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Colback – It’s Another Proud Moment For Me And My Family

4:33 pm, Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 285 Comments

Jack Colback has been called up to the England squad and we just hope that Roy Hodgson hadn’t talked about our Jack being the ginger Pirlo – because that’s brough about all kinds of negativity about Jack from England fans – but there again most of them will not have seen how great he has been for Newcastle this season, and he was Man of the Match against England’s top club – Manchester City.

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Jack Colback – ion signing for his home town club

So Jack can play a bit.

And this is what Jack has said on the Newcastle web-site today:

“It’s another proud moment for me and my family.¨ “My football is going really well at the moment and this is the icing on the cake after moving here.¨ “There’s been a few retirements since the World Cup, in Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, which has left a hole.¨

“I’m not saying I’m necessarily their replacement, but there are opportunities there for young players to stake a claim.¨ “The manager took a few young players to the World Cup in the summer and has now named a young squad, so that shows you always have a chance.¨

“Of course. I’ve got to go there, express myself in training and hopefully be a part of the games. I want to show people what I am capable of and I know that once I’ve experienced it once, I will want to do it again.¨

“I’ve just got to go there and do what I’ve been doing at club level, hopefully impress them and stay in the squad.” “I was in the gym when Tony (Toward, team administrator) came in and said he had received the paperwork saying I was involved.¨

“If it had been anyone else I wouldn’t have believed it, but the manager had pulled me away this morning to say that England had rung to check if I was fit, so therefore I may have a chance. When Tony confirmed it, I believed it.¨

“To be honest, before today, when it comes to the time of the squad being announced, I’ve never really taken much notice or thought about it.¨ “I’ve never been involved before, not even much as a young lad, and sometimes it can be difficult to get in there when you haven’t been around it before.¨

“I just always wanted to concentrate on playing well for the team and doing well for the Club – not individual performances.¨ “That’s why it has come as a surprise. It is a massive bonus in my career but it is a challenge I will relish and it will be a great experience.”

Jack is a very down to earth guy.

Roy Hodgson did take a look at Colback in the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa last Saturday, and Jack had another good game, and it seems Villa’s Fabian Delph also caught the eye and he is also included in the England squad for the first time.

We look forward to seeing Jack in an England shirt, and putting in the kind of performances he’s been giving at Newcastle, and then England fans will realize why he’s in the squad – this lad is a good player.

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285 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    22toonarmydownsouth // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    SS1 now Liverpool vs Toon highlights from April 96
    Ginola’s goal gets better and better every time you see it!

  • 2 G // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Just to reiterate my earlier comment on another thread, I really hope he gets some playing time, even if it’s only in the friendly. England need a more belt-and-braces approach than just silky skilled prima-donnas.

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Good on Jack he deserves a call up. 1st Newcastle player in England squad for years!

    Just read a report that we are inline to bid for Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and Danny Welbeck!! I’m intrigued but would welcome Welbeck and Richards

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    “Beardsley to Rob Lee, Lee curls it through……Asprillllllllllaaaaaaaa!”

  • 5 Whumpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Er… so this would be the third thread in just over an hour?

    Let some banter build up, eh?

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Well done Jack lad, was very sceptical about his signing, very happy to eat humble pie and say the lad has been absoultley top draw for us

  • 7 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:42 PM


    “Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.”

    Whilst you are handing out hugs and daisy chains with your head in the clouds, Alan’s record breaking feats will roll on at yet another club. Whilst you are clapping like a seal when we don’t score again, I will be once again letting voicing my opinion as to one of the major causes of the problem. Namely him and Geppetto who controls his strings.

    Do you also put food into a broken fridge and expect it to be cool when you return the next day?

    How about driving home with a flat tyre?

    Or driving with the handbrake on?

    The problem needs to be fixed not tolerated with blind faith.

  • 8 toonking // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    do the english teams all have to get into different groups?

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I’ll re-state that Carr has brought us in some good players and I’d love to see them organised by a forward thinking and creative manager.

  • 10 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Zaha to palace on a season long loan, thank fcuk for that he’s no longer available for us but the downside is he’ll probably play a blinder against us on Saturday and with that knarly ole bignose dinosaur in charge they’ll probably get the win too

    Cleverly to villa for £8m! Another overrated, overhyped Englishman


    I’m the same I thought ginger was pump bur he’s proved me wrong, not brilliant but better than I thought which wasn’t very much 😉

  • 11 nut meg // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    congratulations Jack,well done bonny lad.

  • 12 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM


    Can’t really find much of video footage of Facundo Ferreyra at Shakhtar Donetsk; last season he appeared 12 times scoring 6 and with 2 assists. Think he only started 1 of the 7 appearances in European competitions. Finished last season with an injury but has already scored for NUFC U21.

  • 13 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Hopefully a call-up will Jack some more confidence to help us out.

  • 14 Our Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    In the rehearsal for the CL draw Liverpool got Real Madrid, Juventus and Monaco

  • 15 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    failing to prepare is like preparing to fail
    pardew out

  • 16 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Well I’m pleased he’s got the call up but without wanting to dampen things it shows what the condition of the national game is. It was mooted some years ago that it would go the way of the Scottish leagues and dip drastically as more and more mediocre foreign players were brought in, and although it’s not quite that bad, it’s pretty poor all the same. Colback is a good working midfielder in the old fashioned mould, someone who facilitates or breaks up play, but hardly a blinding talent that changes games or that a midfield can be built around. That’s why we’ve got him, and don’t get me wrong, I’m glad we have, he’s a steadying influence does what he’s designed to do and does it consistently. But if he’s the touchstone of English football, Meh.

  • 17 toonking // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    bayern munich same group as sh1ty

  • 18 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Tsunki, I agree.

  • 19 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Munster – re your reply on the ‘manager effect ‘ on player performance, don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame every players downturn on Pardew, but I do think you have to allow for the possibility that in the main, he does carry the responsibility for the morale and psychological effect on form to a fair degree as indicated by one overriding symptom – results. We’ve had some pretty devastating runs of form, record losses and some uncharacteristically yo-yo turns of performances from one week to the next. You can say it’s Carrs fault for scouting players of questionable fortitude or Pardew’s fault for demoralising players with his tactics, training and formations. Or you could be realistic and say it’s a bit of both. That’s as much credit as he is due though.

  • 20 toonking // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    madrid basel liverpool

  • 21 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    LR32 – I feel bad for saying it as I wasn’t opposed to him coming here at all, thought he was a sound buy. Still do.

  • 22 stephen1971 // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    i think we might of just unearthed our new rob lee, well done jack

  • 23 Toon Tang // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Rooney being named new England captain is about as joyous an occasion as trapping ya rollocks in the soap dispenser.

  • 24 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Rooney lost his mojo a while back imo. Nowadays looks like all hard work and little product. I’m sounding like Ketsy, aren’t I? 🙁

  • 25 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Tsunki did he lose it in the soap dispenser ?

  • 26 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    I know what you mean though.

