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Are Newcastle Really After Dimitar Berbatov?

6:16 pm, Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 132 Comments

News that Newcastle are interested in signing former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov, who at 35 has just been released by Greek side PAOK after one year at the club, when he scored 5 goals in 25 appearances.

There are various reports that the 35 year-old striker is in talks with two Championship clubs and since Newcastle have money and we found it difficult to score goals last season – we suppose it’s natural for journalists to bring up Newcastle as one of the possible suitors.

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Dimitar Berbatov tackled by Cheick Tiote while the Bulgarian was at Fulham

The Bulgarian striker still has class but his style of play and age probably wouldn’t attract Rafa Benitez.

Rafa is building a squad for the future at Newcastle and wants players who can mature into good Premier League players once we are hopefully promoted next May.

Berbatov scored 48 goals in 78 appearances for Bulgaria and former Newcastle great Alan Shearer was his idol when he was growing up.

Newcastle have just signed 25 year-old Dwight Gayle for around £9M from Crystal Palace and we probably need one more  striker brought in to challenge Aleksandar Mitrovic in the coming season.

But Rafa will not pay a massive £15M for Fulham striker Ross McCormack, who Newcastle have been linked with over the summer, but he turns 30 in August.

Local lad 19 year-old Adam Armstrong is also available and could make the Newcastle first team squad for next season.

Dimitar scored 46 goals in 102 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur and then scored 56 goals in 149 appearances after his big money move to Manchester United for £31M in the summer of 2008.

It’s a good story but we are sure Rafa is not interested – but we’ve been wrong before.

🙂

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




132 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Good luck to Townsend though, no resentment from me. He joined us and performed to the best of his ability and earned himself a move. More than many have done in the past when they wanted out.

    Still work to be done, but it does look like a lot of ducks were in a row, and Rafa and Charnley are just picking them off now. Looking forward to the next few arrivals – and interested to see the next couple of departures.

  • 2 jazzyp // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Newcastle United have already made a huge splash in the transfer market by securing the services of Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Matz Sels for a combined fee in excess of £25 million.

    Despite the huge splurge, Benitez is far from done with his business in the transfer market this summer and now according to reports from the Nottingham Post, the Magpies are believed to be in talks to make a surprise swoop for former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov.

    Berbatov was released by Greek side PAOK at the end of last season and is currently on the lookout for a new club. The recent arrival of Gayle is a big boost but Benitez will want alternatives as well and a move for Berbatov could well be on the cards as a result.

    The Bulgarian striker may be entering the twilight of his career but he remains a classy player and could potentially prove to be an astute signing for the Championship side.

  • 3 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Well, if we are after Berba, I’m no longer looking forward to the next few as much. Seems an odd one. If there is any truth, and I highly doubt it, the only reasoning I can think behind it is that we are going to look to get balls in early, and he will be back up to Mitro whilst also helping the Serb develop his game in training.

    Still, seems like jour no nonsense to me.

  • 4 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Ed I’m not being funny but you need to go to spec savers, that’s sissoko in that picture not tiote.

    Ha ha ha

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    I did mention this story yesterday, would be good, rivière out and him in.

  • 6 ShirebrookToon // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Ed, I’m pretty positive that’s Sissoko in that picture PMSL

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    carl (you little c)
    Stop your blog mischief – renounce stiffism – I note you have not denied your blog motives.
    Your denials do not wash – Fred West and the Yorkshire Ripper denied their crimes as well.
    Give it up -the whole blog knows your mischief.
    You cannot be a true Toon fan judging by your repeated lies and trickery on the blog – clearly intent on spoiling it for other people.

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Lilongwe,
    Don’t agree with you on Townsend at all, I’ve posted my thoughts on it all earlier, a year of his career in the Championship wouldn’t have affected his chances of playing for that shower of shite at the next WC at all. I hope he lives to regret the decision big time.

  • 9 carl // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Lilongwe
    I am rather hoping the next few are going to be defenders.

  • 10 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Mitrovic
    Perez
    Gayle
    Cisse
    Berbatov
    Armstrong
    Rivière

    I know Benitez wants strength in depth up front but i think that’s a bit too much.

