The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Newcastle Squad


Now that we have the squad finalized after the summer transfer window,  we have gone through the various positions in the side and assessed what we see as the strengths and weaknesses of the Newcastle squad, but one positive thing seems to be we are stronger than last year at this time, but of course other middle of the table sides have strengthened in the summer, more than Newcastle have – so it’s all relative.

loic remy newcastle

Loic Remy – could have huge impact

Here are the various positions in the side that we have assessed.

Goalkeepers

Tim Krul and Rob Elliot are two good goalkeepers and Rob proved last season he is now an excellent stand-in for Dutch International Krul, and Rob has improved a lot since he joined us two years ago. But we probably should have signed a third goalkeeper in the summer, with only Jak Alnwich currently the third choice, and Jak has precious little first team experience, although the youngster is highly rated.

Full Backs

We have Mathieu Debuchy who plays at right back and Massddaio Haidara who can play at left-back,  and we have Davide Santon, Paul Dummett  and James Tavernier who can play on either side.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa can also play anywhere across the back four although we think Alan Pardew will play the French International  in central defense this season.  Newcastle seem to be well covered in this position with Mathieu Debuchy and Davide Santon likely to be the first choice full backs this season. We have brought in two specialist full backs and lost Danny Simpson in the summer.

Central Defenders

Newcastle have Fab Coloccini, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson as the four major players in central defense,  and we have youngsters Curtis Good and Remie Streete coming through the ranks. Fab Coloccini will probably be partnered by either Steven Taylor or Yanga-Mbiwa, and it could be the Frenchmen has stolen a march on  Steven, who has missed the last three games because of the suspension he picked up at the Etihad.
Somehow we still think this position is a weakness for the team, and we would have loved to have seen the Brazilian Douglas come in,  and his 6’4″ frame would have been a welcome addition in the center-back ranks,  and if he had come in over the summer we could have sold Mike Williamson for £2M or £3M. Douglas is also a threat from corners and other set plays, which we struggled with all last season.

Central Miidfielders

Newcastle seem to be fairly well off in central midfielders with Yoan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote last season’s starters, but that could be shaken up a bit with Moussa Sissoko now in the squad, and Vurnon Anita looking to have improved a lot since he signed a year ago from Ajax. Dan Gosling also had a good pre-season,  and was our best player at St. Mirren, where he had an excellent game.  And 19 year0ld Gael Bigirimana could be a big star in the making for the club, and in his 25 appearances last season he didn’t look out of place at all – we look strong in central midfield.

Wingers

Newcastle seem fairly well off for wingers with Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux, SammyAmeobi and  Gabby Obertan able to play there and so can Dan Gosling, but we need for these players to be able to score some goals from the wide positions. What we need from the wingers are more goals, and Ben Arfa set the example last Saturday with just an absolute stunner after 87 minutes, to win the game against Fulham and get us an extra 2 points.

Strikers

We have Loic Remy, Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran this season, and this is probably a weakness in the Newcastle squad – Adam Campbell is coming through well, but he will probably  spend at least the first half of the season out on loan at either St. Mirren or Hartlepool United. Cisse and Remy will be our two top strikers, and we’ll have to see how they play together, and we need to keep Shola fit, and hope that Yoan can chip in with a few goals too – but we should have signed Bafe Gomis or another top striker in the summer.
A lot will depend on how Loic Remy plays for Newcastle, but this lad is a good player,  and he could very well become a big star for the side – and very quickly too.  We hope so.

Let us know what you think  the strengths and weaknesses of the squad are, and what are the main positions we still need to strengthen – maybe even in January – to become a really good side again.

Comments welcome, but please keep them civil.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:

You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

111 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Being dressed as GW Bush in the middle of Basra is too good for Ashley.

    0
  • mattnufc

    Sep 7, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Fairly well off i winger positions? I highly disagree. We have Ben Arfa and possibly Gouffran, who is of course a striker, who play well there.

