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Qatar Club Willing To Bid £5M For Newcastle Player

4:14 pm, Saturday, May 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 198 Comments

One challenge for Newcastle this summer is to be able to sell a number of players who are no longer required at the club and who can bring in some transfer funds for Rafa to spend.

The departures will also get some of the higher wage earners off the payroll.

And news today that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is a target for top Qatar club Lekhwiya.

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Papiss Cisse – likely to leave the club this summer

The 30-year-old has been at Newcastle since January of 2012 and is now likely to be sold this summer after scoring only three goals this season, but he was injured for a number of months – not unlike a number of other Newcastle players.

Cisse signed for around £10M from German side SC Freiburg.

The news is that Lekhwiya are ready to bid £5M for the 35 times capped Senegal International (16 goals) – and we would think Newcastle would accept that offer.

Papiss has a very decent goalscoring record at Newcastle having played 111 games for us with 44 goals.

Another Newcastle player likely to move to a club in Qatar or China this summer is 29 year-old Cheick Tiote.

Cheick almost moved in January to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua for a fee that was reported at either £5M or £8M, depending on which report you read.

Cheick played very well for Rafa Benitez in the last few games of the season, so  it will be interesting to see if Rafa wants to keep him at the club, although his high wages may mean he needs to be sold.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Cheick Tiote · Coaching · Contracts · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Transfer News and Rumours




198 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 21, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    @Essex

    Have watched Rangers a few times this season as the wifes family are big Gers fans they are really good to watch under Warburton !!

    Tavernier while not looking like a great defender is quality on the ball dont know why he was never given a run on the right wing some of his crosses and free kicks are exceptional !

    Mitrovic would have loved crosses like the couple he has put in already !

  • 2 Bobbybee // May 21, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Lee, taverier was another player we let go too soon. My mate is a Rotherham fan and tav went there on loan. He won their player of the season apparently and we just let him go without listening to what Rotherham had to say about his loan period. Crazy. Some players mature later and other find they’re better off in another position that the one they’ve grown up with. Tav is one. Shame, he’d be ideal in the Championship.

  • 3 Bobbybee // May 21, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    5 million for a striker that couldn’t hit a barn door all season? Snap their hands off before they come to their senses. Would like to keep Tiote though, now he’s getting back to his best under Rafa. He would dominate midfield next season.

  • 4 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    @Bobbybee

    Yeah we always seem to let players go Tavernier , Kemen and Abeid for example this season would have gave us a little depth and youngsters who would give 100% rather than playing senior players out of position regardless of form

    Although I suspect a lot of that was to do with the daft Purple policy which meant youngsters were never allowed to keep their place on merit if a senior guy is picking up wages sitting on the bench

  • 5 Bobbybee // May 21, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Lee, I think you’re right. That purples policy might have had something going for it, if we only played ten games a season! 😉 Hopefully that goes with the transfer policy – in the bin – and good times are round the corner. Hopefully we’ll get good news next week and we can all happily look forward to a great future under the best manager we could ever attract, given our circumstances. Onwards and upwards! 😉 HTL!!!

  • 6 Essex Geordie Bill // May 21, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Cisse apart from that purple patch when he first came to us when he could have scored with his eyes closed and standing on one leg whenever he shot has been a bit of a liability, injuries notwithstanding.

    £5m for him now would be amazingly good.

  • 7 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // May 21, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    I really want to know what happened to Cisse. Really strange decline in form.

  • 8 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Hibbees wrecking the place

  • 9 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 21, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    If Leicester and Hibs can win a trophy then anything can happen in football

  • 10 Bobbybee // May 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Cup final. Not really a case of who do you want to win, more who do you want to lose. Pardew, one arrogant twerp. Manure, 6 million arrogant tawts. What a choice! ;

  • 11 giimps // May 21, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Il still never forget those 2 goals vs chelski though….. Wow…..just a pity he was Fraudewed , had the tools but nobody created anything for him for years so eventually became stale….he Wil score goals again but not for us…..good luck smiler, wherever you end up

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Wow,
    Rooney hasn’t won an FA cup

  • 13 beermonkey // May 21, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Bobby / lcbp

    For years there has been no plan with any of our kids
    None were ever out on loan they look ok the there progress stops
    .while they might not be good enough to play for our first team they can still command a small fee with a sell on clause
    Yet we will let them go for free

  • 14 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 21, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    @beermonkey

