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Newcastle Still Need To Convince Both Fans And Players

4:00 pm, Saturday, June 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 88 Comments

Newcastle signed Steve McClaren as the new head coach on Wednesday, 10th June, which is 17 days ago,  and since that time Newcastle have not signed anybody else – in fact not much has happened at Newcastle at all other than us being linked with two or three players every day.

It’s been kind of boring – and Steve still has to announce his coaching team.

Since pre-season starts on Wednesday, he needs to do that fairly soon – maybe over the weekend.

worried looking mike ashley yesterday

Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley – Lee looks in severe pain

Newcastle have made no signings yet in a transfer window that is one of the most important in recent years.

It’s not only that we need to bring in good players this summer, but Newcastle’s name has been diminished in the game over the last three years, and we don’t have the name we once had.

This year hasn’t helped, and we lost eight games in a row and only just avoided relegation.

It’s going to be (very) tough for Newcastle to attract good players this summer, and that’s one reason we need to make a couple of good signings (very) early on in the summer.

That will help convince some of our other transfer targets that Newcastle do indeed plan to build up a good side once again, and want to win something.

That’s what Mike Ashley said on May 24th just before we beat West Ham 2-0 to survive in the Premier League, so we assume that’s still true.

We have the money to spend and in late May received about £78M from the Premier League – just in case we were hard up – which we weren’t.

Getting some good players in will also help us to keep the good players we already have at the club, some of which seem to have itchy feet after what happened this year, when we were the worst performing team in the Premier League – well maybe QPR were a tad worse but they beat us!

The Newcastle fans also still need to be convinced, and if Newcastle’s policies in the transfer market do not change this summer – it will not be a good transfer window.

We cannot compete with the two Manchester clubs, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – the big six – and we know that because Alan Pardew used to tell us once a month that it was not possible.

Note to Steve McClaren – please don’t ever say this.

But in these last couple of years we cannot seem to compete with the likes of  Everton, Swansea, Stoke, Southampton and West Ham – who are clubs with more ambition than we have.

It’s not that we cannot compete, it seems that we don’t want to, and simply will not pay the big bucks to get good players in.

It’s also to send the word out that Newcastle are back in business, and that we aim not only to finish in the top eight in the league next season, but that we also want to win something.

We believe they are still called trophies these days – those things that clubs win.

Signing some top players early in the summer will send the right message out – not signing top players will say it’s the same old same old at Newcastle – and nothing much has changed.

Lee Charnley and others need to light a fire and start getting some players in, and start showing some real ambition to make Newcastle great again.

Comments welcome.

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

88 responses so far ↓

  • 1 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    we need actions !

    i think our players will improve dont get me wrong but if ash says he wants to win something and theres money ready for a challenge then pull your fingers out and sign top quality please and dont wait for the bargain basement avg players as scraps towards the end of the window please.

  • 2 andrew84 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Charnley patronised the fans a few months ago, ordering them to ‘get behind the team for the remainder of the season just gone.

    We did that. So when is he going to start doing the same? Brown nosing lazy incompetent tw@….

  • 3 WWSBRD // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    I agree we shouldnt be relying on the youngsters but they do need a chance in the first team or they will stagnate and disappear, which Kemen no doubt will

  • 4 Graeme // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    17 days since he was appointed and we are still waiting for his assistant and coaches to be sorted out. The rumours are plentiful, but there is nobody actually signed up for the jobs yet.

    What on earth are they thinking of? McLaren must be really impressed with his MD to date – absolutely sod all has been done!!!

  • 5 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    @3 wwsbrd

    if it were me the first port of call would be a loan until they show they are almost ready for first team.

    they they would be bench for sub’s appearances and injury cover before they got a full 90 mins with the odd cup game or unimportant game thrown in for good measure if that occasion occurs. but never 2 youngsters in a team at the same time.

