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Siem de Jong Suffers Dangerous Eye Injury In Training

7:54 pm, Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 120 Comments

Newcastle midfielder Siem De Jong has suffered a nasty eye injury when he was accidentally poked in the eye during training and with Siem screaming in pain on the ground and blood streaming out of the eye,  he was rushed to hospital and the Mirror is reporting there was genuine concern he could have lost the sight in that eye.

It turns out the contact lens he was wearing had broken up and gone into his eye.

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Siem de Jong – real concerns he could have lost sight in one eye

Steve McClaren talked about the injury:

“It was just in training and he accidentally got poked in the eye. I wasn’t here, but he went down screaming. So they said ‘Let us have a look at your eye’ and there was blood pouring from it.”

“He wears contact lenses, and one of the contacts had come out and gone in his eye.” “Yeah, yeah – he could have been blinded – a massive danger, a big danger. He was rushed to hospital.”

“I was at Pav’s memorial so I came back and saw him in a darkened room. It was the biggest black eye ever and headaches and everything.”  “I’ve seen him this morning and it looks a lot better. Fortunately the doctor says probably a week or two to settle down. So very lucky.”

“The exact words I said to him when I saw him was: ‘You’ve had no luck, have you?’.

“I would say frustration is probably not the word. I think certainly from what I’ve heard and seen looking at him it will just be a week or two.”

All is OK now and Siem should be able to play in a couple of weeks as Steve says and maybe even earlier than that.

You cannot say Siem has had much luck at Newcastle can you?

We really hope the Dutch International can still come through for us this season and have a career on Tyneside – he deserves some luck.

We are very pleased to hear that Siem is OK.

Comments welcome.

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120 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Thump // Jan 15, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Had to open my mouth…

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 15, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Ancient…that’s true mate 🙂

    …but why are we being so careless then? We need that CB and a forward to take the responsibility away from young Mitro.

    I am fine with someone like Townsend. He’s the kind of player that suits McC’s British football philosophy. But if we cannot get him on loan then the club should really learn the necessity of prioritizing!

    SUTTY…we do don’t we 😉

  • 3 angelswithdirtyfaces // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    He really has had no luck. He could have been the fulcrum in the attack, but Macca has other plans.

  • 4 ronaldo aarons // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    We could have got ciro immobile on loan but he’s gone to Torino until the end of the season now. Offers decent pace and good finishing. Dortmund are also looking at letting adrien Ramos leave too and I think he’d be worth a try on loan seeing as he’s nearly 30 now. Reminds me a bit of demba Ba when he plays. Preference is remy but if Chelsea don’t bring anyone in they aren’t letting him leave.

  • 5 G // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    I genuinely believe SDJ will come good for us, prior to the collapsed lung he looked like a game changer. Hope his sight isnt damaged.

  • 6 banjax // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    I hate talking gross transfer money because it is sensationalist and misleading. Net transfer costs are what end up showing on the books and Mike Ashley will be clearing the decks of players who are costing in wages but are not up to muster in the squad. So don’t let the wool get pulled over the eyes over misleading amounts of money spent on new players at NUFC including this blog.

  • 7 p // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Townsend and then a striker right at the death once we know who is available

    Townsend likely means Thauvin is off. I think they will need to offload at least one more from Gouffran, Marveux etc

    The fact Armstrong was not recalled may be a positive sign with respect to getting a striker unless they think Toney coming back is enough. Seems a gamble even for this board though.

  • 8 giimps // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    I just hope the eye in question isn’t the one he uses for goal otherwise hel never score ?

  • 9 Nufc-83 // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Townsend has got bags of ability as shown when he played for qpr and England but he has dropped off at Spurs for some reason. Get him playing even close to his potential and he will be a top class signing (we will actually have two players who can score from distance in shelvey and Townsend).

    The silly comment of the year goes to kets who said Marv should be starting ahead of shelvey loooool. I really don’t think people are aware just how good shelvey is!!

