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Newcastle Keen On Middlesbrough Winger

10:25 pm, Sunday, June 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 129 Comments

Newcastle have never been linked before with Middlesbrough right winger Albert Adomah, who’s played for Ghana 16 times and was born in Lambeth, London 27 years ago, but there’s news coming out of Ghana, that Newcastle are interested in the attacking midfielder.

Albert Adomah

Albert Adomah – Middlesbrough winger

Adomah stands 6’1″ tall and joined Middlesbrough from Bristol City for £1M two years ago,  and last season he scored 6 goals in 51 total appearances for Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough only just missed out on promotion last season,  losing the play-off final 2-0 to Norwich at Wembley, and hopefully they can get automatic promotion in the upcoming season.

In the two seasons the player has been at Middlesbrough, he’s played a whopping 94 games with 18 goals, and that’s a good record.

Newcastle have been watching Middlesbrough play throughout this season and they have been impressed with Albert, and it seems like Tottenham are the other Premier League club interested in the player who is valued at around £4M.

Middlesbrough are said to be willing to sell the player at the right price this summer, so maybe a £4M bid will do it, and the Smoggies can use that money to strengthen their squad for next season.

Adomah played for Harrow Borough, Barnet and Bristol City before joining Middlesbrough in July, 2013, and he’s done very well over the last two seasons.

He could be ready for a step-up into the Premier League.

Adomah made his debut for Ghana four years ago, when he came on as a substitute in the 1–0 defeat against Brazil in September of 2011 at Craven Cottage.

He made the Ghana squad for the World Cup in Brazil last summer, and he played twice in that tournament, but didn’t make the squad for the African Cup Nations in Equatorial Guinea in January.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Premier League · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

129 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Q: What do you call a Swansea City fan with half a brain? 
    A: Gifted. 

  • 2 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Breaking news. The top clubs keep tabs on thousands of players.

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    I dare you to go to the liberty stadium and say that to the fans.

  • 4 banjax // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Oh please Ed. This guy is not going to be the quality we need so whilst I understand things are frustratingly stagnant on the new signings front, please don’t include nonsensical items like this in your blogs. Articles like this serve no purpose to anyone. Enough said !

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Then again you wouldn’t know where Wales is nevermind swansea.

  • 6 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Q: Why do most Swansea City fans book 2 seats to every Swansea City game?
    A: One to sit in, the other to throw when the fighting starts.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    We need in order of importance, a comnanding and quality CB to play alongside Collocini. A striker to play , with Cisse, a goal scoring right winger and an understudy to Jaanmatt. Then replacing all those I’d love to see shipped out but that’s not going to happen.

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    You are a clown, when was the last time swans fans were in a fight.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Is this latest troll going to be allowed to get away with it just because welshgeordie9 deserves it. They are bith nuisances.

  • 10 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    I love going for a pint in the Adelphi

  • 11 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    For once I’m being good.

  • 12 Jib // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM






  • 13 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Q: What do Swansea City fans use as birth control? 
    A: Their personalities

  • 14 optimistic prime // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    The Lady Grey

  • 15 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    no need to shout jeff, I know you could talk a glass eye to sleep but no need!

  • 16 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    We must be getting close to the right price range now
    Started at £20m down to £4m ,another week and Ashley will say yes when we’re round the £2m mark
    Is it bogof week next week !

  • 17 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:46 PM


    Do you feel better after that.

  • 18 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Q: What is the difference between a Swansea City fan and a baby?A: The baby will stop whining after a while. 

  • 19 Mister Tuff // Jun 21, 2015 at 10:58 PM






  • 20 Honoured2BNUFC // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    What us the difference between an imbecile and Welshies Sheep? Nothing at all-does it feel good to portray yourself as a moron? I can’t sell how it benefits anyone. Waste of oxygen.

  • 21 spitfire_ // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:05 PM


    I’m glad you okay with the lack of transfers 10 days before the beginning of the pre-season training. Especially after you probably noticed how slow we act on the transfer market. Oh, yeah, and we already have a hat-trick of rejects for the assistant job.

    But yeah, you’re right. Everything is hunky dory. Rejections and slow motion business, the definition of Newcastle United.

