask Andy Carroll and Demba Ba.

Yohan Cabaye is staying at Newcastle this season, and that’s good news,  unless PSG have  a spare £25M to spend, but it would now be too late now to get the deal done.

We need a striker brought in – come on Joe – get a move on.

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Tags: Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yohan Cabaye

173 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    well it’s true, thats what he would be at arsenal

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    On a positive note 1 less day of Pardew’s contract.

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    I saw that Cabaye bit.

    assuming that is true, Ashley would have lost any smidgen of respect from all clubs. if he did that.

  • 4 Wandering Geordie // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Where’s Wally (JK)?

  • 5 Beattie25 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM


  • 6 north east lincs toon // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Might go into the nearest sports direct drop my pants and do a big fat dump for u mashley u useless sack of crap!

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

    Biggest load of bollox.

    For a start when did Ashley take charge of transfers??
    That’s what he hired Joke for.

    Cabaye probably shit his pants, when he was dropped from the French squad and that’s why he was in the squad on Saturday.

  • 8 wolfshead@toon // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    2 wins by arsenal and the fans revolt has melted away

  • 9 Indian Magpie // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM


  • 10 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Mata to liverpool is interesting too. Surely he has to be first choice there. Who makes way for him out of the three that played v man u. Lucas Gerrard or henderson ( i think he started) I think i answered my own question though 😀

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


    Did you forget,

    Which part of him do you want. Ashley Handled the Cabaye transfer.

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


    exactly…when realised he hadn’t got the france call up he will have dropped the strike business and decided to get onto it.

  • 13 Indian Magpie // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    How did Beattie know?

  • 14 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Ba to Arsenal…

  • 15 wolfshead@toon // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM


    you and a lot of other ppl keep saying jfk was hired to get players in if i remeber correctly his main role was to be ashes eyes and ears aka spying on pards and his coaches seeing as he hardley buys playes you have to wonder why he bothers with carr for

  • 16 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM


    Not sure he was dropped by france, i thought he was serving an international susspension?

  • 17 Thump // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    @Belfast: Kinnear handles incoming. Outgoings always have, and always will be, Ashley’s area.

  • 18 Yohancabaye4 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Hi Lads
    link for skysportsnews

  • 19 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM


    Yes he was dropped.

    Due to not playing, question marks over fitness.

  • 20 Edd Case // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Cabaye staying put will be like a new signing…

  • 21 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM



    S.Taylor back from suspension also like a new signing.
    D.Gosling not leaving like a new signing.

    That’s three new players we have delivered there, plus the loan for Remy.

  • 22 Thump // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    @Markaccus: Apparently not. He was suspended for this match, though… not sure of fixtures or owt. Don’t follow international football.

  • 23 Slank // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Transfer Sage @ 1

    I’ve always said that Cabaye would never have been a regular first team choice at Arsenal, because of their strength in that area, whereas he would always be first choice with us.

    Whether the telephone call is true or not Cabaye will be better off with us especially for selection in the French national team. He will get regular playing time plus he will be playing with other regulars in the French national squad.

  • 24 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Florian Thauvin‘s expected £12.7m switch to Marseille is ‘just hours away’ according to L’Equipe’s website. Everyone, I think, will be relieved when that long-running and rather ugly saga reaches its conclusion (Lille have accused Marseille of brainwashing the youngster, Thauvin has gone on strike etc).

    “It still looks unlikely Thauvin‘s arrival would prompt any departures. Newcastle remain keen on Marseille’s £10m-rated midfielder Andre Ayew, and Bastia have been eyeing his younger brother Jordan Ayew. However, local newspaper La Provence insists both are staying. Andre Ayew certainly didn’t look like a man who wants out during a lung-bursting performance against Monaco last night.

  • 25 kinnearandfar // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Half-time Newcastle U21’s 3-2 West Ham U21’s.
    Quinn hat-trick for the Toon and Rob Lee’s son with both West Ham goals.

  • 26 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    He was dropped for not playing any football.
    That’s obviously why there was a change in attitude.
    World cup year etc etc

    Well the first time I’ve ever heard of Ashley becoming involved in transfers was January.

