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National Manager Disappointed With Newcastle Forward

3:12 pm, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 143 Comments

Haris Vuckic had a very good loan spell at Rangers FC since January, although Newcastle could have done with his goal-scoring in the Premier League as we weakened the squad further in January and only just survived in the Premier league on the last day of the season.

We have yet to hear an explanation from Lee Charnley on what the heck he was doing in January, as Davide Santon and Haris Vuckic among others was allowed to leave on the last day of the window,  even though at the time we were desperately short of players at that time.

haris vuckic scores against Cowdenbeath

Haris Vuckic in Rangers colors

Haris played extremely well for Rangers and quickly became a favorite with the Glasgow fans, – and it was a pity they were beaten by Motherwell in the playoffs, so they will have to spend another season in The Scottish Championship.

Haris scored 9 goals in 15 appearances for Rangers FC, although the standard of football there is well short of the Premier League, but Haris will get every chance this summer to stake a claim to stay at Newcastle on a longer term contact – with his six year deal ending next summer.

When he was a teenager Haris was a top young player in Europe who showed massive promise, and he made his debut for the full Slovenian side  in February, against – you guessed it – Scotland – when he came on as a 61st minute substitute.

Haris played for the U21 Slovenia side just before he turned 18 in 2010, but over the last few years Haris has struggled, and various injuries have not helped his development.

Slovenia manager Srecko Katanec has obviously heard of Vuckic’s exploits in Scotland this year,  but he isn’t impressed with the standard of football Vuckic has been playing:

“Haris Vuckic played for Rangers in the Second Division in Scotland.” “I was disappointed, not just with him, but with the quality of the league he was playing in – I would have thought Rangers would have had a better team.”

Well there’s a hit against the Scottish Championship and even Rangers in just one sentence.

Rangers would like to sign Haris full time this summer or take him on loan for next season – but that’s a subtle hint from his National manager that is needs to play at a much higher level,  to be considered for the Slovenian squad again.

Haris will be given a chance in pre-season, and depending on how he plays he could be kept in the Newcastle first team for next season, or else he will be sent out on loan – but probably to an English Championship side.

That’s bad news for Rangers, but we hope they can get promoted back to where they belong next season – the Scottish Premier League – and back in Europe again very soon.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Haris Vuckic · International News · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

143 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GEORDIE69 // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Ed, have you nothing better to do? Why not leave a posting on for at least 5 minutes before adding another pointless one.

    How much are you getting off all this advertising?

    Let the blog be a blog man…….

  • 2 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Mirovic not coming

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    I think its hard to judge any of our players especially the younger ones when people say such and such are championship level wait till they are properly coached not by dummys such as Pardew and Carver who are championship or league 1 coaches at best!!!

    Abeid for example came from the Lens academy which is a pretty top notch academy where possession of the football and technical skills are developed hes pretty much stunted his progress with our dinosaur tactics of park the bus and hoof it long !!!

  • 4 scottoon // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Ed is going too fast –

    Repost (again)

    A period of stasis over the summer allows the status quo to normalize. This is dangerous in my opinion. Look at what Ashley has tried to accomplish with one short interview. Baffle the masses into a stupor whilst allowing Charnely et al the opportunity to drag us deeper into the morass. We as fans cannot allow ourselves to adopt the exact same strategy as the regime, which is to do nothing and hope all changes for the better.

    I don’t have all the answers, but inactivity is not the right course. We need to compel a massive cultural shift in the way the organization is run. I would even accept the same people if there was any evidence whatsoever that ambition would replace mediocrity, that transparency would replace cloak and dagger, that actions would replace words.

    I doubt any of these things will happen but simply accepting our fate by inactivity makes us complicit in the outcome, and that, dear fans, is simply unacceptable.

  • 5 almondrichie // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:21 PM



  • 6 Rotonda heights // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    from last thread, what’s the point getting these youngsters in when the people allegedly tasked with developing them are messrs carver, stone watson and woodman all 3rd rate league 1 standard at very best. llambias and pardew have left a horrible legacy.

  • 7 DevonToon // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    @ ourtoon – Ayew would be a huge signing… mercenary or not he would be fantastic in this league! Remy was a mercenary and he was absolutely class here!

    Ayew – De Jong – Cabella
    Colback – sissoko

    On paper looks class

  • 8 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Yeah Demba Ba was a mercenary but always gives 100% when on the pitch !! Pay him and he performs ! A bit like Tevez but I bet everyone would have him in our team !!

