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This Striker Can Help Save Newcastle

6:10 pm, Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 225 Comments

Very good to see Papiss Cisse return to training as he has tweeted this out today.

All we need is for Papiss to match his form of four years ago, when he joined us from Freiburg SC and hit 13 goals in his first 14 appearances for the club and propelled us up to 5th place in the Premier League.

It could be so easy.

🙂



Tags: Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Prayer · Premier League · Press · Tweet · Twitter




225 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    From last

    Don’t see any problem with these particular shteve comments,since Dummet has mostly done a decent job at LB, particularly because he has been the only one available for long periods of time. I think he would be a decent CB cover, but he does give his all, and makes less mistakes than Janmaat, and is out of position less then he is, too.

    Macca has still proven himself a fcuk-up in every other way.

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    On this

    Hoping for cisse to produce his past best os futile imo. He is lazy and uninterested.

  • 3 Tsunki // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Knew a pub on London Road in reading they used to call the ‘Marquee’ of Granby. Frenglish is a funny language.

  • 4 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    That is my point it can be spelt both ways

  • 5 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    *spelled (predictive text)

  • 6 jimiley // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    If we rely on Cisse to save us we are doomed. There is as much chance of Cisse recovering his form of 4 years ago as there is of the Pope turning Protestant. The way this club has been run over the last three years, nobody could complain if we got relegated. The owner deserves it.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Tsunki…are you based in Reading or there about?…the home of Ibiza and one of England’s greatest bands ever “The Cooper Temple Clause” 🙂

  • 8 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Jeffrey
    Ah OK 🙂

  • 9 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Cisse is past his best, however he is much as like to score as the rest of the strikers we have

  • 10 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    The one in Streetgate near Sunniside is spelled
    the Marquis Of Granby

  • 11 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    We had a pub on Eastgate in Leeds called the Marquis of Granby

  • 12 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    More likely to score goals than Mitrovic and Perez I’d say

    Don’t agree with the lazy comment on him either

  • 13 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    I am the Markaccus of Blogburry

  • 14 Ian Toon // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Jail – Your a great one for myths and talk of halcyon days at the toon pre Ashley. Sergeant Hegarty and apple pie and ice cream. This is something from way back and mainly for fellow youngsters. Anyone over thirty should not really need to be reminded.

    125Ian Toon // Dec 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    The day the promises had to stop
    by Denis Cassidy

    As calls for improved governance of football clubs continue to be made, Denis Cassidy’s experiences after being appointed a non-executive director of Newcastle United in 1997 give an illustration of just what can go wrong. He remained in position for 20 months, during a period which spanned the removal of Kenny Dalglish and appointment of Ruud Gullit as well as the News of the World undercover sting which forced the owners Freddy Shepherd and Douglas Hall to leave the board for a short time.

    Despite the inside track he can provide, the book itself is a mixed bag. Though it’s styled as an attempt to show how the creation of the Premier League has affected the game in England, much of the book sets the scene for the section describing events during the short period Cassidy was on the board, and concludes with a run down of his thoughts on how to ensure success. Alex Ferguson’s views on success might prick up a few more ears, ?of course.

    That’s not to say that there isn’t interest in the rest of the book. Cassidy’s insider knowledge isn’t limited to the period of his tenure on the board and his excellent contacts mean the reader is often left wanting to hear more. At one point, he reports meeting Lord Taylor just after the delivery of the report which changed English football post-Hillsborough, frustratingly without any record of the conversation.

    It’s that 20-month period in the boardroom where the book comes to life, however. Though current owner Mike Ashley doesn’t escape criticism, Cassidy clearly disapproves of the way the Shepherds and Halls ran Newcastle; he calls them “vandals” at the point they are trying to force their way back into control of the plc board. He suggests John Hall used the club first as a promotional vehicle for his own regional interests then later as a cash cow for his other businesses. Cassidy points out that Newcastle abandoned corporate governance best practice when they removed independent directors from the board in favour of the majority shareholders’ nominees. The Shepherds and Halls are painted as draining the club to the point of financial chaos, to their own personal benefit.

    The final implied criticism, left to an appendix on the last page, is both the largest and via its format least open to argument. Without commentary, it’s an account detailing how much was taken from the club by the Hall and Shepherd families in their time at the club between 1996 and 2007. The total comes to nearly £144 million. As Cassidy succinctly puts it earlier: “Did their performance over that period justify such rewards?”

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Wwsbrd

    I just can’t see him doing anything other than on his last couple of ‘comebacks’. He seems to wander round, totally uninterested.

  • 16 John Akomfrah // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    at 21 a couple of post back, jib the difference being leicester board does football charnley does not

  • 17 Mag52 // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    If we’d had more Dummets in the team and fewer dummies, we’d have had a damn site better season than we’ve had to date.

  • 18 Tsunki // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Jesper no I’m no longer based in Reading, I left there around the rise of then-cult band Adam and the Ants ha ha I used to drive around wondering why on earth kids had sprayed “Ant Music” on walls 🙂 btw I have another theory about your dns issue. Are you using a phone?

    The Marquis was indeed spelled correctly, just called incorrectly.

  • 19 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    YCMIU
    He tends to start brightly then when he has been left with 2 CBs for company for 2-300minutes tends to get a tad narked off

    Though uninterested I disagree with when I see him he’s often the only on not hiding when we are in the crap, always looking for the ball to the point where he ends up in our box

  • 20 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Or not, suit yourselves.

  • 21 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    200-300 darn phone

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Tsunki…I use my phone most of the time yes! What’s your theory? 🙂

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    So you left Reading in the very early 80tees? Well that was way before Ibiza was born!