    And why the hell would he be recording conversations ?? lol

  • 27 bobby mango // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Indian Magpie “On a positive note 1 less day of Pardew’s contract.” – mate, that’s is too funny!!

    Seriously can’t see us getting another senior player at the club today. It’s an outrage. We looked decent on Sat during the second half but we just don’t have any goal threat.
    Style of play doesn’t suit Cisse at all, he’s a passenger.

  • 28 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Spuds have been quoted £10M to take Hulk on loan for 1 season!!

    We thought that £3M for Ba was steep!!

  • 29 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Richy and thump

    Ah right. Cheers. Wasnt sure, like.

  • 30 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Sky sources revealing more on Arsenal’s interest in Chelsea striker Demba Ba. The Blues are said to want a £3million loan fee for the striker, but the Gunners have tabled £1.5million. They also face competition for the Senegal international from Napoli and Valencia.

  • 31 Thump // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    @bobby: I’ve no complaints about the football we played against Fulham but they put out a very poor performance. Not to draw a black cloud on a positive result and performance but we won’t be able to play like that against… well, anybody, really.

  • 32 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM


    Bloody hell! Batman is a better player and would cost half that!

  • 33 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Tom Ince has trained at Blackpool this morning, and is going to remain at Blackpool for the season to run down the last year on his contract to get a lucrative deal next summer.

  • 34 wolfshead@toon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM


    im still amazed deschamps hasnt buried the hatchet with benny yet he would be an auto pick surely

  • 35 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM


  • 36 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    David Craig is in Newcastle this afternoon…

    … coming up on SSN soon …

  • 37 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    I cant decide what is actually worse. no new signings or the fact that all of our targets (aka players that are priced well and would fit our squad but MA has 0 intention of paying anywhere near to market value for) have all ended up elsewhere. If Ba ends up at arse, that is just another sign how much of a joke JFK is. You know Chelsea would MUCH rather send him to us as we are not a threat. The last thing they want is Ba coming back to bight them down the road. Even when its laid on a silver plater, he cant get it done….

  • 38 Wiz // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Nobody is saying what a bastard and an unscrupulous manipulator and hopeless manager Ashley is for making an employee listen to a conversation in which ridicule is bound to feature. Ashley knows Pardew doesn’t want to lose Cabaye, so what he does is ask a ridiculous fee. That’s fine, but it will have been the ridicule of Arsenal and Ashley’s presumed complicity in it that will have annoyed Cabaye most. Anyway, at least he knows Newcastle are sincere in their love. It’s just that it is unrequited.

  • 39 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    28M for mata to liverpool. Bargain. Cheaper than Andy Carrol!

  • 40 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    He told reporters at a press conference this afternoon: “Yohan Cabaye has not been playing football recently. He is not playing so I did not pick him

  • 41 lesh // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Kinnear, get a move on?

    No chance, his doctor’s put him on the sick. He’s apparently suffering a severe bout of Chronic Inertia and it’s touch and go whether he’ll ever recover;

    What’s the craic about the Gomis shirt and the Club shop? A wind up?

  • 42 Dekasalya // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Doing absolutely nothing must have been the “game plan” that JFK, Pardew and Carr went to Nice to agree with Ashley.

    Seems a bite of a hike, really, to be told “no money for signings”, so before JFK started making cocktails, they probably spent an hour rehashing the lines to use tomorrow.

    I wonder whether Pardew got “it was a difficult window”, “we refuse to be held to ransom” or “worked incredibly hard, but just could not get anyone over the line.”

    Presumably they all get to use “it is like having a new player”.

  • 43 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Well at least this prove’s that we are not a selling club……shame we are not a buying club either

  • 44 JAMSHA // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    😐 die ma

  • 45 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM


    Ba really does not want to be at NUFC. Unfortunately. Would have been handy on a rotation basis with cisse.

  • 46 Felipe // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    If we’re going to have a new post from Ed and a debate about every half assed comment on titter then then I need extra fingers.

