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Newcastle Could Still Surprise Us With Late Signing

2:35 pm, Sunday, August 30th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 122 Comments

It’s not clear whether Newcastle will bring in any player before Tuesday night, but we wonder if Newcastle will make any attempt to get Charlie Austin in a cut price deal on Tuesday?

One thing for certain is that Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour will not be coming to Newcastle or Chelsea for that matter, since he has just signed on at Valencia for an undisclosed fee.

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Charlie Austin – QPR striker – knockdown price?

Steve McClaren has said Newcastle are not after any player, but a player may still become available – or Newcastle may carry through on what their plan on Charlie Austin seemed to be – to wait until near the end of the transfer window to get a better deal on him from QPR.

With Mitrovic being sent off yesterday after only 16 minutes, it does put a question mark over the Serbian, on whether he continues to start, because we cannot keep having players sent off.

It’s happened twice in the last four league games.

With sounds coming from Papiss Cisse’s agent that the Senegal striker is getting frustrated at Newcastle, there has to be a chance that Newcastle could get Austin in,  and then Cisse would be allowed to leave.

Charlie is a known entity who can score goals in the Premier League, and if press reports are to be believed he is keen to join Newcastle United.

The other possibility is Newcastle could bring in Lorient 21 year-old left back Raphael Guerreiro, but with Massadio Haidara looking better as he gets more playing time Steve McClaren could be happy enough with the defense at the moment, with Paul Dummett also available at left-back.

It also looks like we’ll keep both Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson at the club as back-ups in defense.

So at this point getting Charlie Austin in for a knock-down price from £15M, and letting Papiss Cisse leave,  looks the most likely.

That’s if anything happens at all before Tuesday night at 6:00pm.

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  • 1 TheToonKing // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Zero chamce for Austin. We don’t need him either.

  • 2 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    As long as Cisse stays I’d rather carry on as we are and look to bring Armstrong back at some point but think the likes of Rigiere needs to go out on loan for the season to regain some form and confidence

  • 3 Llort muw // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Ahhhh, the inevitable Charlie Austin thread. My day is complete now!!

  • 4 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    JIB is well known for being king of the googles. Where’s the insult there?

  • 5 Tsunki // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh….. it’s like a relaxing sauna after a cold day outside. How I’ve missed these Charlie Austin features! 🙂

  • 6 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    If we are going to sign anybody, please let it be a defensive player

  • 7 WWSBRD // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Bring him in now replaces Cisse a year early keep all 3 for the season

  • 8 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    We need 352 formation with the wingers tracking back. Stop this one man up front

  • 9 TheToonKing // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Ed, great job, but you really need to work on this blog, not jsut rake in the ads money.

    Get a responsive theme and proper commenting with replies and mentions etc.

    It’s a nightmare to use, on a phone especially. It’s 2015 and you haven’t changed anything really since you started this thing.

  • 10 TheToonKing // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Blackey, i tool that as a dig at me.

  • 11 toonbrother // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    idiotic move wasting time with austin

  • 12 geniusofthelamps // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    we have enough goals in the side from Thauvin de jong mitro perez etc but uts no good playing witha back 6 and a massive gap in the middle. solve that and we will score. the back 4 are a much better unit this year and dont need protecting as much

  • 13 toonbrother // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    @ cyprus

    With respect the problem with fans like you is you only notice the Potentially fatal flaws in defenders like Colo after they have proven fatal.

    He made numerous mistakes yesterday but only one got punished by arsenal

    Numerous times during yesterdays game he was exposed with ABSOLUTE ease

    Walcott turned him twice with a simple burst of pace
    But luckily for us he failed to score one on ones both times. One time mbemba had to run behind colo to cover for him after walcott had left him for dead

    He also did that thing he often does where he charges out of defence spontaneously leaving gaping holes at the back
    Expecting poor Mbemba to play central defence by himself.
    Its okay for a central defender to charge out when they see a sloppy pass played and are confident they they will retrieve possession or punctuate the oppositions build up play. Rio Ferdinand used to do that with Manu

    But with Colocinni he just charges out for no reason and never retreives the ball

    Notice that whenever we concede those bizarre cheap goals he is never in the vicinity (and thus not seen as being directly at fault). And poor folk like Williamson, Mbemba and Taylor are left to look like mugs when they unsuccessfully try to stop the resulting goals playing CD in isolation

  • 14 Mag52 // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM


    You are riding for a fall when, and it’s going to happen before too long, we have a convincing win with Collo in the heart of our defence.
    Hope you’ve prepared your response.

