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Is This Proof Newcastle Are Now A More Ambitious Club?

4:31 pm, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 284 Comments

Steve McClaren has finally talked about the January transfer window – now that it’s over – and during the window Steve wouldn’t say anything – he wouldn’t even admit we needed to bring a new striker in.

So it was overdone a bit but on the other hand you certainly don’t want to say which players you want in – because that could alert other clubs.

steve mcclaren calm and collected

Steve McClaren – thinks Newcastle have shown club is now ambitious

This is what Steve McClaren has said about what Newcastle fans think was a good transfer window:

“I think that getting Berahino would have been a bonus,” “It shows the ambition of the club.” “We’ve made four very good signings.”

“Lee Charnley and I talked about it yesterday and said if you’d predicted we’d sign the likes of Townsend and Shelvey, two top quality, young players, England internationals by the end of the window, we’d have said you were crazy. (this is called patting yourself on the back).”

“But we got them, added Henri and brought in Doumbia on loan at the death – he’s got experience of Champions League football. ” “He’s a goalscorer so I am absolutely delighted with what we have done.”

“It shows the ambition of the Board and the club. That’s what we set out to do from the beginning and we have carried it out.”

“We kept very quiet about our business and gone about it quietly but I think we’ve got very, very good recruitment.” “It shows a statement of intent about what we want to do.”

“Yes, without a doubt we now have enough firepower,” “What we’ve got in is enough to see us through and score goals.”

Over 90% of fans think it was a good transfer window for the club.

Has The January Transfer Window Been A Good One For Newcastle?

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And with Newcastle spending around £81M in the last two transfer windows – the most in the Premier League –  do you think this proves we are now a more ambitious club?

Are Newcastle Now A More Ambitious Club?

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Comments welcome.



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284 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Is that Blackas behind him in hios North Face hoodie ?

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    There should be a sort of vote and not sure yet !

  • 3 Belfast // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    I’m sorry but the Bearhino saga on the last day was a load of bollox. We’d absolutely no chance and we new it.

    A much better window than I expected but not strengthening the defence was a major own goal.

    Don’t have a Scooby doo if we’ll stay up to be totally honest.

  • 4 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    We’re ambitious enough to try and stay in the league, after that who knows

  • 5 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    McClaren ended his press conference with: “Hail wor Ashley!”.

  • 6 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Still accused of trolling? The grudges are really too strong on here. Such a shame…

  • 7 Belfast // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Aye yer right op, unlike Aston villa who just gave up lol

  • 8 sparky55 // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    I think the real ambition will be shown when we replace Maclaren with a much better model

  • 9 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Sparky

    Like Cathro?

  • 10 angelswithdirtyfaces // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Dizzy with success !

    Macca has talked the talk.. now let’s see if he can ..

    All we need is for the guys to play well and the coaches to do their job too. Yes we can survive – if we don’t have any more defensive meltdowns.

    Survival doesn’t usually equal ambition.

  • 11 dannitoon // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    We will see how ambitious we are in the summer wondow…..if we stay up.. that might be it now for another 7 years.. Ashley splashed out 80m now ready to recoup £150m+ for the next infinite seasons

  • 12 Ron Knee // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Madison

    We’ve seen that Ashley tends to stick with the incompetents he appoints, but I wonder if it will be different this time if McClaren fails to deliver results quickly enough.

    Now that McClaren seems to be having some influence in the transfer market, the job of manager/coach at NUFC might be more attractive to less desperate candidates!

  • 13 catchy in norway // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    optimistic prime

    i think that may be a little harsh, but i do understand why you have said it, but the guy came out at the end of last season and said he was bolting the cart to the horse, and i dont think he meant in just one window, so i will give him/them the benefit of doubt on this score, but what i think hits home a little more on this, he could have just went out and bought any 12mil players from what ever league, but he did try to add quality prem talents that have a point to prove,

    belfast,, im not sure you can say it was a show, the went in 3 times for a player with only 18 month on his contfract, that has hardly played and will more likely than not, not feature much for the rest of the season, and the last offer was 24 million, i guess the only way you could have backed your argument up was them accepting the offer, which pretty much every man and his dog thinks it was too much, but if they did accept, the only way out was a failed medical.. again im giving them the benefit of doubt on this one too.

  • 14 catchy in norway // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    sparky

    lets see what he can do with this squad,, its his to throw away now

  • 15 MadisonToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    RonKnee

    I’m not sure that Ashley will hold him to any higher standard than he did the others. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see the results and the impending managerial change (or not). Either way, I think the window was useful, showed that SM has a say in transfers and left us with a better squad.

    If we don’t get the LB and other defensive cover along with a CF this summer, then we are in real trouble as it’ll show nothing has been learned. Obviously that could change if Mitro hits good form or Perez/SDJ, but I still think a Cisse replacement/improvement has to be found for next season to be a success.

  • 16 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    I hope the Guardiola news doesn’t effect Man Shitty at the Village of the Damned tonight !

  • 17 Ron Knee // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Madison

    By ‘deliver results’ I meant not get relegated.

  • 18 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Well it’s proof Ashley wants to be certain to escape the relegation zone again. Other than that, not so sure. Why no building of a decent defense? A 34 year old to lead the back four? We finally got rid of Williamson. Brilliant, but nobody to replace him. Saylor has to go as well. And Good has not panned out with all the injuries. A lot of work to be done in the summer if we are to be a mid table club. Hail mediocrity.

  • 19 MadisonToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    RonKnee

    Ha, got it. The ultimate result – keep the team up! He better do that with this squad.

  • 20 sparky55 // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Catchy…Damn right!

    With these new recruits I would only give him 5 games and if he’s not picked up more than 9 points from this games I’d have someone in reserve ready to pounce.

    New managers in most cases generate short term improved results and it may mean a managerial change to get us over the line…who knows but pressure definitely now on for sure.

  • 21 Transfer Sage // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Hopefully it’s just the start of a more consistent spending pattern. We need to regularly improve the squad and not just buy in bulk every 3 years. The summer will the proper judge of what we are looking to do but so far so good.

    Other clubs should be annoyed. Spurs fans the most. If they’d bought a couple of options up front and in midfield they could really challenge for the title. They are now relying entirely on Kane being fit the majority of the games to have any chance.

  • 22 sparky55 // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Mediocrity is a massive step in the right direction compared to where we are right now…I’ll take that as a baby step in a three year plan for premiership supremacy! 🙂

  • 23 Mister Tuff // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Sliema -you posted this earlier on :-”
    Sliema // Feb 2, 2016 at 3:22 PM
    These arguments on the blog really are senseless. When the aliens land in a few hundred years and start uncovering the history of our internet they’re gonna find a few terabytes of absolute garbage from this blog alone. What a waste of time and effort. Life is too short ladies and gentlemen, it really is.”

    What do you mean when they land in a couple of hundred years – they are here now – and on the blog -infesting it.
    As well as the aliens on here there are quite a few space cadets as well.

  • 24 BandB // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Yeah Sage, they must be furious.

  • 25 fcuksportsdirect.com // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Hopefully it’s just the start of a more consistent spending pattern. We need to regularly improve the squad and not just buy in bulk every 3 years. The summer will the proper judge of what we are looking to do but so far so good.

