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Players Newcastle Could Bring In During January

9:35 am, Sunday, September 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 87 Comments

January is always a notoriously difficult window to get good players in, but according to both Lee Charnley and Steve McClaren Newcastle intend to do some business in January, so it will be interesting to see who we can bring into the club.

The Chronicle is reporting today that it probably will be younger players who can be part of the Development squad under Peter Beardsley.

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Joel Matip – target in January?

We are still supposed to be looking at 18 year-old Real Sociedad winger David Concha, but he was signed by Real Sociedad manager David Moyes in the summer from Racing Santander on a five year deal,  after Santander were relegated.

He is on loan for the season at Numancia, so it doesn’t seem like his club would want to let him go anytime soon – we missed the boat on Concha.

We were interested in Leeds United central midfielder Lewis Cook, although it seems Newcastle were put off  by his fee of £8M.

But these youngsters may be worth that much these days, and it seems Newcastle have to continue to thing big, and be (much) more ambitious than we have been over the last few years.

We balked at the £5M MK Dons wanted for Dele Alli in January, and Tottenham came in and bought him for under our noses.

But 19 year-old Alli has already played 3 times for Tottenham with one goal and has now been capped at the England U21 level – and he looks a great young player in the making.

He was certainly worth £5M and the 6’2″ central midfielder is worth a lot more than that now.

Newcastle are said to be scouring Europe for young talent and we will probably sign a few younger players in January, and the club are in contact with agents in Switzerland, Germany and Spain, looking for top young talent.

The other players Newcastle could be after are those whose contracts run out next summer.

Two of those are QPR striker Charlie Austin and Schalke’s 6’4″ center-back Joel Matip, whom we were linked with in the summer.

We still need to bring in a top full-back and a top center-back by the beginning of next season, whether that’s in January or next summer.

If Haidara is injured it’s a good question who plays at left-back with Paul Dummett out injured.

We could try to get both players in for a reduced fee in January, or else get them to sign a pre-contract agreement and have them move in the summer, when they become free agents.

Getting in Austin and Matip in January or next summer would certainly strengthen the squad.

And Newcastle are going after quality rather than quantity, so next summer look for maybe two or three top  players being signed, but they could still cost us around £60M.

And Newcastle have to remember money should be plentiful over the next four years, with the new £5.1B Premier League  three year deal kicking in next summer, and the amount is up about 70% from the current £3B deal.

Roughly that means that whereas we got around £80M for finishing 10th in the PL two years ago, that amount will be around £136M with the new deal.

Newcastle will have plenty of money to spend in the years ahead, and while we don’t want to waste it like some of the top clubs who seem to be paying out huge fees for seemingly only average to good players – we have to spend big to get the right players in.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

87 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Sep 6, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Centre Backs IN !

  • 2 SUTTY1978 // Sep 6, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Not really worried about LB cover. Anita and Colback have played good proportions of their careers at LB. personally I would prefer to see them there rather than CM where they are stifling the team.

    Onto Austin, just give it up man. We were interested in him OR Mitro. We bought Mitro, that was two months ago, end of story. We havent bought him, we’re not buying him in January, we’re not getting him on a free next summer.

  • 3 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    don’t think we baulked at 5mill for ali
    thought we were leading the way till spurs came in
    the reason he went to spurs was he could carry on living at home

  • 4 Ian Toon // Sep 6, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    I am off to watch the cricket weather permitting – can’t spend the whole day in the hospitality area.

  • 5 WWSBRD // Sep 6, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Ali was on his way to NUFC according to reports pretty much sealed but Spurs came in and took him off us, club saw it as quite a blow supposedly

  • 6 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 9:52 AM


    I don’t mind them both when were playing the top 5 6 teams
    but we have hammers and Watford next so we should only need one holder there

    I would like to see 433 against the hammers
    sissoko anita gini
    perez cisse thauvin

    I would be tempted to play dejong and not cisse as I think he would hold onto the ball better but head says cisse

  • 7 Belfast // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Austin claxon !

  • 8 Belfast // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    I’d be very surprised if we bought players in January. I think this 3 window plan is really a 3 year plan to be honest. 3 summer transfer windows.

    They’ve already stated in the past they don’t like doing business in the January window. So can’t really see them buying anybody unless we’re in trouble of course.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    If Charlie Austin becomes available on a free Leicester will pay him the 80K a week he wants, we can’t afford that !

