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Newcastle Ready To Give Up On Top Transfer Target

5:25 pm, Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 195 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with some strikers in the last few days who would be (much) cheaper than top transfer target Charlie Austin, and that’s never a good sign.

It could point towards either that Austin is not interested in joining Newcastle, that he doesn’t want to leave London – or that Newcastle are not willing to pay the £15M QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand is demanding – and it could be a combination of all the  above three.

paul dummett charlie austin

Charlie Austin in action against Newcastle

So it’s interesting there is a report in the Chronicle today that Newcastle may be turning their interest to other strikers – and it seems the £15M is too high a fee for Newcastle, who don’t want to pay out that much for any one player.

If they go after other targets they are also hoping QPR may reduce the fee – but that’s always a dangerous game to play- because it leaves it open for a more ambitious club to come in and sign Charlie out of the blue for the fee requested.

If Newcastle are not willing to pay out the big money for  Austin –  where’s  the ambition in that – and it seems Newcastle continue to think like a small club,  who just want to survive in the Premier League rather than trying to do well and win something.

Newcastle are said to be turning to new options, because QPR are holding out to try and get as much money as possible for Charlie – but the London club would be daft not to do that, since they will be in the Championship next season and receive much lower revenues.

An alternative approach for Newcastle that we suggested yesterday,  is to go in and pay the £15M for Charlie and get him to Tyneside -now.

That would not only get Charlie on board and excite the Newcastle fans, but the fans may even start believing what Mike Ashley said in his interview – that we now want to win something.

It would also be  have a positive impact on other players we may go after this summer, and they will be more willing to join what they see as a more ambitious Newcastle United – than the one who struggled against relegation last season.

With the goals Charlie could score for Newcastle, £15M may not be an excessive fee to pay out, and in any case with all the money Premier League clubs are getting in the future, the transfer fees for players will be going up – especially for Englishmen.

If we are to sign top players this summer, we have to get rid of that miserly and too thrifty approach we have taken in the transfer windows for far too many years.

There’s nothing wrong with looking for good deals – but sometimes  you have to pay out the big money for a top player – especially if he’s English.

That’s something Newcastle seem to struggle with.

With all the money Newcastle have made these last two seasons, and with nothing being spent in January – which almost cost is another relegation –  surely we have the big money to spend this summer?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

195 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ibizatoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    This certainly would signal that lessons have been learnt.

    Not waiting until the after the window closes before deciding that they don’t want to spend what is required.

    We may even get a chance to go after some other targets.

    I’m sure Austin was just a smokescreen anyway….this window has been 6 months in the making. JC said as much.

  • 2 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    No one else is

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Wish we would just sign someone

  • 4 Bambams // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    I wonder if all the negativity over the last few years along with the way ash conducts his business and that we use a pay as you go mobile to tell former players they are not wanted – has an affect on players thinking about signing for us ?

  • 5 croftus5678 // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    same old story !

    oo where after this player ! oh we lost intrest as too expensive.
    ooo where after that player ! they want too much in wages.
    blablabla….end of transfer window.

    but we did sign shola and carlton cole ^^

  • 6 sparky55 // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    We should be looking at Southampton as a good example of how a middle tier club should be ran. They’ve made 3 signings already, the manager will now have ALL his team together for pre-season training…all done and dusted, all targets signed sealed and delivered so they’ll be completely together and understand the managers tactics in good time for the opening of the season whilst at the good ship NUFC Maclaren declares yesterday he’s had a good discussion with the rest of the board as to what direction we’ll be taking and who we’ll be going after!

    Fcuking marvellous eh!

  • 7 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:42 PM


    Spot on there !! Our name is terrible over in France now every club hates us and the way we do business ! The owners of clubs and magazines are not complementary of us at all !

    The Jonas and Raylor situation will not have put us in a good light at all

    The club got slaughtered last season by respected Sky Sports pundits who a lot of British players will watch and go “No way ” to signing for us !!

    Plus Mclaren has a bit of a tainted reputation so it might be really hard for us to get the right players in

  • 8 Mr Magpie // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    I think Bas Dost is the more likely striker to be signed as they will see him as better value & maybe wanting less in wages.

    Also Carr will have scouted him throughout the last few years & would’nt surprise me if the club has got Janmaat, Krul & Anita to maybe have had a word with him about how good it is at Newcastle much in the same way Cabaye used to with potential new French recruits.

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    The Theory of Low Bids clearly states”
    “Never, ever bid more than 65% of what a club is asking for a player. When they refuse to budge go off in a huff and make a low bid on someone else. This never works but you never waste any of Mike’s money that way and he gives you a small raise and a pat on the back.”

  • 10 Bambams // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    My concerned thoughts exactly fella.
    Genuinely thought we would of had an Austin or Van Dijk in by now.

    Still plenty of time to sign a couple of players but not enough to sign the 6 or 7 we need.

    So much for optimism. …

  • 11 Reg nufc // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Wish they’d hurry up and just sign someone give us a idea which way he’s going big spending or the norm

  • 12 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Bus Pass won’t be any more likely to turn up here than any of the other names bring bandied about expect a surprise or two and not necessarily any exciting ones.

