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More Evidence Top Players Want To Stay On Tyneside

12:52 pm, Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 95 Comments

There are a number of players coming out and hinting they are going nowhere in the summer and Daryl Janmaat is one of those who have done that.

Of course they cannot all stay since Newcastle have to generate some money for Rafa to bring in some new players – although two that will very likely go are the two wingers on loan at Marseille.

Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin are two players who don’t seem to be the type of players Rafa would be interested in keeping.

We will get about £6M for Cabella when he signs for Marseille on July 1st – and if we can just get most of our £13M back on Florian – there’s around £20M right there.


Daryl Janmaat after scoring on Sunday to make it 5-1

This is some of what Janmaat has told nufcTV.

“He did a great job,” “He’s a great manager.” “This is a big Club and it needs a big manager. That’s him and I think he has to stay.”

“Six games unbeaten and we finished with a 5-1 win against Tottenham – that’s a good finish, but it was still a disappointing season because we were relegated and now we have to start again.”

“We have to look forward now. The Club’s the most important thing at the moment and this Club needs to be in the Premier League as soon as possible.”

“The fans need success and deserve success – and hopefully in the future we get it.””We have to go forward now and come back as soon as possible in the Premier League.”

There’s no hint there that Daryl wants to leave the cub and we think that if top Internationals like Janmaat stay and Benitez is the manager, they could still be picked for their countries during the (short) time we are in the English second division.

After all Rafa will be making them into better players.

And Daryl had a good game and combined well with young Rolando Aarons for the last two goals on Sunday against Spurs when we decimated the north London side.

First of all after 85 minutes Daryl put the ball across for Rolando to pounce on it as several Spurs players were sleeping in the box and he brilliantly scored from a narrow angle.

And then within a minute the rejuvenated Aarons picked that ball up just outside our own penalty area and surged forward at speed and finally put a great ball through to Daryl, who dispatched it first time into Lloris’ bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Just like a rising tide lifts all boats – we expect Rafa Benitez to make the players at Newcastle better players next season.

That’s one of the things Rafa does.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Business · Coaching · Daryl Janmaat · Management · Newcastle News

95 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Essex Geordie Bill // May 18, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Pity we couldn’t get a retrospective fee for HBA now he’s suddenly become a superstar.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    I bet the cowardly bills son is chomping at the bit waiting for Rafa to sign, not just because of the good times ahead but so he can come on here and tell us he told us so, that Ashley is the best owner we’ve ever had!

  • 3 Spoof // May 18, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    If Ashley fell in the Tyne he would probably come out with a salmon in his gob, if Rafa does stay which needsIf Ashley fell in the Tyne he would probably come out with a salmon in his gob, if Rafa does stay which now seems very likely then Ashley must be the luckiest man alive, he certainly doesn’t deserve him but he could just about be on the verge of striking gold as Rafa for the first season would have the house full signs up and if promoted then after that God only knows, he’s a lucky lucky man, but who cares, All I know is that for the first time in Ashley’s tenure we have hope and I am lucking forward to the future with hope and optimism which is almost an alien feeling, but a lovely feeling, isn’t it great to have hope again ! ow seems very likely then Ashley must be the luckiest man alive, he certainly doesn’t deserve him but he could just about be on the verge of striking gold as Rafa for the first season would have the house full signs up and if promoted then after that God only knows, he’s a lucky lucky man, but who cares, All I know is that for the first time in Ashley’s tenure we have hope and I am lucking forward to the future with hope and optimism which is almost an alien feeling, but a lovely feeling, isn’t it great to have hope again !

  • 4 Back Door Man // May 18, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Essex – the Tyne is the top river in England for salmon and second top for sea trout. Official.

  • 5 Essex Geordie Bill // May 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Just thought I’d mention that I aint the Bill he’s the son of, although he might be a perfectly ok lad.

  • 6 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Essex Geordie Bill

    back to being one of the best salmon rivers in the country

  • 7 Essex Geordie Bill // May 18, 2016 at 1:04 PM


    I knew they used to somehow get up past Wylam through what was once a 20 odd mile long cesspit.

