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No Panic At Newcastle But 2015 Record Means A Huge Crisis

9:55 am, Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 115 Comments

Newcastle are in a  crisis again and it´s hard to deny that after two of the worst performance we have seen from  a Newcastle side and they were in consecutive games.

One of the things that is just unforgivable at Newcastle is is when players give up the fight and too many Newcastle players have given up in the last two games and any neutral observer watching Newcastle would think we were favorites of all 20 PL clubs for relegation.

That´s how bad we have looked – and the players have looked hopeless in those game with the defense sometimes looking comical.

Mike Ashley Sky Sports West Ham Match May 2015

Mike Ashley in May – we want to win something

There shouldn´t be any panic at Newcastle but there should be great concern, but it will by owner Mike Ashley who decides that to do.

The blame game has already started and this calendar year will probably turn out to be the worst in the history of the club.

In 33 league games played this year – yes it´s since Alan Pardew left – we have 23 points and a goal difference of -33.

🙁 🙁 🙁

Here´s the records of the two managers in charge.

Head CoachPlayedWonDrawn LostGFGAGDPoints

That record would be 26 points over a 38 game season – and in our relegation season seven years ago we managed 34 points.

The problem is the people who have got us into this mess – from the owner on down are the people responsible for this and still in place – so it could be difficult to get out of the mess we are in.

When you are in a mess in business sometimes it´s best to bring new people in to solve it – and not leave the people in who have created the mess in the first place.

That´s going to be almost impossible to do at Newcastle unless there is a change in owner – and that´s not going to happen anytime soon.

We are already hearing the Board will stick by Steve McClaren, but that´s only to protect themselves since Lee Charnley brought in Steve McClaren and Graham Carr brought in the players.

So any neutral outside observer looking in wouldn´t be too surprised at that message coming out of the club.

If we know Mike Ashley the only thing he´s really interested in at Newcastle is to keep us in the Premier League so we can keep getting the big money.

That´s why if things don´t improve quickly we will see a new manager in – and we should have an overhaul at Newcastle because things they have been doing over the years just don´t work.

It´s all taken Newcastle several rungs down the ladder in the world of football and we have been a bottom 10 Premier League club under Ashley – since we´ve only made the top ten twice in eight years.

Unfortunately, that´s not likely to improve much because the way the club is being run simply doesn´t work.

What more evidence do the Newcastle Board and Mike Ashley need to prove that?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

115 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Ashley out!

  • 2 proud2bnufc // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    We need to be relegated. That’s it, nothing more.

  • 3 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:05 AM


    Lesh @ 13

    Newcastle is a minor revenue stream (if that) compared to Ashley’s other companies and any losses at Newcastle could offset tax liabilities in his other more profitable companies.

    For Ashley I don’t think money has any major significance with regards to Newcastle. Fans should forget it as an issue with Ashley. Pride probably has a greater significance.

    And as regards ‘Arry. Never. He he gets nose bleeds north of Watford.

  • 4 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM


    ‘..If we only get beat by one goal against Liverpool..’

    Don’t laugh but I think we will beat them.

  • 5 Ron Knee // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:11 AM


    Which players are in Coloccini’s clique?

  • 6 Lindisfarne // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    The Clib has been in major crisis for the past 24 months and in crisis management since MA took over. The board does not have a grip on what needs to be done and will eventually squander our PL position because of an attempted determination to reinvent the wheel. Only to find a reoccurring self inflicted puncture.

  • 7 martoon // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Slank @3 – As I understand it NUFC is not so much a revenue stream but an advertising billboard for SD. Premiership football is shown worldwide whereas I would imagine championship football is probably only of interest in England – that is surely Ashley’s incentive for keeping NUFC in the premiership.

  • 8 optimistic prime // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM



    The first time we were relegated it enabled Ashley to saddle us with a loan to handicap our future potential, what’s a years tv loss if he can loan us more money and handicap us for a further several years.

    Nowt he does is by accident and a blind man on a galloping horse could see the trouble the clubs been in for 3years plus.

    The speech and a few quid was smoke and mirrors a lot fell for, nowts changes at all, same old Ashley at NUFC

    He didn’t oust carver or Pardew with similar failings and runs, IMO he won’t sack Mac

    Ashley out!

