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Newcastle Face Tough Competition For International Center-Back

6:21 pm, Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 202 Comments

Aymen Abdennour’s agent Abdelkader Jilani has again been shopping his client around, and the 25 year-old Monaco center-back who was impressive last season in guiding the club to 3rd place in the French League, has said more than once that he would only leave Monaco for a club that plays regularly in the Champions League.

That’s why clubs like Newcastle will not have much chance of signing him – even through we are said to have put a formal bid in for him last week, and West Ham supposedly have recently bid £13.5M for him.

Aymen Abdennour Monaco +FC+GUUkvscC6fWl

Aymen Abdennour – in big demand according to agent

The latest news from Jilani is that the center-back would like a move to England or Spain, so there’s hope we suppose but he will not move to West Ham.

Jilani is again trying to generate interest with the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal with maybe Liverpool too – clubs that can qualify for the Champions League in England.

This is what agent Abdelkader Jilani has told Italian website Calcio Mercato:

“We’ve never been contacted by Milan, or any Italian club,” “Abdennour wants to play in the Premier League or La Liga, not in Italy. The path leading to West Ham is closed.”

“Would he consider Milan? No, because he doesn’t want to go to Italy. I repeat, England or Spain is his future.”

And Jilani has said that Barcelona are interested in his client – but all this year he has been linking all times of top European clubs with Abdennour – and it’s difficult to know if there’s much truth in whether all these clubs have a real interest.

This is what Jilani has told AS regarding Barcelona:

“They are one of the interested parties, like Milan, Inter, Juventus and Liverpool,” 

Abdennour himself just says he wants to play for a big club and that he’s ready to move:

“I have a contract with Monaco and I’m undecided,”  “But I can say that I want to get better every day and I want to play for one of the biggest clubs spoken about soon. I’m ready.”

The problem with moving to England is there are only four or five clubs where Champions League football is almost guaranteed and they are all very good sides.

And we are not sure if they would be interested in signing a good center-back this summer.

But news about Newcastle signing the Algerian International is wishful thinking – well – not unless we can convince that Newcastle aim to be in the Champions League in a couple of years.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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




202 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    “The path leading to West Ham is closed. However there is a detour sign out pointing to the north east. We’re following up on that now. Are there any decent clubs willing to pay top wages up there?” Frightening quotes from Abdennour’s agent.

  • 2 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Does Abdennour not realize we have re-signed Dummett? His chances of breaking into our lineup are very slim I’m afraid. Especially if he wants paying.

  • 3 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Does he even LIKE strong cheese???

  • 4 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    No way, this lad is ambitious, move along nothing to see here.

  • 5 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    No chance on gods green he’ll come here

  • 6 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    DON’T flap!

    The transfer window isn’t even OPEN yet!

    There’s still LOADS of time for him to go somewhere else.

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Tfl

    In reply to your mitrovic post…..

    I would sign him on the stepping stone basis, simply because, if he is our player, we have the power. Worst case we dont qualify for europe or win a cup, at least (hopefully) his goals get us top half, and his value goes up. Best case,he helps win us a cup and/or gets us to europe, in which case he might stay.

  • 8 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    i say bugger it !

    if it comes to blowing our whole budget on abdennour and austin then atleast we have shown ambition and made huge steps to becoming a top 6 team imo.

  • 9 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    YCMIU

    Fair point, if the club is ambitious we can keep hold of decent players.

  • 10 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    I’d take Mitrovich over Austin all day, even if it’s a stepping stone.
    He’s worth his fee, Austin is overpriced.

    Not saying I wouldn’t take both.

  • 11 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Bugger it croftus?? Bugger it?????? We’re talking about Mike’s dosh here mate!!!!! We don’t say bugger it, spend it on top players etc. etc!!!! Unbelievable. Harrumph. BandB is right, the window isn’t open and the door is closed. That settles it then, they’re not coming to us.

  • 12 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Both optimate???? Both???? Please refer to 11. Unbelievable.

  • 13 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    G2

    “The window’s open, but the door is closed.”
    Very good.

  • 14 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Tfl

    Yep. Even cabaye gave us a season and a half of good play before he played his huffy-frenchman card

  • 15 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    G2

    Sorry I was day dreaming

  • 16 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Mashley is Mr Krabbs.