    Other clubs should be annoyed. Spurs fans the most. If they’d bought a couple of options up front and in midfield they could really challenge for the title. They are now relying entirely on Kane being fit the majority of the games to have any chance.

  • 26 fcuksportsdirect.com // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    i think that may be a little harsh, but i do understand why you have said it, but the guy came out at the end of last season and said he was bolting the cart to the horse, and i dont think he meant in just one window, so i will give him/them the benefit of doubt on this score, but what i think hits home a little more on this, he could have just went out and bought any 12mil players from what ever league, but he did try to add quality prem talents that have a point to prove,

    belfast,, im not sure you can say it was a show, the went in 3 times for a player with only 18 month on his contfract, that has hardly played and will more likely than not, not feature much for the rest of the season, and the last offer was 24 million, i guess the only way you could have backed your argument up was them accepting the offer, which pretty much every man and his dog thinks it was too much, but if they did accept, the only way out was a failed medical.. again im giving them the benefit of doubt on this one too.

  • 27 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Baby steps sparky mate. Ah yes I remember that from the movie What about Bob…. Yes the club under Ashley remind me of that movie. Richard Dreyfuss as Dr. Leo Marvin aka Mike Ashley. A pathetic, sneaky weasel if ever there was one.

  • 28 fcuksportsdirect.com // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    i think that may be a little harsh, but i do understand why you have said it, but the guy came out at the end of last season and said he was bolting the cart to the horse, and i dont think he meant in just one window, so i will give him/them the benefit of doubt on this score, but what i think hits home a little more on this, he could have just went out and bought any 12mil players from what ever league, but he did try to add quality prem talents that have a point to prove,

    belfast,, im not sure you can say it was a show, the went in 3 times for a player with only 18 month on his contfract, that has hardly played and will more likely than not, not feature much for the rest of the season, and the last offer was 24 million, i guess the only way you could have backed your argument up was them accepting the of much every man and his dog thinks it was too much, but if they did accept, the only way out was a failed medical.. again im giving them the benefit of doubt on this one too.

  • 29 fcuksportsdirect.com // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Catchy…Damn right!

    With these new recruits I would only give him 5 games and if he’s not picked up more than 9 points from this games I’d have someone in reserve ready to pounce.

    New managers in most cases generate short term improved results and it may mean a managerial change to get us over the line…who knows but pressure definitely now on for sure.

    Reply

  • 30 WWSBRD // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Nope this is not proof…easiest question on here in days!

    So do we have a LB for tomorrow? I take it of Doumbia doesn’t make the game Evertons new lad won’t either so it’ll be Lukaku vs Mitro?

  • 31 Ibizatoon // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Blackley…From the previous thread…please, please, please tell me you have a YouTube link showing off your “skills”…

    So, I guess the transfer window post-mortem is all done by now…I didn’t vote on Ed’s poll, as usual, it didn’t really give an answer I was happy with. Was the window good in isolation, sure, so was the previous, but we can’t forget the disaster of the previous years, as that is what we’re repairing.

    Hopefully the summer purchases haven’t been beaten down too much and these new signings can give the club a much needed lift.

    Perhaps Steve can start getting some more results too.

    Not a whole lot of tinkering that can be done now until the end of the season. I suppose it’s nice knowing both Mourinho and Carver are available if needed…

  • 32 fcuksportsdirect.com // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Steve McClaren – thinks Newcastle have shown club is now ambitious

    This is what Steve McClaren has said about what Newcastle fans think was a good transfer window:

    “I think that getting Berahino would have been a bonus,” “It shows the ambition of the club.” “We’ve made four very good signings.”

    “Lee Charnley and I talked about it yesterday and said if you’d predicted we’d sign the likes of Townsend and Shelvey, two top quality, young players, England internationals by the end of the window, we’d have said you were crazy. (this is called patting yourself on the back).”

    “But we got them, added Henri and brought in Doumbia on loan at the death – he’s got experience of Champions League football. ” “He’s a goalscorer so I am absolutely delighted with what we have done.”

    “It shows the ambition of the Board and the club. That’s what we set out to do from the beginning and we have carried it out.”

    “We kept very quiet about our business and gone about it quietly but I think we’ve got very, very good recruitment.” “It shows a statement of intent about what we want to do.”

    “Yes, without a doubt we now have enough firepower,” “What we’ve got in is enough to see us through and score goals.”

    Over 90% of fans think it was a good transfer window for the club.

  • 33 Mister Tuff // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Wally Blustermans statement that the Berahino bid showed great ambition is a crock.

    A Berahiono bid which was succesful would show ambition.
    Cynicism leads me to suggest they probably only bid because they knew West Brom were not going to sell.

  • 34 fcuksportsdirect.com // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Blackley…From the previous thread…please, please, please tell me you have a YouTube link showing off your “skills”…

    So, I guess the transfer window post-mortem is all done by now…I didn’t vote on Ed’s poll, as usual, it didn’t really give an answer I was happy with. Was the window good in isolation, sure, so was the previous, but we can’t forget the disaster of the previous years, as that is what we’re repairing.

    Hopefully the summer purchases haven’t been beaten down too much and these new signings can give the club a much needed lift.

    Perhaps Steve can start getting some more results too.

    Not a whole lot of tinkering that can be done now until the end of the season. I suppose it’s nice knowing both Mourinho and Carver are available if needed…

    Reply

    WWSBRD
    February 2, 2016
    Nope this is not proof…easiest question on here in days!

    So do we have a LB for tomorrow? I take it of Doumbia doesn’t make the game Evertons new lad won’t either so it’ll be Lukaku vs Mitro?

    Reply

    fcuksportsdirect.com
    February 2, 2016
    Catchy…Damn right!

    With these new recruits I would only give him 5 games and if he’s not picked up more than 9 points from this games I’d have someone in reserve ready to pounce.

    New managers in most cases generate short term improved results and it may mean a managerial change to get us over the line…who knows but pressure definitely now on for sure.

    Reply

    Reply

    fcuksportsdirect.com
    February 2, 2016
    i think that may be a little harsh, but i do understand why you have said it, but the guy came out at the end of last season and said he was bolting the cart to the horse, and i dont think he meant in just one window, so i will give him/them the benefit of doubt on this score, but what i think hits home a little more on this, he could have just went out and bought any 12mil players from what ever league, but he did try to add quality prem talents that have a point to prove,

    belfast,, im not sure you can say it was a show, the went in 3 times for a player with only 18 month on his contfract, that has hardly played and will more likely than not, not feature much for the rest of the season, and the last offer was 24 million, i guess the only way you could have backed your argument up was them accepting the of much every man and his dog thinks it was too much, but if they did accept, the only way out was a failed medical.. again im giving them the benefit of doubt on this one too.

    Reply

    GeordieTwo
    February 2, 2016
    Baby steps sparky mate. Ah yes I remember that from the movie What about Bob…. Yes the club under Ashley remind me of that movie. Richard Dreyfuss as Dr. Leo Marvin aka Mike Ashley. A pathetic, sneaky weasel if ever there was one.

