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Newcastle Miss Out On Two More Targets

1:59 pm, Sunday, June 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 96 Comments

Newcastle were interested in January in two Charlton players –  21 year-old midfielder Jordan Cousins and  Joe Gomez, their 6’2″ center-back who can also play at right back – but it looks like we’ve missed out on at least one of those – Joe Gomez, with news today that he has signed for Liverpool.

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Joe Gomez – signed for Liverpool for £3.5M

Liverpool have paid £3.5M for the Charlton youngster who is still just 18 years old, and he’s signed a five year deal at Liverpool.

Newcastle were linked with Gomez as far back as last summer, but we seem to hesitate too much in the transfer window these days, and other clubs – usually bigger ones who have more ambition and initiative than Newcastle – move in to get the players.

We’re still in for Jordan Cousins, but again some big clubs are interested in the midfielder.

Another good center-back who looks unlikely to join Newcastle this summer is 26 year-old Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba, and we were first linked with this player last year.

The 6 ft tall defender is often compared with Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany in the way he plays, and the lad already has 14 caps for DR Congo and played for them in the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea in January.

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Chancel Mbemba – moving to Borussia Monchengladbach

News today in the Sun that he is close to making a move to German Club Borussia Monchengladbach for around £8M, and the deal is said to be close but not yet completed.

We’ve got to believe Newcastle didn’t sign either of these players because we were again not willing to bid big enough money to get the players to Newcastle.

That’s one of our big problems this summer – we have had eight years of practicing bidding low and negotiating good deals that take some time.

So when we have the money to get good players into the club, that old habit continues and we miss out on our targets.

We would hazard a guess that’s one of the main reasons we haven’t signed any players yet this summer  – too much concentration on bidding low and trying to get a good deal.

But we now have plenty of money available in the coffers, and we had £35M in the bank in January, and just received in late May over £78M from the Premier League for finishing in 15th place .

If we are going to build a good side again on Tyneside, we have to have a much braver and bolder approach in the transfer market.

Comments welcome.

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

96 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lochinvar // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Is there anybody out there left to sign ?

    Or do we have all out targets on pre-agreements and are just waiting for 1st July to announce all seven of them with the three new coaches in one go at a well organised PR news conference ?

    I’m waiting

  • 2 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Ed, we don’t have to buy every player we’ve been linked with. But also you’re talking as if those links were strong, firm and true. Flap, flap. Loads of players and loads of time left before the flapping needs to start.

    Even if you put in a bid for the asking price, the selling club will invariably try to extract more, playing one club off against another. More often than not it goes down to the wire. You must know this. I mean when you buy a house, do you put in a low figure to start with? Or do you run in with the asking price? Do you haggle or roll over?

  • 3 optimistic prime // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    It’s all paper talk everyone knows you need to sell before you buy.

    It’s the same for everyone, the chicken or the egg

  • 4 Bambams // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Gets down to the one only thing Ash said in his interview
    “Best pound for pound”

    We will not pay the going rate so therefore we might end up with the scraps left on the table.

    To be honest and this is with no disrespect to Ed, I no longer feel encouraged when I read titles ‘Toon linked with…..’
    Just been so many and nothing comes from them.

    Still plenty of time as most players are still on holiday and the ones who don’t use agents will be the ones we target.

    *****sick of all the advert/redirected to other sites*****

  • 5 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Might be worth pointing out that B&B and BandB and not the same poster. For both their sakes.

  • 6 Graeme // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Lochinvar – I wouldn’t hold your breath mate!!!

  • 7 Big Archie // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    No Ed – you dont have to believe that at all.
    You dont even have to believe that Newcastle were ever interested in these players at all.
    You dont have to believe every simgle article that you read online, because its almost certain that 75% of them are made up.
    This is why we always end up so frustrated – because we believe every article written.

  • 8 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    I’d take good money for Krul if I could get it. But only if Darlow is as good or better. From the little I’ve seen, he’s not. He should be. That’s Carr’s job. Carr should be under serious scrutiny this window. It’s make or break for him.

  • 9 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Well said Archie. Load of bollox most of these links.

