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Pardew – Jack Colback Is An Important Player For Newcastle

9:03 am, Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 372 Comments

It’s now six weeks and two days since the Premier League season ended, and most Newcastle fans are a little bit disappointed that we have only signed Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez for a total of £1.4M so far this summer, but of course on the positive side of things, there’s still over two months remaining in the transfer window, so there’s still time to hopefully get some of our top targets on Tyneside by September.

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Jack Colback – important player for Newcastle

Jack Colback is from Killingworth, and most of us thought he was a (very) good signing, and he played well for Sunderland in their run in that saw them escape relegation last season, and he looked a good player for the Black Cats in those games.

It turns out that Jack was hoping to sign for his home town club when his Sunderland contract ran out this summer, and he did just that, but Sunderland issued an acerbic statement on Jack after he left, saying they had invested big money in him and got nothing for it.

That was an unusually unprofessional comment coming from Sunderland, and didn’t reflect well on the Stadium of Light club.

Jack’s a Geordie and supported the team while growing up in Newcastle, and he knows all about what it means to play for Newcastle United, and this is what Alan Pardew has told the Shields Gazette today:

“I think he’s an important player,” “One criticism of the team last season was when we went behind – we couldn’t turn that into a winning situation.”

“Jack’s the sort of player who’s important when you go behind.” “He has that inner determination, drive and fight in him – he’s always competitive.”

It will be interesting to see if Jack can get a starting place in the Newcastle side next season, and he has many good attributes as a footballer, and they include being a very good passer of the ball, and he hardly ever gives the ball away – and that’s always the sign of a good player.

And as Alan points out – he is a determined player with a great temperament.

We hope Jack blossoms on Tyneside, and it wouldn’t surprise us too much if he does just that next season.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

Note: I’ll be in England on vacation with my wife Madeline for about three weeks, and we travel overnight tonight – I’ll do my best to get the articles out during that time.

Tags: Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

372 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lew Davies // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Perhaps Pardoom should put more effort in NOT going behind so easily.
    oh wait…
    That would mean having a game plan.

  • 2 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Vidal, as in the player Juve value at £40million and has been linked with Real this summer?? Behave, even in our pomp we would struggle with that!

    Vargas is available though, and probably not too pricey. I think he is at Napoli, but been on loan in Brazil and Spain for the last 18months as he isn’t wanted at Napoli.

    Medel will be available to, can’t see him staying with Cardiff.

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:11 AM


    I think that’s why I said none of the above will happen!

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Colback is a typical pardew grafter but will create next to nothing.

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    2 of them are probably doable. Vidal is pie in they sky.

    Although at the minute, Liam Hatch is probably pie in the sky for this group of buffoons.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:16 AM


    Sad days indeed my friend, sad days indeed.

  • 7 jayphoto // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Worrying…, colback is decent but hes not a player you want when you go behind!!! Hes hardly going to create or unlock defences! Hes the kind of player you want to bring on when holding on to a lead or start in games where the opposition have a lot of possession….

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    The announcement on the official club site admits:

    “Season tickets for the 2014-15 season have now been released on general sale and many areas of St James’ Park currently have availability”
    – – – – – – – –
    Maybe just maybe the tide is finally turning.

  • 9 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    so are we planning to go behind a lot

  • 10 the truth will out // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    not a penny more
    show the thieving git

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM


    That’s pardew’s usual game plan!!

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    It definitely sounds like Colback has been given a purple status, a five man midfield with Gouffran on one side as a wing back and maybe Gutierez on the other side with a big loan striker up top on his own with Cisse and Anita benched.

  • 13 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM


    Exactly mate

    Parsnip obviously sees him as a game changer and if he does he’s clearly deluded!

    One thing that stands out with parsnip (apart from his long list of disasters) is the fact that when sissoko first joined us he apparently said to his coaching team (if you can call them that) “finally I have a number 10”

    Fcuking deluded cretin!

  • 14 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    looks that way although not sure what situation is with Guti any more. Oh happy days!

  • 15 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM


    its a bizarre statement
    like he is conceding defeat already

    maybe he knows no1 else is coming in

  • 16 Lew Davies // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    “Fcuking deluded cretin!”
    that’s Pardoom to a T

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    I haven’t received an e mail from them offering me deal yet, I wonder if somebody actually read my reply to the last offer they sent me.

  • 18 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    You never know, could get interesting

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM


    Under Pardew we don’t score many and we concede a lot. Quite a fatal combination really! Ash just doesn’t seem to give a rats though.

  • 20 the truth will out // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM
    c’mon now
    not a penny more
    drive him out

  • 21 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Colback is just our version of a Reo Coker or Haydyn Mullins.

  • 22 nut meg // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Pardew must now know what most people on here know.With no goal scorers,no creative players & the same defenders as last season….of course we’ll go behind.

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    “I think he’s an important player,” “One criticism of the team last season was when we went behind – we couldn’t turn that into a winning situation.”
    – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Only one criticism !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 24 nut meg // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Somebody will have to break the news to the poor soul that it’s Jack Colback we got over the line ……not Roy of the Rovers.

  • 25 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM


    given the way we leak goals if you had a partnership that had a little run and kept clean sheets against spurs and Chelsea both score a lot of goals over the last couple of years, then you would keep it

    we never press to score the winner or kill teams off we score and sit back

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Beer monkey,
    That clean sheet against Spurs was hardly down to a well organised defence mate.

  • 27 cyprus // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    AP mate,
    You do realise that we need 5 very good players in order to compete. This guy is a utility player not a game changer.

  • 28 BuckLuck // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Wonderful to see we… they struggle to sell season tickets(I guess “we” are “they” now).
    My feelings for the club are still as strong as it was for 10 years ago but a lot of love has been replaced with a lot of hatred.

    I see Colback is key for us now. That doesn’t bode well for future transfers and the coming season. Not that it matters as long as Pardew is here though.

  • 29 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM


    no it was down to super krul

  • 30 Ancientcoptic // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    “Jack’s the sort of player who’s important when you go behind.” “He has that inner determination, drive and fight in him – he’s always competitive.”

    Pardew’s vision of the future… Newcastle going behind in games, and having to rely on “important player” Colback to try and push for a draw.

    I am not normally overly critical or like to nit-pick at Pardew’s comments… but this comment truly exposes what is in store for next season.

    Can you imagine Brendan Rodgers talking about a free signing as being important before that player had even pulled on a shirt – going into detail about how that player was going to be effective to help Liverpool from going behind in games.

  • 31 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    As I thought Colback is going straight into the first team. He is a “grafter” without doubt -but is not creative and he hardly ever scores. Mr T will automatically start -he is our natural “destroyer” -this suggests Anita will be our creative payer in midfield. He works hard but does not possess the quick thinking or the skills to be successful in this role.
    Percys’ words “going behind” is synonymous with “legendary collapse”.
    I know transfer wise -it is still early days – things might happen for the good -but it looks to be shaping up very poorly.

  • 32 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM


    Welcome aboard. Nitpicking Pardew’s comments is great fun. You’ve done a good job there. Like it.

  • 33 JamesToon // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    I think we need to scout around North/South America. Some very good technical players and they all have a good determination and work rate about them.

    DeAndre Yedlin – Right back – USA
    Eder Alvarez Balanta – Centre back – Colombia
    Marcos Rojo – Centre back/Left back – Argentina
    Gary Medel – Centre midfielder – Chile
    Jefferson Montero – Winger – Ecuador
    Enner Valencia – Striker – Ecuador
    Javier Hernandez – Striker – Mexico
    Eduardo Vargas – Striker – Chile

  • 34 JamesToon // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    people on here have such a grudge about pardew, you’ll just pluck anything out of the air to try and slate his comments or anything he says to the press you’ll try and make out he’s talking crap. Do you not think pardew will be absolutely working his arse off to get his tactics better and to have better plans and training, especially after the end of the second half of next season.

    get a grip and back him, he is here for the long term.

  • 35 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM


    Spot on, it’s an appallingly negative mindset to have but in all honesty it is pardews signature theme.

    Just our luck we get the one owner who tolerates such wanton mediocrity.

  • 36 firebug666 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Pardump is following the same path he always follows during the transfer windows. He starts of with the same drivel “we need to bring in 3-4 quality players”. Then it’s more of; “the type of players we are after are difficult to get over the line”. When nobody arrives it’s; “we did our best to get them over the line, but it’s difficult when you are competing with teams like Yoville Town and Acrington Stanley. But we are better placed than last season, we have X,Y,and Z back from loan and are a lot stronger than last time”.

    I see no change this time, we may get an unknown striker in but the team will be filled out from the development squad.

  • 37 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Anyone else starting to worry Colback may be Cabaye’s replacement ? 🙁 .

  • 38 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Hahahahahaha – James Toon – best gag of the day so far – bloggers trying to make out that
    Percy is talking crap – bloggers take no part in the talking crap process – Percy does it aturally himself.
    You seriously need to change your game – I suggest netball or ladies wrestling.

  • 39 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM


    the sad thing is we have got some half decent youngsters like Kemen, but none will come through under pardew. Pardew is a graveyard for young footballing talent. Everything about Pardew’s whole approach is wrong.

  • 40 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM


    I suppose you are happy with 14 defeats out of 19 games at the latter part of last season and the defensive tactics employed by a dinosaur?

    Thought so!!!!!!!!

