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Newcastle Player Upbeat Amongst All The Gloom And Doom

8:22 pm, Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 83 Comments

Daryl Janmaat had a personal blow when he was left out of the Dutch squad for the recent Euro 2016 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey and the Netherlands surprisingly lost them both.

How did Daryl react to being dropped by new manager Danny Blind  – he has been Newcastle´s best player in our last two games and even scored against Watford on Saturday and that goal was our first in 464 minutes of Premier League play.

That´s the best way to respond to a disappointment and it shows great character from the Dutchman.

daryl janmaat scoree watford

Daryl Janmaat scoring against Watford on Saturday

Newcastle play Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night in the 3rd round of the League Cup – and a win would help the confidence of a number of our players.

This is what Daryl has said in the Chronicle today:

“We can do well in the Capital One Cup but you need a bit of luck with the draw.”  “It is a big opportunity this season.“

“Yes of course. I want to play in every game. I like playing football so I want to play all the time.”   “The club want to win prizes and the cup is a big prize.”

We have to prepare right and go for it.”  “The cup goes quickly and we could be in the final 16 if we win against Sheffield Wednesday.”

“Don’t forget the Capital One Cup. It is a really important game for us. We have a big week ahead and we have to be ready.”

“Yes of course. I want to play in every game. I like playing football so I want to play all the time.”

Steve McClaren has said that a number of senior players have come to him asking to play tomorrow night, and obviously Daryl is one of them.

That´s a good sign and we will have Mitrovic back on Saturday and maybe he can get on the goal track – but he also needs to stay on the pitch on Saturday against Chelsea.

Aleksandar could be the player who can get us going this season, with some goals.

Those are good words from Daryl – and positive too among the gloom and doom of the press that´s surrounding Newcastle at the moment.

We need to start winning six games in a row – and the negativity will all disappear.

Howay The Lads!!

Tags: Capital One Cup · Daryl Janmaat · League Cup · Newcastle News · Premier League

83 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    the ONLY logical way to solve the injury crisis is to loan out lac and not bring in another defender in Jan. It would be nice to have no cover at all back 4 positions for the 2nd year in row

  • 2 JackButler // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Munich score five goals in NINE MINUTES!!!!

    Have we scored five goals this calendar year???

  • 3 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Not one of our squad have earned the right to play for their Nation, they don’t even look anything like premier league quality.

  • 4 Jib // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Half time at the Stadium of Sh—
    Scum 0 – Man City 4
    I guess Dick is concentrating on the league

  • 5 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Robert Lewandowski scores 5 goals in 9 mins, where can we get a striker like him?

  • 6 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Although I gotta feel even without Costa we will struggle against Chelski are one straw to sling to is we always play well at home against them. Hope Mitro can play well for a change

  • 7 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    I don’t think it will be to long before Dick walks, hes flogging a dead horse. So is Macca with our squad tbh.

  • 8 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    I still feel we have some good players but McClaren is persisting to play the wrong formation, we need to up top imho

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    We need to be on top for a change!!! We’re always on the bottom…..If we could get on top and pump a few in…..well, you lot would be a lot happier. At least that’s what I’m thinking….Harrumph

  • 10 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Take a chance
    I’d agree we have SOME good players if we played in the French league, but not in the EPL we’re nothing but flops look at the table, it tends not to lie.

  • 11 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    I meant two strikers lol

  • 12 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    G2 what can be done to get us on top, it certainly would make a nice change! !!!

  • 13 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    We have good players playing in a formation that’s not working, change the formation and drop coloccini and we are in business

  • 14 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    You have to be quick toon kk. Just go for it. Maintain your balance and get stuck in…..At least that’s the theory….Harrumph.

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    What aboot a threesome Take a Chancel mate? Three up top. Lots of exciting interplay….It’s worth a try…..

  • 16 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    why not atleast you go down trying

  • 17 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    What are we going to do? Two top teams coming up. We’re struggling mightily to score and to keep goals out. I’m thinking of sending the lads some nutritional supplements. Those milkshake things. Then they might even be able to finish a match…..

