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Luuk De Jong Eager To Sign For Newcastle

10:18 am, Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 203 Comments

The Chronicle is reporting today that Luuk de Jong is eager to sign for Newcastle, after the Tyneside club have let him know they are  keen to get him to the northeast ,  and his father has said it’s like they are in the waiting room at the moment – waiting for the deal to be completed.

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Luuk de Jong – eager to come to Newcastle

But Monchengladbach still need to bring in a replacement for their Dutch International, which is what seems to be holding up the deal, and we suppose Newcastle are not willing for Papiss Cisse to go in the opposite direction.

A source close to the player’s father, George, has said this in Chronicle today:

“Luuk feels like he’s in the waiting room at the moment.” “He’s eager to sign for Newcastle but things are moving very slowly.”

“Gladbach don’t want to loan him out until they a back-up striker in as a replacement.” “Of course, it would be different if the transfer went through as a permanent deal.”

“But Newcastle have made it clear they want him on loan.” “Both Ajax and PSV were interested but the financial conditions of the deal no longer interest them. Now he’s just waiting for the next contact.

“Newcastle are the only real contenders at the moment.”

It seems the fee for Newcastle to sign the player permanently could be around £7M, and that’s less than the £10M Newcastle bid for him 18 months ago, and it’s  almost half of what Monchengladbach paid for him in the summer of 2012 – when they signed him for £12.6M.

We suspect the German club are trying to claw back as much as they can for their Dutch striker, and their Sporting Director Max Eberl said this yesterday:

“We’ll deal with the situation when it occurs. The transfer window is open for another 11 days and things often happen towards the end – we’re now moving into that.” “We’ll wait and see.”

It would be good to get Luuk into Toon, but  he would have to perform a lot better than he has in Germany over the last eighteen months, for the deal to be made permanent in the summer.

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203 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM


    Pardew and Sham are both same cut out of same cloth. Both rank bad.

    But don’t you think your hatred of Pardew is clouding your judgement.

  • 2 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Rotonda heights

    fact is

    there both crap,,

    tiny steps in one area at the detrement of another area is not moving forward,

    the interesting thing from the stats that ED posted proved that

    he has a more settled team with better players everywhere, yet we are +2 goals better off,, is this moving forward

  • 3 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    They already have 4 strikers

    Hrgota, kruse, Mlapa, and Raffael

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Hope fully we can pull off a few signings before the window closes

    If we can get 2-3 players and not lose anyone it would be a huge signal of intent

    You also sham builds his team to do a job, another biased comparison that simply can’t be made, you like your facts yet fail to acknowledge when making your comparisons that Fat Sam has has full control over transfers and the targets they go for so therefore can get players suited solely to his style hoofball
    Pardew has no control over transfers here nor did he at WHU so therefore has to do something Sam has never had to do which his attempt to adjust his philosophy and tactics, based on some of the football we’ve played to claim he isn’t attempting to do that is plain ignorant
    In fact Sam has only once had to attempt to change his game plan, this season and he’s failing bloody miserably
    So if your going to draw comparisons do it with a manger who has to work in similar circumstances mate

  • 5 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    talks about cabaye and that clueless manger pardew

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Agree they have the cover, think they are just holding on for the fee the closer it gets to the end of the window reckon they will agree to a loan just to get his wages off the books

  • 7 Shadow_Shearer // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    We’re eager for u 2 join us also Luuk!

  • 8 SuperShearer // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    I’m a little late to this party, is Catchy actually suggesting we’d rather have Fat Sam over AP? Umm, no thanks, would rather have some kid who is good on Football Manager than Fat Sam back here. His brand of football is horrible and his arrogance is unrivalled.

  • 9 asenski // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    but de jong is out of form which does not make him better than cisse

  • 10 MrMojoRisin76 // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Have you heard Fat Sam in the press conferences recently?.The only things he hasn’t blamed his teams shlte form on is the sunshine,moonlight,good times and the boogie.

  • 11 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 1m
    France Football: The PSG squad would rather see Miralem Pjanic sign for the club than Yohan Cabaye, they claim. #ASR #NUFC #PSG

  • 12 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM


    surely he SHOULD blame it on the boogie :D

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM


    the lad hasn’t even played 90 mins of football this year adding up all his sub appearences. Hard to know how sharp he will be but another option is always good to have

  • 14 asenski // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    but i hardly doubt about any football arguments to get a striker who has not played regular football
    well pardew wanted him 2 years ago and probably knows him …but does it mean we should turn to any player we have scouted in the past ??

  • 15 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    did anyone see the analysis on sky last night about the arsenal goal against fulham?

    Cazorla had a shot from outside the box, giroud was stood in an offside position forcing the keeper to lean to his right to see the ball, the shot then went to his left and he only just missed getting a hand to it (inches away)..

    Surely that is more offside than the gouffran chance but it was allowed. The fulham keeper never made a big fuss like hart did, maybe that’s what cost him.

  • 16 asenski // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    we missed bony and i am sure pardew and the whole coach board deeply regret about that
    bony and remy and we’d be flying

  • 17 MrMojoRisin76 // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Lol Mark
    I can just see him in his next press conference”That defeat was a hard one to take but the music in the dressing room at half time was terrible,that can’t of helped us”

  • 18 Shadow_Shearer // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    We’re eager for ahh signing!

