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A Treat For Newcastle Fans Tomorrow

8:14 pm, Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 145 Comments

Good news tonight that Chancel Mbemba’s visa has come through and he will be available to play against Borussia Monchengladbach in the final friendly of the season tomorrow afternoon.

The game kicks off at 3:00 pm at St. James’ Park and it will also be the home debut of new striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

So it should be a treat for those fans who can make it to the game tomorrow to see our two new signings in action.

chancel mbemba at st james'

Chancel Mbemba – visa has come through

This is the what has just been released on the Newcastle web-site:

Newcastle United can confirm that due to the nature of Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Club has obtained the necessary permissions in order for Chancel Mbemba to be involved in the squad to face the Bundesliga outfit.

The Club would like to thank Anderlecht for their co-operation in this matter.

The player has an appointment overseas in midweek to make his formal visa application, which the Club expect to be issued in order that he can be available for selection for the Magpies’ first game of the Barclay’s Premier League season against Southampton.

Cash turnstiles will be in operation at St. James’ Park for Saturday’s game (kick-off 3pm).

Click here for more details.

It’s also good news for coach Steve McClaren,  who will also be hoping to have Fabricio Coloccini fit to play for the first time this pre-season.

If both Coloccini and Mbemba can get 45 minutes in tomorrow afternoon with no ill effects, they could be the starting central defense against Southampton a week on Sunday.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Chancel Mbemba · Fabricio Coloccini · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League · Visa




145 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    repost
    what is with all the colback hate o nthis blog? aside from Perez and janmat he was the only guy that busted his ace all year for us, regardless of the score of the game.

    Janny—- LAC—–MBenjamin MButton—-Haidara

    ———-Colback——–Gini——–

    Sisoko————-SDJ———————-Perez

  • 2 Tsunki // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 3 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    apparently Austin will be paraded around St James Tomorrow allegedly He’s had a medical today, according to twitter

  • 4 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Janny—- LAC—–MBenjamin MButton—-Haidara

    ———-Colback——–Gini——–

    Sisoko————-SDJ———————-Perez

    —————————-45———————————

  • 5 Jamseyd24 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Tudor,

    Do you have a link to any of these twitter rumors? I highly doubt it but im really bored so would like to read it. lol

    Will we start Mbemba tomorrow??

  • 6 Tsunki // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Colback Hate? I don’t hate him. I think he’s a very nice lad. He seems to like being a Newcastle player which gets him a lot of points as a mackem refugee.

  • 7 Tsunki // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Tomorrow’s game starting to look tempting for a £15 walk in like.. .

  • 8 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    who cares about austin???, why spend 15m for a guy that wont start ever game.

    List of moves that MUST be made in order of priority:
    1. CB

  • 9 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    @EDS_bighead

    @EDS_pete

    I doubt it as well pal haha just living in hope coz the dragons got the soaps on, nightmare man m8

  • 10 Jamseyd24 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Taco

    Completely agree with you selection of Lac, people saying he is not ready, but he wont get ready sitting on the bench, and lets be honest, he is as ready as Williamson

  • 11 TorqToon // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Evening gents.

    Today for me was all about Sir Bobby! A true Geordie and the epitome of the word legend! RIP

    How are we all?! Looking forward to seeing Mbemba turn out in a toon shirt! I feel he is going to be a star for us!

  • 12 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    exactly, if given the choice between
    A. might suck
    B. with out any shadow of a doubt sucks

    Im going with A, all day

  • 13 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Thank god it came through, I thought his visa would be Chancelled

  • 14 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Taco

    you make me laugh mate, so you wouldn’t be a happy olde fan if austin were to sign? more the merrier a say and very much doubt we will get another CB in, I’d prefer a classy LB and cover at RB

  • 15 cestriasteve // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Tudor,

    I’ve heard it’s a done deal as well Austin to the toon for £14 million.

  • 16 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    I didn’t realise Peter Pan was from DR Congo

  • 17 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    I don’t think he rembemba’s his age

  • 18 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Tudor
    if this team was managed normally, yes of course, i think austin is actually a little underrated. I have no idea why english guys a year or two younger are rated so much higher. HOWEVER, this is not a normal team. Cash is limited and we may only make one more splash. Lock up the CB and everything after that is gravy. I dont want austin used as an excuse why we didnt get a CB. that is the real need. We have 3 quality players than can play CF. We only have 1 CB for 2 spots.

