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Newcastle Midfielder Could Leave The Club Today

11:18 am, Friday, August 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 105 Comments

Shane Ferguson could well be leaving Newcastle today,k as Milwall manager Neil Harris is keen to sign the Northern Ireland U21 international, who seems to have no future at Newcastle.

Shane has had two loan spells while at Newcastle, principally to Birmingham City, where he went on loan twice and then this year at Glasgow Rangers, although he was injured most of the time.

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Shane Ferguson in action against York in pre-season

The 24-year-old is a versatile player and can play in almost any position on the left side of the field including left back and left wing, and he even played center-back on Newcastle’s American tour this summer.

Milwall boss Neil Harris said in last night’s fans forum meeting at The Den that he wanted to sign a left-winger today – and that could well be Shane Ferguson.

That player will play in place of the injured Joe Martin in tomorrow’s opening game of the season at Shrewsbury.

Shane has spent eight years on Tyneside, and at one time he looked a very promising player at left back, when Alan Pardew played him in the first team in April of 2011, when he looked very good at left back.

But in his loan spells at Birmingham City he didn’t come through as well as had been hoped, and he is now looking for a new club to reignite his career.

Shane played 32 times for the Newcastle first team and has played 18 times for Northern Ireland.

Comments welcome.

Note: Two brothers Phil and Richard Milbourne are on a mission to cycle to all 92 Premier and Football League grounds in England and Wales during four weeks in July and August 2015.

It’s all on behalf of charity and they are raising money for Breast Cancer Care and the British Liver Trust.

They will be in Newcastle today – so see if you can help out a very good cause – you can read about their exploits and denote on their website pedalforpounds here.



Tags: Contracts · Newcastle News · Shane Ferguson · Transfer News and Rumours




105 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Hope he does leave. Nothing against him, but never rated him ever

  • 2 nut meg // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Good luck to him where ever he ends up,the same goes to all the other young kids who get released.Possibly SM came just a few years too late for them.

  • 3 sweendog // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Good luck, unfortunately hasn’t produced yet but Millwall is a good step for him.

  • 4 hibbit // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    was never going to make it …good luck to the lad at his new club

  • 5 dazzler // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Pardew can’t really criticise the “agenda” of the club’s transfer policy, complain about the players brought in that he didn’t really want and then spend an entire summer trying to sign the players who were bought under it. The man is a tool of epic proportions.

  • 6 ToonJovi // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Was best player on pitch against York… Could argue that he wasn’t defensive minded enough for his position but going forward he was forever making runs and was the only one creating anything for large portions of the game… Saw glimpses of this in first team a coupla seasons ago to before more injuries stunted his progression… I feel he could still be an asset! Especially when we’re still potentially going to be playing waste of spaces like gouffran out wide as part of a forward 3….

  • 7 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Cracking wicket for Starc

  • 8 catchy in norway // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Pardew is on a different planet, forget about the buying player agenda, he struggled with any kind of formation that he could use the players he had, which for the most part were pretty good players,

    reading most of the pundits predictions about where palace and nufc will finish is amazing , most have palace top 10 and most have us 12-15, they have really bought into pardew the good coach that was shat on,

  • 9 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Just read up about pardew whinging about why he left newcastle for palace. One big difference I’ve notice between pardew & McClaren.

    SM talks about football, he talks about the team & the players who we have.

    Pardew talks about himself. Why I left newcastle, I didn’t have full control. I got off to a great start. I love myself & don’t understand why anybody wouldn’t

  • 10 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Good App

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/my-premier-league-life

  • 11 Whumpie // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    If this is true then it’s a shame it hasn’t worked out for Fergie. Good lad, lots of talent and good attitude. He’s just never really got rolling.

  • 12 Ron Knee // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    England collapse.

  • 13 will die for the toon army // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Pardew is a tool tried to defend and love him but he never took me up. He is so self centered. All he talks abt is me me. Talking abt the signings we made were really good players with alot of reputation. But Pardew failed them. Pardew was e root to all our problems.

    Hatem Marvuex Sissoko Mbiwa Remy Ba Cisse Jannmatt De Jong Anita Santon Cheick Colback and many others

    The young kids
    Bigi Fergie Kadar I have really forgotten some of them.

    He had alot at his disposal jst failed to make something out of them.

  • 14 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Ron I’d be quite happy will a 300 run lead

  • 15 Our Toon // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Jib

    You stated a few threads back that that Wijnaldum was a McClaren signing. You said that wwsbrd was wrong and chancel was right. Reading through the debate the latter 2 were having it was a good discussion not about right or wrong though.