    Just wondered if they now flourished in the lower river as well.

  • 8 Spoof // May 18, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Bloody phone!

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Hope and dreams, what a lovely thought.

  • 10 Spoof // May 18, 2016 at 1:06 PM


    It’s nice to have them back!

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    If he signs I’m getting a ST for me and my daughter and pray that she likes going.

  • 12 Essex Geordie Bill // May 18, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Re. comment one he’s got to be worth £20m+ now.

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    I think it would make you a centurion if you were bills sons Da!

  • 14 bettyswallocks // May 18, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Jail….. Ruddy will be on your case if you buy a ST. Have you thought how you are going to deal with Ruddywrath.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    I’m not going to tell him !

  • 16 bettyswallocks // May 18, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Jail….. Ok. Best keep schtum.

  • 17 shaun83 // May 18, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Starting to get suspicious about this Rafa deal now, want to see it communicated officially today

  • 18 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Ha ha -Back Door Man reveals himself as Mr Tuff

    That explains his misuse of the word sialagogue which is actually a drug that promotes the secretion of saliva – not a synonym for dribble, drool, slaver, slobber, sputum.

    Chest beating oaf .

  • 19 Spoof // May 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM


    That’s good advice as the current feeling and hopes amongst fans is very similar to when Keegan came as our manager for the first time, and if you can remember every season ticket was sold out with thousands on the waiting list, I can seriously see that happening again, not just for your good self but anyone even thinking about getting a season ticket get one now because if you dither then you could be waiting for years to get one.

  • 20 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    You’ll have hold your water .
    BBC 5 live are saying it will be confirmed next Monday or Tuesday.
    To be fair Rafa did say 2 weeks just 3 days ago.

  • 21 stan anderson // May 18, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    My grandson Jak says Rafa will stay,because he does hate Mackems.

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Proof please!

  • 23 Spoof // May 18, 2016 at 1:33 PM


    If you daughter doesn’t like going don’t worry about it, I’d quite happily borrow one of my wife’s skirts and take your daughters place lol

  • 24 Lager_arm // May 18, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Is there something wrong with the idiot who writes this shite ? How can any of these clowns be regarded as ‘top’ players, relegated with a game to go in one of the worst premier leagues in history. Janmaat bothers his arse in the spurs game when it means nowt yet hides for the games that meant something, he’s a waste of time.

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Rafa may well have agreed verbally to sign, but he has all the time in the world to do ”due diligence” and get his legal team, at Ashleys expense to ensure that the contract is watertight and that any assurances given will have to be carried out.

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    I’ve got a feeling the family enclosure tickets will be snapped up fast, I might have to bite the bullet and get two adult ones if need be.

  • 27 shaun83 // May 18, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Yeah I guess the contracting process can take time if there’s lots of back and forth on wording. It should def be quicker than two weeks. Only 3 days since he said it, wow it’s been a long 3 days!!

  • 28 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    So Agger story is guff it seems ah well

    Seems to be a lot more players speaking and being positive now than when we were still in the PL, all of a sudden Lascelles is back of the line wonder why eh! Very few I will miss when they leave

  • 29 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // May 18, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    the bookies obviously think rafa is coming or have been swamped with bets from people like me as odds have been cut from 4/1 to 11/4 today.

  • 30 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // May 18, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    to win championship

  • 31 manxpie // May 18, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    The only players we have heard are the ones that want away Imo
    I don’t think it was a coincidence that the 2 players straight on the cameras after the game were sisko and gini
    plus janmaat now every day since
    and tbh wouldn’t give a shit if they all went

  • 32 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    This morning I was all over the Danish and Spanish media about Agger – not a peep.

    Clearly a journos fantasy.

    But it did get me thinking that Rafa may try for a defensive blast from his past – How about Arbeloa from Real , he’s past his sbd but could do a job in the Championship.

