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Newcastle Could Still Surprise Us With Striker Signing

4:29 pm, Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 171 Comments

If the news is to be believed then Newcastle have run up against a brick wall in trying to get the goal-scoring striker in who could help save us from relegation this season.

And make no mistake relegation would be a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle United – not to mention the embarrassment of a second relegation in a short seven years for such a great club.

loic remy at hull

Loic Remy would be perfect for Newcastle

It seems we have lost out on Charlie Austin (we didn´t bid), Alexandre Lacazette (he doesn’t want to leave in mid-season), Saido Berahino (West Brom will not sell)  and there´s only Loic Remy left – who we can see – who would be the signing we need.

There are reports today that we have sounded out Swansea for 30 year-=old Bafe Gomis, who is available – but to pay out £7M for  a striker past his best, who would be a fairly short-term signing would not be a good deal for us.

And Bafetimbi has not been able to do the job at Swansea since he was signed as free agent 18 months ago from Lyon.

Bafe has scored 16 goals in 57 appearances for the Swans and has had trouble keeping a starting place at the south Wales club.

Maybe we can look at the Championship and go after one of the top strikers there – in an effort to bring in a natural goalscorer.

One Championship striker we had been linked with was 22 year-old Wolves striker Benik Afobe, but he was signed by Bournemouth on 9th January for £9M and he´s already scored  a couple of goals for the Cherries.

It´s obvious that Mike Ashley is anxious to get the players in so that Newcastle are still a Premier League club at the end of the season, but at the moment that still looks like a dodgy proposition.

So we could yet see Newcastle go after a lower league striker who could potentially get the job done at the Magpies.

It will be a risk but if we cannot get Loic Remy in – either on loan or even sign him permanently – we could still see a Newcastle surprise before Monday.

But Newcastle have also left things very late for such an important signing.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loic Remy · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

171 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Jail’s too good for Ashley.
    Something very fishy spending all that money on those two lightweights when we’ve refused to strengthen so much in the past

  • 2 hibbitt // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    same job as the greeter at B&Q like you say just there to make the numbers up…….. not the hero he used to be took ashleys 30 pieces of silver just a yes man now such a shame

  • 3 MadisonToon // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Just saw the squad that played in the friendly:

    Newcastle United: Darlow; Barlaser, Taylor, Lascelles, Gibson; Roberts, Gouffran, Longstaff, Marveaux, Aarons; Riviere

    No wonder we were thrashed. That’s the weakest backline we’ve played above a U-21 game. Granted, this was similar to a reserve game, but it at least puts things a bit in perspective.

    On topic, please no to Gomis. as JamesRec mentioned on the last thread, Cisse will outperform him. If Cisse gets the same minutes that Bafe would, he will get more goals in this squad – we just need a finisher. If Remy gets the same minutes I would imagine he’ll get +3 on Cisse.

    No idea bout Lacazette as it would be a serious adjustment for him and might not be long enough for him to really get it figured out.

    Berahino would be +3 on Cisse as well since he’ll get some counter-attack goals with his speed and, like Remy, would be able to play WITH Mitro instead of in place of him as I would expect Cisse/Bafe to.

  • 4 JackButler // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    The wall we have run into was build and then reinforced by Ashley and is now marshalled by approving minions who don’t know their arse from their elbows

  • 5 Belfast // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    I like surprises

  • 6 Bambams // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    If we create more than our usual 3-5 chances per game our strikers/goalscorers may put a few more in. It’s our defence that still scares me.
    I agree we need a striker in. …But still need to cover lb and cb

  • 7 tomellifred360 // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Gomis is not the answer! I would rather save the money for the summer and buy a young, mobile striker then. The creative additions of Shelvey and Townsend should be enough to stave of relegation. Have faith in Mitro!

  • 8 Essex Geordie Bill // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Perhaps at the next team talk Steve could clearly indicate to the ‘strikers’ the concept of getting the ball within the rectangular construction at the opponents end of the pitch. Not sure if that idea comes up in training sessions.

    If Mitrovic and the others actually grasped that principle then the need for a “Proven” striker (if such a thing exists) would cease to be necessary.

    But then what, as a mere fan, would I know.

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Or Newcastle might not surprise us at all by not signing a striker. It’s not like we find it difficult to score goals or anything…. I mean we’ve already scored 6 away from home…… the very idea we need a striker……ridiculous.

