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Newcastle Linked With International Defender

5:24 pm, Saturday, August 8th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 177 Comments

There are some reports starting to do the rounds that Newcastle are interested in Jamaican international Kemar Lawrence, who is a defender for MLS side New York Red Bulls, who plays on the left hand side of defense and can also play as a wing back or a left winger.

He turns 23 next month.

Kemar Lawrence +Jamaica+v+Egypt+moKfkqbFOuPl

Kemar Lawrence – in Jamaica’s colors

The left-back is said to have attracted Newcastle’s interest by playing well for Jamaica in the Gold Cup, when Jamaica surprisingly reached the final after beating USA in the semi-finals 2-1.

But they went down 3-1 to Mexico in the final, but the Caribbean country had a very good run, and Lawrence played in every game for Jamaica at left-back and looked impressive.

We would have thought if Newcastle were to bring in a defender it would either be an out-and-out center-back – maybe a young center-back – or else somebody on the right hand side to give cover to Dutch International Daryl Janmaat.

Kemar was born in Kingston, Jamaica and joined his local club Harbour View back in 2007, and he played for the first team from 2011 through 2014 appearing 62 times for the club with a couple of goals.

In July of last year Lawrence went to the United States for a two-week trial with MLS club D.C. United, but was not offered a contract but then last March he signed by the New York Red Bulls.

He’s played 14 times so for the New York club, who happen to play their games at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

The left back has played 22 times for Jamaica, but we would be very surprised if these reports of Newcastle wanting to sign the player are true.

Newcastle hardly need another left back, with Massadio Haidara looking good at the moment, and local lad Paul Dummett coming back from a hamstring  injury and he starts training on Monday.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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177 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hibbit // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    arma should be no were near nufc this season if he is getting game time at coventry…. a good season under his belt with them will do him more good than sitting on the bench for 80 mins a game just let the kid grow it could be worth it in the end

  • 2 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    We a need a right back, not a left back, but a right back!!!!!!!!!

    We already have two lads at left back and only Jannmatt at right back, so unless we want to see Anita or Saylor playing there we need to sign a RIGHT BACK!!!!!

    (And my his own admission, Mbemba has only ever played one game at right back)

  • 3 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Krul seems to yell at Haidara quite a bit, so he might be doing something wrong defensively

  • 4 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Jack Butler

    Armstrong has been training with the 1st team regularly for over a year now. Regardless of that Beardsley does a good job. His remit is to develop players to a stage where they’re worthy of an opportunity around the 1st team, plenty have got in to that position, not his fault if they don’t take their chance or aren’t given a fair chance so they don’t advance. Think mostly it’s an attitudinal and self-belief thing; it’s the reason why most have faith Aarons will make it, because of his attitude and confidence, he’s comfortable and feels like he belongs in the 1st team.

  • 5 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Phew
    Gomis inches wide

  • 6 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Hibbet, he should’ve gone on loan last season, let alone this. Pardew and carver risked damaging his confidence by playing long balls at him in stupid little cameos. Best thing that could’ve happened to him.

  • 7 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    If Armstrong can get himself about 10 goals by half season, extend his loan through to the end of the season. If he storms the league and has 15+ by half season, when his 6 month loan ends get him a move to a decent Championship side.

  • 8 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Noel

    Not arguing any of that, it’s just people need to be aware that the step up into the first eleven is a massive task for any youngster. It wasn’t too long ago that Campbell was the best thing in our academy and that went no where. These kids need to be allowed to develop and not be faced with a mountain of pressure from fan expectation which is inevitable in one sense, seeings as we produce so few good young players

  • 9 toonking // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    martoon

    my prediction
    Final League position:10th
    Final no. of Points:50
    League Cup Round:quarter final
    FA Cup Round:5th round
    First team signings this season:4
    First team leaving this season:2
    Top goal scorer:mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:12

