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This Star Next To Leave Newcastle This Summer?

11:47 am, Sunday, July 6th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 318 Comments

There’s a report in L’Equipe today that Newcastle United have been contacted regarding their French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko, and after Mathieu Debuchy leaves the club and joins Arsenal in a couple of weeks, we could well see Moussa as the next top player to leave the Magpies, and both have only been at the club for a short 18 months.

moussa sissoko scores -france

Moussa Sissoko – in action in Brazil for France

But that seems to be how long it takes for top players on Tyneside to realize Newcastle don’t have their ambition, and they (naturally) want to move to a bigger club who play in the Champions League.

There was news recently that Italian club Napoli were interested in Moussa, and now the clubs being mentioned are Liverpool and money bags Monaco, who were only promoted to Ligue 1  last year but still qualified for the Champions League by finishing in second place behind PSG.

Both clubs have contacted Newcastle about the availability of the midfield powerhouse, and we suppose the first question they would ask is how much would the 21 times capped French International cost?

And both Liverpool and Monaco see him as a central midfield player, although Alan Pardew has played him out on the wing at Newcastle, but he has looked very good and skillful for France in a central midfield role in Brazil.

Newcastle are trying to get some of their targets into the club this summer, and how we do in the next month or so could determine if players like Sissoko and Tim Krul will want to stay on Tyneside – or else move to a bigger club.

So it’s not important for Newcastle just to get players in to boost the quality of the squad for next season, but also to keep our best players on Tyneside this summer.

We will already lose Debuchy and we lost Cabaye in January, and we wonder if owner Mike Ashley realizes players want to move on because he has little ambition to see Newcastle challenge for a top six position in the league.

If he doesn’t realize that by now he should – although whether he cares or not is another question.

If only the English Billionaire would invest the profits back into the club – we could be in very good shape rather quickly.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Written while on vacation in Plymouth, England.



Tags: Moussa Sissoko · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · World Cup 2014 · Yohan Cabaye



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318 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Ed im sorry mate but I don’t see this one happening.
    Debs yes..As soon as Cabs went but Sissoko hopefully no

  • 2 Dannyo // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    “This start next to leave Newcastle this summer”.
    This is why I’m not bothered with this blog anymore. Take things way too far.
    Sensationalising headlines to attract readers, containing blatant lies.
    Things used to be far better on here.
    At one point it was possible to discuss rationally in the forums, but that went a couple of years back, now the blog itself is too.

    Had to get that off my chest.
    Don’t worry, you won’t see me again.

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    To those who still defend Pardew, look at the foundations he had at his disposal, now all disappearing over the horizon.

    He had half the current French national team in Debuchy, Cabaye, Sissoko, Remy not to mention MYM and Ben Arfa.

    With an actual proper football manager who could motivate a team, was tactically astute and developed talent, but most of all didn’t come out with quotes ” like thank god we haven’t got Europe” we could have had something really special here.

  • 4 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Dannyo
    Don’t let the door slam ya in the face on the way out pal

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    @TransferNewsCen: MARCA: Qatar side Lekhwiya, managed by Michael Laudrup, will make a formal offer for Xavi in the coming days. €12m per year.

    Wow Laudrup, really?
    Guess his true colours have shown through here like! So much for the next big challenge!
    The big challenge must of been counting his money, what a sell out

  • 6 outsidethebox // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    report said moussa has only 18 month on contract ….dont think so ..when he signed it was a SIX year contract not going to happen unless £30m offered ….still need commanding centre back presence and goalscorer ….expect luke and micah on loan …

  • 7 Toonfan8 // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Sissoko have to stay, we can build team around him…he is that player, his prime before him….RB easy to replace that position, but I think this season will be Sissoko monster…line up for me should be
    RICHARDS,Mbiwa,Colo,Haidara
    ………Tiote………….GRENIER………
    Sissoko…….De Jong…….CABELLA
    …………….LACAZETTE………………..
    cover
    CB…S.Taylor,Williamson,Good,Streete
    FB…Santon,R.Taylor,Dummet (Anita,Colback)
    MC…Anita,Colback,Bigirimana (Abeid,Jonas)
    AM…Abeid,Marveaux (HBA)
    WG…HBA,Gouffran,Jonas,Sa.Ameobi,Obertan
    SC…Cissé,Pérez,Armstrong (Gouffran)
    only 4 players we need to have competitive squad maybee for TOP 6 finish
    Richards 5,Cabella 10,Grenier 12,Lacazette 10…sum 37M
    out…Debuchy,Cabaye sum 29M

  • 8 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Ignore Dannyo it’s his time of the month :)

  • 9 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Belfast
    It must be catching. AC had it last night lol

  • 10 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    A few months ago Laudrup was being linked with Real Madrid. Now he’s managing some tin pot club in Qatar lol

  • 11 outsidethebox // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    inside futball…
    The player’s agent admitted earlier this year that his client could quit Newcastle this summer, if the right offer arrives.

    “He has only a year and a half on his contract at Newcastle and we are open to all proposals”, Sissoko’s agent Frederic Guerra explained in May.
    Read more at http://www.insidefutbol.com/2014/07/06/liverpool-and-monaco-on-moussa-sissokos-trail/148764/#ECoXBVClGiK2D0Iu.99
    load of ….moussa on six year contract

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    tads

    who in their right mind would turn down 12m a year!!!

  • 13 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Yeah laudrup is such a loser on 12M a year lol !!!!!

  • 14 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Think they’re offering xavi 12 million a year Rotanda, not Laudrup

  • 15 proud2bnufc // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    We should keep him. We sell most important players and what’s next ? Our bench is so poor to make any good change… Cabella or Grenier would be good move.

  • 16 Sliema // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Toonfan8

    I pretty much agreed with that! Except I believe Colo is past it, we need to bring in another CB.

  • 17 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    RH
    No one, but how many spend months saying there waiting for the next level the nxt big challenge
    He’s done it all through his career

    Not up to a genuine challenge, career bottler in management that lad

  • 18 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    MOUSSA Sissoko has insisted he is “happy” at Newcastle United – and wants to help the Magpies push for Europe again.

    The French midfielder’s future was thrown into doubt this week after some quotes from his agent surfaced, where he hinted that Sissoko was open to a possible transfer away from St James’s Park.

    But the 24-year-old,preparing with the French national team for the World Cup, has reiterated his desire to stay on Tyneside.

    Sissoko said: “I’m happy here and happy to play for Newcastle.

    “Every week, I try to give my best performance.

    “I will go to the World Cup and then come back ready for the new season.”

    Sissoko signed from Toulouse in January last year for a bargain £2million, signing a six-and-a-half-year contract.
    Quote from Sissoko only two week ago, Unlike a certain Mr Debuchy

  • 19 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    It’s mad how one minute you can be a sought after manager, then 12 months later you’re managing in Qatar.

    Look at Moyes lol

  • 20 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    If a manager can go there then im sure Benny could disappear into the oil fields of Qatar

  • 21 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    @NUFCTheMag: Tim Krul Admits World Cup Penalty Strategy Originated At Newcastle United http://t.co/UurUyTRq7R

  • 22 magillc // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    I’d say he’ll stay one more season, we can’t let go of him yet, he was so strong for us last season, improved leaps and bounds. He’ll take in at least 20 mill when he inevitably leaves; hopefully it’ll be next season.

  • 23 musomag // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Yep Dannyo is definitely ‘in one’ but he made a very clear and valid point Ed and I completely understand his annoyance. You post an awful lot of pointless BS stories that have no real foundation. Why? It’s not like you’re trying to sell papers, just stick to keeping us up to date with facts and steer away from your personal fantasies. The reality of life as an NUFC supporter is enough to deal with as it is without you winding us up left, right and centre. Pointless

  • 24 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    “This start next to leave Newcastle this summer”
    Not good at all Ed !!
    if there is a fake rumors than the player departure
    becomes reality ???
    I don’t see him leaving at all !

  • 25 proud2bnufc // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Btw. i’d like to say Hi to all of you guys from Poland ;-)
    Howay The Lads !

  • 26 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    I don’t think he would have got away with it over here to be honest.

    Usually the keeper is told to stay on his line, probably would have got away with it for the first pen, then the ref would have put a stop to it.

    He was delaying every pen like, It worked so fair to play to him lol

  • 27 colwell // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Lets face it Sissoko will leave if either team has an offer accepted, both can offer champs league and more money why would he stay?

    Selling our 2 best players in this window and our best player in Jan would be seen as success by MA I guess. He made good profits. De Jong is certainly no Cabaye replacement either but then again we never replaced Ba so…..