  • 10 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    If GoMiss is not the answer then who is? Harrumph….. Look lads we already go miss at every opportunity. This is no time to bring in more of the same….. Harrumph.

  • 11 NoahJ // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Austin- it’s over, let’s just stop talking about him please

    Lacazette- would be amazing, but clearly doesn’t want to come; let’s forget about him this month

    Remy- proven goalscorer in the prem (and specifically for us). would probably get him on loan, so probably the most value of all the deals

    Berahinho- would be a real sign of intent (signing 3 young exciting english players), but he’s not worth £20m with the length of his contract, never mind £30m they apparently want for him

    Gomis- he can’t get in the swansea team. why is he even being linked to us? (especially after we could have got him for cheaper when swansea signed him?!)

  • 12 2 goals 1 cup // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    im sorry but thuran has not been given enough time to show what hes got and cabbella i believe should have never been let go its the same old same old when we buy this french attacking players when results dont go are way there moaned at for not tracking back which is just crazy because there not defensive players go as far back to your ginolas and lauren robert. even look at ben arfa now hes back in french team and playing the best football of his career but people class him still as bad buy from carr. yes car has bought a few duds but in the grand scheme of things hes found as some very good players on a cheap budget

  • 13 JackButler // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM


    Who is available depends on how much Ashley values our place in the league, if he was desperate to save us from the drop he would have brought in the right people before now, as our future now hangs in the balance and could be decided in the next four days.

    Our years of penny pinching and gambling with the clubs future could be about to finally catch up with us

  • 14 jayphoto // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    I think what players like Austin, Wilson, Afobe, Deeney, Ighalo are showing is that the gap from championship to premier league strikers is less than its ever been in terms of ability! Its more and more usual to see a striker come up and hit the ground running.
    Personally I thought Afobe would have been great.
    I like Gray too but hes ineligible till the summer.
    Rhodes has a 1 in 2 record at a side that creates next to nothing which isn’t a bad indication
    Chris Martin looks decent too and would probably handle the move
    Similarly Abel Hernandez has now adapted to England and the physicality and is playing well.
    We’ve been linked to Nakhi Wells a couple times. Be an interesting one…

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Who’s this Knacker Wells then? Is he any good? And JackButler mate you are spot on. Ashley is an idiot who hires idiots. We can’t keep the ball oot of wor own net and we can’t put it in anybody else’s. What’s to worry about then?

  • 16 toon kk // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Gomis is definitely not the answer long term but at present if he’s our only option then so be it. He will still get goals, we need them.

  • 17 jayphoto // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Just wonder if that senseless friendly with Sunderland was for McClaren to have a look at a couple players before deadline day?
    Riviere in particular would be my guess, to make sure we actually need another striker or if he could fill that role.
    One thing it has done is show that our strength in depth isn’t particularly inspiring!

  • 18 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Did Moe expect signs of genius from the other two Stooges? No he did not. Well the same goes for Mike. He realizes Larry Charnley and Curly Carr are doing their best. Harrumph….

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Also I must point out that we need to show more respect to Steve McCarver! This man has a 23.1 winning percentage after all! That’s 3.1% higher than John McLaren…..or….wait….. is it Steve McCarver? I’m getting a bit confused about who’s who now…… Harrumph.

  • 20 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Come to Sunderland the greatest club in the north

  • 21 optimistic prime // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    If Gomiss is the answer, what was the question?

  • 22 OneAlanShearer // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    So lacazette sounds like it definitely a no go.

    Spurs turned down by WBA for Berahino but who knows what the bid was.

    Pretty much means remy, gomis or someone from abroad now.

  • 23 lesh // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Ashley reportedly had to get involved to get Townsend in and that means that Charnley couldn’t fix the deal.

    So, if Ashley’s serious about getting the players in to avoid relegation, he needs to take the responsibility off Charnley now, then put him back in his old job of tea boy or whatever and appoint a credible football MD asap!

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I still think they’ll sell Berahino before the window closes. What’s the good of him sitting like a useless lump on the bench?…… although…… we seem to have a number of useless lumps sitting on wor bench…… Hmmmm.