  • 10 giimps // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Lovely free kick by joey Barton for burnley

  • 11 jazzyp // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    To whoever owns the Siem de Jong voodoo doll: you’ve made your point. Please stop

  • 12 G // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    @11, agreed. Lol

  • 13 Bambams // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Speaks volumes when Gouffran has priced himself out of a move for first team football. Seemingly his wages could only be afforded by one club in France -PSG

  • 14 SUTTY1978 // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Why do people write things like “good to have players that are premier league proven like Townsend”. All thats been proven with him is that he cant cut the mustard. Why do we keep buying seriously out of form players or ones that have just recovered from long term injury? Why does anyone think that Townsend will come in and hit the ground running? He’s another player, like Thauvin who had a brief period when he looked decent and hash been awful for two years. Why would he suddenly become great when he rocks up at the player graveyard of the toon?
    If you want to buy players that will hit the ground running the buy ones that have had a cracking season so far and are in form now,

  • 15 jazzyp // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Does anyone think the transfer policy is starting to change ??…….24 mill on English talent is un heard of from Nufc.
    Sky sports saying a loan, Which I feel would be better as makes the player have to prove him self.
    Lacazette admitting he wants a move to the Pl now as well and Aulas has been made aware !!
    Interesting days folk…..interesting days

  • 16 Jib // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    I bet Siem doesn’t call Shelvey “baldy” again in training.

  • 17 BandB // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Is there an insurance scam somewhere out there where you can make claim if you inadvertently buy a sh*tty winger?
    If there is, we must be customers.

  • 18 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Townsend isnot a bad player. With Mcca he will become good.

    I would judge Mcca on Thauvin if he ever becomes good.

  • 19 Our Toon // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:39 PM


    Lacazette has said he wants CL football if he joins a PL. Wants to play for a passing team not a side that play long ball football. Apparently he was talking about us.

    This window is very reminiscent of the last battle we had under pardew….when we bought 5 players

  • 20 p // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    sutty1978 – you can’t get people like Vardy, they just won’t come to a relegation club.

    The options you have are always going to be a gamble unless you are lucky enough to get someone like Remy on loan. Forget in form players coming to a relegation team.

  • 21 jazzyp // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Our toon

    we can all dream matey…Lacazette would be some statement don’t ya think ??.
    I hope you’re right regarding incomings, As many have said a forward is a must to stave off relegation.

  • 22 lochinvar // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    We’re rock bottom of the Physio League and now SDJ ….not surprising we’ve had a difficult start to the season… Watford have lost 180 hours of player time….we’ve lost well over 1,000

  • 23 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Lacazatte can never lead a line of any of the top 6 clubs.

  • 24 toon kk // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Don’t be surprised if Townsend comes he’s our final signing, I just can’t see Mash spending more on a striker.
    Strange how our major weaknesses are getting overlooked again.

  • 25 Oldgit1 // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Can’t understand why fellow bloggers are putting Townsend as a left winger. I know he is left footed but plays on the right wing and cuts inside to hit the ball with his left. He played this role for England and he has said himself he prefers the right side. Where do we play sissisco who plays in that position ?

  • 26 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Toon kk

    Mitrovic used to score goals for fun in Belgium and i believe with the right players around him he will excel.

  • 27 p // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    I think they want a striker with Cisse out, Rivierre injury prone and to date not very good. Toney is recalled of course but Arma not.

    It’s a big gamble not to go for a talisman who will get you goals – Austin or perhaps to a lesser extent Remy or Berhnino when lack of goals has generally been our undoing.

    Besides, it does seem that we put in a bid of around 18m for Lacazette. I don’t think he will come anywhere near a club in the relegation zone but, it does suggest they were prepared to go big on a striker this January.

    I’m not sure Townsend could be seen as a substation for this, more likely the opportunity to perhaps get an asset that might appreciate at a good price, can perhaps fit in the team to add some value and perhaps plug a whole Thauvin was supposed to fill.

  • 28 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:59 PM


    They will rotate with Sissoko.

