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Newcastle In Move For Top Argentine International Midfelder

5:14 pm, Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 226 Comments

There’s a report TuttoMercatoWeb.com today that Newcastle are interested in signing Argentine International Sevilla central midfield star Ever Banega.

Ever is a very good technical player who started his career with Boca Juniors, and came through the Youth Academy at the South American club and made his debut when he was just 18 years old.

After playing 28 games for Boca over two seasons he was quickly spotted for his great ability – he is a superb passer of the ball – and was signed by Valencia in 2008, where he played for five years before signing for Sevilla last August, for an undisclosed fee.

Ever Banega

Ever Banega – Sevilla central midfield player

He has played 34 times for Argentina after making his debut back in February 2008 when he started the game in a 5–0 friendly win over Guatemala.

Banega won an Olympic medal in 2008 in Beijing with Argentina, and appeared in two Copa America tournaments, helping the team to the final of this years tournament, when the lost 4-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw after extra time.

According to the Italian report Sevilla want a fee of €13M (£9.1M) for Banega, who is a very good technical player, and it seems Newcastle are offering him around £40K/week on a four year contract to come to Tyneside.

But the Argentine is an excellent  play-maker and could fit in well with newly arrived Georginio Wijnaldum, who could be deployed further upfield.

The Argentine can certainly offer some additional class in Newcastle’s midfield, which Steve McClaren is pushing for at his new club.

He played 185 games at Valencia scoring 11 goals with 30 assists over five seasons,  and last season at Sevilla he scored three goals with our assists in 49 total appearances.

In May, Banega started for Sevilla in the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final defeat of FC Dnipro at Poland’s National Stadium, when they won 3-2 and he was named Man of the Match.

That was Sevilla’s fourth Europa League win – a record.

He’s an interesting and exciting target for Newcastle, and maybe he is one of the players head coach Steve McClaren says we are close to signing?

But will he want to give up European football to come to Newcastle, that’s the question.

We’ll see.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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




226 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    BandB

    Alan Pardew? 😀

  • 2 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Top Argentine MF!!! We need a top Argentine MF now that Jonas is gone!!! This is beautiful!!!! And you lot were saying we needed strikers and CB’s…..Harrumph.

  • 3 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Yet….another…..fcuking…..MIDFIELDER.

    DEEEE FENNNNN DERRRRRS Penfold!

  • 4 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    We will never part with wor Belgian midget strikers scottoon mate. Out of the question….Harrumph. After all we can pay them under the table…..

  • 5 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Deep lying MF’s YCMIU mate. Sweeper MF’s… you clearly haven’t understood the Penfold strategy…..

  • 6 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Newcastle still in for Mitrovic apparently
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-united-transfers-magpies-still-9663962

  • 7 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    I hate to bring this up again but why are midgets so good at writing short stories???

  • 8 scottoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Word out of the US is that Johnny Cochrane is available on free. Top, top defender…..according to OJ.

    Of course he’s no MF so he might not fit our transfer policy.

  • 9 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    BandB

    They take a break in a 2 part season to play their version of the FA cup in the States .
    Their fitness levels don’t drop .
    They are playing nothing like preseason friendlies .

    You said
    “Jib
    I don’t follow this.
    It seems their season runs over more or less the same period as ours and that they are also playing pre-season friendlies.”

    I could see your eyelashes fluttering as you were thinking (got the bastid !!!)

    You were clearly wrong
    If you backtrack any more you’ll get a speeding ticket in reverse gear.

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    I think its prnfild who doesnt get it. He doesn’t understand what very deep lying MFs are,so if we tell him they are defenders,he might pick up a few dddms.

  • 11 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Can Mitrovic play in the MF King mate? Is he aware of our tactics? Does he like MF play??? I think we need to know before proceeding any further…

  • 12 scottoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Relieved about the Belgians, G2 mate. Their low wages keep them under the radar.

  • 13 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    And Robert Kardashian scottoon!!! He’s a top defender!! Oh wait….he’s dead so that might have to be taken into consideration….re-working wor low bid for him now…..

  • 14 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Mexico league Starts at the end of this month. It ended in May. They are, indeed, playing freindlies. You can tell because Atlas’ record (check underneath their name on 25th july)is 0-0-0. That means there have been no games. Hence the season is starting at the end of july, not long before ours.

  • 15 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    GeordieTwo probably not lol, we need defenders though

  • 16 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Arrghhhh scottoon. Low flying Belgians….beautiful.

  • 17 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Have you ever been short changed by a Belgian midget scottoon??

  • 18 scottoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Nah mate, but I did change my shorts whilst in Brussels when I was very small.

    Does that count.

  • 19 scottoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I believe that a dead Kardashian is still far more expensive than wor Willo. We can still go in with a cheeky low bid, or maybe a straight swap deal?

  • 20 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Jib

    Their Liga Mx season ended on May 17 with the second leg of a play-off with Guadalajara.
    Their Copa Libertadores campaign began in February and ended with defeat and elimination on April 22.
    The first Copa MX game of the year is on July 29. after the new season starts.
    As anyone who checks can see.
    Being rude doesn’t make you right.
    I’m finished with this now. Anyone who chooses to believe you, can.

  • 21 calvinzolamakongo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Quality player bargain price they still can’t believe Valencia sold him in Spain and for so cheap prob the best mf in Spain outside the top 3 if deployed properly

  • 22 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    BandB

    It’s blatantly obvious. He even said himself Apatura means opening. People who can read know you are correct.

  • 23 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Thanks Mark.

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Getting back to the importance of MF’s, how many of our last 10 player acquisitions have been MF’s?? Last 20? Just curious about the numbers. Surely 15 of our last 20 incoming have been MF’s? Why???

  • 25 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    I have read on several North American sites that Atlas are late in their pre-season.

  • 26 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    G2

    In all seriousness, it’s getting daft now. We have essentially been ignoring the need for decent CBs for several seasons. It’s almost as if there is a strange phobia. It has to be sorted this summer,surely?

  • 27 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Crucial question vis a vis your experiences in Brussels scottoon mate…..did you find a honey badger when you made that change? I’m still missing one…..Harrumph

  • 28 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    G2

    Correct. Like BandB has been trying to drill into Jib, they start a new season at the end of this month.

