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If Newcastle Allow This To Happen We Deserve To Go Down

5:33 pm, Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 254 Comments

We don’t know how true this is – but there are reports that Papiss Cisse received multiple offers in the January transfer window with Crystal Palace (Alan Pardew), Swansea and Fenerbahce all interested in signing the 30 year-old Senegal International striker.

Newcastle want a £5M transfer fee for Cisse and there is a report in The Times today that multiple Chinese clubs in the Chinese Super League are interested in signing Papiss.

The Chinese Super League transfer window is open until February 26 – that’s a week tomorrow – and since Papiss Cisse is our most experienced Premier League striker and we are finding it difficult to score goals this season – surely there’s no way the club would let him move to China this month.

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Papiss Cisse – Chinese clubs interested

It would be absolutely ridiculous if Newcastle allowed Papiss to move away from the club, with Newcastle’s place in the English Premier League now in real jeopardy.

But Newcastle have made some dumb moves like this in the past, but if they now allow either Cheick Tiote or Papiss Cisse to leave for China this month, it would be an absolute disgrace.

Newcastle should realize they have every legal right to keep players under contract with them at the club.

The needs of the business always surpass those of any individual – and what’s £5M in any case when we stand to lose £140M a year if we are relegated?

We don’t have much confidence at all in the Newcastle Board these days, but this would take the biscuit – and be close to dereliction of duty if they allow Papiss Cisse to leave the club this month.

And now we are starting to wonder why Papiss wasn’t taken to La Manga in Spain earlier this week.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Financials · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Prayer · Premier League




254 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    We should let him go

  • 2 danuneek // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    We should bring Armstrong back!

  • 3 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    5mill means nothing to the club if they stay up so what’s the point just limits the options up front when we already have mostly poor ones

  • 4 MadisonToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    As stated on last thread – he should be allowed to leave. It’s a good return and will mean that whoever we go out to sign in the summer at CF isn’t coming into a crowded position. It will also mean that SDJ gets more minutes and I think that will be beneficial. For me the question is should SDJ or Cisse play as they are the ones who are fighting for the same place in the squad and I really don’t see Cisse being the right move very often – he loses the ball and is perpetually offsides. His feet are where the ball goes to die. Pretty damning, but that’s how I feel about him.

    Feel free to disagree, but I don’t see him being useful, he doesn’t give the team anything apart from the very occasional worldy which can’t be how we plan to stay up.

  • 5 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Papiss Demba Cissé (born 3 June 1985), also known as Papiss Cissé, is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Newcastle United and the Senegal national team.

    Formerly of SC Freiburg, he holds the record of most goals scored by an African player in a single Bundesliga campaign – 22 in the 2010–11 season. That same season, Cissé won an s4 award for being the most efficient striker in the league.

    A full international since 2009, Cissé has earned over 30 caps for Senegal and played for the country at the 2012 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

  • 6 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Madison
    How is SDJ ever going to get more minutes when is a walking injury with minor bouts of fitness? I heard they are contemplating renaming Saylors wing at the general because of him

  • 7 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Also he is often offside because our midfield is so slow at decision making

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    If having Cisse here means the likes of Mitro, Perez, de Jong will get less game time then I am all for selling Cisse.

    The same goes for Tiote. It’s about building for the future and showing faith in those who will be here next season.

    For me neither of those two are a solution to our problem and they have been underperforming for a long time.

  • 9 MadisonToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    He is offside because that’s where he sets up or he is too lazy to get back into position so he’s offsides during quick transitions. He isn’t offsides because the players around him are bad. He’s a professional footballer, he has to have figured out how to work with the team by now and not being able to stay onsides isn’t acceptable in the PL.

  • 10 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    jesper
    They won’t be here next season if we are in the championship

  • 11 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Jeffery are you Rob Vollans by any chance ?

  • 12 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    He worked pretty well as an off the shoulder striker when Cabs was here. He’d make a run and the ball would already en route now he makes a run and a second later someone notices means he’s offside

    Not having that he is lazy like

  • 13 Ravensd // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Far too early to bring armstrong back. Dont want to ruin his development for the potential he can score goals in the prem. Needs a spell in the championship next season to increase his experience. Look what happened when we tried him at the end of last season. Being top scorer in league 2 means nothing to premier league ability

  • 14 Ravensd // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Look what has happened to aarons. Couple of good pre season showings against crap teams and everyone had him in their starting 11. Wasnt allowed to develop fully, and is now taking a hammering as a left back. Probably dont even need to mention Adam Campbell either.

  • 15 Sliema // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Cisse is very lazy imho.

  • 16 MadisonToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    WWSBRD

    I think we have different views of his contribution. I see SDJ as providing more usefulness to the team than Cisse both on and off the field. On the field, I see Perez/Mitro as providing more use than either, but having a third player available is necessary. Off the field, SDJ should be more useful than Cisse as well – he has leadership qualities that few others in the squad have.

    The other thing is that even if Cisse was playing off the shoulder, is he fast enough now to do anything if he gets played in? Playing that game severely weakens the rest of the team as it means we are playing over the top balls hoping to retain possession instead of building from midfield. I just don’t see how his contribution to the squad is more useful than what we currently have. He will be on his way shortly (this summer if not earlier) so why not let him go now?

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    *different players of course in the Tiote argument

  • 18 MadisonToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Gotta run so not intentionally missing any follow-up if it comes. Fair play to you if you think differently on Cisse, I just have a low opinion of him.

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Yo…I suppose alot of players could be gone next season 😀 lol

  • 20 giimps // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Cisse, played well when Marveaux was supplying him the balls through, Shelvey, if given time on the ball (ie if the players around him move into space to allow him more options) these are the balls through defences for quick cf to run onto , turning the defender is an art which Shelvey has excelled at.
    Doumbia , when fit is the same type of player but playing for a contract , unlike Cisse who seems like he can’t be bothered.
    It’s a difficult one though as I’ve seen what Cisse can do under any circumstances and has ,IMHO, wasted his last couple of seasons, mainly not his fault due to injury and being played when injured …..cheers Fraudew and Carvew…….to sell and risk the rest of the season with a questionable front line or keep him and risk him being a waste of a shirt…… I would say keep him…. With the right balls through he has proved he ca do it…. Doumbia is unproven ….at the very least he is an option from the bench vs poorer teams

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    But it looks to me as if De Jong is pretty well done with the club Madison mate. His fitness has always been in question. Right now he has a Plantar’s Wart I believe. And chapped lips. Cisse can be useful but you never know which Cisse you’re going to get. The goal a game Cisse or the “what is this round object heading my way?” Cisse. We need to use DOOOOOMMMMBIA!