    Reply

    fcuksportsdirect.com
    February 2, 2016
    i think that may be a little harsh, but i do understand why you have said it, but the guy came out at the end of last season and said he was bolting the cart to the horse, and i dont think he meant in just one window, so i will give him/them the benefit of doubt on this score, but what i think hits home a little more on this, he could have just went out and bought any 12mil players from what ever league, but he did try to add quality prem talents that have a point to prove,

    belfast,, im not sure you can say it was a show, the went in 3 times for a player with only 18 month on his contfract, that has hardly played and will more likely than not, not feature much for the rest of the season, and the last offer was 24 million, i guess the only way you could have backed your argument up was them accepting the offer, which pretty much every man and his dog thinks it was too much, but if they did accept, the only way out was a failed medical.. again im giving them the benefit of doubt on this one too.

    Reply

    fcuksportsdirect.com
    February 2, 2016
    Hopefully it’s just the start of a more consistent spending pattern. We need to regularly improve the squad and not just buy in bulk every 3 years. The summer will the proper judge of what we are looking to do but so far so good.

    Other clubs should be annoyed. Spurs fans the most. If they’d bought a couple of options up front and in midfield they could really challenge for the title. They are now relying entirely on Kane being fit the majority of the games to have any chance.

    Reply

    BandB
    February 2, 2016
    Yeah Sage, they must be furious.

    Reply

    Mister Tuff
    February 2, 2016
    Sliema -you posted this earlier on :-”
    Sliema // Feb 2, 2016 at 3:22 PM
    These arguments on the blog really are senseless. When the aliens land in a few hundred years and start uncovering the history of our internet they’re gonna find a few terabytes of absolute garbage from this blog alone. What a waste of time and effort. Life is too short ladies and gentlemen, it really is.”

    What do you mean when they land in a couple of hundred years – they are here now – and on the blog -infesting it.
    As well as the aliens on here there are quite a few space cadets as well.

    Reply

    sparky55
    February 2, 2016
    Mediocrity is a massive step in the right direction compared to where we are right now…I’ll take that as a baby step in a three year plan for premiership supremacy! 🙂

  • 35 Transfer Sage // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    BandB

    You not think so? Haha

    I just feel that with other sides struggling this is a great chance for them to push for the title.

  • 36 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    I suspect the Doumbia visa thing is a red herring.

    The last thing he needs is a start at a hostile Goodison park.

    Having said that some Russian stadiums can be daunting places to visit.

    Much better to allow him a second half entry at SJP on Saturday afternoon with us two goals up 😀

  • 37 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Is Steve McCarver up to it? We’re going to find out and it’s going to be too late to do anything about it if he’s not. Remember Shearer taking over with 8 games to go? Of course we would go after somebody with more management experience this time but we only have 15 matches left as it stands. If Ashley gives McLaren 5 more games and he gets 3-6 points from them what are the options? I suppose it all depends on what Norwich and Bournemouth do, not how bad we are necessarily.

  • 38 Transfer Sage // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Jib

    Not sure we are in a place where we could wait to give him a nice entrance at home. Think it must be true.

    Probably could do with a weeks training though to get used to the squad.

  • 39 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    What title would we be pushing for Transfer mate? Best Not Quite Mediocre Team Struggling to Stay in the Prem? Is there silverware that goes with that? 😆

  • 40 BandB // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Tuff

    My ambitious plans to buy a Ferrari keep falling through when I repeatedly fail to offer the amount of money they want.
    Just shows my ambition though.

  • 41 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    is Townsend fit to play?

  • 42 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Why is somebody copying and pasting?

  • 43 Transfer Sage // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Geordie two

    I was on about Spurs. Saying it was a good time for them to push for the title with other teams not running away with it.

    Suggesting their fans should be disappointed with the window as a couple players could cement top 4 and maybe even steal the title.

  • 44 BandB // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    I think so Chancel.

  • 45 Ron Knee // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Chancel

    He was in training today:
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-training-gallery-any-10825786

  • 46 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    BandB

    Thanks I was hoping he’d play tomorrow

  • 47 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Whoever it is, stop doing it.

  • 48 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Thanks Ron

  • 49 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Ahhh, sorry Transfer. I should have known you weren’t talking about us. 😳 We remain an enigma. No clear path to any form of success with Ashley. Mediocre at best hirings. Desperation moves in January windows. Years of floundering.

  • 50 stuart no9 // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    If Macca and charmleywere laughing at the thought of getting Townsend and jonjo in this window ,then why ? He obviously thinks we are not good enough to get decent players haha. What a cretin. Do he just expects us to buy Shyte coz that is what we are ?? WHY THE F@@@ shouldn’t we expect to buy these players ?? . They are good footballers , not messi or ronaldo FFS . That’s the ambition of the man . Sack hi at the first opportunity

  • 51 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Really hope Doumbia hits the ground running, he looks like he could handle the physicality and he certainly has the pace. Just what we need as right now we have no pace up top.

  • 52 hibbitt // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    not another knacker joined the blog thought we had enougn

  • 53 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Yes we can sack McCarver but Ashley would be no better at selecting his replacement. This is The Complete Fool at the top. He stands astride the club like the midget he is. Somebody punch him in the marble bag please.

  • 54 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Townsend and Shelvey are very good players and could be potentially even better, I’m really happy with the signings we have made but disappointed we haven’t got and defenders in

  • 55 BandB // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Hibbitt…

    He’s BEHIND you 🙂

  • 56 Ibizatoon // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Yes…

  • 57 Ron Knee // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Oh no he isn’t!

  • 58 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Yes stuart, sack him if he can’t get his players to beat WBA

  • 59 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    This had better turn out well for everyone at the club’s sake. If we go down Ashley will go mad. Several of the executives will be gone. McCarver will be gone. Many of the more ambitious players will be gone. It would be a total disaster and still we’re left with the most incompetent one of all at the top. I’m hoping for 15th or 16th place. After that, who knows?

  • 60 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    15 games 15 wins takes us to 66 points, i’m sure that can be done. Wishful thinking and all that

  • 61 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Good to see you on here Ibiza mate. I hope you like DOOOOOOOMMMMMBIA! I do. Jury’s out on Townsend. Shelvey should be decent. And we definitely needed another French midfielder to go with the other 9 we already have. I think that makes a complete set for Ashley’s mantle now?

  • 62 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    That copying and pasting smacks of a kid loose on the blog

  • 63 Ibizatoon // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    G2…15th or 16th would provide a great platfrom for the future…

    Doom could be a decent player for us, along with the rest. All have shown quality at times, so let’s hope we see more of that.

    A team full of French midfielders was always an ambitious project. You can’t fault Ashley for his effort on that one.

  • 64 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Oh yes I can Ibiza mate. I fault him. I fault him, then I fong him. I flick my nose at him. I mock him. I moon him. etc. etc.

  • 65 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    I send withering glares his way. I abuse him. I scuff up his carpets. I drop nasty smelly things down the back of his settee…….

  • 66 Mister Tuff // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Jib Jibberish – see you’ve posted a contrary viewpoint in respect of Doumbias debut – gist being it’s got nothing to do with his Governing Body Endorsement from the FA and nothing to do with his Work Visa from the Home Office. also that he’ll be “fwightened” by the hostile crowd at Goodison Park.

    Man -at times you talk some utter bollox – if he’s got his paperwork through he’s centre forward tomorrow night.

