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Newcastle Linked With Barcelona Midfielder

3:59 pm, Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 262 Comments

Soccer Sauce is a Twitter account that tries to be the first news outlet to report what’s happening in the transfer market – and with Cheick Tiote supposed to be leaving Newcastle this summer, it’s not too surprising that potential replacements have been mentioned.

cheick tiote

Cheick Tiote – moving away from Newcastle?

Here are some of the most recent tweets from soccer sauce on the Cheick Tiote situation:

  • ¨We understand Arsenal are one of 2/3 interested parties in Tiote.Player has made it clear he wants to leave according to our sources #NUFC¨
  • ¨For clarity-we know Tiote has not been fit, however his discussions with Arsenal over past 2 weeks have been main reason he hasn’t featured¨
  • ¨We have heard a couple of whispers that #NUFC are looking at ex-Arsenal MF Alex Song as a potential replacement if Tiote leaves.Unconfirmed¨
  • ¨Cheick Tiote in talks with Arsenal. This is why the player has not featured over past couple of weeks #AFC #NUFC¨

The other time we quoted soccer sauce on this site – it was because Loic Remy was supposed to be in London for a meeting with Newcastle officials – and that didn’t turn out to be true.

And if we had to come up with a name we had been linked with before as a defensive midfielder Alex Song would probably be one of the first names of the list, although to be fair – they do say that is unconfirmed..

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Alex Song - Barcelona defensive midfielder

Alex was the one who got a red card after hitting Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic in Cameroon’s  final World Cup game – so he didn’t exactly cover himself in glory in Brazil.

And the other news is that Manchester United are reported to be interested in the player,  and if that’s true – there’s just no way Newcastle could get him to Tyneside.

Song joined Barcelona two years from Arsenal , and the 26 year-old Cameron International (47 caps) has played for Barca 65 times with one goal, and while at Arsenal he played 217 times with 10 goals and 25 assists.

Song has been told he can leave Barcelona this summer, and hence the interest – but since he cost a whopping £15M when he moved to Barcelona – there’s just no way Newcastle would pay £15M to replace the £8M rated Tiote.

Mike Ashley likes to do things the other way around, and as an example of that we paid out £5M for Daryl Janmaat, to replace Mathieu Debuchy, after we had received £12M from Arsenal for the former Lille defender.

While at Arsenal and Barcelona Song has always played in the Champions League, so it’s unlikely he would want to move to Newcastle, who are not a Champions League club these days.

So now we have convinced people (including ourselves) that there’s just no way Alex is coming to Newcastle, here’s the important question – who are the players that Newcastle should be looking at to replace Cheick – if he is sold this summer?

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262 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Slank // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Ed,

    We have just covered that !

    Another subject please.

  • 2 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Hahahaha beat to it Ed!!!!
    Type quicker!

    Markaccus
    Seriously, give it a watch he speaks about a lot more than the part they’ve typed about Cabella’s flair and how tough it can be adapting to life on Tyneside but how great it is, speaks very openly about HBA and admits our defence is……..well sh1t

  • 3 Markaccus // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Rotonda

    Really? Can.we.believe that ashley will employ.that type of manager? I always thought his list would be full of curbishleys and the like! Happy to be proved wrong if so, and will be happy to see an actual upgrade on Pardew, rather than just sacking him and replacing him with worse.

  • 4 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    LG

    He did mate, probably why we are being linked to him.

    Markaccus

    I think Tiote is better than him, I’m confused as to why we would sell players when they reach the peak of their powers…surely this is the time they’ll contribute the most

  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Slank
    Aye mate Ginola has a great sense of humour, would love to see him doing some more pundit work, gotta be better than carrager redknapp and sounees!

  • 6 Blubber tits // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Non-starter and he’s a petulant, disruptive dressing room influence with a reputation for being a bit of a weirdo, ask any Gooner about his character.

  • 7 Markaccus // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Our toon

    Well, i do.agree we should not be selling tiote. I think he is a good player and is settled. However, if he is sold, i think Song is ideal in his place. Personally i think Song has the edge on tiote overall, bit i am happy to agree to differ on that. I think he would probably cost a bit more than we would get for tiote, and therefore we might as well keep tje experienced settled player, as there is not a huge amount between them football wise.

  • 8 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Markaccus
    I was a bit late but jumped in on a conversation earlier with Beattie about De Boer
    For me there are probably better managers but none that could see the whole club as a project rather than just the senior squad
    His knowledge of the academy etc would be invaluable to us
    Give him whatever he wants to rebuild the club from the seniors all the way down to the youth team, let him appoint the coaches sell him the club as a whole, it’s your project put your stamp on it

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Personally if we sold Tiote I’d like to see either Grégory Sertic or Milan Badelj

  • 10 Spoof // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    I would love to have Song, but I doubt that he would come as he would probably be able to get into a CL club without too much trouble, and what will his wages be, probably be enougth to give Mikey boy a heart attack.

  • 11 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    that damme boy of west ham be gd shout cant c us getting song like would love him remember the way him and van p used to link him and say if we got remy would be real gd song like a quater bk CDM

  • 12 sweendog // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    if he is sold then expect Nampalys Mendy to come in but if its for less than 15mill I’d be shocked

  • 13 dufuss // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2SoKvFhVHE&app=desktop
    take your time to digest this

  • 14 dufuss // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    why not try to get Peggi Babcock

  • 15 Markaccus // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Tads

    watched the interview. That guy is utterly star-struck! I love what Ginola says about Broon ale and Geordie lasses! C’est Magnifique :D

  • 16 Markaccus // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    I see shrek has been given the Manure captaincy. Guess that means England too, now. It might actually help his international form. It did with beckham. He was twice the player with that arm band

  • 17 Beatroll25 // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    If I could have one meeting, or even just 5 minutes alone with Michael Ashley I wouldn’t use that time to scream or to shout or to hurl abuse or to throw punches along with insults.

    No, I would use that time to try and convince him that we need to hire De Boer and co.

    As TADS has said there are better managers out there, there may not even be any chance of it working out, but the potential De Boer has to not only change our first team’s fortunes but to create a legacy is an opportunity that nobody should turn down.