  • 18 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    That’s worth a try as well Chancel mate. Let the fur fly so to speak…..

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Well it’s very quiet on here tonight. Possibly people are praying for the club quietly in there rooms? Saying a few choice words about the Ashley years? You can buy those spiky chains and flog yourself. It’s about on par with watching Newcastle play football unfortunately…. 🙁

  • 20 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    We would have been better playing Chelsea with Costa up front because now Remy will step in ….. his pace will destroy Colocinni

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    A lot of you are saying stay calm, things are bound to get worse….I tend to agree. I wonder what Ashley thinks of his master plan now? Let’s give it another month and ask that question again when we have 5 points……

  • 22 Tsunki // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    I’m not leaving until we win som…… WHAT, LEE? Still bottom of the League????? COME ONNNNNN!!!!!

  • 23 Tsunki // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    I think when SD took out the gates they also took out the PANIC! Button. They reinstalled the gates but forgot the other thing.

  • 24 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:11 PM


    yeap agreed. I think it will get worse. I have a feeling we will get relegated this year if not come even closer than we did last year.

    Also think we will lose a few players and a few we will struggle to get rid off.

    Love it how we have bids for poor players come in and the club are behaving like we have a bid come in for Messi.


  • 25 Tsunki // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    I’ll put some toast on. Anyone for a brew?

  • 26 Tsunki // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Ah – hard cheese man! I thought I was alone there for an hour. 🙂

  • 27 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    MA regime of buy with resale in mind will take us doon. He’ll be crying in his SD scarf and pondering over his greedy mistakes.

  • 28 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    I’ll take some of that action Great Tsukini mate. I’m wondering what it will take to get Mike to press his own private panic button and take drastic action? Sack Charnley possibly or rearrange the board?

  • 29 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Say we have 15-17 points at Christmas. It might be possible to save the season (avoid relegation that is) with some strong actions in January. Sunderland will probably be in the same boat. They always seem to act first. If we wait this time it could be all over at the end.

  • 30 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Ash will have to take drastic action, be prepared for dependable Derrick or one better and reinstate joke Kineer

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    McLaren is saying he will not panic at any point. I completely agree with that. But there has to be a football plan to get us out of this and that’s the part I don’t see so far. With so little in the way of experienced attackers who actually want to play (not Cisse in other words) we have a huge problem. And as usual no depth on defense…..

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Llambeezee I could possibly believe would be reinstated toon kk mate but not Kinnear. He has even more serious health problems now including some dementia apparently. I would love to get inside the dressing room. We keep hearing of serious problems, poisonous players etc. What is actually going on? Is Tiote a real problem now? Is he really hurt or not? What a shambles.

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Maybe I should just put on me Thong of Invisibility and go for it lads???

  • 34 Novocastrian66 // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    We knew this would be a tough start however the defeat to Watford was a disaster. Not only the defeat but the manner of it. We’re in deep shit. Our defending is abysmal and we offer nothing up front, I cannot see how it will change. McClaren has a job on his hands, one I do not envy. He has stated that he should be judged after ten games, well I have made my judgement now. We’re doomed.

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    We need huge performances from players like the Wij Sissoko, Krul, Janmaat, Perez, and Mito for a considerable stretch of games now or I would agree Novo mate.

  • 36 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Each season I keep thinking this is it. The ship is going to hit the fan and Ashley will bale out on us. And each season he slips out of the noose. I’m very frustrated about this….

  • 37 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Unfortunately Mash has wasted most of his 50 mil, I’d be all for his resale purchases if we had plenty of experience in the squad. Another costly gamble. He may of taken a step back off the board but left the regime in place.

  • 38 Take a Chancel on me // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Hahaha Hull knock out Swansea 🙂

  • 39 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Well I’ve got to go recaulk the transom mounts lads. It’s been a pleasure as usual….

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    I think you are spot on toon kk mate by the way. Things are not going to get better under Ashley.

