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Newcastle To Strengthen Side With Big January Transfers

9:53 am, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 101 Comments

We are still worried about Newcastle’s plight – even if we have played quite well over the last three games we just haven´t picked up the points our displays seem to have deserved – and it´s for one reason or another.

Usually another.

rnely and mike ashley

Smiling Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
This must have been taken at the end of which game?

So it´s not too surprising that the Chronicle has a good piece on the January transfer window today where they say the top two positions to be strengthened are center-forward and center-back and that was also true in the summer.

Back then we were after Charlie Austin of QPR but he was too expensive at £15M, and there were a number of top center-backs we were looking at,  including the likes of Joel Matip of Schalke and Jannik Vestergaard of Werder Bremen.

Bothe Charlie and Joel have contracts that run out next June and it wouldn´t surprise us too much if we move to get a good deal on both these players in January.

Yes – we know Charlie had said he wants to stay at QPR for the season, but if Newcastle come up with decent money for him in January QPR could be tempted to sell him.

In the summer Joel Matip was valued at around £10M and Charlie at £15M so we could maybe get both of them in over the January transfer window for about £15M for the two of them?

Newcastle will also need to unload a few players in January to make room in the 25 man Premier League squad and we could see Mike Williamson move permanently to Wolves.

Williamson had a good game in Wolves great 2-0 away win at Birmingham yesterday and it was the first clean sheet for three games in which Wolves conceded 9 goals – so Mike seems to have made a big difference and played the whole game.

Other players who could leave the club in January include Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran and Sylvain Marveaux who is now fit but cannot make the bench.

We could also see some younger players come through the door in January and there could be a diversion from the usual transfer policy of bringing in younger players on the cheap who can improve and increase in market value.

Sounds like what you do when you try to make money on stocks and shares.

Steve McClaren not surprisingly wants players coming in who can instantly make a difference in the team.

That´s something Alan Pardew also wanted but didn´t get and is one reason he left Newcastle just less than  a year ago.

But Steve saying the same thing may convince Lee Charnley that you have to think about what a player can do immediately rather than think (dream?) of the money the club can make on them over two or three years.

Newcastle will move with determination and speed in January because if it´s one thing we know about Mike Ashley – it´s that he´s a money man and being relegated and missing out on that new £5B Premier League deal starting next summer would be worse than a tragedy for Newcastle United.

Oh yes and we almost forgot – Mike also said in May that he wants to build a side that can win something and you need a good side to do that.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

101 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Nov 1, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Nov 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    OK I lied about the final thought. But just look at those two smug fat bald guys! Bleurgh!

  • 3 Tsunki // Nov 1, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Charlie Austin! Yay!

  • 4 Ron Knee // Nov 1, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    I can’t see Ashley selling Sissoko in January if we’re still in the bottom five.

  • 5 hibbitt // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    tsunki ……our sorry form started way before carver you have to look past the manager more then half the squad are just not good enough for the prem and you have to ask who bought them and why

  • 6 scout // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Another two defenders who never played in the Premiership. They never learn.

  • 7 scout // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    I also reckon that Vardy will end up at Barcelona, he’s unplayable at the minute. The confidence he shows is so refreshing, compare him to Rooney on current form.

  • 8 hibbitt // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    and one of them african………..and off to the ACON no good

  • 9 Malta Mag // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    This club of ours is on the up. Yes I believe that. I see a new philosophy within the club and I for one am staying optimistic. The last few games suggest the team has found a system that works and I think we’ll see an upturn in the next 3 games. The players brought in are quality and that includes Thauvin although there may be something about his character than we don’t know? I think we’ll spend again in January and by next season the squad will be good enough to compete. Keep the Faith? Always

  • 10 lesh // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    If we’re looking for a short-term keeper, what’s Steve Harper doing and if he’s not contracted anywhere, would he qualify as an emergency signing?

    Because of his vast experience, I think he’d be a safer bet than young Woodman.