    Thats what Fergie and Wenger have always been great at even if the player cant make it with their clubs they always make sure they are well prepared to still get fees and have decent careers

    We haven’t really had anyone at the club who knows how to bring players through Beardsley not a clue , Pardew and Carver have never had experience , Mclaren did have experience of it but was out of his depth at running the first team maybe he should have been hired as a youth development coach ……

  • 15 JamesToon // May 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Afternoon lads,

    Rafa hopefully should be confirmed on monday (will be a massive relief)

    Have a gut feeling Wijnaldum will stay, or at least Rafa will try and persuade him to stay. He has the attributes to be the perfect false 10 that Rafa wants in his 4-2-3-1 system, however he hasn’t shown anywhere near enough bottle or fight which will be massively required in the championship.

    Mitro will stay i reckon but Rafa will want either Ayoze or Arma to fulfill a torres esc role, someone who will run the channels and offer pace in behind. I haven’t seen enough athletisim from perez, no doubt he has skill but i don’t see him pulling about the defence as much, he needs to put some more muscle on and maybe just get a little quicker and be a bit more direct with the ball. Sissoko despite turning up for the spurs game i really don’t think he wants to be here and i think rafa will see that so i think him and janmaat will be the first people out the door. (janmaat cant defend for sh*t so rafa defo won’t want him) Cisse will go early as well, along with gouffran, thauvin, riviere and hopefully taylor and coloccini. Townsend, shelvey, lascelles, mitro, elliot, darlow and aarons must be retained at all costs.

    Hopefully Frank McParland will replace Graham Carr, if hes willing to leave rangers. And also hope Rafa revamps the academy and replaces beardo and watson with more competent people he knows and trusts.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if we still see some foreign imports come in, everyone knows rafa has a personal database of over 13,000 players but hopefully he will have ultimate control and the final say on everything football related. Lee charnley if hes not gonna be fired then just put him down a few pegs in regards to football related decisions and management, let him and ashley do the administration/finances.

  • 16 beermonkey // May 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Lcbp
    I think the only thing McLaren did right was getting armsrong out onloan

    Should benefit us next season

  • 17 JamesToon // May 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Have a feeling palace gonna win today, urrgghh can just see alan pardew’s smug face “i do know what im doing”

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Beermonkey,
    It has been clueless from top to bottom for awhile now, Pardew was too busy trying to do enough for a move away to even think about the youth set up and Mclaren wasn’t going to dare question anything, he wasn’t hired to get involved. I can’t believe we’ve gotten away with it for so long.

  • 19 AncientC // May 21, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Pardew seems to think it will be a tight game today, he is in for a surprise if he believes that lol. It should be a Man Utd walkover.

  • 20 JamesToon // May 21, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Not sure whats gonna happen with Anita, hes got a bit of fight about him but hes just not physical enough for midfield, right back is his bets position but would rather someone like iorfa come in with sterry backup.

    Dont know about mbabu though, not tall enough for CB but could be a decent RB, would rather we try and bring sterry through

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    When do the season tickets go on sale, I think there’ll be a huge return of st holders if Rafa signs.

  • 22 Belfast // May 21, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Hope the match is better than this pre game entertainment. Ferking awful..

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    JT,
    If we’re presuming Jaanmat will be sold I think we’ll have to wait until a return to the PL before specialist defenders are bought, I think Anita and Dummet will be used

  • 24 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Belfast

    Ha ha ha

    I was thinking the same thing

  • 25 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Let’s get behind Mr P down at selhurst park, well in this case Wembley.

    Ha ha ha

  • 26 one fine day // May 21, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Zaha been out with a hamstring for last few games .
    Back in from the off to test it out a pitch the size of wembley …. Mr p up to his old tricks again .

  • 27 SPRINGY // May 21, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    james
    dont know if gini is a false ten tbh,he could’nt secure a place any one place all season…..played attacking mid,left,right and cm and struggled to put performances in consistantly…he would benefit from a season at a lower level to get his confidence back, if we can find a position he can actually keep hold of and dominate…he was always going to struggle in the second half of the season…to be fair to him though.

  • 28 ShirebrookToon // May 21, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Did charnley arrange the pre game entertainment?? What a load of shite

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Belfast,
    Bloody ridiculous, 25K for Tiny Tempah? Embarrassing actually!

  • 30 JamesToon // May 21, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Springy

    I think he has he’s quick agile and can pick a pass and has a decent shot, he’s got very good movement when he wants to on his day.