  • 28 investinyouthtoon // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    I know we were linked a while ago but we should really go in for Jonathan Soriano, who despite being in the Austrian league is a proven goalscorer as well as in Europe.

  • 29 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    @ Rotonda

    I know m8 . We could have fielded this side for much of last season:

    —————————-Krul——————————-

    –Debuchy——-Willo———M’biwa——–Haidara–

    ————Sissoko————————Tiote————

    —HBA——————Cabaye—————–Remy—

    —————————–Cisse—————————-

    How Pardew fcuked that up I will never know .

  • 30 ethiotoon // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Hope he doesn’t move.the upcoming season will be his.if he goes we should go for memphis depay or Townsend.
    We need to replace the under-performers
    Ameobi by Jordan/Ldj
    Obertan-hoilett/Marin
    Remy-lacazatte/aubameyang
    Jonas-cabella/taraabt
    Debuchy-janmaat/due vrehij
    Gosling-colback(done)
    Cabaye-Grenier/shelvey

  • 31 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Toonfan8

    I think your team has as good a chance of any of becoming a reality.

    Richards looks cheap, has ability and is experienced in the Premiership. The only downside is his history of injuries and rumoured suspect attitude. Possibly worth a risk getting him.

    The only issue I have with Grenier and Lacazette is that they currently play for the same club, Lyon. Would they sell two of their best players? Depends upon how much financial trouble they are in I suppose. At least Grenier and Cabella haven’t mentioned those two dreaded words ‘Champions League’. Can’t see Sissoko going. Our Tim isn’t there. Hope that’s not a bad omen!

    RICHARDS,Mbiwa,Colo,Haidara
    ………Tiote………….GRENIER………
    Sissoko…….De Jong…….CABELLA
    …………….LACAZETTE………………..

  • 32 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Let’s be realistic here, if Monaco or whoever offer to triple or quadruple his wages and offer 20-30M Sissoko is gone and who would blame him.

    Where Ash’s strategy is falling down is that with Pardew’s, Stone’s and Carver’s coaching ineptness there is now more than ever a finite number of people you can sell with no one underneath being developed to their potential, ie Bigirimana, Abeid, Armstrong, Kemen, Mbabu, Satka, Campbell etc.

    For Ashley’s scheme to work there needs to be a production line of talent coming through that can step up, but Pardew has only really promoted Dummet who clearly is not EPL standard.

  • 33 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Rotonda

    And tax free !

  • 34 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    ethiotoon

    wasn’t LD a massve under performer

  • 35 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Slank

    Indeed…!

  • 36 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Slank
    Greneir talked up CL football January as one of the reasons not to come, Yet now is open to a move to “apparently help appease the debt”. The same will happen with Lacazette if no big club come a calling

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    BPC

    Gosling or Ben Arfa
    Shola or anybody!!
    Saylor or M’Biwa
    Dummet or Haidara

    etc, etc, etc

    Hmmm….

    Pardew really should carry a health warning:- this manager’s ego can seriously harm your clubs health!

  • 38 nut meg // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Slank
    It’s been mentioned a few times on here that Lyon owe 20/25m that must be paid back before a certain date.Selling 2 players to repay that debt would be one easy way of doing it.So in my view that is very possible,especially to a club that pays cash up front.Would our dear leader spend that kind of money……..I have my doubts.

  • 39 Rotonda heights // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    belfast,

    yes sorry mis-read, must be on a good wedge though and as said tax free.

    Not sure he has bottled anything has he actually been approached by anyone else.

  • 40 JP...from The Rock // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    What I think Ed that we are by far the most depressing club in history all thanks to that fat greedy slime ball Ashley!

  • 41 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Nut Meg

    As has been reported Newcastle pay cash upfront, unlike most other clubs, which would be very welcome to Lyon. Little point in paying in installments as that is unlikely to help their debt.

    So, two players it could be!

  • 42 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    JP

    History didn’t start with Ashley although it may seem like it too many !

  • 43 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Pardew surely will be watching the
    Silverstone Grand Prix so don’t expect any
    signing today :( .
    boring News . . . . .
    and when the New Home Kit will be revealed ????

  • 44 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Jazzyp @ 34

    Yes, let’s hope so that wr can get both.

    I mean, how many clubs who have qualified for the Champions League are short of a striker to be picked in every game? If he wants Champions League he must content himself with the bench.

  • 45 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Slank
    I find it interesting how nobody has snapped up Loic Remy yet. A proven PL goal scorer and for 8 mill as well.
    Remy and Ba for around 13-14 mill would change the attacking prowess of any PL team.

  • 46 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    jazzy

    on remy its only arsenal that are really in need and there going for sanchez from barca
    all that’s left for him is spain or Germany I cant think of any team that really need him in the champions league
    he could lower his standards and go for s spurs type team in Europa

    would you take him for 8mill

  • 47 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    I would take Remy in a heartbeat for £8mil, but we all know he wants to play for a club with ambition, and good wages.

  • 48 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    We’ll be back in for Remy if no big club makes a move by the start if August

  • 49 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Beermonkey
    Hell yeah……I’d go and pick him up now .He’s a proven goalscorer and for 8 mill is a snip. My only concern is that he seems yet another French mercenary who is interested in money rather than making a career with a team.
    Would you not take him buddy ??

  • 50 The next Mike Williamson // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Imagine our team if Pardew had allowed Debuchy to attack like he does for France and if he played Sissoko in his proper position.

    I’m praying Ashley spends big because then when Pardew still fails he’ll realise what an idiot he has hired.

  • 51 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Jesus Christ while were scrimping away on the transfer market !!

    Paris Saint-Germain remain hopeful that they can pull off a sensational €250 million swoop for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi after the World Cup, according to reports in France.

    The deal, if completed, would easily surpass the £83 million Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale last summer, and would also make Messi the best paid player on the planet.

    Contract

    Although there have been murmurings about Messi’s future at Barcelona for some time, the fact he put pen to paper on a bumper new contract last month seemed to have put the speculation to bed.

    However Le10 Sport claim that PSG are retain hope of pulling off the biggest transfer in football history, and have agreed to hold further talks after the World Cup is over. Messi is currently away with the Argentina squad in Brazil, and should he help his side reach the final then talks won’t take place until after July 13.

    – Ronaldo beats Messi in World Cup rich list
    – Messi on target in Argentina’s World Cup opener

    The only way PSG will be able to prise Messi away from Barcelona is by meeting the release clause in his contract, which stands at an eye-watering €250 million. The decision to resume talks after the World Cup concludes came about after a six hour meeting between PSG and representatives of Messi as well as the Barcelona star himself.

  • 52 lesh // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    jazzyp

    Sissoko’s thoughts on staying or leaving are irrelevant. Remember Andy Carroll?

    Once Ashley sees the glint of lucre, he’s like a rabbit caught in headlights – football sense just flies out of the window!

    So, if Ashley sees what he believes is a profit in Sissoko, one (yet another) of our most talented players’ll be packed off.

    Ashley’s greed has no bounds and we wonder why the likes of Lacazette, Remy et al aren’t interested in playing for us.

    Ashley has ripped the life out of Newcastle United.

  • 53 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    jazzy

    we couldn’t afford not to take him

    personally no would want him already proved what he is all about

    but I am sure cabella grenier and other will be no different and jump when the better teams come knocking

  • 54 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    If the right money is offered for Sissoko – he’ll be away (Krul as well).
    The length of our contracts really has no relevance these days Debuchy was 5.5 years and Sissoko 6 + years.
    Downside to all of this is that French clubs will now be wising up to our tactics – not purchasing to build a team -but purchasing to make a quick buck by acting as a shop window so Mr Tubbs makes a profit.
    French clubs will see this now and may not allow some of their players to go cheaply or demand a sell on clause so they can get a bit of the profits. You can get away with these type of tactics initially but eventually everybody wises up to what is really happening.

  • 55 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Lesh
    If the big wigs come a knocking with 20 mill then im sure our king don would sell in a whimper.
    But I don’t believe he will sell the whole squad in one window and send us in to oblivion as it would cost him at so many levels, that it would be impossible to recoup the money. Ashley at the end of the day is a business man and agree has not got the best interest at heart for Nufc. But I don’t see him selling everyone without replacing

  • 56 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Beermonkey
    If it means Carr keeps finding gems to play for Nufc and be used as a stepping stone then im afraid that’s totally out of our hands.
    Take Bale for example. No spurs fan would have wanted to lose the lad but for the benefit of the club at least Levy reinvested it back into the club.
    Our problem is Ashley doesn’t conform to this thinking and thinks of making profit rather than improving our first team

  • 57 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Jazzyp

    Re Bale. It will be interesting to see whether Liverpool fans will have the same feelings as the Spurs fans had when they saw their star leave and all the replacements fail to replicate the impact of the person they replaced.

