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9:06 am, Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 97 Comments

The conversation this week will be about the penalty and Coloccini´s sending off and we suppose we must have a good chance of getting that red card rescinded so that Colo will be available for the game against Stoke on Sunday.

But if he´s not available we will be weakened at the back and maybe Lascelles, Dummett or Williamson will come into the side in his place.

kevin mbabu closeup newcastel goal

Kevin Mbabu – fit again

While Willo has come in for some withering criticism from fans he would still be our choice to partner Mbemba because of his experience and Mike has a way of coming back and playing well when he´s called on.

Another option is to move Dummett to center-back and bring in Kevin Mbabu at left back with the 19 year-old fit again after recovering from his hamstring strain.

But the bad news is that Jack Colback will miss the game through injury but in any case he picked up his 5th yellow card and will miss the game even if he is fit – but he left the Stadium of Light on crutches yesterday.

That probably means we will need to start Cheick Tiote again on Saturday against Stoke and when do you think he will pick up his first yellow card – the last two games he has started he has picked up yellows after 5 minutes and 14 minutes.

We seem to be lacking good players even in defensive midfield these days.

We do have Kevin Mbabu and Rolando Aarons available for the game and both were not in the matchday 18 yesterday.

Newcastle must have a very good chance of getting Coloccini´s red card rescinded this week – and that will be some good news for a change.

With Mbabau and Aarons back and having Colo´s red card overturned this week will be good news even if we lose Jack Colback to an injury for some games.

Hopefully, he´s not badly injured.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Injuries · Jack Colback · Kevin Mbabu · Newcastle News · Premier League · Suspensions

97 responses so far ↓

  • 1 banjax // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I think we should stop blaming the team for Sunday’s defeat. It was a freak of nature and probably the only free pass that McLaren and the team will get. So yes this one can be forgiven but the story will change big time next week if we don’t win. There is no reason now, especially after Sunday’s performance, if repeated that Newcastle cannot kick on and win games.

  • 2 Toon-Prodigy // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Gutted still. But im hopeful we can get up to mid table by January.

    Were not a bad team I don’t think.

  • 3 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:24 AM


    i think right now we play football, and we get people into the box a lot more than we ever did under pardew, we are looking to find a man in space and we are looking to get into space.. results have not followd the the football we have played. we have dropped more points from winning positions than any other prem team. but in my opinion this is more because of the legacy left from P45, its a losing mentality, it takes time

    and yes, for me we should not have got rid of Mhedi, i thought he was our best MF ( ) .. we need a good CB to go with MbMeMba 😉 lol,

    but i will stick up for Colo yesterday, it wasnt a foul or red card. if that was a straight red, Caterrmole should have seen red 2 times in that game

  • 4 Jib // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    NUFCtv has an interview with Perez immediately after the match (his English is advancing by leaps and bounds).
    From what he was saying ,the team obviously feel hard done by .
    This can only help with the team building mentality and I am sure Blacky will use the circumstances of yesterdays game to best advantage.

  • 5 nufcursed // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    colo didn’t deserve to be sent off but he was still foolish to make the foul! elliott would’ve got the ball anyway so poor judgement from a man who’s supposed to have lots of experience.
    the red cards are costing us too many points..

    if we don’t get 7 point from the next 4 games we’ll be relegated again..

  • 6 Reyantoon // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Something is not right with Ed.His articles are uninspiring today and he’s still moaning and negative.Take ur pills and lie down man 🙂

  • 7 Fostino // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Janmaat mbemba dummett rolando

    Thauvin tiote sissoko wini

    Perez mitro

    This equals goals galore haha…but for which team

  • 8 sing in the corner // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    It’s important for the fans, the manager and the players to all rally round as the dust settles on one of the most bizarre derby games ever, and recognise with a sense of perspective that this is the same team as last week. This was a better team performance than the six two win v Norwich. One freak incident takes all the headlines, but we utterly controlled the game before that happened. We passed it around and through them and looked to be managing the game comfortably. SM is turning things around if our forward play last week and in the first 40 mins yesterday is anything to go by. We are all knacking like mad because of who we were playing and how it panned out but when we look past that I think we are on the up.
    Ruddy fromearlier

  • 9 Jib // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    You cannot accuse Colo of being foolish , it was a derby everyone was trying to impose their physicality , virtually the first kick of the game OShea hoofed Mitro from behind Perez was hacked down twice on the right touchline no cards , so you think the ref realises it’s a derby and he’s going to cut the players some slack .

