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World-Class Winger Would Be Fantastic Acquisition For Newcastle

5:28 pm, Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 88 Comments

There is news today that Inter-Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri is still available, after German club Schalke have surprisingly passed up an option to sign him.

Newcastle have been linked with the player this summer,after he was deemed excess to requirements by Inter manager Roberto Mancini, even though he was just bought from Bayern Munich in January on a four and a half year contract.

xherdan shaqiri  -bayern-munich

Xherdan Shaqiri – still available

Schalke were in the lead to sign the 23 year-old Swiss International, but it looks like they have lost interest in the player.

Schalke coach Andre Breitenreiter has told German publication Sport Bild this today:

“Shaqiri is not of interest to us at the moment,” “We don’t even have meetings with him on our schedule.”

Stoke were interested in acquiring the player earlier in the summer, but after terms were agreed with Inter it seems the player did not want to move to Stoke.

Stave McClaren said last night on Total Sports on BBC Radio Newcastle that the club were still looking for players they could sign this summer, so here’s an excellent player who would only make the team better.

The player has already been capped 46 times capped by Switzerland (17 goals), but with him being such a good player, it’s not too surprising there have  been a number of clubs linked with the 23 year-old, who was born in Gjilan, Yugoslavia.

He emigrated to Switzerland when he was just one year old, and now has dual nationality – Swiss and Albanian – and he elected to play for Switzerland.

Xherdan has played for FC Basel and Bayern Munich before he moved to Italy in January,  and he is a skilled winger who can score goals – and we need a winger (plus a defender and another striker).

Newcastle have already surprised us this season by signing three top players – Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba for around £35M – and this lad they call the Alpine Messi would be a fantastic acquisition for Newcastle.

In his career at FC Basel, Bayern Munich and Inter – he’s played a total of 231 times with 43 goals and 48 assists.

Shaqiri has speed on and off the ball and is a player who is unpredictable on the ball, adept with both feet, clinical in front of goal while possessing excellent vision.

Just what we need at Newcastle!

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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




88 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nut meg // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Absolutely !!

  • 2 LGFUAD21 // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    We have already decline him by some accounts. Silly decision. If we only signed him I think that’s be a good window and a decent team regardless of the lack of a shiny new cb.

  • 3 Menelauos // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    I wish, but I would rather spend that £12m on a new Cb.

  • 4 Menelauos // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Another £30m on Shaqiri and a tall, commanding CB, and it’s window over.
    Euro league guaranteed.

  • 5 Robby Bobson // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    You do have to wonder why theres a lack of interest in the guy.

    He clearly has talent, but is inconsistent.

    Reminds me of Hatem when we signed him, endless talent just needs a platform to shine.

    Go get him I say, we’re not gonna win the league or get into Europe, so we might as well be bloody entertained!!!

  • 6 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    stop teasing us ed! we arent doing any more business unless something crazy happens.

    is it wrong to hope for an injury for one of our cbs not from DR congo?? is that the only way we bring in another CB?

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    I wouldn’t mind having Shaqiri on a season long loan with an option to buy!

    …I wonder whether there’s a reason why Mancini wants rid of him and Schalke won’t take up their option to buy him.

  • 8 lochinvar // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Why would Mancini let him go ?
    Is it that Agents and players are prioritising a few years pay days in the Premiership before retiring to the sun of Qatar or elsewhere.
    That apart, could be a good part of the new jigsaw – and of course another CB

  • 9 croftus5678 // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    thinking thats our window over now tbh !

    not disapointed think we got 3 players capable of playing in the top 6 teams so its def a step in the right direction.

    over all i think we are 2-3 players short of a challenge for europe.

  • 10 ronaldo aarons // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Nut meg from previous thread

    No problem, I’ve mentioned him a few times and I’m glad to have got through to at least one person lol. He really is a good player but 27 I think so I don’t think Ashley would go for him because there wouldn’t be much resale value. Clips on youtube don’t really do him justice, I’ve seen quite a bit of Italian football the past couple of years and when you see him regularly for full games you just get impressed.

