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Odds Are On This Defender Being Sold This Summer

1:13 pm, Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 198 Comments

Ever since January of 2010 – our promotion season – Steven Taylor has been dogged by long term injuries, and in the game against West Brom in January of 2010, Steve sustained an injury that effectively kept him out for the rest of the season.

But luckily in came big Mike Williamson from Portsmouth and he played really well to fill in for Steven, and we got a fantastic 102 points with 30 wins in the Championship, and were promoted straight back to the Premier League.

Thanks to manager Chris Hughton of course.

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Steven Taylor in action last season

Steven was injured on January 1st this year when he ruptured his Achilles tendon, and he was out for the rest of the season.

But nobody was brought in during January to replace him, and we had both Paul Dummett and Daryl Janmaat fill in at center-back.

In the last five seasons  Steven has played only 85 times for Newcastle, and in total over the last 11 years since he made his debut under Sir Bobby Robson early in 2004, he’s made 251 appearances with 15 goals for his home town club.

News today that Taylor is working through this summer in an attempt to be fit and ready to get back into Newcastle’s first team under new head coach Steve McClaren.

He’s been working with the physios at the Benton training ground, but with one year left on his contract Steven could well be sold in the summer.

It will depend if Newcastle can bring in a couple of good center-backs this summer, and if that happens Mike Williamson and Steven could both be on their way.

Steven has met Steve McClaren already, and he had this to say on Facebook:

 “Looking forward to working under Steve McClaren – exciting times ahead.”

There’s nothing wrong with Steven’s attitude of course, and we hope he can play well and stay uninjured next season.

But the odds are on him being sold this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Injuries · Other News · Steven Taylor · Transfer News and Rumours




198 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jane // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    who will buy him and would he want to go? how long has he got left on his contract and what wages is he on?

  • 2 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    I’ll be amazed if we get a transfer fee for Willo. As far as Saylor is concerned….I don’t know which way to go. I’d say keep him around as back up and as someone who could bang the Geordie drum to any new signings that we get

  • 3 kilcline // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    More chance of toonfromleeds being right and getting a personality than there is of Taylor going to anyone half decent

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    He’ll have to go to Kazakhstan where the season is only from August to December.

  • 5 jane // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    he has a good scoring record but poor discipline often and very cynical stupidly so sometimes.

  • 6 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Blockhead – you’ve been susssed now -you filthy swine.
    It all becomes clear now – offering strangers Werthers sweeties, dressing in a multicoloured chicken suit, wearing a trilby hat, visitting coffee houses and fast food restaurants across the region – hoping to entice fresh victims for your bird flapping exercises.
    You filthy swine.

  • 7 lesh // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Pootie

    Keeping Saylor around ss a fsll-back makes sense but how’s he going to avoid training injuries?

    He’s too high risk to keep on the payroll so best let his contract run down and let him go but assess his fitness in the meantime

  • 8 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Steve Round rejects Newcastle approach to chase No 1 job

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/9890786?

  • 9 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Black heed

    If you didn’t waffle as must shit your remember it was me who you asked if a knew Corbridge.

    Just shows your here to cause friction, get back to milking your cow berk. You make welshie look smart fool

  • 10 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Auto correct makes me look silly again, but you get the jist

  • 11 lochinvar // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Scottish papers headlines that Celtic are desperate to hold onto Van Dijik at least until qualifiers for Champions League are over in hope that he would then stay.
    Also reports that Norwich will bid £8m for player.
    We report that Taylor could be sold but with no replacement lined up ?
    Perhaps Taylor would get game time at Norwich and we buy Van Dijik ?
    Or is that too complicated for Penfold and the Board of Directors to work out ?

  • 12 dantoon85 // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Another rejection not looking good on the recruitment front is it guys

  • 13 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    doesn’t surprise me firebug but fair do’s to him

  • 14 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    lesh

    He may be injury prone but, unfortunately, if we let him go without any signings on the horizon we could be putting ourselves right up sh1t creek without a paddle with a dingy that has a puncture. I’d love to see an almighty cull at SJP but that’s never gonna happen with the FCW in charge

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Fcuk me. The toon was full of doddering tw@ts and mentalists today. I was going to stay and grab a late lunch and a pint in the junction, but after that experience i just want to get home. I’ll have a cuppa and a sandwich

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    John Carver on his way back then !

  • 17 Bri // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Firebug
    At this rate Carver will be getting a call as a last resort.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Spotted in Sunny Corbridge an hour ago.https://michaelgcurrydotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/0ba22-parrot.jpg

  • 19 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    TFL

    Well that’s three knock backs so far. It seems that Ashley and co have successfully destroyed any credibility Newcastle had left.

