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Pardew Wanted To Sign English International Last Summer

10:14 am, Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 87 Comments

Alan Pardew has revealed in the local papers today, that he was interested in signing Tom Huddlestone of Tottenham last summer, and it’s true that a few years ago, we also seemed to be interested in the now 27 year-old English International central midfielder.

huiddlestone hull loan

Tom Huddlestone – on loan at Hull for the season

It seems the Newcastle manager could also  have some serious transfer money to spend this summer, and Alan says he wanted to sign Huddlestone last summer:

“Huddlestone was a player I really liked.” “He was someone I would like to have brought here and he has proved at Hull what a good player he is.”

“He didn’t come close to joining Newcastle really. It was more discussions about a player who would fit well with the way I play.”

“You have to take your hat off to the Hull Chairman and the way he backed Steve with the two strikers.” “Both are not 24-year-olds, they are senior strikers. We looked at Long for a period and I liked him.”

Hull signed Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic from Everton and Irish striker Shane Long from West Brom last month – so they strengthened their side while Newcastle weakened theirs – by selling Yohan Cabaye.

And that statement from Alan Pardew suggests he is not in charge of the players Newcastle want to sign, and he is just one voice of about five who confer on who to bring into the club  - but Mike Ashley’s likeness for signing younger players seems to rule the roost.

That’s even though it would be beneficial sometimes to sign more experienced players like 27 year-old Huddlestone – who has played well, along with Spurs’ other midfielder 24 year-old Jake Livermore,  both on loan at Hull this season.

And there’s a subtle reference there from Pardew to Ashley wanting to sign younger players – like 24 year-olds.

We suppose the Spurs midfielders will both be available in the summer, and therefore Newcastle could bid for the two Englishmen – but somehow we don’t think that will happen.

And the main reason is there is a premium to pay on both the transfer fee  and on the wages to sign Englishmen in the Premier League – as contrasted for example with players from France – that’s  just a comparison right out of the blue. :D

Look at younger Frenchmen coming through the door this summer, although they don’t have Premier League experience and will take more time to settle in England.

What do you think?

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87 responses so far ↓

  • 1 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Had to share this from fourfourtwo:

    In the black and orange corner stands Bruce; flat of nose and puce of complexion – the burly guy in the pub grimly knocking back ale in a flat cap who starts quoting Inverting the Pyramid and could school you on tactical deficiencies of Hungarian teams from the 1950s.

    In the black and white corner is Pardew – suave, confident, silver-haired and snake-tongued. With high values and a rigorous moral code even he struggles to adhere to, Pardew is a long way from home. A Cockney in exile on a journey of self-discovery in the mad lands of Tyneside, he often wears the bewildered demeanour of a man attempting to lasso a whirlwind.

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    A player went to Hull and we couldn’t get him!

    Way 2 go

    Jelavic is 28 not 24

  • 3 Harley // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Catchy

    You can use whatever stats you like.

    We’re 8th in the league with 11 games to go with a manager at the helm who hasn’t been backed at all and has just had to sell his best player.

    I liked before Xmas when we were doing great and you were nowhere to be seen for months. As soon as we started doing bad you raised your septic little head and start sprouting utter garbage.

    You are a pardew hating extremist. A lost cause. You cannot see past your irrational hatred of pardew thus making any if your views completely redundant.

    You are the blog moron. Accept it and do something about it.

  • 4 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Loic Remy has been caught offside more often than any other player this season (29). (mailonline)

    A strikers prerogative when there is also a final product.

  • 5 jonnyshaw85 // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I’m sure Tom Huddlestone signed for Hull and is not on loan??

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Lol sounds like a dig at our wonderful owner from Pardew tbh!

    Lot of talk about outgoings due to contract situations this summer, out of interest how long is left on Iron Mike Williamson’s contract?
    The lads turned into one of our most solid consistent performer

  • 7 nufc 11 // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    He came with Livermore he was the one on loan think Tom signed for 4.5million, Seems AP done alot of talking about players he liked last summer and thats all. If Pardew liked Long so much why didnt grow a backbone and demand he be signed? He was the man we needed not De Jong. Talk about a foil for Remy long makes Goufi look lazy and is still improving there is more goals in him with the right coaching and team around him, another one bites the dust maybe if if had a french surname hed be signed by now.