  • 41 Jib // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Toon kk
    I hear you banging on day after day saying all Ashleys actions with regard to NUFC are motivated by greed.
    Nothing could be further from the truth and reveals a rather simple view of how thw world works.
    Ashley is wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice , he is way beyond greed as a motive for anything he does.
    To simplify things for you , if his personal wealth was invested to receive interest (it isn’t it is in stocks but just imagine) he would receive about £11 million a WEEK !!!!

    Thats a lottery win every week of his life.

    To say he is making money out of NUFC just makes people who say that look foolish.

    He has a soft (non interest) loan to the club of £146 million but he advertises SD for free so thats a kind of trade off , interest on the loan would be about £10 million p.a. which seems a fair price for stadium advertising .

  • 42 jimmysmith // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    “We need to start winning six games in a row, and the negativity will all disappear”.

    That’s right up there with “blind faith is needed,.” from the previous thread.

    Ed’s been hitting the Prozac. Can’t blame him.

    Let’s pick players who will put in a shift, and let’s leave one or two players who don’t want to know to train by themselves in the park.

  • 43 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    what you rabbiting on about? We all know MA a multi billionaire, but he’s also a very shrewd business man. Where have you been for the last eight years? Mash has done everything he can think of to make a few quid out of Newcastle. What do you think his transfer policy is?
    He could buy top players for today with his wealth but he wants to make money.
    But mark my words its flawed and will cost him big time. Even if he won’t miss the money he’ll miss the SD advertising.

  • 44 jimmysmith // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Ashley initially saw Newcastle as a bit of fun and a vehicle to advertise SD, /i think. Now he sees it as a responsibility, although not a personal one, and a vehicle to advertise SD, in my opinion. This season so far isn’t just a hangover from the last, but a legacy of the last seven, and while Ashley has released a lot of money, it clearly will need more.

  • 45 Jib // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    He looks at his reflection in his monitor
    He raises his eyebrows
    A small ironic smile plays across his mouth.

    “Why the f@ck do I bother communicating with these numpties” he sighs

  • 46 angelswithdirtyfaces // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Piece in the Chronicle suggesting its the lack of a clear out and the deadwood (Tiote, Cisse, Colo) is what is holding us back and the new guys are settling in as well as can be expected considering.
    Seemed quite well argued….

  • 47 angelswithdirtyfaces // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    “communicating” is a bit of an exaggeration.. No trace of irony either

  • 48 Tsunki // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Jeff I don’t know why either maybe you should give up trying to tell us how a man who is constantly amassing more money than he can spend just because he can is not monumentally greedy. I just don’t think it’s going to work. Take a trip on the Solent. Or should I say Silent?

  • 49 Jib // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    toon kk the last word on this

    If you can provide proof Michael Ashley has made a penny out of NUFC I will profusely and publicly apologise however until such proof is forthcoming please desist from your accusations of him making a few quid out of Newcastle United .

    It is arrant nonsense and actually hinders any anti Ashley endeavours.

  • 50 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    very true, Mash bought us because he could, getting SD advertised was a great bonus.
    But personally I think his buy to sell regime started when AC was sold, hunting for so called bargains with future resale value, and look where its got us.

  • 51 Mister Tuff // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    He looks at his reflection in his monitor
    He raises his eyebrows
    A small ironic smile plays across his mouth, as he realises more lipstick and eye shadow needs applying to mask that ugly mug.

  • 52 toon kk // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    MA hasn’t made millions out of the club, but its not for the want of trying, only because his flawed scouting hasn’t worked.

  • 53 Jib // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    I would never presume to tell you anything.

  • 54 Jib // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Monsieur Dur
    I hope you’re not getting too excited.

  • 55 Jail for Ashley // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Why does who jeff ! Or are you busy writing a novella about your god like status. David Icke suffered from the same mental illness !

  • 56 jimmysmith // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Well, he almost certainly will have made significant profit for SD and himself out of the advertising, and none of that money has found it’s way back to it’s source, although nor has he taken any cash out of the club, as far as can be seen, in fact the opposite, if you consider the loan. I think, considering the club is so much an entrenched community based entity, he should be charging SD for advertising and investing that into players and infrastructure, and take his profit if and when he leaves.