    The damage has been done, and I don’t even think the lure of playing in the premier league will be enough to bring any decent players in.

    Mike Ashley should be ashamed at what he has done to this club, he has sacrificed the good name of Newcastle United for the profit margins of SD.

  • 20 Barton // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Round not joining,thats wat we get for offering him halve the salary he on at a championship club.

  • 21 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Bri

    You may be right marra, One thing is for certain, nobody with any self respect is going to come to Newcastle and sell their soul for 30 pieces of silver and a SD mug.

  • 22 kilcline // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Read on readers digest that all other clubs are doing deals! Great source….about as good as a bloke called Heinz telling you something….

    Relegation scrap again

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Jun 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    keeping saylor on any level makes no sense.

    i see 3 coaches have now knocked poor old Shteve back with round been the latest (no loss really).

    Seems word has got round nationally and internationally what a rotten to the core and toxic operation this club has become.

  • 24 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    optimistic prime

    What do you mean you make welshie look smart, i am smart fool now get under your bridge.

    Ohhhhhh nnnoooooooo I’m turning in to Mister Meldrew.

    Ha ha ha

  • 25 BeeGuy // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    NUFC will keep Saylor cause no one will buy him and NUFC won’t find a body willing to come here to replace him.
    Look for Willo in starting lineup, too.

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    surely the slow ST sales shows the power is swinging towards the fans now.

    Things were building to a head which forced ash into his hollow speech where he probably thought he had done enough to pacify the fans . He was clearly wrong.

  • 27 diaspora // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    lochinvar

    The worry I have with Van Dijik is that although he looks really good is it because the Scottish league is so poor.

    Vuckic looked world class in comparison with his team mates when playing for Rangers.

  • 28 bettyswallocks // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Jail@18………..quality.

  • 29 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Saylor should advertise sports injury clinics or write books critiquing them.

  • 30 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Its almost like we are trying to wait a few weeks before signing players so we dont have to pay their wages for doing nothing before pre season …….

  • 31 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    JFA, with your face like a denounced Steven Gerrard’s brow.
    With your face like an abandoned block of flats.
    With your face like minced beef.

  • 32 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    LCBP

    That may well be true but it’s not a great way to show we have ambition. How can you be ambitious if your first thought is to save 1-2 weeks wages?

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    How do you think the interview process pans out with these Assistants that are knocking us back.
    Churners: Well the wages aren’t great but the bonus for finishing tenth is fantastic.
    Prospective assistant: But I read in the paper you’d targeted top eight.

    Churners: Ahh erm, well we just kind of said that to keep them lot happy.

    Prospective assistant: Well how do I know if top tens looking good you won’t sell a few players and not replace them in January ?

    Churners: Well you’ll just have to trust us on that one.

    Prospective assistant: I’ll get me coat.

  • 34 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Albert Adomah?
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/newcastle-united-and-tottenham-are-all-interested-in-signing-albert-adomah/

  • 35 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    JFA your probably not far off

  • 36 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Negatron
    You don’t need auto correct to make you look silly again, fella. The blog’s chief boycotter who used his mate’s ticket to get into the match because he was boycotting. Doh! Done it wrong again, dad! And then mocking people who gave him the benefit of the doubt because they couldn’t believe anyone would be so stupid. You couldn’t make it up.

  • 37 Macas // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Round hasn’t turned us down as such, he wants to try and get a managers job, there is a difference. Zenden has said he isn’t going to us or Liverpool, and Neville seems happy enough doing his punditry so probably doesn’t even want a position like the one he was offered. At least the club are trying to bring people in of a decent calibre

  • 38 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Jail
    As far as the assistant coach job’s concerned, the game’s up anyway. Whoever it is will be second or third choice. The players will sense it and have no respect. Simply none. Hahahahahahahahahah.

  • 39 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Old Blackley can’t wait for Sister Muff’s next foray into the world of football psychology. It’s no wonder he rarely talks football on here, as some blogger pointed out the other day. Expat’s arm’s aching from holding Muff’s fig leaf for him. I’d say stick to the law Muff but Muff’s King Percy legal commentary was equally embarrassing.

  • 40 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Old Blackley’s beginning to suspect that no one wants to be crowned winner of the inaugural flappy bird cup. The flappy birds have probably realised what flappy birds they’ve been.

  • 41 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Have you been drinking today.