    Ha ha ha

  • 11 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    If Benitez can drop down a league so can any other manager or player so I’ve got no time for Townsend, hope he rots on the bench.

  • 12 carl // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Berbatov is 35 and recently playing in a charity game looked a stone overweight. Surely not.

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Dear lord no on Berbatov, that’s the one behind the pearly gates not the one in the managerial house at at SJP.

  • 14 ShirebrookToon // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Rather have will Grigg

  • 15 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    “Allez les Diables rouges
    Allez les Diables rouges”

    Brace for Eden Hazard.

  • 16 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Jail,
    I presume you just mean the moving to Palace bit? I get your (and a lot of peoples) opinion, but I honestly think we have got a player that is better suited to the rest of the side, so it is neither here nor there for me. What Townsend and his career do from here on in doesn’t trouble me. We got him out of a crap situation, and he did his best to help us get out. That we didn’t wasn’t his fault, and he got the chance to be back in the Prem, back in London, and probably a bumper wage.

    Also, the World Cup and international thing is interesting. We will have a new manager in, if the players he selects over the next year are all in decent form, and do well for him, it may not be as easy as many suggest to force his way back into the squad in a years time.

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    carl,
    Yeah, a couple of solid centre halves, or one and a left back with Dummet moving central. I like the idea of Hanley, I also like Dunk, but see less chance of us prising him away.

    Defenders and probably an all action midfielder. Then lets see who leaves after that.

  • 18 Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Hanley dunk Maguire or Batth?

  • 19 carl // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Lilongwe
    Hope Shelvey is going to have a good pre season . He seemed short on match fitness and was carrying too much timber but he could make a big difference to our midfield in the championship. Having watched him play for Swansea his quality and range of passing had been evident but he seemed to lose his influence with us after an initial good start. Maybe it was just the role Benitez wanted him to play in a struggling side.

  • 20 OneAlanShearer // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Mitrovic has to be no.9
    Perez definitely has to stay
    Gayle very hopeful he’ll be prolific
    Cisse can’t see him staying
    Berbatov would take him as backup
    Armstrong doubt he will play
    Rivière ha to be sold he’s rubbish

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    No, we’re actually after Salazar Berbatov, an excellent tea server. Rafa needs his cuppa.

  • 22 Belfast // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Jail unless yer a goalkeeper you’ve no chance of making England squads in the championship.

    His little foray with the England squad at the end of the season was the reason he left imo

    Cheer up

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    We need those good defenders. Howay Rafa! Get them in mate!

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Once we get Salazar Berbatov, the tea lady will be surplus to requirements. We’ll be the first club with a tea butler. Excellent.

  • 25 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    carl,
    Shelvey should do well in the Championship. He has a good range of passing, but his decision making has to improve. Too often he goes for the spectacular, when he would be better served playing simpler passes and building play as a team.

    Still, for me that is all irrelevant if he doesn’t get his fitness levels way above where they were/are, and get that hunger and desire to work as part of a team unit. If he doesn’t do that, his passing range is not enough to select him week in week out.

  • 26 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    The whole Shelvey thing is a bit of a mystery. He didn’t focus enough on short passes and movement without the ball. Personally, I like a quick buildup with several short passes. I hate the whole wasting time passing it around the back four thing. It gets done far too much. Look at England. Slow, ponderous buildup that led to nothing.

  • 27 davetoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Who writes this sh1t? May as well say we are after Cantona.

  • 28 JP...from The Rock // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    We need to sell Riviere and Cisse first. Then go after other strikers. I am not fond of the idea us going after Berbatov. He’s too slow and old reminds me of Viduka. Next.

  • 29 davetoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    On another topic, wonder if Ben Arfa will get amy time for PSG off the bench this season

  • 30 JP...from The Rock // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    We need two more strikers and two more centre backs. Colo and Saylor are gone and need replacing and Cisse and Riviere should be sold and replaced ASAP.

  • 31 carl // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Belfast

    Based on Hart’s showing.