  • 29 scottoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    G2 – surprisingly few MF signings relative to other positions according to information on nufc.com.

    In:

    Jan 2011 Hatem Ben Arfa Olympique Marseille £5.75m
    Jan 2011 Alieu Darbo Le Mans Trial
    Jan 2011 Stephen Ireland Aston Villa Loan
    Feb 2011 Shefki Kuqi Unattached Free
    Feb 2011 Tamas Kadar Huddersfield Town Loan ended
    Feb 2011 Matty Grieve Stockport County Loan ended
    Feb 2011 Joan Edmundsson Gateshead Loan ended
    Mar 2011 Ryan Donaldson Hartlepool United Loan ended
    Mar 2011 James Tavernier Gateshead Loan ended
    May 2011 Wayne Routledge QPR Loan ended
    May 2011 Ben Tozer Northampton Town Loan ended
    May 2011 Fraser Forster Celtic Loan ended
    May 2011 Xisco Deportivo La Coruna Loan ended
    Jun 2011 Yohan Cabaye Lille £TBC
    Jun 2011 Demba Ba Unattached Free
    Jun 2011 Sylvain Marveaux Stade Rennes £TBC
    Jul 2011 Mehdi Abeid Unattached Free
    Aug 2011 Gabriel Obertan Manchester United £TBC
    Aug 2011 Davide Santon Inter Milan £TBC
    Aug 2011 Rob Elliot Charlton Athletic £TBC
    Sep 2011 Michael Richardson Leyton Orient Loan ended
    Sep 2011 Ryan Donaldson Tranmere Rovers Loan suspended
    Sep 2011 Phil Airey Hibernian Loan cancelled
    Nov 2011 Ole Soderberg Darlington Loan ended
    Nov 2011 James Tavernier Carlisle United Loan ended
    Nov 2011 Steve Harper Brighton Loan ended
    Dec 2011 Jeff Henderson Gateshead Loan ended
    Dec 2011 Ole Soderberg Chesterfield Loan ended
    Dec 2011 Nile Ranger Barnsley Loan ended
    Jan 2012 James Tavernier Sheffield Wednesday Loan ended
    Jan 2012 Dan Taylor Ashington Loan ended
    Jan 2012 Papiss Demba Cissé SC Freiburg £TBC
    Feb 2012 Phil Airey Gateshead Loan ended
    Mar 2012 Joan Edmundsson Viking Stavanger Released
    Mar 2012 Haris Vuckic Cardiff City Loan ended
    Apr 2012 James Tavernier MK Dons Loan ended
    Apr 2012 Curtis Good Melbourne Heart Trial
    May 2012 Valentin Gjokaj FC Luzern Trial
    May 2012 Christophe Lowinsky Olympique Marseille Trial
    May 2012 Nile Ranger Sheffield Wednesday Loan ended
    May 2012 Alan Smith MK Dons Loan ended
    May 2012 Fraser Forster Celtic Loan ended
    May 2012 Romain Amalfitano Stade De Reims Signed
    Jul 2012 Gael Bigirimana Coventry City Signed
    Jul 2012 Curtis Good Melbourne Heart Signed
    Aug 2012 Vurnon Anita Ajax £6.7m
    Jan 2013 Mathieu Debuchy Lille £5m tbc
    Jan 2013 Paul Dummett St. Mirren Loan ended
    Jan 2013 Marcus Maddison Blyth Spartans Loan ended
    Jan 2013 Michael Riley Blyth Spartans Loan ended
    Jan 2013 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Montpellier £6.7m tbc
    Jan 2013 Yoan Gouffran Girondins Bordeaux £2m tbc
    Jan 2013 Massadio Haidara AS Nancy £2.5m tbc
    Jan 2013 Moussa Sissoko Toulouse £2m tbc
    Jan 2013 Kevin Mbabu Servette £tbc
    Mar 2013 Jonathan Mitchell Workington Loan ended
    Mar 2013 Curtis Good Bradford City Loan ended
    Mar 2013 Michael Richardson Gillingham Loan ended
    Apr 2013 Brad Inman Crewe Alexandra Loan ended
    Apr 2013 Sammy Ameobi Middlesbrough Loan ended
    Apr 2013 Michael Richardson Birmingham City Trial ended
    Jul 2013 Olivier Kemen Metz £tbc
    Jul 2013 Michael Richardson St. Mirren Trial ended
    Aug 2013 Loic Remy QPR Loan
    Aug 2013 James Tavernier Shrewsbury Town Loan ended
    Aug 2013 Adam Campbell Carlisle United Loan ended
    Sep 2013 Jonathan Mitchell Workington Loan ended
    Oct 2013 Steven Logan Annan Athletic Loan ended
    Jan 2014 Michael Richardson Accrington Stanley Loan ended
    Jan 2014 Dan Gosling Blackpool Loan ended
    Jan 2014 Luuk De Jong Borussis M’Gladbach Loan
    Apr 2014 Curtis Good Dundee United Loan ended
    May 2014 Shane Ferguson Birmingham City Loan ended
    May 2014 Adam Campbell St.Mirren Loan ended
    May 2014 Jonas Gutierrez Norwich City Loan ended
    May 2014 Mehdi Abeid Panathinaikos Loan ended
    May 2014 Romain Amalfitano Dijon Loan ended
    Jun 2014 Ayoze Perez CD Tenerife £tbc
    Jun 2014 Jack Colback Unattached Free
    Jul 2014 Siem De Jong Ajax £tbc
    Jul 2014 Remy Cabella Montpellier £tbc
    Jul 2014 Emmanuel Riviere AS Monaco £tbc
    Jul 2014 Daryl Janmaat Feyenoord £tbc
    Aug 2014 Facundo Ferreyra Shaktar Donetsk Loan
    Aug 2014 Karl Darlow Nottingham Forest £tbc
    Aug 2014 Jamaal Lascelles Nottingham Forest £tbc
    Sep 2014 Adam Campbell Fleetwood Town Loan ended
    Oct 2014 Freddie Woodman Hartlepool United Loan ended
    Nov 2014 Remi Streete Port Vale Loan ended
    Nov 2014 Jonathyn Quinn Blyth Spartans Loan ended
    Dec 2014 Tom Heardman Gateshead Loan ended
    Dec 2014 Adam Campbell Hartlepool United Loan ended

  • 30 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    I agree Mark mate. What is this about? I’ve never heard of a MF fetish over here? Did someone once whisper in Mike’s ear “always go after the midfielders Mike. Remember that, it’s midfielders you’re after. Good lad Mike..” I believe it was Joe Kinnear.