  • 24 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Wwsbrd

    Well if he comes back this time and proves me wrong then great.

    Essex G B

    What you on about? Suit ourselves how?

  • 25 Tsunki // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Ian I fear that quoting a former board members memoirs is all right but in context of how other clubs were run were they outstandingly different to any other greedy club owners? And their greed was not without the benefits of a vastly improved stadium and facilities, top class football of European standard and a reasonably respected name in football. Swings and roundabouts. We all know the stories of disdain that the previous owners had for the punters and local folk, but in their time we did indeed enjoy heady days. That is also one of the least disputable facts. I’d take their approach to ambition over the bloated pupal mass that runs the show now ha ha sorry got a bit Apoplectic there for a moment…

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    I am getting hungry again. There’s a nice advert with nice look flounder at the bottom of the page. 🙂 yummy!

    Do you use flounders in fish and chips or is it cod?

  • 27 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Jesper

    Cod or haddock

  • 28 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Tsunki
    Freddy Shepherd was hardly skeletal.

    You are basically saying what I always suspected , that for you , success on the field excuses anything.

    It’s a good job with your stance , that Pol Pot and Sadaam Hussein weren’t in the market for a footy club.

  • 29 welshgeordie9 // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    I know it’s not a football question but has anyone seen the war film lone survivor starring mark wahlberg, what an awesome film.

  • 30 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Pol Pot (/p?l p?t/; Khmer: ???? ??; 19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998),born S aloth Sar (Khmer: ????? ?), was a Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea. As such, he became the leader of Cambodia on 17 April 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh. From 1976 to 1979, he also served as the prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea.

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Chancel…I prefer a flounder or better a turbot 🙂

  • 32 Mister Tuff // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Oh dear oh dear – no, no, no. Jib Jibberish you have again ventured into that area which causes you some difficulty and misunderstanding (apart from football that is) I speak of European Languages.
    I recently had to put you right about some Spanish grammar – now I see you have ventured again into languages, French this time, and posted something which is completely erroneous – in respect of the word marquee – meaning a large tent.
    There is nothing wrong at all in folk trying to educate themselves by use of the internet but really from the standpoint of your profession -a lecturer in Modern European History, an educator should not be publishing erroneous items publicly when, and I’m sorry to say this -they know nothing of the subject they are talking about thus spreading duff info.
    I’ll prepare some languages notes hopefully later on to illustrate where you went wrong.

  • 33 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    You could get lemon sole and chips on the fish quays at North Shields

  • 34 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Is it true you cannot call it fish and chips anymore because the term fish is too vague?

    …you have to call it cod and chips for example!

  • 35 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Jesper
    Cod are pelagic or open sea shoal fish.
    Flounders are closer to shore individual flatfish
    We do eat flatfish , a relative of the flounder we call sole .
    Much sweeter taste than cod or haddock

  • 36 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Jesper

    Never tried those fish

    21st
    Eugh Lemon sole is awful

  • 37 Mister Tuff // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Ian Toon – do you now admit you told lies about me being moderated?

  • 38 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Tbf

    We do have Pollock too

  • 39 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    21st…that would do ad well 🙂 taste like a flounder lol

  • 40 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Pol pot was a genocidal psychopath

  • 41 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Turbot also a flatfish we tend to eat in restaurants rather thas a fish and chip shop although I’m sure I have seen Turbot in a chippy before

  • 42 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Jesper…. Should be much more to your taste in Suffolk. We used to get plaice and chips in Lowestoft. Funnily enough although they landed North Sea plaice, the fish shop imported their plaice from the Netherlands.

  • 43 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    …well it’s similar to a flounder is probably more accurate!

    Turbot is amazing but a bit pricey 😉

    Flounders are probably the national fish here in Denmark!

  • 44 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    We used catch pollock at N. Shields fishquay they were known as coaly’s.
    The fishermen used to tell us not to eat them cos they were “shiteaters”

  • 45 Tsunki // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Jeff – Pol Pot? Really? FFS was as bad as Pol Pot? You continue to prove that you are little more than a chattering window in a draught. Now you remonstrate over fish? Where is your tiny cranium taking you?

  • 46 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Jesper…. Lemon sole is a lovely fish, though I prefer haddock with chips, though hake is also better than cod and can be found at the Magpie in Whitby and also in Milford Haven. Is cod torsk in Danish ?

  • 47 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Ian
    I have to admit to a grudging admiration for Mr Tuff.
    To maintain such a consistent level of pr!ckishness must take some effort !!!

  • 48 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Pollock and coalfish are separate species but very similar. Easy mistake to make.

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    21st…I just call it a flounder and not a plaice, but plaice is probably the more accurate word?

    You can make one h€ll of a fish and chips using plaice instead of cod 🙂 I like you beer batter the fish, we would just turn it in flour (maybe bread crumbs as well). And we don’t use vinegar, I miss that about England.

  • 50 Ian Toon // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Tsunki- Didn’t you get a best selling book out of Ashley’s relegation. Let me think. Wasn’t it “Journey Round the Championship”. You had a great season as I recall. As I type I can almost visualise you doing an book update and phoning your publisher.
    No but seriously! I was lucky to grow up watching KK and The Entertainers – the difference was that SJH knew his football limitations and appointed good inspirational football people. I do feel that Hall and Shepherd did lose their way – along the power corrupts route. They started believing their own rhetorhic and the visionary powers became clouded probably by greed. Also we spent fortunes on the wrong transfers and did become somewhat of a humorous example of a club punching below its weight. All at a time when football was changing financially with Arab Sheikhs buying football clubs.
    All that said for the toon fan they were great times. On the Stadium it’s sad that Spurs now have planning permission to build a new 60,000 stadium and WHU are moving next season to the Olympic stadium.