  • 19 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    cestriasteve,

    Can’t see it happening but if it did then great

  • 20 Jamseyd24 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Where is everyone getting these Austin rumors???

    I for one would be over the moon if Austin signs.

  • 21 cestriasteve // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Tudor, I’m not saying I’m remotely in the know but I heard it from inside the club.

    To be fair I don’t think we need him either, I’d rather see us sign a winger and another CB from the EPL or Abdendour.

  • 22 jamesnufc86 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Please lord above someone tell me there will be a stream tomorrow

  • 23 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    We have 5 CB taco mate just 3 of them are useless and the other 2 untested, so I agree we could use a proven CB in our squad deffo.

    mike aint gonna look at it like that but I’d be happy if we even got a couple loan deals or there even must be some free agents out there, we’ve already missed out on a few that are 100 times better than williamson

  • 24 mickalfas // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Getting fed up with the Austin rumours,
    Sign him or stop talking about him,probably a way of not getting a couple of defenders over the line

  • 25 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    I personally think we’ll be okay at CB proving Mbemba comfortably transitions to the premier league and Colo stays fit and keeps his head in the game all through the season.

  • 26 potski // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    @The Newcastle Armchair

    The visa hasn’t come through. He’s still an Anderlecht player. They have given special permission to allow him to play in the friendly.

    He could probably have left the country yesterday to go and get his visa, but then wouldn’t have been back in time for the game, so he’s going during the week.

  • 27 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Seems to have gone quiet on the Surprise signing.
    If Austin turns up that’s no surprise.
    So who is the mystery man yet to be signed, yet to be unveiled.
    Any news , any ideas ?

  • 28 Jack // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Great news, makes me look forward to this game even more!! Will we see the colo, Mbemba partnership? I really hope so. Colo might thrive off of an athletic partner. Especially one who is quick enough to watch the huge hole Colo leaves.

  • 29 will die for the toon army // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Get a new CB and Austin and we r good to go. For a winger I wld use Perez or Aarons. Save the money for Thauvin.

    Abdennour and Austin Pliz. Charnely, Carr and Mcclaren make it happen.

    Sell Willo, Obertan, Marvuex, Goufrann and Abeid.

  • 30 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Ibrahimovic I rekking Lochinvar

  • 31 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    I have a brilliant stream for the morra
    Say pretty please and I’ll put it up

  • 32 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    pretty please, not for begging haa

  • 33 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Don’t lose it now

    http://kazsport.kaztrk.kz/online

  • 34 Barton // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    scroll down
    http://footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/?em_x=22

  • 35 hibbit // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    wdftta……….you need a buyer to sell …….. there are no buyers for that pile of were stuck with them

  • 36 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    It’s actually showing cage fighting at the mo

  • 37 jamesnufc86 // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    I’ll be simply devastated if there isn’t one, pretty please with a cherry on top

  • 38 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    nice one

  • 39 hibbit // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    is it true austin is at the hilton ???

  • 40 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    We’ve agreed a £15m deal for Ibrahimovic.

  • 41 the white tino // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Think we already have agreement with Van dyke to come in after celtic champions league qualifier

  • 42 potski // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Jib

    Not a single stream posted for the Sheffield or York games worked. Are Sky or BT, or a German channel, televising it live?

  • 43 Belfast // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Damm Tudor crisps

    It sounded appealing until you got to the according to twatter bit.

  • 44 doofa the loofa // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Tsunki
    Stay at home lad.. we dont need haters!! 😉

  • 45 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    This is the National Khazakstan sports channel it WILL work 100%
    If you speak the lingo check their schedule out

  • 46 Jamseyd24 // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    I think id Austin was in Toon, someone would have snapped a pic or 2 of him. None starter

    Why do people make rumors up. The white tino!!!!!!!!
    where did you get anything to suggest that rubbish?

  • 47 will die for the toon army // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    hibbit

    We jst ship them out

  • 48 Belfast // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Is that the stream with the great leader’s face on the flag? 🙂

  • 49 martoon // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Evening Lads – According to twitter and the Chronicle Ivan Toney is here having a trial. I can’t help feeling this story has got twisted to Charlie Austin by the rumour mongers on Twitter etc.

  • 50 the white tino // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Never mentioned it was a rumour, celtic have already admitted that he wants to leave but they want to gain champions league qualification first

  • 51 hibbit // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    another wind up……… why do people do this

  • 52 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Zlatan on his way for a medical!!!!!!!!!! im going to wait for him at the airport.

  • 53 will die for the toon army // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Am working the NUFC way Silent until the deal is done. All I do now is hope.

