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The Newcastle Player Who Has Run The Furthest Is ….

4:35 pm, Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 371 Comments

The player who has run the furthest for Newcastle this season in the league is Dutch International Georginio Wijnaldum, who has covered a total distance of 266.07 Km in his 22 Premier League games.

Gini has also scored the most goals for us – 9 goals and 2 assists in the league this season.

gini wijnaldum second goal west ham

Gini Wijnaldum celebrates – Yes – I’ve run the furthest!!

The Premier league player who has run the furthest of anybody is 29 year-old Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman, who has covered 303.85Km – about 37km further than Gini.

Keep up these important stats because there could be a test on this at the end of the season.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

371 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    On the last thread saying Shelvey will never get to Cabaye’s level in the games we played Shelvey at Swansea he totally bossed Cabaye and Tiote !!

    Hes at least equal ability at the moment with the potential to be better got to remember Cabaye was shite for us for near enough a full season when he went all depressed after the euros !

  • 2 lukes26 // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:38 PM


    shelvey’s passing is better than cabaye’s, id argue more intelligent footballer

    cabaye’s better at set pieces, better defending, more agile

    shelvey’s only 23 though. cabaye came to us when he was 26. Tell me in 3 years cabaye was better; id wager you wont

  • 3 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:40 PM


    No CL teams chasing after Cabayes signature either mate

    I am a big fan of Cabaye but PSG wanted him off and not for a stupid amount of money and he ended up at Palace

    Shelvey is also only 23 has a similar if not wider range of passing compared to cabaye, similar pace, similar shot from distance but needs to learn tackling

  • 4 jayphoto // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Our form considering this season he’s probably notched that up trying to run back to Holland… ?

  • 5 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    This is impressive especially as he doesn’t turn up to away games

  • 6 Spoof // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    We should get Ed to do a vote on who you would rather have, Shelvey or Cabaye.

    Very little between them for me, Shelvey has a better and more varied passing range, but defensively we rarely got out bossed when Cabaye was in the side, will Shelvey bring the same dominance or will he only look good when we are against weaker opposition, it is a very close call.

  • 7 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Your twitter account and dating page deleted Rob but you’ve forgot about this. 🙂

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  • 8 jayphoto // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Shelveys technical assets ie passing, vision i think are better than Cabayes.
    Cabayes fight, desire and passion probably make him as effective a player. That pass to janmaat against west ham though? I never seen cabaye manage one of them. That and the pass through to mitro against west brom probably means wed be 4 points worse off were it not for Shelvey.
    Also, at 23… Shelvey could quite literally reach the level Pirlo did if he applies himself! At 23 shelvey is past the level Andrea was at the same age

  • 9 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Didn’t someone used to post a lot of links to NUFC Digest?

  • 10 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    TFL used to have a hyperlink when he first started didn’t he? Or am I thinking of someone else?

  • 11 MacToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Think I’d agree more with posts 1& 2 about Shelvey. That 70+yard pass was something else and Janmaat’s take on the run and his cross were pretty special too.
    Shelvey’s still young and hopefully will only get better, Cabaye was an excellent player when he wanted but not consistent and went missing from time to time too as well as going on strike!

  • 12 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    I imagine Gini will be running the furthest in the summertime.

  • 13 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Speaking of takes anyone noticed how good Townsend is at taking the awkward ball / bringing a ball down on the move?

  • 14 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    No Tsunki, I think you are right.

  • 15 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    8Offkey // Jun 21, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Toonfromleeds – Please can you clarify this thing with Nufcdigest for me. Are you still proclaiming that you have no link to it?

    Nufcdigest’s first post was on the 25th May. On the same day you start posting links to it on this blog but seemingly have never been on this site posting before.

    Strangely, you are from Leeds as per the writer of that blog. When I call you out on this there was a change to the site (on the same day or day after I think) whereby the ‘about us’ page was changed from being produced by one person (Rob Vollans) to say it was a collective of 5 people involved in producing that blog. A day later this was changed again back to the single person.

    A good amount of hits to that site clearly have come through those accessing this site and clicking on the links you provide (apparently people can make money off page hits).

    There have been those before who have done this, Mecannylad and Ruddy the main two to my recollection, however they admitted there links and were shot down harshly, by many on the blog for this.

    You on the other hand dont get the grief they got because you claim there is no link……..yet anyone with a modicum of common sense can see this link.

    I just dont like liars and whilst the site is decent, it is very sly what you are doing on Eds site……and it is simply not right in my opinion.

    Now fella, come on and be honest here……otherwise your as bad as the multiples with your deceit.

    However, you do contribute well to this blog (much more than me) and come across pretty ‘normal’ apart from the above. Can you not just admit your link, keep your name in blue to link to the site (as many on here like it) and make a comment on the story stating that they can read more by clicking on your name……..

  • 16 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Alright seem to have a different opinion to a few on here but that’s what makes it intresting. Ive seen plenty of cracking long passes off cabaye, and I’ve seen a few of shelvey, but cabaye did it consistently, shelveys got that to prove yet. And as for the passing range, don’t forget cabaye was played as a 10 alot under Pardew leaving less space for the long ball, I’m still of the opinion cabayes passing was far superior, he’s a player once compared to xavi for his passing and who can win a game on his own, just feel some have short memory’s, but accept shelveys got a few years to develop so we shall see….

  • 17 Offkey // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Lol I’m not mr observant

  • 18 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    WWSBRB – not now there’s not because of his age, but while he was here he had man utd, arsenal, and PSG among others trying to sign him every window, OK he didn’t play as regularly as he wanted at PSG, but my point was I don’t see any of those teams ever chasing shelvey at any stage in his career, and on that same note you could say shelvey wasn’t wanted at Swansea so he came to a team at the bottom of the table here… Strange way to make your point by saying cabayes at a club higher in the league, but I’ll accept you’re opinion cause neither of us will know for another 5 years!

  • 19 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Did Toonfromleeds change his name?

  • 20 Wayayman // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Will the blog police just stop. It’s embarrassing and really no one else gives a toss.

    Aaaanyway, just realised why we do so badly in the cups recently when a reward for a free weekend is a week in the sun.

  • 21 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    11ToonFromLeeds // Jun 21, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    Offkey I have actually been on this site for 3/4 years.
    I can say hand on heart that I have nothing to do with the site in question and the reason my colour change was because Ed moderated me, I have had conversations with Ed via email to clarify the situation

  • 22 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Was impressed with some of Townsend’s play last week as well he tracked back , put tackles in and won them and was always taking his man on and looking to get crosses or shots away !

    I feel the comparisons with Obertan are way off the mark as its Obertan who always shirks a tackle , does not work that hard , does not use his pace and rarely crosses the ball!!

    Would be interesting if Obertan ever got fit to see him how him and Townsend would do on the wings

  • 23 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Very easy to say when you just pop in every once in a while wayayman 🙂

  • 24 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    And for wherever I saw the bit about shelvey reaching pirlos level, If you put shelvey and cabaye together they wouldn’t be half the player pirlo was, unless you’re talking about current ability?

  • 25 Spoof // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM


    as I said earlier with Cabaye very rarely did we get dominated and when that happens you have always got a chance, as yet Shelvey has not proved that he can dig in when it is needed, so I would probably vote for Cabaye if there is a vote, I have asked Ed to do one by the way, but if Shelvey can prove that he has the fight as well as his passing range then it’s a no brainer for me as Shelvey’s passing is far superior, but as it stands at present it is Cabaye, but only just.

  • 26 Online Guy // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM


  • 27 Offkey // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Although it was me that discovered ketsbaias love of panini stickers

  • 28 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    I do Wayaman.
    When this guy is in full flow posting song lyric after song lyric no one can hold a conversation.
    The blog hasn’t always been like this.
    Why not write to Ed, who’s been playing Smack the Mole with this guy for days and tell him YOU don’t mind the troll, the abuse, the Sunderland chanting etc.
    He seems to have plenty of friends.

  • 29 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Wayayman I dunno mate I find it kind of interesting myself. I like TFL he seems pleasant enough (as Wallace once said of Feathers McGraw) and generally doesn’t troll anyone AFAIK. But it all seems rather… intriguing ha ha.

  • 30 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Gee Whizz I go for my tea and it all kicks off again.

    I was formerly TFL but had to start a new account when I lost all my details last year. I had nothing to do with that digest blog and Ed knows this.

  • 31 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    I know Chancel.
    I welcomed you back to the blog after your long absence, remember?
    I said then it was a day of comebacks, as YoungMagpieFromBurnley popped out of his lengthy moderation on the same day.

  • 32 hibbitt // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    he changed his name when he download windows 10 and lost everything thats why he changed his user name ????

  • 33 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Cabaye is at a club higher than us in the league because we are under achieving and they are over achieving (or atleast they were they really arent that much better off than us at this point)

    Shelvey went to Liverpool as a youngster and developed there leaving for Swansea because he wanted first team football and couldnt get ahead of Gerrard (one of the best CMs who have ever played in the PL) at Swansea he was their best player last season helping them get to the highest finish in their history all under a rookie manager also then became a full England intentional at a average side (not many do that these days) he left there because of a falling out very little to do with his football

    Also on Cabaye not being wanted by CL teams because of his age…he was 29 not 35 he wasnt wanted by a CL team because hes unfortunately not that level the only other concrete interest he garnered whilst with us was from Arsenal who wanted him as back up (even the PSG interest could have more to do with a personal relationship with their manager than the club needing him)

    Time will tell but I think u are very much underestimating Shelvey

  • 34 peter5199 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Toon who has run the furthest?