  • 10 Belfast // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Anything is possible in the brave new world Jail…

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Really hope the rumour of Aarons + 10M for Austin isn’t true. Having got rid of Abeid and Kemen, why on earth would we ditch probably our best player to come through the academy in years, for such a pittance too.

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    but we can afford to keep allegedly paying colo 80k a week!!

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Don’t you believe Bobbybee, he says that 50M will be spent every window

  • 14 Belfast // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    No. I think the 150 million remark was tounge in cheek by McClaren, but was jumped on by the press. No manager especially one with his experience is going to let slip he has 150 million to spend.

    It would be nice though eh

  • 15 Tsunki // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM



    Charlie Austin article contaminated by other player names!


  • 16 toon kk // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    We’ll buy no player’s at all in January if we are in a safe position in the league. 50mil has been spent but it could be a long time before that kind of money is spent again. As long as we keep moving in the right direction is what counts.

  • 17 angelswithdirtyfaces // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Right fellow bloggers.

    We should have a Charlie Austin sweepstake based on how many articles Ed puts up.
    1) with Austin as the main player we aren’t going to sign
    2) Austin mentioned in a lisst of playrs we aren’t going to sign

    I’m going to say it’ll run at an average of five a week until the end of December so beween 80 and 90 articlces before the January window opens will have Ausitn as subject of dishonourable mention. Its a hard world out there in football blog land

  • 18 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 10:54 AM


    if we are doing ok I don’t mind not buying in jan although it might be a good time to buy colo’s replacement to give him and chancel some time before the new season

    but a big step forward for us will be not selling if we are playing well and doing well given its the euros at the end I am expecting sissoko to have a good season

  • 19 jimmysmith // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Well, surely you buy, or develop players as you need. I think they were a bit surprised by how poorly we did last year. I think they thought they had a top ten group of players, and now they realise it takes more. Whether they have a true handle now on what it takes to be atop eight club, a club that can win a cup, only time will tell, you know, nature of the beast and all that.To be honest, i imagine we’ll still have teething problems coming good. I doubt Ashley has actually truly bitten the bullet. Leopard and its spots type of stuff.

  • 20 SUTTY1978 // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Whose contract is due to run out next summer that we could bid for in January? There’s definitely a decent striker, cant remember his name but think his initials are CA….. Sure Ed did an article on him a while ago

  • 21 Transfer Sage // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    The club has historically not bought in January with the exception of the season they feared relegation and bought sissoko and others.

    What’s more of a concern is who we might sell in January as opposed to who we might buy.

  • 22 SUTTY1978 // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    I think we’ll spend £10-15m in January, might just be one player, then another big splurge in the summer because we have finished in the bottom half again.

  • 23 SUTTY1978 // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Transfer, is that the same concern about who we would sell in the summer just gone? I remember a lot of people stating as fact that we would be selling Cisse, Sissoko, Krul etc.
    In January if players want to go they might be sold, if they don’t want to go and the club don’t want them to go they wont.

  • 24 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    I notice that Sammy and vuckic loans are a season long
    and armstrongs only till jan
    could be we might offload cisse in jan due to contract and bring Armstrong back into the team to finish off the season
    big jump league 1 to the prem though

  • 25 SUTTY1978 // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Beer, think Armstrongs loan is to find out his current level. If he’s too good for L1 then they’ll look to loan him into the championship for the second half of the season, if he struggles then its back to the U21’s.

  • 26 SUTTY1978 // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Think Sammy & Vuckic is to help them find a club. It’s wierd how we are really soft as a club with certain players like these two & Colo but then act in a really shitty way towards Raylor & Jonas. Doesnt make sense, its like Jekyll & Hyde

  • 27 angelswithdirtyfaces // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    We will still need another CB in Jan as the injury gremlin will have struck by then and Taylor will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

  • 28 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:28 AM


    armstrongs not struggling its my hope in jan he moves to the championship for the rest of the season

    raylor and Jonas before McLaren came in

  • 29 Tsunki // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    I understood the Raylor one because he was funded on the sick for years and by the end of it wasnt as good. He found a club so all was well. Jonas on the other hand evidently said too much. He was undoubtedly looking back to his best, pretty much, and would have been a good squad man and a good influence. They really dropped it from a great height on that lad. Poor show.

  • 30 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:31 AM


    didn’t Jonas get a new club thought I saw on deadline day he found somewhere

  • 31 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    not that it makes a diff we still treated him poorly

  • 32 Belfast // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Ed will be absolutely devastated but QPR won’t be selling Austin in January. It’s very likely they’ll be in the midst of a promotion push that could net the club 120 million plus so selling Austin for 7 million is highly unlikely.

