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Newcastle Still Hoping To Sign One Of Two Striker Targets

3:32 pm, Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 337 Comments

Goal is reporting today that Newcastle are still hoping to sign a striker before the end of the transfer window on Monday night, and that Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and QPR’s Loic Remy are still our top two targets.

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Can Newcastle sign Lacazette or Remy by next Tuesday?

That’s even  after Alexandre announced he would be staying at Lyon for next season, and that QPR manager Harry Redknapp has told the world that Loic Remy doesn’t want to go back to Newcastle.

Newcastle are also interested in Danny Welbeck, who seems no longer wanted by a struggling Manchester United side, but we have no chance of signing Danny, and since he’s English his transfer fee would be ridiculously high in any case.

Lacazette and Remy have been our top striker targets all summer, and the fact Newcastle are still hopeful could mean that things are not as cut and dried as they may appear from the outside.

Certainly if Loic Remy ends up playing for QPR this season, that wouldn’t be too good for a player who had dreams of joining either Arsenal or Liverpool this summer.

Maybe there’s a chance Arsenal could come in for him,  after Remy’s French International colleague Olivier Giroud was injured over the weekend and is out until early next year.

Certainly he is a cheaper option than another striker Arsenal are said to now be interested in – Edinson Cavani of PSG – since the Uruguayan cost PSG a huge £64.5M when he signed on from Napoli last summer. 🙁

Newcastle could buy two teams with that money.

We are hopeful Newcastle can sign a decent striker before next Tuesday, but from what we can tell – there doesn’t seem to be too much chance of us getting either Lacazette or Remy over the line before next Tuesday.

But there’s always hope – we’ve been wrong before. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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337 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bye Bye AP // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    I think we will get in a forward who has not even been mentioned yet! Carlton Cole maybe! 🙂

  • 2 Transfer Sage // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    either of these two would make me happy

    Still prefer benteke though

  • 3 dannitoon // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    At £1m cole is too expensive

  • 4 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Still not sure about lacazette as i have never seen him play.

    Remy can rot with his aging team mates, and listen to them talk about false teeth and corn plasters.

    Blog seems split down the middle on Welbeck. Maybe give him a shot on loan in the CF role (i think he would do well there personally) but then again what is Ferreyra for?? I want to see him play.

  • 5 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Yep goal. The most reliable source in the world

  • 6 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Bye Bye

    Carlton cole, you say?? Maybe we should bring up Melvut Erdinç while we are at it 😀

  • 7 Bye Bye AP // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    I would be VERY happy with Welbeck – i reckon he is a decent natural finisher who, given a run up top in the centre would do well for us!

    What about Rhodes?

  • 8 Bye Bye AP // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Haha – a good old name from the past Erdnic!

  • 9 londonderry toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    How about both LOL free BEN ARFA

  • 10 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    I suppose if i am willing to give welbeck a chance then i would have to say the same for Rhodes. He knows how to put the ball in the ney, which is a good start 😀

  • 11 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM


  • 12 Go toon gooooo // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Stop hoping.Go and make everything to grab Loic.Now or never.

  • 13 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Alderweireld has been strongly linked with Southampton. They aren’t a bigger team than us. He’d want to come here.

  • 14 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    You know what will happen…. we will be linked with loads of decent players up until Monday…. then one hour before the window shuts, we will hear “Newcastle have pulled off a last minute coup… Lithuanian U21 star striker Rastanc von Buumsting signs a 5 year deal.

  • 15 deeps // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Warnock appointed as palace manager(one of the few managers that’s worse than pardew)..I fear the worst for palace ..I think they are doomed

  • 16 londonderry toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:52 PM


  • 17 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM


    Maybe if NUFC showed signs of ambition, he would prefer here, but currently Southampton look more likely to win things.

  • 18 Thump // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    @Mark: You’re feeling optimistic, aren’t you? Transfer activity on deadline day that doesn’t involve selling?

  • 19 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    the whole irony of the pardew HBA situation is that Pardew of all people (his record and physical encounter with a player!!!) should be keen on giving people 2nd chances. He is a smug douche who loves to the point the finger anywhere but at himself.

  • 20 deeps // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Lol arsenal want zigic..WTF Lol..

  • 21 Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    We don’t need strikers dammit.

    We have adequate attackers that are just starved of chances and have to score with their 2 attempts they get per game.

    To be able to afford a striker who can score out of nothing we must either spend upwards of £20 million, convince Remy to join us over a bigger club or get Cisse back scoring again.

    Change the tactics, play more attacking creative football and sign a fcuking CB to play alongside M’bwia god damn you!!!

  • 22 nut meg // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Benteke is in development training after Achilles Tendon Rupture according to transfer market & expected back by Sept.12th. He’s my choice & it could happen………if we REALLY want it to.

  • 23 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Did I just read that right? Someone mentioned obertron is as good as benny apart from shooting? Thanks, I’ve just spat coffee all over my phone! Fcuk me that’s some statement that.

    Regardless of what side of the benny debate you fall on you’ve got to admit that that is utter bollox….he’s not even on the same planet never mind pitch, explains that alien head too 😀

  • 24 Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Wait, isn’t there an Arsenal Kyiv?

    I bet his agent has gotten confused.

    If not then the gooners will be feeling just as we felt when we signed Kuqi.

  • 25 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    and btw niether of these guys are coming through. I dont get the major crying for a striker. I think we should give perez chucky and manu a shot. At least until janary. I dont think it was the lack of finishing that is keeping the ball out of the net. Its tatctial and time for a new team to gel. our primary concern is a CB. I dont see how anyone can disagree with that. we are starting colo and taylor against CP!!! does anyone not think that is terrible?

    enough bs. lets splash the cash on Tobi.

    anyone notice how manalos only went for 13M??????
    not that he would ever lower himself to play here, but its a crazy cheap price.

  • 26 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    well said!

  • 27 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM


    part of the deal for buumsting would see tiote heading to lithuanian club FC Szchyte.

  • 28 Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM


    I can’t see it but will find it.

    I love of that kind of post and will copy, paste and submit it every time that person enters the blog.

  • 29 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    That big lad Zigic is a donkey like.

    He was being paid 65 thousand a week or something like that at Birmingham. Hence the reason why they couldn’t get rid of him.

  • 30 BeeGuy // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    NUFC can’t land a striker because they insist that H B-A go the other way. Was Obertan & H B-A, but mgt. backed off.

  • 31 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Colin the fcukwitt is busy blabbing rumours of MYM on loan to Marseille. Apparently it “clears the wat for richards to join us”

    Fcuking big tw@

  • 32 deeps // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    1. AFC Bournemouth
    2. Arsenal
    3. Bolton Wanderers
    4. Brighton & Hove Albion
    5. Cardiff City
    6. Chelsea
    7. Crystal Palace
    8. Derby County
    9. Doncaster Rovers
    10. Everton
    11. Fulham
    12. Hull City
    13. Liverpool
    14. Manchester City
    15. Middlesbrough
    16. Milton Keynes Dons
    17. Newcastle United
    18. Norwich City
    19. Nottingham Forest
    20. Reading
    21. Sheffield United
    22. Sheffield Wednesday
    23. Shrewsbury Town
    24. Southampton
    25. Swansea City
    26. Tottenham Hotspur
    27. West Bromwich Albion
    28. Aston Villa / Leyton Orient
    29. Birmingham City / Sunderland
    30. Bradford City / Leeds United
    31. Burton Albion / Queens Park Rangers
    32. Stoke City / Portsmouth

  • 33 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Wenger knows what he’s doing. Zigic would be a good player in a good team. He could get 15-20 goals easily for Arsenal.

  • 34 nut meg // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:09 PM


  • 35 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:11 PM


    I am betting on hearing “No 6.”



    “…will play Newcastle utd at stamford bridge”


  • 36 NightHawk // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM


  • 37 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Benteke’s a realistic target. We’re a bigger and better club than Villa and we have many French speaking players. He’d love it here.

  • 38 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM


    For your viewing pleasure mate….unbefcukinglievable, unfcukingbeleivable, unbelievafcukingble!

    August 27, 2014
    H B-A is just about the same as Obertan except he does not track back. Both get the ball & then start thinking about what they are going to do. H B-A is just a better finisher if he gets a chance. Those chances are fewer than Obertan generates.

    Pardue, like all the good managers, wants to win by conceding fewer goals. They can’t beat you if they cannot score argument. From that perspective, why play H B-A at all?

  • 39 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    We’ll probably sign two strikers and no defender. Pardew will be playing a 1-2-7 formation.