  • 58 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Slank
    If they bring in Sanchez im sure they will be fine. Again the main thing is at least there owners invest every season to try and take them to the next level whereas we just stagnate from one season to the next.
    Im more interested to see what happens with Southampton this summer. I thought they looked like they were building something special there, Something to be envious of. And they have been cruelly dismantled and have to build again

  • 59 ethiotoon // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Rotonda heights
    Yeah but he came in at bad time.may be deserves another chance.
    think the minimum goals expected from a striker is 12-15 goals
    From midfield 6-8 goals
    From wingers 4-6 goals
    From defenders 2-3 goals
    That is how a good setup team will do.
    Any thoughts?

  • 60 bladeuser // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Dont waste your hard earned money on nufc until this low life has gone really there is better things to do than watch second rate players and an awful manager who to b honest could not give two hoots about the club or the fans players and managers move on u cannot

  • 61 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Jazzyp

    Yes it’s very sad about Southampton but I read one of their fans blog and many of the fans were, to my surprise, quite positive. There didn’t seem to be much doom and gloom.

  • 62 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    jazzy

    no1 understands what Ashley is doing
    there was a rumour he was selling up well that’s not going to happen he has just invested in 2 new coaches not something your going to do if your selling up

    he doesn’t want us in the championship as he wouldn’t get the coverage for his tatty shops

    yet he is willing to sell and not replace it makes no sense

    I still think its to do with pardew not using the likes of taylor marveax ben arfa obertan and having to pay there wages when most of the time they don’t make the bench but it wont be easy to get rid of them

  • 63 toon22 // Jul 6, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    If PSG buy messi for 250m it makes a mockery of the financial fair play.
    As it would seem it only applys to English clubs.

    Wouldnt have anything to do with Platini would it.

  • 64 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Slank
    Really….Im surprised at that. Imagine this blog if indeed Ashley sells Debs-Krull-Sissoko and say tiote all in one window.

  • 65 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Slank

    Other clubs like Southampton don’t see to much doom and gloom at their clubs because they look at Newcastle and see just how well off they are.

    We are without doubt the worst run club in the Premiership, perhaps even the world, and from what we as fans can see there is no light at the end of the tunnel yet.

  • 66 toon22 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Imho 2 new coaches are just house keeping,there contracts wont be much of a liability.

    If his actions arnt geared to selling he is gambling big time with next season.

    That super yatch on the tyne is the key to recent going on imho.

  • 67 nut meg // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    jazzyp
    That could happen yet & if it did this blog would go into meltdown…ouch !

  • 68 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    slank jazzy

    there ok with the sales cos they know they have some good players waiting in the wings to fill in the gaps

    we would be ok knowing cabs was being sold if we knew we had abied ready to step in same with debs and traviner tiote biggi

    our problem is we have to spend to replace and we have an owner that’s not to keen on that

  • 69 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Beermonkey
    The likes of Gutti-Obershocker-Raylor and even Dummett should be nowhere near the first team. I would applaud the hierarchy if they were to get rid of all the clag nuts that swamp our club, But not to sell our prized assets .

  • 70 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Nut meg
    I don’t think it would make for pretty reading mate

  • 71 Toonfan8 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Slank
    that team for that price can be great….and if Ashley think a little, every player from that french triplet has great potential and could become double or triple that…
    Richards,Mbiwa,Colo,Haidara
    …..Tiote…………….Grenier………
    Sissoko…De Jong…….Cabella
    ………….Lacazette………………..
    this team great
    Richards—power,experience,can go forward
    Mbiwa—speed,great athlete,use ball well
    Colo—experience,anticipation,great on the ball
    Haidara—speed,crossing,pushing forward
    Tiote—strong,warrior of the middle
    Grenier—deep lying playmaker,great vision,technique,great shot,free kicks
    Sissoko—strong,athleticism,shot,pass,
    De Jong—finishing,vision,good positioning,passing
    Cabella—tricky,pace,finishing
    Lacazette—tricky,pace,good finisher
    this team has everything and can grow in next years…bring em here Mikey

  • 72 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2120613-fan-immortalises-luis-suarezs-world-cup-bite-with-suarez-was-ere-tattoo?

    Classic.

  • 73 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    If it is €14 I’d be happy with that aslong as a replacement is brought in! Only then is it a good deal imo

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/721911302?-11058

  • 74 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    jazzy

    the prized assets want out
    I think its the clag nuts that are stopping the us moving
    on if the clubs got any sense it will tell them they can leave for free like we did with barton

    were wasting around 10 mill a year in wages on them and we already know Ashley is not happy with it

  • 75 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    That would work out just over £11m so,a good price but like I said only if we bring in a quality replacement then it’d be excellent business but I’m not holding my breath!

  • 76 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    AC
    And how are we this afternoon ya Tree hugger lol.
    As I said the other night 12-14 mill for Debs is an excellent price so long as it goes back into the squad.

  • 77 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    I’m good just got stomach ache from you know what lol

    As for the tree hugging you’ve got the wrong guy ;-)

  • 78 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    I found myself worrying about markaccas this morning what with all them trees to be hugged at his convention! Imagine the chaffing and splinters….not a happy thought ;-)

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    @GFN_France: €15m minimum price tag set by Montpellier for Remy Cabella.
    Full story: http://t.co/lN3MU09cL1 #MHSC #OM #NUFC #BVB #Atleti

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Any new transfer gossip today

  • 81 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    I can honestly see Santon being moved to right back and either Dummet or Haidara being left back .

    Hope not but it would be textbook Ashley .

  • 82 AaranD // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    So we’ll have to break the £10 million voodoo to bring in Cabella, around the £12 million mark.

  • 83 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Beermonkey
    I agree mate that it would make sense to rid us of all non 1st team personnel-Hanger on’s ect whatever we call them.
    If we could bring in 45 quality players without losing many first teamers then it would change the whole complexion of the team and give us all hope.
    Tads put up a link earlier with a potential team and to be honest most lads on here would be happy to pay to watch that team.
    Again as I said the other night if by selling Cabs we would be able to purchase SDJ and say Lacazette, And by selling Debs for 11mill we would be able to finance Aurier and Richards then surely that would make for a stronger squad in depth and quality

  • 84 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    There’s no way Ashley will pay that

  • 85 Toonfan8 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    TADS
    they will be happy if MA give them 10M pounds…

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    The day Ashley will pay that will be the day Average_Contents is happy on this blog.

  • 87 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Welsh
    You stirring already !!

  • 88 Toon1978 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    We bring in 2 freebies and buy one player and all if a sudden all of our best players are on their way out. Krul and his heroics and half of Europe want him, Sissoko has a few good games for France so Liverpool surprise surprise bit like Sours come sniffing. Debuchy off to Arsenal all because we lack ambition. Nobody can blame these lads for wanting away but we really need to start building for some silverware. How much longer can the club expect fans to keep dishing out hundreds and hundreds of pounds only too see the club fail year after year and to be told silverware is not priority? 45 years since we last won a European trophy, over 50 years since we won a domestic trophy. How much longer can we support this club who lack any ambition at all? Over 30 years I have forked out for season tickets and others a lot longer than me. Thousands spent year after year. It’s no surprise that there are season tickets available now. It was the mid nineties that there was a ten year waiting list. Now, you can get a ST in 10 minutes. COME ON ASHLEY, keep our best players PLEASE and spend some money. Stop creaming the club and build us a club to be proud of. Still support the lads and I will for another 30 years. Ever hopeful, ever deluded lol. HWTL.

  • 89 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    i know naughty aren’t i, and he calls me a wum and I still don’t know why

  • 90 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Average contents

    still b1tch1ng? Ffs its been 15 hours or so, and i come here and you are STILL calling me. And you can’t even spell my name correctly. Now. Shut the f**k up, move on. It’s over.

  • 91 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    jazzy

    it wouldn’t take to much investment and the whole out look of the team would change
    then it all comes down the manager I saw the line up earlier and its far to attacking for pardew to play

  • 92 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Anyway. Anything new happening today? Or is it typical Sunday Rubbish from the papers?

  • 93 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    @GFN_France: €15m minimum price tag set by Montpellier for Remy Cabella.
    Full story: http://t.co/lN3MU09cL1 #MHSC #OM #NUFC #BVB #Atleti
    ————–

    that’s that then.. move on..