    Check the toastie. He has mad it to China and back over several weeks and played one game.

  • 35 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    You did BandB

    I wasn’t moderated though, I’d spent best part of 2 and a half months in St James Hospital

  • 36 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Correct, mate.

    Does Ed actually read this blog from time to time?

  • 37 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    That is correct Hibbit, windows 7 kept all my log in details so I could just click and log straight in so I never wrote anything down. Windows 10 deleted everything

  • 38 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    I would have thought it was Colback who had run the furthest! Do they have a list of the players who tub the furthest for no good reason? 😉

  • 39 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:10 PM


    He’s been forced to delete whole swathes of trolling for the last three nights.
    He’s reading.

  • 40 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Spoof it is hard to judge, as cabayes prime was a few years ago and shelveys is a few years to come, so bad memory and optimistic foresight could go in shelveys favour and vice versa, but like you said we rarely got dominated when cabaye played, and in my opinion is probably the best central midfielder we’ve had since speed, albeit a slightly different game. But shelveys had 2 good games and 2 shockers so for me the jury’s still out, but he’s got time on the clock to improve, just feel if he was really as good as some of the experts on here would try to believe he wouldn’t of been hounded out of Swansea and gone to a team in the relegation zone…

  • 41 hibbitt // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    at one time he used to put the odd comment up so he did then now i am not so sure

  • 42 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM


    Good to know!

  • 43 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Really weird how Rob Vollans deleted his Twitter account and most other traces of him from the interweb.Anybody who googled it beforehand will know exactly who the poster on this blog is.

  • 44 Offkey // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Mr observant – why are you obsessed with rob vollans?

    I must admit I thought the same as you but he didn’t change his story and I gave up because he can be a good poster

  • 45 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Firebug said we’re third bottom of the U21 league. Beardo has already had them relegated, surely we need to get someone more qualified to bring these lads through. Did your son play for us last night fb?

  • 46 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    WWSBRB – We obviously disagree here, but I’m yet to see anything from him to get too excited about, think he’ll be good, and the best since cabaye, but not better than in my opinion. Hope I’m wrong and the lad surprises me though. And becoming a full international in an average England side doesn’t impress me that much these days, the only players in the middle I’d say are really top quality are Barkley and Wiltshire… And at the same time whilst I agree we are underachieving I don’t think were as good as some believe, the only top 4 players I think we have are wini perez and mbemba, none of which are fully developed, janmaats close and maybe sissoko on a good day, even then I cant think what position he’d fit into… And mitro could get there one day, but overall I just don’t see it…

  • 47 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Jail…I wouldn’t mind, but the club did place huge importance on our youth setup being a key part to our future success (you know, as we can’t compete financially…), yet it appears, to just be getting worse over time.

    Didn’t we have a fairly decent youth team a couple or three seasons ago?

  • 48 lukes26 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:27 PM


    colback’s only played in 18 games, Gini’s played in 25. It’d be better if it were a list of average distance.

    I agree, colback or sissoko probably cover more distance

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    And who are you Mr Observant, if you know so much blog history, don’t say you’re another first time poster?
    Has Jib been banned for having a VPN address or for being behind JfA has a face like ……..
    And if welsh is now Swansea mag, why’s he being moderated/banned, are Ian and Carl posting from a works computer ?

  • 50 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    are we chasing kim philby

  • 51 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:29 PM



    Football is not my son’s passion, don’t get me wrong, he loves the Toon, but cannot play for toffee.

  • 52 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM


    I remember people looking forward five years to the “mouthwatering” first team line-up of:
    Bigrimana Abeid
    Sammi Vuckic Ferguson

  • 53 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    best off not having non de plumes real names real emails etc non of this hiding behind nicknames

  • 54 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Lukes26 – what sissoko have you been watching? The bloke spends half the game mooching around with his hands on his hips!

  • 55 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Will we have any of the injured players back for Chelsea game?

  • 56 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:32 PM


    I have wondered if Mr. Observant is actually Ed weeding out the blog.

  • 57 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Retrograde move by the Derby Chairman:

    Why not acknowledge that it could appear it is a knee jerk reaction, rather than try to hide your tracks with “style of play”?

  • 58 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Bandb don’t forget power ranger! Was going to be our gangster shearer once upon a time…

  • 59 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    BandB…If only we’d hung on a little longer, next season could be the season for some of those lads.

    Oh well, I guess we’ll never know now.

    Okay, we know.

  • 60 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Even an average England side is a good international side. Cabaye plays in an average France side tbf

    And I dont think NUFC are that good but certainly a mid table side if not top 10, better than Palace where Cabaye currently plys his trade

    But hey ho time will tell…certainly dont think people are mad for saying Cabayes replacement has been finally brought in though

  • 61 Rotonda heights // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM


    i don’t think you necessarily have to be at the game to get a perspective. we can all see on a good live stream who regularly plays c–p and who is half decent.

  • 62 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM


    I agree Shelvey is Cabaye’s replacement two years two late but he’s a better player than Cab’s when he can be bothered

  • 63 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    If I was McClaren I would not start against Chelsea with either Moussa Sissoko or Georginio Wijnaldum on the pitch, but on the bench. They both will tire considerably at the end of the season and they can wind down before the week off.

  • 64 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:36 PM


    You’ll know it’s Ed if he spells it Newcatsle!

  • 65 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Why was everyone congratulsting you last night?

  • 66 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Id still have Cabaye as a better player right now mate has 7 years on Shelvey more stamina and bit more level headed

    But Shelvey has the tools to get to Cabayes level imo

  • 67 lukes26 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:38 PM


    ha.yeah, youre right. maybe janmaat then

  • 68 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Catching up after being out and it really is hard to decide which is worse the trolls or the troll hunters who seem to be getting fun out of their mission whilst saving all us innocent bystanders.

    There is a way of dealing with them without all this fuss and it is not to engage once it is evident that they are trolls/ OK some are more obvious from the start but even if the morph whilst you are having a dialogue just give up.

    They cannot stop the blog only make it harder for it to flow. What gives them more fun – being ignored or stirring up a good old witch hunt.

    Just scroll on down (or up) as we all do with those we do not care to read. This is not holier than thou just trying to be practical. I posted the other night whilst Mr Lyric was in full flow and it simply didn’t bother me as I could see immediately what posts were and skipped to the next.

  • 69 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Mr o

    Oh ok, so you think I’m TFL… And you think TFL is Rob Vollens? Reading your posts I am quite intrigued on the topic of TFL being this blog wum however I can assure you that I’m not TFL. I’m just a young magpie from Barnoldswick 😀

  • 70 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Shall we have a vote to see how many support the idea that Colback and Anita are being shown up to be cr#p in comparison to Tiote and Shelvey?


    # Dedicated to B and B.

  • 71 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    I suspected that Rob Vollans was behind a lot of these accounts on here so decided to air these views on the blog last week and then today he deleted most traces of himself from the interweb and shortly afterwards the account I believe to be Rob Vollans main account returned to the blog after a 6 day absense to plead his innocence.

    You get me ?? 🙂

  • 72 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM


    I’ve watched Cabaye play for Palace a few times now and he looks a shadow of the player we had

  • 73 lochinvar // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    The Newcastle Player Who Has Run The Furthest Is ……Thauvin….all the way back to France

  • 74 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    It must be part of Mikeys loyalty bonus scheme, Beardo spoke for the regime when the natives were getting restless. Failure can be tolerated.

  • 75 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:42 PM


    I think it’s someone who had a problem with TFL back when he was linked with Nufc digest. I recall someone always having a go at him about it.

  • 76 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:43 PM


    So that partly explains Percy’s current predicament, then?

  • 77 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:43 PM



    It was just a thought, because TFL / Take a Chancel is a decent poster, not one to cause problems and you can have a decent chat with him, so for someone to go to such lengths makes me wonder.

    Chancel, My email is on it’s way with the address to send me that £20. 😀

  • 78 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Ok. Its all gone a bit paranoid in here..

    So for the sake of clarity, and to avoid the spanish inquisition…. My username is Markaccus, but i used the screen name option on the account to become what you see now. Its all the same account, i cant post as both at the same time. Is that sufficient for Mr observant, the blogs own chief (but ultimately over paranoid and totally toothless) inquisitor?

  • 79 beermonkey // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    i googled this Rob Vollans fella he looks like ashley and charnley’s love child

  • 80 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Oh and another thought if Ed has been forced into a lot of retrospective action as per BandB how long before he might decide enough is enough given his age etc. No more Blog!

    It did happen some years ago ( different reasons) – do you really want to go on the Mag or Chronnie for you daily fix of NUFC ?

  • 81 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:44 PM


    Someone was always having a go at me about it, it was a site I used. I had sod all to do with it

  • 82 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Id still have him over Shelvey right now bud

  • 83 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Jail- I would advise you to stop mentioning me/ linking me randomly with other bloggers. For the avoidance of doubt-Ed was not amused by your latest time wasting exercise.
    I do not use a work computer for personal use. It’s a sackable offence.

  • 84 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Do we all have to prove ourselves now? I cant really be bothered to do such a thing

  • 85 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Jail for Ashley i’m just a regular contributor and I’ve said that from I arrived.

  • 86 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:46 PM


    Thanks mate lol 🙂

  • 87 Mister Tuff // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    magscar – do you not think it had got to the stage where there should be no innocent bystanders – as I think it was more probable these (this) idiot(s) were not going to stop at all.

  • 88 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    I’m not saying you did TFL, can you remember there username?