  • 40 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:18 PM


    You typing comes across as that of eithotoon, are you he? Outed!

  • 41 Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Anyway back on subject does anyone truly think we need another striker?

    To my knowledge we have Riviere who looks like he can cause the opposition problems once he settles.

    We have Gouffran who is criminally used as a LM despite being a very good CF. I would love to see him and Rivi play a few games up top together, they both seem like they could cause havoc with their speed and stamina.

    Next we have Cisse who despite what many think, is still in my eyes a top top CF who has been destroyed (or Pardewed as we use now) by frocing him onto the RW or to play as a target man. Get him back into the tip of the creative 4-3-3 and he is a 20-30 goals a season striker, no doubt.

    Moving on we also have young Adam Armstrong who looks like a real good talent to me. He might be able to give us something and as a 4th choice striker he would be content with not being in the starting line up.

    So in conclusion we have 3 very good attacking option and all 3 are not being used right. We therefore don’t need another striker, we just need better service which is a tactical issue.

    Use the money and go out and by a CB. We have all the talent we need to score 2-3 goals a game with the players we have (4-5 if you include Benny boy) but sadly as things stand we have the defence that looks like it concede 6 at any given moment even playing ultra defensive football under Pards.

    Give us a decent CB so the players can be confident in our back 5 and attack, attack, ATTACK.

  • 42 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Spurts interested in song from barca.

  • 43 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    @markaccus you hum it i will sing along

  • 44 Wayayman // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    I fear the worst with Warnock going to Palace. I can just see Pardew trying to get Puncheon on the cheap from them as he fell out BIG time with Warnock and called him a crook and a fraud.

  • 45 martoon // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Though it pains me to say it I really can’t see us getting a striker. I’m sure the board will look at it and say we’ve brought in 1 senior and 1 young strikers, got 1 on loan and Cisse will be back shortly. I’d love to be wrong but………………….

  • 46 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM


    I disagree mate I think goofys a cracking lb 😉

  • 47 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    15stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Arpeco —- news this morning that messi could be on his way out of barca. 100,000fans put their vote into the club saying , if he doesn’t track back over the next couple of weeks , sell him to anybody who wants him , and they will consider making a big offer for the best striker,come winger,come defender,come midfielder,come goalie in the world. Not many about ,however,, messie might get his act together soon and defend, or he is being dropped to the Acadamy until someone makes an offer for him . Lazy ba….d eh ?..

  • 48 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    14stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Regarding the pardew – bennie debate, one of them has to go , but where would pards get another job ?????

  • 49 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM


    I see what you did there. Song!

    Good one 😀

  • 50 Jeff from Benwell // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM

  • 51 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM


    Judging by Barcas first game last weekend, Messi has upped his work rate, and the team around him are playing better for it. Messi was not fully fit most of last season, so maybe it was that rather than laziness. Its interesting that even the best player in the world is not excused defensive duties 😀

  • 52 Munster Mag // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    can any of you fools tell me why you want Mbiwa at center half. he one good short spell there , but in general :

    -Doesn’t head well ( short too )
    – Doesn’t man-mark well
    -Doesn’t read the game remotely well
    -Looks nervy
    -Tackles rashly
    -Only has one real positive – pace

    Presume this is just another illogical reason to blame Pardew ??

  • 53 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:37 PM


    He did only have the one decent spell, and was dropped in the middle of it to get colo back in the side. Never regained that form since. He was touted as colos replacement when he came so i think most of us want him in there getting games and hopefully his form back.

  • 54 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Smiler (is that ironic?)

    Who made you the blog nazi who could decide who does and who doesn’t post on here.

    I may disagree 100% with Pardew supporters but no way would I ever presume to say they couldn’t post on here!!!

    It’s a forum for everyone, even if you don’t like what some people may say. What makes your views any more valid or otherwise than anyone else.

    Greek geordie

    You make it sound as if Pardew has been doing a bang up job and that no one should be the least bit annoyed about anything, least of all watching a team play c–p football. Where the —– have you been the last 2 seasons!!!

    As for Ben Arfa could you not try and be a bit more imaginative as you’ve just said what every other person has since the HBA debate started weeks ago.

  • 55 lesh // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Why do they bother with this charade?

    Remy won’t come and wants £90k a week and Lacazette’s said he’s staying in France.

    If Ashley wants to follow the Arsenal model, then why doesn’t he follow their lead – they’re actively looking to sign a striker as their principal, Giroud, is injured and they want a replacement.

    We haven’t replaced Demba Ba yet!

  • 56 BeeGuy // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    BeeGuy is BeeGuy!

    I want NUFC to thrive & overcome the odds. I want NUFC to be bullies to the shrimps and that will stand toe to toe with the world’s best.

    What I see is what I write. What I see is H B-A cripples the squad because no one will pass to him & he will not play for or with his teammates. He wants all the time in the world to make up his mind because he does not think ahead. He dazzles 1 time in 100, not good enough.

  • 57 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    RH , nice to see you championing free speech today

  • 58 lesh // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    If we do happen to sign Bangoura, you can almost hear the crowd shouting at Pardew to bring on wor Lass!


  • 59 Mickalonius // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    I might be alone here, but I’d like Remy back, he would score goals. Not bothered whether he wants to paint himself black and white as long as he does the job he would most likely be very well paid to do.

  • 60 londonderry toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Song can leave on free transfer i read today great shout if he’d come 80,000 a week he’d be worth it

  • 61 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:50 PM


    Cisse looked great once, Ben Arfa looked great once, MYM at his previous club was great. Routledge looks a different player now. Tevez and Mascherano went on to great things. Well you can see where I’m going with this.

    Re- M’Biwa imagine if it was your first season proper in a new country, you finally get a run in your favoured position, do well with Willo and then get dropped for no good reason after starting to find your feet and thereafter only get played spasmodically at RB

    Even pardew said he couldn’t look M’Biwa in the eye when he dropped him for Colo to walk straight back in.

    Yes MYM has made mistakes but a good coach would be telling him when to show inside or outside etc and build him up, not jettison him once a player who doesn’t even want to be here
    waltzes back in regardless of form.

    The Cisse’s , HBAs. MYMs etc are now suddenly deemed by the spin to be not good enough when in fact the reality is only one man is not good enough.

  • 62 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 4:59 PM


    Yet HBA has won 5 league titles. Don’t think they minded him at Marseilles too much. He’s the only guy who has regularly got me out of my seat during these dark days.

    Maybe you should look at HBA’s stats and his assists while he’s been here. Not too shabby for very limited game time.

    Pardew’s system would kill any flair or creative type. I wonder how long it is before AP falls out with Cabella. The cringy dance / face pulling he did at Villa doesn’t augur well.

    We don’t do pass and move and have a static midfield, so 9 times out of 10 there’s no one to pass the ball to. We contain and defend deep. End of.

  • 63 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:02 PM


    But he is played in his right position!!
    If messi came here he’d probably be a wing back!!

  • 64 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Gazza forever

    Look, stop being so bitter and twisted towards other people. It’s not our fault that Cyclopses have low I.Q’s, or that you cant seem to trim your monobrow properly.
    The HBA debate has been done to death, and i don’t want to talk about it anymore. You cant force me or anyone else to debate him.

  • 65 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:05 PM


    Whos’s a crook and a fraud, warnock or pardew?
    or both?

  • 66 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:06 PM


    WRONG!!! If Messi came here he would be THE BEST WINGBACK IN THE WORLD! Get it right 😀

  • 67 Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:06 PM


    Just seen your lb comment.

    Ha ha ha

  • 68 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    ben arfa is responsible for our lack of defense – fact
    ben arfa is responisble for our lack of ambition – fact
    ben arfa is responsible for our lack of trophies – fact
    ben arfa is responsible for the lack of pies on both tyneside and wearside – fact
    pardew is awesome – fact
    ashley is a great humanitarian, and wants the best for our club – fact

    just because i am typing this drivel, does not mean its actually fact… its all personal opinion – FACT

    i do like this british sarcasm course ive been taking… thanks for the hook up beatroll 🙂

  • 69 Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:09 PM


    I am like a mother bird watching her chickling fly for the first time.

    Oh how I weep with pride.