    Wijinaldum is definitely a board signing, we had a rejected for him in 2010!! Back when you were Jeff

  • 16 Jib // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Don’t forget Fergy was spotted by Joe K when he was on loan at Birmingham city
    Ha ha ha

  • 17 Our Toon // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Chancel

    Think we have a good lead now, maybe a bit of attacking stuff from Ali and Broad to score quickly, make a quick 30 and kill any hope the Aussies have left

  • 18 Ron Knee // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    25 more runs, TFL?

  • 19 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Our Toon
    Moheen Ali is quite good with the bat.

    Ron Knee
    We can easily get at least another 25 runs

  • 20 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    I agree with u will die for toon army.

    Pardew is just enjoying the attention he is getting. He will have one more good season, then he will be fighting relegation & saying it’s not his fault.

  • 21 Noel Worst // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Shane Ferguson’s NUFC highlight. Dramatised to the heavens – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0nFXKDxdjA

  • 22 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    lovely 6 by Moeen Ali

  • 23 Noel Worst // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Why on Earth are we loaning him out? Surely somebody would stump up £500k for him?

  • 24 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    So Craig Pawson is the first ref of the season

  • 25 Our Toon // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Chancel

    Ali is very good

  • 26 Noel Worst // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Time to divulge fantasy football teams. On Skysports I’ve got

    _______________De Gea_______________
    Zabaleta_________Janmaat_______Jenkinson
    Redmond__Wiji__Hazard__Ayew__Aarons
    __________Giroud____Lukaku

  • 27 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Depending how long our tail enders hang on, we could wrap the game up today

  • 28 croftus5678 // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    lots of formations to be had ! no idea how to squeeze everyone in.

    ——————-krul——————
    jan———colo—–mbe——-hair
    ——————-col——————-
    sis———————————rola
    ———–wij——-siem————-
    —————–mitr——————–

    i’d be tempted to put tiote in colbacks place also for attacking teams.

  • 29 Jamseyd24 // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    This blog has been so shit lately, we need another good transfer rumor to spark it back to life, well until Sunday anyway.

    By the way croftus, like the team, but would change it slightly

    ——————-krul——————
    jan———colo—–mbe——-hair
    ——————-col——————-
    sis————Wij——————rola
    —————-siem————-
    —————–mitr—————

  • 30 croftus5678 // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    @29 jamsey

    aye fair enough mate

    i couldnt squeeze anita/cabella/cisse/perez/tiote/dummett in even though they prob deserve a starting possition themselves !

    our midfield is our strong point for sure and we have plenty of goals from midfield now that we did not last season with siem/rolando being out.

  • 31 Shot Bru // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Nice little player.. Wrong place wrong time under Pardew and NUFC youth policy/system

    Always remembered for his bit of Skill in the left corner v Stoke at the Brittannia while 4-0 down… Pardew arms folded and clueless…. As usual!!

    Palace for the drop and P45Due!!!

  • 32 Bambams // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Jamesyd24
    That would be my formation. Looks good and hope it can work.

  • 33 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Krul
    Janmaat Colo Mbemba Haidara
    Colback
    Sissoko Wijnaldum De Jong Aarons
    Mitrovic

  • 34 Jamseyd24 // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    croftus,

    Totally agree, I hope we can fit both Wigi and DeJong into the team, both are quality.

    Do u think we will sign anymore???

  • 35 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Croftus

    How you have set the team up is how my is meant to be lol

  • 36 croftus5678 // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    @34 jamsey

    imo i doubt it ! i’d <3 us to sign another 1 or 2 esp a cb but i just cant see it happening.

  • 37 TheToonKing // Aug 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    yeah, 24 now and not good enough. never was. they can’t all make it. wish him luck in the future.

  • 38 Toonfan8 // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    I think that De Jong isnt ready for 90 minutes, he will start from the bench for 30 minutes, same for Aarons, they will definetely play, but they will be used as impact subs, when Sissoko and Perez will tired their defence…I think this team should start on Sunday…
    …………………Krul……………………
    Janmaat,Mbemba,Collo,Haidara
    ……..Anita………..Colback………..
    Sissoko…Wijnaldum……Perez
    …………….Mitrovic………………..
    …………………………………………….
    we have to start Mitrovic, as we will need his power and presence in set pieces, De Jong and Aarons to come from bench, Cisse if we need goal in last 30 minutes, Tiote to come if we will be winning the match to protect defense…I like that we have some options there, but for me the main thing is to play Colo and Mbemba, they need to get used to play together quite quickly because they are the best CB we have in the squad now….Obertan should stay on the bench,Gouffran too, maybee on the stand….
    bench for me should be…Darlow,S.Taylor,Lascelles,Tiote,De Jong,Aarons,Cisse….there are options, maybee Obertan in there for Lascelles…

  • 39 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Felt a bit sorry for Ferguson got injured at the wrong times usually after a run of decent games which is pretty much the story of all our young players !

