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Newcastle Look To Have More Loan Deals Next Season

9:23 am, Saturday, May 31st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 87 Comments

It’s very difficult for Newcastle’s younger players to improve their game by only playing in the Newcastle U21 (Reserve) side, and that has become obvious over the last season, where a few of Newcastle’s youngsters did well out on loan to other clubs.

Mehdi Abeid +Norwich+City+v+Panathinaikos+Pre+xh0b3J5SMyAl

Mehdi Abeid in action for Panathinaikos

In particular they were James Tavernier at Rotherham and Mehdi Abeid at Greek side Panathinaikos, but other players did not fare so well, and they included Shane Ferguson (Birmingham), Adam Campbell (St. Mirren) and Haris Vuckic (Rotherham).

And the Newcastle manager has told the Shields Gazette today that he plans to use more loan deals next season for our up and coming players:

“Certainly, some of our younger players need to get opportunities.” “We’ll still look to loan players out next year.”

It could even be that most of the younger players at the club are loaned out next season, and they could again include Tavernier, Vuckic, Ferguson, Abeid and Campbell.

And maybe one of those would be part of the first team squad at Newcastle – probably Mehdi Abeid who had an outstanding loan spell in Greece.

Other players who could be loaned out are said to include South Shields born center-back Remie Streete, who has just one year left on his contract at Newcastle, and has yet to prove he is capable of coming through into the Newcastle first team.

If we were to unload one of those younger players this summer (most are now in their early 20s), it could well be Shane Ferguson, who seemed to go backwards at Birmingham last season, and found it very difficult this year to even make the bench at the Championship club,  who survived relegation with a stoppage time goal in their very last league game.

And we could see some of our top youngsters like Olivier Kemen, Freddie Woodman, Lubo Satka and Kevin Mbabu – move on loan to lower league clubs – like Gateshead as one example – so they can get first team experience.

We think (hope) that local lad Adam Armstrong will be good enough to be in the first team squad at Newcastle next season.

Loan moves are really the only sure way to give the lads first team football,  and see how they react to being a first team player week in and week out at other clubs.

Sounds good to us.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth · Premier League



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87 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Slank // May 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    REPOST

    The main problem with the transfer policy is the scouting, specifically of foreign players.

    Foreign players will earn more and pay less tax playing for Newcastle United than almost anywhere in Europe. If players don’t make the grade at the club it is then quite difficult to offload them especially back to Europe as more often than not they will be seriously out of pocket.

    Buying world class foreign players (like Cabaye, Debuchy, Sissoko and Tiote) is not an issue as they don’t lose their transfer value because of their ability and international exposure. But fringe players like Marveaux, Oberton and to a certain extent MYM will never be paid as much in Europe as they do at the club.

    The scouting policy has to be more selective and concentrate on quality and not quantity and go for higher value targets. Fewer imports should be compensated by a greater number of British players coming through the ranks.

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    We will loose more money on the likes of Benny, Mbiwa, Marv, Obertan and so forth than it would cost to sack Pardew and his staf.

    …I don’t even have to study economics to figure that out ;)

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    …if money are so important to NuNuts why hasn’t he figured that out? He is penny pinching everything else ;)

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Well that’s a penny for my thoughts

  • 5 Slank // May 31, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    All premiership clubs loan out players. Younger players generally go to lower league clubs whereas established players often go to premiership clubs.

    However, very few of the many youngsters that are loaned out make it back to their home clubs and establish a career in the first team.

    I can only see James Tavernier and Mehdi Abeid making it at the club. Shane Ferguson, Adam Campbell and Haris Vuckic will not make it has they aren’t good enough for the Premier League.

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    It’s simple cost benefit

  • 7 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Those players cost about 15 mill between them and they should be able to get most of that back. Pardew is on a reported 1.5 mill a year with 6 years left so I don`t think your figures stack up..
    You can have loose change and loose women but you can`t loose money. You can lose it though.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    If Newcstle was a PLC the board would have sacked Pardew along time ago because the brand is hurting and we are not earning the potential profits whether its commercial revenue or player value!

  • 9 lesh // May 31, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    And meanwhile,Liverpool have increased their intial offer of £20m (Ashley, take note!)for Lallana to £25m.

    No pi$$Ing about there!

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    tequila isn’t Pardew on 500k a year? and he won’t get 6 years of pay we both know that.

    If think my math adds up very well mate!