    Ayew would be great if we got him mercenary or not !!

  • 9 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    ffs tell me it aint so

    fcukin mclaren

  • 10 barkel // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:31 PM


    Woah there, calm down boy. It’s an article in goal FFS. There’s not many on here that want McLaren and I really understand the need to vent but nothing has been confirmed by the club yet

  • 11 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Where do I resign from life?

  • 12 Our Toon // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Remy was never ours to start with, he only did that so he could move onto something better. Demba Ba was exactly the same, don’t forget though both of them are forwards.

    Ayew is more of a wide player, will he be doing the donkey work required of him, no he won’t which is why Spurs have pulled out, a team that pride themselves on hardwork off the ball!!

  • 13 Our Toon // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:34 PM


    Tevez left Citeh to join Juve for a fraction of the wages he’s was on, that lad puts in a shift on the pitch, chasing non stop and working hard. To be a mercenary you do what Remy did and pick QPR over the toon for £££, not leave Citeh for Juve for less money!!

  • 14 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    McClaren has to be the worst signing at Newcastle since Albert Luque and Xisco

  • 15 Our Toon // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Devon toon

    The problem with the team you have listed there is its lacking in a ball winner, who’s going to protect the fragile back 4? Don’t say Colback because he commits more fouls and wins less challenges than he makes.

    Cabella has no end product and will end up doing stepovers when no one is around, slowing down attacks so he can do just one more stepover!! Ayew would be great on the ball but off it he wouldn’t be much use, so in all reality we should have just kept Greggs loving Arfa as he would contribute more on the ball and the same off the ball as Ayew

  • 16 barkel // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM


    would you say those two were worse than Ferreyra or Pancrate?

  • 17 jayphoto // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Don’t think Mclaren is a particulary bad appointment. Dunno why people seem to think he failed at Derby, their squad was shocking! Made up of loan players and youth. Was a paper thin squad that was always going to drop like a stone when injuries and fatigue hit.
    When the first choice were fit they played the best football in England but the problem was the back up up players didn’t have the technical ability To maintain the style.
    Mclarens biggest problem is he likes a challenge too much. Hes taken too many jobs that had too many problems. Better managers failed with that group of england players. The wolfsburg job, to be honest there was a reason no top german took that job at that time, too many players on decline or out for themselves snd forest i think he only stayed for a few weeks, they go through managers like no ones money.
    I suspect newcastle job will fall into the list of jobs too broken though at least any nufc manager gets time.
    Hes a tremendous coach though and usually works with steve round and eric steel who have a phenomenal record of developing players and keepers.
    We have a small staff, theres room for those 2 even keeping on stone and carver. I suspect woodmans off to palace tho

  • 18 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    fair point Barkel, we’ve made some clangers in the Signings department. who was that Chilean midfielder we got on loan that got injured in his first game and didn’t play for us again?

  • 19 BandB // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Ayew is very strongly linked with Roma and there are plenty of other big names mentioned in relation to him. He’s one for the Santa Claus lists.

    Well said Scottoon!

  • 20 Our Toon // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    If given a choice I’d prefer mcclaren over pardew any day of the week but both men aren’t good enough for nufc and we shouldn’t accept it

  • 21 jayphoto // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Bottom line is Mclaren is an improvement on Carver, Pardew, Kinnear and probably Hughton (hardly shown himself as a good manager since he left).
    He can’t really be judged on the football Middlesboro played. Derby try to play next level stuff, fast, passing and movement. Think he learnt alot about foitball at Twente.
    Hard to describe what we’ll get with him…
    At Boro he played overlly defensive
    at england, well no ones got them playing well
    At Twente he played a dutch fluid 4-3-3.
    At wolfsburg his team attacked too much. Awful defence.
    Wasnt at forest long enough to judge.
    At Derby they played 75% of the season like barca in style. But then 25% of season like 90’s wimbledon…

  • 22 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    West Brom to sign Gignac

  • 23 jayphoto // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    If we get mclaren AND 5/6 players that go straight into the starting line up i can handle that.
    Mclaren will probably get Tiote playing, apparently he scouted him for nufc in the first place.
    Anita is the kind of player that fits into mclarens system too…
    Not sure Sissoko fits though… Could see Schteve rocking a 4-3-3 with Dejong AM and anita/colback alongside Tiote.
    He’d need 2 actual wingers too…

  • 24 hibbit // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    i honestly thought a SMc had more sense then take this job just another whipping boy for ashley biggest mistake he will ever make taking this job nobody wants him now if he has a bad start god help him

  • 25 hibbit // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    jayphoto what if we dont get the players we need and by the way 6 is not enough

  • 26 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 3, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Right this is a video of the football Derby were playing before christmas

    Watch the 2nd goal in particular I cant recall us scoring a flowing move like that last season and they have much worse players than us !!