    Bills son, if you’re still here, sorry about your personal news. Nothing to do with the belly aches and disagreements on here. We’re all here for one reason in the end.

    But I wouldn’t count on Nufc-83 giving you any sympathy he doesn’t believe it even when a poster passes on and never, surprisingly, posts again.

  • 13 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Toy Weeney will be ours if only they accept our low bid!!! Huzzah!!!!

  • 14 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    I’ve said from the start we wouldn’t pay the 15 million. I’ve got a fiver on him joining Southampton at 9/1.

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Fong the owner! Fong him I say! Then fong Charnley. Fong him ’til his gums bleed! Harrumph.

  • 16 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    But what about Toy Weeney Belfast mate? Can we underbid everyone else and get him? What are your thoughts?

  • 17 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    He could be posting under a different name though Skunki. It would have been weird if he came back under the same name like haha

  • 18 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    With our underbidding skills anything is possible geordietwo Harumph

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Well I can see there’s not a lot of enthusiasm for making another low bid for Toy Weeney then. Harrumph.

  • 20 kakaobi // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Ashley wouldn’t like it if we refused to pay the asking price of a season ticket and offered £200 instead stating value for money

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Well at least we’ve got Phil Gristle coming in. Beautiful.

  • 22 jimiley // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    I have tried to buy a season ticket but they are all sold. Incredible.

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    With the Gristleizer in the lineup and Riviere as well we should manage at least 5 goals next season!

  • 24 nightfa11 // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    I think its BS..the board knew mclaren will be our new manager for 6months now and they started talking about targets this week? Its bullshit.. Not even a cb signed..a position we needed for years..

    Unless every primary target rejected us and now we’re looking at the market mclaren knows best – Coca fu***** cola league..

  • 25 jimiley // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Riviere should guarantee us five goals a season. Really looking forward to the transfer window and the new season. We might nick 4th spot with a bit of luck.

  • 26 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    I think what will happen is no one will leave or come in until we have done the USA tour this will have given Mclaren time to see who stays and goes by this time though a lot of our player targets will be away !!!

    On Austin I dont know if a lot of teams will want to stretch to that 15 million mark Southampton , Swansea might but probably would rather not blast that until they have sold players West Ham have a lot of strikers on their books so would probably need to offload Carroll before getting Austin

    We might wait till July to see if he is still available or just go and sign Das Boot !!

  • 27 ashleysmate // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    We should go in for nigel pearsons laddie and get him for nowt…though even he would turn us down

  • 28 croftus5678 // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    we will go most of the window without signing anyone ! unless its someone for dev squad.

    then when panic sets in and all the players we were after have gone to other teams because of the same excuses we will sign championship quality/low prem players and a lot of fans will just accept it and be relieved that we actually signed players.

    thats my prediction and i’m hoping they read my post and prove me wrong ! i’ll be the first to say sorry i really will if they do prove me wrong…………pretty please prove me wrong.

  • 29 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Just seen figures of 10 million getting quoted for Tyrone MIngs ?!?! This TV deal has ruined the game hes a 2 million pound prospect nothing more 65k a week for Micah Richards as well !!

    This buy English mentality will never pick up at Newcastle you cant get the right value and the wages they want will make Ashley have a heart attack !!

  • 30 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Somehow in his case I don’t think he turned up as someone else Belfast.

    Charlie Austin he’s this year’s PEA. Expect a surge of certainty that he’s coming here followed by the sudden announcement he’s gone somewhere else,and was never even aware Newcastle had a club.

  • 31 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    I know it’s been visited before, but you can tell that despite Ashleys famous “Peace in our Time” speech money is the absolute Lord and Ruler of the show at nufc. Why else would you not do much as offer Jonas a short contract or hold out until the new head coach is in? Maybe the two dates didn’t meet but still…

  • 32 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Wrong, the difference between our two clubs is ten major trophies.

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Yes, I’m very excited about Riviere jimiley mate. If he bags five next season Mike can sell him for 20M or so according to Charnley. Beautiful.

  • 34 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    If there is any brain activity at the club at all they are quietly going after Vlaar behind the scenes. And making a proper bid and decent wage offer for him as well.

  • 35 welshgeordie9 // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Did you say something then jail.

  • 36 mickalfas // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Let’s face it ,the fat cnut ain’t gonna spend big money ,the fact that he’s said that he’s going to win something if unbelievable
    He’s a lying two-faced cockney tawt and he needs to fcuk off !!

  • 37 bobby mango // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    So nothing has changed then. You’d think they’d give the fans something but no.
    I’m not surprised but disappointed, depressed, angry.
    If this transfer window is full of cut price nobodies and fails to address the weakness in the squad then I’m out.
    At this rate I would’ve rather we had been relegated.

  • 38 the broons // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    If Lionel Messi suddenly became available to us for 15 million I have a feeling he would still “be out of our price range” Lets face it although 15 mil sounds a lot, to Mike Ashley is not a huge price to pay for a proven premier league goal scorer (especially since televison payments have rocketed up)

  • 39 Charlietoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Having bought a ticket to see the lads in Sacramento, I really hope we’ve made at least a couple of signings by then. Be nice to have something to cheer other than seeing Williamson hoof long balls in person.