    Before you go

    “Pffft – Jib you’re an idiot – RM to the English 2nd tier” – (followed by maniacal derisive laughter)

    Remember Ivan Campo and Bolton ?

  • 33 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    You’ve got to laugh. Jail, who wouldn’t go to games when we were crap, suddenly realises we’re going places and wants to buy a ST, despite Ashley still being there. You are the epitome of a fair weather fan jail, whether you accept it or not. Twist it whichever way you like, the facts are facts. Easy to go when you think we’ll be winning games again. What a clown.

  • 34 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Some bloke on Twitter actually mate, made it up to see who would just take his word for it. Tbf there would be worse players to bring in than Agger

  • 35 manxpie // May 18, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Sisko even put his captains armband back on for the interview “look at me I’m captain material”

  • 36 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    U seem to of reached Ruddy level of people coming on to have a pop at u haha

  • 37 Harley // May 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Cisse 6m
    Siem 3m
    Rivi 3m
    Gouf 2m
    Cabella 6m
    Thauvin 10m
    Krul 7m
    Tiote 5m
    Taylor free
    Oba free
    Marv free

    Not sure if i’ve been generous with fees there but that’s over 40m in fees and about 20m a year off the wages.
    Maybe a loan striker would be needed to add to the squad but I’d be happy keeping the rest of the squad together if they’d stay.

  • 38 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    WWSBRD, Nothing he hasn’t brought on himself, with his name calling about match going fans – you know, the ones who persuaded Rafa he belongs here. The first sign that good times are coming back and he’s suddenly wanting a ST again? Hypocrite and fair weather fan. Ha ha, that’s me with a grin on my face. 😉

  • 39 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    I will never achieve Ruddy’s heights
    Here’s his latest gem .

    “Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 16, 2016 at 9:57 PM
    He’s won multiple top tier titles, as well as multiple European trophies
    including the Champions League. He’s not staying.”

  • 40 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    I’ve know Jail on here for a long old time we’ve agreed on a lot and disagreed on a lot…he’s never been insulting to me. He’s passionate about his view but who isn’t?

    Also not sure how u can be a fair weather fan when we have just been relegated and look like a circus where the ring master was plucked from the local preschool

  • 41 Back Door Man // May 18, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Oh dear, Jiblets!  Read the whole sentence again.

    “These cascades of sialagogue …. may induce floods of pleasure ….”.

    It means gallons of the dope which PRODUCES the reaction.

    What a fool you are!

  • 42 Back Door Man // May 18, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    When Jiblet, the blog’s once powerful protagonist ends up being marooned like some rotting coconut shell on a desert island beach, he resorts to the relentless abrasive denigration of moi. His posts can be snide attacks which become louder, nastier and more intrusive when they should be crafted, nuanced criticism. 

    Heckling ill-formed and semi-literate opinions and an unremitting range of silly comments doesn’t aid his aim of being
    the blog’s maverick free thinker; all it reveals is his very narrow palette – complacent, predictable and slow.

    His serial appearances here, like some threadbare Gypsy Rose Lee well passed her prime, doesn’t bode well.  His arguments, just like Gypsy’s feather fans, are so worn down and frayed at the edges that they have become so transparently thin … just like his point of view.

  • 43 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    If you want a Jail classic.

    I got a million of ’em (Done in a Jimmy Durante voice)

    Remember how he banged on about Pardew ?

    Heres a good’un from 2012

    “Jail for Ashley // Oct 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM
    Are people seriously talking about sacking Pards,we finished fifth last year ffs,if we had managed fourth would we
    still be calling for his head because Chelsea won the CL and denied us a place,I remember Sir Bobby’s last home game
    in charge and being quite upset at some of the comments I heard on the way out.okay we played some right dross last
    season but we also had some cracking games as well.maybe if we weren’t sitting at the top of our Europa group and had
    lost more games than we had won it might give people asking for him to be sacked a little bit more credibility.”