  • 6 WWSBRD // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    A loan to somewhere decent Id take but we dont do that. Look at where Woodman might be going. The rest get split between Scotland and Gateshead which is pointless. Look at Sammy and Dummit both came on leaps and bounds because they got real game time at a decent level, to some extent Id throw Abied in there too

    I dont mind more than 1 youngster in the line up as long as they are up to it which McClaren should be able to decide upon after preseason. Id throw Kemen in a lot of games during this preseason with Aarons and Armstrong see what they are actually about…I dont think we have anyone else who up and coming, maybe Sakta?

  • 7 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    as of now, we are actually competing with the likes of Ispwich, Brighton and Sheffield United for players.

    no. really. we can’t compete in the market with any of the premier league teams at the moment.

  • 8 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Look familiar
    This blog one year ago

  • 9 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    @Graeme // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    at the rate we are going, we will probably have to do with 4 emergency loans and that’s about it..

  • 10 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    @6 wwsbrd


    sterry/cobain/woolston/balraser/longstaff/heaney/roberts/mbabu also who have a good chance of becoming very good players.

    imo arma was hurt by last season reputation wise as was perez who undoubtably stepped up but with better players would have been elevated a lot more as he would have scored more and had more time to show what he could do ect!

    same with dummett like you mentioned if he was the only youngster with good quality players around him then his profile would have looked a hell of a lot better than it did last season ect imo.

    fyi i still dont think dummett should be a first choice cb (which i believe is his best position) but i think he’s earnt that bench spot for injury cover ect.

  • 11 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    @8 jib

    scary how a transfer window the what we class as “lower teams” than us are over taking us with there quality of players they are signing that we are not isnt it ?

  • 12 Graeme // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    ilovetoon8788 @ 9

    At the rate we are progressing, I can see Mc:aren turning round and saying “Thank, but NO Thanks, I’m offski”

    Then what they going to do? Bring back Carver??

  • 13 WWSBRD // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    I dont think any of those will have a future in the PL mate

    Am not sure how either Armstrong or Perez were hurt by last season, in fact am not sure if Perez could of had a better season all things considered, he came from the Spanish second division and was able to get himself on the lips of some big teams. Armstrong barely played but atleast he got to train with the first team which will put him streets ahead of his reserve teammates (look at the terrible coaching our first team get now imagine a less important part of the team and think about the level of coaching they get)

    I think Dummit proved enough last season to get some rotation at CB, was probably our best CB last season for me

  • 14 TudorCrisps // Jun 27, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    It cant be looked at like a bad transfer window with no activity because the window simply is not open yet, 2 signings by wednesday morning….

  • 15 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    opening day team/squad


    Bench: gouf, anita, cabela, elliot, 3 foreign low priced, high potential resale scrubs

  • 16 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:07 PM


    lol. if that’s our opening day squad. god bless us..

  • 17 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM


    its sad but true. After we miss out on all the top guys well add some stiffs so MASH and co and say they tried.

    unfortunately, FIFA does not allow you to play players you have only been linked to by the media or made lowball offers for.

  • 18 lesh // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    No backroom staff for McClaren and no incoming transfers for the lads reporting back for pre-season.

    What sort of message is that going to send out to them?

    Investment? Ambition? No and no!

    Same frugal and amateurish management? Yup and yup!

    Anticipate our ambitious players seeing this and wondering just what the he’ll they’re doing with us.

    There will be signs of discontent among the players and that doubt’ll surely be reflected among long-suffering fans.

    I’d hate to think that Charnley’s been on holiday while there’s important work to be done and similarly, if he’s pi$$ing about counting pennies well, have these people learned anything? Could Ashley be out of circulation and unavailable to approve deals?

    Something is seriously wrong and unless there’s positive movement very soon, the coming season’s liable to nose-dive from day one and relegation’ll be a real possibility.

