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The Key Ingredient For Newcastle Is Optimism – Pardew

4:50 pm, Friday, June 20th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 149 Comments

You cannot really accuse Newcastle fans of being optimistic at the moment, with the club seemingly struggling to bring any one of their top targets to the club, as we continually under-bid for players.

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Alan Pardew – still expects the team to be stronger

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants new players brought in and Lee Charnley, Graham Carr and the manager himself have to somehow get some of our top targets through the door fairly soon.

It doesn’t look like we have much chance of getting German striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga through the door now, as he has chosen to join Hamburg.

Although there’s a somewhat positive article in the Chronicle today – but the message there is if Hamburg implode – there seems some potential disagreements between a major investor and the General Manager  at Hamburg – then we may still have a chance to sign him.

We don’t see that as particularly positive news on the Newcastle front.

And it seems our efforts to get Remy Cabella have yet to drag on a few more weeks, and we have no idea if we can get him to the club.

Bigger clubs than Newcastle are reported to be after another one of our midfield targets, Clement Grenier, so that will rule Newcastle out, if indeed clubs top clubs like Arsenal are genuinely interested in taking the French play-maker.

This is some of what Alan Pardew said yesterday in the local press and he at least seems to think we’ll have a stronger team next season:

¨I’m expecting the team to be much stronger.”  “That will give our fans encouragement and optimism as it all became very negative towards the end.¨

“The key ingredient is optimism and that’s something we need to give back to our fans.”

There will be optimism among the fans if, and only if, we get some very good players into the club this summer, but if we continue to go after good players with measly and derisory bids, that may not happen.

And if that turns out to be the case, then the current displeasure among fans will only continue, and it could even grow worse.

That’s the truth.

Comments welcome.



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



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149 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    No it’s not
    Quality, strength in depth, leadership, solid tactically, smarter coaching

    All of these are key to success

    Not blind f**king faith and pretending everything is hunky dory

  • 2 oldbobaycliffe // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    tds- thats the best summing up of nufc management i have heard by that i mean the last sentence i can only dream about the rest of your post.

  • 3 lochinvar // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    The key ingredient is not blind optimism. The key ingredients are new quality signings, players who understand the passion of playing for the toon, a change in coaching staff, less drivel from management and the return of ambition. Winners play only to win, not to be second, not to be top six, not to be top ten, not to survive. Why is that so hard for Ashley, Pardew and Carver to understand. I used to play for the toon when I was six and we beat Brazil 38-37 after penalties – because I was always going to win ! I don’t go to watch maybes I go to watch graft, skill and determination. I can take a loss but look to win. I can’t tolerate the platitudes Pardew dribbles out of his mouth. Please resume normal service.

  • 4 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Tuffers
    The same person who thinks Forster is a crap keeper, And SDJ wont cut it at Nufc!!
    —– out

  • 5 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    jazzyp – I was just wondering about Aubameyang – the blokes a natural, confident, fast -brags he can beat Bolt over -what was it 30 metres or similar – if I ever saw a natural footballer it’s him.

  • 6 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Stronger???? On the basis of what? Filling the gullible with delusions of grandeur.

    He’s talking nonsense again. There’s no Remy to get him out of the mess this time nor has he suddenly realised how to manage properly.

  • 7 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Betty, from your earlier post, thanks for sharing the info.

    I hope he does leave and takes Slimer the wooden puppet with him.

  • 8 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Optimism? Didn’t we try that once? We even firmed a community with plumbing, a school and even a military presence. I’m sure I remember it was all the rage once. Like mudflaps, they used to be a big thing and now look at them. Nobody says a word about them do they?

  • 9 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Mr T – would that be…… PEA You are talking about? Ha ha you don’t think using his surname instead of the acronym will stop Ed doing another article on him do you? :)

  • 10 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Tsunki – as long as it’s an article saying we are after him -although that is probably wishful thinking now.

  • 11 ToonMatt // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    The puppet has spoken!!!

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    the triumph of hope over experience!!

    No been there, done that, not any more.

    This is a guy who has had 2 desperately poor seasons running offering us what if anything different ?

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Really can’t see this Italy game going our way here like!

  • 14 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Penalty all day .

  • 15 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Talk about karma .