  • 41 nut meg // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    James Toon
    To answer your question…. Do you not think pardew will be absolutely working his arse off to get his tactics better and to have better plans and training, especially after the end of the second half of next season. Answer NO ,,,why….because he does’t know how as he’e proved over the time he’s been at our club.

  • 42 firebug666 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM


    Sorry mate but I see no reason to back Pardrew, and he give the fans absolutely 0% confidence. He’s a smarmy wheedling liar, a yes man to fatty, has got the balls to stand up to him, and is totally inept in his job as manager.

  • 43 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Morning Tuff

    Finished that decorating yet?

  • 44 hitman // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    bpc..he is cabs replacment,and perez is remys.we will get 1 more in on a free or on the cheap and that will us be done.
    ashley out
    p45due out

  • 45 firebug666 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Rotonda heights

    Yeah I agree we have some good youngsters, but I fear with no signings coming in they may have to step up and fight the upcoming relegation battle for us.

  • 46 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM


    Preparing the kids to step up in the championship season after next whilst selling off our main assets for as much as he can get.

  • 47 Toon Tang // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Colback isnt fit to grease Cabs’ baking trays, never mind replace him on the field of play…

  • 48 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    expat – morning- still decorating – lots left to do.

  • 49 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM


    I’ll send skippy over to give you the kick in the arse to get on with it.. lol

  • 50 the truth will out // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    james Medal is currently playing in england get a grip
    oops thought so you are easily pleased

  • 51 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    If Mike Ashley mugs NUFC fans off for another transfer window then I hope all the Sports Direct shops in Newcastle are burned to the ground .

  • 52 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    expat – no thanks – you can keep Skippy over there – I think Skippys’ qualities do not include kicking an arse.

  • 53 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM


    Well I need someone to look after him while I am sunning it up in Fiji

  • 54 firebug666 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM


    I hope not but have no confidence in us staying up, and to be honest I can see a mass exodus from the club including youngsters when we go down.

    The biggest problem at the moment is Pardrew, we could bring in a team of internationals but with Pardrew’s tactics, or lack of them, we would still get beat.

    Last season he was saying that Ashley wants the players on the front foot playing attacking football, and that is what he wants too. He then employed the tactic of keeping 11 men behind the ball in our own half and tried to counter attack.

    The club is fast becoming the second club in the North East under Pardrew’s mismanagement and Ashley’s tight fist.

    Got to get them out and save the club.

  • 55 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM


    Which leads me to think that if we have a bad start to the season, Ashley may have no option but to get rid of him.

  • 56 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    I’m not a Pardew fan but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with his comments there.
    But then again you lot would criticize anything he said regardless, just for the sake of it.

  • 57 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Ed – Enjoy your holiday!

  • 58 firebug666 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM


    I liked what you said this morning. If we could unite all the fans and fan groups under one banner, and working together force the changes the club needs, Starting with an FA investigation into how Ashley is running (ruining) our club, and his suitability to be an owner of a football club.

  • 59 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Probably nothing wrong with what he said, it’s just the fact that he sounds like our major midfield signing and surely it would have been more prudent to mention the strikers that will prevent us from going behind so often.

  • 60 Big pec // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Ben Arfa was an important player for us till u ruined him with your back behind the ball tactics!!! get 11 jonas`s playing for us, that would suite numnuts Pardew, mega bullshitter.

  • 61 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM


    It seems to me that from what I have read, different groups have different agendas and therefore whatever they do as individual groups will have no influence on Ashley at all.

    Someone needs to coordinate them all together to be more effective in whatever actions they collectively choose to follow.

    Everyone has been affected by these ridiculous bans and when you consider the lines of communication are non existent, the powers to be at the FA should be forced by fans protest to request Ashley to orovide reasons on why he is not oroviding an adequate service to his customers.

    In my opinion, tge time is ripe to hit him where it hurts and that is at Sports Direct and not NUFC esoecially when you consider his current rekationship with shareholders.

    A protest covered by the national nedia coukd do untold damage to him.

  • 62 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    I’m not a Pardew fan but ……………………..YAWN

  • 63 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Mister Tuff – And your point is?

  • 64 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    QPR are at it again I see…. Rio ferdinand’s joining them lol and I thought there owner said no more past it players and they’ve learned from their mistakes! Ole sloppy chops strikes again! Hope they go down!

    Finnbogason is close to joining a Spanish team, I think he’d be worth a punt for 5-6m

  • 65 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:24 PM


    Can you advise me what part of his comments you find in the pisitive vein please?

  • 66 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM


  • 67 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    What am I thinking 5-6m, by the time the club factors in wages, agents fees, signing fee, buying fee, fatty’s expenses, fatty’s helicopter hire, fatty’s haircut, fatty’s billing time, the electricity, water, gas and finally. Everything else he can think of I’d imagine it’ll be closer to 20m then parsnip will tell all and sundry what a good owner fatty truly is!

    There both as bad as each other!

    Fcuking cretins!

  • 68 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:37 PM


    Why on earth would we criticise a man who has broken every record going for all the wrong reasons (and not just at NUFC) whilst playing the worst anti-football ever seen and telling more lies than Pinnochio. What are we like eh !!!

  • 69 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    macas – are there any statements from Percy, in your opinion – which should attract a critical response or not.

  • 70 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM


    on rio is it player coach role

  • 71 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    expatmag – We’ve signed an experienced premiership midfielder and as Pardew says his battling qualities will come in useful at times over the course of the season. I really don’t see the reason for the over the top negativity over his comments. Colback is not the Cabaye replacement, and he is not expected to score 15 goals next season. We need some attacking flair and some goalscorers, but the club are working on that. It’s not even the end of June yet and it’s not like anyone else in the league is buying tons of new players so far.

  • 72 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Regardless of what clauses are in his contract I don’t think it’s going to be that easy to sack him if we have another barren window, I can see it turning into a media circus if he does get pumped.

  • 73 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Rotonda – You come across as being obsessed with hating Pardew, it can’t be good for your health. I don’t like things Pardew has done, but that doesn’t mean every thing he does or everything he says warrants criticism. It just get boring on here when the same comments get repeated time and time again, regardless of the facts.

  • 74 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Determination, drive and competitiveness doesn’t just turn draws into wins. Skill, awareness of situations, movement, finishing and communication does.

    More quotes to demonstrate Pardew’s lack of ideas and plump for hard-workers sloggers rather than creativity and attacking flair.

    Colback is squad padding. Decent, but that is it. Not the type of signing we need when the squad isn’t very big and we haven’t signed anyone in the last two transfer windows.

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    The club us working on it, we have been after Gomis for over a year, cabella for six months and some guy walked out of a meeting with us, they’re not working hard enough.

  • 76 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Mister Tuff – Yes there are, he can be highly annoying, odious and obnoxious at times. But it gets boring when every little thing he says gets jumped upon regardless of whether it merits criticism or not. When we were doing well at the start of last season you could hear a pin drop in here after the games, but as soon as we lost 1 or 2 the haters all came back in force. What he said about Colback was nothing, a totally bland and unoffensive statement.

  • 77 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Macas. Repetitive is the crap Pardew serves up each week. Our comments are reflections of what we see.

    If Pinocchio says any more lies he’ll need to drape a high viz vest on the end of nose when travelling outside.

  • 78 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    the truth is i call these people ashley lovers because everyone should know that football now needs a good owner to create a good team. So by blaming pardew for all these results and performances they are telling the world “this is one great team you have made so thank you ashley just get rid of pardew”. If we could have a good team without a good owner then england would be still in the world cup as they would have the players coming through the academies.

    i say it all the time if they hate the owner that much then they should show the same support to pardew and this team as they showed to the team that season we were in the championship because right now the only thing i can see is a stadium with unpassionate glory supporters.

    argentina and urugray can both leak goals but they have got world class attackers such as suaez and messi, newcastle on the other hand have got very poor attackers.

    Chelsea have got poor forwards compared to most leagues but they can still keep in the top 4 and win games because they have a super back 4 meaning more players can advance forward, newcastle on the other hand have got only 1 decent defender and 1 good keeper but the rest are championship or bottom half of the table premier league.

    We see it happen every year, managers getting sacked for bad results fans putting most the blame on managers, the thing is that makes a defeat costly for managers, so they know that to keep their job a boring draw would be better in their mind than entertaining losses and as we have got a poor back line and can’t be reliant on masses of goals pardew will end up playing a more defensive structure.

  • 79 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    to put it simple we are the club equivelent of england.

    fanbase-england one of the biggest leagues in the world, newcastle one of the biggest stadiums in england.

    expectation-england think they can easily reach a final, newcastle think they can easily get top 4 yet both have won nothing since the 1960s

    defence- england leak goals left right and centre, newcastle leak goals left right and centre

    attack- england had a great attack back in the 90s but now that has gone and we haven’t had an upcoming one to use since. newcastle had a great attacking team in the 90s themselve but now we too have got barely any attacking players.

    the fault- despite all the problems deep down the england fans will insist on the fault lying with the manager more than anything, newcastle themselves are the very same infact most supports are like that with their club, supporters just don’t have the patience and club owners worry too much about the money lost.

  • 80 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    |Jail – And which other clubs have signed loads of players so far? As far as I can tell virtually every other club is in exactly the same situation as us regards new signings.

  • 81 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 12:53 PM


    It doesn’t mention a coaching role so it sounds like just playing lol


    Wow….I’ll just leave it at that!