    We are going to be a good counter attaking team with townsend on board.

  • 29 jazzyp // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:00 PM


    I think a few more will come in yet. Hopefully first team players that can make a difference, and not fringe players or young lads with potential. Not what we need in this transfer window

  • 30 toon kk // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    You need more than one quality player for each possition, any well run club should always have strength in depth, not like us rely on no first team injuries.

  • 31 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    I want Mcca to build a team around Mitrovic. I believe he wont move to others clubs so easily compared to other players. Thats why am against buying a new striker

  • 32 SUTTY1978 // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    It would be just about right that we have a striker whose main attribute is aerial prowess and we end up playing with inverted wingers. Sissoko moved to the left, Townsend on the right. McPardew is on the case.

  • 33 JP...from The Rock // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    This guy is cursed and so is Newcastle :/

  • 34 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Its the FBs to swing the balls for Mitrovic. We have Janmatt now we need Willems and we

  • 35 toon kk // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Will die
    Let’s hope Mitro doesn’t get injured, I do think he has potential to be a great player with the right service, but for what ever reason the club doesn’t seem to see our defence as a problem and strengthening our strike force as a priority.

  • 36 belgrade fan // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Palace in talk with Adebayor, according to soccer souce. so Remy….

  • 37 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Toon kk

    Colo and Dummett can take us thru the season. All we need now is goals.

  • 38 belgrade fan // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    so, if Berahino goes to Chelski we must get Remy. or Berahino comes to almighty resurrected Toon. win win

  • 39 martoon // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Jib @16 LOL 🙂

  • 40 SUTTY1978 // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Hmm, lets get Berahino too, you can never have enough out of form, unfit players!

  • 41 belgrade fan // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    so, who is now our competition for Remy?? villa isn’t for sure

  • 42 lesh // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Apparently Caen fans are so keen to get Gouffran, they’ve set up a crowd-funding exercise – €21 raised si far!

    That’s the spirit eh

  • 43 toon kk // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Good article on Townsend

  • 44 ronaldo aarons // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    I don’t know if it’s just me but I really don’t get the fuss about lacazette. I actually think he’ll flop in this league and flop hard. I don’t base this on this years performances as I haven’t seen much of Lyon this season. I’m glad he doesn’t want to join if I’m honest but I do like the fact we have put in a respectable bid for a striker rather than the usual low balling offers.

  • 45 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Remy ain’t coming

  • 46 lesh // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    It seems that tomorrow’s ref, Swarbrick, has refereed 17 games this season.

    He’s doled out 61 yellows and four reds.

    So we can look forward to a free-flowing game then”

  • 47 Sazzer // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    McClaren gave Perez less game time during pre-season than the other senior players and didn’t give him any minutes in our first two games. Despite being our second best goalscorer from last season.

    McClaren failure to do research our and experiment with squad in the summer is the reason we are were we are. Why we have to buy players now that should have been bought in the summer.

  • 48 Sazzer // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    ronaldo aarons
    Immobile and Shelvey would have been a good partnership. Kind a like Verratti and Immobile was when I recommended getting them when they played for Pescara in second division in Italy.

  • 49 will die for the toon army // Jan 15, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    The game tomorrow is going to b interesting let me hop we r not on the receiving end.

    Westham first leg has been one of my worst games.

    Sissoko has become a better player.

  • 50 Moonraker15 // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Siem de Jong is a cert to go back to Holland in the Summer! What a disaster he is ! Lol

  • 51 toon22 // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Myself think there might be someting to be gotten from City with Bonney not too happy atm.

  • 52 mindcompressor // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Damn, he isn’t lucky here. I hope it is not so serious and no there is no damage to his eye/sight.

  • 53 Sazzer // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    It didn’t look that serious on his twitter picture so he should be back soon.

  • 54 Jib // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    We are in the box seat vis a vis Townsend.
    In talks with Andros and Spurs.

  • 55 Harley // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:15 PM


    I read that the other day too, that he wasn’t happy not getting any playing time (mind you what did he expect).