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Personally, I don’t think toon kk is the bst person to provide answers to your ridiculous claims, but what’s the point anyway, when provided with evidence against your glaring mistakes, you put your head up your skirt and disappear for two days !

  • 58 lochinvar // Sep 22, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Surely even Mashley must have realised that his “business model” is broken.
    I’m not sure he even remotely understands what he’s sitting on – it’s like a reporter asking ” what’s it like to be a Newcastle supporter ” – well the answer is if you’re asking the question you’ll never know because if you’re not part of it , you’ve never lived here and so you can never understand.
    There needs to be a rethink that blends the legendary City , people and iconic club with a passionate , physically and mentally competent team that delivers results. After that the business side will to a point take dare of itself.
    Apart from turning the team around, there needs to be a rethink on sponsors ( goodbye Wonga ) , kit ( goodbye Puma ) and match day drivel ( goodbye ” let’s hear some noise ” ) ….. We know what needs to be done but do the people running the club…. ? Somehow I worry that they don’t. It’s the Kings Clothes syndrome and there’s nothing funny about a big fat bloke who owns your club wandering around bollock naked.
    There’s a new era dawning , just wish we were in a better place to be part of it.

  • 59 jimmysmith // Sep 22, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    I think the transfer policy is a good one, so long as we are prepared to pay more for the players the squad requires at the time, now that more money is being made available. It does hand even greater responsibility and authority to Carr, who at 70 odd surely can not continue much longer, nor has he been flawless up to now, nor of course have we bought to meet the immediate needs of the squad, so many unanswered concerns remain.

  • 60 Jail for Ashley // Sep 22, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Luke Edwards of the Telegraph, if it is his right, finds Mikey innocent. To be fair, the fat fcuker has spent 50M pounds this summer, but it is him that has decided that it must be spent on foreign imports that may increase two or three fold in value, he hasn’t got a clue about football, got very lucky with Cabaye and Ba that season and thinks he’s an expert, if we go down I hope to fcuk SD do too !

  • 61 Jail for Ashley // Sep 22, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    I honestly fail to understand your more often than not reasonable posts. How on earth can it be a good policy when it refuses to buy players we need rather than players we could do with. Erik Pieters was the first example, Ando (fromTotal Sport)said he was literally on his way, but an injured Santon looked a better earner and we ended up fielding RTaylor as LB until he got sussed out. That policy that bought in Cabaye, Ba and Santon, all of whom are not here anymore is seriously flawed !

  • 62 Jail for Ashley // Sep 22, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    I knew what I meant

  • 63 jimmysmith // Sep 22, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    I tried to write, and perhaps not clearly enough, that it’s a good one so long as we now successfully buy to meet the immediate needs of the squad and get in a better calibre of player more consistently with the extra money made available.

  • 64 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 23, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    I think the policy is shocking.

    I can’t be too hard on Carr though, he can’t bring in the likes of Gomis, Ayew, Bony etc etc on 40-50k a week, which is all we seem to allow.

    The Swansea’s and West Ham’s will always pay the going rate 80-100k a week and we will lose out. We are making ourselves weak through the wage and age policies and can only bring in Carr’s back-up choices because of it.

    This is seriously hurting the club for me, and to be fair, it’s not great for any coach that has to deal with it either.

    They never get to build there own team.

  • 65 Tinman // Sep 23, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Ask the others to try a little bit like you please Daryl!
    Nice to see Sunderland get stuffed.

  • 66 beermonkey // Sep 23, 2015 at 12:23 AM


    can you prove that Ashley hasn’t taken any money out of the club
    there is still the missing 10 20mill from last seasons accounts ???

    you say 10 mill is a fair payment for stadium adverting
    when man u not in the champions league sign a deal for 75mill a season for there shirt sponsor

    The Premier League is broadcast in 212 territories around the world, working with 80 different broadcasters.

