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McClaren Praises Striker – Next Seven Days Vital To Newcastle

8:53 am, Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 246 Comments

Newcastle lost their 12th game of the season on Saturday at Watford and we again gave up two goals at a vital point in the game early in the second half  to go 2-0 behind,  after we had looked a decent side in the first half.

But those first ten minutes of the second half gave us a mountain to climb and we again couldn´t come back and lost again – our 5th defeat in the last seven games.

🙁

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Aleksandar Mitrovic in action on Saturday

We had the chances to score in the first half when the first goal is often so important,  but again couldn´t put the ball in the net.

One simple way to talk about relegation is that if we cannot bring in a striker in the next week who can put the ball in the net for us we will be relegated and it may not even be close.

Aleksandar Mitrovic was signed from Anderlecht for around £13M last summer and h is struggling to convert the chances he gets and add to the four goals he has so far this season.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about the 21 year-old Serbian International:

“Mitrovic is really improving – he’s a real fighter for us, a focal point and a target – and someone that we need in the team because he brings other players into play and then we’ve got runners going through.”

“I thought outside the box he was excellent,”   “It’s not one man’s responsibility to put the ball in the back of the net – it’s other people’s as well,”

“He’s young, he’s growing, he’s getting better – a lot better than he was at the start of the season – and again, strikers, their confidence comes from sticking the ball in the net.”

We´re sure Mitro didn´t expect Newcastle to be fighting against relegation again this season and it´s asking a lot of the youngster in his very first season at Newcastle.

The next seven days could be vital to the (short-term) future of Newcastle United.

We desperately need to sign another striker brought in and if the Board don´t get one in before next Monday night then we will probably take the drop.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Coaching · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League




246 responses so far ↓

  • 1 croftus5678 // Jan 25, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    from last post.

    hmm ok guys reality check here !

    thauvin has played 579 mins which works out at just under 6 and 1/2 full games and in that time he’s scored 1 and assisted 3 all be it in 1 cup game granted.

    are we honestly making him out to public enemy no1 and throwing him on the scrap heap ?

    does he deserve the abuse we are throwing at him ?

  • 2 Reyantoon // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Yes striker is a must.And if Mitrovic continue to squander chances,he should be benched.
    However, who will start ahead of him? Reviere?
    That donkey? Give me a break will ya!

  • 3 toontaff2 // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    If SM really wants Andros the 14 million will be paid.

  • 4 firebug666 // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    croftus5678

    Also when you have a player like Thauvin coming on for five or ten minutes at the end of a game it’s hardly time to get to grips with that particular never mind getting to grips with the premier league.

    Players need to be given a fair chance in a game before you can really judge them and being a bit part player hardly gives the lad a chance to warm up.

    I would like to see him given a chance now we have Shelvey to feed him out wide.

  • 5 toon kk // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Enjoy our last 15 games in the premier league, it could be a long time before we’re back from the championship.

  • 6 firebug666 // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    *Particular Game!

  • 7 carl // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Mitrovic is excellent …….outside the box!
    You couldn’t make it up. Wyn, Super Mac, Wor Al eat your heart out!
    Hail Wor Ashley was right it’s the here and now not potential. We need a goalscorer. Did KK accept Rob Lee’s line of My missus does not want to live in the north. No he told him Newcastle was nearer than boro. We need negotiators.

  • 8 hibbitt // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    toonkk
    if we enjoy them we could just stay up…. the next 7 days are key to our future …………over to you mr charnley

  • 9 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    The man will buy no-one of any note .Watch for the ship jumpers now.

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    croftus…that’s sadly how it is with this club! If a player doesn’t hit the ground running for what ever reason he’s a poor player…especially if he’s a foreigner!

  • 11 Reyantoon // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Better enjoying Kets posts..

    Ketsbaia9// Jan 24, 2016 at 8:01 PMWe should’ve played Xisco and Ferreyra more. Xisco is banging the goals in abroad.

    Ketsbaia9// Jan 24, 2016 at 8:29 PMHe did well at under 21 level and is a decent player. He also has a footballing brain.If we went down, I’d definitely re-sign him.

    Ketsbaia9// Jan 24, 2016 at 8:17 PM Gouffran is a centre forward and not a defensive midfielder. It’s stupid him playing there. We’ll probably stick Tim Krul up front for the last game.

    Keep posting mate 🙂

  • 12 optimistic prime // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Croftus

    Through poor planning poor scouting and poor training methods Thauvin wasn’t the first and won’t be the last who gets the wrong end of the stick with this club.

    How many young prospects have come to NUFC in the last 8 years and come to nothing, it’s quite ridiculous.

  • 13 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Why is everyone so morose I reckon with the quality in the squad we will come straight back up from the championship

  • 14 expatmag // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Essex

    They will all be sold

  • 15 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    1st ever post on my phone

  • 16 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Jesper all we’ve bought are foreigners and buying more to save our season now is properly stupid townsend would be a great signing at this point gives us a lot more options him and janmaat down the right could be great

  • 17 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Everybody?

  • 18 NZGeordieviaAfrica // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Toon kk how do we enjoy the last 15 games if we have to put up with such tripe? To get rid of Mike Ashley I’d go down for 3 years just to get rid of him!

  • 19 Jammydodger // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    14m for Townsend is ridiculous! I would be more annoyed if we got him at that price, tell spurs where to shove it. Much better options for a lot less money, Everton paid 4.5 for Deufoleu nufc employ scouts to perform this job, a twelve year old with FM could search winger+English and find townsend. Sissoko is on his way out come summer so screw him play Saivet rw, Bench Sissoko and tell him either gives his all or hes on the bench(bare in mind he wants to play at euros so wants playing time) too many matches he disappears which essentially removes 33% of the service to the box . Wini is bloody marvelous, Shelvey showed potential, I personally like Colback not once has he dissapeared and runs till he drops. Dummet is underrated by far, the image of slow and cumbersome was proven wrong when he kept pace with martial vs manure. Colo needs the door come summer, mbemba needs to be asked who he wants to have in defense as his partner for years to come,

  • 20 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Ba “bought” from premier league brilliant
    remy loaned from premier league brilliant
    colback “bought” from premier league sound signing
    shelvey bought from premier league looks to be brilliant

  • 21 beermonkey // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    I think mitrovic has improved a lot in recent weeks apart from goals his all round game has gotten better

    heskey was useless at time and I have seen him miss some easier sitters than mitro but owen never would have scored all he did at fool without him

    while I agree he needs to start hitting the back of the net he is more use in the team than cisse when he was leading the line on his own

  • 22 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    we are cryn to pay 2 mill more for townsed yet we overpaid for thuvin, cabella,mibwa

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Manx…it’s a great thing you guys can agree on who’s good for this club and who isn’t…

  • 24 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    I couldn’t give a fusk how much he costs tbh if he comes in and gets some goals and assists it would be worth it if we stay up
    he’s hungry to play and impress for the euros so will play his heart out for the remainder of the season

  • 25 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Well go on then jesper tell us all who’s great in your opinion?