    0
  • g.s.tooner

    Sep 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Curtis cood looked solid and composed at center back but I’d like a seasoned cover player with proven ability at the highest level to cover. Williamson is a waste of a player in out squad, just not good enough for the PL.

    I think our left wing is a weakness. None of our players are good enough for a starting xi position except maybe goofy but im not convinced enough by his final ball into the box. We need a top quality lw and then a young up and coming player like ince. Marvaux better as a CAM influence playing down the middle; an impact sub until he develops better. I also think we need a young talent down the right to learn from and act as cover for benny.

    Of course up front we need gomis or equivalent and then remy on permanent deal or replacement for him at end of season.

    So not too much to do then… :/

    0
  • Lapidus

    Sep 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Cab Sissoko

    Ben arfa XXX Remy

    Cisse

    We need this XXX player, who can keep connecting the ball to every one around him. Also, he has to get into the box when winger or full back is trying to cross. Sissoko is not the choice as we could see the failure from last season. I start to worry if Tiote is fit, he will let Sissoko play there again.

    We need someone like Silva, Mata, Carzorla, Coutinho, these style of player who can dribble, pass, and shoot. Someone who is hard to predict what he will do. So, from what we have, I think who can play there is Marveaux, Gouffran, Ben arfa, Remy and Gosling. But only Marveaux has this as his natural position. If we want to go for top 6, we must find a new one in this position.

    0
  • obatoyou

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Great article to the fellow who wrote it, love your work.

    0
  • obatoyou

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Riddle me this fellows, why is a flank defender termed ‘full back’ whereas centre backs are halfback?

    0
  • kira13th

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes, forwarder is our problem

    Shola plays for our team 14 years but he could score little.

    Gouffran is not natural striker, he is winger (IMO)

    Cisse cannot play well like his first season

    Remy is our hope………Adam Campbell can be new Michael Owen????

    0
  • 89Norcal

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #8

    I had to pinch myself when I saw Remy put in an actual winger’s job in his first game for us. That is something we’ve not had for a while

    But in the end we are just his stepping stone. We may benefit from his desire to make the France NT or attract a bigger club but there’s no guarantee the “regime” will bother to pay to replace him come next summer.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Mike Ashley has killed the blog !

    0
  • oldbobaycliffe

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #10

    jail for ashley- your mind works in a peculiar way but i have to admit i look forward to your posts.do you know how many one liners you have posted against ashley as i cant remember any being repeated

    0
  • 89Norcal

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone else getting increasingly fed up with NUFC being the @ss end of everyone’s joke..

    All these so-called journos like Georgie Bingham on talks*** have been slagging us off for the sake of a cheap laugh. Thankfully some actually acknowledge our troubles.

    0
  • chuck

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Neither of those mentioned is a genuine winger, HBA, Gosling, plus in the case of Jonas and Obertan neither are effective, this is where we need strengthening.
    Gouffran can play behind the CF, but I wouldn’t describe him as a strker.
    Yes I agree we should have signed Douglas and sold Williamson, but expecting to get two to three million for him is nonsense.
    The only field we are strong in is DM’s.
    Anita is a good back up for Cabaye, possibly a better passer and playmaker, whereas Bigirimana’s game is better than Tiote’s in some aspects.
    Plus Sissoko could be, with the right coaching, another Patrick Viera.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Oldbaycliff,
    Thank you, I did repeat one as I put it out at around midnight one night but liked it so much I put it out the next afternoon, Rotunda accused me of running out of idea’s !

    0
  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Lacking a winger who can cross/create/score. And a backup striker. Anything else is dependent on the development of our u21 players.

    0
  • mattnufc

    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #15

    @obatoyou. I believe a full back is a defender near their own goal, eg in the back 4 players, whereas half back is a defender who is in the midfield. Half back term is now obsolete and replaced by midfielder. Centre backs are not half backs, more central full backs.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Excluding the hours between 12:00 am and 06:45, this is the most quiet I have ever seen this blog and it’s all down to TDsarf.

