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Newcastle Transfer Target Made Available By Arsenal

2:35 pm, Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 246 Comments

There’s a report in the Mail that Arsenal will finally allow their Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell to leave the club this summer, and the fee is said to be around £5M, which Newcastle can afford.

Newcastle are said to be interested in the player who turns 23 on Thursday, and he’s played only 10 times for the Arsenal first team – but we don’t know if he is still in the frame at Newcastle.

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Joel Campbell in Costa Rica colors

Joel has gained most of his experience on loan at various clubs over the last five years,  and last summer he had a good World Cup for Costa Rica.

Last season he was on loan at Villareal, where he played 15 times for them with one goal and the Mail is reporting he is available for just £5M.

It remains to be seen if Campbell is still on Newcastle’s radar, but we were interested in signing the player last summer and at that time the fee talked about was £10M.

Whether Joel will be good enough for Newcastle is a good question, but here’s a cheap alternative to some of our better and more expensive targets.

It’s going to be interesting which strikers Newcastle can get in this summer, and we seem to be having some trouble in getting our transfer targets to Tyneside.

If Newcastle can only get one top striker in this summer we can simply keep Papiss Cisse who still has two years to run on his contract, and at least Papiss will be fully fit next season – which he wasn’t last season and still scored 11 goals for us.

In his career Joel has played 142 first team games with 18 goals and has 42 caps for Costa Rica with 10 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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




246 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    £5 mil I’d snap him up

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Cant see this being on the cards. 5M is too much for ashley to spend on a 23 yo

  • 3 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Blackley

    Relax why you behaving like a flappy bird? You couldn’t make it up!! Anyway I’ll apologise to you in advance if I’ve caused you any offence as it’s not what I intended to do. I don’t like the name calling etc so let’s leave flapping birds where it is. As for games on Androids….i wouldn’t have a clue if it was or wasn’t buddy, last time I played a computer game was back on my Commadore 64.

    Getting back to the main topic though….do you think the 2 forest lads are good enough to waltz into our 1st team?

  • 4 beermonkey // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    tfl

    not surprised there is interest in Sammy
    thought pards might have gone for him as I am not sure they will keep bolaise

  • 5 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    beermonkey
    should we keep him though?

  • 6 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Parma have gone bust, any players they have that we could sign on the cheap?

  • 7 beermonkey // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    blackey

    do u mean angry birds

    ourtoon

    commodore 64 game was it manic miner

  • 8 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    beer
    no there is a game called flappy bird, you have to fky it through gaps

  • 9 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    beer
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flappy_Bird

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    beer…thanks for sharing. That doesn’t surprise me one bit 😉

  • 11 beermonkey // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    tfl

    I would give him a year or 2 if he goes its another player to bring in
    a taylormade fitness regime and coaching could see his consistency get better

  • 12 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Id be surprised if he spent 5m on a single player.. No. Really.

  • 13 usmagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Yes lets get him, NOT!!!!! 1 GOAL IN 15 wow, now that’s called ambition.

  • 14 swemag // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    His international record suggests that when used right he will score.
    His record in Europe is very poor. Wonder how many games he started or how many minutes he played.

  • 15 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    JFA
    With a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp

  • 16 Lindisfarne // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    £8M bid for Virgil van Dijk but how to convince him about getting CL games?

    https://www.clubcall.com/swansea-city/monk-linked-with-hoops-defender-1772901.html

  • 17 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    5m for Campbell? Its stats don’t look much but his work rate in that costa rica team at the WC was next level! Ran himself into the ground every game! No idea what his ability is mind if anyone wants to enlighten?
    I’d still say Brian Ruiz could be a decent squad player. 29 only, on a free transfer!

  • 18 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    The poster jib @ 6 is not me
    Be careful everyone the site is hacked
    This is serious stuff – someone should e-mail Ed

  • 19 beermonkey // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    jesper

    i wouldn’t want him coaching with us,
    he is in the same sort of mould as roy keane and the way they are just doesn’t suit coaching modern players

  • 20 Lindisfarne // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Rogue agent:

    https://www.clubcall.com/newcastle-united/doubts-over-schalke-defender-link-1772824.html

  • 21 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    @Lindisfarne – I think premier league football alone would convince him! Heard celtic said they won’t sell any player until after the champions league qualifiers which I think means he wouldn’t be eligible for any of the top 4

  • 22 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Oh dear I’ve been hacked by Riviere run dry

  • 23 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Jib

    I think It’s pretty easy to work out what’s going on here. Welshie’s sheep is being moderated so they’ve set up a new account called Jib.

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    beer…I totally agree mate!

    …any news on pending coaching arrival?

  • 25 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    There’s a coach due every 20 minutes Jesper.

  • 26 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Or changed their name to Jib from one of their other account names.

  • 27 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    @Jesper – oddly theres been no applications for the vacant assistant managers job yet to fall on Charnleys desk.
    In other possibly related news, the new lad in the Mail room looks suspiciously like John Carver….

  • 28 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Jib @ 6 is deffo a false account. On the mobile site it has a light green pattern, wheras the real Jib has a brown one.

