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England Maintain 100% Record – Play Italy In Semi-Final

1:43 pm, Monday, July 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 257 Comments

The England U-19 side recorded their third win in Group B today when they beat Croatia 2-1 in Germany and so finish top of their group with a 100% record and move into the semi-finals.

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman again played the whole game for England, but couldn’t keep a clean sheet after England had gone into a comfortable 2-0 lead after only 10 minutes.

U19 England v U19 Croatia - UEFA Under19 European Championship

England U-19 side before game against Croatia

The talented Newcastle goalkeeper was beaten by a terrific drive from Nikola Moro just before the hour mark to make the score 2-1.

And that was England’s third successive 2-1 victory of the competition.

An early goal from Izzy Brown after only 4 minutes was followed up by an own-goal from Croatian defender Silvio Anocic after 10 minutes, as England rushed into a 2-0 lead before Croatia pulled a goal back in the second half.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side will now play Italy in Thursday’s semi-final with Italy finishing second in Group A to Portugal.

Both countries had 5 points and a goal difference of +1 and had drawn their game 1-1,  but the decider was that Portugal scored 6 goals to Italy’s 3 goals.

Germany failed to qualify from Group A so the final will be between England or Italy and Portugal or France, which is the other semi-final.


England U-19s: 1 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United); 5 Taylor Moore (RC Lens), 6 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), 14 Reece Oxford (West Ham United), 2 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton); 12 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 8 Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), 14 Ryan Ledson (Everton); 10 Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool), 17 Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic), 11 Izzy Brown (Chelsea).
Substitutes: 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) for Moore 78
Substitutes not used: 4 Jordan Rossiter (Glasgow Rangers), 13 Sam Howes (West Ham United), 7 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), 9 Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), 15 Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea)
Goals: Izzy Brown 4, Silvio Anocic 10

Croatia U-19: 12 Ivan Nevistic; 2 Matej Hudecek, 5 Vinko Soldo, 6 Karlo Plantak, 3 Silvio Anocic; 18 Kristian Jakic; 17 Matija Fintic, 14 Luka Ivanusec, 10 Andrija Balic, 7 Josip Brekalo; 16 Nikola Moro (c)
Substitutes: 9 Fran Brodic for Brekalo 38, 8 Bojan Knezevic for Fintic 61, 13 Ivan Bozic for Moro 77
Substitutes not used: 1 Karlo Letica,11 Davor Lovren, 15 Marijan Cabraja.
Goals: Nikola Moro 58

Attendance: 7400

Comments welcome – but please respect the views of others and don’t attack other readers because of their opinions – finally be mature with the comments you place on the blog – thanks.

Tags: England News · European Competition · Freddie Woodman · International News · Newcastle News

257 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Dont mind any players leaving, this is as good a season to clear out anyone who doesnt want to be here and start afresh with players who will but a gut on the pitch when We are up against it.

    Would rather we replaced them before they were sold tho as it always adds a fee million onto the price when you have it already in your pocket.

    Wini, Sissoko, Janmaat, Krul, Tiote – dont mind if all go as for the first time in a long time i feel like Rafa will get the money to replace them all this window and if Wini goes this week then we still have weeks before Fulham.

  • 2 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    Well done England U21s three wins all 2-1, If they keep that up for the semi and final I’ll be happy, a little pride coming back into the England set up.

    Flogging is too good for the seniors.

  • 3 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Lot of steam building up from various press outlets about Gini leaving.

  • 4 expatmag // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:56 PM


    I read earlier that Spurs are signing a winger from Marseille for 11 million quid which would free up the money for them to sign Thauvin back pernanently. Rafa doesnt want to send him back there on loan.

  • 5 expatmag // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:57 PM


    He is gone mate.

    Question is for how much.

  • 6 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    Gini, who kept quiet, has turned out to be easier to sell(if this is true) than Moussa “wantaway” Sissoko, who hasn’t shut up about signing elsewhere for over 2 seasons. I wonder if other clubs are stand-offish because of that attitude?

  • 7 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Ooof! I see fallout from Bobbybee s post in last thread. I’m not sure it’s ok to call someone a paedophile on a public forum. Not without a bit of legal hoo-haa that is.

  • 8 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 1:59 PM


    Yeah but Rafa also said that the boy has skills, and he always knew he had. He wants him to keep on working hard and improving and then he will decide. For me this one is 50/50, He may want to leave in which case Rafa will most likely let him. But reading between the lines, he may keep him as cover on the left wing.

  • 9 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    expat – if it is 27million great – or anywhere near that.

    See Owen Coyle now saying it is the Venkys who will decide if Hanley is sold.

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Even if Gini was just as keen to leave, he has been quieter and much more professional about it.

  • 11 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Firebug that all contributes but if you think of the main reason in terms of play style why shelvey failed it’s blatant.

  • 12 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Mark I think soap-boxing yourself like Moussa has done doesn’t do his agent any favours. A potential buyer will have his job made easier knowing a player wants to leave at all costs. His agent should have told him to keep his trap shut and bang in a quiet request.

  • 13 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Haha u just dont like Sissoko mate

  • 14 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Delighted if gini moves for 25m. He was pathetic for 3/4 of the season and one of the reasons why we got relegated.

    Good riddance.

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:03 PM


    I dont deny it, mate 😀

    I have grown tired of his constant moaning about wanting to play CL football, while not REALLY doing anything to justify it.

  • 16 funlovingexpress // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    If we sell Gini for £27 million, a huge mistake IMO, how much do you think the club will receive?

  • 17 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    About as legal as calling somebody a psychopath tsunki. Psychopaths are generally people with murderous intent. Like i say, i have the same evidence to back up my claim as he has – zilch. Can’t take it, don’t give it out. Dead simple.

  • 18 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Shelvey couldn’t be made to fit in the team we had last year. Our defensive priorities meant we had to batten it down with a solid hard working defensive midfield, there was no room at all for shelvey to move around and pick out his range passing. Consequently his head would drop as he searched vainly for the ball and his passing didn’t just become poor it was laughable.

