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Newcastle To Bid £8M For Chelsea Striker

7:35 pm, Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 142 Comments

The Sun are reporting today that Newcastle will launch a bid for 21 year-old Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, where he did very well and in 43 games he scored 19 goals

In the previous season from January of 2014 Patrick was on loan at Derby County and played for Steve McClaren, the Newcastle head coach and in 23 games he scored 8 goals.

Patrick Bamford +Brentford+v+Middlesbrough+3KkEU1JX4dYl

Peter Bamford – 21 year-old Chelsea striker

In the first half of that same season he was on loan at MK Dons,  and in 30 games he scored 17 goals, so in that season in various divisions he played 53 games and scored 25 goals.

Patrick’s had three good loan spells over the last two seasons, and the news in the Sun is that Newcastle will bid around £8M for Bamford, in an attempt to get him permanently to Newcastle this summer.

Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough only just missed out on promotion last season, and they are also keen to sign the youngster, but with Newcastle interested in taking him to the Premier League it lessens Boro’s chances of signing him.

£8M is a lot for a 21 year-old, but given today’s prices that may not be too high, although he’s unproven at the top level, and it would still be a risk for Newcastle.

Normally in these circumstances, clubs would tend to take the 21 year-old on a season long loan deal, with a chance of signing him at the end of the season – depending on how he does – and that lessens the risk.

But the Sun is reporting Newcastle will now try to sign the Grantham-born youngster permanently this summer.

In all his five loan spells he’s played 112 total games with 48 goals – so he looks like he could turn into a first class striker.

While Bamford says he wants to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place, Jose Mourinho may have other ideas, and Newcastle will test the waters with an £8M bid.

The news is that Newcastle will make every attempt this week to bring some players into the club before the players start returning in stages starting in nine days time.

Maybe Patrick Bamford will be on of them.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

142 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    This the player who wants to stay in London – not a chance

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Ashley Out !

  • 3 beermonkey // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM


    in the current squad who do we have that’s a purple
    the club will count sissoko but he isn’t one for me

  • 4 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    even if he does – he is another punt on financial return – NOTHING to do with ambition

  • 5 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Purples, all our players are yellow!

  • 6 Ibizatoon // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Continuing with the discussion from the previous thread, would it not make sense, in order to try and combat the issue of the top teams buying up young British talent to comply with the homegrown quota, to introduce the purple policy all across the PL?

    What’s that saying about misery loving company?

  • 7 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    More bollox, another lazy link.

  • 8 WWSBRD // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Doesn’t want to come on loan? Bud 8 mill now he can turn us down and that buys us another week of doing nothing

  • 9 TudorCrisps // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    7m more u can get twice the striker in austin

  • 10 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    I thought he wanted to stay at Chelsea & didn’t want to play for Mcclaren again…Think this one is unlikely.

  • 11 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    I can honestly see us struggling to sign anyone Ashley and Charnley still want to pay bargain basement prices

    Well the new cheap deal is 8 or 10 million not 4 or 5 which we previously used to pay

  • 12 microbar // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    The Sun are reporting today,
    Cant be the mirror are the preferred partner so this cannot be true.

  • 13 why oh why // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Don’t want him shite

  • 14 Rotonda heights // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:51 PM


    isn’t austin the one who wants to stay in london

  • 15 why oh why // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Matip good signing
    Windmill what ever he’s called very good
    Bastard dust good signing

  • 16 Pootle2118 // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Tudorcrisp @9

    You could get Hernandez for about £6M. EPL/La Liga and international experience and goals at all levels

  • 17 chasing_rabbits // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Who’s Peter?

  • 18 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    would take Hernandez over Bamford

  • 19 Thump // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Jeff showing his true colours now.

  • 20 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    I like his attempt at an Isle of Man logo

  • 21 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Thump this is the other jeff. Best not engage.

  • 22 bettyswallocks // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    I don’t feel comfortable posting on here now with jibs, janes , dry rivers, Welshmen and welshmens sheep all clamouring for attention.

    Sad really , there is good input from many posters and genuine passion for our club.
    But how can you work out who s who and what their agenda is.