    Now for the good news Ed, we can still have plenty of Charlie Austin articles anyway. Get in !

  • 33 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    What I find confusing and frustrating is seeing us selling two young players with as much potential as Martial for £2m and ManU happily pay out £35m for him.

    Can someone explain why?

  • 34 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    EGB, coz Van Gaal’s a pap manager

    Needs to throw loads more millions at the situation to compete with Swansea.

  • 35 Tsunki // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Beer I think ( and I may be wrong because I haven’t jeffed it yet) it was Deportivo La Coruña.

  • 36 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Pisses me off when these ‘big’ teams get easily beaten by a ‘small’ team and then the pundits and press afterwards say “well, they are going to have to spend at least another 100mil”

    Does anyone else not see how frigging ridiculous they sound, why does a supposedly top class manager such as Van Gaal need to spend (after already spending 250mil) another 100mil to beat a Swansea team made up of free’s and cheap buy’s?

    Grinds my gears good and proper believe me.

    My next few posts are going to reflect how much my gears have been ground down to a dust like residue.

  • 37 Tsunki // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Yep Deportivo

  • 38 lesh // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    It’s not on! Just not on that we should have to wait until paragraph 12 to find Austin’s name. 11 paragraphs before we were handed our daily fix!!

    Ed, you’re a cruel man and obviously have never experienced the cold turkey that results from Austin deprivation!!!

  • 39 lesh // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Toon Tang

    Your tetchiness is the result of not having had your Austin fix until now.

  • 40 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Van Gaal reminds me of Pards in some ways, he puts out his plan A and when the opposition manager counters it, has no plan B. He doesn’t even ever stand up or open his mouth on the bench.

    If your team are getting easily beaten, would you not stand on the edge of the area and shout a few instructions and try to make some changes.

    Shit manager, just the same as the rest of the big managers bar a few, they need to throw an absolute wedge of cash at a situation to cover up their lack of managerial skills.

  • 41 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    lesh, you are indeed right marra hahaha

  • 42 voodoo85 // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Rotanda @11

    Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) retweeted a fan who bumped into Aarons recently and apparently Aarons says he will be signing new deal.


    Of course, bumping into 19 guys on a stag night – you may just say anything to keep em sweet

  • 43 BandB // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Sissoko tells the French press Newcastle vetoed a summer move by interested clubs.

  • 44 lesh // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Here’s the Chronic’s take on the Aarons to QPR offer. The the proposition reportedly came from QPR and was turned down by NUFC.

    Now that makes more sense eh?

    You’ll note that both the Chronic link and I were careful not to mention Austin’s name.


  • 45 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Or is it that yet another dyed in the wool Geordie and long term Toon supporter is actually cr*p at his job in bringing through young talented players.

    I hate to criticise someone who was possibly our best ever player but be surely is keeping his job on that past history.

    By the way I see that Kazenga Lua Lua is player of the month in the Championship and Chris is MOM.

    I know he wasn’t pulling up tree’s in his earl years at Brighton but I really think he could have come through with us with the right ‘development’ !!!

  • 46 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    I predict that Aarons will go the same way and Armstrong will never become a first team regular with us unless there is a fundamental change in the development set-up.

  • 47 Tsunki // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Welcome one and all to the News Updates For Charlie blog. 🙂

  • 48 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Bill@33. Pretty simple explanation. The club is run by a chap called Lee Charnley who doesn’t know anything about football. It’s like putting me in charge of NASA. With Graham Carr as my chief advisor. We expect to land people on Jupiter before Newcastle win a trophy.

  • 49 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Essex, disagree on Arma. He’s such a natural goalscorer he’ll make it here. He’s still only 18, but if you look at his goals, he finishes like and old pro. Coventry are playing to his strengths, making runs through the channels and that’s something we failed to do under Carver and Pardew. He’ll fit in under Macca and the goals will flow. Aarons needs to bring a bit more consistency into his games, that’s all. When to dribble, when to pass, when to shoot. Once that comes good, he’ll play regularly.

  • 50 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Essex Bill. It’s hard to effect change if those at the top don’t see the problem. And if you fundamentally have no expertise in your field of endeavour, you are surely not equipped make sound judgements. Throw in highly questionable “advisors” making important decisions and you have a pretty good recipe for failure. Not that I’m talking about NUFC, currently sitting pretty one off the bottom of the table….