    The TV audience for Premier League games is 4.7bn, and the number of homes reached last season increased 11 per cent to 643m. In total, the League clocked up 185,000 hours of TV coverage in 2010/11,

    pretty sure its gone up since 2010/11
    10 mill you say what is that really worth to a company like sports direct a world wide company with a worldwide brand like Newcastle it has to be worth more than 10 mill

    some firms would pay 10mill a year just to advertise on the bbc every weekend like we do

  • 67 jimmysmith // Sep 23, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Well, and recognising hindsight is 20/20, it does look as though the club needs to replace Tiote and Cisse, and bring in cover at fullback, and perhaps also let Colo go,. But to bring in the right players you’re talking another 40-50 mill, and that would make 90 in one window. The transfer policy got us into this mess, but even so, to get out of it in one fell swoop is a big ask and fraught with vulnerability in the doing.

  • 68 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 23, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    I wonder what kind of team we could of had here at NUFC if we were willing to pay decent wages instead of selling ourselves as a stepping stone club and offering poor wages.. I f we just showed some ambition!

    If we had of paid Remy, Ba, Cabaye, Debuchy their 80k’s a week.. Got in the likes of Bony, Gomis, Payet, Ayew, Montero on the wages they were after!

    That’s a team NUFC should have, none of these potentially good players.

  • 69 Reyantoon // Sep 23, 2015 at 2:11 AM

    Last Saturday defeat ruined my week and still is
    so i haven’t bothered commenting much.Our playing and determination was very good early in the first 4 games and i was very optimistic for the season ahead but lately,things looked collapsed suddenly.Can McLaren turn it around?
    I started to doubt it b/c he is British and is not tactician.Hope I’m wrong.I don’t blame our recruiting.We recruited well but matters on the pitch have not changed much so far and that is frustrating.Luke Edwards may be right on his accusations,we’ll wait and see but other talks of dressing room (players) unrest is just a bollok..
    Hope things will settle soon as it’s not looking good when pundits and sites go rants over us!!

  • 70 nut meg // Sep 23, 2015 at 3:34 AM

    Will anything change ? Here’s hoping.

  • 71 nut meg // Sep 23, 2015 at 3:34 AM

    Will anything change ? Here’s hoping.

  • 72 nut meg // Sep 23, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    Don’t know why that link didn’t work. It’s also on News now if anyone’s interested.

  • 73 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 23, 2015 at 3:49 AM

    TP@68. Your thoughts echo mine. In any walk of life you tend to have to pay the best wages to attract the best employees. And the players are a football club’s most important employees, are they not? I know Ashley has consistently run the line about the club having to essentially be self-supporting, and keeping a lid on wages is obviously part of that. But really, what is even the point of him owning a team with that philosophy? Maybe if he was prepared to pay the salaries to attract top quality people in the Director of Football, Manager and Chief Scout roles there might be more of a chance to actually improve. But the incumbent group, realistically, would be more at home in the Championship or League 1.Who knows whether Ashley is making money out of NUFC or not. I couldn’t care less if he was, if it was bringing success, but it’s not. It is misery being a supporter. Ashley out.

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 23, 2015 at 5:14 AM

    It’s a good thing everyone wants to play, but I have seen the regulars play and I am far from impressed!

    For me games like these are an opportunity to try something else and be a little bit more adventurous!

    For McClaren to step out of his comfort zone!

  • 75 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 23, 2015 at 5:25 AM

    nut meg…copy paste is a science to some 😉 lol

  • 76 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 23, 2015 at 5:28 AM

    Lets hope they are going to be reviewing the personal!

    …what a let down that has been!

    It’s very easy to tell the club we told you so, but we did tell you 😉

  • 77 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 23, 2015 at 5:30 AM


    Your right.

    Im a believer in you get what you pay for!

    I don’t really buy into his notion of being self sufficient.
    We can be self sufficient and be ambitious aswell and for a long time we havn’t been through choice.

    I keep spying over to West Ham and Swansea etc and I can’t believe for one second we cannot compete with these clubs for top players and pay the neccesary wages to bring them here also.