  • 27 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    It was mentioned earlier that it would be good if he got Speedo’s knack of pouncing on the loose ball, if he turned out anything like him or Rob Lee I’d definitely eat my words.

  • 28 dannitoon // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Just means MA and AP can now demand a 15m+ fee for him next season… good profit

  • 29 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Tough group for City

  • 30 BandB // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    I had what is likely to be my last look at St James’s for what is now likely to be a very long time today.
    I remember when it was made of corrugated iron and urine-soaked bricks (having a wet on the wall was very popular in the 70’s, some of you will recall.)
    All these places have their moments, with lovers and friends, some are gone, and some are living.
    It is as well at these times to remember what you have loved.
    Mixed feelings, as ever.

    A last look at the blog shows it is still as full as sourpuss division as we have all helped make it.
    Farewell my lovely wild-eyed, wide-eyed boys.
    To my friends, the ones called the haters.
    I say that the opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference. As any woman would tell you.
    If you can’t love a man, don’t try to change him. Leave him.
    And that goes for each other, unless you exist purely for a meaningless, repetitive fight, like two old lovers without the wit to break their chains.
    There is more to life than giving a toss about what “sensible” sorts think. Or “haters.”

    To the sensible shoes among you.
    Try to have some fun eh?! Some of you seem tuned to the same joyless, unpleasant trundle of the dentist’s slow drill.
    Throw your stays off, unclench your teeth and buttocks, and LET GO OF THE KEYBOARD.

    It might be better if one side just left the blog entirely to the other, as many now seem to wish.
    Or if the delete button was handed to Toonmag or Magtoon, or Mr Magoo Down South.
    Be careful what you wish for.

    And never forget what you have loved.

    Don’t worry Igglepiggle.
    It’s time to go.

  • 31 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Tequila – just was afraid to ask how the soap dispenser came into proximity of said parts. 😐

    Are we talking display dispenser of an automatic washing machine, or like the one in the toilets. That would be weird wouldn’t it?

  • 32 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    the full draw for the 2014/15 Champions League group stage:

    Group A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiacos, Malmo
    Group B: Real Madrid, Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets
    Group C: Benfica, Zenit, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco
    Group D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht
    Group E: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, Roma
    Group F: Barcelona, PSG, Ajax, Apoel
    Group G: Chelsea, Schalke, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor
    Group H: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, Bate Borisov

  • 33 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Toon tang

    What on earth are your rollocks doing near the soap dispenser in the first place I think is the more pressing question mate 😉

    Apoel (poor them)

    Definitely the group of death lol

    Arsenal good group

    Chelsea good group

    Citeh pretty hard group I think

    Liverpool good group only really R.Madrid

    Group C is a complete and utter joke tbh

  • 34 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    It boggles the mind but I am sure some people pay good money for that service.

  • 35 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    BandB – In My Life. Profound. Where are you going? Mars? The great beyond? You seem to be proposing that every character that makes the blog function and stays interesting desert it. I don’t get it. But in any case, bon voyage!

  • 36 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    70Two – help me out here, I scanned that list back to front and couldn’t see who we were drawn against.


  • 37 MassiveG // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    I’m not really for blocking Aaron’s progress and I like Mapou, but if Marseille want Mapou maybe we can engineer a swap for Ayew and then bring in Micah

  • 38 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM


    And where does one think the’re off too may I ask?


  • 39 70TWO // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Tsunki 🙂

    Stick a pin in and forever replace whichever club with NUFC

  • 40 BandB // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:59 PM


    I’m going to somewhere that isn’t even on the map and is virtually impossible to find


    Where, if the ever internet reaches it, I will hope to see it has not been deserted by anyone.
    Wish us well.
    And bon voyage to Newcastle, its club and its people.

  • 41 toonking // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM


    if your sick of it then look for another blog.

  • 42 Toon Tang // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    AC, the vibes from my Zanussi on full speed spin cycle are to die for mate hahaha

    Literally to die for if you’ve got ya two veg in the draw…

  • 43 MassiveG // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Do you reckon there are enough of us to kidnap Roberto Martinez, lock him in SJP and make him manage us?

  • 44 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    BandB – seghill. I’ve heard of it, don’t know why though. I do hope there is Internet there. If it’s as bad as it sounds you’ll be back on here in no time begging for conversation 🙂

    Whatever happens, I am sure the blogsters will join me in wishing you well as you hurtle into the void.

  • 45 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    I’ve just looked it up, BandB. Damn. That’s harsh.

  • 46 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    jst saw the pic tought we signd some1 den saw its colback

  • 47 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    You must have done something really bad. I don’t think it has a tourist board.

  • 48 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    No jamsha – the last four articles gave all been the same. I will try to stop the tot –



  • 49 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:18 PM


    Did I ask your opinion? Did I criticise ed’s writing? Did I offend him? No just asked for him to sort the desktop site on mobile out like many others posters did earlier you inadvertent blurt…..if I want your opinion I’ll give it to you 😀


    That’s harsh! Whatever are you going to do now without the blog and it’s variety of characters to keep you sane? Meltdown central me thinks 😉

  • 50 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Sometimes I make myself laugh so hard it nearly breaks the soap dispenser…..

  • 51 Dennis Twice // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Attack Toon attack attack!


  • 52 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Toon tang

    I’ve got a beko myself and it’s spin is awesome 😉 shame it’s under the working surface

  • 53 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Stop the tot. Really? Technology is a scourge.

  • 54 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    It’s only 13 miles from SJP BandB so not all is lost. I live in Liverpool lol

  • 55 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:26 PM


    pardew is such a lier im waitn for that striker we wer supposed to get a day ago

  • 56 Toon Tang // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    AC, I command you to free Beky from under the work surface, stick a full load in her, tweak her dial to ‘superspin’ and ride that baby into the sunset hahaha.

    Im spent now anyhows. Until later on lads and lasses…

  • 57 BandB // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM


    You do realize that’s THREE buses! (or one bus and as many as two Metros.)

    Not quite Seghill.

    But by intercontinental jet, the travelling time is about the same.

    I am waffling…see yas aall x

  • 58 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    If Colback turns out to be half the player Pirlo is I would love it .

    Pirlo is one of my all time favourite footballers alongside Zidane .

  • 59 DokToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    be well , Band B, all the best 🙂

  • 60 BandB // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM


    YOU might see me. There’s every chance I will be picked up trying to wade the Rio Grande (what a PUDDLE!) in one direction or the other. Within the year.

  • 61 toon kk // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Colback will not be here very long MA will have £ sign’s flashing in front of his eyes as we speak.

  • 62 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Big Pappa, Pirlo is one of mine too. A joy to watch.

  • 63 bladeuser // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Roy hodgson is a fool making that odious little turd captain what is he thinking he should,nt even b in the team he is p@@@ poor when he plays for the national team

  • 64 scout // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Palace predictions anyone?

  • 65 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    blade, do you mean Shrek?