    SpongeCharnley!!!! Stop spendin’ aaal me moneyy laaad!

  • 17 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    @11 g2

    lol my bad >.<

    @10 op

    you have a very good point there.

  • 18 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    During the meeting ,it could be lost in translation championship/champions league ,sounds similar!!

  • 19 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Marc

    Squidward plays on the right wing

  • 20 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    This is getting out of hand. Calm down you lot. Soothing music, subdued lighting. Now massage your scalps. Take some deep breaths. There is a player coming in before the end of the window. His last name begins with a K. That’s all I can say for now…..

  • 21 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    OP

    Yeah i had not forgotten the fact Mr Tentacles plays for us. 😀

  • 22 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Kermit?

  • 23 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    @20 g2

    robbie keane it is then >.<

  • 24 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    a third of nufc season tickets unsold ! hahahahaha

    lack of trust from fans me thinks ! i wonder why ?

  • 25 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Croftus

    Austin did well last year but he only has a year on his contract, the fact he’s English has bumped the price up.

    Mitrovich is much younger has also been banging them in (more convincingly IMO) he’s done it in CL. Big clubs are already keeping a eye on him, if coached properley we could end up with a superstar in a cpl years.

    They’re both a risk IMO, both are roughly the same price, I think Mitrovich is the no brainer but others will see it different. I would be disappointed if we passed him up for Austin.

  • 26 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    G2
    He’s not going down the Keegan route again ffs!!

  • 27 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Croftus

    Where’s that season ticket info from?

  • 28 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Now if QPR were loaning us Austin and paying half his wages I could see us accepting that offer…..

  • 29 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    We are 5-6 favsa to sign Austin & Van Ginkel and 3/1 to sign Abdennour

    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/sky-bet-updated-newcastle-transfer-odds-for-9-players/

  • 30 Sir Eric // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Mitrovic vs Austin.

    Problem with Mitrovic is he has a very poor attitude. He would need coaching and mentoring as well. If we have Steve Black coming in, this lad is gonna need some special attention.

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    No…. but that’s very close mick mate @26. Think of another ex-player of ours. Has a very funny name. Was a striker of sorts. Fits our wage bill perfectly…..

  • 32 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    @25 op

    i agree with you but still wouldnt be upset if we signed austin instead of mitrovic as i think a fair few of us dream of the shearer mark 2 of england !

    prob not gonna happen but we have always been dreamers.

    if it was based purely on the club and not club/country for me i would 100% agree mitrovic would be better value and prob player for us.

  • 33 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    @27 op

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/newcastle-united/11706929/A-third-of-Newcastle-season-tickets-unsold.html

  • 34 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    G2 loan Austin?? hahaha

  • 35 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Hahahaha

    G2… does he also make appearences on this blog, and his favorite player is paul scharner, by any chance???

  • 36 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Those are all excellent guesses lads but all unfortunately wrong…. This is a top, top player who knows how to put his boots on the right feet. Right then, now more hints!!! Harrumph.

  • 37 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Or is it just kuqi

  • 38 overtheline // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    At last !! A day with gnerally good natured craic and very little wummage – it looks much better with two Ms .

    For the first time in many moons I am convinced Ian Cathro is going to be first class. He really did achieve at Dundee Utd. He brought Ryan Gauld through as a player and Gauld said Cathro as one of the biggest influences on his career. My guess is he’ll take the up and coming first team guys from the development squad under his wing. If anybody wanted a young up and coming and exciting coach then Cathro is the man. He has a good track record for someone so young and is a professional coach not an ex- player – so a different mould. There’s another guy who worked at Rio Ave who’s not turned out too bad as a coach who never had a glittering playing career. He is going to be in a different class to the old brigade. Hopeful times.

  • 39 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    @31 g2

    harry Kane ? 😉 he fits our wage structure doesnt he ? surely we can get him for 3mil !

  • 40 overtheline // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    * first time in many moons really excited about the Toon

  • 41 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    I mean no more hints there! You’re getting warmer YCMIU mate but I shouldn’t be telling you that should I?

  • 42 Tsunki // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Lindy posted this on the previous article

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/06/boycott-bites-mike-ashley-nufc-season-ticket-sales-revealed/

    Ah but it’s only small potatoes to Mike. I’m sure they’ll fill up in match day with hungry fans getting their fill of Willo etc squaring up to the mighty Bournemouth.