  • 94 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Markaccus
    Being reported 14 mill euros for Debs bud. Cracking price for the lad imo

  • 95 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Jazzy

    decent profit, thats got to be around the 12.5 mil pounds? Something like that. I just hope it is INSTANTLY re invested in the team. We really cant afford to wait this time

  • 96 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Folks arguing about crap…………………….OUT
    Spelling whingers ……………………………..OUT
    Bad spellers……………………………………….OUT
    Tree Huggers……………………………………..OUT
    Non tree huggers ……………………………….OUT
    Folks with red cars……………………………..OUT
    Folks living in a house…………………………OUT

  • 97 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Markaccus

    It’s got to be Sunday today because according to the mag latest rumour is drums roll please

  • 98 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Tuff

    Whinging about spelling in general is petty,i agree, but when it is actually my name which is printed clearly for all to see, it deserves to be addressed quite frankly. :D

  • 99 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    You got it Fellaini

    Ha ha ha

  • 100 bladeuser // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I hope we r relegated maybe then u muppets will wake up and smell the coffee
    again ashley loves you

  • 101 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I’m glad it’s just a rumour oh i do love Sunday rumours

  • 102 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    bladeuser

    Only i call people muppets on this blog go and find your own words

  • 103 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Folks gobbling hook line and sinker……….OUT

  • 104 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Fellaini??? Bloody hell they are really desperate for news!

  • 105 JamesToon // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Sissoko has a massive contract and toonfan8 he’s not a RW he’s a box to box CM

  • 106 bladeuser // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Welsh
    i have ran out of words for these sheep and i like the word MUPPET

  • 107 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Folks in…..OUT
    In…..OUT
    Shake it all ab…….OUT

  • 108 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    How about Mister Tuff ……………………….. Bugger off

    Ha ha ha

  • 109 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Mark

    All tounge in cheek mate but thanks for pointing out my inability to string a few letters together to form a word….excellent stuff!

  • 110 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    please -no references to sheep are allowed now.

  • 111 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    But that’s insulting sheep how dare you

    Ha ha ha

  • 112 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Thanks. I am glad you approve.

  • 113 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    And for your information it was Jazzyp that mentioned it….what’s wrong with you? You got a boner for the guy?

  • 114 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Jamestoon
    Looked canny at RM/RW for us and France, looked shite when we moved him central, were well stocked in midfield so where’s the rush to move him back centrally?

  • 115 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    So is that the football discussion over already? If so i can just come back tomorrow? Or are people going to move on and talk about the silly rumours and the posibility of there being any truth in them?

  • 116 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Average

    you are STILL going. What is the point? Dry those lovely eyes of yours and talk about NUFC ot something even remotely to do with football. Please?

  • 117 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Markaccus
    What do ya think of receiving the 14 mill from Arsenal and just give it straight to Nicollin for Cabella.
    Or Lyon for Lacazette or Dortmund for Pea ??

  • 118 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Slank…a fart device is what you would call a speed device mate!

    Laudrup has signed a 1 year contract on huge money. Apparently non of the jobs he wad interested in were available this summer!

  • 119 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    So who’s going to be in goals for holland in the semi final then, it’s a bit harsh on the two of them.

  • 120 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Conveniently ignoring the fact it wasn’t me who brought it up? I think it’s you who needs to move on mate as clearly you cannot get over it! He said it and I made a joke about it all tounge in cheek as I don’t tend to bare a grudge

    Trying to make light of it but if it upsets you that much then no more shall be mentioned….naughty Jazzyp ;-)

  • 121 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Which paper had the felaini rumour

  • 122 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    You brought it up moaning about it when infact it was Jazzyp mentioning it then blaming me!

    But as I just said let bygones be bygones

  • 123 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Average

    I am not upset. I just want to talk about football. You don’t seem to want to.

  • 124 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    If you go to newcastlenewsnow it should be on there

  • 125 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Title the mag

  • 126 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    The latest rumour -Fellaini – must be a load of rubbish. He has failed to excel in the WC and at Man U. How on earth Moyes ever got Man U to pay nearly 30 million for him I’ll nev.er know.
    The Mag article gets one thing right -about Fellaini elbowing folk.
    Man U will offload him this season -but will have to take a massive loss. – they probably are not bothered viz the money being spent to buy them out of trouble for next season

  • 127 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Sigh.

  • 128 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Mister Tuff

    Well i did say it’s a rumour

  • 129 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Off a shitty website mark by all accounts I haven’t seen anymore references alluding to it

  • 130 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Tuff

    Do you think there is any way fellaini would fit in up here? Even if there was any truth in it

  • 131 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    How reliable is the mag anyway

  • 132 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Average Contents

    ….but surely sh1tty websites are our best source of info for NUFC :D

  • 133 Slank // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Jesper,

    Cheers mate, I can relax now.

  • 134 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Welsh

    The Mag has become a very negative publication these days. I think it was “our toon” who said he was sure a makem runs it!!

  • 135 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Markaccus
    Wouldn’t say that’s true, it’s a fan publication, the tone of the publication therefore will swing with the tone of the fans

    Remind what there is to be overwhelmingly positive about again?

  • 136 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    I’m all up for a football debate but not with a WUM/TROLL

    Obviously this is just my opinion on it but many others think the same and as I said to it in previous correspondence I will not be engaging with it or its multiple users

    Should I said earlier it’s a good price if only it gets re-invested in a quality replacement

  • 137 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    I meant *as I said earlier

    Like tads said it’s a fan based publication so tends to swing too whatever the author thinks about current situations

    If that the case mark then the official NUFC website should be a great read lol

  • 138 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Tads.

    What i meant was that they put a negative slant on even positive things, like signings. The best example i can think of recently is how they said Micah Richards would be disasterous for us, and listed all the possible bad points and ignored the possible good points.

  • 139 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10411338_270232523165191_4911882766706334255_n.jpg

  • 140 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Average

    Its been a while since i read nufc.co.uk. It is kind of a corporate zombie affair now lol

  • 141 bladeuser // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    No price is a good we should not b selling the better pkayers mike ashley is stinking gutter rat who has destroyed everything this club stood for and anybody who supports him is not all there

  • 142 Thump // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    @Markaccus: In all fairness, it was an article about Micah Richards’ medical history, and he has been prone to a good few injuries. If City can’t keep him fully fit, how could we? Dave Billows might be good but to turn around our physio room would take Jesus himself to do us a favour.

  • 143 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    I remember the good old days on NUFC when they are had a paper gossip section lol

    The only thing remotely close to that now is football direct news which is in no way associated to mike Ashley ;-)

    Speaking of shit…. I haven’t seen anything on newsnow Newcastle newsfeed regarding us from football direct in the last few months! Unusual as they seem to tout our better players around like they want us to sell them but of course mike Ashley has nothing to do with it lol

  • 144 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Thump

    his medical history is fair comment. Its just that if any publication is going to do an article, they should at least try to be balanced. They had basically decided he was going to be awful no matter what :D

  • 145 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Average

    yeah i am sure mike would never asociate himself with a site that puts our good players in the shop window. He does so many good things for NUFC after all. What a guy.

  • 146 jazzyp // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Thump
    If the fee of just 3 mill being banded about for Micah is true. Surely he’s got to be worth a punt at that fee.

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Markaccus
    In all fairness what signings!!!
    They done a decent one on SDJ, an underwhelmed one on Colback (which is fair tbh) and one on Perez saying they hope he doesn’t become a victim of our academy, which they have a point tbf!!

    Read the Richards one, mainly about the amount of injuries the lad has had, great player but there’s no doubt a move for him would be a huge risk

    Most worrying thing for me is that the club haven’t moved to fix ANY issue from last season, if anything there making it worse as it stands

    We had an awful defence, with 59 league goals conceded (only 5 teams worse, 3 no longer in the league obviously) instead of improving it were weakening it by selling Debuchy and Mbiwa instead of giving Mbiwa a proper run pre season in his actual bloody position!

    And at the other end, where are the goals?!?!?
    Last season we had 43 goals in the league
    Remy (no longer with club) 14
    Cabaye (no longer with club) 7
    Gouffran 6
    Sissoko 3
    HBA 3 (1 penalty)
    Shola (no longer with club) 2
    Cisse 2 (1 penalty)
    Anita 1
    Debuchy (possibly no longer with club) 1
    Dummett 1
    Taylor 1
    Own goals 2

    We’ve sold/released 24 of those goals! SDJ probably will average around 10 if he plays say the “Nolan role” were still 20-30 goals short from actually challenging anything

  • 148 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    It’s official!!!!

    Thump has reported that JESUS himself is coming as part of our medical set up.

    Sorry, Thump, i have suddenly become Sunday Tabloid Man and have deliberately mis quoted you :D

  • 149 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Some depressing stats there Tads lol

    Cheered me right up thanks

  • 150 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    We’re ferked basically

  • 151 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Tads

    I have no argument. We are run badly in every way. Top to bottom. Football is rubbish at nufc. However i think sometimes a publication should explain Pros AND cons, and not just focus on the already miserable state of affairs at nufc. For all anyone knows, a consistent run in a first team might be the making of Micah. If his fee is low, he is surely worth the risk. It cant work out any worse really.