    Just think we need to make at least 5-7 new signings with leaders and young English hungry players

  • 31 beermonkey // May 21, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Jail

    Ok beardo not got a clue but if he was taught and told what to do it might help
    Instead of being left to his own devices

    I would ask cathro to take charge as well as working with first team to see how he does maybe he could succeed rafa

  • 32 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    What an awful shame that the way my football club has been run leaves me in a position where I’m wanting Man U to win against an underdog.

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Beer,
    I’d put Beardo back on meet and greet in the 1892 suite.

  • 34 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Belfast // Hope the match is better than this pre game entertainment. Ferking awful..

    Horslips were fully booked !
    😎

  • 35 carltoon // May 21, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    rang box office last week regarding my season tickets, got 2 but could not bribe the grand kids to go with me, so i have been on my own for 2 seasons. have decided to go in the platinum club. same price as my 2 seats in the Gallowgate. been going 50years. they said nothing been decided yet.

  • 36 beermonkey // May 21, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Jail

    Yeah he should have some thing to do with the club maybe some specialists coaching with shearer

  • 37 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    I can understand the impatience, but no-one should be fretting if Benitez doesn’t sign on Monday or even Tuesday.
    No problems are foreseen.

  • 38 JackButler // May 21, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Pathetic reffing saving Man U

  • 39 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    The lack of febrile speculation in the media is simply because no-one (apart from perhaps Craig Hope) is expecting to claim a scoop.

  • 40 JackButler // May 21, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    So what do people expect to happen if/when Raffa does sign on?

    Will Carr retire?
    Will Charnley continue in his current role? Or step back into his old role? Or will he be replaced entirely?

  • 41 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    I should be egging Palace on here like I was thirty years ago, just really don’t want to see it after Stevenage, Brighton and Cardiff at home!

  • 42 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    JB,
    I hope we’ll find out in an honest fans forum.

  • 43 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Does relegation mean the end of Wonga?

  • 44 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    I can’t help feeling a frisson of pleasure that The King has a zonking great sty on his eye on this, the defining day of his career.
    I can imagine no-one who would be more cut up about it 🙂

  • 45 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    JB,
    From what Rafa says it looks like Churners will be staying, just hope we don’t have to see any more photos of him or read any of “his” statements.

  • 46 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Anyone see the superbowl type dancing pre game. Is that all u poms can manage? Bunch of overweight mingers! 🙂

  • 47 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Ian Toon will be devastated about the sty after all the optical advice he has given Mr Pardew over the years.

  • 48 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    B and b i think rogers is being unveiled weds so i expect nothing till weds

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Munster,
    Poms?

  • 50 wolfshead@toon // May 21, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    unlike fatty the palace chairman wants to win the fa cup

  • 51 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    I’d prefer Palace to win. For their players and for every Man Utd glory fan in Her Majesty’s press..
    And because I know Al’s day is already spoiled and will be tinged with bitterness and regret for the rest of life because of that sty.

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Well this match is rubbish so far, someone score ffs.

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    BandB

    You want palace to win because of Mr P, come on now admit it.

  • 54 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Welsh.

    What this match needs is one of your famous predictions.

  • 55 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Let’s sing a song for Mr P.

  • 56 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Something by Sty and the Family Slone?

  • 57 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    I reckon Man Utd will score first and win 3-0

  • 58 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    In a Dino voice
    “When the sty in your eye
    Is like a big pizza pie
    Thaaats
    Amoré”

  • 59 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    BandB,
    The guy was desperate to win a cup after his 90’s heroics and paint trophy, what he agreed to do with our aspirations was a ferkin disgrace, he doesn’t deserve anything but a double sty.

  • 60 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Yes jail poms, as in whinging poms 🙂

  • 61 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Jail

    Did you notice he wore his glasses for the pre-match interview, but not for the match itself?

  • 62 wolfshead@toon // May 21, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    i thought it was only rotonda who had an obsession with pardew lol

  • 63 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Munster,
    I thought you lived in Ireland?

  • 64 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Kicking off the second half with half the seats still empty.

  • 65 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    wolfs,
    I hold him in the same regard as Ashley, Churnley, Carr, Moncur and McCarver, he conspired to make us shyte for his own benefit, I’ve got no obsession with him but I don’t think he deserves any kind of success after the way he cheated that FA cup five times.