  • 42 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Macas
    Your sensible analysis will not fit with the flappy birds flights of fancy. They prefer conspiracies and facts gleaned from golf caddies at Rockcliffe Hall.

  • 43 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Welsh
    Two cups of Yorkshire Brew and a latte from Corbridge’s “Tea and Tipple”.

    Did you see Negatron has checked Muff’s atlas and is confident he knows where Corbridge is?

  • 44 scout // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Signing demba ba should be priority. Its guaranteed goals. Why risk it with dost

  • 45 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Welshie
    I see you’re having a proper chew on with the Mr multiple accusations. Hilarious. The last thing you want is a Welsh Sheep to appear. You couldn’t make it up.

  • 46 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Black heed

    You’re as thick as Ashley’s wallet

    Finished milking mike today?
    I’d say pipe down but you’d probably get down on your knees for a second helping off fat mike.

    All that time and money spent traveling round coffee shops in the north east looking for friends must get you down.
    Being Ashley’s butt plug maybe snug and warm but it’s not a healthy relationship, at the level you’re at maybe a word with welshie might get the forever friend you’re looking for.

    Good luck, you’ll definatley need it

  • 47 jane // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    any speculation about Jose Enrique returning?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3131567/Liverpool-defender-Jose-Enrique-makes-splash-Spain-enjoys-relaxing-holiday-sun-girlfriend-Amy-Jaine.html

  • 48 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Scout
    Never look back, unless the name’s Beardsley.

  • 49 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Flappy gob more like, someone should put a nail through it.

  • 50 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    That clown who’s claiming to be me is more annoying than the high five gang and that’s saying something.

  • 51 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    I’d like to start the panic and doom and gloom today.

    Sky are reporting lots of betting on Austin joining west ham today, they’ve went from 5/1 to 2/1 in the last few hours.

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Bring back ba and cabaye.

  • 53 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Welcher

    If there was such a thing as the high five gang you and your muppet mates would be the low life gang

  • 54 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Negatron
    Where did that outburst come from? Oh yes, I remember. When you started getting above yourself, I reminded NUFC bloggers of the world of your boycotting foolishness. Always a good one. Woo hoo hoo.

  • 55 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Why would Austin go West Ham, just because they had one good season.

  • 56 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Flappy gob

    Unlike yourself most toon fans don’t bend over with such pleasure and ease.

  • 57 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Thanks for the compliment honey.

  • 58 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    What’s this? Negatron’s making the early running for the flappy bird cup. He thinks it’s an honour.

  • 59 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    OP
    a couple of bookies have suspended betting on Austin

  • 60 Rotonda heights // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Macas at 37

    And failing miserably to do so. Anyone with any integrity wouldn’t touch us now.

  • 61 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    ToonFromLeeds

    Does that mean he will be joining swans.

  • 62 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    So carver has assistant then. Lol.

    No one wants here. Haha

  • 63 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Well they reckon west ham but you never know Welsh

  • 64 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Ok I give up so I gonna ask.

    I’ve been trying to work this out since yesterday and have failed miserably.
    who are the “high five” gang and who are the “low life” gang?

  • 65 Jail for Ashley // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Pootle,
    welshgeordie9, guvnor, count, bob, eric and jeff from benwell are the original high five gang.

  • 66 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Negatron says, “Unlike yourself most toon fans don’t bend over with such pleasure and ease.”

    Most Toon fans go to the match willingly, unlike you who leads the boycott and goes in anyway on his mate’s ticket. Hahaha.

    As for bending over with pleasure and ease, you’re thinking about the armchair fans looking for their tv remote controls before pressing the armchair recline button.

    Someone please explain to Negatron what it means to win the flappy bird cup. The light’s on but no one’s home.

  • 67 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Pootle2118

    I suppose reading through the comments, the High Five gang are those who are trying to engage in football debate, and discuss the inability of the club to even get the backroom staff sorted.

    The low life gang are those simple minded people who continually interrupt any such debates and discussions by hounding the high five gang with constant ridicule.

    That’s how I see it anyway.

    Over to you Blackley low life!

  • 68 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Right. Thanks JfA

  • 69 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Flappy gob

    You’re the blog equivalent of Thrush!
    Nothing more than a irritating Cnut

    I feel sorry for you, as you’re pityiful but every now and then you’re a itch I have to scratch, the smell you leave on the blog is worse than my finger when I scratch my hoop.

    Begone pedal pusher

  • 70 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Thanks firebug

  • 71 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    @Pootle

    I think thats the thing we are only stating we have ambition they are guilty until proven innocent at the moment with me !! Too many years of lies and promises broken !