  • 66 kilcline // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    How much how we spent net compared to everyone else?


  • 67 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:26 PM


    We will win 1-1 that will be the score.

  • 68 Spreadthetoon // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    I’ll try to keep this brief.

    Opening game delivered a lot of promise despite the loss. SDJ is not match fit but he will infinitely score goals.

    Poor display though against Villa, but Villa were well organised at the back and difficult to break down. That said we should have converted some of our chances.

    Perez looks a much better prospect than Riviere who looks nervous to score……don’t know anything about Chucky to qualify an opinion.

    If we don’t sign a striker I guess it’ll be Armstrong in the senior squad. Is he ready? I think not and he would propser from a loan deal in the Championship. Same for Campbell.

    Cabella has some good tricks and is not as direct as HBA. HBA had a good turn out in the reserves. AP cannot and SHOULD NOT continue his impasse with who is still by far our best and most creative player.

    Aarons looks very good, quick and can get to the by-line. Surely there’s a couple of goals there???!!

    AP said we had more than one goal a game in our team. Well so far were -6 on that score. An Own Goal does not count (sorry Obertan). So I guess and 8-0 scoreline would redeem AP’s statement!

    AP must get a result this weekend. Failure to do so will see the return on the terraces voicing their frustration.

  • 69 bladeuser // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    L robert
    no shrek is better looking

  • 70 Spreadthetoon // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Colback most consistent plyr this season and deserve the call up, good on the lad.

  • 71 stuart no9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    csout—- defeat i’m afraid . 0-0 if we battle.

  • 72 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Like i said we will win.

  • 73 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:42 PM


  • 74 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Very quiet on here this evening where the hell is everyone.

  • 75 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Lyon not in Europe I see .

    Would still love us to get Grenier and him being injured might knock a few quid off .


    —————————De Jong————————–


    Tasty .

  • 76 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Don’t tell me everybody’s doing the ice bucket challenge, nobody asked me.

  • 77 bladeuser // Aug 28, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    i would love to put a bucket on your head

  • 78 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM


  • 79 colwell // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Possibly the worst England squad I have ever seen. I reckon
    Newcastle will win something before they do.

  • 80 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM


    how come no1 has asked you its like a virus going round

  • 81 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    I was laughing at the Shrek comment

  • 82 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    @ Welsh

    I nominate you to do the Ice bucket challenge .

    Only difference is you fill the bucket with Blue-ringed octopus before you tip it over your head 😉 .

  • 83 Mister Tuff // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    He’s had a bucket on his head for the last six months.

  • 84 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:04 PM


    i bet you would

  • 85 beautifulmind // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Neil warnock was just winding us up ref new signing cos he knew he was going to palace. More disruption equals fans on pardews back equals palace getting a result.

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    82Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    You can only if i can use a breeze block on yours, only fair i think.

  • 87 geordie157 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Where’s that sufc he can have a bucket with yellow ice cubes in it!

    Wickham to sign on deadline day.

  • 88 scout // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Thanks for the response

    I will go 3-0
    The river 8, 56
    Colback 88

  • 89 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    83Mister Tuff // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    I don’t suppose your bucket had the word Moaner on it.

  • 90 scout // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Warnock couldnt wind up a poxy radio the bloke is a joker

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    I’m glad I’m well liked on here.

  • 92 scout // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Welshie you aint that bad pal haha

  • 93 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    we couldnt win the meat draw

  • 94 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    I would actually like to do the ice bucket challenge as it goes.

  • 95 scout // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Im off for a pork pie with pickle

  • 96 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    The game could go any way. We should be hammering them with the players we have though.

  • 97 toonincheek // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Back on topic –

    I would prefer to take a chance on
    van Dijk rather than Richards.

  • 98 toonincheek // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Ooops – that was the previous topic!

  • 99 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    I think we would win 3-0

    og. Speroni 23, 35, 76 (all caused by Obertan)

  • 100 scout // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    We will skittle them 100!%

  • 101 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM


    ive done it, whats stopping you from doing it you can start a new chain

  • 102 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    I take there is no official news on mbiwa going and some1 coming in

    not liking the fact that some of the kids not been loaned out yet

  • 103 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 28, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    4 days left till the window slams shut .

    I predict a late bid for Remy as he knows that he will be stuck at QPR. Arsenal might go in for him with Giroud injured so that would probably be his preferred option .

  • 104 Sazzer // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM

  • 105 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM


    I would think arsenal will go in for him but you never know with wenger he might feel he has enough and will use one of his kids

  • 106 Ian Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Interesting Read from the previously banned Luke Edwards

  • 107 snowdone // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Dear Ed,
    Lyon went out of the Europa League tonight. Will they be open to selling Henri L.?
    Congrats to Jack – cracking signing for us!

  • 108 deeps // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Aston villa agreed a 8 million fee for cleverly. .lol lol overpaying. .

  • 109 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:46 PM


    looked a good prospect when he was young but never improved really

    didn’t think villa had any money 8 mill is a lot I wonder if they are having to sell and who could it be

  • 110 Sazzer // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Leicester have announce the signing of Esteban Cambiasso.

  • 111 deeps // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Hull knocked out of europa league. .lost out on away goals to lokeren..

  • 112 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 28, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Not a fan of Cleverly at all. £8million is over the top.

  • 113 Toon Tang // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Villa haven’t acted too cleverly with regard to this deal eh

  • 114 Toon Tang // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Yous will get it in the morning…

  • 115 Ian Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:02 PM

  • 116 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    failure to score and beat palace means one thing go forth a multiply pardew

  • 117 Jail for Ashley // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    I will miss BandB’s acerbic wit and general all round football banter.

  • 118 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    cant see how its her last post i call fibber

  • 119 deeps // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Cambiasso terrific signing by leicester City. .think they will stay up..I think Burnley deffo go down because they just don’t have a good enough squad..QPR will join them on the way down by the evidence so far..and with warnock being appointed at palace. .I think they will go down too ..

  • 120 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Ian – he’s right in the main but while decrying the opinion that some have that his call up illustrates the less than glittering state of English football, he goes on to describe Colback in terms of functionality over style. He needs to firm his opinion up a little better imho.

    However saying he doesn’t deserve the call up is just crass, and mostly fomented by jealous mackems. Head over to twitland and #nufc for hilarious proof. 🙂

  • 121 JamesToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    I don’t understand why we don’t just go and snap up Connor Wickham from the unwashed. He’s got power and height, and has proved he can score goals in the league. Very young, and english, wants to leave the scum and has only 1 year left on his contract so could be available for around £4-7million.

    If Tiote does leave, i’d replace him with a deep lying playmaker who can retain the ball and pick out the killer pass which is what we’re still lacking since cabaye left, so i’d get either Ashley Westwood or Jonjo Shelvey.

    As for a CB, Richards or Van Dijk, hope taylor leaves not m’biwa.

    Finally, please pardew just bring HBA back, we will be a real force if he comes back into the first team.