  • 11 Toonfan8 // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    we need CB, and creative CM more than CF…and also GK on loan

  • 12 Munster Mag // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Hibbitt, correct. Too many guys hung a manager who had wanted different players to some of the dross dug up from europe by old man Carr. Defenders who cudnt defend (mbiwa, santon) and flimsy attackers who dont have it in them ( marveux, hba, amalfitano, the feeble de jong brothers, thauvin, the little winger now in marseilles) etc. Thankfully i think smc has the network in europe to check out carrs choices but thauvin just doesnt look up to it remotely.

  • 13 nut meg // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Vardy will turn 29 in January so I doubt he’ll be heading to Barca.

  • 14 Sammmy // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    These blog posts are getting ridiculous with its fear mongering, i don’t understand it. We’ve played well in the last few games, if we keep playing like that we will be fine. Their keeper had a good game, ok. We got a draw against a very good Stoke side – we outplayed a very good Stoke side – we kept a clean sheet against a very good Stoke side – all of those would be better or fairer headlines.
    Whipping out stats from 1898 or whatever is ridiculous, it does absolutely nothing.
    I only bother reading for the comments because the posts are relying on either overly discussed rumour, fear, or just plain non-news.

  • 15 lesh // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    It’s worrying that the small-minded bean-counting idiots feel the need to move some players out BEFORE any incoming some signings!

    Surely the prospect of losing out on hundreds of millions from the Prem must take precedence over going over budget for a season? Would it not make sense to pay-up the contracts of the dead-weight and sign a quality,CB, LB, DM and striker

  • 16 BandB // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM


    If we keep playing like that and win some matches we will be fine.
    We are already playing well and losing. That doesn’t automatically entail we will start playing well and winning.
    The league isn’t decided on style. It’s decided on something as prosaic as maths. And the maths is mounting up.

  • 17 Ron Knee // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    You’re expecting rational decision- making from our board? It’d be a first!

  • 18 Slank // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    In general, rarely are there good players available in the January window.

    I think we need a replacement for Colo.

    Cisse looks out of favour and doesn’t fit into the style of play (4-4-2) that McClaren has decided upon. He can be sold as Riviere looks like the natural understudy to Mitro.

    We need a central playmaker in the Cabaye mold. Gini and Sissoko appear to fit into the flexible wing role.

  • 19 BandB // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    There was a story doing the rounds that club officials were circumspect about the prospect of relegation last season until they learned from Sky they would not be receiving preferential TV exposure in the Championship, as they assumed.
    I don’t believe Ashley would have allowed two of the last three seasons to come down to a last day roll of the dice if he hadn’t a game plan to deal with relegation.

  • 20 lesh // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Ron Knee

    Thanks for reminding me not to be so naive. Sparky put me on the naughty step the other day for the same thing!

    Like many, we can only live in hope that Ashley and his gofor Charnleg might eventually see the big picture rather than persist with their myopic obsession with balancing the finances!

  • 21 jane // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    recent performances suggest results should follow. if we get 4 points from every 3 remaining games we will get 43 points. 27 games left divided by 3 = 9 x 4 = 36 + 7 points to date = 43 points.

  • 22 sparky55 // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Last warning Lesh! 🙂

  • 23 hibbitt // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    mighty big if JEFF

  • 24 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Well I’ve been refreshed a little by the performances of late, it’s strange to watch us play on the front foot and actually create.

    But it boils down to results, that simple. As others have pointed out we’re playing somewhere near our peak (with the personnel) at the moment and we just cannot get the results which, whatever way you look at it, is hugely worrying. All it takes is for us to go through another bad spell of performances, heads to drop, and we could be cast well adrift without the leadership and steel required to grind out results.

    I am still very fearful of relegation, you’d have to be an utter fool not to be, especially as we’ve all been here before in 2009. We kept dismissing it, kept saying we were too good but it happened. It can just as swiftly happen again.