    Loan him out makes space in the squad so maybe that Lingard is coming in next week ? Heres hoping

  • 40 DaraghL // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Sky just reported:

    Liverpool have won the race to sign 14-year-old Edvard Sandvik Tagseth from Neset FK, according to the Independent. 

    And in other news Adam Johnson is hopeful of winning the race to sign 15 year old Lucy Templeton from Exeter

  • 41 DaraghL // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    On a serious note:

    Jamesy that is how I would like us to be set up. I reckon it will be Obertan for the first 60 minutes though. Most likely Taylor instead of Colo or Mbemba

  • 42 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Jeff it turned out to (not one but TWO 20 ton rocks. As pointed out ably by another insightful blogger, not only do you hate being out-googled but that big tarry brush of yours is pretty messy.

  • 43 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    On Shane Ferguson – see ya.

    Thought he might just have something to build on but it never happened, and loan spells found that out.

  • 44 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/08/07/report-newcastle-linked-to-jamaica-international-defender-in-mls/
    Kemar Lawrence anyone?

  • 45 Jamseyd24 // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Who do we all think will be higher in the pecking order, Lascelles, Williamson or Taylor??

    I would like to Lascelles given a chance, if not send him on loan for 6 months.

  • 46 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Hopefully it’s a transfer and not another loan deal right?

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 7, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Lascelles is not even a SM buy and I am not even sure if he’s PL ready!

  • 48 Graeme // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    martoon

    Final League position: 11th
    Total points: 49
    League Cup round: 4th
    FA cup round: 5th
    No of 1st team signings this season: 4
    No of 1st team leavers this season: 2
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovic
    No of goals for top scorer: 15

  • 49 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    @Jamesey

    Tayls. But I rate Lascelles. Think he has a lot of potential. Less said about Willo the better.

  • 50 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Jamsey – in reality it will be Willo, Taylor, Lascelles. The proper one would be provisionally Tayls, Lascelles. Then after a run of decent performances hopefully Lascelles, Tayls.

  • 51 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    I very much doubt Mbemba will be playing centre back until he has learned the language either. Covering Janmaat until then I reckon.

  • 52 croftus5678 // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    @45 jamsey

    from macca’s point of view i think williamson will be top of those 3.

    lescalles def is not ready and if managed correctly he will not be pushed into hard games and let nature take its place for his positioning skills to drop into place.

    and williamson is more of a bum licker than saylor so think he will get ahead of him in mac’s rating.

  • 53 WWSBRD // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    croftus
    By more of a bum licker do u mean more reliable and less injury prone?

  • 54 Liverpool Mag // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Brian

    He speaks French, which a large amount of our squad know and he was speaking to them against Borussia Monchengladbach, so think he can communicate to them. Don’t think that’s a problem, especially as I would expect him to be able to speak to Anita, Krul, Janmaat, Sissoko, Cabella, Haidara, Tiote, Cisse etc.

  • 55 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    @LiverpoolMag

    I think the issue might be him communicating with his fellow centre back though.

  • 56 croftus5678 // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    @53 wwsbrd

    more of a case of yes sir no sir three bags full sir.

    if he’s told something he will try to do it level headed and not like saylor who will try far too hard and end up getting sent off as he was not told to put a dot above the i 😉

  • 57 Liverpool Mag // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Brian

    Aye that may be an issue. I know Taylor made some comments about 3 years a go that he was learning French but no idea whether that would apply to the other two i have no idea. Ordinarily one would have hoped that the captain would have attempted to learn French to help bed people in but we’ll never know about that…

  • 58 ShirebrookToon // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Ferguson gone to millwall on loan I see

  • 59 WWSBRD // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    croftus
    Haha fair point, Id have Willo over Saylor though. Mr NUFC is good when fit and settled but is never fit so can never be settled, Willo is average and rarely injured (and paid less…I dare say smarter as well)

  • 60 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    martoon

    Final League position: 13th
    Total points: 47
    League Cup round: 5th
    FA cup round: 4th
    No of 1st team signings this season: 3
    No of 1st team leavers this season: 3
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovic
    No of goals for top scorer: 15

  • 61 ShirebrookToon // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 20h20 hours ago
    Hearing that #NUFC are in active negotiations for both a striker and a midfielder. Trying to get more details.