  • 23 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Simpson could be on way

  • 24 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Don’t get sweaty betty it’s business as usual in the dry season. 🙂 just gotta scroll past the filler

  • 25 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    TFL for a moment I thought Danny was coming back.

  • 26 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    There’s a lot of skullduggery going on.

    Pokats legacy! 🙂

  • 27 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    it’s basically tread water and keep your chin up time even the Wum’s are struggling for new material. No news is no news.

  • 28 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Just read the link about the purple players
    The fact that he released a statement about the policy ,shows what utter disregard they had/have for the club
    Scumbags of the highest order
    Hope that cnut doesn’t end up back here now we need a finance director
    With these in charge I’ll be surprised if we get anybody in ffs
    Mcclaren needs to be a man ,speak up and tell them who he wants ,or become part of a bigger problem ,don’t go over to the dark side shteve ffs

  • 29 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    no the bird beater is not coming back
    Paul Simpson sounds good

  • 30 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    There will be a few long time readers first time posters turn up with inside information next. Watch this space.

  • 31 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Interesting article in the Independent yesterday and covered later on by the Mag.
    Gist was in respect of the preferred media partner carry-on. The Mirror would not disclose what the arrangements were with the Toon – which left open the possibility that the Mirror might give free advertising to Sports Direct – not not NUFC – despite them being allowed access to the players and fed club stories.
    So there was the suggestion that SD would be benefitting and not the club.
    Really these links with the media are a bad state of affairs.

  • 32 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    bettyswallocks @23

    I’m with you there mate, been trying to get some footy talk going but as usual the wums and trolls divert the conversation, I used to post regularly on here, but really find it’s not worth the effort.

    My guess is they are mostly Makems, or attention seeking idiots who have nothing better to do with their sad lives.

    One day the blog will be a good place to debate again, but not today.

  • 33 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Belfast wind it in you troublemaker Pokat came about as a result of this so stop trying to blame it on me! This would have happened anyway and probably Pokat engaging wums robustly probably kept them at bay. The tide is inexorable though. Slow news month and a lot of idle schoolkids and jobless trolls who have nowt better to do.

  • 34 croftus5678 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    austin would be a good signing and worth 15mil imo !

    cant see it happening though as he’s rather stay in london and we cant really offer him anything the likes of west ham ect can.

    lets not waste time far too many times we wait too late and try squabble over pennys for players until all the main targets have gone to other clubs.

    if they want to wait to see what offers come in before they decide lets just move on to someone who wants to sign for us ! we may not get the very best players but at least we will get some players without wasting time on someone we will never get.

  • 35 lochinvar // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Bamford + Campbell + Austin

    Powerful !

  • 36 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Ah but Mr T you’re wrong there because the preferred media partners illuminate the common man with glorious rays of shining truth! No more random stories of wanting gossip and scurrilous defamation! Death to the opposes of Truth! Sports Direct shall prevail!!!!

    So anyway you’re wrong. There.

  • 37 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Firebug – if Ed could get a proper grip of the ip credentials of people who attempt to create accounts, and even just the basic blocking of duplicate names it wouldn’t be so bad. I sometimes find myself cynically thinking he prefers the volume of traffic….

  • 38 sing in the corner // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    YES! managed to unstick the scroll button momentarily. Its all gone a bit quiet on Austin. His lass is no doubt the one who’ll decide if / where Charlie goes. I read someone say earlier that the other suitors were pulling out of the ‘race’ for his signature. Talk about a massive slap in the chops if he decides to stay at QPR rather than sign for the only team left in for him…Us.

  • 39 Thump // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    @Tsunki: Haven’t been engaging for a while, mate. This blog is a shadow of what it used to be – thanks in part to a certain contingent of contrarians.

  • 40 croftus5678 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    @37 lochinvar

    austin i agree but campbell is imo woefull and i’ve not seen anything of bamford thats not youtube.

    all are a risk but austin is the safer bet…..still….for 6mil less i bet we go for dost more.

  • 41 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:17 PM


    Mmmmm, well it is more clicks I suppose.