  • 9 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    2nd rate team led by a buffoon for a tat slavedriver

  • 10 Ron Knee // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:21 AM


    But how can he be sure we won’t stay in the Championship for years to come?

  • 11 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    martoon he sells his tat in the uk

  • 12 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    ron we wont never get back and we will be lucky to stay there with his model

  • 13 Jib // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Ron Knee

    You cheeky beggar !

    B and B has told you there’s a clique , that should be enough, don’t you dare ask for names or express any doubts.

    She knows stuff.

  • 14 Ron Knee // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM


    League One here we come!

  • 15 vidcare // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    FFS The only outlet we have for attack is our RB Janmatt what are the so called midfield doing SFA! Janmatt is out of position time after time as a Defender and we are conceding GOALS GALORE from not having a RB Defender in that position?

  • 16 SPRINGY // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    morning all
    cant see matip signing at all while we are bottom and not winning….as for a new head coach non of the names that have been mentioned inspire if im honest…..if no one’s in place theres every chance colo will end up doin it he seems to be unmovable at the club for whatever reason….and seems like the sort of stupid thing the club would do at the minute…just to compound things more!!.

  • 17 BandB // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    I’m not telling anyone anything.
    If I’m wrong then I’ll look a fool.
    It’s what happens when people are wrong all the time, Jib.

  • 18 croftus5678 // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    we need to play 5-3-2.

    mbemba is the only guarentee’d cb and atm i would say dummett is our next best untill saylor comes back.

    hairdryer or mbabu as lwb imo and ofc janmaat rwb but with 3 cb’s he should be able to handle his defensive duties.

    a mid 3 of colback/sissoko and wijnaldum 3 complete players who can attack and defend.

    and stick mitrovic with cisse (not keen on cisse but i have to admit he does score the goals)

    perez on as sub for midfield or attack depending how the game goes.

  • 19 Lindisfarne // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Against Liverpool we may need to go with an inverted pentagon:

    —————————–Gini—-de Jong

  • 20 mindshaft // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    McClaren is on the board so I don’t believe he has no say on incoming players (as long as they are under 25 and cheap) – many pros have said he’s a good coach but a terrible manager – we’re seeing the fruits of that. We were playing okay until 3 games ago when the players just seemed like they couldn’t be bothered , who knows what happened – at a minimum I’d sack Steve Black immediately, very few players need positivity talks and most think it’s complete hogwash and aren’t prepared to even listen to him

  • 21 mindshaft // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Against Liverpool we’d be better off not turning up and play a formation of 0-0-0 , they would get a default 3-0 win but better than the thrashing we are going to get

  • 22 geordieboy83 // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    I just want us to go for it, stop trying the same crap that ain’t worked. As a manager myself all be it, amateur football, if we hit a bad run I take the shackles off them and let them just have a go and sure enough it tends to work.

    Bring a Dutch league winning captain and seasoned champions league performer into the team – de Jong how can he not warrant a place

    Push another Dutch league winning player into the midfield where he can play the number 8 box to box role – wijnaldum

    Play thauvin a natural winger, not set the world a light granted but who the hell has? Just got for it

    Janmat. Lascalles Mbemba. Mbabu
    Perez Wojnaldum. Jack. Thriving
    Dr Jong

    Have a frigging go and make them worry about is

  • 23 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    everyone knows there is a clique there is in every club

  • 24 mindshaft // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    and I wouldn’t waste my afternoon watching this shower and then spending the next couple of hours slating them

  • 25 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    macca has no balls gb3

  • 26 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    what just a couple of hours

  • 27 BandB // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    But for the record.
    I said they would follow the dominant clique.
    I didn’t say “Colocini’s dominant clique.”

  • 28 geordieboy83 // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Aye true Tudor

    But something has got to change.

  • 29 mindshaft // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Someone needs to start a campaign for Newcastle to not actually turn up for next couple of games, let’s face it the team are playing like they don’t give a flying and barely turning up anyway, we wouldn’t have to suffer a huge embarrassing defeat , and I could shag the wife instead of watching the match …. then she could feel what it’s like to be frustrated at a poor performance ?