  • 16 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    I’m not even giving England’s mathematical chances a thought. Just hired scooters for the day with the lads and had a hilarious tour of lanzarote Inc dirt track experience (unscheduled) on a very hot and very windy day. Just being still alive is enough for me today :D

  • 17 Toon Tang // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    …and does anyone actually believe we can beat Costa in the last game? hahahahaha

  • 18 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Sh1t………

  • 19 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    What does Greg Dyke know about football?

  • 20 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Referee had a complete mare there, stonewall pen.

  • 21 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    I love how some people think Ballotelli is world class . Same with Rooney .

  • 22 toonicle // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Spend 10 Mil on a proven goal scorer or a creative Winger without moaning! That’d give us some fookin optimism.

  • 23 toonicle // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Spend 10 Mil on a proven goal scorer and we might just have some reason for optimism, not a 20 year old striker from Spain’s second division.

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Hodgson not to be sacked

    Seriously supporting England seems to be depressingly identical to bloody supporting Newcastle!!!

  • 25 lesh // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Blackley, Greg Dyke probably knows more about football than our illustrious owner, that’s for sure.

    As far as getting players in, we might stand a chance if our senior management, supposed leaders Lee Charnley, Graham Carr and the manager himself got Ashley into a locked room with Ashkey and tried to drum some sense into him, convince him of the realities of the modern game, realistic prices and wages. They should try to get it through his stubborn thick skull that you can’t buy quality at Sports Direct prices and not let him out till he recognised that he is at the root of our problems.

  • 26 damma99 // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Well pay the bloody going rate for the players then I might feel optimistic for the season you muppets.

  • 27 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Lesh
    I highly doubt Charnley has the bottle to rock the boat with mashers, I’d imagine he got his strange promotion through brown nosing and towing the party line

  • 28 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Does my head in when I see teams like Costa Rica & Chile who supposedly have “worse teams” yet chase every ball and play much better football than England .

    I think its either :

    a) The manager wants us to play in a certain way and it doesn’t suit the players. Look at what Rodgers does with Liverpool . Gets them to attack at 100mph from the kick off and blow teams away . Which England could do as they have Sturridge, Sterling, Henderson & Gerrard .

    b) The players just aren’t that great in reality and we the fans (and players) believe it and they think they can just turn up and win .

    c) Pressure . English players look deadly for their clubs but on the worlds biggest stage they look average at best . Could be worth getting a psychologist in to help with that .

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Italy are really a strange team…strike that – this group is strange!

    Pardew: Optimism my ass!

  • 30 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    if Italy lose tonight will england go out

  • 31 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Good evening Jail for Ashley if you are on thanks for the compliment this morning

  • 32 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Robbie Savage is doing my swede in
    Why the hell would anyone pay this idiot money to talk the sh1t that pours out of him

  • 33 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Looks like Sissoko might be starting for France. If Cabs starts we might see he’s worth a bit more than £20 million.

  • 34 Toon Tang // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Jesus Christ man italy are frigging shite, just goes to show how bad we must be eh.

    What an utter bollock

  • 35 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    it’s a pity wales wasn’t there

  • 36 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Oh well back to the drawing board

    Again

  • 37 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Couldn’t see England beating costa rica if they needed too tbh

  • 38 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    you have just got to love Robbie Savage what a legend

    Well he is welsh

  • 39 bobby mango // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Pardew said it – they need to give us something to be optimistic about.

    I’ve been pretty far from optimistic for the past 5 years. The only glimmer was getting 5th… then we failed on build on it.

    Between supporting Newcastle and England I know nothing but utter misery from football. I wish I could take a pill to stop me having interest in it. Sadly I can’t.

  • 40 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Very impressed with Costa Rica
    , deserve to go through

  • 41 Marty-Toon // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Just as Ed said,there won’t be any optimism from the fans unless there’ll be new names of a certain caliber through the door.
    I for one am not optimistic of that happening.
    Think the season ahead is gonna be a total joke.

  • 42 Marty-Toon // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Maybe Graham Carr should be traveling to Costa Rica on scouting trips?
    Good stamina,good fight,good ball control

  • 43 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Ah well.

    Re release 3 lions on the shirt in 2016, 50 years of hurt.

    Bring back Badiel and Skinner.
    Sounds like a plan :-)

  • 44 ochytoon // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    In my humble opinion, it is not so much the players at fault for England’s failings at this World Cup as it is Roy Hodgson’s. Granted Gerrard has been awful (made to look decent this season at Liverpool from penalties and corners) but Hodgson’s decision to play two in midfield against a technically superior midfield in Italy, and a more physcial midfield in Uruguay was downright foolish.