  • 89 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    TFL/Chancel.. the person vited least likely to troll a blog 2015! Never seen such a rediculous accusation. Lmao.

    Chancel,mate, dont worry, the sensibles (and me) know you are who you say you are.

  • 90 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Is this like big brother now?

    Do we have to vote someone out?

  • 91 Gforbes73 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Great comparisons already… 4 games played… 2 games average 2games exciting…. But so far brought a new dimension to a lacklustre team and best years ahead of him so IMO cabaye long gone and don’t forget wanted gone..and best of luck to Jonjo

  • 92 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Magscar…Funnily enough, I just wrote a post on that subject, but thought better of it. I’ll have to give it another go now.

    What has always frustrated me, is the lack of information Ed provides about the ongoings to the whole blog.

    It allows this he said, she said, on the blog, which just decends in to further chaos…the aim of the original WUM.

    Now we have “normal” posters coming out and accusing those who are trying to do something about the problem of being the problem (not directed at you, there have been many instances of it).

    Some communication from Ed would help.

    I’d also argue that most posters have attempted to ignore at times, but the issue is, not everyone does (at the same time at least), so it doesn’t work. Perhaps you’re just a better person than most or just have a particularly good spam filter, I don’t know, but I find it most bizarre, still, how your posts appear to condemn those who are trying to do something about an issue, rather than those who probably are deserving of it.

    I’d also say, that if the blog pulled together to deal with the blogs WUM issue, which incidentally, no one seems to be denying is taking place, the dealing of it wouldn’t be such an issue, nor be as devicive as some try to make it out to be.

  • 93 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM


  • 94 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Thank you mate.

    I have no idea

  • 95 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM


    My 14 year old son had designed a F1 car at Nissan, he is there for the week. He finished first and then help the others do their’s.

    One of the Nissan designers saw my sons design and was so impressed that they tested it for aerodynamics, traction etc, and he had near perfect results.

    He now is top of their list for an apprenticeship in car design. I am so proud of him.

    I also learned that he may now have the chance to go to Texas all expenses paid, he is buzzin.

  • 96 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    markaccus you could make it up could you

  • 97 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:51 PM


    Congratulations to your lad, you must be very proud 🙂

  • 98 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:51 PM


    I could make up whether i can make it up or not, but i could just be making that up.
    Honestly, you couldn’t make it up.

  • 99 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    I nominate Ibiza to be voted off because his posts are long and equally as sensible as sarcastic…plus he lives in Ibiza so probably has a better tan than I could ever dream off

  • 100 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    And Firebug

    Yeah i caught that thing about your son yesterday…. well done to him.
    You must be well proud.

  • 101 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Ah ok TFL. Congrats for your son firebug. Im jealous haha.

  • 102 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Yo…Sounds more than reasonable to me. Although, and please keep in mind, this isn’t to sway your decision, but I am the holder of the most pathetic tan for someone who lives on a hot island EVER.

    Still, I’ll grab my factor 50 and be off.

  • 103 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    WWSBRD @99

    I’m with you, especially over the tan, and he is in the states at the minute I think.

    Thank to all I am proud as punch with him.

  • 104 JamesToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Why is this blog just full of crap about who’s posting what and who’s account is who’s, it’s a bloody football blog for Christ sake

  • 105 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    TFL got a lot of stick (not from me I might add) for posting links to that website.
    Didn’t it close down shortly afterwards? He was also moderated, he says today.
    You could understand if he had a bit of a grudge against this blog.

  • 106 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM


    NEW British Health Board Warning released today, tans are not healthy. You have been warned.

  • 107 JamesToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Just so many accusations and people who just want arguments on here

  • 108 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    firebug…I’m sure it’s not how it was intended, but hey, I feel the tide is quickly turning against me….

    So thanks, I’m glad my tan could make you proud.

  • 109 MacToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    I mentioned to TFL that he was spamming us with that NufcDigest site (not everyone minded though).
    I suggested a solution, that he could use his username to hotlink the site, explained how to do it and he did.
    Apart from his over enthusiastic posting of that site, TFL seems to have been a good solid on-topic poster and never had a problem with him.

    I can categorically say I have one account here and have only ever had one account here.
    I have not made up an alias.
    I do not need to hide behind an alias. If I have a problem I will say 😉

  • 110 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    I’ve been very honest on this blog, I have twice revealed my other previous usernames:-

    Llort Muw

    But go ahead, look at the posts I have done under those names… I haven’t trolled once.

  • 111 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Haha thats because u spend so much time inside posting on a Newcastle blog mate haha

    American now? Honestly this bloke eh!

  • 112 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:58 PM


    I have no grudge against the site, I get on cordially with Ed as he has emailed me a few times asking about my health.
    There is the odd poster that gets on my wick but I am sure most have that experience

  • 113 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Lindisfarne- why link Colback with Anita. The Shelvey/Colback Link worked extremely well against West Ham. Colback has a physical presence allied to a willingness to compete in front of the back four. He scored 4 goals last season but haze had a far more DM role this.Anita for me has more style than substance. Tiote/ Colback/ Saviet / Shelvey allows us cover for 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. In certain away games I see merit in playing 3. The problem with the selection of 2 DM’s Colback and Anita at SJP meant we were far too defensive.
    Tiote gives us the opportunity to free Shelvey in a more attacking role.

  • 114 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM



    Oh it’s OK for you sunning yourself out their, I have spent half my budget on fake tan ready for the summer. And why is it always ORANGE?

  • 115 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Damn Funny:

  • 116 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Ian/carl/sack/pushy, (catchy’s pet lip/Hail Wor Ashley?)
    No I won’t, if Ed is so unhappy why doesn’t he e mail me. It is an absolute disgrace how you have used multiple accounts to gang up on others while playing the victim and down right creepy how you’ve used them to pay you’re self on the back. The way you’ve being using sack llambias descredit me is the work of a low down gutter snipe.

  • 117 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Mister Tuff and Ibiza

    I have outlined ( not for the first time) what I believe to be a perfectly effective way of dealing with WUMS Trolls whatever.

    That is not ignoring the problem but denying them oxygen as the alternative has come to the head it has and others are getting put off by the warfare.

    As I said I deliberately posted the other night during Mr Lyric’s session and found it easy enough to do. I did notice that there weren’t others who show more outward sensitivity to the issue doing the same. Pity as I do honestly believe that is how we keep the Blog going. That is the solidarity I would prefer – those reading but not feeling they have anything to currently contribute to try and keep conversation going.

    Just my approach to a problem that I see as you do.

  • 118 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Jamestoon – who are you saying wants an argument eh, eh?

    He he

    I’d check out that Pokat character he’s up to no good.

  • 119 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM


    that is funny

  • 120 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Yo…Never let it be said you’re not wise 🙂

    Firebug…I’m still trying to figure it out. Perhaps they think by being orange they’re getting more vitamin c or something? Can see in the dark?

    It can’t be to look good.

  • 121 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM


    I think you misread what he said:-
    ‘I wasn’t moderated though, I’d spent best part of 2 and a half months in St James Hospital.’

  • 122 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM


    How long have you lived in Ibiza?

  • 123 Tsunki // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Maybe Ian’s been told he can keep posyi.g but just under the one name? 🙂

  • 124 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Ian Toon – a nice and considered comment. Do you see Anita as surplus and should be sold, along with clearing out Goufran, Obertan, Marveaux?

  • 125 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Haha I like to prove my worth to the blog every so often, after all may not be long before the pitchforks are at my door

    My sly way of trolling by talking about football will eventually be noticed

  • 126 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    magscar…I get it, in a perfect world, everyone would just ignore them. As I said, i think most have tried to, but not everyone does, so it leaves it somewhat pointless, no?

    With that in mind, what is it we do? Try and resolve the issue, or just pick and choose which posts we object to along the way? I’d say the latter is what people have been trying, to little success.

  • 127 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Chancel…This will be my 13th year. Unlucky for some.

    Yo…I like to prove my worth to the blog too. In fact, I should do so now.

    There, lovely. Ed, my bills in the post.

  • 128 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    I am a Proud End Content User and I don’t give an arse!

  • 129 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:09 PM


    13 years and you cannot tan lol 🙂

  • 130 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Ibiza and magscar

    Ignoring them works up to a point. It becomes difficult tobstay quiet though when they make up a name that makes an innocent blogger look like a multiple, and you can’t help but leap to that persons defence if you spot it. There are some right decietful barstewards on here

  • 131 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:11 PM


    I have a new cheaper plan, Creosote, that’s quite brown.


    This summer if we survive I think will be the defining moment in the changes made, I think that a major clear out will have to take place as it should of in the last two windows, and the empty spaces filled with the players we need rather than those available and cheap, or expensive and crap.


    Your right you have to keep your eye on that Pokat, I’d stay close to him if I were you.

  • 132 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    That was 30 mins ago, I don’t know about sly, more like sliding on by…

  • 133 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Chancel…Well, I didn’t say couldn’t, just that I’m not 🙂

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp…I agree. Which is why I find your comment about Mr Observant a little odd, if you don’t mind my saying.

    Firebug… 🙂

  • 134 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:15 PM


    Sorry misread 🙂

  • 135 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:16 PM


    On the topic eventually. Gini is the most important signing we have made 8n a lonnnngggg time imo. Without his goals, we would have already been beyond saving. Tireless, skillfull, fast and honest. Brilliant

  • 136 Mister Tuff // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Ed has banned “Jib Jibberish” – who just appeared recently and also “Mister T”.

  • 137 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Go to what lengths firebug ?