  • 8 mindshaft // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    It’s clear that Pards isn’t worried about age and would prefer ‘senior’ players
    The trouble is that he’s only 20% of the decision when it comes to buying players and is obviously over-ruled and we therefore will only sign under younger players who we can get a resale value on.

    If it were left to Pards alone he’d be basically bidding for the same players as Fat Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis

  • 9 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    spout not a garden vege at christmas

  • 10 kt97toonarmy // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    They did sign huddlestone. It was livermore they got on loan

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Funny how Pardew The Deceiver made a public statement about go about Blanc talking up Cabaye, yet ol’ silver tongue has just talked about two players in regard to transfer for us in one statement there.

    He’s so two faced it’s untrue. Or is it true? Both, if Alan tells you.

    I do like Huddlestone though. Sprays the ball about superbly at times. He’d have to have the right movement going on around him to maximise his ability. In a Pardew team that won’t happen though. Maximising his abilities is a foreign concept to his highly limited coaching brain.

    Huddlestone has a solid shot too. There are a few down sides to him as well, but nearly every player has them.

  • 12 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    laurent

    think he was saying we wanted them in the past, not saying he wants to bid in the summer

  • 13 cyprus // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Ed,
    “Curtis Good has been doping very well at Dundee United on loan”

    Excellent humour :)

  • 14 Ciaran // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Hold the press, the latest to come from the silver fox is that Newcastle United can no longer compete with HULL in the transfer market!

    Wonders never cease.

  • 15 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    The recent release of accounts has made the same trouble resurface for me and I wondered what others views are:
    I struggle to accept the £129M defined as a loan, if it can be identified as such then what did Ashley pay to become the owner of NUFC and how is that entitled? The ‘loan’ could be termed as additional investment that was required to make the club the profitable business it is now. By moving the loan internally there is no expenditure on interest, but if it were to be repaid the club would not be profitable and potentially be viewed as less successful. The only reason I can see for terming the additional investment as a loan is that it is a defined cost and is not subjected to interpretation like the value of the club itself.
    A difficulty arises for potential buyers faced with paying for the combined cost of i) the club assets, ii) the value attached to the business as a going concern and iii) the ‘loan’. The latter being far less attractive as it incorporates the costs accumulated by the present and last owners decision making. Perhaps this is why it is labelled erroneously as a ‘loan’ and has purposely remained to deter a change in ownership.
    The difficulty for fans is that the ‘loan’ has been accumulated on behalf of the club and if it were to be repaid there would be less money for potential transfers. However, as there has been no repayment or significant investment in the squad, the either or excuse does not apply. In exasperation I say, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!”

  • 16 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Now Newcastle United can’t compete with Hull City for players, Pardew just takes the mickey with his idiotic statements.

  • 17 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Past can be the future though, Transfer. They are still players who are available for transfer at any given window. If he was talking about Jurgen Klinsmann who has retired, then fair enough. He hasn’t. Both of those players are active, and under 30.

    That is most definitely making a public link to the player, whether of a previous admiration or subtle hint to the possibility future events (at this club or another).

    Pardew said before that he doesn’t speak of other players of other clubs. He’s done it a few times. Again, he lies, so that is nothing new. I’m just highlighting more of his little deceptions which some don’t realise.

    It was a fairly strong statement aimed at Blanc talking about Cabaye. Yet here he goes talking up two other players. He’s full of it all the time in his silky smooth snakes skin attire.

  • 18 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    No-one will ever see where the money went because it was never there in the first place. Figures come in figures go out massaged by the fat man’s chubby fingers .

  • 19 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Pardew still thinks he’s managing Charlton Athletic instead of Premier league Newcastle United the deluded cockney sparrow.

  • 20 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    laurent

    I don’t take it as such, he says he wanted them before, no mention of wanting (or not I accept) in the future.

    I think it’s safe to say they shouldn’t worry though as they are not injured long term, out of contract or French so they should be safe.

    I think it’s a totally different context to what blanc said, just my take though.

  • 21 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    the truth will out

    The accounts are certainly published to show Ashley in the best possible light and it hinders a true picture, as does accusations of criminality without supporting evidence.

  • 22 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    As long as the cretins on here make excuses for Ashley and his spin doctor Pardew its business as usual. The 15th richest man in the UK is raking it in and sending his mouth piece out to rub the supporters nose in it.