  • 43 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Croftus & Op
    Why not get both Austin and Mitrovic
    Sounds good to me !!

  • 44 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    I like your thinking overtheline @38. I’m working myself into a proper frenzy as well!!!! Huzzah!!!!!

  • 45 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Over the line

    When i created the word,i tried it both ways, i went with one ‘m’ but am still unsure what looks best.
    Wumage
    Wummage

    I suppose with one ‘m’ with the normal rules of english, it may be pronounced woomage. So maybe you are right

  • 46 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Just Kuqi YCMIU??? Just Kuqi?????

  • 47 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 29, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Just Kuqi,G2

    My ‘whelm’ has nothing above it when he is mentioned.

    It does have a lot under it though.

  • 48 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    @43 mick

    lol aye…is it a bird ?….is it a plain ?….nope its ashleys wallet !

  • 49 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Unbelievable. Mike waits to surprise us with top, top players like Hoochi Kuqi and it falls completely flat! Harrumph.

  • 50 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Well, I’ve got to get back to planning the routes for the celebration parades for next season. With all the silverware that’s coming in I’m going to be extremely overworked this summer. Harrumph.

  • 51 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    G2
    Breaking news!!
    Ashley backtracks on promises,can’t afford the diesel for the opentop bus !!

  • 52 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    I wonder if Ash could just smoothly go through the gears and solve the problem with money?

    Wednesday will see the transfer window officially open. It is the first day of pre-season training.
    It will be Siem de Jong’s first anniversary at the club, and not far short of Cabella’s.
    Perez and Colback were snapped up in early June.

    This year we have no momentum.
    The players don’t even know who will be taking them for training in around 36 hours time.

    Last year we could be sold as a club technically within touching distance of Europe (just one more push, eh?)
    This year we are a team who’s 15th place finish massively flattered us.
    And no evidence yet that talk of Europe was a new leaf rather, than a fig-leaf to end protest and combat dwindling interest.

    If you haven’t renewed yet, don’t change until they do.
    They are playing Russian Roulette with our love for the club.

  • 53 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    The club only has it’s self to blame over season tickets.

    It’s nice to see people making a stand

  • 54 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Has the Wolfsburg chairman been listening to G2?

    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/klaus-allofs-bas-dosts-valuation-by-newcastle-is-laughable/

  • 55 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    No way Dost is worth more than £8-£9 million

  • 56 Lindisfarne // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Telegraph article on Season Ticket sales:
    “”Despite the large number of season tickets still for sale according to their own website, a Newcastle spokesman said the number of renewals was “comparable” to last season, when there was a fall of just 6%””

    That is my query answered; a lot more fans are not falling for the bullsh#t this year. Unless that 6% was the entire ST unsold for the season and it is likely there are some that will be still sucked in when new players start coming in.

  • 57 Lindisfarne // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    ToonFromLeeds

    Not read the article yet, but that link could be for any NUFC target.

  • 58 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    We appear to be habitually valuing players at about a third below the going rate.
    Just in the “insulting offer” territory. What reason could there be for this?
    Are we doing the same with wages?
    And what other enticements does Charnley now have in his arsenal other than “but Mr Ashley wants……?”
    We are in danger of becoming a stepping stone to Southampton and Swansea rather than top clubs, while those clubs become the stepping-stone for players with their eyes on Chelsea and City.

  • 59 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Chickens coming home to roost ,you fat barsteward !!
    Release the money now ffs ,or face the wrath first game!

  • 60 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Bandb
    Don’t forget Bournemouth from the list

  • 61 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    @55 tfl

    if its bas dost or no signing at all i would be screaming at the end of the window that we should have paid 15mil for him than get nothing !

    a players worth what a club is willing to pay and from what i understand a few clubs are in for him at around 12mil.

    better value lies in mitrovic and austin imo but will they want or end up coming to us ? i can see our options being narrowed down and unless we have another goofy who’s desp to come to us we will have to pay over the odd’s to be attractive to the better players imo or someone else will do.

  • 62 Lindisfarne // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    croftus5678 @8

    I would go along with that. If the Club spent a considerable amount of money but only on two outstanding players, I would take that as a sign of ambition.