  • 11 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Jesper MA is keeping Pardew because he is making money. 40 mill up in transfers since Pardew took over. Pardew is the perfect fit for MA.

  • 12 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    *I

  • 13 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Pardew was one 500 k till he got his extension. whether he would have to pay the full six years is not known but as he has hit his tarfets I doubt whether there is a get out clause for MA. We also both know he would get most of the money back on the players you mentioned plus big profits if Krul or Debuchy go. There may well be a good argument for replacing Pardew for football reasons but not because he is costing MA money

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    tequila…since he is not making money because of Pardew I fail to see your point in regards to what I said!

  • 15 jayphoto // May 31, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Pretty sure Pardew is on 800k per uear with bonuses that could take him up to 2.5m per year depending on where the club finishes

  • 16 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 31, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    The problem is clubs are in a catch 22 situation.
    Fans want the star signings – you just have to read the posts on this blog.
    Clubs are to frightened to play to many youngsters in case they get relegated so buy players to keep them up.
    And clubs trawl local football as well as abroad and sign anyone and everyone up that has a bit of talent incase they miss anyone – Just go to a local kids game .

    Slank has put his finger on the problem

  • 17 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    But Jeper he is 40 mill up on transfers since Pardew took over, of course he is making money. He has a compliant manager who will not rock the boat when MA cashes in on a player with an increased value.

  • 18 jayphoto // May 31, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Also regarding clauses, if ashley had wanted rid of him he had the perfect case of gross misconduct when pardew tried to headbutt Meyler! Unfortunately Pardews hitting targets! Just a shame hes overseen the decline of sone decent technical players

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    tequila…lets just wait and see what profit we make on any players this summer shall we? I know nothing of the kind of what you are referring to!

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Jayphoto…could you explain that one again?

    Pardew is on 800k per year with bonuses that could take him up to 2.5m per year! That’s a huge bonus ;)

  • 21 jayphoto // May 31, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Not sure we get top dollar for players either! Cabaye left for 16m rising to 19m based on PSG progress! I think thats a poor price for him! We let Ba have that ridiculous clause. Before that we gave Barton away, let nolan go for less than he was worth to the squad. Remember shay given going for 5m when he was the best keeper in the league. Milner for 12m when a year later he went for 25m.
    Our transfer policy is as badly run as our club, the only outgoing we got top dollar for was carroll

  • 22 jayphoto // May 31, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    @jesper – yea its Ashleys way! Massive bonuses for hitting targets but small badic wage! Its something put in place in all his stores too!
    Pardews bonus for 10th was 1m! Think he has to win the league to get the 2.5m :-)

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    tequila…I am still seeing your point. I still make my case it would be cheaper to sack Pardew. And it would be the sensible thing to do.

  • 24 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    The players we would make a profit on I would rather keep.
    However if Krul Debuchy Sissoko or Santon were to go do you think we would lose money or make a profit ?
    Every club wants to move players one that for one reason or another have not made the grade, Ober Marv yanga and HBA were peripheral figures last year. I don`t have an issue with letting any of then go . They cost 15 mill. Even if we only get 10 or 12 back it`. not a big loss. Replace and move on. To suggest we should replace Pardew because the value of a few players has dropped when he has made boatloads on other players makes no sense.

  • 25 ganiyu // May 31, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Newcastle need to at least sell or loan about 8 players if we are prepared to sign new players for next season. currently we have 33 players and 2 strikers ( Perez Diaz is an u-21and hence won’t count as a registered player in the 25 man list).

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    jayphoto…since bonuses won’t come to play should he be sacked and neither would he get a 6 years settlement then if Newcastle was a PLC any sane board would have sacked him.

    And if NoNuts really are penny pinching I don’t get why Pardew is still here cause he is basically loosing money by retaining him.

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    *still not seeing your point

  • 28 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    More supposed interest in Gomis! From NUFCfans.co.uk

    Newcastle have submitted an improved bid for French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to reports in France.

    The out-of-contract Lyon striker has been a long-term Newcastle target, but the move has so far failed to materialise due to wage demands and agent fees.

    Now, Newcastle have stepped up their efforts to sign Gomis, according to Mercato365.

    Meanwhile, Gomis’s agent, Willie McKay has said that up to five clubs want to sign his client – adding that he will go to a club which has held a ‘long-term’ interest in him. Mercato365 says QPR are now one of the five clubs.