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Speaking of Marv, which player’s contracts are running out this summer?

  • 23 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Cissé
    36 goals in 104 games in the PL in out of a possible 178 (nearly 5 seasons).
    Get shot.

  • 24 MacToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Who knows where the next injuries will come from so selling an option up front when we are desperate for goals would appear crazy. I guess he’ll be gone then.

    A side note. Jeffrey is clearly trying to emulate the infamous Jeff from Benwell and in so doing implicate Jib as a multi account troll! How dare he.
    Jeffery, I would say, is more known for spamming the blog with song lyrics and tricking bloggers into thinking he’s someone he clearly isn’t.

  • 25 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    This is the guy that Belfast reckons is Jeffery and various other personas.
    Not a lot going on between those ears methinks.

  • 26 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Jib you posted Rob Vollans photograph (ladies make noise) on here.

    Serves ya right lol

  • 27 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    That was spooky lol

  • 28 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Did you see the other photos Jib?

    A bit like that one but he’s in drag.

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Mactoon,
    Have to disagree, with 5M in the bank gaining interest till May just think who we’ll be able to buy with that, and as we all know if you can score CL goals for Moscow you must be able score regularly in the PL, nothing but a mercenary he’s only our top scorer for the last three seasons because STaylor hasn’t been fit!

  • 30 kakaobi // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    From the games I’ve been to this season we deserve to go down whether he stays or not

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Mactoon,
    On reflection you’re right, if the most illogical thing you could possibly do was letting your top score go when the team lacked goals, then our “board” will probably pat themselves on the back for thinking outside of the box by selling him.

  • 32 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Belfast

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/21/26766503_3dacf12092_z.jpg?zz=1

  • 33 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    You eating a choc ice?

  • 34 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Wafers and Ice cream?

  • 35 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    No it’s you eating your pink wafer lol

  • 36 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    A pink wafer is a wafer-based confectionery originally made by Edinburgh’s Crawford’s Biscuits in the United Kingdom. It is now made by United Biscuits, the company that took over the firm in 1960, still using the Crawford’s name. The snack consists of crème sandwiched between wafers (dyed pink).

  • 37 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Jeffrey,
    Why?

  • 38 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Not me my fingernails are cleaner.

  • 39 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Queue info on Annie Lennox “Why” featured on her debut album, Diva….

  • 40 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Belfast…If I had to guess, would I be right in saying cleaner, but not clean?

  • 41 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Yes I use a nail brush when it gets that bad.

  • 42 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Belfast…That’s pretty fancy, you having a nail brush, or is it a communal one for all of the town? Still have to say, fancier than I would have expected 🙂

  • 43 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Well I would use my toothbrush sometimes but keep that between us.

  • 44 MacToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    I never factored in the interest on £5 mil, makes the whole deal Jail. Get Tiote and whoever else on their way too, deals like these are just too good to miss out on.

  • 45 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    WWSBRD

    Whats your basis for saying our youngsters are cr*p, how can you know that if they never get a chance to show otherwise.

    By the I’ve had two mini power cuts since I was last on line.

    Am I being trolled

  • 46 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Tigger
    Twice in two days you’ve bounced about calling me a dope and twice you’ve been shown up as a WUM. Let’s see what you come with to make it a hat-trick.

  • 47 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Belfast…Now that I find totally believable. Don’t worry, I wont tell a soul.

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Mac,
    Now you’re talking, get shot of Tiote, another mercenary off to the AFCON next year. Get rid!!!

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Shelvey and Townsend, not prepared to take relegation clauses for the love of the club, get rid!

  • 50 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Dummet, Taylor do anything just to hear a hapless manager say how kmportant they are, keep ’em!

  • 51 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Anyone heard disturbeds song sound of silence.

    Very very good

    Was done years ago by Simon and Garfunkel.

  • 52 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Long standing GK with 52K testimonial, past it, get rid!

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    What does kmportant mean, doesn’t matter that’s not important.

  • 54 MacToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Aye jail. Just like our reserves, send the whole lot out to other clubs – sell or loan, problems sorted.
    Poor Beardsley, poor McClaren. All the “decent” players taken from under them!
    Who needs a new academy anyway.

  • 55 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Jail & Mac…Go easy, all this talk of getting rid of players has me all excited about the savings in wages.

    I do worry though whether these sales will impact on our defense of the injury league cup?

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    welsh,
    It’s tw@ts like you that had the blog down to twelve posts a night and people like the latest jeffrey who you used to love to jump to the defence of and high five that have the blog in constant recovery

  • 57 MacToon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Wages as well Ibiza – why has no one else thought of this – huge savings …… Right up Ashley’s street.

  • 58 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Mac…Must be savings with medical bills too?

    The sooner we get back to the purple policy the better. All this throwing money around sure makes me nervous.

  • 59 jimiley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    NUFC is the worst run club in the league, not just the Premiership. We deserve to be relegated. Full stop. Cisse has not wanted to play for us for years. Ever since he got caught gambling in a casino and slagging off Wonga. Hypocrit. The club is riddled with cancer from top to bottom. The players need a pay rise to instill more effort!!!!!

  • 60 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    “Why” is the first solo single by the Scottish singer Annie Lennox, released in 1992. It was taken from her debut solo album Diva and reached no.5 in the United Kingdom and number thirty-four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single also reached no.6 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart.