  • 51 Tsunki // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Stop encouraging our piscine specialist jesper.

    Anyway, you can get a flaky dns message from your home isp when you switch from using phone data ( using the phone company dns servers) to wifi ( home broadband providers dns servers) It could be dropping off a weak wifi signal and then going to say 3g/4g momentarily then picking up the wifi when it regains strength. Closing the browser and restarting it usually gets rid of it is the short answer ha ha.

  • 52 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    And it’s grey mullet which are usually known as shite-eaters.

  • 53 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    21st…cod is torsk in Danish and Haddock is kuller 🙂

    Plaice (flounder) is rødspætte and Turbot is Pighvar.

  • 54 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Tsunki
    Nice atempt at deflection but unfortunately your mask slipped.

    “We all know the stories of disdain that the previous owners had for the punters and local folk, but in their time we did indeed enjoy heady days. “

  • 55 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    As torsk is cod in Norwegian !

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    21st…which one is grey mullet?

  • 57 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    attempt even

  • 58 toonicle // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    It’s all become a little hard to watch, find me another Premiere or even Championship team that has found itself so short of cover at the back that they had to use a teenage attacker as fullback cover. It’s embarrassing. Dummett should be learning his trade as a CB in cup games (apparently only 2 a year) and some lesser sides. Club like Newcastle shouldn’t be seeing a player like Dummett as essential to the team getting a win FFS

  • 59 Krul To Be Kind // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Jib,

    I hope I’m not raining on your parade bud but coalies and pollock are 2 differing types of fish, but both belong to the cod family and they will be caught in the same areas around rocky coastline, coalies give you a great fight as the run deep and pollock use brute force in their fight, coalies are black in colour with a straight line down there sides, pollock are a slightly lighter colour with a more ragged line down their sides but similar fish and easily confused with one another!

  • 60 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Someone pointed out that we had the same CB pairing that we had in the Championship, listening to Total Sport tonight someone reminded me that it was the same pair of cliwns that got us relegated seven years ago!

  • 61 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    So Schizoid the Shields fishermen were totally wrong !!!!

  • 62 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    I wondered this myself the other day, what on earth was Aarons doing plying when Colback was on the bench?

  • 63 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    I don’t know what Pollock look like but they taste nice

  • 64 Ian Toon // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Mr Tuff- What is your relationship with Ronnie Pickering?
    This is one occasion when you can randomly address me. I am not around. You need to sort yourself out Mr Tuff.
    Goodnight.

  • 65 Ian Toon // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Jail- Colback was not fully fit.

  • 66 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Thanks for the short answer Tsunki 😉

    …a piscine isn’t that a swimming pool lol

  • 67 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    McC like to play the same team that did well the game before! Aarons played LB the game before and if I am not mistaken got praise even on here?

  • 68 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Jesper when you watch a footy match in Spanish company and someone dives , they all shout “Piscina”

  • 69 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Coalfish

    Saithe (/se?ð/[1][2] or /se??/),[3] Pollachius virens, is a species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. Together with Pollachius pollachius it is generally referred to in the U.S. as pollock. Other names include the Boston blues (separate from bluefish), coalfish/coley and saithe in the UK.[4]

  • 70 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    welshie,

    quality movie… brings a tear to your eye…

    may I ask hows your father,? hope hes hanging in… thoughts and prayers still going up for him…

  • 71 Mister Tuff // Feb 17, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Ian Toon – who the hell is Ronnie Pickering – enough of your diversions just admit you told lies.

  • 72 Mister Tuff // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Oh dear oh dear oh dear no no no.
    Jib Jibberish you are at it again posting duff info about our fish and chips – specifically fish.
    You state the cod is pelagic – no it isn’t. As a keen fisherman over many years I can tell you (again) you are wrong.
    The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is a demersal benthopelagic fish and not a pelagic fish as you have stated.
    Demersal fish can be divided into two main types: strictly benthic fish which can rest on the sea floor, and benthopelagic fish which can float in the water column just above the sea floor.

    Please no more Jib gaffes today I cannot keep up this level of corrections.

  • 73 welshgeordie9 // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    dok

    He’s fine thanks mate, that film is one of the best films I’ve seen for a long, because it was a true story as well, I looked on you tube for Marcus Luttrell the only navy seal survivor very interesting talks he made, can’t imagine what it was like when he was there in battle and losing his 3 best mates in front of him, very moving story.

  • 74 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Mr Tuff
    You are doing a good impression of Jespers favourite fish.

    YOU ARE FLOUNDERING

    Ha ha ha

  • 75 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    There’s something fishy going on here….

    Yeah, alright…

    Isn’t Ronnie Pickering that guy who went viral for going mental in his car and shouting at some bloke?

  • 76 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Ian etc,
    If Colback wasn’t fully fit what was he doing playing for 45 minutes in a tactical??? substitution, Ando couldn’t understand either!

  • 77 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    get the book welsh, much better read than the movie to be honest

  • 78 Tsunki // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Jeff. I think of all blogsters, you are the mask specialist. Take your duff critique outside, boulder boy.

  • 79 welshgeordie9 // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    dok

    I think I will, I take it that you have read the book then mate.

  • 80 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    welsh, I bought and read it before the movie…

  • 81 Back Door Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Written earlier and to be repeated ’till IT spills his guts.