  • 19 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM


    i guess it depends if they think he can still offer something to the team and better options aren’t available now

  • 20 GenralHez // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    It does not matter who is best Pards or Fat Sam, we have Pards and will never get Fat Sam so forget it and stop wasting time on this site.
    I would be happy to see Luuk de Jong and Remy Cabella signed even if it is on loan with an option to buy.
    We also need a CB to replace Taylor and it will not be long before we need to replace Colo

  • 21 martoon // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Who would have thought it Himanshu the voice of reason over Pardew – now if we were talking about Shola ………………… :)

  • 22 Greebol1892 // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Not a Pardew fan at all but actually some of the football this season has been lovely.
    BUT West Brom away tells you a lot about Pardew. The home team on the back of a bad run and obviously low on confidence. They were there for the taking but Pardew utterly bottled-it with his containing defensive tactics.

    What I CAN tell you after 27 years following the Toon, the “football” under Fat Sam was by far the worst I ever saw us play. Unbearably shit.

    ADD the fact that Strolla is still able to get a game/1st-team place and our top scorer this season is a loanee: what a perfect indication of our ambition under Ashley. Mention “loan deal” and his eyes light-up!

  • 23 asenski // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    i read your post earlier about transfer news
    may i ask do you know if the ince deal is dead and is that the reason to look at cabella?

  • 24 asenski // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    it seems we are going to turn into a regular on loan transfer team which is very embarrassing

  • 25 mindshaft // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    We may have the same amount of points as the season we finished 5th but Chelsea and Liverpool had poor seasons and after 22 games in that season the table looked like

    Man C 54
    Man U 51
    Spurs 46
    Chelsea 41
    Arse 36
    Toon 36
    Liverpool 35

    Both Chelsea and Liverpool have strengthened and look a lot stronger, I think the best we can probably do this season is finish 7th, possibly 6th if Everton get a few injuries.
    Saying that if we get a few injuries we could finish 8th / 9th

  • 26 Shadow_Shearer // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    I think we need a right back on loan aswel. Rtaylor won’t be back 4 rest of season and MYM keeps getting moved out of his main central role. Colo was really good once at a time. He was my hero. But MYM is much better now.

  • 27 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM


    from what i heard ince wasn’t really on the cards, he had other options he preferred from a very early stage

  • 28 Goodfella // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Transfersage i seen that last night it just proves that the so called top sides can pressure the ref into giving decisions their way, man u got away with it for years when fergie had the fear factor over them

  • 29 martoon // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Transfer Sage – would Zaha want to come here? It is even further from Londona and isn’t he supposed to be seeing Moyes’s daughter which is rumoured to be another reason he is out of favour.

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM


    Moyes wants his loan move to be away from london, so possibly works in our favour, furthest prem club from there.


    I just never got that with refs. Why be intimidated by Alex Ferguson? I’d love to send him to the stands every game I had them and no matter how bad the ref it’s not like the crowd ever burst on and attack them. The FA never have been strong enough in punishing poor discipline from players or managers.

    I love la liga last year when Di maria got booked for not going back 10 yards when free kick given, then in the same freekick edged forward again and was given a second yellow. Only time i’ve ever seen a ref grow a pair and give a second yellow for decent.

    Suppose the only other time was when van persie kicked the ball away what turned out to be 0.4 seconds after the whistle went and was given a second yellow. But that was against barca and they get more help of refs than even man utd

  • 31 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM


    keep away from my daughter or you cant play? Wonder if Moyes keeps a shotgun near the door of the changing rooms too :D

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    HD…Eriksen should have signed for Swansea – but sadly Laudrup don’t seem to be keen on any Danish players (go figure ;) )

  • 33 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    T sage

    laurent robert got sent off v arsenal for blocking a free kick, while he was retreating, and denis bergkamp took it from 7 yards further foward than he should have. I nearly smashed the telly!

  • 34 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM


    Either way it doesn’t happen often enough. I’d love refs to book the 5 players that surround then regardless of if they have been sent off or not.

    Same with the ref in the chelsea man utd game on the weekend, bottled the red for rafael.

  • 35 lesh // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    If Borussia MG are looking for a striker the answer’s staring them in the face…….. Shola!

  • 36 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    T sage

    totally agree. There would be six weeks of games ending due to lack of players, but theyd soon learn :D

  • 37 Belfast // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Hmmmmmm. Think I’ll believe it when I see it…..

  • 38 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Transfer- I have just watched , The Sunday Supplement. I know your a viewer did you hear what Oliver Holt had to say about Pardew?

  • 39 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:27 AM


    yeh it might take some time but once a player has been sent off for it i’m sure they would soon learn.

    its like tackles, still get the odd bad one but most dangerous ones have been cut out compared to what it was like 15/20 years ago.

  • 40 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    …Unless you’re Callum McManaman of course, Sage.

  • 41 ArtyH // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    I don’t think we will sell Cabaye until after the W.C ifat all. The sale of players AFTER the W.C if they have a good tournament usually increases their value considerably, but if they are poor it drops correspondingly. The fat man will think our lad will have a good W.C, and who would blame him? So I think he will take a bet and hold on to his little gem until France are out of the cup or win it. If they win it what price Cabaye then?????????????

  • 42 Belfast // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Bony’s exactly the type of striker we need, a battering ram.

    Remy and Bony up front would be brilliant, but we’ll never see it. Remy will be off to pastures new next season and Bony will probably be off to Spurs or somebody else willing to pay the money for him. Wont be us sadly…

  • 43 Belfast // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    About Pardew playing to the crowd Ian ? Because most fans see him as a puppet for an unliked regime ?

  • 44 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:38 AM


    yeh, i caught it. he made some very good points, found myself agreeing with it all

  • 45 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM


    never get rid of it all, but at one point you’d get a lot more than now

  • 46 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    I don’t believe Monchengladbach can be waiting on a replacement as de Jong has hardly appeared for them this season. They could possibly take a different one of our attacking midfielders to sweeten the deal, if NUFC were willing to take the risk on buying de Jong outright for £5/6M. Alternatively we could make additional payments on set targets to get a deal done. However, the time being taken to complete can only be down to waiting for better offers before we take him on loan (and then get in a mess about buying him in the summer).