  • 27 hibbit // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    lee what about the games after christmas when the wheels came off and no plan B

  • 28 davis_toons // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:02 PM


  • 29 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:05 PM


    They dont really have a squad to play good football once the injuries hit they had the likes of Darren Bent as back up !!

    When Pardew had a fully fit team last season we did not win in the first 7 or 8 games it was only when he had to play the youngsters did we start winning !!

    I am not championing Mclaren by any means but he would be a major major upgrade on what we have had recently in that he would be able to use the players that Carr has picked Pardew and Carver would just play them out of position

    His success all depends on who we sign and if we can keep our best players from being sold or injured !! Siem De Jong , Saylor, Aarons , Cisse and if he could get Colo and Tiote bothered to turn up with about 6 or 7 players of a similar level we could be quite good

    Its a big if though

  • 30 WLtoon // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Intersting to hear Ayewe is available on a free.
    Apparently 3 prem club are interested,no doubt we are one,and the other 2 are Everton and West Brom.
    Guess which club out of the 3 wont get him
    You would think Ashley would maybe ease the purse strings and offer Ayewe what he wants as there is no big transfer fee to pay out, but no.
    Hell end up at either Everton or Italy.

  • 31 jayphoto // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    @hibbit the 6 player is the must! Its what shows the true direction of the club!
    McLaren would be a 7 out of 10 appointment for me. Better than average (id class pardew as a 6) but not a klopp or above
    Personally i just want the club to be successful, can’t stand to see the club suffer as it did this year. Mclaren might be the best placed to work within the structure!
    Not saying i agree with the structure, i don’t at all but it looks like its not changing, Ashleys not selling neither! Id take mclaren as chances are wed play decent football and he wouldn’t be the national joke that carver made himself and the club.
    Mclaren really isn’t as bad as some make out

  • 32 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Benjamin Stambouli anyone?

  • 33 jayphoto // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    For me aswell, hiring Mclaren will probably see Aarons have more chence of fulfilling that potential! Might see Vuckic kick on too! He focuses on youth alot. To be fair in Haidara, Lascelles, Aarons, perez and Armstrong we’ve got 5 players that could be internationals if developed correctly.
    Not mentioning abeid coz hes off Apparantly.

  • 34 davis_toons // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Lee Charnley is the BEST…GO McClaren GO…

  • 35 jayphoto // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Id take Stambouli! Apparantly the club have heavily scouted Morgan Sansom from Montpellier! Reckon he might be an incoming! Its not a transfer window if we don’t annoy Louis Nicollin at some point!
    Gotta wonder, has ashley got some kind of deal for cheap flights to montpellier ir has Carr got a holiday home there?

  • 36 WLtoon // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Dont know if anyone has seen the headline about Cignac possibly signing for West Brom.
    If that does happen its just another indication that Ashley/ Charnley have got no intenton of competing with even the smaller clubs in the prem.
    Do they deserve to be mentioned with anything to do with the top flight.> Do they Fcuk
    I wonder how long it will take Shteve to realsie just how tight fisted this lot are.
    Time will tell

  • 37 hibbit // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    if it is SMc so be it but he must be allowed to sort the coaching staff out bring in his own people or there is no change no one improves and some go back not good enough

  • 38 lesh // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Worry not folks.

    We know what Charnley’ll be doing – what he’s been doing since he was appointed MD.

    What’s that? Shuffling papers on his desk, looking for his to-do list, frightened to look at his emails or pick up the phone, trembling, shouting at colleagues (if there’re any left!), trembling, suffering cold sweats, hitting the bottle – all the signs of stress!!

    If I were to advise Charnley, I’d tell him to get out get out before he’s carried out in a box.

    It’s clearly too much for him.