    As for Cisse, he will clearly start in the next 3 games, providing he is still with us on Tuesday. In these 3 games he’ll have the opportunity to prove that he deserves to wear the number 9. He’s never had a better chance to show his ability with Thauvin on one side crossing and (hopefully) Aarons on the other.
    If he doesn’t impress overmuch, I’d still prefer to start with him following the Mitro suspension, with the Serb coming on with half an hour to go. At least then we’d have no more than 30 minutes or so to play with ten men in the event of another Mitro red.
    The young guy is not likely to get the benefit of most ref’s doubts in the present climate of what seems to be something of a refereeing crackdown if this weekend’s games are anything to go by.

  • 15 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 30, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    It wasn’t a dig at you. It was a jest with JIB.

  • 16 OneAlanShearer // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    We need a proven striker.

  • 17 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    What we need is a 553 formation rather than the 441 we’ve been playing lately!!!

    We could then end up with eleven players on the pitch. 🙂

  • 18 WWSBRD // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    If Austin signed tomorrow our team would be improved atm we have a aging striker (with a ruined knee) on his way out of the club, a young striker whose mentality is very much in question and a young attacking mid who we had to play as a striker….oh aye and a striker who cant score a goal

  • 19 toon kk // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    We’ll be relegated come the end of the season even newly promoted clubs will be to strong for our under par bunch, its not necessarily we lack quality we have some very good players but our passing and ball possession is terrible but for me our biggest downfall is we lack real pace and power, to look what you can achieve with the right player’s look at Palace.
    spending millions on a 20year old with little experience for your main striker was a mistake, let’s hope the gamble pays off.

  • 20 ic0gcds00 // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    We definitely need to keep cissy and have another striker ,mitrovic is nice to have ,however he is a liability,he will be off the pitch more than he is on it,should of bought Charlie Austin instead of him long ago,but we dilly dally too much,even Andy Carroll would be on the pitch more than him,shoal might be a good free agent to have ,FFs,having to think like that,what a shambles,still pulling my hair out thinking about the garbage transfer policy we have for foreigners ,we have lost the plot in uk

  • 21 toon kk // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    The club is the victim of its own downfall, choosing to ignore our shoddy defence, lack of pace and lack of a proven experienced goal scorers will cost us big time.

  • 22 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Or have we been playing a 9-0-0 formation?

  • 23 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    And in answer to your question Ed, I’d be very surprised if we made any new signings.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we sold one or two players.

  • 24 Ian Toon // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Jib- I trust your monitoring the ” we’re doomed” usual suspects.

    Blackley- Your an experienced fan and should realise that early season results are not always representative of how a season will pan out. I believe Macca lost his first four games at Borough. There are mitigating circumstances for an indifferent start, under cooked players/ fitness levels, new coach and bedding in a number of new players plus a difficult programme- your old enough to know better based on what you’ve seen with your own eyes. One area where I do agree is the way Mitrovic needs to buckle down and recognise that he needs to undergo an assimilation programme to be a starter in the PL. that’s down to Macca to enforce.
    If we felt the need to call Adam Armstrong back at this juncture I might consider revising the above.

  • 25 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Think there’s little to no chance of anyone else coming at first team level

  • 26 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Think the Manc’s will be on the end of drubbing today

  • 27 Ron Knee // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Can this be true?
    “The Sunday Mirror suggest that Steve Bruce wants Gouffran and the Tigers could be prepared to pay £4.2million for the forward’s services. However, they face competition from Middlesbrough, Derby and Nottingham Forest for his signature.”

  • 28 nut meg // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    I read it 10 minutes ago & still can’t get my head around it.

  • 29 Ron Knee // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    nut meg
    Perhaps I misread it & we pay them £4 million to take him?

  • 30 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    I’m well aware that early season results are not necessarily representative of how a srason will pan out. My concern is our lack of strike power. I’ve been saying it consistently from the start. Carr’s recruitment is suspect. We miss too many good players who go to smaller clubs. I like Wijnaldum, Mbemba and Thauvin, but they’re hardly the horse to pull last season’s relegation flirting squad.