  • 25 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Sunderland isn’t even the greatest club in Sunderland

  • 26 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    It’s with a heavy heart that I make the following announcement.
    Due to a lack of playing time, the Belgian midget strikers will be loving wor beloved club on short notice….. ahem, no pun intended there. Both Jacques and Antoine have enjoyed their time at the club but feel it is in their best interests to continue their debauchery elsewhere. Please now take a moment of silence as we let this sad news sink in mates……..

  • 27 lesh // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:12 PM


    Nakhi Wells? Nacker Ned more like.

  • 28 MadisonToon // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    G2 Where do you think Berahino is going? Our way? Spurs? Elsewhere?

    Neither of the two clubs currently linked with him seem to be making much headway.

  • 29 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Actually Jacques and Antoine will be leaving wor while still loving wor beloved club….. sob…..

  • 30 sparky55 // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    If he can’t coach the defence into being less porous it wouldn’t matter if we had Pele or Aguero up front for the rest of the season because we ain’t gonna score 3 goals every game to counteract the 2 we religiously let in.

    WE DO NOT NEED A STRIKER…We need a defence that in a worse case scenario only lets in one goal per game and at least then we’ll stand some chance…but not the way things are now.

    Colo has no speed of mind, speed of thought or speed of foot anymore…he’s the main problem so either a massive upturn in his personal performance levels or a speedy replacement is needed for us to have any chance.

  • 31 bladeuser // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    SAFC whatever u r
    Your the shittiest team in the north even if u won the champions league nothing would change your town is shit your accent is shit your players most of them live in or around Newcastle that speaks volumes not do us all a favour and piss off to your own shitty blog if u have anybody intelligent enough to set one up

  • 32 sparky55 // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Berahino is going to Spurs…all this talk about him not being allowed to leave is just that.

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    I see this as a classic case of stubbornness Madison mate. Wor Moe hates to part with the pennies and their owner wants top dollar (can we say top pound?). So, this comes down to pushing Larry Charnley oot of the way once again and letting Moe get the deal done. End of…..

  • 34 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Quality CFs coming through to replace the old gen seem to be a scarcity these days. Probably because it’s been more fashionable to be a false-9 type the past decade or so.

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Look lads all this panicking aboot being in 18th place is completely unnecessary…. we’re clearly going to midfield our way out of trouble any time now. Many teams prefer to attack with ferocity or defend tenaciously. We prefer the midfield diddle….. Beautiful.

  • 36 MadisonToon // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Personally, I think Berahino’s staying put until the summer unless he forces a transfer through. It’s not useful for anyone for him to sit on the bench there, but the amount of stubbornness involved is too high and I think the window will shut before the involved parties can actually get to the point of having a real chat to sort details.

  • 37 jimiley // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    I do not think we need a striker. We should rely on Mitro’s pace, his gazelle like leaping a la Ferdinand, his shooting ability and his all round manoeuvrability and eye for goal. In Mitro we trust. A snip at 13 million. Thank you Mr Carr.

  • 38 Rotonda heights // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    what happened to the sandro ramierez link. fast, skilful, scores goals and makes assists. is young, could come on loan, knows Perez and spurs want him..

  • 39 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    I just have the feeling come 11pm on Monday Berahino will be a toon player, just put a fiver on at 11/4

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Lee Charnley’s list of things to do during the window:
    1. Buy top, top striker.
    Action taken: signed Saivet. Check.
    2. Buy second top striker as backup.
    Action taken: signed Shelvey. Check.
    3. Buy top, top CB.
    Action taken: sign Townsend. Check.
    Job done…..

  • 41 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Women in Sunderland are beautiful compared to the Viz Geordie slags

  • 42 dok - the horrid colonial // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    ‘Sunderland isn’t even the greatest club in Sunderland”

    that made me spit coffee TFL…

  • 43 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    But is Ramirez a midfielder Rotonda mate? Come on now, stay within the parameters… This is professional footy after all.

  • 44 dok - the horrid colonial // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    dating your cousin again sufc?

    watch out for those babies with three heads…

  • 45 reilly // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    a sheep in new clothing

  • 46 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Dok hope it was a laugh and not a choke lol

  • 47 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Take a Chancel

    He’s going somewhere, for sure, the status quo at west Brom is untenable. They’re probably just trying to engineer a deadline day Andy Carroll type situation.

  • 48 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    How farcical is this? Our recruitment team has drawn a blank on getting in a goal scorer. Now and in the summer. And the only name now being mentioned as a realistic possibility is the mercenary who Carr has previously turned to in similar circumstances. Joke club. Absolute joke club. And some of the bloggers on here who rate Carr want to give their heads a shake.