  • 39 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    the toon only interested in the dogs bollock

  • 40 lesh // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM


    If that’s our Lee Charnley, he looked as much of a tw@ then as he does now.

  • 41 lesh // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    There’s a lot of chatter on here about Shteev, has he been appointed?

  • 42 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Charnley the head of folding pens

  • 43 BandB // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    At least there’s no fear here of anyone throwing their season ticket him!

  • 44 davetoon // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Jay are you McClarens agent?

    Sounds like youre trying to sell us a bucket of sh1t and calling it gravy

  • 45 sweendog // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    hibbit, agreed. I think my main gripe with padded was the bad football and results. if we play any form of attacking football is a major improvement. would prefer vibrant though. it also looks a done deal to me.

  • 46 sweendog // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    vibrant *should say viera

  • 47 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    vibrant a good fit

  • 48 DevonToon // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    @ ourtoon – Cabella will be a class act I absolutely guarantee! He’s driven and determined. He always tracks back and puts his foot in. Put him with like minded players in a team with confidence and what a player he will be!

  • 49 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Stambouli would be a good shout although worrying how he hardly has had any game time with them?

    He looked good for Montpellier but then so did Cabella and Mbiwa…..

    If we were going to pinch anyone of Spurs I would not mind getting Dembele a great attacking midfielder who would be brilliant for us

  • 50 JamesToon // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:48 PM


    I am disappointed we’ve got mcclaren, there are plenty others we could have got who would bring more excitement and hope and a bit of class.

    However, it seems we have Steve McClaren, i don’t think we have any other choice but to back him. I think he’s better than pardew and carver, certainly the standard of football he played at derby was light years ahead of pardew/carver.

    I think McClaren must know that newcastle fans didn’t want him, but i think what can get him on side with the fans is bringing the football style from derby over here, the attacking 4-3-3 pass and move. I hope he’s backed with good signings, Charlie Austin would be a start, and maybe his friendship with Graham Carr may actually be a good thing so we buy players that we know mcclaren will get the best out of. Will Hughes i think would be a good playmaker for us.

  • 51 jayphoto // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    @davetoon no just don’t think he’s the end world like some make out! The fact that’ll be the first person ashley employs that has had to interview for the job is a step forward.
    Aslong as its not Carver, the players signed and sold will have far greater impact on the club than managerial appointment. They can argue the case of ambition with whichever appointment they make but they have to back them with players

  • 52 Average_Contents // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Bucket of shit and calling it gravy lmfco. I’m using that one.

    Just for future reference, who needs a bucket of gravy? Apart from the obvious candidates like KFC.

  • 53 Mister Tuff // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Mr Tubbs……………………………OOT
    Wally’s Secret Agents…………….OOT.

  • 54 Belfast // Jun 3, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    He’s not a terrible appointment like. Certainly better than the last two managers.

    Overall he done a good job at Derby Jay.

    I think a lot here had convinced themselves we where getting a shiny fashionable manager for some reason.

  • 55 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Apointing Mc and then not backing him with players and letting him have his own coaches will prove a lack of ambition (again).

    Shteve wouldnt have been my first choice, but i don’t think he will work out as badly as some seem to think.

    I remember feeling more disapointed when souness came in than i do now, although i really wish we had gone for something a bit more exciting. Judgement should be reserved imo. If he gets us playing decent footy and results start going our way, then we’d have to say he was a good appointment (IF)

  • 56 Average_Contents // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Not a bad read.

    Imagine if Garde never came in January or now purely because of the tight twats not wanting to get rid of honest john, stoneage and fat slob. Travesty of the highest order.

  • 57 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    coz the fat lyin knut implied

  • 58 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    All if this is irrelevant if Carver still has any sort of major role at the club.

  • 59 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Senor Tuff…I agree with all of that but since beggars can’t be choosers lets start with Penfold and Carver!

    Out Out Out Out Out 😀

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    AC…you got to wonder what the attraction is in keeping those three on board?

    …it’s a travesty for sure. It’s close to neglect 😉

  • 61 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM


    Shocking. Peter Griffins cockney twin and his crack team of wazzocks are clearly holding us back.

  • 62 Mister Tuff // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Wally did such a good job at Derby they sacked him.
    Which other club – in the PL would be hiring a sacked Championship manager -note he didn’t win anything -sacked.