  • 70 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM


    Ahh you see that last post isn’t really sarcasm. It qualifies more along the lines of “lampoonery” of people who post personal opinion as fact. But your previous effort was a good one 😀

  • 71 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Pardew told BBC Newcastle that Abeid adds a different dimension to his midfield, even if he is still a work in progress.
    “Mehdi gives us a little more punch with the pass,” said Pardew. “One thing I will say about him in that number four role is that he has got perhaps a little bit more imagination than the number fours that we play there.
    “With no disrespect to Vurnon Anita and Cheick Tiote they are different types of player and you need those in the Premier League.
    “He makes mistakes, he gives free kicks away on the edge of the area, he does some naive things. He has been to Panathinaikos to cut them out, so I’m slightly disappointed with him in that.
    “My overriding feeling is that I’m pleased with him. He is definitely in that group now and challenging hard to get a place.”
    Abeid said he is delighted to return to Tyneside after establishing himself a first-team regular in Athens.
    “It was a great season for me, I did my best and now I have to keep going with what I did last season and to show I can help the team,” he said.

    IMO Abeid deserves to start ahead of Aarons, at least for the Palace game.

  • 72 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Yes MYM has made mistakes but a good coach would be telling him when to show inside or outside etc and build him up, not jettison him once a player who doesn’t even want to be here
    waltzes back in regardless of form.

    You are an idiot if you think supposed top level defenders need a coach to tell them when to show a player inside or outside,it’s one of the basics of defending,didn’t you say you coach football to kids?

  • 73 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    wonders if bea is being sarcastic.. havent hit the honors course in british sarcasm yet…


    i apologize for wating your time… illl try harder, and also add all the vowels in my words…

  • 74 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    70 two

    Abied and aarons are probably not comparable positionally, so if Abied does start, how would you fit him in? 433?

  • 75 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Your views on football make about as much sense as a Scottish smackhead with no teeth.

  • 76 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:15 PM


    No no, you are not wasting my time at all. I am just giving you some pointers 😀

  • 77 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    I am a bit lost here, on the basis of a cup game against Gillingham which nobody has seen bar the 1200 who travelled Abeid is suddenly a world beater.

  • 78 spaghetti bandit // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Regarding last article,, to me hba is a must,, if he left and went to another premier league club we would be quickly reminded of what a player we actually had on our books..

  • 79 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    completely off the topics that we usually bytch about… wonder how mnay of the manure blogs are imploding? LOL

    4-0 to mkdons… i loved every minute of that match… got to catch it on replay when i got home..

  • 80 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Has anyone else noticed that Gazza Forever waits until another thread has been running a while before he throws in a dig at someone on the previous one? I wouldnt have even seen it had i not pressed the back button by mistake on this jumpy phone screen.

  • 81 spaghetti bandit // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Mick martin was saying half time yesterday tht he had looked impressive and tht he was th only one trying to get on th ball and get things going,, he was as impressed with abeid as he was disappointed with sissoko..

  • 82 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    and by the way, who would REALLY want to steal spaghetti? 🙂

  • 83 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Markaccus @73

    Of course they do not play in the same position, I think Abeid should be included in the starting team against Palace before even thinking about starting with Aarons. As it would be an opportunity to develop his PL experience against a lower level opposition.

    My team for Palace would be:
    ——Riviere ———- Cabella
    ——Abeid ———– Sissoko
    Haidarra – Collo – Willo – Janmat

    Play a midfield diamond and give Riviere some relief from leading the line, opting instead to stretch the oppositions defence across the field and allow holes to develop for the midfield to play through. The full backs are also able to provide width although their main role is to defend. Use Anitas experience to provide defensive cover in the absence of Tiote.

  • 84 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:25 PM


    A hungry Italian.

  • 85 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:28 PM


    Fair enough. Sorry if it looked like i eas having a go about their positions. I assure you i wasnt 🙂

    I would try him in a 433…




    SDJ (FALSE 9)

  • 86 toon kk // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Looks like we’re going to struggle this season, a tight owner, a clueless manager and an average squad without quality goalscorer. Not good.

  • 87 Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:29 PM


    Is it the evil villain Dr. Bolognese?

  • 88 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    tequilamag @76

    I don’t know if you have critised AP for not bringing youth players through, but he has the opportunity to develop some of the reserve players if they can prove themselves. Abeid has not been called a ‘world beater’ but he won’t improve without playing in the league; and more than a handful of times.

  • 89 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Obv. Anita for tiote if injured. Sissoko can be benched with Goofy. That way we might get to see how goofy plays in a more advanced position later on, and hopefully we’d get a look at ferreyra too.

  • 90 Tinman // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    You know I would normally agree with you guys, home game against Palace is the perfect time to give one or two promising youngsters a chance.

    However, I really doubt Pardew will take the risk. This game against Palace is already becoming a must win, just to get some real points on the board and improve the outlook. We really need a couple of goals.

    Maybe he will pretend he is going to play Aarons, but I imagine before the game we will get a quote similar to this; ‘Rolando just didn’t quite get over that knock he picked up. Shame really, I’ll have to play him in the reserves for the next 2 seasons.”

    Don’t think Abeid is in his first team plans at all atm.

  • 91 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:32 PM


    brilliant comeback… dr bolognese and his sidekick, miss creamy’ catchatorre

  • 92 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Markaccus @84

    No problem, no hint of it – I just copied an earlier post so not much stress.

  • 93 transfer sage 2 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    ———————tiote if fit or anita—-
    —————-abied——–de jong—-
    cabella————–rivere——–Christiano roland arrons

  • 94 catchy in norway // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    as far as I see it , we have 2 duds at our club,
    1 pardew ,
    it’s not just this club, it seems to be every club he has been at, whether it be falling out with players or sleeping with there wife’s , to low moral, these things don’t make a good manager, he seems to have this one season affect , where he comes in, gets everyone all hyped gets them running all over the place for him , but dosnt seem to see the quality of the player he has or what he can offer the team other than running,
    as long as you are quiet and are fit you have a good chance, after the first season it seems to me that the players seem to switch on to him, and switch off from what he is saying, that’s when you see the real AP , he is lost during games , if he gets a goal early , it’s let’s defend it , if we go behind early , I’m all for keeping shape , but at some point you have to chase the game a bit, commit a few bodies forward to try and get back in the game , not pardew, he is quite happy holding a 0-1 until the last 10 minutes then try and salvage a point, at no point in any game do I get the impression that he has set his team up to win, only to stop the other team, and that for me is our biggest problem, that seems to be his style , stop the opposition, again I don’t have a major problem with that , if we are playing man c and it’s 0-0 contain away , but when it’s reading at home , I want us to be the aggressive team , hungry for goals , this we will never get under him

    dud no 2 ,

    obertan , he is simply not a footballer , lows and Anderson made fun of him quiet a few times last night, 🙁

    but again this is a pardew problem, he should see this and never have him near the first team ,

  • 95 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:34 PM


    …..not sure Tiote and Colback will be fit, or Aarons.

  • 96 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    0 TWO I have no idea how good Abeid is but he would be hard pushed to displace Colback or Tiote when fit who are known qualities. Not averse to seeing him as a sub but I don1t understand how people are coming to the conclusion he is the next big thing based on radio commentary.
    In terms of bringing on young talent I am all for it if they are good enough. I would rather take a chance on Aarons though rather than persevere with HBA

  • 97 lesh // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Why did the ManU supporter cross the road?

    To enquire about tickets at the Ethiad!

    Boom boom bomb!

  • 98 transfer sage 2 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    only reason i consider abied is gouffran and sissoko have done nothing and have been disappointing

  • 99 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Catchy you think Pardew is a dud. glad you cleared that up as I was not sure where you stood on that one.
    Dud no2 provided the cross that was turned in for the own goal.

  • 100 catchy in norway // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM


    I think even u. plus put the odd cross in mate 😉

  • 101 Dennis Twice // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Attack Toon attack attack!


  • 102 Mister Tuff // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Ben Arfa is innocent.

  • 103 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Bloody hell Dennis twice has added to his normal post.
    We may even get a paragraph out of him one day

  • 104 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Using the old Nelson Mandela song:

    “Free-ee Hatem Ben Arfa”

  • 105 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:47 PM


    Yes mate, he had a go at me the other day. An hour later he appologised after re reading my post. ;). Strange stuff.

  • 106 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    So Pards thinks we need a few breaks. Generally, in life you make your own breaks Alan. You pay to put a proper side on the pitch Mike. You don’t hire kids as your front men and then moan about the breaks not coming. Pathetic but just more of the same from Pardew.

  • 107 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    We look lightweight for the Championship up front. Do you get that Mike? I know, it’s complicated and your not very bright Mike. Hire somebody who is.