  • 82 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Macas, what you don’t see in that ‘unoffensive’ statement is his favouring of sloggers over creativity. That is an ongoing occurrence for Slimer and was highlighted in his West Ham days when the likes of Harewood and Cole were played ahead of the Argentinians.

    It is all relevant to his below par and inept management. Contrary to hearing a pin drop, I’ve wanted him out since the Reading home game a while back. Although he shouldn’t be in the job to start with.

    Remy bailed us out last year with his individual ability. Don’t let a few 3 point games cloud the lack of cohesion in the team. That is the underlying foundation of a football team and one which was uncovered and shown for what it really is when Remy wasn’t in.

    Atletico Madrid show you a different side, a positive side, to what good management and direction can do. Even when Costa was out for a bit.

  • 83 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:06 PM


    We have any number of players in the squad who could play the combatative role such as tiote bigi raylor jonas santon etc but what we clearly do not have is creativity flair pace and strikers.

    As for being early in the window, correct me if I am wrong but didnt our beloved manager state quite categorically 3 weeks ago that our impirtant signings woukd be done before the WC and didnt our managing director state a month or so ago that we would only be bringing in one or two pkayers a window?

    Well, enter Colback and Perez as our 2 signings for the window.

  • 84 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    macas – Percy now has a track record of coming out with deceptive statements -so it is difficult for anyone to form a “positive ” opinion. Sometimes it is what people don’t say which is more relevant than the things they do.
    from todays words – I form the opinion that Percy is going to play Colback from the off -as opposed to him being a squad filler. His signing may be a barrier in getting a creative midfielder in. People just do not trust this lot – we have all been conned/tricked previously.

  • 85 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM


    My health’s just fine thanks, it’s just the depression i get from people like you continually defending a truly appalling manager and happy to put up with it. Your pain threshold must be immense.

  • 86 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Laurent Robert 32
    Pardew has come out numerous times and said we need more flair players and some goalscorers, but it seems those comments go totally ignored.
    As for last season, we played well in the first half of the season. Up until the end of January Remy had scored 9 goals, but other players scored 22 goals.
    I’d hardly say that was surprising given that he was our sole striker for a number of games, and it wasn’t like all of his goals were individual wonder goals, far from it.

  • 87 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Which of the other clubs haven’t signed anyone in a year and a half and let about eight go.

  • 88 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Another point as expat has just stated – Charnley pronounced 2 players this window -whereas Percy has said three or four or was it five – think of a number!!!! If the top two at the club cannot even read from the same hymn sheet no the wonder they get slagged off.

  • 89 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Macas what cannot also be ignored is that he leaves out the more attacking players already in favour of more hard working midfielders, so his want of attacking players comments should be taken with 12 lorries full of salt.

  • 90 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    I never said I was happy with Pardew, I just don’t feel the need to go over the top about every little thing he says.
    As for defending him, he comes out with the least offensive comment you could possibly make and yet most bloggers on here come down on him like a ton of bricks over absolutely nothing.
    I just find that rather strange.

  • 91 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM


    Granted, it is early in the window and other clubs have yet to make significant signings. However, what you need to factor in is the following.

    1..Most clubs already have stronger squads than us.

    2..We havent signed a player in the last 2 windows

    3. Our reputation as being skinflints and unambitious is now impacting on any negotiations for players.

    4. We have a nanagement team who consistently fail to pay player market values

    5. A total lack of communication to the fan baseon the future plans for the club.

    And that is just for starters

  • 92 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    I totally agree with the comments about the lack of signings over the last 18 months.
    But we are talking about the current transfer window.
    If we haven’t signed the required number of players by the end of the window then we are in trouble, but it’s early days yet and like I said hardly anyone else has signed anyone of note so far.

  • 93 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM


    Athletico Madrid cost less than Bale!! It’s not always about big money spending but rather a manager who has a system that works and knows which tactics to employ. Pardew doesn’t seem to have a plan A, let alone B, C and D.

    No one else forces Pardew to dump MYM for Colo or Ben Arfa for Gosling or to virtually stick 10 men behind the ball for 70 mins every game hoping to sneak something.

    We can blame Ash for a lot of things but not for the mind numbing dour anti-football tactics.

    I freely admit I can’t stick pardew but most of all it’s because I can’t even look forward to next season, I’ve been so ”Pardewed.”

  • 94 santonthenewmaldini // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Does the TV money not get paid in August? Because it would not surprise me if Ashley does not want to spend till then

    Also this rubbish of how we only pay for things up front and receive cash from other teams up front …. every other team pays installments so why cant we ?!?!?

    Just getting sick and tired of the Toon under this regime last season I watched every game even when we were getting pumped every week I just cant take any more rubbish football

  • 95 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM


    Let me ask you something.

    How much do you think we will spend.
    How many players will come in
    What positions
    Who will leave

  • 96 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:23 PM


    they will be lucky to get 10 games out him given his injuries over the last couple of years

    oh well I don’t blame the players if clubs offer then why not take it
    even though there back in the prem they will struggle with the ffp rules I would think

    ole harry has done his bit bit but mark hughs stitched them right up players like shawn right Philips still there nt playing on huge money lol

    I hope they go back down

  • 97 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM


    the whole implication in Pardew’s comments was that we are programmed to go a goal down rather than take the initiative which would be anathama for pardew.

  • 98 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:27 PM


    part of the hidden debt that fcb found was fpr players that had long since gone from the club
    I don’t mind that aspect I think its a good bargaining point
    other clubs do doesn’t make it right I think its a good idea and now we have cash to spend (hahaha) we should stick with it

    just got them to spend what we have

  • 99 martoon // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Macas – totally agree. Pardew has his faults and ideally I would like to see him replaced with an upgrade. But the amount of stick he gets on here for everything he says is completely over the top!
    Ed – good to see you are visiting ‘God’s Country’ 🙂

  • 100 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    I think we’ll end up spending £25-30M, but if you consider the sale of Cabaye then our net spend won’t be very much, especially if we lose a few fringe players.
    Ben Arfa, Marveaux and Obertan may all leave, but I don’t think there will be many other outgoings, unless we get a massive bid in for Debuchy.
    Don’t think Marveaux has had a fair chance here, Obertan can gladly leave, and I think opinion is split on Ben Arfa. Fantastic talent but not very consistent and his end product should be a lot better.
    As for positions, I think we will get 2 strikers in, a target man and a quick striker to play alongside him.
    I have a feeling we will end up getting Cabella, and we may bring in another defender if Mbiwa leaves.
    We need a winger as well on top of that, but not sure if we will get one or not.

  • 101 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    I think (and hope) that Gomis is one of these, probably deliberate, wild goose chases of transfers which Newcastle have EVERY single transfer window.

    They’re to make it seem like we just got beaten at the finish line rather than being pathetically unambitious every window….

  • 102 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Martoon – Agreed, you’d think he’d just set fire to a group of small children rather than complementing one of our new signings

  • 103 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    It does not make sense to run a club like this from top to bottom! Ashley is a tight kunt that just wants to make money out of Newcastle rather than make us successful. Charnley is just Ashley’s puppet. Pardew is an archaic manager with no idea how to play in the modern era. If we continue this way we will be back playing in the championship. Ashley needs to put up or fcuking sell us. We are becoming a worldwide joke

  • 104 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:44 PM


    I think you are incredibly optimistic with what you think we will spend. I doubt it will be more than 10 million and I am being optimistic with that figure.

    We havent got a cat in hells chance of selling marv HBA ObertanJonas or Mbiwa due to lack of value, high earnings and Ashley asking too much.

    As for Cabella, Nicollin will sell to any club but us and I doubt we will increase our bid.

    If we do sign someone, it wont be until we sell someone and that will ve one of our better players like the Cabaye scenario.

  • 105 expatmag // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:47 PM



    I think it has happened mate and everyone is now coming out in the press stating we deservebetter. The latest one is Andy Cole

  • 106 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    I think we all know that at this rate this is the season we’re more likely to be relegated than any other.

    The amount of players trying to jump ship (Debuchy, Krul?, Colo, Mbiwa etc. ) doesn’t exactly make for great performances or commitment- and who could blame them?!?

    Being told that if they try really hard they might be able to get 10th, but it’s all down to them because no one else at the club is going to bother.
    Being forced to play defensive, borderline hoofball with English plodders being picked ahead of accomplished internationals/ U21s!! (Dummett over Haidara, Williamson over Mbiwa). Or constantly being played out of position or told you need to defend more when playing no.10/ right of a 4-3-3!!

    The club isn’t even pretending to try any more.

  • 107 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM


    You don’t seem to grasp how much expectations have been lowered that you think Colback is a good signing. Poyet is 10 times the manager Pardew will ever be and can motivate.

    You can trivialise it as much as you like but I think you are the one with health issues if you think the c–p we are putting up with is in any way acceptable.

  • 108 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM


    We all know we deserve better but out beloved owner is a tightwad and is deaf and ignorant. I fear for the worst for our club

  • 109 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Rotonda – I don’t think he is saying that at all. I think Colback will be the least important of our signings given the need for some pace, flair and goals, but he still could be useful to add some bite to our midfield. There were times last season where we showed a lack of fight and he will put a shift in for us. Personally I like Anita as he is quick thinking and moves the ball about well, but I get the feeling Colback will take his place more often than not.

  • 110 Macas // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Rotonda – I think he’s a good addition to the squad, I never said he was a world beater.