  • 63 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Who had done a good job at Derby? Have I missed something or are standards just very different 😉

  • 64 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Jay…I gotta tell you I think that headache of yours is getting to you 😀

  • 65 Mister Tuff // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Jesper – anywhere else there would have been a clear out after last seasons shambles. They’d all be on the dole now.
    I think quite a few assumed, note assumed, or wanted to believe that following Mr Tubbs interview the whip was going to be cracked -a forlorn hope.
    Looks like we are just going to plod on as before.
    Looks as if the oportunity is going to be missed if Wally is hired.

  • 66 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Armstrong named England u18’s captain

  • 67 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    sacked because better was and is available

  • 68 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    The one thing that does worry me about shteve is… Why,after playing some decent stuff that got derby into the playoff positions towards the business end of the season,did they start to go back into thier shell and ultimately fail. Was that shteves fault or did the players just get end of season jitters? Obviously the board blamed shteve, but it’s not always the case. Sometimes they just react to fan pressure, and fans are not always right.

  • 69 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    That last bit made no sense…

    The board blamed shteve and sacked him, but they might have just done so due to fan pressure. Fans are not always right.

  • 70 Belfast // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Taking a team from the bottom half in the championship to promotion contenders is a good job in my opinion.

    I would think most Derby fans would probably agree.

    He’s not great but in the pool of shite we usually operate in he’s not terrible.

  • 71 lesh // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:16 PM


    And by the sound of things, Carver taking us from mid-table Prem to within a whisker of relegation, seems to count as a good job!

  • 72 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    More words of wisdom from our Club Genius Lee Charnley:
    “We at the club are committed to moving forward. As soon as we learn which direction forward is. I believe a coin toss will tell me which way forward is and then I will lead us there. It’s very important I get this right. Now….where is that lucky coin Mike gave me?”

  • 73 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    For some fans it’s like their boss telling them to test drive some top motors, then ordering a Datsun Cherry and wondering why they’re not f******** grateful.

  • 74 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Lee Charnley: “Ah….yes. The coin toss was heads. Now what was I going to do if the toss was heads again?’ Oh yes, hire McLaren. It’s so bloody difficult to keep track of all these important decisions.”

  • 75 Average_Contents // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:22 PM


    Not really shocking mate 😉

    It’s the norm nowadays. Keeping in employment those who aren’t qualified and so out of their depth it’s embarrassing purely because they’re the cheapest option. Boils my piss.



  • 76 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    It doesn’t help that I can’t stand the brolly boy’s smarmy face. Can anyone give him a face swap?

  • 77 Average_Contents // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Oh and mark

    None of it made any sense whatsoever mate. It was almost jfk esk 😛

  • 78 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    @68 his lack of motivation skills

  • 79 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    More from Lee: “Well that’s that decided. Check that off my list. McLaren as head coach. Check. Now I’m feeling a bit puckish. I wonder if Johnny C. is back from his holidays yet? I’ll invite him to lunch and give him the names of the remaining players to let go. He always brings his mobile with him. And he can pay for lunch as well! Yes…. that’s a lovely idea that is.”

  • 80 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:26 PM


    I suppose. Maybe ‘utterly horrible’ is a better description.

  • 81 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    I think Lee means peckish @79. Harrumph. Damnable autocorrect.

  • 82 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Does Charnley wear wellies when he wonders about I wonder?

  • 83 Average_Contents // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    How utterly vile 😀

  • 84 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Yes, and repugnant A_C mate.

  • 85 Jail for Ashley // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    So we’re getting a manager who only three weeks ago pledged his allegiance to Derby but was sacked for not being good enough. The same man who previously turned us down because he knew there’d be a pay off in being sacked. There will be no danger of him being sacked here as long as he keeps us around mid table although a relegation battle will be acceptable if the club feels it under cooked it in the previous three windows, I don’t honestly know what will happen if the club spend and we don’t hit tenth, I guess we’ll never find out either. I really am in despair !

  • 86 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    spend nowt

  • 87 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Yes Jail mate, I’m already wearing my Thong of Gloom. Dark days indeed. Ruled by The Thing from Satan’s Underpants. Henchmen on the loose. Storms ahead. Ah well…..
    Some things in life are bad
    They can really make you mad
    Other things just make you swear and curse
    When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
    Don’t grumble, give a whistle
    And this’ll help things turn out for the best…
    …always look on the bright side
    of life…
    Always look on the light side
    of life…
    Remember, don’t attend those home games next season mates. Make Mike’s life miserable.