    The Fans Forum been organised yet? Thought not

  • 72 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Fans forum is on the 6th July mate, 71 days after Charnley said he would bring it forward.

  • 73 nearly // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    keeping fingers crossed austin about to sign for west ham,15 million quid striker i think not whats the big idea with some people on here desperate for him to sign for us,
    people need to chill out all these players we are linked with, were not really its all hype and talk from agents putting their players in the shop windows,plus the southern press love to print crap so everything looks like it failing,just chill for now and see what happens

  • 74 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    I honestl don’t get where these odds come from, Charlie Austin is in Portugal on his Stag Do!

  • 75 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    nearly

    Sorry mate, but Iv’e been waiting for eight long years to see what would happen, and every year is the same, every sodden year we wait and come the start of the season we are still undermanned.

    There will be a difference this year though, because this year we will be grossly under staffed too.

  • 76 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Pootle
    Jail, Average, Sister Muff, Dok the horrid colonial, Expat, Negatron, this Toon that Toon and the other Toon … (apologies if I’ve missed out any toons or anyone else) … the high five gang. One gets in a skirmish and they all join in to support each other and to do some bonding that entails much back slapping. The lesser ranks like to support the leaders, which helps them to be more accepted and it gives them more chance of the leaders coming in to support them. Pokat will tell you it’s like Meerkat manor. They particularly like the bonding experience of picking on welsh people.

  • 77 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Firebug

    That’ll be why we haven’t signed anyone, the seasons not finished! DOH!!!

  • 78 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Who is Negatron?

  • 79 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Actually stand corrected Fans Forum is on July 6th ! So hopefully this week we will start getting some damn signings !!

  • 80 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Pootle

    Observe the waffle from the wums such as Blackley welsh etc and you’ll find the answer you’re looking for

  • 81 Big Archie // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Lets not get carried away talking about how well “Big Mike Williamson” did. First of all it was the Championship, and secondly we we were still paying 70% of our income back out in wages.

    Its fair to say that as long as we have had Taylor in the back 4 the defence has been suspect.
    Draw your own conclusions!

  • 82 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Nearly
    Good advice for the flappy birds. But alas, once a flappy bird, always a flappy bird.

  • 83 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Ok, starting to get a better handle on the “high five” and “low life” tags. Thanks for the help all.

  • 84 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Tfl

    I said last week instead of being op I should be Negatron due to my optimisim at the moment. Flappy gob thinks it’s some sort of put down, but he isn’t the brightest.

  • 85 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Negatron
    Who first dubbed you the high five gang?

  • 86 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Hahaha -Blockhead biting like a shark – he’s rattled -he’s on the run.
    Booohooo – infamy infamy -they’ve all got it in for me. You cannot make it up.

    Flapping about like a headless chicken – give your award to yourself – what a knacker (dim one at that)

    Release the hounds he’s on the run.
    High Five!

  • 87 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    ah right OP ty

  • 88 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyEFgABW07k

    Taylors best moment

  • 89 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    oh dear
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/west-ham-wreck-chelsea-liverpool-and-newcastles-15m-deal-as-striker-odds-are-suspended/

  • 90 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Is flappy gob looking for a claim to fame?

    I thought blog pariah would be enough.

  • 91 nearly // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    op

    see ya back to ya sarcy best, i asked you to define what a real fan was when you were on top form with the ashley out campaign slagging the fans who were going to the games saying the real fans dont put up with it, you never did get back and say what defines a real fan,maybe you dont really no

  • 92 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Tbf tho OP what is to be optimistic about at the moment?

  • 93 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Just to clarify (in case anybody was wondering) I am nobody’s alias and, having only joined the blog yesterday, have no affiliation with any group/gang/faction. I am just a poor exiled Geordie who is surrounded by chelski and arsenal fans who have no interest in having a discussion about football. All I’m interested in is being able to chinwag about any rumours and titbits I find or hear about via the net, sports headlines or my son who still lives in God’s country and plays U15 football for N Shields

  • 94 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Really? I think the only one making classifications is you, Blackley me old latte guzzler. it’s evident the blog wouldn’t function on consensus, so there’s bound to be difference of opinion, yes even among members of the ‘high five gang’. I think you are instrumental in promoting this discord by rallying the ridiculers and the dysfunctional to form a ‘low life gang’ that can slug it out with insults and trades of derision. Then what kind of blog does that leave? Not a football one that’s for sure. I know you have your reasons, but I often wonder why you are really here, is it not because your acidic and confrontational manner got you driven away? Judging by your progress here it doesn’t help your case much.