  • 30 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM


  • 31 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    dummet with his perfectly coiffured hair not a drop of sweat or even out place bunch of lazy back turning wasters

  • 32 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    collo the snail overtaken by a tortoise

  • 33 BandB // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    If the captain was a strong personality with a following in the dressing room, then you would expect those players to play for him even if they were odds with the head coach.
    There’s no evidence at all for this.
    Colo is a law unto himself. It’s possible this doesn’t make him a popular dressing room figure, and that the players aren’t just not playing for the coaches, but for the captain too.

  • 34 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    martoon @ 7

    Very true but I’m sure it doesn’t feature in any bottom line financial statement.

    I’ve always been a bit dubious about the merits and impact of the club’s specific advertising. I have always thought that it would need a huge viewing audience to make a difference to SD sales. As I don’t see a huge audience for our games I have questioned the impact.

    As all Premiership games are very often shown live around the world why would someone in (say) Malaysia want to watch us when instead they can watch ManU (inevitably), Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal or Liverpool ?

  • 35 cyprus // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    What is it with you and AP man? Watch True Geordie’s rant to get another perspective: we were sxxxe, still are.

    Steve, my man, hope you haven’t lost the dressing room as well as the plot.

    “When you’re playing, you’ve been a coach or a manager, the dressing room is about peer pressure” you say.

    It’s more than that. It’s about a combination between cooperation and competition, it’s about team building, it’s about pride in belonging in a team, and interdependence. Look that stuff up dude.

  • 36 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    sign her up

  • 37 SPRINGY // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    maybe 3-5-2 is worth looking at for liverpool
    put colo in coz he wont get dropped.

  • 38 croftus5678 // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    @33 bandb

    i’d vote wij as captain he seems to be a smart lad and tell’s it as it is imo.

    colback and saylor have the passion but not 100% on them being captain material

  • 39 AncientC // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    McClaren said he was not motivated by money when he joined Derby, apparently he was not earning much for the division he was in.

    What does Ashley do… hire the only manager available not motivated by money, then put him on a highly incentived contract.

    I doubt McClaren got a higher basic wage than at Derby after being sacked.

    Let’s be honest, this is textbook Ashley, a combination of penny pinching and mistakes.

  • 40 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    slank they do watch us
    when we play arsenal man city united ,etc when they know they will see a humiliation and goals and a comedy defence

  • 41 Jib // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:52 AM


    Here’s a thought for you.

    People round the world don’t schedule the games , Sky does in the main.

    Because NUFC are in the mire we are on the TV the next 4 weeks.

    It is only mid table mediocrity doesn’t get shown much .
    Top AND Bottom are the favourites to be aired !!!!!

  • 42 croftus5678 // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    my team as atm is


  • 43 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:55 AM


    Actually I think we should play 5-4-3 but even then we would probably struggle. 😉

  • 44 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    croftus collo sissy out lacelles and perez in

  • 45 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    and woodman too

  • 46 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    no-way back now

  • 47 SPRINGY // Nov 30, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    i left gini out…..a i thought he’s looked poor the last couple of games and think colback on the left gives more balance and cover but gini could play anywhere in centre midfield tbh just wanted to give de jong a chance and i do back gini as captain if colo stripped of it

  • 48 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    and mitro would be told more graft or u get the hook

  • 49 SPRINGY // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    if the club pan macca do you’s think they will just offer it to cathro till the end of the season same as they did with carver last season…..whats ya thoughts people?

  • 50 BandB // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:06 AM


    I have been thinking that.
    De Jong has a CV which I think is stronger than most of the other alternatives, and that that counts for something with footballers.
    He is also relatively untouched with the failures of the past year.
    Leadership has to come from somewhere, and sometimes it comes in from the cold.
    Expensively assembled square pegs won’t fit into round holes. A Ferrari engine won’t make a clapped out Lada do 180mph.

  • 51 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    they wont find a replacement we are the poison chalice dont ya know

  • 52 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    im never buying this

  • 53 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    John Tudor

    If they do watch us it’s only because of who we are actually playing and not because they are eager to see us.

  • 54 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Jib @ 41

    All Premiership games are shown live around the world and as such viewers have a choice. And their choice is rarely us.