  • 19 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:06 PM


    Yeah, thats exactly my point about sissoko. I understand players wanting to move on from a club like NUFC (at least the way we have been recently), and especially now we are in the championship, but Moussa has been fluttering his lashes and winking at Arsenal for the best part of 2 years, and not being subtle about it.

  • 20 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Well good thing Gini is leaving now before he ends up in the same bag mate

  • 21 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:09 PM


    He was played in DM as a deep lying playmaker, but spent most of his time standing with his hands on his hips, or pointing back to goal. He lack the vision we hoped he had, and misplaced too many passes, looked lost when we came under pressure, and rarely pressed beyond the half way line.

    Tactics, team cohesion etc. played a big part in it, and the lack of desire from all the team showed a lot of good players up. The whole thing was a shambles from pre season til Rafa. Shelvey was just another cog that got all rusty and lost efficiency.

  • 22 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Moussa and Wini are a perfect example of how you conduct yourself when wanting a move. Both want to leave but Wini has pretty much kept his mouth shut and Sissoko has been talking up moves for the past 18 months publicly.

    In this day and age there is no need for Sissoko to spout this crap every chance he gets, his agent is talking to the other clubs 24/7 to find a move id guess so why talk publicly, other than to just piss off the fans..

    Both can move, Wini with best wishes, Moussa not so much.

  • 23 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Tsunki yes pretty much there was a total lack of movement in the team with nobody making good runs or creating space to receive the ball (Shelvey became guilty as most of this). Shelvey’s main attribute is to pick the ball up and play that killer pass through and the fact mitro who was as static as anyone (not really his fault as running behind is not his game) really made Shelvey useless.

  • 24 funlovingexpress // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    A psychopath is someone who is devoid of all emotion. It does not mean they have a murderous intent, though granted it does make murdering someone a whole lot easier if you don’t feel any emotions.

    It was commonly thought that one in every 200 people living in the UK (English studies) were psychopaths.

    Some research has sown that it could be one in every 5. Though I discount that research.

    Thats the scientific view.


    On blogs we should all try to get on. Yes we all disagree with each other from time to time but tit for tat name calling will only ever resort in ill feeling over a long period of time.

    No matter how justified we all think we are.

    Life is to short.

  • 25 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Maybe not quite “best wishes” for Wini as he was none existent for large parts of LY when we really needed him, but more “meh, he can go fine”

  • 26 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Play Shelvey with Gayle and you get w lot of goals.

  • 27 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Sorry phone is playing up but u get the gist

  • 28 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:14 PM


    I would say you have as much reason to call each other psychos because you both keep on at each other on here, and neither of you is willing to move on/ignore the other. Its a bit of a stretch, yes, but internet arguments have escalated to some really bad things happening. I dont personally think either of you are psychopaths, but it is either both of you or none of you that qualify…

    I would offer advice and say you should retract the peado comment, because nothing that has been said in the past even slightly points to it, and has never had anything to do with such a vile practice.

  • 29 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    That’s true, mitrovic not the guy to run onto a long ball generally, hasn’t got pace or vision that you see in someone like defoe who knows exactly where a defenders blind spot is. Add to that we didn’t have pacy wingers, but one trier (janmaat) who isn’t that great with the ball at his feet, and one tricky one (townsend) who made up in skill what he lacked in pace. Both with an eye first on defending which made them reticent at times. I don’t count sissoko as he generally bounced up and down the field regardless of whatever position he seemed to be played. No out and out pacy wingers who could anticipate and control the flight of a long ball while running is what I’m trying to say ha ha.

  • 30 jayphoto // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    @bobbybee – theres a test for psychopathy, I test at 70% on the scale which makes me a psychopath in psychological terms and have no murderous intent. Just a complete lack of empathy and attachment to other people
    Its a pretty common condition, like 1 in 100 people suffer from it, I hardly doubt 250000 people in the uk are murderous….
    David James suffers from it also.
    Hardly the same as being a pedophile….

  • 31 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Sissoko has done more for this club than Gini has, hid less, contributed more, played out of position, was made captain and did it while getting booed

    Aye seems fair to give him the finger while patting the Gini on the back (if u can find him that is his superpower of invisibility is bleeding impressive)

  • 32 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Think we need a winger almost as much as a CB. Dont see Aarons lasting a full season without breaking down, Perez isnt a wide player so that just leaves Ritchie assuming Wini and Sissoko leave….

    Wouldve liked to see us go for Andre Gray up front too, proven he can score in the Champ and potential for the PL. cant see him being available but would be worth a try.

  • 33 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:18 PM


    I would have been just as hard on gini if he had started p1ssing and moaning. He also didnt do anything to justify a big move. We are probably going to be better off without either of them.

  • 34 expatmag // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:18 PM


    Agrew with you regarding the paedo comments. Not necessary nor nice and should be retracted. Leaves a bad taste really.

  • 35 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Bobbybee, given your renowned leaning towards boiling over, you could be labeled with the “psycopath” epithet in the same manner of creatively humoured hyperbole as “Psycho” Pearce. To counter by saying someone could equally be a paedophile, and in a public blog, merely cements the accusation against you. I’ll advised retort I would say.

  • 36 G // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    @bobbybee 100% out of order. Leave that sort of mudslinging to the trolls on Twitter.

  • 37 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Should have gone with Schizo, nut job, crackpot or such like…

  • 38 Average_Contents // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Just heard from a mate who’s a scouser (but supports us) and he reckons from someone in the know that the fee isn’t anywhere near £25-30m for wini, more like £15-17m. And it’s not near done yet.

    How on planet earth is Ibe worth similar to wini? Double more like.

    I’m taking it with a pinch of salt but thought I’d share. Anyway I trust rafa to see us right. First time in a long long time I’ve said that about an nufc manager lol

  • 39 expatmag // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:23 PM


    I would love to see Thauvin stay. When I was over there last year, he didnt impress me in the games I watched him in but that was under McLaren and the team in general failed.