  • 40 lesh // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    This is showing all the signs of seasons past.

    Penny pinching gits!

  • 41 Thump // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    @the broons: The issue would be less to do with the price of the player, and everything to do with the funds he’s freed up for transfers. If Austin is going to take up 60% of our transfer budget, it’s going to leave us well up the creek for other signings. I don’t see why Ashley hasn’t looked at the weaknesses, listened to our ‘football board’, and then given a bit of leeway. It seems like common sense given how financially viable we supposedly are.

  • 42 bladeuser // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    It amazes me some of u still seem surprised we will not pay out for players like austin valued at over £ 12 m
    jesus have u still not got it
    we r small fry will never win f@#@ all and r there to make up the numbers while the fat lump owns the club b satisfied that u r still in the epl and helping the scum at least get there mandatory six points of us

  • 43 usmagpie // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Breaking News!!!! Newcastle have signed Charlie Austin. Please Ed no more talk about Austin until that happens.

  • 44 mickalfas // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Exactly ,excellent post !!

  • 45 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Forget Austin. He was never realistic with our penny pinchers. It has to be happening behind the scenes or we will be a complete disaster. Surely even McLaren wouldn’t agree to that. We must get at least 3 or 4 decent players in and that will cost money. If they go for Championship players only the season will be over before it starts.

  • 46 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    I think people are going to be really surprised next season
    While never one of Pardews huge critics , McClaren is so far ahead of the silver fox in coaching nous and experience that the difference will be immediately noticeable. We will be turning out thoroughly prepared teams that will know precisely what is expected of them.
    To be frank I don’t think acquisition of new playing personnel is as crucial as some are making out , some obvious gaps , but nowhere near the crisis some are promulgating.

  • 47 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Hello all……

    So the apparent “optimism” brought on by the Fat One in front of the cameras seems to be waning a bit? Imagine…..

    An uninspired appointment for head coach who has quickly learned to talk the talk (or was that why he was hired?) but like the rest of the hierarchy, cant walk the walk.

    Nothing “over the line”……a thousand false dawns just to keep us tingling with anticipation? More like a thousand sunsets on our once beloved club.

  • 48 Graeme // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Jib @ 45 – if McLaren turns Williamson into a goal-scoring, competant Center Half, with the ability to pass the ball, rather than hoof it – I may just believe you!!!

  • 49 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Graeme – I am afraid he would have to do that with more than just Willo. Probably have to get Riviere scoring too….clearly impossible.

  • 50 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Great…..I killed the blog.

  • 51 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    The blog is dead….long live the blog.

  • 52 Offkey // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Scottoon – They just like emmerdale, give them 30 minutes

  • 53 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    A sign of life…..what is this emmerdale?

  • 54 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    There goes another one. Keiren Trippier signs for Spurs.

  • 55 Offkey // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Enjoy –

  • 56 Munster Mag // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Any of you lot who by season tickets without investment in players is crazy….please DO NOT BUY A SEASON TICKET.

  • 57 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Ian Holloway anyone? Gave me a giggle, some will see this as gospel 😉

  • 58 Bambams // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    The only plus I see is the improvement in HC with McLaren over Carver.
    Maybe we are all wide of the mark and deals are happening behind the scene.
    Just genuinely thought by extending the ST deadline there was a reason for doing it. Like an inticing signing rather than just hoping ST holders forgot to renew….

  • 59 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    “It’s Been A Great Productive Week”

    What the F has been so productive!?!?!??!??!?

  • 60 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Cheers Offkey….is it worth watching? Might have to see if it is available in Canada.

  • 61 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    I wonder if NUFC are one of the two in a tug of war for Benteke.

  • 62 scottoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Benteke is going nowhere. Certainly not here. Not a snowballs chance the pocketbook is opened for him though would love to see him in Black and White.

  • 63 musomag // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    £15 million wasn’t too much 20 years ago when we were a proud club that wanted Shearer to pull on the number 9

    Pathetic fat joker. ASHLEY OUT

  • 64 WWSBRD // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Ah well that mild optimism from Ashley’s completely spontaneous and unscripted interview is well and truly gone now! Let us all reform to AshleyOut

  • 65 bladeuser // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    shola turns down nufc as he wanted a three year contract but nufc were adament he had to sign an eight year one

  • 66 G // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    To be fair, I think Charlie Austin was overpriced anyway. I know he did well in a very poor team, but so did Michael Ricketts once, and I have feeling Austin may be another 1 season wonder. Even in an inflated market I would be loathe to pay over 8m just because he is English. Not that I am condoning the clubs buying policy (don’t buy, hope it works out), but if we spent 15m on one risk, we wouldn’t be able to spend any more, and we are desparate for defenders.

  • 67 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    I’ll have a pint of what Dion’s on

  • 68 WWSBRD // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    …Why won’t we be able to spend anymore?