  • 108 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Last season, Pardew did not have much of a choice re playing goofy as a winger. This season is different, he can alter the formation and play proper players in their positions. If he wants to play goofy, he should play him in either a 433 where he can get in the box instead of protecting fbs. Or he can use him in a strike partnership in a 442! No reason for square pegs in round holes this season

  • 109 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    sing with me…

    all we are saying….

    is give ben arfa a chaaaaaaannnceeee”

  • 110 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:55 PM


    I can almost hear the duelling banjos while i read his odd comments 😀

  • 111 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Wish I’d known starting a post with idiots fools or morons made your views right!

  • 112 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Right then! Let’s ave them! We’re ready. Palace don’t stand a chance. So they have a new manager and Gayle up front. We have on old manager and nothing up front. We’ll tear them to pieces! Grrrrr!

  • 113 Bambams // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    If this article is accurate….Why the hell are we trying to sign two players who have made it abundantly clear they dont want to sign for us…..
    Ah, penny has dropped. “We tried but we could not get them over the line”

    Saves Mike £ millions

  • 114 ginola13 // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Hi guys. Just created an account after reading this blog for sometime now…how does everyone feel about remy, would we welcome him back with open arms or shall we stick to no player is bigger than its club?

  • 115 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:57 PM


    Hope not I quite like those banjos 😉

  • 116 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 27, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    What we need to do is to put Gouffran in the ST spot. Is this too tough?

  • 117 ginola13 // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Id agree with goofy as a striker. Pace and can score goals if played in that position imo

  • 118 catchy in norway // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    listen to this pardew interview on how he sees the game , great insight into his mind
    honest , I love the part where he admits he had no friends to pass ball to and that he honed his skills kicking the ball against the wall with his mam watching

    worth a listen

    most important thing in coaching , ball at there feet , his words

  • 119 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Let’s try Pards up front pizza mate. He can show the strikers how it’s done.

  • 120 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I see the Chronicle (Trinity group) are in taks with the club over access to SJP etc.

    I’m not to fussed about reading the Ronnie Gill but maybe things are turning round at the club, Charnley perhaps?

    I’ll not hold my breath but maybe Ashley is seeing the error of his ways and has realised alienating the fans and local press is detrimental to the club.

    Who knows but it will be interesting to see what comes from the “talks”

  • 121 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Lads I might be wrong here but has Riviere had a clear cut chance created for him in any of the games he’s played in?

    Surely we need to be looking at the lack of service rather than the forwards….don’t we?

  • 122 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    GT then I’d rather put MAshley up front. He’s a strong striker with the stingy stings.

  • 123 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Well I’d just like to say a bg thank you to the four people who made my Pardew poll a rip roaring success, as there were four OUT’s to no IN’s I think we can safely say that the majority of the blog want Pardew out.

  • 124 catchy in norway // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    10 m 50 sec

    pure gold , I couldn’t write it better

  • 125 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM


    If it’s not to late to vote can I go with Out as well please.

  • 126 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    @ our toon

    His best chance was probably against Villa at the weekend when Cabella played him through . Was only a half chance really as he was slightly wide of the penalty spot and on his weaker foot so hit it straight at the keeper .

  • 127 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:16 PM


    What about the two people who said OUT, but only for and upgrade, not for another dud?

  • 128 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:19 PM


    Agree with what you say about Ashley and the media, but the Chronicle have to be more balanced in their methods too. That 13 page pull out on the protests was excessive, and just as bad as anything Ashley had done. We must remember the Media, in general, are tw@s

  • 129 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Sad state of affairs again at the club. Pretending everything is all right. Not the case. Ashley is the culprit of course. It’s his club and he’s determined to make a fortune from it in the long run. But it’s not the club it was even with all the problems that occurred under Shepard etc. Ashley is only interested in himself. He laughed his head off when he saw the ground full against Man City. Rubbing his hands together with glee. Sickening.

  • 130 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    JFA, was there am option for extending his contract ? only 6 years left on this one. I am worried what Catchy will have left in his life when it runs out

  • 131 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Big Papiss

    Yeah I thought that as well….so why do the fans believe we need another striker when quite frankly we have created 2 clear cut chances in 2 league games. SDJ and Cabella sitter that he missed both against Villa. Surely the lack of creativity needs to be looked at

    Plenty if sideways passing and zero penetrative football. Bee guy made an absurd comment about Obertan being the same as HBA but the latter was better at shooting. Get on hba and yes we may concede goals but he will create more than anyone else on that pitch

  • 132 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:22 PM


    I agree mate, not a fan of most journalists or papers.

    I’m clutching at straws looking for positive change 🙁

  • 133 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I’ll go with Ashley out first and then Pardew out when the new owner realizes what a tw@t he is. Then a proper manager, some money spent on an experienced striker and no more having to see Ashley’s fat face hanging out with that stupid grin. Beautiful.

  • 134 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    OT there were at least 4 good chances in the Villa game. The reason people want another striker is we have lots of players who can play off a striker but no genuine centre forwards

  • 135 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:25 PM


    What were the 4 clear cut chances mate?

  • 136 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:27 PM


    No i dont think you are clutching at straws, mate. I think you are right to think and hope that any kind of talks to improve broken relationships between media/club/fans is a positive step. Its not as if its Israel and Palestine so surely they can all be grown up and shake hands 😀

  • 137 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Doesn’t sound like we created many clear opportunities yesterday either…maybe a could of decent ones

  • 138 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    The two you mentioned Goofy skied a half volley in the 6 yard box and Willo had his air kick in the box when he should have just headed the call. Janmaat also cut inside and had a good shot though it could be argued that was a chance he created for himself so a new striker would not have been an issue on that one.

  • 139 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Those that want to go to the ground and buy kit etc. should go of course but don’t expect anything to change. Seven years and counting of this bollocks. The man is an idiot when it comes to football. If Ashley thinks Riviere, Perez and Fererrya are going to do anything more than put us in the bottom 10 then he’s mad as a hatter.

  • 140 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Even De Jong’s chance came from him nicking the ball high up the pitch .

    Gouffran & Willo’s chances both came from set pieces as well I think .

    When was the last time we had a run of decent passing leading up to a goal in the PL .

  • 141 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    BPC SDJ chance was a great pass from Perez, Guzan did well to save it.

  • 142 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Let’s see now, 3 games played, no goals scored. Who is our best bet as a striker? Gouffy seems to lose composure in front of net. He’s missed from 2 yards out late last season and now early this season. A good worker, tracks back well, but not an instinctive scorer. Perez may develop into a Prem quality striker but no yet. We haven’t seen Fererrya to any extent so the jury is out. Riviere looks like he wants it badly but may not be strong enough. de Jong will score some goals. I see between 30 and 40 goals in the team for the season. And we’ll give up around 60. Doesn’t sound like a good ratio to me.

  • 143 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    G2 exactly so surely that supports the argument we need a proper CF. There is some merit that the forwards are isolated but a good strong CF who can hold the ball up would give time for the midfield to join in and support the attack.

  • 144 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Top scorer for us this season (unless somebody like Remy comes in)? 10 goals or less. Probably De Jong if he avoids serious injury and we play him far enough up the pitch.

  • 145 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Absolutely tequila mate @140. Even with 1 incoming experienced striker, what happens if he gets a serious injury? This is all bollocks. Pardew should be sweating heavily if he has any brains left at all.

  • 146 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    The formation is the problem IMO .

    We do see a lot of the ball playing 4-2-3-1, but for the most part we pass it sideways along the back four and get no where .

    Counter attacking 4-3-3 is the only time under Pardew we have looked really dangerous but he refuses to play it . We have some scary pace in our side, but what use is it when the other team sits back and limits the space .

    Just look at when Real Madrid destroyed Bayern last year and Bayern themselves did it to Barca with Heynckes in charge .

    The team we should play (especially away from home) :

    ——–Sissoko——–De Jong——–Tiote——–


  • 147 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Yes the willo one and goofy one were indeed decent chances, Cabella was probably the easiest followed by willos.

    What would another striker have done though? These chances have fallen to a non CF so I still don’t get what a Remy or any other forward would have done differently

  • 148 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    @ tequila

    Yes but you can’t rely on the other team to make a mistake and for De Jong to nick the ball .

    At the end of the day that was our best chance and it didn’t come from any kind of build up which is worrying .

    If Pardew wants to play 4-2-3-1 then he should buy a target man . Rivierre is decent in the air but he is in no way known for being a hold up kind of striker .

    Once again Pardew hasn’t got a clue .