    I thought we had no chance of getting Shelvey so I wouldn’t say this is impossible. It would make my year if it happened.

  • 56 Our Toon // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Adebayor to palace….strange if it happens. Looks like it was a good decision not to let him sign his own players.

    Nervous about tomorrow hopefully we stop Payet it’s the only way we win the game

  • 57 firebug666 // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 5h5 hours ago
    Understand that Andros Townsend to #NUFC is all but a done deal. Player expected to have medical this weekend

  • 58 beermonkey // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    our toon

    when adeabyor wants it and is motivated he will bang in the goals it all depends on the deal he gets there
    and he cant score less than wickham

  • 59 Jib // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Toon 22

    Imagine these in Black and White

  • 60 beermonkey // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    so were close to signing our second Englishman is this down to the fact that McLaren is having his say on players and there has been a shift in our policies
    or could it be we are going to release willo and taylor in the summer and will be short home grown players and are getting in early so we don’t get completely ripped of like city did with sterling although if we do pay 12 mill for townsend we will have over paid

  • 61 Our Toon // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:54 PM


    The big thing in your comment is the word “when” Adebayor on his day can be very good but when was the last time he had his day?

    When Sherwood was the manager, he’ll have a point to prove but eventually he always ends up being a big waste of wages!!

  • 62 Our Toon // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    I’m happy with Townsend signing but feel the main areas that needed improving have been neglected again, still time but fullback positions either side need improving, a CB and a pacey forward

  • 63 Jib // Jan 15, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Re Bony
    Pellegrini hinted that Vardy will replace him and Alan Curtis said he’s not returning to Swansea He doesn’t strike me as the type to be happy as a bench warmer.

  • 64 stuart no9 // Jan 15, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    unbearable thinking his eye , but ive never heard of blood coming out of an eye after being poked in it , you can take your eye out and hang it down the side of the face with no blood visable , so where did the blood come from ?? just a curious thought

  • 65 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 15, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Looks like he had a cut under his eye looking at the photo he posted

  • 66 beermonkey // Jan 15, 2016 at 11:06 PM


    you aint wrong I would take him till the end of the season if we don’t have any other options
    but not any longer

  • 67 Jib // Jan 15, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    I’m quite looking forward to see what will be the result of these 2 England players whom we know can produce when it suits , working under the wing of McClaren .
    The Euros next summer in Paris should be a hell of a motivation for them.

  • 68 stuart no9 // Jan 15, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    take a chancel …… ah rite , still, looks as though he took quite a hit . poor sod , just one of those unlucky players mate ,

  • 69 SPRINGY // Jan 15, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    he’s got nee luck has he SDJ…..but should be back next week probably…if it settles

  • 70 Our Toon // Jan 15, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    I hear napoli are making an enquiry for sissoko. Should be interesting, maybe Townsend is his replacement?

  • 71 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    hope not….just wondering if theres a koulibaly or gabbiadini deal like?

  • 72 Thump // Jan 16, 2016 at 12:11 AM

    @stuart: Schteve said that the contact lens “went into his eye”.

    Take from that what you will.

  • 73 brklyngeordie // Jan 16, 2016 at 12:26 AM

    this guy makes his brothers time here seem like it was a success never want to see a DeJong in black in white again..

    Why have we not offered to send this guy packing if others players get abuse for offering little to club then how can anyone defend this guy?!?