  • 29 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    I think you are right Belfast
    Probably some unwashed from the village of the damned
    Well thats no big deal in fact it could be a plus
    Might give Ed a kick up the arse to clean the site up and while he’s on to make it more mobile friendly

  • 30 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Matip on his way?
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/newcastle-united-close-in-on-10m-transfer-for-schalkes-joel-matip/

  • 31 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Off for a few hours

  • 32 N1CK06 // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Would much prefer Javier Hernandez. If Ashley was to show some ambition we could definitely afford him and I’m sure he’d love to be playing regular games again.

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jun/08/javier-hernandez-options-open-manchester-united-real-madrid

  • 33 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Jib, first rule of trying to copy a poster, know their style and formatting preferences.

    JFA, with your face like a craggy precipice.

  • 34 Lindisfarne // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    I didn’t realise Charlie Austin only had one year left on his contract, which does effect the judgement about value. But if he is the Striker that the club want then they should pay the fee and get him in.

    Mark (sexy) Uth – alternative to Austin
    https://youtu.be/lfrbGIaY5ZE

  • 35 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Pardew wants Santon
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/alan-pardew-wants-reunion-with-ex-newcastle-defender-davide-santon-as-crystal-palace-prepare-offer/

  • 36 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    that nufcdigest article – Schalke aren’t the Newcastle of the bundesliga…they’ve won 6 domestic trophies and the UEFA cup since we last won a trophy….
    Borussia Moechengladbach are a club much more similar with Newcastle! Huge fanatic support, expect attacking football etc and starved of success the last 40 years!
    I don’t think any media outlets have a clue who the club are going to buy! Theres nothing to go on as the club haven’t spoken to any other clubs yet. Newcastle get overused by agents trying to tout their clients to other clubs

  • 37 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    TFL

    Piss off you leech.

  • 38 Lindisfarne // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    jayphoto

    Any player with serious credentials does/should not choose to linger in the Scottish Leagues.

  • 39 Lindisfarne // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Belfast

    Hopefully the coach situation will be like the proverbial bus metaphor, wait ages then three come at once.

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

    Lindisfarne Uth looks good

  • 41 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    @Lindisfarne – yeah I agree! It was a good move for him when he made it but at 23 he now needs to step up again.
    Champions league football alone won’t get him in the national team starting line up and he’s got some seriously good defenders to compete with now! Van beek, Kongolo, and Rekik are rapidly coming up fast! De Vrijj, Veltman and Martins Indi are only 23.
    That’s not even taking into consideration older players like Pieters, Vlaar etc who are over 26 that have lined up more than 10 times at centreback for Holland

  • 42 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    in what way am I a leech?

  • 43 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    I’d argue aswell, a Scottish premier without a competitive Rangers is a much less competitive league than Eredivisie.
    I’d argue Feyenoord, PSV,AZ, and Ajax are stronger teams than Celtic and Vitesse, Zwolle and Heerenveen, possibly Groningen are better than anyone in that league after Celtic! Scottish league is so poor its untrue.
    Think it would be better we had a British football league! Celtic, Rangers would be great for the premier league and chances are the level of competition would see teams like Hearts, Aberdeen get huge investment

  • 44 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    jayphoto
    A british league would be good

  • 45 Lindisfarne // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Of the Villa Defenders I would prefer Jores Okore

  • 46 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Afternoon all

    N1ck @34
    I’d love to see Hernandez come as well but according to this morning’s headlines Atletico Madrid and Inter are both interested in him. If that’s true I don’t think we have much chance against them, not to mention the fact that his wages may be over the FCW’s budget

  • 47 Lindisfarne // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    ToonFromLeeds

    Not any headers from the young striker at Hereveren(?) but shows some class and worth a trial.

    A British league is unlikely as it would lead to there only being a British International team.

  • 48 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Lindisfarne
    No headers admittedly but from that video he looks awesome

  • 49 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:06 PM
    …………………. the real Jib has a brown one.

    Brown tongue – yeh probably.

  • 50 sparky55 // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    you know you’re fcuked as a club and no longer regarded by anyone as even a stepping stone when you read headlines like this…

    Newcastle Transfer News: Sunderland Edge Ahead Of Toon In Battle For Dutch Footballer Of The Year

    That’s how bad things are…players would rather go to the unwashed than come to newcastle…what’s the world fcuking coming to??

    Thank you Mike…I sincerely hope your next shit’s a hedgehog and you suffer from the diahorrea for your rest of your miserable life.

  • 51 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    jib -jibberish the blog pest – shut it you knacker.

  • 52 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    @lindisfarne – don’t really follow international football asides from the major tournaments but not sure a British national side would be the worst??
    I fully believe we’d have had a chance at winning a world cup if you’d had added Giggs on the left side of that golden generation!
    Similarly now, Bale and Ramsey would ramp the side up dramatically. Also games at Millenium stadium and Hamden park have much better atmospheres than Wembley and are cheaper to go to! Might seen the end of that awful brass band…
    would kind of suck for the other home nations because they wouldn’t have as much representation but pretty sure Scotland have some absolute wonderkids coming through in Gould and toral harper…

  • 53 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    OurToon
    No offence taken. Old Blackley doesn’t get offended on the blogs.

