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Remy Cabella Expected On Tyneside Today – Video

8:44 am, Sunday, July 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 199 Comments

The Chronicle (Neil Cameron) is reporting that Remy Cabella is due at Newcastle today to discuss terms with Newcastle’s Managing Director Lee Charnley on a six year deal being offered by Newcastle United.

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Remy Cabella – secret signal – Newcastle are number one

And after several sunny days in a row in Newcastle, it’s now overcast and raining this morning (unfortunately), as presumably Cabella jets in to meet with Charnley.

We are not surprised there is some nervousness among Newcastle fans that there may be  a last minute hitch in the deal, after what happened with Loic Remy 18 months ago, when a deal had been verbally agreed between Marseilles and the player – yet he eventfully flew to London and signed for QPR at the very last minute.

But the sooner this deal is wrapped up and completed and Remy Cabella signs along the dotted line – the better it will be for everybody concerned.

And if it can be completed today that would be great – and it seems the lad is a really skillful player.

Here’s some video of Cabella doing the rounds on the Internet at the moment.

It could be a good sign that Newcastle are now willing to spend some of the money they have available, and we almost doubled our first offer of only £6.5M for Cabella – so we hope it’s a new beginning at Newcastle and that Mike Ashley will spend the considerable money that is now flowing into the club’s coffers.

Notice that word hope in the above sentence.

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199 responses so far ↓

  • 1 geordie157 // Jul 13, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Janmaat showed lots of energy down the Dutch right last night, played some nice one twos and put a few decent balls into the box with one being an assist for the goal. He’ll be more defensive minded than Debuchy but he won’t panic when crossing the half way line like Simpson did.

  • 2 geordie157 // Jul 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Riviere won’t be signed as the main striker. That will be one from lacazette, Remy or ba.

    If we don’t get grenier, I think wijnaldum could be the one to go for, can play anywhere across midfield, runs at players, good on the ball. Scores goals, tracks back and is decent at passing and crossing. Plus he’s the type Ashley could make a big profit on.

  • 3 darrenfletcher88 // Jul 13, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Pleased with the remy deal I hope we protect him and nurture his talents as he is still a young boy!! Janmaat does look a good fit for us mind powerful runner and solid defender! We still need that 10/15 goal man if we got loic or demba back it wud be to much for me to take lol

  • 4 cestriasteve // Jul 13, 2014 at 8:54 AM


    From previous post, you reckon Satka could be the real deal? How long you reckon before he is ready to step up?

  • 5 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    so colback/perez/siem and cabella so far with debs/shola/vukic out.

    think thats improved us a lot overall even with losing deb’s who i still reckon was one of the best rb’s we’ve had.

    i’d still love a striker/rb and cb wich will make it even better but tbh 2 years without a signing and i’m getting fairly impressed with transfers so far.

  • 6 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Newcastle United could spend over £20million this week on three new players.

    Remy Cabella is due to put pen to paper on a six year deal today, while Feyenoord right-back Daryl Janmaat and AS Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere could become Newcastle players before the squad travel to New Zealand at the end of this week.

    We understand that Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley is set to meet Cabella over the weekend to personally hand him his six-year contract.

    Some supporters were worried that a last-minute unexpected hitch would derail the long-waited transfer.

    However, Montpellier manager Rolland Courbis has revealed that the deal is now all-but completed after several days of negotiations.

    He said: “It is 90% there, not yet 100%. It is not yet complete, but certainly on the way to getting there. Talks are ongoing, especially regarding bonus payments.

    “I am not worried about it. Laurent and Louis (Nicollin, the club owners) were right to reject their initial, vexing offer which was ridiculous.”

    The deal is worth €16m-plus future bonus payments, the biggest transfer the club has made since Michael Owen was brought for £16m back in the 2005/06 season.

    Cabella is the fourth signing of the summer following the arrival of Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback, Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez and most recently Ajax playmaker and captain Siem de Jong

    Feyenoord last week rejected a €6 million (£4.7m) bid from Newcastle for Daryl Janmaat.

    The Dutch club want £6m for him, however, that deal is far from dead and the player himself is keen to move to Tyneside.

    Mathieu Debuchy needs to be replaced and with Davide Santon reportedly out of action for three months with a knee injury, the need for another full-back is obvious.

    It emerged last week that the club had expressed an interest in Emmanuel Rivière, the 24-year-old AS Monaco strike.

    And while the Cabella has taken priority over the last few days, Monaco believes Newcastle will make a bid for a player they would allow to leave for a fee close to £7m.

    Newcastle still need to sign more players, but with four now arrived and perhaps at least one more to be done over the next few days, the club have said followed through with their promise to spend money in this transfer widow.

    The club raised over £30m from the sale of Yohan Cabaye and Debuchy, so there is plenty of money left in the bank.

  • 7 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    @4 cestra

    satka is some way off yet m8 he still looks and is a kid playing football against men. he has got everything and will come good but think he needs experience

  • 8 beermonkey // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    top of the morning to jazzy

    where did you get the info for the 16mill

  • 9 cestriasteve // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM


    That would be excellent, not only as he is almost home grown but centre backs are as rare as a mackem in the bath.

  • 10 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    If these lads have the potential……Streete-Good-Satka. Then it makes you wonder why we are after Gomez and Dier.Talk about overload in one position

  • 11 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Good morning sir
    Info was from the Journal and the Chronicle matey, As well as lestreete news which is basically what Monpellier are reporting they are to receive from the deal

  • 12 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    If were after Gomez Dier and Coulibaly then doubt the confidence is there that all these lads would step up
    I know Pardew had talked up Satka and Good so could see them coming through
    Streete seems to of been on the fringes for ages now but seems a bit Vuckic like when it comes to his fitness

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Think it’s €16 mil not £16 mil so about £12 mil depending where you read slightly lower with bonuses raising to £12 mil

  • 14 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Still a lot of money to be investing in one player mate when some still feel that Ashley only wants survival in the PL.
    We just need 1-2 Quality Forwards brought in and I don’t see why we cant challenge for Europe next season.
    Siem and Cabella are just pure class and without being disrespectful to our current crop of midfielders, these 2 lads are a step up in the right direction

  • 15 beermonkey // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:27 AM


    bloody hell its a lot
    they will be hoping to get 30+mill for him in a couple of years
    read some some stuff saying he is the new ginola and other bit building him up I would air on the side of caution till at least jan with him none of our frenchies have come in and not needed 6mnths or more to settle

  • 16 Graeme // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Beermonkey, I thought it was very pleasing to hear this player compared to a young David Ginola – Ginola was a fantastic player at NUFC so to get another, evidently just as good, has to be brilliant news.

    Ginola was like a breath of fresh air when he joined, some silky skills although he could go missing on occassions – however his skills made him a legend on Tyneside and he still is.

