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Newcastle Fans React On Twitter To Townsend Deal

1:05 pm, Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 103 Comments

Here are some of the sampling of Newcastle fans excitement at the news today that personal terms and a fee have been agreed for the transfer of Andros Townsend to Newcastle and the 24 year old seems so exited to join Newcastle and said once he knew Newcastle United  were interested in him we were the only club he wanted to join.

We always knew he was a good lad.



Andros Townsend – should be announced as Newcastle player tomorrow

Here are some of the tweets that have gone out today from Newcastle fans.

And finally one really funny one.

Tags: Andros Townsend · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Tweet · Twitter

103 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon_Tom // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Hope he hits the ground running and helps Mitro find the goal too !!!

  • 2 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Ashley Out! Townsend In!

  • 3 belgrade fan // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    palace in for Emenike or Adebayor, they said wont do loan deals. TAke Remy we need him.

  • 4 hibbitt // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    without any doubt we need a LB no if’s or but’s we need a LB jetro willems would be good…… we have a new LW now get a LB

  • 5 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Not like if we hadn’t have forked out on Townsend the money would have been used elsewhere. We’d have likely just get thauvin if history is anything to go by…
    On the left, AT is 10x the player that Gouffran, Obertan, Ameobi, Cabella (based on nufc form) and Thauvin (based on nufc form) are!!! Its a massive strengthening whether you rate the guy or not.
    Sorry but people complaining about Townsend need to remember we’ve suffered gouffran for nigh on 100 appearances, most at left wing.
    This is progress, improvement and a sign that the manager is finally getting players the squad needs rather than more number 10’s…

  • 6 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    This signing brought to you by Soccer Sauce -your One-Stop-Shop for the massed accumulation of guesswork. 🙂

  • 7 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    askew and fereday!….christ.. theres two names pulled out of thin air!lol

  • 8 WWSBRD // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    He’s no Guti though

  • 9 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    That bottom one was not funny… Awkward. Lol.

  • 10 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    He’s not going to say “well.. Newcastle were probably my second choice but they bid the highest so I’ll make do and mend I suppose” is he? 🙂

  • 11 chewbaccy // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    billy and wayne

  • 12 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:14 PM


    I think you’re a mind reader, we were actually probably his third.

  • 13 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    How long before he’s in our first team then?

  • 14 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    I like that Townsend is brave enough to take a man on and have a go. Same as Shelvey is brave enough to try a killer pass.
    Add a striker and we’re looking good going forward.
    Townsend and Sissoko on the wings, Gini as number 10, Shelvey as number 8, is very attack minded!
    Wasnt long ago we witnessed an awful mid and attack of
    Colback anita
    Obertan sissoko gouffran

  • 15 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Well no one can complain Mash hasn’t spent plenty of money, shame he let us get so run down in the first place.
    I hope it’s not too late, we could easily still go down, we need a proven striker, without goals bye bye premier league.

  • 16 LGFUAD21 // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Reading Townsends comments. He’s being brought in to play left wing.

    Hopefully we’ll now have a bit more balance if he can attack down the left.

    A decent LB behind him wouldnt go a miss though.


    On paper, that is the best team we’ve had in years. Better than the one that finished 5th.

    Surely that should be enough to survive and then some. Over to you Schteeve.

  • 17 BandB // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    I genuinely hope the period between the end of the delirious tweeting and the start of the booing is longer than it was with our last two wingers.
    It will be all the same people too.

  • 18 jayphoto // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    @wwsbrd – god I forgot Jonas too. Love the guy but he could barely pass or shoot.
    Never seen AT left wing but it makes sense, the guy is rapid and can strike a ball.
    Must have played well at some point to get an england call up despite not playing for man utd, Arsenal or Liverpool…

  • 19 chewbaccy // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Stopping the goals against would go a long way towards survival

  • 20 Termijn // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Dont rate him personally but Ill give him the benefit of the doubt and hope he does well. If we get Berahino/Lacazette this would be an absolute dream window.