    My point is that we have two new signings before any other club but folk ate talking as if we’re last ones at the dance. From the little I’ve seen of the Forest lads, they’re not the answer. But that’s the comedian’s dad for you. And it is he who is scouting the next new signings. He’s getting on a bit, so much so I’d be surprised if he’s not getting scammed left right and centre for new patios, roof repairs, double glazing and prize draws.

    I don’t do the gaming either. Two minutes gives me a bad head. We had a commodore 64. Blonk, blonk, blonk. Two games and two speeds as I recall.

  • 54 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Tuff

    Regardless of yours and jibs arguments, the real one is not here atm. The blog is get5ing silly with all these fakes and multi-trolls

  • 55 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    All these players, media-linked, unsigned!

    Where is Charnley in all this?

    McClaren’s waiting for back-room staff to be recruited and where is the man that moves things on (that’s supposed to be Charnley!)?.

    Does Charnley exist? Has he been sacked? Or is he having a siesta for a month or two?

    Anyone that spots him wins a free cuppa with their season ticket renewal.

  • 56 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Bit of a reflection as to our standing in the football world -never mind getting quality players – we cannot even hire a quality coach. Those asked have run off at full speed.
    The NUFC brand has become toxic, Tubbs is becoming public enemy no 1. Years ago folk would rush to get a job at SJP – appears no longer. Tubbs and his inept cronies have reduced the club to a laughing stock.

  • 57 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Lindisfarne

    Got to agree with you and tfl. Comfortable with either foot and capable of taking defenders on. He also looks confident in 1-1 situations and is just as good getting the scrappy 2yd toe pokes as he is cracking one in from 20 odd yards away. I know that’s a best of compilation but you get the sense he’s full of running and ability. Any idea on a price range?

  • 58 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Lesh

    He has been captured by Baron von Greenback and is awaiting rescue from Dangermouse.

  • 59 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Two jibs?

  • 60 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    @Blackley & Brownlie – Don’t think Carr actually scouts per say that much. His strength is that he has a huge network of freelance scouts and contacts. He doesn’t blindly go around the world hoping to see the next Santiago munez. Obviously I’m sure he’ll watch any player we sign before we sign them but they will have probably been judged by a few of Carrs contacts first with a freelance scout getting a finders fee if the club sign the player they recommend.
    Pretty sure, and it’d make sense with this board, that Carrs well known in football for sourcing out secret details of players contracts ie: release clauses etc Hence how we got a Cabaye for 4m who Lille had turned down 10m for just 4 months previous

  • 61 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    So basically Jib is RDR and forgot to change accounts when launching a reference to my ugly face, what a pr1ck and cowardly ball bag.

  • 62 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    OP

    Yes. I am not sure how you can use somone elses user name, but apparently you can, and Jib is the latest victim of the insanity on here.

  • 63 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Jail

    The one who refernced your face is not the real Jib. It has a different colour pattern on the mobile site.

  • 64 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    I’m better and more intelligent than all of you

  • 65 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    YCMIU – agree these knackers are spoiling the blog. Knackers being the original wums and those wuming the wums – if there’s such a word.
    Those putting up with them and conversing in my opinion are part responsible. A knacker on line is just the same as a knacker in the street, in the pub etc etc. Once a knacker always a knacker.
    Ed should ban the lot of them- but it appears the beggars can get back on.

  • 66 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Very odd

    When I set my account up i tried 2/3 names and wasn’t allowed due to someone already using it.

    Is the real jib not just changing the background colour on his set up?

  • 67 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    It is whoever “welshies sheep” was,imo.

  • 68 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    OP

    I dont think so, as 8 have tried to do that because i dont like mine, but i font think it can be done.

  • 69 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    8=I font=dont

  • 70 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    I see there’s been another link to Bamford been made

  • 71 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Jayphoto
    It’s Carr’s judgment of a player that counts. If these two Forest lads are the standard for places on the roster, it might be as well that we don’t buy any players. I might be doing those boys and Carr a great disservice. Time will tell. Hopefully, McClaren will have his wits about him and look after old Carr.

  • 72 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    You can do it on the desk top version, I wanted to put a pic on but couldn’t.

  • 73 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    £8 million?
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/newcastle-prepare-8m-move-for-patrick-bamford/

  • 74 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    What is going on with all these wums and trolls?

  • 75 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    OP

    I might have a mess around later on a lap top and see if it can be done, but it sti?l looks like this current “jib” is different to the other. The othwr used a wider vocabulary and the posts were longer in general.

  • 76 martoon // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    optimistic prime @70 – Although you need a unique user name I think you can change your screen name to anything you like. I seem to remember when BandB locked herself out she started a new account but changed her screen name back to BandB – a bit of a weakness in the WordPress system in my opinion!

  • 77 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    TFL,
    A little blog history for you before you go championing welshies cause. About a year ago we had a spate of trolls a lot worse than what you have seen over the last week or so, the same poster using different accounts was abusing everyone who posted on here , it got to a stage where you’d be lucky if there were thirty posts after six o clock. welshgeordie9 was in his element, he would greet each username with a good evening how are you, he would give a big guffaw after every childish insult and refer to them all as mate and pal and tell them they’d show all these regulars. I took it upon my self to e mail Ed about it which resulted in welsh being moderated and the others banned. From then on the little squirt would accuse me of running to the teacher blah blah. Now the boot is on the other foot the liitle sh1t is more than happy to complain to Ed or have someone do it for him.