  • 54 hibbit // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    wdftta to be honest i think that’s the only way that lot will go

  • 55 Belfast // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Definitely Martoon lol

  • 56 Tsunki // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Much streaming of football for make benefit glorious nation of…….

  • 57 Tsunki // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Ketsy, bless him.

  • 58 krijo // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Television that will brodcast the game tonorrow:
    Cytavision Sports 1
    kz Kazsport
    pt Sport TV5 Portugal
    il Sport2 Israel
    us ESPN3
    fr L’Equipe 21
    cz Sport1 Czech Republic
    mx TDN
    nl Fox Sports 6 Netherlands
    hu Sport 1 Hungary
    sk Sport1 Slovakia

  • 59 Our Toon // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Twitter rumours hmm….We are the only fans in the country that rate Austin so highly, not even QPR fans rate him as highly as some on here.

    We desperately need a CB, cover for RB, a winger and a Defensive Midfielder (can wait till last day of window) At the minute it’s obvious we are going to play 1 upfront so why sign Austin for the bench?

    Austin in 10 games last season played upfront by himself, he scored once!! Keep Cisse to warm bench

  • 60 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Zlatan will make a great CB

  • 61 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Belfast
    You are getting your Khazakstani mixed up with your Azerbaijaini

  • 62 VanToonMan // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    90% of me knows this is a ridiculous question but just on the fact that one is 26 and the other is 33 – who would people take if they had a choice of Austin or Ibrahimovic for £15m?

  • 63 jane // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    if you’re bored take this test to see which manager you are

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33609642

    I scored 76 out of 100 and am Brendan Rogers!

    “Sometimes ruthless, sometimes democratic, you can make the tough decisions , even if occasionally you get them wrong. You are confident you know best – but you’ve not quite proven yourself at the very highest level yet.”

  • 64 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Jane
    79%
    I was Rodgers as well 🙁

  • 65 jane // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    I’m saying nothing 🙂

  • 66 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Jib and Jane
    Actually made 89%
    You can call me Jose ( or clever sh!te if you prefer ) !

  • 67 the white tino // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    I got 90 Jose too

  • 68 switch365 // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Keep seeing a call for a backup rb to cover Janmaat.
    But our lb is defensively just as weak as cb was, prior to Mbemba’s arrival.
    Hairdryer and Dummy can do the job attacking, but defensively they are both pretty poor and Dummy is slower getting back than Robert used to be!

    Hairdryer is our only lb, Dummy and Colback CAN play there, but they’re not natural lb’s, tbh Dummy never was..

  • 69 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Loch
    Without giving too much away
    What was your answer to the abuse from the crowd ?

  • 70 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    I got 90 and Jose too

  • 71 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    And the proof….. What score do you have to get to be Pardew or Carver ?

    Jose, is that you? You’re ruthless, cunning and won’t let anything get in the way of your team succeeding.
    You scored 89 out of 100

  • 72 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    Jib – keep your arms folded

  • 73 the broons // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    anyone going tomorrow? and know the details as far as prices are concerned? no discount for season ticket holders?

  • 74 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Loch
    same as me
    I have grave doubts about these so called quizzes
    I bet if I went on now and gave the same answers I’d be someone else.
    Not having a pop at you Jane btw

  • 75 Noel Worst // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Javier Hernandez is my alternative to Austin. Would be cheaper too and if we’re to take it if a ST does come in it’s as a replacement for Cisse, Hernandez is a better fit. Only snag is, I imagine if he moves, it’ll be to play week in week out and looks like we’re only going with 1 ST.

  • 76 NezzaNUFC // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    I got 1% and it said Pardew!

    LOL

  • 77 Belfast // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    I was Brendan Rodgers too

  • 78 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Just imagine
    99 % is SBR ( deducted 1% for signing a fans autograph during the match ) and 1% is Joe Kinnear for just turning up on the right day

  • 79 Jack // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    79 :/

  • 80 potski // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Poor results on the pitch, a loose cannon with the media – there’s a hint of John Carver about you. Your time in charge isn’t going to end well.

    You scored 29 out of 100

  • 81 martoon // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    the broons @73 – Yeah it’s £15 for adults regardless of where you sit – so we thought we would give the platinum club a whirl.

  • 82 HarriboNo9 // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Is there a stream to the game tonight ??

  • 83 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    the broons a think tickets are 15 and 5 for youngings

  • 84 NezzaNUFC // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Good news that GK coach Woodman is gone, now lets see who comes in?