    Can’t believe you posted that one Ed, not to mention people discussing whether it’s true or not. Jeez!

  • 47 JAMSHA // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    cnt bear da pain liverfool are buildng a cl squad n we are buildng a champianship squad

  • 48 Toon1978 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    FFS, NUFC are like the poor kid watching all the rich kids get all the sweets. I bet Mike Ashley used to wrap up Macdonald toys for his kids for Xmas morning.

  • 49 Slank // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    wolfshead@toon @ 34

    There must be some deep seated Gallic mistrusted between Deschamps and our Benny. The best way to change Deschamp’s mind is for Ben Arfa to keep on putting performances like that against Fulham.

  • 50 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Look what was found on Pardew’s desk

  • 51 Slatymag // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    If this story of Ashley letting Cabaye hear the phone call is true it is at least comforting to know that MA is equal opportunity c**t – not just to us but everyone he has dealings with regarding moolah.

  • 52 ochytoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Hope Cabaye doesn’t automatically earn a starting spot now. Anita’s being playing well and it would be incredibly unfair to drop him for a player who has been average for the past 12 months.

  • 53 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    We are hearing that Newcastle are weighing up a move for Watford goalkeeper Jonathan Bond as they search for a No.3 keeper before the close of the transfer window.

  • 54 Slank // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    It will interesting to see where Ba goes and will once again prove that it isn’t always greener elsewhere, please take note Yohan!

    Both Ba and Carroll were first team regulars with us but went to bigger clubs and both failed to make the grade.

  • 55 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Think Cabaye has just been really badly advised, probably by his greedy agent.

    Arsenal obviously weren’t that keen on him

  • 56 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Another Keeper. That would really sum this window up lol

  • 57 Toon1978 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    We are weighing up a move for Watford keeper Bond…..OMFG I GIVE UP!

  • 58 Thump // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Another keeper. Exactly what we need.

  • 59 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Just came across this from @NewcastleDavey (last season). How many has AP used already? #NUFC— NUFCfans (@nufcfans) August 29, 2013

  • 60 kinnearandfar // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    4-3 to West Ham U21’s now. Some comeback from 3-0 down, clearly Pardew has had some input!

  • 61 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    I really don’t get that one like. We’ve got a good number one and a decent number two. That other kid we have must be garbage or something.

  • 62 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Oh good. A player in the position furthest away from the one we need. What a bunch of tw@ts

  • 63 Slank // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Belfast @ 55

    Yes, I agree that Cabaye may have been mislead by his agent and/or Arsenal. If the telephone story is true it only shows how shallow Arsenal were in their bid.

    I doubt Cabaye would have believed the club if told about Arsenal’s view of him until he actually heard the call himself.

  • 64 Felipe // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    @ochytoon 52
    I would hope he gets a starting spot, he’s arguably our best player who (I would agree with Belfast) has been badly advised. But he won’t be replacing Anita as they are different players. Anita is in for Tiote. Hard to call whether Anita will make way when Tiote is fit again but I would expect Tiote to still get the nod.

  • 65 Toon1978 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    We will be the only club not to buy this summer.

  • 66 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM


    Seems they are just looking to sign someone so that we cannot say we didn’t sign anyone…

  • 67 toon kk // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    There’s no one coming in lads because MA wants to boost his profits.
    Remember we’re just a business to him no more.

  • 68 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, who said on Twitter: “United have offered 36m for Herrera. He will have to pass medical and United pay it all in cash but deal practically done.”

  • 69 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Stoke are discussing a possible loan deal for Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland.

  • 70 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    EVERY single other PL club are active today, but the only news coming out of NUFC is that there have been no further bids for Cabaye.

  • 71 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    I’ve a feeling the same agent was in his ear last summer telling him about the great move he was going to get.