    We do need wingers to feed Mitro because his strength us feeding off crosses. Ritchie Aarons and Thauvin could be the solution. One more winger would be nice too.

  • 40 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    I prefer ‘slimy urticating worm’ ha ha seems to cover all bases without getting me dragged into a courtroom. So far anyway 🙂

  • 41 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    In any case if a player doesn’t want to be at our club then quite simply we don’t want them here either, So for me they can pack up and jog on.

    We need players who will have pride in the shirt, who are willing to give their all win lose or draw, and who are not going to be crying to their agents when things go bad for us.

    If we are all in it together then I would take a team of triers over a bunch of whinging primadonnas.

  • 42 expatmag // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:25 PM


    I hope they are wrong and I really cannot see Ashley sanctioning that.

  • 43 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:26 PM


    I’ll see you in court….if I ever find out what “urticating” is 😀

  • 44 expatmag // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:27 PM


    Poor you. Getting picked on again……lol

  • 45 The American // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    If Wijnaldum goes I will be sad to see the back of him. He would probably score boatloads in the Championship.

  • 46 Toonces // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Perhaps a loan for Wijnaldum would be a good option, unless that 25M+ fee to sell is obtained. He did disappear at times (and a good part of this can be attributed to McClaren’s tactics & mentality away from home) but he also scored well from midfield. He will be tough to replace. He does have genuine class and we would want him once back up in the Prem. The loan would keep him in national team picture for Netherlands as WC qualifying will be underway and if he is with Klopp or Pocchetino, both would be good mentors while on loan.

  • 47 Our Toon // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Problem with a massive cull is players need time to settle in and we need quality for when we go back up. As for Gini he played many positions last season hardly good for someone trying to settle into a new league but still got goals.

    Sissoko has a poor attitude off the pitch but he also played many positions under Rafa including RB, again good attitude to babe out on the pitch even if performances weren’t that good

  • 48 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:36 PM


    Thauvin may come good under Rafa and show us some of that promise he had tied around his neck when we signed him up. If Rafa thinks he’s worth a punt that’s fine by me, I always though he had the potential to be a decent winger, but as has been said many times, coming into an under performing team is always going to be an uphill struggle.

    Nowhere for him to hide this time though, if Rafa gives him a chance he better bloody take it.

  • 49 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:41 PM


    I think it’s a load of Bollox any way mate if im honest.
    I can’t believe Rafa would take the job knowing full well Ashley would sanction the sale of all our best players.
    First Townsend, Now Gini ??
    Yet j get were in the Championship, But are we not supposed to building a team to go straight back up and stay there .
    The likes of Hanley and co may be good enough for the fizzy pop league. But have massive doubts once back in the Pl

  • 50 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    The Newcastle Chronicle report that the club’s chiefs are relaxed about incoming bids for Wijnaldum who has a long-term deal with the club, and would only accept a huge offer for the player of at least £27million.

    Manager Rafael Benitez has stated that he hopes Wijnaldum will stay at the club despite being heavily linked with a move away.

    Wijnaldum is currently with the Newcastle squad for pre-season in Ireland and came off the bench to score in a 6-0 victory over Bohemians.

    Experienced Merseyside journalist Chris Bascombe says negotiations between the two Premier League clubs is ongoing but states “there is even some optimism on Merseyside talks could advance significantly over the next few days in time for the player to join Liverpool’s pre-season tour of North America”.

    Klopp’s side head to the United States on Thursday as they step up their pre-season preparations.

  • 51 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:45 PM


    We had no choice re Townsend. I dont think Mash will force rafa to sell the big players, but i do think that Rafa himself would move on a player who cant be persuaded to put the effort in if not sold.

  • 52 Our Toon // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:47 PM


    That’s my argument as well mate, it’s so short sighted to get rid of these lads for the championship but not think to what the spend will have to be to get better players next season. Prices are already stupidly high and it’ll get worse next season.

    On the shelvey debate and lack of movement with mitro, if shelvey looked to pass it 2 yards to someone free rather than an 80 yard pass into touch which finds a man once in every 20 attempts.

  • 53 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Isn’t it amazing. Didn’t hear this sort of reaction when my disability was the subject of such abuse. Now, that was technically illegal as it classed as hate crime. But didn’t i add i had no evidence to back it up? Therefore it wasn’t an accusation, just me deciding to be as childish as many others on here. No, i didn’t accuse jail of being a nonce, i simply said i’d heard it. Big difference. People say shyt on here all day. A psychopath killed one of my best mates over a box a records. I am as far from being a psychopath as jail probably is from being a paedo, so i take it as personal as it gets. I wasn’t even online when that accusation came up, so please, explain how that was justified? Do i think jail’s a nonce? Not at all, i don’t know him, but neither does he know me to call me a psychopath. Psychopaths are dangerous people – as dangerous as nonces. I’m in a fcuking wheelchair ffs, so how dangerous can i be? My point was, calling people unjustified names works both ways. Calling me a psycho is equally bad. Call me names and you’ll get them back. The simple answer is refrain from doing so.

  • 54 Average_Contents // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:02 PM


    Neither can I. Can’t see rafa sanctioning it either tbh. Not for that price anyway.

    As much as I like wini, if he wants to go then let him but not for that stupid price I heard. Take em to the cleaners I say.

  • 55 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    whine ,whinge ,whine, good bye

  • 56 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:05 PM


    I am also disable, and have suffered plenty of abuse for it in the past, it’s water of a ducks back and I never use it as an excuse for any reason.

    That said, Jail was wrong to call you a psycho, fair enough, and when he come on maybe you two can sort it out, but calling someone a nonce in any circumstance is wrong, mud stick and he has plenty on here who would be willing to carry that on.

    IMO you have both been irresponsible with your comments and that could lead to further allegations. Two wrongs don’t make a right. It may start with my dads bigger than your dad but where exactly does it end?