  • 69 clinath@ed // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Twice now SM has said he wants to give everyone a chance or start with a clean slate.
    To me that says no one is coming in till I’ve had a good look at what ive got.
    After that…who knows?

  • 70 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Evertton are after Deeney but Watford want £20 million come off it

  • 71 Toon Tang // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    “Newcastle Ready To Give Up On Top Transfer Target”


  • 72 G // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    W, because MA has the purse strings

  • 73 Toon Tang // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    TFL 20mil for Deeney hahahaa They’ve certainly been hitting that crack pipe harder than I thought marra.

  • 74 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    That 20 million is basically a not for sale sign.

  • 75 toonicle // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    IF we want more English players with “character”, we have to pay a premium for them. We are now balking at that premium, so it’s back to France and the Spanish second division. How inspiring.

  • 76 clinath@ed // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    The inflated prices are a direct result of the the increased prize monies offered by the Prem

  • 77 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Austin IMO even though he’s English isn’t worth a penny over £10mil.

    Like I’ve said before I’m not impressed by him.

    I find the fact he’s our supposed no1 target very dissapointing. He’s the sort of player the club would have looked at last year and wouldn’t have got him over the line. That to me isn’t improvement or trying to push on, it’s exactly the same formula as last year, we may or may not get 1 over the line.

    If they want me to beleive they’ve changed and are doing things right they should go buy Benteke for £30mil.
    We’ve got more than that fee sitting gathering Interest in the bank from last year.

    Everton aren’t rich and they paid double the Austin fee for Lukaku, instead we try to buy Harrods products for SD prices.

    (I stole the Harrods bit from the mag)

    Ashley out

  • 78 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM


    Spot on, I thought this story was a none starter. They’d be crazy to sell him.

    Pool may buy at that price though.

  • 79 WWSBRD // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    How depressing mate haha

  • 80 G // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    @78, too true mate, but lets say the warchest is 25m as some sources suggest, 15m fee, plus signing on fee, 3 years wages, plus agent fees equals 25m. History has shown this is how budgets work in MAs view.

  • 81 lochinvar // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Well Dost is taller than yous Austin.
    So there!
    And me Mam is better looking than yours.
    My Dad is loads cleverer than your Dad.
    And we have a bigger garden with goal posts so ya booh sucks to you.
    And what’s more we’ve got Ashley – so stick that where the sun don’t shine!
    That’s all I’ve got to say now

  • 82 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    He should stay where he is in my opinion. He’s guaranteed to start every week at Watford. He goes to Everton for example he’s sitting on the bench every week.

    It’s the same with Trippier. Spurs are signing him as back up to Kyle Walker.

    I bet they’re not telling him that though lol

    Daft move for him in my opinion.

  • 83 hibbit // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    all these old pro’s sing the praises of Mc are all saying the same thing he is a great coach……… not one has said he is a great manager

  • 84 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Brown nose Bob sat in on transfer target talks….the blokes a dinosaur who’s clueless about the modern game

  • 85 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    It seems McClaren is relaxed. He’s confident that his coaching skills will be enough to turn our players into great players so that it won’t be a problem if we don’t sign anyone. The tea boy’s resting easy too.

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    We won’t be signing anyone because he will give every player a second chance to prove themselves so that’s probably about 90% of the team that was crap last season.

  • 87 ronaldo aarons // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Adrien rabiot wants out of psg. I’d offer them Sissoko tbh. If we had any sort of ambition we could persuade him to come here as all he wants is guaranteed game time.

  • 88 welshgeordie9 // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Our transfer budget can’t be 25 million, when the five or six players we have been linked have been 10-15 million each.

  • 89 cestriasteve // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    I think he will sign players but we will have to let people go as well which is where the problem lies. I think we will sign a CB, LB, left Sided Mid fielder, and may be a centre forward but within those positions look at who we will have to move on, they are all pretty poor with the exception of up front where only Rivière is poor and he won’t be going no where on the deal he’s got.

  • 90 jayphoto // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    @belfast – thought trippier looked a better prospect than Walker who hasn’t really progressed!

    Think Deeney would score more goals for us than Austin. Deeney has alot more pace and power. Reckon he’ll prove to be a right handful for defenders

  • 91 beermonkey // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    can some1 go find carver he will be in a bar somewhere drowning his sorrows
    any way ask him who was on the mythical transfer list he saw

  • 92 cestriasteve // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    RA, I’d be very surprised if Sissoko goes anywhere he’s done nowt to suggest he’s progressed under Pardew.

  • 93 beermonkey // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:26 PM


    walker is a sick note
    notsure why they bought another right back in they have yedlin as well

  • 94 JP...from The Rock // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    The cheapest club in the world! Fxuk off Ashley you lying sack of sh1t!!

  • 95 G // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    @welsh, what, you believe MA would sanction 60 to 80m on tranfers this window? Madness

  • 96 mickalfas // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Pissed now ,it’s my birthday !!
    Fat cnut out !!!!!!

  • 97 jayphoto // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    If i was mcClaren I wouldn’t object to selling sissoko! Seemed disinterested last year most of the time, as a number 10 hardly scores or assists and doesn’t have the work rate for centre mid! He can be devastating at times true but his technical skills, vision etc are pretty poor and something tells me his attitude would stink up the place if he loses his place in the first team

  • 98 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Our preferred partner speaks.

