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Newcastle After Top Young French Whiz Kid

5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 203 Comments

Newcastle are reported to be interested in 18 year-old Rennes center-back Sega Coulibaly, who has played for the French U16, U17 and U18 sides and also the Rennes first team.

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Sega Coulibaly – 18 year-old Rennes center-back

The young defender was born in Bamako in Mali on June 9th, 1996, so he has only just turned 18 and he has played at Rennes since the summer of 2005.

We were first linked with this player about three weeks ago, and last season he played 11 full games for Rennes, and if he is signed by the Magpies he would (probably) be part of the Development squad as one for the future.

Newcastle have had the player watched a number of times this year when he has played for the Rennes first team, and he apparently is also keen to move to England.

We were hoping this summer that Newcastle – as well as strengthening the first team squad significantly – would also bring in four or five top youngsters, and 20 year-old Ayoze Perez has already been signed from Tenerife, and Ayoze is one example of these young up and coming players.

Liverpool, Aston Villa and West Brom are also said to be interested in the young French center-back.

Since Newcastle will not pay out big fees for established players,one way we can get some good players into the side is to sign them as teenagers, and then hopefully develop them into top class players, but so far we haven’t been too successful in doing that.

That doesn’t mean we cannot do that over the few years.

That’s just one of the hopes we have for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

Written from Winchester, England.

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

203 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Not coming here then!

    I agree with Pardew on 2 things.

    1) English players are way too expensive

    2) May be some middle class, supposedly more intelligent and academic players wouldn’t be such a bad thing

    Where I differ is how anyone can fail so spectacularly in one season with:-

    Krul, Debuchy, Sissoko, Tiote, Mbiwa, Ben Arfa, Colocinni, Haidara, Cisse, Remy,


    Anita, Gouffran. Jonas, Marveaux, Armstrong, Obertan etc, etc.

  • 2 Spoof // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Is this kids contract up, if not then he won’t be coming !!!!

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    A center back and a wiz kid 😉

  • 4 Tsunki // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    When are we going to see some players developed then? Saying we are interested in these kids is just admitting that a bigger club already has a rep having tea with his folks

  • 5 Rotonda heights // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    forgot Bigirimana and Abeid too.

  • 6 BandB // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    The next potential buyer is going to drool over all the zero hours potential in our squad.
    Could this kid be the next Mbiwa with a year or two on his back?

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM


    weg // Jul 1, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Pardew and Ashley are two dastardly villains in the same sick play! One, an inept manager with no tactical nouse, no understanding of modern football, and no concept of how to tell the truth.

    The other, an owner who doesn’t see players – only dollar signs, thinks the fans are irrelevant, and only sees the club as a notice board for his tatty sports retail empire.

    Arguing over who is the biggest problem is pointless. They both need to sling their hooks. The only thing we should think about is who is the easiest to get rid of. Pardew, for me!

    He needs to be given grief on matchdays until he can’t bear it anymore!
    Maybe if he goes, we can then focus on protesting against the owner!

  • 8 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    stuart – all originals – no fake gear or SD tat is allowed in the household. Got a little bit of Firetrap stuff –pre Mr Tubbs buy out I would not even accept any of his stuff now even if it was been given away.

  • 9 Spoof // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Krul has been hopeless ever since his injury against Sunderland, Colo is well past it as is Jonas, Benny was his usual unreliable self who has failed everywhere, Obertan and Marveaux are two of the worst ever players to play for us, Armstrong and Haidara are just kids who could still come through, Cisse doesn’t know the off side rule or if he does then you have to seriously question his aptitude, Santon defensively has got to be one of the worst in the prem as he always gets caught out of position, Anita will never be good enough for the prem, Gouffran is only good enough to be a squad player but he did ok when the team was doing ok, Remy, Sissoko, Debuchy and Tiote all played to an expected level but yes Pardew has seemed to fail with MYM, but I forgot, Alan Pardew is the manager so we have to invent and create complete and utter nonsense so we can hammer him and we can conveniently forget that even though the owner constantly sells our best players we should still be challenging at the top rather than mid table as we were last season because our squad is so wonderfully talented, look at Abied, £500k should be enough to get him, what a wonderfully talented player he has got to be, no wonder his market value is so high, ffs get a grip and listen to yourself, yes Pardew is not a good manager but our team/squad is absolutely pathetic m8 and your trying to make out that they are so talented, come back to the real world, the squad is as good as the manager, neither are holding the other back.

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    In an ideal world?
    We’ve offloading players for 18 months and seen one senior player bought in ffs
    As for Colback heading straight for the first team as I said for what?
    In a position were very well stocked in, instead of bringing in much needed pace and creativity we’ve grabbed another bog standard defensive grafted
    Whoopdie f**king doo

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Spoof, a forward three of

    LF Remy

    C Cisse

    RF Ben Arfa

    is hardly Pathetic.

    Hatem and Cisse already showed us what can be done as a 3 for a run of half a dozen games before Pardew dumped it. Even then he stumbled on the 433 as he does with lots of his ‘tactics’.

    He’s a chancer without a clue is ol’ Pinocchio.