  • 31 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    BandB
    You should have that tatooed on your forehead
    “Being rude doesn’t make you right”

    Ha ha ha ha ha

    Mark lives up to his sycophantic reputation

  • 32 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Scotoon

    And on that entire list, the only ready-to-go CB is Yanga mbiwa…who has been moved on. Somebody up there needs a slap 😀

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    You cheated scottoon mate. That’s more than 20. And I was thinking of first team players. So can you shorten that list to last 20 first team players? I’m probably wrong but I can think of so many….Cabella, Cabaye, Gouffran, Colback, Sissoko, De Jong, Tiote, Abeid, Gosling, Amalfitano, Ferguson, and Bigi all had minutes with the first team.

  • 34 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Oh, and I forgot Obie and Benny.

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Jib, just admit you’re wrong like a manly man would….

  • 36 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Jib

    Sycophantic reputation? Some other nonsensical claptrap you have invented.
    My support of BandB in this instance is because she is blatantly correct. You, as usual, despite being wrong, are still trying to come out of it on top. You seem so keen on winning competitions that you create yourself. It would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.

    Incidentally,I am pretty much always going to take BandBs side over you because of the old lady and bingo jibes. No need for that ageist cr@p.

  • 37 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Another midfielder isn’t needed.

  • 38 CypriotDelight // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Ed cheers for the link to the game – for me it was great to see the Toon playing again. There are pros and cons to take away but it is early doors and I agree that the defence must be a topic of concern 4 SM.

    Best part is AmeriToon got his shirt signed 🙂

  • 39 Graeme // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Just been sent this and thought it should have more exposure!! lol

    Wijnaldum is magic
    He wears a magic hat
    Could’ve signed for sunlun
    But then he said fcuk that
    He wants to be a Geordie
    But comes from Rotterdam
    And if he scores a worldy
    I’ll let him shag my mam

  • 40 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Our toon

    He is needed. SM is going to play 1-8-1 formation!

  • 41 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Greame

    Thats canny. Whats the tune? It almost fits to “my old mans a dustman” appart from the end 😀

  • 42 carl // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Jib
    BandB was spot on. Good to see that she wasn’t influenced by your tone of response and that she used the freedom to form her own opinion. That’s what the blog is all about.

  • 43 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    YCMIU

    Ahaha I don’t mind playing that formation as long as the 1 isn’t Williamson at the back and the other 1 isn’t Riviere upfront

  • 44 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    repost from previous:

    Let’s start a more balanced debate.

    After Steve McClaren, who is the best manager in the league?

    pardew !!!! and wherever carver is, of course….

  • 45 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/aleksander-mitrovic-to-newcastle-united-back-on-but-there-s-condi

    Apparently its about wages ! Its always about money of some sort !! Same with Cabaye , Ba etc its always about money !!

    Begovic just left Stoke to sit on a bench but has almost tripled his wage its not about trophies !

    Is Mitrovic worth more than our wage offer though ? Maybe pay him a little more but you dont want a young lad with far too much money too early look at Balotelli as a bad example of too much too young !!

  • 46 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Our Toon

    DAMN! You have been reading SMs notes…. maybe if we swap them over, play Riviere at the back and willo up front?

  • 47 carl // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    No right or wrong on an opinion but this is factual. BandB was factually correct. Very well researched and credit where credit is due.

  • 48 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Dok

    Check 1st comment… i called Carver 😀

  • 49 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Oops, Pardew*

    I was going to say Carver but he is as yet still unemployed

  • 50 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Mitrovic has been left out of the Anderlecht team for today’s match

  • 51 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Carl

    Careful, you will be accused of having a sycophantic reputation.

  • 52 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Lee

    Yes mitrovic is worth a little more, if we are truly serious about moving onto the next level then we need to pay a little more in both fee and wages!!

  • 53 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Jib 0 – 1 BandB.

    The match was a tussle, however Jib tried a dirty tackle on BandB and she scored with a penalty.
    BandB was awarded the Cup – jib was seen sulking near the corner flag.

  • 54 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Our toon
    I think the 48 hours is up in the morning so i suppose its just about now or never.

  • 55 CypriotDelight // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Was hoping the mitrovic deal was going to work out but it seems as though we are being made to walk over hot coals to prove we are worthy. Shame…..

  • 56 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    YCMIU..

    great minds sir, great minds 😉

  • 57 carl // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Jib
    Talking of foreheads you must use post- it notes that can be removed in the shower and sentiments can be changed to suit one’s mood. Yours seem hugely inconsistent. Lay off the booze and the snack it doesn’t do much for your looks .

  • 58 scottoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    G2 – sorry mate….no honey badgers. You cant import them to Nova Scotia. Archaic thinking, but what can one do?

    And as for my list, well I was always better at cut and paste than editing. Says so on my preschool report cards.

    YCMIU – madness indeed but patience is needed too. It has only been about 5 years that we have been after a CB after all.

  • 59 WLtoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Maclaren seems very confident about getting a new signing over the line this wk ,saying its very close.
    We dont know what is going on behind the scenes,as usual, but maybe he is referring to Matip ,the CB from Schalke.
    I would prefer this to be our focus before a striker,we are desperate in that department its frustrating we are making this a priority.

  • 60 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    YCMIU

    Yeah they are almost up if he’s been given a deadline by us!!

  • 61 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Thats 4 all together…

    Me, G2, carl and Mr Tuff are now the sycophantic reputation gang…..crew…..posse?