  • 55 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    that is what i said they now the big boys will stuff us

  • 56 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    they know anyone will stuff us

  • 57 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    John Tudor @ 55

    People around the world have their favourite team just like in the UK. A ManU supporter in the Far East (and there are millions of them) will have a ManU shirt almost certainly a counterfeit even if there is a SD outlet.

    In the country I live people shop at Sports Direct because their products are great value compared to all their local competitors. It’s got not nothing to do with watching Newcastle United.

  • 58 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    no the majority of overseas pl supporters will watch the top teams give us a spanking no-one gives a toss where or who they get their gear from it all tat buy cheap buy twice

  • 59 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    in fact buy cheap and continue to fill the slugs coffers
    i certainly wont

  • 60 martoon // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    SPRINGY @49 They may well offer it to Cathro but I think we need a short term appointment used to fighting relegation such as Redknapp. The likes of Brendan Rodgers would be great if we were in the middle of the table but I’m not sure they’re cut out for a relegation dog fight!

  • 61 martoon // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    JT & Slank – Advertising hoardings at football grounds must have some positive benefit otherwise why would businesses spend large amounts of money doing it? (except SD of course 🙂 )

  • 62 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:51 AM


    I’ve always had a very jaundiced view of advertising at football grounds especially at Newcastle. The ironic aspect of the SD advertising is that the people who can be guaranteed to watch Newcastle are the same people who are more than likely to boycott SD !

  • 63 optimistic prime // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:52 AM


    If the advertising SD gets from NUFC is of little importance as you suggest why did Ashley tell Hall he wanted the club to promote SD worldwide?

    I still associate Liverpool with Crown paints and Candy, how long ago was that?
    Other than to advertise I can’t see why Ashley would want to own us, it’s not like we’re his play thing to enjoy and have fun with.

  • 64 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    we know that martoon
    someone said newcastle are not top attraction in the world watching pl games
    i just said we were coz they will always see a comical defence and goals no-one spoke of revenues from adverts

  • 65 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    at least i didn’t and his gear is still tat buy cheap buy twice

  • 66 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:01 PM


    Perhaps he was wrong. He certainly was with Newcastle supporters !

    I think there was period when it was fashionable (or foolish) to buy Premiership clubs. Ashley wasn’t the only multi billionaire to get hooked. It certainly wasn’t to make money unless you were a Glaser lined their pockets through leveraged debt.

  • 67 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    he is clever than the glaizers
    he has made his bit twice over

  • 68 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    It should have been clear to everyone both now and back when Macca and his Derby coaching staff were hired that they were not what we needed…

    …it should have been clear to Charnley as well, but it wasn’t!

    If Macca goes then surely Charnley would have to go as well. You cannot just sack a coach who underperform when he doesn’t have final say (or maybe even much say. We are a little bit unclear about this).

    The decision maker has failed. He hasn’t delivered, and that’s his job!

    That board is a clear picture of what’s wrong with this club. It’s not just Ashley…it’s all the way down (even us…)

  • 69 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    nowt to do with me sorry jesper

  • 70 Ibizatoon // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Jesper…So the solution is simple then…


  • 71 Jail for Ashley // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Did you really say it is more to with pride in our club than earning money for Ashley, or was your account hacked

  • 72 Jail for Ashley // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Mclaren was hired because Ashley has an unshakable belief that his way is the best and Mclaren was prepared to buy into his flawed system in a last ditch attempt to salvage his reputation and manage in the PL again. Ashley looked at the CV of Pardew and Mclaren and on paper Mclaren has a better CV. It must have been though the Mclaren could achieve mid table mediocrity without the threat of relegation. When you reach for the ceiling…….

  • 73 nightfa11 // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    As I said..personally I dont think carr is the problem.. Hes buying international players..and the only player he brought who we payed more hes worth (based on past performances) is thauvin.. Theres sth else going on.. But the sad thing here is that we all want better players, But considering where we are, no ambitious player will want to join us..all we can attract now are mercinaries..

  • 74 Slank // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:36 PM


    Yes I really did say that.

    Money derived from owning Newcastle is small beer compared to Ashley’s other interests. I doubt he would lose much sleep due to any loss of revenue from Newcastle.

    I have surmised that perhaps his pride more than his pocket would be the most hurt.