    The Cabella deal could easily be resolved with some intelligent discussion. As they are worried about relegation and the size of their squad they could keep Cabella on loan for a month and have two of our players on loan for the rest of the season, with NUFC paying half the wages. In this way our players get time to bed in and we get him in our squad before the end of the season; they get 2 for 1 and we get players being used (and showing ability) that would otherwise be on the sidelines.

  • 47 sweendog // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Rumours of Kurt zouma being signed

  • 48 LooneyToon41 // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    On the Pardew v Big Sham discussion :-

    I went to the Reebok in about 2004,2005 and saw Bolton beat NUFC 2-1. I still remember to this day, the wonderfully talented and skilful Jay Jay Okocha launching throw in’s, from nearly the half way line into the box for Kevin Davies,Nolan and Hadji Diouf.
    I can’t think of any better example of what Big Sham is really all about.
    Not much has changed nearly 10 years later, as we saw with Carlton Cole and AC at West Ham on Saturday!

  • 49 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Belfast – Yes and his puerile behaviour and need to grow up. Given that he said he was a good manager operating in difficult circumstances i think it gave him the right to be so forthright.

  • 50 sweendog // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Just checked and the sources aren’t great

  • 51 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    In the ManC game the Ref did not immediately blow for the goal, which allowed Hart et al the opportunity to put big club pressure on his decision making. Refs are fallible human beings and the subconscious can motivate actions.

  • 52 Belfast // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    I agree with him to a certain extent, but he was always the same at west ham too. Think I remember him squaring up to Wenger at one stage.

  • 53 Mattroge // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Re Sunday supplement thought they were a bit harsh on Pardew if I’m honest. He’s certainly not the worst or even the only manager that gets carried away on the touchline.

  • 54 jazzyp // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    wow wow wow there boy.Read a post of yours from earlier and what the hell do you think your playing at ??.
    How dare you come on here and give people optimism that there may be incoming signings at Nufc. Do you not know by now that this is a negative blog and no positive and hopeful information is allowed.
    Only joking buddy, Keep up the good work,Its nice to have a bit of positivity for a change

  • 55 LooneyToon41 // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    @47,50 sweendog. Everybody’s reporting he is Chelsea bound…… but I hope you’re right!

  • 56 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM


    i always think thats hard for refs…the linesman just says if somebody is in an offside position, he can’t always tell if they are interfering.

    the ref himself has to watch for any foul, handballs, etc etc and on top of that decide if certain players are blocking the line of other players…it’s a lot to take in, so i do have sympathy

  • 57 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM


    pardew has been quite bad on the touchline though, banned for shoving a linesman (gentle but still a big no no), shouting off at opposition managers a lot, he’s not great for discipline.

  • 58 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM


    other than 2 signings (masc and tevez) pardew had full control at west ham
    but that to one side

    regardless of who he they sign, its about using what they have

    sham, is poor , no question about it, I never liked the football under him, he was one of our all time bad managers,
    but please don’t try and say pardew is better , when we would rather play shola, who has not scored for ever instead of cisse for one simple reason, long balls, shola is better equipped for them than cisse

    he would rather launch it to shola than get his MF to fashion good old fashioned chances that cisse would thrive on

    both managers do not know how to support the forwards with good honest football

    again , fact

  • 59 asenski // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    where is the link about zouma
    don’t believe it is true as that defender seems to cost 15 mil

  • 60 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:58 AM


    but pardew has shown, although not consistently, that he can get the team playing good attacking, passing football. something Fat Sam never has done.

    I honestly don’t see how you don’t see that we do play very good stuff, attacking and high up the pitch at times.

    Agree there is a lot to be said that we don’t do it on a consistent basis, but we are improving in passing/attacking football.

  • 61 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Sunday Supplement, or bunch of mutually masturbating c#nts? Hows that for class? And how can journalists sit in judgement of other peoples integrity? :-)

    I did however think Pardew was very withdrawn during the WH game, but that may be due to his respect for the fans (and possible managerial return when they are relegated).

  • 62 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Chatting to a few fellow fans at the weekend on the likely future of Coloccini.

    Maybe he won’t be with us for much longer but it was suggested that to negate the lack of Colo’s lack of dominance and speed of recovery that he would be better employed in front of the back four. He has a creativity and passing flair that Anita doesn’t. Personally for me Anita’s pass and move style complements Tiote but he rarely stamps his authority on a game in the way that Colo might. I realise that this comment on Anita is not widely held. It was only after Saturdays game when I could recall the contributions from Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko and Gouffran that I realised that Anita’s contribution was sound but not really worthy of special comment.

  • 63 SuperShearer // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Catchy, AP is NOT using Ameobi for long ball tactics. If you watched the games you’d see that. He uses Ameobi to hold up the ball, which allows players like Sissoko and Remy to get forward before he lays it off.
    To say AP is no better than SA is frankly insulting. I haven’t always been AP’s biggest fan but comparing the two is simply unreasonable. I’d take AP a million times over SA for the simple fact that, if nothing else, he seems like a decent enough bloke.

  • 64 jazzyp // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Its in the international business times.There reporting we have won the race to sign Zouma.Personally cant see this as they value the lad at £20 mill

  • 65 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Are we still on this Pardew vs. Fat Sam discussion?

    …you gotta stop this please – no matter how anyone feels about Pardew one cannot seriously yarn for Fat Sam can they???