  • 149 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    What do we do with Cisse then when the new forward comes in? Remy was here last but we still managed a small return in goals

  • 150 mindshaft // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    We will not be signing another striker and I’m sick to the back teeth of hearing about these two. Lacazette isn’t arsed about coming to toon and Remy does not want to leave London unless it’s a champs league club. I think probably every football pundit and his dog have commented on how Remy has said he will not return to the toon

  • 151 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Defend toon defend

  • 152 toonking // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:46 PM


    Colback has shown the best performances of any newcastle player this season and there is no way you can put a 4-3-3 without him.

  • 153 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    G2 of course injuries could happen we already have a proven no 9 who is out. That can happen with any club. All managers are sweating on that one. Is it all bollocks for every team? I get that people don`t like Pardew everyone is entitled to their opinion. You sound as if you are ready to throw the towel in after 2 league games. Nothing is set in stone mate.

  • 154 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    BPC that is exactly what I have been arguing we need another striker

  • 155 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    @ King

    He played well against City although was nothing special against Villa However against teams like Palace they should be worrying about our offence not the other way around .

  • 156 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    OT Cisse should have to fight for his place like every other player.

  • 157 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Percy is ferked if we don’t sign another striker. He’s always had a striker in the team who gets him out of jail.

    At the moment we don’t have that striker. So he’s ferked.

  • 158 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Good points tequila mate. I don’t like the 7 year trend in general though. A tw@t for an owner who hires tw@ts. It’s not a good football plan as far as I can see.

  • 159 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM


    Where are you?

    I need to hear something positive about the players we’ve signed.

    I’d just like to hear from someone who’s seen our new players in action other than on YouTube or after Pardew got his hands in them.

    If your worried about the trolls abusing you don’t worry I’m sure the infamous lettuce basher Geordietwo will defend your honour.

    Come on lad if your reading let us hear something balanced and informative about our signings and if you fancy tell us what you’ve heard regarding who Carrs watching.

    I for one would like to hear what you have to say!

  • 160 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I don`t get hung up on formations 433 442 4231 they all have strengths and weaknesses. Players win games not formations.

  • 161 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    G2 you will struggle to find anyone who is happy with MA stewardship of the lub

  • 162 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    @ tequila

    I agree that players are the most important, but even a blind man can see our strikers get poor service .

  • 163 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    This poll of mine seems to be gathering pace, we’ve had a whopping three more votes since I mentioned the last rip roaring success, see, success breeds success,
    Ok, so far we have five OUT’s and one OUT only for someone better and someone who wants to give him a contract extension as six years clearly isn’t enough as it stands, well that still makes SIX to one extension, that’s a majority so far.

  • 164 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Let’s look at the little shop of horrors run by Mike shall we>
    Dennis Wise: the poison dwarf, hopeless
    Joe Kinnear: easily the dimmest bulb ever to be a Director of Football in the Prem. Couldn’t find his own shoes if he was wearing them.
    Derek Llambeezee: Mr. purple. Staggering football intellect. Enough said there.
    With talent like that why haven’t we won the league and a few cups already? It’s a deep mystery to me.

  • 165 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Get beat by Crystal palace on Saturday we could find ourselves stuck in another Pardew rut.

    If we can’t beat them lot we really are in the pig shit.

  • 166 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    I hope you’re counting my vote JfA mate. Mike out. Alan out. Carver out. Tea lady out. Harrumph!!!

  • 167 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    JFA to clarify I never said I wanted an extension I was just worried for Carchys mental health if he does not have Pardew to fixate on,

  • 168 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM


    You right about players over formations, but one small point i would raise is that some players are better suited to certain formations.

  • 169 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM


    Cheers pal I’m just losing faith a little today


    I’m with you the formation is shit!


    What’s with the negative waves baby?
    Come on lad your usually the sunshine of the blog 😉

  • 170 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    How can one vote in this poll?

  • 171 toonking // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    colback has been more threatening that most he looks almost like a lesser cabaye.
    playing defensive would mean he would leave the corners and be remaining in our own half but from what i’ve seen of him so far he is always getting himself forward and once tiote returns it will allow him even more movement.

    my choice of drop would be HBA but knowsing you won’t want to drop him i would drop sissoko because he not looked very good so far this season, i’m still under the sense that it’s because he was put in the centre as the reason so i’m still to findout.

    another thing about that line up is de jong who is normally playing just behind the striker will be likely having to do more of his work assisting the defence, sissoko de jong and tiote together will be too much of a mes as you’ll be getting players swapping every second and playing out of position.

  • 172 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 6:59 PM


    I have multiple personalities so should be allowed multiple votes.

    And all five of us say out

  • 173 Toon Tang // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    I can’t be doing with Loic ‘ballbags’ Remy. Let’s have the other kidder and see how he does.

  • 174 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Sorry optimistic mate. I’m feeling the pressure. Being Official Blog Curmudgeon is giving me a lot of stress. Plus I’m having nightmares about Ashley molesting my budgies.

  • 175 ginola13 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    If alan was to go id take pulis in a heatbeat or di matteo..both very good managers out of work

  • 176 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM


    “Negative waves, baby”

    Do i detect a little snippet of Kelly’s Heroes?

  • 177 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    The only way Colback looks like Cabaye is his late crap tackling

  • 178 Toon Tang // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    But beggars cant be choosers I suppose.

  • 179 Toon Tang // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Unless they are in fact choosing which bin to dip…

  • 180 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    I saw somebody post ‘why do we need another striker, we have bought three’, all very well buying three new strikers to bolster the line up if you already have a proven goal scorer in the team like Demba Ba or Remy, even if one was injured you could look forward to them coming back and start doing the business, but bringing in three young lads none of whom have any PL experience is too much to ask and we have Cisse to look forward to when his injury has cleared, he managed two, yes two PL goals all last season and one was a token gesture from the spot, Mashers is viewing this striker situation like a bungling First WW General safe behind the lines who has no idea what’s happening at the front.

  • 181 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM


    Are your budgies still in protective custody? When is the case due to start?

  • 182 Bambams // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    I wonder if the powers that be are just waiting for Cisse to get fit…
    I would rather bring in a commanding CB first, I know we need a striker but the two at the back worry me.

    That fella from Celtic has his fans on here, I am just worried the gulf is too much and we have another Boumsong.

    You have to laugh. ..He has not even touched the TV money ! Well oiled cog of Newcastle United management !

  • 183 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Does that mean I can count you as an OUT then,
    G2, yes you’re counted.

  • 184 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Mike Ashley: the Budgie Bandito of Love. The horror.

  • 185 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    I think people just want to see someone other than STaylor or Willo, I can understand the STaylor bit as I’ve lost patience with him but for me Willo is a very good back up, how many clubs have four international CB’s in their squad.

  • 186 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    My budgies are in a secret location Markaccus mate. I can’t discuss it further. They are being protected by a large pack of honey badgers. Is it enough to stop Mike though? Colour me worried.

  • 187 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:07 PM


    Yes mate, great film 🙂

  • 188 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    At the start of the window 99% of NUFC fans would have agreed a top quality striker was our main priority this window and we still haven’t brought one in .

    Gambling on Rivierre to be a hit, Cisse to find his previous form and a Spanish second division kid is crazy .

    As seen previously with us, a top striker can be the difference between Europe and relegation .

  • 189 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Just type OUT or IN, and I will count up the votes and announce the results every time someone posts a vote which is averaging about every 54 minutes.

  • 190 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM


    I know this is disgusting but I’ll volanteer to smother Ashley’s naked body with honey if you lend us those Badgers.

  • 191 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    jfa mines a gtf parclute

  • 192 Bambams // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    last season Willo was as steady as any cb in the middle clubs in the league. I just worry with our pairings. Willo &colo or MYM &Saylor any mixture of the four of them.
    When we dont have a shouter cb who leads by example then we need to buy one.
    imo…colo has lost some pace and does not seem as hungry. Willo sometimes loses concentration, mym not used to the physical side of prem and Saylor I dont think you can rely on.
    Need to go back to Woodgate when we had a comfortable cb. But this is just my opinion.
    Cheers for the craic fella

  • 193 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    This is your Senior Official Club Journo reporting from the training ground. I have a happy, relaxed Alan Pardew here with me to answer some questions.
    G2: Alan, have you been satisfied with the club’s play so far?
    Alan: Yes definitely G2. We have had a tricky start to the season having to play other Premier League clubs and all but we’ve held our own beautifully.
    G2: Are you worried at all about the lack of goals so far?
    Alan: No, definitely not. We’ve created some wonderful chances with our attacking style of football. The goals will come rest assured, and before Christmas too!
    G2: Have you had any productive chats with Ben Arfa recently?
    Alan: Most definitely. He’s a wonderful player. He knows I have his best interests at heart. I’m knitting a scarf for him as well. Unfortunately I have decided that we have a better offensive player in Big Mike Williamson. He has the skills to make all the difference. Once he’s back form suspension I can give the strikers a much deserved rest.
    G2 Well that was wonderful Alan. I’ll let you get back to it. It looks like you’re running some defensive drills. Excellent.