    What price Charnley doesn’t turn up at the belated Fans Forum meeting. I’d put money on him being absent and McClaren and Moncur turning up instead. That’d be darned unfair on McClaren considering fans’ frustration and simmering anger but nothing surprises me anymore with this lot.

    I hope the FF doesn’t forget its implied threat of a no-confidence vote.

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    I assume still nothing have happened?

    They really are a laughing stock…all of them!

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    lesh…if McClaren shows up then honestly then I have no respect for him!

    …if he hasn’t made a air tight contract on what he will and will not be doing then he’s just a big as amateur as Charmless!

    The fact that we don’t have a backroom staff of yet and no players have been signed suggest to me that McClaren has not been doing his due diligence and his contract is not ad air tight as if should be!

  • 21 Belfast // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Jesper do you think they’ve lost the horse and are running around trying to find it ?

  • 22 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    I’ve got a feeling that the team you posted will be near as dam it the team that will start against Southampton if they are fit fro pre season.
    Don’t think the TOON are even trying to get anyone – same as last year lot of players names being banded but no signings and the same Sh*t from Charmless we tried to get players in but they wanted too much cost to much or did not want to come here. Charmless is ashley’s spoiler – liked to know how much he is getting paid to wreck transfer deals

  • 23 will die for the toon army // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    This has become too boring no one knows wasts happening its jst guess work and I bet the newspapers r out of wat to guess.

    News has been repeated over and over.

  • 24 leonado_keng // Jun 27, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    I think I understand Mike’s strategy that many year ago he tried to push Newcastle to become small club from changing policy in traditional Transfer window NUFC since last chairman and when now he’s achieved, club can’t attract and pursuade top player to join NUFC at all. He will have some excuses to tell fans that I put many efforts but these top players deny to come here which is caused and if they will come I must put a lot money is non-sense, so this transfer window we use a little bit to buy players like younger and old player instead and next next summer we will buy again as he prefer to do some hopes for fans……in the past. What do you think that Mike is thinking now?

  • 25 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Dummett is hoping a bit isn’t he?

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Belfast…I don’t think they ever bought that horse 😉

  • 27 Tsunki // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    If you want nostalgia check out the blog in June 2007. We had fat Sam hoping to hold on to a nobbled Owen to keep his strike partner Fat Marco Viduka up to pace, and we were wringing our hands hoping the purchase of David Rozenhal. ( Rozo on the back stick – ours) and…sorry I’m shaking my head as I say this…the prospect of wresting the ageing talent of Geremi from Chelsea. Salad days.

    At least they were has beens, now we are after never wills.

  • 28 will die for the toon army // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    I think e protests also puts off the players. We look like a club divided feom Top to Bottom. No organization.

  • 29 will die for the toon army // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    We had protests, fought relegation, A manager resigned, divided dressing room, the list goes on. That is a turn off for any player.

  • 30 lesh // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:35 PM


    There’s every reason why McClaren should attend Forum meetings, it would be good fir him and the fans – if things were running smoothly at the Club.

    The Club continues to be a shambles and it’s just like Charnley to hide from the questioning he’ll be expecting from fans. He’ll set McClaren up to take it and be ‘unable to attend’ the Forum. If he does that, fans’d have every right to raise their discontent at the shabby treatment the Forum’s had from him.

    I hope it doesn’t come to that but these clowns don’t seem able to read the signs.

  • 31 overtheline // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Isn’t the blog altogether a more pleasant spvr yhr ;ast 24 hrs. Long may it continue.

    Have to say Penfold is as bad as Lame-arse at getting them over the line. I suspect he’s playing hard ball to impress the boss – but in so doing might actually be undoing the best hopes and efforts of the head coach. I want to see the coaching team announced on Monday at the latest. The namesmmentioned are fine. Treat them with respect Penfold. They will earn you your salary and bonuses. Indecision is not gonna help the lads returning to training on Weds = or give them any confidence in the best intentions of Mr Ashley or your abilities.