  • 49 kakaobi // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Obviously it’s going to be Peter Crouch. Macclaren was a big fan of his during his England days, notice I said day because it definitely wasn’t years, get him in on a 3 year contract

  • 50 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    SUFC use to come on here a couple of years ago, then he disappeared, must have got out on parole.

  • 51 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Norwich City lining up a move for former Newcastle defender Davide Santon


  • 52 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    That’s exactly what Moe, Larry, and Curly are thinking jimiley mate @37! We have spent wor budget on Mitro so that has to be enough striker for us! There’s no sense crying aboot it. We’ll just have to make do! Now come on lads, you can all see the sense in that can’t you?

  • 53 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Most people in Newcastle are inbreed mutants with fashion sence from 1980’s soviet union

  • 54 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    That’s actually good news for us firebug mate. He’s out of position as often as Janmaat. We should be able to score even more often the next time we play them. Davide Santon, the best right footed out of position left back in football! Huzzah!!!

  • 55 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    A man desperate at Sunderland current situation decides to top himself.In his living room, alone, he prepares to hang himself. At the very lastmoment, he decides upon wearing his full Sunderland kit as his last statement.A neighbour, catching sight of the impending incident, informs the police.On arrival, the police quickly remove the Sunderland kit and dress the man instockings and suspenders. The man, totally confused asks why.The policeman simply replies, “it’s to avoid embarrassing your family.”

  • 56 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Give it up SUFC. You couldn’t construct a three word sentence correctly.

  • 57 toon kk // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Why do people response to that SUFC knob?
    He’s probably not even a Sunderland supporter, just some sick individual that needs a Dr.

  • 58 Mister Tuff // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Ian Toon – see you were having a pop this morning – give it a rest man. Your “Alpha Dog” aspirations are no longer achievable.
    You cannot ever reach your aim of blog supremo despite your bully tactics – you have tried but have failed miserably – apart from Jib Jibberish and Welsh.
    You have been adjudged and found guilty by your blog peers despite your not guilty pleas. Frankly the not guilty pleas of Fred West and the Yorkshire ripper were more credible.
    Confess – show remorse and respect – learn the phrase “Guilty as charged m’lud”.

  • 59 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    A player having a dodgy body part or attitude problems has never stopped the club buying when they think theyre getting a steal. Ba, Ranger, Marveaux come immediately to mind. So I’m not buying that about Austin. They’ve just wasted the best part of £20m on Thauvin and Cabella, most of which we’ll never get back. And don’t mention Chucky. Chucky FFS.

  • 60 jimiley // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    The striker situation is sorted as I have already elaborated on Mitros skills. Likewise the centre back situation. We need only rely on Colo for his aerial prowess, his physicality and speed, not to mention his eye for goal at set pieces and his captaincy and leadership skills, to realize that we do not need another centre back. Saylor provides excellent back up in the treatment room. We need more WINGERS and MIDFIELD players. Come on Mr Carr sort it!!!! Hot off the press…… the Toon are interested in Gomis??? Why do we need a striker. Especially one who is now a squad player at Swansea. A big club like Newcastle does not buy squad players, especially ones from some principality. Has nobody told mr Carr that they cannot play footy in Wales. Its rugby there Mr Carr

  • 61 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Can’t wait till its seven in a row. Shows younwhomthe best team is in north east

  • 62 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Ed needs to call time on SUFC.

  • 63 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    We can’t believe a word they say, the one about having the right attitude is the biggest guff of all, the amount of players we’ve signed with sh!te attitudes.

  • 64 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Call time on freedom of speaks and Getting butthurt from mighty Sunderland

  • 65 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    I think so, why don’t you tell him !

  • 66 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Give him a shout about King Colback while you’re on it !

  • 67 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Be careful you don’t bite your tongue. I thought you viewed recent events positively?

  • 68 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Can’t take a little mockery of your crap club. Why don’t you go punch a horse in your 2 sizes two small American football ref rag

  • 69 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    I’m frying bigger fish in the real world. I thought the blog police would already have this in hand.

  • 70 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Neither Gomis or Remy would be permanent deals, just loans. They are both too old to appeal to Ashley now. I would go for Remy on loan, then a good signing in summer. Not Gomis. He’s 30 and really no better than what we have, and he’s older. Very difficult time now with our remit being what it is.