  • 31 lochinvar // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Apparently Southampton players waved imaginary yellow cards as a Norwich player was sent off for two yellows today.
    Yesterday that was apparently a yellow card offence in itself.
    Incompetent refs – yes
    Inconsistent refs – yes
    Failure to understand the rules refs – yes
    Law unto themselves refs – yes
    FA doing anything about the refs – no
    Time for TMO officials – looks like it !

    These idiots are destroying the game as much as the cheating, diving,prima-donnas of so many clubs.

    Will the FA sort it, no.

  • 32 stuart no9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    We don’t need Austin ????
    The league table suggests differently .
    We need Austin , We also need SM to grow some . Being scared of the opposition Every week Ain’t going to get us out of this mess .

  • 33 Ian Toon // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    I like Wijnaldum although he was poor yesterday. Needs to work on his fitness.

  • 34 lochinvar // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Shearer’s comments about Mitros red might not be so misplaced as some think and may be well thought out. His hero is Shearer so a note of ” steady lad get it sorted ” is welcome and may be helpful in the long run.

  • 35 lochinvar // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Cisse might be having a strop but then that’s his Ageñt looking for a cut of any deal with a rich overseas club.
    Then again he’s still recovering from his knee problems and is hardly a goal machine outside of the box so relies on poaching goals from closer in.
    If not Austin don’t be surprised if Andy Carroll turns up, he was linked with Valencia (?) but it’s all gone very quiet on that front.
    McLaren promised a surprise signing , haven’t seen it yet ( or was that Colo staying ? ) !

  • 36 geordie157 // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Tadic was waving the imaginary card today.

  • 37 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Man Utd’s back four look very shakey as they are being bullied by Go-Miss

  • 38 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Ooh Chris Smalling that tackle was out of control. What not even spoken to !

  • 39 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Wijnaldum poor yesterday? Were you at the match?

  • 40 kimbo // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    We need a central midfield player as if we persist with Anita who is so slow we will go down. Colback and Anita doesnot work!!!!!!!!

  • 41 Ian Toon // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    No but fily members were. I trust their judgement in that Wij was not making enough runs off the ball something you don’t always see watching on tv. I would be interested in your merit marks. Did Carr recommend Gomis? Every time I see him I think we missed a trick- perfect leader of the line for us. Watching Man U is like painting with
    numbers. Didn’t Rooney used to be a footballer!

  • 42 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Wijnaldum was our best outfield player yesterday hands down .

  • 43 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Come on swans give me 3 points for my birthday.

  • 44 BandB // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    It seemed to me that yesterday and against Man Utd we played a very deep 4-3-2-1, with Thauvin and Sissoko as our outlet ball.
    Wjnaldum was sharing the screening the defence role alongside Anita and Colback. He did this very neatly, and played us out of trouble several times, almost never failing to find Sissoko with his outlet pass.
    Whatever progress Sissoko made was inevitably short-lived, especially playing with 10 men.
    Wjnaldum will struggle to fill the deep-lying playmaker, box-to-box midfielder and Number Ten roles n the same team, no matter how fit he gets.

  • 45 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    @ Kimbo

    I agree m8.

    The problem is they are both ultra defensive midfielders and sit far too deep which leaves massive gaps in the middle of the park as seen against Man U and again yesterday .

    Just look at Swansea. They play Cork who is the defensive player, and Shelvey as the more attack minded midfielder .

    Also we need someone with creativity in behind the striker so De Jong should be starting from now on provided he is fit .

    Team for West Ham should be:

    —Sissoko———-De Jong———-Thuavin—

  • 46 Shearer.Milburn // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    If Cisse is unsettled and wants to leave to get playing time, why would Charlie Austin want to come and potentially have to fight for a place with mitro?? Unless SM decides to switch to 2 up front I can’t see us signing him at any price…

  • 47 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Luke Shaw tackle was nowhere near the ball there…Very lucky.

    Mate does the same back post runs SDJ does, when he gets a run. Think this match might get tasty

  • 48 dannitoon // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    SDJ needs to start.. a wasted star just sitting in the bench… 10-15 goals a season as a no10

  • 49 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:11 PM


  • 50 dannitoon // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Why the anita barracking.. he’s done nowt wrong this season.. been 1 of our best… honestly. .. apart from Swansea we’ve done ok… 10 x better than at any stage last season

  • 51 beefman13 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Without doubt Anita n Colback are far too defensive minded, we so need that Cabaye type creative midfielder, Anita n colback are two peas in a pod, they grafted really hard but sat as deep as they could, same as against Man Utd, these two games have shown we are miles from anywhere near the top, plus we have virtually the same defense as last season which is a big big worry, coupled with a negative central midfield this equates to problems, I would like Arrons on one side Thauvin on the other mixed in some way with with a a fit de Jong n Wiji and wack job Mitro if not Cisse who will score if supplied.

