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Newcastle Trying For Three More Signings Before Monday

7:13 pm, Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 194 Comments

Things are starting to go a little wild at Newcastle this afternoon into the evening with Sky Sports reporting it will be very busy over the next couple of days as Newcastle try to bring in another three players.

Newcastle have been linked with trying to bring in three players on loan today.

They are 28 year-old Roma striker Seydou Doumbia who we have been linked with many times in the past going back to the summer of 2013 when he was still at CSKA Moscow.

Doumbia only moved to Roma a year ago but he didn’t do well with only two goals in 15 appearances and he is currently on loan back at CSKA Moscow.

The 33 times capped Ivory Coast International has been a prolific goalscorer in his career.

Football Italia is reporting that Newcastle are now the favorites to sign the Roma striker after Fenerbahce talks broke down and Newcastle are now in advanced negotiations for Doumbia.

The 28 year-old powerful striker is said to be eager to join the Premier League and so talks are expected to progress quickly.

Football Italia also report there has been interest from Fenerbahce, Swansea and Sunderland, but nothing came of those negotiations.

Earlier today we were linked with wanting Valencia left-back Lucas Orban, who can also play at center-back and the Argentine International would be an excellent signing for us.

We have also been linked this afternoon with 29 year-old Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian left back Guilherme Siqueira and Sky Sports are reporting that deal is all but one and that he is expected to be in Newcastle over the weekend to take his medical.

It’s not clear with Siqueira coming for a medical whether that means our interest in Lucas Orban will end.

There may also be other targets Newcastle are after which have not broken in the press yet.

One big disappointment if this afternoon’s Mirror report is true is that it seems Leicester City have beaten us to the signing of Loic Remy.

The Chronicle is also reporting Newcastle plan to be busy in the next few days to bring more players in and signings could go down to the wire at 11:00 pm Monday night.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

194 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ronaldo aarons // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    This atletico left back were linked with. Haven’t seen him this year but last year he was decent for them but agree with the majority of people who say he is not he best defender. He’s not and is a stop gap for somebody like willems signing this summer which I’m ok with but being honest I’m fairly old fashioned and prefer full backs to be defenders first and foremost which neither are. Although willems is actually tremendous going forward.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    I see you’re at it again, even got HWA in on the game, where have we seen that before. Now out of all the nationalities and different accents on the blog I’ve never seen Yeah, Aye, Yes, Ja Oui, Si spelled Yer,
    • Ian Toon // Sep 4, 2015 at 7:06 AM
    But not the toon we were going to do it by self sufficiency – billionaire owner/ self sufficiency. Yer right!

    • carl // Jul 20, 2015 at 5:36 PM
    You being genuine and authentic- Yer right!

    It would help if you could spell his name correctly

    • Sack Llambias // Dec 21, 2015 at 12:39 PM
    Yer you can marra . A women who knows Jail and thinks he’s a pig

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Also the fawning over Belfast

    • Sack Llambias // Jun 14, 2015 at 3:09 PM
    I would see it as a compliment to be mistaken for Belfast but JFA!!!
    Your not pretentious like so many on here but always good entertainment value.

    • Ian Toon // Mar 13, 2015 at 8:51 PM
    I am just off but just wanted to be briefly in the presence of a blog legend.
    Belfast – enjoy your weekend.

    • carl // Jul 4, 2015 at 8:24 PM
    Catch you later time for another chillin!!

  • 4 Belfast // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Fawning over Belfast in !!

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Always been a bit suss over HWA since he was posting as Catchy’s pet lip, only on match days when Ian Toon was at the match giving Percy optical advice

    • carl // Jan 14, 2016 at 2:01 PM
    Up to your old tricks .Hail talks soundly on football issues stop hassling him.

    • Ian Toon // Jan 9, 2016 at 9:14 AM
    Hail wor Ashley who you labelled as me is a bloody good contributor and was annoyed and bemused by your actions.

    • Sack Llambias // Dec 21, 2015 at 10:41 AM
    Hail wor Ashley is an upgrade on Jail

  • 6 Belfast // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    It’s not my fault I’m a likeable bloke Jail. Yer no!

  • 7 Munster Mag // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    I think dummett is underrated and will be a regular feature for us. Defenders have to defend first and foremost. I wud take doumbia ahead of remy who looks like he peaked a few years ago and wont raise a gallop for us.

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    All them fans rolled in to one. Belfast Beiber !

  • 9 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Remy says no to us so we go for Domubia who has been touted to every club in the PL

    Not worried I am

  • 10 Belfast // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Yer right 🙂

    Here it would be a bit shit for Mikey if we did relegated after this window.

    I reckon we’re probably still doomed if we don’t sign a striker to be honest.

  • 11 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Dummett is underestimated and for me he is my Colo successor. I wldnt look any where and waste my money.