  • 63 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    You sad kernts still rattling on about the same shite?

  • 64 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Heart stops with fear……..

  • 65 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Hello RRD you chump.

  • 66 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Lindisfarne
    Too True

    Croftus
    Would much prefer Mitrovic or Austin

  • 67 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    it’s a bit strange as i should be looking at austin/mit ect as being the exciting targets ! but after our dismal years i just want our cb’s sorted once and for all so i’m more intrested in the cb targets

  • 68 Lindisfarne // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    mickalfas

    I think you will find we shall struggle to compete with Bournemouth financially, as they have not had the burden of maintaining a PL position. Plus their local Academy lads will of course have far more aptitude for the tactical elements of the game, commanding better fees and generating greater income. There have also been unsubstantiated reports of Eddie Howe attempting to turn back the tide, shouting “When your the King, you can do anything!”

  • 69 Oldgit1 // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    @ toon from Leeds , why are you promoting nufcdigest stories on eds blog? Why isn’t it on newsnow. Just interested.

  • 70 John Tudor // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    surprise surprise no-one inbound

  • 71 overtheline // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    YCMIU

    Wummage…. Worzel Gummage… rummage.. Y’are allowed 2Ms if ye want

  • 72 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Oldgit I’m not promoting it, it’s a site I follow, just like to aid to conversation

  • 73 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    @66 tfl

    oh i completely agree but given the choice of us or say chelsea who would you join considering the wage and silverware ect ! if we want to sign chamions league players we need to either be very lucky / act and take advantage of problems or offer them more than what they currently get or are offered imo.

    mitrovic is out of our class range imo (really hope we get him though) austin is almost out of our range and dost is imo just in range and the lower class of the 3.

    all 3 will improve us but try for mitrovic you should know fast if he’s interested or not then move on dont waste time.

  • 74 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Lindisfarne

    it must also be pointed out that Eddie Howe is a talented and upcoming manage, he’s destined for great things

  • 75 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Croftus

    Mitrovic has said he’s not ready for Chelsea so we could be used as a stepping stone

  • 76 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    John
    Be a bit more optimistic ,we’ve almost ,,probably if you can believe the rumours got Ian Cathro over the line !!

  • 77 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    @75 tfl

    would be great if we can offer whats needed to snap the lad up fast before anyone else shows interest then !

  • 78 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Croftus

    It would prove some ambition if that would happen

  • 79 Lindisfarne // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    ToonFromLeeds

    Is that ‘manage’ with two ms’?

    Sorry I will get my tongue out of my cheek and get something to eat, I am a bit light headed and making even less sense than the little I normally achieve.

  • 80 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    @78 tfl

    yeah.

    it takes 1 season to become a champions league club with the right players in the team all at once and not 3 players this season 6 the next ect ect with some luck.

    if it was to come together all at once we wouldnt be a stepping stone club and these players may think about staying with us for once.

  • 81 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Lindisfarne
    Never mind about Eddie Howe ,just how are we going to cope with the weather in Bournemouth, its like tropical down there ,even compared to QPR lol

  • 82 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Lindisfarne
    I mean’t manager lol

    Croftus
    Like your thinking, any chance Mashers can think like that?

  • 83 Spellcheck // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Mmmmmmmmm. That enough m’s?? Mitrovic over Austin for me. Latter over priced.

  • 84 toonincheek // Jun 29, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    If we want to set up a deal for Mitrovic that could be
    attractive to him, then include a £20m buyout clause
    should a CL team come for him.
    Then he knows that if he establishes himself with us,
    he would be able to negotiate a way out to a CL club.

  • 85 will die for the toon army // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    If we r to keep Toite and Cisse. All we need r 4 new players which aint hard.

    Centre Defender,Attacking winger, Attacking Midfilder and Stricker.
    Thauvin – 14m
    Cabaye – 5m (2 year loan deal)
    Charlie Austin – 15m
    Matip – 10m

    45m spent which we have in e bank. NOT TOO MUCH NEEDED.

  • 86 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    is there an amount confirmed on what our transfer budget is yet ?

    everytime i hear something it gets lower !

  • 87 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Toonincheek
    Perfect mate ,better than signing Riviere for example ,with no resale value ,and why not £30m

  • 88 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Croftus
    £12.95 Inc vat at the last guess,including wages!!