    All this talk of strikers and CB’s is all well and good but we are crying out for a top deep lying playmaker. Cabaye was excellent yesterday and we need a clone of him from somewhere.

  • 25 Ron Knee // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    From that report you mentioned – a post in The Chronic some months ago – it was clear that Ashley and his minions were horrified at the prospect of losing all that TV exposure.
    I expect some buying in January to protect his ‘precious’.

  • 26 nufc 11 // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Sink or swim mike? We have the worst defence in the league time and again and what do we do rely on colo, will and taylor combined they mite get a game at willos new league one club or we spend the cash on flops like thauvin ajax must have seen nufc coming with dejong f*****ng fools where is Carr in all this? A lb and cb is badly needed before anything then a cable type cm.

  • 27 Sav // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Why would Ashley change a long-term strategy of recruitment when in the last window we got 3 excellent first teamers and one dud? The difference is that this time we shelled out decent money. It is a myth that our squad is much younger than other sides. It isn’t older players we need, or even English ones, but good players and you have to pay significant sums to get them. The biggest regret though is that we did not go for Cabaye who would have been key and a guaranteed performer.

  • 28 The next Mike Williamson // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    I think getting a good defensive midfielder is more important than getting a striker. xhaka or carrick as well as a tall defender would shore up our defence and add creativity.

  • 29 expatmag // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Well guys, for all the optimism after playing well at home but still not winning against a distinctly ordinary Stoke City, facts still show that we gave the joint worst goal difference in the league, only 7 points from 11 games, no senior goalkeepers available and an injury list the length of your arm.

    Add to that Bournemouth, Leicester and Palace being our next 3 games and also anything but ordinary, I am fairly sure that Ashley will succeed this year where he failed last year and manage to take us down.

  • 30 firebug666 // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    It’s interesting that although the football is getting better, the attendances for home games are dropping off week by week.

    I was just reading The Mag:

    So far the crowds at St James Park read:

    49,710 v Southampton (48,460 home fans, 1,250 away supporters)

    50,388 v Arsenal (47,188 home fans, 3,200 away supporters)

    47,806 v Watford (45,556 home fans, 2,250 away supporters)

    48,682 v Chelsea (45,521 home fans, 3,161 away supporters)

    47,006 v Norwich (44, 890 home fans, 2,116 away supporters)

    47,139 v Stoke (44,639 home fans, 2,500 away supporters)

  • 31 Magpie Season // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Wow only 48k for the Chelsea game.

  • 32 Ron Knee // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    If you think that’s bad, have you seen the December fixtures?

  • 33 Magpie Season // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    I didn’t know Marveaux was available again.

    Anyone know how he went in U21 games?

  • 34 expatmag // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM


    I think we will be all but relegated by Christmas.

    The writing has been on the wall for 18 months now.

  • 35 Bobbybee // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Lesh, the reason we have to move players on before signing new ones has to do with the 25 squad restrictions. We can’t have players not in the squad whilst picking up 40g a week in wages sitting on their backsides. It’s actually sound economics surprisingly. Once we move on some of the deadwood, then better players can come in and take their place in the squad. Willo to Wolves looks like one, given his motm performance. You can’t have highly paid pro’s rotting because regardless, you still have to pay their wages and their agents demand a move. Sadly, this is what has become of signing too many players not up to it. Now we have to either sell them – if anybody wants them – or give them away – if anybody will take them! It will be easier in the summer when a lot of contracts run out and we can just show them the door.

  • 36 expatmag // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:39 AM


    I was over in the UK last month for the first time in 5 years and was unfortunate enough to attend the Watford and Sheffield Wednesday performances.

    Needless to say, I thought about demanding my money back after watching 11 numpties impersonating footballets.