  • 10 Munster Mag // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Luke, from previous, Pardew wont be given any respect by 75% of the people on this site, irrespective of what he does. I really hope he does poorly, but he wont. He defends away from home and wins 1-3 against a promoted team – who are often dangerous on day 1. And he gets slagged off. Put simply, Pardew is a defensively minded ex holding midfielder who likes players to defend and hit on the break. He also likes big strikers and big defenders who can score headers from frees. At NUFC he wasnt allowed to develop his team his way. Its perfectly acceptable viewing for Palace fans but would never have been good enough for us. Cabaye signed for him – not because he is a crap manager, and Cabaye was laughed at one here – he will be a great signing, and is already showing it. If Pardew could have kept Carroll and Ashley had purchased big defenders instead of wimps like Mbiwa and wingers with pace and directness , we would have been top 10 . When you look at the combined points total he got for NUFC and Palace last year it must rank very well in league terms. I thought he was an average manager but not one allowed to buy the type of players he likes. When he went to Palace guys on here shouted out that relegation was certain. They were all completely wrong but I dont remember many saying it when they zoomed up the league. I would be thrilled to see him fail as he loved himself a bit much etc, but I had them down to win 0-2 today so i wasnt far wrong. Expect a good FA Cup run from them too. Sadly.

  • 11 Munster Mag // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Martoon, predictions:

    Final League position:9th
    Final no. of Points:52
    League Cup Round:quarter final
    FA Cup Round:5th round
    First team signings this season: 5
    First team leaving this season:2
    Top goal scorer: mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:14

  • 12 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    i dont think Campbell was ever that good really.

    He’d come on late in games & absolutely no one would pass the ball to him.

  • 13 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    How did Gomis not score there ?

  • 14 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Go-miss living up to his name again

  • 15 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    God I hate Chelsea

  • 16 hibbit // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    noal….beardsley is one of the best players to ever wear a toon shirt a legend but that does not make him a great coach bad tempered unable to get his message across to young players not suited to coaching……. sold his soul to ashley…….. should not be anywhere near our kids get a long to benton you will soon see his failings very very poor

  • 17 JamesToon // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    New email from McClaren “the season is upon us”

    Love this new communication method, feel like part of the club now rather than just “a customer”

    I for one (and I hope all the rest of the fan base are as well) am going to be patient with SM, we may well lose tomorrow, but no matter what happens I’ll be right behind him. A new style and philosophy of attacking and attractive football, a whole new coaching staff and new signings, it’s a complete change to the players and may be a shock to the system

    Howay the lads!

  • 18 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Munster

    I don’t recall anybody ever saying he would get them relegated immediately. Most said he will repeat the pattern of his entire career and he will! Eventually ending in relegation in 3 seasons max. The bloke has zero self-awareness in his early 50s, not something that indicates he will ever improve as a manager.

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Swans much the better side, two chances from gomis and one from ki.

    Come on swans.

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

    Mag52,
    Just as I was starting to warm to you again you come out and say that. Palace had 38% possession with even less in the first half, yes, he wasn’t as bad as some made out but he was a shithouse of a bloke who took that eight year deal knowing full well that he would not be allowed to win anything, his football was dire, we scored four or more goals seven times in his four year reign, three of those were with Houghtons team.

  • 21 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    I’m convinced that in the terms and conditions of Chelsea football club it reads

    “Chelsea players reserve the right to kick seven bells out of all opponents but are well within their rights to roll around on the floor like wounded school girls when feeling the slightest touch from said bruised opponent”

  • 22 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Fabianski like a wounded squirrel in the Swans goal

  • 23 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Fabianski a poor ‘keeper. Even had a warning a few mins before. Absolutely no command of his 6-yard box, never mind the whole box.

  • 24 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Munster

    I completely agree.

    With some people, their first impression is their last impression.

    Fans (me included) were upset with CH being rudely dispatched.

    Mcclaren has more of a chance of being loved by fans, just because of the circumstances in which he took over…even though no one wanted him as manager at the start of the summer.

  • 25 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Lovely goal, keeper should have done better

  • 26 Mag52 // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Munster.

    You are so right on everything you say about AP. what I don’t understand is why, like some of the clowns on here, you hope he fails at Palace.
    O.K. he has a good opinion of himself. There aren’t many high profile managers who don’t. It’s possible to support NUFC as well as hoping that a decent manager enjoys the success that his abilities merit ( until they play us of course ).

  • 27 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I agree JackButler

    Chelsea are a dirty team but if they are kicked you’d think they’d been taken down by a sniper

  • 28 Ron Knee // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Superb passing from Chelsea.

