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Newcastle Withdraw From Pierre-Michel Lasogga Chase

1:51 pm, Friday, June 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 101 Comments

If all this news coming in about Newcastle’s attempts to get our transfer targets to Tyneside are true – then things are not going very well for the Tyneside club this summer.

lasogga with manager

Pierre-Michel Lasogga - with Hertha Berlin manager Michael Preetz
Also at the table was Pierre’s mother Kerstin
, who acts as her son’s agent

And there’s news today in the German publication Bild, that Newcastle have withdrawn from the race to sign 22 year-old Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who had a great season on loan at Hamburg in the Bundesliga last season.

It’s hard to believe the news in Bild, that the German U21 International, when he returns from his 9 day vacation – is ready to make a choice between signing a new deal at his Berlin club, or signing full time at Hamburg, but the news being reported is he will stay in Germany.

There has to be some question about how accurate this Bild report is,  because the 22 year-old has been reported not only to want to play in England, but indications are that he is even keen to join Newcastle United.

This is what he said fairly recently:

“Since I started to play football, my dream has been to play in Premier League.”

His mother Kerstin acts as his agent, and it seems she was also keen to get her son playing the Premier League for next season – and of course he only had one year left on his contract at Hertha Berlin.

However there has reportedly been a secret four hour meeting between the player, his mother Kerstin and Hertha Berlin manager Michael Preetz, and the photo above was taken at the Hotel Maritim at the Dusseldorf Airport – and was supposed to be where the secret meeting took place.

It is thought that a new offer was given to the player from Hertha Berlin, to counter an offer that has already been made by the Hamburg club.

The news being reported in Germany today is that Newcastle have now lost interest in the striker, and if that’s the case, it may be related to the transfer fee on his head – and we know Newcastle don’t like spending big fees on any player these days.

And Mike Ashley doesn’t seem to like spending money in the transfer market – period, full stop – and we wish he would prove us wrong on that.

No wonder the transfer windows leave  Newcastle fans feeling so frustrated – and now we have big money to spend – but we are still acting like a club that’s very poor and have to watch every penny – which is anything but the truth these days.

We have a hard job believing this news in Germany is accurate.

We hope its not accurate because the 22 year-old would be a great signing for us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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101 responses so far ↓

  • 1 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    we are not going to sign any quality players because we are not ambitious enough

  • 2 jimmysmith // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    What do birds say when they fly over old beer bottle pockets place? “Cheap……cheap……..cheap”

  • 3 Wayayman // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Let’s see if things go very quiet on the transfer front once tomorrow’s season ticket deadline has passed. The club really do think us fans are all gullible idiots.

  • 4 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    It’s going to be a long window

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    For obvious reasons i want bony to stay with swans

  • 6 Toonfan8 // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    if 10M is big fee for 22y.o. striker, who scored 22 in 63 for Hertha and 13 in 22 for Hamburg…I have seen him a lot last season and he remind me Alan Shearer a lot, strong, clinical finish, good first touch…

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    i love the fact that gomis will come from a backup player if no one comes in to number one priority.

  • 8 Wayayman // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Just worked out that 50,000 season tickets at an average of £700 each is £35 million… Add that to the £80 million TV money and £20 mill from Cabaye’s sale, that’s £135 million per year to pay wages, the day to day running of the club and transfers.
    I haven’t taken into account any merchandise (as it all goes to MA Holdings and not NUFC) or the Sponsorship money as the Wonga cash probably goes to the same place too.
    Same with anything bought in SJP on matchdays, food and drink etc- all goes somewhere else, not into the club.

    Even with all of that take into account, £135 million seems like it’s plenty to run us much more successfully than we’re being run at the moment, wouldn’t you say?

  • 9 spitfire_ // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Wayayman

    Must say the fans are morons. After 7 ambitionless years there is still 50k+ at the stands. The ugly truth is that the fans deserve this misery.

  • 10 jimBOB // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    what I want to know is, how are the press privy to this sort of Info, this has all came about because a paper in Germany, probably as renowned as the Metro have written a story. the guy’s on his holiday and his mother has said no more talk about transfers until he returns. and its not even the 1st of July yet.

  • 11 Wayayman // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    So, looking into it, it seems last season (ie this time last year) we had a wage bill of £62 million. This season won’t have been much different (maybe less as we got rid of Cabaye in Jan) so that leaves £73 million left over for players including wages EACH FRIGGIN SEASON!!!

    And that’s breaking even, without taking into account the sponsorship from Wonga, the free advertising of SD at SJP and NO merchandise, shirts, pies,beer in the ground etc!!!