  • 71 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Freedom of speaks?

  • 72 Wats // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    I’m already shocked at how much investment Cashley has put in the last 2 Windows! Deffo don’t want Gomis but why not take a punt on Rhodes/Volkes in the champ? And the fact we don’t address the non existent FB cover is quite frankly amazing!

  • 73 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    The only transfers the Makems get involved with are billy stampers. They come on here to see where the money’s being spent. They’re only signing of note I can recall is Tor Andre Flo. They get so frustrated they come on here with nothing but tiresome insults and they call it mockery.

  • 74 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    We have a better squad than Newcastle so no need to invest. Second best CB in England with Wes Brown and In form Defoe. Throw any amount at Newcastle and you are still shit. Stepping stone club with no ambition and ugly women

  • 75 andrew84 // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    2 sizes too small american football ref rag?

    Lost on me that one….

  • 76 will die for the toon army // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Luuk De Jong

  • 77 andrew84 // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    When all’s said and done you still have pink seats…..

  • 78 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    GeordieTwo is a troll. Don’t feed him

  • 79 reilly // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    if we have ugly women,why do most of the sunderland players live in newcastle.sunderland is a shit hole full of junkies pissheads and dole wallas,fkin tramp town,the boro has more class.

  • 80 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Confirmed: Newcastle announce January deal for ‘tricky’ winger

    ALEX GILLIEAD has agreed a new deal with Newcastle keeping him at the club until 2018, the club have confirmed.

  • 81 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Jail @ 63
    I was just thinking the very same thing today. The right attitude. Doing our homework. Years spent identifying the right players. Make no mistake. The idiots must be sweating now. If people don’t see what a holy balls up the last two transfer windows are turning out to be, they can hardly blame Ashley. These boys need to pull a couple of rabbits out of the hat. And I don’t reckon Remy is the answer either.

  • 82 Jib // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Norwich City have put a bid in for Davide Santon (who has only played 9 times for Milan this season ) which looks like it will be accepted.

    His lass must be homesick.

  • 83 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Newcastle women just fat drunks with no class. Sunderland women are classy and strikingly beautiful

  • 84 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Steve McCarver quotes:
    “We’re a top 8 side. No doubt about it.” (But in which universe Steve?).
    “We’ve struggled a bit for consistency.” (A bit?).
    “Damn the torpedoes. Sign me another midfielder!” 😯

  • 85 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    It’ll be a new phone contact !

  • 86 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:04 PM


    Oh well that’s OK it’ll be cut of at the end of the month.

  • 87 Fostino // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Striker badly needed to cap a productive window. Unlikely ww will get a new cb or lb which is urgently needed too.

    All signs point to remy. The only teams in for him are ourselves and Leicester by looks of it. So..go to a team top of the league…or a team in the relegation zone.

    P.s. I still think berahino a possibility..why are West Bromwich digging their feet in so much.

  • 88 optimistic prime // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    I heard a lot of the fashions that grace Paris cat walks are first spotted around Pennywell and Hilton castle.

  • 89 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Q: Did you hear that the British Post Office has just recalled their latest stamps?

    A: Well, they had photos of Sunderland players on them – folk couldn’t figure out which side to spit on.

  • 90 Jib // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Seydou Doumbia

    Roma striker

    Swansea and Sunderland have been linked in the past.

    There is something going on between NUFC Marseilles and Roma involving the above and Thauvin.

    SD was going to Turkey from Roma but thats on hold .

    He’s 28 but he knows where the goal is !!!!

  • 91 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Most of you aren’t from Newcastle, not even the north east if you think that Newcastle is a nicer place than Sunderland

  • 92 Tsunki // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Come on – SUFC? Please. That’s not even a real mackem, just a perennial troll having a go with another sign in.

    That is being my freedom of speaks for momentary time of being.

  • 93 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:20 PM


    It’s a school kid, spends his days in the LSU and his evenings trolling on here.

    It won’t be long before it’s his bedtime.

  • 94 GeordieTwo // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Excellent comments on freedom of speaks Tsunki mate. To quote our friend SUFC “we wuz thinkin of changing the name to Scumderland United soz we could be more like you lot.”

  • 95 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    I live in Kingston Park, Sunderland makes Syria look habitable

  • 96 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Newcastle United’s trophy room has been broken into and contents stolen.
    Police are currently looking for a man in possession of a black and white carpet.