  • 122 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Jail are you bring a scamp?

  • 123 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM


  • 124 John Tudor // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    no just get shot of pardew

  • 125 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Being a scamp I meant

  • 126 Toon Tang // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    deeps, have you got us finishing in 17th mate?

  • 127 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Markaccus if you keep on insulting me, why dont you do it face to face? and btw, you said I was a fcking stalker but you are the one who stalked my pics, tool. But for now on, unless you meet me and tell me what you wrote in this blog in my face, I will ignore you and your stupid comments. I dont know if it s average content or OP who said that insulting other blogger is some kind of witness but it s very true and I will behave from now on, you just ignore all the Pardew lovers like you .

  • 128 Sazzer // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Tancredi Palmeri ?@tancredipalmeri

  • 129 JamesToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    gazzaforever what did he say to you?

  • 130 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    the scum really fusked up on wickham like why pay 12 mill on a youngster hardly play him and then let his contract run down funny tho!

  • 131 deeps // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Toon tang
    Think we’ll finish top 10..if we had a manager that used offensive tactics we would have a definite chance of pushing the top 7

  • 132 JamesToon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:22 PM


    what an attack they’ll have


  • 133 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Real Madrid? Pfffft. We could ‘Ave ’em.

  • 134 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Deeps. Pards does use offensive tactics. I’m offended.

  • 135 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    gazza seems like he’s got roidrage, probably already grown the tits and seems to have his handbag firmly in grasp!

  • 136 deeps // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Lets make a loan move for benzema then 😉

  • 137 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM


    I don’t know why you involved me in that conversation as I haven’t got a clue what your on about plus I don’t really want a stalker like markaccus 😉

  • 138 Ian Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Tsunki- I wasn’t viewing it from a literary appreciation perspective . He is a tidy passer and good athlete but clearly he’s got it all to do. It is almost a human interest story when viewed alongside the big money signings and the activities of the so called big clubs.
    I didn’t realise that at the time Henderson left the scum to go to pool Jack went on loan to Ipswich. He has a lot to thank Poyet for because he was seen as a utility player prior to his CM run.

  • 139 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Please don’t stalk me….mark he does have a point with you checking out his pics n all lmfao 😉

  • 140 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Now I feel depressed currently listening to crash boom bang by Roxette.

  • 141 Ian Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Mark- Why would an Ian Toon Football Blogging award winner be bothered.

  • 142 Mister Tuff // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Porn photo stalkers……………………………..OUT
    Percy Parsnip …………………………………….OUT
    Mr “El Gourdo” Tubbs………………………….OUT
    Remaining members of blind faith brigade………………………………………………..OUT

  • 143 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Ian. Neither was I. I was viewing it from a ‘needs to make his mind up as to what his point is’ perspective. 😉

  • 144 Mister Tuff // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    welsh – the crash boom bang is not caused by the song but the bucket on ya heed.

  • 145 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Good on Jack getting in the England Squad !

    Hope he proves all the doubters wrong and does well?

    Many are slating Hodgsons selection but i don,t think they could do any worse than their WK tournament debacle in Brazil ?

    Just give them a chance eh?

  • 146 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    average his or someone elses face is on the mobile site as his moniker thing and tbf to mark that is 1 hell of a mono brow! 🙂

  • 147 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    I would really like to know what’s been going on with Markaccus an gazzaforever. What have I missed 🙂

  • 148 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    i wish somebody put a bucket on my head I’m still listening to the song.

  • 149 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    expat aye i’m glad the lampards and gerrards have retired they have stopped any younger guys getting in for years and years infact they were picked regardless of form or if they couldn’t play together

    the new era is starting but probably 2 years late

  • 150 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    tsunki i missed wat gazza said t markus but obviously mark commented on the pic about the mono brow and i think its got gazza all paranoid about him looking at some other pics

    funny as fusk

  • 151 Ian Toon // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Tsunki- Adrian Durham ( Talksport) said in June that if JC was with a moneybags club he would be going to Brazil as he was the most underrated Midfielder in the PL

  • 152 Belfast // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Why where’s bandb going jail ?.
    Strange ways?

  • 153 Sazzer // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Definitely potential to play some mindblowing stuff.

  • 154 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    in other news i’ve found jesper, belfast has alot to answer for!!!!

  • 155 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:48 PM


    Basically Marks obsessed with gazza and has been stalking him on facefcuk 😉


    I agree it’s almost wolflike lol

  • 156 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    colbacks passing and switching of play has impressed me the most i just hope we see him paired with tiote because that is a hell of a base to the midfield imo

  • 157 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Ian that’s fair enough I agree he’s an underrated talent, I am on record as saying I am glad we have him, does a good job at the required level. But I also agree with the flip side of the writers argument alluded to by his description of his ability – if Colback is the level of English midfielder at present, then English football is pretty ordinary. I’m hoping that Colback will surge a bit like Henderson seems to have done though.

  • 158 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    average aye i’ve even heard the gallagher bros are suing for image rights!

  • 159 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Manx / Average – cheers for the update I have been trying desperately to reset my phone to the mobile site to stalk er take a look myself 🙂 what’s his facey b page anyway……….. 😀

  • 160 Belfast // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Hey that journalist guy kind off stole my idea

  • 161 Belfast // Aug 28, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    You do have a very untrustworthy face Gazza.

    No offence

  • 162 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    belfast i heard it the next day on t wireless i was thinking the same lol

  • 163 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    If we sign somebody now I will go to st James park sit on the halfway line and do the ice bucket challenge naked.

    Well i will keep my shorts on.

  • 164 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    tsunki i think it must be down as its been the desktop site all day on my phone

    god knows wat the facebook things about tho i seriously think hes forgot he’s got a mighty mono browed pic up and got all paranoid

    reminds me of cathy tho wanting fights in a car park!

  • 165 Belfast // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Mammy always said

    Never trust those whose eyebrows meet because in their eyes there lies deceit…

  • 166 Belfast // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    I’m stuck on the desktop as well

  • 167 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Manxoie you got everythi g wrong , as always, I gave Markaccus my facebook name so he coud check my pics and see I doesnt look like i this profile pic (from the fifa games) which he did and told me I was a stalker after that LOL. I gave him my FB so we can arrange a meeting I d love to see if he would talk to me like that in my face. Btw manxpie, you are making fun of my pic, I m sure you are ugly as hell, as ugly as your comments, but you dont have guts to show your stupid face, dont you?

  • 168 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM


    that’s a shit half time show

  • 169 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Sorry for the typos btw, my keyboard is fcked up.

  • 170 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Been like this allday lads it’s annoying to fcuk

    Sort it ed ASAP

  • 171 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM


    Is there anybody on this blog you do like.

  • 172 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    gazza i find it very funny your asking people for fights over the web and why get so narked if that pic isn’t you btw?

  • 173 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Belfast , this is not my face lol, it s a fifa game pic. You can check my real face on my fb and make fu of it, I do t give a fck, at least I dont insult people s physically.