    I would seriously rather run into a sharp edge of a table than having him back!

  • 66 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Belfast- . He was quite subdued on the touchline though.

  • 67 Ancientcoptic // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra – comment 5.

    I would love to know what Adrian Durham is talking about, saying that Newcastle have been a selling club as long as he can remember.

    He must have been in nappies when Keegan was manager, and in jail since Andy Carroll was sold.

  • 68 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Ian Toon

    Collo seems to be gone already to me, I would like to see Anita and Sissoko swap positions but am unsure about Anitas running capacity.

  • 69 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    About Colo, I think a good inclination of what will happen to him can to judged solely on how many games he plays from here and now on; if he is still the fist one picked in the defense I would say the club hopes to keep him next season!

    …if not then surely Mbiwa would be starting?

  • 70 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Transfer Sage

    is that a measure of pardew , or the fact we have dam good footballers ?

    if I thought it was pardew , I would hold my hands up and say so,
    and that’s the gods honest truth

    but the fact is, we can start of great, full of energy, then half time comes along, bang, a whole new team seems to come out

    if it were pardew, we would see it more in the way we play every week, whether it works or not,

    instead, of a long ball to BA, missing MF, we now miss our forwards and shoot from distance

    and TS,, how many games have you watched under AP where we have played football for 90 mins ? going for a win

    is it a good measure how well we do againt the top 6, or how poor we do against the bottom 6 ?

    id be willing to put a bet on with anyone, we have lost more points to teams in the bottom 6 than any other team in the top 8
    in all his time here,

  • 71 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    70Two- Not all football journalists are of the type you mention.
    Or was it that you were merely trying to be contraversial in the manner of some on here.

  • 72 ballerfan2 // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Some of the criticism of Pardew’s antics has been over the top though. When Fergie became “over animated ” the pundits treated it with a wink and a smile.

  • 73 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM


    I think your wrong

    I see shola fouling all the time going up to head the ball,

    but hey you see what you want,

    there both very very poor

  • 74 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    ive been rubbing my eyes in disbelief reading the threads this morning rotonda defended pards and himanshu called catchy a hater :-0 lmao

  • 75 ballerfan2 // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Some strange opinions on the merits of BFS against Pardew and most are just that – opinions. What surely no one (famous last words) can argue with is that Pardew has changed the style of play on occasions and certainly this season we have been playing decent football (except to those inclined to selective myopia) whereas Sam has one style and one style only.

  • 76 sparky55 // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    there’s a huge disconnect between scouting policy and the way the manager utilises the players brought in.

    Not one of the players brought into this club over the last 4 years is a footballer at ease with the way par dew sets up his team.

    All players brought in (mainly french) have been brought up to play the beautiful game the way it was intended. Carr is attracted to these players because they can play football, the have great close control and all would be comfortable playing the way the likes of Guardiola and other modern coaches want to play the game.

    There’s the disconnect right there…we buy in players who can play football and Pardew plays a brand of football straight out of the 80′s. He’s a dinosaur and has no place in the modern game in the premiership.

    There are many coaches out there who could do a much better job with the players at Pardews disposal and that’s the biggest shame of this whole Ashley regime.

    Pardew is so out of depth it’s embarrassing…it’s only the players own natural gene pool and desire to play football gets Pardew out of trouble week in week out.

  • 77 Ian Toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    70TWO- the jury is still out for me with Anita. It seems( to me) that he doesn’t challenge himself enough and just does enough to get by. I watched him on TV playing for Ajax and I thought he was much more adventurous. He probably needs more games to show of his best. I like Sissoko’s surging runs and link play with Debuchy , I wouldn’t disturb that partnership .

  • 78 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    I like Adrian Durham ,

    I used to speak with him when he worked on the tuxedo royal or princess,

    but I think he has got his facts wrong

    its only been since MA took over we are a selling club

  • 79 Ancientcoptic // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    May God strike Alan Pardew down, for getting on the sidelines and hustling the game.

    What a shame he isn’t more like David Moyes, Moyes has been the definition of geniality on the sidelines for Man Utd… accepting his team getting mugged with a shrug of the shoulders, or a shake of the head.

  • 80 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM


    that’s basically agreement with my point, almost anyway

    I think pardew is naturally a cautious and defensive manager so his default position is to defend a lead, not build on it. He has shown to me we set the teams up to attack but we do hang on too often towards the second half of the game.

    If you say he gets to half time and tells them to defend so they do, then surely he would do the same before kick off and we’d play like that all the way through…if that was the plan. Surely the players don’t ignore his pre match plan but listen only to the half time one?

    I’d agree we approach bottom sides with too much respect instead of just stamping our authority on the game and blowing them away.

    I genuinely see steady improvement, I guess we won’t agree but I do see signs to be positive about pardew. the question is whether it’s enough or not?


    I’d like to keep anita in the middle, his pace and energy are key there for me and he has been going about his business very well. I’ve said a few times i don’t rate him too highly as i don’t see him having a strong aspect to any part of the game, just a good passer, but in recent games he has got further forward and linked the play much nice.

    Saying that if we get cabella my midfield three is tiote, cabaye and cabella. only need 1 dm most games.

  • 81 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    I did not call any one a hater.

  • 82 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    idk why pards is getting flak for the ab dab trip the players deserve a break after this seasons form and dare i say its modern thinking after all a lot of leagues in other countries shut down at this time of year

  • 83 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM


    I’m not bothered about pardew screaming or swearing at our own players when they are making mistakes…just think his attitude to officials and opposing managers isn’t great.

  • 84 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    82 responses so far ?