    0
  • JaxtheMag

    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    we have a very poor defence and will struggle to keep clean sheets.

    0
  • John Tudor

    Sep 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #18

    im spatacus

    0
  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail,

    TDsarf’s posts are a tad tiresome to say the least, probably Mike Ashley’s accountant!

    0
  • fatman

    Sep 7, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #20

    location of the latest publication in pdf just down load file anti virus check with Norton latest update

    http://www.2shared.com/fadmin/53469814/951d6711/mexican_evening_scandall_issue.pdf.html

    0
  • AaranD

    Sep 7, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #21

    We have very attacking full backs so when the do bomb up they can get caught out of position and if one of DM doesn’t cover then they are screwed.
    All in all we have a very attack minded team Cabaye and Sissoko both are attack minded so aren’t in positions a lot of the time to cover the full backs. But on the flip side the team just doesn’t score enough goals, collectively.
    Pardew has to change the way we play tactically as we play way too defensive for the players we have.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #22

    John Tudor,
    I’m glad the MAoc campaign won’t be getting blamed for falling attendances.

    0
  • t00ntime

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Krul is a great keeper. Elliot is good but nowhere near Kruls quality. But i think we are ok there

    FBs. We have 1 Out and out RB who has been bad since he came here, tho he looked ok last 2 games. I think both santon and debuchy can attack but not defend which leaves us open.

    CBs. Colo is by far our best atm. Staylor is too much of a liability. Williamson is distinctly averge. Mbiwa is good but when he gets the ball he is pretty sh1t. He tries to dribble it out 9times out of 10 and most of time losses the ball, he needs to learn when to pass when to dribble an when to launch. But he is young so can still learn that.

    My back 5
    Krul;
    Debuchy, colo, mbiwa, santon;

    Wingers. We have 1 good one who is selfish and at times needs to make better choices but definitely our best winger and most creative player. We then have an average marveux. And workhorse but not very good so we have 1 winger. Hba.
    Gouffran is supposed to be a ST but is our best LM imo, considering workrate and ability

    CMs we are well covered with cabaye, tiote, sissoko and anita all quality. (They are hit and miss tho).

    Midfield:
    Hba, cabaye, sissoko, gouffran

    Upfront we have Remy who i think will be great. Cisse and gouffran who try (definitely gouffran) but neither can finish. And shola who well… I’ll lett you fill that in.

    Remy-cisse;

    If we play 4-4-2 that wud be my team. Problem being the right side is very weak defensively and the left isnt too good neither. Its absolubtly vital that if one of our CMs bomb forward the other one covers the counter. Because as we learned last season debuchy and santon dont cover the counter.

    Tbh dont know how ed thinks we’re strong winger wise.

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Heres an e-mail I recived from NUFC fans united. Some of you may have seen it.

    CHRONICLE 10 QUESTIONS

    The meeting opened with a short introduction from Steve Hastie who then handed over to Lee Marshall, Supporter Liaison Officer at NUFC, who wanted to respond to some of points from the ten questions put by fans and raised via that day’s edition of the Chronicle. Lee admitted that this was not an easy thing to do, that his answers would be limited but that he would be “as honest and candid” as possible.

    Regarding the £30m loan Mike Ashley gave to the club following relegation to keep big players and help promotion; this was interest free. Last year just over £11m was paid back. The remaining £18m+ is still with the club, to be paid back at a date in the future. This was documented in the last set of club accounts.

    Lee stated that as far as he is aware, Mike Ashley is not actively trying to sell NUFC.

    Regarding why Mike Ashley doesn’t communicate with the fans, Lee responded that not many owners of other clubs have a dialogue with supporters. Several examples were given, including Roman Abramovich and the Glazers. A response from the floor said that Abramovich doesn’t need to talk as Chelsea’s success speaks for him. Lee stated that the new Fans’ Forum will give supporters the opportunity to speak to those who run the club.