    Shaqiri would be great, he would be that player that unlocks defences and win games. But until we get another solid cb then he should wait really.

  • 11 magpiesi // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    He wants a reported 80k a week no chance as colo is the highest earner.

    There was talk his agent is waiting for cl options Shalke didn’t qualify this season so they will properly wait until last few days of window and go to who pays the most.

  • 12 Graeme // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Havent seen much of him, but it was excellent. He’s certainly a player the fans would love to watch and he seems to have an end product to go with his talent.

  • 13 ronaldo aarons // Aug 5, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I have to add, shaqiri would be a great addition. I remember at bayern, Ribera was injured for a while and shaqiri played the majority of games he was outstanding. Think he only left them because he wasn’t given a regular starting place when both ribery and robbed were fit. Inter are only letting him go because they have to reduce squad numbers and since they just bought him in January they are willing to sell him. We should actually raid Switzerland, they have some gems. Breel donald embolo is another who I think we should go for as the second striker/winger. Very good player in the making and another I’ve mentioned a couple of times. Basel do bring through some good players.

  • 14 BeeGuy // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    I think we should all conclude the window is closed except for outgoings. If something falls from the sky, then accept the miracle.

  • 15 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/joey-barton-admits-hed-love-9797686

  • 16 Robby Bobson // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Yes I think the window is closed, for major signings anyway judging by what McClaren was saying yesterday, he kind of suggests that they chose Mitrovic over Austin.

    Its possible we were looking at other big money signings, but I reckon that was in the event of Cisse/Tiote leaving for decent money.

    Saw some Van Dijk talk, the commentator on Bt Sport said hes as good as Jon Stones! I agree with Rolando Aarons on the previous thread, he is great on the ball but he defends in the David Luiz mould, thinks hes better than he is, so becomes abit erratic and I think could be exposed in the prem.

  • 17 Jack // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    I would be very suprised if we were after him, way too good for us I would have thought. Although Shalke didn’t want him so there could be room for some hope. I still have the feeling that he thinks he is too good for us, he rejected Stoke, what do we have to offer now that Stoke are better then us in terms of football and league position?

  • 18 toon kk // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Its just a speculation story by Ed.

  • 19 the broons // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Beeguy

    Unfortunately i think you’re right. Think our business is done, shame really cos a new centre back would put is in a really strong position this season.

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    http://talksport.com/football/top-four-chelsea-out-liverpool-mark-saggers-premier-league-predictions-150805161583

  • 21 Ron Knee // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    jesper
    Newcastle 14th. Sounds about right to me.

  • 22 Yohan Kebab // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Krul-Elliot

    Janmaat-bigi??
    Mbemba-taylor
    Colo-willo
    Haidara-dummett

    Colback-tiote
    Wijnaldum-anita

    Sissoko-perez
    Sdj-Cabella
    Aarons-obertan

    Mitrovic-cisse

    Still leaves riviere,gouffran darlow and maybe others I’ve missed.

    Whilst the quality maybe less than we would like the depth is finally there and we are in no position to sign anyone until we shift some people out

    We miss two things imo rb cover and a free kick specialist. Why we released Ryan Taylor I don’t know

  • 23 Belfast // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Jesper most pundits/journalists are predicting the same position as him.

    14-15th.

  • 24 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Just done my Sun Dream Team

    Cech

    Janmaat Williams Mbemba Baines

    Cazorla Wijnaldum Aarons

    Sanchez Mitrovic Aguero

  • 25 Robby Bobson // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Yohan Kebab

    did you not see taylors delivery from set pieces last season? Abysmal.

    Marveuax is our best crosser of the ball but cant see him getting a ‘clean slate’ due to wages and always been injured!

  • 26 Ron Knee // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    TFL
    For a split second there I read Williamson!

  • 27 Belfast // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Two Newcastle players in your back four? You’re ferked lol

  • 28 Our Toon // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Apparently Fer has failed his medical at the scum!!