  • 51 Ian Toon // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Belfast- Off the scene – when you’ve got time. Did you ever watch the BBC drama ” The Fall”- It was filmed in Belfast.

  • 52 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    BandB, that would fit in with what Macca said about him not being for sale. I’d be surprised if he would want a move to a club he might not play much anyway, with the Euro’s coming up. I think we’ve got him until next summer at least.

  • 53 Ian Toon // Sep 6, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Bobbybee- I understand your point. But the formative years in football
    as in life are vitally important.
    Macca’s Brave new world – was root and branch.
    We need a complete overhaul of the academy and youth development programme. Change of personnel to kick off.

  • 54 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Ian, I agree that Pedro probably needs replacing, but Arma has risen above that level now and left it behind. He’ll make it despite our youth set up, not because of it. Pedro is a club legend and always will be, but his coaching ability is questionable. A talent like Arma has would shine wherever he played, as long as they play to his strengths. His record at Newcastle at U18’s and U21’s speaks for itself, as does his England youth record. He’ll come back better and stronger and take his place in the 1st team squad, where he’ll score for fun. That’s my take on it, having personally watched his progress develop over the last two or three years. The most exciting prospect since Gazza by far.

  • 55 Blofal // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    We should go all out to get Jetro Willems within the next two windows.

    Thauvin and Willems down the left would provide unbelievable service to our strikers. Cisse would score for fun with good service. A good chunk of Lukk De Jong’s goals came from Willem’s crossing last season.

  • 56 Mister Tuff // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Stuck at Schipol Airport at the minute waiting for a transfer. Been approached by some Dutch Toon fans who said “what zee f**k is Maccas bwave new world”.
    I was unable to answer. Will the writer of failed coined phrases please explain nobody knows what it means be bwave and tell us what it means.

  • 57 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Fail, just can’t resist it can you? Macca mentioned the sum of 150 mil and I doubt he plucked that number out of thin air – he having seen the plans he was so excited by and you unable to see beyond your hatred of Ashley. Who’s likely to be in the know? Him or you? Strange how most pundits agreed beforehand it would take roughly that amount to get us challenging again. How many years have you been posting ‘Ashley out’? Time to move on, he’s going nowhere until he’s ready whether any of us like it or not.

  • 58 jimmysmith // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    What’s this brave new world stuff. Take it easy. We’re a club trying to stay in touch, trying to jag a cup, and trying to do it as cheap as poss, at best as far I can tell, and that’s under the reformed Ashley. It’s an improvement. but lets not get carried away.

  • 59 Ian Toon // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    I respect your opinion and hope your right. It would be great to have a real talent come through the ranks. Let PB become an ambassador and
    pay the going rate to get a man for the modern age to run things from local schools recruitment linking in with Carr’s recruitment programme. Macca is thought to want to devise Carr’s scouting with him pointing him in different directions.
    “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

  • 60 Ian Toon // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Jimmy- I am not personally getting carried away. Words come easy but it is a new beginning. Post Carver is in itself reason for optimism but
    time will tell.

  • 61 expatmag // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    What are you doing in Amsterdam, Tuff?

  • 62 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Ian, that’s all mine ever is mate, my opinion. Nobody knows what will happen, all we can do is base our opinions on whatever evidence is available and try to work it out from there. It would be mind numbingly boring if everybody agreed on everything and blogs like this would cease to be. Sometimes it’s even worth acting as devil’s advocate to stimulate discussions. I think Arma is going to be an England great in the future, but that doesn’t mean I’m right. From what I’ve witnessed with my own eyes, I think he will make it big time. We’ll all be very happy if I am, that much is for certain. Well, I say all, but sometimes I wonder. 🙂

  • 63 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    He’s there for the hookers and Mary Jane.

  • 64 Mister Tuff // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Expat – couldn’t get a direct flight to Toulouse – had to go via Amsterdam.

    Expat no direct flights to Toulouse.

  • 65 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    If you gave Eddie Howe or Gary Monk the ManU or Chelsea team without the extra 100mil spent on it, do you think they would be able to muster a win against one of the so called small clubs that Mourinho and Van Gaal have been struggling with?

  • 66 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    My answer is yes. It doesn’t always need a massive wedge of extra cash to compete with these clubs. Just a manager that is willing to try something different and come up with a plan B.

    Fair enough, to win the Prem over the course of a season, you need a lot of good depth in your squad and that costs money. But these managers should know how to beat a smaller club without hitting the transfer market again and again.

    Proper twists my melon man..