    Anyway, we have the reputation of big, grey, floppy eared,long nosed animals… oh hang on…

  • 62 WLtoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    I meant Are,nt making it a priority

  • 63 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Bunga Party

    “Pay that man his money”
    https://youtu.be/1jUBbCgMWmE

  • 64 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Our toon

    I stick my neck out on Monday and said if, by the end of monday, an agreement was not in place, then he wouldnt come. I stick by that. I think in reality he has already decided not to come here. I wont mind being wrong, like, but I cant see it.

  • 65 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    *stuck

  • 66 CypriotDelight // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Agree WLtoon – fingers crossed as always for a CB

  • 67 Online Guy // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    I got up to watch the Match this morning and ….

    Well I could not help but notice the Amount of players we have with Massive big Arse’s ..Sissoko, De Jong, Anita , You could stand a pint on Anita’s Arse ..

    Sorry But I cannot watch a team With Arse’s that size I wont be buying a season ticket .

  • 68 carl // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    On Mac. We need signings and particularly defensive but we also need to believe that Mac can inspire those that under performed last season to exceed most fans pre season expectations.

  • 69 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    I wasn’t in a competition for crowing rights with Jib.
    I didn’t take on his argument to “get the bastid.” either.
    As carl says…different opinions are what the blog is all about.
    You can’t call for tolerance of the views you espouse and censorship of the ones you don’t the same time.
    Any fool can do that.

  • 70 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    OG

    Whether you are serious or not, its funny. Well played.

  • 71 WWSBRD // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    How would he fit with GW?

    GW I expect will sit beside Colback or Tiote with de Jong ahead of them or Cabella. We don’t need another CM I don’t see why we would bring one in

    Seems a daft link to me

  • 72 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    BandB

    My problem with Jib is the way he goes about debating said opinions (although, as carl also said, in this case it was documented fact). He and everyone else has the same right to opinions, but i dont think anyone retains the right to be rude about it.

  • 73 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    I would also add that jin always makes it look like a competition, whether anyone else wants to or not.

  • 74 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    OG

    Having a large gluteus maximus is what made early man a successful hunter. That’s where the stamina is.
    You’ll never meet an African who isn’t proud of their big arse.
    And rightly so 🙂

  • 75 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Well said Carl
    It is actually about Jib 0 BandB 6
    I’ll have you know I get complimented on my looks all the time

  • 76 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Jin? Jib*

  • 77 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    My starting X

    –Anita—- Colb —Sisoko ——Wijnaldum

    ———–Tiote—— Abeid———-

    Gouf ———————————Arrons

    ————-SDJ——-Cabella———

  • 78 carl // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Liverpool have form for wasting transfer fees received . You really don’t know whether you’ve got the better of the deal until the money is spent.
    Our Dutch signing will play better with a higher calibre of player which gives me confidence that a number of quality signings will follow.

  • 79 ShirebrookToon // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    What’s happened to the mitrovic deal? Is that dead in the water now?

  • 80 carl // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Jib
    Nothing too personal. My mother always taught me to treat women with respect . Which includes not patronising them.

  • 81 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    carl

    Well thank you!
    You are such a gent…….

  • 82 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Ok,kind of get the impression I might just have been accused of being patronising. Clearly not my intention, but if it looks that way, sorry. Just thought i was defending what i thought was a obviously correct stand-point.

  • 83 CypriotDelight // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Random question but will anyone be buying the new strip or is that on hold like the STs?

  • 84 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    When is the game?

  • 85 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    *next

  • 86 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    If you mean the Sacremento game
    Sunday morning 4 am Toontime

  • 87 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Yes i did.

    Thanks. Guess i wont be watching that one.

  • 88 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Mark

    Thank you for your support.
    I very much appreciate it.

  • 89 WLtoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    News just out stated that its got nothing to do with playing in europe which is stalling the Mitrovic deal, its to do with money.
    His old man wants more than the 27k a wk after tax that the club are offering.
    Anderleht pay him half that,so Newcastle offering him double is,nt good enough apparently.
    Father Mitrovic wants a slice of the pie by the sounds of it.

  • 90 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    BandB

    You’re welcome. Just as long as it didn’t come over all piers morgan

  • 91 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    ……..

  • 92 Tsunki // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Hello! Sycophant here. I thought I’d just toady about the blog for a while in an ingratiating way, maybe fawn a bit here and there. 🙂

    Oh. Jeff. Will you ever learn? That Acme Company are just taking your money and giving you shoddy goods, for example that Googlotron 2000 is just blowing up in your face. Sad.

  • 93 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Ok… i am going to go ahead and rephrase that….

    As long as it didnt seem like i was being slimey and boot-licky.

  • 94 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Mother,
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mother+from+psycho&client=tablet-android-samsung&biw=962&bih=601&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CBwQsARqFQoTCPXiwsnb3cYCFSWb2wodXPsKYg&norc=1&zx=1436983274906#imgrc=TUvUlE9YNtjhXM%3A

  • 95 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Jfa

    Seems to have lost a bit of weight…

  • 96 ShirebrookToon // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    WLtoon
    Where you hear that from bud?

  • 97 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    WLtoon

    Yeah looks like daddy M is after a decent cut.

  • 98 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Mark,

    Don’t worry. You are also fun to talk to,
    The thought I was being patronised hadn’t occurred to me until carl mentioned that a gentleman would never dream of patronising a lady.

  • 99 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Residents of the Bates Motel – Ian Toon and Carl for starters. Mr Funk, Pushy Pardew as well
    But thats still only one room occupied.

    BATES MOTEL——– Vacancies.

  • 100 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    BandB – if you knew those facts straight off about the Mexican League you were not patronised.
    If you had to research them as suggested – you were patronised.

  • 101 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    BandB

    Thats good to know. I have always found it difficult to express how i mean something to sound, when i only have written words as a tool. I have seen other people on facebook take the most innocent comments and turn them into the nastiest arguments ever seen due to a slight misunderstanding!

  • 102 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Tuff

    Of course I looked them up.
    I also cross-referenced it with four or five different sources to get added validation.
    I know…I should take up bingo…:)

  • 103 CypriotDelight // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Perhaps we are paranoid after everything that has gone on under Ashley but once bitten, twice shy hey…

    I hope for the best and a change of heart but from past experience trust is not easy to come by.