    Reminds me of a song we had to sing in junior school about a clergyman whose opinions changed with the wind .
    “The Vicar of Bray”

  • 44 Yo-yo // May 18, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    About as accurate as your own predictions then JIB. @39 ?
    Still chuckin stones then ?

    Despite all the speculation and Twitterspherical drivel, nobody knows.
    But the guy is still here and he is talking and scheming, and if he gets enough of his own way, and his head and heart both concur we may be in for a new dawn – not another false one as posted earlier.

  • 45 Rotonda heights // May 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    i hope there’ll ne no more spanish waiter or manuel jibes

  • 46 lesh // May 18, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Being realistic, none of the players are going to be daft enough to say they want away. That would show disloyalty and we all saw how loyal some of them were against Villa!

    Some things best left unsaid and let their agents do the talking for them. Maybe one or two who think they should be playing for a ‘top club’ would be cheeky enough to ask for a pay rise to compensate them for the loss of glory?

  • 47 mindshaft // May 18, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    they’ll all be saying the right things , Gini , Sissoko will be off for sure, Janmatt might get another club and Toensend will get a few offers if he has a decent euros – difficult to see clubs falling over themselves for any one else

  • 48 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    WWSBRD he’s thinking ahead, if you read him. ST’s will be harder to come by next season, so anybody wanting one is advised to buy one for next season, to ensure they get one the following season. A fair weather fan is one who attends when the going is good, but deserts when the going gets tough. That sums him up nicely. With a moniker like jail for ashley, why would any principled person even think of going whilst he’s still there. Like i say, twist it and wriggle as much as he likes, he is the epitome of a fair weather fan. The good times are back and so is jail. Coincidence? Dictionary definition of a fair weather fan.

  • 49 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Am lost on the Ruddy quotes bud relevance

    As for the Jail one people in glass houses bud u were adamant McClaren should stay up until he was sacked and considering the only reason people are not rioting is his replacement shows ur opinions to be questionable too

  • 50 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    What good times are back? We were relegated and our decent players will leave. There is very little good times at NUFC

    Heck Rafa even if he agrees to stay could end up with the Keegan route of being convinced by lies or come January when x number of PL jobs come up be off to one of them

  • 51 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    WWSBRD, he may not have insulted you, but he’s done it to enough people on here to deserve whatever he gets. Having a go at jib about the disabled didn’t stop him having a go at my disability, if you recall. He falsely accused me of being a football hooligan, because of a throwaway comment that i made to munster. He’s twisted my words to get his clones on board having a gang attempt at me, but still lost his petty row. I could go on forever, but those who’ve had to listen to him know 3xactly what i mean. If he can’t take it, he shouldn’t try dishing it out. Simple as. 😉

  • 52 Back Door Man // May 18, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    And another who deserves an arse tanning is Tsunki, banging-on like some fourth-rate Gene Krupa the other day about the resplendent BDM,  spawned this faulty analysis, and I quote:
    “I notice that BDM, for all his florally-necklaced scripture is restricted to only a few short essays in any 24 hours. It would be suspicious of me to insinuate that it takes him an aeon to compile his faecal prose and edit it for release into the blog effluent.

    I think hes a bit of a fragrance-free fart personally. A lot of effort, much expectation, little satisfaction.”

    With this offering Tsunki clearly wants to destroy BDM’s psyche along with his sense of humour, his love of satire, and his spontaneity;  rehearsing my lines indeed … poo! 

    As a fully paid-up member of the bein pensant, Guardian-reading middle classes, in other words part of the liberal cosmopolitan elite, I have other stuff that needs attending to so I’m not Superglued to this place.  My commando raids here dictate fusillades of quick fire action accurately hitting the required targets … I shoot from the hip whilst on the move and not from any prepared berm.

    It’s clear from Tsunki’s laboured efforts here that he wouldn’t have scraped his E grade in GCSE English without scoffing all that Alphabetti spaghetti soup.  It’s left him vomiting stuff suitable only for the eyes of those on Mumsnet and they’re just like the Nazis, but without the sinister streak.