  • 66 geordie157 // May 21, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Of the players left who have been in the 1st team squad, who would people like to keep. Simple yes/no.

    Aarons – Yes
    Ameobi – No
    Anita – Yes
    Armstrong – Yes
    Bigirimana – Yes
    Cisse – No
    Colback – Yes
    Coloccini – No
    Darlow – Yes
    De Jong – No
    Dummett – Yes
    Elliot – Yes
    Good – No
    Gouffran – No
    Haidara – No
    Janmaat – No
    Krul – No
    Lascelles – Yes
    Mbabu – Yes
    Mbemba – Yes
    Mitrovic – Yes
    Perez – Yes
    Riviere – No
    Saivet – Yes
    Satka – No
    Shelvey – Yes
    Sissoko – No
    Sterry – Yes
    Taylor – No
    Thauvin – Yes
    Tiote – No
    Toney – Yes
    Townsend – Yes
    Vuckic – No
    Wijnaldum – Yes
    Woodman – Yes

  • 67 bettyswallocks // May 21, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    I was just thinking back over the season and got to thinking about some of the blog’ s funniest moments. There were many comments posted that left me chuckling for days but the one that really made me howl was from Jail. When he said about Blackley with his parrot coat on , spitting seeds from his mouth whilst saying ,”Who’s a clever boy then.” Hilarious.

  • 68 wolfshead@toon // May 21, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    well jail i concur it would be hard to swallow if palace won the cup after he threw matches with us to please his boss and then lied to the fans

  • 69 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Come on palace, Do it for Mr P.

  • 70 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Betty

    You want to be careful, you do so much boot licking you might come down with cherry blossom poisoning.

    Ha ha ha

  • 71 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Jail, i do.

  • 72 Essex Geordie Bill // May 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Can’t believe the number of empty seats at the start of the second half at Wembley.

  • 73 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    I presume palace will win to make our misery complete? And ian wright can laugh at us.

  • 74 bettyswallocks // May 21, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Welsh……. Don’t be jealous now. If you keep practising you’ll come up with something amusing eventually. I know you’re determined to do it.

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Munster,
    Do you know what Pom meabs?

  • 76 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Munster

    Why would Ian Wright laugh at us.

  • 77 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    I actually just laughed at that goal. Personally, I don’t give a fk about the pardew thing. I am more interested in seeing man u not being in europe next season.

  • 78 wolfshead@toon // May 21, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    sweet strike

  • 79 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    My score prediction 3-0 to Man Utd, guess what 1-0 to palace.

    Ha ha ha

    You couldn’t make it up

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    1-1 game on

  • 81 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Pity. They fell to bits straight away.

  • 82 ShirebrookToon // May 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    1-1 haha

  • 83 one fine day // May 21, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Jail
    Prisoner of mother england ?
    From the days of Aussie colonies

  • 84 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Always come to me for score prediction because like always the opposite always happens.

    Ha ha ha

  • 85 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Classically pardew can’t switch to anything more attacking at this stage. The best palace can hope for is penalties

  • 86 andrew84 // May 21, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Welsh

    Nice joke you stole from Only Fools and Horses there – Grandad would be proud.

  • 87 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Andrew

    My favourite tv show, you know what they say, the old ones are the best.

  • 88 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    I can see Man Utd getting the winner.

  • 89 andrew84 // May 21, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Welsh

    Mon dieu, mon dieu, as they say in Rome!

  • 90 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    ofd
    Myth, loads of different theories, I read a great book once called Fatal Shore that had it down as something completely different.

  • 91 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    By the way… the ‘poms’ thing being prisoner of mother england (theres no e) is a myth. It was actually because of the red faced new arrivals (due to the hot sun) looking like pommegranite seeds from a distance. And considering many of those people were not just english, but scotish, welsh and irish, too, then Munster mag’s use of it is very questionable.

  • 92 one fine day // May 21, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Jail,
    Which was ?
    Feel like we are QI ? 🙂

  • 93 welshgeordie9 // May 21, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Andrew

    Comedy writing at its best, that’s all down to John Sullivan.

  • 94 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Oooooo nearly.

  • 95 one fine day // May 21, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Just thinking about QI
    Be great to see jib on that show googling the sh@te out of every question under the desk

  • 96 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Nothing to suggest that Munster was referring to the English specifically, rather British people – which is what Poms refers to. Nothing questionable about you pommy gits 😉

  • 97 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Pardew will play 6 at the back for 30 mins. Hos overcaution will dictate that. I still want palace to win, because Man u is just a horrible club.