    With Lascesles and Dummett why waste my money to buy a new CB.

  • 12 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    will die
    In order to push higher up the table maybe?

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    King Colback is back already, luckily for everyone else only I’ve spoken out and I’m about to be trolled again !

  • 14 CookyToon // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    I’m sure 3 potential new faces don’t include 2 left backs so wonder who the other one is after Doumbia and Orban/Sisqeuira ?

  • 15 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    We want players who will put their neck on the line and their body and face in the way of shots. Players with the attitude and affinity for the club of Pav. The likes of Remy turn up, play, go.

  • 16 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Dodgy weather for a Heli flight !!!!!

  • 17 Ron Knee // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    It’s becoming reminiscient of Ashley’s job lot panic-buy three years ago.

  • 18 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    if chelsea were wanting 11m for remy,thats a lot of money for 29 yr old with a history of injuries….rather get doumbia on loan and keep the money for the summer striker search tbh…thats if all options this window are closed obviously.

  • 19 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Hope it’s not another midfielder!!!!

  • 20 toon22 // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    If we cant get a player from the prem i would go for a striker from the lower leagues,theres plent to choose from.
    Yes it will cost a bunch but the savings in wages offsets this.
    No matter how the player turns out because hes English he will be worth money,just look at Willo.

  • 21 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    mouldy shiitake mushroom

  • 22 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    has phillips moved to anyone yet?…just the bookies had stopped taking bets on him joining us before the window closed the other day….maybe he’s player number 3….not heard nowt in a few days,… just throwing it out there!lol

  • 23 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Hahahaha -Jail – excellent stuff – a nice comprise precis of some of the available evidence against these blog fraudsters and tricksters.
    Just shows how mean, spiteful and hypocritical they are. – along with their faux outrage etc etc.
    Just to be top dog on the blog – what a set of clots and knackers.

  • 24 Rotonda heights // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    if ash can spend the best part of 100m in 2 windows why haven’t we got a top D.O.F, scouting system and manager.

  • 25 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Nice Thought Springy but I cannot see where he would fit in our midfield

  • 26 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    somebody on here last night mentioned leigh griffiths might be someone to have look at…..great scoring record up at celtic,granted its not premier level but knows where the goal is???

  • 27 AncientC // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Interesting how much praise Leicester has been getting for its scouting, and now it looks like they are about to pay a premium for Loic Remy. That may put a few fans of Leicester’s scouting into somewhat of a conflict.

  • 28 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Lena Zavaroni

  • 29 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    take a chancel
    just thinking cover for the right…put pressure on sissoko…..i doubt it will happen just a thought.

  • 30 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Limo and driver spotted beside Helipad at Newcastle Airport.

  • 31 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Jib Jibberish -blog pest

    Brazil United!
    F*****g Brazil United. What a Wally.

  • 32 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    nice one tuff!lol

  • 33 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Springy – wouldn’t be a proper end of window blogging without the batcopter turning up at the airport.

  • 34 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    It looks like Perez is a WF aacording to Mcca so you have Sissoko back up.

    WF: Sissoko, Perez, Townsend, Aarons, Thauvin

  • 35 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Yer Right Jail/ Sack llambias, on yer bike. Me thinks Jail has coughed he is also a grumpy grumps.
    Belfast is everything yer not. Yer is slang and scornful perfect for and the old geezer.

  • 36 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Hmm fair point Springy I can’t see it though

    LB, ST and maybe a CB or is that wishful thinking?

  • 37 JP...from The Rock // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    I think the 3rd player we’re looking to sign is a GK as anything happens to Elliot and we’re screwed for sure.

  • 38 Jordan0123 // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Toon22 I would take a punt on Tom Bradshaw as a back up if we are looking lower league instead of the obvious names floating around the Championship.

  • 39 toontaff2 // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    And the third signing is…………….Shola?

  • 40 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Next Season Squad:

    GK: Krul, Elliott, Darlow
    RB: Janmatt, Mbabu
    LB: Willems, Haidara
    CB: Colo, Mbemba, Dummett, Lasceles, Taylor
    CM: Shelvey, Colback, Saviet, Anita
    CAM: Wijnaldum, De Jong
    WF: Sissoko, Perez, Townsend, Thauvin, Aarons
    CF: ????, Mitrovic, Rivere, Toney, Arma

  • 41 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    I agree – yer
    To the tune of “another brick in the wall “

  • 42 colwell // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    At fcuking last with the addition of Townsend and hopefully Doumbia we actually have pace in the team. Townsend,Doumbia and Sissoko will scare the hell out of teams.