    If the new signing is half as good as Ginola, we have got a great player on our hands now!!

  • 17 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:40 AM


    Agree totally mate. Expecting Cabella to come in and perform miracles straight away is setting the lad up for a massive fall from grace.
    One good thing I am impressed with is that we are getting our targets in early, Giving them time to at least bond and acclimatise to there new home.
    Again I preach how important it is to bring in an out and out forward.
    Tads put a good case forward for Demba to come back in to the fold next season as in what he actually offers as a forward compared to Remy. And I wouldn’t think we would have to pay much more than 5-6 mill to bring him back home

  • 18 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Newcastle are understood to have came to an official agreement with Feyenoord for the signing of Daryl Janmaat today. #NUFC
    Oh yeah baby it just keeps getting better.
    By all accounts the player is keen to join which again is nice to hear, Rather than being a 3-4 choice as being suggested by some players we are linked with

  • 19 beermonkey // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:50 AM


    its not a problem infact its exciting to think what he could do for us
    a lot of fans build up players from what they read and clips of the best bits on utube
    if comes in and does the business straight away great but chances are he will need time to settle
    the way he is being built up if he don’t perform how long before he is written of labelled pardewed

    he needs time to settle lets not heap extra pressure on him and give him the time needed was my point

  • 20 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM


    I watched the second half of last nights game only because I wanted to see how Janmaat performed.

    He looked very good. He looked very quick and composed on the ball.

    I guess being Dutch he must be very fluent in English and with three countrymen already at the club should have no difficulty fitting into the club and area.

  • 21 beermonkey // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM


    things looking good on the player front

    don’t think we would get remy think his options are spurs arsenal (maybe) Liverpool

    ba wouldn’t be sold to any of the above teams so we have a chance with him if he would come back
    but didn’t jose ask him to stay after eto left

  • 22 cestriasteve // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    TADS, croftus,

    You would think Collo should be mentoring the CBs coming through, I mean it’s such a specialist position to learn your trade surely better than sending someone up to jock land.

  • 23 Greebol1892 // Jul 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Still shocked and angry with the handling of MYM. So if/when Colo gets injured, our first choice pair is Willo & Taylor LOL! Gimme a break!
    MYM best defender we’ve had since Woodgate just needed time to adapt (remember Colo in his 1st season?)
    Needed a decent run in the team and when he got it, started to look good with Willo. BUT then dropped in favour of Colo and we start shipping goals for fun THEN he gets played at RB….
    How do you think the lad must feel playing in his proper position & performing well then DROPPED and given bit-part games out of position in a losing team low on morale?
    The lad is quality (see his French national debut?) and we would eventually have seen that, but just totally mis-managed. Bon chance to him.

  • 24 Graeme // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Beer @ 19 – Couldn’t agree more mate – he needs the time to settle and adapt, it took Ginola quite a while as it did with Colo and Debuchy. If people expect an instant Shearer they will be disappointed, but I think he will prove to be an outstanding signing.

    Hopefully, we will be adding a few more in the next 2 weeks – we still need a Cabaye replacement, a FB, a Striker and a CB to cover existing weaknesses!!

  • 25 OneAlanShearer // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Janmaat willo colo haidara
    Colback tiote
    Cabella sdj riviere

    Would look very attacking but with a solid enough defence to support it.

    However 433 or 451 might be the way to go if those deals come off. If clement grenier joins to we would have a seriously dangerous side. Still like a new centre back though.


    Janmaat willo colo haidara
    Colback grenier tiote
    Cabella ba riviere

    Or even

    Janmaat willo colo haidara

    Cabella sissoko grenier colback/tiote auxiere


    That would be ideal. Santon would replace haidara when fit. A new centre back to replace willo as well.

  • 26 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    MAIL ON SUNDAY: Manchester United will listen to offers for Wilfried Zaha, Bebe, Anderson, Marouane Fellani, Danny Wellbeck and Javier

    The only two I would fancy would be Zaha and Fellani as both have a lot to prove and would be determined to do that. I feel both were victims of circumstances that were outside of their control at ManU.

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    I wouldn’t take any Man Utd. players thre are usually on ridiculous high wages and like they say “fool me once shame on you, but fool me twice shame on me”!

    …Obertan ring a bell to anyone? 😉

  • 28 geordie157 // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Spank, Hernandez surely he’s a different class to cisse.

    I’d love to see an attacking four of

    Wijnaldum, de jong, cabella

  • 29 JAMSHA // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM


    i would take Fellani an javier,, zaha on loan if he does good then snap him

  • 30 Bambams // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    I hope the striker we bring in is fast……

    We seem to take ages to get from our box into the opposition’s box. Defenders dont like tricky forwards but they hate fast tricky forwards.

  • 31 Harley // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:14 AM


    Tiote and colback over sissokho????

  • 32 proudtobageordie // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Morning gents. Exciting times now the fat man has opened his wallet at last . Let’s hope GREATER is next.

  • 33 beermonkey // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM


    cant see them bringing any1 else for midfield
    between sdj and cabrella they got that position covered
    but it depends on where pards will play sdj

  • 34 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM


    We should always have four central defenders as history shows that the club cannot rely on all four being fit and available for selection all the time.

    It would be very foolish and very risky to dump MYM without an adequate replacement which doesn’t appear a priority at the moment. It has been suggested that MYM would be part of the deal to get a top striker but that doesn’t reduce the risk.

    It seems that something isn’t quite right. There must be something behind the scenes that we don’t know about. If Graham Carr has spent three years scouting Cabella he must have seen MYM plenty of times as they were in the same team. A player doesn’t go off that quickly. Most fans would have got rid of Colo in his first season. It does take time to adapt, some players more so than others, even English players. Perch was useless to begin with. Williamson wasn’t all that good either.

    Hope MYM stays.

  • 35 AusMagpie // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    De Jong – done
    Cabella – pretty much done
    Janmaat – ?
    Grenier – ?
    Remy – ?
    Ba – ?
    Lacazette – ?

    Imagine if we sign all of them…. think someone would have to pinch me

  • 36 Rotonda heights // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Really hope pardew re-thinks MYM. We will have the 3 slowest CB’s in the division otherwise

  • 37 musomag // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Would be great to see Cabella join the club, just as long as we don’t have to lose Hatem.

    Any 6 year contract offer at NUFC is basically an 18mth contract to play plus an option to stay on at the club for a further 4.5 years if he’s NOT a success. Fact.

  • 38 Harley // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    I know a lot on here don’t agree but I think welbeck would be a great addition.

    He’d be that 15 prem goal striker we need. A much safer bet than rivière.

    Add lacazette to that and we’d have a very formidable strike force.

    I’d prefer Ba and Remy but I think the other 2 are far more probable.