  • 29 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Mag52

    Alan Pardew was an atrocious manager and I said that before he came here, He has had an awful track record as a manager and has been sacked nearly everywhere he has been

  • 30 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    1-1

  • 31 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Andre Ayew nice

  • 32 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    What a goal Ayew !!!!!!!

  • 33 Ron Knee // Aug 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Having said that …

  • 34 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Lucky Chelsea goal

  • 35 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Willian straight back

  • 36 Ron Knee // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Lucky Chelsea.

  • 37 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Ayew will be a big PL hit. Said he’s as close to a sure thing as you can get when it comes to players without PL experience. Really surprised we didn’t have a nibble. First scorer for my fantasy team!

  • 38 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Come on swans make it 2-2

    Chelsea so lucky with their goals.

  • 39 will die for the toon army // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    No more Pardew and Austin.

    Now look at those two teams thats wat they call making a team. NUFC does have one. We have Houghton’s and Pardew’s team with no nucleus. Mcca pliz make us a team.

  • 40 deeps // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    What a game..chelsea v swansea

  • 41 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Oscar first scorer in my Fantasy Team

  • 42 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Mag52

    I hope Pardew fails as he’s a disgusting individual, I think his antics on the side line with NUFC prove that and for a man that has never achieved a single thing in the game his inflated opinion of himself would be comical of it were not so pathetic.

    Also I find it impossible to hold even the slightest ounce of sympathy for him as he sold his soul for an eight year contract and was more than happy to convey Ashley’s lies for his own personal and financial gain.

  • 43 deeps // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Cabaye my first scorer in fantasy team 😀

  • 44 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    to be fair, all managers besides wenger, ferguson and mourinho get sacked everywhere they go

    newcastle either needed to change their entire management structure, or sack pardew. the problem was all along that they did neither.

  • 45 deeps // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Hazard n fabregas in my side.. Hopefully they will rip the swans apart

  • 46 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Oh, didn’t realise Redmond scored, make Ayew my 2nd scorer 😉

  • 47 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    How long before Costa’s mythical hamstring injury rears its head???

  • 48 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Only had Ayew (goal), Redmond(goal) and Lukaku(assist) play so far, although I picked De Gea as my ‘keeper…

  • 49 JP...from The Rock // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    It could be that this transfer story is accurate and perhaps McClaren sees Dummet as the CB ne naturally is. We need a RB for cover though. We should go all out for Sam Byram of Leeds.

  • 50 Jail for Ashley // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Jack Butler is the poster I agree with the most.

  • 51 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Jail

    Really???

    That scares me tbh

  • 52 Jail for Ashley // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Yes JB, I find your posts most agreeable.

  • 53 mindshaft // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    martoon

    my prediction
    Final League position:11th
    Final no. of Points:53
    League Cup Round: semi final
    FA Cup Round:5th round
    First team signings this season:3
    First team leaving this season:2
    Top goal scorer:Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:15

  • 54 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Careful now Jail, people will start to think one of us has Ian syndrome 🙂

  • 55 Liverpool Mag // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    I’ve had Rooney and Eriksen play but have Hazard and Azpilicueta in this game. Gutted that I picked de Jong over Ayew, Siem better get a few tomorrow!

  • 56 mindshaft // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Cups are clearly dependant on who we end up playing – think McClaren will put out first team and try to win though

  • 57 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    dummett is slightly too short and small unfortunately. he’d be a great cb otherwise

  • 58 will die for the toon army // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    If Mcca sees Dummett as CB then we wld have sold Willo.already.

  • 59 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    If people tune into Sky Sports 1 now you may just see Jammie Redknapp eat himself as he truly believes he’s chocolate

  • 60 toon kk // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    I wonder how long it will be before Dick hands in his resignation at Sunderland, he’s fighting a loosing battle if you ask me.

  • 61 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Will die for the toon

    We are trying to sell Willo by all accounts, it’s simply that we want 2 million for him and no one is willing to pay that.