  • 61 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Yeah
    Welshie you effing twot
    Mr Tuff and Jail own this blog
    Behave yersel you taffy tool

    (curls lip like Billy Idol)

  • 62 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Jail

    It’s people like you and some of the others is the reason why there’s not many on here, constantly moaning every week, this player is awesome then the following week saying they crap, change their minds every five seconds with their opinions of players, very easy to blame me, jib, Ian and some of the others because we speak our minds so you and some of the others don’t agree then we are called wums, so easy shifting the blame isn’t it.

  • 63 jimiley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Jail and Welsh,

    We all have our differences. About players , about managers, about scouts

  • 64 jimiley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Thats Ok. As long as we all agree that Cashley is a bandit. Otherwise you can …. off

  • 65 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    A Taffy Tool

  • 66 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    jimiley

    Agree with you there mate, life would be very boring if everyone agreed on everything.

  • 67 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Jibberish,
    Is it a coincidence that a blog that over 150-300 posts after six o clock had been reduced to an average of twelve a night when you, welsh and those other multiple trolls had their way, it’s never really revovered to be honest.

  • 68 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Jail, behave will you, get the stats to prove it then.

  • 69 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    I know that the news will be a bit quiet for a few days but do we have to bicker?

    Jeffrey do one muppet

  • 70 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    We can only really speak for ourselves as to why we think it is, but there is no denying that the blogs comments section is lower in quantity and quality.

    Possibly worth noting that JFA has been an everpresent member of the blog and his styling / input has been pretty consistent throughout. Must be him that’s the problem then!

  • 71 jimiley // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Jail,
    Its partly to do with the owner of the blog who writes total bollocks.
    The blog is a means to communicate with each other because the content of the opening comments is embarrassing.
    eg who we will buy next season. In which league?
    We all want rid of Cashley but Ed Harrison will not support any protest against him. Go figure?? Good manners prevents me writing more.

  • 72 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Jeffery
    You would appear to have missed off the front of your link
    Try this
    bloggingforemptyheads.com

  • 73 Mag52 // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Will the board sell Cisse ?
    Did the board sell Willo and Fergie when we were light on left sided defenders recently ?
    Is Mitro out for a couple of weeks at least with an injury, leaving us with one untried CF ?
    The definition of a board is’ A long, thin, flat piece of wood’. That sounds about right.
    So will our board sell Cisse to the Chinese ? – Of course they will if the money is right.

  • 74 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Jimiley

    I agree although Ed does have the best blog about Newcastle.

    We all have our own thoughts and believes but to dig in to someone because they believe differently is beyond the pale

  • 75 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    jimiley
    We all want rid of Cashley
    Says who ?

  • 76 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Jail

    Considering it’s only you that keeps saying me, jib and some of the others are to blame for not having many people on here, i find it hard to believe that your comment is true.

  • 77 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Another Taffy Tool

  • 78 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    http://www.partypackage.co.uk/ekmps/shops/robinsonl/images/multi-welsh-colours-face-painting-kit-for-fancy-dress-141358-p.jpg

  • 79 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    We won’t sell cisse with mitrovic being injured.

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    But then again i didn’t expect us to sell Carroll on transfer deadline day.

  • 81 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    What time is our friendly on Saturday.

  • 82 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Welsh

    Striker wise we have

    Doumbia
    Riviere
    Perez
    Mitrovic

    they will sell cisse

  • 83 jimiley // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Jib,
    Says me.

  • 84 21st Century Schizoid Man // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    yawn

  • 85 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Doumbia hasn’t scored yet
    Rivière hasn’t played
    Mitrovic injured
    Perez 5 goals

    Looks like we hoping for Perez to get the goals.

  • 86 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Leeds
    You missed out
    Toney
    Armstrong
    Gouffran
    Roberts
    Gilliead
    Heardman

  • 87 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Jib

    Toney is injured
    Armstrong on loan
    Gouffran will never be played as a striker
    Others are kids

  • 88 Viduka // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Can prem clubs still sign free agents? If so I believe Tim Cahill is now available on a free after being released … Could do a job up front as lone striker. Has been banging them in for the national team in that role. And no doubt he has the heart and fight. Has a great record everywhere he goes.

  • 89 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Viduka

    Yeah they can, that’s why I said surely there are some defensive free agents we can get. Apparently we turned down Ronaldinho this week

  • 90 Viduka // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Yeah I posted a link to transfer market list of defenders available on a free a while ago. Some much better options than what Stevie is using. Especially at LB

  • 91 lochinvar // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    With Cisse and Mitro back home the match training in Malaga must be centred on Doumbia scoring the goals we need to stay up.
    Another McLaren master class then.

  • 92 lochinvar // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Perhaps the deal is that if we sell Cisse to the Chinese then Ashley and Charnley go with him to buy a Chinese club and develop his Sports Direct Empire over there – that would be a good result for once

  • 93 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    There’s a foreshadowing for us in what has happened at Villa.
    There, a man with no football background had an idea that he could make sense of the wasteful, extravagant madhouse that is English football and bring some business rigour to it.
    So it made sense to draw down your most saleable assets and put money into cheaper ones that would surely mature.
    All you have to do, surely, is identify the right portfolio.
    It’s yer golden rules innit?

    Business rigour always means getting out more than you put in.
    For every success, there are hundreds of failures.
    And when you fail, you cut your losses and move on.
    Those in charge at Villa have made no secret of this.
    They gave up. They are going down. You win some you lose some. That’s business. Shrug.
    They spent in the summer. No golden eggs. Neck the chicken.
    There will be no intervention here.
    Ashley will stick, not twist. He won’t raise his stake again.
    He’ll bluff awhile, but unless he gets lucky with the hand he holds, he’ll fold.

  • 94 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    BandB

    Your analogy is very apt, well put

  • 95 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    I thought golden eggs were a Goose thing 😎

  • 96 Viduka // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Well said

  • 97 Viduka // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    But seriously can someone wax lyrical about King Tim… Or at leather take some time out on YouTube… He could be the answer… He’d have 10 plus in the back of net with all the chances squandered by our strike force…

  • 98 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    In the end, football is a game of big stakes poker.
    It’s not Cribbage, and you can’t play with matchsticks.