  • 37 Bobbybee // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    It amazes me people still talk about Cabaye. Have everybody forgotten he caused dressing room chaos and refused to play in order to get his big move to PSG? (Where he flopped). Players who hold my beloved club to ransom like that, I wouldn’t have back if his arse was decked with diamonds.

  • 38 Magpie Season // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Next 10 games (until new years day):

    BOURNEMOUTH (A) ………………….3 pts
    LEICESTER (H)…………………………….3pts
    PALACE (A) ………………………………1pt
    LIVERPOOL (H)…………………………0pt
    SPURS (A)………………………………..1pts
    ASTON VILLA (H) ……………………3pts
    EVERTON (H) …………………………….1pts
    WBA (A) ……………………………………1pt
    ARSENAL (A)……………………………..0pt
    MAN UTD (H)………………………………0pt

  • 39 Ron Knee // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Under Ashley, we’re an advertising hoarding impersonating a football club.

  • 40 Magpie Season // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:49 AM


    Don’t think he flopped mate he was never given a chance in their midfield. But yeah true but he did manage to put in good performances after that to at least inflate his fee.

    But he is approaching 30. We never could have got him back anyway so don’t know why people talk about him. Who was the last 30yr old we signed? Shefki Kuqi & Marlon Harewood? Not one I think since we came back up (or did we might have forgotten).

  • 41 Bobbybee // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Every club in the country has fair weather fans. We’re certainly no different. They come when we’re winning, don’t bother otherwise. The more important question to ask is ‘How many other clubs at the bottom of the table would get 47k fans for home games.’ I think we all know the answer to that one.

  • 42 expatmag // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Magpie Season

    I think you are grossly optimistic here. I expect us to get tonked off both Bournemouth and Leicester.


    Yes. This has been well documented

  • 43 sparky55 // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    As someone has just pointed out if we don’t fix our soft underbelly (CDM’s and Colo) before the January window then it could all be too late. Just stepping into fantasy land for a second or two…even if we brought in messi and Ronaldo and it still wouldn’t matter because they would have to score three a game to keep us from going down.

    Maclaren has to do something now and he has to change stuff now or we’ll be stuffed.

    Colo is a liability and Mbemba worked his nutz off yesterday covering for Colo yet in reality it should be the other way round.

    If we can bring in a central defender and a much better CDM in January then that’s great…but we have 8 games to go before then where we have to do something different….but with SM in charge I just cant see it happening and we’ll be valiant losers all the way into the Championship.

    Can’t begin to think what Colo has to mesmerise the last 3 NUFC managers into thinking he’s any good.

  • 44 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Tsunki – just look at those two smug fat bald guys! Bleurgh!

    It must be like looking in a mirror – Chun Ki


  • 45 expatmag // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Magpie Season

    Sol Campbell may have been the last one.

  • 46 jane // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    LEICESTER (H)…………………………….3pts
    LIVERPOOL (H)…………………………0pt

    I think a couple of draws more likely

  • 47 hibbitt // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    hi bobby hope your well it takes a man to admit there wrong and i respect you for that ……..not sure cabaye would have come back anyway he want the bright lights of london with his mate and 70k a week

  • 48 firebug666 // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:54 AM


    I don’t think we will get relegated this season mate, the goals will start to come and bring in enough points to keep us up.

    But there are still some serious issues at the club that need to be sorted, If we are to survive McClaren will have to have the final say on who he need to achieve the clubs ambitions for one.

    And they are going to have to address the falling numbers for matchday fans, selling cheap tickets is not the answer, as they are selling them now, but the numbers keep falling.

    They lack of honesty and transparency from the board members, especially at meeting is another thing than need addressing.

    They should not be able to pick and choose questions before the FF meeting, and then use referrals to previous minutes or e-mails or statements to answer others.

    There is still a lot that is wrong with the club, and it need fixing, but even with all this going on, I think we will survive this season.

  • 49 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Contracts expiring 2016

    Only young Kevin Mbabu will be renewed methinks.