  • 174 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM


    I wouldn’t mind doing that for charity, not naked of course.

  • 175 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Manxpie, because making fun of people pics is very lame, especially when you dont show yours.

  • 176 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    average the last time it did this it was when he changed the mobile site (very badly imo) so hopefully this time its an upgrade

  • 177 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Yeah welsh, I like Catchy (surprised?) I like YOU, because you are respectful and somehow funny, even if you dont like Ben Arfa, I like Big papa cisse, Blofal , average content, OP, and many more lol

  • 178 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:19 PM


    Take a breath dude or you’ll end up killing yourself offering everybody out like that

    You do realise that the likelihood of ever meeting someone off the blog is slim to none with the latter being the likely of the two

  • 179 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM


    its one way to get on motd

    I see colback and pards and the fat man have yet to do there little water challenge

  • 180 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    gazza you had a pop at me out of nowhere a while ago then dissapeared so i have found this extremely funny

    that pic has got a hell of a monobrow its funny thats all i’ve said well apart from the tits and handbag thing oh and ya roidrage thing but thats my payback for when you abused me out of nowhere

    so take a look at wat ya post next time especially when you dont back it up as mark and opti has pointed out!!

  • 181 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Gazza, I heard Marccusus will be outside the Strawberry about 2.30on Sat, you can`t miss him he will be wearing a Newcastle top and a pair of Jeans.

  • 182 welshgeordie9 // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:25 PM


    It would be a classic on match of the day just to see shearers face.

  • 183 Belfast // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Your computer generated face looks untrustworthy gazza

    I did say no offence

  • 184 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Average, I will be in town in a couple of weeks, I dont know why you think meeting would be impossible.

  • 185 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    I think this is all marks fault….he’s very waughty, waughty mark play nice you hippy 😉

  • 186 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    I love the “no offence” thing. Would you say to a girl :”you are fat, no offence? Once again, if you wanna check my real face like the other stalker, my fb account is gillis veber , but before making fun of my face, shlw me yours please.

  • 187 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    It’s been a while since the last handbags. Wish I could have seen the mono brow pic that would have filled a lot of gaps in that saga. 🙂

    Oh well gonna turn in, tough day hone, ‘nother one the morra.

  • 188 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Well gazza I don’t really know what to say about that apart from I highly doubt anyone’s gonna be meeting you in carparks for a bout of fisticuffs

  • 189 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Hone. Gone.

  • 190 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Tequilamag, you are the only Tequila that I dont like, btw.

  • 191 Average_Contents // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Sleep beckons so night all and no fisticuffs please

  • 192 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    He he he I’ll show you mine if you show me yours ha ha ha. Sorry gazzaforever I’m laughing with you not at you.

    Ha ha ha 😀

  • 193 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Lol average, I just wanted to talk, I m not an asshle, as long as someone respect me and dont insult me I m pretty cool, I think.

  • 194 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Belfast don’t. Just……don’t


  • 195 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Tsunki , english is not my first language as you probably noticed.

  • 196 beermonkey // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:35 PM


    you will need a big nufc tattoo on ur chest

  • 197 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    i think someones got a face fetish

    and is so offended even tho it definitely definitely definitely isn’t him

  • 198 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Surely all other mackem players are now saying “maybe i should also move to big club like newcastle” instantly recognised ouch!

  • 199 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Sorry gazzaforever I realise that I just find the whole episode funny as an onlooker. I’m going to bed now, behave you kids!

  • 200 Belfast // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    I’m not on Facebook.

    I’m not really that bothered about seeing your real face to be honest.

    Lets just say you’re tall dark and handsome, and leave it at that.

  • 201 Tsunki // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:39 PM


  • 202 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Gazza I was just trying to help. if there is more than one person wearing a Newcastle top outside the Strawberry I would twat them all just to be on the safe side.

  • 203 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    I m just tall and dark , sadly lol but I have two eyebrows.

  • 204 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Lol Tequilamag

  • 205 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    haha tequila
    i think this shows that foreigners really don’t get british humour or banter as with jesper the other night

  • 206 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Manx this why I love this blog it brings everyone together like one big happy family

  • 207 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Here lads sorry I haven’t read any of the posts yet but I need to know have we signed Falcao yet?

  • 208 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    haha aye and the proof of that is on the matchday threads every week so much love ~)

  • 209 tequilamag // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    OP yes , yes we have.

  • 210 Toon Tang // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    with a wonga loan

  • 211 manxpie // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    opti unfortunately he decided to lower his own self worth and join real madrid ash had his copter ready tho

  • 212 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    I started reading 167 Gazza.


    How’s ya fetal petal?

  • 213 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    What’s been going on?

    Before I went I said

    If you can’t be nice be funny.

    And know it’s King Fu Fighting

  • 214 optimistic prime // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:56 PM


  • 215 gazzaforever // Aug 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Average content : fine, thank you… my what?

    OP I was mentioning your comment earlier but people are so mean, all the Pardew s disciples are against me and my eyebrow.

  • 216 welshgeordie9 // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    another wasted day with no transfer news.

  • 217 Toon Tang // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    “all the Pardew disciples are against me and my eyebrow”

    Quote of the day, cheers

  • 218 toonking // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    is there another catch in norway?

    the other day i thought it was just me who has had an argument but not that sounds nothing like as ba as the one gazza is having with mark.


  • 219 optimistic prime // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    How do you see pics?

    I heard it was eyebrow though ;6

  • 220 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Feel a bit sorry for Pards. He keeps being given untested Premiership players and is expected to have us challenging fo Europe every season if you’re a fan or at the very least the top ten if you’re his boss.The one English player we luck out on, by chance and geography, gets an England call up after two games, by way of counterpoint. He’s been through hell and high water, has arguably the toughest job in football at one of the biggest clubs while being one of the lowest paid and apparently works his socks off for it. I couldnt bring myself to criticize him, even if I was qualified.

  • 221 gazzaforever // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Jimmysmith , you are kidding, right?

  • 222 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    haha tang man fully agree bloody hell funny as fusk

    infact proper funny well said gazza i’m actually hoping its the real gazza now and tbh i wouldn’t put it past him /you

  • 223 Belfast // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Gazza I wish you and your two eyebrows well.

    Goodnight, god bless

  • 224 optimistic prime // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:19 AM


    Right I’m off.
    I was just being a mug thinking Ashley might have found his wallet.

    Always tomorrow 😉


  • 225 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    jimmy that is wat i have been saying for years now and the fact there all very cheap imports and at the same time the best ones get sold continuously without replacements he’s done a very good job

    but supposedly a younger forward thinking manager can come in and change all of it no problem at all

    the only manager that has been able to do that is wenger and hes been there for 15 years or summit

    but watch out gazza will be after ya!