  • 75 jane // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    the advertising SD gets in return in return for an interest free loan has probably been more or less a win win in financial terms although if the loan was paid off that would have to change.

    McClaren would have been a cheap option he would probably have done the job for free so it was a risk. Pardew was a risk that paid off. If McClaren is sacked my choice of replacement would be Nigel Pearson because there would be no messing with him, he has recent successful experience of saving a club from relegation and even laying the foundations for a team challenging at the top now. Tim Sherwood could probably be got at a bargain price as his stock has fallen but would probably be another big risk.

  • 76 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    flawed system flawed staff =crap

  • 77 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    keep screwing the wrong people you will catch the clap

  • 78 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    pearson been here tried that went out on his ass

  • 79 jane // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    he was caretaker manager for a handful of games and left for another job so may not have left on bad terms.

  • 80 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    and how did he do not very well j

  • 81 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    only drew 1 game didnt have the balls to get more in

  • 82 jane // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    only lost 1 game. Keegan was appointed.

  • 83 geordie157 // Nov 30, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Have to admit I think getting Rodgers is the way forward but also agree with McLaren we need leaders, we need an Ashley Williams type player at the back and also in centre midfield.

    Still lots of dead wood that needs offloading.

    Colo can no longer be captain but not sure who we have who could step up. Hate to say it but we’ve actually missed Taylor at the back. Mbemba is starting to struggle due to the lack of both janmaat and coloccini defending properly. Dummett clearly isn’t good enough at left back either.

    If we persist with 442 why can’t janmaat play right mid with mbabu or sterry at right back!

  • 84 Reyantoon // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    His body language started telling me he is a defeatist.The sooner he goes the better.

  • 85 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    and heres me thinking allerdik replaced him

  • 86 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    and it was 3 games 50% rate

  • 87 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    either way not for me

  • 88 martoon // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    jane @75 – I have to say Nigel Pearson is not a bad shout. You can’t judge him on a few games as a caretaker manager but you can on what he did at Leicester. As I said earlier I like Rodgers but not sure he is the man for a relegation dog fight.

  • 89 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    no solution, no quick fix , the man has us screwed good and proper

  • 90 neverwin // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    What a wimp Mclaren is to let Collicini continually kick him in the teeth.
    For goodness sake man up and have the guts to drop him completely and dont even put him on the bench.
    He is a liabilty.
    Same with Sissoko.
    It has taken over 50 years but now I have had more than enough.

  • 91 ilovetoon8788 // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Our 22 premier league defeats in which ended in more than 2 goals since 2012.
    07/10/12 Newcastle 0-3 Man Utd
    29/12/12 Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle
    30/03/13 Man City 4-0 Newcastle
    14/04/13 Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland
    27/04/13 Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool
    19/08/13 Man City 4-0 Newcastle
    01/02/14 Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland
    08/02/14 Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle
    12/02/14 Newcastle 0-4 Tottenham
    25/03/14 Newcastle 0-3 Everton
    29/03/14 Southampton 4-0 Newcastle
    05/04/14 Newcastle 0-4 Man Utd
    28/04/14 Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle
    13/09/14 Southampton 4-0 Newcastle
    13/12/14 Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle
    21/02/15 Man City 5-0 Newcastle
    15/04/15 Everton 3-0 Newcastle
    02/05/15 Leicester 3-0 Newcastle
    03/10/15 Man City 6-1 Newcastle
    25/10/15 Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle
    21/11/15 Newcastle 0-3 Leicester
    28/11/15 Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    give me 1 phuking reason we deserve to stay in the premier league.

    im about freaking done with this club.

  • 92 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:34 PM


  • 93 martoon // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    ilovetoon8788 @91 Maybe you should consider a change of screen name – ilovedtoon8788 possibly 😀

  • 94 Blackley and Brownlie // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Can't believe there's now anyone left who doesn't think old man Carr is not a big problem. Just read the following on Toonsy's blog:


    November 29, 2015 at 20:59

    I have decided that all sicknotes, shite players, past it and shortarses must leave.

    That is:

    de Jong

    That is half the F*****G squad man.

    And I am being kind to Cisse, Dummett, Sissoko and Janmaat in this assessment"

  • 95 LGFUAD21 // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Redknapp wont come here.