    Tiote’s yellow gave the ref very little option .

    Think on this , if the game had been at SJP and OShea had clattered into Mitro who went tumbling , and 50,000 geordies were baying for blood , could a ref resist the pressure ?

  • 10 NUFC FOR SALE // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    There needs to be a formal investigation into the Thauvin transfer.

    How on earth is that kid been picked up for any more than 500k?

    Did u see him trying to get back after losing the ball for the 3rd goal?

    I had to check my TV…..I thought it was on the blink running in slow motion.

    Is this a case of mistaken identity? ??? Have we been sent the wrong player. …from what I’ve seen he is as slow as a boat. ..has no touch and a suspect attitude. ….well done Carr

  • 11 sing in the corner // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Sorry, wasnt finished. I was surprised by the insulting tone to your fellow fans.. And I know its your opinion, which of course you are entitled to, but I think you are wrong, slating other fans.

  • 12 JamesToon // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Really hope you are right about McClaren. Hopefully we will start to string a run of good results together that will see us get out of the bottom 6/7. It’s just that I see us as really vulnerable at the back and I feel the inconsistency will just continue, we might get a result of Stoke but I have a feeling we might get hammered against Bournemouth as we seem to hate playing south Coast teams who take the game to us.

    I do think though that if that game yesterday was against a top 7 side then a lot more people would be giving credit to us imo

  • 13 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:53 AM


    are you for real ?

    the kid was trying, we did not sign him becasuse he was a sprinter, he never hid, he showed for the ball, and tried putting balls into the box,

    and all he had was 13 mins, many players would have went hiding like obertan,

  • 14 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:54 AM


    we will finish around 10th, and above palace

  • 15 NUFC FOR SALE // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Please don’t appeal the Collo red card. …..ideal opportunity to get rid of the weakest link.

    Let the young Lescalles play and give Wini the captains armband.

  • 16 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    That’s what I posted earlier. Players, staff, manager should take the positives out of yesterday’s game and their frustrations out on Stoke this coming weekend.
    Keep their heads up be positive and play the same way (maybe with a bit a luck) results will come.

    KEEP THE FAITH – lets all get behind the team on Saturday

  • 17 NUFC FOR SALE // Oct 26, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Catchy are you on something? ???

    He looks hands down the worst player we’ve ever signed pound for pound.

    We didn’t sign a sprinter? ???

    Pace is a pre requisite for a winger in the premier league. …and for 14 million this kid should have that to his game at the very least.

    He couldn’t lace Aarons boots and he is likely to keep him out the team….

  • 18 lochinvar // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    When all the hullabaloo settles down after the weekend we are left with one stark fact.
    Most teams ourselves included now have real pace in their attack from forwards but also from midfield and especially on the break after defending deep.
    It follows that central defenders have to have the athletic prowess to match and compete with that threat. Sadly it does look like that at 33 Colo has lost that edge and that’s perhaps the key to the problem.
    Fix that and the whole shape of the back four and we may actually have a very decent team – how they fix it remains to be seen

  • 19 martoon // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    I know we all feel hard done by for the Red Card but a few of the pundits were saying it was the correct decision. This makes me feel that an appeal will be a waste of time – the FA never to seem to favour us in these types of appeals in fact they could add to it for a frivolous appeal! Actually will it be 2 or 3 games I’m not sure?

  • 20 optimistic prime // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    We may have lost but I’m way happier with our side than I would be with theirs and the 3 points.

    IMO it’ll be a miracle if Sam saves that lot, he’ll be lucky to get half a dozen points before jan.

    Compaired to last few seasons we actually look like a team and play a bit to.
    As horrible as this result is it’s maybe a blessing in disguise. This will get the fans behind the players and manager. The manager and the players will be out for blood in the next game.