  • 85 Graeme // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Torq – greetings, hows life with you?
    Yes, delighted Chancer is starting tomorrow, but seriously looking forward to his partner arriving pdq as well.

    Simply adding a 20 year old, no matter how good he is, is never going to rectify the car-crash that maqueraded as our defence last season.

  • 86 Jack // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    How is John Carver 29? Lmao. Surely 9 would represent him?

  • 87 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    If you’s want a real laugh, Southampton have just been beaten 7-0 by Right to Dream

  • 88 Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    It is not a stream it is an internet tv channel
    But it has got the game on
    http://kazsport.kaztrk.kz/online

  • 89 Jack // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    What armchair?

  • 90 corkypants // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Jose Corkypants has a good ring to it 86 i got

  • 91 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Jack

    Milk cup final, had some first teamer out there too.

  • 92 Jack // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Armchair

    What Southampton lost 7-0?

  • 93 OneAlanShearer // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    If we only get 1 more player it will be a tragedy. We are weak as a first xi in 3 positions at least arguably 4.
    CB
    DM
    RW
    Striker

    You could even argue
    Playmaker and left back even gk.

    But.. If you look at essential spots only then I would say centre back and striker.

    None of last year’s centre backs was up to it.
    Cisse had knee problems which at 30 won’t get any better. A risk.
    Perez I like a lot but it’s a huge ask to expect him to step up.
    Mitrovic has yet to kick a ball in this league.
    Riviere is woefully out of his depth

    The likes of Southampton have 4 strikers worthy of the name. We need the same.

    But again the priority has to be centre back first. But we should need to only get 1. When we need bare minimum 2…arguable 3 as we need a right winger to supply mitrovic or why did we buy him…He is the type of striker that lives by it.

  • 94 voodoo85 // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    old news i guess but i see odds for Austin to NUFC are as short as 1/7 after more money came in today – we’ll see if the bookies have it right this time

  • 95 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Macca gonna ship some out
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/steve-mcclaren-ready-trim-squad-9770266

  • 96 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Paddy power have suspended betting again on Austin lol

  • 97 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Off topic and subject
    but RIP Lynn Anderson & RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper

  • 98 Mister Tuff // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Jib // Jul 31, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Loch
    same as me I have grave doubts about these so called quizzes I bet if I went on now and gave the same answers I’d be someone else.
    Not having a pop at you Jane btw

    Hahaha – not like you being someone else, heaven forbid!

  • 99 geordie157 // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    wonder who McLaren is referring to when he says some have disappointed.

    Hopefully the line up vs gladbach will give a better idea of who is in his plans.

    Sure Cabella will come into the mix when he’s fit. Hard to see Marveaux getting another chance

  • 100 voodoo85 // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    is the match available to watch tomorrow anyone know ?

  • 101 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    TFL…I found a similar article from the Shields Gazette

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/steve-mcclaren-ready-to-wield-the-axe-at-newcastle-and-move-on-fringe-players-1-7387640

  • 102 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Jesper do Chron and Gazette share? lol

  • 103 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    TFL…or they both just got their bits from the same source 😉

    …but it’s good news I think!

  • 104 ToonFromLeeds // Jul 31, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Jesper
    Possibly but I do worry he says we only need 20 squad players condsidering we are allowed 25 unless that means he’s leaving space for new players?

  • 105 Jack // Aug 1, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    My take on who impressed and who disappointed.

    Impressed:

    Aarons
    Wijnaldum
    De Jong
    Woodman
    Krul
    Janmaat
    Haidara
    Anita

    Disappointed:

    Gouffran
    Lascelles
    Darlow
    Sissoko
    Cisse
    Williamson
    Satka
    Bigirimana(out of position)

    The ones not mentioned we’re average. May have missed someone though.

  • 106 JamesToon // Aug 1, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Got 81 out of 109, Jose Mourinho lol

  • 107 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 1, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    TFL…that was what I hoped he meant 😀

  • 108 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 1, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    So who’s our new GK coach now that McC cannot bring in more people from Derby (like we don’t have enough) 😉

    http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Woodman-speaks-leaving-Newcastle-Crystal-Palace/story-27522708-detail/story.html?

  • 109 ToonFromLeeds // Aug 1, 2015 at 12:40 AM

    Jesper it is supposedly gonna be Simon Smith who was GK coach under SBR

    Personally I’d like Pavel Srnicek

  • 110 archaeomag // Aug 1, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    Will he bring his dancing bear?