  • 21 WWSBRD // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    My main worry now is that McClaren is incapable of setting up a team to be on the front foot especially away from home…our away form is incredibly poor

  • 22 LGFUAD21 // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:21 PM



    Yes AT isnt a showstopper but at the very least he’ll run and cause a problem on the right for the first time since Jonas dropped back into the championship

  • 23 Whumpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    I think Townshend will prove a brilliant buy – talented bloke.
    Not counting chickens yet but if this does go through AND we get either Berahino or Remy then I will be chuffed to bits.
    Not only would we see an improvement in results it would strong evidence that the club have actually changed strategy.
    These players aren’t like our previous panic splurges to stay up. These are a statement of “let’s go win stuff”.
    Long way to go yet though.

  • 24 WWSBRD // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Hey mate say what u like about Jonas in regards to stats but other teams were scared of him. He was a player who brought out the best in others aswell

    Utterly loved him wish we had kept him and once Ashley finally does one I hope he comes back to coach or manage (him and Colo future management team? Haha)

  • 25 defenders needed // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Lgfaud21 that’s definitely the formation just require a lb for definate and colo is to inconsistent still think we need a 6 ft 3 left footed centre back, who I don’t know though. Those to positions are now a must to stay up!

  • 26 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Levy has outdone the Marseilles guy for putting one over us. Spurs fans are loving this. 12M is an absolute joke. Perez and Aarons, even Thauvin are better players than this headless chicken.

    If we’ve got 12M where is the speedy goal scorer, the top CB and LB?? Another totally unnecessary signing. Charnley, carr and SM need sacked asap. Shocking lack of football knowledge.

  • 27 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    So we needed a goalscorer and a commanding CB in the summer. We’ve spent £100m and got neither. The limit of Carr’s imagination is Loic Remy (again) and Andros Townsend. WTF is going on? You couldn’t make it up. Is it any wonder we’re in the relegation zone with Carr and Charnley in charge? GET A STRIKER, YOU MUPPETS.

  • 28 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    defenders needed
    how about this lad for a left footed cb…

  • 29 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Who knows if we get a striker and manage to stay up MA might just have taken one step forward to repairing a little faith with us fans.

  • 30 jimmysmith // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    If this is true, you’d have to say we’ve bought very well the last two windows. Maybe we might have done more in the close season, and Thauvin is a mystery, but hindsight is always twenty twenty. We do need a left back, but Dummett is solid defensively, and with Townsend ahead of him, there is going to be less urgency for him to push on. So maybe that can wait, but Cisse does need replacing though, and this window. He’s been pretty hopeless for about 80% of his time here, and that’s no good at all from a centre forward and particularly one for a side that desperately needs goals.

    It’d be shocking if this group did actually go down, particularly as there is now the makings of a very decent side, a top 8 side, but we are certainly very much in real trouble, even with Townsend and Shelvey, and even if we did get Remy, and that would be quite remarkable and tragic and ironic, given the spending, and what now appears a genuine attempt to build a good competitive side, at a club that truly deserves one. We only have 15 games to save ourselves.

  • 31 Jamseyd24 // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Everyone saying he is going to play on the left, Is he even left footed? I always thought he was right footed. Someone please correct me if im wrong????

  • 32 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    BandB. From previous thread.

    I agree that Ashley has had no intentions of throwing his own money into the club for a long time and that he has gambled with the clubs PL survival. However it does appear that now the club is self funding, he is allowing the proceeds to be spent on the team.
    Although he won’t allow us to spend our way back into debt I think we will have more spending power than many other PL clubs and this should surely be enough to give us half a chance of putting together a competetive team.
    Leicester have shown what can be achieved with a shrewd scouting network without crazy spending and surely this is an area that needs addressing. With teams like Chelsea and Man. Utd having spent 100’s of millions and not looking like they got any sort of value , competent recruitment looks like the best road to success.
    As long as Ashley continues to allow the surplus to be re invested which is not guaranteed to happen, then I think this is the best we can hope for.