  • 99 cyprus // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    so everyone wanted cisse out, suddenly he can’t go eh. how could they and all that.

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  • 101 cyprus // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    And Ed from previous. you are suggesting that if a manager is left to decide, he won’t buy duds. Not necessarily true. Look at whom AP (yep, him) signed now that he gets to decide. Hm

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  • 103 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Cyprus…Would it not be fair to say that the majority of those who were happy to see Cisse go, was prior to the window closing and with the idea he could / shoud / would be upgraded upon?

    Letting him go now, with our injury problems and no chance of getting in a replacement changes things somewhat.

    BandB…And Ashley seems only to be willing to gamble with the houses money, since paying to enter the table 8 odd years ago.

    Sure I read someone on here say that they reckon Ashley will still take a big financial hit on NUFC at the end of the day. Any updates on the hotel development?

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  • 106 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Poker is a family of gambling card games. All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players’ cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand. Poker games vary in the number of cards dealt, the number of shared or “community” cards, the number of cards that remain hidden, and the betting procedures.

    In most modern poker games, the first round of betting begins with one or more of the players making some form of a forced bet (the blind and/or ante). In standard poker, each player bets according to the rank he believes his hand is worth as compared to the other players. The action then proceeds clockwise as each player in turn must either match, or “call”, the maximum previous bet or fold, losing the amount bet so far and all further interest in the hand. A player who matches a bet may also “raise”, or increase the bet. The betting round ends when all players have either matched the last bet or folded. If all but one player folds on any round, the remaining player collects the pot without being required to reveal their hand. If more than one player remains in contention after the final betting round, the hands are revealed, and the player with the winning hand takes the pot.

    With the exception of initial forced bets, money is only placed into the pot voluntarily by a player who either believes the bet has positive expected value or who is trying to bluff other players for various strategic reasons. Thus, while the outcome of any particular hand significantly involves chance, the long-run expectations of the players are determined by their actions chosen on the basis of probability, psychology, and game theory.

    Poker has gained in popularity since the beginning of the twentieth century and has gone from being primarily a recreational activity confined to small groups of enthusiasts to a widely popular activity, both for participants and spectators, including online, with many professional players and multimillion-dollar tournament prizes

  • 107 cyprus // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Mitro should be ok soon. Rivi too and even Perez groomed as a CF. Not to mention Doumbia. Cisse is not on most line ups I see here.

    I was a big fan, I accept he’s ‘lost’ it. Too many years of waiting for the resurgence.

  • 108 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Just like the candyman Skunki

  • 109 cyprus // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Why do they go on holiday after they get knocked out of the cups?

  • 110 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Cyrpus…You’re talking fitness and injuries, not goal scoring, imo. Granted there are question marks over Cisse, but he has done it before, whereas the others you mention haven’t yet.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Cisse is the answer to our problems. I do question at this stage why we would get rid though, as I said before, we can’t upgrade, so all we’re doing is weakening our position.

  • 111 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    copycat
    [kop-ee-kat]
    Examples Word Origin
    noun, Also, copy cat
    1.
    a person or thing that copies, imitates, mimics, or follows the lead of another, as a child who says or does exactly the same as another child.
    adjective
    2.
    imitating or repeating a recent, well-known occurrence:
    a copycat murder.
    verb (used with object), copycatted, copycatting.
    3.
    to imitate or mimic:
    new domestic wines that copycat the expensive imports.
    4.
    to copy slavishly; reproduce:
    The clothes were copycatted straight from designer originals.
    Origin of copycat Expand
    1895-19001895-1900, Americanism; copy + cat 1
    Related forms Expand
    copycatism, noun

  • 112 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Anyway Belfast, when did I say you were overweight? Was it when you’d just came back in from weightwatchers?

    🙂

  • 113 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Jeffrey likes to make us laugh and make us think
    OK well make us think anyway. One out of two ain’t bad.

  • 114 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Weight Watchers International is an American company that offers various products and services to assist weight loss and maintenance. Founded in 1963 by Queens, New York, homemaker Jean Nidetch, it now operates in about 30 countries around the world, generally under names that are local translations of “Weight Watchers”. The core philosophy behind Weight Watchers programs is to use a science-driven approach to help participants lose weight by forming helpful habits, eating smarter, getting more exercise and providing support.[3][4]

    At 12 months Weight Watchers is associated with 2.6% more weight loss than those who were in a control group.[5]

    The term weight-watcher, in the same sense, had circulated publicly for several years before the company was formed

  • 115 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    OK,
    Over to Colombo Mactoon, this is where welsh started posting, I can’t find the bit where it started to drop till 12 posts per night.

    FA Unhappy That Pardew Punishment Is So Lenient ?

    Newcastle U18 Go Down 3-2 Against Chelsea – Video

    9:21 pm, Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 37 Comments

  • 116 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Tsunki…There’s another version of a Jeffery you’ve missed. Ever seen “Get him to the greek”?

  • 117 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Fat fighters actually skunki.

  • 118 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    “Instead of eating the whole cake, just eat half. Half the cake, half the calories”

  • 119 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Pardew’s Ban Almost Certain To Cost Newcastle Points
    4:49 pm, Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 114 Comments

  • 120 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Columbo is an American television series starring Peter Falk as a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.[2][3] The character and show, created by William Link and Richard Levinson, popularized the inverted detective story format, which begins by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator; the series therefore has no “whodunit” element. The plot revolves around how a perpetrator whose identity is already known to the audience will finally be caught and exposed (which the show’s writers called a “howcatchem”, rather than a “whodunit”).

    Columbo is a friendly, verbose, working-class, disheveled police detective of Italian descent, whose trademarks include wearing a rumpled, beige raincoat over his suit, and smoking a cigar. He is consistently underestimated by his suspects, who are initially reassured and distracted by his circumstantial speech, then increasingly annoyed by his pestering behavior. Despite his unassuming appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all evidence needed for a conviction. His formidable eye for detail and relentlessly dedicated approach, though apparent to the viewer, often become clear to the killer only late in the story line

  • 121 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Come on jail, I’m still waiting for you to come up with your evidence.