  • 89 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    @88 mick

    lol fsir enough !

    bet ash cant wait till he’s 60 for his free bus pass and over 60’s discount card

  • 90 hibbit // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    will die for the toon ……………if think its that simple ya MAD ………what about players out of form ….. injuries….. players not up to speed…… suspensions…. do you want me to go on

  • 91 jimiley // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    A third of the season tickets are unsold. That means that there are still a lot of fools.

  • 92 John Tudor // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    deluded simple fools nothing will change under this tyrant

  • 93 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Good day TFL and G2 have not been on in a awhile. hope all is well with you men.

  • 94 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    i see we are still trying to get over the great wall of China to sign someone….hopefully soon!!!

  • 95 nightfa11 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Berahino 15
    Cabaye 5
    Abdennaur (or w/e hes called) 10 + rivi
    Mitrovic or austin 15
    Konoplyanka free

    If we manage to get those wed be flying..But we probably wont 😛

  • 96 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    This is a weird situation going from Fat Mike announcing we where to take over the EPL and world… to no word out of the team, free agents, tranfers, etc??!!

    What a FAT K%NT!

  • 97 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    BigB

    not bad, yourself?

  • 98 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    TFL, just living the dream…working like a dog so i can give it back to the government!!!!YAH! and then being a NUFC fan…well you understand that! LOL!

    But hey got the health everything else you deal with!.

  • 99 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    True Big B

    Regarding the Toon I gotta feeling there will be a lot of movement this week

  • 100 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    TFL…any good news…or should i say, any hopeful news?

  • 101 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    We can all hope TFL!!

  • 102 Oldgit1 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Nice to see that my sacrifice in not renewing my season ticket is appreciated, although to be fair it was not much to sacrifice with the standard of football I had to watch. I despise the owner and lee charnley. There is not a another club in the premiership that has to put up with the contempt that this club has shown to their supporters . The total lack of communication, the secrecy. The behind closed doors attitude. The proven lies told. The whole club stinks and I for one has chosen not to renew. I previously gave the club the ultimatum of wanting to see some decent players signed by the 5th July or my money will be going on a month long cruise. It’s in their court now. A doubt they will care. A lone voice perhaps but there are others who have not renewed. I salute you.

  • 103 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    OLDgit1, by the looks of it you will be going on a nice cruise!!! enjoy!

  • 104 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    BigB

    Mitrovic doesn’t want to go to Chelsea so he could be ours

  • 105 BigB75 // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    TFL… i guess we could use him!

  • 106 mickalfas // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Oldgit
    Just heard Ashley has bought the cruise line ,all that’s available is doing laps around oil rigs in the north sea ,watching sports direct propaganda 24 hours a day free SD mug when you get back to N shields
    If you wish to watch the game ,need to buy a season ticket !!

  • 107 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    At least Vurnon is going to try

    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/newcastle-uniteds-vunon-anita-pledges-to-prove-himself-as-he-prepares-for-pre-season/

  • 108 overtheline // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    well said oldgit !

  • 109 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    BigB

    I’d say we need 2 strikers and 2 Cb

  • 110 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Have we signed Shefki Kuqi yet? We’ve got to get on with it before someone else grabs him. Unbelievably slow getting wor Kuqi’s over the line. Harrumph. I’m warning you lot now that we could be in for a very mediocre season unless we get Kuqi!!!!

  • 111 musomag // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Genuinely pleased to see the Kangaroo Court sessions seems to be nearing an end folks. It would be nice to get down to ‘chatting’ about transfers again one day but I appreciate how riled everyone has been.
    I agree that some of us are sensing a lot of movement at the club this week, such a shame the owner & board are still happy to leave us all paranoically bickering and guessing about what might happen next…I thought Bob Moncur might have diluted the smokescreen a little bit. Let’s see what happens.

  • 112 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    We also still have to sort out the whole dancing poodle issue! I mean enough is enough! Harrumph.

  • 113 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    TFL

    Piss off you parasitical little worm. Get a proper job and stop trying to leech off the hard work of others.

  • 114 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    There will be a lot of movement at the club this week musomag mate. Unfortunately it will be bowel movement. Lee got hold of some cheap vindaloo. 🙁

  • 115 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    musomag,

    Yes, it is nice to have an evening of peace, isn’t it?