  • 152 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Jesus IN

    Pardrew OUT

  • 153 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Buddah….. IN
    Ashley……OUT

  • 154 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Belfast
    No bother mate enjoy your Sunday :)

  • 155 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Charnley…… OUT
    Od……IN (too subtle?? ODIN :D )

  • 156 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    134Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    I’m all up for a football debate but not with a WUM/TROLL

    Obviously this is just my opinion on it but many others think the same and as I said to it in previous correspondence I will not be engaging with it or its multiple users

    You wouldn’t be talking about me now would you

    Ha ha ha

  • 157 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Cisse will come good again though.

    Probably in the championship lol

  • 158 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I’ve got feelings mind, I don’t know where they are mind but I have got some

  • 159 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Markaccus
    True but think his fitness has been the reason he’s never had a prolonged run, the fee I’m not to bothered about but 70k in wages seems a massive gamble
    That being said it’s not my money so give a toss!!!

  • 160 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Welsh
    It’s gone back to football, pipe down and put your spoon away

  • 161 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Remember when Cisse was going to bang them in again, once that rotten apple Ba left lol

    He actually got worse.

  • 162 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    I don’t think Cisse ever recovered from playing on the right wing, and for a player of his experience he should know how to stay onside. I think it will be difficult for him to regain his form under the current regime.

  • 163 JAMSHA // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    It was unbelievable that a
    few days ago I had an offer
    of £20million. It was in the morning
    and by the afternoon the club had
    said I was not for sale. Frankly, my
    head is already at Liverpool. Look, I’d
    gladly stay at Southampton if the
    club had any ambitions, if they kept
    the key players. Not even the
    Liverpool bid would have dissuaded
    me.

    same shit at newcastle an i wonder why our star playerrs leave

  • 164 Thump // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    @jazzy: Oh yeah, definitely. He’s still a quality player and we’ve probably got enough about us to be able to cover him in the event he’s injured (Santon, Raylor, Anita, Mbiwa at a pinch) but Ashley won’t pay his wages.

  • 165 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    You never know, that Perez kid might be a wonder kid and bang them in. Lol

    Percy’s in deep poo poo at the moment like. There’s always been a Ba, Cisse, or Remy in his team, that bails us out of trouble. He’d need to sign some strikers sharpish.

  • 166 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    markaccus – re Fellaini – I hope he never comes to the Toon do not like him as a player and do not like his sneaky and not so sneaky elbows into other player mugs.
    Funny thing is he played relatively ok for Everton -a lot of their game went through him but he looked absolutely lost when he went to Man U. Decent at heading the ball – should be I suppose at 6’4″ tall. His other attribute is muscling folk off the ball. Wondered if he would make a better centre half.
    I would get that even at a reduced fee that Man u will have to steep to – it will be out of our price range -thank God. Other thing is his crap haircut – an affro is so 1960’s early 70’s.

  • 167 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Sorry for me it’s got nout to do with played at RW
    That got seriously over egged imo

    He was playing in a 442 with Ba for like the first 15 games of the season and was awful then he started getting shifted for 15-20 minutes of the game and by the end of the season know one really knew what he was doing dredging around the pitch
    Agree he should never of gone right, imo he should of been dropped, Ba was scoring he wasn’t
    Either way can’t see him getting 5 goals a season let alone 25!

  • 168 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Tuff
    Sad thing about Felliani is you can see him coming here as he’s a “Pardew” player
    Big combative powerhouse who’s s threat from set pieces

  • 169 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Don’t think it was anything to do with Ba or playing right wing to be honest.

    He just never looked the same player, from the start of that season, which included quite a few games up front. Percy didn’t have the swingers to drop him, so tried to accommodate him, by placing him on the wing.

    That plan failed miserably.

  • 170 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Your right, Ba was the goal scorer for us, when playing in that 4-4-2 formation, Cisse seemed to want to occupy the same space as his strike partner, He never seemed to move to create space for himself. He cannot play up front on his own, as he cannot hold the ball up, turn a defender or knock the ball on to a team mate.

    Basically he is a poacher and nothing more than that, and even when played in that position he is always offside. I don’t see him getting five goals either.

    He had a great half season when he first came, but now he plays the game according to the gospel of Shola, 5 goals a decade.

  • 171 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    tads – I hope Fellaini does not come to SJP – I know what you mean about a Pardew type player. I only hope ol silver tongue is not considering a Fellain/de Jong pairing. Still think the price will be off putting -hopefully.

  • 172 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Tuff

    Twisty-gob Ferdinand reckons Fellaini is best used behind a striker. Munure have Mata and Rooney. Belgium have about a few players who can play at 10 before afro-man. I agree his attitude is probably too much to justify forking out for him, i think there are bigger priorities for us anyway.

  • 173 IITianToon // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Predictions for Gemrany v Brazil, Argentina v Holland?

  • 174 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    It it’s gone back to football sod all is happening when it comes to signing players

  • 175 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    IITianToon

    For me I would like to see Germany V Holland in the final,

  • 176 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Tuff
    Luckily his ol’ mucker Alex isn’t at manure to do him any more favours!!!

    Firebug/Belfast
    Fully agree he just didn’t look the same player from the go, this season he will miss nearly all pre season with injury just can’t see him getting up to speed
    Maybe De Jong will improve his service but really don’t want to be going into the season relying on Cisse and Goofy tbh

  • 177 Mister Tuff // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    tads – I hope you are not suggesting that ol red nose conned Percy into buying Obershocker.

  • 178 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Mister Tuff
    Heavens no! He’d never do such a thing!
    He just knew his old buddy old pal was having a tough time and that those small club supporters up North were an ungrateful bunch and weren’t warming to the chap
    It was simply a heart felt house warming gift

    Mourinho wanted to get him a gift to but Mr.Ambromovic wouldn’t let him send Torres the rotter he is

  • 179 bobby mango // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Good I’ll be annoyed if Sissoko goes and isn’t replaced by quality. The others are expected but wanted another season or two from him.
    See him as aa central midfielder as well. The fact Pardew doesn’t use him properly helps soften the blow.

  • 180 the truth will out // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    who is slipping the rug away

  • 181 Wandering Geordie // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Stopped buying the mag many moons ago.Jensen who was editor was a Liverpool fan in his younger days as I recall.

  • 182 scout // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Germany 0-1 brazil
    argentina 2-1 holland

    Final brazil 1-0 argentina (fred 13)

  • 183 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Djokovic is in trouble looks like his legs have gone!

    Bobby
    Pardew used him a similar way France have, plus who else do we have to play on the right?
    He’s looked much more deadly there than HBA with a great mix of power and pace
    Ashley cole probably still has nightmares about him

  • 184 BandB // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Weslshgeordie,

    Despite what those horrid boys have been saying, I want to say here and now that you have rapidly become my favourite poster.
    Not only do all your efforts at humour rebound on you, but you couldn’t irritate your way out of a paper bag.
    As a WUM, you have made the schoolboy error of frankly admitting that you support another club, when everyone knows that the right way to go about it is to claim to have supported NUFC for 50 years, man and boy.
    From this Trojan Horse, you can pour contempt on the club’s history and status, and loathingly depict all Geordies as shell-suited drunks.
    The other thing I like is the way you keep our precious blog going by talking to yourself for hours on end.

  • 185 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    @BBCSport: Nigeria Football Federation voted out of office as Fifa ban looms http://t.co/Uewt2Dfg75 http://t.co/eSKU8QE88b

    Blimey all this because they named Shola in the squad ;)

  • 186 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    BandB

    Are you taking the piss

  • 187 the truth will out // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    you are the p155

  • 188 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    the truth will out

    What ever boyo

  • 189 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    I’m still trying to work out was that a compliment an insult or both, nice one BandB any way

  • 190 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Not a big tennis fan but that was a great final!

  • 191 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    @90sfootball: On this day in 1995 Newcastle United signed David Ginola from PSG for £2.5m and Les Ferdinand from QPR for £6m. http://t.co/WXWcZb9036

    Good times

  • 192 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Also never thought I’d say this but I’m rooting for Ze Germans Tuesday…
    Fully fed up of listening to Brazil p1ss and moan after every game, now we have Neymar claiming he feared he was paralysed for life and since when can you appeal a booking???

  • 193 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    I predicted Germany, Brazil or Argentina would win the WC . Holland the surprise package .

    Still think the Germans will be too good for Brazil and Van Gaal will get the better of Argentina .