    The Chronicle raised concerns over the new Sports Direct News website as the site had launched with a story that Wayne Rooney was joining Newcastle and another story on deadline day on the site stated that Man Utd were late bidders for Yohan Cabaye. Lee stated that the site is a joint venture between Sports Direct and My London News and that they had received no information from NUFC regarding either story.

    Lee acknowledged the question as to whether Mike Ashley has a blueprint for NUFC and was asked from the floor if the blueprint was the same as the ‘grand plan’ Derek Llambias had talked of some time ago in which Arsenal and Aston Villa were cited as models to follow. Lee did not know if this was the same as the plan currently in place but would seek further clarification on this.

    As the questions had just been published that day, Lee had not been able to cover all the points thoroughly, but he would attempt able to clarify some issues further at a future date.

    ALAN PARDEW’S TRANSFER STATEMENT/JOE KINNEAR’S ROLE

    Several comments from the floor expressed displeasure at the press statement released by the club, attributed to Alan Pardew with regards to the club’s transfer business over the summer. Lee stated that it contained some ‘salient points’ in that there was money available for transfers, but that it was felt that the opportunities to bring the right players in at the right price did not occur. Lee said that they could have used the money to bringing in a number of players during the transfer window, but that they would have been ‘bodies’ filling up the dressing room rather than the right players for NUFC. He went onto say that a number of deals done in January had originally been earmarked for this summer, but had been brought forward. He said had Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko been signed this summer rather than in January, then the signings of these players along with the loan deal for Loic Remy would have changed fans’ opinions and that NUFC have been amongst the biggest spenders regarding transfers during the 2013 calendar year and of the current premier league clubs we were the eighth highest spenders over that period. It was pointed out from the floor that choosing dates to suit he would counter that over the previous 6 years we were bottom of that spending group.

    Regarding Joe Kinnear’s role, Lee stated that Alan Pardew manages the team and as far as Lee is aware, Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr work together on identifying transfer targets, which they then take to Joe Kinnear for him to justify to Mike Ashley.

    One comment from the floor said that although they disagreed with the points made in the statement, they were pleased to see the club communicating with the fans. The speaker felt that this was a positive step and hoped there would be more communication in the future. And that perhaps had the Club managed fans’ expectations more effectively then a lot of the current anguish could have been avoided.

    FANS’ FORUM

    Lee spoke some more about the Fans’ Forum. As discussed in previous meetings, NUFC Fans Utd are one of three fan groups (alongside Newcastle United Supporters Trust and Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association) to hold a permanent seat on the forum. There were questions from the floor over the make up of other fan representatives. One comment asked why representatives had been picked on areas of the ground. It was felt that supporters wouldn’t know whom their representative was and may hold completely different opinions. Lee stated that representatives could be contacted via the club website. However there were more concerns from the floor that this would mean the club themselves would be in control of how fans contact their representative. Further comments from the floor suggested that it would have been fairer to have representation from more fan groups, websites, blogs, fanzines etc, which may hold more similar opinions than someone who happens to sit in the same area of the stadium, and where the ability to contact and discuss matters with them are more open, and independent of NUFC. Lee stated that “observer roles” may be created for the fanzines. Lee pointed out that advice and guidance from the FSF had been sought on how the formation of the fans forum and that the formation was very similar to those adopted by many other clubs.

    A point raised from the floor regarding overseas/ long-distance fans and how they could be included and/ or represented by the Fans’ Forum, Lee acknowledged this situation and said the Club were exploring solutions to this.

    A further question from the floor asked if it would be possible to stream the fan forum meetings online. Lee stated that this would be difficult as the Media team was not resourced to provide such a service at this time. It was then pointed out that technology makes this a simple task and that lack of man-power wasn’t really an excuse. Lee countered by saying, that rather like with our meetings – if there is no press and no “recording” he and the Club feel they can be more candid and have a more open discussion.

    WONGA/SPORTS DIRECT STADIUM ADVERTISING

    A question was raised from the floor as to why Sports Direct signs are so prevalent when Wonga are the main club sponsors. Lee replied that the Wonga advertising in St James’ Park replaces that of the previous sponsors, Virgin Money. Therefore the Sports Direct adverts and their placements remain unchanged.