    On a technical note … I can churn this sort of stuff out all day long without any effort or recourse to editing.

  • 53 Yo-yo // May 18, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    JIB cough cough

    Dec 27, 2015
    Anyone he thinks the club will sign anything other than loanees and short termers is living in a fools paradise.

    Feb 2, 2016
    We have a top class coaching team with an exceptional head coach.
    There’s going to be a few clever dick, know-it-all posters disappear from this blog fairly soon.

    You really leave yourself so wide open they’ve even named a place after you.

  • 54 Yo-yo // May 18, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Amazed you can yer flowery heid through the door BDM

  • 55 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    WWSBRD, the good times are coming marra. Which will be why jail says, ‘if rafa signs i’m buying a ST…’
    Really? Only if Rafa signs then? How much more fair weather can you get? Seriously! 😉 😉

  • 56 Yo-yo // May 18, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Mindshaft… I think Townsend has been reborn at the Toon. Okay, it’s a professional game and he owes us no loyalty, but it is still a quality you sometimes get in football.
    I hope he both does well at the Euros and has the kind of Rafa-respect that makes him want to stay.

  • 57 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    The difference is , I fronted up and said I was totally wrong.
    Jail is very keen on calling folk cowards – he should look in the mirror

  • 58 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Anyway, I’ve had my fun and I’ll leave it there. For now lmao! Yo yo, agree that Townsend is a different player now and he can thank NUFC for giving him that chance and Rafa for improving his game where others failed. It would be a wonderful gesture – and one that wouldn’t be missed by the toon army – if he did decide to stay. He knows he’s loved here and the future is rosy, so let’s hope he’s willing to gamble one season in the Championship for future reward. The Rafalution is underway! 😉

  • 59 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

  • 60 Mister Tuff // May 18, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Jib Jibberish – again wrong -as usual. I fly solo on the blog – take the consequences of what I say and do not post as somebody else to avoid any flack – unlike yourself of course.

    I see the demarcation lines already being drawn :-
    Tubbs is a good owner
    Sudden switch from Wally Brolly is the man – to Rafa is the man – unashamed changing of horses mid race.
    Shows lack of assessment at the beginning of the season – giving it large about WallyBrolly.

  • 61 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Jib, jail’s never wrong, you should know that by now. Even when he accepted he got it wrong about me being a hooligan, and that he had no evidence to back it up, he still refused to say ‘i was wrong, and i apologise.’ Nothing about he relentless campaign about your joke about the disabled either, after he showed his true colours by having a go at mine. No wonder he’s on here 24/7 – billy no mates.

  • 62 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 2:57 PM


    i go to games and have had a season ticket for over 50 years never had any trouble with jail
    could it possibly have a bit to do with your attitude towards some posters
    tin hat on !!!

  • 63 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Take the consequences of what i say. What, bobby blobby, mr blobby. What a dick.

  • 64 Hail Wor Ashley // May 18, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    The saddest folk on here are those, mainly Jib, that either have an archive of past comments saved as some kind of weapon cache, or go raking over 3/4/5 year old threads to find something.

    You must really place a lot of stock in your online persona and the goings on here to hold such grudges. Pitiful life.

  • 65 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    thats a classic telling the man thats always wrong that jails never wrong LOL

  • 66 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Hibbett, may i call your attention to previous verbal assaults aimed at me? Nowt to do with you my friend, i was pointing out his own comments. Anyone who deserts his team when it goes badly, but can’t wait to leap back on board the moment we look like signing a top manager , is, by any definition, a fair weather fan. End of.

  • 67 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 3:05 PM


    may i call your attention to fact you always call on jib for back nowt to do with him

    you made a statement on the blog i answered it

  • 68 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Am i always wrong hibbett? Even those times you agree with me? What does that say about you then? 😉 I’m not wrong when discussing fair weather fans, just some people recognise themselves and dislike it. Not my problem. I would’ve thought by now that people would realise i don’t give a toss about what they think of me on here. It’s not a popularity contest. I say iy how i see it. Agree? Disagree? Not bothered.

