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Saido Berahino Could Be Better Option For Newcastle

4:06 pm, Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 108 Comments

The Express is reporting today that Newcastle may have turned away from QPR striker Charlie Austin because of their inability to reach a fee with QPR, and could now go after 21 year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

It’s what the Express is calling an exclusive, but whether the report is accurate is another matter.

Daryl Janmaat Saido Berahino west broml

Saido Berahino in action for West Brom last season

The report suggests that Newcastle have made an inquiry for Berahino, with Tottenham having been the favorites to sign the Burundi born striker this summer.

Saido will turn 22 on Tuesday but Austin will be 27 next month so Saido is a good five years younger than Charlie with more potential and he would cost around £20M compared to the £15M QPR want for Austin.

West Brom want to keep Saido at The Hawthorns which is why they are asking £20M for him, in the hopes that it puts off other clubs.

But Newcastle have shown this season they are now willing to spend big money on players, and could launch a decent bid for the 21 year-old who has represented England at every Youth level from U16, and has 11 appearances for the U21 side with 10 goals.

Lats season Saido scored 20 goals in 45 total appearances for West Brom, so he has class and can score goals at the highest level.

Last year he hit 14 Premier League goals in 38 league appearances, and at 21 he has a good future in the game.

Newcastle may think £20M for Saido Berahino is better value than £15M for Charlie Austin, given the ages and potential of the two strikers.

But it does appear that Steve McClaren wants Charlie Austin to join Newcastle this summer – so we’ll have to wait and see if there’s any bid goes in from Newcastle for the Burundi-born player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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




108 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Very good youngster but I’d be amazed if we shelled out that amount on anyone and if we did and then failed to address the back four it would be criminal imo

  • 2 doofa the loofa // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    1 nil out..
    3-4 in..

  • 3 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    W

    Sorry that my opinion gives you that impression, I honestly believe that they should get a fair chance in the squad. I think that they will suprise.

  • 4 hibbit // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    check…… that goal tally may well be close which would be a good start…….. my question is how many do you think we will concede

  • 5 colwell // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Much better option then Austin!

  • 6 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Jack

    The likes of Marveuax and Vukic are the type of players we need to ship out as they have giving us nothing in their time here, they are simply not good enough and are being carried by NUFC.

    The entire squad needs to be overhauled and its players like these two along with Obertan, Sammy, Willo and Colo who need to be sold/released

  • 7 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Beta Gini (apparently the auto correction of Berahino)

    That would be a better idea then Austin, proven scorer in the premier league over two seasons and he also has the age advantage.

  • 8 WWSBRD // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    JB
    I dont think Ashley will unless they start calling him names (/telling the truth) like Barton did

    Jack
    Vuckic is made of glass and too slow to play out wide and Marv doesnt make the right decisions (and goes missing a lot), plus neither are close to the first team so starting them in the first match just isnt going to happen

  • 9 WWSBRD // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    20mill according to who? Am sure I saw Brom say they wanted 25/30mil

  • 10 davetoon // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    I can see why SMc needs to play both Anita and Colback to ptotect our CBs but it will cost us going forward. Also wish they would let us know whats happening with Collo

  • 11 jazzyp // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Why would we pay 20 mill for this kid and yet baulk at 12 mill for Bony….Laughable

  • 12 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    15 to 20 million would about right imo but in today’s marker they’d want a lot more, but it’s a non starter for us

  • 13 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    JB

    They gave us nothing because they were never played, Marveaux in our Europa league season was one of our most creative players, I’m pretty sure he got the most assists in our team that season.

    Vuckic is built for the premier league and would fit in with the style of play that McClaren is creating. He has great awareness and a cracking left foot, a great knowledge of the game too. I believe that Gini, Mitrovic and Anita would thrive off players like these in the team. They deserve a chance since they didn’t get a pre-season.

  • 14 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Dave

    Spot on mate, I think we are so worried about our fragile back line it hinders our attacking play as we are afraid to leave them exposed.

