Mitrovic Explains Delay In Signing For Newcastle – Video


Here is a little bit of the Mitrovic interview today on nufcTV – which is a fantastic interview that all fans should see – and here he is explaining at the beginning why there was a delay in the deal – Newcastle and Anderlecht couldn’t agree on the fee although they were close – sound familiar?

Comments welcome.


77 comments so far

  • Slank

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #1

    will die for the toon army @ 30

    I admire your optimism but not your predictions.

    But if you really believe we will force our way into the top six now is the time to nip down to the bookies and put money on it as the odds will be fantastic and you will be rolling in it if it comes true !

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Billson, good to have you on here again. Stick around ! You must be pleased that Ashley is showning more ambition. Hopefully these guys are not going to be sold in two years but i can live with that if the club has very good players lined up in an ambitious and pre-organised way. I would only agree with you if Tiote gets back to his old form. He has declined badly and I’m afraid we cant blame the last coaches solely for that, as so many do on this blog. I dont think he is capable of playing for a much better team than NUFC ( ie he is not Arsenal etc standard ) but hopefully Steve can reinvigourate him.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Ian I fail to see the connection you make with this Ashley Madison site. So I can’t comment on that or your worrying about what my profession might be. Sorry.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Die for the toon army, you’re as mad as a box of frogs mate 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Jesper – I’m sorry but who is ‘gloatboy’?

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #6

    It would be a shame if we stop buying now. I know Steve is talking about 3 windows but the club had a 40 mill profit and sky money. We need more players. I am not certain many will be shipped out as it might be better keeping the likes of Gouffy if Steve feels he can improve him, rater than risking an unknown. I would happily ship out a few ( Gouffy, Colo, Williamson etc ) but they have to be replaced, even in the 4/5 mill category. Either way, we surely need a centre half – a big one, not just Mbenga ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Blackley,
    Of course not. Ashley was planning on firing Pardew, Carver and Stone and paying Derby the compensation required to prise away Mclaren from them all along. Master plan.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #8

    i see the rocks are moving

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #9

    JT @8 I think you said what we were all thinking

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #10

    BandB…It e great if you could find the time to maybe contemplate what I was really saying!

    …just reflect a bit on it! I don’t need your praise…

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  • magscar

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Tsunki

    on last thread – we also know that Ashley was within 90 minutes of him being ejected from the PL gravy train. We are also told by many posters that he doesn’t care for the fans. Your list of facts omits the most salient i.e. neither you or Blackley or me know what Ashley thought. My opinion is that this change of direction was on the cards once Pardew left but timing and availability of right candidates made it drawn out.

    There seems little in point in seeking to claim credit for where we are at when we can all bask in a blog starting to renew wider dialogue at least for now.

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  • Terry

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Gouffran a very lucky lad to be playing professional football at this level

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  • BandB

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #13

    magscar,

    I hope so.
    I have doubts over whether Colback is capable of competing successfully against the best midfields.
    I also know I could be mistaken.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Davetoon
    Jail and others have been giving Ashley negative press for years. It never seems to bother him. The moment his club comes within a whisker of dropping out the Premiership with all its TV riches, Ashley is suddenly in the market for a horse and cart. Contrast Ashley’s and Charnley’s demeanours when they sit getting barracked at home games as against their mental antics when we avoided relegation. It’s money and riches that matter to them, not a few thousand empty seats. It won’t stop the boycotters claiming credit for anything and everything positive that happens.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Again I feel we have to praise Charnley for the work he did in getting Mitro. We werent competing against Reading and Coventry etc for this guy, and his Dad clearly knows where the bucks are, and what he wants for his son. Am not certain he will be with us many years, but its safe to say that we are seeing the benefit of Steve;s international coaching profile in securing this guy. I cant imagine it would have happened under Pardew ( and Pardew would have praised himself for the signing too – a classic !! ) , although Charva would have had him signed in no time, because his coaching is so well known – for example those corporate visitors were so impressed with his training 🙂 . I just hope we dont stop now but i think we will get 2-3 more.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Tsunki,
    Gloat boy is a Danish super hero who’s bulls horn head gear glows in the dark.

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Magscar it`s rarely jst a case of x causes Y. I would hesitate to say the protests were solely responsible for any changes that have been made but I think they played a part without any doubt

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  • BandB

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #18

    jesper,

    I’m out of this conversation. Tequila is right. It is boring.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Blackley,
    Aye, Mikey couldn’t bolt the cart to the horse fast enough the last time we nearly got relegated. He bought ermm. No one !

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Do we know what number Mitrovic will get?

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Magscar, I agree. Tsunki, to claim that the fans pressurised Ashley is fanciful in the extreme. They could hardly organise a decent boycott. Ashley saw the PL slipping away and panicked. I also belive he had huuuge faith in Carr, and Carr always wanted Pardew out. I dont know whether we would have kept Carver if he had performed better, but I think talks between Steve and Carr were ongoing for ages, and all the foreign manager names were just that – names. Funnily enough, who cares about the Ajax boss now? I dont – they were trounced in Holland this season and there is no way De Boer is going to get into Barcelona as some said.