  • 32 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    G2,
    Possession for the sake of having possession is utterly pointless, and something that has increased since Tiki taka due to people thinking possession is a key statistic. If you don’t have intent, if you aren’t working the ball with a view to breaking the lines, or pulling a player out of position it is probably the most boring thing to watch. Teams have learnt how to play against it.

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Spot on Lilongwe mate. When are England going to learn that? Spain are slowly reducing it and I like some of their new players. Germany just roll on getting better and better as the tournament goes on. The Italy Germany game will be the match of the tournament.

  • 34 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Forster would have saved Iceland’s second and Bales free kick. Not sure he could have done much with the Russia goal or Iceland’s first.

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    PSG is a bad move for Benny. Why waste your talent on the bench? Get out there and play. That means playing for a lesser team usually. I hate teams like Chelsea and PSG that just soak up talent and have far too many good players rotting away.

  • 36 JP...from The Rock // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    We still got a bit of deadwood and the likes of Gouffran have also got to be shipped off.

  • 37 carl // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Lilongwe/G2
    Yes just contrast Leicester with say Arsenal.

  • 38 davetoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Benny is pretty versatile but he will be hoping for a couple of injuries to get any decent minutes

  • 39 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    G2,
    Difficult for Spain, there players have been the best at it for a while, mainly due to the Barcelona upbringing, but even they were running out of ideas, and needed Messi’s brilliance to salvage results for them. Far easier for them now with their attacking trio.

    Germany play a different game, far more dynamic, far better movement. Much more interesting to watch. Tactically Italy have got it spot on in their big matches. Conte is going to be a great addition to the Prem.

    None of Englands best players play in teams that play slow patient build up like England tried to. So why try it? We weren’t that ponderous in qualifying. Still, we got as far as I expected, so I’m not disappointed, and I thought Iceland played superbly against us and fully deserved it. Organised, disciplined, and broke well whilst retaining possession, rather than just launching it long like Ireland tried against France. Sterling was the biggest disappointment.

    Hopefully Wales can continue carrying the flag the Isles.

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Spot on carl and Lilongwe. Arsenal need a slight change to their play. They’re still fun to watch and can be devastating on their day but disappointing at times as well. I suppose we should be discussing our opposition for next season. 🙁

  • 41 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    I think Wales have met their match in Belgium sadly Lilongwe mate. Especially if Hazard continues to play as he did in the last match.

  • 42 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Good luck to Hatem. Hopefully the time in the wilderness at Hull and out of the game has focussed him sufficiently to grasp this opportunity. If he has matured, and can bring in a level of work rate then he has more than enough ability to be a starter for PSG. He should be up there with the top players in the world, but his mentality has to match his ability to be able to do it.

  • 43 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    JP, couldn’t agree more. Clear out more dead wood Rafa. Too much of it hanging around the club for years now. If possible I would love to see us blood the youngsters more often. If Rafa can actually get the system working and good young players developing we should have a bright future.

  • 44 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    G2,
    So do I. Oh well, they can be pretty proud of their efforts though. They have now won more knock out matches on foreign soil than England in the European Championships. A pretty sad statistic.

  • 45 Bobbybee // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Onealanshearer, just out of curiosity, did you ever watch Arma whilst he was in our Academy, or playing for the U21’s? He’s the most natural goal scorer of all those mentioned and 20 goals in a cobbled together Coventry side ain’t to be sniffed at. You might well be in for a pleasant surprise once he starts to play for the first team mate, this kid is destined for great things and the Championship is an ideal place to start. 😉

  • 46 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    We have enough small strikers, gayle, cisse, armstrong, perez. Don’t we need another big man incase mitrovic gets injuried

  • 47 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Excellent discussion today lads.

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Someone has posted a video of the Wales players going mental when Iceland scored. Hope they get humped tonight.

  • 49 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    JP,
    Plenty still to go. Not many takers knocking about, I think some will be around until the end of the window when clubs become desperate, or have missed enough of their top targets.

  • 50 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    I think Rafa might address that Shadow mate, but first a couple of solid CB’s please. We’re crying out for that. Have been for years and years. Enough cobbling together a poor defense and giving up more than 60 goals a season.

  • 51 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    The shocking thing is we’ve had good goalkeeping over the last few years. That points to how bad the back four have been.