  • 12 70TWO // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Institute of Directors has announced that Sports Direct is seeking to push through excessively generous pay arrangements for Mr Ashley, indicating a weak board incapable of balancing the interests of the controlling shareholder and other stakeholders. Sounds familiar!

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Remy Sissoko and HBA maybe but Cisse has been here for 2 and half seasons and has only had half a good season in that time
    Sorry but that lad has no business wearing the number 9

  • 14 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Bad managers make teams look a lot worse than they are. Through probability and individual ability, some players can be only marginally affected. That is in spite of the manager, not because of him.

    Forget positions on a table for a minute, the actual on-field link ups and movement going forward is nothing short of appalling almost all of the time. It still was earlier in the season, which is no surprise why were abysmal second half of the season. It was the underlying basis of our football without Remy or Cabaye’s ability digging us out some points.

  • 15 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Tds, he’s scored goals wherever he’s been though and continued to do so when he first came. To me that is his norm.

    Tevez went on a 13 game run of not scoring under Pardew and even Remy went his longest drought under Pardew which I believe was about 10 games without a goal.

    He looks a nervous wreck now because he’s been ruined. Little to no service as well as being shoved out wide for half a season. Even when he was eventually in the centre, he’s be shunned out wide again when bambi strolled on.

    I still have faith in Cisse, although he does looked wrecked by Pardew’s awful tactics.

    The lad needed constant service which he doesn’t get and to play him wing is just awful. His confidence and match practice being on the end of chances been smashed to pieces.

  • 16 Slank // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:53 PM


    I only meant this transfer window not the previous 18 months which is, as you say, a completely different situation.

    I don’t know much about Colback other than he was often voted Sunderland MOTM (which can’t be the most coverted award there is !).

    I’m wondering whether he is Tiote’s backup or his partner alongside hopefully Grenier.

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    I sincerely hope you haven’t been doing what I think you’ve been doing for awhile now !

  • 18 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    I don’t think it’s a different situation we’ve been desperate for creativity and width for nearly 4 windows now
    The squad is in tatters and mackem who boast 2-3 assists per season when not filling in at LB is hardly the answer
    The only reason this lad is here is because there was no fee

    Not for me, he looks well and truly done
    Said by January last season the lad has no fight whatsoever, never challenges the last man, never challenges in the air and just looks soft tbh
    He did score at Frieburg but there was also a fantastic article about despite losing his goals the squad as a whole and style of play were much better for being rid of him
    He came in when the whole squad was flying high, he’s looked lightweight ever since and have no faith in this lad returning to his half season wonder form, nor do I think we can afford to take the gamble that he will

  • 19 Spoof // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Laurent, your totally missing the point, I’m not saying that Pardew is good but that the squad is poor, anyone believing otherwise cannot be taken seriously. look at the squad for pities sake it’s dreadful and a lack of numbers has always been our downfall.

  • 20 the truth will out // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    if we were a boat we’d be screwed

  • 21 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Tds, have a look at the type of goals he’s getting for Freiberg on there. Lots of service and pretty much all are in the box. He just doesn’t get that here under the containing of Pardew. Our attacking nous is awful.

    I think Cisse is pretty decent heading the ball when in dangerous areas. He is constantly looking for balls over the top and making diagonal runs and does track people down. He does have skills which are lacking but that’s why we paid £8m for him not £28.

    As the video shows, he can finish chances when he’s given them. Some of his technique on those goals is excellent and instinctive.

    As I say, if he was constantly played to his strengths and still looking shot I wouldn’t be as lenient, but with Pardew’s ineptitude, players will generally look a lot worse than they actually are.

    Lack of service, constantly out of position, containing team… No surprise he looks a shadow of his goal scoring self.

  • 22 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Spoof, I’m not missing the point. We do need players and more quality. Every team needs to build whatever standard they’re at.

    However, if Pardew mis-manages good players which are already here then more players are going to be subjected to a similar drop in form and thus look not good enough. I believe we have some good players and certainly enough to make a pretty good starting line up, although that has deteriorated with Remy and Cabaye gone.

    New players need to improve the skill set, not pad out the squad with average plodders like Colback.

    That’s my opinion on it anyway.

  • 23 LGFUAD21 // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    I’m with lr32.

    Cisse is a good striker that isn’t getting the service he deserves. In turn that’s affected his confidence and fight.

    This lassoga has the physicality but not the ability to be a main striker for us. Cisse is far better. He needs service and a team that plays to his strengths.

  • 24 Spoof // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Laurent, you are missing the point m8, totally missing it, you keep harping on about Pardew when my post is about the squad ond not how its managed, forget him he is not in the equation, the point is about the squad, is it good or poor, if you say good then you are sadly wrong, so is it good or not and please dos not mention Pardew as he is not the subject in question.

  • 25 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    You can see at the matches, Cisse is constantly trying to make good runs but many many times he just doesn’t get the ball and can look very frustrated. I would be too. Especially when the team does not base its development and cohesion on attacking play.

    I don’t think there’s a surprise that Marveaux and his at times very good creative passing has led to a few crucial Cisse goals. Goals which kept us in the league.

    I think there’s a lot more potential in our players than is misused and mismanaged under the slimey former glazier.

  • 26 hitman // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    all well and good brining in players for the future,but that aint going t sort the mess out where in now.