    We are alot better than how MA has us operating in the transfer market.

    This for me is the biggest fault at the club, the recruitment policy.

    No wonder they are saying we cannot compete! But what they fail to add is that it is by choice we can’t!

    All for the sake of age and wages and resale value.

    Gamble gamble gamble..

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 23, 2015 at 6:04 AM

    TP…I see no problem in the players we have brought in! The concern is the players we didn’t bring in!.

    We are too focused on the investment than getting the right player to fill a need!

    Where’s the CB we needed or the prolific goal scorer? And anyone could see the Colback and Anita playing together in a two man midfield was a worry!

    What was done about that. Nothing. Players were kept on that we couldn’t get rid off – are they are reason why we have not done our business?

  • 79 SUTTY1978 // Sep 23, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    The transfer policy isnt flawed, the implementation of it is. Plenty of clubs do far more successfully what we are trying to achieve. Clubs like Althetico Madrid, Benfica, Ajax have all built their success on buying young unproven players, even to some extent Barcelona. One difference is that they buy them earlier and get sort the wheat from the chaff before they hit the first team.

  • 80 Ron Knee // Sep 23, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    I sometimes wonder if Charmless & co. are just lazy. ‘Let’s give Coloccini a new contract. It’s a lot easier than bringing a new player in!’

  • 81 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 23, 2015 at 6:37 AM

    De Jong, Cabella and Thauvin have got nothing on say Payet, Montero or Ayew.

    Riviere or Bony or Gomis? So many mistakes due to wages and age. Even Austin or Mitrovic? It’s a no brainer Austin should of been here.

    The difference is they will not pay the wages and go for the cheaper wages instead everytime, we lose out to teams we should be battling with, we arn’t even trying.

    This is why we are bottom of the league I think.

    I like Mbemba and Wijnaldum from what I have seen, which hasn’t been alot so far to be honest.

    I hope they are reviewing the policies which it says in the articles above because it seriously needs it I think.

    They need to start competing with these clubs for these players and match the wages they are offering otherwise we can forget about top 8 anytime soon.

    They may get away with these policies abroad but this league is unforgiving, we are dancing with relegation nearly every season because of it.

    That’s me wrapping up at work, bedtime.

    Have a goodin lads.

  • 82 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Sep 23, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Ron…it’s definitely some sort of weird laissez faire that is going on here…

    …maybe ignorance (in terms of football) is a bliss 😉

    The football model we have at Newcastle needs some sort of DoF…call it what you will. Someone to build a bridge between who Carr scouts and who Charmless should buy.

    What does Charmless know about football?

  • 83 Ian Toon // Sep 23, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Jimmy Smith – ( Jinky) I trace Ashley’s attitude towards the transfer market losing him money to Fat Sam Allardyce.
    It was the unfairly remembered Roeder who had to handle the aftermath of Shearer’s retirement and Owen’s injury saga. FFS had bought Martins with the Owen compensation money and he spent £5m on Duff(er!). Together with a make do and mend Shepherd policy and of loans, Sibierski, Rossi and Bernard. Roeder let Bramble leave.
    Allardyce came in criticising Roeder but he hardly spent the transfer kitty.
    Allardyce was hired by FS but by the time the transfer window opened Ashley was his boss. Sam spent on Barton (£5.8m), Smith (£6m), Enrique (£6m), Beye (£2m), Rozenhal (£2.7m) as well as lavishing big wages on Geremi, Viduka and Cacapa. Not all of those signings were poor but he had no money to spend.

    It’s always been my believe that Ashley learnt a bitter lesson and thereafter decided it wouldn’t happen again . Poor signings, ageing players on long expensive contracts. Together with a long ball style which showed Allardyce as being unable to adapt his tactics to the players.
    A complete overhaul of the way we operate in the market should have Macca determining who comes in and goes out. Carr is a scout living on borrowed time. Macca should be required to operate within a transfer budget( net) and Charnley should run the numbers . Aside from Spurs it works at every other PL Club.

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