  • 26 Jammydodger // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Also Mitro has been playing brilliantly he just hasnt scored, Lukaku on the other hand hasnt been playing well and hasnt scored, If we had Lukaku upfront it would be “give him time” and hes mid twenties, mitro is young and once he hits a few in and get his confidence hell be on a roll

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Manx…statistically Cabella was one of our best players last season and this season so far alot of the the foreign imports are at the top of the list!

    It’s not about nationality, PL experience, but about finding the right player that fits into out concept (or lack there of).

    Besides being bought for free there’s not much great to say about Colback. Being a Geordie doesn’t count you know 😉

  • 28 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    *out = our

  • 29 toon kk // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    I hope I’m wrong but it looks like the board have just decided to try with the players we’ve got.

    What I can’t understand is why Mash has not taken professional advice on how to run a football club. He’s skimped and saved every penny he could, has clueless Charnless, a geriatric in Carr scouting, a championship manager, and suddenly decides to spend 70 mill and wastes half of it.
    You wouldn’t believe it.

  • 30 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Stay up
    look at the stats

    look who we have player wise and who coaches them
    Stay up

    there having a laugh

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    toon kk…I think if we were getting a new FW and a CB they would have been here all ready!

  • 32 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Ya right there jesper apart from him statistically being one of our better players cabella didn’t suit theppremier league neither does thauvin in fact he didn’t even suit the french league by all accounts
    colback does his job for 90 mins plus far outplayed cabella last season in goals and assists strange when he’s a defensive player
    that list is the only signings we’ve made from the prem oh and obertan but the he’s always been a bit of a donkey but I bet even he has better stats than cabella
    the point is they’ve all come in and done a good job at least and from the get go

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Manx…there’s a huge difference between not suiting the PL and not suiting the conundrum that is Newcastle. Please don’t confuse those two.

  • 34 Toon-Prodigy // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Jesp,

    The Toon are screaming for a goal scorer who can hit the ground running. There is a much better chance with this if he is proven in the League he will be plying his trade in.

    Austin should of been brought in, no doubt the wages has put NUFC off. If they really showed Austin we wanted him he would be here. Nevermind horses or his lass, she would be made to move. Plenty players move countries for godsake this is just a few hrs up the road. Ashley would want two players brought in for 100k a week though. It’s wages and the age of the lad.

    On Colback, he grabbed 5 goals and 5 assists last season from midfield. This season he is sitting and has been given a distribution role to let our other attacking players thrive. He is a quality signing.

  • 35 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Mitrovic is pretty good apart from the being in the box to receive a low driven ball thing and the header on target thing. And the striking the ball past the keeper rather than at him thing. Oh and the running past defenders and beating the last man thing. And of course I nearly forgot the getting closed down so do what you are actually good at and hold the ball until you can lay it off to somebody in a better position thing.

    Apart from that, a great prospect. I don’t want to get on the poor lads case but, why are we using vital PL games as an academy, again? What happened to the buying a proven striker thing with all the goals being scored thing?

  • 36 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Pace and power suits the prem
    a million step overs and falling over from a fart doesn’t

  • 37 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    I must say that apart from watching Jesper almost melt down, I forgot how much fun it was to have Ketsy on the blog. Xisco 🙂 Ferreyra 😀

    Oh Ketsy, you are so funny.

  • 38 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Manx…Colback, Dummett and Cisse has been three of the worse players at the club this season who gets games regularly (Cisse being injured for the most parts though)

    Forget about nationality and focus on the player. I agree getting Thauvin and sending Cabella the other way made no sense.

    A player like Townsend will be just what the club needs…sadly! But that’s how it is these days.

  • 39 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Manx…pace and power! That’s how one dimensional you think the PL is?

  • 40 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Jesper
    You deride Colback because he’s free and a Geordie.

    Your wisdom leads you to say “He can’t be good cos he was free , he’s obviously over-rated cos he’s a Geordie”

    However anyone with a knowledge of footy can see that Shelvey was so liberated at SJP v Wet Spam because wee Jack was getting down grinding out the tough shit that needs doing.

  • 41 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Believe me I’m not jesper you said “we” only blame foreigners if they don’t hit the ground running
    my point is we have only bought foreigners and we have all said that it’snot where they come from but Iif they fit the league cabella obviously didn’t so Wat do we do go and buy a player just as soft from the same league

  • 42 toon kk // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    MA clearly wants to run a regime at the club, why didn’t they scout the championship? There’s some good players used to the pace of English football. Mixed with some proven quality we wouldn’t be in this mess. Every player we have must be going down in value these days, as for our dead wood no one wants them, paying wages for what?

  • 43 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Toon-P…do you want Townsend?

  • 44 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Nope jesper but it’s Wat works in this league and if you have that to start with then there’s a much better chance of succeeding

  • 45 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Manx…Cabella did get here compared to most players we had. Besides the assist and goals from Colback there’s nothing much to write about. Clearly been the weakest link so far this season in our midfield.

    Buying players that fit our concept clearly is our only way forward. Just hope they are at the right level mate 😉

  • 46 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    * get = great

  • 47 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Cisse i agree with but colback and Dummet! Not a chance u don’t like the brits do ya jesper lol

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Manx #44…that’s clearly your opinion and not mine.

  • 49 Toon-Prodigy // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Jesp,

    I want a forward, like 3 weeks ago!

    Im happy Shelvey and Saivet is in but they are not the priority, a proven goal scorer is. It dosn’t take a genius to work out goals has been our major problem this season. If I had my way the midfield could have waited until the summer and I would of went all out to get a top class CF.

    They are hanging poor Mitrovic out to dry. You can’t expect a 21yr old from the Belgium league to hit the ground running and bang in 15-20 goals in the Premier League. He needs someone to help him with the burden.

    Bedtime for me. Take it easy lads.

  • 50 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Manx…I am not xenophobic one here. I have lived in the UK and have friends there so you can shove that crap up where the sun don’t shine!

  • 51 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Toon-P…another FW and a CB should have been here in the summer and they should have been the priority this window as well.

  • 52 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Not having a playmaker in CM has been our weakest link this season jesper and last actually the amount of blocks alone colback has put in justifies his place for me especially earlier on in the season where as I suppose ya love Anita who again doesn’t suit this league

  • 53 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    Jeff #40…are you there?

  • 54 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Well where’s that jesper? Denmark? 🙂

  • 55 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Manx…Colback adds what’s called negative running; he’s stats will indicate he runs a lot of miles, but the just doesn’t amount to anything. He gives the ball away and loses his head, hence all the bookings.

    Hopefully he’s the fist casualty from the starting eleven.

  • 56 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    It’s you who said we blame foreigners when we don’t we blame buying the wrong foreigners!