  • 78 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Afternoon Martoon

    Hows it going? (In case you missed it, i was Markaccus and have temporarilly changed my name to a popular blog phrase) 😀

  • 79 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    JFA
    I didn’t know this but the main reason I emailed Ed was because the Sheep was pissing everyone off, same as the new Jib.
    I cannot stand the normal jib but the new one is just as bad

  • 80 martoon // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Hi Markaccus – yes I knew that – I was sad enough to follow the Blog when I was on holiday hoping for some good news:)
    Just back to work so a bit busy to post regularly at the moment but I try to follow events!

  • 81 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    TFL,
    Yes, internet trolls are very annoying, and as I say welsgeordie9 was in his absolute element when the blog almost died

  • 82 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Martoon

    Yeah it is so hard to keep up with all the signings we are making 😀

    Even though it’s early days, i am feeling the same old story coming on.

  • 83 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    It is strange how in the last 2/3 weeks there’s a load of multiples popping up.

    If we are to assume it’s the same wum who is it?

    Jail

    As much of a pain the sheep was I kinda liked how much it knarked welshie.
    You’re spot on at what you’ve said about him, bit of a cheek for him to now complain.

  • 84 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Jail For Ashley
    AKA
    Teachers Pet

  • 85 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    JFA
    Thank you for filling me in and I apologise if I’ve stepped on someones toes

  • 86 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Best to ignore it. I know it kind of cloggs the blog up with sh1te, but if no one replies for a few days then it will stop

  • 87 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Jail

    Stop shit stirring, did i go to ed last night to complain no I didn’t, did I ask the others to no I didn’t, did I say right guys you didn’t have to do that yes i did, one final thing you are not a saint yourself.

    Ffs

  • 88 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    It’s kinda pathetic hiding by another blog name when the majority of people won’t know who you are anyway, so why use a different one?

    That makes me think it’s someone who’s still using the blog with their original name but is trying to settle some imaginary score.

  • 89 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    I wouldn’t use a colloquial description of an ugly face like ‘bulldog chewing a wasp’, I’ve got more imagination that….

    JFA, I am in fact every poster on here except for yourself and Blackley – welcome to hell.

  • 90 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    U need to make more accounts on here! Seems everyone’s doing it…reckon I’d have fun talking to myself on here at least then someone would agree with me haha

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    ToonFromLeeds

    He only told you half a story, you talk to who ever you want to talk to.

  • 92 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    I Generally talk to anyone the only two I am avoiding are Jib and that knacker Kilcline (Sorry mister tuff for nicking your line)

  • 93 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    I’m new on here ,I really don’t get what’s all this double posters,trolls and ffs what is a wum?
    Just getting in to technology ,sounds more like a kiddies playground ffs
    I like to read about other peoples ideas for the club and that we all want what’s best for NUFC
    Spend most of the time reading Welsh jokes off a Welshman wtf
    You couldn’t make it up

  • 94 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Mickalfas
    WUM= Wind Up Merchant

  • 95 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    I meant I instead of u…or did I? No I actually did am just a div who doesn’t read his own posts….or am I?

    Yeah again I am

    On another note anyone seen the Gazza film?

  • 96 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Belfast…that was actually quite funny…just a shame I only saw it now 😉

    Jay…closing deals seems to be a stumbling block at this club!

  • 97 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Teachers pet
    Teachers pet
    Teachers pet
    Teachers pet
    Teachers pet

  • 98 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Hate to come across as a bit of a stick in the mud and I know there’s not much on the positive side of things from SJP but is there any chance of some sort of football based conversation/banter breaking out soon, preferably based around NUFC?

  • 99 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    mick
    Ah mate this blog gets these infestations but it tends to calm down after awhile. The lack of moderators is the main reason though adding those would bring in different problems.

    Personally I think I’d be a great choice for the first moderator! I’d rule with an iron fist

  • 100 sparky55 // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    we need some good news on the blog…it’s all fcuking dominated by WUM’s, kids and dummies at the minute…maybe nufcblog.com is nowt to do with football any more…maybe NUFCBLOG.com is short for Nursury for Unintelligent Fcuked-up Children.com

  • 101 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    haha sparky that made me laugh

    Seriously I’d sign Campbell though

  • 102 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    fool from the valleys – you’ve been squealing like a piglet – seems that you’ve been getting a taste of your own medicine.
    As Corporal Jones used to say “they don’t like it up ’em”.
    Squeal squeal.

  • 103 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    It is mental, like.

    You couldn’t make…..

  • 104 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    TFL
    Joel Campbell? Why’d u sign him?

  • 105 Novocastrian66 // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Mickalfas; aye The level of debate on here has deteriorated over the years mainly because there is nothing to get excited about anymore.
    The club is shite, we never sign anyone or look like we try to win anything. Therefore in the vacuum the craic generally declines into vitriolic abuse.
    Oh and not everyone wants the best for Newcastle United.

  • 106 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Jib

    Compared to your pre-lunchtime posts, your morning posts are relatively civilised. They become more and more provocative as the day passes.