  • 194 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Our competitors are starting to look stronger than us up front :

    Swansea – Bony & Gomis
    Everton – Lukaku, Mirallas, Naismith & Eto
    Villa – Benteke, Agbonlahor, Weimann
    QPR – Remy & Austin

    Another striker is a must IMO & a CB would be the cherry on top .

    All the great business this window is pointless as we are missing a couple of key pieces . Its like having the key’s to a Ferrari but it has no wheels .

  • 195 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    We have seven OUTs and an OUT for someone better, tequilas vote has been rescinded as I read it incorrectly, I think tequila is an OUT but is non commital.

  • 196 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    OUT or IN

  • 197 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:19 PM


  • 198 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM


    owtttta here

  • 199 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Oh sorry JfA mate were we talking about belly buttons? Mine is an in then.

  • 200 Bambams // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Pardew out for me fella !

    He has had long enough and just fed up with the excuses.

  • 201 Belfast // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    I wrote in capitals just to make myself clear. 🙂


  • 202 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:22 PM


    That’s more like it 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • 203 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Has anyone said in ?

  • 204 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    JFA, no I have to have something to torture Catchy with. He can go if we are bottom 6 by Nov

  • 205 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    After our disastrous form in the EL the club statisticians Lee and Wendy reckon it’s safer to dabble with relegation than to qualify for Europe.

  • 206 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Starting to look better than us up front Big Pappa mate? Here I’m trying to find top talent for us but all I get is grief. Has Billy Shortstrokes had a single minute of play yet? No, he has not. The midgets are getting irritable and restless as well. Big trouble is brewing mate.

  • 207 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Dok, you already voted,
    Belfast, it had to be in capitals or it didn’t count, you done good,
    Ok that’s eight OUT’s an OUT for someone better and an OUT if we are in the bottom six on Sunday.

  • 208 bladeuser // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Get hba sold before monday
    he will never start under percy and he at the mo is going nowhere all this crap fro hba of wanting to stay is just that all he wants to do is pick up the money while running down the remainder of his contract so he is a better proposition to his next employers while picking up a big signing on fee
    so all u benny lovers give it a rest a few jinks here and there and a few stunning goals does not make a top class player who has been here a good few seasons

  • 209 cyprus // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Cabaye can’t tackle… two yellows last game.
    Ed, btw, thanks for posting about HBA. It doesn’t make any sense to have people like Obertan ahead of him, it’s a joke.
    Reminds me of the Sounness Bellers clash, the beginning of the end of Newcastle big team status. And, consider, in three games WE HAVEN’T (really) SCORED yet. We need some magic upfront. AP, shape up or go man.

  • 210 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Did you not read my comment at 189 bladeuser mate? It’s not over with Benny yet. Once he gets his scarf and feels the love from wor Alan he’ll feel like a new man. Then we slowly integrate him back into the team. A few games at LB, then a couple in goal and he’ll be ready to break out big time!

  • 211 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    I thought that was some weird Germanic name until some one called you blade user, don’t tell me that is the case unless you are a carpet fitter or package remover.

  • 212 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Spot on Cyprus mate. Are you IN or OUT with Pardew?

  • 213 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    I firmly believe wor Alan has a bright future in either the pizza delivery or chimney sweep industries.

  • 214 cyprus // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    I want my team to give every game a right go, even if we lose, to attack attack and play entertaining football. Can AP do that? You tell me 😉

  • 215 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Big Fcukoff out

    That ok? 😀

  • 216 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    I have been saying for some time now that Pards is in the wrong profession Cyprus mate. He should be the manual backup for a missile guidance system.

  • 217 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Sorry not in capitals, rules are rules n that

  • 218 chenz7 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    i seriously cant understand the clamour for h.b.a hes a ball greedy individual that has no idea of team work.
    he tries taking on 5or 6 players 20 times a game and if hes lucky ..very lucky manages it once .
    hes not a striker …players like welbeck and remy score goals …he dosent

  • 219 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Do yopu think those glasse of his have just ordinary window glass.

  • 220 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:37 PM

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

  • 221 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    No, they’re actually Google lenses JfA mate. He’s busy watching his Coronation Street recordings.

  • 222 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Well mates, I’ve got some grommets to re-align. Stay wild and wooly.

  • 223 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM


    Like a human eyes on target system? Get him strapped up with duct tape and whilst your at it attach fatty aswell! Problem solved gents 😉


    That better?

  • 224 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    James Mccathur is never worth £7m. Cabella is worth much more than him.

  • 225 Markaccus // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM


    I completely understand. Ashleys cronies would torture anyone to find your budgies, to keep them silent for good. There is no end to this monsterous mans behaviour!


    Yes, Kellys heroes is great. I prefer “Where eagles dare” though. Excellent film. I even have it on blue ray!

  • 226 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Alan Pardew
    “I’m hoping to get a break on Saturday, we just need one break”
    No Alan, we need at least 36 of them and for your defensive magic to start rubbing off on one of the worst numerical back fours in the division.

  • 227 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    It’s OUT !

  • 228 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Has to be in capitals !

  • 229 GeordieTwo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    I prefer All the Pretty Horses and Several of the Most Attractive Cattle Markaccus mate. Lovely film. All about horses and errr cattle apparently.

  • 230 welshgeordie9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    i wonder if arsenal mess it up tonight.

  • 231 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Ownership by Red Bull doesn’t seem to be a bed of roses:

    Transfers are starting to get silly and will only become worse for the remainder of the window. NUFC will be keeping their hand in with players but wait until Jan. if necessary.

    A couple of quotes from managers with aspirations of playing Europe are emphasising the importance of a good League Cup run.

  • 232 welshgeordie9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    no remy tonight for qpr

  • 233 duzo // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    This is what I think of Newcastle’s management, team and games so far this season:

    Mike Ashley def know how’s to run a business and he is running newcastle in a very smart and efficient fashion as a business. Wasting money on scouts and young talent, selling for high returns, strict trasfer and player polcies, finding everyway to making the extra buck (SJP naming rights). It seems to be working quite well and seems to follow the Arsenal way. Which is not bad to be honest cause we will only move forward from here if smart and correct buys continue. So far all buys look great and I think even though we can’t score, the goals will come, we don’t really need a striker, the new guys will come through just need 2 – 3 games. Cisse can still come back like before with a proper midfield we have now (De Jong, Cabella, Colback). IMO we just need a defender before the window closes, I think Van Dijk would be a great addition and a future replacement for aging Coloccini.I think Ben Arfa will come back after 5-6 games on the bench. He seems committed and willing to change and will convince Pardew. We have good young talent (aarons, perez, abeid, haidara). So in all a competettive sidewith depth that will def make top ten and a decent run in the cups. Maybe no trophies this year but this team will win a cup 2-3 seasons

  • 234 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:52 PM


  • 235 Average_Contents // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Ok ok I’ll play

    OUT 😉

  • 236 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    always worries me when any manager says ”we need a break” but the regularity with which pardew says it is alarming.

    You need a method and to know what you’re doing, not rely on and hope for luck. Doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence does it.

  • 237 welshgeordie9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Where’s all the happy bloogers tonight, quite funny as i just come on here, I haven’t said anything.


  • 238 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM


    Evening pal, Remys to good for league cup! 😉

  • 239 welshgeordie9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    it doesn’t matter if you say in out or shake it all about he isn’t going anywhere.

  • 240 dazzler // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:57 PM



  • 241 welshgeordie9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    You haven’t asked me yet if i want pardew in or out.

  • 242 MadisonToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Rotonda –

    It is amazing how much he says that “we need a break”. Clearly relying on luck way too much. We didn’t need a break in that much to put Gillingham away…we needed to be able to destroy that team without any luck being involved.

    I wonder if he’ll ever get publicly called out for using that excuse too often. I really hope so!

  • 243 welshgeordie9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    optimistic prime

    Good evening mate, any transfer news today or is it the same old rubbish.

  • 244 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:01 PM


    No problem at all in theory with mike ashley’s vision, buy young players, develop them, sell for massive profit and bring in the next bright young things. dortmund, sporting and ajax have done it for years.

    as I mentioned earlier though ” developing ” is the key word. To be an arsenal of the north you need wenger type quality coaches, not the current fraud and his cronies.