  • 52 SUTTY1978 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Bambams, the shaw tackle didnt even get given as a free kick and it was worse than Mitro’s, certainly in terms of its ability to cause injury.

  • 53 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Ian Toon,
    For someone who has set himself on a pedestal to look down at others without as much football knowledge as yourself, a few facts that you seemed to be unsure about, not almanac facts but very recent. Leon Best was not signed along with Anita but in the Championship and that hatrick you said he scored against WHam after Anita signed was actually a year and a half before. Also we didn’t finish fifth the season after Cabaye et al were signed but that same season, and yes we were linked, HEAVILY with Gomis.

  • 54 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Funny how Ashley spending all this money belatedly keeps us “deluded” Geordie’s relatively happy, and then Man City drop our entire spend on De Bruyne FFS .

    That’s FFP for you .

  • 55 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:18 PM


    Get in there 1-1

  • 56 BandB // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Happy birthday Welshgeordie9.

  • 57 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    That doesn’t mean jack shit to be honest mate, I would rather sign 4 quality players than risk it on one signing.

  • 58 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:23 PM


    2-1 Swans

    Get In there.

  • 59 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:24 PM


    Thanks mate, i know we have had our differences but once again thanks.

  • 60 Rotonda heights // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Swansea are sensational. we could have had gomis and ayew on frees!!!!!!!!!!!!! not to mention bony before them. Really like gary Monk, superb young manager.

  • 61 Thump // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    I always get a bit itchy when Austin hasn’t been mentioned in a while. Glad we’ve taken care of that.

  • 62 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    It’s a bad tackle, a one that could of broken his leg had he not worn shin pads. It will be interesting to see motd2 pundits tonight have anything to add.
    I await Richard Keys Tweet !

  • 63 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Swans fans singing 2-1 to the sheep shaggers.

    Ha ha ha

  • 64 BandB // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:27 PM


    I don’t take the blog to and fro to heart. That was from me the person to you the person.

  • 65 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    for SdJ to start he has to stay fit for more than ten minutes, which has been impossible so far and even then he has everything to prove on the pitch

  • 66 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    @ JB

    I agree he needs to prove his fitness, and he actually played 90 minutes midweek .

    He is only going to get fully PL ready by starting games .

  • 67 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:32 PM


    That’s alright, life’s to short to argue.

  • 68 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Big papa

    Who would you drop for the lad? As his best position is the number ten role and Wini is playing there and shouldn’t be dropped imo

    I think we will nearly always either or and not both at the same time

  • 69 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    It makes your blood boil doesn’t it !

  • 70 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Happy birthday welshie

  • 71 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    How much money have Man Utd spent this season, they are not title contenders, no chance.

  • 72 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:35 PM


    Cheers mate.

  • 73 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:36 PM


    I’m watching the game wondering where the hell a quarter of a billion has gone?

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Is it tomorrow evening the window closes?

  • 75 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:40 PM


    Six pm on Tuesday mate

  • 76 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Tuesday 6pm I believe

  • 77 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    @ JB

    I would drop Colback . For me Anita is the better player in every department .

    When defending we are better off having someone with Wijnaldum’s athleticism alongside Anita so we can break quickly .

    And then De Jong can be the link man (needed even more so now with Mitrovic banned) with his eye for a pass and added height for relieving pressure when cleared long .

    Yes we have looked good defensively, but getting draws all season playing two out and out DM’s will not get us anywhere and our lack of real chances created is a worry .

  • 78 Ian Toon // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    BandB- Sissoko was the best offensive midfielder. He didn’t play against ManU. In the ManU game and yesterday Wijnaldum dropped off the central midfield 3 to help out as you say screening the back four which helped keep us in the game. I felt he played well within himself possibly because he doesn’t like being so constrained. We needed to squeeze Arsenal in the midfield areas and I thought Macca would have
    switched Perez for Anita earlier.
    Certainly I see Wij playing in an advanced role and without depleted numbers- not as a No 10( in the hole). At present I can’t see a role for
    Anita should de Jong return to full fitness.