  • 10 Mister Tuff // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Blockhead -you dream and fantasize more than the blog pest. I do not think you have won any arguments with me – but if it makes you feel better -so be it.
    I do recall thrashing your buttocks red raw in the “arrest King Percy debate” and you haven’t stopped squealing like a piglet since.

  • 11 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Eds gotta write something. Can’t blame him for calling attention to rumours from diverse sources as that’s the purpose of the blog. Can’t be helped it’s silly season for the Agents, the Papers and the Betting companies because this is their seasonal harvest time to turn over the bulk of cash. Bound to get very silly indeed. Ed does post a few out of touch things I agree, but generally, don’t shoot the messenger I say. By rights we should be on the same article as two weeks ago, nowts really happened.

  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Use the desktop version not the mobile version. It worked for me and it’s better when you get used to it. Still some dodgy posters mind.

  • 13 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Even if a club accepts our offer for a player,will he sign on with our wage structure
    I actually think that is the bigger problem,and the reason we lose out to so called lesser clubs like Swansea ,Gomis,Ayew, Bony for example

  • 14 Toon-Barmy // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Just did a quick review of our current squad and it looks as though we really do need to sell before we buy in this transfer window. We currently have 28 over-age players in the squad, including Sammy Ameobi who hasn’t signed his contract offer yet.
    That means we need to ship at least four players out before we can register a single new player. If we really want to bring in six new players then we need to ship out at least nine of the over-age players from the list below.

    NUFC Over-Age Players (Ages in brackets)

    GK: Tim Krul (27)
    GK: Karl Darlow (24)
    GK: Rob Elliot (29)
    RB: Daryl Janmaat (26)
    CB: Fabricio Coloccini (33)
    CB: Mike Williamson (31)
    CB: Steven Taylor (29)
    CB: Jamaal Lascelles (21)
    CB: Curtis Good (22)
    LB: Paul Dummett (23)
    LB: Massadio Haidara (22)
    CM: Moussa Sissoko (26)
    CM: Jack Colback (25)
    CM: Cheick Tiote (29)
    CM: Vurnon Anita (26)
    CM: Sylvain Marveaux (29)
    CM: Mehdi Abeid (23)
    CM: Gael Bigirimana (21)
    AM: Siem De Jong (26)
    AM: Remy Cabella (25)
    AM: Haris Vuckic (23)
    RM: Gabriel Obertan (26)
    LM: Sammy Ameobi (23)
    LM: Yoan Gouffran (29)
    LM: Shane Ferguson (24)
    CF: Papiss Cisse (30)
    CF: Emmanuel Rivière (25)
    CF: Ayoze Perez (22)

    Contracted Under 21’s:

    GK: Freddie Woodman (18)
    RB: Kevin Mbabu (20)
    RB: Jamie Sterry (19)
    CB: Lubomir Satka (19)
    CB: Macauley Gillesphey (19)
    RM: Rolando Aarons (19)
    RM: Dan Barlaser (18)
    CM: Olivier Kemen (19)
    CM: Liam Smith (19)
    LM: Callum Roberts (18)
    CF: Alex Gilliead (19)
    CF: Adam Armstrong (18)
    CF: Tom Heardman (19)

    Players Out:

    Facundo Ferreyra – Free
    Jonas Gutierrez – Free
    Ryan Taylor – Free
    Jak Alnwick – Free
    Adam Campbell – Free
    Remie Streete – Free
    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – £5.5million
    Davide Santon – £2.8million

  • 15 Jib // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Well said

  • 16 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Tsunki it confused the hell outtawith all the b’S lol

  • 17 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:22 PM


    I had seen him a number of times before we signed him, and I thought he was a good keeper like. I would be comfortable with him being number one if Krul left.

  • 18 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    OK I’m with the Sell Krul Mob ha ha. Poor decision making and woeful attention to distribution have made our defence look appalling. Between him and our slack cover in midfield it’s hopelessly exposed our back four time and again. Lovely lad, top guy to meet, superb instinctive keeper but unless it’s a coaching deficiency, he’s no help to us right now.

  • 19 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Well cheers jeff.