  • 245 Harley // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:02 PM


    Can’t resist a film debate. I love Kelly’s heroes, seen it so many times.
    Castle keep with Burt Lancaster is another similar type which is great.
    Can’t beat the old WW2 movies.

  • 246 welshgeordie9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    My favourite bloggers have buggered off.

    Ha ha ha

    Wow what powers I’ve got.

  • 247 BandB // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Hello boys!


    I’d love to vote.
    But everyone knows.
    Neggars can’t be choosers.

  • 248 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:03 PM


    saying we need a break just sounds desperate!

  • 249 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Band B

    where are you now? were you just on hols?

  • 250 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM



    but only if were bottom half, have scored fewer than 1.6 goals a game, and allowed more than that… oh, and Ahsley, Pardew and Colback do NOT do the ice bucket challenge… by the way, the scum issued a challenge, wheres our leadership rising to the occasion? CANNOT let the unwashed have four in a row…

  • 251 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    the other day I was trying to list my 10 favourite films and songs of all time. Not that easy!

  • 252 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM


    a pleasure to see you back? hope all is well in your world 🙂

  • 253 BandB // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:08 PM


    Only back to for a few days to collect a small package, who is coming with me this time.
    Try and have some fun everyone.
    Life is too short.


  • 254 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    the only sad thing about pardew and his cronies leaving would be that they will get a huge pay off for abject failure.

  • 255 70TWO // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Stoke 1 goal up

  • 256 bladeuser // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Jail for ashley or anybody
    bladeuser is just a password i use for work nothing else i am not the next jack the ripper

  • 257 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    band B

    where have you relocated to may I ask?

  • 258 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM


    As far as we’re concerned looks all rubbish to me 🙁

  • 259 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    jail at 214

    you mean saved from his former occupation

  • 260 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    should have bought matt smith two years ago

  • 261 tooncook69 // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Been scrolling down, no 1 has mentioned Connor whickam, knows how to put the ball in the back of the net, single handedly kept sunderland up, out of contract next season so wont be as expensive, any1 agree? 6-8 million possibly??

  • 262 DokToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM


    i thought you were shaving your head, hence the name 🙂

  • 263 bladeuser // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM


  • 264 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:20 PM


    That’s difficult for anyone, so many songs or films have different reasons for liking them.

    I’d just keep adding so 10 would end up 100.

    As a kid I loved Highlander, the idea of experiencing so much history boggled my mind. Hear there remaking it 🙁

    One of my faves is True Romance, that’s my idea of a love story.

    Everytime White chicks is on I have to watch it as it’s hilarious and Terry Cruise is unreal.

    The lists could end up endless 🙂

  • 265 tooncook69 // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    is this a football forum or a film forum queenies?

  • 266 Rotonda heights // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM


    yet again you demonstrate your innate INability to hold a civil discussion without insulting people and for that reason I’m out.

  • 267 BeeGuy // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    People are upset about my comments about H B-A & Obertan.

    First let me say I’m no fan of AP.

    Next, H B-A has lost speed & confidence since DeJong nailed him. Here in the USA we would say he is gun shy. IMHO. he will not change no matter what team he plays for.unless some shrink can help him forget that assault. I’d love it if it happened at NUFC, but probably too much time has passed.

  • 268 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Duzo@-228——– is this a wind up mate ??

  • 269 tequilamag // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    RH am i missing something. I can`t see any posts from Mojo

  • 270 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    @ optimistic prime

    Sicilian’s are the best liar’s 😉 .

  • 271 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM


    One of the best scenes in any film ever!

  • 272 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:37 PM


    More transfer rubbish

  • 273 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Your the one that say’s you coach kids football,if you come out with something stupid like coaches are supposed to tell top class defenders which way to show a defender.If the player is left footed you try and force him on his right foot and so on it’s something you learn when you are a child,unless your Mbiwa v Sociedad,then you use the turn away not bothered technique

  • 274 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    @ optimistic

    Yeah m8, it truly is .

    So many people I meet have never heard of True Romance and it is severely underrated IMO . Especially when you consider the cast (although many cameos) .

  • 275 Thump // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    @optimistic: Don’t pay any attention to nufcfans. I’m loathe to even give them a website hit. Bunch of kernts, the lot of them.

  • 276 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM


    I disagree mate, all you should be teaching kids is technique and ball skills.

    That’s why English players are shite because there pidgeons holed into positions from around 9 yr old.

    When on the contenent they play 5 and 7 aside until their mid teens learning how to pass and move find space and gain confidence on the ball,

    Where here idiots shout at them to boot the ball away etc.

  • 277 Jeff from Benwell // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    I wonder if Ed bless his soul realized what a monster he was creating with this blog“““““`the last refuge of gobshites knownowts and arseholes

  • 278 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM


    That’s why I said rubbish, welsh was asking if out was happening 🙂


    The cast is unreal, Brad Pitt the stoner 🙂

  • 279 Thump // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    @Jeff: And yet here you are.

  • 280 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM


    I bought it on blu ray from cex for £4 a cpl month ago. Had watched it loads of times but couldn’t pass it up!

  • 281 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    He was talking about the coaches are not telling Mbiwa which side to show defenders,that’s why he is utter pants,that is ridiculous.I agree with everything you said

  • 282 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:50 PM


    You fit the profile

  • 283 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:55 PM


    I think M’biwa has been shafted by Pardew.
    The only real run he’s had in the centre was 3 games were we kept 3 clean sheets. The rest of the time he’s been out of position or played with coco the clown next to him.

    I’d rather give the lad a run in the side before any of the others.

    People’s opinions vary on players but IMO M’biwa has been made the scapegoat for others mistakes and even Pardew admitted he’d tret the lad poorly.

    Another poor man management of a player IMO

  • 284 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Richards is a done deal. Adios Saylor or MYM

  • 285 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    jeff @ 270——–no offence like , but what bracket do you fall under

  • 286 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    What happened to letting players get used to the league .

    From what I remember Collo & Enrique were pants when they first joined us but turned out to be two of our best defenders ever in time . Collo not so much these days due to his lack of pace

    M’biwa’s reward for three straight clean sheets against strong opposition was to be dropped FFS . Talk about you’re confidence being knocked .

    I still think that our best back four at the minute is :


    Santon could take the left back spot but he seriously needs to work on his positioning if he wants to get back in the team . Although judging by squad numbers he is still Pardew’s favourite .

    Davide has cost us much more games than he has won us yet Pardew persists with him, however Ben Arfa has been banished .

    How Stevie Taylor gets in ahead of a title winning French international is staggering .

  • 287 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:06 PM


    The goal against Sociedad I agree he shouldn’t have turned his back however if you get the chance look at the goal again.

    M’biwa has 2 players up against him, the young lad who ended up scoring a worldly and I’d you look there’s another Sociedad player in the box with no one else near him.

    If M’biwa closes the youngin down he slips the through ball giving them a easy chance on goal, so he tries to stand his ground and the youngin scores a worldly but if he’d went to close down everyone would have said why didn’t he hold his ground.

    If anything people should be asking where are the other defenders!

  • 288 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    newcastle make new bid for richards——

  • 289 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Imo he is a liability at CB,the Prem is too fast for him,he isn’t good in the air,his awareness of people around him is shocking,his tackling is poor,and his decision making is terrible.There wasn’t many clubs in for him when we said he could go,not 1 Prem team was willing to take a punt,the icing on the cake was v Sociedad pre season,to turn your back and walk away allowing a player a free shot is mind blowing,and they scored.And most soccer stat sites have him down as RB as his secondary position so it is not like he has never played there.

  • 290 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:10 PM


    I’d agree with all that including the back four.
    Santon boils my pi55, runs up the pitch loses the ball and jogs back he’s shocking. He does what HBA is accused of more often yet nowts said.

  • 291 yorkymag // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Mbiwa has loads of natural talent but no football brain he reminds me so much of our old friend Titus
    He is always out of position and gets caught ,he will do ok in the slower pace of French football
    But in my opinion he has had loads of chances and has been found wanting not in the physical or skill sense but in his very limited ability to read the game
    If we were lucky enough to get Richards it is a massive upgrade

  • 292 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    He turned his back before he struck the ball,if there are other people free they are not his problem,the priority is the man with the ball,you try and tackle the man with the ball,if he passes it before your tackle then you have done your job.You don’t turn away disinterested

  • 293 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    new bid for richards

  • 294 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    According to previous sources, we have either signed Micah Richards or we have made a double-bid for Richards and Scott Sinclair.

    I do not trust any link with Micah Richards anymore.