    Thank you for your heroic efforts to bring it about.

    It just happened by magic did it?

    Creep.

  • 116 Jail for Ashley // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Can anyone give me an update on the latest trollgate, I can’t get wifi during the day.

  • 117 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    G2 I hope it’s more than bowel movements

  • 118 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    “parasitic little worm” sounds a lot like Jane from Benwell. It couldn’t be could it?

  • 119 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    How do you know who is a WUM and who isn’t these days BandB mate? I’m finding it more and more difficult to keep track. I need help. Harrumph.

  • 120 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    It is more than bowel movements TFL mate. It’s also retching uncontrollably. Those vindaloos can contain hidden surprises.

  • 121 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    I can’t help you with trollgate Jail mate but I can bring you up to date on Kuqigate. We haven’t got him in yet. Very disappointing.

  • 122 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    RRD

    thank you for your “Benwell” esc put down, if I wasn’t disabled and having to have surgeries every few months I would love to get out and work but obviously you don’t know this. Think before you speak you horrible piece of work

  • 123 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    RRD,

    I have knitted a scarf waiting while waiting for you to return.

    Are you Oddbod Junior from Carry On Screaming? He has the same facial expressions as Stevie Taylor, y’know!

    Did you regenerate when another troll’s ear fell off?

    Anyway, I haven’t time to waste on waiting on your lightning patter…or that of the Gentlemens’ Relish Brigade like musomag.

    Nighty night.

  • 124 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    ooh lovely image G2 thankyou

    Kuqigate is that the shop in the Simpsons?

  • 125 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    We salute ourselves as well oldgit mate. Although it is awkward to do so. I sometimes poke meself in the eye. Harrumph.

  • 126 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Pay no heed to him TFL mate. There’s one under every bridge mate. Beermonkey and I plan to pee in their back pockets without warning. Harrumph.

  • 127 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    G2

    Listen for the sound of their knuckles dragging.

  • 128 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    G2
    I try not to and try not to bite but he angered me. I Shall refrain from interacting with the imbeciles.

  • 129 Spellcheck // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Well said Toon from Leeds.

  • 130 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    BigB we need many players mate. We are desperate. We will take your unwashed, your gravy stained, and your non-athletic types. Please send your list to:
    Mr. Lee Charmless
    Senior Surviving Pinhead
    Newcastle (Oh the shame of it) United.

  • 131 Spellcheck // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Oldgit, highly recommend the Caribbean cruise.

  • 132 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Thankyou spellcheck, terribly sorry if I got off on the wrong foot with you earlier.

  • 133 musomag // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    On the other hand…business as usual it seems

  • 134 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    I highly recommend the Greek Turnabout Cruise. You get on the ship, which remains in dock due to lack of fuel, then they take all your money and escort you back off the ship. Actually the Greek situation looks a bit terrifying if the dominoes start to fall elsewhere.

  • 135 Jail for Ashley // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Could anybody be so kind as to tell me what’s been happening together.

  • 136 Jail for Ashley // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    together ? today regarding the troll

  • 137 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    musomag,

    You weren’t complaining about the trolling.
    You were whinging about the “kangaroo courts.”
    Creep.

  • 138 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    4 singnings on wednesday !

    thauvin
    matip
    mitrovic
    abdonnour

    i just got back from the delorian trip 5 mins ago 😉

  • 139 Spellcheck // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    No worries, broad shoulders I have but thanks. I initiated by just being a silly sausage.

  • 140 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    G2
    I don’t fancy the North Africa to Italy cruise either looks a little rough. If things do go tits up in Greece, do you think there are any players in the Greek leagues on the cheap?

  • 141 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    As far as players are concerned Jail mate according to the bookies we are favourites to sign Austin again but he’s on his honeymoon so we’ll have to wait a bit. I don’t believe any of the other rumours.

  • 142 musomag // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    I make no apologies to anyone, especially not a blog bully

  • 143 Spellcheck // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    If only croftus Agree with that list mind.

  • 144 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Can I just ask what is meant by a Kangaroo Court when it attains to this blog?

  • 145 OneAlanShearer // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Berahino – just don’t see us paying what they want.
    Cabaye doesn’t fit our signing policy
    Abdennaur – love it to be true but think he will go elsewhere.
    Bas dost – I doubt we will pay what they want
    Konoplyanka will probably go elsewhere.