  • 43 banjax // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    It’s difficult to believe anything as far as Newcastle and transfers are concerned. Take Remy to Leicester, okay so they are near the top of the Premiership but can they afford his wages because by all accounts their cap is £60k pw and Remy is alleged to be on £90k pw. Next is why should it matter to a loanee who joins a club half way through the season because it’s not as if they would have contributed to the early success which could easily fizzle out as Newcastle could prosper. Na sorry. The only reason Remy wouldn’t join us is because he simply doesn’t want to and no other reason. But it makes great reading fodder for the papers !

  • 44 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Derby v Man U
    Wonder how the ref will cock it up tonight ?

  • 45 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    i read remy to leicester was permanent for 11m….he may only get 60 grand a week but he’ll get a canny signing on fee….and we all no money is his primary motivator.

  • 46 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Can Doumbia push us to top 10 next season coz if we sign him dont we will get any one in summer.

  • 47 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    will die
    just a loan apparently

  • 48 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    All you multiples and the knacker clique just serve to spoil the blog.
    Give it a rest you duplicitous dunderheads. Your aim of just getting “one over” other posters is pathetic.
    You’ve all been caught with your pants down – not just down – around the ankles.

    And Carls- he wanted to talk about football – was a post where he agreed with a post from one of their team to assault me.
    Yeah – good footy post. (note the use of yeah not yer which is only used by Aussies and New Zealanders in the South Pacific) Pathetic.

  • 49 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:03 PM


    Good then bring him on.

  • 50 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:04 PM


    I would love it if you could come down to the liberty stadium and tell all the fans your Welsh jokes.

  • 51 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Carr’s been the driver behind the poor buys sanctioned by Charnley.

    Let’s hope Ashley’s set the wheels in motion to get the pair of them replaced before the end of the season.

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:07 PM


    You and some of the others are just as bad if not worse, give it a rest.

  • 53 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:07 PM


    Of course Leicester can afford Remy’s wages.

    The amount of money they’ll receive next year puts the same position as us. But the difference is that they’ll speculate to succeed rather than gamble on making a profit on players.

  • 54 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Come on Derby, maybe another upset is on the cards tonight.

  • 55 jimiley // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Somebody needs to tell Carr that we are stuffed with top quality strikers, centre backs and full backs but are woefully short of wingers and especially midfield players. With a quality line management of Ashley, Penfold Carr and McClaren, I know that they will deliver a midfield player. Who needs a striker when the clubs hotshot has scored forty, I mean four league goals in 20 odd games. More midfielders Mr Carr please!!!!!

  • 56 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Watching the transfer centre earlier on they didn’t mention Remy going to Leicester, they after someone else, anyway wouldn’t mind getting that Roma player in.

  • 57 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Love the paranoia of Tuff and JfA. What a pair of twits.

  • 58 geordie157 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    I can’t see three more coming in. If it is, who are the three….doumbia, siqueira and ??

  • 59 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Carry on boyo, hide behind that keyboard.

  • 60 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Good goal by Man Utd.

  • 61 mattyNUFC // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    loic remy’s the new charlie austin

  • 62 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:24 PM


    Thank God we have 3 days left.

  • 63 VanToonMan // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Can we loan a player (Doumbia) who is already on loan?

  • 64 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    van toon
    his loan from roma to cska ran out on 31 dec, and he has’nt renewed it yet so looks like he can.

  • 65 welshgeordie9 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    1-1 game on.

  • 66 geordie157 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Great play and a good goal by Thorne! Come on Derby!

  • 67 geordie157 // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Where’s SUFC gone….strange we now have jonjo instead…

  • 68 dannitoon // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Whos the twat posting the shite jokes.. he’s as funny as Charnleys transfers record

  • 69 beermonkey // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    to save me going back

    are buying or loaning a left back
    buying or loaning striker

    if there loans are they try before we buy

  • 70 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    I don’t think anyone in their right minds think I’m Sack Llambias, however, your games up.

  • 71 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Jail F a
    Yer just don’t get it . Belfast is a great guy and your always pushing Ebenezer Tuff to become Blog Bully. Your both a couple of tossers.
    Hail got it bang on.

  • 72 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    beer monkey
    both loans mate,dont know if the loan with buy clause,but for now just loans

  • 73 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    carl, Ian, sack……….,
    You’re a multiple poster who uses ficticious mates to try and belittle people, you’ve been sussed for ages now, those posts above prove it.

  • 74 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Danny Murphy is getting on my wick. Effusive in his praise for Manu. Didn’t want to say the goal was offside. Parsimonious in his praise for Derby.

  • 75 SPRINGY // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    apparently doumbia wants to come according to an article i just read…..could be bull like….see how it pans out i spose!

  • 76 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    A couple moderators here and there really would make this place a lot better

  • 77 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Even allowing one poster one id would be a start, and once someone was banned for trolling they stayed banned.

  • 78 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    No disagreement from me mate, really not sure why things like that arent in place already

  • 79 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Yeah last time I changed my moniker I was moderated seems that doesnt happen anymore?