  • 226 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    and add that he doesn’t get a backroom staff of his choice

  • 227 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    and add the fact if he was sacked ashley would only hire a manager that would work with the current coaches

    which rules out well every manager the fantasists want i.e de boer or simeone

    we might get o’leary tho 🙂

  • 228 lesh // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    This news just shows what football’s come to – bloody snobs among the so-called big clubs. Pathetic!

  • 229 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    The clubs sells its quality, basically somewhat reluctantly granted, doesn’t replace in a timely manner, then throws a bunch of relatively young and inexperienced players at the squad all in one go. That’s twice now. He did all right with the first lot and now he’s asked to do it again. Cabaye, Debuchey and Remy are big boots to fill. I like the players we’ve brought in, but it’s touch and go whether they’ll take to this league and highly unlikely all of them will, although there have already been some positive signs, perhaps to the managers credit.

  • 230 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    lesh yeah as i said earlier the england midfield has always been built up of top teams midfields regardless of form or how they play together

    colback could be the new barry who imo played very well for england and actually changed the way they played but was only chosen very late in his career

    colbacks 24 and got lots of years on him

  • 231 Sav // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Proud for NUFC to have a player in an England squad again. Colback sounds like a good lad and wish him the best of luck and hope he makes one of the England team selections. Can’t do any harm to be called up with a few more novices and good to see RH building a fresh new team again. While Lampard and Gerrard will be hard to replace, together they rarely produced what they could for their clubs. This new team will have energy and enthusiasm which qualities have been missing for a long time.

  • 232 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Most people would note his selection and nothing more until he’s given the chance to show what he can do, I’d think. The derision comes from a minority of dunderheads, who are unfortunately inescapable. Come across it in all walks of life, almost daily. Probably stoop that low ourselves from time to time if were honest. Hopefully he doesn’t even clock it, probably wouldn’t bother him anyway, if he’s mentally tough enough to have switched from Sunderland to us and nail down a starting spot in two games.

  • 233 expatmag // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:16 AM


    A very relevant point. It would be difficult for any manager in similar circumstances.

    However, what can we expect from an owner who has built his fortune on cheap rubbish whilst exploiting the masses, both customers and employees.

  • 234 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:21 AM


    1) The first comments you ever made to me on this blog were insults. It was sometime after the world cup. I hadn’t even spoken to you at that point, ever! Yet somehow i am the distespectful one??

    2) You told me your name and told me to go to look for you on facebook, and that you wanted to meet me. I found out you were a wierdo who worked for a porn site, so no thanks, i think i will give it a miss. You asking to meet me more than once clearly makes you the stalker.

    Quite simply put… you started with the insults weeks ago, so stop complaining when you get them back. Best thing to do is not speak at all to each other, unless you would like to discuss football/sport with me in a calm sensible way.
    I am willing to put our argument in the bin, and i will not direct anymore insults to you, if you extend the same courtesy to me

  • 235 gazzaforever // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:25 AM


  • 236 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Ok then….

    That being agreed, Gazza forever… I habe a genuine question for you, aboit Grenier.
    I habe seen biys and pieces of his play, and it looks good, but you dont seem to rate him. Can i ask why? Like i say, genuine question.

  • 237 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Yeah, I’m prepared to be more critical of the owner, although only in the nature of the running of the club, which has at times appeared to have damaged our prospects considerably on match days, but not for not wanting to put any more of his own money in. Which seems entirely his prerogative, given that he cleared the clubs debt when he bought it and moreover because it’s his money after all. Profits generated by the club need to go back in though, he’s flush and we’ve won jack for 45 years, and the nature of the spending entirely open to question from the clubs members and paying support.

  • 238 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:30 AM


    fcuking phone.

  • 239 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    i think grenier’s eyebrows are too close together tbh 🙂

    sorry i couldn’t resist!

  • 240 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    Habe = have* ffs i cant hit the right keys!

  • 241 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:40 AM


    Haway man, i am trying to make peace with the lad! 😀

  • 242 gazzaforever // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    Because he has two eyebrows, I hate that.

    No seriously, he is always injured. He missed the WC and he s injured agai right now, for 2 months at least.

  • 243 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Ah well, its 1:40 am now, and i have work at 8:00. Best get some kip. Night all.

  • 244 gazzaforever // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    Why I am the only one to have a pic in this blog, that s unfair lol

  • 245 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:45 AM


    Ah i see. So he is injury prone? Well, NUFC could do without another sick note, so you may have a point. The physios cant deal with shaving cuts to the brow (sorry, but i thought i might as well join in 😀 )

  • 246 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    I tried to put a pic on here once but i couldnt get it to work.

  • 247 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    lol mark i know but i couldn’t resist

    well done gazza ya slowly getting our humour
    but tbh you have thrown wild insults all over the place

    and then not explained as at me mark opti and probably a few more!

    jesper is the same tbh

  • 248 gazzaforever // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Dam it ! You said you would stop lol

  • 249 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Right, anyway… must sleep now. Night all.

  • 250 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Im just wondering how much we could actually strengthen if we used up the 60-70 million TV and Premier League money.

    Sad state of affairs.

  • 251 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    I can understand Ashley, not wanting to pay top dollar for players when you seem to get such poor value for money if you do. But profits must surely then go back into facilities and set up. That benefits both the club and the owner as the club becomes ultimately stronger and more valuable. I find it hard to believe that isn’t happening, it’s the quality of the management of the club that’s open to question. Where’s the sky money going? Let’s see the plans for the training complex and when are they going to start breaking ground.

  • 252 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:51 AM


    Yeah sorry gazza. That last one was meant in fun though 🙂

  • 253 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    jimmy we have got the brightest lights in the universe! (more than nasa)
    wat more do you want? 🙂

  • 254 manxpie // Aug 29, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    maybe there should be a colour code on the blog not in a racist way btw but an understanding kind of way i.e
    foreigners (out of britain) 1 colour text
    and certain colour texts from the rest

    might help the huge misunderstanding of diff posters

  • 255 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 29, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    I bet their energy saving bulbs aswell!

  • 256 Ethiotoon // Aug 29, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    We haven’t been successfull in signing player/s in the final day of transfer window in recent years.what is the point of making deals in that late moment anyway??
    so mbiwa agrees to leave for France. sad to see him go,i rated him highley when he arrived in England,his possible replacement will be Richards.I like the physical strength and height of Micah, and he is definitely better than stevee,but haven’t seen him play for long time.whether he is kind of player that will improve our back four remaines to be defender that attracted my eye since last season was westham’s O’Neil. I forgot his full name,Garry O’Neil may be,anyway is very good defender. I don’t think any one or any club pay attention to him but looks promising defender. Has good height, pacey, good in the air as well as set pieces.
    overall, I am happy whoever comes in.if we get CDF
    and a striker in this short days,what a window this has been for us.
    No easy games in BPL,no doubt,but confident of beating palace tomorrow, which will kick start our season.I don’t care about the scoreline,the display or performance,as long as we win,,,

  • 257 expatmag // Aug 29, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    Toon Prodigy

    I posted a comment a few weeks ago regarding the sky money.