  • 52 Bobbybee // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Another big striker is one thing – as long as it ain’t Berbatov! Carroll I’d take back tomorrow. 😉

  • 53 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Mitro, Armstrong, Gayle and Perez. That looks pretty good to me for the Championship. With Ritchie to provide crosses and good pace. If Shelvey gets back to where he should be we should score a fair few goals. Get that back four fixed Rafa.

  • 54 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Bobby,
    As long as Carroll dropped his ridiculous wages and agreed to only be injured when Mitro isn’t suspended and vice versa it might work.

  • 55 geordie157 // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    What’s the obsession with central defence, mbemba and lascelles have shown they can be a good pairing, yes we need more depth at centre back but those two should start as the first choices.

    The full backs are the weak links, janmaat cannot defend and gets sent off when he’s made to look useless. Haidara is always injured. Dummett does a job but would be better developed as a centre back. Mbabu is the one with the potential but he’s also injury prone.

    Sterry could be the one to step up this season.

  • 56 Bobbybee // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Lil, 😉 good point mate! I have visions of Arma feeding off Carroll’s knock downs and flick ons and the possibilities are endless. Can’t see it happening in reality, but nothing to stop me dreaming. 😉

  • 57 davetoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    My money is on nil-all for this game

  • 58 dazza // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    PLZ get off Andros’s d***.

    They guy only ever had one foot in this squad and his performances showed it.

    He played and plays for himself. Ball-hog, cheap in possession, and plays to score wonder, consolation goals. He might have won us a point last season.

    Ritchie is twice the player and shows we are building a team that can play a system. Trust is Rafa. Adios Andros.

  • 59 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Geordie157,
    Because in the last 6 months we have lost Colo, Saylor and Willo from that position and lack any competition/backup for the role. We need competition pushing them, and it needs to be a level that can challenge them for the starting slot. I still think Mbemba has a lot of work to do, and would prefer some experience in that area as well as another youngish player to fight for a spot. That may well be Dummet, in which case we would have to get a left back in, possibly 2 if Haidara is going, unless Gibson is ready to push for a spot.

    Agreed on Janmaat, I still can’t see him staying. I’d test Spurs resolve for Trippier personally, but I’m sure there are others.

  • 60 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Bobby,
    Yeah, it is how I see it developing, only with Mitro rather than Carroll. If Mitro isn’t available we may well play a different system altogether, rather than needing a back up for him. Selecting teams based on the best way to breakdown an opposition. I can only see us getting a Mitro back up in if Cisse AND Riviere are both moved on.

  • 61 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Not going to work with Carroll lads. He’s on far too much money and his legs and feet are made of glass. Go for a younger player with athleticism to replace Cisse. And Lilongwe has it right. We need defenders. Janmaat must be thinking of leaving and Mbemba and Lascelles aren’t enough in the centre. Dummett can help there. The left back position is uncertain as well. It will take a lot of work and some clever dealing to get it sorted.

  • 62 geordie157 // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Everton sign Steklenburg….or however it’s spelt.

    Looks like we might have four keepers then with Woodman probably going out on loan

  • 63 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Right, on that note, I’ll be heading to the pub to watch the match. Still supporting Wales, even if they celebrated our demise….

  • 64 ShirebrookToon // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Palace bid 25mil for benteke!!

  • 65 geordie157 // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Trippier is a good shout, with Yedlin doing quite well at Sunderland they could sell.

  • 66 davetoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Yep and will likely have to pay a bit more

  • 67 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Can you imagine if we had all that PL money to splash about.

  • 68 Lindisfarne // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Please Mr Rafa bid £30M for Benteke.

  • 69 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Ok so where is our TWO new CB’s and a LB surely thats who we need to sign next…

    I am gutted for Townsend he would do well in the Championship for us.
    But for Pardwho….oh dear…..Lost my respect for him.

  • 70 GeordieTwo // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Off to watch as well lads. Enjoy.