    I think he needs a new agent lol

  • 72 AMEOBI // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Skysportsnews off, lovefilm Apocalypto on. Till around 10 tonight haha kill this time

  • 73 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    SportsDirect News
    Reports that Man Utd are to put in later bid for Cabaye –

    ‘If Moyes can seal the move for Cabaye then the Frenchman could also be lining up alongside Belgian Marouane Fellaini who is expected to sign from Everton and Juan Mata from Chelsea.’

    is this Ashley trying to push him out for more spondoolies

  • 74 Dekasalya // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Could the sudden interest in Watford players be anything to do with it being a short(ish) trip from Palazzo Kinnear in North London?

  • 75 ochytoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    He has the potential to be our best player but he hasn’t shown that. He was absolute crap last season and clearly has a poor attitude towards the team now. He’s not someone I really want near the squad now tbh. Anita looks like a much better passer of the ball.

  • 76 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Nicklas Bendtner has been pictured leaving Crystal Palace’s training ground. The Danish striker has been looking for a route out of Arsenal and could get his wish by crossing the capital to Selhurst Park.

  • 77 theartfuldodger // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Kinnear have you fergotten the rules – There can be only 1 keeper in the starting 11.

    They jst dont trust Alnwick then

  • 78 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM


    Well, that report alone means that Cabaye is staying, they ain’t got nowt right yet!

  • 79 Rotonda heights // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Apocalypto – amazing film

  • 80 Toon1978 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Another window with no luck, linked to a keeper and our reserves are getting beat….my go Nufc are cursed. Wish i was a billionaire of epic proportions. I would buy the club then i would lock MA is a cupboard until match day and then make him walk onto the pitch naked in front of 50 thousand supporters to let him know what embarrassment really feels like to us supporters caused by him. I really hope karma exists because if it does, Ash has plenty coming his way……

  • 81 Sir Braveheart // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I’d take Bentner as a replacement for Shola. But only because I’m desperate.

    Wonder if Ashley regrets employing Kinnear yet?

  • 82 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM


    I’d take Kagawa off their hands if they move for Cabaye, though it is highly unlikely tbh

  • 83 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    West Brom’s Nigeria forward Peter Odemwingie is having a medical at Cardiff after two other Premier League sides expressed interest in him in the last 24 hours.

  • 84 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Doubt that one Charlie. Think they’ve just had a 30 million bid accepted for a attacking midfielder. Probably Fellani to follow him.

    It’s rather strange seeing Man Utd desperately trying to sign players on the last day of the transfer window lol

  • 85 Yohan Kebab // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    cabaye stays = no signings

  • 86 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Aston Villa are holding talks with Lazio over a deal for forward Libor Kozak. The 24-year-old Czech international has been with Lazio since 2008 – but he now looks like he could be on the move.

  • 87 John Tudor // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    if it does not concern us who gives a sh1t any way

  • 88 AMEOBI // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM


    It really is isnt it. aint seen it in a few years

  • 89 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Ah well. Bedtner is at palace now.

  • 90 banjax // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Have to take my hat off to Ed. As transfer deadline day drains away Ed has manfully worked hard to keep this blog ‘churning’ on what is looking to be a dismal demonstration of Newcastle United’s lack of ambition under Mike Ashley’s budget minded mentality. We may wind up with a few ‘Joe (who) Palouski’s ‘ on loan for 50p or a BOG OFF deal with a Spanish jumble sale- but the silence from NUFC about Transfer prospects is deafening. Never mind NUFC have only had 3 months to bring in the players needed to strengthen the squad. I just can’t wait to hear the excuses from this incompetent bunch of well paid club officials. Relegation just around the corner ? Probably – Yes! Attendance figures down ? Yes ! Happy Days are here again !

  • 91 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Where’s Carlton Cole playing these day’s???

    Has he singed for anyone???

  • 92 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Joe Kinnear’s phone is hard at it today….

  • 93 JAMSHA // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    time to sleep i beta come tomoro on the blog n check out what have club gifted us

  • 94 Felipe // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    @ochytoon 74
    Agree to disagree on how good cabaye is and whether we would have them in the ‘squad?’. But either way he wouldn’t be replacing Anita, a defensive midfielder anyway.

  • 95 Crow59 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Couldnt get them over the line…… doesnt wash anymore. Im truely sick at standing still yet again when others are improving drastically, wheres the business sense in that mike?? And JK needs to shape up, all these promises of arrivals and as usual f all.