    The evidence was all there and then Twitter accounts and that where then deleted. I had no issue with take a chancels account it was all the other dodgy accounts that I believed to be him that I had an issue with. All it took was googling and reading back the blog and finding Rob Vollans twitter account ffs 🙂

    Anybody on here who googled that name and looked at those accounts before they where deleted will tell you exactly who they are on here and that’s exactly why they where deleted.

    And no this isn’t a power trip or a back patting exercise. I done it because I was starting to swerve the blog like many others due to the persistent trolling.

    All the accounts involved will probably come on and try to lie their way out of it and dismiss me as having a grudge or whatever, but It was done with good intentions trust me.

    The serial blog troll was Toon From Leeds/ Take A Chancel and was doing his very best to hint it was Jib, Ian Toons and Welsh Geordie. These three are far from innocent btw but get blamed for the majority of it by everyone me included.

    Read back for yourselves and notice the one account that continues to encourage conversation with these accounts and gives them the attention they crave.

    Investigation over.

  • 138 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Comedy I like it!

    Haha I can only swim against the tide for so long though I think if u balanced out all my posts Id be more football related than not….maybe

  • 139 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:18 PM


    Recall someone saying as much at the time (but not that it was you) because I also felt it was inappropriate to misuse Ed’s Blog whether it was TFL’s or not his own.

    I never once clicked link – that was my way of dealing with matter but no-one would have known. I reasoned that if readers did likewise no hits then problem resolved without unnecessarily bothering ED.

    Just another way of dealing with issues but doesn’t mean simply crossing to the other side of the road but just different strokes.

  • 140 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:18 PM


    Mr observant seems to have gone on a one man mission to discredit a YMFB and also claims that Chancel is the same person. It’s ludicrous and paranoid.

  • 141 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:18 PM


    Generally very good at home, but he doesn’t ‘travel’ very well.

  • 142 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Mr Observant
    What name did u used to go by?

  • 143 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Mr Observant

    I am afraid you are way off the mark, I have not been trolling the site. As far as anyone knows you could be trolling the site!

  • 144 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Know thy enemy:

  • 145 WWSBRD // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    I think I would have Mbemba atleast on par with Gini in terms of importance of transfer…possibly more

  • 146 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:22 PM


    Gini has been sensational at home but poor away

  • 147 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Lindisfarne- Yes I do. He’s one of those players without a best position. He has had a problem with the physicality requirements and defensively he always seems slow to spot danger. Better going forward but not skilful enough to make a difference. He undoubtedly would be an upgrade on a number of squad players but I doubt he would settle for that. A return to Dutch, or French League. We suddenly have a surplus of midfield players and I can see a reshaping of the squad before next season, come what may.

  • 148 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:24 PM


    I think thats probably because the whole team doesnt travel well. He is brilliant, but he can only do so much himself 😀

  • 149 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Chelsea’s Weaknesses
    Protecting the lead
    Stopping opponents from creating chances
    Defending against attacks down the wings

    The first one is not pertinent, but Aarons and Townsend would be perfect for wing play.

  • 150 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:26 PM


    Like i say i think its a team thing.

    On mbemba, yes, he has been important, but i just think ginis attacking play and goals especially has been the main difference

  • 151 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    We should go to Chelsea and attack from the off with wing play etc…

    but why do I have the feeling that Macca will go down there and park the bus?

  • 152 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    A lot of you have been asking “G2 will we have to you Attack Plan Z all the time at home? And why haven’t we tried it on the road?” Yes, harrumph, very good questions mates. Well, I believe you don’t shake a dead cat…. sooooo….. yes we’ll have to use Attack Plan Z all the time at home. As for away games I worry about us giving away club secrets like that…..Hmmmm…. We may have to lose all our remaining away games.

  • 153 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    I believe we’re going to park the bus and a large econoline van as well Take a Chancel mate…..

  • 154 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    I should state again that Jib Ian and Welsh Geordie are not innocent in these shenanigans definitely a few accounts on the go but they look like Florence Nightingales disciples compared to the main culprit.

  • 155 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    I think we can beat Chelsea, hazard is usually the one that makes the difference and with his lack of good form we can definately beat them. Mitro and Taylor with the goals. 0-2.

  • 156 MacToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Magscar, I agree that Ed’s site, his hard work and dedication should be respected.
    As I remember saying at the time, a lot can post links etc. I have and will post links as and when I feel the need but posting every link to every article maybe even more than one time was unnecessary and clearly spamming. Solutions were offered and no name calling 🙂

    Mr Obs is very consistent and persistent. I felt the need to defend my name because of what YoungMagpie said at 75. Before someone “accused” me by name 😉

  • 157 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    YouCouldn’t…What is a “YMFB”?

    I don’t have an issue with Chancel. Mr Observant could be paranoid, maybe, but not ludicrous, imo.

  • 158 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM


  • 159 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Chelseas defence is terrible this season, and has actually been less mobile than ours at times. We should attack, Chancel, deffo.
    No reason to defend so much just because we are away. I will be annoyed with mac if he parks the bus.

  • 160 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    I believe we have turned a corner now and we will stay up. A draw to Chelsea away and then a nice bit of sand, and sun. Lovely.

  • 161 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    You believe that Jib/Jane/Jeff is up to some multi account shenanigans Mr Observant mate? I too have a similar intuition about him/her/it…. Harrumph.

  • 162 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Mr Observant

    Maybe I am just naive when it come to computer accounts, but whilst I have not said you were wrong, I was wondering why you actually took so much time to trace all these accounts?

    I appreciate you’re explanation @137, and even admire the work you have put into it, I commented that I thought you might be Ed weeding the blog, but this was in no way meant to be derogatory.

    As for the poster in question:-

    I have never had any problems with TFL / Take A Chancel, and judging by what I read on the blog neither have many others.

    He seems to have a very good personality, contributes well to the blog, and so far has not done anyone any harm, neither is he abusive, sexist, racist, homophobic or any other ive, ist or bic that I have witnessed.

    I think you have done some sterling work, and would like to see those talents put to the same use in outing the above mentioned Ive, ist and bic’ s that infest the blog.

    Many of us may have some skeletons in the closet, for some of us that’s where they should stay.

    If Chancel is a WUM or a Troll then he must be a new breed, with a positive personality.

    And Chancel……… I hope you haven’t just made me look like a di*k mate.

  • 163 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Ibiza mate YMFB is obvious. It’s you might fong beardo. Well known saying. Harrumph.

  • 164 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Firebug you haven’t

  • 165 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Ian Toon

    I think Anita could go but I wonder if his wage is prohibitive to even sell him at a loss. Another in a line of cheap continental players to stay on the bench, or standing in at fullback.

  • 166 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    But the van and the bus are all kitted out now YCMIU mate. We had that netting and goalposts painted on them as well……

  • 167 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    I believe with a little help from me we can take this blog from fabulous to superfabulous. I’m up to it mates. Now hang on for a wild ride……

  • 168 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    I love this team and this blog. I love the banter and the intelligent conversations but this constant back biting and accusations are getting to me, I have never and would never troll this blog. end of story, now please give it a rest

  • 169 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    G2…Not buying it. There is no might in fonging.

  • 170 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    I firmly believe Anita will stay, dither around a bit, and then be sold to Leyton Orient for Scott Kashket and a small bag of salt and vinegar crisps…..

  • 171 Lindisfarne // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Physio room, are all these players going to be ready to play or train on 13th feb?

    D Janmaat Hip/Thigh Injury
    J ColbackJ Colback Hamstring Injury
    P DummettP Dummett Hamstring Injury
    C MbembaC Mbemba Ankle/Foot Injury
    S De JongS De Jong Eye Injury

  • 172 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Blasphemy! Blasphemy Ibiza mate @169! May a murder of crows peck your inner sinus cavities!!!

  • 173 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:44 PM


    As others have , from the first time I posted on a more frequent basis (Oct 2014) I have also been tarred with WUM, NUFC plant and mutiple even as recently as last month.

    Forgive me therefore for not wishing to join in all this outing that those better than me like to indulge in.

    For one as I don’t always follow some posters musings for reasons I have given I really don’t know who might be similar to whom but for the regular tarring of some ( with me included at times)

    There are some I could feel are trolls just because of their unrelenting sarcasm about manager owner etc without ever offering the relief of some occasional positivity but it is just different opinions.

    The recent scourge were obvious and so easily ignored in my view. So what if they continued – pass them by. It was apparent that he/she/they were IT conscious enough to get around the more basic blocks and kept on popping up with new user name so do you think it was getting to them – NO they were achieving the exact outrage and mayhem they were seeking. The problem escalated instead of diminishing and as yet I remain unconvinced that the war has been won even if some battles have.

    I don’t feel that this was all necessary but you and others do – doesn’t put me on their side at all.

    All of my postings this evening have had to be on this matter – delayed Troll victory. Not a win for us on here as I don’t think Ed can completely eradicate without more involvement and moderation than I suspect he wants ( nor should have to give. We can deal with in house, perhaps not totally satisfactorily but enough to be able to soldier on.

    If problem has been finally eradicated then hats off to the hunters but not yet I fear!

  • 174 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Yes that’s correct Lindisfarne mate…..

  • 175 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:45 PM


    I know I haven’t mate, Keep your chin up marra.

    YMFB is Fledgling Magpie.

  • 176 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Or was it Your Meatballs Feel Bulbous? Now I’m confused as well……Harrumph.

  • 177 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    There was no work involved firebug 🙂 it was just googling and you’re right he does seem a nice poster but his other identities aren’t.

    I would argue the culprit has went to more lengths than me to delete most traces of him from the interweb.