    De Boer talked about us being a sleeping giant and I think that he and his coaching staff, with their knowledge of youth teams, their playing and coaching experience, their will to win and their abilities to manage on a budget could awaken this slumbering beast.

    It would be a gamble but the pay off for Ashley would be vast if it worked out. There are no guarantees, but hiring Frank to me is like betting on a thoroughbred.

    If I was the man at the top I would hire De Boer, Stam, Van Der Saar, Bergkamp and also ask Frank to consider a adding a few NUFC legends such as Ginola, Rob Lee, Albert and even Jonathon Woodgate to the coaching staff (I think Woodgate is the finest defender we ever had).

    Sadly we are stuck with a donkey and his desire to create a team of workhorses and I live in a fantasy world where Ashley actually would want to make NUFC a winning team.

  • 18 Shaker Shakrah // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAA

    Why would Alex Song Join Newcastle really ?
    Who would accept this ?

  • 19 Markaccus // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Tads/beatroll

    I cant disagree. It would be a fantastic progressive step. We could become a huge club with that kind of attitude. It would take time, but at least there would be a clear vision, instead of kicking around mid table like teenagers around a run down shopping centre.

  • 20 Blubber tits // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    You’re torturing yourself hanging on to a comment De Boer has probably already forgotten he made.

  • 21 Beatroll25 // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Markaccus

    That is what is so annoying to me.

    People on the other side of the argument like to say that we want success now.

    I don’t, I know it isn’t realistic. But when we don’t have any direction for the future and the manager says it would be good to get 48 points again I feel nothing but sadness.

    I would take another 10 years of mid table finishes if the football was improving season on season and we had ambition to grow and cultivate the club from the grass roots up.

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Markaccus
    He’s a class act is Wor Davide!
    On Rooney, strange move but could get the best out of him, not that he needs help doing that at club level imo, the lads a beast of a player in the PL in all aspects of the game!
    Be interesting to see how he will use Rooney RVP and Mata this season
    Which reminds me as were usually speaking about a manager ostracising one of the clubs top talents this season under LVG could be the season we see Mata really haunt Mourinho

  • 23 G // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    I think if we sold Tiote, and I dont think we will, it would be an excellent opportunity for Bingirimana to step up and show what he could do. Of course AP will just play Vurn in the centre instead, which is also not a bad thing. Midfield of Gouf, Vurn, Cabs and Cissoko, with De Jong just behind the striker.

  • 24 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    TADS

    He’s already said he’s going for 352 formation and playing all 3 of them, Mata is in the hole behind RVP and Rooney

  • 25 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    G

    Who would be the ball winner in that midfield? Who would protect the defence?

  • 26 G // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    OT, Vurn, with Bigi as backup. Vurn did that very well at Ajax

  • 27 Beatroll25 // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Blubber

    Yeah maybe I am, but I still think even if he has forgotten that comment, he would still come here if offered the chance.

    I still believe NUFC is one of the most appealing jobs in world football and many people would want to be the one that becomes not only a winning manager, but a true legend.

  • 28 Scottiedog // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Who the hell has valued Tiote @ £8m !?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!

    Biggest joke of the Transfer window!!

  • 29 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    G

    At Ajax in a very poor league with a very dominant team. He’s far to small and doesn’t have the physical stature to replace Tiote. Anita is decent but a strong aggressive tackling defensive midfielder he is not

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Our Toon
    Ah reet, haven’t seen much of there pre season
    Be interesting to see, if that’s the case imo they desperately need Rojo and more to bolster there defence
    But yeah cracking on the attack, think we’ll see the pre Jose Mata back punishing teams throughout the PL again

  • 31 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    TADS

    Aye they have looked very good, amazing what a change in manager can do to a team.

  • 32 nut meg // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Now that Grenier has said he wants to quit Lyon what chance do we have of getting him.

  • 33 nut meg // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    # According to the daily Star

  • 34 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Beattie
    Fantastically put mate
    We don’t need a manager, we need an identity, someone to come in with full backing, and start laying the foundations to rebuild this club from the very bottom
    Tbh I’d take the clubs statement of solidifying us as a top 10 club looking to continually build if there was any evidence of progression and a genuine project in place to overhaul the coaching at all levels and putting in place the building blocks for the future of the club

    Not just limping from season to season by ensuring we have the bare minimum to scrape through with no identify on the pitch and watching promising youngsters continually fail to make the step up due to there being no connection with the senior teams philosophy and the youth teams philosophy

  • 35 lesh // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Beetroll,

    So when you’re persuading Ashley to recruit De Boer plus Stam, Van Der Saar, Bergkamp and add a few NUFC legends such as Ginola, Rob Lee, Albert and even Jonathon Woodgate to the coaching staff, you’ll need to have a supply of oxygen handy when he starts to think about their wages!

  • 36 G // Aug 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    OT, i think he’s enough for most teams in the prem, for those teams who go all out physical I expect JC to get the nod. With or without CT we have depth in midfield. Long term I still believe Bigi will become the answer to your questions mate, I just think after his injury nightmares last season it might just be a bit too soon for him.

  • 37 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    If song was available or interested in a return to epl i doubt afcwould be looking at tiote. A nonsense article with an itk acc from twiyter as a “source” joke of a story NEXT.

  • 38 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    If Alex Song is coming in for replacing Tiote, this is actually an upgrade according to Wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Song

    *warning: this page has been editted by SUFC.

  • 39 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    @soccer_sauce: We understand Arsenal are one of 2/3 interested parties in Tiote.Player has made it clear he wants to leave according to our sources #NUFC

  • 40 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Lord Song
    Goals, goals, goals

  • 41 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    at 38

  • 42 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    This none story from the star about grenier wanting to quit Lyon will have or most probably already has twatter in meltdown as we speak “our sauces inform us he’s currently undergoing a medical at Arsenal, Newcastle and Southampton at the same time whilst Lyon haven’t accepted any bids as yet but he’s in England”

    Desperately clinging on the coattails by saddos who claim “the exclusive” stab in the dark more like after we WERE interested!