    On the footy front, if we sign anyone it will not be until July I reckon.

    Coaching staff will take priority anyway, and we always wait until it’s too late to go for our targets. (If we have any that is).

  • 42 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    without engaging the wum wtf does CPL mean?

  • 43 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    I reckon they’ll have to get some bodies in by 6th July to avoid an uncomfortable Fans Forum

  • 44 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    I agree it does happen every summer to be fair. It was funny though when your experiment ended and they turned up on cue haha

    Suggests to me this one is a regular contributor.

  • 45 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Think maybe it is catchy pet lip?

  • 46 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    If everyone else has pulled out of the race for Austin ,fatty will more than likely drop the price
    Embarrassing if he stays at QPR instead of joining us ,but not surprising !!

  • 47 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    wasn’t he a wum anyway?

  • 48 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:24 PM


    Why? The fans forum does nowt, says nowt, and just accept the drivel spouted by the club on face value.

    I always read the minutes of those meetings, and the first thing you will notice is, they never ask or get answers to the questions we want answered.

    When they do ask a pertinent question, the club will reply, “we’ll pass it on to mike and get back to you on that”. Of cause they never do.

    Still this time may be different, though I’ll not hold my breath.

  • 49 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    so the Fans Forum is bollocks then?

  • 50 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Belfast maybe Pokat could have stayed a bit longer until say we actually had some transfer activity to talk about. Bit like ending a course of athletes foot treatment too early 🙂

    The Wum’s usually disappear when it’s time for real transfers and the team sheets start getting pasted up every ten seconds cos they can’t get a word in edgeways 😀

    Anyway I’m sick of hearing about Pokat foes my head in now. Especially since he was better than me. 🙁

  • 51 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    The fans forum? it’s a sham. Like a Russian election or North Korean parliament.

  • 52 firebug666 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM


    Not totally, they do get some lies from the club on the future, but in my honest opinion, they should be getting to the gist of the problems with the club and demanding they spell out why such ludicrous mistakes have been made? Why players that we needed were sold and not replaced? etc. etc.

    Will they get us the answers?

    Like I said I won’t be holding my breath.

  • 53 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Other way round. Ahem

  • 54 lochinvar // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    I think I was commenting more in hope than reality – what combination we end up with and how good they are is anybodies guess

  • 55 spitfire_ // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    This “to bid” articles are joke… but honestly, I see that kind offer on a table… Bamford reject any transfer, and since we love to be rejected…

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    It depends on how you interpretate it, by rights either Dummet or Haidara is a purple and imo neither are. It was just another PR guff from the idiots running us like a sports shop.

  • 57 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    This club is shrouded in secrecy no wonder people get pissed off

  • 58 Rotonda heights // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    ”Some of your theories are atriociously under thought.”

    atriociously !!!!!!!!

    ”This might help you thickos


  • 59 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Jib the thinking mans Joey Essex

  • 60 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    You’ve had a hard time over the whole Pokat thing like lol

    You probably should have came back and not mentioned it.

    *Let’s rewind the blog clock*
    Hi long time no speak. Hows everyone been? Have I missed much etc etc 🙂

  • 61 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 10 hrs10 hours ago
    #NUFC willing to pay up to £12m for Austin, but #QPR want £15m for the player. West Ham also reluctant to pay £15m #WHUFC

    If this is true dont see why we dont offer them Armstrong on loan for the season to make up the difference ?

    We are probably not even interested in Austin to be fair

  • 62 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Bunga – of course we are interested, but just at the FatAsh knock down price – so he can sell him on at a profit.

    Its funny when we put a price on a players its realistic – but when other teams inflate their player we cry foul

  • 63 SUTTY1978 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Cpl = Catchy’s pet lip

  • 64 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Simon Weston? Wow.