    Look I was once excited by the prospect of his signing being a captain of Ajax and having come with a good endorsement but if there is one guy i won’t feel bad about leaving it this guy will only be remembered as missing a wide open net with header that might have cost us some very big points come end of season no sympathy for this man from me

  • 74 toon kk // Jan 16, 2016 at 12:38 AM

    Our toon
    Don’t be surprised if that’s the plan, Townsend replacement for Sissons. Pardew’s new the score with Mash, hanging on to our best player’s he used to class as a successful window

  • 75 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    toon kk
    i hope that is’nt the case(letting sissoko go)it looks like we might just be finally getting a team together….with a few more signings,and hopefully a stay in the premiership would be interesting to see how we would get on with a confident start next season

  • 76 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 12:54 AM

    Looks like Bennys’ been at it again scored two penalties and Nice up to third. Apparently also a mesmerising run where he takes out five players.
    Seen some photos and Benny looks trim – lean/mean fighting machine.
    Think his contract is up in the summer – if he continues like this – some of the big boys will be into buy him (hope those nuggets at SJP have a sell on clause inserted).
    If he continues in this form he’ll end up cementing his place for Les Bleus – and perhaps be the star player in the Euros.

  • 77 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 12:59 AM

    he should just stay there…..seems settled,playing well,fitter then he ever looked at the toon…the team is made around him…. so why not?

  • 78 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 1:01 AM

    another player not really made for this league but exceptionally talented player

  • 79 Magpie Season // Jan 16, 2016 at 1:50 AM

    Some Dutch players are just suited to their league.

    However, Royston Drenthe…anyone remember him? Was a player I really wanted to see in a NUFC shirt.

  • 80 Magpie Season // Jan 16, 2016 at 1:51 AM

    Mister Tuff,

    Doesn’t Deschamps still hate him?

  • 81 Magpie Season // Jan 16, 2016 at 1:54 AM



    I also remember last season, his first EPL appearance, coming on as a sub against Villa with score 0-0. He missed a clear 1 on 1 chance with Guzan which could have won the game.

  • 82 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:03 AM

    There is no way for him to prove himself. Tough Luck..Let all hope that he can soon be fine.

  • 83 Mister Tuff // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:05 AM

    Magpie – I think Benny and Didier the Dwarf have made up.
    Read an article last week where the coach at Nice suggests that Benny is too good for them (or words to that effect) and that he should be playing on a higher stage.

  • 84 The overrated Frenchman // Jan 16, 2016 at 2:45 AM

    If Townsend gets here he should be played on the left wing, whether that’s his preferred side or not. A left footed player is going to get more quality crosses in from that side, and that is what we need. Sissioko’s most effective when he is cutting in from the right, and Janmaat is always looking to get forward. It looks to me that Perez might get squeezed out, which a pity. He’s such a talent but he doesn’t fit in with the one-dimensional style which is all McClaren has to offer unfortunately.

  • 85 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:24 AM

    ive always hate wingers that play on the opposite side to whatever footed they are…always likethe idea of a winger being able to cross the ball on the run…it gives the attacker the advantage… where as if the turn in then cross they lose all momentum… like you if he joins he must play on left…will add a hell of a lot more balance to our as well as helping dummett out

  • 86 SPRINGY // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:26 AM

    and with that rant im off to bed…..night all….our morning all…where ever you all are!lol

  • 87 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 AM

    Ben Arfa was a great player and we should not have let him go. Either way he’s making progress in a career quite late. good for him. we need to move on too.

    i dont rate Townsend but i really hope i’m proved wrong. I wish he does well and plays half of Ginola atleast and he’ll be a legend.

  • 88 Magpie Season // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:39 AM

    Let’s just hope that what Ben Arfa has been able to do after we let him go, Shelvey does the same.

  • 89 Magpie Season // Jan 16, 2016 at 4:40 AM

    Read somewhere Pards is after Adebeyor.

    Forgot all out about Adebayor. We could go after him eh.

  • 90 expatmag // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:01 AM


    Why would we want him?

    He was released in september, clearly not fit enough and 99% not motivated enough for a relegation fight.

    Would rather stock with Mitrovic

  • 91 G // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:09 AM

    I wouldnt touch Adebayor, bad attitude, and no work off the ball. A luxary player who offers a team nothing.

  • 92 Jail for Ashley // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:19 AM

    I remember seeing Townsends England debut. Outstanding !

  • 93 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:29 AM


  • 94 expatmag // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:36 AM


    Give it a rest. You are steadily taking over Toonbrothers reputation as the blog moron. If you have nought sensible to say, fcuk off and bore the bum off dome other forum.