  • 23 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    No one will ever know. OK skinny slimy fingers on his yes mes

  • 24 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    It’s a reference to another player at a club which he would like. If he doesn’t speak of transfers at other clubs, he wouldn’t mention this with any need for the inclusion of player trading. He said he doesn’t speak of players from other clubs in that way. He has.

    As for him saying he would fit the way he plays… he’s absolutely deluded into thinking that he has another other than a containing and negative style. Unless of course he thinks he’d fit that well, with his long shots as the get out clause.

  • 25 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Laurent Robert 32

    I take it as a ‘profile’ description, if you remember last summer he was on about getting in British players with Premiership experience, or otherwise known in this context as a Huddlestone-esk type of player. As per usual tho, Pardew was ignored and was shown to be regarded as of little importance, having also just scrapped out of relegation.

  • 26 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    There is no accusations only poetic licence

  • 27 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    laurent

    It’s different though, he is saying he likes that player and was interested before, he isn’t saying he would look to buy him this summer or that he even is considering it.

    I doubt we’ll agree on this though so think it’s best to just agree to disagree to save people reading the same 2 comments all day :)

  • 28 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Laurent Robert 32

    The fact we are playing Hull this weekend means that Pardew is asked questions about their squad. I think it is his pitiful attempt at ‘mind games’ to soften up opposition players with platitudes in the hope they go easy on us, as they may think “oh he likes me” and trip over their own feet!!!

  • 29 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    70two

    lets hope the hull players don’t read this blog or you’ve just blown the plan…

  • 30 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    the truth will out

    Ha ha, I’ll have to use that one. I will tell my 7 yo that its ‘poetry’ when we are in the vicinity of industrial language!

  • 31 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Transfer Sage

    Damn, there I go foiling our great leaders well made plans.

  • 32 Belfast // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    He signed a permanent deal not a loan.

    Good player, who would have been a good signing.

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    …I thought it was poetic justice! ;)

  • 34 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    70two

    Do you have any idea how long pardew had been working on that plan? It goes back longer than his corner routine, just by one year mind, all the way to 1984. Inspired by the song ‘It’s a miracle’ by the culture club.

  • 35 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Pardew and Ashley are not winners
    “A winner does not want to finish fourth or sixth,top ten even he wants to finish first.”

  • 36 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Pardews just happy to finish.

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    …unless he would have lived up to his injury pron reputation!

  • 38 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Transfers in the summer
    what’s in the larder skinny mice

  • 39 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    The famous scout Carr will have a list of players no one’s heard of.

  • 40 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    mag

    isn’t that the point of a scout?

    Anyone can tell you messi, aguero, suarez, etc are good players.

  • 41 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Previous billboard Post
    why sell one or two at a time
    sell the lot and be done

  • 42 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    @40 to fill the squad with rubbish?

  • 43 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    mag

    the squad isn’t full of a rubbish though…mbiwa, debuchy, tiote, remy, sissoko, (cabaye til he left), gouffran….all good prem league level players.

    No scout gets everything right, look how many players ‘fail’ around other sides too.

  • 44 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    mag

    carr is just part of it, when he is limited to find players for a small amount of money what can he do? can’t pick the better ones then.

    And he’s just one scout, the manager wants proven prem league players but he isn’t allowed them as you need to pay.

  • 45 Ciaran // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Also, I hope it is not lost on people that at the last Fans Forum, the board claimed that our strength in the transfer market relates directly to matchday revenue – a simple scare tactic from the club to force wavering fans into renewing their season tickets and to keep trundling through the turnstiles at SJP.

    This completely undermines what the club has said before when they claimed that we could not make any signings due to our commercial revenue being weaker than other clubs – which, incidentally, is only the case because Ashley and his tacky sweatshop do not pay for advertising.

    The club are desperate for people to renew their season tickets, which is why they are scaremongering. Anyone who thinks that Ashley does not care if we boycott is deluding themselves.

    However, by all means, renew your season ticket, keep going to games if your justification is that you want to support the team – it is an admirable reason.

    However, do not do it and justify it by saying “The club won’t be able to sign players unless I renew my season ticket” – the club won’t sign the players we need regardless. Time to wake up and stop falling for their lies over and over again. We’re not stupid and gullible like the club think we are, so let’s stop acting like it.