    “I’ve been watching the blog for a couple of years and have noted the contributions of most of the ‘regulars’. What strikes me is how petty a very small number of these contributors can be, it’s a shame really as they can often make useful observations about NUFC. A couple of these folk can’t resist the temptation to abuse others or make unfounded accusations; when challenged to provide proof they refuse. It’s cowardly to behave in this way! So, Ian Toon, I think most right-thinking folks here would expect you to provide Mr Tuff with the evidence to back-up your assertions.”

  • 82 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Jeff. Google it if you don’t believe me.
    Your so called perfect memory is clearly playing tricks on you.

    You’ve made a number of gaffes (geddit ?) on fish, ha ha ha.

    Jesper. I’m not sure what grey mullet are called in Danish, but red mullet are a much better fish for eating. Grey mullet live in mucky water and apparently like sewage outfalls.

  • 83 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    I looked on the Palace blog the other day after somebody mentioned they were starting to show a bit of discontent, I think they’d be happy to discuss cod and multiples, I think they’d even welcome auld Blackas, still don’t think squelch or Jibberish would be wanted though,. They get a thread every few days and not a comment on one of them!!!

  • 84 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    21st,
    They’re called græy müllet !

  • 85 Ravensd // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    We do a lot of walleye/pickerel for our fish and chips. That’s good eats.

  • 86 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Jeff #68…I suppose that make sense (not that my Spanish is any good) 🙂

  • 87 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Jail

    I looked on one Palace blog and they were saying “This is the real AP who Newcastle warned us about” I think they are cottoning on

  • 88 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Jesper

    You are correct, Piscine is French for swimming pool

  • 89 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    TC,
    Which one, the couple I looked at had 0 comments after their threads

  • 90 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    It’s piscina in Spanish, probably something similar in Italian and Portuguese

  • 91 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Jail

    Holmesdale.net

  • 92 welshgeordie9 // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Grow up jail there’s a good boy.

  • 93 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    21st…a mullet it seems is called multe in Danish. Quite straight forward 🙂 don’t really know the fish that well. Don’t think we use the term grey or red.

    Don’t mind Jail he’s in badly need of attention and he’s not the linguists he likes the blog to believe he is. But that is probably common knowledge by now 😉

  • 94 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    As Ed says we haven’t seen the form of his first season for a long time now. He has been very inconsistent. Some days he looks like he’s never played football before, other times very good. I can’t see him scoring a goal a game over our last 12 though. He’ll start on the bench for several games and we often struggle mightily to get the ball to the lone forward, other than hoofball which is hopeless. Difficult days ahead (and behind for that matter). Harrumph.

  • 95 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Chancel…it was just a matter of time before they would 🙂

  • 96 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    TC,
    I think this set up is the best, one thread where people rant about what they want rather than hundreds of threads that someone might not reply to you in days if at all.

  • 97 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Kala Spera jøspür, müllet, da?

  • 98 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Dok / Welsh…which book are you talking about?

  • 99 Ian Toon // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Regarding.: Back Door Man/ Ancient C.

    Ed – You’re really on fire.

  • 100 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Jail

    I agree

  • 101 Jail for Ashley // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    BDM/AC?
    Ian etc, have you lot had you’re meds yet?

  • 102 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Just watching a bit of Roma v Real Madrid. That’s one ugly away kit Real have……

  • 103 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Jesper……. Do you eat the pickled haring over there. We call them roll mops over here. I am particularly partial to a nice pickled herring .

  • 104 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    *Attention seeking cough cough

  • 105 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Betty…yeah they are a tradition here especially at Christmas lunch. They are served with a curry topping and a snaps to help it go down 🙂

  • 106 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Our weaknesses are so numerous I don’t think simply changing managers/head coaches will really make much difference. We can’t attract a top manager and most of the mediocre ones are probably wary of us as well. It’s probably fairly obvious to most managers out there that we are a disaster at all levels of the executive and only a very brave or very foolish one would take us on for the rest of the season. I would take Moyes or Rodgers over McCarver, but we would have to stick with him (if either would actually come), possibly through a relegation season.

  • 107 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    My favourite beach food right now is giant sand worms. Get one of those on the barby lads….. Mmmmm.

  • 108 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    If we accept the view that Tufty is a better coach than AP and plays a better style of football – more entertaining at least, then as he has better players we should be performing better – at least decent mid table level.

    So there must be a major failing in Tufty’s makeup that is failing very badly, and has done so at successive clubs. I reckon it is a lack of leadership skills and an inability to inspire and motivate players, no real driving force to weld a team and no way of handling drops in confidence. Steve Black can’t be cutting it either, so we just have nobody with good enough man management skills.

    Bleating on about ‘doing a Leicester; misses the point completely as there is nobody who can make it happen by getting the players to graft in the belief that they can win.

    The biggest failing is our defence which really hasn’t been improved, but their work ethic is pretty poor too.

  • 109 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    21st Century Schizoid Man @82

    The gaffes were genuine .

    When you’re a young teenager fishing off the quayside you tend to take what adult professionals tell you as gospel.

    So I have believed (erroneously) for years that coley and pollack were the same fish.
    The same with plaice ,turbot ,dab ,halibut ,and sole. To us young’uns they were all flatties .

    When I got a bit older , because I lived by the coast , sea fishing became passé. I turned instead to fly-fishing (mainly on the Coquet) and much preferred that.

  • 110 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Jesper….. Sounds yummy. I love food I eat nothing else.

  • 111 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Jesper

    I must say that sounds lovely

  • 112 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    G two……. Do you mean the rag worms we use for bait?