    The board reorganisation keeps me thinking of that quote about reorganisation being the illusion of progress and I can not shake it….

  • 104 WLtoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    @92 Shirebrook.

    It was an article from Sports Witness an hr ago.
    I would,nt be at all surprised if it were true, but the Mitrovic family better be careful or their son might end up at his current club staying on a measly 1M a yr. lol
    Come on now Daddy m, dont get too greedy.

  • 105 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Mr T

    To me it just looks like agreeing rather than patronising, either way.

    Are there set rules on this? :-S

  • 106 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Mark

    I sometimes over-elaborate.
    Carl gave me full credit for researching and using the facts at hand.
    Then seemed to hint that Jib wasn’t guilty of being out-argued, but of being ungallant.

  • 107 ShirebrookToon // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    WLtoon
    Cheers for that mate

  • 108 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Ah right. I see. I’ll catch up eventually 😀

    Anyway,i hear the sound of arriving chinese food. Probably back later.

  • 109 toonicle // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Midfield is literally the only position we DON’T need someone for. Where are the CB’s we need to sign, the LW player, the backup right back or a decent striker?

  • 110 Tsunki // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Jeff is a snide. Disappointing really because for long runs he contributes some interesting factoids. it’s just a shame he can’t resist the urge to be a critical sentinel of the blogs errors and omissions.

  • 111 welshgeordie9 // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    there’s no way mitrovic or Austin are going sign, if that happens I will walk around newcastle naked, that’s about the same odds really, that’s why i think nothing will happen.

  • 112 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Tsunki

    The thing about Jib is that he is the attack dog of those who consider themselves sensible posters.
    The passive-aggresive ones who have label everything they don’t like as moaning.
    If he was just a tadge less aggressive, they’d pluck up the nerve to actual clap him.

  • 113 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    I will try that agin in English.

    Tsunki

    The thing about Jib is that he is the attack dog of those who consider themselves sensible posters.
    The passive-aggressive ones who label everything they don’t like as moaning.
    If he was just a tadge less aggressive, they’d pluck up the nerve to actually clap him.

  • 114 Tsunki // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Ah toonicle. These indeed are the questions that have stalked and prowled man in the darkness like a wraith whose icy fingers tease the spine but upon turning disappears like a shadow, a mist whirling in a breath of oh dammit barbecue sauce on me T shirt that’s not coming out……

  • 115 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    BandB/Mark.
    Somewhat of a fine point I suppose – I would have to say in the first instance I know next to nothing about Mexican football.
    However, my point BandB – there was an automatic/pre- conceived belief that you had to do research in order to answer the question – or put it another way you did not know the answer (without research). An initial presumption that you were without the knowledge and researched it – is I would say patronising, it is exactly that patronising.

  • 116 CypriotDelight // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Welsh no one knows wat will happen and that is the whole issue really – has there been a change of tact or is it all just smoke and mirrors again?

    I hope for players but I also hope to not be in the Toon if you are strutting aboot naked 😉

  • 117 Tsunki // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Bandb thanks agin. 🙂

  • 118 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    As I have said before…I have a three-inch scar across the brow of my nose courtesy of a couple of sensible fans with a thing against “moaners attacking their club.”

  • 119 Tsunki // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    it’s catching isn’t it this nit picking lark?

  • 120 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Well, Tsunki, who decides what’s nit-picking?
    Let me guess…..

  • 121 geordieboy83 // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Evening all

    I understand why people question why we would want banega, however could you imagine a midfield diamond of
    ——————–banega————-
    Sissoko. Wijnaldum
    —————– de Jong —————

    So if we still got 2cbs a striker and banega that’d be good for me, leaving Aaron’s, cabella, tiote, colback in reserve

  • 122 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Mr Tubbs………………………………..OOT
    Penfold…………………………………..OOT
    Patronisers of women…………………OOT
    Those not practising what mama said..OOT
    Mother Bates………………………….OOT
    Residents of the Bates Motel………OOT
    Attack Dogs……………………………OOT

    oops nearly forgot
    Fool from the Valleys………………..OOT.

  • 123 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Anybody with more current knowledge of UK tax regulations able to tell me what 27k after tax equates to gross?

    No idea if those reports are correct, but at the alleged 2million a year gross that is around 38k on the lower tax bracket when I last worked in the UK.

    Pretty poor wage for a star Premier centre forward expected to spearhead a Europe/silverware push.

    Please correct me if my tax calcs are off.

  • 124 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Anyone see SM’s post match interview ?
    One of the points he made that struck a chord with me was this:-
    “I wasn’t happy with our play when we don’t have the ball”
    That has been a pet hate of mine for seasons , whether it’s Obertan watching the bluebirds fly around his enormous heid or Cisse waving to his wives up in the stand , we just don’t work as a team without the ball.

  • 125 welshgeordie9 // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    BandB

    You tell them, you don’t see me Moaning about the moaners.

  • 126 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    I see that the club produced a pronunciation guide for American commentators.
    Link:-
    http://www.thickaccent.com/2015/07/15/newcastle-release-squad-list-for-us-tour-with-player-name-pronunciation-guide/

    Ginis’ name is pronounced :-
    WY-NAL-DUM

  • 127 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    I think its right that we dont offer big wages..If signing turn out to be flops, we wont be able to get rid off them for 5 years.. 2nd contact should be big, when players already prove themselves..

  • 128 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Lilo
    He has been offered €2million p.a.

  • 129 north_country_boy // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Virgil Van Dijk not playing for Celtic tonight – either on way imminently or he doesn’t want to get cup tied for Champions League (which would rule us out) or injured (unlikely)???

  • 130 welshgeordie9 // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Jib

    i wonder if they will do Mars Attack 2 obertan would great in that.

  • 131 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Welshie,

    I never got the feeling you would do GBH to people you disagree with if you got half a chance.
    Or Jib, for that matter.
    The quiet ones are always the worst.

  • 132 AmeriToon // Jul 15, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    If we got Banega I think that would mean the end of Tiote in a toon shirt. He’s a really good player. Would be a great distributor for the offense

  • 133 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    And mitrovic crying cos we offered “only” 2 mio per year..Hes a 20yo kid ffs..