  • 95 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Great game that one LCBP also had a punch up between dyer and bowyer all in all a mackems carry on film.

  • 96 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Mr Tubbs………………………………….OOT
    Penfold…………………………………….OOT
    Low Life Gang…………………………..OOT
    (includes founder members -the fool and blockhead)
    Any other associted knackers………….OOT

  • 97 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    So which realistic transfer targets do people suggest for CB?

  • 98 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Nearly

    I think it’s really hard to define a real fan.

    If you’re not hurting over the last 8years you can’t be a real fan.

    If you find it fun to ridicule other people’s fears of what is happening to their club you can’t really care about the club as if you did you’d have considered their view.

    We come in all shapes and sizes all have different views on pretty much everything.

    I don’t think I’m more of a fan because I decided to boycott I’m the same as most fans but my line was crossed and enoughs was enough. If anything I worry about what being a fan means to me now, even if Ashley left I don’t think I’d get a season ticket again.

    I have no problem with anyone who still wants to attend SJP what I have a problem with is people who champion Ashley and talk about we’ve seen worse days.

    Not the answer you’re looking for but the best I’ve got ATM.

  • 99 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Pootle
    Joel Matip

  • 100 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Pootle2118

    Coco the clown????

  • 101 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Firebug we already have him try again

  • 102 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Tsunki

    Sorry mate….Meant to say Zippo, looking at what we have now and trying to get the full set.

  • 103 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    scrap that I may be wrong
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/doubts-over-schalke-defender-link/

  • 104 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Nearly

    I don’t think I ever slagged the fans for going. I understand their addiction.

    I’ve called some of them idiots at times as I’ve talked to loads who are sick of it but will still renew as they always have and even if they don’t like it they’ll still do it.

  • 105 Lindisfarne // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Still nothing?

    What are the odds on seeing this guy in a Newcastle shirt next season?

    https://youtu.be/mJtTaXNIIrg

  • 106 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    I’m sure I read somewhere that Coco turned us down and signed an extension with Billy Smarts circus

  • 107 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Negatron
    “You’re the blog equivalent of Thrush!
    Nothing more than a irritating Cnut”

    Some people hate the truth. The truth makes the best bait. As Brownlie always says, “Blackley, when they play the man not the ball, it shows they’ve lost the argument.”

  • 108 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    How hilarious “Due Diligence” just came last at Royal Ascot

  • 109 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    We can’t be doing much today Lee Charnley is at Durham CC watching England match!!

  • 110 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    OH my god, how delusional is that, talking to himself with both name, it’s no wonder he gets kicked off other blogs.

    Blackley and Brownlie

    Both of you need to seek urgent medical help.

  • 111 Belfast // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Bring back Pokat !

  • 112 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Shut it Belfast you’re not helping!

  • 113 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Flappy gob

    Considering you nay say any information presented to you I’d expect you’d be troubled to identify the truth if it kicked you in the face with a pair of Jak boots on.

  • 114 Belfast // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Boycott for Pokat !

  • 115 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Tfl

    You couldn’t make it up.

    Please tell me it’s Austin’s horse

  • 116 Lindisfarne // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    My vote is for Neil Redfern for Assistant Coach to the first team.

  • 117 Magpie Season // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Always gave his all whenever playing.

    If a rabid pit bull terrier was heading towards his own goal line he would stand in the way to stop it.

    Won’t ever forget that zany tactic on Begovic that lead to Cabaye scoring from the free kick. LOL!

  • 118 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Why are we not looking at Hernandez from Man Utd? Would score goals for fun and love it up here playing week in week out

  • 119 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    I think one of you should phone 999 now and seek medical help, the other could watch out the window for the ambulance.

    There that should keep him busy for a while, he’ll be arguing with himself over who will do which job.

  • 120 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    He’s going to realise he said Austin instead of Ashley. Give him a minute….

  • 121 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    LCBP apparently we are

  • 122 Magpie Season // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Toonfromleeds,

    I hope Lee is rooting for the team in black and white.

  • 123 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Tsunki

    No I meant Austin, that fat Cnut would pay for horse feed.

  • 124 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    What’s psycho Pearce doing these days? Could he be a possibility for assistant or is that a bit of a pipe dream?

  • 125 Belfast // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Wouldn’t pay any attention to the betting odds load of bull.

  • 126 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Don’t give me a hard time or I’ll second Belast to get pokat back.

  • 127 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    @Toon From Leeds

    Okay so say we could get Bas Dost and Chicarito for about 17 million combined in transfer fees or would you take just Austin at that price?