    I see this as a kick in the arse that could kick start our season with a bang.
    There’s no negativity only positives to be taken from yesterday, did you see them?

    The best team by a country mile was mugged, 11 against 10 and they couldn’t string 5 passes together. As bad as the result was I still have a smile/smirk on my face.

    He who laughs last laughs longest, and I’ll laugh as they drop all the way to league one.

  • 21 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Nufc for sale, totally agree. Catchy what are u on about thauvin? he looks awful just as i said at west ham. Please don’t compare to obertan, who is a fraud the way he hides. You don’t have to be as bad as obertan to be bad

  • 22 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Agree – we have the makings of a decent team and if we can be in and about the rest of the bottom teams by the transfer window – hopefully we will buy a central defender, full back and a creative midfielder and maybe’s a keeper then we will have a very good team and pull away from the bottom.

    At the minute it looks like – perm any three from five of Villa, Shitsiders, Us, Norwich and Bournemouth for the drop

  • 23 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Carr must be wincing when he knows that everyone can see how slow thauvin is. Might have been better for the old man if thauvin hadnt tried to run back and thus hide his lack of pace.

  • 24 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    You are completely out of touch. You want Colo back. If not, you want Willo. See you in the Championship, fella. Because that’s the way we’re heading with those two clowns. Which is what some if us were saying at the start of the season. Wake up and smell the coffee. Some fans could watch a full season of Colo and Willo dropping ricks and still treat them as hard-done-by heroes.

  • 25 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:29 AM


    now why would i listen to you, i think you have zero credability when it comes to knowing what football is or what makes a good footballer.

    trust me, the kid can play, he just needs to adjust to the pace of the game over here,

  • 26 nut meg // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Most forwards would probably say it was correct while most defenders would probably say it was wrong. The same forwards that would claim anything to give them an edge or a goal even knowing fine well that it wasn’t ….Shearer included ! I’ve seen it a few times now and for me it was not a penalty.

  • 27 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM


    do you rate beckham ?

    really slow footballer

  • 28 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Terrible day for smc. He needed pressure relief and a win v the filth wud have been ideal. But that was the best football i have seen from nufc in years. It was brilliant at times but we need reinforcements

  • 29 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    I’m not sure Thauvin is slow. He reminds me of a headless, gutless chicken in its last throes.

  • 30 lesh // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Whoa, c’mon some of you critics, let’s try to get a balanced view on the game – the result surely didn’t reflect the game.

    Colo’s red was key to the result and even then, he was harshly treated. He was merely trying to bump Fletcher off the ball and ok, maybe it was an error of judgement on his part, Fletcher’s reaction was deplorable. What’s happened to the game? Had that happened outside the box, would it even have merited a free kick? For hell’s sake it wasn’t what in better days would have been seen as a shoulder charge! Even if Colo appeals and succeeds in it, it doesn’t change the result – the ref was clearly overawed, intimidated by the occasion and the risked the wrath of the home crowd. The game was ours to win.

    Additionally, the Madely should have known what to expect from Sam’s players – a side that would have done its best to be subtly dirty. They got away with it!

    All in all, Sunderland’s players are a damned sight more Prem-experienced than our relatively young players and that’s a reflection on Ashley’s policy of buying young, foreign players. All the skill and enthusiasm in the world’s no match for age and experience.

    It’s water under the bridge and slamming certain players and the manager ain’t going to achieve anything. I think most agree that McClaren’s football’s a damned sight better than last season and if he can persuade Carr, Charnley and Ashley to buy in some strong, experienced players in January, we’ll be ok – hopefully.

    Ashley was at the game and surely even he could see that the squad needs to be strengthened in the right areas.

  • 31 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Catchy stop being silly man

  • 32 sparky55 // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Catchy @ 3

    Agree in full 🙂

  • 33 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:33 AM


    a man with sense 😉

    today im reading that sham is working wonders at sunderland already, without the help of the ref they would have and should have lost,
    if the ref does his job correctly then Sunderland should have ended with 10 men not us.

    but it was there for all to see, sunderland did not play football, and we did

  • 34 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:37 AM


    read the comments mate. your on the outside because of you love for P45

  • 35 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    thanks Sparky 😀

  • 36 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Never seen the blog as positive after a defeat by the shitesiders.
    Along with me it looks like a lot of us that there is hope at long last we are looking like a half decent team trying to play football – and have a plan in place to recruit this coming transfer window.
    Hopefully onwards and upwards!!!!