  • 43 Scottiedog // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    And the Chronicle wonder why they are banned!!!!

  • 44 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Fcuking boils my piss

  • 45 T.T.V.V.T. // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    G

    Who are you referring to when you say:

    “i think he’s enough for most teams in the prem, for those teams who go all out physical I expect JC to get the nod.”

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    AC
    Hang on…….you mean we’re not actually after Messi?

  • 47 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    TTVVT

    I believe by JC he means John Carver ;-) imagine the destruction lol

  • 48 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Tads

    Messi couldn’t help us mate ;-) we’re beyond redemption

  • 49 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    G

    We will agree to disagree on this mate, Anita is not a DM nor us he strong enough to play that role against all teams in the prem. Colback will get found out and the fans that hail him now will berate him in 6 months. The lad is just average and that’s at best.

    Bigi hasn’t featured for sometime and seems to have gone backwards, I’d be very surprised if he actually makes it in top flight football, another player that showed promise but hasn’t lived up to the hype around him.

    The DM position is a key area of the pitch and shouldn’t be covered by a small, physically weak player or by a ginger headless chicken who covers a lot of ground but doesn’t actual do anything of note or by a young once promising midfielder who had managed to go backwards in his time with us

  • 50 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Unless of course he likes the RB slot

  • 51 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    What does anybody think the score would be on Sunday if Pardew issued a call of ‘lads, if we don’t win today, I’m aat of a job’
    Answers pls.

  • 52 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    dortmund playing well agaist bayern now on bt sport that boy we like playing well gd start to game

  • 53 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Ttvvtv

    He’s referring to Jack Colback and Anita as being adequate cover for Tiote the ball winner.

  • 54 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    I think, to be honest, Kemen and Bigi should be slowly integrated into the team at the DM position now.

  • 55 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    When G said JC, I thought of the Mighty One.

  • 56 T.T.V.V.T. // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    @Our Toon

    Of course mate, sorry. Couldn’t think who JC would be. My mind went blank.

    Aye well Pards may think Colback can do that job. He’s a terrier like player but is better alongside a ball winner, almost like hunting in a pack.

    I personally don’t think Colback has the ability to be the main defensive mid.

  • 57 deeps // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Dortmund deffo gotta be one of the dark horses for the champions league..such a young and exciting squad..esp considering Players like Gundogan Hummels Subotic Reus Sahin and Blaczkowski are going to return from injury sooner rather than later..Looks like a scary proposition ..and along with that probably one of the best young managers in klopp

  • 58 Our Toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Pizzicato

    They probably need to go out on loan and develop themselves rather than being thrown in at the deep end and expected to perform weekly….especially Kemans, Bigi before his injury was having stinkers for the reserves. Throwing in players that aren’t ready and just aren’t good enough is a big issue and quite worrying that fans are stating them as adequate replacements.

    Armstrong is another kid that should go out and develop….i think only Rolando has shown he is ready to step up to the senior team

  • 59 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    I think the players would be happy to roll over for Man City to get rid of Pards Jail mate. Just kidding. Still I think we’ll lose to them. Ashley is probably expecting it as well. The first 10 games are key. If we’re in the bottom five after that Pards is gone because there are some very weak teams in the Prem this season. Just looked at Hull’s roster for instance. Quite poor, and they just sold Shane Long.

  • 60 toonking // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    beetroll
    well said.
    the points you make here tells me clearly that you are definitely not in the same class as kets or catchy.

    i do sometimes sound like a pardew lover that i must admit, the truth is i am a fan who has now given up. each year i seem to be getting less and less interested in football.

    the football i liked best was football where passion pride and commitment were most important.

    sadly the football i watch in this era is football where money means everything.

    One sport that i’ve given up on already is F1 because now it clear after just one race who is going to be champion, it’s who ever has spent the most money on building a car not who is the best driver.

    tthe FA themselves prove it more than anyone because they have seen a diminishing england team for year but they still don’t have the guts to take back full control of the english teams and restore academies.

  • 61 Mister Tuff // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    The Grenier story was published yesterday by France Football following an interview -not originated by the Chronicle. So those blaming the Chronicle – got your facts wrong (yet again).

  • 62 deeps // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Aubameyang playing brilliantly.. :'(
    Would have loved to have him here

  • 63 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Ashley would sell his granny if there was decent profit in it. Every time we bring in a decent player who has a great season or two, they are sold. That’s not building towards anything. That’s just making profit, like selling sports tat. There is no football ambition or vision at the club with Ashley. It’s just a shop window for quick ins and outs. Waste of time really but I love the club and won’t give up. Ashley out!!!

  • 64 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    JFA
    Cricket score?

  • 65 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    We’ve got NoNuts!!!
    Nobody else has NoNuts!!!
    We suck with NoNuts!!!

  • 66 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Does anybody claim to really fancy another 10th place finish with Pardew? Or another round of selling anybody who comes good at the club? Or listening to Pardew drivel after losses?

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: Davide Santon has told ‘Firenzeviola’ that he has no intention of joining Fiorentina, or any other club, as he is doing well at NUFC #nufc

    DS: “Personally, I don’t know anything. My agent hasn’t let me know anything about any rumor on the transfer market, so I don’t really know where this rumour comes from.
    Then, I am very well at Newcastle
    I found my space and other than that I have my whole family with me. I have two more years of my contract and for the moment I don’t intend to change.
    Actually, I have a wish: if I ever encounter any offers from other leagues, I would still hope to stay in the Premier League.” #nufc

  • 68 Graeme // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Duffus @ 13 – that is absolutely brilliant mate, thanks for posting it.

  • 69 T.T.V.V.T. // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Santon needs to get his finger out this season once he’s fit mind.

    And I would reckon that Pardew may see Santon as a defensive mid to replace Tiote if need be.

    He’s played him there before and thinks he’s the bees knees.

    Personally i think he’s about as much use as an inflatable dartboard but then i dont pick the team.