  • 39 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM


    I agree that caveat emptor with regards to ManU but Obertan was not a regular first choice, even on the substitutes bench !

    Possibly with the exception of Zaha nearly all the others have played plenty of times in the Premiership, certainly Wellbeck and Hernandez. I think Fellani was tarred with the same brush as Moyes.

  • 40 proudtobageordie // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Aus mag

    Remy we all know he is after the and Ashley won’t give him that kind of wage
    Lacazette apparently going else where
    The rest are possible and quality fingers crossed

  • 41 musomag // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    @ Rotunda

    Totally agree about the MYM situation. The lack of pace and quality in our defence will see us frequently being torn to shreds this season. Colo is the one we need to replace IMO.

  • 42 lesh // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    If memory serves me well, the last time we brought in a number of players was when we signed the French five.

    I seem to remember that those signings coincided with our illustrious owner spending time with the former Mrs Ashley who’s said to have some interest in Newcastle United.

    They’ve been reported as sharing intimate moments again and we’re actually having a foray in the transfer market.

    Let’s hope that whatever good chemistry they share lasts as long as Ashley has the club under his stewardship.

    Now, all the former Mrs A has to do, is to persuade her young Lithario that he should seriously consider Alan Pardew’s role at SJP.

    As the Everley Brothers sang, love is strange.

    In this case, let’s hope that MA falls in love with Newcastle United and its long-suffering supporters.

  • 43 pawl250 // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    I wish Newcastle would keep Mbiwa and play him in his correct position.

    I would love to see Cabella in, Ben Area leave and Grenier in.

    We need a rightback to replace Debuchy and we need atleast two strikers.

    I really do not rate Riviere he seems average. If we signed two of Remy, Lacazette and/or Ba I would be happy going into the new season.

    We should also try and sign Wjinaldum who I have mentioned on many occasions before the world cup. We would have one of the strongest midfields in the league if we managed to get him although his price tag has almost certainly increased. I would try and shift Jonas, Marveaux, Retailer and Obertan for this one. Trust me he would be worth it and if we bring Bigi into the fold to add the numbers I would be fine with that…. It’s Alot of signings that won’t happen though.

  • 44 lesh // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Whoops! * Lithario = Lothario

    So much for my classical education!

  • 45 Fostino // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    grenier and remy are the ones id love to see but we wnt be seeing them unfortunately

  • 46 LGFUAD21 // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Totally agree with Harley. The best thing for welbecks career would be to go on loan to a west brom.

    He has all the ability to be a great striker. He does a shift at times on the wing but I can’t help but think it’s exactly like Sturrudge playing wise for Chelsea

  • 47 lesh // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM


    debs/shola/vukic out?

    Haven’t you forgotten Luke De Jong, Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye?

  • 48 lesh // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM


    You could have the best midfield in the world but if our defence is leaking like a sieve, we’ll not progress!

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    So lesh…you think Mr. A is a Lothario? Surely not a young one 😉 lol

    …an unscrupulous seducer of women?

  • 50 pawl250 // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Despite needing a forward I agree that Grenier would excite me most.

    We need a right back and Striker more but I just think if we can get him he is class.

    All three are must in my books aslong as we get a more proven striker than Riviere who reminds me of Best.

  • 51 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM


    Remy and Lacazette are both saying the dreaded two words ‘Champions League’ although Remy must be a late convert as QPR were never in the running and we were a long shot.

    There can’t be that many clubs who have managed to secure a place in the Champions League that are in need of a regular striker.

    I would go with Remy based on the ‘devil you know’. There is little risk with him unlike Lacazette.

  • 52 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Said exactly same yesterday. Willo as much as he had a decent season, Gets destroyed by anyone with pace as does Collo nowadays.
    Janmaat looks a good bet to replace Debs and a good replacement at that. But the CB pairing leaves a lot to be desired at this moment in time

  • 53 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 10:56 AM


    Intimate moments ?

    I know they had a Ruby Murray together. He is a true romantic is our owner.

  • 54 proudtobageordie // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM


    All I’m saying with Remy is if someone offers a bigger pay packet regardless of where or who they are we all know he is motivated by money.

  • 55 OneAlanShearer // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Harley – just can’t be sure sissoko will be with us much longer. He gad a good world cup.

  • 56 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Do NUFC set out to just F**k the fans off?

    Give you a high let you enjoy it for a couple of days then BAM…..
    @NUFC_Stats: Chronicle: Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa set to join St Etienne, a fee just needs to be agreed #nufc

    All of sudden the window looks a hell of a lot less positive and your reminded yes, we will be seeing Taylor partner colo…

  • 57 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is in talks with St Etienne and now looks certain to be on his way out of St James’ Park.

    We can reveal the Newcastle United defender has spoken to the French club and all that is required is for a fee to be agreed.

    Newcastle would be looking to recoup as much of the £6.7m they paid for the central defender 18 months ago from Montpellier.

    But they will have to settle for much less, perhaps even half of that fee, although there is a chance he could go out on loan.

    St Etienne are far from the only Ligue 1 club who have been courting the 25-year-old.

    Both Lens and Bordeaux made a move for the him, but were unable to match his demands.

    We understand that St Etienne are confident a deal of some kind can be completed this week.

    Yanga-Mbiwa’s time on Tyneside has been ultimately a frustrating one.

    He arrived with a well-earned reputation as one of Europe’s best young defenders after captaining Montpellier to the league title.

    After a decent start, he was far from a regular in Alan Pardew’s side and, by the end of last season, he was mainly an unused substitute, or he was played at full-back, a position he clearly did not relish.

    This will leave Newcastle with just three natural established central defenders – Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor.

  • 58 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Why do we know he’s money motivated?
    Because he choose a struggling QPR over a struggling toon?

  • 59 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:12 AM


    That’s probably true but I wouldn’t put him down just for that as he has, like all players have, a short working life and must make the most of it.

    The reason he isn’t a permanent player with us is that the club made a gigantic cock up when trying to get him originally. Hopefully they have learnt their lesson and bring players straight to the club without stopping off half way.

  • 60 mushy // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    HELP – Techy Problem.

    For the last couple of days this blog (my favourite) has simply disappeared from the Newsnow list.

    Has anybody else encountered this problem?
    Is it something stupid I’ve done?
    Any ideas on how I can fix it?

    I only contribute once in a while, but I read it every day without fail. If I don’t get it back, I’ll have to start talking to the wife.


  • 61 firebug666 // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    SDJ named as Newcastle Vice captain.

  • 62 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    @NUFC_Stats: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa | Premier League 13/14

    Apps: 23

    Starts: 17
    •Centre back: 9
    •Right back: 7
    •Left back: 1


  • 63 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Says at the bottom of the article it’s been banned from the news now site
    It did elaborate the other day it was due to news now receiving complaints about the mobile site being re diricted to the Apple App store

  • 64 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    @shiteseats: If you believe that flogging MYM for £3m and keeping Williamson and Steven f****g Taylor is good business, then you’re out of your tree.