  • 46 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    @43 you’ve just answered your own question,the players are all internationals so where’s all the decent young players Carr has scouted?

  • 47 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    ciaran

    that is a poor statement from the club, no doubt finances from tickets do come into it as over the season it’s close to 30mil from ticket revenue, which is still a big chunk, but agree even if some stay away they should be spending…they had close to 50,000 every game so far and failed to spend.

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    I second that notion Ruddy :D

    Harrumph!

  • 49 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Spot on ciaran a super analogy

  • 50 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    mag

    his job might be scouting first team players though, not kids….we simply don’t know what he is tasked with doing.

    Even though they are internationals, or all close to it, you still need to scout well to make sure there abilities and skills will fit in with the league and team.

  • 51 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    I don’t get the idea of everything would be a lot better with Pardew choosing his own players… Huddlestone, Long, anyone.

    At his previous clubs he has had more of a say and still got his sackings and record poor results. That won’t suddenly improve now he’s here and can choose his battering rams that run all day.

    He is very lucky that Graham Carr is getting the best he can find for some paltry budgets by Ashley.

    Good players can achieve a certain level at times just for being who they are. I.e. a level of individual ability which can dig the team out a result, when overall they don’t deserve it.

    Pardew wants the older ‘senior’ players because he can’t develop the young ones properly.

  • 52 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    laurent

    I think the key is balance, don’t let pardew pick everyone but let him have some he feels would help the team, let him fall on his own sword or kick him out…don’t do what we currently do and give him no say but keep him.

    Long is a good player I feel.

  • 53 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    70TWO, I’ve noticed the softening up technique a lot from him since he’s been here. Yet we still end up being hammered.

  • 54 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    So anyone with a free weekend in France could do the same job as Carr does watching established internationals and recommending them to Pardew.

  • 55 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    There is a compromise if it can be organised; do not take your seat until the players come out onto the pitch.

  • 56 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    mag

    Not exactly, still got to be able to assess the characteristics and ability of the player, but in general yes…there are thousands of people who scout for clubs in the prem league around local football leagues, especially juniors, it’s not a massively difficult skill.

    All I’m trying to say is that Carr, working within our budgets, seems to have good contacts to know about low priced players more so than a lot of clubs who pay big money for players who are no better.

  • 57 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Laurent Robert 32 @53

    It must be jealousy from our own players, or the continuous urge to wretch.

    Perhaps that is what Pardew is doing in his note book, drawing heats with initials and slipping them under the changing room door!

  • 58 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Even take your seat when the players leave the field

  • 59 toon22 // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    The only reason Mashley cares about the season ticket fiasco is because he has turned them into an asset.
    Bet it looks good on the balance sheet all those 10 year season tickets he robbed from trusting fans.

  • 60 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Transfer, he could have whoever he wants, but if he can’t make them a fluid, cohesive unit, then he’ll be found out through lack of goals and a clueless offensive plan.

    Teams need interlinking foundations and understanding. If I build a castle on quicksand, it will sink, no matter how strong the walls (players).

    The foundations are made from the manager and the coaches on the training pitch to make the players know what each other will do BEFORE the ball gets to them.

    They stand like statues on match-day because they obviously don’t work effectively to the required standard when practicing. The buck stops with the manager. Yet there’s Martinez, Rodgers and even Poyet (at the time the worst team in the league) all implementing a style and improvements in the team as a whole.

    Sign who you like, it makes little difference when the right foundations aren’t in place.

    Players like Remy and Cabaye with their individual capability get him out of jail after poor performances. That is not how good teams are built. It doesn’t matter which players are brought in. It just keeps silver tongue in a job for longer.

  • 61 toon22 // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Imho it starts before AP,with Mashley hes not interested in the same things the fans are.
    How can any manager ever turn it around with him as owner?

  • 62 catchy in norway // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Hayley

    once a tool always a tool, we know you carnt help it, you have a mental block when anyone tries to talk sense to you

    stats are there to be looked at, a tool (like you) to help explain something, it is now very clear to me that these words I write are complicated for you, your acting like a spotty school prefect trying to be teachers pet ( teacher is pardew) he tells you one thing and you follow his words to the letter,

    I am betting that you even believe pardew was after TH from hull..

    what a TOOL

  • 63 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    repost

    Mike Ashley could easily take out 20-25 Mill out of the club in the summer and could still leave the club a Transfer kitty of around 35 million.