    Nufc have no transfers close despite wanting to keep momentum going with new HC..

  • 99 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Jay, Trippier looks a good prospect but I can’t see him being number one there unless Kyle Walker is injured.

    I like Deeney I think he’ll do alright next season if he stays with Watford. He’s been very good the last couple of seasons.

  • 100 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    I don’t reckon this transfer malarkey is as easy as some make out. You’re right we’ve got to offload players first. And selling clubs quote ridiculous prices. Often the brinkmanship continues until the final day. Perhaps some of our competitors will be in a bad place financially after two or three seasons of stumping up the silly asking prices?

  • 101 LocalZero // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    All this anger about Austin (probably) not coming is rubbish. Everyone is saying he wants to stay in London. There’s no way to know why it’s not working. There are plenty of things to get angry at Ashley about but this isn’t one of them.

  • 102 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Big news lads! Apparently we’re putting in a low bid for Cody Gribble! …… Of course he mainly plays golf so I’m not sure how much help that will be. 😯

  • 103 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    We’re paying for the incompetence of recent years, with the tea boy, his predecessor and the comedian’s dad stocking up on deadwood. The further problem is that the incompetents are still running the circus.

  • 104 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Cody Gribble. At last some blue sky thinking.

  • 105 Sazzer // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Rabiot + Cabs for Sissoko.

  • 106 bettyswallocks // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Everyone is understandably frustrated knowing how we’ve operated in previous transfer windows under Ashley.
    He may still surprise us but I’m sure nobody is expecting a significant spending spree.

    He has a couple of months to decide how to take our club forward or not.

    I’m sure Mc Claren will realise what he needs to try and compete in the PL and being on the board , surely he will have some influence on signings.

    He can’t be any worse than Pardew and Carver at setting the team up and he won’t be playing an isolated non target man striker up front on his own with no connection to the midfield.

    The stuff he was saying about the need for a modern footballer to be able to play in tight areas and come away with the ball, with speed and skill,sounds more promising than 11 Colbacks or big Clunkers that put a good strong shift in .

    We can only live in hope that he’s allowed to buy some of those players as we don’t have any.

  • 107 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Or we could go Gristle and Gribble for Rabiot Sazzer mate. I don’t like to give up on the young ones but this might just be worth it!

  • 108 MacToon // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Heard direct from the club they are 100% interested in Austin but are only prepared to offer 2 mil for the $6 million dollar man!

    I’ll get my coat!!

    Good to see Stockholm’s bills back. Did I say good, meant to say nowt’s changed with the miserable git I see (smileywinkyface).

  • 109 oldbobaycliffe // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    according to sky sports centre watford have offered 7million for a winger from genoa looks like another club we cant compete with how low can we get

  • 110 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Our next lowball bid goes out for Aymen Abdennour!

  • 111 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    A lot of you have been asking “G2 why do we put such useless knobs in charge of our club?” It’s obvious mates. We can’t afford anyone else. 🙁

  • 112 jayphoto // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    @beermonkey – apparantly man utd are sniffing around Walker! Yedlin plays canny as a right winger too, possibly the quickest player ive seen!
    Trippier doesn’t half put in a nice cross reckon Kane will be notching a few extra!
    Walker to man utd, clyne to liverpool, soares to Southampton and trippier to spurs means we might see another season of Janmaat

  • 113 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    I can play when I’m tight bettyswallocks. I can come out with the ball. I keep it in me garden shed but I can come out with it if the offer’s good enough mate. 😆

  • 114 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    I like the look of Redmond of Norwich, as for selling Sissoko some of you make me laugh. What player did look bothered during the 2nd half of last season? The owner wasn’t bothered he left carver in charge and sold 2 defenders. Then some of the ones who want sissoko out because he didn’t look bothered want him swapped with Cabaye….you know the guy who refused to play for us and went on strike. Keep up the good work lads, keep advocating sales in the hope of signings Ashley loves yous

  • 115 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    I’m developing as many positive stories about wor club as I can mates. Gristle, Gribble, top youngsters just pouring in. Then there’s the new wallpaper in the tea room. The good news is almost endless!

  • 116 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Don’t you mean Ashley loves ewes Our Toon mate?

  • 117 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Or is that just welshie? Harrumph.

  • 118 bettyswallocks // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Geordietwo…………sounds like you would take your ball home if you don’t get all your own way.

  • 119 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    It’s possible bettys mate. I don’t have to get all my own way but I still demand was sign more Belgian midget strikers!!!!

  • 120 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Or possibly I demand WE sign more Belgian midget strikers!!! Harrumph.

  • 121 bettyswallocks // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    G2……. We can all sing Hi Ho to them.

  • 122 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Cody Gribble has offered to bring his mashie niblick with him to take care of complaining supporters.