  • 70 Jeff from Benwell // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    This just 35 mins ago
    Grenier realizes the closure of the window is approaching and may lower his sights from demanding a Champios League club

    http://www.foot01.com/equipe/ol/clement-grenier-joue-un-peu-avec-les-nerfs-de-l-ol,151421

  • 71 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    If fat mikes after a new manager he should head to Redcar races.
    John Mccririk and Michael Owen are probs down there and if he wants to he’ll probs find Keith Gillespie outside of Ladbrooks..

    Ourtoon
    Bang on about Collback

  • 72 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    On a completely unrelated note
    WBA have an absolutely stunning home kit this season
    WHU on the other hand look like girl guides……

  • 73 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: Star: Newcastle target Clement Grenier has revealed he wants to quit current club Lyon this summer #nufc
    @NUFC_Stats: CG: “I asked at the end of the season, even before we know the future of the coach, Remi Garde, if it were possible to go to another club…
    @NUFC_Stats: …to play with more continuity. I did not say I want to go at all costs. I think that it can be the right time to try a new experience.”

    No idea how old these quotes are

  • 74 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Absolutely brilliant dufuss @13. Thanks for posting it and lifting all our spirits.

  • 75 T.T.V.V.T. // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth

    2-3 says ago mate, so not long.

  • 76 Jeff from Benwell // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    HBA and cash for Grenier might shut a few whingers up

  • 77 AndyNUFC // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Tiote £8m? Snap their hands off! He played best next to Barton then even better with Cabaye – none of our current midfield partners are those type / calibre of players.

    Obviously the fading of Bigi is a shame but I would love to see him do well, just for his top attitude if nothing else.

    On a sidenote, and completely non gay, saw a pic of Cabella wearing the new shirt and it looked good.

  • 78 cestriasteve // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    I’m surprised that Tiote is going like!! Really thought Tim Krull would have gone first.

    If. Tiote goes I wonder if they will re invest it or will that be a book balancing act.

  • 79 T.T.V.V.T. // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    I’d love to see us move for Grenier again.

    HBA and cash, i would be over the moon with. No point having HBA waste in the reserves.

    Although having said that i don’t figure they would see it as a like for like swap. And it isnt.

    Not we losing Tiote and having Grenier brought in.

    Grenier could play alongside Tiote, but i wouldnt fancy it as much if it were Grenier and Colback, or Grenier and Santon.

    I think it’s playing into our hands the way it’s panning out but i just don’t see us buying another midfielder, regardless of how he could easily fit into the starting line up, or how much extra creativity he would bring.

  • 80 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    @TransferNewsCen: Sky Sources: Sunderland had agreed a £2.5million fee with Brighton for winger Will Buckley who is at Stadium of Light.

    Sunderland after last season surely would of thought we really need to sort it out this window?
    There in for a very tough season

  • 81 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    TDS
    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2014/clement-grenier-lyon-is-my-club-my-life-my-town/

  • 82 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    TTVVT
    Ah cheers pal
    Could tie in with Pardews comment about if the right deal comes along

  • 83 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Sazzer
    Seems Mr Grenier is quiet the diplomat! No bridge burning going on here like!
    Not sold on him though yet, if only someone who was proudtobeageordie was on here to offer an in depth insight to his ability….

  • 84 T.T.V.V.T. // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth

    Grenier is the closest we could sign to Cabaye.

    He’s the closest like for like replacement within our price range.

    If he’d not been injured he’d have been at the World Cup, sat on the bench to replace Cabaye, like for like.

  • 85 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    TTVVT
    Aye mate, I’m a big fan of his, just a joke about certain poster who’s spent all summer saying we shouldn’t sign him or Cabella as there utter sh1 te

  • 86 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    use striker money and mr t money and bid 20 mill for PEA sorted

  • 87 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    More Pardew comments:
    “If I’m honest I would like to clear out of here. But I need a job offer from a significant club. I would want full control. I would need a supply of sharp pencils. I would have to have hold of the purse strings. I would need another 8 year contract. I feel it’s out there for me. I’m on a roll. Come get me you lovely rich owners you.”
    Beautiful.

  • 88 T.T.V.V.T. // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    @toonarmydownsouth

    Gotcha, sorry bud.

  • 89 Jeff from Benwell // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/394229/Arsenal-Newcastle-and-Southampton-on-alert-as-Clement-Grenier-decides-to-quit-Lyon

  • 90 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Apparently we’re in for Billy Shortstrokes from Ramsbottom as well as Grenier. It’s a tossup as to who we’ll get. Billy is a young lad, full of promise and we’ve offered them a year’s supply of training bras and some anti-itch powder. I believe the deal will go through. :shock:

  • 91 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    that artical from today mr T replace ment play socks cdm lyon boy beside him sounds gd dont like socks on wing could griener play wing

  • 92 deeps // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    PEA scored !!

  • 93 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    This just in from Ramsbottom FC:
    “Billy Shortstrokes is the future of this wonderful club and is absolutely not for sale. We’re flattered by Newcarstle’s interest and the offer of the training bras but this is a deal that will never happen.”

  • 94 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    MAKE THAT 25 MILL AND HE JONAS REPLACEMENT AS SPIDERMAN ALL ROLLED INTO 1 TRANSFER LOL GD GOAL GREAT TALENT PEA

  • 95 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    PEA scores great goal against Bayern.

  • 96 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    @RBairner: #Aubameyang with the best celebration in football history there. #Spiderman #BVB

    Copycat

  • 97 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Quotes from Billy Shortstrokes to the press:
    “Ahhm fed oop with Ramsbottom I am. Tryin to trap me down ere with no future. Let me go! I deserve better. This is a wonderful offa from Newcarstle. Ahhve already packed me gear.”

  • 98 Markaccus // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    G2

    We cant compete with big clubs. Arsenal would have offered Lubricant in adittion to the bras and powder

  • 99 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    That right there, sheer class from PEA
    Can you just imagine seeing that in black and white

  • 100 ~A Riviere of Goals~ // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Surprised its not messi.

  • 101 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Shhhh Markaccus mate! You’ll give them ideas. We’ve got to get this deal through quickly. A player like Shortstrokes only comes along once every 5 minutes or so! Harrumph!