  • 97 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    What does a Newcastle United fan do after his team has just beat Sunderland?

    Turn his playstation off and goes off to bed.

  • 98 optimistic prime // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    The best thing about the Stadium of Shite is the statue of the Geordie outside.

  • 99 andrew84 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    I actually chuckled at the one about the carpet.

  • 100 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    The best thing about Scumberland is any road that leads out of it.

  • 101 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Q) What is the difference between a hedgehog and a busload of Sunderland fans?

    A) On a hedgehog all the pricks are on the outside !!

  • 102 andrew84 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM


    Now you mention it, the Wearmouth Bridge has more lanes on the side leaving Sunderland city centre than the one going in…

  • 103 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    That explains a lot andrew

  • 104 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    My mate who is from Newcastle learned three things this morning 1) He is going to be a dad 2) He is going to be an uncle 3) His sister is not on the pill.

  • 105 CypriotDelight // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Is he from Newcastle because he tried to leave Scumderland but could not walk very far?

  • 106 andrew84 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    4) His mate is a Mackem so he’s going to do himself in…

  • 107 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    What you call a Sunderland fan wearing a shirt and tie?

    The Accused!!

  • 108 andrew84 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    What do you call a Sunderland supporter with two eyebrows?


  • 109 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    The seven dwarves are down in the mines when there is a cave-in.
    Snow White runs to the entrance and yells down to them.
    In the distance a voice shouts out “Sunderland are good enough to win the European Cup.” 
    Snow White says “Well at least Dopey’s alive!”

  • 110 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Obviously the makem is illiterate and failed to understand that out side of scumberland people are different.

    In this case the Geordie’s girlfriend and sister are both pregnant at the same time.

    In scumberland there would only be one woman involved.

  • 111 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    how many newcastle fans does it take to change a lightbulb

    none they are happy to live in our shadow

  • 112 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Firebug there doesn’t have to be a woman involved in Scumberland. strange folk their ya know

  • 113 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    King Colback has been trolling the blog for about two or three weeks now, please guys don’t encourage the pair of them, for all we know they could be the same poster !

  • 114 Ian Toon // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Having just survived relegation last season we needed players that could adapt quickly instead of focusing on young players liked. Wijnaldum, Mbemba and Mitrovic. They needed to be supplemented by a proven goalscorer and defensive reinforcements at LB and another CB.
    Carr needed to do more and show some responsibility. I acknowledge the lack of earlier investment but on his recommendation we have wasted £35 million on Riverie, Cabella and Thauvin and arguably more if you include other failures like Gouffran and de Jong. . His judgement of players has to be questioned as much for the players he didn’t spot and recommend. I have a good understanding of the type and characteristics required to play in the PL. Weve signed far too many lightweights, slow or simply not good enough. How about expanding scouting to Germany and Spain. Carr peeked in France with Cabaye. The dream is over for re- sale value!
    Bobby Moncur and Carr are in their seventies we need a clean sweep and a more extensive tracking of talent. Spurs have a network of scouts working on a local, national and international basis. Revamped. Under Pochettino with David Pleat who was caretaker manager and steeped in the club. The drive to acquire young talent from the lower leagues appears to stem from him.
    I believe we’re going to get a star ST in but why do we have to make life so difficult. Forward planning.

  • 115 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    What’s the difference between Newcastle United and the Bermuda Triangle?

    The Bermuda Triangle has three points.

  • 116 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:42 PM


    Oh yeah forgot that, and they all look the same to. It’s difficult to tell gender apart.

  • 117 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    A policeman caught a fan climbing the wall of the Sunderland ground. He made him go back and watch the rest of the match

  • 118 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Yer right !

  • 119 dannitoon // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    What ya call a mackem on a toon website???

    A jelous twat

  • 120 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    I’m not trying to say that Geordie women are slags, but when I went out in Newcastle last night the girls were spiking their own drinks with Rohypnol.

  • 121 Belfast // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Talking sense as usual Ian. I reckon the blog would probably cease to exist without us two.

  • 122 CypriotDelight // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    What is red and white, unwashed and eats cheesy chips?

    Over to you ya stinking mackem 🙂

  • 123 Belfast // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Remy and a left back and I’d be quite confident of survival.