  • 128 Lindisfarne // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    I would suggest AshleyOut.com should be calling for a protest on the 6th July but as I can not make it, I would not want to appear less of a fan.

    Chlamydia and Claptrap you don’t half stink.

  • 129 Magpie Season // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Bunga party,

    I fancy Hernandez as well but he won’t come here. He still has high reputation despite being in the shadows for last 2 seasons, & would make it to champions league team.

  • 130 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Even I ( yes I know it’s a shock) have come in For *sniff* some pretty nasty barbs of late – no it’s true I have, no, let’s tell it like it is here – I think the best thing for all concerned is a blog truce, then we’ll be able to suss out once and for all who’s just getting a bit hot headed over typed words ( understandable) and who is a professional WUM. After all, our clubs being run to the entertainment of the footballing community as a humorous and pathetic spectacle, shame if this blog is reduced to that level, seeing as we supposedly have something in common. Supposedly.

  • 131 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Belfast

    I’m still working out how there can be three favourites. I can understand three front runners but the concept of three favourites doesn’t compute.

  • 132 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Op darn I thought I had you there….

  • 133 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Firebug. Keep up fella. It was old Blackley who coined you lot the “high five gang”.

    Look at Sister Muff @86 above. Cringeworthy.

    Gets the King Percy incident completely wrong, while Old Blackley gets it straight from the horses mouth. And in his one foray into football craic, the flappy bird reckons the players will have no respect for the new assistant coach because they aren’t first choice. Dear oh dear. How Brownlie laughed when I told him that one. I bet Sister Muff wishes nobody noticed that little choice insight into the world of football psychology.

    You haven’t been buying psychology accreditations from Uganda University, West Africa, have you Prof? Please tell me you haven’t. Good old Tuff.

  • 134 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    We have got more chance in signing Stone Cold Steve Austin than Charlie Austin.

    Ha ha ha

  • 135 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    LCBP I’d take Chicarito and Dost

  • 136 Lindisfarne // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    I would take Austin as he is a consistent performer who can make his own goals and is not just in the right place at the right time.

  • 137 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Welsh at least he’s be a Stunner

  • 138 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Welsh

    Well done, you made a funny

  • 139 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    @Magpie Season

    It depends if he wants to stay in England I suppose he aint going to get near Chelsea , Liverpool, Arsenal or Citys starting eleven and Man Utd would probably not sell to them anyway

    So that would leave Spurs , Southampton and us if we had ambition

    He would probably end up at somewhere like Atletico Madrid or Real Sociedad

  • 140 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Op – you just have to get all three of your priorities right. And then the rest of your priorities will follow.

  • 141 firebug666 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    I’m sorry, I cannot reply to your post at 133 until I know who it is (which persona) I’m talking to. I would be bad manners for me to reply to the wrong one, and I would hate to create a case of jealousy between you.

  • 142 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I’d actually take stone cold over Colo Willow and Saylor, him by himself would be better than those 3

  • 143 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Welsh Charlie Austin will be Stone Cold before we get him.

  • 144 Pootle2118 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Glad to see there’s more than just me banging the drum for Hernandez.

  • 145 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    We could do with some TLC in defence though 🙂

  • 146 Belfast // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    It’s a load of crap. It’s all driven by social media and those claiming to be in the know. When In reality they know nothing.

  • 147 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Tsunki @130
    Nonsense. Bring back Pokat. Tsunki’s boring.

  • 148 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Can you hear those drums, Hernandez? ( to ‘Fernando’ by the great Abba, that’s Abba ladies and gentlemen. Not guys though. Not going there again).

  • 149 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Has anyone watched Steve Austin’s show
    Redneck island?

    It’s like a redneck big brother type thing, he makes them do tasks for beer.

    Very amusing, car crash tv

  • 150 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Blackley, I disagree on both points.

  • 151 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    And that’s the bottom line becasue welshgeordie9 said so.

    Ha ha ha

  • 152 Magpie Season // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Bunga Party,

    That’s probably so. Or if Van Persie leaves he might stay at Man Utd.

    On a side note, I don’t think we’ll sign a striker on loan.

    Last striker we signed on loan from Man Utd was Guiseppe Rossi. Our other loans were Nacho & De Jong. Remy worked out though. But can’t see us entering into loan market. You?

  • 153 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    And was that your definitive response Blackley? I hope not, because you are kind of settling in to the wrong category voluntarily.

  • 154 Magpie Season // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Anyone fancy Borini?