    Please tell me i’ve got my figures wrong?!?

    NEWCASTLE UNITED

    Accounts for the year to 30 June 2013

    Ownership: Mike Ashley owns Newcastle United via his company, MASH Holdings Limited.

    Turnover: 7th in league, £96m (up from £93m in 2012)

    Gate and matchday: £28m

    TV and broadcasting: £51m

    Commercial activities: £17m

    Wage bill: 11th highest, £62m (down from £64m in 2011)

    Wages as proportion of turnover: 65%

    Profit before tax: £10m (up from £1m in 2012)

    Net debt: £133m

    Interest payable: £0.07m

    Highest paid director: Unnamed, £177,000 (Derek Llambias was the managing director)

    The state it’s in: The year the Mike Ashley revival turned dour, Alan Pardew’s team finishing 16th, after the excitements of fifth in 2011-12. The same facts and figures can be viewed differently by fans: sound financial management, clearly a priority now, can look like lack of ambition if few players are signed. Ashley has invested significantly in a club previously in debt under owners who made personal fortunes selling to him. But in 2012-13 £11m went to reduce Ashley’s interest-free loans, to £129m, and his company, Sports Direct, pays nothing for ubiquitous advertising. This, and the Wonga sponsorship, is prompting Geordie disillusionment again.

  • 12 seasons // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    lets f\ce it people we get get gomis but there will be no several million pound signings and another season of mid table (if we lucky) no clue football from p45. i for one wont be watching any games since the world cups started and looks like out transfer business is done

  • 13 Wayayman // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Above info for last season from http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/01/premier-league-accounts-club-by-club-david-conn

    And that’s massively down on the current TV deal which is supposed to be now £83 million instead of £51 previously.

  • 14 Mister Tuff // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    It is going to be a long drawn out transfer window -especially if we a treated to jimmysmiths “jokes”.
    Jimmy -please desist -allow the likes of myself to inject humour onto the blog.

  • 15 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    as sagna is off to man city, i wonder if arsenal will come in for Debuchy

  • 16 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Mister Tuff

    i didn’t know you had a sense of humour

  • 17 Shaker // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Lacazette & Ings are better for Newcastle
    both of them would only cost less than £20M !!!
    is that too much to ask as a Newcastle fan ? :(

  • 18 Oldgit1 // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    @ Spitfire. That’s a bit harsh calling fans who are still living the dream “morons” that’s the problem we all live in hope that things will turn around, the going to the match and giving well earned cash to the Ashley does not bother the die hard fan and never will, they all live in the hope that this could be our season as we do every year.

    I know it never happens but the hope will always be there. Ashley has this club all sewn up, he has his own people in the top positions all being yes men, so he can’t go wrong. If anyone one criticises the club or him he bans them ie. Media, ex players, anyone he deems fit.

    This club is his plaything and is showing the way to other clubs and the stock market how to make a profit enhancing his reputation to fellow football club owners and his rich cronies.

    He has used the fair play financial restrictions as an excuse to not spending too much money, as if anyone including FIFA gives a flying fcuk as proven with PSG or Man city.

    I’m afraid Ashley has a stranglehold on our club and whatever we say against him goes in one ear and out of the other.

    No ambition.
    No cups
    Small squad less expenditure
    Poorly paid players
    Guaranteed 60 million profit every year.

    So spitfire, use your morons comments to those who deserve them, the hierarchy not the downtrodden supporters who clearly deserves better. Them who like me live in hope.

  • 19 belgrade fan // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    oldgit1

    They r morons. only morons cant see reality. and with that living in a hope they make damage bcs they support this reggime by attending SJP. but good things is it will be so easy to take money playing against us

  • 20 BuckLuck // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Hope is the only thing left. Ashley has ruined our previous good reputation. Newcastle United? No fcuking way. Newcastle Devided…

    I hope Ashley die very soon.

  • 21 Shaker // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    # Wayayman

    exactly like i count it !
    i did a similar math & i said on the Chronicle
    10 days ago that around £70M will enter Ashley’s pockets !

    __________________

    I like reading Newcastle’s fans comments LOL
    it’s so funny but very true .
    even though i am not English :D
    i am a Newcastle fan from Syria by the way .

  • 22 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Well I let my ST go, don’t go to games and don’t buy wonga shirts but I wouldn’t insult the fans that go to matches morons, they are true fans supporting their team, their money their choice. I just think they would serve the club better not buying match day pies, Or NUFC branded gear and team shirts especially from the hateful SD.