  • 111 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Expat just read the article in the chronicle from Andy Cole and I completely agree with him. I was then horrified to read what some people said about him. He wasn’t knocking Newcastle, he was knocking Ashley. Andy Cole was saying what we are all thinking.

  • 112 the truth will out // Jun 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    put that fire out cant you see the kids are melting

  • 113 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    mentions relegation
    just checked the latest odds….

    Burnley 4/7
    QPR 7/4
    Hull 5/2
    Leicester 9/4
    Crystal Palace 9/4
    West Brom 3/1
    Aston Villa 3/1
    Sunderland 5/1
    Swansea 11/2
    West Ham 6/1
    Newcastle 7/1
    Southampton 7/1
    Stoke 8/1
    Everton 200/1
    Tottenham 500/1
    Arsenal 1000/1
    Man Utd 1000/1
    Liverpool 1000/1
    Chelsea 1500/1
    Man City 2000/1

    Newcastle 1000/1

  • 114 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Top scorer odds Ayoze Perez 66/1 Papiss Cisse 150/1 wtf

  • 115 Pardews Prolific Boys // Jun 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Colback is a perfect Jonas replacement. And when we finished 5th how important was he for seeing out games?

  • 116 Pardews Prolific Boys // Jun 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Tfl perez scored in double figures oast season (I think)
    Cisse scored like 1
    No matter what the league that’s a better goal scorer

  • 117 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM


    That 5th place seems an awful long time ago now.
    Pardew invariably has a purple patch when he first goes in to a new club but is very very quickly found out everywhere he has been and his tactics need to be seriously updated.

  • 118 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Macas and jamestoon

    Pardew is talking the same old crap. If he lost his job tomorrow nobody would listen to a word he said on footballing matters.

  • 119 the truth will out // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    is anyone listening now?

  • 120 the truth will out // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    arghhh yes the little demon on his shoulder cashley

  • 121 toon kk // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    The clubs a joke, average players which the majority wouldn’t make the bench at a top club, poor manager who doesn’t know what the f he’s doing and an owner who just wants to count money, advertise his tat and doesn’t know the first thing about football. The fans mean nothing to him apart from there money.
    But the sad thing is 50000 are quite happy to pay there hard earned cash to watch dross. Is that really supporting the club or MA?

    We all want ambition and success but most are feeding the problem.

  • 122 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    It’s quite funny the thinly veiled comments from Debuchy that when he is with the French squad he loves the way they attack!! Well I guess ambitious CL wannabe players would.

    I wish we would take a leaf out of west Ham’s book where they find themselves with a dinosaur like pardew and have made Allardyce sign an ” intent to entertain ” clause as well as appointing Sheringham as an attacking coach.

  • 123 Our Toon // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks Debuchy will end up at Arsenal for around £10m? He definitely will leave there is absolutely no doubt about that

    BTW how refreshing to see Sissoko replace Pogba in CM and play really well in that position….Now if only the CLUELESS ONE saw that!!

  • 124 pawl250 // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    O….k…. Even I think this comment is ridiculous….

    I mean to rephrase him he should have just sent Colback has mass determination and drive, and will give us abit of passion when it is needed most.

    Not when we are losing our plan is to use Colback, who really did F-all when Sunderland were losing the majority of last season. Idiot.

    He is getting worse!!

    I think ….


    Javier Hernandez
    Siem De Jong
    Leroy Fer
    Clement Grenier
    Remy Cabella
    Toby Alderwield
    Georgio Wijnaldum

    Now for me these are the players we should be looking at…. I am not saying we will get them, I am not saying we should get them all… but most are relatively cheap when you take into consideration what players go for these days.

    I would venture as far to say these are solid players for the prices they would be available.

    We need rid of players like

    Ben Arfa

    People will question my Ben Arfa and Marveuax, well personally I think Marv is not good enough at all. I just dont see what people on here rave about, and Ben Arfa could cause trouble in an empty room. He is lazy, and last season he was overweight!

    Sorry not the kind of player I want at my club, when you see likes of Eden Hazard, Silva tracking back and putting a shift in, aswell as be great technically then why can’t Ben Arfa do it….. and that is why he will always be an average player! he has no will for the team to do well, he has only will for himself to do well.

  • 125 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM


    Pardew wants benny and marv to be colbacks. They’re not. Just like cisse is not a winger, never has been, never will be other than in Pardew’s head.

  • 126 pawl250 // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Blackley and Brownie….

    At a high level you should work for the team….

    You will so most of the better, even more technical players defend and work hard.

    Xavi, Iniesta, Fabrgeas, Hazard, Cabaye, Silva, Nasri the list goes on…..

    All technically brilliant but work for the team and flood back when needed. Barcelona do not just stand with their hands on their hips when they lose the ball they close space down and track back.

    Yet most, if not all of them are twice the player that Ben Arfa and Marveaux are combined!

    Sorry but its not “Pardewed” to work for the team. Bale is one of the most technical players in the world, and depending where you read the most expensive….

    I see him track back no matter what. Ben Arfa isnt even in the same galaxy, never mind league as him. Yet Ben Arfa is good enough according to some on here to stand around until the ball comes to him.

    He is not exempt because he has 1 moment of magic on a rare occasion. He is a member of a team, 11 players that should work for each other no matter what.

    Any good manager/team would simply put 3 players down the side Ben Arfa and/or Marveaux play and double up on our average defenders on the flanks…..

    Typical idiot comment, besides the striker, and possibly a number 10 like, or second striker your entire team and midfield need to work. Especially in a team like Newcastle.

    Its not like we have quality players like Kompany marshalling the defence when Man City players do decide to stop tracking back!!

  • 127 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:53 PM


    Case in point is when sissoko signed for us (even when we all knew his position before he arrived) parsnip exclaimed to his fellow dinosaurs that “finally I’ve got a number 10”

    Sums him up to a tee! Cretin!

  • 128 pawl250 // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Although I do agree with you on Cisse, even Sissoko and a few others that have suffered due to Pardew and his stupid ability to place players out of position ….

    Mbiwa is a key example. Great player, showed it against teams like Chelsea, Man Utd last season and gets dumped on the right as a spare wheel ….. yet it probably a better defender than both picked in the centre instead of him!

    Pardew is clueless at times.

  • 129 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 3:57 PM


    What is Hba best position? You’ve just got it in one! Behind the striker because he ain’t no winger in the traditional sense and especially not in parsnips eyes as he likes players to defend first and foremost then attack only when deemed necessary! Defensive benny is not!

  • 130 the truth will out // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    keeping pardew as manger cos he owes the fat get money is like letting him off with his debt as pardew does nothing to earn it

  • 131 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    And I’m not saying that benny doesn’t need to sort his shit out but to lambast a player who came on at 0-2 down against manure and blame him for not defending is quite frankly a joke as the damage was already done when they were there for the taking, what do we do? Play containing football from the off which we failed at miserably, hoof the ball upfront to no one in particular and just a general lack if gameplan

    The guys a dinosaur and needs to be fcuked off before the damage becomes irreparable! The same goes for hus slug of a boss!

  • 132 Average_Contents // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Rants finished now!

    Normality is resumed!

  • 133 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Benny is not a box to box midfielder. And it’s not as if he strolls around hands on hips when we haven’t got the ball.

  • 134 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Cheer up guys! England are on soon……. 😉

  • 135 Spoof // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:28 PM


    that’s funny, I am still aching with laughter, “cheer up England will be on soon”, hehehe dear me, that is a classic !!!!, cheeers m8 I’ve just laughed for the first time in an age lol

  • 136 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    @Charlie – You’re using odds to make you feel safe rather than actual football?

    I can’t stand when people use gambling odds to back up arguments. Odds are set by people trying to make money and then are changed when lots of people think the same thing. There’s no logic in it whatsoever, polling people and then selecting the median hardly guarantees you predicting the future!

  • 137 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    *mode not median, oops.

  • 138 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Always happy to offer my services for some light relief.

    Ridiculous that he has selected Lampard. A nostalgic farewell to one of England’s contributors to the failed generation. Milner is another crazy pick. Is the Ox still unfit? In which case what did he go for??? Why drop Sterling? Oh well, all these issues will have been ignored again and will resurface when we get round to Russia 2018.

  • 139 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Aye mate Ox is still injured
    And yeah giving Lamps the nod is for no other reason than a farewell

    Personally would of started Hendo and Wilshere, don’t understand the point of persisting with the past
    And why are Chiles and his crew gushing over Gerrard and Lampard?
    Great players for there clubs in the league but neither have even showed a glimpse of there ability internationally
    Please Chiles and co, stop begging Gerrard not to retire, he’s been woeful for England for years now

  • 140 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:50 PM


    It’s a strange phenomenon that you can invariably hit the number of beans in a jar by taking the average of everybody’s guesses.

  • 141 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    a geography lesson for you, athletic madrid is in spain, the coutry whos international team won a world cup in 2010 and a euro 2012 so of course they can build a great team without spending money. Newcastle united are in a country called england and england have did poor for a decade now. so the fact is we as a team will spend money to be able to improve not use players from the youth. BTW here are some prime examples

    Dummett-was brought into the first team but gets critised every week.

    Sammy- doesn’t even get games and people are saying he’s another shola.

    so either get this fcuken FA to do mega improvements with these british academies, stop giving so much stick to our players we bring through the academy or accept the fact that pardew is doing now worst than what any other manager would do when working with the owner like this.