  • 80 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    It makes the site near enough unusable

  • 81 bettyswallocks // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Just watched Doumbia on YouTube . He’s definitely been clocked. 28 my a..e.

  • 82 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    jail for
    If you didn’t randomly pick on bloggers you might have a better case. Anyone with an ounce of common sense would realise Not everybody is as limited in a basic understanding of English as you and your cape crusader fiend.
    There are countless usages of Yer it’s an idiom. In – yer face!
    Instead of watching the football go on dictionary. Cambridge .org . Under the British English option and you will see all the translations .
    It’s widely used in comic sketches and generally as a means of mocking. Geddit. I plan to use it all the time and I see many have already seen what a clown you are.

  • 83 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:16 PM



  • 84 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    WDFTA that sounds promising

  • 85 Harley // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    If we do get Doumbia and one of the left backs on loan I think it will be a good move.

    The club obviously can’t get a deal sorted this window (which is notoriously hard) for their preferred targets. So a couple of decent loan signings to help us out until the summer seems like a good idea.

    Doumbia could work out to be a great signing for us. He looks like he’s well suited to the premiership. That’s if it’s true.

  • 86 BandB // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Jail, Yo

    I lost all my login details when I moved last year.
    I couldn’t log on as Bandb, so I had to create a new account.
    I posted as RandR for a few days until someone mentioned I could change my moniker.
    I change THAT to Bandb, despite that name being “taken”.
    Maybe you don’t need a lot of different accounts. Once the name is through one brief moderation, it seems you may be able to just change your name to others you’ve got through moderation previously. You can dig upload names from years ago and recycle them.
    All day and night if you are so inclined.

  • 87 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Chancel they have said that whole week.

  • 88 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:25 PM


    If that is true then surely that’s a serious flaw in the system?

  • 89 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:26 PM


    WDFTA hope we get him like

  • 90 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Fair point actually my username is still WWJBD when I log in
    Poor system all in all though as I didnt realize u could use names that are already taken

  • 91 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Jail fa
    I personally preferred you as Sack Llambias. You didn’t spend all your time in a paranoid state but talked football. Or maybe it was when you were Raj I am confused! Who were you when you did your Ashley/ too good for ?
    You and the old Finkler just stop pestering. I could have chatted on here tonight but the pair of were just bitching away like a couple of big girls blouses.

  • 92 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    will die
    Where have u seen that?

  • 93 LoughboroughDelight // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Just changed my name from Cypriot to the above (due to moving country). Let’s see if it works straight away?

  • 94 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Not disputing that a Bash street kid or Dennis the Menace might have used “yer right” just saying that nobody on here has ever used it bar “three people” that have been heavily suspected of being the same poster over the last few years.

  • 95 LoughboroughDelight // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Seems that my comment is awaiting moderation. Ed tries but these multiples will always be able to change their names especially if they have numerous accounts.

    Ain’t that right Cypriot?

  • 96 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Chancel more here so we wait tomorrow

    But the Brazilian LB is coming for the medical over the weekend. Willems in the summer.

  • 97 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Jail fa
    You don’t need anyone to belittle you . You do it superbly yourself with your tuff guy master of the universe persona. All brawn and no brain.
    Good night Marra. Don’t forget to lock up and put the lights out!

    Incidentally please bring your partner up to speed on Yer usage. I don’t want to cover it again.

  • 98 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Will die

    thanks for that mate

  • 99 will die for the toon army // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:36 PM


    Its all over the

  • 100 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    will die
    I cant find anything from SSN saying that

  • 101 beermonkey // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:41 PM


  • 102 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    I do find it interesting when ever anyone makes a stand about multiple accounts the same names crop up to berate them

  • 103 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Jail fora
    Another incidentally. It’s not surprising Hail Wor Ashley is t having a go at you and tuff because it wasn’t that long ago that you said he was me. You can’t randomly go around levelling your nonsense claims. You get sucked in by tuff it seems to me.

  • 104 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    I think Pato is gonna be another Falcao

  • 105 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Maybe Ed just puts out the articles these days and shows no interest in the shenanigans.

  • 106 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    I think you’ll find it was Ian Toon that was accused.
    Potato Tomato !

  • 107 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    After you’ve checked out the site I gave you I will accept your apology. I’ll not report you to Ed it’s not my style.

  • 108 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Not sucked in by Tuff at all, you’ve been sussed (again) stop trying to put fires out with petrol.

  • 109 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Well racist remarks seem to go unchecked Ive noticed so who knows

  • 110 carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    By whom. You or was it tuff. I do think you confused me with a Carl because you attacked me when I came on. Just cool it.

  • 111 Jail for Ashley // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Racist, welshist and JfAist, there’s no limit these days.