  • 98 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Ruddy

    When the term was created, it included the irish,so he is also refering to himself.

  • 99 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    It would be like me refering to another brit or irishman as a pom.

  • 100 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Regardless of its historic origins it no longer refers to Irish people.

  • 101 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    ofd,
    This author Robert Hughes reckons it came from the prisoners rosy cheeks looking like apples which French was the international language at the time.

  • 102 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Ruddy

    Thats because it is used incorrectly. It is still nonsensical for an irishman to use it.

  • 103 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    prisoner of mother england is apocryphal

    In Nelson’s navy it was realised that vitamen “c” prevented scurvy.
    In the Atlantic the Royal Navy sailors were forced to drink lime juice every day , much to the amusement of the Americans , who dubbed them Limeys.
    In the Pacific it was pomegranate juice – hence pommys.

  • 104 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    And by the way, i don’t find it offensive, because it isn’t. I simply think anyone other than an Aussie or a Kiwi (and surrounding islands) using it is making themselves look silly.

  • 105 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    No it’s because it’s usage has morphed over time to no longer refer to Irish people so it’s not nonsensical for an Irish person to call a British person a Pom.

    I live with an Australian who calls my roommate a pom but not me and I think she would be more informed on the issue.

  • 106 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Good use of wikipedia Jib…

  • 107 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Nonsense, poms refers to the English by aussies. Nothing to do with us paddies

  • 108 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Jib

    Well, thats a slight vairiation on my pommegranite story, but it adds up to the same outcome. My point is, Irish people should not be using the term, because they were part of it’s history.

  • 109 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Munster.

    No it doesn’t. Even a small amount of research shows it to be a myth! If folk down under chose to only use it for the english, they are also using it incorrectly.

  • 110 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Ruddy

    The meaning has morphed? In other words,it is now use incorrectly by people who have forgotten, or never learned of its origin. Use it if you like. As I say, it isn’t offensive, but just know I am ammused by the nonsensical usage of it

  • 111 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    People often conveniently forget that it was the British Empire, Not the English Empire.

  • 112 one fine day // May 21, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Jail,
    Interesting one .still see the rosy cheeks these days when the backpackers forget their factor 50 .
    Guess it does rule out Irish on that theory wouldn’t they be more pomme de terre 🙂

  • 113 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Yes, a term can take on variations and take different meanings over 100s of years, and regardless of what it historically meant, it has its current usage – whether you deem that incorrect or not.

    Aussies and Kiwis probably grow up hearing people around them using the term for English/British people and don’t care enough to actually research whether they’re using it correctly.

    At least it will always give you a chuckle.

  • 114 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Ofd

    Oooo a potato joke… SHOTS FIRED 😮

  • 115 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Eddy Jones
    Get Smalling signed up for the England Rugby team !

  • 116 Belfast // May 21, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Embarrassing the ammount of referees in this division that are shit scared to red card Rooney.

  • 117 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Ruddy

    I just think sometimes, if people are going to use a collective term, they would do well to understand why it is used.
    Anyway, i hold no animosty about it, i have just never heard or read a paddy/mick ( 😉 ) use it before

  • 118 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Man u down to 10. Oh dear. Will defencedew actually go for it?

  • 119 toonking // May 21, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    YCMIU 77

    How will manure miss out on europe, they’ve finished 5th shouldn’t that have got them in already?

  • 120 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Yeah to be fair we wouldn’t commonly use it as it is more associated with Aussies but my point is that it does refer to the British now, as opposed to Irish despite the fact that it may historically have.

    As for Paddy/Mick – you’d think the English could have been more creative 😉

  • 121 toonking // May 21, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    not actually following the match myself, pardew is over my night is spent in tournament poker.

  • 122 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Ruddy

    Because the others are a bit offensive, and pom isnt, so I just used the freindly ones instead 🙂

  • 123 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Ruddy
    I never used Wiki
    I don’t have to I’m English

    BTW
    De Gea has kept MU in this

  • 124 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Course you didn’t mate. You know everything about the English from day dot until today by virtue of being English.

    Pipe down mate.