  • 20 SA Toon // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    It’s an enormously frustrating time as one apparent target after another seems to fall away, but I think we need to recognize that a lot of these so-called “targets” are bullsh*t made up by journos, agents, bloggers and others. That having been said, the recent meltdown at NUFC with shocking football and a fallout between fans and the current owner certainly won’t be helping our cause. I think we need to be realistic this window and recognize that we won’t be able to attract the top players. First we need to rebuild the brand and then we might have a chance at getting in some top players.

  • 21 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Tuff Guy
    So I was right. You wouldn’t do it. Everyone will see that you bottled it and resorted to the arguments of assertion. Like the battered boxer who raises his arm in victory seemingly to convince the judges but really to save face. Sums you up, fella.

    I’ll heed your mum and cut you some slack. Unless you get all clever arse again, of course.

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM


    You refer to people as flappy birds but does that not have some justification, given the last 8 years? Old rotonda thinks it might have. Players in key positions have never been and in some cases remain unreplaced.

  • 23 JamesToon // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:26 PM


    I thought you can unregister them anyway without actually selling them. And can’t you buy the players anyway then register them once players have been unregistered/sold

  • 24 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    If Arsenal was to want Krul I’d take a swap for wojciech szczesny

  • 25 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    JamesToon you are correct

  • 26 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    I’d like to think Carr’s got a good one. We’ll see. I just don’t rate Carr. He’s getting past it. I’ve only seen bits and pieces of Darlow on tv and he didn’t impress, but you can’t judge him by that. I haven’t heard the Forest fans complaining too much.

  • 27 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Is Pardew just taking the piss?

  • 28 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    SA Toon
    Spot on,sounds like we need a new 5 year plan ,to follow the success of the last one

  • 29 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Good word for scrabble !!

  • 30 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    But almost no club gets their business done so early. So it doesn’t matter what our record is like, it’s not the time to be flapping. Keep it real fellas.

  • 31 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Just a bit Mickalfas lol

  • 32 lesh // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Charnley should’ve been sacked or re-deployed when Carver for the boot.

    It’s clear he lacks any charisma, drive and seems to be totally out of his depth as MD.

    Let’s hope that an alliance of Carr and McClaren can use Moncur and get Ashley to realise that having Charnley as MD could well lead to another brush with relegation.

    We need someone to bring interest in potential signings to fruition before we’re left with those not wanted by other clubs.

    Charnley, out!

  • 33 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Lesh I think it’s Charladys ability to count beans that keeps him in post. That and his understanding of the dark arts of Sino-Indian Infusions. I hear his expert preparation of Lapsang Souchong before the West Ham game is credited with us staying in the League. That and Carver getting the dunnies unblocked in time for the after-balti-pie rush.

  • 34 Sir Braveheart // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    “We’ve got to believe Newcastle didn’t sign either of these players because we were again not willing to bid big enough money to get the players to Newcastle”

    I think its much more likely that we didn’t sign either of these players because we were never interested in the first place and didn’t bid.

    Seriously who are these players?

    Hamilton Academicals are about to sign Roger Fitzpatrick from Halifax Town. We haven’t been able to sign him either. I can only assume it’s because we weren’t willing to pay the big money or that Hamilton Academicals are a more ambitious club than us. I can’t decide.

  • 35 Sir Braveheart // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Also Ed, random redirects to the apps store or Really?

    Im not cool with that. Adverts are fine but when it takes 20 attempts to post something because I’m being redirected every 15 seconds it annoys me.

  • 36 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Oh no fitzpatrick stepped over us as well? I can’t take much more of this!

  • 37 optimistic prime // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Anyone with half a brain cell would realise the more players you intend to replace in your team the more time you need to work with them.

    The CB position has needed attention for years would it be responsible or proffesional to wait until a cpl of weeks before the start of the season to get those players in?

    Schteeve needs as much time as possible with all the players he’ll end up having for next season to give him the best chance of having them prepared.

    I personally don’t think anyone on the blog is panicking at all, not in the slightest. People are expressing their concerns that there appears to be no direction or movement from NUFC despite the many weaknesses in our squad.