  • 112 jimmysmith // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    So now talk of a striker, AND left back. Too good to be true, although frankly even if it were too happen, exchanging Tiote for the untested and relatively unaccomplished Saivet appears an unnecessary gamble at first sight.

    But, if we do manage to get a couple of decent players in, in those positions, then you’d have to say fair play, although whether it will be enough to overcome the previous years gaffes remains to be seen, and will be over the next only 15 games we have to save our season. 15 games on the tail end of over a seasons worth of undoubted relegation form. Crikey!

  • 113 SuperShearer // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Can’t help but feel that Spurs are just waiting to see what happens with us and Berahino. If we have a bid accepted it wouldn’t surprise me if they matched our offer and we see him go to them instead.

  • 114 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Dumb is is tailor made for this league, quick, powerful and gat finisher, if we could get him it would be a great addition, but with this being NUFC I’m dubious to say the least as this could be the clubs PR/BS going into overdrive to try and lay the foundation for the coming excuses

  • 115 toon kk // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:59 PM

  • 116 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    *Doumbia* not dumb, bloody autocorrect

  • 117 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Jonjo @ 125 spot on – he’s not just a knacker but a complete knacker.

    Now then what is this earlier post from Carl :
    “carl // Jan 29, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Jail F a
    Yer just don’t get it . Belfast is a great guy and your always pushing Ebenezer Tuff to become Blog Bully. Your both a couple of tossers.
    Hail got it bang on.”

    Wow tossers, blog bully and Ebenezer Tuff.

    Not nice -just hang on I think I’ve only been called Ebenezer Tuff once before, let me think now……………………………………………………………ah here it is :-

    “Ian Toon // Dec 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    expatmag- You’ve known Mr Tuff for many years has he always behaved as if he is permanently auditioning for Scrooge in a Christmas Carol? Ebenezer Tuff!!”

    Give ’em enough rope, especially when Alpha Dog has been on the sauce and whoosh straight into the self capture net. Condemned by his own arrogance. Clear again Alpha Dog= Ian Toon =Carl = too many to name.
    I rest my case – game set and match.

  • 118 jimmysmith // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Wouldn’t that be considered rather unsporting of Spurs, bearing in mind our relative need. They are going for the title though I suppose.

    Sounds more like the sort of dirty trick our own owner might commonly be believed to be capable of stooping to though, given the chance.

    Although in reality, bidding wars aren’t our cup of tea at all.

    I wonder how dirty it actually gets?

  • 119 lochinvar // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Nike have launched their new advertising campaign in Wales ” just Ewe it “

  • 120 jazzyp // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:07 PM


    Have some faith buddy,Doumbia for a loan deal is the best for all parties if it means we go for our priority target come summer.
    Doumbia has the same attributes as Berahino, Just an older version haha !

  • 121 jazzyp // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Doumbia Champions League scoring record since 11/12:

    23 app
    19 start
    1790 mins

    If he can do it in the CL I’m sure he can in the PL
    16 goals
    Goal every 112 mins

  • 122 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:15 PM


    I rate Doumbia very highly and think he’d be a great addition………..but, seeings as we have only a few days left in the window and we have failed to address the ever present issues with the squad I worry that all these links are simply PR/BS as the club know that if we don’t sign two or three more players we are in real danger of going down and they face map massive shyte storm.

    Also find it very telling that it’s being reported that Ashkey had to step in again to get the Townsend deal done, which again points to Charnelys incompetence just as it did when he was forced to step in a couple of January’s ago.

  • 123 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    It’s all gone quiet over there.
    It’s all gone quiet over there.

    I imagine the scene at Alpha Dogs’ kennel -he’s running around with his pants around his ankles -over as he’s pissed. He is angry with himself for slipping up again – like the Pushy Pardew posts – he’s desperately thinking up some new weasel words to save his jacksie getting well and truly spanked again.
    The sweet smell of victory permeates my nostrils.
    He’s on the run — release the hounds.
    High Five!

  • 124 Mister Tuff // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    falling over.

  • 125 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Well if we bring in Doumbia & the two defenders then I don’t think we could do more in this window. Whether they are the answer to our dreams only time will tell. Hope Remy rots on the Leicester bench waiting for Vardy & Ulloa to get injured. He certainly won’t enhance is French Euro dreams there. Unless Foxes are planing to do our tactic and sell their jewel in the crown for £40M by cashing in on Vardy on the last day of the window.

  • 126 jazzyp // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:21 PM


    So why does he keep the inept Baboon on if he has obvious failings when it comes to sealing a deal ?
    We keep harping on every transfer window that the hierarchy being bullish in there ways, You would have thought Ashley would have addressed this fault by now.

    At the end of the day he is a businessman, So surely he would treat us as such rather than a shambles we seem to be at times

  • 127 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Always thought Doumbia could be a good shout to play in the premiership

    Pelle came to the premiership at 29 and done well for Southampton so there is no reason why Doumbia at 28 could not do well for us !!