    AWAY TICKETS ENHANCEMENT FUND

    As discussed briefly at the last meeting, the FA have given each club an Away Ticket Enhancement fund to encourage away travel. Lee said that as yet NUFC have ‘no firm plans’ how to spend their allocation and that ‘the best people for ideas to come from are the fans’. One idea suggested would be free away travel with every away ticket.

    Whilst ticketing was being discussed, it was raised from the floor that there were still serious issues with the ticketing system – away ticket travel groups being broken up and tickets being sent to the wrong travel group member etc. Lee acknowledged that this is a problem and that in the first instance fans should seek support from the box office. This was countered from the floor that as the box office is now tied into the club shop at St James’ Park that the level of knowledge of staff can be limited at best and that solutions are not generally forthcoming.

    SINGING SECTION

    Lee has spoken to the Division ’92 fans’ group about reinstating a singing section. The initial idea is that they, along with any other interested groups or individuals will create their own charter and standards of behaviour to adhere to which the club would then agree. Only those signing up to the charter would be permitted to be in the designated area. The club would also look at providing flags, banners and other ‘stadium decoration’ for the area, with fan input and even fans designing the banners themselves. Lee cited the impressive displays by Dortmund fans and stated that this is the sort of thing ‘NUFC should be doing’. Lee is arranging for the group to meet with the club to discuss this specific matter further.

    This led onto a point from the floor made about the Joe Kinnear banner briefly displayed during the West Ham match and was forcibly then taken down by stewards. It was felt that the club should have taken it with a bit of humour and they should be less quick to censor fans’ voices.

    @NUFCOFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT

    Concern was expressed about the content tweeted by the club’s official twitter account. It was felt that the vast majority of tweets made from the account concern club shop merchandise, and that people follow the account for news, views and communication from and with the club. It was felt that fans get little response trying to contact and communicate with the club via the twitter account. The question was asked if it would be possible to have separate accounts, one for club news and views and another for merchandise. Lee felt that if that were the case, the commercial department would not be happy as nobody would follow the commercial account.it was agreed that some of the merchandising related tweets have been ill-timed, that the club shop need to have better judgement and be more savvy re their tweets. Lee hopes that the account can become more balanced and engage more with Newcastle fans.

    NUFC FANS UTD COMMUNICATION

    Some comments were made from new attendees who had recently learnt of the group’s existence. Although impressed by the meeting, they felt that Fans Utd needs to improve communication beyond the internet. The speaker said that he does not use fans sites, blogs or social media and had only learnt of the group recently via a friend. He felt that there are many NUFC fans who are the same, but who would be interested in attending Fans Utd meetings. Another comment was also raised regarding the Fans Utd website. It was felt that the website should be revamped and contain more information. This was acknowledged and will look into making improvements to the site. The point was made that those involved in Fans Utd do this in their spare time and have other commitments and jobs and that as the group is open, anyone is welcome to help out.

    AOB

    Steve Hastie talked about the Fairs Club and their campaign for a plaque commemorating Joe Harvey; he said that NUFC Fans Utd with Wraith Promotions were hosting the “Mackem Slayers” dinner on October 17th at the Lancastrian Suite in order to help raise funds for the plaque. Someone from the floor enquired why there was no statue of Joe Harvey and why the campaign was for a plaque rather than a statue. The questioner went on to say that with modern fundraising platforms like Kickstarter that getting the necessary funds in place to have a statue commissioned seemed entirely possible. Someone else from the floor suggested the Club should rename the East Stand in honour of Joe Harvey. All of this will be relayed back to Bill Gibbs and Harry Watson from the Fairs Cup Group who are in charge of the Joe Harvey Memorial Fund.

    Steve also brought attention to a talk on the life of one of our most successful players Colin Veitch being held at at the Corner House, Heaton on Wednesday 25 September at 7pm. At the talk you will hear about his part in the history of Newcastle United, the PFA and the People’s Theatre – and what his story tells us about the Edwardian era and life in Newcastle and Heaton at that time.