    The problem with English football is that dinosaurs are still in control of the game. I can think of two young British managers who you can argue have been success in recent memory, one of whom is in the Championship. Academies shun technical youth players in favour of the big strong lads like Andy Carroll. Football has changed since the 1980′s yet for some reason we’re still trying to develop players as if that’s the style of football the world still plays. The FA needs restructuring from the ground up, Hodgson needs to go, and the likes of Gerrard, Welbeck, Johnson, Baines and Henderson should never pull on an England shirt again.

  • 45 Toon Tang // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Italy are shite, England are shite, I’m now supporting Chile for the duration of their stay in the tourney.

    Im now off to dust my balls. Night all

  • 46 ochytoon // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Scrap the vast majority of those who were in the 23 man squad. Start playing the youth from now.

  • 47 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Apparently the fa have come out and said he’s staying lol

    Strange timing

  • 48 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    http://youtu.be/EMWOck-MgMM

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Belfast…when the FA gets tired Hodgson they can always get Pardew ;)

  • 50 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Ochytoon
    Greed from the big wigs in the PL has been England’s decline. Imo we should go back to restricting foreign imports and limit every team to 3-4 non English players and the rest be british origin.
    Never going to happen as the Premiership is more important to the FA than the English national team. A sad state of affairs for the future of the English game im afraid

  • 51 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Good idea Jesper

    Pardew for England yay

  • 52 DokToon // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    defintions of optimism:

    ashley.. ” we are in the prem, no threat of relegation, and my wallet is getting fatter”

    pardew…”we have a great club, and are shooting for top ten, which is a lofty goal by my standards”

    nufc supporters… ”at least we cant go down TWO tiers this season”

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    1Jail for Ashley // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    The last thing I needed this morning was to read the comments of a stupid Welsh troll with learning difficulties and a mental age of around twelve, why some of you give him the time of day is beyond me.

    i love it

    Ha ha ha

  • 54 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Belfast…it’s a win for everyone ;)

  • 55 ochytoon // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    jazzyp
    That’s true. Chelsea are single-handedly ruining the careers of both British and foriegn youth players. I believe that when a young player is signed for a certain amount, that team should be forced to field them for a certain amount of games a season. Chelsea and City buy up all the young talent to prevent others from developing them. It’s disgusting.

  • 56 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    That was funny apart from the learning difficulties and the mental age of 12, I haven’t got learning difficulties, but there are loads of people out there who have which you have just offended, so well done.

  • 57 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Ochytoon
    Look at Rodwell at city for example………looked a massive talent and as of yet has had his career ruined by moving to citeh.
    There’s always one or two young lads come through every season like your Ross barkley’s or sterlings, But its not enough to progress the national team.
    Dyke thinks we will bi with a shout for the 2022 world cup, But if the PL carries on in the same vain then even qualifying will be a huge task.

  • 58 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Should be looking at Costa Rica for our options…

    am I talking about Bryan Ruiz who’s playing for the regulated Fulham?

  • 59 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Not the Bryan Ruiz who we had a private helicopter awaiting to bring him to SJP by any chance !!

  • 60 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Bryan Ruiz eh .

    That name brings back painful transfer deadline day memories :( .

  • 61 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    BPC
    Yet another forward we failed to get over the line lol

  • 62 Markaccus // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Cant believe people are calling for hodgesons head. He is the only one we have had in ages who isnt scared of the media, and is experimenting. In two years time, if he is still in charge, these inexperienced kids he has taken to brazil should have grown into street wise players with the pace and skill English football is crying out for.We were not expected to get out of the group, and we have lost two games due to being caught out by more experienced players (plus our defence is crap, but due to the available personel, not the manager)

  • 63 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    At some point Ed is going to resurrect that name and write articles about that person, like Laggosa and Gomis.

  • 64 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Should have brought Mike Williams to Brazil.

  • 65 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    sorry, Williamson

  • 66 Markaccus // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Still think Bryan Ruiz would not have been a good signing for us.

  • 67 Markaccus // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Pizzacato

    I agree on willo. he couldnt have been worse than Jagielka. :D

  • 68 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Markaccus
    Agree mate but would have still been better than strolla.
    Cant blame anything on Woy the boy, He was on a hiding to nothing in this world cup no matter what players he used. Your only as good as the players you have available at your disposal. And unfortunately our defence was found wanting big time.