  • 23 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Oh and btw Ed, can you do an article when Mr T succeeds in his humour injection attempts?

    :D

  • 24 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Also the picture above could also be captioned ‘Also at the table was Pierre’s agent, Kerstin, who is also his mother’…. I think that holiday snap was off Tripadvisor and he’s just recommending the club sandwich.

  • 25 off the ball // Jun 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    old git

    I agree with of a lot of your comments but for supporters with long memories mckeag westwood and the like screwed the fans for years with no sense of ambition hall and shepherd showed ambition but near as damn bankrupted the club Ashley is a money maker and the bottom line is all about stability and profit. the currant mantra seems to be protect our premier status with a fixed business plan and the football comes second but unfortunately apart from the hall shepherd years( where millions were wasted on players boumsong owen kluivert ect on transfers and wages and they sold to Ashley and banked millions) no board has ever in the last fifty odd years shown any wish to kick our club on to the level that we feel this club should reach, One day Ashley will go God help us for what we get next

  • 26 Mister Tuff // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    welsh/tsunki – you get quality gags and sometimes amusing pictures – you’re getting this for free – elsewhere you’d have to pay.

  • 27 Mister Tuff // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    tsunki -tripadvisor/club sandwiches (ho ho ho -so side splitting -so funny NOT) – please no more – leave the gags to me.

  • 28 Tsunki // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Mr T I wasn’t trying to be funny. Apparently neither are you :)

  • 29 spitfire_ // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Oldgit1

    The truth hurts a lot, but that is the facts. You thing that it’s harsh to calls those fans “a morons” but at the same time for you it’s okay they and I quote you “live in hope”… what hope is that… 7 years now! And also it’s okay for you they I quote you again “giving well earned cash” to a pr!ck who doesn’t give a sh!t about them and their beloved team. So… if this is not a moronic behavior what is?

    “Support the team not the regime” by going at the SJP is one of the most stupidest thing what ever heard. If you refuse to buy merchandise and to go at the stadium and still support the club from your home or the pub… that’s fine. But with going at the stadium you show to the regime that you’re just fine with the current situation.

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Hmmm
    I sense a comedy battle of epic proportions brewing!

  • 31 Bambams // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    I suppose the only chink of light if we do not spend much money and Greedy Cashman takes the majority of it for his long awaited toy train set fund…is he will bugger of sooner rather than later.
    Mind you he will probably come up with a ground share with Newcastle Falcons and Sell SJP to Bellways …;-)

  • 32 Mister Tuff // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Hmmmmmm -comedy battle – right my first offering is :-
    Welshgeordie showing the girlfriend his hairdressing skills.

    http://www.drookitagain.co.uk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Sheep%20Shearing.jpg

  • 33 beermonkey // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    mister t

    this is funnier
    http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/3878405/sheep+shaggers

    also its a bit old starting on the welsh anything original

  • 34 Oldgit1 // Jun 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    @ spitfire I do not agree with the current regime, and yes we all know Ashley is taking the piss. However, there are thousands of die hard supporter who will attend matches and buy merchandise , not out of loyalty to the owner, it’s in there genes to love the club.. They are supporting the players.

    Ask yourself a question, why do you support the club? Is it because your father did and you followed suit. Is it a territorial thing, your birthright. We all have our own reasons.

    Thousands of supporters Boycotting the club won’t ever happen , doesn’t mean they are wrong or deserving to be called “morons” you are trying to change a tradition of these fellow supporters by calling them names , all it does is show you up . There are better ways of putting your case forward .

    If you read my past comments on this blog you will see that I have not renewed my season ticket or bought anything relating to the club, this is my own personal act of defiance of the heirerarchy . I wouldn’t expect other supporters to follow my stance or would I insult them.

    Here endeth the lesson according to st James

  • 35 Mister Tuff // Jun 13, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    beermonkey -nothing original at the moment -how about this -my second offering:-
    Welshgeordie and Tsunki were coming out of a pub in Wales one evening when Welsh spotted a sheep with its head stuck in the railings.
    “Look at that Tsunki, we cant miss a chance like that” says Welsh.
    So Welsh walks up behind the sheep, drops his trousers and does this business.
    Welsh then says “Okay Tsunki its your turn next”
    So Tsunki drops his trousers and stuck his head in the railings……

    A quality gag – a sidesplitter, even though I say it myself.