  • 37 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Catchy i can see that he can dribble and has a trick and yes glenn hoddle was slow too but….

  • 38 JamesToon // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Granit Xhaka and a decent left back (Jeffrey Schlupp anyone?) should be top targets along with someone like Shawcross

  • 39 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:43 AM


    its all about confidence, he is just a kid and he will come good. all because we have the right people in the background working on them,
    week after week we can all see we are moving forward,

    for me i feel we are a club again

  • 40 sparky55 // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    we got knocked out of two world cups thanks to Beckham…a t@sser of the highest order with no bottle and yes munster…no speed!

    Great passer, great dead ball player, good fitness, good vision but a glory player and a complete t@sser who would never risk life and limb for the team.

    This blog should be a P45 and a Beckham free zone!…

  • 41 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Granit Xhaka

    id take him in a heart beat

  • 42 JamesToon // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Catchy and munster

    Thauvin is a similar player to Lamela imo who is starting to come good and wouldn’t say he’s any quicker than thauvin

  • 43 JamesToon // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Strong, hard in the tackle, great vision and passing ability, perfect defensive midfielder who can probably work with any other defensive mid alongside him

  • 44 JamesToon // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:47 AM


  • 45 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:50 AM


    you see it the same as me,, while the country was going beckham crazy over the greece goal, i was blaming him for us being in that position in the first place,

    during that game, he was meant to be our RW player, but no captain becks decided on his own that he should play AMC leaving us with no one out on the right unless Neville had pushed up , also beckham over crowed the MF area. every time the ball needed to go out to the right, no one was there, then he pops up for the free kick,

    absalute joke of a footballer, great at free kicks and very fit,, that it

  • 46 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Me on the outside catchy, dont be so childish. 40 years supporting nufc and travelling all over england says otherwise. Re pardew i’m afraid the 5th place decent euro run and leaving us mid table stands as 100% accurate. You cant seem to accept that i am pleased he is gone can you? I just hope smc starts to get a few wins soon because he needs them badly. I was delighted with what i saw yesterday apart from the hippo chewing. “woah” did well and his relaxed pre match approach worked for us, a point that is important i think.

  • 47 Jib // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    The Colo bashers make me laugh the way they don’t even think their comments through.
    Toonbrother has said a few times we would be better off playing with 10 men without Colo – It happens and we get battered off the worst Scum team I’ve ever seen , erm does that not make you think Colo must give something to the side ?

  • 48 lesh // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:54 AM


    Mmm, Schteve schign Schlupp? Don’t be schilly man!

  • 49 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    James i havent seen much of lamela but will check him out tks. I hope i am wrong on thauvin as its not in anyones interests for him to fail. But shortage of pace in prem football aint good

  • 50 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Jib good point re 10 men and toonbrother

  • 51 sparky55 // Oct 26, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    This is the perfect opportunity to squeeze Colo out of the team and out of club so lets all pray he’s banned for at least three games and whoever drops in his place makes it impossible for him to get back in the team.

    this is all fate…the gods are with us…this is the watershed we’ve all been waiting for…SM doesn’t have to drop him and lose face after giving him a 2r deal deal…he’s out the team now and SM can just say ‘shut the fcuk up and fight for your place’…but being off dodgy descendency and being Argentinian he’ll go home faking an injury and cry.

    everything crossed! 🙂

  • 52 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Catchy i agree we are moving forwards and it feels like a club again. Hopefully by christmas we will hear the fans singing re smc’s black and white army. The football is much better than under P. That said he didnt have wini and only perez as a newbie. that said smc’s philosophy is far more positive. Does anyone know what position SMC played when he was a footballer? I bet he wasnt a defensive midfielder!