    Let’s not forget MYM is still only 24, utter joke, just as things were looking up….

  • 65 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Easing SDJ in for 2015-16 season when he will be made captain imo

  • 66 firebug666 // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:23 AM


    Think he will be the next captain, although Pardump says that he has tow vice captains now with Tiote and SDJ, so who know what will happen/

  • 67 firebug666 // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    or even two*

  • 68 mushy // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM


    It’s nice to know that this time it wasn’t my stupid fault.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer.


  • 69 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    I doubt Colo will be here after this season coming, Opening the door for SDJ to be made full time captain as he was at Ajax

  • 70 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    No worries mate
    Tbh i was kinda hoping he’d fix the divert rather than leave the ban in place 🙁

  • 71 Markaccus // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Why on earth are we selling MYM????

  • 72 Markaccus // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Mine diverts to the android app store, bu only if i look at the desktop site on my phone. Its fine if i use the mobile site

  • 73 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Yeah mines the App Store but only when using the desktop site
    But given the amount of times the mobile format has been changed i find it a pain in the ars3 to use and it logs me out after every published post or page refresh!

  • 74 firebug666 // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:39 AM


    I was hoping his time was up now and he was allowed to go back to Argentina. He would need to have a blistering season this year for me to change my opinion, but I think he is well past his sell by date.

    We should be keeping MYM and adding another CB, because I feel Williamson has had his good season for us, and S. Taylor needs shooting with rocksalt every time he opens his mouth. Whenever he opens his mouth about the opposition they come and maul us.

    I just have a feeling that we may need a team of captains this season as our defence will be terrible.

  • 75 Belfast // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    We’re apparently getting 12 million for Debuchy, and we’re spending it on Cabella. Hardly shows we mean business in my opinion. We’re re investing the money, that’s an improvement on previous windows, I’ll give the fat man credit for that.

    Same with Janmatt, selling Mbiwa and buying Janmatt it seems. One in one out, is hardly a statement of intent.

    Sorry for being a doom monger, but just pointing out the obvious 🙂

  • 76 Harley // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:43 AM


    I see what you mean now.

    I think he’ll be with us still. I can’t see them letting any more big players go this window.

  • 77 firebug666 // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:47 AM


    Not a doom monger! In my opinion you are correct, and I still maintain that the depth the squad so desperately needs will come up from the development squad. I can see the likes of Satka and Good coming in to cover the CB positions, and Campbell or Armstrong or both to cover the striker deficiency. As for Perez, we at the moment he may be a regular starter for us.

  • 78 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    The helicopter that Remy Cabella has been pictured was this morning.Is an helicopter that connects Ajaccio Corsica to mainland France- from which I presume he will then jet in to Newcastle and put pen to paper on his contract. All going well he should be a Newcastle player by the end of the day.

    It must be a special day when a Frenchman writes in English

  • 79 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Slank…i fear any Man Utd. player with PL experience is on ridiculous high wages!

  • 80 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    I agree bud in what you say, But its hardly a sign of just wanting to survive in the PL when we are buying 12 mill players do you think.
    the transfer window still has 5-6 week to run and me personally will judge the fat controller whenit shuts rather than now when things are looking on the up

  • 81 Belfast // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Sold Cabaye for 20 million, and spent none of last seasons tv money.

    Is Mikey really opening his wallet ? Nope not for me. The money is already there.

    Maybe if he had spent some money last season, our two best players wouldn’t have been so desperate to leave.

  • 82 Toon1978 // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    I am wondering how Pardew will play Siem De Jong, Sissoko and Cabella in the same team. We are really strong in Midfield now and I hope HBA gets another chance. Quite concerned at the lack of options up front and the demishing back line with Debuchy and Mbiwa soon to depart. Hope the club bring in replacements for both Mbiwa and Debuchy and bring in 2 or 3 strikers. Once Cabella signs I believe we are complete I that area.

  • 83 Belfast // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    We’re getting 12 for Debuchy Jazzy, we’re spending nowt with this one. Also West Ham, Swansea etc spend 12 million on players too, without actually selling players to fund it.

  • 84 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    I just love how the Newcastle brigade were insistent on us not signing anybody this summer, Now spend there time ridiculing the fact that we are
    If Ashley only had survival in mind surely he would be buying 3-4-5 mill players and freebies. Not the players of the quality of SDJ and Cabella

  • 85 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Im not saying he is spending any of his own money buddy. But is at least Reinvesting the money we acquire on outgoings on potential Incomings.
    We all know and think the same on Mashley and Pardew. But at least this window there is hope which is more than can be said on previous .

  • 86 yo-yo // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Cabella roving brief, Siem in the hole, Sissoko box to box. Could be good. It’s the link between DMs and CBs that worries me give last year’s goals against. We do need another top CB. Hope we get Janmatt – defensive duties great – but looked excellent link up play last nioght bombing forward. Could be an improvement as seems more level headed.

  • 87 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Sorry but disagree
    De Jong we could of had up to 2 seasons ago when he first confirmed interest, we waited despite endangering our league position even though we needed a number 10 even with Cabaye here for him to run into his last year
    £12 million is not a great amount these days and us easily covered by fees received

    I’m sorry but we had a massive chance to push for Europe last Jan, instead we flogged our star player
    A couple of mil reinvested (not spent) does not make MA alright again

    The squad is thread bare we needed 5-6 quality players before any outgoings
    We’ve now seemingly got shot of Debs and MYM

    De Jong and Cabella are quality signings but needed signings, yes needed just to stay in the league not push for Europe

  • 88 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Wow Di maria done deal to Psg. Also YAYA open to a possible move to Psg. Wonder where this is gonna leave poor little Cabs ??

  • 89 Toon1978 // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Here’s to hoping Reviere is not the only striker we have planned to bring in with the option to play De Jong up front. That is a cop out if that is the plan. Hoping Reviere and another striker ie Ba or Remy type come in also.

  • 90 colwell // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    FFS selling Mbiwa is just stupid, we have an appalling defense last years goals conceded proves this. Colo and Willo are beyond useless when the ball is played over the top its like they are running on oil. Pair Mbiwa with a big,decent CB and we are laughing.

    Selling Debs our best defender whilst keeping Colo and Willo as our main cb’s just does not make sense Willo only looked half good last season as Colo had a shocker we had enough batterings to prove we need a new defense.

  • 91 colwell // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM


    That will leave poor little Cabs picking up a lot more money than here and filling his medal cabinet up at the same time, I bet he is not regretting the move one bit.