    You always build from the back, get a settled, strong defence and go on from there, but this being NUFC, we look at every striker and attacking midfielder with a pair of boots

  • 15 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    W

    Sometimes you don’t need pace out wide, I’m pretty sure that’s what everyone is complaining about. The fact that our wingers are fast without end product, Vuckic is a good technical footballer that can whip a ball in or cut in and bend one in the far corner. Like he did for Rangers many times. And don’t say ‘the Scottish championship is a rubbish league so he wouldn’t be able to do that in the premier league’. Yes it’s a shjte league, but he has still shown the ability to do that. At least he would have end product!

  • 16 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Jack

    He got the most assists in a team that rarely scored a goal so that was no great achievement. Vukic is way to slow in both physical pace and speed of thought and gets crowded out of games very, very easily, not to mention the kid is made of balsa wood.

    This is our biggest issue, we cling to players being better than they really are and that’s why we are in our current state

  • 17 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Ok, maybe they shouldn’t start straight away, but I really hope they are used at some point this season. They will both have something to prove. But i really don’t want socks to play, looks really bad in a team trying to play football.

  • 18 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Cech could be the best piece of business done by any side this season

  • 19 jazzyp // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Edin dzeko for 14 mill. A good deal for Roma

  • 20 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    JB

    Surely it is a great achievement he managed to create assists in a team that aren’t scoring? He’s a tidy player that would fit into this new philosophy, but I agree, they shouldn’t go straight into the squad.

  • 21 davetoon // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Having 2 covering players will likely mean that SDJ misses out

  • 22 WWSBRD // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Jack
    When Vuckic sneezes his legs explode. Scottish second division is muck…Scottish top division is poor in all fairness, so a lot of players can shine there fact is he wont get the time or space in the PL so it does make a difference

    He has no chance at NUFC for me

  • 23 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Jack

    I’d be amazed if either of them figured in SM long term plans and I think both will go before the window closes

  • 24 davetoon // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Vukic has done little with the limited opportunities that he has had. Did he play in those horrible games against Brighton? I just can’t see him beimg up to yhe standard we need

  • 25 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    so vuksic is either made of glass or balsa wood…interesting.

  • 26 WWSBRD // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    JB
    Can see why Jose didnt want to sell him heart got the best of him

  • 27 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Vukic looks good when he has time and space, but in this league time and space are two things you don’t get unless you are a very intelligent player which sadly, he is not

  • 28 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    W

    Didn’t stop him from not getting injured in Scotland. How do you know? He could well get that space, can you see into the future?

    JB

    Lets agree to disagree 🙂 we clearly are getting nowhere.

  • 29 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    WWSBRD

    Really surprised they sold him to Arsenal as they are direct rivals and I really hope it comes back to bite them firmly in the rear as I’d love to see Arsenal win the league and Jose fail

  • 30 WWSBRD // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Jack
    Then long may his career continue up North. Well if the Scottish second division fullbacks are on par with the PLs then I think someone needs to take a solid look at the English top division….or we need to get scouting before someone uncovers this gold mine of defensive talent

  • 31 Novocastrian66 // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Vuckic is too slow, to the point he is almost pedestrian. He has a load of ability it just takes him too long to execute a thought to an action.

  • 32 davetoon // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    If Vukic was that good championship clubs would be beating our door down looking for a loan deal

  • 33 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    W

    We have players that are good enough to find Vuckic in space.

  • 34 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    How BT can pay so much for the rights to games then employ Owen as a commentator is beyond me

  • 35 beermonkey // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    jack b

    his voice is like finger nails being dragged along a blackboard

  • 36 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Does this not fill you with hope that Vuckic can make it in the premier league?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nbUGGIPPHSU

  • 37 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Saido Berahino –
    wi giv owa man – TOON pay twenty million –
    Rather pay tewnty million and get two or three decent defenders than another forward

  • 38 JackButler // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Beer

    He has the personality of house brick and is monotone voice kills any excitement coming from the play

  • 39 WWSBRD // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Jack
    And we have good enough players that he doesnt need to be in the squad

  • 40 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    W

    Holy poo you really don’t like him do you? llol

  • 41 beermonkey // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    jackbutler

    ian wright he could make stoke v west brom exciting

  • 42 WWSBRD // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Jack
    Just think we should be getting rid of the deadwood mate

  • 43 Jib // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Mehdi Abeid in Dusseldorf for a medical today

  • 44 geordie157 // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Did Toney or Koks play for the u21’s?