  • 134 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Mister Tuff
    I saw the mockery for that last night on various blogs and tweets.
    However what the thick sods missed was that pronounciation list was for the Hispanic commentators of which there were dozens .
    For example the perfectly ordinary name of Coates is pronounce Ko at ez in Spanish.

  • 135 welshgeordie9 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Why would i want to do GBH on someone just because I didn’t agree with them, not that type of person for a start.

  • 136 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Welshie
    Obertan would save them a fortune in make up

  • 137 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Mister Tuff,
    They’ve dropped a bollock there it’s VY NAL DUM. I lived in Holland and studied the language and you can clearly hear the two Dutch hosts in that link I posted saying VY NAL DUM. Where’s NEWEXPAT MAG.

  • 138 welshgeordie9 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Jib

    Ha ha ha, very good.

  • 139 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Jib,
    2million Euros??? So 1.4 million sterling at todays exchange is that before or after tax? If that is after tax it is less than Rivi is supposedly on. I believe that angle far less if that is the case.

    Nightfa11,
    If you don’t offer decent wages I can guarantee you that most of your signings will turn out to be flops.

  • 140 WWSBRD // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    How much is Rivi meant to be on? I was under the impression he wasn’t on that much

  • 141 Tsunki // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Vynaldum Schmynaldum let’s just go with Gini. Now is that pronounced Jinny, Ginny with a hard ‘g’ or inny with an învïsìblÊ ‘g’……..

  • 142 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    WWSBRD,
    From what I have been told he is on £35/40k. We improved his wages from Monaco, and they were over inflated at that stage due to them being cash rich when he signed in Ligue 2.

  • 143 Tsunki // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Yo do you think if they paid him better he’d hit any shots on target?

  • 144 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Tsunki,
    Alan Hansen will call him what he wants and it’ll stick.

  • 145 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    not with young players who still have the drive and want to prove themselves -> get a ticket to a major club..

  • 146 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    tuff,

    you forgot..

    horrid colonials ….OOT

    lol

  • 147 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    WWSBRD,
    Still, I wrote after, when what I should have said was before tax. At €2million before tax, Rivi would be higher paid. If it is after, they would be pretty similar. Still, a very poor offer for a player who you expect to lead the line to winning something – or the Champions league – as Ashley said.

  • 148 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    nightfa11,
    Mitrovic will get a big money move next summer if not this one. He is in no rush. Look at Lacazette, a little more cash and we could have signed him last summer as a semi proven youngster. Now he is out of our reach.

  • 149 WWSBRD // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Lil
    I thought he was on between 25-35k a week if am honest. But last I read Mitrovic was being offered 50k

    Who knows I suppose, tbf we need to offer more than what the CL clubs would offer him in his head which makes sense. Tbf there is a lot to sort out in the Mitrovic deal so who knows what’s going on

    Tsunki
    Haha maybe a bonus per goal? Not sure he would agree to it though! He may find his feet under McClaren

  • 150 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    ffs hes a 20 year old kid.. getting 2 mio per year for kicking ball at 20.. especially for a serbian..wages there are..well..just piss poor..

  • 151 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Jail- I have to accept the knowledge of others on this one as I know no zilch about the Dutch Language. I’m pretty good on French and it’s origins and influences.
    But Dutch – – no. I’m aware there are regional variations in Holland, plus there might be an influence of a persons origins. His parents are Afro- Surinamese -don’t know whether this effects the pronunciation or not.

    Somebody in the future is bound to ask him during an interview how HE pronounces it. I would guess that would be the end of the debate.

  • 152 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Coming to a club that is not in Champions League and has been a disgrace for the last few seasons while at the same time boasting about financial profits is a huge risk!!

    I would be demanding top dollar to sign for us because its a big risk for his career what if we have a crap season and end up getting relegated !? Even with Mitrovic and Wing nut we still need proper defenders or we will struggle !!

    Pay him the going rate get him in and watch his value soar or go down the list like we did with Riviere and that turned out well did it not ?

  • 153 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Lilo
    I think all the figures given are usually gross.
    Different people have different tax situations.
    E.G.
    At todays exchange rate Rooney earns €17,136,111.03 per annum
    Thats gross
    You can’t quote net figures cos Wayne has a team of accountants making sure he pays nothing like the full rate of tax.

  • 154 Belfast // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Still sticking with Dutch bloke for now.

  • 155 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    What does it matter where he’s from or how old he is?
    Does need to be paid the sme as Sammi because he’s the same age?
    I’d have thought he was a £40,000 a week striker, at least.

  • 156 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    nightfa11,
    What have domestic Serbian wages got to do with it? We should offer Yaya Toure around $2 a day, that is almost twice the average wage in Ivory Coast. If only City had you in charge of negotiations, they would have saved fortunes!!

    WWSBRD,
    We have offered to more than double his wages, Porto would struggle to match it, yet that was his first choice according to most reports. Porto would be best for him long term, so I’m not sure the financials are the big issue here. Obviously if we offered him crazy money he would join, but I think IF the delay is on his side, I don’t think it is finance related.

  • 157 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    relegation release clause? who cares..i mean..clubs wnt offer him huge deal until he proves himself in a big league.. even if we’re crap..if he playes well (like perez, janmaat, etc did in a crap team) he can demand big money..but not before that..

  • 158 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Serb?
    Twenty?
    Oh yeah. Pound an hour.
    Sports Direct thinking.

  • 159 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    dok – evening – did you see that pronunciation guide that we had to produce to your countrymen so they would get the names right. Ah yes and refusing a visa for Mr T – because he was convicted of using a fake driving licence. Seemed a bit strict refusing him a visa. He’s a wealthy millionaire -part of a sporting team – on a trip arranged by a sporting club. Any comments on your VERY strict entry requirements.