  • 92 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    I agree with your assessment but the transfer window is not over yet mate. We are all assuming that this will be it for incoming transfers but who is to say what Ashley has in store.
    Maybe he’s seen the light, but then again he could carry on in the same vain in running us as just a business model just to peddle his profits
    We all no that the time to push on was when we finished 5th and a few quality additions would have pushed us to challenge for the top 4.
    My point is that’s the past and I wont dwell on it. I look forward to the future and hope we bring in some further quality additions as we look like doing.

  • 93 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM


    I just hope that we have a replacement in line, a big commanding powerhouse of a CB would do us no harm at all.

  • 94 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Maybe so bud but he never struck me as a player that would be happy to sit on the bench and pick up a wage every week.
    He always professed to wanting to prove his self at the top and by sitting on the bench week in week out is hardly doing that imo

  • 95 Belfast // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    I’m happy that we’re making signings mate, just not blinded by it.

    I just don’t buy this statement of intent crap. When you’re only spending what you’ve recouped from player sales and tv money.

    If he was to go out and spend 50 million on top players, without selling our best players to fund it, I would have no problems praising him.

  • 96 Toon1978 // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:19 PM


    I don’t think Ashley has seen the light mate, I think he knows we are seriously lacking in numbers. Midfield is well stocked now but up front and it now seem at the back we are seriously lacking. Even with SDJ, Cabella, Perez and Colback all arriving, we still need a full back, a centre back and 2/3 strikers. It’s a necessity that we bring in these other positions just to finish top ten. 🙂

  • 97 colwell // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM


    Exactly what we need, for all willo’s height he is weak as p1ss and Colo gets bullied by Long says it all.


    I know what you mean but Cabs would have known what would happen PSG love to sign everyone no doubt he knew his playing time would be reduced.

  • 98 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Im with you whole heartedly mate. A club the size of NUFC should never have to sell before buying in. But at least he is reinvesting the money this window bud rather than the crap we have had to endure through last summer with Jokinear.
    Why that appointment was ever made I don’t know

  • 99 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:24 PM


    If he did that I don’t think many would have a problem praising him, however I doubt very much that we will be praising him, relegation is very expensive and his pathetic low balling offers aren’t working so he has been forced to pay the going rate or do without which would surely bring relegation, this is the only reason I can see for him upping the offers, basically he couldn’t afford not to, as you say it’s hardly reason to praise him.

  • 100 colwell // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Thats the strange thing we have a stocked midfield, HBA and Marveaux can’t get a game yet we have signed 2 possibly 3 by end of play today. Our strikeforce and defense is not of good quality yet we don’t seem to be making progress on the 2 main ares needed to improve.

  • 101 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    The truth is MYM is wanted on the Silver Lothario of a manager we have 😉

    …anyone know if we can get a younger better Willo someehere? That’s a player he would like.

  • 102 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM


  • 103 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Toon 1978
    Agree mate that the CF position is of a serious concern as I have been preaching all morning.
    we need a clear out of players that offer nothing, but if selling Cabs means he is replaced with Cabella and SDJ then that for me is a good deal

  • 104 123 Dummet Time // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    –Cabella———De jong——–N/a—-

    We still need 4 more signings to complete the new looking ToonTeam

    I think Caulker or van dijk at CB
    Janmaat at RB
    Andre Ayew at Left Wing
    And Bring Back BA

    –Cabella———De jong——Ayew—

    Also Keep HBA and make him hit the GYM to lose weight!

  • 105 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:32 PM


    over the last 5/6 years we have received something like £40m more than what we have spent in the transfer market so he has some way to go before we can say he is reinvesting the funds which he receives.

  • 106 mindshaft // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    So fatty is reinvesting the cabaye and debuchy money, fair enough
    De Jong 6m
    Janmatt – 6m
    Cabella – 10m
    Riviere – 6m
    Collback – 0m
    Perez – 2m

    That still leaves the actual profit we’ve made plus the extra TV money

  • 107 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    No ones praising him. I just don’t see relegation next season with the quality players that are coming in as some do.
    If we were to sell cabs-debs-Mapou and replace with Colback and 2-3 mill players then I would have serious concerns for our wellbeing in the PL next season

  • 108 JamesToon // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Looks like MYM is leaving, he was a ready made replacement for collo don’t know why we’re selling him. I think MYM is the definition of “pardewed”

    So as a replacement for m’biwa i think lascelles or caulker would be good, along with Janmaat and Riviere.

    Zaha on loan would be good IMO, and we could perhaps try and get Remy, Lacazette or Aubameyang.

  • 109 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:36 PM


    apart from Colo I like the look of that side but I would have Sissoko alongside Tiote rather than Colback/Anita, I suspect that you possibly forgot him.

  • 110 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Again I repeat myself that I am not on about the past but this summer transfer dealings alone.
    I am saying that this is a more positive window than we have had for some time and its a nice feeling when we can still attract top players to the club.
    Im not interested in the past mate as you or I cannot change that, But I hope…..maybe false hope that this window turns out to be a successful one

  • 111 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM


    My understanding is that the club have a right back, midfield playmaker and striker as their priority. The right back would appear to be Janmaat. The playmaker was supposed to be Grenier and the striker his club colleague Alexandre Lacazette.

    Janmaat looks the most likely arrival.

    It has gone very quiet on the Lyon pair. Lacazette has said he wants Champions League but will not get it as Lyon only finished fifth. Grenier doesn’t appear to have said anything so does this mean it is hopeful, who knows !

    There doesn’t appear to be a priority for a central defender which is odd if the club had assessed before the end of the season that MYM wasn’t going to make it. I’m not convinced that the younger platers are ready to step up.

  • 112 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM


    that’s fair enough m8 but I still feel that we are way off being safe, how do we know that Cabella won’t be another Marveaux who is clearly not PL class, or that De Jong’s lack of pace gets exposed in our league where it didn’t in the Dutch league, we are still bereft of enough quality players with PL experience, Tiote, Sissoko and Colback are the only half decent players who have PL experience and all 3 play in the same position, it is a huge gamble we are taking which will be interesting to see which way it pans, success or failure, it’s all very intriguing.

  • 113 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    So what will happen when Colo and Saylor will miss 1/3 of next through injury and we know they will. We will put an our faith in Willo who lets face it is not good enough!

    …he had a good season compared to what was expected of the lad (a model prof. and from what I have heard a nice lad), but he limits our football and he makes it quite impossible to go forward (with out just lump it) with really piles on the pressure.

    Maybe Pardue likes those limits (see a bit of himself in him he does 😉 ) lol

  • 114 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    If ya abt later mate will carry on this debate but gotta shoot out for my dinner-Good to chat ttfn

  • 115 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM


    with the addition of both Cabella ( assuming of course ) and de Jong I would be very surprised if signed a Grenier type of player as well, the addition of Colback makes me feel that Sissoko will be primarily used in a more advanced role which is a shame as the prospect of him alongside Tiote would be great to see.