  • 67 Ibizatoon // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    G2…I’m sorry, but I can’t condone scuffing someones carpets. There has to be a line and I think you’ve crossed it.

    I presume you have the appropriate thong for this particular occasion?

  • 68 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    I eat loads of garlic and then burp at him. I fling dingoes at him. I accuse him. This Ashley shall not stand!!!! Harrumph.

  • 69 Mister Tuff // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    BandB @42 good car analogy.

  • 70 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    G2 if your burp garlic all the French players will think it’s dinner time lol

  • 71 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    I wear my thong of choice and dance aboot in his atrium, mocking him and taunting him.

  • 72 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    You don’t know the situation after I’ve had loads of garlic Take a Chancel mate. Best to stand well back. In another county for example And yes I do scuff up his carpets Ibiza! This is no time for half measures!

  • 73 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Harrumph.

  • 74 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    I hope that makes my position clear….. anyone have any nasty smelly things they want a good home for? I have Mike’s address here somewhere…….

  • 75 beermonkey // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    G2

    no such thing as to much garlic

  • 76 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Let’s have a look at him then. DOOOOOOMMMMMBIA!!!!!
    Bring him on I say.

  • 77 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    In my case there is beermonkey mate. Evil, foul smelling green vapours come out of both ends. I’m planning to trap Ashley in a hall closet and then we’ll see what’s what mate. Ohhhhh yes, then we’ll find out who’s in charge……

  • 78 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Mrs Tuff not a contrary viewpoint to anyone just a suggestion that the club may be taking advantage of circumstances.

    I did go on to say he was used to Russian stadiums thus implying nothing in Europe would daunt or phase him but that was the second paragraph so your brain probably got tired before that.

    You are aware I hope that dozens of people read this blog and never post , and are amazed by your childish stupidity.

    ps
    Do you still have your Charlie Hurley and Lena Zavaroni posters ?

  • 79 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Ibiza
    I’d love to see a YouTube clip of it. The only person in the whole park who didn’t laugh was the bairn. Still doesn’t. He can’t see the funny side.

    The lad I was talking to was bent double, tears rolling down his puce face. He couldn’t look at me for the next five minutes without cracking up again.

  • 80 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    The pundits very rarely seem to tell anything remotely resembling the truth. I wonder if they have been warned off? To say nothing about Ashley’s tenure with the club. Usually in fact they seem to ignore us altogether. During the match they usually get around to a couple of comments about how wonderful our supporters are but no real insight except the obvious. That we continue to struggle on the pitch and off. Do some digging if you are proper journo’s. Or read The Official Club Journo report that I post each month. 😆 I can always be counted on for top, top stories about Steve McCarver etc….

  • 81 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    faze even

  • 82 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Oh, and I am preparing the February addition as we speak. Leave no tern unstoned I say.

  • 83 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    How’s Palm Springs and the Golden Girls Ibiza? 😉

  • 84 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    BandB

    May I ask what your problem is?

  • 85 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    I’m watching a replay of Arsenal v Chelsea on Sky sport 1 Deutschsland and Remy when he came on was w@nk

  • 86 Ibizatoon // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    G2…Sounds like the thong of anarchy would be the best fit…

    Blackley…Shame, but that’s okay. I can get still get a rough mental image. Werthers going all over the place.

    Jesper…All good, thanks. Found a not so golden one…

  • 87 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    My line up for tomorrow…

    _____________Elliot
    Janmaat_Mbemba_Coloccini_Dummett
    _________Saivet_Shelvey
    Perez______Wijnaldum_____Townsend
    ___________Mitrovic(Preferably Doumbia)

  • 88 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    I leave mysterious, nasty looking stains on his guest towels. I phone his mother-in-law and invite her to stay over for the entire summer. I leave desperate, confusing messages concerning the financial well being of his businesses on his answering service.

  • 89 Belfast // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Is that Karaoke Broadmoor style?

  • 90 Munster Mag // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Its about as much proof as we can realistically ask for. If steve starts winning games he could earn himself two or three more quality signings in the summer.

  • 91 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    I do an Uber and pick up his chief executives and drive them to the wrong airport. Then I scream at them and demand to know why the Belgian Midget Strikers we sold…..

  • 92 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    And an 8 year contract apparently Munster Mag mate…. Harrumph.

  • 93 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    If we were that ambitious we wouldn’t have a failed championship manager in charge… Jeezuss even carver could have managed more points with this squad and the amount of money that’s been spent!

  • 94 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Don’t go there Willo mate. Don’t even mention the words Johnny Carver. If Ashley hears them he may do something horrible. Something involving Johnny C. and a new 8 year contract……Ahhhhhhhhh!

  • 95 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Toonsend? Not another “Toon” blogger please. From MacToon to MarToon to OurToon to Toon KK. Life was so much simpler when the only person I knew called “Toon” was a canny lass from Whickham.

  • 96 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    No Ibiza mate. If I wear the Thong of Anarchy I will expose the Crack of Doom. We don’t want to go there quite yet…….

  • 97 welshgeordie9 // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    We need results to go our way tonight and tomorrow.

  • 98 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    no welsh we just need to win and keep wining

  • 99 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Ibiza
    Haha. The Werthers.

    For your mental image, you can discount the blue tit hoody. I wasn’t looking so dapper that day.

  • 100 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 2, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    I doubt it he went for that pie before and nearly got his fingers burnt…. Do feel the tiniest bit sorry for the bloke now though, got well and truly hung out to dry with a squad nowhere near premiership quality, now we’ve got this idiot in charge barely doing any better after however many millions spent and quality players brought in. And just to put the cherry on the cake he tries telling us how wonderful we’ve played when everyone can see we were terrible. A few sideways passes and everyone else jumps on the bandwagon too asif were now playing much better, possession doesn’t win matches scoring goals and keeping them out does and when it comes down to results Schteve mc’shithimself has failed spectacularly…

  • 101 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Perez is really coming across well in the press, and I hope the lad gets rewarded will plenty of game time with our new signings and all.

    Perez was also involved in the side’s deadline day activity as he penned a new five-and-a-half year contract to remain in the North East, and the Spaniard thinks that the club have now made the right moves ahead of the run-in. “The club is trying. They have spent a lot of money,” he told reporters. “Already we can see that in training — improved quality, and different qualities to what we had. We are trying and we are going the right way. The new signings have impressed everyone. They make the team more competitive. You have to fight for your position. Good players. It is going to be interesting. “I am now even more confident Newcastle will get safe. We have a bigger squad. We have to start now to get results and week by week work up the league. We have competition for our positions and that is good for the club. “I am still young. I have to work a lot and I have a lot of years to improve as a player. I am happy here and I don’t have to think of anything else. Newcastle gave me everything. They made me professional and I have to be pleased with the club. They signed me until 2021 – five years! They trust in me in this deal. So I say, ‘Thanks’ and now work harder and prove, and show on the pitch that I deserve it.” Newcastle could move out of the relegation tomorrow night if they defeat Everton

  • 102 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Why is someone posting Eurovision songs?

  • 103 MacToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Wouldn’t that apparent £20 mil saved (or not spent) in the January window be well spent on a top class manager? That could even be within Mourinho’s wages!!

    Now that would show ambition.

  • 104 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    I’d start Perez up front tomorrow. Mitro on the bench.