    He can certainly finish

  • 128 jazzyp // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Any body know how reliable Sky sport italia are ??

  • 129 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:26 PM


    I simply have no idea mate, but if the reports are true that he has had to step in again then surely the writing is now in the wall for Charnely. As fans we can all see the flaws with the top two people at the club, namely Charnley and Carr, and Ashley can be no fool so who knows what he could possibly do and whether he even cares that much to do anything as he’s happy simply to survive and nothing more as survival means TV money

  • 130 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Lee Charnley

    Doumbia’s record speaks for itself and apart for up his time at Roma, it’s a record to hold up against just about anybody’s,mwould have loved to have seen him here when he left Young Boys.

    Would be exactly what we need right now.

  • 131 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Berahino is overweight & doesn’t look match fit – big risk at money being quoted. He is a carpetbagger. Definition – a person who places expediency above principle. Also A northerner who moved south for profit (American Civil War.)
    Remy is tarred with the same brush – always preferred the south to the north for financial gain.
    Be much better off with Doumbia on loan IF he’ll come

  • 132 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Ashley can be no fool?

  • 133 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    This Doumbia must be a good player as even Jack seems excited at the prospect of possibly signing him. Let’s hope it’s true and not just media hype.

  • 134 optimistic prime // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    If you build it, they will come

  • 135 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Ur happy to slate Berah and Remy for wanting money? I take it u think Doumbia would come because our bridges are well pretty

  • 136 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Jazzy P They were right about Swans signing the lad from Chievo a couple of days ago.

  • 137 BandB // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    hi jimmy

    My lovely uncle Raymond used to say crikey.
    I wish I could like your posts. Like on Facebook.

  • 138 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:35 PM


    He’s no fool mate, he gets what he wants it just happens that what he wants doesn’t match what we want. He wants to keep us in this league for the minimal amount of expenditure and to extract the maximum amount of profit and exposure for his tatty little retail chain. He’s not interested in success just survival. Of all the lakes that can be stuck to the man, being a fool isn’t one of them

  • 139 jazzyp // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    West lancs
    According to Sky Sport Italia, Newcastle are in ‘advanced negotiations’ for 28 year old forward Seydou Doumbia #nufc

  • 140 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Dunno mate him putting the tea boy in charge of the club Id define as a tad foolish…appointing JFK twice….heck buying the club in the first place

  • 141 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    West Lancs

    Between Young Boys and CSKA he played 160 games with 111 goals, his time at Roma was poor but they have been poor overall, so much so their manager, who is regard very highly was sacked. I’d be very, very happy if the lad did come to us

  • 142 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    WWSBRD Remy has snubbed us too many times now. If he’s not good enough for Chelski where they are in the league at present ,then he’s not good enough for us.
    IMO Berahino may also be trouble & far too much money being quoted.I just think Doumbia (wages £67500w) may prove a better bet at this stage. Money does not always bring instant success especially at the Toon.. Example Albert Luque ,Cabella Owen & Thauvin to name just four

  • 143 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:42 PM


    Agree he’s made some really crazy appointments and he’s had to put out a lot of fires, but ultimately he’s got exactly what he wants from, maximum profit, maximum exposure for the minimum amount of investment.

    It’s sicken for us to have him here but he cares little for us

  • 144 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Blackburn have given Boro permission to talk to Rhodes, should we hijack that?

  • 145 jazzyp // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:45 PM


    Hopefully we have bigger fish to fry than Forwards from the Championship mate. Always done the biz where ever he has plied his trade tho…I’ll give him that.

  • 146 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    How much is Berah asking for in wages like?

    And its a sport I want the best available not fussed that Remy ‘snubbed us’ twice, we arent dating

    Oh and as for spending money Shearer was pretty good though wasnt he

  • 147 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:48 PM


    Fair point, I still feel we’ll get Berahino

  • 148 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Jazzy those were the exact same words they used for the lad who has gone to Swans from Chievo.
    & Jack that will do for me. You know I respect your opinions , in that you don’t make a habit of coming on here spouting crap like some. Nothing is guaranteed in this world but if we get these three positions strengthen then the powers that be have at least tried to do what the fans have asked for despite what all feel about the current regime. Yes Cashley is a dodgy businessman & is only in it for financial gain but I agree he is shrewd & ruthless to get what he wants. Whilst he’s not bothered about us nevertheless he does not want NUFC back in the Championship. Too much financially to lose

  • 149 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    A few fires he set mate, I wouldnt go as far to say he was no fool though

  • 150 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    I wouldn’t say Colo was inspirational!!!

  • 151 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    If u feed it it’ll keep coming back to ya

  • 152 JackButler // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Santon on his way to West Ham?