  • 194 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    At this point I would take anyone who had a serious chance Mof improving the team. If we lose both Debuchy and Sissoko what will the money we get for them be used for? More excuses from Pardew instead of decent players? What is the plan Ashley? Everyone is mystified so far/

  • 195 the truth will out // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    we all know where the money will go unless you are one of the ones who dont
    probably welsh is getting a cut

  • 196 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Cabaye – Bought for £4.3m, sold for £19m

    Debuchy – Bought for £5m, sold for £12m

    That’s a £21.7m profit and we have replaced Cabaye with De Jong and will probably move Santon to right back .

    That’s how Ashley rolls folks .

  • 197 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Training begins tomorrow I think? What will the morale of the squad be? A player like Benny surely won’t be a happy camper. And what about Marveaux after last season? And Obertan? How will Pardew handle this? Lots of bollocks to come out of his mouth in the next few days about how he is excited about the squad.

  • 198 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Do me a favour mr muppet stick to something you might understand

    Like tiddlywinks

  • 199 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Unless you want me to go over the instructions with you

  • 200 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    As a rule of thumb, if you take everything Pardrew says as a lie you will not be far away from the truth!

    I dunno just thought I would throw that in.

  • 201 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Bpc

    there is still time for him to sell Santon. I think i am playing right back next season :D

  • 202 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Markaccus

    You have to be better than we had playing for us last season

  • 203 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Welsh

    Do you really want this to happen again tonight? Come on, mate, we need to try and keep this blog (everyone) focussed on football. There are plenty of unsubstantiated rumours to talk about :D

  • 204 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Firebug

    I have only one fully working leg, and even before that, i sucked at football…..having said that, you are pribably still correct :D

  • 205 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Markaccus

    After the kick off whistle went each game last season, our team looked like they had no legs.

    I could go in goal for us too, I have a mobility scooter I could park it across the goal line to help out.

    I’m not sure who is left on Pardrew’s list of targets, but he must be down to the freebies by now.

  • 206 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    I just want to make everyone aware that beermonkey is planning a whole series of nude protests of the sale of Debuchy around Britain. Let’s just praise this dedicated servant of the club. He is putting his wee winkie on the line for us to show Ashley we mean business. Beautiful.

  • 207 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    We’ve still got NoNuts! Boom, boom, boom boom boom!
    Nobody else has NoNuts!

  • 208 martoon // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Evening Markaccus. Jazzyp if you are still around sorry I disappeared in the middle of a conversation last night(My bed was calling). To continue I think you must sit a few rows behind me – are platinum club members allowed in the sports bar?

  • 209 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    GeordieTwo,

    I shall drink a bottle of Brown Ale to him, and hope the weather stays fine.

  • 210 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Markaccus

    Yeah I know mate, for once i was minding my own business until somebody poked their nose but I will keep quiet unless somebody starts.

  • 211 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    GT
    Be interesting to see what shape HBA comes back to pre season in, regardless of situation be it trying to change his fortunes at NUFC or look for a new club you’d like to think his whole off season has been dedicated to getting back in shape
    New season should equal a clean slate let’s hope he turns up raring to go

  • 212 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    The only surprise is Debuchy is going to Arsenal not PSG
    Cabs won’t be happy!

  • 213 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Seen some photographs of him during their assessments on returning to the club.

    He looks OK seems to have lost some of that weight he had, and he looked like he was in good humour, seemed happy to be back.

  • 214 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    G2

    I will be at the training ground tomoz to welcome the players and pards back to work

  • 215 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Evening Martoon

    Typical sunday news today.

  • 216 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    A lot of you have written in to your Official Blog Hobbit asking for advice in this very difficult time for club supporters. Here are some of my thoughts:
    1. Take some deep breaths and scowl at the wife.
    2/ Go to your local and annoy your mates with stories about what a great club we used to have.
    3. Send beermonkey some kind words of support and cash if you have it. He would also appreciate some extra batteries for his knob warmer.
    4. Write a letter of protest to NoNuts. Send him some Xtend pills for his problem area if you feel sympathetic at all about his manliness shortcomings (pun intended).

  • 217 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Excellent idea beermonkey mate! Show them we mean business. Harrumph!

  • 218 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Things will hot up next week no doubt.

    Or they probably won’t.

    That’s my prediction.

  • 219 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    I will chase benny till he is fit

  • 220 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    I would also like to announce the upcoming 4 wheeled, 2man bobsled tour of Britain to promote awareness of Handicapped Prem Owners. Beermonkey and I will be raising funds through donations to help these poor, pathetic tossers. We are hoping to raise enough money to fund an entire wing at Newcastle Hospital for Mentally Challenged Billionaires. We plan to begin the tour in northern Wales. All donations welcome.

  • 221 martoon // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Markaccus @215 – Yeah very quiet but it’s been a pretty good sports weekend: WC quarters, Tennis, Grand Prix & TDF. Hopefully transfer action will pick up now most WC players have come home (although they will probably go on holiday now!). On the subject of HBA I hope he & Pardew are big enough to shake hands and say new season lets start with a clean slate.

  • 222 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    It could be worse like, we could be Southampton lol

    Their team is being completely dismantled.

  • 223 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Belfast mate how are tings in Oyrland? Is there unrest in the streets at the current state of wor beloved club? If not could you please start some?

  • 224 Average_Contents // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Beermonkey

    He’d probably run with more conviction if you attached a pie or pastry to your rear end and he chased after you ;-)

  • 225 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Firebug
    If that’s the case then great news, don’t suppose you have a link?
    Last season for me HBA and Pardew were equal in blame in regards to his form
    Pardew didn’t give him a great run and tbh HBA looked out of shape and something about his attitude seemed off
    Let’s hope both can change that

  • 226 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Average Contents

    now come on. Sexual bottom antics with pastry and Mike Ashley is just taking it toooooo far :D

  • 227 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Not at the moment Geordietwo, but July usually is rioting season over here. I suppose I could always join in and pretend it was all about wor club, if that would make you feel any better ?

  • 228 Markaccus // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    HBA needs to sort his head out and get fitter.
    If he does this, then pardew should use him more and accept that he is the luxury player. You can afford one defensively lazy git as long as you keep him central so the DMs can cover. Pardew, however, is too cautious for this, so i think HBA will be a gonner.

  • 229 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    It was on NUFC official site mate.

  • 230 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Don’t listen to them beermonkey mate. If you want to stick a meat pie on your bum and race onto the pitch at the training ground then do it! We fully support you in your efforts mate!

  • 231 martoon // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Belfast @222 – Even worse we could be Blackburn – the other day I read that, at the moment, they don’t even have enough senior players to put out a first eleven. Maybe chicken farmers are worse than Sports shop owners.

  • 232 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    That would make me feel somewhat better Belfast mate. Not to worry though. Beermonkey and I are including all of Oyrland in wor whirlwind bobsled tour. The Irish have always been very generous in their donations to help out Mentally Handicapped Billionaires. It’s very rewarding to part of such an important cause.

  • 233 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    martoon

    cant see it pards will want shot when Jonas questioned his training he packed him to Norwich, and Jonas was one of his chosen few that season

    average

    you a strategically sausage roll, ok but I prefer to do the chasing its much more fun when u catch them

  • 234 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/News/Gallery/0,,10278~3964347,00.html?

  • 235 Belfast // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    There’s actually a documentary on youtube about Blackburn Martoon.

    Venkys – The fall of Blackburn Rovers.
    I thought it was very good.

    They’re actually worse than Ashley.
    Not something you get to say very often.

  • 236 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Firebug
    Cheers mate I’ll have a look!

    Markaccus
    Yup, his mentality seemed poor last season, you could see it written all over him, didn’t look focused when the team were doing the ore game warm up etc
    Like I said hopefully new season new outlook time will tell mind

    On another nostalgic note who remembers this!
    @NUFC_1980_1994: I love this video. #nufc new signing, exciting times, fantastic vocals on the terraces. And this is a friendly! https://t.co/ailTpBQZbo

  • 237 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Well as Official Blog Secretary I would just like to summarize today’s comments to this particular article:
    1/ Most of us think Ashley is a complete twat.
    2. Beermonkey is making huge progress with his protests and fund raising efforts.
    3. Benny will be in much better shape this season as long as beermonkey can put in a good showing with his speed work and sprints. The meat pie idea was brilliant by the way lads.
    4. We may need to buy a few players as well as selling most of our best. Just a thought Mike.

  • 238 welshgeordie9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    I’m not being funny but the blog is a bit boring tonight, hopefully we will have some good news in the transfer window this week.

  • 239 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Firebug
    There’s one of SDJ Colback and Stevie Taylor and SDJ face is priceless!
    He’s looking at STaylor as if to say “f** king hell that must the idiot Luuk warned me about!”