    Are you too proud to withdraw such an allegation?

    You know it’s wrong mate, yet you try to defend it by raising the fact your disable and been abuse for it. As I said so am I and I suffered for years, still do occasionally, you have to learn to rise above such things.

  • 57 JP...from The Rock // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    I wouldn’t sell Wijanaldum. Not even for 30m. Because who will you replace him with? We will never be able to attract a player of his calibre while we’re in this league. We need goals and he scores them from midfield. I would sell Sissoko as he is neither consistent nor a goalscorer.

  • 58 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Firebug, i’m not using my disability as an excuse for anything. Shyt happens. I know i was out of order – that was my intention. Psychopaths kill people. I know, i’ve buried a mate murdered by one recently. To compare me to that piece of shyt kind of boils you up a bit. I’ll state this now. I will fully withdraw that comment when the originator – jail – withdraws his. Ffs, i wasn’t even online when that accusation was thrown at me, so please, feel free to justify it on his behalf. No, i’ll go one better. I withdraw the remark that i heard jail was a nonce unreservedly. It was made in anger after being compared to a murderer. Now let’s see what he has to say. Careful what you call people you’ve never met, you don’t know how much it might offend them.

  • 59 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Our toon if that’s what you want why would you play Shelvey as his main attribute is his vision and passing. If you want someone who can play 2 yards calls backwards or sideways then Christ I will go get me boots on. If you watched Shelvey he actually started doing exactly what you say as he became despondent. He started hiding and not showing then when he got the ball just playing a simple pass to get rid which is why I question his character. Get someone with movement in front of Shelvey and you will see the player he is. You only have to watch his games with Swansea and see how many he was laying on a plate for Gomis game after game (he had great movement but terrible finisher). The problem is his character as when Swansea started playing bad the team around him stops moving etc and his head goes making him useless.

  • 60 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:31 PM


    Hence the reason all name calling should stop. But he did not call you a murderer did he? A psychopath is not necessarily a murderer, and I don’t believe he meant it in that way.

    You chose that context yourself Bobby. I just hope you and jail can sort this out and let everyone else get back to the footy chat.

    On that note:

    JP…from The Rock

    I agree, Wini would be better with us in the fizzy pop, but if he want’s away are we ever going to see the best of him?

  • 61 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    On gini going it was always going to happen and if Liverpool come in he will go for around 22-23m I rekon. People saying keep him or loan him are deluded. He is miles ahead of Moussa and in a decent team will be a really good player.

  • 62 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Firebug, the abuse i got about my disability was on this very blog. By the usual suspects i may add. I didn’t complain then and i’m not now, i’m just pointing out what’s good for the goose etc. Don’t call people nasty names then start crying when they corme back at you, that’s my point.

    Tsunki, is there really any truth that you posted as pokat? I ask because i simply can’t believe that anybody who’s made such a fuss over multiples would do so themselves. Imagine what a fool and hypocrite that would make said poster? Or were people just stirring it up again? Happens a lot on here i’ve noticed.

  • 63 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Will Hughes?

  • 64 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    You have to be philosophical about players moving on, not just about those who feel they are better than the championship, but those who aren’t. I don’t think Rafa will lose sleep over jettisoning his cannon fodder for more suitable premiership players once we ascend. Horses for courses as they say.

  • 65 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Tremendous comedy blogging on here today and in recent days/weeks.
    Blog is made up of folk with multiple personality disorders, paedophiles, psycopaths, murderers, xenophobes, homophobes.

    Cannot stop laughing.
    “booohooo boohoooo I’m not a murdwerer boohooo boohoo.

    Tremendous comedy blogging lads – quiet on the football front – but infilled with this tremendous comedy blogging — it is spiffing.

  • 66 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Firebug, and i didn’t call him a paedo either if you care to read it. I said i’d heard he was one, but had the same amount of evidence to back it up as he did – none. Tit for tat, nothing more. Psychopaths are dangerous people – end of. I’m far from being dangerous.

  • 67 Wayayman // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Afternoon everyone. Hope you’re all enjoying the British heatwave at the minute. I’m boiling in London and it’s even hotter tomorrow apparently.
    Anyways, just on Gini; The lad might have had a poor 2nd half of the season but lets put things into perspective here. He’s class. Way, way too good for the Championship despite his away performances for us. Let’s face it, he’s not the only one who didn’t look too bothered last season. I’ll be sad to see him go but I’d do exactly the same in his position, he’s got zero loyalty to us in all honestly. None of the players owe us anything, they’re all young lads in a very short career and they’ll all have these money-obsessed agents whispering in their ears. I remind myself that no one player is bigger than he club and we’ll be there long after the deserting players have finished their careers.

  • 68 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Says tuff, who fantasises daily about spanking people and posting photos of schoolteachers spanking little boys. Sorry jail, my mistake.

  • 69 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Bobbybee yes I did post as Pokat, by gum you’re quick! As explained before it was an experiment to prove how Ed can allow his blog to foster the nefarious deeds of multiple posters who were even back then plaguing us with their mischief (mostly the same sad miscreants we see today) and unfortunately it taught me many things, sadly. It ran it’s course after I laid down a smorgasbord of clues, including dozens of acronyms to the Tsunki handle, before finally ditching it with apologies to all hoodwinked bloggers. I tried my best to be found out but I had to voluntarily eject.

    It was never intended to last or to cause harm or mischief in the way the current multiple incumbents do. It proved that it happens, it’s easy, and for Ed a click is a click is a click.

    Nice try on the hypocrisy thing though. Now, Psycho, about that comment of yours… 🙂

  • 70 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Thank you Tsunki, enough said. I get you 100% now. What a tosser.

  • 71 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Norman – for the record I do not post images of schoolboys spanking little boys nor do I fantasize daily about it.
    Throwing the “little boys” theme into it – reverts back to sexual perversion – which you have already done today.
    Alright for you to be childish in posting but not others.
    Law for others but not you. Chill out man you are so bloody angry.