  • 96 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Why is david craig from SSN at newcastle?

    he has well stay home, or go have a beer or something.

  • 97 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    As reported earlier, Swiss midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta – who was reported to be a target for Crystal Palace at one stage – has left Schalke to link up with Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

    Who let him out of the hotel?!?

  • 98 Felipe // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    @JB 90
    You’re getting confused Jack. That was Nat King Cole the singer… :-)

  • 99 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM


    He ain’t bothered moving to Newcastle, he has stayed at Sunderland Training Ground as there is no news from NUFC…

  • 100 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM


    Nat King Cole would be a better option than Carlton Cole to be honest 😀

  • 101 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Everton have attended a work permit hearing in London in an attempt to conclude a deal for Porto midfielder Fernando.

    Maybe moving away from McCarthy?

  • 102 kinnearandfar // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    U21’s losing 5-3 now. Rob Lee’s son has got a hat-trick

  • 103 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Carlton Cole is a free agent so we can sign him anytime Butler lol

  • 104 irshmagpie // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    that morgan amalfitano who just signed for west brom is romain amalfitano’s older brother. i hope for west broms sake that he’s better than his brother lol

  • 105 noir9 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Cabaye’s agent & probably Arsenal have been blowing smoke up Yohans arse for a couple of weeks now, bet there was no mention of him signing to sit on the bench & don’t forget this is the club that bid for him on the day of the city game.
    Ashley has done more than provide evidence of why they wanted him. Wether it’s fair or not is doesn’t matter after all they started it.

  • 106 kt97toonarmy // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Don’t worry yet lads still plenty time to sign some1 we need a forward tho not a keeper

    Nd this cabaye late bid? Shouldn’t we be looking at some1 to replace him

    We need more players in 9 hours then we have managed to buy in 2 months. Funny old world ain’t it.

  • 107 Thump // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    @richy: For fcuk sakes, I only checked on him this morning!

  • 108 Blofal // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Now Man U moving for Cabaye? I’d give Cabaye and 7 mill for Hernandez who currently just warms their bench!

  • 109 hugotoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Pardew is going to have to face another awkward grilling about the clubs complete lack of spending, at least last summer we actually bought someone!

    Also does anyone know whether the Remy deal has an option to buy?

    Have read that it could just be a loan deal in which case if he is a success and scores 20 goals this season he’ll then be worth around £15 million = That will be embarrassing as we then wont be able to sign him permanently!

  • 110 ilovetoon8788 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM


    He ain’t bothered moving to Newcastle, he has stayed at Sunderland Training Ground as there is no news from NUFC…

    lol good one. the only news he’ll be hearing from newcastle is pardew coming out and say we tried but couldn’t get anyone over the line and cabaye staying is like a new signing. haha

  • 111 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM


    There’s no option to buy Remy, he’ll either go back to QPR or on to bigger and better things

  • 112 Toon1978 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM


    If anything he should be down the road, they are more likely to sign someone.

  • 113 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Wonder if Ashley has Helicopter warmed up and ready to go!

  • 114 kt97toonarmy // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM


    Yes, we have an option to buy at any time this season for 6 million

  • 115 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM


    We do not have an option to buy, Kinnear said so himself

  • 116 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    We’re just basically babysitting him for Qpr.

    Great deal that is lol

  • 117 Yohan Kebab // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    i think we should go for siggurdsson wont get much game time now can play cam in a 433 and lm in a 442 also as a second striker. versatile

  • 118 Thump // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    @hugotoon: Not as far as I know. At least the sounds from the club are very much this season only. Go back a few pages, even Remy’s thinking just about this season and then going back to QPR.

  • 119 scottoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Used to quite relish deadline day. Plenty of excitement at comings and goings. This one just fills me with dread. Cant wait for it to be over. Is there anything at all that this regime can do to redeem themselves today? I really doubt it.

  • 120 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    “I sanctioned the one-year loan deal for Loic Remy, and if it goes pear-shaped I will take responsibility for it.