  • 65 stestickle // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Janmaat. Dum\lass New cb. New lb


    Colback. Socks

    Cabella Aaron’s
    Young rb to cover

  • 66 beermonkey // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:54 PM


    when he made that purples speech
    we had that he would consider purple
    ba cisse
    cabaye tiote Jonas
    debuchy colo
    just behind full purple status
    mbiwa santon sissoko ben arfa

    they have all gone and not been replaced with an equal standard
    except janmatt
    de jong we don’t know yet
    its no wonder we struggle

  • 67 Toon Tang // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    If only JFK was still with us eh, he used to be able to pick up the phone to anyone, anytime…

  • 68 sparky55 // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    best quote of the night…thinking mans joey essex…we may as well all go home now…no-one’s gonna beat that

    PMSL and still am 🙂 fcuking brilliant

  • 69 Toon Tang // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    …And order a peanut satay prime rib and pilau rice.

    No one could order a carry out quite will wor Joe.

  • 70 Jail for Ashley // Jun 22, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    I think jeff from benwell slipped up this afternoon in an Ian Toon moment, he posted under his new name of Jib when he thought he was logged in as RDR, he’s now trying to keep the pretence of being hacked up. He was one of the vilest posters we’ve ever had on here so taking the pi$$ out of burns victims is not beneath him. Jeezus his original user name was taken from a guy with severe learning difficulties unlucky to ring a radio station he liked.

  • 71 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Yes mate…just best ignored.

    What are people’s thoughts on the rumoured £10m signing of Matip?
    Better than what we currently have but good value at reported £10m or could we buy better for that amount.

  • 72 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Mr Magpie

    Matip would be an awesome signing

  • 73 jazzyp // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France · 15 mins15 minutes ago
    Barcelona & Liverpool in contact for Aymen Abdennour, while AC Milan & Inter will make offers, says agent

    Someone trying to drum up interest for there client me thinks

  • 74 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    some French media source say we’ve bid 8 million euros for thauvin

  • 75 ToonTiger // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    I’m sure some have said previously.
    Would prefer Chicarito,Joel Campbell @ 5mil is worth a gamble as a squad striker. Hope Austin or Bas Dost stories become true. As we need a better No.9

    Cash in Cisse, Colo, Tiote, Willo, Obertan,Sameobi etc.

    Wijnaldum would be a good capture but central defence needs serious investment

  • 76 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Jail its funny you wouldnt peg the original ( if thats the right term) ` jib` as someone who would cower from a duplicate wum, yet he has mysteriously gone. Is the CPL thing a clumsy red herring? It appears this awful human being is a little slack of wit.

  • 77 jazzyp // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:12 PM


    Another player with massive potential but can we afford to have another Cabella in the squad ??

  • 78 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Oh no TFL dont dont dont there are some names on here that will cause a riot!

  • 79 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    I think Matip is way better than Cabella

  • 80 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    This idiot is a bit of a horror.

  • 81 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    what have I done Tsunki?

  • 82 JamesToon // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Bid made for Thauvin between £8mil and 10mil

  • 83 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Thauvin I wouldn’t take him tbh

  • 84 jazzyp // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Thaurvin mate not Matip

  • 85 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    I wouldn’t take Thauvin tbh

  • 86 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    That’s a good point Jeff would always have a comeback of nastiness lined up, surprisingly this Jib character just dissappeared…the plot thickens?!

  • 87 jazzyp // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:20 PM


    He is one hell of a talent but very much along the lines of the mercurial Benny

  • 88 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Very dodgy looking face Jib.


  • 89 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    That’s why I think we should avoid hum jazzyp

  • 90 JamesToon // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Really not sure about this thauvin. Apparently on his day he has excellent ball control and pace and is lethal. However can have attitude problems and very lazy, ring any bells???

    Joel Matip though would be an excellent signing I reckon, good solid central defender, Defo what we need

  • 91 lesh // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:24 PM


    Your comment about Simon Weston’s out of order.

    Suggest you concentrate on trying to be decent to posters instead of being an idiot.

  • 92 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Taunting JFA is a way to dip in to the blog now and then to the pass the time during the summer. Better than picking through the bullshite to see what the bull has been eating.

  • 93 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    The original Jib account has a browm pattern and this one has a green one.