  • 53 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Sparky give up that small minded crap. Any argies i have met were sound. And as for bravery go look at their rugby team or their pre match anthem singing. Oh and their women are hotter too 🙂

  • 54 Jib // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    I don’t think for a second that SM had anything to do with the contract extension .
    It was a gift to a friend coming to the end of his career from Lee Charnley.
    With all the money sloshing around Prem sides these days wtf cares.
    If Obertan can steal a living , why not Colo , who has done well for us in the past.

    Lascelles was going to be eased in anyway, it’s just going to happen a bit quicker is all.

  • 55 Munster Mag // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Sparky i agree re colo!

  • 56 optimistic prime // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM


    Did you see how slow Colo looked up against the speed demon Fletcher?

    When Fletcher made the run that got the pen I thought Colo had lead boots on, he dived in foolishly which he’s doing more and more. I’ve never been his biggest fan but if he’s getting outpaced by players like Fletcher which result in silly mistakes it really must be time to give someone else a bash.

  • 57 toonking // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    breaking bad news

    Sky sports have announced now that we’re appealing the red card.

    I’ll have to just live up to the fact this curley haired idiot will remain as a starter all this season and if saylor himself were to return into starting mbemba would be the dropped. Best hope now is the appeal fails adding more suspentions

  • 58 Slank // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    optimistic prime @ 20

    Totally agree with your comments.

    If Sam saves them from the drop he should get Manager of the Year Award as they looked terrible. We on the other hand looked like a team that will play its way up the table.

    And yes I agree that the manager and the players will be out for blood in the next game. Stoke will be put to the sword.

  • 59 Slank // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    If Colo is absent for the next few games should we move Dummitt to the centre and have Haidara as left back or stick with the back line that finished the game ?

    I would prefer to see Dummitt than Lascelles as he looks more reliable.

    Anita for Colback looks a certainty.

  • 60 JamesToon // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Slank 58

    the only way he will save them is if they keep having games like yesterday where they have the referee and luck on their side. I will enjoy watching their fans moan at the sh*te football that will be played under him

  • 61 martoon // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    nut meg @26 – I agree with you 100% but what I’m saying is I feel we’ll get nothing from an appeal. Incidentally will Colo’s ban be 2 or 3 matches?

  • 62 sparky55 // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    munster…I was there yesterday so I am well aware they’re not all spineless t@ssers and will reluctantly admit they showed great character and courage yesterday but having family and friends who fought down in Argentina I can’t shrug off the anti Argy thing…and yes I will also admit their woman are damned hot…lots about yesterday to back up your point…and as I’m writing this the thought occurred Colo might be adopted was is in fact born french! 🙂

  • 63 nut meg // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    I really don’t have any idea but is a straight red not a 3 game ban?

  • 64 Jib // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Dear me !
    I’ll give you a clue
    Fabricio Coloccini (think about the name )
    In the last century 70% of Argentinian immigrants were Italian .
    Through grand parents Colo qualifies for an Italian passport that’s how he played in Italy.
    Argentinian Spanish sounds like an Italian trying to speak Spanish.
    Are you getting there yet ?

  • 65 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    I’m sure Dummett started his career as a centre half but was moved to full back by Pardew when we had a full back crisis

  • 66 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    Munster Mag

    you miss the point totally when it comes to any manager. a good manager works with what he has at his disposal, he finds out what kind of players he has and fits the formation around them, playing his best players in the natural positions, he instills positivity in them to go out and express themselfs. Shteve is doing just that, he sees that our team right now plays better with 2 up top and he is going for it.
    p45 tried to turn everyone defensive, Cisse is a natural goal scorer, nothing eles, yet P45 want him out on the right , then in turn wanted hi to track back. and he did this sort of thing with nearly the whole squad. he wanted players to play his ( i mean Joses) way.

    Shteve came out yesterday and defended his player because the whole world could see it was wrong, P45 had 5 on the trot where our team did not turn up at all and he defended them by saying they were to hyped.

    on your point about Wini, p45 had Cabaye and HBA and wasted both there talents by playing them out of position…

    also im not questioning how loyal you and how far you have traveled with the club, i question how you look at the game and what you see as good, p45 was not good at any level for us, regardless, he did much better for himself out this whole situation, he has the press and some people like you believing he was hounded out and he was doing a good job, nothing and i mean nothing could be further from the truth

  • 67 OneAlanShearer // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    How long is colback out for?