  • 123 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    We’re at the stage on a Friday night where we’re in the bedroom in front of the mirror, towel round the waist, listening to the evening footie phone in, combing our hair, putting on the checked shirt, squirting on the aftershave and cracking open the first bottle of Stella. The taxi to the Bensham Jockey’s not even booked. The night is young. It’s not the time to be stressing over which old boiler we’re going to end up with at 2am.

  • 124 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Watching the England U21s, Will Hughes has been on the pitch for 5 mins and he’s already given the ball away 3 times out of 5 passes. They hyped up Kane looks overrated, the Portuguese kids have him under wraps.

  • 125 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    No, that’s the dwarf midfielders Rancid, Farty, Grotty, and Queasy bettys mate.

  • 126 mactoon // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    They wont pay £15 million for Austin, end of.

    This is why they should:

    Sergio Agüero Man City scored 26 – bought for £30 million +
    Harry Kane Spurs scored 21 – £40 million bids this close season
    Diego Costa Chelsea scored 20 – bought for £30 million +
    Charlie Austin QPR scored 18 – £15 million valuation
    Alexis Sánchez Arsenal scored 16 – bought for £30 million+

  • 127 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Kane had 2 good strikes on goal in the first half Our Toon. He looks far better than any of our strikers. Had a fairly decent season just gone by as well.

  • 128 beermonkey // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:06 PM


    I thought man u might come in for jannmat rather they bought walker though

  • 129 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM


    Whilst we wait in front of the mirror with our towel wrapped around us all others are out picking up the best boilers, by the we get ready and out all that will be left is the scraps that no one else wanted

  • 130 bettyswallocks // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Blackley………..Quite right, they’re all the same upside down anyway.

  • 131 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    It’s all about the confidence.

  • 132 bettyswallocks // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Blackley………… Are you a bit of a ladies man then?

  • 133 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:14 PM


    Kane had a very good November through to early March. He then scored 2 goals in his last 10 games, 1 against us and 1 on the last day of the season. He just had a free header at the back post which he looped to the keepers hands. Michael Ricketts had a good season once, the hype around Kane is unjustified and based over 4 months. He lost the ball which led to there goals

  • 134 kikgras // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    this is silly. no one has a clue who we are in or not in for, its all to sell papers and make fools like us blather about it online. who KNEW we’d buy 5 players in January a few seasons ago? right, NO ONE. so quit getting all worked up about how we’re losing out. sure we’ll mjss out on players, but so will every other team who doesn’t sign them. we get what we get when get it.

  • 135 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    So you’re discounting the 21 goals Kane scored last season and basing you assessment of him on this one game Our Toon? Sounds like something the Newcastle management would do.

  • 136 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    We have to relax. Take some deep breaths. We may not get any great players early in the summer but I’m positive we’re going to put some lowball bids in for the leftovers at the end of August.

  • 137 bladeuser // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    stevie mac gives all the players a clean slate and thinks colo and willo can form one of the strongest partnerships in the epl but warns them that they cannot relax as s taylor is over his 15th injury and is raring to go quoting st bring on aguaro

  • 138 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:23 PM


    I’ve been consistent on Harry Kane. I’m not denying he was excellent but that lasted for 4 months….bit like Cisse when he first joined us. What I’ve always said is Harry Kane is overrated amd over hyped because he’s English, he needs to have another season like this season gone before I start praising him. Michael Ricketts had an excellent season, as did Stewart once for Ipswich and Cisse showed he had a good 2nd half to a season with us.

    Let’s not get carried away with Kane, sterling is a other who is overrated….he’s valued at more than Sanchez lol….as I type this Kane misses another sitter by shooting straight at the keeper

  • 139 ITUNDERASHELL // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah got your season tickets yet.

  • 140 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Lee Charnley speaking about Harry Kane:
    “Well other than the 21 league goal season what did he really do? Oh and he had 31 goals overall. So what? We’ve got Riviere and he had 3 goals for us! Now there’s a striker. Harrumph!”

  • 141 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Kikgrass – pass the stuff u are on m8.
    How can you be so chilled when zip is happening day in day out? Other teams are signing players and wor Steve says he is having nice chats with Penfold.

  • 142 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Yes Lee Riviere had 28 goals less than Kane. That’s the only part that made sense.

  • 143 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    See we have given up on Bolo as well as Charlie – there must be some freebies coming our way

  • 144 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Sterling probably is overrated. I would agree on him at least. 40M pounds for Sterling? Absolute nonsense.

  • 145 Mr Magpie // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Regardless of what is said about clean slates i think Mcclaren will already have decided which players he doesn’t want at the club…which ones he wants to look at further to decide if he wants to keep…. which of our youngsters can be used in the squad & which can go out on loan & finally which players he would like the board to be trying to sign.

    More of a bigger concern is that they have not backed him initially by getting in the team of coaches to work alongside him that he requires. Hopefully before the weekend is out they will at least have all the non playing staff sorted.

  • 146 stan anderson // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    One thing about the toon is that we are very fair about transfers,we give all clubs the opportunity to sign our so called targets before we make our move.Very sporting we are.
    Ashley OOT

  • 147 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Our next “signing” will be Paul Simpson. That should complete our signings for this summer. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
    Newcastle United.