  • 71 Bobbybee // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Geordie175, Sterry should get his chance this season and I personally rate Mbabu ahead of Janmaat anyway, if he can stay fit. Great defensively and sticks some nice crosses in. Janmaat’s likely to go anyway if noises are to be believed. Whoever decides to leave will bring in good money – 40m+ – and you can only imagine how Rafa will spend that windfall. He can persuade players to drop down for one season – as he already has – by selling him his vision. A successful Newcastle can be something very special and players know that. Exciting times ahead. 😉

  • 72 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    I want to support Wales here what with me being British and all, but they hate us!

  • 73 ShirebrookToon // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    What a Goal!

  • 74 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    @Jail

    I want to support Wales because I have them on my sweepstake but the country was daft enough to vote out the EU without checking that they would still get the same funds from our government…. not the brightest 🙂

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    So would it have been better to have been humiliated off of NI or Iceland or outclassed by Belgium???

  • 76 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Deep down I must want them to win because I enjoyed that!

  • 77 davetoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Not outclassed for long

  • 78 sobadithurts // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Jail, what the deuce does “off of” even mean?
    Would ‘by’ not do?

  • 79 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Sobadithurts troll,
    Maybe it’s a Geordie Grammar thing.

  • 80 BandB // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    HOY!

    JFA @75 &76.
    That’s Welshgeordie’s job!!!!

  • 81 sobadithurts // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Jail: No it’s not, only students and facebook heads say ‘off of ‘ you muppet.

  • 82 BandB // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    I think you’ll find Welsh doesn’t lose his Appellation of Origin certificate for foot-in-mouth mid-match predictions until we press the green button on Article 50.
    Jail!

  • 83 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Allez les Diables rouges.
    Come on Belgium, need to step up in the second half.
    Bayle is an ugly fellow – sure he must have been an extra in the original version of Planet of the Apes.

  • 84 Yo-yo // Jul 1, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    LCBP

    Didn’t the NE vote heavily for Brexit ?

  • 85 lesh // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    G2

    Salazar Berbatov, tea maker?

    Nope! You’re surely thinking of Samovar?

    And what’s more, Charnley’s head honcho when it comes to making tea so you can forget a new one.

  • 86 Yo-yo // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Jsil

    The Welsh don’t hate the English. We just don’t think much of your international sports teams (though your Rugby side is looking good at the mo)

  • 87 carl // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Brilliant Ramsey run and pass.

  • 88 Ron Knee // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Crikey!

  • 89 carl // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Come on Wales. They meet the Murray test.

  • 90 BandB // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Right, that’s it!
    I’m sorry Jail, but I’m issuing notification of a formal blog demarcation dispute on the thorny issue of hapless predictions and referring it for compulsory arbitration.

  • 91 colwell // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Fcuk Berbatov get Robson kanu in on a free!!!!

  • 92 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Sobadithurts,
    Do you ever post anything meaningful or are you the muppet police?

  • 93 martoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    colwell – just thinking the same thing myself.

  • 94 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Yo-yo
    I thought you were Scottish?

  • 95 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    I want Wales to win now!

  • 96 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    But I want Belgium to score. Ffs I’m in seven minds, how does it feel (c)arl?

  • 97 BandB // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad

  • 98 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Wow!!!

  • 99 davetoon // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Amazing

  • 100 Ron Knee // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    This is one of the best matches of the tournament.

  • 101 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    Wales vs Iceland final !!

  • 102 Bobbybee // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Welshie my friend, most sincere congratulations on a well deserved win. Imagine a double, with Liecester to win the league and wales the Euro’s? Set up for life. 😉

  • 103 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Well done the Wales fans for their relentless singing. More than hats off (of) to them

  • 104 jimiley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Just goes to prove how crap our overpaid England players are. 300k a week anybody? What do you get for that? A fat boy losing his hair who cannot run anymore and will score you five goals a season. Mostly pens. Subbed after 70 mins coz he runs out of puff. Joke money. Joke league.

  • 105 toonking // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    welsh geordie+ any other welsh people

    I’ve been watching this game and all I can say is you should now be deemed the best UK team ATM.

    Surely the england FA will be taking very serious action in trying to sort out the mess england themselves are in. If this isn’t serious enough to consider taking action like that of germany back in 2004 when they didn’t get past the group stage, we might as well give up following england altogether.