  • 72 Jail for Ashley // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    I apologise for calling you a physio path, I should have said the very angry man. Bobby, you have falsely accused me many times of taking the pis $$ out of your disability without a shred of evidence to back it up except ‘you know what you said” it is a pretty dispacable accusation and many on here would testify that I never make racist, sexist or homophobic posts in fact I have pulled people on a few occasions for such posts. Who are the usual suspects, anyone you don’t agree with, is posada or andrew83 a usual suspects.

  • 73 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:56 PM


    It was an unfounded and dangerous comment to make. All people will read is that you heard he was one, but had no evidence. That is more than enough for most people to start sharpening the pitch forks and lighting the torches mate.

    You have retracted it and now it is up to you and jail to sort it out. I know you have suffered abuse, but you have also given plenty, as you said tit for tat,

    The whole point of name calling on here is there are no winners or losers, just a repetitive drone of the same thing day in day out.

    Sometime you need to be the bigger man and just not respond. This blog needs the football chat back, and the decent posters contributing, most are very knowledgeable about our club and I enjoy reading and learning and when I can contributing.

    All this bickering has lead to serious allegations that have no place in society never mind this blog, it’s time for it all to stop and someone has to be ready to draw a line under it and say enough is enough and just not take the bait.

    Anyway I respect you for your retraction and hope it all ends well. Now back to football….hopefully.

  • 74 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    This seems like a good time to stop by and say hi to the family….how are you all doing?

    The love in the room certainly smacks you in the face as you enter.

  • 75 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Tuff, that is a blatant lie. Which seriously gives food for thought. You have repeatedly talked about spanking and have 100% posted a picture of a teacher spanking a little boy. I believe it was somehow aimed at jib, or one of the others you morons generally attack. You did it, not me, so denying it…. interesting.

  • 76 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM


    All Nufc are asking is for them to suck it up and man up for 1 bleeding season in the championship, Then hopefully back to the Pl where we belong.
    Gini has to take part of the responsibility for what happened last season.At least show some balls and help get us out of this mess rather than bailing out at the first opportunity.

    It’s alright selling players for big money while your in the Pl, Because there is a good chance of bringing someone in with equal ability.
    But where we stand at present I just don’t see that happening.

  • 77 Our Toon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:01 PM


    I want someone who engages their brain when out on the pitch because shelvey doesn’t. I don’t only want a player to pass 2 yards but they need to able to pick the right option more often than not. Shelvey doesn’t know how to do this, you mention movement and I agree mitro doesn’t have the right movement for shelvey game. He has however played in teams with the likes of siguardson, ayew, Gomis and Bony…..he’s still failed to get 10 assists or even 5 from open play in a season and that’s with movement in an attacking team, he took the corners for them as well.

    At what point does it become apparent that he’s a 1 trick pony that offers very little other than the odd Hollywood pass. He’s failed at Liverpool and Swansea, what makes you think he’ll become this quality midfielder because in his career so far the blokes been nothing but a let down.

    Hopefully the fact he’s shed a few pounds will have him moving around more but he needs to be more intelligent than he currently is on the pitch and pick passes at the right time

  • 78 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:01 PM


    Aye share the love man! pmsl

  • 79 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Why do people care about what people say on a website that has no impact on their life at all. I couldn’t care less if people called me a nonce etc on here. If someone I know said it yes I wouldn’t be happy but this is a forum discussing football with people who you will never see or care about.

  • 80 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    firebug…I’m starting to think we need to take the blog on tour. It’s not fair that we keep all this love to ourselves.

  • 81 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:06 PM


    The point is somebody on here may know someone who get such an allegation, they then tell other people and before you know it trouble is afoot.

    For example I know four people who use this blog in personal life. no I won’t be naming them lol.

  • 82 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Our toon he actually did a decent job for Liverpool a lot of fans I speak to didn’t want him gone and could see the ability he had yet he went to make sure he got first team football.

    On Swansea put in YouTube Gomis misses it may be there but you will see Shelvey feeds him him time after time yet he fails to score. He put mitro through a few times last season and that is a guy who doesn’t move. I think he failed more at Swansea due to his charecter not ability.

  • 83 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:08 PM


    Well that’s one way back into Europe…….. er you were thinking Europe weren’t you? I’m not going to any of them places were I have to have injections mind.

  • 84 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Firebug but surely the people you know would just laugh at the person who clearly knows nothing about you making a silly comment?

  • 85 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:10 PM


    Aye mate, they would because they know me. But what if one was a spiteful vindictive barsteward, would it not be safer to just not make such allegations in the first place?

  • 86 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    83…Whether I should do or not, there are people on the blog who I care about.

    Firebug…Don’t drop the E word man!

  • 87 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Firebug yes it would be if someone say such a thing I can’t understand why peole take great offence.

  • 88 Our Toon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:13 PM


    I’ll take your word for the amount of times he put Gomis in, what happened when Bony was playing upfront then? Why did he fail to supply him and not increase the assists?

    Why did Swansea play better without him?

  • 89 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:17 PM


    Aye getting ahead of myself again using the E word, may I offer my humblest apologies. lol

    Anyway, are you well?

  • 90 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Our toon tbh I never watched Swansea enough to really comment with substance but maybe bony did not have great movement off the ball? The times I did see Swansea was when Gomis played up top and His movement was really goid and Shelvey linked well with him. I would guess that when the team is not playing well and void of confidence Shelvey is not the man for all the reasons I said before and therefore putting a grafter in that position would make the team play better.

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    July 18, 2016
    As for quality posters, when you have a poster like Lilongwe or hibbitt sticking a good word in for you and carl. Ian etc with welshgeordie9, Jib and the physocopath Bobbybee having a go at you, I know I won’t be changing my writing style for a good while yet.

    For the record I haven’t argued with anyone for a long time, so don’t bring my name in to it, actually if you at my comments over the last couple of months I’ve been talking about football.