  • 33 Whumpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    B&B, Rotunda – I sort of get what you are saying in that of course we need better defensive players and – DUH – a striker.
    But recent form suggests the former can wait – at a push – and the club openly acknowledge the latter as their priority.
    The order in which players arrive does not reflect their priority to the club! Why is that so often misunderstood?
    (And Rotunda – your opinion of AT’s ability is about as well-informed as it is helpful. FFS man.)

  • 34 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    aye he his mate…can use both, but is a left footer

  • 35 Dagwoodz // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    I think there is quite a bit of brinksmanship going on behind closed doors in regards to Berahino. All the rumour mill talk has moved back to Lacazette, or Remy. I’m not sure which one I would prefer to have at this point.

    Remy – plagued with injuries this term, not much match time. Knows the club, and the club knows Remy is a merc. If he’s fit, he’ll score goals.

    Berahino – how close to match fitness is he? And will his attitude (perceived attitude that is), be brought with him into the NUFC locker room? Can’t comment on his goal scoring this season as he really hasn’t been given enough games to rack any sort of tally up. Could just be a one season wonder, but he has shown that he can score in the BPL.

    Lacazette – Not quite showing the form of the last two seasons. Gini, from midfield has outscored him. Could possibly be a gem of a signing, but our record of late with signings from France is poor. If he’s so good, why has another club not come in for him?

    Two of the three are going to cost upwards of £22, and one is a loan only.

    I say take Remy on loan, then take the £22, plus whatever, and make a cheeky offer for John Stones. Everton might just sell… *yah right*

  • 36 bladeuser // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    So arrons and thaurvin r better than townsend
    Just proves what a muppet u really are

  • 37 BandB // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    We will go a chunk of the way to balancing this, as the Thauvin deal will likely go ahead now.
    We are trying VERY hard to get the Tiote deal done.
    So we still need striker. Though they may believe that Townsend will double Mitrovic’s effectiveness.

    If we don’t buy a striker, one month from now, the blog will be wall to wall “why didn’t we buy a striker, a CB and a goalkeeper FFS!!!!”

    Wait and see.

  • 38 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Nobody can accuse Ashley of not trying to make our own luck. Carr and Schteve are the problems.

    Glad Townsend is coming in. Those that believe Aarons or Thauvin are better are genuinely deluded, blurring the lines between their computer games and reality.

  • 39 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    soccer sauce now saying remy deal gathering pace…read into that as you will

  • 40 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Rotonda…….. Townsend has shown some flashes of brilliance for England and was consistently very good at QPR.
    Redknap rates him, Mc C obviously rates him and Roy Hodgson who is a well respected man also rates him.
    Perhaps when Hodgson goes you should throw your hat in the ring for the England job if you think you know better.

  • 41 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    People keep going on about players with attitude, it’s a good thing, helps keep other lacklustre player’s on there toes.
    It’s what our squad needs , a bit of fire in there bellys.

  • 42 BandB // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:47 PM


    EVERYONE is saying the Remy deal is gathering pace.
    He’ll be good too.
    He’s MINT on Fifa.

  • 43 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    we’re in the bottom three because of the order in which players arrive. We’re still waiting for the vital ones.

  • 44 Macas // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    WWSBRD – Totally agree about Jonas, when him and Enrique were playing all our best play went down the left hand side. His shooting wasn’t great but disagree about the comment on his passing that was made, he was pretty intelligent with the ball. He did have a bad spell but funnily enough when he came back last season I thought he looked better than ever, and looked good in that central midfield role. Could still beat a man, was making more tackles than the rest of our central midfielders and was more intelligent than a lot of our players.