    1 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM


    Pardew and Sham are both same cut out of same cloth. Both rank bad.

    But don’t you think your hatred of Pardew is clouding your judgement.

  • 85 DokToon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    sam preferred over pards?

    i think some posters irrational, blind hatred is affecting their judgement… for gods sake, please dont drive today!

  • 86 pottsclock // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Pressure mounting at Swansea

    It’s nice that it is not us (Barton etc.) for a change. Next 3 league games for Swansea will be very interesting but I do not expect them to get into serious trouble.

  • 87 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    If you hate some one or something dosn’t make you a hater.

    I hate Pardew. Hate him

  • 88 DokToon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    and good mornign TS, thanks for the info earlier, no worries, i wont be dogging you :)

  • 89 Mattroge // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    @Sage 57 I know Pardew has a pretty poor touchline record but for me I just didn’t really see the point of dedicating a portion of the show to it when they could’ve been talking about that disgraceful offside decision that went against us ha! Pardew is certainly no angel but there’s plenty of managers with black marks on their record.

  • 90 Ancientcoptic // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Unless intimidating officials is completely wiped out of the game, I have no problem with Pardew going the extra mile to push for decisions.

    Why should we set a good example and potentially lose points, while other clubs managers use it for their clubs.

    If you want to win enough, you will find ways, and some of those ways are not always pretty – Alex Ferguson was a prime example of that… Winners have zero tolerance for failure, and will go to some very extreme lengths to get their way.

    More than that, it is nice to see the Manager cares.

    Look at how Conte is ruling Italian football from the sidelines.

  • 91 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:31 PM


    it’s certainly not a deal breaker in a manager, his discipline, much rather look at his record and ability. It is something he could work with.

    Pardew caused another problem for himself. He said as a “punishment” (his words) for his behaviour he will do some local community/charity work which has angered local groups who claim helping the community and less fortunate isn’t a punishment…..he certainly puts his foot in it at times.

    I’m sure he never meant anything by it though.

  • 92 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Ian Toon

    I would probably agree with you, but don’t see why Sissoko can not do the same from RM. Oh for the lack of injuries we don’t get to see players in alternative positions and a large minority are unused! I wish I was running around in 20 degree sunshine, waiting for the boss to put me to work.

    Does Catchy live under a bridge in the vicinity of the Gruff residence?

  • 93 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:33 PM


    You could say that, man city got the offside due to hart piping up, nothing was happening before that.

    It’s not nice to see but the FA need to be stronger, the refs need to be stronger…..the managers do it as you say they can get away with it.

  • 94 DokToon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    so let me ask,

    pards rants, throws things, says things, and its “a disgrace”…

    so explain the difference between him and SAF, who, to me, was much worse…

    or maybe my blinding hatred for manure is making me jaded…

  • 95 HullMag6 // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    If zouma is true then Colo as good as gone, I wonder if that’s another reason Jonas was loaned out?

    Get cabella and de jong. No departures from 1st team and we’ve had a good window. In the summer if remy doesnt stay then look at 2 new forwards and maybe siem de jong. IF we’re in European competition. Strength amd depth gentlemen is the way forward.

  • 96 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM


    SAF was much much worse as he also had influence over the officials, I don’t think pardew’s actions have had any influence on refs.

    SAF just got away with everything, it was a joke.

  • 97 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM


    oh yeh the f a let saf get away with murder referees were terrified of him

  • 98 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    i didn’t know this

    Zouma is currently serving a 10-game ban after breaking the leg of Sochaux’s Thomas Guerbert but he is considered one of the best young defenders in Europe.

  • 99 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM


    Not saying it was right but Fergie was a winner over 20+ years and maybe partly earned the right. Pardew not so much.

  • 100 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM


    the punishment is giving up his free time if local groups are offended i say f*** em lol

  • 101 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    sparky 55

    I think pardew’s one foray in to the transfer market resulted in obertan. Enough said! Left in charge we would have had Bent and Tomkins too!!

    Carr has clearly bought in excellent players who would thrive under a more expansive and less cautious manager than pardew.

    That said, I think Pardew is a 50/50 manager. In certain phases of games we have looked much better, but very rarely have we looked good for 90+ mins.

    If pardew just gave full rein at times rather than pull down the shutters I think he would get a lot more support and achieve far better and more consistent results.

  • 102 DokToon // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:53 PM


    but then, even if he was deemed a “winner”, does that make it right? i thought the rules and refs were to be impartial….

  • 103 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:54 PM


    But giving up your free time to help a charity shouldn’t be seen as punishment, it’s rewarding to do these things, something you want to do. He makes it sound like it’s court ordered community service.

    I’m sure he never meant it in a bad way, just things like that annoy some people, and I can see why.

  • 104 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM


    I’m with you there. It’s not that we doubt pardew’s ability more so his mentality and approach to the games.

  • 105 Toonfan8 // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    where this Zouma story comes from? if we get him I will be over the moon…we are after some great young players Salah,Cabella,De Jong,Zouma…this look very good, if we can get two of them I will be happy…three great and all of them never happen :D

  • 106 bills-son // Jan 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM


    You say “Carr has clearly bought in excellent players”

    Are you saying that Carr decides the positions we need and the players we sign without Pardew having any say?

  • 107 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    It would appear that there are a few more ‘big name’ players in front of Cabaye at PSG, Miralem Pjanic and Juan Mata would be seen as more high profile. Good aye?

  • 108 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    bills son

    who knows but there did appear to be widely reported friction between carr and Pardew.

  • 109 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    DOK toon

    I think someone resembling me just said it doesn’t make it right.