  • 102 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bu72eX2IgAA7KB_.jpg

  • 103 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Inspired by:
    http://vertetblanc.v.e.pic.centerblog.net/b643383c.gif

  • 104 Markaccus // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    G2

    Theres no chance. Shortstrokes will go to a club who are in a big competition, like the super mariokart mushroom cup.

  • 105 Mr Funk // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    I see Van Gaal new training regime has worked out well

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28780173

  • 106 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    No we’ve got a good chance at Shrtstrokes Markaccus mate. He’s young, eager, and a bit thick. Just the way wor Mike likes them.

  • 107 Klatoon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    bayern have cost me my weekly pay cheque. Grrr

  • 108 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    @NUFC_Stats: Tuttomercato are reporting that NUFC are going after Abel Hernandez and have offered €10m for him #nufc http://t.co/kl9dBZUh2A

  • 109 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    toonarmydownsouth
    Grenier is similar to Kroos.

  • 110 scout // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Remember Gus saying that WB is as good as zaha haha comedy genius.

    WB is rubbish ask any Brighton fan, he struggles to get a game 2.5million. Tony Bloom will be laughing his tiXx off at this one. Brilliant

  • 111 Slank // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Southampton and Arsenal are the front runners for Grenier according to the media.

    I doubt Grenier would be certain to start every game at Arsenal given the number of very good midfield players at the club.

    Grenier would be good for Southampton which could trigger the release of Morgan Schneiderlin who is very unhappy at the club.

    The media has said that we have already made an earlier bid which was rejected. I believe we should bid again.

  • 112 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    NUFC Stats ?@NUFC_Stats
    Tuttomercato are reporting that NUFC are going after Abel Hernandez and have offered €10m for him #nufc

  • 113 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    like hernandez but would rather have SPIDERMAN like he beat electro hes bound to beat EPL lol free ben arfaaaaa

  • 114 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    I would be suprise if there is any truth in Abel Hernandez.

  • 115 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Who cares about Grenier any more Slank mate? We’re going after Shortstrokes.

  • 116 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    i agree with sizzer dont think we dd be interested in him neither got gd record tho its keeping he fit

  • 117 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    sorry SAZZER my bad lad

  • 118 Slank // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Geordie Two

    Silly me, how could I have missed that !

  • 119 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    About time too now time to bring john home aswell

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/728288534?-11058

  • 120 JamesToon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    I think Abel Hernandez would be a great signing, only 24, got good pace, finishing and aerial ability. Him and richards and i will be satisfied

  • 121 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Well it’s all oot there now Slank. The whole story. The training bras, the worries over a last minute offer from the Gunners. Even Markaccus is onside with it. And I have a direct quote from beermonkey: “Shortstrokes is a football genius. His dad was a propa Ramsbottom lad. Why are we waiting? Up the offer!”

  • 122 Tsunki // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Probs already covered but I see debuchy has been saying how going to Arsenal was the easiest decision of his life. Fair enough. Interesting that he said their training facilities are another world compared to nufc’s. What has mike been spending his money on our facilities then? Answers if you know, please.

  • 123 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    how about we replace tiote with thAt ausi lad from place jidnek

  • 124 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Richards a money grabber dont think he has the hunger any more allways injured that kid at celtic sounds a gd shout like we ll probs get O SHEA LOL LOL

  • 125 check the toastie // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Here we go boys, lets at least believe we can have a decent year, even with the plum in charge.

    Listen to song many times and believe.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnuQBYAZocM

  • 126 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    @NUFC: Tonight’s teams: Bigirimana captains a young #NUFC U21 team at Spennymoor http://t.co/w9T2v14cqy

  • 127 toonluvva // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Any chance of signing a decent striker and centre back before the end of the transfer window?

  • 128 check the toastie // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Lets look at some positives –

    No Simpson
    No Shola
    No Jonas

    Terrible for years and upgraded considerably. You never know we might do OK.

  • 129 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    How’s Abel Hernandez playing style? Anyone seen him played?

  • 130 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Tsunki
    No hasn’t been mentioned, do you have a link?
    Doesn’t sound to good when all we’ve been hearing is how much money’s been pumped into improving the training facilities and ex players are saying there sh1te!

  • 131 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Slank
    Arsenal had no room for Fabregas so likelyhood of them signing Grenier is low.

  • 132 check the toastie // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Don’t know what’s happened with Bigi, 18months ago given a place in a Europa league quarter final (played rw???) now in the dregs at spennymoor, has he shagged The Plums missus or something, just weird how hes been demoted, unless hes working on his fitness and getting 90 minutes in. He looked canny.

  • 133 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Mike is spending most of the money on chest hair dryers and a lovely selection of Pardew quotes to be permanently inlaid in high quality sheet metal in the dressing room Ibiza mate. Big money is being spent. Big, big money. :shock:

  • 134 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Wait, is that you Tsunki? What have you been up to you old sausage roller?

  • 135 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Tsunki

    have we actually started the improvements at the training ground

  • 136 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    he plays abit like riverle that new boy we got off monaco

  • 137 check the toastie // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Getting rid of Shola upfront and getting a striker who moves has gotta improve our football, and ability to create massively, the biggest plus of the transfer window is that Shola has gone and Percy wasn’t able to convince other people at the club he should be given another year. Its a major boost.

  • 138 Klatoon // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    cant remember which poster was obsessed with us getting A.hernandez pre worldcup? He ticks alot of boxes though, young, quick, versatile, left foot, decent finisher….and GREAT HAIR. :)

  • 139 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    abel is a risky option hope we dnt buy him

  • 140 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Shortstrokes, shortstrokes, shortstrokes!!!!

  • 141 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Good for Bigi actually. The armband means something.

  • 142 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Let’s not be silly!
    Bring in Billy!

  • 143 GeordieTwo // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Ramsbottom FC is ripe for the picking. Get doon there Graham!

  • 144 Slank // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Jamsha

    Why risky ?