  • 45 lochinvar // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Mourinho should resign. Clearly Chelsea are in freefall now.
    The League will be wide open with them in disarray, Liverpool in chaos and Spuds having no direction.
    I feel third might be a realistic possibility in the circumstances.
    A couple more signings and game on.
    TTBWA

  • 46 tomellifred360 // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    @Lochinvar
    Love your optimism, but have you been on the sherry again?

  • 47 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    We will beat Southampton…

    Next season.

  • 48 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Hang on – Didn’t Kets say Marveaux could easily be better than Messi?

  • 49 Belfast // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Jack, From what I heard Rangers dropped their interest in Vuckic when Warburton took over. He didn’t fit into his style of play. McClaren wants to play the same way. Vuckic was deemed surplus to requirements because McClaren probably shares Warburtons opinion.

  • 50 GS // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Austin turned 26 on July 5, so Ed is wrong about his age.

  • 51 the broons // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    anyone else keep looking at the blog in the hope of an article of us being in for a centre back? nope just me….

  • 52 Belfast // Aug 2, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    One day broons one day It will happen.

  • 53 Alec // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    If, and it’s a big if, we are still in the market for a striker then the link with Clinton N’Jie makes more sense to me than Berahino. Cheaper and can also play out on the wing from what I understand. Perhaps the link with both Berahino and Austin is due to the fact that we perhaps need a few more home grown players in the squad if people leave.

    Of HG players I can think of, there is the possibility of Saylor, Williamson and Vuckic leaving, which I don’t know where that would leave us regarding the 8 HG players we need to have. Obviously having Mbemba and Mitrovic both under 21 means that they can count as HG players helps (not taking up squad spaces and with fewer than 8 HG players meaning you have to have less than the 25 in the squad to make up for it).

    I’m still sceptical about whether we will make any more signings, either in attack or in the defence for the first team. Too many signings will unsettle the side as they have to learn how to play together and could do us more harm than good in the short term. A couple of development signings for the summer and then a couple more players in in January before another few signings next summer is how I can see things going.

  • 54 Our Toon // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Vuckic is shit, he’s not turned into the player we all thought he would. Even his national manager slammed Scottish football

  • 55 ShirebrookToon // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhh frustrating or what

  • 56 Our Toon // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    In England Vuckic has failed in the prem, the championship and League 1

  • 57 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Has it been a good day on the blog today? Any activity?

  • 58 Ian Toon // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Belfast – I am sure your eagerly awaiting the start of another season. With this in mind I await your final league placing for Premier League teams for season 2015-2016. This should be before Saturday K.O’s.
    Forecasts can subsequently be revised ( if you so wish) but only at the time of the transfer window closing on Ist September .
    I will post mine within the same timescale always assuming you can be bothered.

  • 59 will die for the toon army // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/sport/video-1203451/Coloccini-spotted-crowd-McClaren-Goodison-Park.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

    Wasnt that the sheffield game? If not they r drafting Colo to b a coach in the future.

  • 60 Alec // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Iantoon

    Don’t know if you’ve seen already, but William Hill I think it is are doing a thing where you can predict the finishing positions of all the teams in the prem, and if you get them all right you win £50m. Not sure if it’s free to enter though. Might be worth a shout if your doing a prediction anyway.

  • 61 Jack // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Vuckic is extremely under-rated, he isn’t great, he isn’t ‘shit’. But a run in the first team could be what he needs after the confidence he will have got at Rangers.

  • 62 Belfast // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Ian

    1,Chelsea
    2,Arsenal
    3,Man City
    4,Man united
    5,Liverpool
    6,Tottenham
    7,Everton
    8,Southampton
    9,Swansea
    10,Stoke City
    11,West brom
    12,Newcastle
    13,Bournemouth
    14,Sunderland
    15,Crystal Palace
    16,West Ham
    17,Aston Villa
    18,Norwich
    19,Watford
    20,Leicester

  • 63 Ian Toon // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Alec – Thanks worth a look. I have already had my usual £5 bet on Sunderland’s manager to be the first sacked in PL – Dick Advocat and Sunderland to be relegated @ 12/1.

  • 64 Ian Toon // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Wow Belfast quick out of the blocks.