  • 36 spitfire_ // Jun 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Oldgit1

    If you CLOSELY read my first post at this topic, you can find out that I call “a morons” all who goes at the stadium… not all Newcastle’s fans. Difference! If this mantra “Well I didn’t support the regime, but I go at the stadium to support the team” works for you to sleep well… it’s fine by me. But I never will understand it. Because with your presents at the stadium you not only support the team (even that you obviously try to convinse yourself that it’s only this), you show to the owner that no matter what he’ll do, you will always be at the stadium. And when there is other 51 000 people with thinking like you, how you’ll expect something to change? Ashley abuse the fans almost every transfer window… he put his puppets at the club… didn’t invest… but hey… at least every home game will be sold out. Why Ashley will leave? The boycott at the stadium may not work out… but at least try it goddamn! What’s the point to be a “internet jedi”… to sit at the internet and to speak against the regime, but at the same time to gave them your money for merchandise and stuff? Not wise, mate… not wise.

    For me to gave my money (invest) to my football team (business), at the time when the whole clique who ran the club (business) is clueless, when they didn’t invest (spend my money) and didn’t give a sh!t about the fans it’s… well… you don’t like the word “morons” or “moronic”… so let’s be “not wise”.

  • 37 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    i see the welsh jokes are out this evening, well the same old jokes, and people on here moan about me repeating myself with the same things

    Sod it

  • 38 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    nice to see everybody’s happy on here today

    Dear me

  • 39 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    beermonkey and Mister Tuff

    Change the record springs to mind

  • 40 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Better practice those penalties

  • 41 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Would anyone else take Oribe Peralta to replace Shola as an experienced international striker ? .

  • 42 Average_Contents // Jun 13, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Mexico are ripping Cameroon to shreds but haven’t scored yet but we all know they’ll get hit with a sucker punch and that should of been a goal! The officials are having a shocker and it’s only 2 games in!

  • 43 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Did they find these officials hanging around outside the job centre or what ? .

    Shocking decisions and we are only two games in .

  • 44 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jun 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    anyone know what they ordered for lunch?

  • 45 Toon Tang // Jun 13, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Looking forward to Spain – Holland. Should be a Jimmy corker.

  • 46 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    @ tang

    I hope it lives up to the hype m8 .

    I hope Spain actually play with a striker (Costa) this time, as although I do like to see silky football in spells I hate being bored to death for 90 minutes .

  • 47 beermonkey // Jun 13, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Holland to win 2 1

  • 48 Toon Tang // Jun 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    BPC, aye 90mins of passing from one side of the back 4 to the other aint what we’re after eh. Is this the first time they’ve met since the final then? or did they play each other in euros?

    Ref will have to be on his game eh haha

  • 49 Thump // Jun 13, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Well. That was dull.

    Spain should hopefully be a bit more interesting.

  • 50 cyprus // Jun 13, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Bets going well: Brazil draw, Cameroun win…

    So ‘Holland win’ will continue in same spirit.

  • 51 JAMSHA // Jun 13, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    hope krul starts…. im gona watch just for krul… later il watch the big game ausi vs chil… hope ausi wins with the young blood

  • 52 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    How poor are Holland these days ? . They are only decent up front with RVP, Robben & Huntellar and none of those are spring chickens .

    If Van Gaal can pull a result of tonight then fair play against this Spanish team .

  • 53 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    That Spain team is SCARY! .

    Its them, Argentina or Germany that are winning the world cup IMO .

  • 54 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Nice game tonight.

  • 55 lesh // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    On thread and in particular Ashley’s seeming reluctance to spend any money.

    Maybe we should accept the fact that this is the way it is and that a good slice of profits are taken to pay off some of the money the club owes Ashley.

    If that happens,take hope that we’re seeing his exit strategy in action and that his debt will soon be cleared thus reducing the club’s asking price for a potential buyer.

    Two years more and we might just see an end to his stewardship.

    In the meantime, support the team and the manager as far as possible, for the more successful we are, the sooner he’s gone.

    Haway the laaaaads!

  • 56 north_country_boy // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    “Newcastle have lost interest….blah blah blah” – not the only ones!!! SNOOZE!

  • 57 Bambams // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Velcro boots needed for Robben…..

    Embarrassing !

  • 58 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Another strange pen… The refs got a bad start in this world cup.

  • 59 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Let’s hope the dutchs could keep hope, for they seem to have a real chance.

  • 60 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    In the other, Spain seem to perfectly control the situation. They don’t waste any energy.

  • 61 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    What a goal.

  • 62 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    What a goal ! .

  • 63 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Spanish defense was nowhere to be seen. Now, we will see if Spain is as good as it was in the past.

  • 64 Toon Tang // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    van pussy with the absolute beauty of a head eh. Well worked, I was waiting for the offside flag though tbh as the officials have been generally shite on offsides so far…

  • 65 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Ha ha, get in.