  • 110 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM


    thats an….erm…interesting point of view with regards to “earning the right to be abusive” through being a successful manager. I realise you are not saying it is right, you clearly stated that so fair enough, but IF it is the reason SAF got away with it, then some serious changes need to take place EVERYWHERE in football. It is unacceptable to let people off just because they won!

  • 111 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Re: Zouma

    I would think it is more realistic to go for Cheikhou Kouyaté from Anderlecht in the summer.

  • 112 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    C’mon mate be fair there was nout but media speculation for Tomkins, Bents agents said he met with JFK whilst Pardew has said he wanted to bring in Llana and Long, both of them would of been decent signings

  • 113 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    On the other hand. The f.a. loved to hate Jose first time round with chelski, and he is a very successful manager. So maybe it has to be a combo of manager & club before you are allowed to swear at refs :D

  • 114 low fell mag // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Still cant believe that Catchy and a few others prefer Fat Sam to Mr Pardew.
    All I can say that they never went to a game under Fat Sam.
    They were painful bloody painful .

  • 115 DokToon // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:11 PM


    semantics :)

    like i said, i have a blinding rage against anything manure, so…

    i think the true reason why SAF retired was the whole anti-bullying campaign, lol….

  • 116 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Low fell

    noooo please dont bring that up again! :D

  • 117 santonthenewmaldini // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Not a total Pardew fan but this agenda against him has to stop with the “any decent player we get its Carr and any shite player is Pardew” nonsense

    Considering Pardew used his west ham connections to get Ba (our best striker since Shearer ) and said Sissoko was a player that he watched a few times personally and wanted him its not necessarily true that he is terrible at transfers

    Has said in interviews that he wanted to sign the likes of Llanna , Defoe , Townsend and Long for our club anyone of them would have been a quality addition hell even Tomkins would be an upgrade on Taylor in fact if we had got a couple of them to blend in with the foreign lads we would be a threat for the Champs league spots

    Obertan was worth a shot at the end of the day Ferguson has let a few players go that he got totally wrong so can see why 3 million for him seemed like a worthwhile buy

    Remember Carr scouted Modibo Maiga , Cisse , Amalfitino , Abeid and Marveux who have pretty much been flops so he is far from perfect

  • 118 low fell mag // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Markuss 116
    Sorry for that

  • 119 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:14 PM


    pards bought obertan fom manure on the recommendation of fergie so saf must be a shit judge of a player too then also explains why they fell out haha

  • 120 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Who killed the blog?

  • 121 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Santon, those players you mentioned may well have done fine in a positive, attacking side. No surprise that the ‘flops’ you mention are all forward thinking players, as opposed to containment football. Hatem is also on the bench.

  • 122 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Supposed to be some shocking news coming up soon on Juan Mata on twitter……..maybe he is a VEGETARIAN!!!!

  • 123 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Or maybe that 40M move to manure is on……

  • 124 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    low fell mag

    don’t prefer

    just think he is slightly better

    both play the same type of crap football,

  • 125 Mister Tuff // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Some folk re-inventing history/making it up in respect of signings.
    1. Graham Carr never signed anybody -he scouted and recommended players.
    2. The next stage was that he would meet with the hierarchy who would say yea or nay.
    3. Then club secretary would do the necessary phone calls etc to see if player was available price etc.
    4. Only divergence from this was Obertan -who was Percys’ signing.
    Graham Carr described the above process 18months -2years ago in an interview. Doubters -research it yourselves.

  • 126 jayphoto // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    @santon – to be fair Abeid is so young, the juries still out! Him, amalfitano and Marveaux were all free transfers so relatively low cost risks.
    Obertan was also a risk that made sense, to be fair that boy has all the attributes to be world class, lightening quick, skillfull, great touch….just no head for football but at 3m he was worth a gamble

  • 127 jayphoto // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Problem with our fans is that we expect a certain caliber of transfer! All hell would have broken loose had we taken on Carlton Cole for 6 months like West Ham have but in reality hes having a better season than shola or cisse and would have made the side a smidge stronger!
    Same could be said of Bent or tomkins ! Not worldclass but theyd bump the squad up to a slightly higher level!

  • 128 jayphoto // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    The one player id love us to take a shot with for a couple seasons is Berbatov! For 3m hes really link our midfield with attack and could maintain his level for another 3 seasons as he doesnt rely on pace or movement! Similar player to sheringham who was still decent at 38

  • 129 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM


    we should have signed him when manure stopped using him for no apparent reason

  • 130 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    westbrom are taking a huge risk with Pepe Mel,,

    don’t know anything about him,

    but his history does not seem that good

  • 131 BuckLuck // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    jayphoto @ 126

    I agree.

    I also want to remind people that Obertan was a fairly important factor in the team that finished 5th.
    He had/has little end product, but if you use a pacey player and especially a wide man right it can be really effective even if he is limited.
    Obertan created space for the other players that season and demanded oppositions to double up on him.

    I hope we can have two-three players with that kind of speed in our starting 11. Makes us deadly on counters in away matches and not easy to dominate.

  • 132 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Hopefully we will have 2/3 in before we go into the derby so we have some real quality on the bench to stuff them.

  • 133 BuckLuck // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    I want to refrase my self a little bit. Obertan wasn’t an important factor. His pace was ;)

  • 134 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:06 PM


    Glad to see someone say something sensible about Obertan, despite his numb skull appearance. He has been of some use to the team but is far below the quality require now.

  • 135 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Ince sacked by blackpool, eh? Well well well.