  • 27 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Spoof, I think the squad is better than is underwhelming shown each game. Therefore the players look worse than they actually are, meaning the squad looks worse.

    We need improvement, but so does everyone.

  • 28 Graeme // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Now there are allegedly 3 chasing Payet – us, Everton & Swansea who are expected to make an offer within the next 48 hours.

    If there are really 2 other clubs after him, pretty much means he wont be coming to us then!! How can we compete against the Mighty Swans eh??

  • 29 Graeme // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    The link to 28 above

  • 30 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    With a lower level manager, the capability of the squad will naturally decrease. That can affect the judgement of a squad and the perception of their ability. He is directly related to how people view the quality of a squad.

  • 31 Graeme // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    LR32 – I believe that a more “Modern” 20th Centuary Manager would get so much more from the squad than P45DUE does.

    Simply by playing systems they can adapt and understand, simply by playing players in their “Natural” Position – no more of 3 LB’s on the pitch unless serious injuries dictate. Instilling a “Club Ethic” which becomes a “Team Ethic” which means any reserve player coming into the 1st team is comfortable with his role.

    Its certainly not Brain Surgery, thats for sure!!

  • 32 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    jail – evening – last post -got me puzzled??

  • 33 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Graeme, I totally agree.

  • 34 Rotonda heights // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:26 PM


    Don’t come the keyboard warrior mate, it doesn’t suit you. Basically we had half the current French national team (Cabaye, Debuchy, Sissoko, Remy) who aren’t doing too shabbily are they and under a Martinez, Poyet, Pochetinno, Rodgers type would have threatened top 5/6.

    Was Everton’s squad so much better than ours? They had Lukaku, we had Remy.

    Pardew has failed everywhere so why is it always someone else’s fault?

  • 35 Spoof // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    This modern manager claptrap is starting to get on my tits, if the players aren’t good enough then you struggle, ours aren’t so we struggle so can we stop trying to sound clever with modern manager rubbish and accept the fact that the owner is skrewing us dry.

  • 36 tequilamag // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:36 PM

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM


    Is that the same Ben Arfa who won 5 (FIVE) league titles at 2 different clubs.

    or the same Cisse who has been prolific everywhere he’s been

    or the Gouffran who is a striker not a defensive left mid


    How is it nonsense that Pardew plays so many people out of position. no wonder they look poor.

    Listen to people, ie the 50000 who didn’t want Pardew to come out of his technical area against Cardiff they were so p—-d off with him. Maybe it’s Pardew few remaining sycophants and apologists like you who should get a grip pal.

  • 38 Rotonda heights // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:42 PM


    It’s not always about high maintenance. Look at Diego Simone, the whole team cost less than Bale. Do we really have a worst squad than Sunderland to lose 3-0 at home (Again!)

  • 39 Spoof // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:46 PM


    The players you mentioned are doing well, but no better than what they did for Pardew so how do you make out that a different manager woud do better with them, the proof is clear, give Pardew a decent player and he gets results from them, but he is not a magician who can make a top player who has virtually no ability, name one player who has left us under Pardew who has gone on to improve, this holding them back lark is totally wrong, the facts prove that beyond any doubt what so ever, so why do people continue to harp on with these false claims.

  • 40 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    De Jong would be a good signing. In my wonderful opinion

  • 41 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Humble opinion, although it is wonderful too.

  • 42 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Mr Tubbs………………………………………OUT
    Percy Parsnip ……………………………….OUT
    Percy Apologists and other member
    of the Flat Earth Society………………..OUT
    1980’s Manager acolytes……………….OUT
    Modern Manager realists……………….IN

  • 43 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Probably your greatest ever exclusive tequila

  • 44 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    players wearing lasses hairbands……………OUT

  • 45 Spoof // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Anyway I have had enough of this modern manager claptrap for today so I will leave you all in peace and did you all goodnight. Bye for now.

  • 46 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Think Lee Ryder gets his stories from twatter though

  • 47 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Well I’m giving it until 15th august if we don’t sign anybody buy then i will have to consider my options.

  • 48 tequilamag // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Cheers Belfast, glad you appreciated it. Seems a firmer story than the usual press BS,

  • 49 tequilamag // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    You cold have a point,

  • 50 tequilamag // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM


  • 51 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Yeah I see Gareth Bale is sporting one of those girls headbands now. Definitely needs to be stamped out.

    He’s welsh though, funny bunch that lot.

  • 52 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Hope it’s true tequila. Would be a good start anyways.

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Belfast you are a cheeky sod

    Ha ha ha

  • 54 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    So if we get him, does that mean we are not getting Cabella

  • 55 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Breaking news from North East press -Newcastle in advance talks with Siem De Jong #NUFC

  • 56 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Belfast – I was referring to Bale in that new ad thats just recently started being shown on the telly -can’t even remember what the ad is about. Bale is wearing a hairband and looks a right tart.

  • 57 tequilamag // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Welsh, no but we will probably drop our interest in Messi

  • 58 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Yeah it’s for bt broadband, looks a right little knob

  • 59 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Or bt sports, something to do with Bt anyway

  • 60 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Cheers Welshman, broad shoulders etc etc

  • 61 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    welshman – (not wearing hairband) reveals his party friends -before a night in -in the valleys.