  • 79 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:42 PM


    You don’t have to spend millions

    Ayew and gomis on a free, how much did they spend on their two defensive midfielders.

  • 80 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    JB…I would stop playing 4-2-3-1 but that’s just me mate!

    A fit Siem would play in my team!

  • 81 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Rooney has been shocking today.

  • 82 benjohnsen // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Watching Swansea – Manchester United. Ho much I would rather like to see Gomis in Newcastle. Strong forward who can hold the ball up, create chances, run in behind and score goals in the box.

  • 83 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Big papa

    This came up on a previous thread, I’d play Sissoko in alongside Anita with Wini in front and Perez and Thauvin on the wings.

    I’d leave Wini and SdJ fight it out for that number ten role

    Nice to have options for once aye

  • 84 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Welsh…how much were they signing on fees for those two players (not to mention their wages)

  • 85 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:46 PM


    When you spend £250 million and your best option off th bench in the strikers role is Faliani van Gahl should be ashamed of himself

    What could we do with that amount???

  • 86 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Not much more than we paid for Riverie.

  • 87 Ron Knee // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Four minutes of extra time. The spirit of SAF lives on.

  • 88 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Is it your birthday ? Welsh?

  • 89 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Although that tactic can work well against teams like City Chelsea especially away from home where we will need to be at our defensive best .

  • 90 Mag52 // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    What price a team outside the usual four winning the premiership this year ?

  • 91 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Jail…£6M in sign on fees for each?

    …now I don’t think anyone on here understand the Manu signing (or why we loaned that Argentinian lad)

    My point to Welsh was that they were not free!

  • 92 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Would be great if a team could but if Chelsea keep faltering I think M City will runaway with it.

  • 93 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    The Swansea players look shattered, gave everything.
    The man u players look disinterested.

    Well done Swansea deserved the win

  • 94 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    @ JB

    Yeah it is nice to have options for a change .

    Although I would rather have an out and out winger like Thuavin start over Perez (no matter how much I like the lad) especially with a striker that has an aerial presence like Mitrovic .

    Also Sissoko for me lacks the technical ability to play in the middle of the park and I could see him picking up the ball and just running into traffic . Whereas on the right his pace can be fully utilized . He was one of the PL’s top chance creators when played their consistently not long ago .

  • 95 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    I read 5.7M for Ayew and not sure about Gomis and I think we paid 6M for Riverie and would assume we’re paying him 25K a week

  • 96 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Wonder if Jose will walk again?

    His petulant teenager act is in full swing very early in the season and it seems the world is against him, think City could possibly walk away with the title this year while the rest look average to say the least

  • 97 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Big papa

    Sissoko – Anita

    Thauving – Wini – Perez


  • 98 Rotonda heights // Aug 30, 2015 at 5:58 PM


    Both were availale on free transfers at one point. ok they were not technically free after signing on fees etc but if I had 13M to spend I would much rather have gomis and ayew than an overweight, thuggish red card liability.

  • 99 Ian Toon // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Welsh – Happy Birthday- enjoy your evening.

  • 100 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Jail…at least it seems we have learned that lesson the hard way!

  • 101 benjohnsen // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    @Jack – It’s a bit like last year where Chelsea won the league because everybody else performed below average. I think even Jose Mourinho said he was surprised how little point needed to win the season.

    @Jesper – What Swansea has paid for their players is peanuts compared to what they have got back from them. Gomis has 4 league goal this season. Mitrovic has a header at goal, one red card and two yellow and that will be after 7 rounds as he cannot play three of them.

  • 102 lochinvar // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Luke Shaw left his boot on Ayes knee and should have been at least booked or by yesterday’s ref standards red carded. Difference is that Ayew just rolled his socks down, rubbed his leg and got on with it and then scored, unlike Arsenals fawning little pony antics.
    Some of Swansea’s passing was incisive and ripped ManUre apart.
    Ha ha.
    Well done the Swans – just what’s needed to bring the so called big clubs down a peg or two. titles Man City’s , after that it’s open season.
    Had to laugh, seat sponsors at Swansea seemed to be LowcostVANS for Van Gall to sit on .. Hope he and Moanrinio get the have ho, that’s poetic justice.

  • 103 lochinvar // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Gomis and Ayew have scored all seven of Swansea’s goals this season.
    We had seven bookings yesterday.