  • 50 Bobbybee // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    MS, if he was good enough, he’d have got his games, you don’t pick players of less ability, you pick your best eleven. He wasn’t one of them or he’d have played. But a player who goes on strike to force a move? Seriously, would you take him back? A few good games, gets spotted by another ‘bigger’ club and it all starts again. There’s an old saying marra – once bitten, twice shy’. Another that dimwit goerge bush couldn’t articulate – no great surprise there like – that says ‘fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’. Both make a lot of sense mate. Can you honestly imagine if we brought him back and he did exactly the same again? Who’d get the blame? The fans demanding his signature, or Ashley & Co for buying him back? Don’t need a crystal ball for that one ! 😉

  • 51 expatmag // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:02 PM


    Unfortunately, it us not the scoring of goals that is the problem.

    It is the conceding of goals plus the ridiculous injury list which shows no evidence of desisting. We also have a squad that lacks leadership, quality and skill.

    We have 27 games left and need to win a bare minimum of 10 games just to be in a dog fight to save ourselves.

    Unfortunately, I cannot see us achieving that with the squad we have. Signing players in January maybe too late.

  • 52 croftus5678 // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    we played great yesterday i could not fault any player i dont think.

    i must appologise to tiote and colo who i have called the hell out of recently ! not that i believe one game lets them off the hook but if they can keep it up i’d gladly take everything back.

    ironically i think the only mistake butland made that game us the chance of winning was sissoko’s shot that almost went through butlands legs but unluckily for us it hit him and bounced over !

  • 53 BandB // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Colo is Ashley’s little princess.
    His value to Ashley is simple.
    He isn’t Kevin Nolan.

    I’d have thought there’s every chance that those who’s contracts run out who can’t be offloaded could get a year extension to see if we can recoup something from them after a successful loan spell next season. Possibly Taylor and Obertan.

  • 54 Bobbybee // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Jib, agree with Mbabu marra, but I think Gilliead might also be retained if it works well at Carlisle. Seen him in the academy and U21’s and he’s quick, skillful and can cross a ball too. Not scared to have a pop either. Need to wait see on him.

  • 55 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Mbemba worked his nutz off yesterday covering for Colo

    You see people make ill informed comments like that showing complete lack of any football nous and no one challenges them.

    The back four did a really good job of covering for each other supplemented by the midfield esp Anita.

    Sparky dear you are using the wrong media , the chattering know-nowts inhabit facebook and twitter , they will welcome you with open arms.

  • 56 hibbitt // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    sparky …mbemba did play well yesterday but not better then the other 3 in the back 4 colo had one of his better games as the clean sheet would suggest

  • 57 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:20 PM


    You have been a miss

    Insightful and knowledgeable comments like this :-

    “Colo is Ashley’s little princess.
    His value to Ashley is simple.
    He isn’t Kevin Nolan.”

    are so mature and helpful , are you sure you’re not a football coach in real life ?

  • 58 Bobbybee // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Croftus, i agree with your summary 100%. Even Collo had a good game and blocked one goalbound effort with great agility. Tiote surprised me too. If he can get back to winning the ball and laying it off simple – and there were signs of that yesterday – he could still be a big player for us. When he does things simple, he looks the player that joined us, it’s when he does his little circle-dance he infuriates, because he generally loses it. I can’t think of one player who had a poor game and came away smiling. (Well , grimacing maybe, but you get my drift). Yes, we’re desperate for goals but Butland was outstanding and reminds me of Krul v Spurs away. Sometimes a keeper just won’t be beaten and you have to take it on the chin, but if we keep this level up, the goals will come eventually and with them the points. Not sure why people are having a go at the defence either, as we kept a rare clean sheet.

  • 59 BandB // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:23 PM


    Unlike Ibiza, there’s nothing I like better than watching an Ashley Quisling making an aggressive arse of himself on the blog.
    Make my day, punk.

  • 60 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    We’re talking football honey .