  • 65 Belfast // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    I actually really like Watford and have enjoyed watching them the past few seasons, but they’ve signed 10 players or something. Their team in the championship would have far more chance of staying up than the current mish mash.

    I also think Bournemouth will shock a few people.

  • 66 Ian Toon // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    what you think Bournemouth will finish where we did last season. I’ll get back to you- just thought it might be a bit of fun.

  • 67 outsidethebox // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    wdftta@59
    it says york on video…typical daily mail…

  • 68 Thump // Aug 2, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    @will die: I think you’re reading too much into it. He’s got an injury so he’s probably just kept close – he’s the club captain, after all.

  • 69 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Belfast,
    I hope you realise you are being used to try and get back at his one true love, Tsunki, just don’t want to see you getting hurt is all !

  • 70 Belfast // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    I don’t believe it Jail. Only a mother could love Skunki.

  • 71 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Be very careful when Ian asks you to meet his at the motel !

  • 72 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Watching Newcastle beat Barcelona in the champions league on BT, even with John Barnes playing….
    Asprilla still remains one of my absolute favourites, a one man frontline.

    Gotta say De Jong was really good in the twenty minutes he was on yesterday, him and Mitrovic could be great. Mitrovic could be like big Andy was when he was firing at the Toon, but a bit better on the deck, let the good times roll.

    Hope we get a point on the board against Southampton, would accept 2-2, Mitrovic and Winaldo to score…

  • 73 Mister Tuff // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    The Bates Motel.

  • 74 Belfast // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Mother! Oh, God, Mother! Blood! Blood!!

  • 75 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Plus watched the squad warming up and warming down, everything just appeared more structured and clearly fitness is trying to be improved big time before season starts.

    Was good to see all the subs including Mitro, De Jong , Perez etc made to do a bleep test type exercise at the end of the match in front of the Gallowgate, all put the effort in, nice to watch, feeling some pain for there wages. Mitro clearly a bit undercooked but certainly was trying his utmost.

  • 76 Belfast // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Check is that annoying screen going to be permanent fixture on that BT Sport Europe ? Pain in the arse if it is lol

  • 77 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    No good for old eyes eh. Fortunately I have twenty twenty vision.

    Has to be said they can dress that MLS stuff up all they want, but its shite.

    I may be in the minority but hope Collo stays for a year and plays with Mbemba, think we will be able to play some smashing stuff from the back, will concede for sure but will be edge of seat stuff, a big change from previous seasons..

  • 78 check the toastie // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    We should have offered Gerrard a contract for two years to sit in front of the back four, sure he would sooner be playing PL stuff still. Wages may have been a problem mind. (;

  • 79 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Didn’t realise Cisse had 3 girlfriends. That’s impressive.

  • 80 lochinvar // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    tomellifred360@46
    Have been known to partake of the odd sherbet and Lucozade
    Hope springs eternal and all that
    A win on Sunday would be a start !

  • 81 beermonkey // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    kets

    how on earth does he stop them from moaning
    I cant stop 1 from moaning let alone 3

  • 82 lochinvar // Aug 2, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Cisse has 3 girlfriends
    no wonder he looks knackered and always strays off side !

  • 83 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Haha, too much sexual action. At least It’ll keep him fairly fit. Women can only improve your performance as a footballer, so it’s important to get as many women as possible before you retire.

  • 84 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    We mustn’t get rid of Cisse. It wouldn’t be a disaster if we didn’t sign another striker. We definitely need a centre back, left back and winger though. If I was to play Colback, I’d play him at left back.

  • 85 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Not saying we have a chance to sign Berahino, but the Baggies has just signed Lamberts!

  • 86 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    I’d also sign Fer and sell Tiote.

  • 87 lochinvar // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Kets
    Maybe he should play more five a side and then he’d be on fire

  • 88 Bambams // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Two more players I would be happy with, Van Dijk and Charlie Austin

    Both I believe we will sign in the last couple of days of the window.

    Can see player plus cash for Austin and possibly something similar with Van Dijk.

    Just a game of cat and mouse between the two clubs, who will give in first.