    I expect a few to leave by the end of the window and really think Willo will be one of them

  • 62 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Evening guys – this prediction collating lark was a lot harder task than I thought 🙂 90 posters have taken part so far – good effort – they are:
    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
    Jail for Ashley
    tequilamag
    israeli_fan
    ShirebrookToon
    ronaldo aarons
    deeps
    Small World
    toon kk
    sparky55
    welshgeordie9
    GeordieoftheSouth
    nut meg
    Charlie in the Gallowgate
    Ron Knee
    firebug666
    hibbit
    jasper
    coatesy17
    Mag52
    Bambams
    Alec
    estechco
    northernracoon
    sweendog
    John Tudor
    Ian Toon
    the broons
    JamesToon
    Lilongwe Geordie
    Reyantoon
    Jib
    JP…from The Rock
    Madmaglass
    Graeme
    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp
    WWSBRD
    B1GSTEVE
    scottoon
    thevirus
    Thump
    SUTTY1978
    Sliema
    matt11_25
    NezzaNUFC
    Shot Bru
    philippealbert
    shearer4pm
    Unplugged toon
    Magpie Myles
    King Colback
    archaeomag
    IITianToon
    Oldgit1
    catchy in norway
    JackButler
    toonking
    Munster Mag

    Apologies if I’ve missed you out but seem people are not putting my name in the post which makes them hard to find! Have I missed anybody?

    Also Noel Worth you missed out 1st team signings in & out!

  • 63 will die for the toon army // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Ayew has wat Aarons and Sissoko miss knowing wen to go in the box. Cabella and Perez know it very well.

  • 64 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Martoon

    What do we win?

    I hope it’s something cool to make the effort of filling in your census worth the time 🙂

  • 65 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    just spotted yours mindshaft 🙂

  • 66 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    JackButler – you get the kudos of being the blog prediction king – is that not enough? 🙂

  • 67 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Suppose so. But would have liked something shinny tbh 🙁

  • 68 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Martoon does the winner get a free shot at MA? lol

  • 69 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Martoon

    Didn’t really know how to interpret 1st team signings in/out.Toney surely isn’t one?Would sort of in between players like Vuckic, Bigi and Abeid count?

    First team signings in: 4 (one more on top of the three already signed)
    Out: 3 (Willo, Gouffran, Abeid.)

  • 70 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Toon kk, they’ll sack him just before they play us, as always, and ride the honeymoon period hoping for another surge to beat us. It’s predictable by now. 🙂

  • 71 will die for the toon army // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Haidara and Jannmatt better have their game on for Sawnsea. Montero and Ayew are going to rip us apart.

  • 72 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Good start by swans in the 2nd half.

  • 73 Offkey // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    red and off for chelsea

  • 74 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Red card get in.

  • 75 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    interesting

  • 76 Offkey // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Quick shout to Martoon for the hard work….cheers mate

  • 77 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Chelsea in trouble now .

  • 78 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Gomis was going down before Courtois touched him

  • 79 Mag52 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Jail.

    Not saying I don’t agree with you in every respect, (jail for Ashley has a good ring to it), but when you say that Pardew accepted a job at SJP as manager working for Ashley and he must therefor be complicit in all the lies etc. coming from Fatash, that surely must also apply to Chris Hughton who also worked for the guy till he got the sack, and a more genuine and likeable bloke than CH you’d have a job to find.
    Similarly the same applies to McClaren. Will he get the same accusations of complicity in the Ashley regime for agreeing to manage NUFC ? According to your way of thinking, he should do.

  • 80 will die for the toon army // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Chelsea can b attacked that showed last season against NUFC. But have to control their attack which is so lethal.

  • 81 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Goooooaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllll

    2-2

    Come on my swans.

  • 82 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    John Terry would find a way to argue with his reflection in a bloody mirror

  • 83 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Courtois off
    36 minutes to go
    2 – 2
    Welshie must be on top of the living room unit singing “Land of my fathers”

  • 84 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    true JackButler

  • 85 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Noel Worst – I agree Toney doesn’t count and I’m not including Raylor or Jonas as they were effectively last season.

  • 86 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Just got tasty this one!

  • 87 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Guess who has Courtois in his fantasy football team? 🙁

  • 88 lesh // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Martooon

    You could reduce the number of predictor entries by filtering out the multi-name posters.

    How many entries has Jib put in?

    😉

  • 89 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    CH was sacked as the players were way to vocal against Ashley and the way he was running the club, he was also no ones yes man, no surprise the likes of Barton and Nolan, the two biggest and most vocal characters in the dressing room where sold off as well.

    Pardew bought into Ashley’s way of things and was more than happy to do while lining his pockets – therefor guilty as charged.