  • 148 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Mr Magpie – as its 9:30 on a Thurday, I very much doubt FAtAsh and Penfold will be in the office tomorrow – same old same old
    Boycott all things Fatty

  • 149 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    So not even Phil Neville wants to come work with Steve? Oh the shame and horror of it all!

  • 150 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Juanmi – Southampton
    Richards – Aston Villa
    Ayew – Swansea
    Gignac – Tigres (Mexico)
    Nice work on the transfer list Lee.

  • 151 croftus5678 // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    if you are basing austin on his goals last season then tbf to cisse if he had played as many as austin i’m pretty confident he could have scored around the same ! and again cisse was in a c*&p team last season also.

    i’ve no doubt macca can get the players playing a lot better than carver did dont get me wrong and if siem/rolando/cisse/krul/colback/janmaat can stay injury free we wont be that bad.

    but still he has to sort out the cb’s ! yes he may get colo/williamson playing to their best but i still think there best is just avg imo and tbh saylor is the same and lescalles is again around the same atm as he’s still learning.

    cabella could be a big factor next season if he can play like he used to and find his feet in the prem.

    and rolando imo must be played ! yes he’s young ect ect ect but if your good enough your old enough.

  • 152 JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER) // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    The club will b in a mess no matter what, its the fans who have shown so much loyalty to fat man an have fk this club..untill the fans dont kick ashely out, every season we gona just live in a hopefull world

  • 153 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Yes who’d have thought we’d sign those five players in January two and a half years ago and then sign absolutely nobody in three of next four windows !

  • 154 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Jamsha – thats the trouble, we dont even have hope any more

  • 155 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Ah bless. The squads not so bad. But what’s that little word I spot in there? Oh yes, it’s the tricky one, the one that bites back at the most determined optimist – ‘IF’.

    IF DeJong, Aarons, Krul, Cisse… stay fit / injury free. IF Cabella can play as well as he did in an inferior league. IF. IF. it’s all a bit IFFY.

  • 156 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Our Toon /
    Cmon you knobber show us how much more you know about footy than Bob Moncur 222 games for NUFC.
    Givvus a quick run down on your superior football knowledge
    No humming or harring give the blog your football philosophy

  • 157 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    IM thought young Aarons was out of contract this summer?

  • 158 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    The trouble is no one calls out the gobshites that infest these blogs.
    Come on Geordie 2 you canuck phony tell us all about your vision for the future for NUFC without talking about thongs ,honey badgers , or fonging – just show us for a nanosecond you know anything about football.

  • 159 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    All ifs and buts Skunki ifs and buts. What if Pokat never existed ?

  • 160 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    In one of those moods tonight Jeffrey ? Play nicely.

  • 161 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    I wonder what odds you’d get on De Jong not being fit for the first game ?

  • 162 lochinvar // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Derby County have signed forward Andreas Weimann from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

    Thought he fitted the NUFC model of young with potential and a prospect to sell on ….and he’s joined Derby ?

  • 163 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Jail it’s staggeringly incompetent and at the same time arrogant in a juvenile way. They’ve gambled with this club like it’s a roulette ball chucked it on the wheel and laughed as it bounced in and out of Fortune. The squad has weakened by injuries due to some training deficit nobody has had the gumption to investigate properly. They’ve sold key players to make the books look good and then allowed an awful manager to drop their clueless a**es in the crud by leaving them with the unplanned, yet blindingly obvious to Joe Public, disaster scenario of having to hand over the wheel to a cone shuffling whistle blower who nearly took upwards of £50m off their stock by the hairs breadth of one game. Cue more uncontrolled youthful arrogant laughter at beating the odds of relegation. They’ve made a video of a lying fat man promising he won’t be greedy or arrogant any more, then held out their hands for more up front season ticket money. While the begging letters and emails fly about they think they are enticing us with the hiring of an Ex-England Manager. But he’s not, he’s another Pardew style puppet being shown the broken toys and told to smile about it and tell everyone he’s happy with what he’s got.

    Not going until he’s won something? Pffft. He already has.

  • 164 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:03 PM


    You sound very mature, referring to someone as a knobber before trying to engage into a conversation, says alot about you mate.

    The point I make on Bob Moncur has nothing to do with his playing experience it’s to do with what he’s done since leaving management in 1989? Apart from the odd media role he hasn’t been involved in football in a coaching, managing or scouting capacity whatsoever….you are far to sentimental over what he’s done as a player for our club, doesn’t mean he’s best suited to sit in on transfer target discussions.

    My personal opinion is that we need people who understand modern day football more than Moncur does, we need someone who understands and knows players on the continent, why do you think Moncur is qualified to sit in on transfer talks?

  • 165 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    Pipe down jeff G2 puts a bit of humour into this blog and those Canadians have notoriously poor Internet connections. He can’t possibly be able to compete with your Fat Pipe when it comes to Googling.

  • 166 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Belfast I think Pokat was a dam against a tide of wums that couldn’t hold out forever. I think he just delayed it. Maybe I should have stayed as Pokat the White instead of Tsunki the Grey 🙂

  • 167 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Jib is Jeff makes sense now, you find that world famous CLUB team named BRAZIL? I still can’t find it on a map.