  • 29 Our Toon // Aug 5, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Chancel

    Sanchez and Aguero are missing the first 2 or 3 games as they were at Copa America. Aren’t match fit buddy, I’ve left them out of my team for this reason

  • 30 Jack // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    My sun dream team

    ————–Fabianski
    Ivanovic-Terry-Fonte-Colemen
    —De Jong-Payet-Wijnaldum
    —Aguero-Mitrovic-Benteke

  • 31 toon kk // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Our situation is we’ve some good players some average player’s and below average in our first team, leave the starting eleven and we’re down to league 1 quality at best.
    Its a gamble when the injuries set in and they will.

  • 32 welshgeordie9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    My sun dream team

    Krul
    Janmaat Colo mbemba Haidara
    Sissoko tiote
    Cabella Gini Aarons
    Mitrovic Cisse

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Belfast…even the worst pessimist in me think we will do better than that!

    …have to admit though the three players we have signed is bar minimum and crucial injuries can turn everything upside down.

    I still believe we will finish 10-11 this season. If we get the last players we need then 8-9 is a possibility.

  • 34 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Ron…14th would be under performing in my book.

    …and I don’t even think SM is that great as he is made out to be 😉

  • 35 geordieboy83 // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    My sun dream team
    De gea
    Jaanmat. Aldeirwerald. Jagielka. Ivanivic
    Depay. Wijnaldum. Hazard
    Berahino. Aguero. Sanchez

  • 36 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    No Ron I’m not that sadistic

  • 37 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Shaqiri £12 Mil get him in

    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/596274/Newcastle-Everton-Inter-midfielder-Shaqiri-Schalke-snub

  • 38 Our Toon // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Welshy

    Is that your Sun team or your NUFC blog team? Do you have a different XI for the Swansea blog?

    Just joking with ya fella!!

  • 39 Ron Knee // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    jesper
    We’ll see! Obviously, if we improve the defence we should finish mid-table, at least.

  • 40 Jack // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Lol Welshie using 12 players :’)

  • 41 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    In order to qualify for the champions league, I think we need these players:

    Van Dijk – £8m
    Kongolo/Santon – £3.5m
    Thauvin – £9m
    Shaqiri – £12m
    Zarate – £3.5m

    We need to sell:

    Tiote – £8m
    Colback – £6m
    Williamson – £1m
    Saylor – £1.5m
    Dummett – £1m
    Obertan – £3m
    Bigirimana – £1m

    Net spend = £16.5m

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Jack

    Well spotted, it’s a good job I’m not a manager, I would have had a ban or a fine in my first game.

    Ha ha ha

  • 43 lochinvar // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Celtic win 1-0 on aggregate to go through to next round of Champions League.
    So decision time for Van Dijk.
    Does he stay or does he go ?
    Might get a couple more games in the Champions League but after than the Scottish League !
    Move to Toon now and have a Cup Final every weekend.
    Over to you Chanley

  • 44 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Ron…I have to admit I cannot understand why another CB is not a priority…surely it’s more a fact than fiction that neither of Colo, Saylor nor Willo will be fit for 30 games.

    Not to mention Willo is way below PL standard.

  • 45 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    just done a Premier League Dream team which is weird picking 15 players

    Cech

    Ivanovic Mbemba Skrtel Baines

    Cazorla Wijnaldum Matic Sneiderlin

    Mitrovic Berahino

    Subs: Courtois, Williams. Clasie, Aguero

  • 46 tequilamag // Aug 5, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Chancel, might want to rethink your strategy.. Super strong defence but you need goalscoring midfielders to rack up the points. Schneiderlin Matic and Clasie are good players but they wont score highly in FPL

  • 47 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Tequila hopefully Cazorla and Wiji will

  • 48 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Tequila
    Changed Schneiderlin, Matic and Clasie
    for Oscar, Wanyama and Sinclair

  • 49 martoon // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Evening guys – in case you don’t know we posters on the blog have been giving predictions for this season:
    Final position in league:
    Number of points in league:
    League Cup round:
    FA Cup round:
    Number of 1st team signings this season:
    Number of 1st team leaving this season:
    Top goal scorer:
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:

    And for my sins I’m collating them so far I have predictions from:
    martoon
    Take a Chancel on me
    jayphoto
    Jack
    PapissGottaBrandNewBag
    Corkypants
    Yorkshire Magpie
    dok – the horrid colonial
    Noel Worst
    Our Toon
    clinath@ed
    Menelauos
    english yeoman
    check the toastie
    Belfast
    Offkey
    LewSpi v2.0
    Average_Contents
    Tsunki
    Bearsize
    Sazzer
    Setchell
    geordie157
    Harley
    royal-county-geordie
    overtheline
    Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t
    Tinman
    jane
    lochinvar
    mickalfas
    jesperfuglsang

    Anybody else like to try – if you do put martoon in your post so I can find it!

  • 50 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Final position in league: 9th
    Number of points in league: 54
    League Cup round: 4th
    FA Cup round:5th
    Number of 1st team signings this season:4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season: Including Jonas, RTaylor, Santon, Sameobi, 6 so there fore not enough signed.
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovich
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 13

  • 51 tequilamag // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Martoon

    Final position 8
    Points 58
    League cup winners
    FA cup 3rd round
    First team signings 6
    Leavers 2 Jonas and Taylor
    Mitovich Top scorer
    Goals for 16

  • 52 tequilamag // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Chancel much better I think Sinclair is decent value for the money and Oscar usually flies at start of season

  • 53 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    martoon,
    Final position in league: 9th
    Number of points in league: 54
    League Cup round: 4th
    FA Cup round:5th
    Number of 1st team signings this season:4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season: Including Jonas, RTaylor, Santon, Sameobi, 6 so there fore not enough signed.
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovich
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 13

  • 54 geordiejp // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    There is a reason why no one wants him, he has gotten lazy and is more a disruption to the team as a whole, i would not want him to come to the toon,

  • 55 israeli_fan // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    martoon

    Final position in league:7th
    Number of points in league:61
    League Cup round:final
    FA Cup round:4th
    Number of 1st team signings this season:6
    Number of 1st team leaving this season:3
    Top goal scorer:mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:17

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Worth a read.
    69 days after securing our top-flight status here under John Carver, a slightly less fevered crowd were present at St.James’ Park to usher in the Steve McClaren era.

    A scattering of new faces warmed up in unfamiliar white kits, while the PA supplied sunshine sounds including one by the Beach Boys featuring the lyric, “let’s get back together and do it again.”

    And therein lies the first problem – familiarity. Parts of this team are like an old shoe, unattractive and lacking any grip. For anyone who suffered the appalling drop off in form and effort over the last two seasons, watching the likes of Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita and Gabriel Obertan today will have do little to lighten their mood – or cause them to renew their season ticket.

    McClaren’s jocularity with journalists was an attempt to project a message that “I’m in control”, but
    frustration with our pre-season schedule was betrayed by his referencing jet lag and a dodgy US pitch for the third successive set of post-game interviews.

    Yes there is £30m+ of new product, but what the new head coach hopes is a “work in progress” has also had to be fashioned by recycling some raw materials found in a shed at Darsley Park. Some higher quality parts remained beyond operational use for reasons yet to be fully disclosed….

    Before a ball is kicked in anger, McClaren finds himself in an unenviable position – despite his obvious delight at making a return to Premier League management after a break of almost a decade.

    Subject to the same constraints as his predecessors (all three new signings lined up while he was trying to convince Derby County fans of his loyalty to their cause), his initial task was akin to that of an X factor judge: separate the wheat from the chaff during some hastily-organised auditions.

    If he’d borrowed the owner’s helicopter, this could have become an updated version of that old Treasure Hunt telly programme. “We’ve got a striker! Stop the clock!”

    The thankless task of squad selection in such a short period is a healthy argument for having backed McClaren by paying the money required to extricate him from the East Midlands in January. Faced with the same situation, Crystal Palace did just that (lining our pockets in the process) and giving Alan Pardew 21 games to evaluate the players available to him and lay plans to overhaul his squad with some expectation that his recommendations would actually be acted upon).