    Maybe you need to see your GP or specialist or whatever to have your medication dosage reviewed.

    By the way, is your pseudonym (Jib in this case) a short form?

    There’s one word comes to mind but it’d be impolite to suggest it’s Jibberish, so I won’t!

  • 107 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    West Ham, Palace and now Southampton rule out Austin
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/no-saints-interest-in-austin/

  • 108 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    WWSBRD
    If he can be coached well he’d be a snip at £5 mil

  • 109 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Lesh

    There are currently 2 jibs. The current one is a copy. You yourself have spotted the difference in post-styles.

    It’s very sad, isn’t it? 😀

  • 110 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Wwsbrd

    Not yet but I intend to

  • 111 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    It’s a regular poster in my opinion. Somebody who’s had issues with Welsh in the past. There’s about 50 suspects in this case.

  • 112 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    TFL
    Mate if Arsenal can’t coach him to be successful what make u think we can?

    Plus 1 goal in 15 I’d rather Gouffran up too well maybe not but u get my point haha

  • 113 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Blog police need extra man power to investigate this one.

  • 114 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    I think the one word that best describes the club right now is moribund. Definition: near death, at death’s door, not long for this world. We are the infamous Norwegian Blue Parrot. We don’t even have a full coaching staff yet after several weeks of apparently doing nothing. Ambitious teams have already been signing good players while we do nothing except submit the occasional pathetic low bid. Charnley is useless. When will Ashley realize that? I think McLaren will eventually get his act together but Ashley will never commit anywhere near enough money to really make us a competitive side (win silverware? don’t make me larf).

  • 115 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    OP
    It’s worth it! I know he’s been a horrible person at times in his life and he is extremely flawed but by Christ I can’t help but adore him. He’s still just a kid who loves football

  • 116 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    In fact that should be the club’s name under Ashley. The Norwegian Blues. Harrumph.

  • 117 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Or we could be called Win Silverware? Don’t Make Me Larf. Double Harrumph.

  • 118 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Wwsbrd

    Nah I’ve nowt against the lad either.

    I rember Italia90 so well and it was all Gazza, feel sorry for him if out.

    Hope he gets himself sorted out and I wish him all the best with his struggles.

  • 119 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Oops

    If you notice there’s a missing post.

    I used bad launguage, sort of.

    Sorry

  • 120 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    “Everyday, everyday we have the blues
    Ooh everyday, everyday we have the blues
    When you see us worryin’ baby, yeah it’s the club we hate to lose”
    BB King understood us at least.

  • 121 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    How about Moribund United? That might be best for now.

  • 122 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    “Whoa nobody loves us, nobody seems to care
    Whoa nobody loves us, nobody seems to care
    With worries and troubles Ashley, dude you know we’ve had wor share”
    Ohhhh yeah baby! Sing it!!

  • 123 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    OP
    Aye mate I hope he gets right though I don’t see that happening unfortunately but if it did what a man to have coaching the youth team after he tackled his demons obviously

    I know it was supposedly discussed that there was a spot for him once he got right not too long ago wonder if that’s still a possibility. Beado is still close to him from what I hear, takes him shopping round so he’s eating right

  • 124 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    What about FC paltrybiddenhagen?

  • 125 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Beado? That was so close to a TERRIBLE typo 😀

  • 126 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Is beado a Peado who likes bears ?

  • 127 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    YCMIU
    Haha aye just a bit! I did not mean to imply anything about Peter obviously

  • 128 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Christ u lot I for once try to have a serious conversation and look what it turns into!

  • 129 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    I like it YCMIU mate! Still the Norwegian Blues would work well. We could scream “we’re not dead yet” during the match, even when we’re losing!

  • 130 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Or we should even consider FC Wongasucken.

  • 131 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Haha

    Peter Pan likes a young man

  • 132 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    “Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday
    Everyday, everyday we have the blues
    When you see us worryin’ baby, yeah it’s the club we hate to lose”

  • 133 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Come on lads and lasses, send us your suggestions for a new name for the club under Ashley! Harrumph.

  • 134 Average_Contents // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Nice to see the blog at its rampant best.

    Any football related news knocking around or is it just wums/w@nkers/general bad eggs ruining it for the rest.

    What a shocker

    Any signings imminent?

    Shteve got his backroom team sorted?

    Any whispers about anything?

    Same old shite then.

  • 135 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    FC Pisstaken?

  • 136 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Lots of whispers A_C mate. Club being re-named. Low bids galore. No coaching staff. Charnley hiding in his closet. etc. etc.

  • 137 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Does anybody think FC Wongasucken sounds too Dutch?

  • 138 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    “We’ve got the Norwegian Blues baby, ooh yeah we’ve got those blues
    Can’t wait to fong the owner baby, what’ve we got to lose”
    Sing it!!!

  • 139 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Average

    From the bits and pieces I can pick out of the latest headlines it’s pretty much more of the same old. We’re possibly link with Joe bloggs and whatshisname but nothing concrete. Well apart from offers to sign our players that is

  • 140 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Mulumbu signs for Norwich

  • 141 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    FC Tightwat?

  • 142 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    We’re in with a nice low bid for N’golo Kante I hear. Brilliant.