    But I think that in previous seasons he would have been happy with that sum his GREED has increased and he would not let club achieve its true potential. Ever!

  • 64 toon22 // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    The only managers we could attract are similar to the last few we have had,damaged goods.

    Simple reason is any manager with ambition wouldnt touch us with a barge pole.

  • 65 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Yes we’ve seen Carr signings Marveuax £60k a week for what and the great Amilfatano missing in action.

  • 66 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    A few of Alan’s words on his notepad…

    ——
    * This must be what Jose does, so I’ll do it as well. It looks like I’m taking notes when really, I haven’t a clue. You’re looking good today, Alan. You are the best.

    * Freekick – aim for Williamson.

    * Corner – aim for Williamson

    * Defend – Hatem can score at the end. If not, scapegoat him in the press.

    * Defend – Hope Cabaye can score from a freekick or long shot.

    * Defend – Hope Remy can score from a loose ball or long shot.

    * Keep players back, no overlaps allowed in central areas.

    * Everyone stay in their areas of pitch, no covering.
    —-

  • 67 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    LR

    is there anything on Shola?

  • 68 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Laurent Robert 32 @60

    I think we would all agree.

  • 69 fray bentos // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Coming on here is like bathing with monkeys

  • 70 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    £200 he wont start sat

  • 71 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    the truth will out @58

    Your a bad’en!

  • 72 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    The whole setup reeks of cheap penny pinching, more league one than Premier league which suits Pardew.

  • 73 Transfer Sage // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    mag

    marv gets nowhere near 60k a week. And if he was, it’s not him making the contracts, that would be the idiots at the club.

    laurent

    Agree the manager sets them up, it’s a massive problem but if they don’t trust him to know what he needs they shouldn’t keep him in the job really.

    Some man utd player (possibly RVP) complained about moyes saying he doesn’t let the midfielders get beyond the ball, they have to stay behind it and as such are a poor threat…so it does show how big an impact setting a team up can have.

    It’s much more than formations that people sometimes seem to think.

  • 74 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    70 two what’s the point taking your seat just b4 kick off . Better still on tv games just go in well late show it on tv i bet we would miss nothing exiting

  • 75 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    exciting even

  • 76 wolfshead@toon // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    @60

    lol

  • 77 mag // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    60k a week due to his being a freebie!

  • 78 wolfshead@toon // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    sorry not 60 69 :-)

  • 79 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    HD

    I’ll have a look…

    Ah, another couple..
    ——-
    Shola, I love you. *hearts* *hearts* -note to self… must drop card in his locker after game-

    Defend – bypass midfield to Shola – hope for a fortunate knock down – hope for a long shot by Cabaye or Remy.
    ——-

  • 80 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Transfer, that’s very interesting about Van Persie saying that. Very unlike him to miss that good chance in Olympiakos as well. Week foot or not.

    Lack of chances in the final third puts more pressure on the striker throughout the game. Doubt, then becomes involved, as does fading of confidence and actual in game practicing and honing. All aspects to Cisse’s game which have degraded due to his misuse.

    The is a process involved for historically good players to then not perform as well.

  • 81 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    *weak

  • 82 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    the truth will out @74

    I made the same suggestion a while back but got shouted down by the ‘support the team, not the regime’ lot. But now we are not winning as much they are no so vocal.

    Same goes – each ticket holder could print an A2 piece of paper with a larger ‘$’ and hold it up instead of those supplied at the stadium for TV games. There are plenty of small but visible things people can do inside the stadium, but it is the extreme voices that turn people on to mute.

  • 83 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    a4 paper plane with an up yours would be good

  • 84 70TWO // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    the truth will out @83

    is that in my direction?

  • 85 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    A good read?
    http://www.thejournal.co.uk/sport/mark-douglas-could-newcastle-city-6757825?
    well i thought so

  • 86 the truth will out // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    ASHLEYS I GUESS

  • 87 Marty-Toon // Feb 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    The main words used by Pards are “we looked at Long for a period”
    Other clubs got the finger out and enquired and did something about it when they liked the player
    Our club diddles and daddles




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