  • 69 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Markaccus how are you this evening

  • 70 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Where the hell are our signings

  • 71 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Jesus France are playing well

  • 72 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Wish Percy would give Debs the freedom to run up and down that wing like he does for France.

  • 73 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Welsh god knows seems like FCB is being a tight pillock as usual

  • 74 Markaccus // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Jazzy

    exactly. Any deffence that boasts Glen Johnson as first choice RB is doomed imo

    Welsh

    to answer your questions in order….

    i am fine thanks

    I dont know.

  • 75 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Didn’t somebody on here say Perez will replace remy and colback will replace cabaye, i think they are going to be right.

    It’s going to be a very long, boring and annoying transfer window

  • 76 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Markaccus

    Sorry about that i got carried away

    Ha ha ha

  • 77 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Debuchy has slated Pardew before for not letting him be as offensive as he is for France .Deschamps also plays Sissoko centrally .

    Pardew hasn’t got a clue .

  • 78 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    If Cabella dosnt play which it looks like he isn’t at the moment surely we can get him in, is value is hardly going to go up is it.

  • 79 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    We should be able to get Bryan Ruiz on the cheap since Fulham were relegated

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Christ what a match it could have easily been 2-2

  • 81 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Djouru is a shocking footballer .

  • 82 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Cabaye what a miss ! .

  • 83 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Dreamboat a mere mortal after all

  • 84 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Blaise Matuidi looks a right player

  • 85 Markaccus // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Cabs could have tapped that in with his c0ck. He fidnt need to volley it like that

  • 86 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    French looking good .

    I’m supporting them and Chile now .

  • 87 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    I’m supporting Holland

  • 88 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Game over……..The Germans for me !!

  • 89 Tayls // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Notice French players are from Newcastle and how well they are doing as a team and England are from Liverpool and are doing so poorley. Shows you how effective a good manager is.

  • 90 jazzyp // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    ALAN Pardew is adamant that Newcastle United are ‘in the loop’ – and ready to step up their transfer business.

    The club is looking to sign two strikers this summer.

    Newcastle need to replace former loanee Loic Remy and stalwart Shola Ameobi, who has been released.

    But United manager Pardew doesn’t expect there to be much movement during the World Cup.

    The club looks to have missed out on Hertha Berlin’s Pierre-Michael Lasogga, who is close to Hamburg.

    However, Pardew isn’t unduly concerned, with Newcastle having already made progress by signing midfielder Jack Colback from Sunderland and promising forward Ayoze Perez from Tenerife.

    And he is confident the club will be in the thick of it when the transfer markets starts to move next month.

    “The key signings, the strikers, are obviously the toughest ones to get over the line,” said Pardew.

    “They kind of hedge their bets a little bit and we have got a little bit of that going on.

    “They will all start securing up when pre-season is back in swing and they are focused on clubs.

    “That’s when we start to see real activity.”

    “We’re doing everything we can at the moment to be in the loop with the ones that we want to be in the loop with,” Pardew said.

    “Hopefully, we will get the signings we want.”

    Why don’t I believe anything that comes out of his mouth ??

  • 91 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Yohan Kebab is trending on twitter FFS :) .

    Just when I thought I had gotten over the disaster that was Joe Kinnear .

  • 92 thai-mag // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    “I’m expecting the team to be much stronger”What planet is Pardew on, the way France are playing we will be 2 more players down by the end of the world cup but with not one replacement in sight,

  • 93 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    That through Ball….

  • 94 Fostino // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    debucjy and valbeuna look good linking up on the wing….where we linked with him..might tempt him with the money were offering for cabbala coz he’s older

  • 95 Fostino // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    sissoko being quiet..where on earth is his best position i what i want to know…pretty sure its not the right wing tho

  • 96 Fostino // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    cabaye playing brilliantly ….great player..what a loss

  • 97 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    MOUSSSAAAA ! .

  • 98 Tayls // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    TOONTOON

  • 99 geordie157 // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Wow, sissoko!

  • 100 Fostino // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    debuchy

    sissoko

    valbeuna (or cabella)

    this triangle looks very tasty

  • 101 geordie157 // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Would pay good money to watch football like this, I know the Swiss have two dodgy centre backs but the French are playing as a team and tactically it’s been a master class by deschamps.

  • 102 lesh // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    ‘I’m expecting the team to be much stronger’ says Mr Pardew

    Another of his ambiguous statements.

    Stronger? In what way? Is he set to introduce a weight-training regime so our players can all look like Sylvester Stillon, be power-lifters?