    Wonder if we could get Internto take Dummett off our hands 😉

  • 153 jazzyp // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:54 PM


    I’m not fussed mate either. Just somebody to put the ball in the back of the net from all the chances we are creating will do me

  • 154 Belfast // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Definitely another outbreak of skullduggery on here at the moment.


  • 155 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:55 PM


    I will say the name made me chuckle

    Couldn’t agree more mate

  • 156 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Thats how they hook the bait mate…it’ll end in tears mark my words

  • 157 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:58 PM


    I shall take heed

  • 158 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    WWSBRD Don’t have a clue what Berahino would want in wages but allegedly per internet he is currently on £67,692PW at WBA. Ironically almost identical figure to what Roma are allegedly paying Doumbia.
    I think we each have our own views on the matter &much agree to beg to differ.
    My point about money is Remy & Berahino are favouring short term cash in favour of not enhancing their ambitions to play football for their respective countries in the Euros. If Remy goes to Foxes he will get less playing time than if he were to come to us & Berahino would do the same going to Spurs.

  • 159 optimistic prime // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:01 PM


    Loan or to buy?

  • 160 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    I doubt he is on close to 67k a week at West Brom last I read they were going to offer him a 50k per week (after Spurs bids were rejected) contract as he was currently earning 20k per week including bonuses

    Berah playing for a bigger club and believing he can break into the team is favouring short term cash. Also why will Remy get less playing time at the foxes? Id be surprised if he wasnt a starting player there

  • 161 WWSBRD // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    I do what I can haha

  • 162 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:14 PM

  • 163 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:16 PM

  • 164 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Well whoever we get, Let’s hope they can hit the net regularly . Would all you pundits be happy with the two defenders being mentioned or should we be looking to bring Santon back.? Allegedly going to West Ham. I’d take a punt on Robertson (Hull)

  • 165 ronaldo aarons // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Berahino is not on anywhere near 60k lol. I’d love him to join us, regardless of overpaying. I’m a big fan and really don’t believe this bad attitude that pulis and WBA have been portraying. He’s a young boy who given a chance scored 20 goals in all competitions. At that age in a crap WBA team is great. I enjoy watching his style of play too. He will get so much better in a few years.

    If we’re really chasing doumbia then I’m not sure if he’ll do well in this league. He is a good player and has good pace and finishing ability but I really don’t think he’s made for this league. Other players have come to this league and despite being good players haven’t fared well and feel he’s the same.

    If we’re looking at an African striker I would very much look at oumar niasse. Similar to doumbia but with a great work rates and a good team player who not only scores but sets up. Plus he’s Senegalese so I don’t think he’ll be at the next ACON.

  • 166 toon22 // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    If by chance any of the muppets at the toon are reading this
    The toons a better destination than the boro for an English striker.

  • 167 ronaldo aarons // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Berahino has a year and a half left of his contract and turned down an offer of doubling his wages to 30000 in the summer. He’s still currently on 150000.

  • 168 toonking // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    I come onto the blog and see what peoples opinions might be but all I find is arguements over multi accounting, trolls and blog bullies.

    what’s wrong with just ignoring the trolls and report them if they continue. the pro and anti pardew fighting was common and could get extreme but even that wouldn’t get as bad as this.

    The only winners in all this fighting are those who like it and they’ll continue doing it as long as they get over reactions

  • 169 lesh // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:10 AM


    You had to look at the blog to see the arguments?

    You’re lucky. Although my phone wasn’t logged on, I could hear it!

    If some folk have nowt better to do than bicker……

  • 170 bettyswallocks // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:14 AM

    Maybe we are feigning interest in Doumbia to try and speed things up with Berahino. He is definitely our top target and has been for a while.

  • 171 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    I agree with you Betty about time we used that kind of ploy

  • 172 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:15 AM


    Think you have lost the plot, old mate. Stop bullying those poor souls, you big Hylton Castle yobo.

    Oh and by the way. I have been living in the lucky country for over 35 years and I have yet to hear anyone use the term YER for yes, yeah etc etc etc

  • 173 SPRINGY // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:25 AM

    well they reckon were after 3 maybe its the brazilian LB,doumbia and berahino!… that would be a good end to the window!lol

  • 174 SPRINGY // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:38 AM

    its not that daft to think they might get doumbia and berahino…..we only really have 2 fit strikers with sharpness and game time mitro and perez,…rivierre has just come back to fitness, so wont be sharp for at least 4-6 weeks,toney and cisse are injured for at least 8 week for toney and not sure about cisse but even if cisse is fit in a few weeks, he’s been poor and will be lacking sharpness,goofy and SDJ…….just nar as strikers…so its not as hair brained as it might seem!lol

  • 175 SPRINGY // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:54 AM

    bit weird but here you go…..