  • 113 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Just got a copy of Mike Ashley’s Football Club Operating Manual (updated to 2016). Here is an interesting excerpt:
    Section 5 page 3.
    Hiring of mates for key executive positions: It is strongly recommended that all executive positions be filled with mates. Knowledge of football is not essential, but the prospective executive must love fawning over the owner and in particular laughing at his jokes.
    Section 6 page 1. Hiring and Minimizing the Importance of Head Coaches.
    Having a head coach should be considered a bonus or luxury item. It is our considered opinion that this position is not actually necessary. However if we decide to go ahead with said hiring it is crucial to get someone who really understands the city, wouldn’t mind dropping in for training sessions now and then, and can be wildly optimistic about the club and it’s owner and players. A willingness to spout nonsense about our chances in domestic cups is also favoured in any candidate.
    By following these and other procedures we feel we can stay in the Prem indefinitely, assuming of course we remain satisfied with a position between 15th and 17th.

  • 114 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    G2

    Have you been stealing handbooks again?

  • 115 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    No, these are bigger bettys mate. Have you seen the movie Beetlejuice? They are featured there.

  • 116 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Steal is such a harsh word Take a Chancel mate. This was just a very fortuitous situation where said Manual fell off the back of a lorry…..

  • 117 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    G2……….. Serious mothers them like. I would try one though.

  • 118 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    betty…I hope you eat nothing else but food 😀

    Chnacel…Christmas lunch here is quite yummy! And a snaps really does the trick!

    GT…sand worms you say?

  • 119 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    *Chancel

  • 120 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    G2 …….. Would you be able to send some over if I pay for the shipping?

  • 121 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Yes, bettys mate. You have to sneak up on them from behind and get them by the tail. Then quickly into the pot with some veggies, a bit of seasoning, and of course a snapping turtle or two. That’s if you don’t have the extra large barby. I can send you the full recipe for only 7 euros…

  • 122 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Now lads don’t get greedy about the sand worms. A limited supply and they’re really best eaten fresh…..

  • 123 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Jesper

    I think I may spend Christmas in Denmark 🙂

  • 124 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Jeff

    When you were a young teenager I was working on fishing boats.
    We used both pollock and coalfish as pot bait – salting them down.
    In those days you could catch a couple of hundred mackerel off a single line of feathers in less than half an hour.

    Funnily enough, halibut grow to several 100kg in the wild, but are endangered and rare now, though there is amazing organic farmed halibut from the Isle of Gigha – its even shipped to the States to posh restaurants in California.

    There’s nothing passé about sea fishing – bass are great off beach casting but creel fishing is more relaxing – unless you’re a pro with 600 creels a day to lift..

  • 125 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    G2 – fongbat in hand , wearing his hunting thong , finds a Sand Worm for supper

  • 126 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    G2 & Betty

    I’m having visions of the sand worms in Dune.
    More than a tasty snack

  • 127 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Another interesting bit from the Operating Manual:
    Section 8 page 17:
    What to do if the supporters stop believing the bollocks?:
    Now, first of all, this is very unlikely to happen. These supporters have been fed enough bollocks to choke a horse. Yet they’re still fine! So this is just an extreme scenario to make the manual complete. So, if we need a desperate measure the first step is obviously to blame somebody else! There are plenty of journo’s around to take it on the chin. There’s that horrible little man G2 for example. Calls himself The Senior Official Club Journo. We’ll go after him. Then we could blame Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer. They didn’t buy into our bollocks so they deserve going after as well. As a last resort we recommend pulling out that old favourite “Mistakes were Made”. That always works…..

  • 128 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    G2……… I’ve always fancied trying moose. Have you tried it?

  • 129 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    21st…halibut are some huge suckers 🙂

  • 130 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    I have tried those Schizoid mate but they’re a bit chewy…..

  • 131 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Moose is a very interesting taste bettys mate. Yes we used to eat it now and then when I lived on Northern Ontario as a youngster (I wasn’t actually a youngster, but I was living as one if you know what I mean). A very different taste to beef, probably because of the moose diet. I’m also partial to mousse.

  • 132 beermonkey // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    any watch gent v wolfsburg tonight
    we were supposed to be scouting Laurent Depoitre.
    just wondered how he got on

  • 133 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    I’ve had Kangaroo burgers they are nice

  • 134 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    If you had a front view of that I could definitely tell you whether that was me or not Jib@125. But at a guess I’m thinking that’s Markaccus with his hair up…..

  • 135 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    beer…is he any good? Never heard of him.

  • 136 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    They always make me jumpy for some reason Take a Chancel mate…..

  • 137 Mister Tuff // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    G2 you are adding to the confusion on the blog tonight by not explaining things fully.
    Allow me to offer an explanation.
    Jib Jibberish you will note that G2 has made reference to a moose. This is not a Geordie mouse
    but a big horse like creature that lives in the wilds of North America.
    There we go -saved you some Google time.

  • 138 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Laurent Depoitre is no Belgian midget striker jesper mate (sniff)…..

  • 139 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    G2…………Do you know what succeeds?

    Answer…… A budgie with no teeth.

  • 140 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Ahhh. Sorry about that Mr. Tuff mate. Yes, the North American moose is quite a specimen.

  • 141 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Ooooh, very nice bettys mate. I do love a good pun…..

  • 142 Jib // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Depoitre does a lot of arm waving and appealing
    Draxler got two goals and looks a class act.

  • 143 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    I’ll have a further read of this Operating Manual and get back to you lot with the important bits. I can see why we are where we are today at the club though….. 😯

  • 144 beermonkey // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    jesper

    all i know

    LAURENT DEPOITRE is a 27-year-old striker who has scored 12 goals this season.

    In the last campaign, he led Gent to the league title — netting 13 times along the way.

    Depoitre made his debut with Belgium national team last year against Andorra and contributed a goal.