  • 57 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Manx…it wasn’t in Newcastle…but I hope you won’t think less of me because of that 😉

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Manx…that’s because that is what alot of you guys do!

  • 59 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    This place reek of xenophobia at times!

  • 60 Rotonda heights // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    jamsha

    Yes but we should learn the lessons of Thauvin when we all knew he was coming off a really bad season and not spend over the odds again.

    We know Pochettino is a great manager who wants Townsend gone. I’d take his judgement over Sherwood any day.

    I repeat I don’t see how a headless chicken (this guy would make obertan look productive) who runs down blind alleys, takes stupid shots from miles out instead of providing good passes to better placed team mates, has poor career stats and a bit of an attitude, has been loaned at 11 times and is going to cost as much as Wijnaldum did and is not wanted by an excellent manager in Pochettino, is going to help SM that much. What am I missing here?

    Honestly what some people know about football even when the overwhelming evidence is right in front of their faces wouldn’t fit on a postage stamp.

    If going down means the end of Ash, SD, Wonga, carr, Charnley, SM and co I’d take it.

  • 61 toontaff2 // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Poor old Taffy Dummett always gets slated, but he is a solid defender and we missed a left sided defender on Saturday. Delefeou was on fire on the right yesterday so we will need Dummett and Colback on him. Colback did well with Shelvey and the midfield looked balanced.

  • 62 Rotonda heights // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    jesper

    at least you spelt it right.

  • 63 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    Oh god not negative running again

  • 64 Ron Knee // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    RH@60

    Hear, hear to your last para.

  • 65 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    It’s not jesper Wat this club does is gamble every time on cheap foreign players with potential not experienced ones am i right?
    There’s been a very slight change recently but about bloody time

  • 66 Rotonda heights // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    ozil , silva, mata, mahrez and plenty of others seem to suit the premiership just fine

  • 67 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Rotonda… 😀 lol

  • 68 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Jesper

    Thanks for your insightful response

  • 69 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Manx…it’s not a Danish invention, so learn it mate 😉

  • 70 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    …but it is a thing we try and coach out of players her a ta young age. The Dutch er fantastic when it comes to it…being all powerful and fast is great if you are Forest Gump 😉

  • 71 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Jeff…I thought you had left. It’s so much easier to have a conversation with you if you are here. Are you staying?

  • 72 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    jesper
    Xenophobia?

  • 73 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Rotonda#66…are you sure mate? But neither of them are English or had any PL experience!

  • 74 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Rotonda heights

    honestly i belive townsend will do good for us…mayb his not wanted in spurs is bcoz his decent for them, they wana spend on big players

  • 75 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    And imagine being the first PL club having to take the chance on these foreigners! What a burden!

  • 76 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Yo…it’s not one of these tests Tequila sprung on me yesterday is it? I am not going to explain what it means 😉

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    JAMSHA…I agree Townsend is just what this club and McC needs. He’s perfect for them.

  • 78 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    jesper
    I know what it means mate just a little over the top to say the blog reeks of it

  • 79 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    yea mate i was right about rivere, thuvin, cabella,mbiwa, an nw im sayn about saviet, his good but not maid for PL he will struggle, his not strong enough

  • 80 Our Toon // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Not many players will be successful here, especially foreign players, the usual tripe of premier league proven gets rolled out by some but they fail to realise that we have a very poor structure which negates being productive both on and off the pitch.

    I would say out of the best 10 players in the league only 1 or 2 at a push would be English. As for mitrovic, he’s got the same amount of goals as Rooney (proven PL player). This only shows you the utter bollocks of proven PL player. Our best player is a foreigner in Gini, Shelvey trying to many Hollywood passes instead of playing it straight to the man…..Colback, does nothing but pick up a yellow in almost every game gets praised…..utter shite. Best players in the prem are foreign, best managers in the prem are foreign!! But we go British at all times…..Percy struggling without Bolasie, no talk of England anymore and palace fans realising just why we wanted him out. Change the manager and bring in a foreign coach

    As for Saivet, tough game to come into, honestly though I’d rather have Tiote, he would get shrugged off easily

    Blame is McClaren though, what a daft formation to play, Aarons was once loved and overhyped but he looked well out of his depth!! 2 big chances missed were Perez and Gouffran with headers. Other than that we were shite!!

  • 81 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    made*

  • 82 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Rotunda would you say those players were soft? Or lack pace let alone skill oh and not forgetting of course them costing the best part of 100 million
    wiji has pace and power fitted straight in mbemba the same mitro has the power but not the pace jury still out on him more of a gamble
    thauvin and cabella lack both and would need at least a season to get going

  • 83 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    rooney is have a bad season an his like 30? almost at his final few yrs

  • 84 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    having*

  • 85 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    mitro will come good his strength suits PL , slow as shola, strong as shearer

  • 86 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    Yo…strong word maybe! Point taken 🙂

  • 87 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    not happy with saviet though…Jedinak would have been good for us

  • 88 belgrade fan // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Loic Remy wants loan move to us or Palace. knowing us it will be Palace

  • 89 AncientC // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    Gomes made a cat reflexes type save to keep Mitrovic out against Watford. Had Gomes not kept it out, a different discussion would be ongoing about Mitrovic.

  • 90 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    A late bloomer, but Leonardo Pavoletti is a very interesting player non the less!

  • 91 NezzaNUFC // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    I think Newcastle won’t bring in more players this window, why?

    Well before Shelvey and Saviet we only needed the midfield brought in for cover and roles.

    We have 4/5 strikers Perez, Mitrovic, Cisse, Riv and Gouffran.

    We have 4/5 defenders Willo, Colo, Taylor, Chancel and Lascellels.

    LB we have players who can play there same with RB.

    We also have Obertan, Aarons, Thuavin and others who can also play on the wings.

    So in Lee mind we have a fully rotated squad and players to fill the roles so he won’t get other players signed up UNLESS we let our player leave on the free or sold on which hasn’t happened yet.

    So in reality the summer transfer window will be the time to improve our team and rid of the deadwood and this last 7 days should be to bring in loan players with a view to buy.

  • 92 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    mitro will come good his strength suits PL , slow as shola, strong as shearer

    Well said
    Hear hear
    Wise words

  • 93 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    This blog would be ok if there weren’t so many foreigners on it. Especially the English. 🙂

  • 94 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    Mitrovic will come good? I think he might. The question that should be asked of course is, when?

  • 95 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Another thing about mitrovic, he needs to get one particular stupid idea out of his head – this holding his hands out and shaking his head in despair strop when he loses a challenge. Go after the ball mate don’t just stand there whining!

  • 96 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    Tell that to Colo.

  • 97 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Aleksandar listen to Tsunki, he knows all about whining.
    😀

  • 98 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    So Jeff…you always just seem to leave small remarks and then make like a tree. You remind me of Ian, a rude version mind you! No offence Ian 😉

  • 99 Jail for Ashley // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    jüsper,
    No different to making a bold statement then refusing point blank to explain it !