  • 116 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    *1/3 of next season

  • 117 geordie157 // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    If mbiwa goes can we look at vlaar or de vrij, maybe lascelles. Caulker would be alright but he’s error prone.

  • 118 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    and I was wondering why i can’t find any news
    from this site !!

    why they block it ????????

  • 119 outsidethebox // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    i think for the last few years its been obvious that a left sided dominant centre back and a goalscoring centre forward has been required….yet all we seem to be scouting is right sided wingers /midfielders.. getting rid of mbia will only make situation worse….you have to be solid at the back is anyone convinced with collo willo saylor ….desperate for defenders …perhaps scouting priorities are wrong

  • 120 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM


    that’s a good and a scary question m8, it is an area where we should have been strengthening and not weakening, I still think that MYM with a tall powerhouse CB would have been a good prospect, but without MYM I feel that we need to start from scratch as neither of the 3 remaining are good enough, especially Colo as he is well past his best before date, Saylor is probably the best we now have but as you rightly say he will be missing for large parts of the season, with a bit luck Colo will break a leg in New Zealand which will force the club into taking action, sorry Colo but needs must ?

  • 121 ethiotoon // Jul 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    We are lucky to have sissoko,mbiwa and Ben staying with us for the new SSN.
    IMO either willo or s.Taylor should be replaced by Micah to be strong defensivly
    I prefer mbiwa to have another chance b/c he did not get enough chance to show how good he is and adapting EPL last SSN
    Our future looks bright though.surely the three mentioned players will arrive by 2morow or the next day esp cabella saga
    Is a done deal tonight.

  • 122 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Spoof…If we are letting MYM go we really need to be clever and make the right signing cause neither Saylor nor Willo are the answer -and as much as I like Colo he is past his best and injuries are hitting him hard as well 🙁

  • 123 the truth will out // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    STILL has not re-enforced enough for me has only placated fans to sell the season tickets

  • 124 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM


    There is something not quite right about the situation with MYM. We don’t seem aware of what it is, if it is anything at all. It’s different with Ben Arfa as there as been lots of rumours and comments from inside the club and outside but nothing about MYM.

    If Carr had tracked Remy for three years then by default he would have tracked MYM as they were in the same team so why the sudden fall from grace ?

    I understand MYM is the second highest earner after Colo which leads to the conclusion that either Carr, Pardew and Charnley all got it wrong or MYM has a very good agent. It all seems a bit strange.

  • 125 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    We can spend all the money in the world, but with that defense what’s the point really?

  • 126 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    You need to stop inventing scenarios to back your argument, firstly, who and what are the ‘Newcastle brigade’, I don’t think anybody on here ever suggested there wouldn’t be any signings this summer, there has been ten first team outgoings since that five was added to an understrength squad an eternity ago and that’s not including Remy and LDJ or the likes of Tavernier and Vukic etc, and you’re right about there being six weeks left of the transfer window, ample time to off load Sissoko or Tiote, don’t be fooled by a 12M signing, someone has obviously persuaded the fat man he could be worth 20M in a year and a half, I think it’s very foolish to ignore the past.

  • 127 welshgeordie9 // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    There’s always one isn’t there

    Dear me

  • 128 the truth will out // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    i will not be fooled
    the guy is trying to take us for idiots
    im certainly not taken in by it

  • 129 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Slank…I seem to remember MYM being captain at Montpellier and even touted as a future captain of France?

    I don’t know what’s wrong, but one think that seems certain is that the balance in the defence is not right and in my honest opinion Willo seem to pile more pressure on the defense than he releaves and Saylor is a walking liability.

    Maybe MYM and Colo are just not a good match? Maybe MYM does need a tall physical player next to him?

    Maybe we should look for that and keep MYM?

  • 130 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    *think = thing

  • 131 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:14 PM


    I just don’t think that Colback, Cabella and de Jong fill the void left by Cabaye, hence why I think we need Grenier or someone like him.

    I can see Colback playing alongside Tiote especially in away games. I’m assuming that Cabella will play on the wing and de Jong will play between the striker and the midfield. I could be wrong of course !!

    As for Sissoko he can play on the wing or alongside Tiote in a midfield three.

    I guess we will have to see what Pardew picks out of the hat.

  • 132 Beefman // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    The fella at the top has once again got to try and climb back up the hill, we look like we may be bringing in some really decent players(on paper anyway) or to try and boost the flagging season ticket sales(i didnt ever use to be that cynical!! haha) thing is for the vast majority MA`s goose has been cooked, he massively peed me off over the last two transfer windows and the free advertising for SD at SJP (ive just got to mention that in every post, “yawn” but its a shocka) i hope for everyone’s sake we can get some good feelings going this coming season, its going to be tough isnt it! MA has put getting his money back before anything else, cant really be that far short now can he? i am worried as usual about our manager who is a strange concoction of mixed signals, i think everything has been said about him and the fans reaction at the end of last season summed a hell of a lot up on that score, anyway here is hoping that we can all have something to cheer this coming season, but as we know with MA another shot from the bow is not ever far away it seems, a season equating to two of the first half of last would be a great boost for all of us, we are unpredictable to say the least, lets see what happens, the coins in the air!!

  • 133 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Four CB’s are a waste of money as you can only play two at once, therefore MYM is deemed surplus.

  • 134 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Slank…I’ll agree Colback is no replacement for Cabs….not by a million.

  • 135 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Jail…that is why something is called rotation and tactical substitutions 😉

  • 136 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    …even injury!

  • 137 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Sorry Jesper,
    I forgot you don’t do humour or sarcasm, and I forgot to put a winking smiley face to indicate that the post was sarcastic.

  • 138 corkytoon // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    spoof siem di jong is an intelligent player he doesn’t need all the pace in the world very very clever player Ala Paul Scholes/Frank Lampard we will get our outlets through cabella and hatem if he stays i hope he does stay because with them three behind a striker it would be Lethal couple them with tiote as center defensive mid and moussa box to box we would have a very very strong midfield also not forgetting anita and colback of the bench

    ——–cabella———-De Jong———–Ben Arfa


  • 139 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:27 PM


    You are correct about him being a former captain and a possible French captain. At one point he actually captained us in the Premiership.

    It has often been said that Colo and MYM are too alike and each should be paired with a big lump, either Williamson or Saylor.

    Having researched him in depth over months, perhaps years, how can Graham Carr and Alan Pardew get it so spectacularly wrong ? Having said that, Sir Alex let Paul Pogba go after three appearances and Gerard Pique after twelve appearanes.

  • 140 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Yes that is right…you practice humor and sarcasm!

    …a wink would probably help when it comes to you!