  • 45 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    townsend might not be what everyone wants,im not entirely sold on the lad tbh, but he’ll get the chance from me to prove himself….hope he does good coz him doing good, means the club is doing good hopefully.

  • 46 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Maybe townsend is hinting a striker is coming in as well lol why have medical tomorrow? Maybe waiting to do 2 at once #ITK!

  • 47 Mister Tuff // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    If Townsend is here I think most folk, including myself will say good luck, and hope he plays well, scores goals and creates them.
    With the ultimate aim of keeping us up -so we can get more players in over the summer and really invest in the team.
    If his transfer does not work out -it will surely lead to some interesting discussion on here and elsewhere.

  • 48 jimmysmith // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    Sherwood also likes him, and obviously is very familiar with him, and I also think Potchetino rates him, but there are potentially a number of reasons why he hasn’t been figuring, and that alone, is no reason to believe he won’t do very well for us. 12 million for Thauvin was ludicrous, but not for a ten times capped 24 year old England International forward with everything to play for.

  • 49 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    just passing on info people might want to know….as fifa…never played it so would’nt know…never been a football gamer,always preferred shooters tbh.

  • 50 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    How much has Carr spent on our defence in the last five years (net)?

  • 51 optimistic prime // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    We’re getting players in, who knows next year it maybe done in some sort of organised fashion.

    It’s progress, I think.

    Good luck to Townsend, I look foward to seeing him in a Toon shirt.
    The side will be balanced for the 1st time in years.

  • 52 LGFUAD21 // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley


    Thauvin may have the flair but he’s not going to get into games like Townsend.

    Even if Townsend isnt getting goals and assists he’s still putting in the work rate as well as posing enough of a threat to occupy the opposition. Thauvin has been anonymous.

    As for Aarons. Sure the lad has pace and some skill and he made a great start here. But just like Armstrong he could do with a loan out somewhere.

    If Coventry make promotion I say we try to loan them Arma and Aarons for a full season next year in the championship.

  • 53 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Saldado was the lone striker when townsend had a good run in the spurs team how many assists did he fusk up?
    All I remember is seeing him miss absolute sitters every week on motd

  • 54 optimistic prime // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:55 PM


    The same amount as you I beleive

  • 55 catchy in norway // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:56 PM


    to me it seems like we are signing players that play ok in there natural positions,, Shteve just needs to play them in there natural positions and i think we have some s
    pace and power in the team

  • 56 check the toastie // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    Need a striker to run the channels, rather than standing with his back to goal, Mitrovic needs to take a leaf out of Shearers book and play on the half turn.

    Remy, Berahino or even Gomis would offer a better target for passes from midfield, Mitrovic although talented and young needs to lose some chubb and start offering beyond the back four rather than standing in the center circle and being crowded out, especially away form home.

    Townsend is better than what we have down the left hand side, what’s the problem with folk. Everyone now whinging because Ashley is spending money, no pleasing some of you goons.

  • 57 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    If Townsend signs he deserves a chance to prove himself as its a fresh start for him and he will be a part of our club.

    To slag him off before he starts and to start sharpening the knives already, the lad is on a hiding to nothing whereas the I told you so mob are on a win win.

  • 58 Toon Tang // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Mines a gin & brain tonic

  • 59 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Well said macas. A bit surprised at Jayphoto’s comment on Jonas.

    As contraire, one CAN indeed blame Ashley. He employed his ‘bored with direction’ to begin the year with a change from the Pardew-Carver “we had no contingency plan” Disaster and what did we get? We made our own horrendously bad luck. What’s happening now is damage limitation. I hope it works in spite of the cynical remit that keeps plunging us down the table but Ashley will continue to be highly blame-able until he changes the structure he has set in place. Radically.

  • 60 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    It would be quite funny if we become a decent team by default, ie the fat man suddenly panicking at the thought of losing all that money.