  • 22 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:05 PM


  • 23 JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER) // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    From AUSTIN to Adomah

  • 24 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    JFA, with your face like a vandalised bus shelter.

  • 25 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Somebody in the email cabal email Ed Harrison and find out who it is.

    Ibiza, Jesper get your arses in gear.

  • 26 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Q: How do you castrate a Swansea City fan?
    A: Kick his sister in the mouth 

  • 27 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Actually stand down Jesper. I just remembered that poll you got us that time.

    The job is yours Ibiza.

  • 28 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:17 PM


    The 1st of July is just the earliest registration date. I get your point though it’s still early days.

  • 29 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Ed do me a massive favour and ban this clown.

  • 30 Our Toon // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    The English transfer window opened on 9th June, players are allowed to move from one English club to another. The European transfer window officially opens on 1st July when players playing abroad can move to new clubs officially.

    2 teams in the premier league who haven’t bought or signed a player on loan or transfer, NUFC and Citeh are the only 2 team.

  • 31 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Richard and Patrick were coming out of a pub in Wales one evening when Richard spotted a Sheep with its head stuck in the railings.”Look at that Paddy, we cant miss a chance like that” says RichardSo Richard walks up behind the sheep, drops his trousers and does this business.Richard then says “Okay Paddy its your turn next”So Paddy drops his trousers and stuck his head in the railings……

  • 32 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    This is obviously someone you’ve annoyed in the past Welshie. Good luck at working it out haha

    Very long list of suspects eh?

  • 33 Our Toon // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Most teams will want new players to integrate with squad members as soon as possible, especially foreign players coming into the league….pre season is so important for players to learn each others games. I’d rather have 2 or 3 players in ready to go for pre season than to be getting lads late on as it’ll take em longer to adjust to new surroundings and league etc.

    Basic common sense!!

  • 34 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    I’d email Ed but he’d probably ban me as well.

  • 35 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    this is doing my noggin in, sod it i’ll email him

  • 36 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    But I think sheep’s crossing the line with his national stereotyping jokes.

  • 37 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    We could have a few irons in the fire Ourtoon. Well probably not lol

    Our transfer logic is probably wait and the price goes down.

  • 38 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    OK I will as well. If I’m not back you know what happened 🙂

  • 39 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:36 PM


    Im not going to bother to have a guess to be honest mate, like you said there’s a long list so it’s about 90% of the blog.

    Ha ha ha

  • 40 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Welshie’s sheep- one day you’ll look back and think… yes, you actually spent time writing these comments.

  • 41 dexter53 // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    It would be pointless banning the clown. Hed just return with a different name. Best thing is for everybody to totally and completely ignore him.

  • 42 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Pahahaha yep lets get the multiple Skunki aka Pokat to ask Ed to tell him who the other multiple is?

  • 43 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    A married couple are on holiday in Wales, and they stop for lunch at the famous town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. 
    The husband calls over the waitress and asks, “I was wondering if you could settle an argument, how exactly do you pronounce this place?
    “The waitress looks at him and says, “Burger King.

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    I wouldn’t worry about it guys he will only change his name again but this time he will use one of your names or similar.

  • 45 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Well I did anyway belfast.

  • 46 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    email sent

  • 47 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Welshie treat every one as a suspect, but think of suspects who haven’t been about during Welshie sheeps mutterings.

    Also Pokat may have enjoyed his experiment a little to much and returned to his old ways..

  • 48 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Lads you didn’t have to do that, if he wants to have a dig at me let him.

  • 49 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Welsh it’s not just that he’s trolling you but he’s bloody annoying the fcuk out of everyone too.

  • 50 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    You set of geordie tosspots

  • 51 Our Toon // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:48 PM


    The problem with playing the waiting game is that no other club does the same, we are in desperate need of players and as soon as the season finished we should have already identified the key areas that needed improving and went out and got the essentials.

    Whilst we wait others swoop in and take. Ayew was deemed to expensive and he was on a free. I have no doubt we’ve made some low offers which will be rejected immediately. We don’t know who we are targeting but look at how quick players we supposedly are chasing are off.

    Austin (WH or Chelsea)
    Ings (liverfool)
    Ayew (swans)
    Richards (Villa)
    Dost (Milan or Dortmund)

    The list is endless, we sit amd do nothing whilst these guys move on to other teams

  • 52 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    I read yesterday that Swansea paid a 5.7 million signing fee for Ayew.