  • 32 overtheline // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    space the last 24hrs

  • 33 DENIro // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Same old sorry river club.. But, De Jong is like a new signing..

  • 34 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    @33 deniro

    the whole squad has a new slate mate !

    thats 26 new signings ! i dont know what we are all moaning at ! who else has signed 26 new players so far ?

  • 35 will die for the toon army // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Clean Slate for every one

  • 36 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:57 PM


    DarLow Lasceles And Saylor and aarons are all like new signings as well.. Make that already 4 new players!!

  • 37 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    One excuse down?

  • 38 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 27, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Oh anD Marveaux as well. With sdj that’s like already 6 signings!

  • 39 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    tbf i’m glad we havent signed anyone as i’m really looking forward to seeing obertan next season ! i really think macca can bring the best outa him and williamson 😉

  • 40 chinleymag // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Geordie race horse trainer and magpie said in todays Racing Post “if you dont pay the going rate someone else will” in reference to NUFCs xfer policy. He is exactly right. With Ashley its his way or no way both in the city and at St James. Recipe for disaster. I think McLaren will walk when the lack of investment becomes apparent unless Ashley decides to join the real world of modern football.On another similar we no best bind set the cretins at ARC racing are ripping out the turf at Gosforth Park against the advice of the majority of racing professionals which to me is just another symptom of the arrogance that runs through organsations such as theirs and Sports Direct

  • 41 welshgeordie9 // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Same old shit different day.

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    We won’t be signing anyone becasue the players will have a second chance.

  • 43 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Let me get this right
    You are ticked off with ARC for damage to the course at Gosforth Park
    This has absolutely nothing to do with Mike Ashley
    However you manage to get a whinge in about him.
    I’d look in the mirror before throwing the word cretin about bonny lad

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Not going to mention a certain team but according to reports they are close to signing a 6ft 3 Portuguese international forward.

  • 45 carl // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    chinley and other racing enthusiasts
    The conversion of Newcastle’s current 15 Flat fixtures has been approved with the deciding factor the demand for an all-weather track in the north of England.

    Because of a rule which states there must be two races of a mile or upwards on each card, it has been agreed that some twilight and/or evening meetings may begin between 15 and 35 minutes earlier than usual, although no guarantees have been made that this agreement is indefinite.

    BHA chief executive Nick Rust insists the decision to allow Newcastle’s conversion should not be seen as an indication of a significant expansion in the number of all-weather fixtures.

    Rust said: “This was not a straightforward decision for the BHA Board, with a number of factors taken into account, and the matter discussed at some length.

    “We are conscious that a broad range of views exist within the sport as to the proposals at Newcastle, but were mindful in particular of the demand that exists for an all-weather track in the North.

    “We all have aspirations for our sport to grow, to reach new audiences and to improve the returns for those working in British Racing. Ensuring that we make best use of our current horse population must therefore be a priority, not just through the development of an all-weather track in the north but through a more holistic approach to race planning.

    “The plans at Newcastle also represent a considerable investment in the sport, including in public facilities at the racecourse, with benefits for its wider community.

    “This approval should not, however, be taken as an indication of a significant expansion in the number of all-weather fixtures or indeed an increase in the fixture list overall in the short term.

    “All-weather racing has an important part to play, but its future role and scale within British Racing requires careful consideration, and we must ensure that there is an appropriate balance within the fixture list.”

    Newcastle had originally planned to run the Northumberland Plate, which is in many ways the jewel in the crown at Gosforth Park in the summer, on the jumps course to keep it on turf, but that plan has now been abandoned.

    However, the prize fund for the race will be boosted to £150,000 with an application going into the BHA for a reserve race, worth £75,000, to be run for horses eliminated from the Plate.

    A total £11million has been set aside for the redevelopment which, along with the laying of the new surface and floodlights, will include refurbishment of the saddling boxes and pre-parade ring while a new tiered restaurant will be formed.