  • 62 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Spoof, he had 5 players the other January yet still we broke new abysmal records as a team.
    Haidara is rarely in favour and M’Biwa has gone from being captain of a French league winning side to an outcast under Pardew. Gouffran, like a lot of Pardew’s mismanaged players is shunned out wide.
    In a front three, yes. A defensive winger, no.
    Tevez, Cisse, Ba, Gouffran, Sissoko have all been told to play wide when it isn’t their most natural position.

    Poor management affects players. That in turn gives a false and misleading perspective on the capability within the squad.

    As I said, I believe many of our players can perform a lot better both individually and also as part of the te

  • 63 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Mister Tuff

    What ever you do in your spare time is up to you

  • 64 GloucesterGeordie // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:16 PM


    Reports from Holland in De Telegraaf claim that attacking midfielder Siem de Jong has left Ajax’s pre-season training camp in Austria and is poised to sign for Newcastle United, having already passed a medical with the St James’ Park outfit.

  • 65 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Reports from Holland in De Telegraaf claim that attacking midfielder Siem de Jong has left Ajax’s pre-season training camp in Austria and is poised to sign for Newcastle United, having already passed a medical with the St James’ Park outfit.

  • 66 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:17 PM


    i agree i have got broad shoulders, it’s others on here who chuck their toys out of the pram. If you dish it out then you have got to take it.

  • 67 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    6 mill mate……Bargain or what !!

  • 68 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    The De Jong story seems to be true. It would be nice if there were 3-4 more of similar quality to follow

  • 69 Belfast // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Yes very true Welsh

  • 70 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM


    Definitely a bargain if we pull it off! 5 year deal apparently too

  • 71 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Hardly anything to get excited about after his brothers’ terrible displays for us.

    We still need Cabella, Grenier and Konoplyanka in midfield though.

  • 72 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Isn’t de jong on a free transfer

  • 73 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Would say he is as close to a Cabaye replacement as we can get if we are actually signing him ! Only worry I have is that he seems to be a bit injury prone and the way Pardew sets his teams up for one guy to be pull the strings we need that guy fit for about 25 games or we will go down as we never have a team set up to win without our star play maker !!!!

  • 74 toonking // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    having read through the posts today, i’m starting to think that ashley has now turned this blog into puppets. looking back at the season we were in europa league pardew was getting some of the blame “which he did deserve” but the biggest critism was always being pointed at the owner because we all agree that he didn’t allow the money for them players and he sold the best players like BA without getting the replacement.

    Now it seems like people are stating we have got a very good squad and don’t need to replace the CAM or demba ba and we can manage to go season after season without having ashley spending £15 million on the decent player which is these days the average price for them. Instead it seems to be that we can perform well and get top 4 with just 1 striker no decent winger and no quality CAM instead just a fat HBA a lazy marvo an injured cisse, a sprinter obatan and players the only players we will need to buy are cheap youngsters who will take a whole season to develop just like we saw when colo jonas enrique and debuchy when they came because that is the only players.

    but it doesn’t end their as what these great managers also seem to be able to do is perform very well for a whole season without a single players being bought in a transfer window and also having their best and most important player sold in january two seasons in a row without replacement arriving.

    this to me makes managers like wenger rodgers and di matio sound just as bad as pardew himself because-
    Why would rodgers be needing to get lallana and spending more money when he should be able to do good with the team he has got?

    Why did wenger not win anything for seven years?

    Why can’t di matio manage to do both europa league and premier league with the same team he had last year?

  • 75 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:26 PM


    I’m not being funny but why are you always negative

  • 76 70TWO // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:29 PM

  • 77 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    We need about 7 new players. Siem De Jong isn’t really a playmaker. He’s a second striker. Would be more happy if we got Grenier, Cabella, Alderweireld and 2 top class strikers in.

  • 78 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    We still need 1 cb, 3 midfielders and 2 strikers. Gouffran and De Jong will be decent squad players next season.

  • 79 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Please please guys lets not start throwing a negative spin on our first bit of positive news this summer.
    If we can bring this lad in he is the definite link we have been craving between midfield and attack. yes he’s not the fastest bloke on the park but neither was Cabaye

  • 80 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Hope we’re still in for Grenier though. We need pace in the centre.

  • 81 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Grenier and pace in the same sentence lmfao

  • 82 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Ok just seen the full stop lol in the same paragraph then 😉

  • 83 JamesToon // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:45 PM


    de jong is a very technical player, he tore city a new one if i recall. he’s best as a “false 9” if you will. Really hope we sign him. Grenier and Cabella would both be very decent as well. I think that ecuadorian winger montero would be good as he’s fast and can actually cross, but it seems we might be too late as an unnamed european club has bid for him.

    you make a valid point but pardew has made some very bad decisions during his time here e.g head butting meyler, replacing m’biwa with colo when m’biwa had a good partnership with willo, making the team a one man catalyst with cabaye when he knew he would be sold no plan b,
    however we cannot forget 11/12 when he got us into europe and came up with that 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 system that absolutely tore teams like chelsea and liverpool apart. And has his hands tied behind his back.

    Perhaps he might change this summer

  • 84 lesh // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Yup, Coulibaly will be a good signing for Pardew to spoil.