  • 125 one fine day // May 21, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Alan not dancing anymore

  • 126 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Toonking

    Shows how much attention to man u i pay. I thought they were 6th 😀

  • 127 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    De Gea is playing for time

  • 128 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Pipe down is also a naval term
    Which you won’t be aware of as the Irish navy consists of 5 coracles 7 pedalos and a ferry boat

  • 129 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // May 21, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Good use of wiki again mate. How about you google the origin of “tosser” – there’s a good boy.

  • 130 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Manc f%ckers. The snobbiest club in england wins. Ar$e

  • 131 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Poor Percy. Hounded out of NUFC, and now this!

  • 132 Belfast // May 21, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Aye that Pardew dance was always going to come back too hunt him lol

  • 133 Hail Wor Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Very satisfying to watch Pardew snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Smug chancer, I will enjoy his decline next season.

  • 134 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 21, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Ok, what I cant watch fellow toon fans do is cellebrate a man u victory 😮

    I am going to eat my curry,and flick between the Haye fight and the italian cup final.
    Enjoy being mancs for a night 😉

  • 135 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Thauvin scored a goal!

  • 136 lesh // May 21, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Ron Knee

    Your dad worked in Reyrolle’s wages?

    John Foster? George Young maybe?

  • 137 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    lesh

    Neither one!

  • 138 lesh // May 21, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Ron

    If your old fella was at Reyrolle up to 99, he’d have been there when I was. Any clue you can give?

  • 139 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    lesh

    He was a bit of a survivor. He managed to hold on to retirement age while all around him were being laid off!

  • 140 Moonraker15 // May 21, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Percy’s dance when Puncheon scored! What a tosser he is !

  • 141 one fine day // May 21, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Watching copa italia
    Seeing juve makes me yearn for the days of adidas .Replace jeep with Ntl and it’s pretty much identical.
    Beats the minty puma /wonga offering by some distance.

  • 142 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    lesh

    He retired in the early 80s.

  • 143 lesh // May 21, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Ron Knee

    I was at Reyrolle from 1969 to 99 and dealt a lot with the wages/ salaries dept. I’m grasping at a straw here….. Cyril(?) Mud***t?

  • 144 Yo-yo // May 21, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Ruddy
    I never used Wiki
    I don’t have to I’m English

    Grammar Polis – yellow card JIB

  • 145 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    lesh

    No. At one time he used to do the pay outs. Handing over the weekly pay packets to the men. His first name was Stan.

  • 146 loonie-toon // May 21, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Anyone c Pardews dance wen they scored lol

  • 147 lesh // May 21, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Ron

    My memory’s not that good and I can’t remember how the pay packets were distributed back in the day.

    At one time, they were handed out ay one of the Time Offices/ security lodges, then they were taken to the shop floor before wages were paid into the bank.

    The blokes weren’t keen on that, nor were their wives who preferred cash on a Thursday night!

  • 148 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Stan Knee. Lesh for God’s sake!
    It’s hardly a common name!!!

  • 149 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    lesh

    He told me the men used to line up to sign for their wages. He later had to chase up unpaid bills from customers. He hated it!

  • 150 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    BandB

    You’re obviously not aware of the Knee dynasty at Reyrolles!

  • 151 jordijohnty // May 21, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    dear god, what have i done? cheered for 2 hours for man u to beat pardew and now listening to 606 and the whingeing manu fans wanting rid off van gaal. Spoilt, spoilt little bastards

  • 152 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Are you the Jarrow Knees, or the Low fell Knees?

  • 153 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    I remember him.
    I used to work in the Lloyds bank branch at the entrance to Reyrolles (St Aloysius area).
    He was known as “Stan Stan the wages man”

  • 154 BandB // May 21, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    There were some Knees lived in South Shields.
    I think they were the Knees in the Groyne.

  • 155 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Actually, we’re the Bill Quay Knees!

  • 156 lesh // May 21, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Ron

    Yup, that’s the one and it was much like the yards where the blokes’d queue at the time office before adjourning to the New Town Club, or the Iona ir even the Orange club for a group huddle and review of the day!

    BanB

    Thank you for your timely intervention, back to the real world. But Knee’s not a common surname south of the Tyne. It’s as rare as AndB!

  • 157 keeleytoon // May 21, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    I see you guys talking about the word POM, I thought it was for prisoner of milbank. Which is where thiefs went to Australia I thought? May be wrong!

  • 158 lesh // May 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    BandB

    Knees in the Groyne? Lol.