  • 61 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Why all the negativity off some on Townsend? He hasn’t even kicked a ball for us yet, He is certainly better than a lot of the flops we have in our squad.

  • 62 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    BandB….. Your cynicism holds no bounds. . If you were running the club what would you do right now to make things better?
    Not going back to what should have been done previously as that is history and can’t be rectified.

  • 63 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Check – nice try but Mike has a lot more to do to engender confidence than preside over a telephone rant in which he tells Charnley to pull his finger out and get this club back to mid table or else!

  • 64 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:05 PM


    exactly, SBR got AS to play on the half turn

  • 65 mad-serb // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:06 PM


    I am thinking down the same lines as you. There is games being played behind the scenes. we are not the only club in need of a striker this window. There is probably 5 or 6 looking for garenteed goals striker but there are only so many availible and the 3 you spoke about are what is left.

    This is how is see it panning out. probably all wrong what worth a dig.

    Remy – Crystal palace (Pardeeewed knows him and they got along fairly well in his time here. living in London so no relocations is required, has a french in cabaye and he will be the focal point in pardews counter atticking systems which he knows. No relegations fears)

    Berahino – Spurs (you dont go through the effort they have in the summer and not try and sign the player again when he has been perfectly unsettled at the club to a point he has to leave. They playing the waiting game here and see all other parties bulk at his asking price to make there bid on the final day to get this done. they need a striker. If Kane gets injured there goes their champions league place if they dont have back up. just cant see this not happening and levy and co has be wanting this for oppertunity. and to soften the blow we just paid probably half the fee)

    Lacazette – Us ( which leaves us with our new mercanary. He not having the best of seasons but to be fair to him lyon are not creating the chances they did last year and I was watching the game over the weekend. They have no chance of qualifying for CL and will be lucky to make Europe.

    This is making me think that his agent is talking to him that you have a better chance of making the french squad if you can be playing in the premire league. atleast there you are being show cased to the world and if he scores a few goals he will make the squad. He will probably

  • 66 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    I don’t think it’s fair to berate anyone for not being pleased about Townsend signing, nor is it fair to ridicule those who think it’s great. it’s all to be expected of what has become an unknown quantity. It is what it is, time will tell whether he makes it into the first team soon, and whether he can change his own game around to living up to that earlier hype. We will see won’t we, he will get his chance.

  • 67 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:10 PM


    I think people are happy Ash is spending, just worried about who’s in charge of spending it.

    would have preferred seeing it go on a speedy striker, CB and LB that desperately needs addressing and has done for years . Shelvey looks very promising but i just don’t see the need for townsend.

    Tbf AT has pace and is 2 footed. It’s just we have nearly a full team of people picking up wages who just shouldn’t be here.

  • 68 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    I really cannot accuse Ashley of not keeping his word. If we still fail Carr and Charnley must be held accountable.

  • 69 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    I wouldn’t recommend he reads the blogs though for a while 🙂

  • 70 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    jimmysmith at 48

    Whose judgement would you take Pochettino’s or sherwood. no need to answer on that.

  • 71 U.S Magpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    For those who think this was a bad signing please give him a chance, just like Shelvey there where tons of doubters. Here’s the thing both are on paper England international players, let’s look at that statement right there. We have complained for years about Newcastle looking in Europe for players and not buying British players who have prem exp, well now we have signed two. So let’s give Andre a chance before we bash the shit out of him, if he can play like he did two years ago it will only benefit the team and gives us some attack on the left so we don’t look as predictable as shit going down the right. Mitro should love the crosses coming in and that will hopefully give him all the chances he needs.

  • 72 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    I’d be just as happy to see half a dozen of our squad fillers offloaded tbh

  • 73 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    bettyswallocks at 40

    Don’t talk with your mouth full, it makes you look simple.

  • 74 Tsunki // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Hopefully when we have the ball flying into the box from all directions like angry wasps, mitrovic will cotton on how to connect with a few of them. Hopefully it will be the making of him?