  • 88 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Good piece

  • 89 scout // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Starting to doubt the steve mcclaren story anyway 1/3 odds. The bookies are just guessing, would have prefered a younger up and coming manager personally.
    Whoever comes in needs 50 million to gain a top 12 finish if you ask me.
    The Ashley interview seems a strange one now.

  • 90 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Yes, there’s nothing like an Ashley interview to clear things up. We’re actually competing for silverware….check. I’m not leaving until we win silverware…..check. I don’t make any of the football decisions…..check. So just assume the opposite is true in each case and you can see what our plan is.

  • 91 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:43 PM


    Yeah. Thats what my worry is. If it WAS down to motivation, we could have a problem. It might not have been though. Fingers crossed.

  • 92 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Not really worried about Haris Tweed he’s not good enough. There that’s that cleaned up.

    Ever thought that there’s no possibility of us getting a manager / Head Muggins until well after ST deadline? I can see us soldiering on with the man who single handedly saved us from relegation until well into pre-season. He does have an extensive knowledge of the Wendy’s, IHOP and Popeyes Chicken N Biscuits establishments of the North Americas.

  • 93 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    A new sign has appeared in the Newcastle dressing room:
    Next Season’s Goal: 14th Place!!!!

  • 94 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Carver denies that Pokat@92 !!! He denies it strongly!!! He eats at KFC. 😯

  • 95 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Another sign just below the first:
    Or possibly 16th place. Would that be so terrible lads?

  • 96 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Another Ashley interview –

    ” so, Mr Ashley…”
    ” Yes, that is me, I am in fact Mike Ashley, and what’s more I am going to continue to be Me until we win something. I have quite a large steak in me and of course a Charnley Grill for afters, but moving on we are going to win something and I’m not leaving this bus stop until we do. In fact I count winning a free standard fries on the McDonald’s monopoly game as winning something. So far though I’ve only got old Kent Road and a station”

  • 97 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    I dont think any of nufc’s staff eat at KFC.
    If they did, Indykaila wpuld have all the exclusives

  • 98 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Geordie Two for shame you know he’s been video’d in his rants about how it wasn’t his fault he destroyed half of Toronto in a fireball while ordering Denny’s Big Grill.

  • 99 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:51 PM


    “…. oh, and i got a free sausage mcmuffin yesterday, but they are rank so it doesn’t count”

  • 100 Our Toon // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Devon Toon

    Nothing I have seen from Cabella says class act, he’s a 1 trick pony with no end product!! He can work as hard as he wants but he needs to make a difference in the final third…..the king of pointless stepovers

  • 101 p // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    so we are looking at a team of McClaren, Stone and Carver, great.

  • 102 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    And this from Lee Charnley:
    “We have a very powerful, competitive squad already in place here for Steve. At most we need one new player. Possibly a utility goalkeeper/defender/winger/striker. Graham is looking for him as I speak. Once that player is signed we’re set to romp up the table next season.”

  • 103 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    You forgot Charnley P mate @101. Shame on you.

  • 104 Jail for Ashley // Jun 3, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    So considering McLaren never wanted the job in January he couldn’t have possibly been on of the eighty people from within football who applied for the job, what I would give to see that list !

  • 105 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Hopefully Johnny C. destroyed the half of Toronto down by the docks Pokat mate. That part reeks every summer. The stench of Toronto the Good.

  • 106 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Waiting for this “Dream Team” management to be announced can be likened to the feelings that wash over you as you’re in the doctors lying on your side with your knees tucked under your chin.

  • 107 Average_Contents // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:04 PM


    They were all honest john’s.

    He just kept spelling his name wrong

  • 108 p // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    @104, 79 of those applications came from Carver, the other was probably Gus Poyet

  • 109 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    I managed to rescue part of the list from under Johnny C’s KFC Slim Man’s Lunch Jail mate:
    1. Bobby Charlton
    2. Jacky Charlton
    3. Dennis Wise
    4. Norman Wisdom
    5. Hard to read this one. Covered by ketchup. Looks like
    Bitchy the Hawk? (that’s the Toronto FC mascot so Johnny C. is a bit confused there).
    The rest of the list was torn off. I imagine the club thought they had a winner in the first 5. 😯

  • 110 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Was carver the Loony from the Toony. Geordie Two ha see what I did there?