    If you hang on it will eventually descend into politics and then you can make some sort of meaningful contribution.

    Until then why not hand your keyboard over to the guy who usually makes your soccer comments , or does he not come round on Sundays ?

  • 61 Ron Knee // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Yesterday’s highlights:

  • 62 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    jane // Nov 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM
    recent performances suggest results should follow. if we get 4 points from every 3 remaining games we will get 43 points. 27 games left divided by 3 = 9 x 4 = 36 + 7 points to date = 43 points.

    So we have to win 9 , draw 9 and only lose 9 to be certain of survival, with a current record of win 1 draw 4 and lost 6.

    Yes its possible – we have won 11 or more games in each of the last five seasons. But we have lost more than 15 games in the last three seasons.
    Would you put money on us staying up ?

    We have to shift from below relegation form to top ten form from the next game. Results do not need to follow in some kind of vageuly hopeful way – we need points.

  • 63 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Watching Sunderland arrive at Goodison . I’m thinking Everton are due to give a team a good thrashing . The blues have players who will punish Cattermole if he tries his usual nonsense.

  • 64 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:40 PM


    Which vitriol do you put on your conr flakse o Sundays ?
    We are having a very hydrofluoric morning today. Time for your meds.

  • 65 BandB // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:51 PM


  • 66 mactoon // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    “Newcastle will move with determination and speed in January because if it´s one thing we know about Mike Ashley – it´s that he´s a money man”

    Thats why he wont move with speed in January. He will wait til the last minute hoping to snatch up a bargain, and they will be young unproven players with potential to sell on at profit. Nothing has changed

  • 67 Tsunki // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Jeff @43 I’m neither of those actually. You don’t seem to get it, but then there’s a huge catalogue of those isn’t there?

  • 68 Tsunki // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Jeff, having said that, I don’t think I’m far off the mark in assuming you to be a slight and annoying weasel.

  • 69 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 12:59 PM


    There’s an old chestnut that everyone refers to in Rugby circles that is very applicable to blogs.

    “Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it ”

    Tsunki heads up every post with “ashley out” and then some derogatory comment about NUFC staff.

    However if someone has a pop at him he cries like the big soft lass he is.

    There’s lots like that on here.

  • 70 Reyantoon // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Jib – you are spot on today 🙂

  • 71 Bobbybee // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Right, gonna try and get comfortable and watch everton smash the mackems. Let’s hope for a record score lol.

  • 72 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Another one spouting unchallenged nonsense.

    What was untried about Wijnaldum .

    Dutch eredivisie player of the season 2014/15

    Captain of PSV

  • 73 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Cooking on gas today mate

  • 74 Thump // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    @Jib: Last I checked the Eredivise and the Premier League were quite different.

  • 75 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:10 PM


    You are a typical bully. The bully so often tries to excuse their aggression and intimidation by playing the injured party and turning it round on their victims. You really do fit that mould. What an unpleasant person you are – infinitely worse than your blog persona.

    Here’s one of yours that fits your mindest.
    “This blog is getting extremely poisonous”

    so why don’t you just logoff ?

    I hate sloppy thinkers me.

  • 76 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Using words like aggression and intimidation when someone challenges your views just backs up my contention that the usual suspects are a bunch of big girls who can dish it out but cry like babies when they get it back.
    Grow a set you woose !

  • 77 anthc // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    I enjoyed the game yesterday but still left disappointed as these are the games we need to win.
    There was alot of empty seats in the ground yesterday so 47k was a surprise to me.
    Tiote is getting better with some good tackles but we lacked a creative player for him to pass to. Perez has the potential to be a great player and wouldn’t surprise me if a big club snaps him up pronto.
    I’m not sure about colo due to him chasing the ball out of position leaving us short at the back. Is that him making school boy mistakes or someone else not doing their job? I thought dummet got skinned a few times causing colo to run out wide.
    Overall a good performance but I still fear conceding goals everytime we are attacked. We’re desperate for points and I’ll happily take a few shabby grinding performances if it means points. Sunderland were absolutely appalling against us but who got the points?!