  • 176 lesh // Jan 30, 2016 at 1:13 AM

    Chancel….jeez, you’re still posting? You must be competing with Jib to see who can put in the longest shifts. 😉

    It’s all nail-biting stuff at the minute. Nobody can accuse Ashley of not giving us fans value for money this window what with speculation and fantasy – all the makings of a great pantomime!

  • 177 Laurent Robert 32 // Jan 30, 2016 at 1:20 AM

    I’d quite like to see how Doumbia would do in the Premier League. He reminds me of Oba in running style and movement.

    We’d have real pace going toward in the centre and both sides, although it would worry me that we’d just counter attack. It’s fine sometimes, but I like high press – we’ve played our best stuff this season by doing that.

  • 178 lesh // Jan 30, 2016 at 2:29 AM

    As the January window edges toward its closure, I wonder when we’ll hear the words Couldn’t get them over the line’

    Any predictions?

  • 179 Termijn // Jan 30, 2016 at 3:04 AM

    I figure we’ll get a Lb in on loan and one of Doumbia or Berahino. Cant see us getting Remy at this point which is a shame but probably for the best in the long run given his track record and age.

  • 180 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 30, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    Morning…I do believe these last three players we are being linked with reek of desperation!

    …something that would have been avoided if the club had its priorities straight!

  • 181 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 6:14 AM

    Not nearly enough was done in the summer.

    100 million should gave been spent then.

  • 182 toon kk // Jan 30, 2016 at 6:27 AM

    Morning. you think we’ll have a late bid for Berahino? Or do you think we’ll be left disappointed.

  • 183 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 6:40 AM

    lesh // Jan 30, 2016 at 1:13 AM
    Chancel….jeez, you’re still posting? You must be competing with Jib to see who can put in the longest shifts.

    Notice the timestamp
    Chancel’s last post was 12.14
    Mine was 11.13

    If Lesh’ brains were dynamite there wouldn’t be enough to blow it’s wig off.

  • 184 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 6:45 AM

    I believe in the less hysterical view that we may have been thwarted on some deals and are wisely filling in until the Summer window , and not the default position of let’s criticise NUFC at all costs no matter what.
    Talking of reeking – I’m pleased hot air doesn’t smell (it does in Belfast’s case of course )

  • 185 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    Boumia’s deal has the feel of a stalking horse for a last minute pounce for Berahino.

  • 186 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:03 AM


    who is Boumia?

  • 187 toonaus // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:07 AM

    It’s been left to late now I feel now we are just panic buying. Ashley has left it to late to spend the cash and an idiot has been left in charge of the scouting for players if you can’t see that buying Austin for 4million was a real bargain what hope have you got. You spend way to long watching players and by the time you say do you wanna join Newcastle they have already played their first match for their new club ” The term you snooze you lose” comes to mind.

    If we haven’t signed a striker this window we are screwed big time as it is clear that nobody is helping Mitrovic to learn how to kick the ball properly.

    Even the press can see it now get ready for championship football and then second division.

    Ashley will sell the club when we get relegated

  • 188 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    Sorry that is unforgiveable
    I meant Seydou Doumbia
    A thousand pardons

  • 189 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:23 AM


    Get your act together or else suitable punishment will be enforced…

    …..dinner with TUFF and JFA………You pay……lol

  • 190 geordieboy83 // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:28 AM

    Morning all

    I can’t believe what I’m seeing! We are supposedly bringing in 3 players and people complain about desperation. I’m sorry berahino is a good young kid, but anybody slating doumbia as desperation needs a shake. The man is a scoring machine, a champions league scoring machine. He’s scored more goals in the coupons league than berahino has scored in 2 of his 3 previous full seasons. Last year or the year before everybody would’ve laughed us off this blog for suggesting doumbia, now we are trying to do it and people are still not happy? I get that people have here preferences, but this left back I’ll admit not seen much of him but he’s coming in to cover a position we wanted strengthened so isn’t that good enough? He’s a Brazilian international, not some u20 prospect from ajjacio in France

  • 191 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    Jeff…oh sorry it was you who was reeking!

  • 192 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:33 AM


    For what it is worth, I believe it was never our intention to sign Austin because the player made it obvious he wanted to stay in the south. Never underestimate the power of women in such circumstances.

    With regard to our signings, if he cannot get his girst choice largely due to our current plight, then the club is wise to adopt the principle of signing reasonably quality loans in the hope we can avoid relegation, stay in the PL and go after our first choices again in the summer.

  • 193 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    took kk…I don’t think we have bid for Berahino at all and if we really wanted him then we would have tried earlier.

    It’s the same with our defense. These were suppose to be the priority?

  • 194 kilcline // Jan 30, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    I told you all that Austin was joining Southampton last year, one particular ar$ehole called me out on.

    Learn you absolute mugs

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