    Of all the signings we’ve been linked to I doubt any of the linked defenders will happen.
    The one midfielder I want most is wijnaldum.
    But of the strikers we’ve been linked to I hope we get both of Mitrovic and austin.

  • 146 BandB // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Well I prefer to stand where and for what I stand for musomag, than where you slink.

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

    Croftus

    Please let that be true

  • 148 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Joel Matip is our man
    I can feel it my water
    Apparently SM has been phoning everyone he knows in German asking about his , attitude, physique ,esprit de corps , and generally if he’s a good fit for the EPL.

    http://www.90min.com/de/posts/2305752-fc-schalke-04-newcastle-united-lasst-bei-joel-matip-nicht-locker

    Reposting because of wumage

  • 149 Spellcheck // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Name them Musomag.

  • 150 Jail for Ashley // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    G2,
    Cheers but given up on the football till august, more interested in what’s been happening on here

  • 151 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    How about a sneaky bid for Nikos Anastopoulos? He’s only 57 and in tip top condition. Right in our price range as well.

  • 152 musomag // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    I can see that, you stand for being a bully. Typical coward

  • 153 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    G2
    you could making a killing as a comedian lol

  • 154 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Germany even

  • 155 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    It makes for a difficult rehash Jail mate. A lot of hurt feelings, some mud slinging, and a few threats. But we are making progress on Shefki Kuqi!!!! The most exciting news of all.

  • 156 Jail for Ashley // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    croftus, that would make me quite happy

  • 157 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Jib
    my german isn’t too good but from what I’ve read it seems McClaren has upped his bid for Matip, am I correct?

  • 158 Jail for Ashley // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    is the young fan from Burnley who isn’t young the guy whose been taking the pi$$ out of my crumpled face for the last three weeks.

  • 159 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Croftus is an uncontrollable optimist Jail mate. 😆

  • 160 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    or we could end up with

    thauvin–downing
    mitrovic-crouch
    matip-skrtel
    abdennour-vlaar

    prem experiance 😉

  • 161 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Reposting because of suspected Mackem Wumage (can mackem be adjectival ?)

    Looks like it’s not just Charlie Austin that we are buying from QPR
    Mauricio Isla the Chilean wingback , as well , may be coming (another wingback!) according to calciomercato (they were the only website to forecast Janmaat last Summer )

    http://calciomercato-juve.it/calciomercato-juventus-isla-in-inghilterra

  • 162 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Just out of curiosity why would we be after Matip? He’s a defensive MF isn’t he? We’re a little worse off at several other positions such as striker and CB and winger.

  • 163 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    G2
    Matip is a centre back

  • 164 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    but he can play dm

  • 165 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    aye cb g2 ! he can play dm but his main position is cb.

  • 166 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Or quite possibly:
    Mitorvic – Kuqi
    Abdennour – Bassong
    Thauvin – Willy Snippet
    Much cheaper approach. Highly favoured by Mike and Lee.

  • 167 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    TfL
    whether it is SM or Charnley you have the gist
    Apparantly we are like a terrier with a rat.
    In the words of Bob Mortimer we won’t let it lie

  • 168 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Jib Isla was on loan at QPR so we’d be buying him from Juventus but I can’t see us buying a 27 year old wing back when we have Janmaat

  • 169 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    or was it Vic Reeves / Jim Moir ?

  • 170 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    @167 g2

    well kuqi better than river
    bassong better than williamson
    and if we found someone called willy snippet i’d bet my house on him being better than obertan 😉

  • 171 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Well he’s big enough to be a CB at 6’4″. But what is our bid? Are we including the full picnic basket this time? Wine, cheese, a loaf of bread, grapes etc. etc. Because that’s the kind of bid that we rarely make for obvious reasons.

  • 172 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Matip would be a good signing for Ashley he;s young and if he turns out well he’d be sold for a massive profit

  • 173 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    G2
    about £10 million it’s believed

  • 174 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    G2
    Serious Q
    Are you within reasonable driving distance from Wisconsin ?

  • 175 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Negative Jib. I live in southern BC. It’s a long way away.