    “But if he scores goals and does well for us, Alan will be happy with our end of the deal; the player will be happy because he will come into contention for a World Cup place with France; and if both those things happen, Remy will go back to QPR as a World Cup player with a higher value than when he joined them, so everyone will come out of it well.”

    The words of Kinnear

  • 121 Ibizatoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Just to throw it out there, but this no option to buy info did come from JK…do we have any reason to believe him just because it’s negative?

  • 122 Felipe // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    @JB 115
    Jack, The Journal reported we had an option to buy. Are you sure that’s not correct? Would be surprised tbh.

  • 123 John Tudor // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    are you sure it was sanctioned and not sectioned kinnear spouted

  • 124 DG MAGPIE // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    A friend who works in the club shop has told me he’s been instructed to print lots of tops with Gomis 31 on the back

  • 125 kt97toonarmy // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Hmm, kinnear also said he gave krul his debut. He has many contacts. It’s all lies we do have an option to buy 6 million just like we did with Ben arfa

  • 126 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Arsenal have only offered £1.5M for Demba Ba for a season long loan.

    Chelsea have said that he does not have to move if he doesn’t want to.

  • 127 Felipe // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    The Journal or Kinnear. Who to believe, that’s a touch one :-)

  • 128 scottoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    JackButler – Joke sounds like the consummate spin doctor on that one. Probably while he was remembering every manager’s phone number he forgot to insist on a purchase option.

  • 129 Felipe // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM


  • 130 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Dg magpie

    Someone tried that one on twitter this morning. Too late. Next.

  • 131 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM


    This ‘friend’ the same joker who posted the images on Twitter??

  • 132 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM


    Only going on what Kinnear has said himself and tbh The Journal know even less about the goings on at the club than the rumour mongers on twitter.

    Take a look at post @120

  • 133 Ibizatoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    DG…Are people you follow on twitter really friends?

  • 134 kt97toonarmy // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Dg magpie

    Interesting, I actually believe you nd I hope we sign him

  • 135 hugotoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Just did a quick search and the consensus in the media seems to be that there is an option to buy on top of the £2 million loan fee, for £7 million. But I think you might be right Jack as I remember Joke Innear saying that. I suppose we can hope Kinnear is so useless he forgot the terms of the deal and spoke incorrectly – Wouldn’t be surprising!

  • 136 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    We ain’t even getting mentioned in the reports on Ba now.

    Sounds about right.

  • 137 Blofal // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Didn’t they tell us a few weeks back that they had second a list of targets in case we missed out on our main ones?

    So obviously we can’t get those in either! FFS.

  • 138 Ibizatoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Going on what Kinnear has also said this summer…


    And you mention they need strengthening up – is that the only area you think they need strengthening up front ?

    JK: I think they’ve got some magnificent midfield players – Tiote. Ben Afri [sic], Yohann Kebab [sic], Sissoko – are very solid

    Up front if you look at the goals tally last season- I think we lost our top goal scorer in Demba Ba when he went to Chelsea for 7.5m or something like that – he was the top goal scorer with something about 13 or something like that. Then you had somebody like Sissy (Cisse) he was the next goal scorer with something like 8. And then after that tere was a big drop into midfield where Cabaye and Hatem Ben Afri [sic] – you know – he got 4 and then Sissoko got 3 – the total wasn’t much neither. So we need a prolific goal scorer to come in there and assist Cisse and I think that’s one of the areas – there might be other areas – I mean this is a side I haven’t had priviledge to be with – a lot of players still there that were there when I was still there – I brought Krul to the club and I think he’s a terrific goalkeeper. Shola Amamobi [sic] is getting better and better – he’s a young kid. Galteirez – and of course a lot of other players, Tails is still there. Perch is still there. Ryan Taylor is still there so there’s enough players still there but in my opinion, I still think we are short of quality players and we have to compete with the best in the Premiership [sic] but we need to be stronger.

    Do you think Newcastle will continue to buy French players or under you are you going to try and explore the UK market more?