    Things seem to have altered somewhat and only time will tell what becomes of SM, but there is no defence of Pardew, non at all

  • 90 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Jib

    I told you that swans front 6 are is frightening.

  • 91 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Swansea looks very strong.. What a player they have in Ayew.

  • 92 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    For me that was a free kick and no a pen.

    I still reckon Arsenal will win the league

  • 93 catchy in norway // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    94catchy in norway // Aug 8, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Final League position 6:
    Final no. of Points: 60
    League Cup Round: semi final
    FA Cup Round: semi final
    First team signings this season: 5
    First team leaving this season: 3
    Top goal scorer: Mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer:17

  • 94 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Gomis could have and should have had a hat trick.

  • 95 JAMSHA // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    ayew my 1st scorer in fpl

  • 96 catchy in norway // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    6th

    and not because we have a good deffence , more because we have good attacking players , we will play more football in the orher teams half and they will get stronger as the season rolls on,

  • 97 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    One question comes to mind are Swansea that stromg or is Chelsea’s sluggishness making them look strong?

    I’d say the latter

  • 98 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Chelsea full backs can’t cope with Ayew or montero, not often people say that watching Chelsea.

  • 99 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    JackButler & Take a Chancel on me – Somebody suggested a date with Obertan – maybe I could arrange it 🙂

  • 100 Offkey // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Ole

  • 101 catchy in norway // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Internet had gone off, stuck listening to the match on me phone

  • 102 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    hahahaha Martoon nah thanks 🙂

  • 103 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Lesh
    I put three entries under jib
    Then one each under me pseudonyms – Jail for Ashley – Mr Tuff – Jane – Ibiza – Jesper – Geordie 2 – Shit I forgot to do one under BandB.

  • 104 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    That’s it swans fans, sing land of my fathers.

  • 105 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Chelsea pressing for the win will undo themselves

  • 106 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    i love how costa is so obviously a d*ck. he and shelvey would make excellent bond villains

  • 107 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Hard to bear Gomis

  • 108 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    hahahaha offside

  • 109 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Unlucky gomis.

  • 110 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Jib – Aye you did because you kept pressing the enter key – but I took your third one as you requested.
    Seriously what’s happened to BandB?

  • 111 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Just my humble opinion, but i think anybody who actually believes that Macca has joined some sort of bizarre conspiracy with Ashley, needs to give their head a shake. Macca is a rich man in his own right and his integrity has NEVER been questioned, so WHY would he? He didn’t need this job, his retirement is already well funded. He wants to be the manager who finally wins something at Newcastle and he’s been honest and open with the fans – long may it continue. It’s lacking a shred of evidence and is, frankly, ludicrous and bordering on the insane.

  • 112 welshgeordie9 // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    i can see a winner in this game, i bet you Chelsea will get it.

  • 113 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Martoon
    I assume she’s taken the bairn on holiday to an internetless location

  • 114 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Swansea are the perfect example of what you can do when you set out to play the game in the right way and go out to win, instead of sitting back and allowing teams to come onto you – I hope this is how SM set us up to play as we have the players to do it

  • 115 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Has Montero come off?

  • 116 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Credit to Mourinho like
    Chelsea ain’t sitting back

  • 117 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Ayew is going to handle the EPL just fine

  • 118 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Last minute Falcao glory ?

  • 119 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    watch Falcao sore winning goal

  • 120 Ian Toon // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Dear

    It’s great to be writing to you again with the season now upon us.

    I’m absolutely delighted the Premier League is back. When you’re involved in the best league in the world, you feel the edge and anticipation that comes with a big game like ours tomorrow, but as well as that, I’m also very excited and very proud to be going into the season as head coach of Newcastle United.

    We have already learned a lot during pre-season and that will continue over 90 minutes tomorrow against strong opposition. When you’re new to a club, you are working with your team for the first time in a league environment and it’s a very different type of pressure and intensity to pre-season. Whatever happens, we won’t be too carried away or too despondent in the dressing room.

    As I’ve mentioned before, a new philosophy and a new style take time to evolve but I hope you will see the character and commitment you expect from the off. Each match over the first ten-game period will give us a real indication of where we are as a club and what we can accomplish this season and from there, we will continue to assess and develop.