    I think Ed has shut down Welshies sheep and he’s moved on to Jib tbh

  • 94 Brutooon // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    8m for a player who never play at the premierleague

  • 95 jane // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    West Ham begin their Europa League campaign in Andorra on 2nd July because they won the fair play league.

    the fair play league is made up of points for:
    red/yellow cards
    positive play
    respect towards opponents
    respect towards the referee and officials
    behaviour of the team officials

    NUFC’ positive play score was poor 😯 only Sunderland were lower (Sunderland were bottom in 4 of the 5 categories).

    “positive play is designed to encourage attractive play that will increase the enjoyment of spectators and the following areas are taken into consideration:?

    – Using attacking tactics, not defensive
    – Speeding up the game
    – Efforts to gain time (e.g. bringing the ball back into play quickly even if the team is in a winning position)
    – Continuing to push for goals when in a winning position


    – Slowing down the game
    – Time wasting
    – Tactics based on foul play
    – Play-acting (simulation)”

    west ham were equal 3rd in this category with Chelsea just behind Arsenal and Man C 😯

  • 96 overtheline // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    What is it with this blog it attracts some real scum and WUMs. Any time of day. Have they been sanctioned or just got fed up with daytime ?

  • 97 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    TFL weve had many many Thauvin Days.

    Regarding this Troll – Simon Weston, Stephen Hawking and his latest `spastics on elastic` thing indicate he is spiralling toward some pretty character revealing depths. This is a seriously flawed personality.

  • 98 jane // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    for info how the Fair Play League Table calculated..

  • 99 jazzyp // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Jury still out for me on Matip. Wasn’t first choice last season which is a worry in itself.
    Hopefully will prove to be a quality signing if all the pundits are proved to be right on this lad.
    Wijnaldum on the other hand is and would be by far an excellent signing for Nufc. Seen him many times last season and looks an awesome player.

  • 100 optimistic prime // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Anymore under that stone?

  • 101 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Chucked another email at Ed for what its worth this worm is seriously over the line.

  • 102 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:42 PM


    You are a clown

  • 103 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Snap Tsunki, this idiot is sick

  • 104 jane // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    at least I’m not Jib this time 😐

  • 105 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    I would rather the individuals where named instead of “moderated” Skunki. You’re wasting your time.

  • 106 cestriasteve // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Jib, let’s stick to football please, my mother died of MND and unfortunately for her despite being a proud good looking women looked like Steven in her later months despite having a different form of MND than him.
    If your ever unfortunately in the position that you have to care for an MND sufferer in their last few miserable months on earth you’d probably be as upset as I am at your comments.

  • 107 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Skunki…you need to face it it’s hard pleasing Belfast!

  • 108 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Belfast sorry mate but better than doing nothing I say.

  • 109 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Aye Jesper hes a tough crowd.

  • 110 JamesToon // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:52 PM


    Not trying to make you feel uncomfortable or anything but ease off the “jokes”. Not saying I’m taking offence to some of them but I actually have muscular dystrophy and an electric wheelchair user, and I’m just saying be careful what you say mate as there may be some posters/readers that could take offence to them.

  • 111 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Tsunki I mailed Ed too so If I’ve done wrong then tough cos this sick sod needs removing

  • 112 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Since my accident I have spinal injuries and major body problems so this has gone too far

  • 113 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Told you we are after Thauvin

  • 114 jimmysmith // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Maria Bamford is very good.

  • 115 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Shut up Jesper 🙂

    Troll gets moderated sets up new account and does the same thing again.

    What’s the point ?

  • 116 Average_Contents // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Sorry tfl but that tells us nothing, just more rumours of we are after, are chasing, might of bid that’s all and it’s word for word another ripoff of another news sources article. Goal to be exact. That editor should really watch what he’s doing eh. Plagiarism.

  • 117 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Lads – there is no point in trying to appeal to offensive posters – you will just be wasting your time.
    For the record I’ve also contacted Ed about the offensive posts today.
    Entertaining these folk in their original names is part of the problem – some might think it’s ok if they do not abuse them -so engage with them. In my humble opinion those who do are partially complicit in the offensive remarks posted today.
    Once a knacker always a knacker, a knacker on a blog is the same as a knacker in the street, in the pub -wherever. Get these folk off the blog.