  • 111 lesh // Aug 1, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    TfL

    Now then young feller, how’s thee gannin’ on? I hope you’re well and gettin’ better by the day.

    In your last post, you mentioned Simon Smith lined up to be GK coach.

    is that the same Simon Smith as of his famous dancing bears?

  • 112 lesh // Aug 1, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    Archaeomag

    Great minds and all that….

    😀

  • 113 ToonFromLeeds // Aug 1, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    Lesh
    I dunno was he GK Coach Under SBR? lol

    I’m doing OK in awful pain and sleeping at weird times but morphine is helping with the pain 🙂

  • 114 Boot Boy // Aug 1, 2015 at 1:54 AM

    I wonder if we will take this game head on or use it as another run out before the big kick off?

    It will be almost a year to the day since i last set foot in sjp but if i can see any sort of glimer of hope, any style we can call our own then a season ticket may beckon…. but i really cant get my hopes up anymore because seasons of ashley/pardews bodge a jobs have left me completley empty inside!
    Roll on the revoloution
    and off with his head!!!
    HWTL

  • 115 archaeomag // Aug 1, 2015 at 2:02 AM

    lesh
    I think the bear in question was amazing.

  • 116 remember69 // Aug 1, 2015 at 2:53 AM

    Ashley IN!!!

  • 117 Our Toon // Aug 1, 2015 at 4:36 AM

    Ashley in? Really….All it took was 3 much needed signings!! Squad is still massively short!!

  • 118 will die for the toon army // Aug 1, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    Its timr for the Axe but 20 players that is few. Add may b 3 to that. Mcclaren has to axe like 8 players to 10.

  • 119 Jail for Ashley // Aug 1, 2015 at 6:15 AM

    Riverie and Cabella have to be given another chance under a different coaching set up, but Willo,
    Gouffran, Marveaux, Ferguson, Ober-troon are simply not good enough and STaylor is broken.

  • 120 Jail for Ashley // Aug 1, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    Our Toon,
    Expectations have been lowered so much that Mclaren who was met with groans and calls of NO by the majority is now being accepted as a giant leap forward. Also when the inevitable big player leaves around deadline day it will be met with, well he was in his last year and the money will be spent in January where we just love to spend.

  • 121 Magpie Season // Aug 1, 2015 at 6:48 AM

    Jail,

    Bit harsh on Marveaux?

  • 122 expatmag // Aug 1, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    A bit worrying about McLarens comments on his preferred squad size in which he intends to cut to 18 or 20 players soon.

    Doesnt he realise he can name 25 players over 21?
    Has he nit seen our injury lists over previous seasons?

    Or am I reading these comments from him ?incorrectly

  • 123 Magpie Season // Aug 1, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Jack @105,

    Anita impressed you? …really? …really?

    I haven’t seen to many of our pre-season matches. Only the highlights whenever I can find them. But still, if Anita has done well in pre-season it means diddly squat.

    Apart from the West Ham match, he has done very poorly. The 5-0 loss to Man City he was atrocious.

  • 124 expatmag // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:01 AM

    Jail

    The worrying thing is how much it is going to cost to replace so many ordinary players in the squad over future windows. We know we will get little or no money in from their sales and we also know Fatash doesnt like to put his hands in his pockets.

    If he is relying on the likes of academy players coming through to supplement the senior team, then he needs to pile a heap of money into updating the quality of the academy human and physical resources to attract the best kids

  • 125 check the toastie // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    We have mostly wrote off Tiote, but if he gets back to his rampaging best, he could be huge for this team next to Wini in a midfield two, I believe he is better than both Anita and Colback if he can turn back the clock, he gets the crowd at it.

    —————————Krul————————–
    –Janmaat—Mbemba——-Saylor—-Haidara——–
    ————————-Tote/Colback——————–
    —–Sissoko——Wini———De Jong—– Aarons—–
    ————————–Mitrovic——————-

    Think that’s pretty decent, Anita just lacks a bit of physicality for me, neat and tidy but just not quite the real deal. Full Back cover Anita…

  • 126 expatmag // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    Magpie Season

    I like Anita and I can see him thriving under a proper football coaching system rather than the bunch of dinosaurs previously extracting the urine on us all.

  • 127 expatmag // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Check

    At 29, 2 years remaining on his contract and with attitude and injury issues plus he hasnt even been used in ore season, I think he, along with Colo, will be offloaded this window for as much as we can get

  • 128 Jail for Ashley // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Magpie Season,
    I don’t think so, he has gone missing in games far to often and from what we heard from his time in France he done little to impress. I could be wrong though and Super Shcteve might get the best out of him.