    Think I saw something re Southampton bidding for Vzn Dijk. …

    Very good defender and we have a few of his mates now

  • 89 Looney_toon_89 // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Absolutely no chance of newcastle signing berahino. I dont see newcastle signing a striker unless 10m offer comes in for cisse, then a window later we would probably start making offers for a replacement.
    A quality CB is a must. Width next, striker last. It wont matter if messi is up front if we cant stop leaking so many goals, and we need legs to carry the ball out wide and get us up the pitch. Id be happy if we didnt sign any strikers, sorted out the back four & brought in wide options with another forward being the priority in jan, perhaps even getting austin on a pre-contract. Guffran & Obertan, williamson & colo cant keep making the first team this season.

  • 90 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Cisse has been very poor so I’d welcome a Berahino or N’Jie. Vuckic is rubbish and should be moved on.
    Be disappointed if Soton sign Van Dijk like

  • 91 spaghetti bandit // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    I completely agree with Jack regarding vuckic,, still feel if one of those rakers v West brom hit the onion bag then his career would be looking a whole lot rosier,, would of got a run in the team (albeit injury free if possible) and proved he is more than capable,, if he leaves I honestly hope he has a successful career and reaches his potential,, remember we beat Madrid milan etc for his signature at 16 years of age,, injurys ruined th lad..

  • 92 magpiesi // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Berrahino=that type of player isn’t needed in the system we play he would end up on lw just to get a game after ££m spent.

    Austin=IMO they have looked at it but it’s all about resale value they are interested but not at that price with only a year left on contract maybe a late deal but I think smc has his finger on the weakness of the team now.

    Van Dijk fits the profile of player we buy but that all depends on Celtic staying in the cl this season they are 1-0 up after home first leg next leg wedensday I think so if they go out I expect a bid around 10m from someone.

    Colo- Smc been in the game too long to just say he isn’t needed and sell him on the cheap also being club captain will be important to keep him onside.

  • 93 the broons // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    i remember that game vs west brom, he was awesome that game. Think we ended up losing it aswell if i remember correctly right at the end. 3-2 or something

  • 94 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Forget Van dijk,
    Celtic got him cheap, we want to be the club that got him cheap first !

  • 95 magpiesi // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Sounds like Fer on his way up north on loan some Dutch bloke on the radio he didn’t say who tho just said a northen premier league team.

  • 96 cyprus // Aug 2, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    I am thinkin top 4 this year. We ended fifth with a crap manager and a worse team: fourth.

  • 97 cyprus // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Want to see us spank soton 3-0. Last year’s away beating was the most embarrassing of the season. I was glad to concede single digits.

  • 98 toon kk // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Cyprus
    give yourself a shake.

  • 99 lochinvar // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Van Dijk is Dutch and plays in Glasgow. A short trip down the road to the Top ( as in most Northerly ) Premier League side makes sense and like his Dutch team mates Newcastle is just a short hop back to Amsterdam to see family and friends.
    Southampton are just a bottom club ( the most southerly ) so where’s the appeal.
    52,000 in SJP is a reason to join NUFC
    Sign him – and with Mwemba alongside let the party begin

  • 100 martoon // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    magpiesi @95 – Don’t get your hopes up – I’m pretty sure I heard he is going to Sunderland!

  • 101 cyprus // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Toon, don’t you want revenge? Scared of Soton?

  • 102 toon kk // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Cyprus
    Of course we all want revenge on every team that ripped us apart last season.
    But top 4 finish? We can only live in hope.

  • 103 hibbit // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    cyprus…….you been on the brandy sour ???

  • 104 cyprus // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Toon
    Cant disagree there. But that is how I would talk to my NUFC players. A bunch of underachieving internationals, they’ve been.

  • 105 cyprus // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Hibbit,
    bored of these relegation struggles. Want to see us deliver some lessons this year…

  • 106 Moonraker15 // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Jack
    Vuckic is not nor never will be good enough for the PL! One goal against a defence that just let him walk through them doesn’t change that fact.

    Him and others such as obertan, Marvel, Good, should go as well as they are just journeymen and will never improve our team,

    Also let Colo join Palace as he has had a good career at Newcastle but he won’t get a new contract so we may as well cash in and get someone new.

  • 107 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    jail

    carr had actually recommended both wanyama and van dijk before they went to celtic

  • 108 CharlesNelson // Aug 3, 2015 at 4:57 AM

    Berahino? What a joke. The guy kept getting dropped from the starting lineup for West Brom!




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