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  • Jib

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #22

    The Italian press is full of this story
    There seems to be 2 takes on it
    The anti Roma media are mocking Roma to bits
    The pro Roma media are crying their eyes out
    they seemed to think they just had to express an interest and Mitrovic would come running.
    So well done Charnley et al for a good job .

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail
    Are you claiming you’re forcing Ashley’s hand or even guiding it? I cant see any evidence that you’re doing this. How about you and Ashley have been working together? You both had had enough of Pardew and you helped make Pardew’s mind up for him. It cost Ashley nothing.

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  • BandB

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Blackley,

    I don’t really care now who was right or wrong.
    If Ashley is going to do things differently the pixies could have had a little word for all I care.
    I have wanted a better run club, and every step in that direction will be okay with me.

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  • SA Toon

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Come on guys, does it really matter why Ashley opened the purse strings? They’re open, and they need to stay open a little longer so we can (at least) bring in some defensive reinforcements. With a new management structure and a couple of good signings, we really are starting to take some shape. Hopefully by the time Southampton arrive we’ll be ready to blow the roof of SJP!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #26

    It is no coincidence that those who disagreed with the protest or were adamant that it wouldn’t work will not give those who backed it any credit.
    We have made two cracking signings with hopefully more to come. Lets enjoy it.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Magscar I first omit the salient point I highlighted it. I’m pointing out also that you can’t discount any factors, I didn’t say I knew what he was thinking at all. And I’m all for not scoring points on credit for our current situation, whatever that is btw, that’s what I’m complaining about. And whether Ashley doesn’t care about fans is irrelevant to any point.

    Blackley – ha ha ‘small potatoes’ back on the menu then! A ‘few thousand’ measly season tickets. Ashley doesn’t care about money then? If it’s 10k ( just a number it may be nowhere near) at an average of maybe £700 each is £7m now it may be a tad more or less who knows but you are saying Mike can take or leave that amount of cash advance on the financial year are you? OK maybe not, maybe half that? You are funny.

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Good afternoon BandB not often I`m right. To be honest I am still trying to process what is going on with s at the moment.So many players contracts running out over the next two years we always had to make a lot of changes and still a huge amount to be done not just this year but next. The thing I do find more positive is we seem to have stuck to or A list this year when we have walked away before. The downside of that as been of course weeks of stress.
    Good so far but a lot still to do

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  • magscar

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #29

    jfa

    But he kept some big earners who ultimately got us back up comfortably. Without Colocini Nolan etc would we be as Boro still are ?

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #30

    95% of European clubs csnt

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #31

    tequilamag- Are you still lurchering?
    Amazing what happens when a plan starts to come together. It stands to reason that the protest had an impact. Cause and effect of that and the shock to Ashley that relegation and loss of TV earnings was a real possibility.

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  • davetoon

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #32

    No doubt the relegation miss played a huge part especially with the new tv money but you were suggesting that the negative press played no part.

    This was the first time that the London press came out against Ashley and this also contributed imo to his failure or at least partial failure at rangers.

    Who knows if it alsi played a part in the investigations into his business dealings.

    Either way it clearly helped to bring the horse to the water so to speak.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #33

    magscar,
    That was THE relegation. I’m talking about the near relegation, you know, the other one !

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  • richyg01

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #34

    OKAY, THAT’S 2 IN WHO’S NEXT!?!?!

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Quite like interviews with McClaren! After 4-5 years of Pardew then Carver I’d grown used to cringing everytime there was a manager interview. SM genuinely comes across well. For the first time in a long time it feels like the manager is about the club rather the club being made about the manager.

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  • Toonfan8

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #36

    This player can have great impact for our season, I really think that we were missing this type of striker. He is only 20 and can become a beast in EPL. I am happy, but I want to see more, we need to sort out our defence, Mbemba and fight with others for Aymen Abdennour…

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  • magscar

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Tsunki

    All I can say that in watching the end of the West Ham game when camera’s switched to Ashley and Charnley bouncing with obvious relief that I thought he meant what he said before the game. His comment re not selling was I think a riposte to the fans protests – staying up or going down he would only be going at his own choosing not AO’s. My only slight doubt was would Charnley still be trusted to oversee the changes after his misjudgement over Carver and safety.

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #38

    95% of European clubs can’t compete with the EPL ,money wise
    Thanks to sky if anybody
    Money talks

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #39

    Afternoon Ian yeah Lola the Lurcher is still here. Crashed out at the moment.
    She was all in favour of the protests.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Munster – to claim anything contrary about fan pressure is assumption. I view the situation as a perfect storm of events that pressed Ashley in front of a camera. He didn’t do that last time we were relegated, and then there wasn’t the fan unrest. Logical assumption?

    Just a reminder there was no plan for Pardew’s leaving scenario. None. So when do think Ashleys epiphany happened?

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