    It is easy to get drawn into thoughts that the owner should spend this money on players but you must understand that the majority of this money goes to the players salaries which is about 70m.

    Season ticket sales plus the limited sponsorship money as well as merchandising would cater for the running costs of the stadium and training complexes.

    Any money left over from the annual budget would go towards ancillary expenditure such as the upgrading of the floodlights.

    Ashley/Pardew need to get rid of the deadwood from the salary budget first before bringing in new players. I dont see them doing this easily.

    For those reasons and the fact that they have probably spent less than 10m nett on players this summer, I dont expect anymore incoming players this window.

    The squad should therefore be reinforced with a re-integrated HBA and a hopefully on fire Cisse.

  • 258 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 2:47 AM

    Can’t see Man U not qualifying for Champions league this year with Van Gaal managing this first choice 11………

    ………………………….De Gea



    ………….Di Maria………………..Herrera
    ……………….Van Persie…….Rooney

    That side, that manager and one competition to focus on…..mmmmmm.

  • 259 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 29, 2014 at 2:47 AM


    Im not sure I can go with that notion.

    If this is the case how can the likes of Everton pay 28 million for Lukaku and a further 4.8 million on another player so far. Aswell as pay top wages to Barry, Eto Etc.

    We sit 12,000 more people in St James’ than Goodison.

    I think it’s fair to say we must be bringing in more or atleast around about the same income as the Toffee’s. And our wage structure has to be lower also.

    I think we have only spent around 3-4 million net because of the Cabaye/Debuchy income.

    For me personally, there has to be a huge amount of cash tucked away. The sky money has increased also in the past year massively. We also have to admit we always use player sales money for transfers not the clubs own generated income. Carroll bought the five desperate french recruits and paid for their wages across the contract last January.

  • 260 WestOzMag // Aug 29, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    Jimmy @220 Youve got to be joking?? Pardew draws up a list of players he wants with chanrley and Carr. How can you say you feel sorry for him cos he is given foreign untested players. He picks them FFS!! He can’t Bloody well manage them properly and the rest of the team, that’s his problem!! Pardewout!!!!!!!!

  • 261 davis_toons // Aug 29, 2014 at 3:03 AM

    This is a touching story..
    Goals scores in this video is by no means coincidence, defensive woes or poor goal-keeping.
    There is nothing you can do about it.

    There is one player in our team that have some of the same ability to do it but we need a manager that can make it work as well.

  • 262 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 3:05 AM

    He works under strong financial constraints, more stringent than even Everton. Any suggestion that they are his players, is a bit naive or perhaps even mischievous. He has his remit, he does what he can with it, that’s why I have some sympathy and indeed some loyalty, he is in fact our manager after all. I like him too, he’s a grafter and he’s passionate, there’s plenty to like there from my perspective. Others disagree, fair enough, no problem.

  • 263 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 29, 2014 at 3:25 AM

    Also, what is this about Pardew picking and choosing who he wants?

    He gets what he is given, I thought this was common knowledge that he does not get the final say in transfers. If he dosn’t have the final say he dosn’t get to choose.

    Pardew over however many windows now has cried and cried for certain positions and never gets until we are desperate and forced into spending. And then he is probably given a left back or midfielder haha.

    The first time was a threat of relegation and now because of all the outgoings we have been forced to reinvest. I say reinvest, all 3-4 million of it, pfft!

  • 264 Ancientcoptic // Aug 29, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    Hodgson has been Pardewed.

  • 265 expatmag // Aug 29, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Toon prodigy

    Your point us quite relevant regarding Everton but I can only assume the following:

    (1) They have a long term shirt sponsor who I am sure pay heavily for the privledge unlike Wonga.

    (2)…I would assume they receive hefty income from advertising around the stadium unlike us with Sports Direct.

    (3)…Their squad is smaller than ours with more players brought through from their academy and a lot if lesser known players like Naismith, McCarthy etc who would not be on high earnings.

    (4)…They sold Fellaini for 27 million last season whilst getting Lukaku on loan. I would imagine a fair amount of that money went into the Lukaku fee.

    (5)…They finished 6th last season and therefore got a few million more than us in sky money.

    (6)…They are playing in the EL this season so the further they go in the competition, the more they will earn.

    (7)…They use the loan system more than us to boost their squad. I think they had 5 players on loan last season and a couple so far this season.

    (8)…They have a very good owner who always backs the team within his financial constraints.

  • 266 expatmag // Aug 29, 2014 at 5:04 AM


    Once again, you have some excellent points about Pardew and unlike many managers in the PL, he has not had the full backing of the board.

    I believe many of the so called Pardew haters on here are blinkered to a certain extent due to their inability to understand the difficulties involved i managing a business and the associated pitfalls that can hamper progression.

    I dont hate Pardew either and realise that more than anything else, he us just a spokesman for a regime that has more important business agendas than running a football club.

    However, like many have pointed out here before, Pardew realistically is in charge of a club that SHOULD be way above his abilities and that us no fault of the man himself. The owner must take responsibility for his appoin tment.

    Yes, he is a grafter and yes, he is passionate but I am sure there are 19 other PL managers have the same traits. The difference being most of them are mire tactically aware and up to date with modern football.

    Passion can be viewed in many ways but in Pardews case, his passion could be better termed as a lack of self control when you consider head butting players, acccosting linesmen and foul mouthed tirades at fellow highly respected managers.

  • 267 jimmysmith // Aug 29, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    Apart from the obvious at the senior clubs, who are more tactically aware in the EPL. Monk has Swansea playing well. Ok, now I’m struggling. I’ve seen Newcastle play super under Pardew, and yes rubbish, although I tend to think that’s for reasons beyond his control, obviously the headbutt wasn’t his finest moment. There’s also the question of how many managers could handle the job, with its myriad pressures and frustrations. There’s better managers, better owners and better players for sure. I don’t see Pards as the most pressing problem at the Toon, but sure, a more progressive, better quality manager would be lovely.

  • 268 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 29, 2014 at 6:12 AM


    Im still not sold mate.

    On the sponsorship deal with Chang beer with Everton they only recieve 8 million over 3 years compared to our 8 million a year with Wonga which is over 4 years apparantly.

    I know nothing about how much a club may recieve in advertising around a stadium but im guessing it isnt millions?

    Their first team pool has 15 foreigners spanning 12 different nationalities with current youth system graduates hibert, osman, barkley 1st team players. I dont think this a massive difference to us in all honesty. We just have an influx of french and dutch. We have had/own our youth graduates in Carroll, Dummett, Ranger, Campbell, Armstrong, Taylor, S ameobi.

    I don’t think they have a small squad and I don’t think their wage bill can be lower than ours in all honesty. It may be the same or there abouts but it would take a massive leap to beat Mike in that department.

    We have also used the loan market in Remy and De Jong in the last couple of years and scrimped and scraped on signings until we really have to look to be spending anything.