  • 143 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Welshie I complained to Ed who emailed me back to say the WUM Welsh was being modded but he seems to be like a virus popping up in different mutations. Surely Ed can narrow down his router ip, and his phone provider in if he’s creating accounts on his mobile?

    it’s not me btw.

  • 144 Ron Knee // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    GeordieTwo
    “How black and white can you get?” BB King, sort of.

  • 145 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Tsunki
    You and TFL are utter twats

  • 146 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/06/25-english-clubs-send-scouts-to-european-under-21-championship-but-not-newcastle/

    Why am I not surprised

  • 147 Average_Contents // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    G2

    Keep those whispers to yourself mate or you’ll get accosted by the slugs laywers for breaking that confidentiality clause in your contract

    Pootle

    I’d gathered as much lol.

    Quit your jib(ber) jabber jib. Why do they bother the sad fcuks.

    Thank fcuk I’ve started work today, I don’t get time to read all the bollox spewing from their mouths.

    Joel Campbell? Haha. He’s shite isn’t he. 18 goals in 100+ games? No thanks.

  • 148 JamesToon // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Can anyone else not stop saying that name “Bas Dost” its so….weird

  • 149 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    We’ve made a very significant bid for Marvin Minge I hear. He’ll only come to the club if we pay for his Austrian yodelist to come as well. It’s a perfect deal for us. Entertainment in the dressing room at the half. Beautiful.

  • 150 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    I’ve just realised something. For the first time in premiership history, Arsenal will NOT be top of the league when the big kick off happens.

  • 151 JamesToon // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    By the start of pre season I hope this is our back room setup:

    Assistant coaches: Paul Simpson & Kristian O’Leary
    Goalkeeping coaches: Eric Steele & Andy Woodman
    Fitness coach: Steve Black

  • 152 Thump // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    @Pootle: I’m waiting for the punch line.

  • 153 GeordieTwo // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    But here’s the real lineup in the back room James mate:
    Yodeling specialist: Wolfgang Putz
    Tea Room: Lillian (burnt the toastie) Piffle
    Boot Lickers: Antoine Lickspittle, Jose (I wish I was back home) LostCauso

  • 154 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    No punchline
    I’m just bored as there is little to no news floating around about NUFC that’s positive and/or able to spark a football related conversation

  • 155 hibbit // Jun 22, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    james toon unless charnley ups the clubs offer paul simpson will not be coming and no way will we have 2 GK coaches

  • 156 sparky55 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    FC Shizenhousen

  • 157 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Sparky
    Sounds a bit Germanic lol

  • 158 sparky55 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Marvin Minge :-):-) pmsl

  • 159 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    VFB Ladygarden

  • 160 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Because we are run by a bunch of c…..

    Yeah

  • 161 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    You can always tell when it’s silly season; the WUM’s and Troll’s come out in force.

    Still nothing to declare at Newcastle then?

  • 162 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Naff all firebug

  • 163 sparky55 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    does anyone else have an advert above the comments box that’s advertising a programme called ‘The Brink’…how very apt!!!

  • 164 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    I’ve just tried changing my user name & posting on here & it is currently under moderation so hopefully ed is sorting it now.

  • 165 lochinvar // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Ashccrinton Stanley ?

  • 166 :roll: // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    sorry state of non involvement

  • 167 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    @sparky

    Not here, the advert I’m looking at is 20% off stable mats

  • 168 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Mister Tuff
    June 22, 2015
    fool from the valleys – you’ve been squealing like a piglet – seems that you’ve been getting a taste of your own medicine.
    As Corporal Jones used to say “they don’t like it up ’em”.
    Squeal squeal.

    You are missing one thing, I couldn’t give a flying duck what people say to me on here so saying they don’t like it up them or squealing like a piglet is a waste of time to me because i can take it and some people can’t thats why they bite I just think yeah what ever.

    Nice try though.

  • 169 John Tudor // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    tacho

  • 170 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Jib is a Doctor Who fan then, and quite obviously lives in a fantasy world. Maybe he would benefit for seeing a doctor asap.

  • 171 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Toonbrother won’t be happy with those claims

  • 172 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    If people did not feel that they had to respond over an over, all this stupid sh1t might end. Letting the other person have the last word isn’t really losing the argument, its ENDING the argument. It does not make either person right or wrong, it just makes it all stop. Sometimes ‘comebacks’ are hours appart! Meaning people have often trawled back throught replies, sometimes on previous articles. Surely it isn’t that important?

  • 173 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    His mam will put him to bed on a cpl hours.

  • 174 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    YCMIU is obviously another teachers pet like JFA

  • 175 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    So does anybody think we will make a signing before the weekend?

    Either coaching staff or players.

  • 176 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Firebug

    To be honest mate, I wouldn’t have a clue. If I had to put a bet on it, I’d say Thursday/Friday would be the earliest a signing would be made

  • 177 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    For example, welsh has responded to tuff almost one and a half hours after tuffs post. Is there really any point to that?

    Welsh… i am not saying you are the only one who does it btw. It’s just the most recent example.

  • 178 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Firebug and Pootle

    I dont think we will see a signing at all 😀
    However, if we do, it will not be before SM sorts an assitant out, imo.