  • 129 expatmag // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Speaking of wide men, I am very surprised Aaron Lennon hasnt been picked up from Spurs. He us available and training with the youth team.

    With his pace and crossing ability down the right, he would be an asset. Throw in the fact he scores goals and is English, we really should be looking at him.

  • 130 check the toastie // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    Expat – yep I agree, very likely to be sold, attitude and desire to get himself proper fit has probably sealed his fate.

    He has been awful lately an all.

  • 131 check the toastie // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    Taking the little man today, will be interesting to see the change of style on show. Looking forward to it.

  • 132 Ron Knee // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    I’m pleased to see the iron fist is emerging at last!

  • 133 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    jane/jeff/jib…did the BBC manager test;

    Jose, is that you? You’re ruthless, cunning and won’t let anything get in the way of your team succeeding.

    You scored 95 out of 100

  • 134 lesh // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    TfL

    Sorry for not getting back last night and I hope the pain you’re suffering goes quickly – it can’t be very pleasant though the morphine must aewm like a godsend at times.

    Stick at it, don’t let it get you down and you’ll get there.

    As far a Simon Smith’s concerned, I think you’re right about him and SBR. The reference to dancing bears passed you by – there’s a song you see, ‘Simon Smith and his Famous Dancing Bears’.

    Get well soon bonny lad.

  • 135 will die for the toon army // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    check the toastie

    De Jong is very lazy to play in that system I don’t think he can track back.

  • 136 Reyantoon // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    I predicted Astonvilla to struggle and could be relegated this season but they bought some good players like Jordan Ayew and now they aquire our target Jordan Vertout.Don’t know how good Vertout is but chronicle chiefs picked him up several times for possible Tiote replacement before.
    It’s gona be great game against gladbach today.
    First time we may see our best eleven and could tell us how we look and how we fare in the PL.
    Gladbach are very good side,well organized under Favre,who formed a very good team with some unknown players.Should be a great game to watch against a champions league team!!

  • 137 will die for the toon army // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    For attack:
    We have Perez Aarons Sissoko Cabella Rivere who can play winger if we remain playing 4-2-3-1. So wingers are sorted.

    strikers as I say we need one more striker. Mitrovic Cisse are the only ones who csn score more than 10 goals so 1 more and we keep Cisse for one more year. Rivere and Perez are not strikers.

    Midfielders we have plenty Anita Cheick Colback Wijnaldum De Jong Sissoko. Thats ok. I think am ok if Abeid goes kid has no chance.

    Defence we need one more CB Colo looks unsettled. But with Taylor Durmett Lascrlses we will b ok. For full backs it looks like Mcclaren is ok with Bigi and Fergie to b back up for Janmatt and Haidara.

    Sell Colo Obertan Guofrann Abeid Willo and Marvuex vuckic

    Buy Abdennour and Austin

  • 138 Belfast // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    You’re more Graham Westley than Mourinho Jesper.

  • 139 Magpie Season // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Expat,

    True. While he was at Ajax Anita did get called up to the national team.

    The same can be said for all our other players. Cabella will want to prove himself this season with the euros & all. I think if he has a fantastic season like the one he had that got him into France’s world cup squad, he could make the euro team.

  • 140 Magpie Season // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    By the way,

    Who is our set piece taker? Cabaye & Taylor were specialists but now we have mediocre players with dead ball abilities, regardless of their skill on the outfield.

    Considering we have one of the lowest or if not the lowest percentage/amount of goals from set pieces, you would have to think it’s not all to do with the tactics but also the delivery.

  • 141 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Reyan…my worry with these pre-season games is that at no time has McC played 4-3-3 (always 4-2-3-1 which is just not working for us) and playing players (sometime out of position) who shouldn’t be here!

    I hope that will change now…

  • 142 expatmag // Aug 1, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Magpie

    I would think De Jong and Wijnaldum would have some impact on set pieces.

  • 143 will die for the toon army // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    If we r sticking to 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3. We will need to sign one more winger and CB

    IF we are using 4-1-2-1-2 we need one more CB and striker.

    BUT a new CB is must.

  • 144 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Belfast…I know a good manager when I see one 😉

  • 145 Belfast // Aug 1, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Aston villa are just reinvesting the Benteke money not pissing around like we would do.

    Some decent players signed.




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