  • 122 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    “When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry wall”

    http://favim.com/orig/201104/19/Favim.com-20162.jpg

  • 123 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    There’s actually nowt better with a hangover than watching Colombo on a sunday afternoon.Just one more thing, this Jeffrey is a regular here, which is pretty sad, why not express your feelings on the club ?

  • 124 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Evidence:

    one or more ?reasons for ?believing that something is or is not ?true:

    The ?police have ?found no evidence of a ?terrorist ?link with the ?murder.

    [+ to infinitive] There is no ?scientific evidence to ?suggest that ?underwater ?births are ?dangerous.

    [+ that] Is there any ?scientific evidence that a person’s ?character is ?reflected in ?their ?handwriting?

    Several ?experts are to give evidence on the ?subject.

    There is only ?circumstantial evidence against her, so she is ?unlikely to be ?convicted.

    Campaigners now have ?compelling ?documentary evidence of the ?human ?rights ?abuses that they had been ?alleging for several ?years.

    Fresh evidence ?suggests that the ?statement had been ?fabricated.

    The ?traces of ?petrol ?found on his ?clothing ?provided the ?forensic evidence ?proving that he had ?started the ?fire ?deliberately.

    All the evidence ?points to a ?substantial ?rise in ?traffic over the next few ?years

  • 125 Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    welshswanseafan,
    Mactoon will do it for me, he’s better at it!

  • 126 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    It’s the same person. The blog bogey man lol

  • 127 jane // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    talking of managers on the verge of being sacked Valencia have beaten Rapid Vienna 6-0 in the Europa league tonight so maybe things are starting to turn for Mr Neville who has appointed an assistant today.

  • 128 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Tsunki

  • 129 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    No matter what Mr Tuff and Jail (aka Dumb and Dumber) say – Jane and Jib and I are different folk.

  • 130 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Naaah
    Jeffery tell us what you think of Jails mush 😀

  • 131 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    See can’t back it up, I rest my case.

  • 132 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Belfast?

  • 133 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    I’m not Jeffrey dear oh dear Belfast I thought you were a sleuth :). Whoever it is I agree it has to be a regular, I thought Ed had taken care of this dolt.

  • 134 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Belfast I was actually going to say fat fighters but retracted it on humane grounds. Don’t want to appear fightist.

  • 135 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    I’m only kidding Skunki. My money’s still on Vollans.

  • 136 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Does Cisse look like he’s trying to do a ‘Human Newton’s Cradle” trick?

  • 137 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    I’m quite grateful for this trolling lark.
    One can slip in some proper old-school negativity without being jumped on.

  • 138 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Don’t want to appear ignorant..well more ignorant er anyway… but who is Rob Vollans? I missed the memo.

  • 139 jane // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    “Jane and Jib and I are different folk.”

    am I glad

  • 140 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Careful BandB, the narks from Internal are sniffing round the gaff!

  • 141 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Jeffery and Jane may share the same fingers.

  • 142 Tsunki // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Nice for jeff to vouch for Jane without any consultation. 😐

  • 143 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Tsunki

    Just a thought for those who are always keen to extol the virtues of free speech when they think the trolling suits their ends.
    …magscar.

  • 144 Mister Tuff // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Woah – the blog has descended into anarchy -Ed still has work to do.
    Fool you posted earlier on an item about your tag team :-
    welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 7:37 PM
    Jail
    It’s people like you and some of the others is the reason why there’s not many on here, constantly moaning every week, this player is awesome then the following week saying they crap, change their minds every five seconds with their opinions of players, very easy to blame me, jib, Ian and some of the others because we speak our minds so you and some of the others don’t agree then we are called wums, so easy shifting the blame isn’t it.

    You mention the tag team speaking their minds – that might be the problem – when it is normally a load of tosh.

  • 145 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Mister Tuff

    If it makes you happy then you think that.

  • 146 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    Sleuth is a 2007 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine. The screenplay by Harold Pinter is an adaptation of Anthony Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play Sleuth. Caine had previously starred in a 1972 version, where he played Law’s role against Laurence Olivier.

  • 147 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Ed this blog would be a better place if you get rid of the ones that call you a wum when you don’t agree with some of their comments, what happened to freedom of speech.

  • 148 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    What is going on? Wumming, moaning about wums, in fighting an bickering ffs.

    On a football note, any news come out of the first day in camp?

  • 149 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    The other thing about this simple, but effective, trolling, is that it makes the best efforts of some of our regular worky-tickets seem as threatening as a comeback album by Smokie.

  • 150 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Welsh…”what happened to freedom of speech” From the guy who comes on and tells people not to express their views on nufc, as you deem it nothing more than whinging?

    Do you know what a hypocrite is? If not, I’m sure we have someone on the blog who’ll let you know.

  • 151 Jeffrey // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Hypocrite

    noun

    1.

    a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.

    2.

    a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

  • 152 Belfast // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Somebody who doesn’t exist anymore skunki. His internet life got burnt after he was accused.

    Jibs got his picture on file though. It wasn’t flammable.

  • 153 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Ibizatoon

    I don’t care what people say, so why would i want them to stop, by the way stop arse licking to jail it’s embarrassing.

  • 154 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Chancel…haven’t heard anything mate!

  • 155 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Says Jib’s little princess…….

  • 156 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Essex
    I frequent the under 21s well when possible as its a cheap trip out and it’s NUFC based so fills my cravings without giving Ashley my money…anyway the standard of football is bleak and the squad depth is terrible, rarely enough to make an actual team

    It’s reflected in where they are in the under 21s league and how often they take a battering

    Still a good evening though low pressure and the players can hear everything said about them by the fans which is always entertaining

  • 157 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Welsh…Didn’t mean to embarrass you. If you don’t care what people say, why is the majority of what you say on here criticising what people say?

    Surely you don’t want me to post examples of this? I haven’t made up you whinging about whingers have I? That would be most odd.

    Chancel…What is going on indeed! Someone might need to contact Ed again, so we can get back to football talk.

    I think there is some info on the camp on the clubs twitter page, you might need a twitter account to view it though…I’m not sure.