    He is a physical striker — much like compatriot Christian Benteke — who is very clever in his movements

  • 145 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Put me down for Aitor Karanka as manager next season. Unfair to try to grab him now and throw him straight in the stew pot……

  • 146 bettyswallocks // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Going back to the fish discussion. Did anyone ever wonder what fish smelt like before women started swimming in the sea?

  • 147 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    And he’s 6 foot three beermonkey mate. But probably a bit too old for us. We prefer exciting young strikers. Except when we don’t. I fancy giving DOOOOOOMMMMBA a three year contract in the summer and paying the 7M transfer fee mate.

  • 148 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    betty….doesn’t sound so bad 😉

  • 149 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    I mean beer…doesn’t sound so bad 😉

    Betty…do tell?

  • 150 beermonkey // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    g2

    i have a bad feeling doomba will be going back to where we got him not used

  • 151 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    The moose (North America) or elk (Eurasia), Alces alces, is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic (“twig-like”) configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities have greatly reduced it. Moose have been reintroduced to some of their former habitats. Currently, most moose are found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia, Latvia, Estonia, New England and Russia. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move quickly if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for a female.

  • 152 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    All this talk of seafood has made me hungry lads. Back later if possible.

  • 153 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    I hope not beermonkey. Get him on the pitch and get him some decent service Macca if you know what’s good for you…..

  • 154 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Beermonkey

    Are you thinking Doumbia is another Facundo Ferreyra?

  • 155 beermonkey // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    jepser

    no some good clubs from the prem looking at him
    he has told gent he wants to leave in the summer

  • 156 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Have you ever heard that poem “I wondered lonely as a moose”? Beautiful stuff that…..

  • 157 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    No Beermonkey mate DOOOOOOMMMMMBIA is going to come good……

  • 158 beermonkey // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    chancel

    he has come in we got 12 games left he doesnt appear to be fit, will mclaren put him in there and drop mitro
    i dont think mcclaren will give him a crack

  • 159 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Anyone seen this?

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20160217/head-coach-explains-mitrovic-absence_2281670_5354984?

  • 160 GeordieTwo // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    So Mitro’s out for 2-3 weeks. It’s fate. This is the time for DOOOOOMMMMMBIA!!!

  • 161 beermonkey // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    g2

    i might be wrong then

  • 162 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    I went fishing once, got a fishing rod and everything me and my friends all there fishermened up cast away all excited….30 minutes later bored sh*tless we decided to kick the ball about and eventually the day was saved

    Three that rod away not too long ago didnt feel bad about it even though it was nearly new, football however exploded many a moon ago as had its many replacements

  • 163 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Jesper…This bit jumped out at me…

    “The previous week, we had a great week and everyone was buoyant. All of a sudden, you lose at Chelsea and you’re back down again.

    “It’s one step forward and two or three back. We made three bad mistakes in the first 15 minutes and you can’t do that against Chelsea. They punished us and it was difficult to come back.”

    I wonder whether Steve will see the next step forward as us returning to our dizzy heights of excellence? I think the club needs to hire a mathmetician perhaps.

    How many step forwards has Steve claimed we’ve made, only to make more steps backward? Any ideas of where we sit now on the Steve timeline?

  • 164 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Beermonkey

    Fairpoint

    G2

    I bet he plays Cisse instead of Doumbia

  • 165 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Also upon ordering fish and chips I have always referred to it as cod and chips

  • 166 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Excellence

    noun

    1.

    the fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence:
    his excellence in mathematics.

    2.

    an excellent quality or feature:
    Use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine.

    3.

    (usually initial capital letter) excellency (def 1).

  • 167 sparky55 // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    anyone remember Peter haddock?

  • 168 lesh // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Jeffrey this time is it?

    Consistency is your strength – why not try to stop being a smartarse.

    You and others like you have done so much damage to this site and I wonder whether you’ll ever regret your mischievousness.

    Give it a rest before Ed throws the towel in. And, I wouldn’t blame him if he did close the blog for he too must get sick of reading some of the comments.

    Think about others eh?

  • 169 beermonkey // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    chancel

    were in the shit what do you do for a league unknown or play what you know

    he looks like he knows where the goal is
    and i hope he gets a fair crack to show us

  • 170 sparky55 // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    I had a drink with him in harrogate and got battered! His wife is John Carver’s sister!

  • 171 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Peter Haddock (born 9 December 1961) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as a defender for Newcastle United, Burnley and Leeds United.[1]

    Haddock was born in Newcastle upon Tyne,[1] and joined his home-town club as an apprentice in 1978, turning professional the following year. He made his debut in the Football League on 5 September 1981 in a 3–0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers in the Second Division. He played in a calm and collected manner and got a good run in the side during 1981–82 but lost his place halfway through the following season. He remained at the club, playing only infrequently, and had a spell on loan at Burnley, before leaving for Leeds United in July 1986[2] for a fee of £45,000.[3]

    He now works as a courier alongside Christopher Nicholas, who rose to football fame playing for Shiney Row Oddfellows. Christopher Nicholas once scored what is generally regarded as the greatest goals ever scored for ‘The Row’ when he lobbed the goalkeeper of Coleman’s Cabinets from 40 years which won the semi-final of the cup and garnered much jealousy from Mr Swishles, a past it centre half.

    During the early part of his career at Leeds he suffered a series of injuries, limiting his first-team appearances. However once he had returned he won player of the year in 1988.[4] Under the stewardship of Howard Wilkinson “Fish”, as he was known, became a crucial part of the defensive unit alongside Chris Fairclough that won promotion as Second Division champions in 1989–90. His career was cut short however when he suffered a freak injury in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final against Manchester United in 1991, as Leeds went out 3–1 on aggregate.[5]

  • 172 sparky55 // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Bald as a coot and still as bandy legged as Waddler

  • 173 lesh // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Sparky

    Peter Haddock? Another of our superstars that got away.