    Deleting the evidence is not the actions of an innocent man.

    Oh and considering the amount of trolls that have been banned in recent days the fact that I’m still here should be a hint that I’m not a troll. 🙂

    Now goodnight!

  • 178 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    I’m seeing four more wins and two draws in the crystal sphere now. That would be 38 points. More than enough this season. We may even grab 16th place.

  • 179 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Mr Observant

    Goodnight then, sleep well.

  • 180 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    You should put a very emphatic Harrumph! on the end of that Mr Observant mate @177.

  • 181 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    By the way it seems you’re going to bed quite early this evening Mr Observant. Sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite……

  • 182 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    magscar…I almost gave you an honourable mention in my post on Chancel, as an accussed.

    Either I haven’t explained myself, or you’ve misunderstood what it is I was saying. I for one don’t want to embark on a mission to out anyone on this blog. I also don’t want to see endless pages of discussion on the topic. I want Ed to keep us informed, to stop this he said, she said rubbish that follows. Not sure what’s not to support about the idea. If someone has a problem and reports it to Ed and then Ed deems it serious enough to action, surely a note at the end of an article to put the matter to bed would be beneficial for all?

    I seem to recall Ian claimed that Ed had once cleared his name on the blog. I’ve asked a few times how and when, but never received a response. It would seem an easy way to put things to bed, but alas, here we are, still with the same problems.

    To be clear, I don’t have a problem with you dealing with the issue the way you see fit, however, as you’ve recognised, it doesn’t deal with the problem others are suffering with. So ignoring it doesn’t work at the end of the day.

    G2…Really? You’re championing the questioning of thonging? I’m shocked.

  • 183 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    I support Take a Chancel. He has always been a very honourable blogger (like me), who remains keen, pithy, and with a wry sense of humour (ditto) at all times on here. People admire him from afar (again very similar with my experience), and think him truly manly (it’s like we’re twins isn’t it?).

  • 184 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:56 PM


    How come your icon keeps changing?

    Using Mr o’s logic I am also clearly no wum. But any normal logic would also suggest that I’m no wum. Anyway it looks to have calmed down now so il just leave it.

  • 185 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 6:57 PM


    Like you I am not against links (Ed uses then for his threads after all) but was very conscious of the repetitiveness of a single site only being used by TFL. If not his hard not to think it was someone he knew of. Water under the bridge now.

    On the Mr O thing I have not been following the dialogue after initial few posts as is my wont. It has clearly consumed a lot of blog time along with the weekend Mackem trolls and the last few days reinforce my view that no matter how well intended some are ignoring the Bu**** is still best way forward. Being personally attacked is different and I have no issue with such an incident being reported to Ed.

  • 186 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:01 PM


    See? He still cant accept that he has the wrong end of the stuck as regards to YoungMagpie and TFL (Chancel) being the same person. Thats what is ludicrous, And he then suggest we are naive if we dont believe him. That is not very polite. All these things he checked out are all very circumstantial at best. He has claimed that the fact that he has not been blocked is proof enough he is no troll, so he needs to apply that same rule to Young Magpie and Chancel, who also are not blocked, otherwise its contradicting himself.

  • 187 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    This blog truculence will not stand! Harrumph. I firmly believe that all forms of opinion must be allowed on here. Even those strange, strange people who don’t believe in the effectiveness of a good fonging! Let them speak I say. We must tolerate these strange beliefs. Everyone has a place on here…….except possibly Jib/Jane/Jeff. Harrumph.

  • 188 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:04 PM


    The blog this evening comes to you courtesy of Franz Kafka!

  • 189 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    P.S.: no animals were harmed during the creation of these posts……

  • 190 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Mine you after tonight’s conversations I realise just how easy it is to find me across the internet, because I always use the same tag “firebug666”, on Twitter and instagram and every other site where you have a log in.

    Please feel free to find me there or anywhere, follow me on twitter if you are there I will follow back etc etc.

    The point is, it doesn’t matter if you have other interest or like other social media sites, or have a web site even, if you behave on here and contribute what’s the problem?

  • 191 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    YouCouldn’t…I’ll try and clear up after myself…again…I can’t and wont comment on Mr Obersver. I have not a clue who it is, nor whether there is more to it than meets the eye. But that isn’t to say what he says is incorrect either.

    Has he said that Young Magpie is Chancel? I thought he said TFL was (which he was)?

    Again, for me, this falls to Ed. A lot of this can be cleared up really quickly.

  • 192 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Agreed Ron mate! Franz and I go way, way back. Franz, Salvadore Dali, and I used to get together in Madrid for some café con leche and a nice natter. Beautiful times those…..

  • 193 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:09 PM


    Aye same here,i use markaccus everywhere (i keep meaning to revert back on here). Basically because i was delighted to have a tag that didnt require any numbers because others used it too!

  • 194 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Also a good skin cream can clear things up quickly as well Ibiza mate. As for Take a Chancel, formerly known as Toon From Leeds. Are you confusing him with Toon From Kabul? Or possibly Outer Hebrides Geordie? Because sometimes that happens to me……it’s the late nights…….

  • 195 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Ibiza- You have been told a few times before but you didn’t like the answer. Ed wanted to close the whole business( this is some 3+years ago) down and asked me to not get involved. The hang em without a trial types just love additional information to feed off.
    I am constantly linked with all and sundry- not so long ago I praised Hail Wor Ashley only to be linked with him.
    I try to stick to football chat

  • 196 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:12 PM


    And then you wake up one morning transformed into a giant insect. I know the feeling …

  • 197 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:12 PM


    Ok i see. He claimed all 3 were the same. Bur Fair enough you dont want to go on about mr O. I’ll leave it now, as i have never argued with you about anything and dont intend to start 😀

  • 198 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:12 PM


    Basically Mr observant believes that TFL is the main wum on here… The one that uses usernames such as mine and Toonsend etc…

    He also believes that TFL is this man named ‘rob vollens’. I have beef with Mr o because I’m not Take a chancel, even though he persists that I am.

  • 199 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM


    ….and don’t get me started on that Late20’sToonerFromPankot. He was a nightmare

  • 200 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM


    Mine is an old nickname, but I use it everywhere simply because it is easier, and like I say most friends and family…Oh and now everyone on here 😀 know who to look for if they want to find me.

    I just don’t see the problem if you have or haven’t got a website or if you link it or not, other do it on here. I really just take people as I find them (best way) and I have no problems with Chancel.

  • 201 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:17 PM


    Whoever this person is, he/she has clearly enjoyed mocking Ed’s efforts to close them down and flaunting their own resourcefulness. A lot of it has been deleted by Ed, to whom this is deeply unfair, and who is the real victim.
    A lot of “usual suspects” have vanished, I hope not unjustly, but we still have the problem.
    Mr O has at least pointed up some very strong coincidences, while fairly taking the heat off some of the usual whipping boys.
    Let’s see how it goes.

  • 202 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    * sorry YCMIU

  • 203 welshgeordie9 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Hopefully we will get a good result this weekend.

  • 204 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    So then you admit to being Mr Trickywoo Young Magpie mate? I knew it! You stand exposed before us! Here he is lads and lasses! Mr Trickywoo!
    Ron, I transform into a praying mantis. Very hard on the underpants……

  • 205 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Evening all

    Nowt much to say, just wanted to see if I can log in.

    But as I am on just wondering if Surmans 37k more is more effective or is it a headless chicken thing.

    A jaunt to the sun is nice, hope it helps resolve the injury problem.
    Typing this was painful with the cursor lag time.

  • 206 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM


    I followed you on twitter, although i am hardly on there of late 😀

  • 207 Ron Knee // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM


    Thanks a million!

  • 208 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Agreed YCMIU mate @199. Let us not speak of it (him) again……

  • 209 welshgeordie9 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    I wish all this bickering and trying to find out who’s who stop, it’s starting to do my head in, grow up and talk about positive things about our club.

  • 210 lesh // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    The multi facets who’ve been appearing of late are nowt but pests and unfortunately, there’s no way of pinning the idiots down and blocking their intrusions.

    Why do they need to post under different names? Is it narcissism or just plain mischief making??

    We need a resident shrink on the Blog to identify and collate the names of the idiots who post under different names but as soon as one of them gets blocked, they pop up again. It seems that being a prat the only pleasure they get.

  • 211 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:21 PM


    I will follow back mate.

    I usually go on, on match days, to get news and early team sheets etc.

  • 212 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:22 PM


    You misunderstood what I said. It was suggested that I was a pop up account the type that has been banned repeatedly in recent days I’m still here ?

    I have made it pretty clear that I think one person is behind these accounts. Ed is banning the names that are being reported and those two names you mention haven’t been abusive/ trolling using those names.
    (They use other names) You get me ? 🙂

    I hope I made myself clearer this time?

  • 213 welshgeordie9 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Time to watch West Ham beat Liverpol.

  • 214 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:23 PM


    I appreciate your posts mate, most of the time they lighten up a bad vibe on here. You’re basically an unsung hero, but, you’re also sometimes hard to understand haha. ‘mr trickywoo’?! Sorry but I don’t follow. I guess that’s my bad.

  • 215 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Mock not I say! Or ye too shall be mocked! Or something like that….I was always a bit unclear on that part……

  • 216 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:24 PM


    I agree it is totally unfair on ed. It’s bringing his blog down sevwral levels. Lets hope that, now that some of the ‘wums’ are gone, it picks up again

  • 217 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Ian…What a big pile of the proverbial.

    You said to me that Ed had posted something to the blog to clear your name. I’ve questioned you on this and you’ve provided no answer.