  • 67 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    “had to go via Amsterdam”

    The hardships eh hahaaa

  • 68 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    If I owned a club and I’d just spent 250mil and was still getting beaten by the small fries Id consider getting a new manager in before spending another 100mil.

    Either that or just stick a quiche in the oven along with me swede and be done with. POW

  • 69 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Jesus Christ its like chuffing Chernobyl in here, if the chat aint about Charlie Austin we have no chat eh.

  • 70 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Toon tang, that’s a very interesting point you make marra and you may well be right. Then again, some managers are just good at handling prima donnas and need to be at Chelsea and Manure – not that the dutchman is finding it that easy right now. 🙂 It would be nice to see Howe or Monk given an early shot at the England job, but I can’t see that happening unfortunately. Rodgers, who looked awesome at Swansea, is starting to find having a big budget difficult to handle. I agree Monk and Howe are a real breath of fresh air and I’d like to see how either would cope at a bigger club.

  • 71 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    We should have just paid the extra 2 mil and got him. Why buy that unproven crackpot Mitrovich when we could have had proven Austin.

    See, I can do Austin chat too, although it has been covered by from most angles already eh.

  • 72 Mister Tuff // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Toon Tang no ladies of the night at all. Just met a couple of Eskimo Toon fans at Schipol. They wanted to know what Maccas bwave new world was all about.Had to tell them I didn’t know.

  • 73 welshgeordie9 // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    So what’s the latest news on Charlie Austin are we going to sign him or not.

  • 74 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Ahh Bobbybee, back in the game eh hahaha

    Good man 🙂

  • 75 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Tuffers, it was never in any doubt mate.

    Gotta love them Eskimos though. Had a drink at a bar made completely from ice in Switzerland. Was a unique experience

  • 76 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    BB after Woy leaves the England post I definitely reckon we should take a punt on one of the up and comers but like you say, will they do that. Although Woy is getting results, the footy and post match interviews aren’t the most riveting of affairs eh

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Lets see how Austin does this season at Champ level…besides I don’t think his wife wants to leave London!

    …Austin is a new breed of footballers where the wife makes the decisions! You know it’s her career and she’s making the money 😉

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:17 PM


  • 79 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Toon tang, I’d like to spend more time on here, but sadly wor lass keeps berating me about the amount of things I need to catch up on sky plus. Apparently my time on here is leaving the sky plus running out of recording space 🙂 That said, I enjoy dropping the odd hand grenade, so I intend to be around for a long time yet. I think Cathro is going to make a good manager one day soon, I just hope he’s being groomed for the job here and isn’t allowed to take his exciting ideas elsewhere. So far, he’s done one hell of a job on our dodgy defence imo.

  • 80 beermonkey // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    toon tang

    they got one of them bars in London

    don’t think you will see the likes of a howe or a monk get a top club
    to much of a risk look at the money man u are having to throw at trying to ge back on top cos of the negative effect moyes has had

    think Chelsea were the last to take a punt on a manager being mouriniho
    then villas boas who did better in in Portugal failed

  • 81 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    How exactly are Wales 2nd in the world ranking as well. Surely to fly up the rankings you would need to beat the worlds best like the Germs and Clogs and Brazil and Spain and Chile and Argies and a whole host of good teams from around the world.

    Are the rankings some weird cryptic vault of tangled mush or what? I’m going to read up on it…

  • 82 Mister Tuff // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Just met a couple of Toon fans at Schipol they are members from a recently discovered Amazonian tribe. even they asked about Maccas bwave new world. Had to tell them I had’t a clue what it meant.

  • 83 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Sorry changed subject haha

    Yeah it wont happen but would be nice. Maybe after a couple more seasons of proving they can do it. Cathro as well looks like he knows what hes doing. I’d never heard of him before but my knowledge of backroom staff is limited.

  • 84 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Toon tang, Hodgson is doing ok now, but look at who we’ve played. We’ll see how the Euro’s go before I heap praise in him. A young England manager with new ideas would be welcome in my house anyway. With Pardew’s name being bandied about as a future England gaffer, I know who’d get my vote.

  • 85 Toon Tang // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    BB ahahaaa true true mate

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Toon Tang

    Simple answer to your question, Wales are awesome and got one of the best players in the world.

  • 87 Bobbybee // Sep 6, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Mister Tuff, strangely enough, I was beamed aboard a spaceship last night and before they got to work with their well known probes, they too asked me about Macca’s brave new world. I too was at a loss what to say. Mind, I was busy trying to protect my nether regions at the time 😉

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