    The players are key to it all and I’m happy with what I see in the dressing room, both in terms of technical ability and attitude. We have a talented squad of players here and in Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovi? and Chancel Mbemba, we have three top class additions to the first team which we plan to build on across a number of transfer windows. We have been patient so far and that will continue to have its rewards.

    As well as new players, I was delighted that Fabricio Coloccini renewed his commitment to the club by signing a contract extension this week. I wanted Colo to stay here as captain and importantly, so did he. He has the respect of the coaching staff and his teammates in the dressing room, both as a player and as a leader.

    Captains can lead teams in different ways. Some are vocal, they can be in players’ faces. Colo leads through his stature and the respect he has right across the club. When he does choose to speak, he has impact. He is usually very perceptive and he speaks with the benefit of tremendous experience.

    To retain that is great news. It will be very positive for our younger players and will also help our new players.

    They will all be in for a test tomorrow. Southampton were the surprise team in the Premier League last season and they will give us a tough first game but I’ll be happy to be in the home dugout rather than the away one.

    I know that with your backing, St. James’ Park can be a wonderful place to be while also being a very, very difficult place to come for visiting clubs and their players. I’ve been in that away dugout and have seen it for myself.

    We must turn St. James’ Park back into a fortress this season and I hope we can play our part in that by giving you something to sing about and something to rally behind, starting tomorrow. I look forward to seeing and hearing you all alongside us.

    Yours sincerely,
    Steve McClaren
    Head Coach

  • 121 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Jib, this is why i can’t see our new lads having any problems. Quality is quality wherever you are. Different from lower level players settling in, but ours are, like ayew, proven. I have no fear in starting any of them.

  • 122 Munster Mag // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Jack I’m not sure i share your optimism…if Aaorns isnt on form, we dont remotely have the wingeres to do well in the way Swansea seem to have. I mean, Sissoko ?

  • 123 Munster Mag // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Good one from Steve

  • 124 Mag52 // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Jack Butler.

    ‘ pardew bought into Ashley’s way of things’ – He was on an eight years contract and left half way through it for a minnow of a team as compared to NUFC.
    Does that honestly sound like someone who was happy in his working environment ?

  • 125 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Jose complaining about Williams professional foul what a larf

  • 126 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Mourinho’s post match interview will be interesting

  • 127 lochinvar // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Only 41,000 at Chelsea – clearly a poor area of London.
    Players fall over like skittles.
    Swansea defenders well disciplined and attack the spaces attackers want to play to so they break up Chelsea attacks. Often Swansea have two or three defenders around the man with the ball and that also stops Chelsea in their tracks.
    No doubt Moanrinio will have something to say .
    Well done the Swans – love it when the flash London clubs can’t have it their own way.

  • 128 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Draw seems a fair result

  • 129 beermonkey // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    chancel

    have u got that kodi info please

  • 130 lochinvar // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    John Terry – whinge away – it was a Penalty .

  • 131 lukes26 // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    players wed been strongly linked, gomis, taylor and ayew, all did really well

  • 132 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    That was cracking
    The EPL is truly the best league in the world
    Bobby
    Me too , no worries at all , in fact Macca may yet turn Riviere and Cabbella in to gems

  • 133 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Beermonkey

    You need to have Robin Hood Project or Phoenix

  • 134 toonking // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    chelsea 2-2 swansea, norwich 1-3 swansea
    has pardew taken chellsea and morineo taken palace

    throught out the first half swansea were a much more attacking team and had more attempts on target, why didn’t they tell me before my match results betting was done.

  • 135 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Munster

    I mean we have to have the same mentality, not style of Swansea but the mentality to go out and play and take a hold of the game instead of Pardews mentality which was waiting for an opportunity to present itself to you.

    Also I think we will see the best of Sissoko under SM as so far we have only seen him under AP and JC, not exactly top coaches to be fair

  • 136 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Toonking
    Swansea played twice?

    Beermonkey do you need the sources?