    “The club who are really pushing for him have held a long-term interest in him and made a big bid for him before when at Lyon.”

    Although the Magpies have been interested in Gomis for a long time, McKay said that the club in question was ‘ambitious with an ambitious chairman’ – which seemingly rules Newcastle out.

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    tequila…I think we will loose money on Obertan, Benny and Mbiwa. And I think we would only get our money back on Santon and Debuchy. Sissoko and Krul has lost value which means NoNuts are loosing potential profits.

  • 30 sweendog // May 31, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Average that’s gotta be QPR .. No great shame but we do need 2 strikers .. And 2 creative midfielders .. It does sound like cabella for 7 mill is happening

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    I fail to understand how you cannot see this. But that’s your headache.

    Lets move on.

  • 32 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Santon Bebuchy and Krul cost 13 mill in total. We would get that just for Debuchy. There are profits in all three. Sissoko was only 2.5 mill . Do you really think he has lost value.?

  • 33 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    I thought that too mate even before the article mentioned them lol

  • 34 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Sweendog

    There are still local newspapers saying the deal is nearly done at 6-7m whereas their deputy chairman said they rejected that and want closer to 12m so I don’t know why they are reporting it today still

  • 35 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // May 31, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Faking amazing… looking fir loan players cause Ashley is a penny pinching prat. I am not understanding what the surprise is.

    We will not get any of these players thruthfully. And why must we we are a poor clib with a sh1t teputation now, nothing like it was couple of years ago.

  • 36 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    tequila…I don’t think your are reading what I am writing.

    Krul might not have cost us much back when he was 17, but he should be worth £15M at least. We might get £10M if we are really lucky. That’s more than £5M lost there. Sissoko cost ? (since the January transfer spend seems to change after who you ask) and we would probably get 7M for him. He should be worth more than £10M. We might value Debuchy at what you say, but it will only result in him staying until he can force a move and then we will probably only see the £6M we spend on him.

    Profits that are there/or should be there to make, which we don’t make are money lost. You should know that.

  • 37 sweendog // May 31, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Average conflicting news alright but we can’t have been so far apart after these negotiations .. I think this was to drum up interest ..sounds more ominous on Grenier though .. But I still think there is just as good or better out there

  • 38 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Simple math would suggest NoNuts would loose less/or gain more depending on how you see it by sacking Pardew.

    …so what’s keeping him? Maybe he just despise us more than he loves money. Would explain alot of his actions in the 7 years he has been here, cause I sure as hell can’t understand half of what he does.

  • 39 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Jesper, so we are not losing money just not making as much as you would like. Thanks for the clarification.
    Gorgonzola you may want to read the article before wading in. It`s about loaning players out not looking for loan players in

  • 40 JAMSHA // May 31, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    pardew needs to go on loan… mayb a league 2 club can take him

  • 41 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Maybe he has a cruel Masterplan and we will get to see it sooner rather than later!

  • 42 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    JAMSHA…I have suggested that before as well :D

  • 43 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    tequila…that actually means we are loosing money mate!

  • 44 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    If your stocks loose value you are loosing money!

  • 45 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Losing money ffs !!!
    If we sell a player at a profit we are not losing money, we may not be getting as mush as we would like but you can`t call it a loss. And seeing as how the balance sheet is looking very healthy especially compared to other clubs and we are 40 mill up in transfers since Pardew took over I fail to see what cost benefit MA would get by getting rid of a manager who is happy to work under those constraints.

  • 46 couchy-spennymoor-mags // May 31, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    All this talk and no action. Simply depressing so it is. I don’t post much on here but I read comments daily. Like a said earlier my local team spennymoor town are a team that are going forwards. We have just won promotion and the season before last we won the fa vase at wembley which was a massive day for our town. It only costs me a five to go and watch a team that has talented young players and also has a ambitious owner. I will go and watch every home game this season instead of watching my beloved nufc. I’m not saying I’m going to stop supporting nufc,but I can’t take no more of this current regime. From top to bottom it’s a shambles. Come and support spennymoor town!! We also sport the black and white stripes and play a lot more attractive football than than that idiot pardew serves us up.

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    It’s called theoretical values. Potential market prices, and thus to profit from price movement – stocks that are judged undervalued are bought, while stocks that are judged overvalued are sold, in the expectation that undervalued stocks will, on the whole, rise in value, while overvalued stocks will, on the whole, fall.