    Can see why some other clubs didn’t. Think he’s also their highest paid player.

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:54 PM


    I think he’s on 90 plus a week.

  • 54 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Anyone having trouble accessing the site from a pc?

  • 55 Our Toon // Jun 21, 2015 at 11:57 PM


    5.7m for a player who should be worth at least 10 or 15m, his wages would have been covered by the departure of Jonas and Raylor. There’s no way Swansea would pay more than 70k. That’s the same as Colo if not less. Jonas was reported to he on 50k Raylor around 40k

  • 56 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM


    Swansea move for Andre Ayew costs £60,000-a-week and £2m in fees

  • 57 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Our Toon

    In my local paper I’m sure they said that he’s on just over 90 grand a week, he is the biggest earner.

  • 58 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:02 AM


    90k Welsh? will he be top earner then?

  • 59 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Well one of the papers have got it wrong.

  • 60 beermonkey // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:03 AM


    iam on a pc and all is fine

  • 61 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    L’equippe is reporting it was 5.7m signing on fee for Ayew and that he’s on 50k a week.

  • 62 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    ty beermonkey
    I’m back on pc my antivirus was playing silly buggers

  • 63 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:05 AM

  • 64 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    You’re flapping. We don’t have to sign every player we’ve been linked with.

  • 65 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Yeah that’s what I read 90k. Liverpool Arsenal and co seemed to swerve it. The Gomis deal last summer was a lot more confusing for me.

  • 66 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:12 AM


    Someone posted the meaning of flapping bird or whatever it is you call it. Doesn’t have a good meaning mate, it’d try to avoid using it….look it up it’ll make sense to you as to why.

    I agree we don’t have to sign every player but I’d like us to sign…..A PLAYER!! I’ll stop “flapping” when actually sign someone, like i said 2 teams that haven’t signed a player nufc amd citeh….unlike citeh we aren’t blessed with the likes of Silva and Aguero to name a few. A team that just survived relegation on the final day of the season can’t even sign an assistant manager

  • 67 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    Belfast & Co

    I’ve gone through quite a few rags online amd yet to find 90k, all have it between 50k to 60k

  • 68 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:17 AM


  • 69 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:17 AM

  • 70 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    scrap the 2nd one I read it wrong

  • 71 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:20 AM


    Thanks buddy, I find the UK rags more reliable than Ghana online, they’ve copied word for word am article I’ve come across and then stuck on 100k followed by in excess of 90k.

  • 72 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    I just searched Andre Ayew £90,000 Swansea lol
    I guess uk rags are more reliable lol

  • 73 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Teams thay would pay someone 100k plus in wages are:

    Both Manchesters

  • 74 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    I think £60k a week is fine but £5.7 mil signing on fee is rather steep

  • 75 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:28 AM


    Lol, the first time I read 90k it was on here as someone posted it. Been searching since but haven’t found a UK source or even a french source.

    L’equippe seem very reliable though and don’t often get it wrong 5.7m amd 50k is what they’ve reported. Which in reality 80m from tv deal is absolutely peanuts

  • 76 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    5.7m is less than what we paid for Riviere excluding his signing on fee

  • 77 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    I’ve seen £90k bandied about on Twitter but same as u I’ve seen no “reliable” publication with it on

  • 78 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    fair point and riviere is s*it

  • 79 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Southampton offer £10 mil?

  • 80 The Great Valerio // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Hope you get the GCSE result you need ‘Welshie’s Sheep’. We’re all rooting for you man.

  • 81 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Maybe we are waiting for the women’s world cup to finish before signing some of them.

  • 82 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    some decent players at this world cup lol

  • 83 usmagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    Yes awesome another player we could lose to the African Cup on Nations. Why do we do this all the time, we get some good players and then we lose them for two – four weeks. Lets stop this madness shall we Newcastle.

  • 84 Santon03 // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    This is madness, I don’t know how many players we have been linked to and it is just going to create anger if we didn’t get any of them, and they will be shouting “no ambition, Ashley out”. Insane !!

    We didn’t get targeted players just because of money, like Ayew is free but he has bad character. I believe we go all out for Austin and Dost, but getting them over the line is different matter, it is up to the players to choose where they want to be.