  • 69 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Hibbett, wrong again. You said he’d never insulted you, i replied that it had nothing to do with you, as in, what he has or hasn’t said about you. It’s what he’s said about me. Sorry for any confusion.

  • 70 Rotonda heights // May 18, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    i’m getting a bad uneasy feeling that ash and the useless charnley may have cocked it up again. decision due very soon has now become decision on hold. sound familiar.

  • 71 Ron Knee // May 18, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Here’s some good news:-

    “Neil Warnock will not be carrying on as Rotherham boss after what the Millers call protracted negotiations.”

  • 72 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 3:13 PM


    like yourself i’ve been to games with less then 10k there footballs like that….. the tide the fans comes and goes
    hopefully we can get back to the days when every seat was full because there’s nowt better than a full st james

  • 73 Rotonda heights // May 18, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    tbf would you sign up again after 9 years of s—e managers if it’s agent bruce, warnock, pulis etc.
    rafa is box office.

  • 74 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    The Ronnie Gill must be loving this ongoing managerial saga. They just have to have “Rafa” or “Benitez” in their headlines and “whoosh!!!” up go the sales figures.

  • 75 Ron Knee // May 18, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    It gets better:-

    “In the circumstances, the Magpies will not rush the Spaniard for an answer and risk forcing his hand in the wrong direction, but will hope their willingness to give him as much as they can of what he wants will prove decisive.”

  • 76 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Rotunda, no, i wouldn’t personally, but maybe that’s because i never went away. 😉

  • 77 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    I can honestly say mate I don’t recall Jail saying ur a hooligan I don’t keep up with the blogotics. Though Jib is certainly no ally in any politically correct chat…to be honest mate I wasn’t trying to get into a defend JfA debate haha I like him and I thought I’d share a laugh over his persona on here…but I don’t shy away from being questioned

    But Jail was not incorrect about Pardew getting sacked after he finished 5th. His views didn’t change with the wind it changed because of results, performances and Pardews inability to counteract a slide

    U were wrong in wanting McClaren to stay because at no point did it work for him with us so there was no reason to want him to stay

  • 78 Belfast // May 18, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Jail I’m telling Ruddy!

  • 79 BandB // May 18, 2016 at 3:24 PM


    Can you remind me what it is a about doing something you like to do once a fortnight that you get a prefect badge for?

  • 80 dok - the horrid colonial // May 18, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    and here we go yet again… jib googling quotes and researching old posts, clearly lad, must you always think you’re right?

    oops stupid me, you’re a typical keyboard warrior who ruins this blog hourly for the people who actually care about this club…

    manure or mackems have a seat ready for ya… please accept….

  • 81 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Hibbett, see, we do have more that unites us than divides us, because we’re cut from the same cloth. Been there, seen it, done it, through the genuinely dark days of NUFC. I just get a bit peeved when those who haven’t have a go at our loyalty, then come running back when the going gets a bit easier. Seriously, after all the gob i’ve had to put up with from jail and his little cronies, could you really expect me to let this slide? 😉 From the blatant lies to the disability digs, anything he gets from he he thoroughly deserves marra.

  • 82 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Fair points
    Well made

  • 83 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Message from the blog ruiner.
    Did you copy that link I posted for you so you could get Channel 5 in the USA ?

  • 84 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 3:28 PM


    thats the problem you are bothered the fair weather fans irritate you and you show it the unfortunate fact is we need every one of them especially in the championship

    bobby i agree with a lot of things you say but not the way you sat them

  • 85 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Also it remains to be seen if anything good comes now. It is amazing how after a terrible terrible couple of seasons and utter farce of how the club has been ran people are almost happy

    PR is a powerful thing

  • 86 Belfast // May 18, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    These players coming out and making noises about staying means absolutely nowt to be honest.

    I’m hoping the likes of Janmatt and Sissoko are booted out and the money is given to Rafa for his own players.