  • 240 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Markovi? to Liverpool £20 mil
    Busy times down at the dump there wasting no time spending the Hannibal money

  • 241 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    I take there is no actual news
    the otherday it appeared we were bidding on players

  • 242 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Maybe he just realised what he has signed up for. Never mind he’ll be off to one of those café’s back home to recover.

  • 243 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    By the way, let’s just take a moment to scratch them if they’re itchy mates. Then back to the important matters at hand. Huzzah!

  • 244 popscott // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Not been on for a while coz site overtaken by cookie shite that completely boils me water! Let him go ,we’ll spend in January when we are in the shit

  • 245 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    We usually get some interesting news on Sundays. I see today doesn’t disappoint and we’ve been linked with an exciting top striker… a 7 year old from Walker.

  • 246 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    No, that was a false rumour started by Pardew beermonkey. A cunning ruse to calm the supporters down. We’re actually too busy flogging wor players to actually look for any new ones right now. Priorities are important.

  • 247 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    The little lad is a goal machine, should slot him straight in.

  • 248 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    What’s cookie shite then popscott mate? Usually I like cookies but not the ones with shite in them.

  • 249 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    cookie shite I bet there not made by maryland

  • 250 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Beermonkey
    Never is on a Sunday

  • 251 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    7 years old and already twice the size of Adam Campbell

  • 252 lochinvar // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Pardew has promised De Jong that we are aiming for the top 4 so Sissoko nor anyone else is leaving with that promise ringing in their ears. In fact that’s a good reason for some quality players to sign for us as they will be playing football for a team inspired by greatness. Why would anyone want to join another club, Mancs are just a second team in a miserable City , Liverpool’s stadium isn’t even fully built and there are as many clubs in London as underground stations, all of which are dire. Swansea is in the Welsh league and no one else is of any consequence. Role up and join the SJP bandwagon – it’s just so much more fun.

  • 253 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    @thefootballcafe: Rumours that Luis Suarez ban has been reduced to 5 international matches and 1 month Worldwide ban!

    Nothing to do with Barcelona i suppose…….

  • 254 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    7 years old scored 185 goals last season. Torn between joining us or the Makems.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/tyneside-mini-messi-torn-between-7371575?

  • 255 popscott // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Geordie 2 ipad keeps jumping to some game shit while I’m trying to read what fellow optimists are posting! You have a fix

  • 256 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    pardew never promised we would go for top 4

    what he promised sdj is that he can use us to get to a top 4 club

  • 257 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    According to nufcfans.co.uk Arsenal have agreed a fee of £11.1 million for Debs
    Still a couple of mil light for me given his contract length and club status

  • 258 GeordieTwo // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    I have no fixes for computer stuff popscott mate. I can barely type on this laptop. Still waiting for the signing of a decent striker. Are they going to be cheaper after the World Cup or something? Ashley must know something we don’t.

  • 259 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    tads
    I would rather sell cheaper and to a club abroad rather than him goto to arsenal
    nowt against them but I don’t like selling to teams in the same league

  • 260 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    We won’t know the truth on Debuchy till it’s a done deal, maybe not get the whole truth even then. Here the Sporting Life’s take on it.

    http://threeandin.com/archives/42019?

  • 261 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    popscott

    try malwarebytes its free

  • 262 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    firebug

    have you noticed how most of our deals are all for an undisclosed fee
    so it we will never know the truth

  • 263 lesh // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    lochinvar…

    The happy pills are working well?

    :D

  • 264 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    beermonkey

    Yep I noticed, my gut tells me that the club want to keep the fans in the dark about everything. Either they fear the backlash from the fans or there is dodgy dealings involved.

    Or maybe they just want us to think they have sold cheap and therefore cannot afford decent replacements. Whatever the reason it all stinks to me.

  • 265 lesh // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    firebug666..

    I posted on that kid yesterday and you can be sure that if he comes to us and under Pardew’s methods, he’ll be out of football and into a ‘proper job’ by the time he’s 17 at the latest!

  • 266 popscott // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Cheers BM will do, G2 we might resign Shola, although when Papise is fit he will be like a new signing, :-)

  • 267 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    lesh

    Oh believe me I agree, but I am optimistic and hoping Pardrew will be gone by January. If he’s not I may have to go into football hibernation.

  • 268 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    firebug

    as far as there concerned the less we know the better

    the problem is its all pretty hard to hide when they announce the accounts we will see what they spent on players and what they spent on agents fee’s
    and the income on player sales

  • 269 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    beermonkey

    Or we see what they want us to see, I have no doubt that Ashley and co know how to cook the books. I have no faith in them whatsoever; so trusting them to be honest on any aspect of the club is wasted on me.

    The only thing you can be sure about 100% is that they are all liars.

  • 270 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    firebug

    we will never find out the extend of it all till he stitches the next owner up

  • 271 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    More than anything now we need that fighting spirit back in the team, the pride and the passion. Unfortunately we won’t see that for some time to come, but like true Geordie fans we shall roar on our mediocre team in the blind faith that we get lucky and stay in the premiership.

    Pardrew OUT!

  • 272 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Now we are being linked with Ashley Young ffs.

  • 273 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    firebug

    cant see where that spirit is going to come from on the pitch
    our only hope is we get off to a good start and if we start poorly he sack pards earlier rather than later but I just cant see him sacking him

  • 274 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    I hope that a poor start will see the end of Pardrew by January. A good start is the only thing that will save him. I think he is on borrowed time, finishing outside the top ten could be all it takes this time.

  • 275 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Ashley young lol

    there will be some bargins to be had from man you but not him

    nick powel being one

  • 276 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    firebug

    I really aint sure whether he will ever get the sack

    if he does sack him he will have to pay him off and stop it going to the league managers association if pards goes down that route a lot of stuff could come out that Ashley wouldn’t want coming out

  • 277 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Yeah well the story is from the Daily Mail but just thought it was worth a mention. He not really what we need, but papers need a story to sell to the gullible, and this one is as good as any.

  • 278 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Tbf Ashley Young would bring some creativity and goals to the LW which is something we just don’t have
    Granted he’ll also bring huge wages and ballet but hey ho!
    Southampton have bid for Hernandez apparently, all players we should be looking at

  • 279 anthc // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Ashley young haha! The papers really are scraping the barrel. God help us if we sign that knacker!
    Haway ashley get your hand in ya pocket and splash some cash. Honest, hes water tight that twat.

  • 280 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    beermonkey

    I agree, he could have been sacked for gross misconduct after almost kissing Meyler. Maybe he has something on Ashley and is holding him to ransom.

    Ashley likes to keep all his dealings as secret as possible, so he can stay one step ahead of his rivals, and possibly other interested parties. Maybe Pardrew is one of them dodgy deals lol.

    I still think he will be sacked if things go pear shaped this time, Ashley will have a clause in Pardrew’s contract in the small print somewhere…..I Hope!

  • 281 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    He might have been good for us a couple of years ago, but I don’t thinks so now, plus he is 28 so no resale value, would want huge wages, Ashley will not pay that, but most importantly; Swansea are reported to be interested in him, so we just cannot compete.

  • 282 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    firebug

    there is the rumoured 1 years wages for sacking pards

    but if pards wanted to he could goto the league managers association like keegan did
    but then that all goes down to how much pards knows and what he signed on for
    I bet he nows a lot more of what is going on than he lets on

  • 283 mikeashleyisamackem // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    I think Newcastle should go back for Carroll ,with the toon faithfully behind him he could get back to his best,offer Ben area and 7 million
    Also take another Geordie Carrick
    Think man,u will offload him for.2 million to clear there wage bill
    Then I would offer mbwia and 5 million for Pablo sarabia an outstanding talent
    Then I would buy Joel Campbell with the Debussy money
    Then I would sign zaha 9 million
    Then I would pay for the young Greeks cb and I think we would be laughing and hopefully of a good season

  • 284 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    beermonkey

    I think there is no doubt about that mate, I don’t know of any manager who could break all the records for the wrong reason, almost get us relegated, have such a bad run of results in 2014, Attack an player of the opposite team, and a linesman, use foul and abusive language to other managers and still have a job in football.

    Not to mention the fact that Pardrew is so inept as a manager he doesn’t even know a players best position, or how to produce a winning formation.

  • 285 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    firebug

    its unreal when its all listed that he is still here

    I do think he will spend a lot of time hiding in the dug out I just don’t see the abuse aimed his way stopping

  • 286 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Well that’s me off for the night, going to have an hour or so on Minecraft. See you all in the morning.

    Goodnight all and thanks for the chat.