    Just trying to be realistic as we haven’t won any races to sign ‘in demand’ players for a while, with high stock. Dost & Austin fit that bill so can’t see us getting there despite McClaren’s QPR link.

  • 155 overtheline // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    When they play the man not the ball it sshows thye’ve lost the argument.
    Who r u – Chopper Harris ? Every other post is a slag off.

  • 156 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    we have got loads of channels on tv with sky and Virgin and what have we got bloody big brother and love island.

    Ffs

  • 157 Belfast // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Skunki you’ve been getting a frosty reception from you returned lol

    I don’t think the Pokat thing was a good idea if im honest. Haha

  • 158 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Borini is a bit pants isn’t he? A poor man’s chicarito. A half shot chicarito. Ha.

  • 159 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Austin would look great in a Swansea shirt
    Ha ha ha

  • 160 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Tsunki
    You couldn’t make it up when your multiple’s better than your original. That’s got to be a blog first.

    And what’s all this truce nonsense. “Look” as Paul Collingwood would say. There’s no news. Just barmy speculation that’s getting the flappy birds all flappy and excited. Talk football when a ball’s kicked or a player’s traded.

  • 161 Belfast // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Yep somebody definitely needs to tell channel 5 everybody stop liking and watching big brother years ago. I don’t think they got the memo.

  • 162 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Go away clown.

  • 163 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Belfast tell me about it mate there’s some definite sideways glances when I come into the room these days. I almost feel like people don’t trust me and that I could be creating paranoia. I really am not creating any aliases Pokat was the only one, it’s done now, that was why I outed him. It. Still it’s all my own fault I realised when I did it it might not go down well but I got my answers about multiple posting and WUM activity and Eds leniency towards it for the sake of traffic, no bad publicity eh?

  • 164 welshgeordie9 // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    It’s a bit if a coincidence that Welshies sheep is on and that four of the high five gang are not on here.

    Mmmmmm suspicious.

  • 165 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    If you rember the 80’s love cheese like the Hoff or T. Rex’s with laser beam eyes, even hitler apears as the baddy and Thor tips up.
    This is the show for you it’s a publicly funded film called Kung fury, 30mins long and very very funny if you like that sort of thing. IMO it’s brilliant.

    I’m no Barry Norman but if you’ve got 30mins to kill this could make your day.

    http://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg

  • 166 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Welcher

    A bit like the coincidence of appearing when you where on your hols in the net free zone?

    Or like how he tips up when you do?

  • 167 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Blackley if you think the idea of a truce is nonsense then it’s obvious your purpose here is the same as on the other blog and that’s to cause division, in which case I’d say hats off to them for suffering it for so long. it’s obviously too big a climb for you to just back off and talk viewpoints.

    Prove the majority wrong about you.

  • 168 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    What did I say about paranoia?

  • 169 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    I’ve thought of a better discription for Kung fury

    It’s a mix of the 80’s show Miami vice and Weird science with a bit of Back to the Future thrown in. With special appearances from Hitler Thor and T-Rex’s with laser beam eyes.

    http://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg

    There’s the link again, just incase

  • 170 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Overtheline
    Blackley’s series of posts are a slag off of the argument. You won’t get old Blackley using bad language and vile insults against people as has happened consistently to him from the moment he said something in favour of Ashley, when the whole anti-Ashley crusade was losing grip with reality and competing with each other in the Ashley bashing stakes. High fives, bash Ashley, don’t dissent, if you’re not with the gang your against it …

    Cue Twister Muff who can spare five minutes from flapping to play his violin … an auto didactic who gets all his knowledge from studying books, you know. But ask him what his qualifications are and you’ll notice he turns very sheepish. Ask Welshie.

  • 171 Mister Tuff // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    welshies “love island”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvR8LGOUpNA

  • 172 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Shut it Mister Meldrew

  • 173 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Tsunki
    I’ll call a truce with you if that pleases you. No problem with that. I had marked your card because of your insults and gang mentality but I can forget that and move on, as I can with anyone. But some people are not capable of that. Just as the tea boy and the comedian’s dad are not capable of being competent and cannot simply decide to be competent.

  • 174 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    It seems it’s fun times on here!

  • 175 Rotonda heights // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    if just for once the fans could unite and see we have the power now.

    Begging letters from the club to buy ST’s should be seen as a major victory and be built on.

  • 176 jane // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Borini turned down Sunderland so why would he come to us. I mean being in the NE as well 😐

  • 177 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    How do you sell someone who couldn’t play ten games in a season? Are we getting some marmalade and a bag of corn fritters for Saylor? Harrumph!