    Probably only about 4-5 players who I’d really like to stay.

  • 87 hibbitt // May 18, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    bobby i agree with a lot of things you say but not the way you say them

  • 88 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    BandB, you’re missing the point, although i suspect you know that. 😉 I’ve put up with his bollox enough. So i have a dig in return – so what? If somebody behaves like a fair weather fan, then that’s not my problem. He’s come out with enough made up bull about me, so what’s wrong with me pointing out a truth about him? Anyway, like i said earlier, i’ve had my fun. Said my bit. If people don’t like it, do i care? Far more respect for those who stick by their word, than those who conveniently forget when they see green shoots. If he can’t take it, he shouldn’t try dishing it out. Simple really.

  • 89 Mister Tuff // May 18, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    The possibilities of lashing out in response to an insult or perceived insult, to have a bit of fun, to have a joke/mickey take or even revert to some playful childish digs should be “available” to all – and not restricted – if one desires.
    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    Come on guys n, gals a bit of chillin is required. A new era could be on the horizon.

  • 90 Bobbybee // May 18, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    WWSBRD, i’m not happy with how they’ve run the club marra! Far from it, but being a fan means the good and the bad, not just the good.

    Hibbett, sorry mate, but i know i’m blunt, i can’t and won’t change that. That’s just me. My way might not be very pc, but i say what i think and don’t pussyfoot around for the sake of hurting a few feelings. Did i go running to Ed when he and his knobs were having a real go at my disability? No, i didn’t. Despite it being bordering on hate crime – whatever that means – i just took it and handed it back ten fold. Nasty, personal digs based on lies and fantasy, as nobody knows me. If they did, they’d know better. If people want to dish it out, they need to understand they’re fair game themselves.

  • 91 manxpie // May 18, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Me too Belfast i hope townsend realises Wat he’s got here tho stadium love him got back into the England squad after years of being in the wilderness
    but then again he is a footballer!
    Being a winger I think is the hardest position in football but the consistency he has shown is better than any winger in the league barring the obvious and who knows if he had been here all season
    I’d give him a pay rise and new contract tbh

  • 92 giimps // May 18, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    I reckon there may not be the mass exodus I originally thought after relegation as there is no tournament next year so their international places won’t be under threat (unless they were already).
    If Rafa stays and we have a good start to the season ,winning more than losing or drawing, we could keep them, if however we have a poor start they could leave in January……..hopefully not but the option is there

  • 93 Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt // May 18, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    If Rafa stays we should be champions by March /April hope we Keep Aaron’s and Perez Rafa will turn them into top players and no more Taylor or colback hopefully

  • 94 Yo-yo // May 18, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    I’ve never had any problems on here with Jail, Tsunki, Mr Tuff,
    or yer goood self.
    Opinions are just that – and you’ll all differ from me, and I’ll have different views to you. That’s no problem.

    Folk who constantly point score or call each other out for either trivial stuff or becase they are just total c**ts are worth scrolling by, or by posting an occasional reminder as hypocrites are very exposed on blogs like this one.

    There have been soime highly knowledgeable folk on here the last five or is it six years I’ve been on, some waspish, some good banter and some nutters.We’ve had some 24hr bloggers like Beattie, who presumably has now either got a job or girlfriends or both. he was very oopinionted but mostly very funny with it, so he rarely got so abusive as to kill the banter.

    Some of the younger lads, feel its an ego thing and so get filled with self justifying rage and are intolerant of anybodty expressing any other view – but their views are worth a read , as long as it isn’t being preached at.

    We had a very knowledgeable guy a few years back, who still does post now and again, but who posted a lot during transfer windows working in Frabce in football medicine so knew a lot of people directly. He got seriously called out for supposedly being an ITK, which he really wasn’t, and got driven off.

    Anyway, be as tolerant as you can and keep posting

  • 95 CAC // May 18, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Assuming Rafa stays I’m good with any current players he wants to keep.

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