    Everyone knows the window doesn’t open until July 1st, does that stop agreements being reached or discussions taking place? This time last year 3 deals where agreed and in place.

    There’s no panic but why should people not ask the questions of why no movement?

  • 38 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Lads and lasses have you all got ad blockers running? Considered turning flash off in your browser settings? ( stops random video). Eds been in bed with all sorts of dodge pot advertisers it’s a pain but I haven’t had redirects for months now. Don’t know about anyone else but also haven’t seen page ads to date a slag only 3 miles away for some time either 🙂

  • 39 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    We’ll be so surprised/overwhelmed when we manage to drag someone over the line ,we won’t mind that he cost 1,000,000 pesos for a 4 foot 6 Bolivian CB
    It’s a cunning plan !

  • 40 tequilamag // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Tsunki you will be glad to know Rebecca is now in a happy long term relationship with Kets

  • 41 optimistic prime // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:12 PM


    Rebbeca from 7miles away, my original name 🙂

    I have intermittent probs with the site, nothing for months though

  • 42 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    SA Toon, I think it’s true to say the perception in the footballing world is that Ashley is very ‘Hands Off’ as an owner and trusts delegation to those who show him a nice profitable set of accounts, leaving that you (done by whatever means. Problem being that the sporting world, i.e. players with career ambitions as well as wage ambitions, don’t see us as a very good proposition on both counts atm. Perhaps lessons learned will change that this season. Really hope so. But for now I think you’re right, they will need a good half season to show the right approach before we have decent players interested in this club again like they used to.

  • 43 optimistic prime // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    How much truth is there in that we pay poor wages?

    If I remember right we are 8th on wages paid in EPL, our wage bill is always on the up whether we sell supposed high earners or not.

    Something doesn’t add up on the wage front, someone’s getting paid well!

  • 44 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Aye Rebecca ha ha. Hang on, didn’t Ketsy have a harem of American lasses keeping him busy lately? I remember cringing at his sordid ( imaginary?) accounts of conquest. Although he has honoured us lately with a couple of his legendary trading lists. Blue sky thinking I think they call it?

  • 45 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    I agree it would be good if we could get Gomez in. We should also see if Morticia could come with him. Shame to break the couple up.

  • 46 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    The £29m increase in the wage bill/costs for last year have never been explained
    A lot of smoke and mirrors and very clever accounting me thinks

  • 47 check the toastie // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    We should spend all the budget on two centre backs and a leftback, let McLaren prove his worth by getting what I feel is an under achieving squad playing decent entertaining football. Would be cool to get Cabaye back mind as our deep lying playmaker
    Janmaat…New CB….New CB… Ashley Cole
    …Sissoko…..De Jong…Perez…..Aarons…..

    We need four quality signings including cabaye or similar and Ashley Cole would be immense…

  • 48 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    I don’t get the wage bill either. It should have been dropping these last three years. I do believe they messed up with their bonus system whatever form that took. I go with Jails theory the team gave up after missing a bonus target but perked when given it in the last day for a win. it’s about the only reason I could give for Anitas virtual MoM performance!

  • 49 tequilamag // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Tsunki I took him at his word. What woman does not like a list.

  • 50 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    C’mon – Ashley Cole up norf? ‘ avin’ a larf?

  • 51 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    I think he’s had enough of the Geordie accent to last him thank you very much!

  • 52 OneAlanShearer // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the missing rise in wages were ashley paying himself but I’m only guessing. We need more than half a first team with better backup than we have so we are not exposed with every injury.

  • 53 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Tequila – ah so true. Shopping lists especially and let’s face it, Ketsys lists were some of the most extravagant you’ll see outside the doors of Harrods.

  • 54 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Has a jcb turned up at the new state of the art empty patch of ground yet?

  • 55 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    People have the opinion that Ashley runs the club as a business not as a football club
    Something is not quite right if that was the case
    Correct me if I’m wrong ,last year we made a profit of nearly £19m ,on which he pays tax
    He could have bought 2 £10m players ,showed a loss and paid no tax
    I may be wrong on tax laws,but I think that’s how it works ,
    Point is its better to buy players,something doesn’t add up!