  • 142 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    no worst*

  • 143 Spoof // Jun 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I can understand giving Lampard a farewell as he did his best for us, even though is was not good enough as you say he did fail, but what is more important is the future, and how many times have we heard that ?, far too many, but, and but is a massive word at times, but I feel that Roy Hodgson is genuine in trying to build for a better future, the Germans did so why not us and he has played a lot of kids so I do feel he is the right man for the job, at the end of the day the experienced Gerrard was the villain in the piece and not any of the kids, experience is wasted on the older guys ?

  • 144 geordie157 // Jun 24, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Colback along side tiote with cabella in front of them seems alright to me. I seem to be the only one who thinks he’s a good addition to the squad, as much as like Anita I don’t think he’s suited to the prem.

  • 145 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 5:38 PM


    I can’t’t accept that pardew is doing no worse …

  • 146 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 24, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Usually the bookies are not far out.
    No I don’t feel safe if we go into the season with the players we have and with Debuchy, Krul and Sissoko being linked with clubs we could be up shit creek without a paddle.
    Only people we will buy oops don’t mean buy I mean free transfers, loans or players out of contract we look like getting in

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    But we don’t have Cabella and had plenty of cover in Colbacks role

    The only reason he’s here is because he was free and is in no way shape or form the player we desperately needed

  • 148 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Does Pardews strengths or weaknesses really matter atm?

    Don’t care who are manager is no one could get results going in to a PL campaign with Gouffran as our only recognised fit CF whilst waiting on a CF to return to fitness and somehow magically change a 2 season “dry spell”

  • 149 toon kk // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    What a joke club Newcastle has turned into. Built on greed, lies and total lack of knowhow.

  • 150 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    well this match is boring, I’m going to count how many sheep there are on this hill

  • 151 beermonkey // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    how much time does Wilshire spend lying down on the floor

  • 152 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    That Sturridge miss sums up England’s problem, which Woy fails to wecognise: Sturridge is not a goalscoring target man. He is a no.10 who has made a reasonable fist of acting up as a no.9. He’s okay but not a natural in that position.

  • 153 Bambams // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    I have watched the matched during this world cup and England are so far behind.
    Costa Rica have players that have ‘tricks’ and can go past players. As do all the great teams.
    England have some decent players but the terms ‘workmanlike’ ‘shift’ ‘hardworking’ describe our team.
    We need to get coaches who can teach the younger players how to ‘beat’ defenders at pace.

    Actually might as well be talking about Newcastle as well.


  • 154 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Well this is an improvement, but tbh we still look short of any ideas going forward and very suspect at the back

  • 155 Bambams // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Like that Lallana mind….

    Thought big Fraser may have had the second half…..

  • 156 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Good approach play by sturridge there but again a lack of ruthlessness and clinical finishing. Typical no.10.

  • 157 oldbobaycliffe // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    just a thought but if jones and smalling were playing for any other team than manu would they be playing for england because i think they are rubbish another one is wellbeck does hodgson think as they play for manu they must be good

  • 158 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Still to many utter shite players who only get into the squad because of who they play for.

    Smalling, Jones, and Milner for example.

  • 159 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    When will play acting become outlawed on video refereeing.

  • 160 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Sturridge needs to learn to pull the trigger when he has that split second, far too many touches , then dives

  • 161 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Again good approach play by sturridge but didn’t even pull the trigger. Let’s take a no.9 to the next world cup ffs. And we wonder why we flop.

  • 162 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Tbf Milner has had a decent game

  • 163 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Jones in the squad ahead of young Flanagan at Liverpool lol

    That kid was robbed

  • 164 Bambams // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Gerrard. …..

    Well that is just pointless. Some players have battled for two years to get into the squad.

    Play big Fraser in midfield. …..


  • 165 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Great a Gerrard Lampard pairing, best get the mobility scooters out

  • 166 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Sad ain’t it!
    And if Woy or even Gerrard were honest, based on the last 2 games, he doesn’t even deserve a sub appearance

  • 167 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM


    A top no.9 in the side would make the players you mention look good. Absolutely no real firepower in that squad.

  • 168 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    well I’m on sixty now, well anything is better than watching this, might as well watch the Italy match

  • 169 Bambams // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Totally agree.
    We keep hearing give youth a chance. ….
    Just watch Gerrard will score a scorcher as soom as I press ‘publish’

  • 170 toon kk // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    England and Newcastle are so much alike.

  • 171 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Wales wales wales

    Ha ha ha

  • 172 midweek weekend // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Let’s be honest even though we did get 20 million for Yohan kebab our transfer budget will no doubt be around 8-10 million at best, this alone highlights the true mess our club is in, as usual we will spend little and rely on free transfers this kind of model = midtable at best and if we fail to get another remy type goal scorer it will be lower half to relegation type season, and the saddest part is matter how bad results get or derby losses pardew will never walk or get sacked we find our selves in a terrible situation and only a Russian billionaire can save us from, our only salvation is Ashley to sell but who’s gonna pay 200 odd million for Newcastle United cupless midtable team, bottom line I fear for the future won’t lie I get jealous seeing clubs splash out 30 million for a player we won’t spend 5 hopefully I’m proved wrong but based on Ashleys track record we won’t sign anyone till January when we are seriously in trouble

  • 173 JAMSHA // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    big fu to the ref clear red for surez…blody cheats

  • 174 Graeme // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    B&B @ 167

    But who is this “Top No. 9” you speak of?? The last proper No. 9 was one Mr Shearer and there hasn’t been another since!!!

  • 175 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Not seen it but did Suarez really just try and bite Chiellini only for Chiellini to elbow Suarez’s tooth out?!?!

  • 176 Graeme // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Tads, the replay and the reactions would strongly suggest that Suarez tries to have a quick snack on the pitch!!

    The idiot is a disgrace.

  • 177 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM


    The most natural finisher we’ve got that comes to mind is Defoe.

  • 178 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    just watched the final minutes of ITV4 and yes he did bite the italian.

  • 179 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Suarez needs a full international ban, the c**t is an absolute disgrace

  • 180 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    If you can’t beat them eat them.

    I have the exact same policy 🙂

  • 181 Novocastrian66 // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Suarez is just a complete bellend. He will blame the media and a conspiracy if he gets banned.

  • 182 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:22 PM


    this is the reason i am not as negative about managers as most fans. When i’m seeing players such as suaez biting, it’s telling me that football players themselves can’t be trusted anymore and really they too should get just as much blame as the manager.

    sadly i think passion has become a thing of the past. now it’s more like a game of money and instant success.

  • 183 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Seriously though, it’s the 3rd time!!!
    Ferdinand got an 8 month ban for forgetting, not failing, forgetting a drugs test!!

  • 184 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    the first part of the last post i just mean it in general.

  • 185 Graeme // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Belfast @ 180 – presume you refer to pussy there!! lol

  • 186 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Give him a 20 game international ban that’ll sicken him

  • 187 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    No comment Graeme 🙂

  • 188 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Definitely something wrong with the bloke

  • 189 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Ian Wright says he can’t understand why Suarez keeps doing this, Schmeichel horribly goaded Ian Wright about the colour of his skin so should understand what it’s like to be wound up, it’s so obvious what is happening, Suarezs likening to Bugsy, Roger and every other cartoon rabbit is getting to him so badly he can’t control himself.

  • 190 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    i too feel suaez should get a total ban.

    when i look back to last season the minute pardew did that headbutt their was masses of fans saying he should be banned for life.

    when a child is watching a football match he will only really be interested in the players reaction and when i’m seeing suaez biting a player on the pitch their is no way i would want to let my child watch football.

  • 191 geordie157 // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Suarez second offence. Ban him for a season.

  • 192 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    3rd offence. He did it in Holland as well.

  • 193 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    he should be banned for life.
    either that or take a whole years wages away from him.

    the thing with banning him for just so many games is i think he will still be given wages so he probably doesn’t care that much as he is still getting the most important think of all, MONEY.

  • 194 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    so then ladies are we in a good mood this evening

    Probably not

  • 195 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    He should face criminal charges. If it happened here, he wouldn’t of course because its one law for top footballers and one law for the rest of us. If he faced criminal charges, he might take it more seriously.

  • 196 jazzyp // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Get French Football News understands that Bafétimbi Gomis has undergone and passed medical tests with Premier League side Swansea today after agreeing to a three year contract in principle.

    The player was expected to go on from Swansea to London to negotiate with other clubs, but after more positive than expected discussions with the Welsh club yesterday and this morning, the player is seemingly set to sign a three year deal with the Premier League outfit early this evening.

    The deal is not yet done, but edging closer

    I bet Belfast is gutted !!

  • 197 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    It’s all about cheating, the opponent is taking the pi$$ out of his teeth from the start, which technically isn’t cheating but not sport man like, then after doing such incident pretends guy has elbowed his teeth, guy who has been bitten or toothed runs around like the height of innocence and will never ever mention he called him a goofy sonofab every time they got close.

  • 198 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Everybody in this country who bites someone would face criminal charges – except professional footballers.

  • 199 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Good evening jazzyp

    Well that’s good news

  • 200 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Are you a copper ?

  • 201 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:01 PM


    have you seen the number of times suaez was diving into the box for penalties in the last few seasons. If the player is play acting as though suaez has bit him then it must mean suaez has tried to bite the player anyway because the ball wasn’t anywhere near them and even if that was a player cheating them times he has did it in the past were certainly not players play acting.

    if we are going to keep allowing players to make racist comments and bite others, the time will come where it’s not good to for children to watch matches.