  • 104 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Just watched the tackle on motd and don’t know what to make of it.

  • 105 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    I feel a bit sad moaning about Swanseas good players while a Swansea fan sits in on the blog !

  • 106 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Love it Swans Ripping Manure a new one….HAHAHAHAHAHAHH scum pure scum

  • 107 Jib // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:14 PM


    Pen-blwydd hapus
    Beth buddugoliaeth godidog

  • 108 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Well well well….

    Pardews Palace riding high…and we are in the pits. It not like they played poor teams the beat Chelsea…

    Pardew come back all is forgiven…. 🙁

  • 109 Ron Knee // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    I remember watching Gomis in his first season at Swansea. He wasn’t much better than Rivière. I’m not sure if there’s a moral there – probably not.

  • 110 lochinvar // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Borini has had to decide to move to either Mackems or Inter Milan.
    Guess who he chose.
    It’s not a trick question.
    Well done – you answered right.

  • 111 switch365 // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Apparently Willems was at SJP again yesterday, anyone know if there’s anything in it?

  • 112 Jib // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    News this Sunday
    Douglas has gone from Moscow to Trabzonspor after Colo signed an extension with us.
    Aymen Abdennour has signed for Valencia for €18 million
    Hull Derby N Forest and Boro all want to sign Yoann Gouffran

  • 113 Jib // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    More news
    Kemen to Lyons for €700,000,107450.html

  • 114 toon kk // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    pardew wasn’t the problem at Newcastle, it was the Mashley regime and our squad simply wasn’t good enough, and still isn’t.
    Pards is actually a very good manager given the opportunity like he has now. He knows what he wants and has a club willing to back him, and tbh what he’s provides at Palace is what we’ve been crying out for for years.
    Pardews biggest problem here was signing up to be a yes man. I don’t think most Newcastle fans could see he wasn’t the problem until he left.

  • 115 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    toon kk

    Look he had some erroneous games, but I recall quite a few games that we beat the big opposition.

    From the performances so far I would say we need 3 more players but they aint coming.

    Abdenour should ahve been here, so shoudl have Gomis and Ayew too.

    THis is what happens when you have a penny pinching mentality.

    We have bought very unproven players. I like them but our midfield is very shaky and cannot control the midfield. Getting me worried.

  • 116 Jail for Ashley // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    toon kk,
    There lay the problem, Mashers could not have seen his plan through without a snidey yes man like Pardew to take the money and keep quiet.

  • 117 Online Guy // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Howard Webb is the one who picks the refs for our games , he speaks to each prem ref in the week , can you imagine what he is saying to them ?

    The Man is an absolute control freak, the referees that he controls are on full time wages and will do his bidding for fear of being demoted .

    Because of the lunatics, (and that’s what he is) , Instructions , we are now seeing referees making decisions for him , trying to please him , keep their prem status hence the shocking refereeing this weekend

    I predict at least one ref having a mental breakdown this season under Howard Ba’stard Webb.

    Howard Webb hates Newcastle United ..he is one sly individual.

    Don’t even think about throwing Mike Riley into the equation ..Howard Webb is an absolute freak

    We are in for more crazy refereeing because of Webb’s influence and dictatorship.

  • 118 Rotonda heights // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    toon kk

    pardew is not, never has been, never will be a consistently good manager and the evidence for that is absolutely overwhelming so no need to bore everyone with it again here.

    Sadly thus far SM has not moved us away from ” containing ” football (Pardew’s signature) as of yet.

  • 119 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Rotonda…you would rather have Gomis and Ayew than Mitrovic?

    I think Mitro will come good but I had hoped we had brought one more in (a prolific goal scorer) and moved Cisse on!

  • 120 toon kk // Aug 30, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    I totally agree, for all MA isn’t actually involved in the task of new signings now, he still has a regime of resale value in mind. Which is a gamble. Our team was / is desperately in need of a quality proved experienced striker and we’re relying on a 20 year old, but it’s early days, although he needs to get his head sorted.

  • 121 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Ian thanks mate

    Jib thanks mate

    Jail shut up mate

  • 122 Moonraker15 // Aug 31, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    if you’ve just watched the Mitrovic tackle on motd and don’t know what to make of it then it says it all! Should be a yellow card as you don’t send someone off if not sure. If he does it again then off! That’s why it’s a bad decision which effectively handed the game to Arsenal .

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