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #25

    We’ve got some great players, it’s just frustrating that we haven’t strengthened. 5 new signings would’ve given us a chance of breaking into the top 4.

    0
  • G

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #26

    As has already been well documented by the consensus of the blog, there is no real point to adding quality players, when the management team we have, currently have no idea how to best use the players already at their disposal. I agree Kets, it would have been nice to have some extra bodies, but I bet if we had signed Bale, Ronaldo, Messi and Kaka we would still be crap with AP and the funky bunch in charge.

    0
  • scout

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Jfa

    The one you cracked about the folk in the sugar bowl cracked me up.

    0
  • AmericanGeordie

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #28

    I have to say re: wingers. I totally disagree with Ed that we are “fairly well off” there.

    We don’t have ANY wingers that provide us with width and solid crosses. Ben Arfa is great, but both he & Marveaux like to cut back inside into the box. The best position for both of them is through the middle behind the main striker in a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-1-1.

    Furthermore, I’m totally convinced that the best position for Jonas at this point of his career is as a defensive midfielder. (Clearly cover, not in the starting XI.)

    Our best team (assuming current roster, all healthy is):

    4-2-3-1
    Krul
    Debuchy, MYM, Colo, Santon
    Tiote, Cabaye
    HBA, Sissoko, Remy
    Cisse

    Bench: Eliot, Saylor, Anita, Marveaux, Jonas,
    Gouffran, Shola

    Next 7: Gosling, Haidara, Sammy, Bigi, Vuckic, Willo, Obertan

    0
  • scout

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #29

    I agree imagine fergie in charge of this squad, top 7 easily

    0
  • IITianToon

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #30

    @American Toon:
    Whats with the all encompassing nickname? There are others too from the US you know.. 😛

    And I disagree that Ben Arfa’s position is #10 role.. his best position is right wing where he receives the ball in space, and then can run at the defenders. If he STARTS in the #10, there is no way he can RUN at the defence (unless on the counter), I hope I could convey my point. 🙂

    0
  • John Tudor

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #31

    the falling attendances are clearly a result of poor decisions regarding manager ,dof ,and non-replenishment of playing staff plus coaching staff

    0
  • IITianToon

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Will be interesting to see the starting line up vs Villa. The back 5 select themselves.
    i)I’ll be chuffed if Pards picks this:
    Sissoko–Anita
    Ben Arfa–Remy–Gouffran
    Cisse

    ii)I’ll be ok with this:
    Sissoko–Anita
    Ben Arfa–Cabaye–Remy
    Cisse

    iii) I’ll be pissed with Pards if he plays this:
    Ben Arfa–Sissoko–Cabaye–Marveaux
    Cisse–Remy

    iv) And if he plays this, then R.I.P
    Tiote–Cabaye
    Ben Arfa–Sissoko–Jonas
    Cisse

    0
  • John Tudor

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #33

    The trio of numpties are the men That Will not be Blamed for nothing

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #34

    John Tudor,
    Falling attendances are down to people having had enough, an issue raised at the meeting was, is it not devaluing the season ticket when tickets are getting sold for fifteen quid because they can’t sell out.

    0
  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #35

    I love Toon. Attack Toon attack attack!.

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Anita’s a lot better than Tiote mate.

    0
  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #37

    We’ve got some players, it’s just frustrating that we haven’t strengthened. 11 new signings would’ve given us a chance of breaking into the top 4.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Top 10 is clearly the goal now but can we do it even without European competition? For me that’s the big question as well as can we play a consistent, entertaining brand of football for the supporters? Without those goals what would we really have to look forward to? The heat should be kept on Kinnear to do something useful as well. Otherwise he’s a complete waste of space and money.

    0
  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Attack Toon attack attack!

    0
  • Dondatta13

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #40

    @John#33…

    John the Quipper 😉

    0

You must log in to post a comment.