  • 124 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    That’s too far SUFC even I wouldn’t stoop so low as you

  • 125 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Newcastle United

    About as much chance of staying up as an erection in Susan Boyle’s bedroom

  • 126 Sliema // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Nowt wrong with cheesy chips!

  • 127 Belfast // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Especially with gravy sliema

  • 128 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Eugh Belfast that sounds disgusting

  • 129 firebug666 // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:53 PM


    that would have save you some money then, I don’t know the places you visit but it speaks volume about your character…(that’s the sort of 14 caret gold idiot you are).

    The only makem that can come on an NUFC blog and give other makems an even worst reputation.

  • 130 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Newcastle Utd: past, present and future:

    “I think we’ll get into Europe”
    “We’ll settle for mid table”
    “We’re too good to go down”
    “If we go down we’ll come straight back up”
    “We’re going down”
    “We’ll come straight back up”
    “I think we’ll win the Championship”
    “I think we’ll qualify automatically”
    “I think we’ll make the play-offs”

  • 131 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    If you have £100m to invest in your football team, you first make sure you get the right men in the key positions. Chief Executive, Head of Recruitment, Manager, goal scorer, CB, goalkeeper. These transfer windows are proving what a badly run club we have. We can’t compete with clubs which have a fraction of our budget.

    Everyone knows what happens to badly run clubs. Its no surprise we are where we are. And if anyone thinks we’ve spent well lately, they really are deluded. Cabella, Thauvin = dreadfully unsuited. Shelvey, Townsend = massive big money gambles. Saivet= Looks completely unready. Goalscorer, CB= still waiting.

    Graham Carr is in his 70s. Most people of that age are put out to grass. We trust him to deliver talent. His recent record of incompetence and unpreparedness would suggest the onset of alzheimers.

  • 132 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. We are about to land at Newcastle Airport. Passengers are reminded to set their watches back 25 years…”

  • 133 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Sunderland United FC. Is this Jib having a laugh?

  • 134 Jib // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Some Mackems are visiting ground zero NY shortly after 9/11.
    George Bush walks up with his Secret Service entourage.
    “Hi guys where are you from”
    “What State’s that in?”
    “Pretty much the same state as this”

  • 135 Ian Toon // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Lilongwe- From this morning/
    The Football Observatory are a Swiss-based organisation who work regularly with Fifa, Uefa and several top European clubs. Using a highly-detailed statistical model, they calculated that Alli, 19, would have been worth £26.5million on the open market at the start of 2016.

    That means the value of Alli — who cost Spurs £5m when they signed him from Milton Keynes Dons last January before loaning him back — had increased by more than five times since the start of the season.

    Since then, that figure is thought to have climbed well above the £30m mark. He has signed a new contract with Tottenham worth about £25,000 per week — double his

  • 136 jazzyp // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    So lets get this right, We are interested in Gomis for €10 mill and yet Doumbia is available for the same fee.
    WTF are they playing at behind the scenes at Nufc

  • 137 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Will somebody please give LVG the telephone number for the samaritans. Every time I turn on the TV, I find the poor bloke cracking up.

  • 138 Rotonda heights // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    does sunderland have an international airport

  • 139 Ian Toon // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Are we going to get a proven goalscorer signed in this window?

  • 140 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Dear me. The mighty Bournemouth 5 points ahead of Graham Carr’s superstars.

  • 141 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Apparently the bay of pigs was an attempted coup of the Cuban government.

    Not an area in the Newcastle docks where Geordie women hang out.

  • 142 Ian Toon // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Things could be worse Blackley you could be a ST holder at Old Trafford.
    My favourite LVG was ” and enjoy the mince pie and wine”. Bloody foreigners!

  • 143 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Q: Whats black and brown and looks good on a Sunderland fan?
    A: A Rottweiler

  • 144 welshgeordie9 // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:12 PM


    Your best players won’t even get in our reserves team never mind our first team.

  • 145 Rotonda heights // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:12 PM


    are you thinking of another ramirez, sandro is defo a striker

  • 146 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Graham Carr has only four goalscorers names in his book and three of them are Remy. Now it’s just a question of the old fella remembering where he put his book down.

  • 147 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    All Sunderland defence and strikers would replace the crap you have. You have good midfield I give you that but shit manager

  • 148 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    FFS man, how old are you, the probably guy isn’t even a mackem, he’s on here to wind people up and you’re biting and keeping him here !