  • 100 AncientC // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Moussa Dembele and Ross McCormack look to be available, Pato’s move to Chelsea is on freeing up Remy. West Brom need to cash in on Berahino this window. Naismith was available. Afobe was available. There is even a lad at Coventry that seems to know how to put the ball past a keeper.

    What has happened? Probably a few derisory bids for Lacazette and Batshuayi to unsetlle them for future bids 2 years or more from now.

  • 101 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    Jail…come back when you can act like a grown up (and I am still not going to be a tool for your propaganda)

  • 102 Jail for Ashley // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    Ok jesper,
    Keep your head buried in the sand old chap

  • 103 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    Mitrovic will come good? I think he might. The question that should be asked of course is, when?

    when we get a proper LW

  • 104 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Good morning Jeff, I’m well. You?

  • 105 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Jail…is it hard not to fall into character?

  • 106 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    the lef side is so weak no attack on that side, since jose n jonas

  • 107 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Jeff won’t talk today! He’s in Ian mode…

  • 108 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    How appropriate , the two folk who know least about footy , in support of each other.
    We just need Ibiza to turn up and we’ll have the 3 stooges.

    Ha Ha Ha
    😀 😀 😀

  • 109 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Oops afternoon before jeff is all over me like a cheap tracky top

  • 110 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Tsunki
    You one ‘a them furruners ?
    Sounds like a non European name to me !!!!

  • 111 toon kk // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Nezza
    Good post, and probably very true.
    It’s all about Charnless thinking we have enough but a loan would be good, otherwise we’ll stick with what we have.

  • 112 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    (whispers)..who do you mean Jeff? 🙂

  • 113 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    I agree Mitro may well become a good PL striker problem will be that NUFC will be sat in the championship when he is

  • 114 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Jeff it sounds to me like someone who doesn’t master his own language!

  • 115 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Yo…so will Mitro be at another PL club by then?

  • 116 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Yes Jeff I’m from Xenophobistan. I’m xenophobian. Or a xenomorph. Or that butch warrior princess lass 😀

  • 117 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Jamsha do you feel confident Mitrovic will suddenly learn how to be half a yard faster and read when exactly to get into the box for those lovely little wing crosses? 😉

  • 118 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    jesper
    Yep

  • 119 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Yo…sounds about right

  • 120 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    At least he will have PL experience 😀

  • 121 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Jesper you don’t seem to be as nice as you used to be. it’s not the little one giving you he’ll and keeping you up all night with his incessant whimpering and wailing is it? I’m talking about jeff, btw. 😀

  • 122 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    jesper
    Which will make him a better player

  • 123 Rotonda heights // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    jesper

    I didn’t mean those players for us (I wish…lol!!)
    I was just poining out to Manx that it’s not always about pace and power and little lighter guys can make their mark too. Perez been aother example

  • 124 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Tsunki…well you don’t know me of course, but I can assure you I am still as nice as I use to be!

    …I have just decided to change my blog persona to fit in with the group 😀 the little one(s)…Jeff among others are annoying as hell though!

  • 125 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Rotonda…Manx sees everything in black and whites (with a Union Jack) and very one dimensional.

  • 126 JAMSHA // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Tsunki

    he will 😉

  • 127 Jail for Ashley // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Blog gold,
    Jæsper calling out jibberish for not answering his questions after blatantly refusing to explain a ridiculous statement he made yesterday. You could not make it up !

  • 128 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    That wasn’t long was it Jail! Was it 15 mins. or so?

    Hi everybody, Jail would like you guys to take his side. Quickly join him or he might start to bully you. Be careful he’s a Alpha dog…maybe he bites (he sure doesn’t spell)

    Jail…how come you always mock what you don’t understand? Insecurity? Lack of education?

  • 129 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    A few days ago I was on here having a good old chin wag about football, can u imagine! Discussed Mitrovic, Austin and other transfers without falling out with anyone

    Nice to be back to normal though wouldn’t want to get used to that

  • 130 Jail for Ashley // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Jesper,
    Not bullying, we were having a chat yesterday on the state of the club and you pipe up with “Ashley needs to step in like he did last season when things got nasty. As Ashley done sweet F all last season I asked you to explain what you meant. For some reason you wouldn’t or couldn’t. Now today you’re having a pop at Jibberish for doing exactly the same thing, Show some consistency or standards old chap.

  • 131 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    My first instinct after watching Loic Remy against Arsenal for 15 minutes yesterday was a resounding NO THANKS – he was wick.
    However on reflection I think he may be playing for a transfer , I don’t recall him ever being that bad before.

  • 132 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

  • 133 Jail for Ashley // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    WW…,
    It’s going to be a long time till Everton if we don’t sign someone soon.

  • 134 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Well Yo…it’s a two way street on here. A year or two ago I left the blog (didn’t post) for 6 month and it didn’t change anything!

    …I came back on and told you that Jail…you remember? Boy that one hurt didn’t it. Been revenge ever since 😉 lol

  • 135 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Rotunda and jasper i didn’t say that’s all you need i said it goes a hell of a long way in this league
    ozil took near enough a season to get up to the pace and toughness
    and cost 40 mill
    silva cost nearly the same and gives as good as he gets in terms of aggressiveness
    Plus they have undoubted quality look at Wat they cost!
    There you go again jesper with the brit remark where have I said I only want British players?

  • 136 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    do you play crap to get a transfer

    i thought you put yourself into the window by playing well

  • 137 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Jail…maybe you should stay out of my conversation with Jeff. Do you think you could do that?

    …I find it difficult to answer him when he always just leave remarks to me and leave. You don’t need to up in everyone’s business all the time.

  • 138 Jail for Ashley // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Still don’t understand you jesper.

  • 139 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    JfA
    I agree mate though Everton have a terrible defence and Howard is getting a battering from what I’ve read…plus their manager is poor imo

    Personally I’d stick Perez up top alone and get him to run at Jags then bring Mitro on later to hammer them when they tire (at least that would be the plan depending on the game however things could change)

    I’d also probably give Thauvin a real shot on the left but that’ll not happen

  • 140 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Remy is a option I suppose if Chelsea will let him go. Would mind both Remy and Townsend on loan.

    The defence is still a huge concern.

  • 141 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    *Wouldn’t

  • 142 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    How about you just go annoy someone else Jail?

  • 143 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    jesper
    I wasn’t just talking about u too mate it’s just the most recent in a long list the entire atmosphere on here more often than not resembles a school yard rather than an adult talking space…it’s exhausting

    As for u two u fell out move on or ignore each other? Pretty much the options, it’s what I do with all the folk who spout off at me on here though there’s only 1 I actually choose to ignore

  • 144 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    It seems the desired effect is taking. Left with little room to praise the Jolly One and all things SD, the AA have passed a secret resolution to just get in among the blog regulars and do as much damage as possible. Shock and awe, people. Shock and awe.