    Again, he said, she said. I’m not looking to “hang em without a trial” quite clearly.

    YouCouldn’t…I missed that connection then. I don’t mind discussing him, just not sure what I can offer 🙂

    All I’m saying is that he wasn’t alone in finding the whole thing a bit odd, so it’s not ludicrous (but then again, that’s not saying he’s right).


  • 218 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Mr O

    Ok, i do see what you are saying now,i just thought you had the wrong end of the stick about Chancel and YMFB. Sorry for calling you paranoid.

  • 219 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Well said Young Magpie @214. I withdraw my comment. And as punishment I shall withdraw from the blog. My time has come… don’t beg me to reconsider. It was my bad mate. Goodbye and farewell….

  • 220 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Mr Observant

    Your a fibber, you said goodnight, and then sneakily kept reading. OOOOoooooooo just can’t trust any one!

  • 221 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:28 PM


    Ok, i usually go on for the transfer windows,and cricket updates if i am not near a tv. So i’ll keep an eye out

  • 222 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Surprise!!!! I’m back!!!! Did anyone miss me?

  • 223 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Yes, I spotted that as well Mr Observant. And after I tucked you in as well….. Harrumph!

  • 224 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM


    Sorry if in trying to respond quickly to you and Tuff together I didn’t properly cover your full points. I wasn’t being dismissive or obtuse just trying to be brief ( hard for me I know) as I was intending not to contribute tonight – see what I mean about trolls winning! I do not like to ignore genuine responses to me so always try to reply if haven’t gone.

    I agree with you that Ed clarifying the type of incident you mention would be helpful but worry how many of them are there and how much additional time would Ed need to publish details and deal with any further fall out. I genuinely worry that this recent hassle could make him feel enough is enough.

    If the Mackem trolls and their mates have read the Blog ( as they can if they wish) since their ban they will be applauding the victory against the Mags not bemoaning the ban.

    On the more subtle ones this is a more difficult matter but unless someone is personally attacked or posts are unacceptable in some way I don’t pay much heed as to whether Ian is Carl ( unless of course I am so accused) . I can see that using multiple accounts can achieve a better image for some one by drumming up fictitious support for their dismissing of and rubbishing another’s views but is this as bad as some seem to be het up about? I don’t know. Perhaps because I have never been allied with any of the posters concerned (not moaning just stating a fact) I feel more antipathy than some because I don’t personally get uptight nor feel it in solidarity with a blog mate.

    If I still don’t seem to be responding quite as you would like I am genuinely sorry but reading back through everything again ( and yet more posts) and composing response is taking up time that I had intended for something else tonight so I must go or I am in trouble with better half 🙂

  • 225 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Geordie Two,

    I did mate, I missed you, damn sites are off by half an inch.

  • 226 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Firebug lmao.


    No mate, it’s my bad haha. This blog needs more of you’s and apparently less of me.

  • 227 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Mr Trickywoo was a small pet on an old Britcom I believe Young Magpie mate. I was desperate for an interesting blog id. No offense was intended. Keep up the most excellent bloggery by the way….

  • 228 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Does anybody else remember Trickywoo?

  • 229 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Ibiza – Ed , did at the time on the blog. That i was only posting as Ian Toon. That just caused some to suggest that I hadnt always. At which point Ed suggested it be closed down.
    Your persistence and playing to the gallery does you no credit. Take it up with Ed.

  • 230 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Sorry firebug he was completely missing the point.

    Look believe what you want the fact that somebody went out of their way to delete all traces of them on the internet suggests it wasn’t a coincidence.

    I just hope if im ever up in court I get to choose the jury from here hehe

  • 231 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Ouch! That hurts firebug mate 225….

  • 232 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:34 PM


    Tricky Woo

    All creatures great and small?

  • 233 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:36 PM


    Ah ok, I hope you understand why I don’t know who that was haha. Don’t worry I didn’t take offence, how could I? You’re too kind.

  • 234 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    That’s it firebug mate! Now I remember….

  • 235 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:37 PM


    Sorry mate but to be fair you loaded that gun, I only fired it.

  • 236 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    magscar – I make a point of ignoring Carl’s blogs. I challenge you to find any such link.
    It was probably some months ago that a blogger zhggestex you were my father. Hence I have not sought to engage with you. Likewise I seem to concur with Hail Wor Ashley on player ability etc but because a blogged suggested we were the same person I have not engaged with him.

  • 237 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    magscar…An apology is not required, keeping up with all of the various questions / topics can be challenging.

    As for Ed reaching the point where enough is enough, I do hope that doesn’t happen, however, part of his responsibility as blog editor, is to control it. You don’t seem to like the blogs style of dealing with it (neither do I), so surely Ed needs to? Just because Ed might not want / like to, isn’t a reason for it to continue or us to just accept it, imo.

    It wasn’t a question of getting the response I want, but a response to the question, but anyway, have a good night.

  • 238 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Does anybody else want to take the opportunity to expose themselves on here? Come clean? Confess those other identities?…….Oh all right then I admit it! It was me that posted as PrayingMantisGeordie! And it wasn’t easy either. Hitting the keys with giant mantis claws? You try it when you transform and then get back to me…..Harrumph.

  • 239 Polymorph // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    I like the thought that JonJo is the new Pirlo, especially as he is playing for us.
    Is Shelvey as good a tackler as Dreamboat though ?
    Cabs used to see the red mist on occasions and could be over-aggressive, even OTT.
    Shelvey almost did just that with his elbow too, so maybe has the same loss of control.

  • 240 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Ian…As a poster in the comments, at the end of an article or on the main page? I never saw it, as I’ve said numerous times. I’m not sure why you’d object to me knowing?

    I have taken it up with Ed before, as you know. I’m not playing to the gallery, I’m airing my opinions on a topic others have raised.

    You should be aware, it’s only you and your handling of the situation which changed my opinion.

  • 241 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Mr Observant

    A jury from here, death row next stop. LMAO:

    I really do get what you are saying, but I speak as I find, and while I don’t know of any other name from TFL/ Chancel those two have never been a problem. YMFB admitted his faults, and has moved on, for now; but as for them being the same person I just don’t see it.

    As someone stated earlier, you say that as you are still here that proves you are not a wum or troll, but the surly the same can be said for Chancel and the Fledgling Magpie as they too are still here.

    Anyway, let’s put this to bed for tonight, Oh and you back to bed now.

    Have a good night.

  • 242 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Ibiza – Please acknowledge my response when convenient. I don’t wish to endlessly cover the same point.

  • 243 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:45 PM


  • 244 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Ian…I have and neither do I. Honest.

  • 245 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:48 PM


    Sorry – did I say you were carl? Merely said I hadn’t paid any heed. Still don’t know either way and you don’t need me to fight your battles nor do I wish to be drawn in.

    You do seem to have reinforced Ibiza’s point about it being preferable for Ed to do a bulletin of all these events however.

    The exchanges including my own tonight are not really helping the Blog unless a true watershed moment has been reached which I rather doubt.

    Stayed around for a while in case Ibiza responded but I am going before I am drawn deeper into the madness.

    Night all

  • 246 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Mr O

    A lot of the names you exposed were indeed trolls, some of them particularly nasty, and some obvious anyway. Credit for that. It was a dark time on the blog. TFL/Chancel on the other hand has never done anything to anyone on here, theu wouldn’t say boo to a goose! And YoungMagpie, well, he fcuked up last year but put it right, and has been talking football ever since. Anyway,have a good night, i hope we can forget all this and talk about flowing, barca-esque football from the toon in the near future.

  • 247 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:51 PM


    “talk about flowing, barca-esque football from the toon in the near future.”

    Always knew you were suspicious!

  • 248 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    I however love to endlessly cover the same point. So getting back to the whole fonging is ineffective crisis we have here…..Harrumph. I believe the ball (and fongbat) are back in your court Ibiza. I await your response monsieur…. Is it to be crisp lettuce leaves at dawn then?

  • 249 optimistic prime // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    How do you change your name?

    I wanna call myself “Gone fishing” or “on day release”

    This place is nuts!

  • 250 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Ibiza- It was in the comments. It aroused the same reaction ( in the comments) from Ruddy as it did from Mr Tuff more recently. Pure frustration which led me to think they believed their own rhetoric.
    Ever since Ed has treated with consideration. I was bored with all this 3 years ago but I like the blog.

  • 251 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:52 PM


  • 252 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:53 PM


    Ok.. since honesty is the theme… i once posted as TransGenderNewccyBroonFromBrazil

  • 253 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    G2…I do believe you’ve got this one wrong. I never said it was ineffective, quite the opposite.

    You said:

    “You might fong Beardo”

    I questioned the word “might”. Is it in question? Fong them. Without question.

  • 254 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:55 PM


    barca-esque football?????

    Are we changing colours? Is it the new away strip?

    I would have thought more like league 1.


    Oh yeah Football, forgot about that, and I will say this, I think we will beat Chelsea, Yes they are now getting back to their old selves, but we have a decent recent record against them, and I feel we may just surprise them in midfield, one thing is for sure, if we turn up the will not have it all their own way.

  • 255 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:55 PM


    A HA. I knew somebody would react that way!!! Consider yourself hooked, reeled in, gutted, descaled and oven baked with some nice lemon juice and some garlic herb butter 😀

  • 256 Ibizatoon // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Ian…Thanks for that. I shall try and find it. As I’ve always said, I’m curious.

  • 257 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:57 PM


    He was my favourite.
    Are you saying he’ll never come back!!!!!?
    I’ve been waiting for him longer than Donny Osmond.