    Instead we had to endure the public pain of watching a man disappear up his own jacksie (no shock to hear he sought the advice of a shrink) and his successor attempt to refashion a team against the clock. Sammy Ameobi was the first casualty, banished to Cardiff before any of the new lot saw him.

    And what of the five new boys? English-speaking but without a second of Premier League experience to their name – and in the case of Georginio Wijnaldum, immediately looking like his favoured position is that which Siem De Jong was bought for (Gini looking singularly unimpressed here when pulled back into a deeper role to accommodate De Jong).

    To our final pre-season outing then, following half a dozen games of which four at best were worthy of that description. We ended up with two wins – one courtesy of penalty and the other an OG, but the Gallowgate End goal frame and the brother of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, denied us victory here.

    Aleksandar Mitrovic and Moussa Sissoko both struck the woodwork in the second period with the goal gaping while Wijnaldum and Chancel Mbemba also had their moments. Mitrovic should have buried his chance but added another half hour of pitch time after a 70 minute runout at York.

    Having gained permission to play although his work permit application is still in progress, Mbemba appeared at right back, leaving Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor to complete 90 minutes. That centre back pairing was retained as Jamaal Lascelles dropped back to the bench and Fabricio Coloccini missed out again – although McClaren didn’t rule him out of Sunday’s season opener.

    Last season’s third-placed Bundesliga finishers snatched what proved to be the winning goal just after the hour, when some defensive slackness gave Thorgan Hazard a sight of goal.

    Sissoko had earlier crashed an effort off the Gallowgate bar after controlling Anita’s through ball but placed his effort past the ‘keeper and off the woodwork with Papiss Cisse scuffing the rebound.

    Wijnaldum saw a first half back heel saved and Williamson went close with a header but long shots from Obertan and Massadio Haidara were United’s best efforts in an uneventful opening half.

    There should have been an equaliser near the end for Mitrovic on his first home appearance when De Jong laid the ball back but the Serbian thumped his shot off the upright with ‘keeper Yan Sommer only a spectator.

    Attention now focuses on Sunday’s visit of Southampton, who will have played two competitive games in the Europa League by then. And by the time the current transfer window closes we will have faced four sides that we managed just one point against in eight attempts last season. For once, Jim White & Co. may have something NUFC-related to report rather than inventing tales.

    We may have hit rock bottom in the closing weeks of last season and begun to bounce back, but it remains to be seen how much the other teams in the division have upped their game – and whether the gap between us and them has actually shrunk.

    Never mind talk of top eight finishes and open top buses, given the size of McClaren’s task at this club, emulating last season’s fifteenth place finish but reaching safety earlier would count as a fair return. Anything else is a pipe dream.

    Biffa

  • 57 ShirebrookToon // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    @ Martoon

    Final position in league: 6
    Number of points in league:62
    League Cup round: Qtr Final
    FA Cup round: Runners Up
    Number of 1st team signings this season:5
    Number of 1st team leaving this season:4
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovich
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:19

  • 58 ronaldo aarons // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Martoon

    Final league position – 10
    Number of league points – 57
    League cup – quarter final
    Fa cup – 4th round
    Number of first team signings – 4
    Number of first team leaving – 4 not including those already left
    Top goalscorer – williamson. That’s a joke lol, cisse.
    Number of goals for top scorer – 14

  • 59 Belfast // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Sound advice there from the tactical genius aka Tequila.

  • 60 Bournemouth FC // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Shaqiri should join the mighty bournemouth

  • 61 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Bournemouth are signing Lee Hughes and Darren Ambrose on loan for the season.

  • 62 deeps // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Martoon

    Final position in league: 8th
    Number of points in league: 56
    League Cup round: Quarters
    FA Cup round:5th
    Number of 1st team signings this season:4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season:Abeid
    Top goal scorer:Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 15

  • 63 Belfast // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Hello Bournemouth

    1, Are you called Rosie ?
    2, Do you have four legs ?
    3, Do you call your owner Harry ?