  • 202 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Gomis is dead to me Jazzy p

  • 203 jazzyp // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Now now mate don’t be to downbeat yet, He hasn’t signed the contract yet bud. Still time to resurrect the deal and bring your hero to Nufc lol.
    If I wasn’t so worried that we were not going to sign anybody, I’d say Swansea are doing us a favour

  • 204 santonthenewmaldini // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    So is Charnley back from his holidays yet ?!?! Signed anyone yet ?!?!?

  • 205 lesh // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Is this a no. 9 signing on the horizon? A world cup player whose value will have rocketed!

    Now if we’d moved earlier instead of fannying on.

  • 206 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Suarez is a diving, biting irritant, but he is unfortunately a part of what is being accepted in the game, Lee Dixon argued against two world cup winners that it shouldn’t be, Ross Barkley got fouled tonight and done the worst swan dive, like the back pass to keeper rule a few errors and punishments can see the habit ruled out.

  • 207 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Maybe regular punishments etc can see stuff like diving slowly phased out
    But c’mon, we’re talking about biting someone! For the third time!
    Now Chiellini may well of been taking the p1ss out of his beaver like appearance, it’s banter and happens on every pitch at every level in every country
    The lad needs banning from all competition unpaid for a whole season, he’s scum

  • 208 jazzyp // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    does he look much kop mate. Need to sign someone who’s bone idle…….Cant score goals and likes to spend many years at a club doing…Well……EErrmm !!.
    Does he look he fits the bill mate lol

  • 209 lochinvar // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Pardew wants players with more bite – as Suarez is tainted goods will Ashley be tempted? Serious point is that Suarez is finished at Liverpool and Rodgers has nowhere to hide and even the Liverpool fans who had enough last time can not justify keeping him. Real Madrid might take him but at a fraction of the £80 million talked about – Liverpool are on a hiding to nothing. Nothing to gloat about this time – just some sh*t happens.

  • 210 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    i see the welsh legend is on match of the day tonight

  • 211 Thump // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Is it just me or has Savage got a bit of a chin going on?

  • 212 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Why is bony not playing

  • 213 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    any transfer news today

  • 214 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Well it’s quite boring on here tonight where the hell is everybody

  • 215 toonking // Jun 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM


    read the opinions of the liverpool fans on sky sports news because by the sounds of it even they feel this is one step too far and he should be banned for life. the point is you will have kids watching this and they will see biting and start doing it themselves.
    also when you consider the amount of posts that were saying pardew should be banned for life when he headbutted that player why should the player not deserve the same himself?

    biting is a much more serious offence than headbutting and headbutts have been in the sport for years.

  • 216 Online Guy // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Suarez and his Dracula tendencies ..Biting again…He’s a potential Killer .

    Liverpool fans will no doubt blame South Yorkshire Police

  • 217 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Online Guy

    Was is it a bad incident, I haven’t seen it yet

  • 218 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM


    You sound more like a copper with your moniker. I’m just a champion of justice and fair play.

    Are you happy for professional footballers to avoid the criminal law that the rest of us can’t?

  • 219 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    He can’t handle it and is one of the biggest cheats in the game, I don’t think it’s just banter though, apparently what that Italian guy was saying about Zidanes mother and sister was enough to get him some kind of punishment even after what Zidane done, I think there’s a big difference between the public sledging that cricket players do and the sleazy diving face clutching that todays footballers do.

  • 220 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM


    If you and I have a bit of a heated argument over a car parking space and I bite you on the shoulder and run away, what would you want to see happen?

  • 221 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    if i saw you two arguing over a car parking space I would be thinking how bloody sad

  • 222 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    You could have picked a better example than that

  • 223 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Suarez incident was really baaa….baaaaa…bad.

  • 224 Toon Tang // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    I’d love it, LOVE IT if the proper nailed Sourez for this one, yeah he may be one of the best players on the globe but by Jove he’s one greasy, slimy, squirming, filthy, cheating, lying greazy scumbag.

    If he didn’t have footy, you know exactly what he’d be doing right now eh…

  • 225 Online Guy // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    There’s hard Evidence and Psychological profiling on People who loose control and Bite People that a percentage of those people go on to Murder or maim GBH ..

    You can easily kill someone in a temper .. Regret will not kick in till just after… I imagine

    Suarez has the killer instinct in him for football..who know’s what he would be without it.

  • 226 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Watching England play in this World Cup was really baaa….baaaaa…bad.

    Ha ha ha

  • 227 Mister Tuff // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    blackley – you’d be a right tart for biting him.

  • 228 Toon Tang // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    …He’d probably be part of one of them pickpocket gangs on the tube in London I reckon.

  • 229 Online Guy // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM


    Suarez is a mental case ..he really bit into the iti broke the skin and it was totally loss of control and wicked tempered

  • 230 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Get bony on he knows how to score well he would though wouldn’t he

  • 231 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    i bet Liverpool will defend him

  • 232 Online Guy // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Yeah, we all like the occasional Italian

  • 233 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    True but when you think of the numbers of games played each week stuff like this is….well……non existent
    The bloke has a wire loose!
    I’d also say when it comes to being a bit OTT with the verbal Suarez is also up there, let’s not forget his other ban, 8 games? For racially abusing a fellow pro because he claimed it as term of endearment in his country! (Despite playing in Europe for years!)

  • 234 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    As for the Liverpool fans not really bothered about there reaction
    If he was our player we’d all be initially outraged but cheer him on come Saturday, especially when the realisation that we really have no team when you take him out!

    The interesting thing will be the reaction of Brendan Rodgers
    He has praised constantly the maturity and character of Suarez this season for his response and reaction to his previous incident
    This is a massive slap in the face to Rodgers and his team who let’s be honest had to go on full damage limitation duty last season

  • 235 Rotonda heights // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM


    Sorry with respect you’re talking b—–ks as per.

    Give Martinez or Poyet the same group of players and I bet they wouldn’t drop MYM for Colo or Ben Arfa for Gosling, play everyone out of position and adopt a totally negative, defensive and dour mindset every single game.

    And what the hell grammar is ”england have did poor for a decade now” ?

  • 236 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    I’d expect you to find match sticks in all four of your inner tube release valves when you had the bottle to return to your car.

  • 237 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Either way FIFA need to sort this quickly
    The Uruguay manager has already claimed he’s being targeted by the press ffs

  • 238 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Give anyone our squad next season and we’ll still be in the sh1t
    We have one fit recognised CF and no width

  • 239 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Nightmare from Tiote .

  • 240 martoon // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    How often have we seen that from Tiote for NUFC?

  • 241 Online Guy // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Some of the players we are supposed to be looking at,
    at the world cup ..we wont be signing them if they show up well do know that ..dontcha ?

    Sad to say that means any one half decent will command a higher fee and that negates Newcastle United because of ashley’s policy’s and the way the club is run on a shoe string…I cant even give his name a capital letter now .

    I recall a lot of posters on here 4 years back saying “well lets see what the next transfer window brings” ..”I will give it until then to decide what I think about the way ashley is running the club ”

    We then signed Shefki Kuki , I was in despair.

    The north east player of the year event just after ashole had constructively sacked KK ? , No one from world Famous Newcastle United one of the biggest institutions in the world of football , well no one from the club turned up! I was so so ashamed and embarrassed ,,they dont give a Damn about the club or Supporters. reps and players from Darlo Hartlepools, Boro, Sland, and not one official from Newcastle United at this big annual event ..IN Newcastle ..this was ashleys doing ..

    You will all have noticed we are low balling everyone again ..and on and on it goes ..mid table ambition cup runs ….we exist… for the wrong reasons .

  • 242 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    So the first ever female manager of a mens club has already quit before the season has even started!

  • 243 Bambams // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Well if Ash was hoping to cash in on Tiote’s very good world cup performance. ……

    He just dropped a clanger……

  • 244 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    We should get rid of Tiote and bring in Leroy Fer .

  • 245 Novocastrian66 // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    How was there only 4 mins injury time?

  • 246 BandB // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Greek coastguards are tonight carrying out a search and rescue operation after several Greek waiters were reported to have been thrown overboard.
    The incident, on an unnamed millionaire’s yacht in the Aegean Sea, is said to have occurred two minutes before half-time in the Greece versus Ivory Coast match at the World Cup tonight.

  • 247 Toon Tang // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    I’m waiting for the punchline BandB…

  • 248 Toon Tang // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Or is it already embedded in the joke haha I cant tell?

  • 249 Ibizatoon // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Toon Tang…I’m guessing it is embedded in there, but don’t worry, you’re not alone.

    BandB…You really are wasted on us sorry lot.

    Jail @200 and 236… 🙂

    On Suarez…Couldn’t they just sort him out a muzzle?

  • 250 Graeme // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Ibiza – he is now being approached for a second installment of Silence of the Lambs. They say he will be a natural for the role!!!!!

  • 251 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Absolute dog shite this game like.

    White dog shite.

  • 252 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Has Ed got any Bafe stories in the pipeline?

  • 253 Toon Tang // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Ibiza, aye its in there somewhere eh haaa, I had to check the news site to make sure it wasnt a real story.

    Blackley, hope not mate, them Bafe stories grew mighty old long, long ago.