  • 66 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    It’s really interesting now.

  • 67 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    The way Diego Coasta choosed to play for Spain wa really disgusting, i can’t figure out why Delbosque think he need him…

  • 68 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Piqué is ridiculous on that goal.

  • 69 lochinvar // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Today’s business news … so now we know where the money is ….”High Street sports and leisure store Sports Direct have bidded for ownership of Cotswolds Outdoor. The brand, under Director Mike Ashley have offered to meet the £300m price for AS Adventure, Cotswold’s parent corporation, owned by Lion Capital”

  • 70 JAMSHA // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    lol the dutch are rapeing spain

  • 71 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Would have been the goal of the mundial…

  • 72 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Costa is a good player but my God is he a little bitch.

    The amount of times he needlesley gets into scuffles on the pitch makes him so unlikeable.

    Great game btw. This is what the world cup is all about :) .

  • 73 JAMSHA // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    costa to chelshit hahaha gona be a big flop like torres…. i gona laugh out loud wen that happns

  • 74 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Looooooool

  • 75 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Fair play to Van Gaal like he knows how to manage a football team.

    Holland could be the dark horses ? .

  • 76 MrToon // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Spain being taken apart buy the Dutch. imagine what what Australia will do to them
    :)

  • 77 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Netherland could be the dark horse. Otr maybe are we wiply witnessing the Twilight of this extraodinnary spanish generation.

    To early to say…

    Spain vs Chili will be a tremendous game.

  • 78 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Wow…

    Remind me what happened to France in 2002. Not good memories…

  • 79 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Ahah!

    The crowd (dutch people i guess) is ruthless with Spain!

  • 80 JAMSHA // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    rapedddddddddd

  • 81 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Tika Taka is dead :) .

    I hope the Dutch go all the way now like.

  • 82 niafron // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Bad for spanish goal difference…

  • 83 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Not many managers can play 5 at the back and win 5-1. Not to mention against the former world champions.

    Van Gaal’s got nothing on Pardew mind ;).

  • 84 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Holland are missing Strootman as well who is a fantastic player.

  • 85 Jail for Ashley // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Jamsha,
    We’ll put it down to translation but there are much less offensive terms to use !

  • 86 JAMSHA // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    OMFG ROBBEN BULLET HOLY

  • 87 JAMSHA // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    exicted for the nxt match ausi ausi ausi oi oi oi

  • 88 toonking // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    i decide to bet on who i think will be group winners and used England, Italy and Uruguay each on a different slip while the rest of the groups had the same team (no team from group C) . well i was still not going to get myself a win thanks to one of the teams i didn’t expect to let the cost me has cost me.

    i had brazil spain france argentina germany and belgium. the main concern was france yet it’s spain who do it.

  • 89 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Ashley go out and get Blind now .

  • 90 theartfuldodger // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Watching this game makes you think…Even if we get Grenier and Cabella…without good strikers we will be crap…and ofcourse our defence is leaky…

  • 91 Toon Tang // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    bpc, are ya having that son or what ? hahaha cracking game marra

  • 92 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    @ Tang

    This is what the world cup is all about m8, great stuff.

    Just ordered an indians for the next game as well. Doesn’t get much better ;) .

  • 93 Toon Tang // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Shoulda been 10 realistically. Lets see what the wizards can muster anyhows. Should be another good ‘en

  • 94 Toon Tang // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Haha good lad, I may indulge myself if theres any brass knocking about.

    Cant wait for tomoz now…

  • 95 Mister Tuff // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Report in the Chronicle -Dortmund may release Aubameyang -at a reduced price. If so we need to get him signed.

  • 96 Average_Contents // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Here’s the link for the chronicle story on PEA

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/718188044?-11058

    Nice win for the Dutch it’s just a shame timmy didn’t make the starting 11 never mind the bench

    I thought that kid was their third choice goalie and I’d take vlaar any day of the week

  • 97 Thump // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    @Mister Tuff: Oh Christ, I hope not. The Cabella/Gomis saga is more than enough for one window. I’m not sure how I feel about PEA Part Three.

  • 98 Graeme // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    NUFC Transfers are like watching Coronation street – it goes on forever, with little end result lol.

  • 99 welshgeordie9 // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    98Graeme

    Just like the moaning on this blog

    Ha ha ha

  • 100 MrToon // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    C’mon you Aussie battlers. Please don’t be as crap as I’m expecting.

  • 101 JAMSHA // Jun 13, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    australis defence is so weak… missn good




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