    Thanks.

  • 64 Bournemouth FC // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Who do you think is the better manager.. Mclaren or howe??

  • 65 welshgeordie9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Final league position – 1st obviously
    Number of league points – 95
    League cup – winners
    Fa cup – winners
    Number of first team signings – 6
    Number of first team leaving – 0
    Top goalscorer – mitrovic
    Number of goals for top scorer – 40

  • 66 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Who was this annoying Makem who trolled the blog a while ago?

    …do you guys remember him?

  • 67 welshgeordie9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Mcclaren obviously.

  • 68 welshgeordie9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Jesper

    I was just thinking that.

  • 69 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Welsh…I think we are on to something here!

  • 70 Small World // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Martoon

    Final position 10
    Points 56
    League cup Quarter final
    FA cup Quarter final
    First team signings 4
    Leavers 4
    Mitrovich Top scorer
    Goals for 15

  • 71 ShirebrookToon // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    WUM alert!!

  • 72 toon kk // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Martoon
    final league position 14th
    No. Of points 44
    League cup 4th round
    FA cup 4th round
    No. Of 1st team signings 4
    No. 1st team leaving 4
    Top goal scorer Cisse
    No. Of goals by top scorer 15

  • 73 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    welsh,
    You’ve been pally with all the trolls (except the ones that had a go at you) you should know !

  • 74 Small World // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    We all have an idea which team we’d like to see on Sunday, though I have a thought that McClaren will play it really “safe”

    I’m guessing:-

    Krul
    Janmaat Willo Saylor Haidara
    Ober Sissoko Anita Colback
    Winaldo Cisse

    Bench:

    Collo Mbemba, Mitro, Aarons and any 3 planks of wood he can find lying around

    Not my choice, but trying to read between the lines in this weeks utterances.

  • 75 Belfast // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew
    August 5, 2015
    Welsh…I think we are on to something here!

    Hightower and Carey Mahoney from police academy….

  • 76 tequilamag // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Belfast I learned everything I know from Pardew

  • 77 Belfast // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Did you enter the blog league tequila?
    I entered yesterday.

  • 78 martoon // Aug 5, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    tequilamag & JFA & ronaldo aarons
    I’m not including Jonas, Raylor & Santon as they were technically last season and Sammy is only on loan so I’ve subtracted them from your total JFA & tequilamag – if you don’t agree then give me a new figure!

  • 79 tequilamag // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Martoon, don`t think any first teamers will go. Don`t think anyone really wants them 0

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Jail

    What Ever.

  • 81 martoon // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    welshgeordie9 @65 – Is that a serious prediction?

  • 82 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    martoon,
    The ins and outs will look a lot healthier on paper if you don’t include those lot, you should get a job with Bishop.

  • 83 Jail for Ashley // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Sameobi may be on loan but is still another player that played a lot that won’t be chosen. The squad is still thread bare on quality.

  • 84 tequilamag // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Belfast yeah the one that was running last year was renewed again and I think someone has doe a new one as well which Ed has the link for. In both of them.I always pick 3 mags and they always are among the first to get sold

  • 85 sparky55 // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Final position in league: 8
    Number of points in league:59
    League Cup round: 3rd round
    FA Cup round: last 16
    Number of 1st team signings this season:5
    Number of 1st team leaving this season:4
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovich
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:15

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // Aug 5, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    martoon

    I was just messing about, but i do hope we finish in the top 10 and if we can win a cup.

  • 87 MassiveG // Aug 5, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Final position in league: 9
    Number of points in league:49
    League Cup round: semi
    FA Cup round: 5th
    Number of 1st team signings this season: 4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season:6
    Top goal scorer: De Jong
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:11

  • 88 Sivarese // Aug 6, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Martoon

    Final position in league: 10th
    Number of points in league: 51
    League Cup round: 3
    FA Cup round: 4
    Number of 1st team signings this season: 6
    Number of 1st team leaving this season: 3
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 12




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