  • 258 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    I was really surprised about how badly Gini played at the weekend. Should we give him a rest? He just looked completely of his game. Maybe start Perez instead.

  • 259 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Ahhhhh….I see. Well, that’s different then isn’t it Ibiza… I accept your apology mate. The lettuce goes back into the crisper then…..glad we sorted that out before it came to a vicious lettuce fight. The results could have been tragic.

  • 260 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:59 PM


    I had to retire him,sorry. All that inner confusion, not to mention the tight underwear, was causing severe discomfort.

  • 261 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 7:59 PM


    Not for me like, Gini has to be in that starting lineup v Chelski, we will need his intelligence and maybe a goal or two.

  • 262 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM


  • 263 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    YCMIU, I knew that was you as TGNBFB (and please don’t make your name any longer, my short term memory isn’t what it was mate). All that strutting about with feathers and makeup….Unbelievable….Harrumph.

  • 264 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:02 PM


    Nobody wants to see a lettuce fight between mates.

    Hang on… fonging? Lettuce fights? High definition cheese photographs?? IBIZA AND G2 ARE THE SAME PERSON! WUMTROLLMULTIPASS

  • 265 magscar // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:02 PM


    Just caught it – suffice to say thatI believe it would be preferable and largely possible for genuine regular Blog posters to do more than pay lip service to Ed’s reasonable rules and avoid many of the bust-ups on here. Offenders would be more exposed.

    At the risk of repeating myself the more harmless and generally inoffensive WUM’s can be safely ignored. I usually am and am not one 😉

    I am not sure how many serious incidents which have needed Ed’s personal involvement there have been but my sincere wish is that they would be best kept to a minimum. I am not burying my head just seem to be not as outraged as some are about all of these matters. Have been accused before of rising above it all – might be my age and life being too short but it is now how I am 😉

  • 266 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:04 PM


    Yeah i agree with firebug on this one. Gini has to play. He is still a pain for defenders even if he plays average

  • 267 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Yeah I guess firebug. But it is away…. He usually doesn’t perform that great. One thing that I can say for certain though is that our performance will be based on whether we are pressed high. If that’s the case Shelvey won’t get on the ball and that could be a problem. However, if we set up to counter then that could be solved. Do you think we could outplay Chelsea in Possession? Im quite convinced by Shelvey and Tiote.

  • 268 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    I also featured briefly as SmallWireFrameGlassesAndADirkGentlyMoustache not to be outdone by YCMIU. Harrumph.

  • 269 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    But Gini is invisible away from home mates…. How do we make him reappear? It’s disturbing…… like watching me transform into a praying mantis……

  • 270 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    My favourite poster ever was raj of hailsley, he was such a hoot !

  • 271 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    I deny any resemblance to Ibiza or use of his copyrighted name and hugely manly chest hair. All similarities are strictly coincidental YCMIU mate (although he did get that chest hair from me)…..

  • 272 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Pushy Pardew // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Pushy- Good morning. Did have a few but not as many as you by the sound of it. Played more like the envisaged side pre season. Good to see Anita and Marve blending together so well. We must keep Ba. Anita is just the player we saw at Ajax with added strength from a lot of hard gym work. I have to go. Have a good one.

    55 Pushy Pardew // Dec 4, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Ian Toon Good Morning . Guess I have missed you. My
    head is falling off . Think I’ll give the gym a miss today. Have to get a coffee.

    56 Pushy Pardew // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Transfer good morning sorry about me getting the wrong end of the stick. Seems a different day with a win.

    57 Pushy Pardew // Dec 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    PushyTransfer – I saw the Fulham game last season and we played in the first half but fell apart. Interesting to see the team Pardew turns out against Bordeaux.


    This is too strange for even an episode of the X-Files.

  • 273 GeordieTwo // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Well I’m off to sharpen the old mandibles mates…..

  • 274 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    I remember that day.
    I’d lost my glasses and thought I was reading posts by Roy Hattersley.

  • 275 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    As a non WUM or Troll, be nice if someone said howdy Bill how are you even it was from a troll.

    Whats the point of making comments relevant to the thread if all anyone wants to talk about is who might be multi posters or Trolls.

    I’ll come back (or not) when there are more sensible posters.

    I have a life and better things to do!!

    Oh and Google Chrome is much more responsive, I can actually type at speed!!!

  • 276 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:16 PM


    Chelski are not one of the fastest teams in the league this season, and they like to create space to get their passing game going. This in turn will allow us to use that space to our advantage, providing Macca sets the team up right.

    Our midfield may be a bit of a surprise for them, oh they will have done their home work sure, but they surprise me every week with their on off attitude. I think we will have more of the ball than people think, and if we get at Chelsea they will drop further and further back, we may have to keep an eye on their winger breaking but we have a little pace in the team ourselves.

    Optimistic I know but I think we can and will nick this one.

  • 277 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:20 PM


    Its hard to say hello to someone when we dont know your here. Thats the first post i can see from you on this article. That being said….

    Hello, bill. Hows it going? 😀

  • 278 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Hope all is well mate, I must have missed your previous post then, the blog seems to move on quickly tonight with lots of posters.

  • 279 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Howdy Bill!
    I agree. Those little niceties can be a bit scarce.
    I’ll remember.

  • 280 Average_Contents // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    That level of wummage will never be surpassed lol.

    Sheer bollok dropped.

  • 281 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    howdy gone fishing

  • 282 Average_Contents // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Evening egb.

    You wanted to engage with us lot. Are you ill or something.

    Hello tree, long time no speak.

  • 283 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    george 🙂

    Howdy. Don’t lurk back there in the shadows.
    People will spy on you.

  • 284 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:26 PM


    PMSL: Tree apology springing to mind. How are you and the family?

    All good here like.

    Fancy our chances v Chelski, what do you think?

  • 285 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Cant come out to play the bullies might get me.

  • 286 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:27 PM


    Apparently they will come and get you anyway.

  • 287 Offkey // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Mr observant – I must say, I have never raised an issue with a person to find things deleted from other sites…….actually, may have happened once ?

  • 288 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    You sound like the kind of spook who’s just gone through a major online security shutdown.

  • 289 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    magscar- Sorry if I’ve missed you. Aside from Ed having to hire admin staff I fear you would be turning the blog into a public information bulletin. I favour self regulation and simply sifting the wheat from the chaff. I acknowledge that at present the chaff is in danger of clogging the whole medium. The tightening up of new bloggers on a trial probationary period would remove much of the abuse seen in the last few days. It would also deter the hostile reception that new bloggers have often to endure from those intent on finding multiples whether real or imaginary. This has often led to sheer nastiness unaccompanied by any supporting argument. It’s also a boring read for many others.
    Anonymity does bring out many contributors’ unpleasant side . I value responses from bloggers who know more and understand better. Ed has previously mentioned to me that he sees the blog as his retirement project but that the comments have increasingly become a pain.
    It’s a first class blog.

  • 290 ShirebrookToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Be nice if mclaren actually made some subs at a reasonable time in the game on Saturday rather than in the 90th minute. May stop us from going off the boil in the last 10-15 mins but hey the balls in your court schteve!!

  • 291 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Howdy all
    Comment 205 at 7.19 pm

    Not that miffed really but there are times when it feels like shouting across a crowded room.

    And not posted much lately because I am clearing over 40 years of RPG and war gaming paraphernalia from my environs on ebay. It is very time consuming.

  • 292 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Great volley.

  • 293 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    BandB no a poster forced off by bullies no trust just a certain few you being one

  • 294 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    egb do you have any animal suits lol

  • 295 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    George- How’s the lovely Anne?

  • 296 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:32 PM


    So on to the chelski game then, Thoughts?

  • 297 Thump // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    @Essex: Uh… mind throwing a link over for that paraphernalia?

  • 298 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    she has left again

  • 299 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    yer right!

  • 300 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Never mind Essex Bill.
    You’ll still get you war-gaming fix on here.

  • 301 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    BandB/ EGB

    And then some:



  • 302 welshgeordie9 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Enjoyed the 1st half of that match, keep it up the hammers.

  • 303 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Who has my lighter now.

  • 304 Average_Contents // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:42 PM


    Haha, those were the days mate. Markass hugging trees, me trying to burn the fcuker down and all that groovy stuff 😉

    The fams all good thanks. As of from Friday works quieting down now until end of March so get to spend some quality time with the missus and kids, the last few months have been busy busy busy. 12 hour days and doing 7 days then 6 then 7 and so on and so forth.

    Glad of the break actually lol.

    Mostly the reason I don’t post much, that and as we discussed earlier, pure unadulterated wummage.

    On the game. I’m seeing a loss I’m sad to say mate. Just think they’ll be too quick and powerful for us because basically we’re dogshit away from home.

  • 305 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Right answer George.

  • 306 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:47 PM


    Aye That was when the blog was a blog, great stuff, Glad to here all is well, well except all that work, but the rewards will come, I use to do some very long shifts myself in the past.

    I think if Chelski play an open passing game and we get at them we have a good chance, but as you say, we really have to turn up for it first.

    Best wishes to the family mate.

  • 307 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:50 PM


    Leave my tree alone, you nasty trollwumittytrollface!

    Evening, mate. Hows it going?

  • 308 hibbitt // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    its all bloody double dutch me i thought this was a football blog not CSI…….when you work out who is who could take the time and explain it to the rest of us ????

  • 309 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:56 PM


    Well I am definitely me, I have just checked in the mirror to be sure.

  • 310 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    I am he and he is me

  • 311 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    george smiley @310

    That’s all well and good, but Who are you?