  • 95 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:46 AM

    you s6hut up it was a civil question and who installed you as the blog police

  • 96 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:46 AM

    you fcuk off

  • 97 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    go sit in the sun drongo

  • 98 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    what was the problem with the comment moron the reply just incites read or jog on

  • 99 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    did i make any rude remarks to any of your posts …no

  • 100 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    if you dont like mine jog on

  • 101 Nufc-83 // Jan 16, 2016 at 6:54 AM

    Townsend should be played on the right as his biggest asset is cutting in and striking them from distance (don’t want to hear about facts on goals scored I have watched the lad enough to know he is has a great shot on him).

    Aaron’s should be on the left and sissokho battling it out for a central position.

    Also Ben afra was and is an immense talent and it was clear bad management that allowed his form and confidence to drop. If he was the focus of our team and the fans really loved him he would have ripped teams apart week in week out. Stupid mistake on our part.

  • 102 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    well any good news or what

  • 103 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    thought not

    all this talk of we signed a and b lost c to injury ,
    this is the best 11 and we should play this way is all bollocks

  • 104 Ron Knee // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:04 AM


    Ashley hasn’t found the secret of eternal life – yet.

  • 105 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    thank fcvk for that

  • 106 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    score forecast for today

    i see a win 3-1 down to a ten man side

  • 107 John Tudor // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    righto i’m off to check my family tree for any transportees

  • 108 davis_toons // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:13 AM

    “I have had difficult players before, none more difficult than [Hatem] Ben Arfa [at Newcastle]. If I can deal with him, I can deal with Adebayor for sure.

    The shit kills player’s career.

  • 109 TroubledToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:25 AM

    Get well soon Siem. Genuinely do hope your luck changes for the better.

  • 110 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:29 AM

    Be surprised if he doesn’t move on in this window, probably a loan back to Holland. He’s probably on a big wedge though so that may prove to be a problem.

  • 111 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Well stocked in his position now.

  • 112 sing in the corner // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    Yeah he’s gonna be a victim of our policy of signing a midfielder every time the cheque book comes out, making him way down the pecking order. It’s a cut throat business and for a multitude of reasons, mostly not his fault, he has not impressed at all and it’s time to go in my opinion.

  • 113 Belfast // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Yep I agree time to go. I had high hopes for him myself but it just hasn’t worked out. There’s no chance of him playing in his position now.

    Another player who we’ll make a loss on.

  • 114 hibbitt // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    any one fancy Eliaquim Mangala on loan for the rest of the rest of the season man city say he can leave ?

  • 115 sing in the corner // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:50 AM

    My biggest hope today and the next game or two is that the blog isn’t awash with ‘oh that Shelby is lazy there, or that Saivy just passed it sideways there…get them oot’ etc etc. Less of the Football Manager / FIFA 16 mentality and more supporting the lads would be good.

  • 116 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:50 AM

    I think it clear that McC has the same problem when it comes to most continental players…he has absolutely no idea of how to use them!

    …McC completely forgotten how to play the football he did in Holland…if he really even did play that kind of football. The environment can have a real effect on you…

  • 117 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:51 AM


  • 118 Ian Toon // Jan 16, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    I see we have made a £3 million counter offer for Sam Byram as have West Ham. He can play right back, right-sided centre-back or in midfield. He’s out of contract in the summer. We have apparently offered him a starting place to join and he’s considering his options.

    Belfast – Hope you’re ( Lol) OK? Good storming showing today.

  • 119 TroubledToon // Jan 16, 2016 at 8:36 AM


    Is this after Everton put in a bid of 3.7 mill for him?

  • 120 lochinvar // Jan 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Bryam – surely £4.5m ( cash strapped Leeds ) and a starting place (his aim) must be a better deal than Everton.
    Shane Long – Liverpool sniffing around at £8m compared to the £15m touted for Austin.
    Any takers ?

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