    The work will begin in September with Newcastle’s remaining Flat fixtures taking place at fellow Arc venues.

    It is undecided where the four jumps fixtures will take place, although Doncaster is in the frame to stage the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle on November 28, subject to BHA approval.

    In its submission to the BHA, ARC made specific commitments to prize money and will ensure that the fixtures transferred from other racecourses will have at least an average Executive Contribution of £23,000, in line with Newcastle’s current average for Flat racing.

    ARC managing director, Tony Kelly, said: “This is a very exciting time for Newcastle Racecourse. We embarked on this investment plan three years ago and are pleased we now have everything in place to start the work in the autumn.

    “I understand and sympathise that there are some in the sport who will be sad to see a turf track converted to all weather, but the many benefits of ARC’s £11 million investment will ensure Newcastle Racecourse can make an even more valuable contribution to British Racing in the years to come.”

    Newcastle Racecourse executive director, David Williamson added: “Newcastle Racecourse plays a valuable role in the local community and our ambitious plans will ensure it has a bright future for many years to come.

    “We are very appreciative of the significant local support for our investment. We look forward to the work commencing in the autumn and being ready for the launch of racing on the new all weather surface in spring 2016.”

  • 46 Average_Contents // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Sums it up

  • 47 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    carl I saw that last week, it’s rubbish
    poorer meetings

  • 48 stuart no9 // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    SM cant attract his coaching staff , what chance has he got of attracting players . Not good enough . july next week and we havnt even got a coach . another relagation battle looms . hope we have enough points by xmas

  • 49 TOONALE // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    At 26
    They sold the cart , and sent the Horse back , as it was only on loan.

  • 50 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    It’s going to be a longhard season. Our beginning fixtures can destroy whatever pathetic confiidence they had in the first place. Well be fighting relegation all season long guaranteed

  • 51 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    lesh…the questions we need answers to are by Charmless and Ashley!

    …sending McClaren is pointless! He cannot answer them and nor should he!

  • 52 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    @48 stuart

    thats not fair mate ! i’m pretty sure we could easily sign 80% of derby’s team 😉

  • 53 Shadow_Shearer // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Fat boys intentions of “winning something” is a massive smoke screen. The protests were getting to him, causing him to come out & tell more lies. McClaren has been employed for his coaching methods, so the board can buy cheap, SM can improve the players & they will be sold on at a profit. Nothing has changed!!

  • 54 toonking // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    “I’m not leaving the club until we win a trpohy or get champions league football”

    In other words
    “i’m not leaving the club for years you’ll never get champions league football and long may the trophy drought continue”

    “i’m going to be more ambitious”

    In other words
    “i’m going to be more ambitious because i want to assure the club remains in the premier league even if it means spending some cash”

    Well what can i say?
    mike ashley your currently doing great! This is such a great team please mate keep saylor and willo they quality CB. sell jaamet and sissoko they the worst RB and CM we’ve got. Keep obatan and goufran they are both quality wingers. Sell arronsd and cisse both rubbish attacking players. Finally give rivere a better contract and bring back luque or xisco.

    we’ll get a trophy in no time johnsons paint trophy.

  • 55 toonking // Jun 27, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    trpohy= trophy

  • 56 Shadow_Shearer // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Fat boys intentions of “winning something” is a massive smoke screen. The protests were getting to him, causing him to come out & tell more lies. McClaren has been employed for his coaching methods, so the board can buy cheap, SM can improve the players & they will be sold on at a profit. Nothing has changed!!!

  • 57 Graeme // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    And Ba will not be coming, he is off to Shanghai for a medical tomorrow!!

  • 58 jane // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    so many negative comments assuming the worst it may happen but it may not why not wait and see first! 🙄

  • 59 Online Guy // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    tHat picture of Ashley with Charnley at the head of ED’s post should have a caption’s my effort ..

    Charnley : ” I’ll let go of yours if you let go of mine !”