    That’d put an end to the Nooky…… The Nook… Geddit

  • 159 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Ron Knee, aged 59

    The quintessential British football manager began life in the 1960s and has remained the inspirational driving force of Neasden FC and all subsequent football journalism. Knee’s two greatest signings have been the ever-present one-legged goal keeper Wally Foot, and own-goal specialist Baldy Pevsner.

  • 160 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Mourinho to replace LVG.

  • 161 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    jeff

    Don’t forget Sid and Doris Bonkers.

  • 162 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Ycmiu, whether u like it or not, “whinging poms” is a slang term used to describe the english by aussies. I have never ever heard it used once to describe the Irish, despite knowing plenty of aussies when i lived in london. Anyway its hardly offensive anyway.

  • 163 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Who is Jeff ?
    Are there invisible posters on here that only Australians can see ?

  • 164 lochinvar // May 21, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Any link to Knees up Mother Brown ?

  • 165 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Bugga i missed the pardew dance. Tool.

  • 166 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Enter Cabella.

  • 167 JP...from The Rock // May 21, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Sell ASAP! After his blistering start to life in the Premier League he has been woeful the following years. 5m for a striker that still hasn’t learnt the offside rule, has an awful first touch, can’t hold up the ball and can’t score is an amazing deal. I’d chip Riviere in there for free.

  • 168 Belfast // May 21, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    He dances like screech from saved by the bell Munster.

  • 169 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Yes Munster, so why would an Irishman call an Englishman a pom?

  • 170 Ron Knee // May 21, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Exit Thauvin.

  • 171 Tsunki // May 21, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    I think Screech dances to the sound of a mouth organ and a tin cup rattling iron bars, Belfast.

    Sorry I’m late to the pivotal National Insult Convention, but why is an Irish man calling an English man a “Pom”? You might as well call them Limeys. What about Gringo? Or even Gwai-lo? Or Whitey? He he he.

  • 172 Tsunki // May 21, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Spooky, Jail. Spooky.

  • 173 Munster Mag // May 21, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Ah shur why not? 🙂

  • 174 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    I was once in a bar in Si gapore and an American asked me why the English were called Limeys, I explained that Captain Cook got the sailors to SUCK on limes to ward off scurvey, I asked him why Yanks were called c?ck suckers?

  • 175 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    No offence dok 😮

  • 176 Moonraker15 // May 21, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Man U deserve Mourinho! They won’t like his style of football either. Load of spoilt arrogant pr1cks!

  • 177 Belfast // May 21, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Prefer Ian Toons stories Jail no offence.

  • 178 Belfast // May 21, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Very strange timing that Mourinho story. Must have literally been minutes after the cup win.

  • 179 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Belfast,
    Climb back up Yespets Aarhuus if you will to be sure!

  • 180 lesh // May 21, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Jail

    Pommy comes from looking like pomegranates, not apples….. well, as far as I know.

    Where’s Jib when you need chapter and verse!

  • 181 Jail for Ashley // May 21, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    lesh,
    A lot of speculatiom, the book Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes is a must read for anyone that’s been to Australia and is interested in its history.

  • 182 Jib // May 21, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Lesh
    Scroll back you idle bugger

  • 183 neverwin // May 21, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    off topic

    Pardew goal dance today was excrutiating.
    What an ass

  • 184 NewcastleMole // May 21, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    @neverwin

    funny as fk though – He couldn’t help making the occasion about himself such is the mans ego.

    Post match interview looked like he had a black eye?

    Of course the had to be somebody to blame for the loss and this occasion it was the ref, pathetic obnoxious man

  • 185 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 21, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    Pardews dancing and overly defensive tactics being heavily slated tonight !

    Always like the underdog to win but sick of all the grief we have been getting for “Hounding Pardew Out” from every fan across the country

  • 186 Laurent Robert 32 // May 21, 2016 at 11:42 PM

    He’s a prat, but we’ve known this for years.

  • 187 Belfast // May 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    The funniest thing about it was it looked like Puncheon was giving Pardew grief when he scored. He was ffing and blinding at somebody on the palace bench anyway.

  • 188 Harley // May 22, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    Everyone slating Pardew again tonight. I’d have loved him to win that cup!!!!
    That little dance was horrific though but I’ll always like him and wish him well.

  • 189 lesh // May 22, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    Jib

    Just checking to make sure you’re awake!

    There’s nowt gets past you

  • 190 Fostino // May 22, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    Sell cisse. Colo…haidira…thauvin. .cabella. ..riverie…goofy…good..De jong

    Release marvo..Obertan..vuckic..s Taylor..