  • 111 hibbit // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    first off has he got the job if he has why has he gone on holiday now with so much work to do

  • 112 JamesToon // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Lee Ryder saying Steve McClaren could bring Paul Simpson, Eric Steele and Steve Round as assistant coaches

  • 113 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Hibbit to be fair carver went on holiday when he got the job lol

  • 114 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Won’t be long now Sir, just warming the fibre optic camera on the radiator for you.

  • 115 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    I’m off to the Villa blogs boys. Gonna miss reading your posts.

    McLaren was the last straw

  • 116 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Brace Brace Brace!!! Ha ha

  • 117 hibbit // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    carver stone and woodman out well that gives me a little hope

  • 118 Hugh Jorgan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    P @ 101
    Don’t you mean Curly, Larry and Moe ?
    Collectively known as the Three Stooges

  • 119 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    No hibbit mate, there’s very little for wor new head coach to do in the off season. He doesn’t make any decisions about incoming or outgoing you see? He just sits and smiles approvingly no matter what happens. He’s just going to send a picture of himself doing that to Wendy for distribution with each Newcastle club statement. Beautiful.

  • 120 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Armchair none of that makes sense.

  • 121 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:13 PM


    What is it that doesn’t make sense?

  • 122 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Don’t be like that armchair fan mate. There are going to be much worse things happening to us as the summer progresses. Do you really want to miss that? No you don’t. Admit it now.

  • 123 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    I will admit it’ll be comedy gold – McLaren and Carver.

    I bet Mourinho is quivering.

  • 124 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Well has mclaren been hired definitely? Why a villa blog? Miss reading this stuff?

  • 125 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Well armchair stick around for for the laughs then

  • 126 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:15 PM


    So it wasn’t that it didn’t make sense, more you didn’t understand it.

    I study down Birmingham, Villa is the shrine here. I’ve been to a couple of their games.

  • 127 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    The Villa blog will be terribly boring armchair. Do they have Pokat? No. do they have beermonkey? No. Do they have an Official Blog Hobbit? Absolutely not. Stay right where you are armchair and be prepared for brief bursts of hilarity and other hijinks.

  • 128 John Tudor // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    who get the faceplant first

  • 129 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Armchair, I see. No I didn’t fully understand. Villa eh? Your plight us indeed hideous. Go in peace my son

  • 130 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    You’re already curious about the other hijinks aren’t you armchair?

  • 131 hibbit // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    pokat carver had been at the club 5 years plus and should have been up to speed anyway plus he is the best coach in the world he did not need the time

  • 132 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Haha I’ll be a villa follower. Not a fan.

    Toon all the way through till Ashleys out.

  • 133 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    They don’t have badgers or budgies either do they Geordie Two?

    You need to do some serious thinking in that Parker Knoll of yours.

  • 134 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    What is there to study down in Birmingham mate? You must surely have studied it by now? Come to your senses man and head back north.

  • 135 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Never saw another Geordie down here. They are strange characters!

  • 136 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Villa. One of two surviving prem clubs that ended the season below us! Armchair, you are glutton for punishment 😀

  • 137 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:22 PM


    Jeez, left right and centre criticism for going Villa.

    What, would you rather me glory support somewhere I have no affinity for?


  • 138 armchair fan // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Plus, gotta love wor’ Timmy

  • 139 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    A Villa follower???? That’s just horrible armchair. Listen to some common sense from Pokat, me, etc. etc. You can’t let Ashley get to you mate. You’ve got to be strong for the club. Now chant to yourself “I am strong, I am strong, the club is strong, the club is strong, I’ll wear a thong, I’ll wear a thong, to get Ashley oot!!!

  • 140 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    As much as I hate the thought of Schteve being the hc he must need his head checking if he accepts JC as his assistant

  • 141 Pokat // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Armchair there’s a reason you don’t see Geordies down there, we don’t need to travel to feel dejected, we get all we need at home. You have a special talent, a gift even.

  • 142 GeordieTwo // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Now let’s not have any more talk of becoming a Villa follower on here armchair mate. Because we’re just not having it. It’s completely out of the question. No. This is very upsetting and I’m going to have to turn things over to Pokat for a moment while I recover. Only for a moment though Pokat.

  • 143 scout // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Prepare for a season of crap

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