  • 312 Average_Contents // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:03 PM


    All good, just tired lol.

    The trees rotted now mate, let it go. Figuratively and literally 🙂

    I reckon all wummage is hibbit. Yes, it’s all him.

    Waughty wibbit wummage. Waughty.

  • 313 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    i’m not being picked on again,i wish to remain anon as is my right.

  • 314 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    i’m not the egg man

  • 315 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    George you’re wasting valuable time in your pursuit of Karla. Off with you.

  • 316 Polymorph // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    and we are all together.

    Except what seems to unite bloggers more than anything else is mutual dislike

  • 317 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Now now Ian i wish to remain for when the footy chat starts.

  • 318 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Just google Rob Vollans Leeds and you will see for yourself that his twitter account, dating profile (sorry ladies) and now his Linkedin account have all been deleted. I did tell him he forgot to delete his Linkedin account earlier so that was predictable. I don’t think that Rob Vollans is that pleased that I’m on his tail. Hehe

    Firebug I would be hand picking the jury from here. 🙂

  • 319 Polymorph // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Ian/Pushy/Carl/ etc.

    Are you a hydra ?
    When one of your heads is cut off do you simply grow another ?
    Are you the ultimate multiple ?

  • 320 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:13 PM


    I think you’ll get some slack Ian.
    I meant to say, always, I suppose……I admire your hope.
    Hope is for the young and those near the end. The young expect entitlement, while the old hope only for a pass.
    As one gets older one learns that the real power of hope lies in knowing you won’t always get what you want.
    So if I’ve laughed at you, it not been you, but the certainty of your hope.

  • 321 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Enthralling game tween the Ammers and the Bin dippers

  • 322 bettyswallocks // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Shame to see the blog meltdown. This is a good forum with some good posters and interesting debates and banter to be had.

    I hope Jib hasn’t blotted his copybook and been thrown off. I know he could be a pain sometimes but he made a lot of effort researching stuff which was interesting from time to time.
    I don’t like not knowing who I’m interacting with so let’s hope it gets sorted and the culprits dipped in hot oil.

  • 323 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Mr Observant

    Oooo Ooooo pick me pick me!

  • 324 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Sorry to Average Contents, Bill and anybody else that’s annoyed but have you tried coming on here at night lately ? especially on a mobile having to scroll through eurovision songs and the abuse that’s getting thrown around. I cannot be arsed with it anymore. It’s either leaving the blog and letting them win (like so many have) or outing them. You can probably guess what option I’ve chosen. 🙂

  • 325 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Mr O

    You’ll wish you hadn’t just done that.

    Remember the breathing………….

  • 326 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    What makes folk think Jib’s been banned?

  • 327 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:28 PM


    I don’t have a clue, Dt Ins Observant may know, but Mr Tuff seemed to know as he posted earlier.

  • 328 Polymorph // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Well Betty have you been called a “cretin”.
    Have you been dubbed a “plastic”, “whinger” or a “nig-nog” ?
    Have you been told to “F@ck off and die c@nt Ha ha ha”

    Jeff from Pennywell peddles abuse, possesses more malice than knowledge, and is one of the blog’s worst WUMs whose Google searches are only there to attract attention.

  • 329 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    He might have taken the kid on holiday.
    He always says that when I vanish, and he’s always right.

  • 330 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    no one makes people think they do that themselves
    he will just be lost in his vpn or googledom

  • 331 Mr Observant // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    You’re not getting picked somebody might be able to convince you that I’m guilty. I want proper finger in the ears types for my jury ya knaa he’s a good boy deep down Hehe

    Ok I’ll leave you all in peace.

  • 332 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    8 added minutes from where?

  • 333 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    He hasn’t posted for a day and a half since Ed went IP shit, I mean ape shit!

  • 334 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Mr Observant

    Hold on a minute, What do you mean I’m not getting picked, and then running back up to bed again.

    The jury needs me to keep the free teas and hotel rooms coming.

  • 335 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    I noticed Tuff mention “Jib Jibberish” but wondered whether that was a spoof account. You never can tell these days.

    I have to say the spoof accounts don’t bother me. I just skip certain posters no bother at all.

  • 336 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Polymorph, troll hunter and Mr O, why hide behind new identities ?

  • 337 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I haven’t been on since yesterday lunchtime. I guess no one misses me.

  • 338 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:37 PM


    I know what you mean mate, Iv’e been skipping your’s for a year. 😀

  • 339 matt11_25 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    This is fun comparing them but I don’t think they are that similar in style to begin with…

    Cabaye lacked a cutting edge in the final third I always thought but was definitely ahead of Shelvey in some areas, such as positioning defensively (tho he didn’t win that many tackles)…. Shelvey excites me, I wanted him here a long time ago and I never knew he was so young at the time. Can see he is visually frustrated at times by his teammates passing but hopefully they will listen cause he is usually right. A team with them both in it would be a sight.

    I didn’t see much of Gazza but for some reason Jonjo reminds me of him, am I off base?

  • 340 bettyswallocks // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Polymorph…… No I haven’t so I can only speak as I find. Why the new moniker whoever you are? Surely that’s not a good idea at this juncture .

  • 341 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Thirty three hours and twenty six minutes exactly Blackley.
    Who says no-one misses you?

  • 342 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Only one way to stop the crap on here
    real names real emails any abuse blocked then reported to the police not the blog type the real police.

  • 343 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    You must have been@

  • 344 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:43 PM


  • 345 JamesToon // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Love Jonjo atm, such good vision and passing range. And people said we overspent when he’s slotted straight in and immediately improved is and gives us control in the midfield.

    As Quinny said in his article about our away form, we need to setup more positively away from home like we do at home

  • 346 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Oh George 🙂 !

  • 347 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    There’s some reet jokers on here.

    I was going to ask who’s polymorph, but I’ll take a rain check. There’s not much footballwise to talk about at the minute. I couldn’t be arsed to go to SJP after watching Huddersfield u21s. Seems like I didn’t miss much. A saviour goal scorer who’s unfit, doesn’t train and doesn’t play. You couldn’t make it up.

  • 348 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    I knew you could be creative with this moniker BandB

  • 349 bettyswallocks // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Jail… Yes that’s me. Lol. I’m deeply offended now.

  • 350 welshgeordie9 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    I don’t believe this, there’s been over 300 comments, most of it is about trolling, wum, he’s this guy, he’s that guy how about you talk about our new players, recent matches, what’s going to happen this weekend, anything but this, i would rather talk about pardew and Austin than this rubbish, ffs.

  • 351 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    BandB- Wow! Wow! I was lost for words but here’s my input .
    As a kid my grandfather always used to say. Let your hopes not your disappointment determine your future. I never really knew what he meant to be honest. I don’t know about you but I prioritise life above the world according to the blog. I’ve got an important but difficult day in prospect tomorrow but I almost sense you knew that. You’re not spiritual are you?
    Anyway you seem in a reflective mood and I sincerely hope you are doing OK with talk of the old and those nearing the end.
    Take care and go in hope and positivity.

  • 352 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:52 PM


    “This is fun comparing them but I don’t think they are that similar in style to begin with…”

    I just realised this was comparing footballers, not bloggers. It might catch on.

    Gazza was a one-off, even as a kid. A special player. Shelley can pick pass, but Gazza could also conjure the space for a pass out of nothing.

  • 353 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    James, if Doumbia is looking for through balls like he was in the U21s, and with his pace, he could well get a few goals with Shelvey’s range of passing.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing him start when he’s fit to do so.

  • 354 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Soton and Palace have a blog for that you little tinker

  • 355 bettyswallocks // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Polymorph……… If I had to guess your previous , your surname would be from an era where they lived in black and white houses, not because of supporting NUFC. There are quite a few mock ones around at the moment.

  • 356 Jail for Ashley // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    I guess that means we’ve got carl all day tomorrow then with his nostalgic memories of bovril, flat caps and pee rising off the back of your jeans!

  • 357 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:03 PM


  • 358 bettyswallocks // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Welshie…… You. Should be glad the trolling is being addressed. You have been a victim a few times and accused of it. You don’t want to get baaaaaaed do you.

  • 359 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:05 PM



  • 360 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Jail- Ha ha. Belfast would be proud. Is that what he talks about quite riveting.

  • 361 BandB // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    If you remember the feeling Ian, every time you experience thrill of hope there is always a hint of bitter after taste. You never get that little leap without that little sink. They go together.

  • 362 bettyswallocks // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Ian Toon….. Not envying your day tomorrow. It must be a nightmare trying to drink hot coffee whilst working out in the gym. Or am I getting confused?

  • 363 welshgeordie9 // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:11 PM


    What the hell are you laughing at, probably at his immature joke no doubt.

  • 364 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Will this go to penalties i hope so

  • 365 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    What is this with baldy heads and beards

  • 366 firebug666 // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:15 PM


    Sorry welshie, I did not realise I needed your permission to laugh, Next time should I ask?

  • 367 Rhys Boyd // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Liverpool will win on pens

  • 368 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:18 PM


  • 369 george smiley // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:19 PM


  • 370 Ian Toon // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    betty – it’s Jesper who is confused . I frequently read him making reference to me at the gym and going to Costa. I still go to the gym when I can but just between you and I it’s supposed to be his trick question.
    I hope Jib hasn’t been banned because he’s a good guy in my book.

  • 371 Mister Tuff // Feb 9, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Just to confirm -Ed banned Jib Jibberish – not Jib.
    Whether he has made any connections with anybody -who knows.
    Seems strange that Jib has not been on.

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