  • 105 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Chancel

    I don’t know what’s going on mate, but it feels like troll central.

    Maybe some jealous Makems; who knows?

  • 106 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    I sometimes wonder what, in the name of noel edmonds’ bumhole, goes on on this blog!?!?!?

    Chancel

    Is that a eurovision song?? I wouldn’t know, as my feild in which i grow my fcuks to give is barren when it comes to that thinly veiled political popularity contest 😀

  • 107 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    I practice my yodeling exercises at 4 am on Ashley’s patio. I leave various messages from Joe Kinnear around the house.
    Yes I would love to come work as Director of Football again Mike. I’ll be right over. Joe.
    I’ve already organized a presser to discuss my new position Mike. Don’t worry, it will be similar to last time. Joe
    I’ve gotten in touch with some top, top managers who I can phone anytime I want. Joe.

  • 108 Mister Tuff // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Hahahahaha – Jib Jibberish -you are such a clot and an embarrassment to the blog and the North East.
    You posted :-
    “You are aware I hope that dozens of people read this blog and never post , and are amazed by your childish stupidity.
    ps
    Do you still have your Charlie Hurley and Lena Zavaroni posters ?”

    How is it if these dozens of people who read the blog but do not post come to any conclusion about what is posted on here and relay that information to you. Please explain the process – magic – psychic powers or a consultation with Gypsy Rose Lee.
    What a load of guff.

    Do you still deny Benny was born in France.

  • 109 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    We have a top class coaching team with an exceptional head coach.
    There’s going to be a few clever dick, know-it-all posters disappear from this blog fairly soon.

  • 110 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Jib

    Are you leaving us then?

  • 111 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    are you off ?
    shame you will be missed

  • 112 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    YCMIU

    First one was the winner from Sweden last year
    the 2nd was the UK’s last year

    Firebug
    too true

  • 113 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Chancel

    I promise i will sleep better for knowing that :-p

  • 114 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Oh jib please don’t leave, You’ll drag me with you… 😉

  • 115 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Young magpie fb,
    Didn’t you admit to blatantly trolling the blog last year because people didn’t respond to your posts?

  • 116 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Jfa

    I rememner that, too. I do believe ymfb appologised afterwards, though.

  • 117 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    YCMIU

    I’m a music and Eurovision buff sad I know lol

  • 118 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Chancel/YCMIU

    Our lass watches that show, right up until the scoring then her face darkens, (even more than when she’s looking at me) and she promptly turns the channel over.

  • 119 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Chancel.

    I supposethat accounts for the abba ref. in your blog name!

    Music buff is one thing, but what does eurovision have to do with music?? 😀

  • 120 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Ycmiu,
    Sure it was around the same time as this sad sack above

  • 121 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    I’ll walk around Mike’s guest house wearing only my best slippers, pausing dramatically at the windows for press photography. I may also take questions.
    Journo: Hoi what are you doing up there?
    G2: What does it look like I’m doing?
    Journo: We’re not sure, but put that horrible looking thing away. We’ve got standards at our rag you know.
    G2: Well what are you doing at Mike’s house then? I may just call the security people, but here before you go have a look at this……

  • 122 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Who has a face like a German ferret’s nutsack? I could use him for some press releases from Mike…..

  • 123 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    YCMIU/Firebug

    Eurovision has good music and entertainment, different strokes for different folks like

  • 124 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Ibiza…one you can take with you? 😉

  • 125 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Twsting

  • 126 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Is a German ferret’s nutsack more hairy or more wrinkly? I’m not familiar with Ferritus Germanicaus…..

  • 127 BandB // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Mark

    He did.
    Then he started again.
    Then he got the blame for the hacking of Jib and Welshgeordie’s accounts (though he recently got a warm welcome back to the blog from Jovial Jib)
    Then he got moderated, he claims, until about three weeks ago, when he reappeared with a little help from his friends.
    Where is Welshgeordie?
    He’s been getting a tough time recently.

    And Burnley….

    No you can’t ask.
    Now come on: Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire for you my girl.

  • 128 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Chancel

    Oh I love music mate, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, U.F.O. Dokken etc etc.

    Our lass like the Eurovision, just not the blatantly fix political scoring.

  • 129 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    You couldn’t make it up could you

  • 130 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Jail

    You are correct sir, but I did apologise… I know that it didn’t make it right but it’s the best I could do. From that moment I was under moderation so I left the site. But since I have been back I have not trolled once. I have learnt my lesson and I’m back.

  • 131 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Firebug

    I could barely stomach it when el tel was the host (rip) but now that the most annoying man on tv does it, it would make me break stuff!

  • 132 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    ELO is my favourite band

  • 133 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Terry Wogan god bless him just took the pish outta everything. that was what made it entertaining

  • 134 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Why is T3rry W0gans name restricted!?!?!

  • 135 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Hello there

  • 136 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    BandB

    That’s OK, I won’t lose sleep over your false accusations or your failure to give me your blessing. Atleast I tried. Stay in the past if you want.

  • 137 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    ed’s idol
    he is a tog

  • 138 AncientC // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Where is Jack (Jamie Dimon) Root, these days?

  • 139 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    YCMIU

    I’m with you on that, I don’t watch it, and thank god for my computer and head phone in times of great need.

    Still I know plenty who do watch it besides our lass.

  • 140 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Try typing it, i bet your comment is being modded!! I could understand if i was being mean, but i wasnt. I had to call him el tel!

  • 141 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Mr Tuff
    I’ll post this for the silent majority because most of this will go whoosh straight over your monobrowed head.
    On 22 August 1962 the French President Charles de Gaulle was the target of an assassination attempt organised by the French Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel, Jean Bastien-Thiry. As de Gaulle’s black Citroën DS 19 sped through Clamart it was met by a barrage of submachine-gun fire.
    Jean Bastien-Thiry was the last person to be executed by firing squad in France , he was a member of OAS an organisation against the returning of French North African colonies to Arab control.
    Clamart became an ironic reference to France’s colonial past when the Mairie was chosen to register the births of all French colonial Africans who regardless of where they where born had a French parent (HbA’s mom Sonia) and achieved citizenship through droit de sang.

  • 142 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    BandB,
    I’m not following?

  • 143 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Would anybody like to come over and have a party at Mike’s guesthouse? If you’re coming bring some garlic cloves will you?

  • 144 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    T3rry W0gan god bless him just took the pish outta everything. that was what made it entertaining.

    I got moderated for mentioning a TV presenter what the heck!

  • 145 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Chancel

    Yeah I do like ELO too and Pink Floyd, there are so many to be honest.

  • 146 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Elephants Love Orgasms is your favourite band Take a chancel mate @142? Their bass section is very good…..

  • 147 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    ok so who gives a sh1t about HBA and where he was born. FRANCE.
    end of.

  • 148 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    G2
    Jeff Lynne is an awesome artist mate

  • 149 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    I prefer Yellowish Floyd firebug mate. They’re very big in the Baltic states.

  • 150 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    I bet he can’t draw as well as I can Take a chancel mate. Some of my Dogs Playing Cards on black velvet are very well thought of……

  • 151 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Chancel/ YCMIU

    I don’t know about this moderation stuff, maybe Terry doesn’t want his name on this.