  • 174 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Beermonkey

    Doumbia looks good when fit

    btw is Jeffrey rainman?

  • 175 welshgeordie9 // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    No wonder this blog is going down hill.

  • 176 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Can’t work out whether I’m being corrected or just having a word I used clarified for others that may not have understood the word.

    Either way, I think I’m okay with it. Maybe.

    Lesh…It is a nuisance, but Ed has confirmed he is keeping an eye on things and will be dealing with issues as they arise.

    Have you been in touch with Ed at all? Some interesting, but perhaps odd, goings on. Makes you wonder what some people are about. Seems an odd way to live ones life.

  • 177 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Cisse and Doumbia can’t play together? Do they not get on?

  • 178 sparky55 // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Lesh

    Good lad actually…never a gifted footballer but left nowt on the park and absolutely loved playing for the toon…sad thing is he’d still get a game today if fit and that just goes show how sh!te we are right now

  • 179 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    WWSBRD

    They could play together however Macca only plays one upfront unfortunately

  • 180 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Chancel…Rainman?

  • 181 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    jesper,

    sorry lad, was away a bit.. its called lone survivor, excellent read..

  • 182 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Ibiza

    I’ve noticed today they pick up on certain words people blog and he emphasises them. Rainman did that sorta thing didn’t he?

  • 183 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Chancel
    Yeah but who knows how long he will cling on to his job

    Rodgers liked 2/3 up front haha

  • 184 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    WWSBRD

    Like your thinking 🙂

  • 185 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Chancel…I don’t recall the poster.

    You’re becoming quite the detective mind. Any ideas on why he / she / it / Rob V would pick those certain words to emphasise?

  • 186 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Chancel
    Fingers crossed

    Ibiza
    I think it’s a, rather famous, movie reference bud

  • 187 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Ibiza

    They have been doing it all day and WWSBRD is correct I was referring to the film Rainman

  • 188 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    Yo…I think I’ve wondered down the wrong path here, thanks.

    I should probably ask for directions back…

  • 189 firebug666 // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    Funny but not ha ha!

    Taylor gets fit as Mbemba gets injured, Now Cisse back in training as Mitrovic gets crocked.

    What the hell is going on with our training?

  • 190 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Chancel…I’ve caught up now. Thought you were identifying who Jeffrey previously was on the blog.

  • 191 WWSBRD // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    Ibiza
    I followed ur train of thought if it makes u feel better though it did raise a smile haha long day mate?

    Speaking of long days it’s the end of mine so I bid y’all a good night

  • 192 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Yo…If it gave you a smile, not all was lost 🙂

    That does make me feel a bit better, although tbh, I didn’t feel that bad to begin with.

    Take it easy.

  • 193 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Ibiza

    No mate but can you see my point?

  • 194 Mister Tuff // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    Quite amusing really -the thought that in a quiete moment Ed decided to check out the posts on the blog to see if there was any news or decent football debate. Only to find on his cherished blog the banter is not about NUFC but fish and chips and marquee tents.

  • 195 Jeffrey // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    Amusing

    adjective

    1.

    pleasantly entertaining or diverting:
    an amusing speaker.

    2.

    causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining:
    an amusing joke.

  • 196 lesh // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Ibiza

    Hope you’re well and looking forward to the time of year when a young Lothario’s mind wanders away from thoughts black and white.

    Have I been in touch with Ed you ask. Well, I’m sure you’ll have come across folk who’ve experienced times when a couple of drinks clouds the memory and being one, I couldn’t possibly say. I’m sure if I had, others would have been too.

  • 197 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    Chancel…Yes and no. I get the point, but not what the point of making it is. If that makes any sense?

    Tuff…It is the go to blog for all of lives questions. In fact, if you search for the meaning of life, this blog is top of the search.

    True story, if you’re in to invented rubbish.

  • 198 Ibizatoon // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Lesh….I am looking forward to the summer. Shall be busy no doubt.

    I am aware of the type you mention, in fact, I could be one, but can’t recall 🙂

  • 199 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Ibiza

    I totally agree the are pointless

  • 200 lesh // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:42 PM

    Chancel, Sir

    If you ever have a minute from your sleuthing and if you decide to join the other idiots with more than one name, maybe you could call yourself Sherlock?

    That’d frighten the WUMs away!!

  • 201 bladeuser // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:45 PM

    most of you post banal shit on here which has nothing to do with football
    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP ? OUT

  • 202 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:45 PM

    Lesh

    I have far better things to do with my time than be a multiple but thank you for the offer 🙂

  • 203 lesh // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    Chancel

    I meant to say join the idiots, not the other idiots.

    You sir, are certainly not an idiot.

  • 204 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:50 PM

    Lesh

    I try my best not to be an idiot lol 🙂

    Is this friendly against the Nordic team going to be televised?

  • 205 lesh // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    Ibiza

    Strange that as one gets older, the memory can play such tricks!

    Anyway, Easter’s near a coming and things’ll brighten up. We’ll be almost down by then and so you can give your all to Ibiza and all that goes with the island. Lucky man!!

  • 206 lesh // Feb 17, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    Mr Chsncel

    Don’t know whether the friendly’s on the box or not.

    I seem to remember Ed posting a link to a televising but some say it’s behind closed doors.

    Why not ask Ed via the Blog’s contact email? He’s on top of things.