  • 179 toonincheek // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    I predict lots of new names coming in next week.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Unfortunately, that’s just the blog, not NUFC.

    Which makes me think – why don’t we have a Jib day, where we ALL change our screen names to Jib?

  • 180 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Firebug

    Sorry mate, I forgot to say thank you. Thank you for actually trying to start a football discussion

  • 181 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Testing

  • 182 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Ok so as I noticed people on about it you CAN change your profile picture

  • 183 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp

    I can see where you coming from mate but with people like mister tuff he’s like a boomerang always comes back.

  • 184 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Ycmiu

    Sorry bud, that was meant to say a signing of any description but I’d probably have to agree with you. I think a member of staff will be the first signing

  • 185 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    DisillusionedMagpie

    And who did you use to be before.

  • 186 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Pootle2118

    Aye we seem to be going around in circle again. I never trust the papers, they make up stories to sell, you cannot trust the club, as nothing but lies spew forth from the corridors of the powers that be.

    A lot of fans are waiting to be surprised by an unexpected signing, while the rest know with some certainty that what we are witnessing is the same old same old.

    There has only been one major change at the club and that’s the mouthpiece, no longer a Geordie, but a wally with a brolly.

    Ahhh well, there’s always next year!

  • 187 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    I reckon we’ll get minimum signings due to the new set up not having time to get the right deals done.

    We’ll head into the season with promises of new players in jan if needed but nothing will happen.

    Then next summer Charnley will be the sacrificial lamb and we’ll start It all again.

    You know it as the five year plan

  • 188 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    The best name for a club under Ashley has to be Crystal Palace !!
    Pardwhos face would be a picture,and he’s fcucked off

  • 189 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Welshie.
    No one but I just changed my profile picture from the patterns to a magpie face.
    That’s how I know.

  • 190 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Please explain how you done it? I tried to do it before but It wouldn’t work

  • 191 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Welsh

    Look, your situation is not unique. There are a few running battles. From my and others point of view, it does seem like you enjoy it. If i am wrong, then i’d love to see evidence….i.e. just end the argument. I think tuff should do the same personally. You dont get on so why waste each others time?

    No one remembers who started them, but like fcuk will anyone make any effort to end them!

  • 192 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    OP

    Almost on the same page their, Excuses again this year, then a whole season to think up next years excuses.

  • 193 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    One for you welshie ????

  • 194 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Pootle

    Aye fair enough. Whoever we do sign, it will be too little too late (as usual)

  • 195 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    No signings this week. I bet the chronicle have an article on Sunday night saying they expect things to happen next week.

  • 196 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    It really is a pain in the ass to do though.

  • 197 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Belfast

    Spot on, I think the story is kept on a weekly loop, just edit a couple of names and print.

  • 198 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    DisillusionedMagpie

    Did you make that up all by yourself, who’s a clever boy then.

  • 199 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    And it changes all your previous comments picture to whatever you are currently using. Way too much effort if you ask me

  • 200 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Haha touchy today welshie or what? Just a bit of banter that’s all.

  • 201 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    DisMag

    Oh great. Another Sheep Joke. Yay. That’ll really help things settle ffs.

    :rolls eyes: :facepalm: et.c et.c

  • 202 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Op
    The thing I can’t understand is that everybody knows that we are desperate for a commanding and vocal CB as well as a 15+ goal striker. We have been for a while now so why haven’t we at least signed those positions yet. I understand that the manager would like to pick his own players but what would’ve been so wrong with busting a bollock to sign someone like Vlaar and Austin early doors. Blast is on a freebe and Austin is “hot property”. If we’d signed those type of player that would’ve instantly sent out the message that the FCW did want to move forward. That wouldve had the knock on effect of other staff and players thinking twice before telling us to naff off

  • 203 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp

    And you wonder why i always attack.

  • 204 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    DisMag

    Have you not noticed how out of hand the banter is on here though? And Welsh is not known for letting things go, as I highlighted earlier. This place is now going to fcuking stupid for another 3 hours now!

  • 205 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    YCMIU

    Calm down and relax. It was a little dig as he was the one who responded to me. Nothing serious.

  • 206 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Welsh

    I know, but you could just ignore it if you wanted, but you probably dont want to,do you? Yes you get too many sheep jokes, but you’re not exactly innocent of starting sh1t here,either.

  • 207 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    YCMIU

    I don’t know welshie but I know a lot of Welsh people. All up for a laugh and it would take a lot more than a cartoon picture to offend them.
    However Welshie I apologise if I have offended in any way and as soon as my new pic uploads it will be gone

  • 208 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    What’d sort all this out is if we all agree to fall in line and kowtow before Emperor Ashley. JFA (Captain Pious of Working Class Men) to go first.

  • 209 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    DisMag

    Look,i dont want to be in an argument with you, i am just pointing out that this blog is mental enough.

  • 210 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    DisillusionedMagpie

    Don’t worry about it mate, I’ve got no problem with you.

  • 211 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    DisMag

    Ok no worries. It would be great if people could just do it for a laugh, but for some reason it seems to always turn bitter on here

  • 212 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Testing

  • 213 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    YCMIU

    No argument here don’t worry.
    I wonder if my new pic will offend the Sunderland trolls on here.
    Maybe there is a reason it’s all patterns!