  • 56 Pootle2118 // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Good afternoon chaps and chapesses, just got back from playing dad taxi.
    Just had a bit of a flick through to catch up and it looks like nothing much has changed since this morning. Anyone have any juicy titbits lined up?

  • 57 Our Toon // Jun 21, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Ashley Cole at LB haha that’s hilarious, he’s 35 and well over the hill. Next please

  • 58 Jail for Ashley // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Is Mbwia back in the French team

  • 59 optimistic prime // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:07 PM


    Not sure, read he scored the winning goal to get in CL next year. Cult hero now

  • 60 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Mickalfas but he would have lost a million? If he was on course for £19m profit, how much tax would he be facing? If he bought 2 players for that money, no tax but no profit, and of course a nice wage bill for the next few years. That’s fine if the players you bought helped you up the league and into serious tv money or cl competition and attracted sponsors and advertisers. But if you’ve already got your sponsor, and you are using the advertising yourself it’s down to tv money. Oh and ‘small potatoes’ in merchandising and season tickets, walk in gate receipts and the like, but then we’ve got them already anyway. Cl competition isn’t deemed worth the investment for risk of return, and likewise trying to get into top six for enhanced tv money.

    So you’re left with taking the £19m profit and letting other clubs slug it out for those players.

  • 61 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    My theory btw.

  • 62 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Stolen from a newspaper….

    Twitter Frauds

    The opening of the transfer window offers an invitation for those who claim to have the inside track on the top transfers to spin their notions on twitter.

    Dozens of accounts with the word “transfer” or “agent” in the title litter the social media landscape, with most of them students spinning made up yarns to attract attention.

    The thing is any twitter account linking Manchester united with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo instantly attracts thousands of gullible followers and the madness doesn’t stop there.

    Some companies are paying these people who have built up massive twitter fan bases to send out messages promoting their brands, but their are several tell tale signs that these accounts are to be treated with distain.

    Firstly none of these “experts” work in the serious soccer media and secondly, most tend to post their transfer “exclusives” after 4pm when they get out of school.

    Say no more.

    I’d vote for that to be on the blog homepage ! 🙂

  • 63 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    That last line is the killer though belfast. Isn’t that the way with 99% of WUMS? The old 4pm start and 9pm watershed 🙂

  • 64 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Remember billybobted used to start his useless craic at four and you could set your watch by his mother calling him down for tea ha ha

  • 65 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    I have the same problem when posting on a tablet or mobile. Constantly being redirected elsewhere to racingpost and a dating website.

  • 66 Jail for Ashley // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    I don’t think anyone would go to Burnham on the Sea for a holiday unless they were sixty or their parents took them.

  • 67 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Burnham is lovely and not too far from Wales 🙂

  • 68 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    We need to make sure we have the right training and fitness methods this season as we lost so many players Man Utd were moaning last season about the injuries they had we had much more than them with less squad quality !!!

    Saying that if everyone had stayed fit and Cisse had not got banned I think we probably would have ended up top 10 even under Carver which would have meant no protests and he probably would have go the job !

    If we can get our squad fit and motivated with a few quality additions and coaching so our players know what they are meant to be doing we could be good to watch this season !!

  • 69 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Jail I think you must have overlooked Burnham celebrating the WI’ s centenary and Truce the Jack Russell Terrier found safe and well after a horrific rabbit hole ordeal. I’m surprised our Welsh compatriot didn’t hang around for the Paper Plane shindig though. Really surprised.

  • 70 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    it’s closer to Wales than you are you imposter. Whoever you are you have a seriously worrying character deficiency. Own up.

  • 71 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Lcbp that scenario where Carver starts us off in the 2015-16 season brought a shiver down the spine.

  • 72 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Tim Krul would look great in a swansea shirt.
    Ha ha ha

  • 73 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    it’s all go here –

  • 74 Ron Knee // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    I see the England U21 is packed with Newcastle players once again.