    Take your ffs somewhere else or wash your mouth. If you don’t get this fine. Then ffs move on!

  • 48 Rotonda heights // May 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Slank

    You pay a far heavier premium for English players so I’d say they were much more of a risk to shift if they don’t work out

  • 49 Rotonda heights // May 31, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Some people were saying Pardew gets a cut of any player sales. May explain a bit.

  • 50 Rotonda heights // May 31, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Jayphoto

    Pardew hit targets literally with Meyler !

  • 51 Jail for Ashley // May 31, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    jesper,
    I see a lot of your arguments these days are because you can’t understand other peoples points, are people really so bad at putting their views across or…
    An example being someone describing that wrestling guy as a pauper and you taking it literally, yes literally, do they have humour in Denmark or is it grammatically correct to put a winking smiley face so one can tell a joke from not.

  • 52 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Jesper that has nothing to do with football which whilst a business does not fit comfortably into any traditional business model. You mentioned that if Newcastle was a PLC. The PLC model does not work as shareholders are only interested in dividends and share price. A few football clubs were floated in the 90s but soon came back into private ownership. Newcastle are owned by an individual who is clearly happy to be part of the race but has no interest in winning it. Pardew is ticking all the boxes for him, buy cheap sell at a profit with no complaints from Pardew. He is a perfect compliant fit for MA. Why would he want a manager who is desperate to win and god forbid would actually want to buy a player for his value to the team rather than a asset with a potential sell on value. There are many legitamate reasons for wanting rid of Pardew, losing MA money is not one of them

  • 53 Rotonda heights // May 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Charlie

    If we had a half decent manager and coaches we could do a Southampton and develop more of our own.

    Pardew may have made money on some transfers (for himself personally too) but Ash must be concerned about the Bigirimanas, Abeid’s, Campbells etc who are not gaining in value and the shunned players whose value is also plummeting.

  • 54 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    RH, would love to see your evidence Pardew get a cut from transfers.

  • 55 Rotonda heights // May 31, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    I guess if NUFC have become so unattractive to watch, that could possibly impact on who Sky and BT sport opt to show more regularly.

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    J4A…great example and also an example that was never an argument. It was a question since some words are not the same in English and Danish and even when wording are alike the meaning can be different.

    So when we you are dealing with different nationalities something can get lost in translation. But I would happily do this in Danish with you?

  • 57 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    J4A…you might have a point there cause I am not sure I always to understand you (or some others on here – usually the same bunch)

    …maybe that’s on my part partly!

  • 58 Rotonda heights // May 31, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Tequila

    I’m pretty sure I don’t recall saying I had evidence? I said it was stated on here by a couple of people a while back who claimed it was regular practice for managers. I myself asked for further details which were not forthcoming.

  • 59 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    tequila…to quote J4A (though he was referring to me), maybe you just don’t understand my point?

  • 60 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    RH, I think you may be waiting a while, I researched into this story and found nothing at all from any sources.

  • 61 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Jesper, I understand your point perfectly Jesper.I just think it`s wrong.

  • 62 Ketsbaia9 // May 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    If we get Grenier and Cabella signed up before the world cup, we’ll just need 1 midfielder, 2 centre backs and 4 strikers.

  • 63 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    tequila…we could have stopped it along time ago then mate. We don’t have to agree. A “I see your point, but disagree” would have suffice!

  • 64 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Kets, for once we actually do need a huge list of players. Get cracking on your lists. Don`t forget Weirdalder.

  • 65 tequilamag // May 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Anyway, I am out of here, remember only 6 more years to go for Pardew. Onwards and upwards….

  • 66 Ketsbaia9 // May 31, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    I’d take Adam Johnson for £5m. The only other English player I’d be interested in would be Nathan Redmond and maybe Micah Richards if Debuchy leaves.

  • 67 beermonkey // May 31, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Rh

    harry rednapp was getting a % of profit on players when he was at Portsmouth it came out in his court case

    I think it was standard practice years ago but I don’t think it goes on much if at all now

    its not actually a bad idea to do it specialy where we are with bringing players through
    but only if you give the manager the right staff to aid doing it

  • 68 Average_Contents // May 31, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Hmmmmm, maybe all’s not dead with the ginger ninja after all

    Seems to suggest he’s signed a contract!