    End of loan..doumbia

    New contract.. Aarons

    Return from loan ..Armstrong

    Send out on loan wini

    Reluctantly sell sissoko tiote janmaat

    This means a squad of dummett lascalles anita mbemba

    Colback saviet Aarons townsand shelvey

    Perez mitro Armstrong

    Elliot Krul darlow

    This means we need a new back 4 in each position…A mid 4 with a cm am winger and dm. And a star St.

  • 191 Essex Geordie Bill // May 22, 2016 at 12:58 AM

    Ron

    My mate Tony served an apprenticeship there starting in 59 don’t know if he was still there in 69 though.

    I was half hoping CP would win till I saw the Pardew Monty Python dance. I suddenly become a half hearted ManU supporter.

  • 192 chicousa // May 22, 2016 at 1:06 AM

    Fostino,
    Agree with most of your analysis as to who should be released, sold and retained. One exception for me is DeJong, would still like to see him get a run of games in the 10 position. Also add Toney to the list of forwards and Mbabu and Sterry to defense list. Agree that a new contract for Aarons is a priority: it will be interesting to see how he develops under Rafa, but clearly the lad has pace and an eye for scoring! I am also hoping Rafa and his staff can solve the soft tissue injury epidemic we have seen over past few seasons….insane how many hamstring related injuries have plagued this club!

  • 193 The overrated Frenchman // May 22, 2016 at 2:19 AM

    In Australia, a Pom (or pommy) is unequivocally someone from England, nowhere else in the UK. It is rarely used without the prefix “whinging or whining”, or the suffix “bastard”, or both. eg

    “How can you tell when a plane full of pommy bastards has just landed?”

    “Because the whining doesn’t stop when they turn the jet engines off”

  • 194 expatmag // May 22, 2016 at 2:27 AM

    I actually thought the term Pom was actually spelled POME in relation to meaning Prisoner of Mother England. Been living in Oz for nearly 40 years now and have always felt tjus was the meaning.

  • 195 jimmysmith // May 22, 2016 at 3:34 AM

    Yes, English only. Scots, Welsh, and certainly the Irish excluded, and they did whinge , and some, but with good reason. Aussie society was largely rough, ignorant, judgemental and unwelcoming of outsiders, until the 1980’s I’d say , when change started to become more obvious to see, and the country has since developed at great pace, and has become quite wonderful. Although the endless nondescript suburbs are a bit of a worry, as is the cost of things.

  • 196 jimmysmith // May 22, 2016 at 4:31 AM

    I used to have the belief in the back of my mind that Mourinho would one day manage Newcastle, because he’d often talk about how the senior sides were just waiting for us to “wake up”, and of course there was the Sir Bobby connection. He has always been well aware of our size and potential.

    As the Ashley years dragged on the idea became preposterous of course, yet now we have Benitez, by an immense set of coinciding circumstances it must be said, but we have him now nonetheless, and I’d rather have him than the “great one”, so ideal a fit he seems, and Mourinho now looking slightly tainted goods, past his peak, no longer invincible, much like the club he’s set to join.

    Benitez at Newcastle cocks a big fat snook at those that have claimed we aren’t a big club. We are, and always will be, no matter what, and we deserve and should always have a manager of Rafa’s calibre, of Bobby’s calibre, of Keegan’s calibre. That’s been what’s missing, and the years of folly under Ashley we can only hope will now be a thing of the past. Really, despite the wonderful ground, and occasional patches of good football, and the overall growth of the game, it’s been terrible, because we had so little genuine prospect of success. And now all of a sudden we have every prospect. It’s great, even if the Benitez era will start in The Championship.

  • 197 expatmag // May 22, 2016 at 5:36 AM

    I hear a lot of people spout off about the virtues of Mourinho but to be quite frank, I find him grossly over rated and very surprised MUFC are taking him on.

    He has never taken on a job unless there has been copious amounts of money to spend and ge is rarely cspable of bringing kids through from Academies which is one of Man Utds major requirements.

    Benitez appears to be so much more knowledgeable and more amenable to promoting players from within.

    For once, I am not jealous of Man Utd

  • 198 Ian Toon // May 22, 2016 at 5:42 AM

    Jinky Jimmy- A top draw post. For me Benitez would be the perfect choice to run the football side of NUFC. Removing any vestige of relegation. Benitez would be the Wenger of the North.




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