  • 78 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Did you used to be this character Jeff from Benwell ?

  • 79 Rotonda heights // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Oh how to win friends and influence people. The charm school must need refunding.

  • 80 Reyantoon // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    You are wrong about Jib.He is one of insightful person in here with perfect imagination.I don’t know how many times you have been logging in here but he contributes a lot to the blog.
    Charlie and bettyswallocks are some others who I enjoy reading their posts, with good imagination..

    and of course Kets 🙂

  • 81 Ron Knee // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Second time SAFC hit the post.

  • 82 welshgeordie9 // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Everton are shocking so far, it’s been all Sunderland.

  • 83 firebug666 // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    1-0 Everton

  • 84 welshgeordie9 // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Why is it everytime i say something the complete opposite happens minutes later.

    1-0 Everton.

    Ha ha ha

  • 85 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    If Pantilimon gets injured the Scum will be scuppered , they’d better pray he stays fit.

  • 86 WWSBRD // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    November 1, 2015
    We’re talking football honey .

    If you hang on it will eventually descend into politics and then you can make some sort of meaningful contribution.

    Until then why not hand your keyboard over to the guy who usually makes your soccer comments , or does he not come round on Sundays ?

    Surely am reading this wrong? Because to me this is pretty sexist and surely we are past all that nonsense?

  • 87 KevinLee // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Why always Joel Matip? this guy not strong enough to play in PL

  • 88 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    The mackems are getting nowt off this ref 🙂

  • 89 welshgeordie9 // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:01 PM


    A bit like last week when we had a clown as a ref.

  • 90 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Nice attempt at stirring up the pot but if you can be bothered to check back I call everyone honey or honeypie.

    Everton 2 Scum 0

  • 91 Hugh Jorgan // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Woo Hoo
    Everton 2
    Mackems 0

  • 92 WWSBRD // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Not stirring any pot buddy…think ur good at making ur own enemies tbh however that comment comes across as sexist in my eyes

    And I had a look back at all the comments Uve made on this thread Uve called people quite a few things but on 1 honey. Uve also never called me honey or honey pie and we have conversed quite a few times

    Very poor even for u bonny lad

  • 93 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Cattermole off , nothing minor I hope

  • 94 WWSBRD // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Anyway am sure BandB can fight her own battles if seen fit I just have an issue with discrimination for f all reason

    But I’ve better things to do with my time than be another name on Jibs people I’ve bated list

    C ya

  • 95 catchy in norway // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Let’s just be happy that Scumderland are in for a smashing today

  • 96 Jib // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    On reading back I can see how it comes across as sexist.

    Not my intention at all.

    This blog is living proof that lack of footy knowledge is not a gender thing.

  • 97 jane // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    no but for some reason hibbitt (or is it lesh, they usually post about the same time) thinks I am #23

  • 98 catchy in norway // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Got to say , I’m looking forward to young Arma coming back, a very exciting forward line , Perez , Arma , and big Mitro

  • 99 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 1, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Watched the game last night and was impressed with how we played

    Paul Merson made a comment about us playing Sunderland in that we dictated the game even down to 10 and we totally done the same thing to Stoke they were so jammy not to get spanked 3 or 4 nil

    The lack of clinical finishing is whats killing us at the moment

    Also slagged him off for ages but Tiote played really well yesterday won lots of tackles

    Thought we lost our way a little when we went to 4231 with De Jong in the no 10

    Wijnaldum and Perez went missing due to position changes

  • 100 lochinvar // Nov 1, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Nobody updated that that the scum went down 6-2 to Everton

  • 101 Ravostag // Nov 1, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    We need to beat Bournemouth, Leicester are flying and the Scousers will be picking up with Klopp

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