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It’s Time To Sign Up This Striker For Newcastle

28 year-old Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis didn’t sign for Inter-Milan after all last month, and we have to think there’s a very good chance that Newcastle can sign him as a free agent in the summer, and there’s no reason why he cannot be signed up now to  a pre-contract agreement.

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Bafe Gomis – sign this man up

But it looks like that’s something he hasn’t done yet,  as he had this to say to L’Equipe today:

“I have not signed any pre-contract with anyone,” “I can pretty much go, as I can very well stay.” “I play with the mindset of a player who loves his club and respects his contract.”

“I would not want to give the impression that my head is somewhere else.” “I’m still proud to wear these colors, and I have a lot of ambitions with OL [Lyon]. So don’t expect me to give up.”

That’s a nice PR statement from Bafe, but that’s all it is, and we certainly expect Bafe to respect his five year contract at Lyon and give them 100% while he’s there, which is until the end of June, and then he can sign for any club as a free agent.

And there have been quotes coming from the French International striker’s Twitter account, that he would like to sign for Newcastle, and that he is already learning English for his new career in England.

We just hope that’s going to be with Newcastle United, because as a free agent this lad would be a good signing for Newcastle.

And he could potentially link up well with 23 year-old Dutchman Luuk de Jong, who we hope will earn a deal on Tyneside in the summer, by scoring some goals for us through the final 14 games of the season.

You never know – maybe there’s some good things about to happen to Newcastle before the end of the season, and also in the summer.

That would be a complete shock – but also a very nice change. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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352 comments so far


    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #41


    You said this on a previous page

    … by someone else who had started to research it, more info was provided by people from here who checked NUFC Accounts to verify it. They then checked the Land Registry to verify Planning had been sought – it has, by a Manchester Company for Student Accommodation.
    There doesnt seem to be any doubt that the land in question was transfered from NUFC to Mash Holdings. There is confirmation that a planning application has been submitted for Student Accommodation.
    The land above the Metro station “Is for sale” –

    OG writes ….

    This is not to put you right so to speak, its just so’s I can address it and have it in front of me ..her goes..and I will update later

    The Land has not been bought by Ashley, It has not been sold by Ashley or Nufc ,

    The last planning item was for an extended drinks licence at lane 7 ..numbers 80 to 90 ..that covers the new number nine bar .

    The planning application that was submitted just last August was by a company called G-Casino …not happening !

    So there is nothing on the system about mash holdings

    There is nothing on the system about a Manchester based student accommodation company ..nothing at all on the system ..and that’s from me and just been checked and verified in the last 20 mins .

    None of the afore mentioned have even applied or are know of….I’m amazed at your initial “story ” seems like you have been fed a line mate.

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #42


    you really miss the point

    it has been said we have very good players. not as good as Chelsea b but better than the teams I mentioned,

    so for us to play counter attack football against poor teams is madness, for us to sit back on a 1 goal lead v them teams is madness

    but im sure you just say things to be awkward

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #43


    I think its you that needs to get a grip ,,

    we wont go away

    there were 3 , now there are 2, pardew is next

    he needs hounded out as soon as possible

  • cyprus

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #44

    Did you watch last night’s game? They ‘gave’ them the ball 2/3 of the time but hit City on the counter. Mourinho loves to set his stall that way and has difficulty when the opposite happens to him as his slow CBs get caught high up the pitch, as happened many times with AVB too.
    If we have a game plan, it should include containing Hazard, he was behind everything good they did.

  • Markaccus

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #45

    I would swear blind i have just seen JFK twin in Haymarket Bus station (the part where M&S is) He was in a beige trampy coat and was eating some greggs i think. I would have taken a picture bit there were loads of people around.

  • Greebol1892

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #46

    Yeah let’s jump on the bandwagon and judge a player on ONE GAME. Anita is class but is under the misdirection of our current manager.
    How many other games has Anita PROVED to be quality? The answer: ENOUGH!
    Yes we are all feeling the pain of yet another mackem humiliation BUT the fact that f*cking Strolla is still leading our line is nothing short of a total disgrace!!!!