  • 75 mad-serb // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    continuing for last post

    Lacazette – He will be able to push through an extra couple of quid due to us being deserate and will have get out clauses build in to his contract for sure if we go down. prabably relegation release clause and maybe a bonus if we stay up.

    I had a think about it as apparently he has had according to artcles. How want to buy him in the summer? He want champions league club. i do not think any of the top 5 or 6 clubs want him.

    Man city – augeuro, chelsea dont favour that type of striker, man utd need a target man, they have enough pace, Leicester City has vardy, liverpool has sturidge, arsenal has sanchez and totthanham want Berahino.

    We the best he can get at this moment of time or in the summer

  • 76 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    @u.s magpie

    I agree when you with townsend we won’t look predictable as all teams know our attacks only come from the right, but curious.

    Since when you’ve seen townsend actually capable of crossing? Most of us remember him with horrible final ball and blasting into row z.

  • 77 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Take out Mbemba and I’ve probably paid for the rest of our net spend on defence.

  • 78 hibbitt // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    its finding buyers + our deadwood are over paid ……….think the only way to get rid quick is pay up there contracts and make them free agents

  • 79 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:23 PM


    thanks for the constructive advice, I’ll note that.
    Hilarious from the bloke who slags everyone off for repeating things and who himself puts the same thing in every single post. I guess you don’t get irony. no didn’t think so.

    I am actually more worried about Perez losing out. Aarons when played in his proper position ( he is not a WB and can’t be judged on one game back after long term injury) looked the real deal before and Thauvin has great crossing ablity, but hasn’t been given a run.

    If Townsend comes off then great.

  • 80 Rotonda heights // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    US mags

    I think we always saw the potential with shelvey, and we desperately needed a playmaker.

  • 81 TroubledToon // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Thauvin better than Townsend? Even if Townsend is a headless chicken, atleast he brings pace with him. Thauvin doesn’t even have that.
    I personally think Townsend will be a good addition to the squad. Hopefully he can put the ball on Mitro’s head and Mitro can finally start converting the numerous chances he misses, cuz he’s a lot better with his head . That being said, Id be a lot happier having another striker with Mitro to take advantage of his play.

  • 82 U.S Magpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:28 PM


    This was Andre only two seasons ago like I said if he can deliver this type of football then it can only help the Mags.–xM5CA8Y

  • 83 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Rotonda………. Does your mouth bleed every 28 days?

  • 84 sparky55 // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:33 PM


    We let in 2 goals a game on average. That means we need to score 3 games on average to win those games.

    How many times have we scored three times in a game this season??? We will very rarely score three a game this season even if we get Remi in or someone of the same calibre.

    Sandro and Shelvey will make a difference but not that much of a difference.

    We need left back and centre half to replace Colo…he’s the weak link in all this and unless we tighten up at the back all this money spent will be in vain because the stupid tw@ts who run this club have not identified one fcuking defender who’s gonna come in this window and shore up the defence.

    We don’t have a shearer or a bellamy or a ferdinand any more to knock more goals in at the other end to make up for the goals we ship at the opposite end…we just don’t have that luxury anymore so we need to shore up the defence and build from there…YOU DON’T BUILD FROM THE FRONT BACKWARDS…YOU BUILD FROM THE BACK FFS.

    the people running our club are a bunch of fcuking numpties and deserve all they’re gonna get…Championship football

  • 85 Goldmbemba // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    pleased with townsend.

    I wonder if perez could work in the lone striker role, as a late sub for mitrovic , if the game demanded it. I do feel sorry for perez if andros kicks him out of the team

  • 86 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    The dead wood at our club will be a large part of our first team if we go down.
    One of the reasons for us holding onto them for now.

  • 87 sparky55 // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Townsends pace will make any defender think twice about marauding up the pitch…that in itself is good for us and if he can produce good service going forward then he’ll be an asset for sure.