  • 141 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:31 PM


    July 12, 2014 at 17:41


    I got sick of the .com site. Full of below average intelligence fans who fancy themselves as master accountants, businessmen and managers…

    We’re all entitled to opinions, that’s the beauty of sports fans, but it gets my goat when people spout ‘facts’ based on pure ignorance and stupidity. Not seen much of it on this blog and don’t think any from any regular posters…
    Ha ha,
    From the other blog that the dullard uses now, a bit rich coming from the master businessman/accountant himself, I think he misses it here.

  • 142 corkytoon // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    i hope mbiwa stays we have not seen the best of him yet loan him out for confidence if thats what he needs i cant see us signing anyone who has the same potential as this fella

  • 143 Rotonda heights // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Surely MYM should be Colo’s replacement. Colo doesn’t even want to be here and despite being technically v good has lost any pace and if he is paired with Saylor and Willo then no amount of new midfield players is going to stop people running with pace at the heart of our alleged defense.

  • 144 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    I would buy another top class CB now and let all our 4 cbs have games with him and then sell whoever i underperforming in January.

  • 145 Rotonda heights // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Really excited by Cabella but can’t help thinking that Wiynaldum for half the price may have been a better option. Wiynaldum still has to be a better bet than Zaha for the same money if we go for the latter.

  • 146 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:38 PM


    Yes, precisely.

    But I can’t and many others like yourself can’t understand why they want to sell him so soon after arriving especially as we haven’t heard of any rumours like we have of Ben Arfa.

  • 147 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    I think it’s because he plays best with Willo and it would be classed as an abomination if our top earner and captain was sitting on the bench, it should be Collo who is going but we can’t get any money for him so money comes before logic.

  • 148 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Does anybody know how the Stoke fans rate that Erik Pieters ?

  • 149 JAMSHA // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    any news?

  • 150 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    I’ve just been on a Stoke blog and they’re all raving about him, seems like a good solid defender, I wonder what stopped him from signing as I remember John Anderson saying the deal was wrapped up, probably the news that an injured Santon would be worth more in the long run.

  • 151 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:53 PM


    There’s logic in that albeit flawed and short sighted.

  • 152 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:55 PM


    My memory, which cannot be relied upon all the time, is that Peters had a very injury at the time we wanted a replacement.

  • 153 Slank // Jul 13, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    A very bad injury !

  • 154 ethiotoon // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Personally our best signing so far is colback.can play holding MF,attacking,left wing or as LB.and he only go better from now as he is industrious player.I think carr
    Should take a look at jordi clasie as possible cabaye replacemeant.he was superb for dutch in the WC when he got the chance. wijnaldum is not bad either but he seems like more of defensive MF player. so it’s time for Pards and co to forget that original shopping list and turn to clasie or wijnaldum in case we don’t pursue Grenier or playet or other top MF targets.

  • 155 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    I would rather have Pieters than Santon, and I would be delighted if we got Janmaat to replace Debuchy, it’s too easy to get carried away with this idea that the modern fullback has got to be able to attack as well and in doing so they forget what their main job is which is too defend, as a pairing Pieters and Janmaat are for me way ahead of Debuchy and Santon, if we have any Dutch bloggers then I have probably scored a few browny points with then.

  • 156 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Rotonda heights
    All three are exciting players in their own way. I think Wignaldum could be in second place after Grenier on our target list.

  • 157 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Has anyone noticed that we are now talking about the Dutch market almost as much as the French market, mind with SDJ at £6.5M and hopefully Janmaat at £5/6m then it is obviously a bit cheaper than the French market so naturally that’s where we will go, the French could be turning English and pricing us out of that market ?

  • 158 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    I think Janmaatt scored more goals and made more assist than Debuchy last season.

  • 159 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Slank…you might have a point in regard to SAF also got it wrong on a few players.

    …I still believe we were right about signing MYM, but if it doesn’t work out you could:

    a) find the reason and try to rectify it or

    b) move him on and

    c) and bring in a replacement

  • 160 Mister Tuff // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    As others have pointed out -we must not neglect to improve our central defenders -Colo/Willo and Saylor. Take a look at the league table for the last couple of seasons if you do not know why. They all are suspect,slow, ball watch and miss the runners.Plus as others have pointed out they are now getting/are susceptible to injury. There would not be much point in having a decent midfield and getting some new forwards if the purpose was to over protect the defenders at the expense of moving forward in a game.
    Cautious optimism – but cannot see Percy dropping “ol permed hair”.

  • 161 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Rotonda…Cabella prefers to play on the right and Wiynaldum prefers to play centrally. For me they are two different players!

  • 162 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    2Sazzer // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    perhaps. but that’s because pardew didn’t want debuchy going forward too much apparently. and debuchy wasn’t very happy about it either.

  • 163 Mister Tuff // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    The other thing we should not lose sight of is that other teams will probably have improved with their TV dosh. Don’t know if Soton will be as good as last year due to them selling some decent players.So progress on the transfer front is a must – just to keep pace with the rest.

  • 164 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    It was more to show that Janmaat can do a job offensively quite well.

  • 165 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    We are now being linked with Sporting Lisbon’s Eric Dier, a 6ft2″ CB aged 20 who is good in the air and also quite quick, I would be delighted to get this kid but at 20 would he be ready now, at times they can be, I have seen bits of this lad before and I was impressed with him, he would certainly tickle my tastebuds.

  • 166 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    @GFN_France: Clement Grenier’s agent is currently in Milan.
    Full story: #OL #ACM

  • 167 Average_Contents // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Looks like is,back up and running lol

    Newcastle closing in on sensational transfer swoop
    13 Jul 2014Montpellier,Remy Cabella by Umar Farooq
    The Remy Cabella to Newcastle saga looks set to come to an end in positive fashion.

    The Montpellier winger is expected to be announced as a Newcastle United player within the next 24 to 48 hours, sources close to the club have told

    This morning, a picture of the midfielder on a helicopter surfaced on social media, leading to speculation that he on his way.

    It comes after a series of tense meetings between Toon officials, Montpellier chiefs and Remy Cabella’s agent.

    Yesterday, Montpellier coach Rolland Courbis finally said a deal was very close.

    It is believed Newcastle had an agreement in principle for Cabella’s transfer in January, before Montpellier’s maverick owner Louis Nicollin pulled the plug.

    Nicollin once again moved the goalposts last month when Cabella was set to jump on a private jet to Tyneside to discuss personal terms.

    The fee, a sticking point throughout the negotiations has finally been agreed upon – thanks partly to Cabella’s non-appearance in the World Cup. He was an unused substitute for France.

    The fee agreed now could be disputed, but Cabella’s imminent move to the Premier League cannot.

    Nicollin valued Cabella at €15m (£13m) before the World Cup. The Magpies had a €8m (£6.5m) bid rejected in early June.