  • 178 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Fong Charnley! Fong him I say!!! May his camel’s flatulence increase a thousand fold!!!!

  • 179 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    It’s always fun times on here jesper mate. Now where is Ibiza? What have you lot done with him?

  • 180 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    More quotes from The Book of Low Bids:
    “If there is a steal out there we’ll find it. No bid is too low. Some used Q tips and an oily rag. I bid that for a player once. And the club nearly accepted it but then the player quit to try professional lawn darts in Wales.” 😯

  • 181 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Old Blackley has to report that the Flappy Bird Cup has got off to a disappointing start. With nothing concrete and only scant rumours from golf clubs and coffee houses of Everton, Villa, Spurs, West Ham and Southampton signing players, the flappy birds have been relatively subdued. The closing time for submissions will be extended from 6pm to 7pm, at which point nominations will be invited.

  • 182 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    OK Blackley fair enough. Not denying I haven’t got carried on a crest of a wave with the ridicule thing it’s hard to resist sometimes. I’ve given a couple of posters a bit of a hard time when the justifications for Ashley and his cack handed business application get a bit rich but genuinely I don’t come on here for much more than a bit of light entertainment, speculation and some daft humour to break the drudgery. I know it doesn’t always work but I don’t mean any ill will by it. And I mean that BandB 🙂

  • 183 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Meat popsicles! The club treats us like meat popsicles! I demand justice for all! Sack Charnley! Fong Ashley!! It’s not too late!!! We can still have a decent club! Howay lads. Let the rebellion begin!!!

  • 184 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    We’ve got to put our thongs of revenge on and march on the castle!!! Help me with this Tsunki mate and I promise to forgive you. I will even put in a good word for you with BandB. Huzzah!!!!

  • 185 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    GT…I think he has neglected work too long…it’s catching up with him ????

  • 186 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    G2 yep our transfer business always seems to remind me of the times when you go for the bogof offer only to find there’s only one left anyway. Or getting the jigsaw with the corner pieces missing. Or pulling up at 10.25 to the maccy d driveby to find out the breakfast menu has ended. I hope it’s different this time and they’ve learned something, anything, from their piddling and bungling efforts of the last few windows.

  • 187 Brummie // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    We should bring back Ba and Cabaye as well as defenders

  • 188 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    G2 @ 184 ok I’ll help you anything so that BandB doesn’t fling a crap pastie at me I’ve been hiding.

  • 189 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Is that true Ibiza mate? Have you been going in late to work with the previous night’s party thong on? Have you flicked your nose at the boss and told him you’re busy with more important things? Well good!! Let’s get some seriosity on here!!! Rebellion!!!! Outrage!!! Thongs of revenge!!!! etc. etc. Harrumph.

  • 190 optimistic prime // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Marked your card

    What he means Is he signs with a x

  • 191 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Still not sure ( waggles hand) about the er… thong business though G2. That would definitely not be a good look. I’m not the right physique for the old cheese slicers. Haven’t got the long blond hair, the plastic bag skin or the fake tan for it.

  • 192 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    I don’t know where to begin lads. Should we drop a honey badger down Ashley’s underpants or drop out of trees and fong Charnley until he agrees to leave the country?

  • 193 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Op that video was truly funny I got every bit of it. Which in itself is sort of worrying. 😐

  • 194 GeordieTwo // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    I’ve rented a storage lockup in Wallsend. We could just stuff all the useless management and players in there. Let’s see there’s Charnley, Saylor, Obertan, Willo, (haven’t decided about Steve yet), Gouffy, Amoeba….. Hmmm. Possibly we’ll need bigger lockup.

  • 195 Jib // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Way to kill the blog
    Canadian oxygen thief

  • 196 Tsunki // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Eds promo-driven speculation aside ha ha given that the massed opinion is of impatience and lack of belief in any tangible improvement in approach by Ashleys underlings, when do we really expect you see some decent signings being announced? A few clubs have already made their moves but by no means all. Should we at least be seeing some of our minor targets being brought in by now, whoever they are?

  • 197 Jail for Ashley // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    I would love to have Cabaye and Ba back to finish their careers with us but that would mean there’s no sell on value, shame, we’ll plough on with Bigi and Riverie because they’ve got years left on their contracts.

  • 198 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 20, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Fair play, Tsunki.

    To be fair to Twister Muff (the auto didactic), Negatron, Jail and the gang, the blog would be a boring place without its ridiculous villains. They guarantee Old Blackley a daily laugh, as they snap like snapper fish and flap like flappy birds. And they provide some priceless pearls along the way. Truly priceless.




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