  • 92 welshgeordie9 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Actually I have been Moaning, when the frig are we going to sign Hanley.

  • 93 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:21 PM


    Aye I’ll back you up on that marra, you have done a great deal of moaning. lmao

  • 94 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    firebug…I think we’ll hold a vote to see if your apology can be accepted or not 🙂

    Fairly well. It’s very hot and very busy. Proving a nice distraction from blog land mind.

    Good to see things at NUFC generally seem fairly positive. Hopefully proper foundations being laid to build something on for the future.

    I’m not getting carried away either way. I’m just looking forward to see what a proper manager can do when given the right tools and time.

  • 95 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    How very rude of me…how are you bug of fire?

  • 96 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Theres 2 things that need to happen on this blog (IMO)….

    1) People need to stop bringing up ancient history about things that ar NEVER going to be agreed on,and…

    2) People should stop going straight for zero to uber-angry the instant the see something they have said disagreed with. Try talking it through first instead. Today, Myself and wwsbrd managed to do that with the sissoko/gini debate. It is possible.

    Those are just my thoughts,i think it would make for a better blog. I am also not suggesting that I have never been in the wrong on here btw.

  • 97 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM


    Well I’m voting against…. oh wait!

    Yeah it’s good to see the positive rising above so much negative at the club. The fans are becoming enthusiastic about a season in the fizzy pop, the club a stepping in the right direction and Rafa is keeping the fans in the loop.

    I think we can gain promotion by winning this league, but then the hard work will start, but as this new found positivity surrounds the club it will lift the players.

    I am hoping for a good run in the cups too………maybe even win one of them and then get back into E…… never mind! 😀

  • 98 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:30 PM


    Firebug and Ibiza…. i disagree with you both entirely, and i will destroy you both. I hate you guys. Raaaa. Et.c

  • 99 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:31 PM


    I am very well mate thanks, enjoying some hot weather, and looking forward to the promised thunderstorms tomorrow. lol.

  • 100 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Norman – lies again – my metaphoric caneing of Jib when he make a gaffe has nothing to do with little boys being spanked and the sexual connotation you imply.
    Recently someone else posted a picture of a spanking and it was not me.

    Again you use the phrase “you morons” -who exactly do you mean.

  • 101 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:32 PM


    Elephants? Epicentre? Endowment?

  • 102 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    I certainly think NUFC will do well to get back into Elephants.

  • 103 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM


    Are at last a true zealot to take us down a peg or two. Their has been a serious lack of bad feeling on this blog and far too much happiness time you sorted it out. 😀

  • 104 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Jail, apology accepted, if by physio path you actually mean psychopath. Could you kindly confirm that? Psychopath hit a very raw nerve under the circumstances i’ve explained. You never have got me have you? Most things i say are with a smile, because of my sense of humour. Many on here get it, some don’t. That’s life. I’m not angry mate, I’m just passionate and say it how i see it. I get passionate when people diss my club. That ain’t anger. You called me a football hooligan once without anything to back it up, apart from a joke i made with Munster. I can only assume you and Tuff never went to away games in the 70’s and 80’s if you think having to fight side by side was a referrence to being a hooligan! You had no choice. It was a sign of the times. You were attacked before, during and after games and standing taking a kicking just wasn’t my thing. I fought back, that doesn’t make me a hooligan. It makes me sensible. It was that or stop going to games. Nothing will stop me going to games.
    Why you had to attack me when i wasn’t even online is beyond me, but you do it regularly. You do it with many other posters, so who’s really angry? Maybe i was out of order, but psychopath warranted a reply that was just as nasty. Watching that smirking twat being led down for killing my mate for ten poxy years still winds me up. He was a psychopath. I ain’t.
    It’s time you and me buried the hatchet, or this will just drag on and on and it’s beyond pointless. Don’t slag me off and i guarantee i won’t do the same. Mine are generally in response anyway, so it’s no big deal. 90% of my posts are football related, the rest are just responding to uncalled for digs. This appears as good a time as any to draw a line under it and long overdue.

  • 105 welshgeordie9 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:34 PM


    It’s just winds me up, how long as the Hanley saga gone on, it’s not rocket science, you make a decent enough bid so they know the other club agree, not Mickey Mouse bids, when that’s done you discuss personal terms and pass a medical, I mean how frigging hard can that be.

  • 106 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Norman don’t bother replying I’ve got better things to do than to waste my time.

  • 107 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:35 PM


    Entertainment maybe?

  • 108 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    firebug…Well, you’re clearly an unstable person. Win a cup?

    Ah yes, hot weather, then thunderstorms. Oh how I miss it…

    YCMIU…I’ll fight you to the death. What this blog lacks is a bit of understanding. If people understood that I’m simply right all the time, we’d have far less issues to deal with.


  • 109 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:37 PM


    No…. I like the sound of Elephants better. 😀

  • 110 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:38 PM


    We’ve been in Excrement for at least 5 years. Also, i dint want us to be in Elephant Excrement.

  • 111 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:38 PM


  • 112 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    YCMIU…Something like this?

  • 113 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:39 PM


    It’s not so easy mate, we want the best deal for the club, so will start with a low offer to test the water, but it is not just the clubs that talk, their are agents involved too, and they may be working on more than one deal.

    When both clubs come to an agreement, then players and agents need to work on their terms.

    If only Carlsberg did transfers eh?

  • 114 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Maybe not. Mind playing tricks on me.

    Honest, I know the different between Elephants and Rhinos.

    One flies, right?

  • 115 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    I also know the word is difference.

    It’s the heat I tell ya.

  • 116 Our Toon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:42 PM


    Fair play mate, I hope I’m wrong on Shelvey and you are right. Hopefully he’ll step up this season and prove a point.

    YCMIU – I’ve been trying to avoid the conflict today by just skipping the content, had a good debate with nufc83 though which was purely football related and no rubbish. After being threatened Jib aka cyber crime bully I felt it was appropriate to just ignore those I have no time for unless they want to discuss in a sensible way

  • 117 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:43 PM


    Have you been talking to my shrink?