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #47

    “so for us to play counter attack football against poor teams is madness, for us to sit back on a 1 goal lead v them teams is madness”

    That statement is madness,you don’t get many easy games in this league and you want to attack teams all game,even some games at home we come under some pressure for spells in the game.To attack all game away from home is idiotic.

  • Greebol1892

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #48

    This is a test. None of my last 7 comments have been posted so I am blocked?

  • Markaccus

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #49


    you have been using naughty words. 😀

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #50

    There are a few ways to attack teams all game away from home,get a squad like Chelsea or play Fifa 14.Now you may think Fifa isn’t real life but you wouldn’t think that with some of the comments on here.It won’t be long before somebody comes on to complain that Pardew doesn’t use his keeper to take on the full opposition team and score very often.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #51


    we wont get a better manager while bumble has the club in his grip even if we did and we made top 5 how long before he would have the rug pulled from under him not that anyone isnt wise to cashley by now

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #52


    i once passed jonas in fenwicks i was too shy to say hello lol

  • BandB

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #53

    The Official Website is running the following headline.
    Is there anyone up there with an ounce of self-awareness?


  • Irie-Magpie

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #54

    @MRMojo So you’re saying that Mouriniho was idotic in his tatics lastnight when chelsea beat Mancity?? we should have stuck with 4-3-3 on saturday.

  • Graeme

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #55

    OG @ 41 – the original comment, posted on “The Mag” that started this is below:-

    “Wish an investigative journalist would dig into MA as not only is he selling our playing assets but he is selling the land he inherited with the Club. This is all in the accounts and Mash Holdings (no prizes for guessing who this is) took the Pitt Street site out of the Club and it is now being built on as a hotel. This is not on the radar compared to the fact that the land above the St James Metro Station which the Club at one point was going to develop with MGM for a casino was also stripped out. This is now also up for sale and with it goes the chance to extend St James Park.”

    I think Lesh then found some info on the Pitt Street site obtaining PP for a Student Accommodation block. You now have as much information as I do.
    If the land belonging to the club has been transfered to Mash Holdings why isnt the procedes being used to reduce the alleged debt that the club owes Ashley?

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #56

    Chelsea were class last night,players,tactics everything.I think you have jumped to a wrong conclusion bud.

  • Irie-Magpie

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #57

    They say attack is the best form of defence and if we were setup to play like that on saturday i think the result would’ve being some what different. If when we go away to teams we shouldn’t get intimidated i’m just rueing that we should be sitting on 42 pts and still in with a shout for europe.


    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #58

    Graeme . I will update you later ..the info I give you is exact

    I read it straight off the system…and relayed it to you .

    I will give you more later . there has been no mention or application from anyone you mentioned .

  • Graeme

    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #59

    OG, cheers mate, look forward to it. Thanks.

  • LocalZero

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #60

    Graeme / Online Guy

    Interesting. I’ve heard any proof of this land deal either so interested to get a bit more info. Presumably there would be info in the Mash accounts?

  • MosesNUFC

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #61

    Catchy, i have now had enough of pardew. He’s not the man to take us forward.


  • MosesNUFC

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #62


  • Spoof

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #63

    How can we expect Alan Pardew or any manager for that matter to succeed when he has to sell to such an extent as what this table shows


    basically we are weakening our squad by £9m per season when others such as Sunderland are strengthening their squads by £10m, Stoke by £18m, Southampton by £12m and so on, taking that into consideration how on earth can we expect Alan Pardew or whoever the manager may be to succeed, granted Arsenal and Everton have done well but they have not by a long way weakened to the extent that we have, it does put into perspective just how far behind the rest of the league we are when it comes to giving ourselves a chance, so how on earth can we possibly blame the manager ?

  • dubzy

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #64

    WORTH A GO !!!!

    Ever thought of trying to contact Paul Allen(Seattle Seahawks Owner)?.