    We are on the right track.

  • 68 Sav // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Tiote need to go and see Dr. Mitrovic for counselling against his repeated yellow cards. On the other hand, we could have done with wind-ups like Kevin Nolan or Staylor to upset the Mackem’s equilibrium. They looked far too comfortable despite 10 corners and 21 shots.

  • 69 toonking // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    I’ve not got very much faith in the coming transfer window that we’ll get a CB. cashley has got enough in his favour as reasoning this defence will be enough for possible suvival.

    we’re now managing to make a greater number of threats and that should be good enough considering pardew had been more defensive.

    He’ll probably be thinking this season will see our CB pairing remain as it currently is and we’ve got lasscelles and good as two possible one in future

    He would have allowed a second CB back in the summer but instead gives colo a contract entension

    Basically we’ve already got 4 CB not currently part of the starting 11 which is costly enough in wages so first and foremost he wasnts to see the likes of willo and saylor removed from the wage bill and they are a big gamble as far as his profit from selling them will go.

  • 70 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:52 AM


    no matter what, they would have gotten away with it, Caterpole did, both his challenges were worse than Tiotes, and nothing
    add the hand ball and arm around the neck, hmmm just a joke

  • 71 ilovetoon8788 // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    i really really hope we lose the red card appeal and the 3 match ban is upheld for colo. delighted that he’s out for 3 games. he’s been a total liability for us for far too long.

    and tiote should be on the bench. another idiot who looks unfit. and Thauvin.. that idiot is not even fit to lace obertan boots. disgusted with that signing.

  • 72 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:59 AM


    haha your red and white and you know you are

  • 73 SPRINGY // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    afternoon all,
    struggling to some up the match tbh…played well..but got beat….dominated the game, even in the second half imo…yet got hammered….very strange….the ref should look up the definition of double standards…there were hand balls and shoulder charges all over the pitch but only seemed to see toons ones challlenges….tiote did 2 challlenges gets booked cattertroll gets into double figures clattering into people before he was even talked to…..on colo… he’s a liability dont believe it was a foul personally but was so bloody stupid and lacked intelligence which i have said for a long time now is the teams biggest weakness….dissapointed at the ref but more colo for being a fool yet again

  • 74 Jib // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    If my calculations are correct without moving someone out , we currently only have room for one more player this next window.
    I am sure some Championship sides would be delighted to take the likes of Gouffran and Obertan for half a season t free up some places , anyone know if you can change the squad declaration in Winter ?
    Wheres Lilo whe you need him ?

    First Team Squad (u denotes under 21 )

    Rob Elliott Tim Krul Karl Darlow Freddy Woodman(u)
    Mike Williamson Kevin M’Babu (u) Paul Dummett
    Daryl Janmaat Chancel Mbemba Fabricio Coloccini
    Steven Taylor Jamaal Lascelles Masadio Haidara
    Vurnon Anita Jack Colback Gabriel Obertan
    Cheick Tiote Sylvain Marveaux Florian Thauvin
    Georginio Wijnaldum Moussa Sissoko Yoan Gouffran
    Siem De Jong Rolando Aarons (u) Ayoze Perez
    Papiss Cissé Aleksandar Mitrovic Manu Riviere

  • 75 Thump // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    @Jib: Nope, we have used our 25 man allocation. You actually have 25 men in your list (initial count, mind)

  • 76 ilovetoon8788 // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 11:59 AM


    haha your red and white and you know you are

    didn’t know your a loser. cheers.

  • 77 Ibizatoon // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    JIb….From that list, I count 25 that aren’t “(u)”. By “squad declaration”, do you mean are we allowed to update our 25 man squad?

    If so, then yes, during any transfer window. I imagine the updated squads would need to be submitted shortly after the closing of the January window.

    I really hope, given this is a new look NUFC, that not being to offload some of the deadwood will not delay further re-building.

    If we can’t sell, or indeed loan them as you say, then we surely can afford to simply pay out the remainder of a contract or two.