  • 145 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Check
    No idea what happened to Bigi, thought he looked a real talent when we signed him, an unrefined Tiote bit rough around the edges but bags of ability
    Haven’t seen much of the reserves but he hasn’t been getting great reviews

  • 146 scout // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Geordie two

    bitterest man on the forum lol

  • 147 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Is Hernandez the lad with the abysmal fitness record?

  • 148 Klatoon // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    another reason we should sign Hernandez…boy got moves…dance moves, his goal celebrations are epic!!!

  • 149 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Slank

    he nt a good striker although has pace he would best as a winger

  • 150 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    new post on magpiesnews about song says the same thing i said about him an van p playing togeather comment 11 i could do this as a living lol am out work at min to lol

  • 151 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    I don’t usually do this Ed, but this article is bollox mate.

    Anybody who believes something that comes from a dodgy twatter account is a mug.

    No offence like.

  • 152 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Whatever floats your boat I suppose.

    Laughable the way these accounts are still sucking people in though. You’d think after a few years some people might learn.

    Ah well :)

  • 153 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Tads

    This one’s from the star but it’s virtually everywhere mate!

    Easiest decision of his life apparently, that’s nice of him like the blurt lol

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/728264762?-11058

  • 154 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Belfast
    Never!
    Twitter is the most legitimate source of truth and info

    Take me, I’ve been struggling in the live department, well this love doctor on twitter recommended i cut off a boll0ck and send it to him and my love life would improve dramatically
    Now that i think about it im starting to regret my decision…..

    Think I’ll stick to getting life coaching from this lad
    @BadAdviceRock
    Can’t go wrong

  • 155 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    AC
    Well at least he was full of praise for us for bringing him to the league and showcasing his talents
    Oh wait

  • 156 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Although it’s hard to argue with the lad when he’s barely kicked a ball for them and already lifted a f**king trophy……

    Wonder how the game looked from the stands Sagna?

  • 157 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Tsunki @122

    I was under the impression that the money being spent on the training facilitys was for the academy only,
    We didnt get top grading for academy because their supposed to have their own facilitys but didnt so the fat man had to spend otherwise we couldnt recruit youth from abroad,

  • 158 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    I used to post using a ipad but had no end of bother with pop ups etc, im now using a ps as it doesnt affect it,

    However its a pain to type a long post with a games controller, Anything i can do to iphone or ipad to stop the rot so to speak or is the site not as bad now??

    Any suggestions would be hepfull,,, Maybe :)

  • 159 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Tads

    I don’t think he was arsed, too busy counting his astronomical wage probably ;-)

  • 160 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Yeah it was nice to get a mention from debs….well by mention I mean the bit about the premier league of course!

    Us a stepping stone, well I never!

  • 161 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Optimistic Prime
    The pop ups stopped a while back on my iPhone (using the desktop site) should be all good now

  • 162 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    There’s a few decent articles on the internet about these so called Itk accounts on twatter.

    I suggest anybody who believes these accounts reads one of those articles.

    They basically want to hit a certain amount of followers, and then it’s links and cash for clicks.

    You’d think somebody with so much inside information would be able to find a job in the media, instead of posting on twatter 24 hours a day like.

    Think about it :)

    They’re either on their school holidays, or they’re on the dole.

  • 163 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Back to Hernandez just been doing some Dennis wise scouting and have to say……
    The lads record is bloody abysmal!!!
    Before last season where he got 14 goals in 28 in the Spanish 2nd division his average at Palmero over his time there is something like 3.5 league goals per season!
    Get Shola back!
    Ffs €10 mil nee chance

  • 164 geordie157 // Aug 13, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Wonder if there any truth in the Zaha rumours

  • 165 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Tads

    Considering Perez scored a similar amount in the same division and only cost us around £1.5m, why the fcuk is it €10m for him? Seems strange and a bit bullshitty tbh….is parsnips on twatter ;-)

    By the way who does he play for?

  • 166 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Thanks tads

  • 167 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    I quite like the direction the blog is going in these days though.

    I feel I’m starting to become one of the normal few on here.

    I’m even giving out advice.
    It’s outrageous that it’s came to this.

    The unhinged majority have cured me. Haha

  • 168 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Palermo is Serie A in Italy.

  • 169 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Geordie157

    Hopefully not mate as I don’t rate him at all, another overpriced, overhyped English player imo and will only fetch a decent fee because of who he plays for. Manure definitely got robbed when they signed him which rarely happens with them

  • 170 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    AC
    He plays for Palmero no idea why the price!
    Also just looked him up on who scored because i really don’t know much about him and under his strengths it said : none

    Under his weaknesses it said: Finishing Offside awareness and Passing!
    Rather we used the €10 mil on a CB rather than increasing the list of untested CF’s!

  • 171 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Pizzicato
    Not last season ( his only consistent season ) they weren’t

  • 172 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Optimistic
    Nee bother becca!

    Belfast
    You ? Normal? Behave!

  • 173 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Tads let me have my moment please.

    I’m sure there’s something you could be copying and pasting you swine.

  • 174 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    thought the league cup draw was today does any1 know when it is

  • 175 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    173Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Tads let me have my moment please.

    I’m sure there’s something you could be copying and pasting you swine.

  • 176 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    beermonkey
    After tonight’s cup games

  • 177 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    tads

    cheers, will we get a decent draw

  • 178 DokToon // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    belfast = normal…

    i need me a drink or ten…

    maybe its true belfast, did you post it on twatter yet? :)

  • 179 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    beer
    Will it matter if we put the reserve team out?

  • 180 Jeff from Benwell // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    The cup draw is on Sky straight after the Coventry v Cardiff game

  • 181 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Am I the only one thinking Abel Hernandez could do a job for us?

  • 182 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    apart from right back we can field a strong team if we choose to

  • 183 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Haha you’ll be confusing people tads but do t worry if jail calls me a cross dresser I’ll laugh not call it liable ;)

    Ain’t seen Torq on here for a while. He been on recently? Wouldn’t mind hearing his opinion on Rivere etc he’s more likely to have seen them play more than anyone here.

  • 184 Rotonda heights // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    debuchy

    Wenger or pardew
    CL or lower midtable
    professionally run cub or NUFC

    yeah, what was he thinking !!!