  • 207 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    I only wrote “marquee” FFS. I check back in and find you’ve sailed the world’s oceans twice.

  • 208 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Aye Peter Haddock. I’d forgotten about him. Didn’t he play alongside Bruce Halibut?

  • 209 lesh // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Blackly

    You could be right about Haddock and Halibut.

    Mullets were popular in them days.

  • 210 jimmysmith // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    Rogers would be a decent and timely fit at Newcastle. He is young, ambitious and talented, sets up to play good football, and it’s fairto say his career at Liverpool was quite unfortunately blighted for him by that fateful Gerrard slip and some poor buys by the commitee there, and the of course expectation of success.

    A dozen cup finals McC claims, failing to recognise that we, nor he, are capable in the least of handling pressure. We now have taken on the look of inexorable failure, as if trapped in the plot of a John Huston movie, relegation appearing fated, despite occasional results that have offered a complacent sense that we’ll be all right in the long run, and yet still we are in the bottom three, with almost 3/4’s of the season gone.

    Get Rogers.

  • 211 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    Evening Ibiza mate…I just read your post to me, and he is my short answer…? 😀

  • 212 lesh // Feb 18, 2016 at 1:39 AM

    Jimmysnith

    There’s not a cat in hells chance of getting Rodgers. Why?

    He’s Northern Irish, young and ambitious.

    Charnley and Carr couldn’t handle somebody coming in and begging questions. They wouldn’t recruit him.

    Anyway, he wouldn’t come as it would put his reputation at risk.

    It’s change at the top we need before Ashley even thinks about appointing a decent manager.

  • 213 manxpie // Feb 18, 2016 at 1:48 AM

    coalies are shitties and not mullet and i’ll tell you why i caught one once and it had a mouthful of sweetcorn!!
    no joke!!
    mullet are the same at hanging round shit pipes but coalies are renowned for being called shitties
    pollock are the coalies bigger cousin in our waters but up near jesper they both grow to stupid sizes they’re all the cod family tho so taste good but just more bones in them to get around

    we call pollock callig over here and they are the greatest fighters over here of the rocks great fun on light gear
    plus pollick are massively sustainable compared to cod at the mo so if its on the menu where you are get it as it will be cheaper aswell as saving cod stocks and the same taste!
    thats my lecture on that as i would like to catch more cod myself in the future lol as me dad tells me thats all he used to catch in his day and good sizes too fusk all now tho
    on topic he hasn’t seemed interested for well over a year plus i thought he would have at least 3 rings on that finger!?

  • 214 manxpie // Feb 18, 2016 at 2:05 AM

    just seen that mitro has knee ligament damage aswell
    and out for a “couple of weeks”!!
    surely thats gonna be more than that!?
    cisse needs to come back and doumbia really needs to hit the ground running then!

  • 215 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 2:07 AM

    Need to get Doumbia fit first

  • 216 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:41 AM

    Mornings…things got a bit fishy last night 😉

    …well there wasn’t that much to talk about anyway. It seems we are all waiting for the news of McC being let go!

  • 217 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:46 AM

    …they are just so stubborn about it 😉

  • 218 cyprus // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:56 AM

    On previous post. Where are the strange comments Ed? I just couldn’t locate them. Publicly supporting one’s personnel is, of course, good leadership, not strange. The easiest thing to do when a manager is failing is to blame the players. AP did it, Mourinho did it when they were collapsing. Recipe to lose your group.

    On this: Where’s the player who had the best NUFC début at NUFC? Hope he reappears soon. He almost single-handedly took a poorly performing team (yep) to the door of CL.

  • 219 cyprus // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:09 AM

    The excuses you use for Rogers turn of fortune are legit but could be used by Steve too: failed committee signings, bad luck, expectation of success.

    I like the guy, not sure he could handle the relegation pressure. And a generally worse squad. We need steal. Bring in Pearson to work with Steve. Also, a scholarly analytical tactician who will highlight our strengths, exploit opposition weaknesses, hide our failings.

  • 220 cyprus // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:11 AM

    ‘best NUFC début at NUFC’: of course 🙂

  • 221 Draxler // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:11 AM

    I hope it’s true that they are seriously considering Rodgers.He almost won the title with Liverpool in his second spell.He wants to play an attacking football.The main reason Liverpool have been in decline is because they have a poor scouting committee.It made me laugh when some say – our playing style has improved under Mc ,our set pieces are improved,our this,our that……
    The only thing Mc brought or changed (lol) is sending that piece of letter to the fans,
    shakes head

  • 222 The overrated Frenchman // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    Don’t know if expat is into fishing but he lives in a canny place if he is. Snapper, whiting, flathead – all easy enough to find in the bay (if you know what you’re doing) and top eating fish. And by the way, if Mitrovic has medial ligament damage he ain’t going to be right in a couple of weeks, you can be dead sure of that.

  • 223 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:35 AM

    Maybe it’s because statistics shows sacking rarely save teams from ‘fate worse than death’ so to speak!

    But in my opinion that’s because Ashley and his minions only read the first chapter and not the conclusion 😉

    We can discuss that later. Have places to be and things to do!

  • 224 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:45 AM

    It was pointed out on TS that if Ando, Mick Martin and every fan could see that we needed a strong commanding CB and LB then how come the powers that be could not see it or if they did put it down on the list of importance. People putting all the blame on old man Carr, were we not linked with that Kone for ages, they were raving about him last night, exactly what we needed. Who is this LB we’re supposed to be getting in the summer, if it unveils that he could have been bought in January at a bit more expense then it is criminal, if we’re waiting for a free he probably won’t come anyway.

  • 225 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:59 AM

    Goed morgen jëspør




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