  • 118 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    According to daily star

    EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle to offer Charlie Austin iconic No. 9 shirt to convince him to sign
    NEWCASTLE will offer top transfer target Charlie Austin the same shirt that convinced Toon legend Alan Shearer to sign for his hometown club.

  • 119 expatmag // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:13 PM


    you are a disgrace. Time for Ed to shut you and your alto egos down.

    Piss off to the mackems forum. With comments like that, they will welcome you with open arms.

  • 120 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Yeah Ed needs to do something it’s getting ridiculous..If they were named & shamed hopefully they would not bother anymore.

  • 121 Moonraker15 // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Ed, if you read any of this stuff
    I think you should do something about JIB.
    Some of the stuff he posts is extremely offensive !!

  • 122 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Is there no money involved lol,Ashley is such a tight arse ffs

  • 123 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    I saw that Welsh
    would the number 9 really convince Charlie?

  • 124 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Linked to sandro Ramirez again

  • 125 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    like i said before you never know with this club what they going to do next.

  • 126 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:31 PM


    Just read that on newcastlenewsnow.

  • 127 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Should we be looking at a loanee?
    You are right Welsh we never know

  • 128 Sazzer // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Ian Cathro linked for assistant manager.

  • 129 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    So we are going into this week by showing we have intentions to sign players….apparent bids and offers of no9 shirt etc…..i think it’s all bollocks. They sit in board meetings scratching each others arses whilst checking off season renewals based on false reports which we no doubt leak internally to make it look like we are doing something when in all reality we can’t even get an assistant manager over the line

  • 130 Average_Contents // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Mister tuff

    I was going to say similar but then thought why bother.

  • 131 Belfast // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    that Ian Cathro link is interesting. He was one the favourites for the Rangers job only 28 years old.

  • 132 jimmysmith // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    In hindsight, not coughing up for Laczette was a terrible error, compounded by the lost fee and wages wasted on Fereyra, of course all it could then take is for them to splash out big on the wrong guy, for them to pull their head in again. It’s hard to imagine a change in policy, won’t also actually also be accompanied by an increase in more expensive duds. At least with Carr and McClaren, you’ve got vastly experienced grass roots football men on it, who’ve rarely if ever been in a position to throw money at things, so the wait isn’t necessarily a bad thing at all. We are being linked with a better calibre of young player, if that counts for anything. Bamford, Austin, Dost all looking good targets.

  • 133 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    No point loaning other clubs players just to improve them & then send them back but if there is a option to buy at the end it may be worth it.

    Especially in the case of say Van Ginkel who has been out injured, season loan with an agreed set fee to purchase at the end if we want.

  • 134 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Mackems to offer £15 mil for Wijnaldum according to Mirror. Will be sick if they sign him

  • 135 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    fair point
    Mr Magpie

  • 136 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Both daily mail and daily star are saying the same thing reguarding Charlie Austin.

  • 137 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    We are now 1/2 favourites to sign Austin

  • 138 lochinvar // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Good to know that the Daily Star are avid readers of this blog then !
    I and others have suggested giving Charlie the number 9 for a week or more as a good way of stirring up some passion again at SJP.
    Might just work.

  • 139 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    two papers saying same thing, does that mean there is something in it?

  • 140 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Something needs to be done about the price of British lads, Dyke and the muppets at the FA want to improve the English national team by asking for quotas….All this does is increase the price of all British players.

    Bamford 8m is laughable, Carroll cost more than Suarez, Sterling is valued at more money than Neymar and Sanchez. Downing cost 20m. All the FA are doing is ensuring the best young talent gets bought by the big boys and then they rot away because these teams have to fill quotas

  • 141 Mr Magpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Is that the same Scottish guy Ian Cathro that is the assistant manager at Valencia, I’m presuming it is as surely there is not two of them.

    Valencia played some good football in La Liga, he might be good to bring in a fresh approach.

    I think he is really young too like under 30 & if i remember he brought through loads of good quality kids at Dundee before going to Valencia

  • 142 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Mr Magpie he’s 28

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