  • 160 jazzyp // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Mitrovic has another good season and he knows he’s off to the big boys. The lad is only 20 and has all the time in the world to decide where he wants to ply his trade.
    I personally don’t think Mitrovic or his family will take any notice of this apparent 48hr take it or leave it offer, Although I respect Nufc for giving him an ultimatum so we can move on if this fails to materialise.
    27k to you and me is a lot of money per week, but just remember the guy Is already earning around 600k per season, so I very much doubt he will panic over missing the boat with us

  • 161 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Byram just scored for Leeds at York
    A Centre Back scoring ?
    Is that allowed ?

  • 162 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    ok..lets say we offer him 40k per week..and if he turns out to be a flop (can handle the pressure mentally..or whatever reason)..we’re stuck with him, cos noone will offer him an espace out..so we end up with a donkey in attack wh will cost the club over 20mio in wages plus 15 in transfer fee..

  • 163 Belfast // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    He’s a right back Jib

  • 164 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Before anyone corrects me I see Sam Byram is right wing tonight

  • 165 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    @nightfall

    Its the risk we take with signings unfortunately but instead of paying the going rate for Lacazette last season we bought Riviere and Chucky who combined wages and fees with league places dropped probably cost more than just getting the first on the list !!

    Same with Bony and Benteke we decided not to shell out I feel Mitrovic will be another one we will regret not buying in a season or 2 when he is banging them in at a Chelsea or Man Utd

  • 166 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Tuff,
    I’m on my phone so can’t post the link. Go on you tube and enter Giorginio Wijnaldum en Leroy Fer. About twenty seconds in the guy says clearly VY NAL DUM. There are certainly regional accents but the Dutch W is pronounced V.

  • 167 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Too late
    Irishmen are so quick

  • 168 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    nightfa11,
    Let’s say we don’t and he goes on to bang 30 goals a season for the rest of his career while we watch Riviere get miss the target while getting £35k a week.

    Who would you prefer then and at what cost?

  • 169 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Can we stop this madness? There is a clear way to solve this pronounciation debate.

    Submit it to the fans forum. They’d love that type of question.

  • 170 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Ibiza,
    Ha ha, the truth at the fans forum

  • 171 Belfast // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    I did hear a sky sports presenter pronouncing it like that Jail.

  • 172 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    im just saying that first contract (especially for a 20 year old kid) should not be big.. if he turns out to be a flop..other teams will take a gamble cos they’ll be able to afford his wage.. but if he turns out to be a hit..offer him a new improved contract.. simple.. but i dont think a 20 year old who’s unproven in a big league should get 5 mio per year.. thats stupid..

  • 173 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Georginio Gregion Emile Wijnaldum (Dutch pronunciation: [??r??i?o? ??i??n??d?m]

  • 174 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Jail…Exactly. Although I’m not sure why you find that amusing

    Might want to ask them the meaning of life whilst we’re at it.

    We’re really not utilising this fabulous forum.

  • 175 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Belfast…Was that before or after your meds?

    No offense meant, but it seems a fair question to ask.

    Were you even watching Sky Sports at the time?

  • 176 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Jib,
    You want to switch to FireFox, Google is seriously fücking you up.

  • 177 Belfast // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Ibiza your picture on the mobile site looks like a zoomed in view of dog poo on a Sunny day.

  • 178 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    I’m feeling all reformed…Arsene makes a good point in here. I’m sure it’s applicable to most teams.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/9914150/arsene-wenger-arsenal-no-longer-need-to-sell-best-players

    “And most of the time, the teams who stay for a long period together are successful.”

    This could just be Willo and Colos year. Do we really want to risk missing that?

  • 179 Belfast // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    I was fine and dandy at the time. It definitely happened (I think)

  • 180 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Belfast…Good, that’s what it is.

    Philistine.

    Or Phyllis to his friends. No? There aren’t any? Oh dear, Philistine it is then.

  • 181 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Nightfall

    Mozart wrote his breakthrough work at 19. Paul McCartney wrote Yesterday at 22.
    Did people say ” here’s a some Rolos and a bottle of milk..as you are just a kid?”
    People invest in talent.

  • 182 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Jail – tried those videos part 1 and 2 and couldn’t hear his name mentioned at all – my ears are not tuned into Dutch.

    However I found a pronunciation guide for the DutchTeam for the last World Cup.
    The W is definitely pronounced as a V.
    Link:-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagKPcyELb4

  • 183 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    BandB…Were said “people” Italian?

  • 184 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Sadly, the idea that talented kids are there to be exploited has taken far too deep a hold on this society.

  • 185 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Tuff,
    It’s the one without parts 1 and 2 20 seconds in.
    It’s one minute 38 seconds long.

  • 186 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    nightfa11,
    Seriously? Just a blanket over any 20year old regardless of talent, ability, record, in terms of how much they should be paid if they haven’t performed in one of the top 5 leagues?

    What would you say if we offered more than €2million to a 25 year old player who hasn’t performed outside of the top 5 leagues? Surely the fact nobody from the top leagues has signed them by that time proves they aren’t good enough?

  • 187 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    tuff,

    amazing he couldn’t gain entry here, when 18 year olds can use a fake id to get into a bar…

    however, I do believe in conspiracies concerning nufc here stateside… seems the powers that be tend to promote manure, citeh, and the like… being they are “more fashionable” than the toon…

    and the American supporters here who support them, well I simply chuck my empty beer cans at them, and call them plastic, just like their fashionable clubs… idiots…

  • 188 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    FFS Jail.

    Give yer heed a shake.

    We’ll be the best pronounced team in the Championship at this rate.

  • 189 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    BandB

    cmon man..if mitrovic already had a year in PL..things would be different..BUT..only our bid was accepted.. cos noone else see him worth a gamble at that kind of money..and now we should give him 5 mio per year?

  • 190 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Night fa

    If we took every decision based on the worst what ifs then we’d get relegated every year. For lam was a flop in UK as we’re many others yet they had no issues with moving clubs because the talent was there amd someone will pay the going rate….unlike Riviere who is bargain basement and we will make a loss on no matter what.

    As for age and money, seriously mate what has age got to do with any of it? Talent, ability and future worth is why you pay a 20 year 5m a year rather than 5 quid

  • 191 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    its pronounced “vino-i’ll-have-some”

    as noted by my irish dictionary 🙂

  • 192 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    BandB…In general, the amount of money paid towards the worlds elite, in many fields, is alarming to most of us.