  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #65

    Yes mate! Spot on! Swansea look great with there 1 win in the last 10 exactly what we need to take us forward

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #66

    Band B – checked out that link on the official site -wht a set of wallies.
    For those that have not checked it out -the Toon are selling tickets for an event at SJP. (It’s a comedy evening).
    The first line describing the event states :-
    “Join us for our debut comedy event at St. James’ Park on Saturday, 1st March, featuring Gary Delaney.”
    I think a few supporters would say there has been a long history of comedy events at SJP.
    The other thing I spotted was that they have included some reviews of the performers -including one from the Evening Chronicle – bit of a cheek I thought.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #67

    Tads…yeah! The table never lies 😉

    …I remember how bad Martinez was at Wigan and Rodgers at Swansea!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #68

    …or should I say how average Rodgers was at Swansea

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #69

    Mordashov , who’s he ? Anything in this ??
    Re Pardew, I think the time to cry for a new manager was last year. This season our football is much better, as we requested. Outside of Everton, we are the best of the rest of the division ( for now! ) . yes we have been awful in cup ( possibly due to pressure from Ashley to get a higher league placing ) . And we have been awful v makems. But we also beat Man U away and had good results across the season. yes Pardew could be better, but he could also be worse. Incidentally Solsjaer the hero of some screamers on here, doesn’t seem to be ripping up trees so far ?

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #70

    are some people diconnected from reality or just wums take us forward to where exactly?? bumble has stated he doesnt want to be involved in cup competitions or europe so that also precludes us from a top 5 finish this is us ffs http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_mar2012/GoingAroundInCircles.htm

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #71

    I like Laudrup but hasn’t his team struggled this season with Europa as pardew predicted when Huw Jenkins and Laudrup mouthed off last season? Yes I like his football, but if he was up in 4th or something I’d give the argument more credit .

  • MosesNUFC

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #72

    toonarmydownsouth, he is the perfect manager for us. He’s got swansea playing the best football in the league (on their day anyway) they’re currently going through bad form, but europa league has impacted on their season.

    Winning a major trophy in your first season in the PL is not the sign of a bad manager. He can bring a philosophy to the club, give us a huge breath of fresh air. Attractive, attacking, passing football week in week out. I’d take him over pardew any day, wouldn’t you?
    It looks like he’s gonna leave swansea, so we HAVE to sack pardew and sweep in for him by this summer. He’s someone who can bring back the entertainers. And he will have much better players at his disposal at newcastle, and him and his coaching staff will be able to get the best out of every player and adapt every player to play his way. Whether ashley sells or stays we have to replace pardew with laudrup.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #73

    anyway fvck this im gonna find a chelsea fan site 🙂

  • MosesNUFC

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #74

    Münster mag, alexei mordashov was a season ticket holder at newcastle from 1999-2002, and graduated at northumbria uni. he’s now a billionaire, worth around 14billion. Go on twitter there’s loads of people talking about him, and also emailing him to buy NUFC!

    And also on laudrup, he’s the perfect manager for us, he will bring mouthwatering football and i think he’s been very unlucky with swansea this season, with michu getting injured and him not getting on with jenkins. Whether we’re with ashley or not we have to get laudrup in

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #75

    I’m sorry what?
    HE has got them playing the worst brand of football Swansea has played in years, a brand that was well and truly installed and adapted by Martinez and Rodgers
    As for Europa how come that wasn’t an acceptable excuse for Pardew

    Perfect, no chance, fully backed spent record fee’s and has undone there style of play and they look poorer than ever in the league

    The difference being Martinez and Rodgers have there own style that they implemented at there clubs, as proved solely at Swansea and both have managed to transition that to there current clubs

    Laudrupp used the summer to get his targets in (fully backed btw) to implant his style of play and has failed…….miserably

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #76

    Swansea have looked poor, boring and negative this season

    Last season that wasn’t his football, that was football using a squad and ethos that had been drilled into the squad since the lower leagues

  • MosesNUFC

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #77

    LOL worst brand of football ever….i’m sorry toonarmydownsouth, i don’t think you’ve ever watched swansea play

  • mattnufc

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #78

    And yet Swansea still dominated Newcastle when they played..

  • MosesNUFC

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #79

    THREE times Laudrup has hammered pardew

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 4, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #80


    Europa doesn’t seem to have hindered spurs too much and before the weekend swansea were 11th which is exactly where they were last season.


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