  • 145 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Yo…I totally agree!

    It seems we have trouble moving players on and that it has an impact on our transfer activity?

  • 146 manxpie // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Ww nah we are bound to make evertons shocking defense look like fort knox we are masters at stopping oppositions bad runs in one way or another

  • 147 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    chewbaccy

    Arsenal were down to 10 men , losing 1 -0 , their defence was shattered and they were there for the taking.

    If Remy had scored a couple , it would make it impossible for Hiddink to transfer him.

    Remy is desperate for a transfer to somewhere where he gets a start , to be in the window for the Euros in France.

  • 148 toon kk // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    I don’t know if this has been posted but sky sports are reporting we’ve turned down the chance to take Remy on loan.

  • 149 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    I would not have played crap to get away, if the boss didn’t want me and i scored, the fans know he is wrong and i am right

  • 150 WWSBRD // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Jesper
    Depressingly that’s how it seems the club won’t take the hit on wages to bring in players without getting shot of a few they’ve stuck on big wages…if Tiote does leave I expect movement on targets to start again

    manx
    Only if mcClaren intends to keep the squad from imposing itself again, the West Ham game we looked like we knew our quality and went straight up against them which allowed Shelvey to control the game if we do that against Everton we can batter them but if we go with this scared attitude again then it’s another 3 points dropped imo

  • 151 mindshaft // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    We’ve been playing okay but if we don’t take our chances when we’re on top the other team will never lose confidence and not have to change their game plan… if we could manage to score then they’ll have to open up a bit which will allow us to score again ( presuming we find someone who can actually put the ball in the net)

  • 152 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Was that because Jib said he played wick?

  • 153 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    toonkk has just shot me full of holes 🙁

  • 154 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Verdict so far. Another failed, misguided window. We need a top striker and commanding CB. We get Jonjo Shelvey and a dubious French midfielder who might take six months to get up to speed if he ever does. The summer was a balls up. January looks like being the same. No surprises there.

  • 155 jimmysmith // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    “Jimmysmith Identifies Failings Of Team”

    Mike Ashley, Graham Carr, Steve McClaren, Lee Charnley and the lack of 3 or 4 high quality Premier League standard players presently playing their football somewhere else.

  • 156 sing in the corner // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Jesper
    You continuously jump on bandwagons and slate certain players,which of course is your perogative. It’s just that it seems you do this from a position of not watching many of Newcastle’s games. So do you just adopt the opinions of others and stick the boot in?

  • 157 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    This is just one of many articles saying the same thing.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3415587/Loic-Remy-leave-Chelsea-week-club-prepare-arrival-striker-Alexandre-Pato.html

    I guess if we have declined Remy (palace and Pardew seem favourite ) that must mean we have our sights on someone else.
    Hiddink wants shot of Rademel Falcao also 🙁

  • 158 bettyswallocks // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Jesper…….. I would like to make the same point as Jail with regards to you ignoring posts that are questioning your comments.

    You seem to have plenty to say mostly without substance. I asked you yesterday how you could know about Sterry being no good and if you have seen him play or not. As I said yesterday you openly admit not bothering to watch the team play so how can you be such an authority on team matters.
    I eagerly await your reply but I am expecting you to conveniently ignore me again.

  • 159 SuperShearer // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Could Joel Campbell at Arsenal do anything for us? He’s seemingly always on the periphery of being sold or signing a new deal.

  • 160 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Yo…the Tiote transfer seems to hold the key. I wonder if the interest in Gouf have died out!

    There’s definitely a reluctance from the club to take a hit on players we cannot move on. It has been the same problem for a long long time.

  • 161 chewbaccy // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    Can McClaren sole this puzzle or is it beyond him
    too many pieces or no picture to follow only orders

    http://www.puzzlewarehouse.com/Wasgij-14-Football-Madness-1949jum.html

  • 162 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    Tiotes lack of movement would suggest the budget ceiling algorithm is robust. No outgoings and paring of the wage bill = no incoming and increasing of wage bill.

  • 163 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Chewbaccy – hmm I liked our old ‘Brazil’ strip. 🙂

  • 164 SPRINGY // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    hate to say this as i do like the lad and given time i believe will be a good player for us, but mitro either needs help or dropping as its not doing him any good struggling every game,its ok saying he’ll “come good” but when?…time is against us to get out of the crap we’re in and he’s just not scoring by himself ….its not all his fault i know,but we need goals so got to help him out whether thats perez,rivi,thauvin,goofy or aarons…hopefully there’ll be a new striker through the door….that defeat at weekend has knocked my optimism for safety so much….not the result more the performance….despite macca believing we played terrific or tremendous is bollicks…we were very poor.

  • 165 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    The bickering on here is a joke, anyway, where do you guys realistically see us finishing this season? I do have hope considering how well we do play at times however it’s just that! – At times… It’s not enough for this league. We can play as good as we want but clearly it’s not enough, surely that should tell the board that we still need to sign players. We just can never seem to get a run going which is the main reason I’m predicting us to finish 19th. Sad, but judging this season it’s about right.

  • 166 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Betty…I didn’t see your question yesterday!

    Didn’t I question whether or not Sterry was just yet another hyped youngster? Or feel free to fill in the blanks.

    Haven’t we been over this one before about when or when I haven’t been watching the games or are you being a little mischief here?

    As others can testify I don’t mind going back in the threads.

  • 167 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    We are supposed to be vying with Norwich to sign Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf

  • 168 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley…ask that question again when the window closes.

    We did a prediction in August but the window was still opened and I thought / hoped we would sign another forward and CB. I predicted 11 at that time.

    Poorly based on quality and those signings. Didn’t account for McC being this poor !

  • 169 SPRINGY // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    ymfb
    18th with 35-36 points and probs go down on goal diferrence from norwich if we make no signings,16th with about 40 points with 2- 3 signings…i believe its that close

  • 170 bettyswallocks // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Jesper…… My question was in all sincerity, have you seen Sterry play or not. I haven’t that is why I was asking if anyone had seen him play.

  • 171 Our Toon // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Mitrovic isn’t scoring but he’s getting assists. 1 chance at the weekend, half chance which was a very good by gomes. The 2 gilt edge chances for for Perez and Gouffran, they wouldn’t have got them if it wasn’t for mitrovic who the defenders were concentrating on

  • 172 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Ah, ok jesper, sorry I must not have been on the blog when that took place. My bad… 11th? Your opinion was probably shared with many others I imagine.

    Springy

    Unfortunately I agree, it is going to be that close, based solely on the fact that we can’t seem to go on a winning run, which is essential to escaping… Especially in such an unpredictable league.