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/715790434?-11058

  • 69 jayphoto // May 31, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    @jesper – sissoko cost 2m because of a clause!
    Be surprised if Pardew gets a percentage of any players sold! Don’t think Ashley really needed to add too many incentives to get Pardew to sign, and i doubt ashley cares what pardew thinks of selling players! The reason he doesn’t pipe up is that this is the biggest club he’ll ever manage with the most exposure and his ego loves the limelight

  • 70 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 31, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Seems like West Ham have backed out of signing Colback because of some clause between the Mackems and the TOON

  • 71 Ketsbaia9 // May 31, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Colback is poor. He’s never played for England.

  • 72 beermonkey // May 31, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    AC

    it does read that he has signed a contract pos with us

    but why do we need another dm for we have 3-4
    plus he has played santon there and mbiwa
    maybe he is going for another record how many defence minded players can you get on the pitch and still claim to play attacking football

  • 73 Belfast // May 31, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    How would there be a clause between us and the mackems, when he’s a free agent ?

  • 74 Belfast // May 31, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    I think he would be a decent signing tbh

    Probably improve playing in a team that’s not awful 95% of the time lol

  • 75 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 31, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Belfast
    See link to website:
    http://www.claretandhugh.info/irons-hit-by-newcastle-colback-lockdown/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=irons-hit-by-newcastle-colback-lockdown

    Rotondo
    Agree with a lot you say – I think a lot of it has to come down to the back room staff – all Geordies – would be nice to have a couple of the back room staff from the continent with new ideas.

    Got to Go playing cricket at Prudhoe HO! HO! HO!

  • 76 LEROI // May 31, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Is there not an app that messages you to let you know when the toon has definitely bought or sold a player?because I’m already sick and tired of papers lying and newcastles officials p**$ing around offering derisory fees for players . before anyone chimes in with “well if you’re so sick then don’t come on here and read it blah blah blah” i wouldn’t if there was an app. then again i might because i have an nufcblog.com addiction

  • 77 jimmysmith // May 31, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Not sure what’s more galling, the smiley/ winking face or the constant use of “mate” to end with a derogatory and patronizing flourish.

    Ed, if you were gonna ban anything, then ban the rank rotten f@ck out of those two bastards!

  • 78 Ian Toon // May 31, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Jesper- Having read your exchange with a very patient Teguila I thought that I probably needed to clarify one of the last posts I sent to you just in case you didn’t understand it.

    When I suggested that you were being deliberately obtuse I was not implying that I thought you were an angle of more than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees.
    I hope you are fully recovered and have reverted to type we I get back.

  • 79 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Jayphoto…I would be surprised if Pardew got any cut what so ever. Seems like he is just thrilled to be in a job ;)

    …it’s NoNuts I don’t get. I get he likes a manager who toes the party line, but he is also a business man who penny pinch every single penny (or potential penny)

  • 80 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Ian…hehe!

    okay…a patient tequila. Guess this one is on me!

    So you don’t think I am a complementary angle or what? (many this is why I don’t understand some peoples points on here)

  • 81 toonluvva // May 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Just a quick thought on P45due’s bonus.

    I expect that it will hinge on us finishing somewhere between 8th & 14th. No way will Mr Ashley want to finish higher and be back in europe, neither will he want to involved in another relegation scrap where he might have to open his purse to bring in more players.

    As for the on loan players, music to Mr Ashleys ears. They are the closest he can get to his beloved zero hour contracts. I don’t want to get into a debate about politics on the blog, but I’m curious about how Sports Direct will fare if another party wins the election in 2015 having promised to reform the zero hour contracts situation. One to watch methinks.

  • 82 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // May 31, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    But please clarify when ever you have the time!

  • 83 Jail for Ashley // May 31, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Jimmysmith,
    Top rant !

  • 84 headtheball // May 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Jimmy

    You’ve killed the blog.

  • 85 Graeme // May 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    See we are now being linked with Bendtner – as long as he is prepared to take a cut in pay from £52k per week to £40k per week!!!

    He’s on a “Free” next month, so maybe we cant afford that much!! Hey ho.

  • 86 Go toon gooooo // May 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Mehdi Abeid is 1000 times better than championship players Anita and Williamson.And there is no place here for him.Ben Arfa and Marveaux probably the same problem.Ashley has some faults BUT Parde is immediately for sale.

  • 87 Rotonda heights // May 31, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    teququla

    That’s 10 mins you’ll never get back




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