  • 185 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Optimistic
    Na haven’t seen Torq for a while, which is a real shame because when people weren’t hounding him for some inside knowledge he was a great lad to talk football with
    Was a bit gutted was looking forward to revelling in Cabella’s signing with him, remember back when we were linked with Belhanda talking to him about how we should really be going for Cabella!
    Ah well!

    beer
    “If we choose”
    Tbf that’s a big if, could of fielded a stronger team many times in the past in all honesty

  • 186 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Shame that Tads
    Hopefully he’ll be back even just to say told you so.
    I always looked forward to reading his posts he was always very knowledgable and you could tell he weren’t full of bs like a few ;)

  • 187 scout // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Lads, did anyone notice the kid wearing the newcastle shirt in iraq on the skynews website. Breaks my heart whats happening there, may god help you people.

  • 188 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    tads

    well we don’t have to field all the kids but we can have a good blend of players like Aarons perez Sammy mixed in with anita mbiwa dummet the only prob is right back
    but who know what pards will do

  • 189 scout // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Evening beermonkey

    hope all is well squire

  • 190 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    http://news.sky.com/story/1317709/parents-giving-thirsty-children-blood-to-drink

  • 191 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    scout

    not bad you

  • 192 Graeme // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Beer @ 188 – you got it mate. P45DUE is playing RB himself to give the kids a “Master Class’ in proffessional defending, the way it should be played!!

  • 193 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    It’s all over facefcuk now about abel, as if twatter isn’t bad enough although I did see a pic on one of the NUFC pages I go on of colback holding a scrap of paper saying….yes you guessed it SMB. Lots saying it’s fake and others saying he’s not that daft lol

  • 194 Pottsclock // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Shane Long on the move again. Why? Always looked a great little player – caused mayhem against us a couple of seasons ago. Just don’t get why Hull want to let him go.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28770664

  • 195 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Graeme

    do you think he shows them vids of when he was in his prime at palace

  • 196 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    geordie157
    It’s looks like he’s going back to Crystal Palace.

  • 197 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Tottenham sign defender DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders

  • 198 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Shane Long’s agent is the biggest conman going .

    £12 million for him is a joke .

  • 199 Graeme // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Beer @ 195 – Surely there are Laws against them sort of vids where kids are concerned!! The kids could end up traumatised mate.

  • 200 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Pardew in his prime at crystal palace?

    Surely his prime is down the Quayside chatting lasses up!

  • 201 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    some reporter saying r dream team sunday gk;krul bk 4 of jamaat cap rudu lazio santon mrT socks in cdm 3 amf of zaha de jong cabella lone stricker mr remy whats this boy smoking lol thats three new players and a left bk thats injured lol like his thinking tho hope ashley reads this lol

  • 202 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    footballfancast where report is

  • 203 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    So what are we discussing tonight?

  • 204 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Graeme

    he should be on a register for pi55 poor managers

  • 205 Average_Contents // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    lol imagine him showing videos….this is me in my pomp lads so pay attention

    Boss where are ya

    Erm….just watch it!

    Is that you on the bench?

    Right! Your training with the kids for the foreseeable future, I offered a real fret with my pvc don’t you know!

  • 206 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Graeme,
    Just finished that book, I was quite aware of a lot of the stuff but didn’t realise how much turmoil there was behind the scenes and how much of a c0ck FFS was, very saddened to have my memory refeshed at how SBR was treat an absolute disgrace, the fans played a big part in that as well though, I’ll never forget walking out the Gallowgate in what was his last home against Norwich, the amount of fans saying he’s got to go, absolutely disgraceful, the guy who wrote the book is quite sympathetic toward Mashers at first until he realises his lack of ambition and Pardews FOR SALE patter, luckily for Mashers the book finished as we finished fifth, it would have been interesting to see his views on that non event which was the summer of 2012.

  • 207 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    jesper

    not a lot

  • 208 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Is it civil? :D

  • 209 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    jail

    is it

    NEWCASTLE UNITED: THE DAY THE PROMISES HAD TO STOP DENIS CASSIDY

  • 210 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    hope we get BRIGHTION in cup we owe them after last couple years lol

  • 211 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    jesper

    isn’t it alway

  • 212 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Disclaimer: For those of you who have joined the blog fantasy league, there is a thread in the forum about who is who!

    …help put a name to your team :)

  • 213 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Beermonkey,
    Yes, have you read it

  • 214 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    beer…it depends if you have been peeing in someone’s back pocket tonight mate? :D

  • 215 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    jail

    no but I have instructed the wife to get it for me for my bday

  • 216 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    jesper

    not yet but if I get the urge I will let you know

  • 217 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Beer,
    Amazon .72p with £2.52 PP
    Bargain, only takes a short while to read.

  • 218 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    does any body think thay Vlad Chriches boy off spurs would be gd signing for CB

  • 219 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    beer…I thought you were about to say you had instructed the missus to read it for you :D lol

  • 220 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Jesper,
    He’s not Danish you know !

  • 221 deeps // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Seeded Teams and Draw Numbers

    1. AFC Bournemouth
    2. Aston Villa
    3. Bolton Wanderers
    4. Brighton & Hove Albion
    5. Burnley
    6. Crystal Palace
    7. Derby County
    8. Fulham
    9. Leeds United
    10. Leicester City
    11. Manchester United
    12. Middlesbrough
    13. Newcastle United
    14. Norwich City
    15. Nottingham Forest
    16. Queens Park Rangers
    17. Reading
    18. Southampton
    19. Stoke City
    20. Sunderland
    21. Swansea City
    22. Watford
    23. West Bromwich Albion
    24. West Ham United
    25. Cardiff City or Sheffield Wednesday*

    *If Cardiff City win, Sheffield Wednesday will be added to the UNSEEDED list.