  • 85 Santon03 // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:50 AM

    not just because of money*

  • 86 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    The Under 21 final is on 30 June so the first new face at the Toon could be the scorer of Englands goal against Sweden – Jesse Lingard on loan from ManUnited – At the moment he is still registered as on loan to Derby.

  • 87 Ron Knee // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    You asked yesterday evening: “are you just starting to think Charmless is incompetent now?”
    What a question! I’ve been his number one fan since the day he was appointed!!!

  • 88 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    People need to make their minds up.
    They slag off Charnley for his softly softly approach , yet the same people criticise Yoan Gouffran. Goofy was bought in indecent haste by Charnleys predecessor , Llambias , in Jan 2013 , along with a clutch of other winter signings , that eventually got Llambias the chop , 3 months later.
    Some would still like the Fat Freddy approach , “This gadgie in the Cradlewell telt us this guys a canny player , he’s ownly £10 million let’s gan efter him “

  • 89 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Reading between the lines here
    Roy Hodgson rates a fit Andy Carroll as better than Charlie Austin

  • 90 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    The Club return to Paul Simpson after Steve Round decides to look for managers job

  • 91 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Morning Ron…it was a rhetorical question 🙂

    Belfast…now there! That poll result was not my fault. I gave the people what they wanted and they screwed it up big time.

    The only thing they had to do was vote and they couldn’t even get that right.

  • 92 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    Gouffran and co weren’t a hasty purchase. The club stated that all the players were purchases they had wanted to make in the upcoming summer, but felt they had to bring forward to stave off relegation. That was also part of the clubs explanation for the inactivity of the summer.

    As for a fit Carroll being better than Austin, how would anyone know? Carroll has only managed to play more than 30 league games twice, once for Liverpool (35 games, 4 goals) and once in the Championship (39 games 17 goals).

    I don’t think there are many that would argue Carroll isn’t a good centre forward, but the fact he is so injury prone means he is the poorer of the 2 options at club level. Fine for international level, where you only need them a few times a season.

  • 93 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    I think I’m starting to see a trend here.

    We are being linked with a lot of players who my old dad would have called wing backs.

    Also Central Defenders who are comfortable with 3 across the back.

    Call me old fashioned but are we going for 5-2-3
    or even better , the Barcelona system , 3-4-3 switching to 5-2-3 when needed .

  • 94 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Jib…I have no idea what you are getting at @ post #88?

    Charmless reeks’ of incompetence! He is getting nothing right and what he is doing is close to negligence!

  • 95 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Good morrow Lilo
    Just putting stuff out there for debate old fruit.
    Anything is better than the doom and gloom repeated ad nauseum.

  • 96 Ron Knee // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    But at least he’s consistent!

  • 97 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    Right on cue the Danish branch of the hand wringing club chirps up

  • 98 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Ron…haha 😀

  • 99 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    Touche mate 😉

  • 100 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    Jib…it’s a good thing you were expecting me!

  • 101 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    100… And still no recruitment? Imagine McClaren’s feeling a bit peed off!

  • 102 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Ha ha ha

  • 103 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Has that Jib person got nowt better to do? Does he/she/ it have a life?

  • 104 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM


    Wing backs? That’s a fairly recent term – how old’s your dad? Late thirties?

  • 105 Ron Knee // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Trust in Charmless!

  • 106 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    This is interesting
    Maclarens 1st week at Boro 14 years ago today

  • 107 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Since that five were brought in a total of fifteen first team regulars have been let go and sold. We have brought nine in, that includes, the two Forest lads who haven’t kicked a ball yet, Facundo Ferraya and Siem De Jong also Ayoye Perez who was for the development squad.

  • 108 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    And the wage bill went up 28M ???

  • 109 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    My dad’s dead
    But I can see that I phrased that badly

  • 110 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:10 AM


    Please accept my apologies for referring to your late dad.

  • 111 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Hey lesh no need
    You couldn’t have known

  • 112 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:15 AM


    Like you and many others, I’d love to feel confident in Charmless’s ability to run the Club properly.

    But given his record so far, I wouldn’t trust him to run a raffle!