  • 78 optimistic prime // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Krul shouldn’t be on that list after jan

  • 79 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    I do think it’s fair to say we bet on the wrong horse back in January (but what can you expect from a secretary dressing up as a GM) 😉

  • 80 Ibizatoon // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    OP…You think he’s being sold, or should be?

  • 81 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    *back in June

  • 82 Thump // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    @Ibiza: I think OP means that he should be unregistered for the remainder of the season so as to accomodate another player.

  • 83 optimistic prime // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:49 PM


    No mate, he’s injured and out for the season. I see no reason he should stay in the squad, frees up a place quite easily

  • 84 Ibizatoon // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Jesper…He may have been the right horse for January.

    I can’t see how he was the right horse to wait for though.

    If they were that convinced by him, they should have done all they could to get him back then. Again, due to the clubs that’ll do for now approach, we’ve sacrificed yet another half a season.

    Thump & OP…Ah yes, that makes more sense 🙂

  • 85 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    i know we cannot get rid of Krul in jan, but i do think we need a better keeper,

  • 86 Lindisfarne // Oct 26, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    All the talk about the referee and certain individual players conceals the fact that we did not score as a team. Leading me to believe that despite playing well more consistently, they still struggle to breakdown an organised defence. IMO they would still struggle to beat Shef.Wed. and there is still a great deal of improvement required.

  • 87 geordie157 // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    With our new love of Dutch players, it made no sense spending 13mill on thauvin when we could have had narsingh instead.

  • 88 optimistic prime // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:04 PM


    Me to!
    I saw his injury as a chance to see Darlow and Elliot have a run in the side, IMO Krull hasn’t played well for a while.
    Don’t think he’s progressed much in last 5 years and I’m a bit dissapointed he hasn’t been working on his distribution.

  • 89 Roosta // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    We conceded 3 goals yet again, dosnt matter that the ref was a git or we had a sending off, Colo ‘s challenge was just so naive, 3 goals from 3 shots on target is atrocious end ov.

    I have a feeling that Williamson will get another chance next week, hes had enough time at this club imo.

    Elliot Janmatt Mbabu Dummett Mbemba

    Sissoko Wijnaldum De jong Aarons

    Perez Mitrovic

    Tiote or Anita will get the nod as well as Haidara most probably but no reason why De Jong can’t play an attacking midfield role.

    The team i have picked is a belta.

  • 90 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    optimistic prime

    thats the big thing for me too, i dont think one player improved under P45, but i think everyman and his dog knows Krul can not kick a ball, and Krul does not need a team to help him improve that area of his game

  • 91 Toon-Prodigy // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Im impressed with this Jamie Vardy, how much do you reckon he would go for?

  • 92 ilovetoon8788 // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    @Toon-Prodigy // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    because he’s english, i think leicester might value him at about 15-17million. but i value him at about 10-13million. i think Vardy is a fantastic striker and his play is similar to Perez and i think Vardy is much much better all round player. he’s a workhorse upfront as well.

  • 93 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:24 PM

  • 94 catchy in norway // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:27 PM


    we have a young player in the same mould, look at Armstrongs goals this season, all types of good goals

  • 95 bettyswallocks // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Catchy………. I have to agree that the style of play under McC is far more pleasing to the eye. We now seem to attack as a unit and there are far more options in the final third to find someone to pass to, hence Sissocko not running into blind alleys.

    Pardew definitely tried to emulate his hero Jose M. with the emphasis on defence , tracking back and relying on a piece of individual skill to nick a goal and then shut up shop.
    Even when Mourinho is winning with his billionaire bought squad, it’s not nice to watch.
    We have campaigned for years on here for a better brand of football and although there is still much to be done this is the closest we’ve been for a long while.

  • 96 bladeuser // Oct 26, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    U post any old crap good news is it if the red is reminded then if it is not willo is your choice
    U r like the team brain dead
    Most of your statements are boring

  • 97 TroubledToon // Oct 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    “But if he´s not available we will be weakened at the back”
    Hilarious Ed!!! Absolutely Hilarious!! We cudnt get any worse than what we are when Coloweenie plays!!!

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