    That’s what I was thinking, besides I can’t spell elephant!

  • 118 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:47 PM


    I imagine there isnt a huge difference between rhino and elephant excreta. Even if it flies 😮

    Our toon

    I agree. It’s best to ignore as much as you can. I dont personally mind if the convo occasionally moves away from football, but i do get bored when it somehow starts another slagging match.

  • 119 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Whichever CB we get in should be the backup to start the season with, not sure Hamley will want to leave a club where he is captain to be a reserve? Although he will get a chance to be in the Pl i guess with us next year.

    Lascelles and Mbemba showed enough at the end of last season to warrant the chance to become our first choice CBs, Mbemba has pace, Lascelles good in the air, on paper a perfect combo. Lots to improve in consistency but both have more potential than Hanley.

  • 120 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM


    So far the only deal we have got stuck with is the Hanley deal. This suggests to me that Blackburn are taking the p1ss. I’ll be a happy man if the only deal that is delayed is this one. In the past, nearly ALL of them were held up, and many never went through. There has been definite signs of improvement

  • 121 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    firebug…I haven’t, but perhaps it would be beneficial 🙂

    YCMIU…Well, not to the untrained eye, but let me assure you there is a huge difference!

    Most importantly though, please let me assure you I know nothing about either. Well, just the basics.

  • 122 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Well Rafa is hoping to have another in this week so as signings go we are doing very well. A little patience Welshie, and if the Hanley deal stalls we move on to other targets, and Blackburn will be left with a disgruntled captain who wanted to join a big club.

  • 123 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    JDDubai…It is an odd situation we find ourselves in. CB has been the area that’s needed attention the most for ages, all of a sudden, we already have our preferred partnership.

    I agree with you mind. I thought Lascalles and Mbemba did really well and want to see what they can build together. However, they’re both young and have lots to learn, so we can’t really set the bar too low for their back-ups.

    I guess we’re just going to have to have some actual healthy competition at CB.

    Seems strange to say. I might go have a lie down.

  • 124 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Newcastle United target Diafra Sakho is trying to force a move away from West Ham United by refusing to travel with the rest of the squad on their tour to Austria according to a report from the daily fail

  • 125 welshgeordie9 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Yeah i know, anyway thanks both, as you can see, I haven’t got a lot patience, but at least we have signed players, previous seasons we’d be lucky to get one in.

  • 126 carl // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:01 PM


    I must confess I can’t see why Tuff is being moderated and not JFA.
    They are two of a kind. Anyway I plan to take Spoof’s advice and ignore the pair and not post wherever possible when they’re on.

  • 127 welshgeordie9 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    I’m sure he was good in his first season at West Ham.

  • 128 welshgeordie9 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    I’ve noticed crouch rumours have gone quiet.

    Ha ha ha

  • 129 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:03 PM


    The mackems had a 12M bid rejected… is he worth more than that?

  • 130 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    carl…What’s this about Tuff being moderated? I presume as you’ve mentioned it, you wont mind giving more information?

  • 131 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    And, just when it looked like it was going to calm down for a while, in comes carl to kick it all off again.

  • 132 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:06 PM


    Tuff hasn’t been modded. carl is one of the biggest stirers om here, but he deflects the tag onto eveyone else.

  • 133 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:07 PM


    The best kund of crouch rumours ar quiet ones 😀

  • 134 carl // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    A honey trap and time for you to explain your reaction when the scam was sprung on false claims about me. Your reaction was priceless before you became acutely embarrassed and fled the blog. I don’t really want to have to look back because I am sure you’ll remember.

  • 135 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    carl….NUFC-83? I’m sure you can see how that came about. Embarrassed? Please.

    So no answer to a straight forward question? I’m shocked.

  • 136 carl // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Let’s contain hizzy fits from others. Please just address my point. We had previously spoken of the hell on here years ago with Kevvy and Rudy.

  • 137 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    See? He LOVES trouble. I bet he saw it calming down and thought “can’t have this” and BANG. Inflamatory comment.

    I’ll be back later when it has gone.

  • 138 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    I quite liked Kevy and Ruddy actually, not together but apart both worth their salt

  • 139 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Sorry, it might have been PPB. Apparently your “I am sure you’ll remember” wasn’t quite on the money.

  • 140 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Ibiza @ 123

    Sheesh! and you call me unstable….Healthy competition indeed!

    Seriously though, until Rafa has finished with the ins and outs nobody will know our team.


    Nah I don’t think he is worth the mooted 12 million. IMO most players are over priced these days.

  • 141 carl // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    It was Pardew prosthetic and it slowly dawned on you that you knew him previously.
    4 people are being moderated at present and only one is a surprise to me. Others have complained about them but I am keeping my powder dry. I anticipate another Ed Cul.

  • 142 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    carl…I see no benefit in going in to old discussions. We get it, you don’t like Ruddy, I do.

    The only hissy (or is it hizzy, perhaps it’s even hissie?) fits you will see from others, is as you keep coming on and mentioning Tuff being moderated. Further info please. Quite simple I’d have thought.

  • 143 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    How do u know who is being moderated?

  • 144 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    carl…No, you’re not keeping your powder dry. Far from it.

    It didn’t slowly dawn on me. I was instantly taken aback. My initial thought was that I had misjudged the poster originally.

    As he cleared up that he was up to no good, all became clear.

    We all make mistakes carl, I can admit to mine.

    So, who are the four?

  • 145 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:20 PM


    Tuff has been on with carl and told him and the blog he is not being modded.

    What carl is up to is any ones guess, but like YCMIU I’m off, the blog was doing well until he came back on.

  • 146 carl // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    It was an ongoing initiative and I received advice not to get embroiled in the nonsense. I have posted since 2007 and Ed used to personally post and exchange comments. There weren’t that many comments and no aggravation . Times really have changed but still the best outlet for toon news.