    Age really should have nothing to do with it.

    The going rate, is the going rate. Unless you do it the SD way of course. Same product, just cheaper….honest.

  • 193 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    nightfa11,
    Out of interest, Aarons is requiring a new contract. How much would you be willing to offer him?

  • 194 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    nightfa11,
    You are the only one who has mentioned £5million a year. You seem to have plucked this from the sky

  • 195 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    The W is pronounced “carpet”, and the j is accented with the face of an ocelot.

    Carpetijocelotfacenaldum.

    Now, lets never refer to this again.

  • 196 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    I dont know what they put i thise prawn crackers.

  • 197 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Ibizatoon

    I brought my kids up to have a sense of their value as human beings. And not to be sold a pup by the manky, half-wit David Brents of this world.

  • 198 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Is it settled then ?

  • 199 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Nightfa11,
    The average Premier league wage in 2014/15 season (this takes into account any player on a professional contract at a Premier league club, so would include people like Sterry, Satka, Woodman at NUFC) was £43,717. We have allegedly offered Mitrovic -one of Europe’s brightest prospects – £16,000 less than that a week.

  • 200 Moonraker15 // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Jazzyp

    Our offer of 27k a week is after tax and equates to 1.4million a year (tax free), which is a great offer and more than doubles his money. He ain’t gonna get an offer like that from any of the other clubs interested; that’s why he’s still in the frame and he won’t turn it down if no one else comes in. I think he will sign eventually. Not ideaL that he doesn’t love us like Gini, but hey, they’re all mercenaries at the end of the day!

  • 201 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    In these.

  • 202 Ibizatoon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    BandB….Then you’ve done well by them.

    YCMIU…It’s in the name. No, not prawns.

  • 203 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Lil,

    Well, he can chose to take it.
    Or he can chose not to have his Serbian pride offended by an insulting offer.
    I can guess which way this will end.

  • 204 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    I see. Too much cracker.

  • 205 nightfa11 // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    i dont know how much should aarons get.. so far he had few good perforamnces..that was it..he was injured most f the time.. probably 20, 25 k per week..for now..

    im just saying that 27k/week after tax is ALOT of money for somone unproven..but if he wants more..f*ck him.. id like to see how much pporto and befica would offer him..

  • 206 Moonraker15 // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Lilongwe

    What Mitrovic is being offered is apparently 27k a week after tax; equal to about 60k against the other wages quoted pre tax. That is a great offer for a 20 year old however good he’s is and he’s never played in the Prem!

  • 207 Offkey // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Porto have just sold Jackson Martinez for 35 million euros – wonder if they call Mitrovic’s dad.

  • 208 colwell // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Bye Bye Mitrovic.

    Porto have just sold Martinez for €35m. Think they may just be able to buy him now

  • 209 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    BandB,
    He is a 20 year old Serb, surely he should just be grateful he has a job.

    Utterly baffling attitude. Belongs in the dark ages not in modern society.

  • 210 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Every day millions of people change jobs or take up the same role at new company for more money…..We all would do the same job for more money!! Enough of the mercenary, to us it’s a sport to them it’s a job/career

  • 211 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Banega has flop written all over him

  • 212 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Moonraker,
    I asked that initially, whether it was before or after, and asked about current tax regulations. What is the top bracket nowadays? 50percent? So c. 54k per week, still differing reports between pounds and euros mind.

    I said earlier, either way, I don’t hold this against him. If it is as you say, then he is clearly valuing his development over cash. Something that people on here would have lauded Remy for twice. If it is €2million gross, then that is an insulting offer.

    Basically, Mitrovic is not in the wrong, regardless.

  • 213 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Sports Direct has rubbed off on alot here, 27k after tax is enough money for one of the best talents in Europe. 27k a week is peanuts to what someone of mitrovic’s ability should get.

    Because he’s unproven in the prem he just be happy with peanuts, maybe we deserve to be owned by MA after all, the geordie accountants at it again!!

  • 214 BandB // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Lil

    I know a lot of Serbs…most of them in Serbia.

    I imagine a flat hand slapped on the tricep as the forearm and clenched fist (and teeth) are raised will be his response.

    I know you work with kids. I guess self-respect is one of the first building blocks you can give them.

  • 215 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    As much as I would love Mitrovic to join us, I said back in January he was the centre forward I would want here, and I stand by that. However, IF we have actually given a 48 hour deadline, then I hope the club stick to it.

  • 216 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Jib you said the Pronunciation sheet that was given last night was for the Hispanic commentators, pardon me but Coates and Perez come from Hispanic backgrounds so surely they would know how to pronounce them?

  • 217 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    If £27 grand a week is isn’t enough for the little Balkan scrote he could always supplement it with a zero hour contract at some Sportswear chain store

  • 218 jazzyp // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Colwell

    I can see a certain Mr Austin getting a call tomorrow

  • 219 firebug666 // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Is it not safe to assume that the 27k is a basic weekly wage without incentives and add on’s. Therefore his wage could rise significantly depending on him playing and scoring goals, games won etc.

  • 220 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    BandB,
    Character development and education comes above the football development aspect. We are a football academy, but we aim to develop rounded people who can play, rather than players with poor character.

  • 221 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    King Colback
    True

  • 222 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    We can’t offer CL football so the only thing we have to offer is money, if we don’t dig deep to get some serious talent to take us to the next stage them someone else will. By the end of the season you’ll all be asking why aren’t we doing better!! To climb the table and to attract the best players possible we have to spend on wages and fees!!

  • 223 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    I bet Charlie Austin is on more than that at QPR

  • 224 King Colback // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Newcastle will turn to Bas Dost if we fail with Mitrovic!!
    http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/07/15/report-newcastle-will-turn-to-bas-dost-if-mitrovic-deal-falls-th/

  • 225 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    27K a week is fantastic. But not great if someone’s willing to give you 54K.

  • 226 Graeme // Jul 15, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Lil – the official “Minimum Wage” in Ivory coast was doubled in 2013. It is now the princely sum of US$100 per month. I pay my staff double that, as a minimum, for a new starter, rising with experience and training.
    Football is on another planet.




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