    But he’ll have been bought in anticipation of young Mbabu going where all our academy products go – down the road, albeit prematurely.

    Mbabu’s had the cheek to comment on Mbiwa’s role last season

    and’ll no doubt be identified as troublesome!

    The club welcomes comments and treats them seriously – just like wit they did when NUST was invited to stand down from the Fans [so called} Forum!

  • 85 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Someone mentioned he’s been injured alot, just last season I believe and the seasons before that since 2009 he’s always hit double figures

  • 86 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    I wonder if part of the deal is to bring De boar with him and drop Pardew down to something more suiting……Say toilet attendant.

  • 87 lesh // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Wow, if Siem de Jong really is on his way, there’ll be queues snaking around SJP and up Barrack Road when the rush for season tickets hits up.

    Better get the sleeping bags out tonight, you hopefuls should best be at the ground tonight to get a place near the front of the queue!

  • 88 JamesToon // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    @jazzyp hahaha if only

  • 89 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    If Siem is on his way, are we also going for Luuk?

  • 90 JamesToon // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Luuk’s gone to psv i thought

  • 91 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Nice that ya think lads on here are so gullible lesh

  • 92 lesh // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:55 PM


    Toilet Attendant?

    Show Pardew some respect – Senior Toilet Attendant at the very least…mmm on second thoughts……

  • 93 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is jetting back to Newcastle United – despite talk of a summer sale
    Newcastle’s France defender is heading back to St James’ Park and insists he is determined to prove his doubters wrong
    Personally would sooner give Mapou a chance to shine next season rather than Mr Bumpy

  • 94 Graeme // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    lesh, you cant just promote him like that, he’ll be completely out of his depth – Senior Assistant Attendant would probably suit him!!!

  • 95 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Joking Ear has the privilege of that title bud !!

  • 96 lesh // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Potential Toon buyer pitches up in Newcastle?

  • 97 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Just found our actual toilet attendant who Pardew will be working under

  • 98 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Breaking news# Seim de jong will sign for Nufc within the next 12 hr after passing a medical ssn #Nufc

  • 99 andrew84 // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Great news about Siem de Jong in my opinion.

    A bit of faith restored 🙂

  • 100 CDEVINE69 // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    SIEM DE JONG!!!!!!!! ???????

  • 101 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Hopefully one of many to come through the door this summer

  • 102 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Pardew would probably put the bog cleaner in the soap dispenser.
    Nice to have some positive news. I just hope that Siem is better than his younger brother. There’s still plenty of time for the move to collapse.

  • 103 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Lesh; it might bong to Ed. He’s on holiday in the UK at the moment.

  • 104 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    I felt Luuk De Jong got dealt a bit of a bad hand when he was on loan for us , Pardew played him out of position in a lot of games and we just went long BUT he was excellent in the 4 – 1 win with Remy up front unfortunately him and Remy never got too many games together due to injuries etc

    I think with a pacey striker next to him , wingers and his brother firing in set pieces for him I would be tempted for us to take him on loan for another season just to see how it worked out he is still better than Shola!!

    See Mbiwa is on the way back I honestly hope Pardew plays him next season and not Taylor and not as a bloody right back!!

  • 105 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    If we sign De Jong brothers , Lacazette and Cabella then I will buy a home top with the words “In Charnley We Trust” haha

  • 106 JamesToon // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    This is the type of news i hope to see over the next few weeks, transfers happening out of the blue.

    De Jong shouldn’t be a replacement for cabaye as he’s more of a second striker, a sessegnon type except he’s more consistent.

    If we’re not gonna spend much on players then as for strikers we should pick two from these three: Abel Hernandez/Victor Ibarbo/Enner Valencia

  • 107 andrew84 // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:24 PM


    Let’s hope so fella.

    I know the deal is not yet completed but I usually take SSN as 99% gospel, they’ve got good spies.

  • 108 JamesToon // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:24 PM


    I think Luuk won’t come here he looks set for a move to PSV, i personally didn’t think he was any good really whether pardew played him out of position or not, his shots were so weak and didn’t really win any aerial battles

  • 109 joeinthecheapseats // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Anyone heard the Danny Ings rumours that we might be in for him as well as de Jong
    Perhaps Ashley has had a good weekend end on the roulette tables

  • 110 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    So the transfer window has officially opened today and we start it off with a bang by bringing in a major coup in the form of SDJ. Not a bad start Mr Charnley but please “can we have some more sir”

  • 111 JamesToon // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:26 PM


    this is what i expect to see surprising news, as lets be honest there was hardly any talk of this happening in the past few weeks its all been focused on cabbala etc.