  • 152 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Werry Togan was a popular bloke. Can’t imagine too many sick jokes doing the rounds about him.

  • 153 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Anyway, you can play detective and i’ll stick to football-which is what this blog is about(shocking! I know…). So Doumbia, hit or miss? I personally think he is exactly what we need.

  • 154 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Ycmiu

    I agree mate

  • 155 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Firebug/chancel

    Just realised, it could be the W0g bit. Racist and all that.

  • 156 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    chewbaccy
    Quite right @ 157
    Spike Milligan was bor in Ahmednagar India
    He’s still the funniest Irishman ever

  • 157 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    YCMIU

    The troll can obviously read as that last bunch of lyrics was a Werry Togan song

  • 158 GeordieTwo // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Oh what’s the use? Nobody takes the blog seriously anymore…. They natter on about hairy ferret nutsacks and Charles DeGaule’s mother in law’s foot specialist. But where is the seriosity? At times I despair……

  • 159 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    G2

    You just want to thong big mashers lol

  • 160 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Chancel

    Aye, even I know the Floral Dance 😀

  • 161 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    I liked Terry, he was a funny guy and his dry wit will long be remembered. I suppose that for our generation, or at least mine as I don’t know everyone’s age those that we grew up watching and listening to are growing fewer.

  • 162 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    PMSL YCMIU

  • 163 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Look at y’all talking about nothing haha. Maybe I am on the wrong blog, thronging you guys say? Where’s Tuff to condemn them to the ladies wrestling forum?

  • 164 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Thauvin explains early exit
    Florian Thauvin has revealed that he was forced to leave Newcastle in January.

    The 23-year-old cost Mike Ashley a reported £12m from Marseille with Cabella going the other way on loan, but has failed to make an impact in the first team.

    And with just three Premier League starts to his name, Thauvin has returned to the south of France on loan for the rest of the season

    “It is true that I did not expect to return so soon, especially as early, six months later,” Thauvin said.

    “But I had the opportunity, I had a lack of playing time so I thought it was a very good thing for me.

    “It’s a pleasure to return to Marseille. Everyone knows my attachment to Marseille, I have never hidden that.

    “I am anyway very happy to be here to live this second adventure.”

  • 165 BandB // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    firebug

    I grew up watching The Singing Ringing Tree.

    That’s how I’m like I am.

  • 166 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Thonging* my bad.

  • 167 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Ok. Need to conserve battery on the bus, so be nice, everyone. Ttfn.

  • 168 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    for me it was white horses

  • 169 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    and torchy

  • 170 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    BandB

    I was a sixties child, Ahh I miss the freedom, lived in the country a mile and a half from the nearest village, had a dene for our rope swings.

    Doctor Who on the TV Old 405 lines B&W square box with big chunky knobs to change the two channels, BBC and ATV.

    I could drone on but I will stop now.

    So Thauvin claims he was forced out eh!

  • 171 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    The battery boy

  • 172 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    chewbaccy

    Yep Torchy the battery boy, she’s out to get you beware.

  • 173 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    go spuds

  • 174 BandB // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Firebug,

    I think The Singing Ringing Tree was an East German concoction designed to ensure that British children could still have nightmares in the absence of the night bombing they’d inflicted on our parents.

  • 175 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    City 1 up v scum

  • 176 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    go citeh

  • 177 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    BandB

    PMSL:

    I have to confess that I never seen it, but will defiantly have a look on youtube after the football see if I can find it.

  • 178 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Villa down to 10 men already, not looking good for them.

  • 179 Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Wijnaldum sings Bob Dylan

  • 180 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Yay Aguero has scored

  • 181 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Ayew sent off for Villa

  • 182 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    It’s been quite strange reading the blog today. It’s a mix of ground hog day the twighlight zone and rainbow.

    If we were all in the same room I envision it would look like a cross between the bar from starwars and the waiting room in Beetlejuice.

    Results are good so far.

  • 183 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    OP

    LMAO:

    Your are right, but with the amount of trolling a change of topic now and then lightens the mood.

  • 184 welshgeordie9 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Man City and Spurs winning at the moment, so far so good.

  • 185 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Firebug

    If we were in the same room you’d be able to spot the trolls, they’d all have shrunken heads!

  • 186 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Only good if we can get something tomoz

  • 187 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    OP

    They would all be grouped together under a table.

    So far results favour us, if it stays like this what more inspiration and motivation would our players need to go for the win?

  • 188 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Man up 2 up now

  • 189 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Man U even

  • 190 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Firebug

    I fancy us for a win, they’ve had a lot of footy. 451 fast tempo, then Perez and Doumbia for last 30mins.

    4pts out the next 2 (minimum) is what Steeve should be targeting, or I’d use Berihinio money to get Carver back.

  • 191 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    C Palace just scored

  • 192 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    OP

    Iv’e gone for a 2-0 win for us tomorrow, think we will surprise them.

    Our pace should see us all right.

  • 193 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    hart for england

  • 194 JamesToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Decent goal from palace but jeez they play such crap football.

    Fancy our chances against Everton if we turn up and go back to the 4-2-3-1 system

  • 195 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Of all the players that have moved on for supposedly bigger and better things, it’s gonna be Danny Simpson who we binned that goes on to be a mainstay in a title winning team 🙂

  • 196 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Firebug

    Gini for his 1st away goal, Everton are sloppy at the back.

    Everything’s going our way so far, we have to take advantage!

  • 197 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Hail

    Wouldn’t suprise me…

  • 198 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Op

    This is Newcastle were talking about, we never take advantage of a good situation. But I agree, it’s vital for our survival.

  • 199 Toonsend // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Roses are red. Your blood is too. You look like a monkey And belong in a zoo. Do not worry, I’ll be there too. Not in the cage, But laughing at you.

  • 200 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    OP

    Would be nice, think Perez may get one if he is playing, he will be hungry for it, he’s been saying all the right things too.

  • 201 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Burnley

    I agree, we always shoot ourselves in the foot. It’s our best chance for a win at Everton for a long time.

  • 202 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Firebug

    I don’t think Perez will start, we’ll go 451.

    I reckon Sissoko and Townsend on the wings with one either side of Gini.
    Don’t think we’ll see Doumbia or Perez until 2nd half, may not be both depending on score.

  • 203 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    OP

    If Perez comes on as a sub then he will score, He’ll score I tell ya He’ll score!

    Seriously though I think we will beat Everton.

  • 204 bettyswallocks // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Roses are red violets are blue . Most poems rhyme but this one doesn’t.

    If you can’t beat em join em lol.

  • 205 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Firebug

    I think you could be right on Perez, and I agree we’ll win.

    I said that about Watford though, then Steeve screwed with the formation.

  • 206 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Firebug

    So do I mate, it’s a strange one though. I just have that feeling that these signings have something to prove, especially the English men.

  • 207 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    OP

    Oh yeah the Steve factor, I think Steve is also playing for his future here, and need to get results.

    Maybe he could take some advice from his backroom, and get it right, if not he could take some advice from the fans and fack off!

  • 208 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Fledgling Magpie

    All these players have something to prove mate, they got us into this mess, and now they better get us out of it.

  • 209 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Firebug

    In the last ten games or so I thought we were getting somewhere, then the formation in the last match blew any confidence I’d started to have.