    They recieved approx an extra 7 million more than us in TV money and with finishing where they did.

    We also got to the quarters of Europa.

    I agree with the Fellaini money they must of had to use a chunk of it.

    I think really it’s down to the owners. One is ambitious and lives within his means the other isn’t ambitious at all and only spends when he is forced to do so. This hurts the progression and building of the football team.

    I wait for the day we spend 28 million on a Lukaku or a 13 million on a McCarthy. The way Mike looks at it is he can get 5 imports and pay for their contracts over 5 years with 28 million and recoup best part of it or all of it through sales within 2-3 years.

    I can’t see a massive difference with the clubs just one has a more ambitous owner. Im still not sold on the notion we don’t have much money though, not when im looking around at what has been spent in the Premier League over the past couple of years.

    I have to dash that’s my shift over with, good chatting to you.

  • 269 JDdubai // Aug 29, 2014 at 6:17 AM

    @Jimmy 258

    I totally agree, if Man U played that team they would qualify for the champs League no doubt….

    It could, possibly, be seen as unfair though with them using 12 players….

  • 270 Jail for Ashley // Aug 29, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    It has been pointed out that the extra TV money has gone on wages but if that’s the case how did we manage to make an 8M profit last year without the extra TV money, I doubt very much the wage bill has gone up an extra 23M this year, as for revenue, I’ve heard it said on a few different places now that shirt sales, catering etc is being sourced out and the profits of these are not going to the club, this can be one of the only explanations of why are revenues have fallen so sharply, Mashers being the business genius he is would surely know how to maximise revenue, as it happens he does, but unfortunately it’s not for our benefit it seems.

  • 271 expatmag // Aug 29, 2014 at 6:57 AM


    Fair comment but an awful lot of opinions regarding MA taking money out of the club is open to conjecture as non of us really know how much is spent on what.

    For example, does the estimated 70million salary cost include all players, coaches, admin etc?

    How much are our utility costs per annum?

    How much is our accommodation and travel costs?

    What is our annual operating budget?

    There are so many inponderables

  • 272 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 29, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    Whilst people are comparing Newcastle and Everton, it is probably worth remembering that Everton fans were protesting against his ownership for a number of years up until 3/4 years ago.

    Also worth pointing out this will be the first season since 08/09 where they haven’t made a profit on transfers.

  • 273 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 29, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    On the finances, we made an operating profit of around £10million in the last published accounts. Income has increased significantly through the TV deal, yet there does not appear to be any large increase in overheads or other expenditure, with the floodlights probably being the main new cost.

  • 274 Jail for Ashley // Aug 29, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    I fully understand that but there was an operating profit as Lil pointed out of 10M last year without the extra money, the costs you pointed out can’t be much more than they were last year, surely could have spent some money on a top notch striker.

  • 275 Average_Contents // Aug 29, 2014 at 7:35 AM


    Totally agree mate

    The club ran at a profit with expatmags list of possible extra’s but as we have these all the time and were still in profit then it’s safe to say that not much expenditure has changed thus leading us to the conclusion that the extra sky money is infact just pure profit

    Even with all these new players and their wages it will not be much difference as this is offset by the outgoing players wages or players that contracts have ran out

    The only none normal expenditure I can see from other years which would effect the extra £23m we received from last season is the new floodlights….surely they aren’t going to tell us that it’s been eaten up by this?

  • 276 Average_Contents // Aug 29, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    I have a sneaky suspicion that we still just cannot compete with the teams around us though

    Percys favourite line that one and it grates especially when he constantly mentions Southampton too

    Maybe it is a cynical outlook and people see it as being negative but it’s not, its being a realist and unfortunately after all that’s gone on at the club since fatty’s tenure it’s how we are made to think

  • 277 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 29, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Gary O’Neil left West Ham last summer, he went to QPR. He has recently joined Norwich. I’m not sure what you have watched to see him as a good defender, particularly given he is a midfielder, a very average one at that.

    Are you mixing him up with Joey O’Brien? He plays as full back for West Ham, but missed half of last season through injury.

  • 278 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 29, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    I imagine we will be told that the club is keeping back the increased profit to cover costs of the new training facility.

  • 279 Average_Contents // Aug 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM


    Ah yes I forgot that one mate, shall we say £5m for the new floodlights and £18m for the new training facilities? That makes a grand total of £23m. Funnily enough that’s the extra sky money amount

    I hate being cynical about the club I love and would like nothing more than be able to enjoy the season without having to think about what’s coming next but there is always that nagging feeling in the back of my mind telling me that the next disaster is just around the corner!

  • 280 Ethiotoon // Aug 29, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    sorry I meant Winston Reid of westham..

  • 281 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 29, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    @NUFCTheMag: Alan Pardew ‘I Don’t Think Newcastle Fans Would Have Expected Us To Win At Villa’ #NUFC

    *sigh you see Alan this is 50% of the reason people just don’t like ya
    We fully expected a win against in truth a very poor team with an abysmal home record over the last couple of seasons

  • 282 Average_Contents // Aug 29, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Is this how low he thinks our expectations have been lowered by him and the club banging on about hoe we cannot compete with any fcuker? Sad state of affairs if this is the case! Anyone who thinks we shouldn’t be beating shite teams like villa need to awaken from the Ashley induced coma. This isn’t twisting of words either or putting a spin on what he’s said it’s the only logical conclusion! Although with you in charge of the team alan some fans did expect us to get turned over

    Fcuk me what a cretin

    “I don’t think our fans would have expected us to win at Villa, they’d have liked us to, but they’ll expect us to win against Palace.”

  • 283 Markaccus // Aug 29, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Most fans DID expect us to beat Villa, Alan! We should have. I could probably pick 11 people from this site who play/coach and beat Villa ffs. There a probably a fair few here who could be the manager of it, too.

  • 284 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Players look like they don’t know what to do next most of the time when they receive the ball. That is a downfall in the final third where movement must be incisive and pre-planned. That is base level coaching and organisation and can be improved with the correct training exercises which are planned specifically around the movements which are needed in a game. Like Rodgers has developed with Dalglish and Roy’s supposed flops.

    Pinocchio has been here for years now and we still look have the same problems even with new players. Yet his excuses still wash with some fans who can’t see the wood from the trees. The game tells you what is wrong, you don’t have to absorb Alan’s propaganda like a fly heading towards a zap light.

    A blatant pointer at his lack of ideas is that ball to Williamson which amazingly still goes on. It’s beyond a joke. Now, apply that lack of imagination to the rest of our play and it correlates highly.

    A lot of the players that come in are internationally experienced players, they aren’t inexperienced journeymen. They certainly have the skills to be developed further as a cohesive unit.

    I find it laughable how Pardew recently spoke of certain strikers being not good enough for this club, yet he is a sacked League 1 chancer in charge who has broken all kinds of records and it keeps going.

    Pardew Out.

  • 285 davis_toons // Aug 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    What a GOAL…Woah,…

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