    L’Equipe says the agreed fee is €10m (£7.9m). The Chronicle says it is closer to the €16m (£12.7m) mark. However understands the fee to be close to €10m (£8m) rising to €12.5m (£10m) with add-ons.

  • 168 Average_Contents // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    The link

  • 169 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM


    with Siem and probably Cabella as well I would not expect another creative type of player to come, it would be nice but I would imagine that a striker, RB and a replacement for MYM are what they are now looking for, we lost Cabaye and we suffered but with two creative midfielders now in then we are possibly better off in that area so I don’t expect anymore.

  • 170 WWSBRD // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Cabella is a fine signing but I am more excited about Siem in all honesty he seems a player who can make things tick over and has the history of being a leader, which we are sorely lacking

    Colback could well prove to be a coup as well…so far so good I suppose still need Debuchy replacement and a few strikers

    As for Grenier I would be amazed if we were still interested after signing Siem

  • 171 Sazzer // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Mister Tuff
    Very true. Southampton have already found great replacements for Lallana and Pochettino. Maybe even Lambert with this Pelle guy. Also I wouldn’t be worried about them missing Shaw too much Koeman knows how to develop defenders.

  • 172 geordie abroad // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Keep seeing a lot of comments on Grenier possibley coming. Can’t see it now, he plays attacking mid/ top of diamond and at the moment we are stocked up in that department with SDJ, cabella, abeid, HBA, marveaux and gouf all wanting to play behind the striker.

    A striker (lanzette, remy or ba) is needed. any other signing will be replacements for anyone that leaves…..cb out- a cb in.

  • 173 The next Mike Williamson // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    So we’ll buy loads of international high rated players and finish about 10th in the league. Pardew will say that we bought too many players and they need time to gel.

  • 174 Belfast // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Forgot about Tds haha

    That blogs brilliant, they’re still on the same article that was written on the 1st July lol

  • 175 Graeme // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Next Mike @ 170 – In which case it will likely be the first time he has opened his gob and talked sense!!

  • 176 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Well, while many were writing off Mikey, I did say we’d make a few decent signings. It’s a no brainer.

    It would be nice if we could get another three or four quality players on the back of de jong and Cabella. However, I’m not predicting much more except a centre forward, which we’re desperate for. I fear we won’t get the right man for this vital position.

  • 177 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM


    wtf on you on about, its all been civilised and talking about transfers with no hassle or in fighting and then you come up with this type of pathetic, useless and it has got to be said totally childish name calling, grow up ffs, you have no idea what will happen or what he will say whatever position we are in so please keep your pathetic childish comments to yourself.

  • 178 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Why do morons insist on being negative even when it is quite positive, absolutely pathetic, crawl back under your rock and give the rest of us civilised people a break from your pathetic rhetoric.

  • 179 Spoof // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM


    don’t jump the gum m8, even if we get Cabella, Riviere and Janmaat if you then look at the squad the only half decent players we have with PL experience are Colback, Sissoko and Tiote, and they all play in the same position, we still have a hell of a lot of work to do.

  • 180 the truth will out // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    no defence is no defence live by the sword die by sword
    and u stfu

  • 181 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    It seems like a right rivetting place to debate with somebody posting at least once every other day.

  • 182 lesh // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Ha ha, Jesper.

    You’re on the right track about our wonderful owner, that gift to women, football, Newcastle United and the world at large.

    He may not be a young Lothario or an unscrupulous seducer of women but surely he’s a silver-tongued cavalier at the least.

    As you say, our fantasising manager may feel he’s a young Lothario, a silver-haired cavalier, but there it ends.

    Long may Mr Ashley be happy!

    And you too sir, enjoy your day.

  • 183 lesh // Jul 13, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Methinks young Sean Borland has made a wise move by going to Calgary for the first half of the season.

    Let someone else have the pain and suffering of watching the chaos that will be the Toon!

  • 184 lesh // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Have we got any operatives stationed at the airport – we’ll need to be sure that Cabella’s not spirited down to Rednapp’s lair when he arrives.

    Or, heaven forbid, are we flying him into London ala the other Remy?

  • 185 Belfast // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Funny thing is,
    I always thought of Tds as the master accountant lol

  • 186 Belfast // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Definitely are on the same article for 13 days lol

    The place is booming

  • 187 geordie abroad // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    I’m glad to see the Sissoko transfer rumours have died down but if he were to leave I’d like it to be now so we have time to find more than colback to replace him.
    According to the rags Delph and fer are possibly on the move, if we loose Sissoko they’d be good for us( about 5m) Especially delph, good player.

  • 188 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    As I said I dont think anybody doubted there’d be signings, a year and a half is quite some time.

  • 189 Bambams // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Cabella looks skilful, SDJ is obviously a great footballer…..

    I still dont think p45due is the manager to get the best out of ‘Footballers’…..

    Time will tell

  • 190 Mister Tuff // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    I see there is a Paris flight landing about now -4.20pm and another at 10pm tonight.
    Cue gags about the batcopter seen at Newcastle Airport.

  • 191 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Me thinks young Sean Boland will struggle shifting his ST if Mikey is struggling to sell his even with the promise of Beardo or Moncur ringing you for a friendly chat.

  • 192 Graeme // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Mr Tuff – if FCB is going to greet him, it will need to be a Sikorsky twin tubine jobby lol

  • 193 outsidethebox // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    one in one out seems to be the norm at toon …..wonder if micah richards for £3 m in is key to mbia out ….looks like a toon type deal……… micah and collo at cb.s would work

  • 194 Graeme // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Jail @ 188, you aint wrong mate!!

  • 195 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Or we could get an actual CB instead a RB then making him play CB

  • 196 Graeme // Jul 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    TADS @ 194 – dont be so bloody radical mate. Playing a CB as a CB, what do you take our club for?? That will never catch on lol

  • 197 Harley // Jul 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Now it looks like mbiwa is away I’m convinced we’ll get someone new in at cb.

    We have to assume colo is going to be first choice so someone big and fast has to be purchased.

    Out of the CBS we’ve been linked with I’d prefer van dijk. Richards isn’t tall enough even though he’s got the pace and caulker has the height but is too slow.

    Van dijk is only 21, 6ft 4 and fast.

    I’d love it if we signed him!

  • 198 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Sky’s Graeme Bailey says Newcastle are “Very much are looking for top striker” as well as the Imminent arrival of Riviere Nufc#

  • 199 geordie abroad // Jul 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Love to see Richards here as a RB first, and as a fill in CB.
    We ain’t been linked to him but I’d like to see Rajkovic here. Top CB when I’ve seen him play, 25, 6’2 has positioning sense, good tackler and good Ariel ability, decent speed. Temperament is a bit aggressive and Hamburg don’t want him because of training ground fight. He’ll be available for pennies if not free. there you have it I’ve just saved Ashley about 7m.

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