    Or is he hoping that the New Zealand trip’ll produce a squad of strongly bonded players? Not up to winning games but nevertheless, bonded!

    Could he be hoping that a very weak squad will be so mentally strong, always positive, optimistic when losing game after game, smiling, whistleing happy tunes, singing ‘Always Look On The Bright Side’?

    Such spirit and SJP’ll be full of Geordies jollying their idols along, 0-6 down yet still showing pluck, determination, the will to win we love to see.

    Well done that man Pardew, never say die, no matter what.

  • 103 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Great goal Moussa lad!!!

  • 104 Fostino // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    debuchy caulker colo haidira
    …..sissoko ……. tiote
    …. …..gernier
    valbeuna ……………santon
    remy

  • 105 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Get Deschamps to be next toon manager

  • 106 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Where’s Moussa playing tonight?

  • 107 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    The sad thing is that we could have replaced Cabaye with Valbuena and had money spare for Grenier or Cabella .

    If only we had an ambitious owner :( .

  • 108 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Did yous lot hear that about cabs then? What swanny said, cabs just laughed and said I miss them too…. Awwwwww that’s sweet isn’t it!

  • 109 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Wtf is going on lol

  • 110 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Benzema gutted :) .

  • 111 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Refs a knobhead for stopping it their like they usually wait till nowts happening

    Cracking finish that though and who was saying France would be better without that carthorse benzema the other day

    I suggest you do as Mister Tuff has suggested to other posters and take up another sport!

  • 112 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Refs a kunt for stopping it their like they usually wait till nowts happening

    Cracking finish that though and who was saying France would be better without that carthorse benzema the other day

    I suggest you do as Mister Tuff has suggested to other posters and take up another sport!

  • 113 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    If we had showed soe true/real ambition cabs might have stayed. With him, Debs and Debuchy getting WC exposure -what a magnet it woud have to get quality players in. -now we’ve only got Percy te.ling tall stories about ambition. All missed opportunities.

  • 114 beermonkey // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    had to go out for dinner with the inlaws

    is sissoko in the middle I see he scored but hows his general play been

  • 115 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    That was good to see, chiles getting put in his place after trying to crack one of his shite attempts at a joke directed towards martin O’Neil! Fcuking weird kunt

    I wonder if he’s related to a certain someone off here

  • 116 Rotonda heights // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Breaks my heart watching France and thinking what might have been.

    I don’t think buying French was a bad model to follow at all but with so many French players we had to have a French manager who played attacking football and so many were available and we blew them off. No brainer and now we’re paying the price.

  • 117 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Average_Contents

    Now now don’t be like that

  • 118 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Sound familiar? The head honcho of the stock exchange criticising Ashley and SD!

    Trying to allocate shares to himself and other unknown employees of SD (who probably don’t exist and are infact made up) obviously my opinion!

    Pomroy said: “Our members are concerned about the significant lack of detail being provided about the arrangements of this scheme and the absence of substantive consultation with shareholders is particularly frustrating. As a public company, it is imperative that the whole board begins to recognise the obligations it has and, in turn, endeavours to better engage with and listen to its investors.”

  • 119 Macas // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Big Pappa Cisse
    Debuchy is a defender not a winger, maybe it’s certain fans who don’t have a clue?
    And Debuchy wasn’t actually slagging Pardew off, and was only talking about when he first came to the club, when we were in a relgation scrap and he was getting used to the league.
    As for Sissoko, most of his best moments seem to come from out wide strangely enough

  • 120 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Sorry just a bit more regarding fatty’s dealings!

    Buzzwords being: most serious warning and serious issues with corporate governance within the firm!

    I wish we were on the stock exchange as everyonein the football world would see him for what he really is! A fat kunt

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI), whose members control a fifth of the stock market, has issued its most serious warning – a “red top” – to alert shareholders to serious issues about corporate governance at the firm, which now has 600 sports stores in Europe.

  • 121 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Average_Contents

    Why are you and Jail for Ashley obsessed with pardew and Ashley

  • 122 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    wonder where he is tonight

    Ha ha ha

  • 123 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    I hope it all goes belly up and they force him out….on the sly of course then all of a sudden he’s no longer owner!

    Bitter I know but I hate the kunt with a passion after what he’s done to us

    Welshie

    Why would you assume I was talking about you? Unless of course you are a weirdo and are infact also a kunt?