  • 158 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Thanks Jesper

  • 159 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Ibiza

    Thanks I’ll take a look

  • 160 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Chancel

    Missed you earlier, as you seemed to pop off.
    Thanks. I appreciate it.

    Ibizatoon makes a good point. Are you not on Twitter?

  • 161 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    BandB

    I don’t arse lick to anyone, so I don’t know where you got that from.

  • 162 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    Welsh

    Jib’s bum must be, as the current TV advertisement suggest, clean as a squid.

  • 163 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Madison
    If u can be bothered to look for my reply after this time haha I had to scoot earlier sorry

    SDJ is a footballer in name only as he’s never fit so there’s no point having him in the team, we have had him 2 season and its amounted to nothing really

    On Cisse I think he is smart enough with his movement and sprit speed that he could offer plenty in the last 12 games to warrant keeping him and when he is allowed to rely on his instinct he is leathal however he’s not a target man or winger that’s a managers mistake not Cisses

    And why not let him go, because it’s pointless 5 million is nothing so why weaken an already weak squad for the sake of what is essentially a drop in the ocean

  • 164 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Ibizatoon

    You haven’t embarrassed, it would take a hell of a lot more than that.

  • 165 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    BandB

    I only use Twitter for my online shop.

    I come and go, can’t be doing with the in fighting

  • 166 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Like that clown jail, back it up with evidence.

  • 167 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Ooh are battle lines being drawn?

    Must admit Jibs little princess comment got a chuckle

  • 168 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Welsh…You seem unsure on things tbh. Was it embarrassing or not?

    Do you constantly tell people to stop expressing their views on NUFC as you find them to be whingers?

  • 169 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Anyway doesn’t matter, im off out.

  • 170 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Welsh

    Bat and ball come to mind

  • 171 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Dere you go
    easy peasy
    so it is

    https://twitter.com/nufc

    Shoite I’m turning into Belfast

  • 172 davetoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Can’t get over how many people slagged off Cisse on here before the looney toons started.
    He is a Newcastle legend imo. Saved us many a time and his goals in second half of 11/12 season got us 5th spot

  • 173 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    Ibizatoon

    People can say what they like, there’s only a few i call moaners, moan for the sake of moaning and do nothing else, not one positive comment ever.

  • 174 magscar // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Band B

    Really- can’t be bothered to properly respond to your bait haha

    Will say that if Jeffrey was any good he would have skipped Ibiza’s setup of Annie Lennox for Why and gone for the more obscure ( but equally good if not better) Why by The Byrds B side of Eight Miles High and on LP Fifth Dimension- great album – all personal knowledge – no Googling

    That’s about as much as I care to contribute tonight – carry on Band B without me you will be better for it and so will I. Thanks for stirring me to mention one of the all time great bands 🙂

  • 175 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Welsh…Imo, and running the risk of you calling me an arse licker, again, I think your judgement of certain posters is a million miles off.

    Do nothing else but moan? Absolute rubbish.

    Truth is, there has been an overwhelming amout of stuff to be negative about NUFC the past while, with little positive offerings. Fairly sure I’ve seen you post negatively about the toon too.

  • 176 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    davetoon
    Legend? Hmm it’s actually quite likely he will go down in Newcastle folklore eventually people will forget the poor games from him and remember him being a goal scoring machine when he first joined us

    And that Cheksea goal ooooof in fact a lot of his goals have been breath taking

    For me I will remember him being the best striker we failed to capitalise on

  • 177 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    WWSBRD

    Would it go too far to say Cisse got Pardewed?

  • 178 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    TFL,

    maybe he got macca’ed

  • 179 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    and happy bday to SBR and myself 🙂

  • 180 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Dok

    Have any players been Macca’ed yet?

  • 181 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Many happy returns Dok

  • 182 BandB // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Happy borthda Dok!

  • 183 dok - the horrid colonial // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    TFL,

    id say florian was…

    thanks all , greatly appreciated.. I do share my day with a class act…

  • 184 welshgeordie9 // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Ibizatoon

    Never had a problem with you on here before so with that being said i will take back the arse licker comment.

    Right I’m definitely off now, chat tomorrow, goodnight everyone.

  • 185 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Dok

    I dunno, I’d say Thauvin was a lost cause before we signed him

  • 186 Jib // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    I’m going to stick my neck out here.

    I try to avoid predicting stuff – but here goes.

    Obviously this weekend doesn’t count because of the FA cup.

    The following weekend starting Sat 27th Feb we don’t have a match because of the Cap1 cup final.
    I think the mackems will lose at West Ham and Norwich will get beaten by more than a 2 goal margin away to Leicester City
    Hence we will jump out of the bottom 3 without kicking a ball in anger.

  • 187 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Chancel
    Unfortunately yes, Cisse was electric for us when he burst on to the scene then he was mistreated and mishandled multiple times

    Played while injured a few times I recall and it’s done lasting damage to his knee from what I’ve heard

  • 188 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    WWSBRD

    And then Pardew tried to sign him at Palace. If he had gone to Palace he would have retired him!

  • 189 Ibizatoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Dok…Happy Birthday.

    Welsh…Thanks, although it didn’t really register as an insult anyway. I know what I am and what I stand for. As for you, tomorrow is another day. Sleep well.

  • 190 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    Chancel
    Yeah I was shocked when that didn’t come off, Cisse would of been mad to rejoin Pardew

  • 191 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Speaking of Macca’ed I think Ayoze is being mistreated and played out of position. I hope McClaren doesn’t ruin the lad

  • 192 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    WWSBRD

    Just a bit mate

  • 193 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Chancel
    Where is Perez best though?

  • 194 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    WWSBRD

    I’d say just off the main striker tbh

    Btw nice to see the Danish team beat Man U

  • 195 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    Chancel…that was a joy wasn’t it 😀

    Dok…tillykke med fødselsdagen!