  • 113 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    My dad said we would have kept Debuchy if we had played wingbacks (and dropped Willo)
    I see the Italian press are linking us to Ashley Cole , has he still got it in him to be a wingback ?

  • 114 lochinvar // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Daily Mirror reports that
    ” Crystal Palace’s board are ready to put the block on Alan Pardew’s move for Charlie Austin.
    Eagles boss Pardew wants QPR striker Austin and is prepared to scrap it out with Liverpool, Newcastle and West Ham for his signature.
    Rangers have slapped a £15m price-tag on their star man.
    However, the Selhurst Park club’s money-men believe that valuation is too high, leaving Pardew facing frustration in his attempts to bring Austin south of the river.”

    So West Ham (with new Stadium subsidised by the tax payers ) can make silly bid to secure him…..and send Andy Carroll back home no doubt.

    FIFA look professional compared to this fiasco

  • 115 Ron Knee // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    He doesn’t exactly fill one with confidence. Another great appointment of Fatso!

  • 116 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Regardless of what formation we played in we wouldn’t have kept Debuchy, we don’t even buy players to suit a style we certainly wouldn’t knock back a healthy profit because the ‘Head Coach’ says so.

  • 117 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:21 AM


    Surely Ashley Cole must be near past his best and way too expensive for Ashley.

    Ah but the story may have legs – Charnley likes his name!

  • 118 sing in the corner // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Jib @12

    Too true!
    Its not over til its over. And it hasn’t really started officially yet. Although the majority of blogging toon fans have been declaring for the last 4 weeks and beyond that we definitely won’t sign anyone useful, spend / invest. Beware Ed’s ‘news coming from Ghana’ – its all misleading speculation stoking up anxiety. If we get to august and nothing has been done thats the time to turn the guns on Charnley and his master. And I will return to the front row as I did when Carver was allowed to take charge. But what was done then worked. Allow the change. If it doesn’t happen then we open fire.

  • 119 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    It looks as though Carver’s found a way of capitalising on his undoubted strengths:

    With him as host, anyone can be assured of a restful, stress-free break!

  • 120 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Russell Cushing trained up Charnley from the early 90’s onward
    He is now an agent
    Have a sniff around his site , very interesting and also a bit of an insight as to what the much maligned Lee Charnley actually does

  • 121 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Left back is probably the only position where we have two semi competent players for one position. Ashley Cole ???

  • 122 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:34 AM


    Charnley, like Carver and Moncur was internal recruitment and for Ashley, a cost saver as he’s doubtless still responsible for the Company Secretarial role.

    I wonder if Irving’s FD role has been filled yet or can we assume that Ashley’ll be promoting from within or maybe Charnley could end up doing that job badly, too?

  • 123 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    The comedian’s dad & co did their work early. The early birds have already got two new signings to help fill the roster. The Forest lads. So you could argue we are ahead of the game. The early birds would.

  • 124 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    There simply has to be investement, at least four quality players for the first team, and that’s without replacing any that leave. I just can’t see them buying a CB unless they manage to off load Willo or STaylor.

  • 125 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Morning Jib,
    I agree. I was just offering a response.

    People talk about Charnley’s inability to sign player, but he did get more players signed last summer than in any summer since the relegation season.

    I also think we will get players in this summer, but the longer we take the less chance of people being available, and of having an integrated squad.

    I think the biggest worry at the minute is our alleged first 3 choices to assist McClaren have all rejected the offer. It isn’t about getting the best in any more, as McClaren said, but is becoming more about who will come.

  • 126 Barton // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Morning lads & lady’s,wonder if anything happens today,probably

  • 127 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:39 AM


    If Cushing trained Charnley it hasn’t worked has just it.

    Cushing did the fixing whereas Charnley doesn’t!

  • 128 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Git yore ass back from Malawi and apply to assist the new Supermac !!!!!!

  • 129 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    On flappy birds. Someone posts a certain meaning for it that no blogger’s heard of and now I should avoid it because it doesn’t have a good meaning? This is a good example of how someone says something as fact on the Internet and many people just accept it. It’s my understanding that flappy bird was popularised by the game called flappy birds. It derives from the words flap and bird and describes birds who, in a panic, flap vigorously. Whatever other obscure meaning it might have doesn’t concern me.

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