    He’s very tied to the area he lives in.

    He gets a lot of stick on here but I think as annoying as he is, he’s a good manager. QPR had players with poor attitudes or they were just bad players. Redknapp did have them playing some all right stuff though.

    I never understood why Spurs sacked him.

    Given we have gone dutch. I’d bring Gus Hiddink in.

    He’s pretty much improved every team he’s managed bar the dutch national team recently.

  • 96 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:49 PM


  • 97 jane // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    “Our 22 premier league defeats in which ended in more than 2 goals since 2012.”

    so there’s hope of staying up this season as well then 🙂

  • 98 hibbitt // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    dont be naughty boys you will take what your given ….all these fancy ideas really

  • 99 hibbitt // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    jane……… false hope

  • 100 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Slank – I remember you saying stuff about itty bitty teeny weeny small potatoes money like a few million quid in Season Tickets or a few million quid in club shop and online sales didn’t mean anything to a man whose raison d’etre is the making of money. I was doing the Pokat thing then ( ahem). Now you add that TV advertising is not lucrative and that nobody watches us, anywhere in the world? What was this economics school you went to again? And where is your source for our non-viewing figures? it’s one thing having an opinion that might be based on a hunch but what you are saying flies in the face of established business fact. Worldwide TV advertising is almost punitively expensive. Why? Because it is extremely effective, and has a long lasting subliminal effect. It filters into minds through live games, trails, repeats and classic clips. And we have millions of viewers around the world, especially when we play someone more famous than us. It’s why Ashley has every camera angle in the ground covered. Why would he do that if it didn’t work? A hobby? Kudos? To be annoying? You need to know a bit more about advertising. A lot more. This idea that nufc is mike Ashleys toy and has no real value in his SD empire is nonsense. If it was something he loved to play with, he’d be involved day to day. Guess what?

  • 101 toonking // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    rednapp might be available as might rodgers but the chances are one will take the swansea job before having the chance to take ours.

    “club is prepared to review the situation if relegation from the Premier League becomes a realistic ”

    hello we’re already in that situation, Terrible run of fixtures this month and likely to end up 6-7 points behind 17th and even the key fixtures are consistantly being lost.

  • 102 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    bookies have us to go down there not often wrong

  • 103 cyprus // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Harry and/or Rodgers,
    one step forward two back. Although I’m increasingly convinced it’s Carr who is the common (guilty) denominator.

  • 104 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    the lot of them are to blame

  • 105 cyprus // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    bookies didn’t have us going down. So, they’ve been wrong, until a couple days ago 🙂

  • 106 Jib // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Just to talk about something different.

    M’Baye Niang is a young French winger / striker that we have been chasing since he was a 17 year old at Caen , we were pipped for him in 2012 by Milan after he was linked with Arsenal and Spurs.

    We went back in for him last July offering €8 million for him . Unfortunately he injured his metatarsel in the Audi Cup v Bayern on 4th August and the deal fell through.

    We signed Florian Thauvin on 19th August.
    I’m left wondering if this signing was another plan B situation like the extension of Colo’s contract

    Niang’s now fit again and indeed scored 2 goals against Sampdoria this weekend.

  • 107 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    more foreign mercenaries
    no thanks

  • 108 bladeuser // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    ASHLEY is the pied piper with his 50000 sheep behind him no doubt there for the biodippers at least u will see a team who can defend attack pass head shoot run move and look as if they want it Nufc players stink the epl out and the fans say and do nothing your pathetic and relegation is coming maybe u could get a discounter your championship tickets and free cup ticket Mugs
    SHEEP baaaaaaaaaah

  • 109 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    not interested in foreign gash till they get the gash they have already out

  • 110 calvinzolamakongo // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    3 signings that would save us …..shawcross/Williams 10/12m
    Shelvey/huddlestone 15/7m
    Townsend/snodgrass 10/7m

    Maximum 45m for 3 players that dont stop in games until they do something good imo not the best but would def keep us up

  • 111 calvinzolamakongo // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Huddleston because he can hold and has great vision and we could get for cheap

  • 112 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    thats 6

  • 113 calvinzolamakongo // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Plan A / plan B

  • 114 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    wot no plan c/d/e.

  • 115 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    none of those would come

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