  • 196 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    For anyone interested my twitter is @burboutique

    Nothing footy related it’s all for my shop.

    sorry for the advertising but I was asked

  • 197 WWSBRD // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Chancel
    I’d agree but Gini is better there and we won’t play a diamond so not sure where Perez fits in the team

  • 198 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Jesper

    I didn’t watch the game but yes it was nice to see

  • 199 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    WWSBRD

    I see your point but Perez when in form is a cracking player. Maybe Perez should replace Gini for away games?

  • 200 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    Chancel…I like the way FCM is being run…even before Matthew Benham bought it 🙂

  • 201 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Jesper

    Is he the one that owns Brentford?

  • 202 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Chancel…yep!

    …they were crowned Champions last season

  • 203 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    Pione Sisto is definitely a player to watch

  • 204 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Jesper

    Good look to them

  • 205 jane // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    How Midtjylland took the analytical route towards the Champions League

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jul/27/how-fc-midtjylland-analytical-route-champions-league-brentford-matthew-benham

  • 206 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    Jane…yeah it’s being run like Brentford and FCM has academies in Africa where they help bringing players through!

  • 207 jane // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    i presume NUFC has analysts?

  • 208 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:56 PM

    I have no idea what NUFC has!

    The kind of analysts Brentford uses are very much different from what you normally use in football. It’s a bit like moneyball if you either read the book or saw the movie.

  • 209 jane // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    k I will lookup moneyball tomoz

  • 210 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Beane

  • 211 Lindisfarne // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Thought we should just remind ourselves what Siem de Jong was like as a player……unfortunately he has never suffered from being marked.

  • 212 Lindisfarne // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    Oooops!

    Thought we should just remind ourselves what Siem de Jong was like as a player……unfortunately he has never suffered from being marked.

    https://youtu.be/yW9uLXg0fX0

  • 213 Lindisfarne // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    I had forgotten the link between Brentford and Midtjylland. I was fairly amused now I am delighted.

  • 214 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:22 AM

    Lindisfarne

    will he ever find that form again?

  • 215 MadisonToon // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    WWSBRD

    If you’re still around – I know he hasn’t been fit yet and that’s not a great sign. However, he will never regain form if he doesn’t play. From the linked video you can se ehe had/has some good technical skill but will need match fitness for that to come through.

    Either he should be sold now if we are never willing to play him, or he should be given the chance as the 3rd striker and we offload Cisse. Cisse has offers and is older, to me it’s clear what should be done. We’ll see what the club thinks and if SDJ/Cisse does anything to keep us up.

  • 216 MadisonToon // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:28 AM

    Also, really pleased to see Midtjylland win. I love the approach and it will be interesting to see how it plays out long-term.

  • 217 MadisonToon // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:28 AM

    I had also forgotten that they were owned by the fellow who owns Brentford, so thanks for the reminder.

  • 218 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    Chancel…I don’t think your twitter account was requested, just whether you had an account, to be able to check the nufc pages.

    Still, thanks for sharing. What’s that site like for building webpages? Been playing with Wix myself. Could lose a lifetime playing around with it.

  • 219 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:37 AM

    Ibiza

    Pretty easy to be honest.
    Never heard of wix

  • 220 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    It’s a basic site for selling stuff

  • 221 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:42 AM

    Is it working well? How long you been at it for?

    Wix is a website builder. Can use templates and then edit content etc. With ads it’s free, or you can pay to have it as a stand alone website, or whatever the correct terminology is.

  • 222 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:44 AM

    Ibiza

    Couple of months, came off ebay as its way too expensive.
    It’s not bad but I’m just looking at this Wix site if I can get my head around it I might try that. Thanks for the heads up

  • 223 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    Chancel…No idea whether Wix will be any better tbh. They have some nice designs to work with though.

    No idea on costs for actually selling off site though. Mine is more for viewing and then contact, rather than direct sales.

    P.S. You might want to edit your “about” page, as it seems to have the original content on there.

  • 224 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:50 AM

    Also – you should be able to edit the social media icons on your site, to re-direct to your social media pages, rather than your hosting websites.

    Been doing this myself the past little while. Just tell me when you’ve had enough “help”.

  • 225 RonVanDam // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    If SM cannot win his first game back from Spain, he needs to be relieved of his duties before teams below and above us start to string a couple of winning runs. Didn’t SM say judge him after 10 games, well he’s had about 30 games including cups which is 3 times what he asked for and we are still fighting relegation – something has to give but sadly the board will realise this when we’ll be too deep of a mess that SM has created.
    IMO Rodgers is the ideal person to lead the club forward. Progressive manager, plays attacking football that this club was known for in the 90s. If we don’t act now, we will lose a lot of quality players by dropping into the championship and have to restart again which unfortunately will be too late as most of PL clubs will create a massive distance in terms of quality and the torture we fans will have to endure.
    We got lucky with Hughton and came back up in our first attempt, second time around I don’t think lightening will strike twice. If MA wants to protect his investment of 80m and not look like a douche, he has to swing the sword sooner than later

  • 226 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 19, 2016 at 12:58 AM

    Ibiza

    Thanks for your help. I didn’t even know there was an about page lol

  • 227 Online Guy // Feb 19, 2016 at 1:22 AM

    Bye Bye Jeffery.

  • 228 lesh // Feb 19, 2016 at 1:26 AM

    If Cisse is allowed to leave, then Charnley, presumably advised by Carr, must be guilty of gross incompetence.

    Carr’s judgement appears to be out of kilter others in the game, he appears to be the one who holds most influence over Charnley, the MD who’s bought a number of pups on the basis of Carr’s input.

    McClaren is but a bystander who like Carver and before him Pardew, will be hung out to dry by Charnley and Carr.

    And when the season does go belly up, we’ll no doubt hear about mistakes made and lessons learned.

  • 229 RonVanDam // Feb 19, 2016 at 1:44 AM

    lesh
    Its been 8 years since MA took over, how long before they learn their lesson? We’ve already been relegated once and have been flirting with relegation for 3 consecutive years

  • 230 Back Door Man // Feb 19, 2016 at 1:47 AM

    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.”

    Also, racist hate speech has no place here … good humoured banter should be expected but not:

    “Yeah Welshie you effing twot
    Mr Tuff and Jail own this blog
    Behave yersel you taffy tool
    (curls lip like Billy Idol)”

    That choice piece from Jib earlier above.