  • 173 SPRINGY // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    betty
    ive never seen him play mate, so cant give you a judgement read thats he’s decent tho, bit fiery and likes a tackle but a little lightweight for premier at the minute…..just what ive read or heard if thats any use to you

  • 174 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    I posted earlier in the day that I thought we had a squad that would bring us straight back up again.

    Expat reckoned we would sell most of the good players so here’s a question.

    Who would we get rid of, or lose and who would bite the bullet and stay on, any ideas anyone?

    Sissiko is one obvious but I reckon the likes of Janmaat, Perez and Mitrovic might stay loyal and give us a season at least!

  • 175 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Sing…you have got to be kidding me! Another one with selective hearing!

    Tsunki…you wonder why I have changed my persona. There you have it!

    A blog disclaimer. A one point in history I refused to watch our games. This ended when Pardew left. Since my second child have been born watching games has not been a priority. My family is.

    Sing / Betty anything else you will like to know for fifth time?

  • 176 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Shut it ymfb don’t you start 🙂

  • 177 bettyswallocks // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Springy…… Thanks for that, he must have impressed someone as he’s been on the bench a couple of times.

  • 178 catchy in norway // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Really, who would be bothered if we went down, In fact I bet pretty most of you would be happy to say I told you so and hope that Ashley sells up.

    I wouldn’t be bothered if we went down. I will still support and watch them.

    At some point of this season most have not been happy with one player or another, we should have bought this one or that one which is kind of confusing see as a lot of you said we cannot attract any good players to come here. Like I say very confusing.

    If we had of bought for all the positions that people have mentioned we would be bottom of the table right now below Villa, the spirit in the club was already crushed, so introducing 7 or 8 players into the squad without getting some of the old ones out would surely end in disaster.

    The club will not be relegated, and nor will Ashley be leaving the club, there is way to much talent at the club in terms of coaching and player ability, the only thing we miss is match day tactics.

    Not sure how any of you can turn on the likes of Dummett and Florian , Dummett is not the best LB but he rarely gets done, and who ever is at LB gets no protection at all, he is also the joint 4th fastest player this season. And Florian is feeling pressure because of fans not accepting him because he is one of Carrs French boys. This kid is miles better than Oberan, and I heard that Oberan was getting better and better when he first came, people wanted him to do well.

    Right now we have a lot of spoiled brats in here.

  • 179 SPRINGY // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    our toon
    i would prefer mitro to have help,rather then dropped as he is a good player but you can literally see his confidence drain during a game when theres missed passes or missed shots….i just worry that he may well get frustrated and do something daft like give some one an elbow then he’ll be off and that will be 3-4 games made tougher….hope he hits a few goals in and that will relieve the pressure

  • 180 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Essex

    Hmm, an interesting question, sadly I believe that Perez would be snapped up as much as I’d hope that he would stay. Mitro will stay loyal however we would be saying by to:

    Sissoko
    Colo
    Krul
    Wijj
    Thauvin
    Shelvey
    Janmaat
    Cisse

    And probably a few fringe players.

  • 181 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    *bye

    Tsunki

    What have I done? Lol.

  • 182 bettyswallocks // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Jesper……If you don’t watch games how can you then make a statement about one of our up and coming young players for who there are some very positive Reports?

    What is your statement based on? Writing off the lad as just another over hyped Geordie kid doesn’t seem fair before he’s even kicked a ball.

  • 183 SPRINGY // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    essex
    i think krul and sissoko are defo’s away and maybe mbemba plus the most of the players out of contract,saylor will b given a new contract if relegated…i hope perez would stay and mitro could probs score a load in the the championship which may give him the confidence for the following season

  • 184 SPRINGY // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    mbemba plus gini#

  • 185 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley…I just forgot who it was but one of our fellow bloggers actually keeps track of our predictions. I will most definitely be way off 😉 lol

  • 186 catchy in norway // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Springy

    Why would Mitro score a load in the championship. He gets plenty of chances in the prem by misses the target, I bet he would score a few more in the prem of he hit the target

  • 187 mattyNUFC // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Catchy

    I don’t know if you saw my reply to you last night or not but I’ll give you the abridged version:

    – you’re unwavering defence of macca spits in the face of your unabashed vitriol spewed at AP for being guilty of pretty much the same thing

    – I, like you and many many others, wanted only to see the back of AP. Which leads me to believe that your willingness to continually go to bat for macca is not due to a lack of knowledge of footy, etc, but has everything to do with your pride. ive been posting since day one as you have. I’d like to say I have a pretty good idea of when you’re talking sh*te, when you’re trying to cover your tracks and when you’re being earnest. The only thing you’re being earnest about now is trying not to be wrong

  • 188 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Betty…you go on like I haven’t postet a thing…do you read my replies…like ever?

    Could you paraphrase my reply please?

  • 189 Wayayman // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Just chatting this morning with my son about who we think would stay if we went down. I can see the following leaving like s*** off a shovel;

    Sissoko,
    Krul
    Wijnaldum
    Perez
    Janmaat
    Shelvey (yep, I know)
    Mbemba
    Mitrovic
    Thauvin
    Aarons

    Leaving us with this lot from the current 1st teamers;

    Elliot
    Dummett
    Colback
    Colo
    Tayler (if he’s given another deal)
    Lascelles
    Saivet
    Goufran
    Riviere
    Marveaux
    Ameobi

    Add in Arma, Callum Roberts, Sterry, Heany, Gillesphey and Gilliead and it’s not all bad. If Cathro stayed and took over, it might actually mean that the kids get a chance to prove themselves along with a LOT of experienced older players. Could be the best thing that’s happened to us for a while.

    Or we could do a Leeds.

    Ashley likes a gamble, it’s obvious.

    Never Underestimate Fat Cockneys.

  • 190 Wayayman // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Wow. Cisse. I forgot about him and Tiote. Just shows how important they’ve been in the last year or so.

  • 191 mattyNUFC // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    And never did I ever think I’d see the day when you defended dummet and proclaimed him to be a good player. And what’s this joint 4th fastest player crap? You’re too determined to prove all else at the club was rosy and the only shortcoming was AP; players fine, never their fault; owners trying, be it 8 years latent; Carr is infallible. Boloney. You and I had many a talk I’m sure about Carrs many shortcomings back before it was in style to do so, so to speak.

    I never thought 13 months I’d have to tell anyone, especially you who held such a fervent disdain for him, to finally get over him

  • 192 BandB // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Don’t worry jesper, Mike will act.
    Hopefully, McClaren’s sacking will coincide with Pardew becoming available again.
    Fingers crossed……

  • 193 bettyswallocks // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Jesper……. I am now of the very firm opinion that your agenda on here is not as a genuine nufc fan. You latch onto other people’s comments and can not reply to genuine questions about your own misguided unsubstantiated comments.

    You don’t bother to watch the games , so like I said to you a while ago , your existence on this blog is worthless.