  • 88 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    I’ve seen too many decent players lose their talent in relatively short periods. Townsend is another gamble. What’s he contributed to Spurs u21s in recent months?

  • 89 Jib // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    £21 million for Lacazette.

    That will be £50 million each of the last 2 windows with Summer to come !

    Will that shut up the whining gobshytes (you know who you are) on this blog ?

    “You can bet it won’t pilgrim”
    (in my best John Wayne voice)

  • 90 Toon_Tom // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Shola Ameobi has offered to play for Bolton for free until the end of the season, but the Championship club cannot take the striker up on the offer, according to the Bolton News.

    Bolton are under transfer embargo, meaning they cannot sign any contracts registered with the Football League.

    Ameobi’s contract expire at the weekend, having scored in Bolton’s 3-1 win over MK Dons.

  • 91 Goldmbemba // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    I really dont see Lacazette happening.

    Remy is far more likely, and probably the better option. Prem proven, knows the toon. Motivated to perform for euros

  • 92 Toon_Tom // Jan 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Chelsea appear to have finalised a deal for Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato.

    According to Brazilian TV channel SporTV, the Blues have agreed a six-month loan deal with Corinthians for the forward, who will travel to London tonight.

    His agent, Gilmar Veloz, confirmed the news.

    Pato is expected to fly from Sao Paulo at 11.50pm Brazilian time, meaning he should arrive in the UK on Wednesday morning.

    Chelsea will pay the entirety of the 26-year-old’s wages – believed to be around £30,000 a week – over the loan period.

    This should pave the way for remy coming our way!

  • 93 Spoof // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    I haven’t been a big admirer of Townsend but I will back him 100% in the hope that he can produce his England form rather than his Spurs form as he does seem to play better for England than what he does for Spurs.

  • 94 BandB // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:08 PM


    If we bring in a good quality striker I think we will have taken adequate precautions to give us a chance of staving off relegation for another season.
    And remember, amid all the rejoicing, that’s what we are talking about here. Staving off relegation. A far cry even from mid-table mediocrity.

  • 95 The Newcastle Armchair // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Its signings like Shelvey and Townsend that will hopefully see us beat the likes of the teams around us.

    Loving his two footed ability

  • 96 Slank // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    BandB @ 94

    ‘…..A far cry even from mid-table mediocrity… ‘

    The good old days.

    How many of us would take that in our current precarious position.

  • 97 Toon_Tom // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Crystal Palace are the 5/2 favourites with Sky Bet to sign Loic Remy before the transfer window slams shut, while Newcastle can be backed at 100/30 to swoop for the Chelsea striker and Leicester are outsiders at 22/1 to complete a deal.

  • 98 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Often a quality player is only as good as the players around him, his quality’s will be wasted or unrecognised without the correct support.

  • 99 bettyswallocks // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    BandB……… Ok so if we do that and manage to survive and the rebuilding of the squad continues in the summer with Ashley allowing the spending to continue,all things considered surely that’s a lot better than we have had to endure over recent years. At least it provides some hope for the future?

  • 100 BandB // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    There’s never been any shortage of hope for the future on sale betty, or buyers.
    Let’s see how we progress when the club isn’t trying to buy off the relegation of Sports Direct’s world-wide TV pitch.

  • 101 croftus5678 // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:38 PM



    colback / perez / dummett / krul /rola on bench.

  • 102 toon kk // Jan 26, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    I hope you’re right about MA building a proper team, I just hope he doesn’t start cashing in our best players if he thinks we’re more established in the future.

    The main thing is escaping relegation first.

  • 103 El Sleeve // Jan 26, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Jury’s out on Townsend until he plays his first game. Let’s at least give him that.

    However with close to £80m spent these last two windows on Townsend, Saivet, Shelvey, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Mbemba, I don’t understand why we can’t have spent some of that on a LB and CB. Hopefully they are on their way.

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