    Anyone think of a good caption ? fill yer boots..Could be a hoot .


  • 60 jane // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    “I’m not leaving the club until we win a trpohy or get champions league football”

    does this mean he is leaving if/when this happens? I don’t think so.

  • 61 croftus5678 // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    as it stands atm imo or strongest line up is;


    argueable change sissoko with either colback or tiote with subs being


    macca will get individuals playing better i’ve no doubt but we imo desperatly need a cb/striker and winger

  • 62 jane // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    ” I’ll let go of yours if you let go of mine !”

    will be hard to beat, good one!

  • 63 Online Guy // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Ta Jane .

  • 64 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Are you flying in from Denmark for the fans forum ?

  • 65 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Jib…no! That forum is a waste of everyone’s time!

    …it would be better for me to donate that money a ticket and a hotel would cost to charity 😉

  • 66 jane // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    I think the photo is a ventriloquist (MA) with his dummy (LC)

  • 67 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Here’s the thing
    Cabella’s dad Hector can be adamant as he wants that Remy ain’t shifting.
    But guess what
    Cabella ,Payet ,and Thauvin all have the same agent.(Sissoko ,Debuchy ,Riviere ,Hatem ben Arfa also)

  • 68 Rotonda heights // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM


    pretty much agree with that team, but would keep anita and abeid in contention as who knows what they could do under an actual coach.

  • 69 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:31 PM


    This my favourite charity they send me a food parcel every week.

  • 70 Online Guy // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    On the Day McClaren was announced as new Gaffa I was talking to John Anderson..”Ando”

    We were down the Tyne Valley .. anyway his car on the drivers side had been smashed into when a combine Harvester reversed into it ..

    We are Lucky Ando is still with us ..this was about half four in the afternoon. . ,We discussed the state of things at the club and this and that and a few mins later McClaren was announced ..

    John Still made the Radio Newcastle Show at short notice at 5:30.. (17:30)

    Still giving 100% and giving it everything he’s got


  • 71 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Jib…are you calling yourself a boring blogger?

  • 72 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    I have so much hope for Kemen and Armstrong, both captains for there respective countries and have huge potential.

    I hope we see Bigirimana and vuckic in pre-season aswell as Kemen and Armstrong because they all look quite good. I’m gutted what happened to bigi and I hope he can still show us what he can do.

  • 73 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    NO bids for Cisse that’s good

  • 74 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    This is a German websites team of the biggest flops of season 2014-2015
    Nufc can still win stuff.

  • 75 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Youth players that I believe can come good:


    I really hope the club don’t f*** these up, we have some good players there.

  • 76 Jail for Ashley // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Jesper donate to charity, he’d have to think about it first, see if it was a worthwhile charity, think about it some more, still see if it was worthwhile and where the money was going, then send a cheque.

  • 77 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    And Kemen, whoops!!

  • 78 toonincheek // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Will there be a trophy for NUFC ?

    Or will there be atrophy at NUFC ?

  • 79 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Jail…are you saying something?

  • 80 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Team vs gateshead

    Vuckic-De Jong-Aarons

  • 81 ShirebrookToon // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Well I can see it’s been an exciting day on the transfer front.

  • 82 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Complete left field suggestion
    This kid is attracting Europe wide interest
    Dimitris Goutas young centre back from Skoda Xanthi

  • 83 ShirebrookToon // Jun 27, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    The next Dabizas sign him up!

  • 84 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 27, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    No shit Sherlock

  • 85 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    Stop flapping everyone.

    Steady lads steady (In me best “Colour Sarnt from Zulu” voice)

  • 86 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 10:06 PM

  • 87 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 27, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Imagine we dont get coaches or players next ?? This blog will probably be the worst its ever been

  • 88 Jib // Jun 27, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    Imagine a jet flying over Tyneside loses a wheel , it falls 20,000 feet bounces in your front garden and comes through your living room window at 700mph . It would really hurt.

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