  • 194 mattyNUFC // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    “Him” as in pardew of course

  • 195 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    YMFR

    Some of your list might be sold to reduce the wage bill although Ashley might have clauses in their contracts to play for less.

    I don’t think Shelvey would jump ship however, hope not anyway.

    And before anyone jumps on me as being negative, this concept is being aired to get the football Loki think ‘s*d it I’ll make sure they stay up. 🙂

  • 196 Mister Tuff // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    I see it’s all quiet on the football front – news wise..
    Just about a week of this window left – might suggest we are looking for a couple of loan players.
    Which might help us stay up.
    Tubbs pennypinching is coming home to roost. I will find it a gamble too far if we do not get another couple of players in this week.

  • 197 hibbitt // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    the seven most important days in the history of the club…….over to you mr charnley

  • 198 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Betty…I questioned whether Sterry was yet just another over hyped youngster at out club like so many before him…

    I still question that, and until he get a real try out in the first team how would we know?

    Betty there’s really not much different from my answer here and the post I made the other day. Knowing you we will probably have this discussion once again!

  • 199 catchy in norway // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Matty

    I’m not sure if you read all of the post, but I most definitely stick up for Shteve from a football point of view, I would question your football knowledge if you didn’t accept that we play a far better style of football than we have for years, and that’s down to Shteve and his team.

    From a tacticle point of view, I have said many times that I’m lost with his subs, who and when they come on, and baffled as to why he plays Gini out on the left as he is just a passenger when he is out there.

    I don’t blindly stick up for him, but he has had some bad luck when it comes to results, against Villa the heavens opened up, no one could pass the ball, Man U they played with 12 men with ref, Sunderland very unlucky to have colo sent off. Carnot remember the team , but Mitro was pulled down box just as he was about to poke it in, no pen.

    When you play to try and win and not get what you deserve then that’s unlucky, when you play for a draw or not to lose and don’t win what can you really complain about?

    I wonder if you will just be blinded because you didn’t get your way.

    I would love a better manager, and I do think we could get one of the job was offered to one, but it has to be offered first, until then I like the progress so far, from a footballing point of view

  • 200 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    BanB

    What a horrible idea, frying pan into fire then back into frying pan again.

    Who broke all of the mirrors?

  • 201 bettyswallocks // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Jesper ….. I just asked you if you had seen the kid play. A simple yes or no would have sufficed. You still can’t manage it.

  • 202 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    I’ve just sen on SSNews that it was LEICESTER that turned Remy down.

  • 203 catchy in norway // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    On dummet

    I would love a better LB , but we just don’t have one, so why knock the kid? He will be replaced by a natural LB and soon I hope , but if you check the facts, Dummett has been clocked at 21.8 mph this season , and they have him as the 4th joint fasted player this season. I didn’t make it up

  • 204 Mister Tuff // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Wally Blusterman – with Wally assessing we play well when we get beat/spanked causes me to have serious doubts about his player assessments – ie who to buy/missing jigsaw pieces.
    Our hierarchy must be the most incompetent in the league.
    Please do not even joke about King Percy coming back – the discreditted King Percy brigade will be salivating at the mouth and sporting stiffies at the very thought. They’ll be back on here as quick as a flash. – eel pies will be purchased and scoffed Chas n’ Dave will make a comeback – please no it’s too much to contemplate.

  • 205 catchy in norway // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    http://talksport.com/football/revealed-top-six-fastest-players-premier-league-including-liverpool-and-manchester-united

  • 206 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    B and B ,
    absolutely , categorically , no possibility of McClaren being sacked , he’s heaps better than AP and Pards was bulletproof.

  • 207 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Catchy, we do seem to have had some sh!t ref decisions this season.

    I was lmao at Jose’s complaints, we have been getting worse than his former team for years.

    Can I just add the Stoke attempted shirt removal services that were never spotted.

  • 208 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Macca out

  • 209 BandB // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    He’s done wonder for that injury list too Jib.
    Just like you said.

  • 210 mattyNUFC // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Lol @ catchy

    Progress? Progress is spending 60 odd million and being in the relegation zone? Give me a fcuking break. You’re talking absolute nonsense.

    Has the football been better in patches? I can think to west ham and undoubtedly say yes. But overwhelmingly it’s been more of the same. Players out of position. Better players being benched. A persistence with our mighty captain fabricio I have one good match in six coloccini. And what’s worse, the drivel that comes out of that mans mouth is nearly as contemptible as Pardews

  • 211 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Betty…it’s frustrating cause you don’t read my replies which leads to the same question from you about my game watching situation!

    And not to mention you just had a pop at me for missing your post the other day. The premise of your 20 questions seems to be your ongoing illusion that I don’t watch games!

    You just don’t seem to want to hear it. I watch games Betty 😉 and seeing as Sterry is not really playing it’s difficult to judge him.

    I have a hunch though 😉

  • 212 mattyNUFC // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Catchy

    Had to’ve been one of his beautiful backtracking moments where he’s 5 yards behind a puncheon or similar and they caught on the slide while the winger scampers away

    I’ll admit dummet has played well defensively his last two matches, but this is a different time. Every team has to have that second option out wide. Dummet rarely provides that sufficiently

  • 213 mattyNUFC // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Anyway. Enough for me today. Arguing on the Internet is a lot like being a Sunderland fan. You might win, but you’re still a fcuking tw*t

  • 214 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    I believe it is Martoon that is the Key Holder of the Predictions Dungeon. Fear what comes out of there at season end; it will cause the most durable individual to become enfeebled 🙂

  • 215 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Catchy @ 199, i’m used to your “carnt” by now but I really like the word ‘tacticle’ especially when used in connection with your heartthrob Schteeeeeve.

    😀

  • 216 lew // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Is it possible to get Armstrong back at this point? 16goals in 24 matches for Coventry..!

  • 217 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    How many arguments have you won so far then Matty? He he. Just kidding. :).

    I’ve won a few apparently. 😐

  • 218 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Let probably but we are two leagues up in the stratosphere. It would probably choke the poor lad.

  • 219 lew // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Is it possible to get Armstrong back at this point? 16goals in 24 games..!

  • 220 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    mattyNUFC

    Anyway. Enough for me today. Arguing on the Internet is a lot like being a Sunderland fan. You might win, but you’re still a fcuking tw*t

    Matty !!!
    For gods sake do you want to give Mr Tuff an even larger inferiority complex ?

  • 221 Bri // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    I remember Cabella doing a step over when nobody near him,accidentally stood on the f..ing ball and fell over. I couldn’t stop laughing.

  • 222 BandB // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    jesper,

    You’ve let this become an argument about whether you’ve watched the matches or not.

    That’s not the same as whether you’ve seen Sterry play, which was Betty’s original question. No-one could have seen him play by watching the matches.
    You haven’t seen him play and neither has Betty.
    So it’s an argument over whether something he has never seen is better than something you have never seen.