  • 112 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Andrew 84
    He has agreed terms and medical passed pal. Fee agreed and to sign tommorow

  • 113 andrew84 // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:30 PM


    Totally agree, by all means correct me if I’m wrong but I think Cabaye and Cisse were both pulled out of the bag from almost nothing. Maybe this could be the start of a good month…… 🙂

  • 114 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:36 PM


    It’s American based so maybe Vince Mcmahon has finally arrived and maybe that explains us actually spending some dosh lol…. I reckon I’ve started a rumour here mate it’ll be all over Twatter soon 😉

  • 115 toonking // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:43 PM


    i’m not happy about the head butting incidient or the decision to drop mbiwa myself moving ba to the left and allowing cisse to take centre was another thing i wasn’t happy about. i do think part of the reason not to test someone else out as a replacement for cabaye might have been in the hope that for once ashley could see we should be getting a replacement, it’s the same reason i’m thinking he didn’t play armstrong, ashley might see Armstrong and use that as an opportunity to avoid getting the striker.

    it’s like you say the decisions to drop mbiwa and to headbutt that hull city player are certainly stupid decision from pardew.

    but a lot of his problems are caused because i know that we are in a league where money is what makes a good team and to get money we need that fat b@stard at the top to provide us it.
    so i might sound like a pardew lover to some but as you can see i’m not a pardew lover i’m just a person who feels that we will never change whilst that fat b@stard is in charge.

  • 116 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Soccer Sauce @soccer_sauce · 1m

    Just came off phone to our Tyneside source. Siem De Jong to #NUFC is done http://deal.Club moved quickly.Announced in next 24 hours

  • 117 toonking // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    i’m off now so goodnight

  • 118 CDEVINE69 // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:58 PM


  • 119 yo-yo // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    De Jong should be a benchmark for the kind of quality we need and not the exception. I can’t see us recruiting enough decent players to avpid a relegation scrap again. SNAFU

  • 120 Sazzer // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Ben Dawson along with United’s promising youth coach Neil Winskill, recently spent a week at Atletico Madrid under the guidance of Diego Simeone.

    Why didn’t Pardew go?

  • 121 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:20 PM


    They didn’t know who he was lol

    How the fcuk is this game 0-0?

  • 122 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Anyone else get the sudden urge to thunderpunch vertonghen in his smarmy fcuking face or is it just me? Probably me but he’s got one of them faces!

  • 123 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    it’s good to see SDJ heading for Newcastle but I believe injuries will let him down here and of course he will be wasted under Pardew.

    also no doubt we will try to bring LDJ to Newcastle as well I mean c’mon we all know Pardew loves his Target men 😉

  • 124 scout // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    De jong for 6 million is a superb signing.
    Crack on chaps, more of the same please

  • 125 scout // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Anyone going to Oldham?
    Might have a spin up there

  • 126 JamesToon // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    DeAndre Yedlin anyone?? Super quick, determined and still very young. Sell debuchy then our two RB’s could be yedlin and santon.

  • 127 elpaso_geordie // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    id take a punt on Yedlin after losing Debuchy like…..

    Siem De Jong is ok but we lack pace badly in the team and despite his qualities he is another plodder

    Best teams in Premiership always have pace pace pace

  • 128 Tom4Nufc // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    De Jong confirmed:

  • 129 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    We have actually signed Siem De Jong. I didn’t think we’d sign anyone!!!

  • 130 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    How did he miss that, although it was given offside anyway but fcuk me!

  • 131 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Ferdinand talking shite again

  • 132 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Stand by citeh lol

  • 133 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Fatty’s having palpitations right about now!

  • 134 Graeme // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Sazzer @ 120 – simples – Pardew didnt want to give too many of his secrets away, his motivational techniques etc!!!!

  • 135 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jul 1, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    So finally we sign the right De Jong, not Luuk or Nigel.

  • 136 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    6y deal too

  • 137 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Yeah agree we need some serious pace it means you can counter the bigger teams and play a high line against the small teams cause you have the pace to cover and they cant play a high line the fastest players we have at the moment are Sissoko , Obertan and Gouffran but they are not rapid like some of those USA or Algeria players

  • 138 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Quote from Percy Parsnip:-
    “It is a big signing for this Club. Siem brings massive experience from Ajax, I think our fans are going to enjoy the way he plays and I cannot wait to start working with him.”
    (that’s him Pardewed then).

  • 139 Graeme // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    So, Belgium take the lead in extra time – what a good game this has been. Reminds me of TOON in the 80’s & 90’s.
    Attack – Attack – Attack, attack, attack.

    Still P45DUE knows all about that, playing on the front foot, scoring for fun!! He couldn’t score in a brothel with a pocket full of £50’s and a diamond studded dick!!!

  • 140 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Was kinda hoping that the USA would sneak this after their heroic defending

  • 141 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Only nipped out for a smoke and they conceded a shite goal after all that graft they put in

  • 142 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Good,finish that but their number 5 should of tracked that run

  • 143 SuperShearer // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    You’re welcome

  • 144 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Average; the USA are dead on their feet. They have gave it their all and have ran out of steam. I wish England had the same attitude and work ethic.

  • 145 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    i see the chuckle brothers are on here tonight then

    Ha ha ha

  • 146 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    good goal usa

  • 147 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Game on.

  • 148 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Would take a USA player for the Toon , good pace , technique and never stop battling right to the very end we need a bit of fight like that in the team

  • 149 scout // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    debs yanga shawcross hidara
    Benny moussa tiote zaha
    De jong

  • 150 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    That lad Bradley for the US – fittest player I’ve seen in a long time -never say die attitude.

  • 151 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Definitely take that Yedlin.

  • 152 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Now the Belgians legs have gone.