    JK: I think we will look at all the markets. I’ve got nothing against anybody as long as he’s a decent player and he’s quality player, it doesn’t matter where he comes from, if he fits the requirements we’re looking for. If he’s the best right back we’ve seen and he’s better than what we’ve got then it makes sense to go and buy him.

    Graham Carr did a great job with the French lads, has there been a designated certain amount of money or will you have to go to Mike Ashley between the three of you and sort out what actual money is on the table for you to spend?

    I think Michael’s a very generous owner and I think he’s one of the best owners in the business to work for and I don’t think Michael will mind when we give him our business plan. Of course it may mean that we make a decision between the three of us that we have players that we need to move on and they are not up to the Newcastle standards and then OK, we will look at that, if they are £2m plus, and we will move that around and three or four are going out and we will add that to the, excuse me, to the tally of what players we going to sell. We’ll make money on certain players, we know that, but we will be getting the finance to come in and take other players and if we spell out to Mike it’s a serious situation where we do need a quality striker then I’m pretty sure he’ll pay up. He wants us to be successful don’t get me wrong, he doesn’t even want us to be in the position that he found us (last season). We finished fifth two seasons ago and last season we were something like 15th or 16th from the bottom and he doesn’t want that. I think the year we finished fifth we had something like 65 points and this year we have gone to 41 points and so there was a big deficit of 24 points, so that is a big loss, so I want to sit down with everyone who was involved with us last season and find out the reasons why and if can all put that knowledge together then we’ll make sure that we mend that. Maybe someone might not have come up to scratch or maybe we were weak in certain areas of the pitch or we may have been struggling on things but once we all sit down and all meet together in pre-season and then we get a game plan and get it going. There’s lot to do. If you remember the last three home games we didn’t score a goal. Liverpool, Sunderland, Arsenal, where’s the goals coming from?


    Remy is going to be fairly busy then Joe?

  • 139 kt97toonarmy // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Well I’m not on twitter so…..

  • 140 kinnearandfar // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    5-4, Rolando Aarons pulls one back for the Toon U21’s

  • 141 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM


    Someone tweeted this morning with A gomis 31 and a gourcuff 5 shirts. Said he could lose gis job but posted anyway. Obvious hoax but DG is trying to revive it.

  • 142 Beattie25 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM


    Have you printed ‘Erding 11’?

  • 143 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Wigan wanting £14M for McCarthy.

    Is he really worth that much?!

  • 144 JackButler // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    The problem we have is that we have an owner who has never spoken directly to the fans, a Director of Football who has an active imagination and has been proven to be a outright liar and a manager who say’s whatever he’s told to say

  • 145 Belfast // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Haha Dg about two hours late with that one.

  • 146 Indian Magpie // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Go Home all of you. It means Turn Internet off

  • 147 Maladoni 69 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Howay leave off the lad. You’d be partial to a few porkies if your only friends was hashtags.

  • 148 OhSholaAmeobi // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    If it’s true personally I think it’s very clever by Ashley, ruthless, but clever. Best way for Cabaye to have his head turned back around.
    Chances are Man Utd will get desperate and put a late bid in though. Think anything under £20m would be rejected.

    Hope to be nicely surprised by 2 signings.

  • 149 Thump // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    @Blofal: Nah, we’ve got that list right… somewhere… ah ffs where’s it gone this time… give me a second, mate, I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about.

  • 150 Mark29Hungary // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    My post about the transfer deadline day.

    There are no english translate, but at the end of the post there’s an interesting twitter photo…

    It’s a joke?

  • 151 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Jonathan Bond Link

  • 152 FollowFollow // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    We can’t have paid a £2m loan feel for Remy if there’s no deal. My guess is that we pay his wages, give him the premiership exposure to keep his value up (for QPR)and world cup hopes up (for him). That would seem to have something in it for all parities.

  • 153 scottoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Joke in the papers tomorrow – “We managed to keep hold of Yohan Kebab, so that’s a good bit of business. Getting that sorted really strengthens this side. We could have gone out and made a rash purchase but that’s not the way we operate. We had some targets, but time ran out.”