  • 287 firebug666 // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    beermonkey

    I agree mate. Will catch you later marra have a good night.

  • 288 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    l8ers

  • 289 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Firebug
    Oh aye don’t disagree like
    As i said huge wages and a diving tart, plus nearly 29 so any fee would need to be very low
    But, and i can’t stress how hard this is to say because i f**king cannot stand the diving tart, he’s better than anyone we have in terms of being an actual creative and dangerous outlet down the LW

  • 290 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Sad thing is Young would be better than any of our so called wingers would create chances for fun and works hard on the wing

    The downsides are obvious with him being a diver and would be a Man Utd reject which rarely works out for us!!

  • 291 dazzler // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    All this talk of man utd rejects is making me think of Gillespie, hardly a reject I’d say.. (this referring to Zaha and not young by the way) we could do a lot worse than another Gillespie providing we don’t sign another shearer to spark him out like last time

  • 292 aidytoon9 // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Again it proves to me that we are showing no ambition to move forward, as for me debs is the second best right back in the league. We sell cabs, remy leaves and now debs our three best players.

    We are a club going nowhere until Ashley sells.

    Don’t be fooled by the fact that we have bought seim, yes decent player but don’t forget we have lost cabs and money not spent.

    This owner is taking people for a ride and if you buy a season ticket then you deserve what you get.

  • 293 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Tads

    your link @236 brought back some real happy happy day’s for me

    I was at that match with my little daughters and Son and the missus

    Standing just behind the goal that Sellers and pedro scored in …about 5 yards to the left as you watch it ..

    there was a grown bloke standing just in front of the pitch to the left ..he was wearing a pair of womans Stiletto heels! ..cant forget that match because of that ..

    I seem to recall Niki Papavasiliou having a really good game..and the Newcastle fans taking the piss out of the pool fans albeit light-heartedly… I confused a copper when he asked me what club I supported as they were segregating a tad ..I said both ..he had a puzzled look that didn’t go away for a min ..I could hear the cog’s turning .. but a bloke in stiletto’s ! Happy Daze

  • 294 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    online guy

    a man in stilettoes hahaha was he wearing any other womens clothes

  • 295 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Pardew has promised the parents of the 7 year old top striker to teach him everything he knows if he agrees to sign … his parents have said it’s a great opportunity for their boy to learn how to fix broken windows.

  • 296 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Beermonk

    I think he’s a life long fan ..I was looking after one of the Hartlepool youth team players at the time ..He knew of him after speaking to him about it when I took him and my Nephew to training ..Nephew was with Chelsea but done some training up here. The Pool players are all familiar with the bloke in High heel’s ..you had to see it to take it in ,,I seem to remember a cream mack and a strange looking jumper when he took it off He might still attend today ..think I’ll google it .. poor bloke.

  • 297 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    online guy

    mind the wife don’t check ur history

    Newcastle men in high heels is an odd thing to explain

  • 298 the truth will out // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    og this licence is tough

  • 299 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Beermonkey

    Iv just checked him out and he was known as Lawrence of Hartlepool ..Looks like he graduated to knee high red leather boots and stockings and his mothers clothes ! he had a pot belly too..there is a lot about him ..looks like he was real famous down pool area. read the bit about him appearing in court..I wont give you the link because it leads to a Mackem blogg and I wont have that on this website ,,ED would never forgive me !.

  • 300 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    What you up to J

  • 301 the truth will out // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    its only the first easy one

  • 302 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Dah De Dah

  • 303 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    TT iv got full ticket ..Teaching for offcom for a while/ RSGB..

    Travel cost me a fortune

  • 304 beermonkey // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    lol

    living near brighton I see that sort of thing all the time lol
    but its an odd outfit to wear to a football match

  • 305 the truth will out // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    hell ive sat loads of tests online avg 98.9% will sit exam maybe just scrape in for what 10 watts bloody cbrs get 12 hah only jokin 10 watts get met around the world

  • 306 toon22 // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Ma is a bully

    He trys to bully other clubs.
    He trys to bully fans
    He trys to bully the media

    In fact he has bullied his own family(aparently)

    Im sure he beleves he can make money out of players and bully the whole footballing world into helping him.

  • 307 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Beer

    This bloke in the heels did not know he was different ..you could tell that he thought it perfectly natural to dress as a woman ..he did not wear a wig or make up ..he just had a short tatty hairdo ..shouting for pool and running on the pitch every time pool had a corner or a shot ..he got banned eventually and then bought tickets for the away end and cheered on any team pool played ..in his high heels ..he was just a bloke in womans shoes when I seen him ..iv just read this stuff..

  • 308 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    12 wpm morse ..then I got asked to teach over an area from Berwick to Scarborough..For a while I did ..then doing other stuff stopped me ..I done a lot for them . I was doing 33 wpm relaxed ..something to do with Being musical they say …

    Invigilating and setting exams out and doing all the training over a course ..then the admin in triplicate aaagggghhhh ! picked up my Guitar and forgot it for a while.

  • 309 Online Guy // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Beer

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=GYW3zZ2TFoEkWM&tbnid=FMlA22GC0I3kHM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.b3ta.com%2Fquestions%2Froguesandvillains%2Fpage2%2F&ei=xcu5U-3rGOW47AbtsIGIDQ&bvm=bv.70138588,d.ZGU&psig=AFQjCNGN6w2_LBz1GovobOCBnD5RbpH1Aw&ust=1404771562055475

  • 310 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jul 7, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Dannyo at 2 couldn’t agree more. By this posts logic “l’equipe” as source? We would a signed gameiro gervinho cabella thauvin etc…. He may leave but he’d wanna improve A LOT to get a move to a BIG club in Europe. Far from impressive far too often even less so in cm.

  • 311 jimmysmith // Jul 7, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Fascinated by Van Gaals decision to bring on Krul. You have to wonder what that does to Cillesens state of mind going into the semi. I don’t think you can fault him up to now, but if he now feels undermined the decision could yet back fire. But Krul did look huge in that goal. I didn’t actually realise he was so big and had such a great reach.

  • 312 microbar // Jul 7, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    cant really expect any player with an ounce of ambition to stay here. The sleeping giant has fallen into a coma.
    and the way ash is running things we are in danger of free falling, No season ticket for me this season.
    Might as well support gateshead at least they have ambitions.

  • 313 Thump // Jul 7, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    @jimmy: Not really. Van Gaal mentioned that he wanted Krul on the pitch for pens. It proved to be the right decision so I don’t think he’d be that bothered!

  • 314 Sazzer // Jul 7, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Ben-arfa looks happy in the testing pics. Looks like De Jong will take number 15, Colback number 14, and Perez number 32.

  • 315 jimmysmith // Jul 7, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    Interesting excerpt from a Mark Douglas article in today’s Chronicle.

    “Pardew had made mistakes but none were terminal. This time around, it appears as though Pardew’s position was secured by his absolute confidence that he can deliver results within the confines of Newcastle’s very practical approach.

    Siem de Jong arrived on Tyneside this week to talk of Champions League football and provide a blast of much-needed optimism.

    But the cold, hard truth is that Newcastle have had to adapt their message to potential new signings over the last 12 months or so.

    “We’d like to think that every player would like to come to Newcastle, but the location is still a big thing.

    Manchester or London is an easier sell so we need to concentrate on what we can give them,” a source admits.

    That is opportunity. At all points in their negotiations, United are quite up front and open about the fact that they can provide them with a platform for their long-term ambitions.

    It is what sold the club to Yohan Cabaye and to Mathieu Debuchy and it is why the midfielder was so upset when the move he believed would be granted to Arsenal fell through.”

  • 316 lesh // Jul 7, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    jimmysmith.

    That Chronicle article a good one and it paints a good picture of Pardew’s situation.

    All the Pardew critics will take hope from it, I’m sure.

  • 317 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 7, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    Can’t blame any decent player for wanting to leave. We are after all, under Ashley, a shop window. If we showed some ambition the likes of Cabaye and Debuchy would want to stay. It’s not that we can’t compete but are not willing to do so.

    They know the level of ambition at this football club and that is down to no one but the owner.

    It really comes to something when we are looking at players in their last year of their contracts as a priority especially when we have so much in the bank.

    We could of really pushed on here and spent as we mean to go on, sadly, it’s pathetic as usual and the only ambition is to stay in this league and not to give it a go.

  • 318 jimmysmith // Jul 7, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    The article would suggest that players are told they will be allowed to move on if a big club comes in and that playing for Newcastle will increase their chances of such a big career move. It also would suggest I think that big clubs and agents now know this and as a result securing a big transfer fee for players who want away will be difficult if Newcastle are true to their word and grant the move, which they surely must if they are to retain any credibility. Bit of a worry.




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