  • 295 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Moreover, an Italian source talking about the transfer in England? LMAO

  • 296 martoon // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Debuchy sent off – shame 🙂

  • 297 p // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I don’t see anything more than a loan deal for Richards, he is unlikely to be a player that appreciates in value so does not fit the well understood criteria.

    I think they will make do until the forest lad comes in next season.

    Remy or Lacazatte are possible though.

  • 298 optimistic prime // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM


    Not his problem?

    So who’s problem is it?

    Like I said scapegoat for others, where was the right winger? Where was the CB?

    He tried to play the percentage and lost, if he’d gone to the kid missed it and they end up scoring he’s then supposed to stand round blaming others saying it’s not my problem? Sorry I disagree

    What I will say is we really really need a talker a organiser, someone to organise the defence and that is our biggest problem. NO ONE on the pitch takes responsibility and your idea of not my problem is what causes the most problems!

  • 299 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    The great brainwashing delusion:

    I don’t think he (Ashley) likes tactics where teams set out to defend deep and look to nick something, it’s not the way he is. It’s not his style and it’s certainly not my style.” – Pardross.


    Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United have scored less goals in 2014 than any other club in English league football.

    Nice one, Alan.

  • 300 yorkymag // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    They were actually talking about Roma missing out on Richards to newcastle hence why the source is Italian

  • 301 gazzaforever // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Markaccus you fcking moron, this is a fifa pic, i told you to check my facebook if you wanna make fun of me, My facebook name is gillis veber. Show me your face too if you have some balls. Do you hear banjo too when you post your crappy comments all day. OP i told you I didnt get your sarcasm , I thought you could forgive me for my mistake, and not insulting me like the other retard here.

  • 302 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Then there’s actually less truth carried in it.

  • 303 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Warnock gets the palace job, wonder if pardew fancies a pop at him like he did pellegrini ?? haha

    Laurant ——-is that another one of his unwanted records ??

  • 304 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Stuart, one of the many. The list is resembling the length of a Santa Claus present planner.

  • 305 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    It doesn’t matter to this point where the RW was or the CB,those are discussions for other day’s.If your a faced with defending a 3 or 2 against 1 position your priority is the man with the ball,you don’t leave the man with the ball to mark somebody else,if you tackle the guy great,your a hero,if you try a tackle but he passes it to 1 of the free men then you try and get back into the box and defend again.You do not turn your back and walk away,i’m not exaggerating,if have never seen anybody do that before in all y time watching footy.

  • 306 JamesToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Newcastle have made an offer for Micah Richards while M’Biwa has been approached by Marseille

  • 307 JamesToon // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    oh ,i’ve been beaten to it 😉

  • 308 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    They had the Palace chairman on Radio 5 Live at about 7pm talking about Warnock. I caught some of the interview.

  • 309 p // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    @306 hardly breaking, been talk of that for a month or 2 now

  • 310 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    I think Pardew hasn’t got a clue to be honest and doesn’t know how he wants us to play .

    You look at all the attacking prospects he has brought in like HBA, Cabella & De Jong yet plays them in a defensive style and like LR32 pointed out we have scored the least goals in 2014 .

    Its like someone getting all the best players on FIFA, but doesn’t have a clue how to use them . Is it any surprise HBA, Cabaye and more have criticized Pardews tactics ? .

    Alan’s got all the gear but no idea .

  • 311 p // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    I don’t know what is complicated here…

    1. HBA is a talented one-trick pony with a bad attitude
    2. Pardew is a crap manager
    3. Mike Ashley’s tenure has been uninspiring to say the least but not really any worse (for different reasons) from previous regimes

  • 312 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Sorry,It was v Malaga not Sociedad.4 mins 10 is indefensible

  • 313 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Well at the close of play and with the ballot boxes still open I count 14 unconditional OUT’s and two with certain conditions, there are as yet no IN’s so, so far we can say a majority of posters want him OUT.
    Hello BandB, we miss you 🙂

  • 314 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    The records just keep tumbling…

    Alan Pardew’s NUFC have failed to score in their first 2 games for 2 consecutive seasons – the first time in the club’s history.

    Nice one, Alan.

  • 315 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Who broke it and why do they know at almost ten o clock at night.

  • 316 Blofal // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Big NO to Remy. If he comes back he will only be coming back because he has no other option and we are better than QPR.

    Would rather play Riverie, Ayoze and Perez and hope the game time leads one of them to have a breakout season.

    Lacazette for the record is an awesome player, but if he doesn’t want to come he can get stuffed too.

  • 317 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Even under Sir Bobby we went to places like Highbury and went after teams .

    Our squad is on par (arguably better) than Bobby had yet we made the Champions League . It was much better to watch than our 5th place finish under Pardew .

  • 318 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    @ Blofal

    Rivierre over Remy ? .

    Give you’re head a shake 😉 .

  • 319 p // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    blofal, how many players really want to come here for the love of the toon?

    at best, we would hope for a professional level of commitment whilst they move on to a european giant

    unless of course they are journey men…

  • 320 Blofal // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    I don’t believe this crap about HBA not tracking back. I have seen him track back reliably plenty of games. He was often used as a scapegoat imo.

    I think the problem is more that he holds the ball too long in attack and we lose our shape whilst waiting for him to finish his stepovers. Then we end up vulnerable on the counter.

    I can actually imagine him arguing in the dressing room with Pardew and him saying well I’ve scored 6 goals this season doing that so get stuffed. I think that may be more of the problem. Marveaux was the one guilty of never tracking back.

  • 321 Klatoon // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    hes right.lets play ayoze AND perez…thats one deadly duo…

  • 322 Blofal // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Big Pappa, Remy is a prick. Has no loyalty to the club. Has had the chance to sign for us many times. And he is getting on in years. He can get stuffed. Would rather develop our youth.

  • 323 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    this is a must watch little toddler doing the ice bucket challenge –hahahahahah

  • 324 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    And if you think Cabella wouldn’t jump ship if PSG or Liverpool came knocking you are naïve .

    No doubt players like Cabaye genuinely love NUFC and living in Newcastle in general, but we can’t compete with the big boys anymore at the end of the day .

  • 325 Blofal // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Apologies Klatoon, I meant Riviere, Ayoze and Ferreyra.

  • 326 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    I think you are letting your heart rule your head there, we need goals mate, I’ve just counted and there are 15 PL goals in the players still at the club and HBA doesn’t look like he’s going to start so that makes 13, unless Riverie bags a couple of braces and a hatrick he is already becoming a one every four striker and that’s if he nets on Saturday, we need more than that otherwise this best squad since SBR, this best squad since….. is not going to be much good with out goals.

  • 327 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    @ blofal

    No doubt Remy has mugged us off in the past (twice now) but we don’t know what offers we gave him money wise and how much more he is getting at QPR .

    Without his goals last season we may have went down so I will be forever grateful for that, same with Ba the season before when he got us 16 goals before going to Chelsea.

  • 328 scout // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    When is the draw?

  • 329 Nae place for Pards // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    If that vote is still on, I’m gonna say OUT if we find someone better to bring in

  • 330 Blofal // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Jail I understand what your saying. But we could have Falcao up front and still be stuffed under Pardew. We isolate all our strikers to their detriment.

    I’m not saying I don’t want to see another striker bought in… I really do. I just don’t want Remy.

  • 331 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Laurant —— and yet , another one of his unwanted records ??hahahhaha

  • 332 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    We have Palace away.

  • 333 scout // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Get in ill go

  • 334 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Blofal, I said in the past I wouldn’t have Demba Ba back now I’d have him in a heart beat, I wonder what made him go to Turkey, surely somebody in the PL could have matched his wages here.

  • 335 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 27, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Blofal, I’m not against Remy at all that he didn’t choose us. He was gaining points on his own most of the time anyway.

    Unlike home grown players, they don’t have any links to the club, so I have no problem with wanting to improve their game by trying to go to the best club they can. Albeit as the Liverpool move has broken down he is now at QPR.

    It says a lot about what he thought of the behind the scenes goings on, if he’s very reluctant to return.

    Clubs dispose of players in a care free attitude as well. For all Jonas’ hard work and loyalty, he has been treated disgracefully by the club and is banished for the sake of some appearance money being paid.

  • 336 deeps // Aug 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM


  • 337 Mister Tuff // Aug 28, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    jeff from Benwell – what a knobber.
    You predicted several weeks ago that we would be getting four signings before the end of July.
    Included in the list was Perez I think – his name was circulating on all the news outlets – your other three names did not materialise so I think that you fall within your own description of a gobshite knownowt and arsehole. Not just one – all three – dope.

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