  • 62 WWSBRD // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Final League position: 13th
    Total points: 45
    League Cup round: ASAP
    FA cup round: ASAP
    No of 1st team signings this season: 5
    No of 1st team leavers this season: 6
    Top goal scorer: Rivi
    No of goals for top scorer: 30

  • 63 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Colo hasn’t learned English enough to give interviews in all this time so I’m not holding my breath for him learning French.

  • 64 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    @LiverpoolMag

    Ha! The idea of Tayls learning French makes me laugh as per WWSBRD’s last comment! Joey Barton said he wasn’t the sharpest knife and I think that’s an understatement. Still love him though – puts his body on the line and is technically better than he’s given credit for.

  • 65 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    You – Martoon in there. Martoon.

  • 66 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    You = Yo

  • 67 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Centre of defence is a disaster waiting to happen. Colo and M’bemba together just don’t have enough height to counter the big lads when the crosses come in, Taylor and Willo are well proven second raters, and Lascelles and Satka look to be a mile off PL pace. To start the season with this group is just inviting trouble. If McClaren is happy with that lot, he really is a wally,.

  • 68 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    And your prediction is more hopeless than mine and that is saying something.

  • 69 WWSBRD // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Tsunki
    I have to put his name in there?! How needy of him eesh
    Haha and hopeless? How dare u sir Rivi will be unleashed…I maybe didnt take that seriously

  • 70 ShirebrookToon // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Team for Sunday

    Krul

    Janmaat Mbemba Colo Haidara

    Anita

    Winji De Jong

    Obertan Aarons
    Mitrovic

  • 71 Jamseyd24 // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Brian,

    Totally agree, I think Taylor when fit is our best CB. Bit daft at times like u say but puts himself about.

  • 72 WWSBRD // Aug 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Martoon
    Final League position: 13th
    Total points: 45
    League Cup round: ASAP
    FA cup round: ASAP
    No of 1st team signings this season: 5
    No of 1st team leavers this season: 6
    Top goal scorer: Rivi (Or Cisse)
    No of goals for top scorer: 30 (With 12)

  • 73 Liverpool Mag // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Brian

    Yeah, that’s my take from it. Also not sure if he was joking because it was a print interview in a matchday programme i think. And you’re right about Colo. Hopefully Mbemba gets played at CB

  • 74 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    I think the team McClaren will go with is;

    Krul

    Janmaat Taylor Coloccini Haidara

    Anita Colback

    Sissoko Wijnaldum Aarons

    Cisse

    I’ve got a feeling he might bring Mitro on later to get the crowd up like Pards used to do with Ben Arfa. Hopefully not, i’d prefer to see him start. Aaron’s been too good in pre-season to leave out, get Colo fit by playing him.

  • 75 check the toastie // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Brian, think he will play Perez instead of Aarons, other than that will be surprised if its not that team, would be disappointed if Obertan got the nod, would be over the moon if he plays De Jong in a ten role and drops Wini into a midfield two, instead of either, probably Anita.

  • 76 hibbit // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    i still think Mc will start with taylor and willo only pair with any game time

  • 77 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Brian@74 – I agree, I can see that being exactly the starting line up. McClaren will want a core of experienced players. It won’t be good enough to do Soton mind, but there you have it.

  • 78 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    @check

    Perez maybe a shout. I think he plays Anita and Colback as a more defensive option. They are there to stay back and cover the full-backs when they bomb forward. When we’ve been chasing in pre-season he’s brought Wij back and put Siem to 10 as a plan B which is pretty much what he said he’d continue to do in the radio interview the other day.

    De Jong is too good to be a super-sub but the balance of the team is probably better and more solid without him.

  • 79 HarriboNo9 // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    What does everyone think ? –
    Best first 11 and formation to play them we have without a doubt and have arrons, cisse and Perez to make a difference on bench! What a squad

    Krul
    Janmaat. Colo. mbemba. Haidara.

    Sissoko. Colback. Anita.

    Wijnaldum. De Jong

    Mitrovic

  • 80 ShirebrookToon // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    anybody else nervous about Sundays game or is it just me?

  • 81 check the toastie // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Brian, De Jong has to be accomodated at some point, even if that means a change of system, would sooner we go 4141 and play both Wini and De Jong just behind the striker, both our wide men are hard working so no problem for me. Whoever is the CDM needs to be super disciplined mind, probably Anita as he is cleverer than the other options.

  • 82 hibbit // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    did mbemba get his visa is he back in the uk ??