  • 223 catchy in norway // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Loving it, Lol,,

    Tsunki, even though I have been recently diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, I put the carnt down to spellcheck 🙁 the other one I give me bestest shot,
    I have my keyboard set on Norwegian , and I added carnt into it ;).

    But the great thing about the tests I have been doing is they measured my IQ at 132, which was a nice surprise :)))

  • 224 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Hi, Spoiled brat here. 😀

    Actually what would relegation ( and staying there for more than 2 seasons) do?

    Ashley has ‘loaned’ the club I think it stands at about £120m to date, which he will want back if he decides it’s time to bale. Of course that will be no problem, it will be the first claim when the asking price is met. Having said that, by then your krul, janmaat, sissoko, mitrovic, shelvey, Wijnaldum etc types will be a distant memory on the wage ledger, their sales and the resultant rat-exodus of the high wage hangers on will have left us with Sturdy Steve at the helm of a smaller craft of workmanlike championship stalwarts, cheap to run and highly replaceable. So Mike may have clawed all his cash back and be ready to sell a highly useable break even championship outfit.

    Cue new owner, maybe a foreign oil or shipping magnate, maybe a roofing and soffit supplier from Consett, who knows. They will have the opportunity to sell advertising space in an empty ground, sadly gone are the days when this attractive package could well suit the needs of a globally focused sportswear firm, as we won’t be seen much on TV except at 1 am on Sunday in the uk. Oh. I forgot. Somebody else owns the club merchandising and sportswear retailing. But we could in-source the catering again and get Gladys to do some pasties and pork dips.

    Season tickets will probably still be cheap though.

  • 225 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    Bri I think it’s probably on his highlight reel 😐

  • 226 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    I always thought the carnt thing a bit odd it’s not a common misspelling so that explains it. Maybe the ‘tacticle’ thing will catch on. I think I will use that sometime later, copyright permitting of course 🙂

  • 227 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    I get the impression that our scouting team have never really seen some of the signings we made play.

    Nowt to do with Sterry but I thought I’d just mention it.

    Anyway Steve thought he was good enough for the bench so he can’t be a complete Dummett (sorry about that pun I actually like Dummett as a player).

  • 228 Ron Knee // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Tsunki

    In your ‘vision’, why do you assume the ground will be empty?

  • 229 hibbitt // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    we should have a better LB back but we dont dummett is a CB playing out of position and not doing a bad job with out doubt he’s the best we have on the books in that position …..there’s very little chance of this lot buying a specialist LB or any other defend for that matter…………on sterry seen jesper asking….. not a bad player but needs games to move up a notch another one who should be out on loan playing every week learning his trade

  • 230 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    BandB…I just thought that the ongoing mentioning of my period of not watching games – which seemed to fall on deft ears on Betty, was a finished subject and beside the point on Sterry.

    My comment as I said was a hunch or a wondering.

  • 231 bettyswallocks // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Jesper…….. Just to clarify. I heard some reports that Sterry was a promising young player. When I asked if anyone had seen him play nobody said they had. You decided to pour cold water on the idea that he might be a useful player and as I knew you hadn’t seen him as you don’t even bother to watch the first team it P’d me off that you would slag the kid off before he’s played a game.

    You avoid answering questions when you can’t back up your comments. Simple as that . You’ve been sussed as the bag of hot air that you are?

  • 232 hibbitt // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Tsunki
    i believe we have 34000 season tickets +2000 away fans not sure how you think the ground will empty yes the gate will go down but it wont be empty not by a long way

  • 233 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Sorry Ron, my mistake, the empty is referring to the unused ad space. The ground will be full of supporters as usual. Helped a bit by the cheap season tickets thanks to Mike’s pledge perhaps.

  • 234 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Tsunki
    I don’t know about Gladys in your vision of NUFC’s future but what about your good self, given your experience and skill set? You can even check Steve’s emails for spelling mistakes. You seem to enjoy doing that on here.

  • 235 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    And Betty…we are back at the beginning with the ongoing assumption that I don’t watch games even though I have told you otherwise!

    I have no reason to judge what you have been told, but I have heard that tune before about our youngsters. And they more or less always been a over hyped tune.

  • 236 Ron Knee // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Here’s another ‘vision’: Let’s assume Newcastle narrowly avoid the drop again. Fast forward 12 months to January 2017 and lo, Ed’s tweaking his Next Seven Days Vital to Newcastle article.

    Which vision do you prefer?

  • 237 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Ron Knee

    I’d bet that there will be a “if we go down, who will we keep article in the offing”

  • 238 Slank // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Tsunki

    I think a roofing and soffit supplier from Consett is more likely as all foreign oil or shipping magnates are not very happy at the moment as their income has plummeted.

    new owner, maybe a foreign oil or shipping magnate, maybe a roofing and soffit supplier from Consett, who knows. They will have the opportunity to sell advertising space in an empty ground, sadly gone are the days when this attractive package could well suit the needs of a globally focused sportswe

  • 239 Ron Knee // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Slank

    Does it have to be Consett?

    EGB

    Copyright that while there’s still time!

  • 240 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Ron Knee

    What’s wrong with Consett, I remember driving through there when the Steel works was still going and crossing a bridge that had smoke permanently billowing across it.

    like a scene from Dante!

  • 241 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    I sussed Jesper as a bag of hot air ages ago and Belfast ages before me.

  • 242 Ron Knee // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    EGB

    I’ve only seen Consett from afar. Maybe it’s safe to go now!

  • 243 Jib // Jan 25, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Tsunki
    Does this mean we are getting new fascia boards for SJP ?

  • 244 Tsunki // Jan 25, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Blackley, gladly, although if it means sorting through his tacticles I might pass.

    Ron – that is a horrible nightmare vision of a time loop. Will there be a rerun of Charlie Austin articles?

  • 245 TomaKaThor // Jan 25, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    I am sure alot dont actually watch Newcastle or maybe just do on mod, Mitrovic is clearly a very good player who is isolated and dealt with long balls to deal with half the time…. which he does very well… the people saying he has been missing sitters etc ect … pure nonsense …. fans like these who will end up driving the closest thing we have had to a Shearer….. could you imagine Cisse being asked to do the role Mitrovic is…. seen as Cisse can’t even control a pass to his feet while under no pressure.

  • 246 mactoon // Jan 25, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    “It’s not one man’s responsibility to put the ball in the back of the net – it’s other people’s as well,”

    “He’s young, he’s growing, he’s getting better – a lot better than he was at the start of the season – and again, strikers, their confidence comes from sticking the ball in the net.”

    If he is the striker (and you dropped Perez so he IS the only striker) then it IS his responsibility to put the ball in the net, you clown.

    It IS your responsibility to get a striker in who CAN put the ball in the back of the net and if you don’t no matter how many excuses you come out with after every defeat.. it IS your responsibility.




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