  • 168 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    jeff you probably only remember because you watched him play. mind you by the sounds of it you probably watched Hughie Gallacher play

  • 169 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Been on the sherry again Jeff?
    Or are you having a hot flush jane?

  • 170 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Ah those Friday nights. Time to crack open that second bottle of Stella and play the UK Subs at full blast. Warhead, Stranglehold, She’s Not There…

  • 171 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Our Toon we know all about about your opinions on personalities ad nauseum but not a word on Our Toons vision of the footballing future , philosophy or framework . Easy to be destructive much harder to be constructive , any fool can knock a house down not many can build one.

  • 172 lochinvar // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    The NUFC Board of Directors have left their underground bunker where they decided there was no reason to rush into the transfer market

  • 173 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Tsunki Pokat was hilarious

  • 174 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Jeff you’re on a Toon blog thats,all. You’ll have a thrombo screaming for all and sundry to give you an exhaustive resumé of their footballing philosophy, hopes and dreams for the future. Especially when we haven’t had yours first.

  • 175 Our Toon // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Jeff or jiblet or whatever you are called, I’ll ask again what’s he done since 1989 to warrant a place in the boardroom to discuss transfers.

    Ashley loves fans like you, he’ll throw you a bone like Keegan, Shearer or Moncur and you’ll happily be content that it’s enough for you. Did you find thay club team named Brazil?

    I’m off to bed but look forward to reading your reply tomorrow… Moncur lol

  • 176 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    TFL I suppose what follows is in not. Thanks. None taken.


  • 177 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Tsunki do we really want jef’f’s I don’t fancy a two hour borefest lol

  • 178 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    If Ed calls out the multiples and only lets them have one id each, I’m voting for pokat to stay !

  • 179 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    I’m not not in not. I give up.

  • 180 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Yo0u are hilarious too tsunki 🙂

  • 181 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    This monster I’ve created! I’m sure some wag will create a duplicate like the fake Ruddy. Don’t bother Jeff we’ll clock you straightaway.

  • 182 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Aww thanks TFL that’s so sweet. Anyway if you read my two hour bore fest up there jeffs should be easy peasy.

  • 183 Jib // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    This still creases me

  • 184 Tsunki // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Lochinvar – ha ha which ones tinky winky? Hmmm. Somehow that reminds me of something Aaahhh yes – small potatoes….

  • 185 Average_Contents // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:25 PM


    I mentioned it the other day regarding long bob “I’ve got me silver”

    His fingers not exactly on the pulse of all things football is it. The only experience in the last 20+ years he’s had is as a ambassador for this club and he’s not been doing that for long.

    It begs the question. What does he know now to warrant being on the board?

    Absolutely nothing. He played for us? So fcuking what. 200+ games? Yeah centuries ago when football was different.

    Fcukoff jeff/jib/Jane you Knobhead

  • 186 Average_Contents // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    I’m voting potato too.

    One potato two potato three potato four

    Five potato six potato tsunki is a bore

    Oh and jeff/jib/Jane, fcukoff.

  • 187 jimmysmith // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Newcastle needed to add to its squad last year. They didn’t, and so now the task id doubly hard, more so considered some otherwise reasonable players will be shot by the gruelling experience of so very nearly going down, after having risen to fifth at one stage. The transfer policy has always seemed to fall marginally short, now it is looking wholly inadequate, and the clubs ability to turn things around and change it’s ways, coming from such a low ebb, seems in reality, unlikely. Austin would be great, but getting him and the 2 or three others like him that we now clearly need, will cost a premium that the owner has never shown a capacity to pay.

  • 188 Average_Contents // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    We all know it’s you Jeffrey so just admit it and we can all move on and be friends. Water under the bridge so to speak. Hmm bridges. Now what do they attract I wonder….

  • 189 toontillidie // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    the penny finally dropped??? ashley has no intention of spending money this summer he is just as greedy as he was when he first bought our club we will not and i repeat NOT sign any decent players this summer he is just too f*****g tight

  • 190 Average_Contents // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    JIMMY. He’s back. By Joe jimmy I’ve missed you mate. Well said. Who said it though? Which twin 😉

    Only joking of course.

    Hope your well. I love our little chats.

  • 191 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    It would depend what type of bridge it is ? a footbridge or a normal bridge.
    Can I go 50/50 ?

  • 192 KevinLee // Jun 19, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    No Money No Chance, Fat Mike, where is the ambition???

  • 193 pnicklin86 // Jun 19, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Is it that big a deal? I don’t think we should pay 15 million for him if we do and he flops you guys will be the first at Ashleys throat saying it was a stupid signing. He’s had one season in the premier he did well but it was one season 15 million is too much I say look elsewhere and let Austin sitt on chelseas bench for a year get fed up then get him if we need him on the cheap.

  • 194 Jamesnufc94 // Jun 19, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    to many clueless idiots on here,f*uck Austin we should of been going out out for lacazete

  • 195 KevinLee // Jun 19, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Lets give up everything FAT PIG MIKE

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