    Burnley is right about the players having a point to prove, 3 hungry players is just what we need. Looking foward to tomorrow’s game.

  • 210 Mister Tuff // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    jib – poor try – what has an incident in 1962 got to do with the birth of Benny 25 years later.
    I was in Paris in the summer of 1962 where the “trouble” was with Algeria/Algerians not Tunisians.
    Anyway I see you are quoting some of your stuff from wikepedia pages (same pages also tell you Benny was born there – bit selective here old chap)

    If you could forward the source of your info about Bennys mother – I can research it myself – chop chop.
    I know you cannot -awaiting next waffle attempt.

  • 211 Jail for Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    I think we should start with Perez and Mitro tomorrow night.

  • 212 reilly // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    vardy goal of the season

  • 213 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Op I was saying earlier that I am looking forward to the last 15 games.

    The team is in transition, some players have had half a season and like you say, they did begin to gel and looked good.

    We were still missing a bit of pace and still played two narrow for long periods, that has now been addressed.

    We can now play higher up the pitch, push defenders back, and stretch the play. Our new found pace should put a lot of teams under pressure.

    All we need is 90 odd minutes of concentration from the defence and we should be safe.

  • 214 MacToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Vardy’s goal was a cracker.

  • 215 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    JFA

    I think Steeve will play to have Mitro hold it up and send Townsend Gini and Sis on the break. Reckon he’ll save Perez and Doumbia for late on.

    Who knows though, it’s Steeve.

  • 216 toonking // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    You’d have to go back to tiotes 4-4 equaliser to think of a goal as good as vardy’s.

    arsenal 0-0southampton

  • 217 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Firebug

    Going 2-0 up would take a bit pressure off the back 4. Think we need to smash someone for a bit of confidence in front of goal.

  • 218 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Defoe 3 match ban coming up….

  • 219 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Toonking, it was alreet but not a patch on Cisse’s, law of physics defying, curling, swirling beauty against Chelsea

  • 220 toonking // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Vardy again 2-0 leicester
    premier league winners leicester.

  • 221 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Hahahaha!

    Leicester 2-0

    Brilliant. Really hope they go all the way and do it.

  • 222 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    OP

    our defenders tire quickly, usually because they are doing the most work, but now our attack should give them a breather, the do tend to lapse concentration late on, and that needs to be addressed, but you are right, if we are 2 goals (or more even) to the good there will be a lot less pressure on them.

  • 223 toonking // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    sutty

    forgot about that mis kick science fiction like goal that too was a stunner

  • 224 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Pardew still screwing us up Bournemouth now 2-1 up

  • 225 JamesToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Firebug

    I agree, just hope mcclaren plays to our strengths more and goes back to the 4-2-3-1, 3 at the back tried twice against Watford and just didn’t work so lessons should be learned

    Ffs Bournemouth 2-1 up at palace

  • 226 reilly // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    what a difference a good manager makes

  • 227 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    I’m quite partial to Guitetezs goal on the last day, wasn’t the best but it brought a tear to my eye.

  • 228 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    getting cut adrift win minimum requirement

  • 229 toonking // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    I was thinking this might be the season pardew relegates us gets defeated by those teams around us and beats ourselves getting one of the very few victories he will get in the second half of season, he’s failed to relegate us so far had a couple close ones.

  • 230 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    JamesToon

    Playing three at the back costs us because the wingbacks having a licence to get forward are not tracking back quickly enough and leave us exposed.

    The 4-2-3-1 formation works well if used properly something we rarely do, we tend to isolate our striker, these new players may solve that problem, but I think we are past the time for experimenting.

    For me we should play 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 the latter being preferred, with Gini just behind the striker.

    The big question is…..

    What will McClaren do?

  • 231 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    pull his tuft out

  • 232 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Kante is like Makelele on speed.

  • 233 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Swans just scored

  • 234 Hail Wor Ashley // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Swans winning *gulp*

    Tomorrow becoming a must win if we don’t want to be scrapping it out with Norwich over 17th for the remainder.

  • 235 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Can I just say, Poor Aston Villa, looks like they are down….

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • 236 toonking // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    If anyone were to save us from relegation i’d say it’s norwich, they’re one team I think has an even more terrible defence than ourselves, they score 4 against a poor liverpool but still don’t manage to avoid defeat.

  • 237 chewbaccy // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    read it and weep Ashley that’s what you get for gambling with our club

  • 238 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    There’s still time for Berahino to get and equaliser and then maybe a winner.

  • 239 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Spuds 3 up

  • 240 check the toastie // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Thauvin just sent off for Marseille very harsh, kid has ability, miles better than Cabella, who still flatters to deceive, you never know he may come beck and do ok.

  • 241 angelswithdirtyfaces // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Jib // Feb 2, 2016 at 5:50 PM
    That copying and pasting smacks of a kid loose on the blog

    Mr TUFF @ 220 the wiki-freak strikes again – out of the mouth of troll and sucker

  • 242 angelswithdirtyfaces // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Mr T

    I’m referring to your nemesis – not you btw

  • 243 toonking // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    FT

    leicester win 50
    sh1tty win 47
    spurs win 45
    arsenal draw 45

    swans W 28
    bournemouth W 28
    norwich L 23
    us 21
    scums L 19

  • 244 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Firebug

    I fcuk villa, I’m going to try and get a ticket. Fancy helping with my banner? 😉

  • 245 anthc // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Thauvin sent off for marseille. Good first game back!

  • 246 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Thauvin comes off bench for Marseille, 11 mins later he gets sent off!!!1

  • 247 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    chewbaccy

    Just seen that post @ 241

    PMSL:

    Doesn’t he pull that tuft on a morning to re-stretch the skin back over his face?

  • 248 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Toonking, thats a big gap to bridge to Bournemouth…..

  • 249 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    OP

    It would be a pleasure.

  • 250 Toonsend // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    (Reporter):
    Hello, everybody, this is your action news reporter with all the news
    that is news across the nation, on the scene at the supermarket. There
    seems to have been some disturbance here. Pardon me, sir, did you see
    what happened?

    (Witness):
    Yeah, I did. I’s standin’ overe there by the tomaters, and here he
    come, running through the pole beans, through the fruits and vegetables,
    nekkid as a jay bird. And I hollered over t’ Ethel, I said, “Don’t
    look, Ethel!” But it’s too late, she’d already been incensed.

    (Chorus)
    Here he comes, look at that, look at that
    There he goes, look at that, look at that
    And he ain’t wearin’ no clothes

    Oh, yes, they call him the Streak
    Look at that, look at that
    Fastest thing on two feet
    Look at that, look at that
    He’s just as proud as he can be
    Of his anatomy
    He goin’ give us a peek

    Oh, yes, they call him the Streak
    Look at that, look at that
    He likes to show off his physique
    Look at that, look at that
    If there’s an audience to be found
    He’ll be streakin’ around
    Invitin’ public critique

    (Reporter):
    This is your action news reporter once again, and we’re here at the gas
    station. Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened?

    (Witness):
    Yeah, I did. I’s just in here gettin my car checked, he just appeared
    out of the traffic. Come streakin’ around the grease rack there, didn’t
    have nothin’ on but a smile. I looked in there, and Ethel was gettin’
    her a cold drink. I hollered, “Don’t look, Ethel!” But it was too
    late. She’d already been mooned. Flashed her right there in front of
    the shock absorbers.