  • 153 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    I think SDJ will have a shock off his life when he finds out he’s starting in defence beside Collo

  • 154 beermonkey // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    I go to the pub bitch to my mates we’ve signed no1 were gonna go down
    my mates tell me I am over dramatic I get home we have signed de jong

    has hell frozen over and I have not noticed that

    what else have I missed and who else have we signed

  • 155 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    I think SDJ would be a great tutor for Perez since they are both similar players and have the same style but Perez is a lot quicker on & off the ball

  • 156 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    How good will the USA be when they starting taking football seriously?

  • 157 Graeme // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    USA lost the match – but what a performance.
    They played their hearts out, never gave up
    They should be so proud of their team tonight.
    100 times the passion of those engerland wasters!!!

  • 158 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM


    keep popping to the pubs mate you could be our lucky charm here 😉

  • 159 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    there’s a few USA players I wouldn’t mind bringing over here, there work rate is immense

  • 160 beermonkey // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    black and white

    I am willing to do it for the team
    but please send funds

    still good player with a lot of experience I am happy to have him lets hope we play him right lol

  • 161 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    The Toon shuld have had their pre season tour in the US -where football is really picking up big time and in WC year. Might of enhanced the club somewhat. With all due respect to those folk from New Zealand and Oz – what the hell is the Toon doing touring there.

  • 162 Szarka // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Great match , Belgium and the USA done very well tonight. We should try to sign this Origi guy, Lille likes to do business with us 🙂

  • 163 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM


    no problem lol

    we can only hope he can handle the PL and have no injuries no doubt his brother has told him about Newcastle and how hard it is to handle the speed and power of our league

  • 164 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Aye Tuff

    Made some lung busting runs even deep into extra time he’s got some engine on him, remind you of a certain sissoko lol

  • 165 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Great game that. A pleasure to watch. The brilliance of football. Not having a 9-1 formation and negative gameplan like we are used to.

    Pleased we’ve got De Jong but once Pardew gets his wooden hands on him, he’ll be a puppet Pardewed.

    Hope De Boer follows him, although that would just be too much common sense.

  • 166 Average_Contents // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Yedlin looks a nippy little player and ran up and down all night

  • 167 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    I think it could take a full season for SDJ to fully adapt in the PL unless he pulls a Cisse and hits the ground running but keeps doing it though

  • 168 Novocastrian66 // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Szarka; Origi is on his way to Liverpool.

  • 169 beermonkey // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    black and white

    iam sure his brother told him all about his defensive duties lol

    tbh I would sign his brother as well if under 4=5 mill ok his shot was weak but something that can be sorted but his overall play in a poor team there some things he did I liked and he has something i think he might not be prolific but he will score and set up a good few

  • 170 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Well I hope this signing allows you boys to chill for a couple of days at least.

  • 171 beermonkey // Jul 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM


    hell no

  • 172 Sazzer // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Murray Groves ?@MurrayGroves
    Burnley have allowed both Newcastle United and Southampton to speak with Danny Ings after clubs matched #clarets valuation #nufc #saintsfc

  • 173 Sazzer // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Dundee United starlet Ryan Gauld seals a sensational £3m switch to Sporting Lisbon. /DailyMail

  • 174 beermonkey // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:04 AM


    we wont calm down i think there is to much wrong
    good start i hope we keep clearing out players we don’t use and building

    but it could be that de jong is it

  • 175 lesh // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Spoof, Laurent Robert 32…

    Each of you have made valid points about the squad being good otherwise.

    But, I’m erring towards Laurent Robert 32 in that when talking about the squad as it is, all players have been subject to Pardew’s whims and thus, Pardewed!

    However Spoof, if you’re looking at the quality and potential before they ‘benefited’ from Pardew’s wisdom, then a lot would probably be regarded poor.

    Therefore, each of you would agree that the squad’s poor.

    Ps: Please, all, forgive the tripe but tiredness has crept in.

  • 176 lesh // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Sazzer….. If Ings’s faced with a choice, he’ll opt for an ambitious club in the deep south and still, Charnley’ll be trying to recruit players, searching for the best

    So why didn’t we make serious moves for players weeks ago?!

  • 177 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:14 AM


    It looks increasingly likely that Debs is on his way out.

  • 178 Sazzer // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Slim chance we will beat Southampton to sign Ings though unless Koeman prefer someone else.

  • 179 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Lesh, I just think the current squad can play a lot better football both individually and most definitely as a team.

    Regardless, we need to strengthen the side.

  • 180 Brutooon // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Best news ever!

    1) Get rid of SHOLA Sh*t Ameobi for Good !!!!

    2) Signed Siem De Jong

    3) Siem De Jong goals is better than Shola Ameobi. Plus he is still 25 years old!

    4) Getting rid of Ameobi is the same like signing 10 good players

    5) finally our club got ambition

  • 181 Belfast // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Good news on De Jong.

    Quickly somebody tell Ed, or I’m withdrawing my offer to give him my blue peter badge.

  • 182 Sazzer // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    To make matters worse…Ings was born in Southampton.

  • 183 Belfast // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Ings would be great, think it’s bollox though.

  • 184 Belfast // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Kept the De Jong transfer very quiet like. Still convinced Lee Ryder got it from twatter though.

  • 185 musomag // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Wow, we’ve ACTUALLY signed a quality player! More to follow I hope.