  • 176 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    I’ve met Vic Reeves, he;s from Morley in Leeds, smashing fella

  • 177 Jail for Ashley // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Jeff,
    WUMS ???

  • 178 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    @172 g2

    we bid £2 pw pocket money a bag of tootie fruits and a clean sheet bonus of a sherbert dip which he’s apparently seriously considering !

    only thing holding back the deal is ashley has offered his club a box of sports direct underpants ! …..there all size extra small though 🙁

  • 179 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    pmsl Croftus

  • 180 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Shame G2
    Milwaukee is a fine place
    Nice people nice atmosphere and if you like lager it is heaven on earth

  • 181 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Well lads I have to go re-tool my flange housings now.

  • 182 armchair fan // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    YCMIU

    That spongebob comment cracked me up lad

  • 183 croftus5678 // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    @182 g2 cyas buddy

  • 184 GeordieTwo // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    If I’m ever in Milwaukee I’ll look you up jib.

  • 185 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    “flange housings” ?

  • 186 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Having said that
    Vancouver is better lol

  • 187 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    I don’t live in Milwaukee
    Simon Cowe ex Lindisfarne is a relative and does home brewing in Ontario

  • 188 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    did micro brewing I should say

  • 189 geordieboy83 // Jun 29, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Alan dzagoev, 2 years ago no chance, could be possible now

  • 190 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Hibbit

    You still around?

    The hotel you mentioned where Schteeve and his staff booked in, you didn’t get the other names did you?

  • 191 overtheline // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Why would we want to buy Thauvin ?

    We have a very similar £10m+ player in Cabella who hasn’t been played in his best position, has been poorly coached, and hasn’t fully settled into the EPL.

    We have a shiny new coaching set up including several people motivators and probably (hopefully) a much more attacking style and technical setup. If SM, IC and Steve can’t get Remy to up his game consistently then sell the guy – but he’s shown his gifts in patches and needs to work consistently at that level if he wants an international career. I would give him time to settle with the new coaehes. Then if he can’t hack it – get rid.

  • 192 optimistic prime // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Overtheline

    I agree, we also have Aaron’s who should push on next year and even young Roberts may get a cpl subs/games.

    We’re desperate for a CB in reality two and the same with strikers, wingers can wait.

  • 193 Belfast // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Tonight Matthew I’m going to be Riverie Run dry, Muso mag, and Spellcheck.

    Good show tonight Jeff.

    *applause*

  • 194 musomag // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    To be perfectly honest I can’t knock you for that stance but not having read or witnessed any of the stuff that’s gone on doesn’t make me a legitimate target for bullying. Whenever I got the rare chance to check in there always seemed to be a lot of paranoid accusations, bickering and judging going on…I had no idea what it was all about but with Ed nowhere to be seen the term kangaroo court actually seemed quite appropriate. It was’t directed at you but if you need to attack me to feel better about the situation then go for it

  • 195 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    OP
    They were
    Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, then yersel Sneezy and Hibbit known as Dopey

  • 196 musomag // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Seriously Belfast are you actually accusing me now? Really?

  • 197 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Belfast where is the dry ice?

  • 198 musomag // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    ….probably floating up Gt Victoria Street

  • 199 Jib // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Belfast
    Do you actually believe Tsunki / BandB !!!
    (there is no symbol for gasps in astonished incredulity)
    And here’s me thinking you had a headpiece on you !!!!

  • 200 welshgeordie9 // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Still no news from the club, what a load of crap.

  • 201 lesh // Jun 29, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Ah, it’s Monday and bids are being reported.

    So, does that mean that friend Charnley has been on holiday while other clubs are signing up players and is now thinking about buying players we so desperately need?

    If he has been away, he ought to be sacked!

  • 202 Sav // Jun 30, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    Mashley may fancy he pulled off a PR coup with his ‘impromptu’ stage-managed appearance on Sky just a few weeks ago and expect the season tickets to roll in as a consequence. However, as the pundits start to analyse teams’ prospects for 2015/16 season and again before our first televised games, they are going to show that clip again, and again, and again. And the pundits will have to acknowledge that once again, cut-price Mike has sold the nation a pack of BS again, only this time its on tape. Mashley doesn’t like interviews, but he’s not going to like this one because it will be shown over and over before every Newcastle match if he doesn’t deliver on his promise.




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