  • 137 beermonkey // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    chancel

    cheers should be ok with the names I will find them if I get into trouble I will let you know

    thanks

    how are u today

  • 138 JackButler // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Mag52

    He was happy for around four years mate, so yes he DID buy into Ashley’s way, that can’t be argued as if he didn’t then as soon as any one of Carrol, Ba, Cabaye etc etc were sold he would have walked but he has the dignity of a cheap street walker as if Palace hadn’t come in for him, he’d still be here spewing the tripe he was so well known for

  • 139 nufc786 // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Ayew looks a great signing

    Looks a great leader to…

  • 140 Ian Toon // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Munster- The supporters at SJP can make a big difference as we saw in the final game against West Ham.
    Taking on board your wingers comment I favour playing 4-2-3-1.
    With Perez, Wijnaldum and Aaron’s behind Mitrovic.

  • 141 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    NP Beermonkey
    Not too well tbh

  • 142 Munster Mag // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Agree Ian

  • 143 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Reading the update from Stevie I’d say the treatise on Fabricio shows that someone in PR really is employed to trawl the blogs for fan temperature. it’s to be expected, they’d be lousy at their job if they didn’t. So it makes you wonder. If they spend a lot of team reading the blogs….

  • 144 toonking // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    channel

    shows my frustration,
    chelsea 2- 2 swansea norwich1 -3 palace

    hould be easier to vary my betting next week as eruopean leagues start meaning more choices of teams we’d expect to win

  • 145 toonking // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    should*

  • 146 Average_Contents // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    That they wouldn’t be able to stop themselves commenting on a particularly anti Ashley post/viewpoint thus getting dragged into the blogasphere and stay here forever being a complete and utter twat tsunki?

    Definitely lol

  • 147 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    For example –

    Slank // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    irebug666

    What the fans see on the pitch of Colo and perhaps some others and what the players themselves and the coaches see can be the completely different.

    By all accounts Colo is highly respected by the players, coaching staff and management of the club.

    Some captains shout and yell a lot whilst others do things differently. Bobby Moore was quiet but had the total respect of the players at West Ham and England.

    Then Stevie Mac, today –

    I wanted Colo to stay here as captain and importantly, so did he. He has the respect of the coaching staff and his teammates in the dressing room, both as a player and as a leader.

    Captains can lead teams in different ways. Some are vocal, they can be in players’ faces. Colo leads through his stature and the respect he has right across the club. When he does choose to speak, he has impact. He is usually very perceptive and he speaks with the benefit of tremendous experience.

    One could say insightful.

  • 148 lochinvar // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Steve McLaren
    “The players are key to it all and I’m happy with what I see in the dressing room, both in terms of technical ability and attitude. We have a talented squad of players here and in Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovi? and Chancel Mbemba, we have three top class additions to the first team which we plan to build on across a number of transfer windows. We have been patient so far and that will continue to have its rewards”

    Note the part saying that we plan to build on across a number of transfer windows … Roll on Jan

  • 149 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Average, it’s usually one of the more, er, positive posters, shall we say. They usually laugh down the notion of a blog spoiler being a plant as mere conspiracy theory. But if I was paying a PR company good money, I’d expect any and all tricks for my good money. Just be watchful of a positive spin after defeats. ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ and so on…

  • 150 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Jib, not so sure about Rivierre, even his goal was miss hit, but i share your optimism re Cabella. He has the ability and he’ll fit in better with pass and move for sure. Can’t wait for tomorrow. No doubt I’ll come home hardly able to move – as always – but i always accept that as part and parcel of being a fan – win, lose or draw. Takes some explaining to our lass like! 🙂

  • 151 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    it’s quite an epic this, 8 years in the making, and now we have taken our seats for :-

    “Lord of the Spin – The Three Windows ”

    Tagine – ” The Fat One – ‘E ‘Ates usssss!”

  • 152 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Bobbybee does “unable to move” mean rat arsed?

  • 153 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Anyhoooooooo……..only one more sleep!

  • 154 toon kk // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Any predictions on our score tomorrow?

  • 155 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    1-1

  • 156 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    There’s always going to be defeats, so if anybody is waiting for a team that goes through the season unbeaten, I’d question their mental health! This will take time and Macca said right from the off that it would take three windows before his team took shape. I’ll take that at face value because it makes sense. Time will tell, but the start ain’t too shabby judging by the signings. Nobody can say how it’ll go either way yet, no matter how insightful they claim to be. The evidence points to change, but how differing opinions take that is down to each individual. I can’t see us anywhere near a relegation fight by seasons end and that, after the last two seasons, is progress I’ll take.

  • 157 Noel Worst // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    4-0 to the Toon!