    Welcome to Newcastle Siem, show us all what you can do.

  • 186 Belfast // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Ings story came from some virgins account on twatter. Definitely a load of shite.

  • 187 Average_Contents // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Can’t see us getting ings if Southampton are involved tbh

    The differences between the two clubs are like night and day, I’m sure I don’t have to explain as ‘most’ folk on here have a modicum of intelligence

  • 188 Online Guy // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Was talking to Engineer on board Steve Hudson’s Yacht ..He bought it for £50 million ..It was up for grabs for £85 million..

    I was not on board guy told me that there had been a party went up to look around St’James Park .. I was asking him what the owner was doing in the Tyne ..and is there any connection with Football .

    Steve Hudson owns and heads a major investment group Hudson Capital Group …also involved with Bank of Fort Lauderdale .. ..Steve has some connection with Newcastle and Geordie’s .

    .Fingers crossed lad’s

    Might be something and nothing ..I was out for a bite to eat on quayside with the missus and just thought I would have a sniff..The engineer was wearing navy blue outfit ..shirt with amulets and 3 stipe’s on each ,,Great bloke

    .. Major investment group with links to the Toon ! check out Hcg..investment group.

    Let us Pray

  • 189 Sazzer // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:46 AM

  • 190 Average_Contents // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Online guy

    I think the only link is the captain of the super-yacht is a geordie

  • 191 expatmag // Jul 2, 2014 at 12:54 AM


    You uneducated twat. I saw your comment about touring in NZ and Oz.

    First of all, get your facts right. They are only touring in NZ.

    Secondly, we are a fledgling nation in the football world here in Oz but we are getting better and better with each passing year.

    Bigger clubs than NUFC tour here each pre season including the likes of Liverpool, Man Utd and Juventus. Last season, Liverpool were absolutely gobsmacked when 95000 turned up at the MCG for a ore season friendly. The atmisphere was electric.

    Finally, soccer isnt our national sport. AFL, Rugby League, Cricket far outweigh the sport in this nation of 22 million people of ours.

    It might be a good time to remind you that the Australian soccer team went the same distance as England in this WC, playing an eyecatching brand of attacking football in an infinitely more difficult group than your bloody flops.

  • 192 Toon Tang // Jul 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Only nipped out for a loaf and we end up signing someone. One of many wheels is slightly in motion…

  • 193 JackButler // Jul 2, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    So it’s De Jong in and Debuchy out, why is it one step forward and one back every fricking time

  • 194 Mister Tuff // Jul 2, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    expat -ooooh ooooh touchy touchy.
    What is this sport you speak of -soccer?
    In your list of sports down under you forgot to mention dwarf throwing.
    What is an atmisphere. Never heard of one of those before.

  • 195 toonicle // Jul 2, 2014 at 3:48 AM

    Tuff- I see you’re embracing that twat comment then, lay off ffs.

  • 196 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 2, 2014 at 3:51 AM

    finally a quality signing 😀 😀 😀
    very good , hope for more 🙂

  • 197 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 2, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    4 – 2 – 3 – 1

    —————————— Krul ——————————–

    Debuchy ——– Colo ———- New CB ——– Santon

    —————— Tiote ————— Colback —————

    Sissoko —————- De Jong —————– New LM

    ————————— New ST ——————————

    I think we can’t play 4 – 4 -2 formation anymore
    maybe one Top class goalscorer will be enough
    Perez and Armstrong and Cisse are a good options
    from the bench & and also i didn’t find a place for Anita
    + there is so many Average players on the bench
    they might be also good options .

    we Just need a few more Quality 😀

  • 198 Greebol1892 // Jul 2, 2014 at 4:27 AM

    Great news strolla gone – nice lad but never good enough so now we can finally move on.
    SDJ cracking creative attacking player. Now watch our clueless manager get the worst out of him by playing him CDM or LW/RW or bit-part substitute behind Anita…..

  • 199 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    Credit where it’s due, De Jong is a fantastic signing, Rolls Royce player like
    Great coup for the club (however being a cynical bast@rd I can’t help but feel we’d of had him last season but waited for his contract to run 😉 )

    But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves there is still a hell of a lot of work to do to the squad still need a couple of CF’s some width and in all honesty probably a new RB

  • 200 Blofal // Jul 2, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    Shaker Debuchy is gone. Our back 4 will be


    Given Anita can also play ar RB I doubt we will sign another one under this regime.

  • 201 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 2, 2014 at 5:45 AM

    # Blofal

    i can’t beleive Newcastle will sell a player after just
    1 and a half year !!! at least let him complete 2 years
    for god sake .
    I hope he stays for another 6 month , his confident now
    is very high after the WC and it’s just wrong to let him
    go now 🙁 .

  • 202 Spoof // Jul 2, 2014 at 5:54 AM


    his confidence may be high due to the WC, more more importantly to Ashley, so will his value, £12m for a 28 year old will have Mikey rubbing his hands with glee, spend about a 1/4 of that on a younger full back like Haidara and if all goes well it will be another £12m ina few short years time, that is how he wants to run the club.

  • 203 musomag // Jul 2, 2014 at 6:36 AM

    Still no response from Ed regarding our new signing… you think he’s become overwhelmed by FACT?

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