    (Chorus)
    He ain’t crude, look at that, look at that
    He ain’t lewd, look at that, look at that
    He’s just in the mood to run in the nude

    Oh, yes, they call him the Streak
    Look at that, look at that
    He likes to turn the other cheek
    Look at that, look at that
    He’s always makin’ the news
    Wearin’ just his tennis shoes
    Guess you could call him unique

    (Reporter):
    Once again, your action news reporter in the booth at the gym, covering
    the disturbance at the basketball playoff. Pardon me, sir, did you see
    what happened?

    (Witness):
    Yeah, I did. Half time, I’s just goin’ down thar to get Ethel a snow
    cone. And here he come, right out of the cheap seats, dribbling, right
    down the middle of the court. Didn’t have on nothing but his PF’s.
    Made a hook shot and got out through the concessions stand. I hollered up
    at Ethel, I said, “Don’t look, Ethel!” But it was too late. She’d
    already got a free shot. Grandstandin’, right there in front of the
    home team.

    (Chorus) (Witness):
    Oh, yes, they call him the Streak Here he comes again.
    Look at that, look at that Who’s that with him?
    The fastest thing on two feet Ethel? Is that you, Ethel?
    Look at that, look at that What do you think you’re
    He’s just as proud as he can be doin’? You git your
    Of his anatomy clothes on!
    He’s gonna give us a peek

    Oh, yes, they call him the Streak Ethel! Where you goin’?
    Look at that, look at that Ethel, you shameless
    He likes to show off his physique hussy! Say it isn’t so,
    Look at that, look at that Ethel! Ethelllllll!!!
    If there’s an audience to be found
    He’ll be streakin’ around
    Invitin’ public critique

  • 251 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    How does a soft shite like Thauvin get sent off? Did he take his shirt off twice?

  • 252 jimmysmith // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    4 good signings, but keeping Tiote is equally great. He will be integral to our last 15 games. Top player when in a good side, and will allow our more threatening players to attack. Very happy he’s still on board, and would like to see him kept well beyond this season. we have about 18 high quality players now and he’s one of them.

  • 253 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    How did Jamie Vardy become a good player, he was always shite at lower league level, makes no sense!

  • 254 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    SUTTY1978

    A win tomorrow will put us on 24, 4 points behind Bournemouth with 14 games to play.

  • 255 JamesToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Results tonight showing we really need to get some consistency, Bournemouth and Swansea starting to pull away

  • 256 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Sutty Straight RED

    heres the video

    https://twitter.com/mohammedali_93/status/694633814476361732

  • 257 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Chancel

    I think it looked worse than what it actually was, but sliding in with studs up I guess.

  • 258 Blofal // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    With all these results we really do have to win against Everton.

  • 259 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    That’s never a straight red!

  • 260 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Get in WBA have equalised

  • 261 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Hahaha West Brom equalise

  • 262 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Happy days

  • 263 Viduka // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Does anyone on here (in possession of all of their marbles) believe villa can get any points v Norwich?

  • 264 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    See England are playing The Aussies at either SJP or SOS at the end of the season. That will be the first time an England manager has come to the north east (even to watch a club game) since Sven was in charge.

    Remember Capello being asked about it on goals on sunday, he said he had planned on coming up once but it was a bit too foggy to risk flying!

  • 265 Viduka // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Could be another gripping poll for ed…

  • 266 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Viduka

    Can I get back to you on that I have to look for my marbles.

    Oh wait… Nah to be honest I think Norwich will win.

  • 267 jimmysmith // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    They should have brought Santon back though, if they did have that chance. He’s another quality player, and “you don’t sell your best players”And from the perspective of balance and depth, which has dogged us for so long, he would have been perfect for this group of players and completed the squad.

  • 268 TheToonKing // Feb 2, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    we need a win tomorrow. we’re getting left behind…not funny at all.

  • 269 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Viduka

    On SSN they were saying that villa was the better team until Ayew got sent off.
    They’re at home, the players have to atleast put a show on, I’d say maybe a draw. There could be a poisonous atmosphere though which could cause them to implode.

  • 270 toonking // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    firebug beat me to it but yeh it won’t be as big a gap as it looks if we can get a win tomorrow and swansea has changed because west brom got last minute equaliser

    swansea D 26

  • 271 Toon-Prodigy // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Rio Ferdinand live on BT Sport:

    I feel sorry for the 1800 villa fans who travelled..

    Behave!

  • 272 SUTTY1978 // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Firebug, we’re currently achieving less than a point a game so the 7 point gap is >7 games worth. I fancy Bournemouth to get a win in the next 7, even if they only got 1 win it would take us 10 games to catch them. The gap is just continuing to grow….

  • 273 Viduka // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    What was the score last time England hosted Australia?

  • 274 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    OP

    Your spoiling us tonight using words like Villa and Implode in the same sentence.

  • 275 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    get the bedsheeet ready for villa, turnabouts fair play

  • 276 OneAlanShearer // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    I’d play

    Elliot

    Janmaat Mbemba Colo Dummett

    Sissoko Shelvey tiote townsend

    Wijnaldum Mitrovic

    Bring on doumbia perez aarons 2nd half. We need to win tomorrow and on Saturday to give us a real chance.

  • 277 Kc-Toon // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    http://youtu.be/oHT9D_iWy2g
    Red card offence?
    Thauvins first game back in France and think he’s trying to proof people wrong about not being tough enough.
    Although tackle wasn’t even a yellow card for me

  • 278 welshgeordie9 // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    People keep saying we need to beat Everton, i agree, but its not going to be easy, after tomorrow we might just be grateful just for a point.

  • 279 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    SUTTY1978

    It’s the worst case scenario mate, a win tomorrow will reduce the gap to four points, the team will grow a little more in confidence, and we may get a mini run going.

    I know it will not be easy for us to get out of this situation, but we know we have to. The teams just above us will have squeaky bums and be looking over their shoulders rather than ahead.

    On paper this squad has enough to climb the table, all they have to do is perform and believe they will win, with the fans onside especially at home we become a different team.

    I personally think we will finish above Bournemouth and Swansea.

  • 280 Viduka // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Final thought, I believe we will get 30 points from remaining matches. (i know I may have lost my marbles) would that be enough for survival?

  • 281 optimistic prime // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Firebug

    I’m happy they’re going down, but feel for them a bit.

    Their owner not only waved the white flag but was only to happy to get rid of any firepower or defence they had.

    Ashley’s a tw@t but Jeezus that’s blokes a Cnut. It could be argued they deserve it though and I’d still rub it in given the chance, he who laughs last n all that.

  • 282 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Viduka it will take us to 51 so we will stay up with that

  • 283 firebug666 // Feb 2, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    OP

    I too feel sorry for them hahah hehe, I think it’s awful hehehe the way their owner has hahahaha treated the fans te hehe.

    But they mocked us, laughed at us and were… well just darn right nasty to us when we went down.

    He who laughs last, my side will be aching all next season, and I may even visit their blog (if they have one) to personally offer them my commiserations.

  • 284 Moonraker15 // Feb 2, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Has Doumbia’s visa come through yet?




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