  • 158 blacksmith // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Lawrence is a good player and has been a key member of Jamaica’s strong defence in the Caribbean Cup, Copa America and Gold Cup.

    He is also decent at set pieces. He would be great at LB esp if Dummett is deployed more centrally.

  • 159 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/moussa-sissoko-play-right-midfield-9817591Well, Sissoko is going to start on the right!

  • 160 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    2-1 to the Toon

  • 161 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Chancel, i wish it did matey lmao! No, i lost both kneecaps in a car crash 30 years ago and now i know why the IRA kneecapped people as punishment. I’m on crutches and it’s a stuggle from where i park to my seat in the ground. Every match leaves me unable to walk for a few days. It’s now affected my back as well, so each game is a painful experience. I’m on 200 mg of morphine a day, but that doesn’t touch it following a match. Just one of those things you learn to live with, but it still hurts. Our lass thinks i’m mental to keep doing it, but you only live once. Enjoy it whilst you can, as you know more than most matey.

  • 162 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/moussa-sissoko-play-right-midfield-9817591

  • 163 martoon // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Offkey @76 – Cheers mate – I thought it would be a simple task but it’s actually quite time consuming searching the posts for predictions and transferring them to a spreadsheet. I now have 90 predictions – I’ve contacted Ed and he’s interested in publishing them 🙂
    It’s not too late – if there are any late predictors? 😀

  • 164 beermonkey // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    chancel

    hang on in there sunderland lost today so a win tomz will make look a lot better

    think I have it sorted cheers but I will have a play in to morn to make sure

  • 165 the white tino // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Marton
    Final league position 10
    Final points total 53
    League cup q/final
    Fa cup 5th round
    First team signings 5
    First team leaving 2
    Highest goalscorer mitrovich
    Number of goals 17
    Most assists de Jong 12

  • 166 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Does anyone know where you can watch episode 5 of magpies 24-7? It isn’t on youtube like.

    It’s been released on NUFC TV.

  • 167 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    MARTOON
    League pos. 7th
    Points 58
    League cup quarter final
    FA Cup WINNERS
    1st team signings 6
    1st team leavers 2
    Highest scorer. Mitrovic
    Total goals 19

  • 168 JamesToon // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Chronicle saying Sissoko is gonna be deployed as a right midfielder, except given a free role to roam about.

    Our system is starting to sound like Pochettino’s Southampton if you know what I mean, they played 4-2-3-1 with a high press and emphasis on ball retention, and they always had a direct winger like Rodriguez getting in behind and a “free roaming” right winger (like sissoko’s role) in ward prowse/Davis

  • 169 Sazzer // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Toon prodigy
    They will release it in a few days on YouTube. Nufctv Subscribers gets to see it first.

  • 170 toon kk // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Bobbybee
    very true, every team will get beat no matter how good they are occasionally.

    However we are very inconsistent and lack quality in certain areas which like you say will take several windows to correct. .
    The downside fans want instant success and
    MA regime kicks in and our best players are
    sold.

  • 171 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Prodigy
    Just watched it on NUFCtv
    It is the poorest of the 5 , you aint missng much.
    Starts with the BMG game then Toney signing then new contract for Colo a bit of Maccas presser
    It’s only about 5 minutes

  • 172 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Anyone with a samsung 3, don’t bother subscibing to nufc.tv like i did – only to find it doesn’t work on here! Booger!

  • 173 Jib // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Oh and the open training day as well

  • 174 Sazzer // Aug 8, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    martoon
    Good job mate.

  • 175 Tsunki // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    White Tino – it’s spelled ‘ martoon’ if you want him to find it btw 🙂

  • 176 jazzyp // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    3-1 to the boys tomorrow. Mitro and Wini to open there accounts, and give McLaren cracking start to the new season.
    Up and on the long journey up the A1 tomorrow for the match and cannot wait….

  • 177 Bobbybee // Aug 8, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Toon kk. With Ashley off the board we’ll find out soon enough if we are building for the future or just making money. No sales so far is a positive start, but like any club, a silly offer can’t be totally ignored – as long as it’s reinvested. The way Macca told Chumlee that we must not sell Sissoko augurs well. I’m carefully optimistic that a corner has been turned and looking forward rather than backwards. Whether I’m right to be optimistic, only time will tell.




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