  • 154 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Florian Thauvin having Marseille Medical.

  • 155 Beattie25 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Within the next hour or two WBA and Arsenal will make NUFC the only PL not to spend any money on permanent signings.

  • 156 kinnearandfar // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Full time: Newcastle U21’s 4-5 West Ham U21’s.
    Perhaps we should be paying attention to the goalscorers in this game instead of fantasising about players who will never play for us

  • 157 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM


    Yep, thats the Twitter pic from this morning.

  • 158 joeinthecheapseats // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Think Ashley has given the joke some beer money which is why he won’t be seen anywhere today
    Other than rolling out of a pub the drunken owld Cnut

  • 159 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM


    Ok… i think DG is a bit #late and #daft 😀

  • 160 richyg01 // Sep 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Stephen Ireland is set to sign for Stoke on loan.

  • 161 kt97toonarmy // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    I’m goin off now need to kill time by bashing FIFA or something until 8 o clock then start to worry hahaha

  • 162 Ibizatoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    richy @160..Well that’s some good news then. We wont be bringing him back to save us…

    God this is sad. Taking victory in seeing players we don’t want to arrive at SJP getting signed by other teams…go deadline day!

  • 163 OhSholaAmeobi // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Haha sunderland signing 31-year old Dossena for left back – failed a medical at Torino in midweek, Napoli can’t wait to get rid. And signing Borini on loan to replace Sessegnon.

    Remember people it could always be worse.

  • 164 WWSBRD // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Kick in the teeth for Cabaye if this is true…little bit funny though haha

    Deadline day ticking over nicely for Ashley and co, everybody happy

  • 165 Markaccus // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM


    As long as you dont play hoofball you will be fine 😀

  • 166 Ibizatoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    SBR…Well, “everybody” that matters 😉

  • 167 scottoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Remember the other Joke quote recently after the meeting on Fatman’s boat…..something about meeting earlier in the window and deciding the side was big enough, and strong enough to compete for a top ten place. Well, if Cabaye is staying, then basically nothing has changed. Seems this window will close with no one through the door. Panic buys at inflated prices in January anyone?

  • 168 Indian Magpie // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Another Kick for CABAYE

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 1m
    BREAKING: According to reports flagged up by @CyrilOlives, PSG are negotiating for Juan Mata! #PSG #CFC

  • 169 scottoon // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Look at some of the names that are on the move, or potentially on the move. Good Lord! Where is the ambition at this club? Only 46K in the stands on Saturday…..seems the goal is drive the supporters away.

  • 170 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    While our lot are umming and aahing to get a player in at the right price, the mackems are doing completely the opposite!

    They will probably have signed about 15 players this window when it’s all done and dusted. Ridiculous!

    I’m sure I could get a bunch of mates to go see loads of matches and training over a few weeks, sign 15 that looked good and were available for a good price and know that a few of them would pay off! I’d rather sign 2 quality players than 15 possibles.

  • 171 eaststandgeordie1982 // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Mata is class, what has he done to jose??

  • 172 MrMojoRisin76 // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I haven’t been this disgusted in a window since i spotted by elderly neighbour unfurling her breasts from her bra in the bedroom.

  • 173 Ted Bundy // Sep 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Well, I’m looking on the bright side of our barren transfer dealings. It’s the clearest indication yet Mash is looking to recover the debt and move on – the more comes off that, the more the asking price for the club reduces. If we finish top 10 this season, with no outlay, a boost in profits from TV and the reduction of the wage bill – then I’m sure we’d make a profit of around £30-40m – he either uses that to take a considerable chunk off the debt, or if he doesn’t do that, has no excuse to provide a handsome transfer kitty next season. Personally I think he’s looking at an exit strategy – if that’s the case, it’d be nice to know that the next 3 season’s windows, at least, are going to be based on trading and loans, with that 30-40m set aside, whilst he recoups what he feels he is owed, all the while making us a more attractive proposition to buyers, instead of stringing the fans along every time.

    Isn’t a palatable thought, but probably where we’re at.

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