  • 214 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Well that went well. It worked

  • 215 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Pootle
    You sure you’re on the right blog here ,talking about football lol

  • 216 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    DisMag

    Oh… well it’s perfectly ok to upset the Makems, this IS a toon blog after all 😀

  • 217 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    You know after all the c**p we put up with as nufc fans I am still looking forward to the new season.
    I’m sure by the end of the window my optimism will be gone again

  • 218 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    How do you do it?

  • 219 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Toon from Leeds

    Go to gravatar.org and you can change it there. It is a bit of hassle though

  • 220 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Mickalfas
    For a little while there, there was 5 of us talking football. I joined this blog on Friday just gone and I think that’s the longest football conversation I’ve had. Would be nice to keep it going

  • 221 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    ty dis mag

  • 222 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    It’s actually not that hard if I can do it lol

  • 223 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    That gravatar thing wouldn’t let me log in

  • 224 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    TFL
    You have to make a wordpress.com account with the same email and login as your wordpress.org details (nufcblog login details).
    At least that’s what I did and then it worked

  • 225 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    £30 Mill, what a joke
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/west-bromwich-albion-want-30m-for-newcastle-target-saido-berahino/

  • 226 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    ah right ty

  • 227 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Sooo….
    Anyone got anymore football chat/banter/debate ideas or is everyone trying to change their avatars?

  • 228 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    T

  • 229 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    TfL

    I saw that yesterday and I couldn’t quite get my head round it. TBH I thought £20M was stretching it. All I can think of is that he’s young and English.

  • 230 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    TFL

    30M? That is shocking. This is why the England team struggles. Any player who looks talented gets a massive price tag, and the only clubs who can afford them are the ones who will only give them limited game time, so they fade to nothing.

  • 231 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    There has been some great football banter on here over the years, even this morning we were discussing the club approaching Lee Clark for the assistants role, unfortunately the lack of excitement which is felt on the terraces is also felt on here, we can’t even discuss line ups because there are so few players to chose from the line up is pretty obvious. It comes from the never discussed anymore but fully operational purple player policy.

  • 232 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    YCMIU

    Spot on mate, couldn’t have put it better myself.
    Rodwell, Johnson, Sinclair, Wright-Phillips just to name a few

  • 233 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Rio ferdinand was spot on when he spoke about the valuation of English players. 38m for aguero, 32m for sanchez and then you get the silly valuations of kane,sterling and now berahino. It is ridiculous

  • 234 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    JfA

    Purple player policy? Sorry mate, I’m not familiar with that one

  • 235 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Must say I am loving this transfer window. After this not even the most optimistic ‘wait and see merchant’ can say that FatAsh is doing good for the club.

    We cant get a coach to come in with Mac – now down to 4th choice.
    We have not strengthened the weakest team we have had in ages.
    We don’t even send our scouts to the U21 Championships
    Cant wait for the players to come back and the likes of Tiote, Sissoko, Kruul, Janmat and Aarons to up sticks

    Get the slug oot of the toon and take Penfold & Co with him!

  • 236 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    38M for aguero…. 35M for Andy Carrol???? Is Aguero only 3M better than Carrol?

  • 237 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Its horrendous how much these English players are quoted at

  • 238 Ibizatoon // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Excellent, I’m in time for the “purple policy” story.

    One of my all time favourites.

    Pootle…I’m surprised you haven’t heard it before. It’s a classic.

  • 239 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Pootle,
    http://www.totalfootballforums.com/forums/topic/80770-llambias-explains-toons-purple-policy/

  • 240 DisillusionedMagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    But what doesn’t help is this homegrown policy. It has driven up the prices of the homegrown players and doesn’t really help them either.
    It is supposed give the homegrown players more chance of playing in the prem and making sure teams don’t fill up with all foreign imports.
    When in reality you get players being stuck on the bench of top teams to purely fill the quota.

  • 241 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    JfA @241

    In regards to part of your post (bearing in mind it’s the Toon we’re talking about) What would your realistic starting XI and subs bench be for the big KO against Southampton?

  • 242 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Pootle,
    As expected it was a PR disaster, coincidental or not, our form nosedived and a relegation battle ensued, basically it told everyone outside of the elite starting eleven that they were sub standard casino chips.

  • 243 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    The FA should create legislation to prevent the over inflation of english players prices. I am not sure how this could be done, but there must be some way.

  • 244 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Pootle,
    How can I possibly name a line up when it is impossible to second guess who’ll be coming in or is going to be sold, I could say who I would like while being as realistic as I could.

  • 245 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    JfA

    Thanks for that link, although I must say that is one g pile of drivel that fell out of his mouth there. You’re right, it does say to the squad members that “we think you’re sh1t, only good enough to come on to stop the stars getting too tired or filling in as best you can to cover injuries”

  • 246 Nufcdaft // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Penfold is still playing hard ball over transfer fees and wages when the club isn’t in a position to do that.Fair enough if you only need one player but we need at least six.We need to pay the asking price first time instead of messing people around with silly offers,worst thing about it is the players we are making derogatory bids for are all in demand somebody will pay the going rate but sadly not us.




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