  • 136 JAMSHA // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    mata to man u…. rooney to chelsea done deal

  • 137 BuckLuck // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:11 PM


    When he comes on late in the matches I’m not dissapointed at all. I know what fresh and pacey legs can do late in a match, even though he hasn’t lived up to his potential. Take him for what he is. An alternative in the attack, and a factor the other manager must take into account.

    I would love Salah!

  • 138 BuckLuck // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Don’t know how reliable this site is though.

  • 139 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM


    i think they tend to jump the gun in the hope of being first if it is correct. There are a couple like that.

  • 140 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:19 PM


    where are you getting that. Cant find owt yet?

  • 141 Goodfella // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Well done to all the u18 lads last night cracking result,and what a night for jonathyn Quinn for bagging a hatrick must feel on top of the world today well done lad.

  • 142 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    According to my calculations:
    Average 2 points per game for Champions League
    Average 1.5 points per game for top half finish

    I would expect we need another 30 points to be around 6th and of the 16 games we have left, 10 are against teams below us. Is this not reason for optimism?

  • 143 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:29 PM


    I believe so, there are plenty of team above us who will drop points. I don’t think we will get top 4 but i do think we have a chance, if we continue to attack teams and make sure we get wins.

  • 144 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Transfer Sage

    We will never get another 40 points for CL, thats 12 wins 4 draws 0 losses. Not unless Wenger suddenly becomes our manager!

  • 145 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    70 two

    I think 4th spot will be less points than last year as you have everton, liverpool, man utd, spurs and possibly us competing for it, not just 1/2 like normal.

    These sides keep taking points each other and slipping up to the odd team below, i can see it being 10-12 points less than last year for top 4

  • 146 Transfer Sage // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    I personally think 64-66 points will get 4th this year

  • 147 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM


    you think arsenal can be unbeaten till the end of the season then il take that bet

  • 148 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Signing, Salah, Cabella, Zouma, De Jong and Drogba could get us fourth place. Mata’s too good for United. He’d be a good signing for Liverpool though or even us.

    If Cabaye leaves in the summer, replace him with Siem De Jong and sign Loic Remy, Benteke, Alderweireld and possibly Luuk De Jong. It’d be nice not having to strengthen next January for a change.

  • 149 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:42 PM


    ManU will struggle all season due to in fighting.
    Everton – faulter and ‘flatter to deceive’.
    Spurs – get hit by injuries and Sherwood fails to adapt.
    Liv – owner won’t invest.
    Chels / ManC / Ars – keep rolling on and take points off each other.

  • 150 Mister Tuff // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    buckluck – Sportsvibe are quoting the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail reported on this yesterday – so it’s not new news. It’s the version from Nicollin senior (prior to Nicollin junior jumping in). So we can safely say it’s old news rather than the latest in the saga.

  • 151 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM


    My reference was more to the past, I may however bet you a Mars bar? (As I think this is the standard Pardew bet, according to clip from Everton)

  • 152 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:47 PM


    You didn’t just write that did you. There’s being naive and then there’s just being… well….even more naive !!!!

    SAF realised he’d signed a pup and got rid. Even the best make mistakes but when they know they have they do something about it. Enter stage left fall guy Mr Pardew.

    Imagine the conversation. ” Hi Alan would you like to buy Obertan, I tell you what I’ll do, seeing as it’s you I’ll let you have him for only 3M. Can’t say fairer than that”

  • 153 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:48 PM


    Debuchy Zouma Mbiwa Santon


    Ben Arfa Marveaux Salah

    Cisse Remy


    Luuk De Jong

  • 154 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:48 PM


    pards bets mars bars cos he steals them from joes lunch box

  • 155 Markaccus // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM


    i agree on your final point. It would be nice to not have to strengthen next Jan

    NO players are too good for Manure. Just because they are having a tough season (aww bless them and the prawn sarnie eaters) they are still man u and will still atract the top players. Mata would be a fantastic signing… he happens to be my current favorite midfeilder around. He is Chelseas best imo. Even considering hazard et.c. I would crawl over a feild of broken glass and rusty nails just to stick pins in mackem sh!t if he signed for us.

  • 156 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:52 PM


    id go with that

    I have manc then Chelsea, ars 3rd

    Liverpool will get 4th

    spuds eve man u an us are all very in for 5th,, who dares wins,

    man u has a poor squad, but the name man u wins games,

  • 157 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Not under David Moyes and with the current squad of theirs. Players would rather play for us or Liverpool as I believe that we have much better squads.

  • 158 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:53 PM


    Don’t you mean Benny’s lunch basket?

  • 159 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Mata will never sign for Man Utd. It’s definitely a big step backwards. I think Southampton will finish above Man Utd this season. The best United will finish is tenth in my eyes.

  • 160 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:56 PM


    I agree

    all man u have right now is the name

    the squad is average to say the least,

    there manager, very average to say the least

    way to defensive, with an attack minded squad, invites truble

  • 161 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM


    To be precise, 11 wins from 22, the same as Pardew!

  • 162 wolfshead@toon // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:58 PM


    benny and tayls share a kfc family feast :-)

  • 163 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:59 PM


    meaning ?

  • 164 lesh // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    low fell mag @114

    Catchy’d prefer a bag of sand to Pardew!

  • 165 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Valencia is their best player. Van Persie is past it. Rooney has been their star player this season. Everyone else is useless.

  • 166 lesh // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    …… Or even a lump of lard or even Kinnear to Pards!

  • 167 Rake // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    I wonder why we don’t loan out Obertan. His speed would make him a handful in lower leagues and it might just give him the opportunity to refine certain parts of his game. He’s still young even though he looks 40 ;)

  • 168 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:06 PM


    since @156 you have describe how terrible ManU have become, but I was referring to your ‘the name wins games’.