  • 149 Jib // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:18 PM



  • 150 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    For what ever reason Ashley seems out of his comfort zone when people tell him things he doesn’t understand, he gets angry and frustrated. Having two seventy year old men, a butt sponge and failed manager on his board gives him comfort but is ultimately ruining our club.

  • 151 welshgeordie9 // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    You have got our ex manager, says it all really.

  • 152 bladeuser // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Putting it simply u r boring u must b one of those people who is a loner no friends gangly quite ugly and has applied to go on the undateables but got turned down when u opened your mouth and spoke with that horrible accent even the smoggies think your little town is a cess pit u r on this blog simply because u r envious of everything Newcastle is and Sunderland hasn’t got and by the way the worst females in Geordie shore r the ugly ones from your town

  • 153 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    7 in a row

  • 154 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Q: What do you call a Sunderland fan with no arms and legs?

    A: Trustworthy

  • 155 Ian Toon // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Blackley In your 131 – you have repeated much of what I said in @114. I would not wish to be associated with your reference to Alzehiemers. And neither should you.

  • 156 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Jib, welsh and bladeuser will be in their element here, the blog has gone in to melt down, just how they want it.

  • 157 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Nice to see you don’t waste punctuation on a Sunderland United fan

  • 158 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    You forever live in the shadow of Sunderland

  • 159 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Q: What do you call a Sunderland fan in a 2 bedroomed Semi?

    A: A burglar

  • 160 Bambams // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    I see that young lad McKenzie Heaney has been called up to England u-17
    I know old Clarky from Walker Central really really rates this lad.
    Bit of a playmaker.

  • 161 Munster Mag // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    SAFC, just as a non geordie, can i say that a friend of mine went to college in sunderland. He had no axe to grind, no reason to hate it as much as he did when he left. Reasons – horrible town, ugly women, in that order. He gave up socialising there because Newcastle was close enough for good nights out. So there you go, a neutrals view of your small kip of a town.

  • 162 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Sunderland was nominated for European city of culture some years ago. Newcastle wasn’t. Enough said.

  • 163 Jail for Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Unless there is something underhand going on, it is quite alarming to think that Spurs got Dier, Alli and Trippier for 12.5M while we paid that for Cabella or Thauvin. If we are to be stuck with Ashley he needs to get people in that know how to run a football club properly.
    Ashley Out.

  • 164 King Colback // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    There’s a rumour that Sunderland have lined up a new sponsor – Tampax.
    The board thought it was an appropriate change as the club is going through a very bad period.

  • 165 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Steve Harper finally saw the light and came to SUFC

  • 166 RUNAWAY777 // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    just one ward for u parasite sunderland and your run down life our blog must be better then yours as u spend so much time on this one you sad muppet come on big boy what part of sunderland

  • 167 CypriotDelight // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Jail, I don’t think it is underhand but rather incompetent workmanship. We seem to ignore certain players and go all out for others – and usually end up with the bum deal.

    I don’t really know but I hope it is not underhand. Strange though that we pay so much for certain players that the parent clubs want shot of….?

    Surprised we paid so much for our New England Mafia but hope they work out. Not sure if anyone else will follow. Fingers crossed

  • 168 SUFCsunderland // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    I’ll meet any of you and iron you out. You can only punch animals after getting beaten by mighty Sunderland

  • 169 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Fairly sure LVGs mental state is on the decline. Rarely makes any sense and always comes across a bit doddery. Should bow out with what little grace he has left.

    City of Culture should be rebranded, Most Beleagured City In Need of A Makeover and Cash Injection

    Hull has it for 2017 – tells you everything! Place is a wasteland.

  • 170 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 28, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Most of us get alzheimers sooner or later. It’s a fact of life. PC gone mad to pussy foot around it.

  • 171 lochinvar // Jan 28, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Sunderland – what a pain – no wonder they are top of this league !
    News: A painkiller epidemic is sweeping the North East with one prescription handed out for every person living in the region.
    Alarming new figures reveal the area is the most prescribed in England, with Sunderland topping the league.
    In the first half of last year 1.3m prescriptions for painkillers including morphine, codeine, paracetamol and ibuprofen to ease their pain.
    Sunderland CCG prescribed the most painkillers with around 350,000 being given to 275,000 people.

    Must be a pain in the backside supporting the Mackems then .

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