  • 254 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Well it takes a swans player to get the equalizer well done bony

  • 255 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Breaking news newcastle have signed gomis

  • 256 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    He’ll not be a Swansea player for much longer

  • 257 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    If only

  • 258 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Why do you say that swans want 20 million for him

  • 259 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Three players newcastle have missed out on gomis, bony and shelvey and if they signed those 3 then I’m sure cabaye and remy would be here.

  • 260 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Cabella and grenier

  • 261 lesh // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Ed. If you and Mrs Ed are coming to the UK, maybe you could call in on friend Ashley and see if you can drum some sense into him.

    If you don’t succeed, might it be worth unleashing Mrs H on him? That may do the trick after all he may well appreciate the persuasive wisdom that she could use on him.

    Failing that, there may be a need to arrange for a couple of the boys to try a different approach.

    In any event, safe journeys and enjoy your stay.

  • 262 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Noooo a bloody penalty, put bony in goals

  • 263 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    you muppets

  • 264 Thump // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Have to feel for Ivory Coast.

    Unlucky, Cheik.

  • 265 lesh // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Belfast……. Those of us who are or are near being silver surfers would remember white dog shite.

    In the summer when it dried, you could stamp on it and as if by magic, it had gone, a puff of dust rising.

    Two questions: why did ut turn to dust and why don’t we see it anymore?

    Now Belfast, I don’t expect you to know but Welsh might – after all they’re still in the dark ages down there in Splott!

  • 266 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Two garbage teams like.

  • 267 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:02 PM


    You are about as funny as Belfast

  • 268 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Funny how Suarez wanted to prove a point to the English press and he goes and does that .

    What a moron .

  • 269 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Keep having a dig at the welsh, if i was you I would be more worried about newcastle and England

  • 270 Thump // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    @Big Pappa: He proved them right. I guess that’s a point, right?

  • 271 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    White dog shite is Still around lesh, it’s just harder to find :-).

    I bet there’s plenty in Greece

  • 272 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    I also hear it’s a delicacy in Wales.

  • 273 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Well this evening on the blog is about as exciting as watching England play and on that bombshell I’m off.

  • 274 Belfast // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Enjoy your scrambled white shite Welshie.

    Broad shoulders, Hairs on chest.

    Goodnight 🙂

  • 275 Toon Tang // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    If anyone wants to mangle their brains for an hour or so, watch Squarepusher live in tokyo (all parts).

    It’s heavy like cunnilingus with a blind albino dwarf.

  • 276 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Is Wales in Middle Earth ? .

  • 277 Online Guy // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Three bite’s and your out.

  • 278 Online Guy // Jun 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Anyone ever ride on an Elephant with no support ?

  • 279 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    I think welshies gone. It could be safe to come out now.

  • 280 musomag // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Colback – the new Mackem Slayer 🙂

  • 281 Mister Tuff // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Online – @278 -you posed the question:-
    Anyone ever ride on an Elephant with no support ?

    Well that is a bit of a coincidence – I did a post about this yesterday or the day before. The guilty party was expatmag -cannot be bothered to find the original post -but the subject matter was beer goggles and a photo at one of his house parties is attached.×250.jpg

  • 282 MajorToonage // Jun 25, 2014 at 4:45 AM

    Great, so our new transfer policy is to buy players in preparation for playing behind?

  • 283 Marty-Toon // Jun 25, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Tiote sold his defence yesterday with a horrible back pass.
    When will he Learn?
    He’s done it so many times at our place

  • 284 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 25, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    have ordered a special strip for the Liverpool games. A one with shoulder pads!!!!

  • 285 nut meg // Jun 25, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    It seems like this girl has bigger balls than our manager.
    Taken from GFF news.

    Helena Costa speaks out on Clermont departure
    Just two months on from when her arrival was announced, Helena Costa announced yesterday that she had quit Clermont. Today, via Portuguese publication A Bola, she took the opportunity to make an official statement and she had the following to say:

    “My departure is due to several events that not a single manager would have put up with. It was a total lack of respect and a show of sheer amateurism. The Sporting Director wanted to sign players without my agreement, even though I am supposed to be managing the team. I find it unacceptable that, in a professional institution, a manager discovers that the club has signed a player through after being notified by the club secretary, by reading the names of players on a list of players taking their first medical tests of pre-season. What is even more amateurish is that the Sporting Director did not reply to my emails, or messages I sent five days before pre-season.”

    “The only information I received came from the club secretary. On email, I told the Sporting Director of my grievances. He replied to me like this: “You are tiring me with your ton of emails, I am not at your disposition.” It was the same for the organisation of friendly matches, I was informed only by email that they had been made. Due to my lack of information, meetings with the technical staff were cancelled, showing a lack of professionalism again. In all of these situations, I contacted the President, to ask for a meeting, to reveal all of these failings, the mediocre treatment. I told him about my problems with Mr Olivier Chavanon (Sporting Director), who’s confidence was out of place. I told him I would quit my job if Chavanon remained. The President never recontacted me on the subject.”

    “I arrived at the club yesterday, the first one there, at 6.45, to have a discussion with the President. I felt once again the horrible lack of communication, in a situation that I judged as critical. I did not want to meet the players, in order to provoke a meeting with the President and the Sporting Director. After long discussions, the latter man, reflected upon his errors in the way he communicated with me (apologised). I informed all of the people present at the meeting that I was quitting. I have always said, I am independent myself, and I want to have confidence and ability around me. Following the aforementioned episodes, I felt I had none.

  • 286 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 25, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Nut meg…the difference is Parsnip is not in it for the confidence or ability!

  • 287 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 25, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    …he just wants to stay in the job regardless 😉

  • 288 Santon03 // Jun 25, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    Colback hasn’t played under NUFC system, not sure how important he is going to be.
    So many rumours but nothing happen, surely there are many players that not involve in world cup we could go for.
    Why wait until world cup is over if we can’t afford the players who are doing well in it?
    Seems like we already finish recruiting.

  • 289 the truth will out // Jun 25, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    you hit the nail on the head there santon

  • 290 Graeme // Jun 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    The absolute minimum required to avoid relegation. I could well be January 2015 before any serious money is spent and only then, if we are fighting relegation.

    I still dont see how they can hope to start the new season without a recognised, fit, striker and a replacement for Cabaye. Still, what do we know eh!!

  • 291 BandB // Jun 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    I see Shola was on the back page of the Chronicle again yesterday.
    But this time he was warning Our Hero that unless he swapped into a pair of trousers with pockets and bought some “stars” he would face more trouble.

    How very DARE he?

    Shola the Mackem Slayer?
    Shola the MACKEM more like!!

    I hope next time he’s in Ponteland he spills Jeff from Benwell’s lager top.

  • 292 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    hellooooo is there any body out there]

  • 293 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    And who is this Algerian we are supposed to be after now?

  • 294 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    no idea

  • 295 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM


    Nobody cares anymore mate. We have been drip fed so much crap in recent years, people have become dissillusioned and are fed up talking about it.

  • 296 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    If rrue, we are getting desperate

  • 297 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM


    strange there is no1 in here

    is ed ok no articles

  • 298 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Here we go, it’s started.

    Ever the victims of injusticce and conspiracy, a new campaign’s to be launched at Anfield today:

    ‘Justice for the Uruguay 9!’


  • 299 catchy in norway // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    im lost again

    does this mean he will be our new captain ?

    I think what pardew meant to say was, meet my new canon fodder , he will run all day and not ask questions

    I can and I will hang him out to dry, by saying we had no spark in MF, we had no bite,

    but before all that happens, I will big up my new expensive free signing for the few remaining numpties that still believe im doing a good job,


  • 300 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:58 AM


    I saw someone nention about Ed bringing his wife to the Uk. Dont know whether it is now or not

  • 301 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    beermonkey, pay attention.

    Read Ed’s post again and you’ll see that he’s been travelling to the UK for a jolly.


  • 302 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 10:59 AM


    Whats happening at liverpool

  • 303 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Settle down Catchy. We know you hate him

  • 304 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    I don’t read pardew post his comments tend to make my blood boil

  • 305 catchy in norway // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    I hear Nigeria have this amazing forward playing for them today,
    pardew should check him out

  • 306 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    still nice for ed to come home

  • 307 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Well Beer

    I got a feeling he wonr last till xmas mate, especially if the fans continue to hassle him likeCardiff.

  • 308 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM


    And your point is?

  • 309 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Expat….. Nowt happening at Liverpool other than their fans bleating about Suarez being in need of help and that as usual, the whole wotld’s against them!

    The Algerian?

  • 310 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    will surez be cheap

  • 311 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    expatmag, there’s no point to Catchy, no point at all.

  • 312 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Oh dear. What an unfortunate name.

  • 313 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    I cant see him walking and Ashley wont sack another manager on the strength of the fans dislike so I cant see him going anywhere

  • 314 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM


    Yes. I can imagine him typing out a whole speel about the tactical nous of his hero, pardew, as we speak….lol

  • 315 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    On Slimani, no chance. We heard the other day that Newcatle won’t sign anyone on the basis of the World Cup. This is nowt more than drumming up business and increasing the wage by his agent who knows that people will buy that we are after a striker.

  • 316 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM


    I think it will be more regarding the string if defeats myself and many fans are expecting early next season.

  • 317 catchy in norway // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    ranting and ranting

    until we as fans get together and drive him out of the club

  • 318 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM


    But is he any good

  • 319 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM


    Who? Ashley or Pardew?