    It was a slip up on my part as I have decided to no longer debate with you about Pardew, preferring instead the topic of DIY. When you undertake home improvements, do you wear glasses?

  • 169 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM


    Earlier in the season I thought a bid for Valencia would be the perfect bid for Pardew to make, but he was really missing as an attacking force against Chelsea.

  • 170 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:09 PM


    Luuk De Jong – Loan
    Cabella – £9m
    Zouma – £10m
    Alderweireld – £5m
    Salah – £8m
    Drogba – Loan
    Benteke – £15m
    Siem De Jong – £5m
    Remy – £11m

    Total = £63m


    Williamson – £2m
    Cabaye – £22m
    Obertan – £2m
    Gutierrez – £3M
    Gosling – £1.5m
    Shola Ameobi – £1m
    Sammi Ameobi – £2m
    Steven Taylor – £3m

    Total = £36.5m

    Net spend = £26.5m

  • 171 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Also forgot, Coloccini will probably leave for £5m, so we’ll need another centre back. Daniel Agger would be a good replacement.

  • 172 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:13 PM


    Obertan, only 25, would be ideal in the Conference and a good make wait for Ince.

  • 173 70TWO // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM


    wait = weight

  • 174 ERER // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM


    I want whatever you’re smoking.

  • 175 DokToon // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    off topic, anyone see that zoopla will not renew their sponsorship of WBA next season, due to anelka’s gesture?

  • 176 fray bentos // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Kets you are one persistent troller!! how long you been trolling on here now?

  • 177 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Those players would probably take us to the next level. Ignore the Drogba loan. That’s just going a bit too far. Pardew always said, if 1 big players leaves, 2 players will come in. Cabella and De Jong will replace Cabaye. Salah will add much needed width to the team. Zouma is a must signing. Saylor, Coloccini and Willo will be leaving so that’ll leave us with just Mbiwa. CB is an area that we’ll need to strengthen.

    Every team needs 4/5 top strikers. Luuk De Jong will sign on a permanent deal if he impresses on loan. Remy should sign for us on a perm. We need a target man and Benteke fits the bill.

    On taking smelling salts. Go into boots a get some sniff for £4.99.

  • 178 p // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    @174, me too

  • 179 p // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    DeJong on loan and Cabella if we are lucky.

  • 180 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM



    hmm , I’m not linking the Man U name and pardew thing

    and yes sometimes, why?

  • 181 Ancientcoptic // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Williamson has been our player of the season… there will be a mutiny if he gets sold.

  • 182 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    and 72

    is it DIY if your qualified to do it?

  • 183 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    sand – yes

    JFK no thanks

    he is in another planet

  • 184 mag // Jan 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Kinnear has stated no players are leaving in this transfer window so somebody’s off maybe Krul to Germany and De Jong arriving along with Cabella, Zouma,Gomis and readings goalkeeper.

  • 185 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    to posters falling for rubbish stories about zouma and including him in teams .his suspension is finished he came on friday as sub for st ett. this shows how much credibility in this story.

  • 186 Slank // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Ketsbaia @ 170

    If you were financial accountant with an in-depth knowledge of football finances or had access to Newcastle’s books people would take notice of what you have written but, as I suspect, from your very simplistic sums I can see you know nothing whatsoever about the finances of buying and selling football players.

    I suggest you concentrate on the football and forget about the finances.

  • 187 fray bentos // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM


    I don’t think he can concentrate on football even

    Every player in the Man U squad is useless except for Rooney, Valencia and RVP apparently

    And Mata is a acceptable target for us

    Ket is either a very persistent troll or he lives in a different world to the rest of us

  • 188 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    We are apparently after 4 signings in this window so I will hopefully be right. That list if for this month and the summer window.

  • 189 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM


    don’t nock the kid for having and saying his opion on who he would like and putting a price on there heads

    is it that bad ?

  • 190 Slank // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Fray @ 187

    ‘ Ket is either a very persistent troll or he lives in a different world to the rest of us’

    Both !

  • 191 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    if you think about it ED does this every day , and you say nothing to him

    very strange

  • 192 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    what you to are doing is pure bullying

    two idiots

  • 193 Slank // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Catchy @ 189

    Don’t mind him having his say on who we would like but he hasn’t got the foggiest idea about the finances around the buying and selling of players.

  • 194 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Exactly. We have been linked with these players, so what’s the problem?

    We will need defenders as Coloccini and Saylor will definitely be leaving in the summer. Cabaye will be leaving so we’ll be signing Cabella and Siem De Jong to replace him.

    Benteke would want to join us.

  • 195 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    We will pay out for young talents who will go for potentially twice the price (i.e. Kurt Zouma).

  • 196 fray bentos // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Its not bullying at all

    The guy is on another planet sorry

  • 197 Slank // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Catchy @ 192

    I presume you are referring to me and Fray.

    It isn’t bullying. It’s an observation. Were there any swearing or threats? No there was not.

  • 198 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Apparently we are well off financially, so spending £30m plus in these two windows is possible. Don’t forget, we spent £18m last January.

  • 199 Slank // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Fray @ 196

    No need to say sorry for Catchy’s view. He was wrong.

  • 200 Slank // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Does anyone have any thoughts on why we would want Luuk de Jong on loan inside of a straight purchase when we have scouted him for over a year?

  • 201 dantoon85 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Leon Goretska plays for schalke. I’d buy him he’s gonna be class in next year or so

  • 202 dantoon85 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    @ Slank

    Because we don’t want another cisse on our books

  • 203 dantoon85 // Jan 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Thats if he was to turn out like cisse that is

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