  • 83 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    @check

    I can’t see us playing a whole pre-season with the same system and then changing it to accommodate them both. However I think against weaker teams we might play Gini instead of Anita with Siem at 10. The system will stay the same though I would think.

    A lot of fans will want all our best players on the pitch but I think McClaren is probably right on this one. Balance is more important.

  • 84 Our Toon // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    The position that worries me more than the 2 central defenders is a DM. We need someone who will sit in rather than chase after the ball. Last season we got done by Elia running from deep and Janmaat showing just hoe poor he is defensively. More often than not they’ll win the 1st aerial ball we need to be alert and track the runners from midfield.

  • 85 hibbit // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    our toon play colo there he can read the game better than anyone in the the squad

  • 86 Our Toon // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Hibbit

    He can but he’s a bottler. He’ll make half arsed tackles

  • 87 Oldgit1 // Aug 7, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Final League position: 13th
    Total points: 46
    League Cup round: 4th round
    FA cup round: 5th round
    No of 1st team signings this season: 3
    No of 1st team leavers this season: 6
    Top goal scorer: cissie
    Highest assists wijnaldum 9
    No of goals for top scorer: 30 (With 12).

  • 88 Ron Knee // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    I see the Australia batting coach is called Greg Blewett.

  • 89 JAMSHA // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Final League position: 14th
    Total points: 42
    League Cup round: 1th round
    FA cup round: 4th round
    No of 1st team signings this season: 5
    No of 1st team leavers this season: 2
    Top goal scorer: cissie
    Highest assists wijnaldum10
    No of goals for top scorer: 40 (With 12).

  • 90 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Somebody tell jamsha.

  • 91 Tsunki // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Two more sleeps.

  • 92 catchy in norway // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    final league position
    6th on 60 point ish

  • 93 ShirebrookToon // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    You excited tsunki lol

  • 94 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Lascelles is never going to be ready if he doesn’t play. How’s he going to improve from now if he’s turning out for the reserves? He’s played 50 plus games for Forest. Why did we sign him if he’s not ready aged 21? He’s only likely to go backwards unless he gets first team football somewhere.

  • 95 Alems1983 // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    ……………Krul…………….
    Jaanmat…..Colo…Mbemba…Haidara
    …..Sissoko…Tiote…Colback…..
    …………Gini….De Jong……..
    …………..Mitrovic………….

    Haidara and Jaanmat will provide the width and Crosses with Colback and Tiote providing cover for when they bomb forward. Aarons will play as an impact sub as will Perez.

  • 96 Noel Worst // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Ooh the drama on here when Saylor abnd Obertan are named in the XI on Sunday! 😆

  • 97 B1GSTEVE // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Martoon, if you dont mind lurkers joining in I rarely post but keep up to date all the time, here are my predictions
    Final League position: 7th
    Total points: 63
    League Cup round: 5th round
    FA cup round: Final
    No of 1st team signings this season: another 4
    No of 1st team leavers this season: another 6
    Top goal scorer: mitrovic (first season syndrome)
    No of goals for top scorer: 19 (hope he takes penalties, and we get awarded some)

  • 98 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Can someone explain to me formations? Two bloggers have the same personnel but set them out differently on the page. Good players use their brains and will move around areas according to the dictates of the game, working with their own players and countering the opposition’s. Nobody knows how a game is going to develop. Put out players who you think can work well together but don’t give them rigid roles. The idea of Mitrovic up top centre, with de Jong immediately behind and then Wijnaldum immediately behind. What’s that about? It’s not going to happen on a football pitch. You want to see fluidity and adaptability.

  • 99 Noel Worst // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Really want Sissoko to start the season on the bench, bloke needs a wake-up call and he might then realise he has to fight for his place and give it his all every match. With Steve talking him up already though, can’t see it happening.

  • 100 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Never played Fifa before. Is it some Fifa thing?

  • 101 Brian Pinas // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    @B&B

    You’re right, but for me the formation shows how the players will line up without the ball, when defending.

  • 102 WWSBRD // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Blackley
    Why won’t mitrovic de Jong and Wini play together? Or have I missed the point of ur post….I think I have missed the point haven’t I?

  • 103 mickalfas // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    SM has been ashleyed, another Muppet
    If he plays Willo ,Obertan etc,another season of shite

  • 104 catchy in norway // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    blackie

    we will play some form of this 4231 system that is popular right now.

    exited to see sissoko and gini bursting from MF

  • 105 hibbit // Aug 7, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    noel….. they will be cutting their wrist if its willo taylor and oberton




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