    Unseeded Teams

    Birmingham City
    Bradford City
    Brentford
    Burton Albion
    Charlton Athletic
    Crawley Town
    Crewe Alexandra
    Doncaster Rovers
    Gillingham
    Huddersfield Town
    Leyton Orient
    Millwall
    Milton Keynes Dons
    Northampton Town
    Oxford United
    Port Vale
    Portsmouth
    Preston North End
    Rotherham United
    Scunthorpe United
    Shrewsbury Town
    Swindon Town
    Walsall
    Sheffield United / Mansfield Town
    Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City**

    ** If Coventry City beat Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday are added to the SEEDED list.

  • 222 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Colback in this one picture has made up for the 3-1 he was showing with his fingers after the derby :

    http://t.co/xuBuhzgtnN

    The Mackems are going to hammer him at the stadium of shite now like :) .

  • 223 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    @ Londonderry

    Yeah I like him m8, but I see him more as a sweeper like M’biwa or Collocini . Whereas we need a big strong Willo type but with more quality and that is confident on the ball .

  • 224 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    jesper

    if I got her to read it to me I bet it would sound like nagging

    best I read it myself

    jail that is a bargin she will have to get me something else she will have to chip in for new golf clubs

  • 225 geordie157 // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Colback winning people over, where’s that sufc plonker when you need him

  • 226 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Yes Jail I know he is not Danish! …and neither are you

  • 227 scout // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Im good mate, good call about Brighton away. 1-0 and 2-0 defeats I was at both games

  • 228 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Yes I am normal.
    It’s been a long journey though Dok.

    I’d like to thank all the insane fruit loops on here for making it possible.

  • 229 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Me thinks that to BIG PAPPA CISSE was strating to think my messages wherent getting tho lad as nobody was answering any my bloggs your the first bpc cheers dude lol

  • 230 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    scout

    I was in the north stand the last time we played btn with my btn supporting mates they laughed and pointed at me
    the shame

  • 231 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Just watched the Ginola interview and it brought back one of my greatest football memory’s :)

    When I was in the army many moons ago I was pissing round and crashed my motor bike doing around a 100mph and I ended up in a hospital in Hannover near where I was posted. Due to my injuries I spent six weeks in hospital, I was desperate to be out as we played Man U at home so I basically signed myself out so I could get to camp to watch it. My squadron was on tour in Bosnia at the time and there was only two lads left both Man U fans and one was from Sunderland lol.
    The 1st goal went in and they weren’t fussed when Ginola scored that beauty the left me by myself jumpng around on crutches.

    Pi55ed them off even more when I was banging on there door with my crutches signing 5 0 whilst laughing my tits off…
    After 6weeks of misery it was one of the most joyous days of my life and a day I’ll never forget :)

  • 232 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Think that picture is a fake.
    Looks like someone has put some acid in his lucozade..

    He’s a bit creepy looking

  • 233 Munster Mag // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Hmm, another player who has been Pardewed. Oh, maybe not, just increased in value, just like Cabaye, Debuchy etc etc

  • 234 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Jæspår,
    Im nøt Dænishk

  • 235 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    You can now pick Aarons in Fantasy football. He costs 5 m £ though.

  • 236 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    I didn’t think use had the internet in Londonderry yet.

    Few fruit loops in that neck of the woods like lol

  • 237 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    jesper
    My team name is RelegationRoadtoCL.

  • 238 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    @ London

    No problem bud.

    Don’t take it to heart, blog is quite tonight and you are a relatively new poster.

  • 239 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    We’re number 13 in the cup draw

  • 240 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Can we all have an applause for Jail!

    …you really need to learn some of those letters actually was a part of the Old English Latin alphabet – haven’t we been through this before when you give language lessons on here?

  • 241 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Unlucky 13

  • 242 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Sazzer…very fitting name :)

    …write it in the forum please

  • 243 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Sazzer…they most high expectations of Aarons; I can see Tiote is only £4.5m

  • 244 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Think he was relatively cheap Munster to be fair.

    I know where you’re coming from though.

  • 245 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Ffs Sky how do you f**k up doing a cup draw?

  • 246 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Gillingham away

  • 247 kevymartins // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Nice draw. Gillingham.

  • 248 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    that i am bud not gd with computers like but have red this blog for years now but dole only set me up with an email address last wk LOL am link a dinosaur when it comes to soical network stuff but love the toon like lol

  • 249 Graeme // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Jail, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the inside view of what was going on. I heard he is possibly going to do a 3rd book to bring it up to date at the end of this season – but who knows!!

  • 250 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Gillingham

  • 251 Belfast // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Yeah the draw descended into a farce for a moment tads

  • 252 Graeme // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Gillingham, away eh!!!

    I wonder if P45DUE will treat them with the utmost respect, play for a draw at their place and then try and win it at SJP!!

    It wouldn’t be that surprising, really.

  • 253 kevymartins // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    @Derry toon won’t take long till you get the hang of it ;)

  • 254 scout // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Haha aye last time I was in the main stand. That north stand was the singing end. The highlight of the day was the scabby eye very nice

  • 255 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    I wanted brighton aw well rd 3 might get them like there cb dunk

  • 256 Thump // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Can’t wait for an away day to the mighty Gillingham. It’ll be… uh… ‘interesting’.

  • 257 optimistic prime // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Ah the mighty Gills I used to watch them when I was posted in Chatham
    When they had Ade Akinby and Iffy Inoura up front :)

  • 258 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    So what do ya reckon Pards, Gillingham away…..up for it?

  • 259 scout // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Remember that akinbi scoring for leicester against sunderland had 50 on at 8/1. He hadnt scored for about 10 games at the time, happy days

  • 260 londonderry toon // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Heres hoping KEVY OBAMARTINS ill not hold breath tho lol arm chair manager am gd at lol football manager i mean 17 majour titles with toon northern irelands best ever manager in my game buts its not about me its the 17 mayjour titles would love to c 1 real 1 in my life time that be great heres hoping LADS

  • 261 Sazzer // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    jesperfuglsang
    I wrote in the forum earlier.

    Yeah I think the people picking the prices are getting ahead of themselves. He would have been nice gamble at 4 m £. Now I think there is more value picking a 6 m £ striker instead.

  • 262 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 13, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Belfast
    Lucky the host kept his calm, could of erupted in to sheer anarchy ;)




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