  • 320 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Decent, good movement and a decent finisher. I’d happily have him as a back up striker – would prefer him to Gomis. But I can’t see us spending £6million on back up, so I guess if we were interested and signed him he would be first choice in which case I don’t think it would be a great signing.

  • 321 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM


    its all down to who and if we sign any1

    after city the next 8 are winnable games for us so I expect him here all season

  • 322 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM


    If we are going to buy a striket, I would rather take a punt on Rhodes.

    Thanks for the info on the algerian lad.

    How are things in malawi today

  • 323 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    expatmag, there’s one thing for sure, Catchy shouldn’t take much more than a day to draft it!

  • 324 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM


    Fair comment. Yes they are winnable if we have strikers who can score goals and midfielders/wingers who can create

  • 325 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM



  • 326 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    I’d like Rhodes, but can’t see us splashing the cash required to get him.

    Malawi is good, sunny and cold – although if I was still in the UK I’d probably have shorts on! Lots of things on with work, and we have a few of the academy lads in the running for the next national squad as the new coach looks to revamp the squad and bring in new blood.

  • 327 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Catchy…… ‘until we as fans get together’ where will you be?

  • 328 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Lol, when I read your post (‘we have a few of the academy lads in the running for the next national squad as the new coach looks to revamp the squad and bring in new blood.’), I thought for a minute you were referring to Newcastle United. Ah well, another day maybe?

  • 329 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Haha, nope, ‘fraid not. Maybe another day, but I’d guess more likely not…

  • 330 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Apologies Lil (* Lol = Lil)… or is it Lol? Or Lil?

    In future, it’ll be easier if I kept it simple, I’ll use Lilongwe.


  • 331 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    No worries, I’ve been called far worse than Lol in the past! 🙂

  • 332 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM


    Its funny. I dont normally associate cold with african countries. Here in Mekbourne, it is cold….13 celcius bur we are gwading off to Fiji in a week where it is 30c every day.

    Wgat do you do over there

  • 333 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Heading for Fiji

  • 334 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    there was me thinking gwading was Australian

  • 335 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    It isn’t really what you would consider cold, it just feels it when compared to how hot it normally is. It is still about 20-25 degrees celcius. I have just been spoilt with the warm weather.

    I run an agriculture and trading company out here. Got farmland, and work with lots of small local farmers buying and selling produce and export stuff to a few places. Looking at developing a processing facility to increase value, but that will most likely be next year. I also coach and help out at a local football academy here, we have boys and girls from ages 6 to 20. We have had 8 or 9 lads in the National youth teams, although this would be our first call up to senior level if it happens. Personally I think it is a bit soon for our lads, but would be great non the less.

  • 336 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:58 AM


    Sorry mate. Bloody phone……lol

  • 337 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Have you been to Fiji before?? That is one place I really regret not going to when I was around that vague area back in 2004.

  • 338 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:01 PM


    Very interesting life over there. Good to see people putting the effort into coaching the kids. I would imagine you would have a fair amount of under privledged youngsters there.

  • 339 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM


    No mate. This will be our first visit. We are staying at a resort called Outriggers by the lagoon, about an hour from Nadi down on the coral coast.

    It looks fantastic. We are booked into the main hotel but I am hoping to upgrade to an ocean side bure as a treat for my girls

  • 340 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Pretty much all of them mate. Most are lacking in nutrition so we run a program where we supply all the kids (around 200 at each of our 2 academies) with various fruits depending on season, milk, eggs etc. It is one of the worlds poorest countries so nutrition is important. We also get various health and nutrition people in from NGO’s to help teach them about health and nutrition.

  • 341 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Sounds great. Would love to get there one day, although while I’m here there are plenty of other spots yet for me to head to round these parts.

  • 342 JAMSHA // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    so gomis has signd for swans contract worth 16mil .. record for swans

  • 343 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Do you have any oroblems with that ecoli infection which seems to be ravaging senegal at present.

    I tell you something mate. We dont know how lucky we are. Australia is a fantastic country with limitless opportunities and reasonable wealth.

  • 344 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:14 PM


    I would imagine he is Bony’s replacement

  • 345 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    No, we are a long way from Senegal, so have no links with that.

    Yeah, it is very different living here, although I love it compared with my old life back in the UK. Once you get used to the regular power cuts and water shortages, plus the hideous cost of petrol thanks to a double landlocked country! I miss the odd thing, but not much!

  • 346 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    16million over how many years?? A lot of money for a distinctly average player. Pleased we didn’t get him.

  • 347 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Terry Butcher has just come out with a ripper about the suarez bite.

    He has more of a DENTAL problem than a mental problem.


  • 348 expatmag // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Off for a while. Back later

  • 349 JAMSHA // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Adam Taggart has joined Fulham from A-
    League side Newcastle Jets for an undisclosed

  • 350 JAMSHA // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:39 PM


    Bafetimbi Gomis is signing a stunning record
    contract with Swansea, worth more than £16m.

    mayb 2-3 yrs

  • 351 Toon Tang // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    That pic of ginge is getting some mileage eh

  • 352 JAMSHA // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    looks like michu is off to ath madrid

  • 353 Rotonda heights // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    This is now a very long thread, hope Ed’s alright.

    From T.O.TT

    The breaking news about our less than reputable sponsors being fined for their horrible practices is yet another sign (if needed) that our club is utterly rotten to the core.

    It occurred to me last night that I have only watched one world cup game (and not a single England game) and whilst I still love the game I absolutely hate everything that now surrounds it.

    Whether it be the clearly corrupt governing body, the Soccer Saturday generation, or players biting chunks out of each other I think the whole thing is a now disgraceful sham.

    And when it comes to our own club I think it’s a cut above the usual slurry. I’d wager that even some of the most vile chairman across the land would immediately act to disassociate himself from a sponsor such as Wonga, I have no doubt that we’ll see no such action from Barrack Road.

    Given the economic demographic of the average NUFC supporter you would expect an immediate backlash at a continued association with a firm that targets them and their families in such a manner, alas this will not materialise in any significant form. Very sad indeed.
    – – – – – – – – – – – –
    You, sir, have hit the nail elegantly on the head.
    – – – – – – – – – – –
    Superbly put, Ashley is a vile, vile man and anyone who says they’re just supporting the team is a liar, they’re supporting Ashley, a dispicable human being devoid of morals and social ethics.

  • 354 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    no more gomis stories

  • 355 G // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    RH, Ed is on holiday over here mate. He says starting 24th June, but he’s probably a bit buckled off that flight.

  • 356 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    There is not that much news anyway so Ed might as well take a break!

  • 357 catchy in norway // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM


    I will be over in July,

    but I do send emails to the club regular , they never reply but I guess I just one of many who do the same,

    and my stance has not changed , I would like them both out , but tackle pardew first , he is the easiest to get out, his life should be made a living hell , he will soon crack ,

  • 358 Graeme // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Rotunda – just about sums it up nicely!!!

  • 359 Mister Tuff // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Just as has been mentioned -watching Sky News and they reported the Wonga story -could not believe it. They were sending out to their customers fake solicitors letters and then charging them for the privilege. What a set of crooks and scumbags.

  • 360 nut meg // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Good luck to you & the young kids,I hope some of them do get called up to the senior national team, it would be a big feather in your cap bonny lad.

  • 361 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Expat (and Lil, I know you like your music),

    Here’s a little ditty to put you in the mood for Fiji.

    It’s not Fijian but Hawaii’s not too far away, well..


  • 362 Mister Tuff // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    lesh -you suggestions for a musical ditty for expat will miss the mark entirely. I recall many years ago visitting him at home in the Heed -adorned on his bedroom wall were posters for Culture Club and the Bay City Rollers.

  • 363 Our Toon // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    By the sounds of this Gomis deal he will be on almost £77k per week if he’s signed on for £16m deal over 4 years

  • 364 beermonkey // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    our toon

    is he worth that

  • 365 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Apparently we are readying a 2 million bid for Yannick Bolasie. Is he any good.?

  • 366 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    He is not the worse player in the world, but I cannot see how he should improve us one bit!

  • 367 Thump // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    @ilovetoon: From Palace? We’ll have to fight off Liverpool and Everton, so better than we can afford.

  • 368 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Thump // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    fight liverpool and everton? he’s gone then.

    i’d be worried even if we had burnley and shrewsbury as competition for players.

  • 369 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Well with England’s p1ss poor showing and Suarez’s pesky nashers dominating the headlines this WC has been a bit of a crock and everyone needs a lift…..
    Step forward Shola the Argy slayer!!! 😉

  • 370 Toon Tang // Jun 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    tads, would love Strolla to stride forth and bag a hatty, Iran to win as well with the filthy argies being dumped out on GD haha I wonder how much that lot would win ya?

  • 371 Our Toon // Jun 25, 2014 at 3:09 PM


    Do I think he’s worth it? Time will tell i suppose, I remember some on here blasting Bony and saying we’d dodged a bullet when he played the first few games for Swansea. Beggers can’t be choosers

    Yannick Bolasie is pants, if you watch his games last season he was very inconsistent on the wing, rarely tracked back and didnt create much, he is one of those wingers whose incredibly tricky on the ball but has limited vision, rarely scores!!

  • 372 lesh // Jun 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Mister Tuff…. We can but try with Expat. You know what they say about education and it being wasted on some.


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