  • 75 brklyngeordie // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I am of the belief that any decent manager with this squad should easily have us in top 10 and that’s realistic, top 8 would be a good job, top 6 would be great and top 4 unbelievable…
    I feel that there are some players that are better then what they displayed last season but for some reason didn’t seem to get job done hopefully McClaren can get them in top form and hold them liable for their performances…
    Transfer season is overrated don’t get caught in the hype the most important move was made and that was McClaren in Carver out hope it works out and gets the players behind him to restore some pride in the shirt

  • 76 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:44 PM


    We brought Kinnear back thats all I am saying !!

    If Mclaren does not get his assistants or players he needs and it turns out he didn’t get them because we offered them shit salaries I think he might walk hes more principled than Pardew or Carver

  • 77 optimistic prime // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    The rumour mill is very quiet for a Sunday, I was expecting to be linked with around 20players today.

    Must be some real news for the journos to write up, has Blatter withdrawn his resignation?

  • 78 Jail for Ashley // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    McLaren’s more principled than Carver or Pardew ??? I’m not sure his wife or the Derby fans would say that but….

  • 79 Belfast // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:48 PM


    Twitter fraud:

    8am: Mummy wakes me up with bowl of sugar puffs and glass of milk.
    8.20am: Puts on school uniform.
    8.30am: Logs on Twitter, Tweets Transfer exclusive 4pm
    8.40am: Mummy takes me to school.

    Meanwhile grown men check my twitter page every 10 minutes all day.

    3.15pm: Schools out, Mummy picks me up.
    3.45pm: Get home go upstairs check twitter
    3.55pm: Laughs head off at grown men tweeting me licking my ass.
    4.00pm: Transfer exclusive
    4pm-9pm: Lots of transfer news.

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Jail you are a clown, you don’t have to be old or still living with your parents, you do see a lot of young couples with their children, where have you been, stuck under a bridge no doubt.

  • 81 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Welshies sheep

    Be quiet clown.

  • 82 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    I’m glad we have got our signings in early.

  • 83 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:51 PM


    Okay probably a bad example there ha ha ! All I am saying is he wont stick around here if he is getting totally shafted by Ashley

  • 84 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    I like the look of our new strike force.

  • 85 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Talking to himself again

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Why are you pretending to be me, I mean are you that sad and desperate.

  • 87 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    You should know

  • 88 Tsunki // Jun 21, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Belfast 😀

  • 89 lesh // Jun 21, 2015 at 5:01 PM


    You’re probably right about Charnley and how he used his superior knowledge of teas to inspire the West Ham win.

    Before joining NUFC as Catering Consultant, he held a key position in Unilever which makes PG Tips.

    Here he is in motivational video he featured in:

    He was never a bean-counter, John Irving’s the soon to go Finance man so don’t credit Charnley with any financial acumen. He’s an admin man who’s uncomfortable speaking publically – hence his negotiating and PR skills are limited to say the least.

    We need an MD who has football knowledge at a high level as well as the charisma to ‘sell’ the club to potential employees and players.

  • 90 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Anyway before i was rudely interrupted I wonder who we are going to sign first.

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    If mcclaren is going to give everyone a second chance then we are not going to sign many players then are we.

  • 92 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 21, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Well we have signed ayew and tabanou

  • 93 welshgeordie9 // Jun 21, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Go away boy.

  • 94 Moonraker15 // Jun 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Re Charnley’s business acumen and charisma; the only thing potential signings are interested in are how much money per week and how long is the contract. A monkey could sell that but I think the problem is he’s scared of the huge figures he’s dealing with now and they are not offering enough.

    If you said to Charlie Austin it’s 75 grand a week for 3 years he’d walk to Newcastle but they’re trying to sell him the no 9 shirt and average wages.

    Fcuking he’ll Shearer wouldn’t have signed if we hadn’t offered top monet!

  • 95 musomag // Jun 21, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Carr is getting old and I seriously doubt his judgement over the past few seasons.

    We’ve not actually missed any targets as we’ve never been in the running for anyone. We’re being taken for a ride…It’s that simple.


  • 96 KevinLee // Jun 22, 2015 at 12:40 AM

    Well~ No one want to join a shit club

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