  • 124 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    well 1 out of 2 isn’t bad

  • 125 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Who’s going to pop up next I wonder and declare you the greatest ever?

    WUM/TROLL/WEIRD KUNT

    That about sum it up?

    Why bother! Waste of spunk!

  • 126 Average_Contents // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Anyone else glad that remy isn’t getting a game for France? Made up! lol

  • 127 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    still no one has beaten my record on here yet with a number of comments in a row well you could say I’m the greatest ever but i would say i am the best

    Ha ha ha

  • 128 beermonkey // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    welsh

    you only did it to annoy g2
    where is the blog hobbit since u broke the record he has disappeared

  • 129 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Christ i forgotten all about Geordie Two, I wish he would come back on he’s a funny guy and there’s not many of those on this blog that’s for sure.

  • 130 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    I’ve already told you only humans could enter the competition welsh.

    So Wales were disqualified.

  • 131 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Well it’s better than getting knocked out

    Oops sorry

  • 132 beermonkey // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    welsh

    maybe if we say his name 3 times he will appear
    like beetlejuice

  • 133 Belfast // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Unless you’re Tom Jones or Gareth Bale, you can’t enter.

    These two have been confirmed as humans from Wales.

  • 134 toonluvva // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Ok England are out of the World Cup.

    Roy should now be looking to Euro 2016 and planning for them now by using the game against Costa Rica as a means of testing out a new squad.

    What we don’t need is for Hodgson to simply select the second eleven to have a run out. Let’s see what plans he has for our future development. Gerrard and Rooney are unlikely to feature in 2 years, so lets get look at getting the strikers and mid field sorted asap.

    Under Mr Ashley, NUFC is not going to provide any excitement for me, so I really need our England squad to fill that void! Here’s to France in 2016.

  • 135 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    i can enter because I’m welshgeordie

    There’s only one welshgeordie

  • 136 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    By the way you missed out Catherine Zeta Jones and our very own legend

    Robbie Savage

  • 137 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    and vinny jones

  • 138 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    actually it’s vinnie

  • 139 beermonkey // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Vinnie jones
    worst actor in the world yet keeps on getting jobs
    how

  • 140 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Well I’m off now, so there probably be some bitching about me when I’m not on

  • 141 beermonkey // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    welsh

    there will yes

    now what can I say

  • 142 headtheball // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    The only optimism I can muster is the thought that one day they will both be gone.
    Did you hear about the Kiwi newlyweds visiting the Australian outback? Apparently the wife was stung by a wasp in the nether region and they were unable to consumate the marriage. In desperation the groom rang the local bush hotline. As Aussies and Kiwis are such great mates the hotline operative was distraught and said “bumma”.
    The Kiwi was off like a rocket.

  • 143 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 21, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Pardew for England, or anywhere else but here.

  • 144 yo-yo // Jun 21, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    The key for sucess is a strong squad and inspirational coaching nd management. Need I say more ?

  • 145 swemag // Jun 21, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Enner Valencia just scored two for Ecuador. Guess we can forget about him then…

  • 146 Totallytea // Jun 21, 2014 at 7:16 AM

    Without a doubt the World Cup is highlighting the short sighted, revenue boosting only tactics of Mr Ashley, along with dire tactics Mr Pardew has employed. The French game showed how well a French midfield with players we recently had playing together can work. It saddens me to think this opportunity has passed us by. Why on earth we sold our engine, our midfield genius, our most gifted player is totally beyond me, and for so little. My secrets hope is that if the squad is not vastly improved, and I just can’t see a way in which it will be, then all fans boycott the first game against Man City. Nothing better than an empty stadium for one of the most important games of the season. For the record Welsh Geordie, having taught children for many a year, I would agree, you dont have a mental age of 12. You do however have a writing style of a 9 – 10 year old, and one I would be looking into providing guidance for education and investigating outside issues.

  • 147 catchy in norway // Jun 21, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Makes me that much stronger
    Makes me work a little bit harder
    It makes me that much wiser
    So thanks for making me a fighter
    Made me learn a little bit faster
    Made my skin a little bit thicker
    Makes me that much smarter
    So thanks for making me a fighter

  • 148 catchy in norway // Jun 21, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    pardew

    you are a

    K N O B H E A D

    F C U K O F F

    B A C K

    S O U T H

  • 149 musomag // Jun 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Ah there you, I’ve been waiting for this AP speech.

    Time to start dulling down fan expectations and prepared them for more sub-standard football and yet another barren season in the transfer market




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