  • 231 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 1:55 AM

    Lesh & RonVanDam…That is the big question though isn’t it, what lessons have been learnt?

    We sit here and presume that they’ve failed, yet again, but have they?

    What is Mikes criteria for success? Forget the CL talk etc, that’s jam tomorrow, not his criteria for success.

    What am I sure of?

    Self sufficient club. Check.
    Advertising for SD. Check.

    Anything else? Perhaps PL survival, but I’m not convinced that’s the be all and end all for Ashley, given his lack of action, I would guess he has his plan b in place, like he would of last season too.

  • 232 RonVanDam // Feb 19, 2016 at 2:05 AM

    Ibizatoon
    Being self sufficient shows we are healthy financially but giving old pals and yes man who are unfit to fill the position they are put in damages the long term reputation of the club. I still believe this club is coasting on the coattails of KK and SBR but for how long will it last when are scraping for survival each season. Soon we will become the laughing stock of the league.

  • 233 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 2:24 AM

    Ron….Was merely reflecting on the idea that those he hires have failed. I’m not so sure he see’s it that way, otherwise they wouldn’t be here, no matter how much of a pal they are.

    I completely agree he hires yes men. I still find Charnleys waffle about not wanting yes men, but also not wanting someone who challenges them, hilarious.

    Until someone, high up the food chain, gives a damn, little will change imo.

    Again, for me, it’s back to what does Ashley want? Other than those two things I’ve listed, I can’t think of too much else.

  • 234 Jeffrey // Feb 19, 2016 at 2:31 AM

    We are not self sufficient if we go down

  • 235 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 2:34 AM

    Blimey! An actual post. What to do, what to do?

    I’ll play it safe (ish), can you expand on that point Jeffrey?

  • 236 The overrated Frenchman // Feb 19, 2016 at 4:17 AM

    RVD@232 – “Soon” become the laughing stock of the league? I thought we had that title safely in our keeping. In fact you could probably say we are the most dysfunctional club in Europe at the minute.

  • 237 Legrand // Feb 19, 2016 at 5:09 AM

    So Cisse may leave to China.Not sure that’s good for our situation.

  • 238 chicousa // Feb 19, 2016 at 5:15 AM

    Sell Cisse and throw in Gouffran as a “bonus”!

  • 239 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:06 AM

    Mornings…

    Ibiza and others…what I don’t understand is Newcastle is not maximizing its profits it’s not being all it can be without looking for CL football.

    Why would Ashley go through all this trying to make the club self sufficient and simply throw away all that money by not appointing the right people.

    The money he has pissed away each season on poor employees is staggering.

    To be honest I don’t know what he’s trying to accomplish here other that the advertising hording.

  • 240 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    ..but even that could be so much more profitable for him if he if he really wanted it to be!

    The real question is why doesn’t he?

  • 241 Ron Knee // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:11 AM

    Morning jesper

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill: “Ashley is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

  • 242 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:12 AM

    I am sure Tiote and Cisse are gone in the summer. It’s these players I am concerned about:

    Marv
    Gouf
    Obertan
    Saylor
    Rivi

  • 243 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:17 AM

    Morning Ron…I definitely don’t understand his angle 😉

    I have tried to look at this from every side possible. What’s the thinking behind the £80M spend and lack of prioritizing the right players? He doesn’t seem to think Charnley and McC have let him down.

    And he doesn’t seem to think we can go down. Or for some reason he think these numnuts are on top of it 😉

  • 244 Ron Knee // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:25 AM

    The alarm bells should be ringing in his head – but apparently not!

  • 245 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:28 AM

    Don’t you find that disturbing Ron?

  • 246 Ron Knee // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:31 AM

    Puzzling too. He decides to tweak the model by spending money in the last two windows yet the club is still anchored to the bottom. Does he not see the connection between the people he appoints and the club’s dire situation?

  • 247 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    It’s a poor show when you shop lift in sports direct

    http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-drug-dealer-caught-shoplifting-at-sports-direct-store-1-7736374

  • 248 Ron Knee // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    Chancel

    Some people have no taste!

  • 249 chicousa // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:40 AM

    jesper, NUFC is stuck with Gouffran and Rivi until end of 2016-2017 season. Saylor and Obertan contracts expire end of this season. Not sure about Marveax’s…? Also Curtis Good (does he really exist?) is apparently with us until the end of 2017-2018 season. That is a hefty pile of deadwood… 😉

  • 250 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:46 AM

    Ron

    True

  • 251 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 19, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    chicousa…forgot about Good! What about these youngsters:

    Sammy
    Vuckic
    Satka
    Bigi

  • 252 Ibizatoon // Feb 19, 2016 at 7:02 AM

    Evening Jesper…Far too late in the day to dive in to the inner workings of Ashleys mind for me.

    The one thing I cannot wrap my head around is the idea that Ashley is an idiot. Makes mistakes sure, but this is beyond mistakes. Whatever the plan is, must be working, more or less, or he’d take action. It’s what he does.

    No one doubts those he employs are useless, however, for me the alarming issue is that he doesn’t consider them useless. How do you ever progress with that initial stumbling block.

    As for investing £80m. It’s money the club has saved up. Not money he’s invested. There’s been no change of tactic, just more money is available and he rode our luck for too long. We simply had to spend this season and everyone knew we had lots of it to play with.

    It’s not like they’ve actually gone above and beyond the call of duty. They’ve barely caught up from the neglect to date.

    See – this is why I don’t want to talk Ashley before bed. Worst bedtime story ever. Although I’m sure tales of the wicked Ashleybeast shall be told to Gerordie children for years to come…

    Catch you tomorrow.

  • 253 chicousa // Feb 19, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    Sammy and Vuckic contracts run out end of 2016/17. Don’t know about Lubo or Bigi’s contract end dates…

  • 254 lesh // Feb 19, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    Rvd @229, Ibiza

    An old maxim that applies to Ashlet and his minions – There are none so blind than those who will not see.




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