  • 106 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Probably best game so far in the Euros.

  • 107 BandB // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    All four of my Uncle Uriah’s will be happier than they’ve been since Mary Hopkin finished second in the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • 108 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    welshie me auld mucka,
    Fantastic result, fantastic fans, good luck to you !!!

  • 109 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Good example of a team versus a group of star players.

  • 110 BandB // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Well done Gary.
    It wouldn’t have drawn it’s first dragon breath without you.

  • 111 Yo-yo // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Isn’t it good a UK team is in the semis lads ?

    WAAAALLLLEEESSSS

  • 112 ShirebrookToon // Jul 1, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Take note England. That is teamwork at its best. Well done Wales hope they go all the way now

  • 113 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Everyone’s doing a Leicester!

  • 114 ShirebrookToon // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Get Gunter in for RB!

  • 115 Yo-yo // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    jimiley

    Don’t forget most Welsh players are playing in the EPL. I said at the beginning of this tournament that England didn’t look like a team but Wales, even without the brilliant players Belgium and England have always looked like a real team and we have hwyl as out 12th man.
    We’ll seriously miss Ramsey in the semi. What a game, he was everywhere.

  • 116 geordie157 // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Rafa…..sign Robson-kanu on a free please!

    What a performance that was!

  • 117 Belfast // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Wales surely a shoe in for the final now. Portugal are a bad lot.

  • 118 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Talking of shoes – Jib have you changed yours yet.

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01389/shoes_1389718c.jpg

  • 119 Belfast // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    And two yellow cards in five games earns you a suspension ? That’s a joke.

    Ramsey suspended now.

  • 120 Rafa Revolution // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Cracking start to signings, we now need defence sorted

  • 121 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    I hope the methodical dampening of thought robotic winning machine of Germsny don’t up end Wales!

  • 122 Jail for Ashley // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    I bloody hate this predictive text!

  • 123 Rafa Revolution // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    I wouldn’t want a 35 yr old Berbatov but a free agent Robson-Kanu would be good

  • 124 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Well. We are NEVER going to hear the end of it, but Wales totally deserved that. Playing as a team, with a couple of plans, and not bottling it as soon as they go behind. A team grown from the seeds that Gary Speed (rip) planted

  • 125 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    We are in the semis, We are in the semis na na na na, na na na na
    We are in the semis, We are in the semis na na na na, na na na na

    Get the frig in there.

  • 126 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    July 1, 2016
    welshie me auld mucka,
    Fantastic result, fantastic fans, good luck to you !!!

    Even though we have never seen eye to eye, thanks for that.

  • 127 Jib // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Livrpool have offered €14 million for Sissoko

    https://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/europa/liverpool-offerta-da-14-milioni-al-newcastle-per-sissoko-848827

  • 128 Yo-yo // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    YCMIU

    EVERY Welshman acknowledges and thanks Gary Speed from the bottom of their hearts as we all know he started this journey for us. I wish so much he could see this day as he truly was a good man. Curse the black dog that took him.
    Chris Coleman nearly jacked it in when we got beat by Croatia, but he has been brilliant in building a team, and he himself called a blinder – great decisions, substitutions, and great hwyl in the team, with no prima donnas.

  • 129 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Goes to show we are not a one man team when Bale didn’t even score against a very good Belgium side with quality premiership players.

  • 130 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Yo_yo

    I’ve been thinking that myself, let’s do it for Gary Speed.

  • 131 welshgeordie9 // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Jib

    Don’t think he will go to Liverpool, he’s been moaning about wanting to play champions league football.

  • 132 toonking // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Leicester city showed it this season and now we see it being shown by wales. A team performs best when each and every player works together and is well organised, hazard and cost had some problems last season and chelsea didn’t even make it into the top4. Man city were either leaking too many goals or failing to get back at teams and score they were too reliant on kompany and aguero. Manure were playing very boring football not attractive to the club but what could they play when they were so unorgatised as a team, rooney himself was used all over the place.

    Football is called a team sport not an idivigual sport. You can have as many messi and ronaldo in your team as you like but without decent orgasiation and players will be left right and centre and not know what to do which is just what england did.




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