  • 147 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    firebug…I’ve seen Tuff posting, hence my questioning.

    Doesn’t hurt to ask, but I certainly understand you not wanting to stick around.

    The suspense is killing me too!

  • 148 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    carl…Yes, we’ve all heard that. I still don’t know what relevance you posting back in 2007 has to do with anything.

    So, you can’t say anything? Under Ed’s instruction?

    Where have I heard that before?

    My suggestion…don’t say anything on the subject then.

  • 149 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Deary me. What has happened to this place?

    What are we going to do with young Armstrong? We can’t loan him to another Championship club surely! And he has been proven in League 1 so I can’t see the benefit of him going back into that league.

    Add to that, Benitez is rumoured to be looking for another striker to replace Cisse. Where does that put him after this new striker, Mitro, Perez, Riviere, Gayle etc.

  • 150 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Oh is the idea to just make things up? I can do that

    There are actually 626 people being moderated at the moment..but I aint no snitch so am saying no names

  • 151 carl // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    I accept what I think was an apology. It seemed far worse when I read it back at the time.

    You can guess the other two as they’re not posting and we’re always on. But there is one I personally would not have thought likely. It seemed to me he got sucked in. Anyway back to work.

  • 152 catchy in norway // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    o everyone,

    hope you all have had good summer so far.

    very optimistic about the season ahead, 100quid going us winning the championship and palace relegated. 7/4 and 5/1.

    we should romp it.

    not bothered if both sissoko and gini going, in fact I hope they both go, I only want players who are up for the challenge, and not players who only want ” I play in the prem” on the CV.

    5 aside in 30 mins :)))

  • 153 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Boredom mainly

    On Armstrong why cant we loan him to another championship club?

  • 154 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Surely competition and cover at CB are essential. We should have had someone in by now. If Hanley isn’t going to come then it’s time to move on Rafa. Let’s get it done. I’m a little concerned about injury prone players as well, especially Aarons. He looks as if he will never go more than a couple of matches without an injury.

  • 155 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    carl (the little “c”) – stop your obvious mischief , lies and trickery.
    I am not being moderated at all – and never have been.
    Who are the four then that are .
    Let me guess in advance that you will not be forthcoming – for whatever reason,
    How do you know – did Ed tell you.
    no he did not liar again.
    Give it a rest -coming on to goad and provoke.

  • 156 carl // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Your standing with me doesn’t merit an special treatment.

  • 157 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Oh Tuff is back make that 625 people

  • 158 Ibizatoon // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    carl…Perhaps see if you can do some overtime?

    I asked a question, you’ve failed to answer. I don’t want to guess, I want you to stop acting like a fool. I do hope that’s not to aggressive.

    Accept what apology? From me? Please don’t, there wasn’t one.

    Prodigy…Hi there, bye!

    Catchy…It’s a joy to see you so upbeat and happy. Still have that fixation though I see 🙂

    Bye for now blog.

  • 159 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Can’t see going beyond 8 M for Hanley. Even that is generous. What would a decent offer for Dunk be I wonder?

  • 160 jib follower // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Is this a log for football comments or a confine for digging holes

  • 161 SPRINGY // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    toon prodigy
    i would keep him,mitro and rivie are 2 bigger strikers,doing the donkey work,holding up,battling and gayle and arma can be the the pace,the movement,the finisher…perez although a good player has’nt really settled into an out and out position as yet,not knockin the lad but needs to pick a position and stick to it as gettin moved from pillar to post will make him a jack of all trades,master of non….plus mitro is out for first four games so if arma moves(loan) it myt be late in the window…if he goes.

  • 162 Belfast // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Your comment is under moderation.

  • 163 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    This is a log for digging holes jib follower. Hope that answers your question…..

  • 164 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Bobbybee- nicely considered reply. Let’s leave that there lest you end up inhaling your own hair.

    Little carl, right on cue, non-nufc related and straight into the moderation lark. How anyone sides and sympathises with these asocial twerps is beyond me. Prove that anyone is bring moderated carl/ian whoever you are or quit your mischief.

  • 165 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    According to the Chronic:

    “Some suggestions from Liverpool sources that the Reds may try to entice Newcastle into a deal for Georginio Wijnaldum by offering them one of their fringe players.

    Early suggestions had been a season-long loan for young winger Sheyi Ojo, but it is understood Klopp would like him to stay and develop at Anfield next season.

    Now, a Daily Mail reports suggests that Newcastle could be offered either Jon Flanagan or midfielder Lucas Leiva.”

  • 166 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM


    Is it not a risk, what if he has a blinding season which affects are title challenge. Im not really comfortable with it to be honest. Im intrigued with what we are going to do with him.

    He has just gave an interview with the Chronicle if your interested. He wants a shot with us this season though.

  • 167 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Belfast mate, your comment is quite moderate. Therefore I’m also putting it under moderations. Pleas of innocence will be accepted however. Harrumph…..

  • 168 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Are you after a log? There’s a few on here to sort through.

  • 169 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:42 PM


    Catch you later fella.

  • 170 jib follower // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Your comment is awaiting moderation

  • 171 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Toon prodigy, he’ll get chance to prove himself once he’s match fit again. As he’s better than any of the others already, I expect he’ll get his chance this season. Not one we have is as prolific as he is or we wouldn’t be in this situation. His injury couldn’t have come at a worse time because sadly Rafa hasn’t seen him play yet. One of the problems is he cost nothing and people lust to see value for money. We must play mitro, he cost so much, or Gayle cost ten million so he has to play. Narrow minds. If he gets his chance to show his ability following his injury – which is why he didn’t play on Saturday – he won’t be going anywhere. It’s our loss if we let this kid slide, believe me, because he’ll show up elsewhete in the PL and we’ll be a laughing stock.

  • 172 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Your comment is awaiting moderation

  • 173 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    It looks likely that Leiva is going to Galatasaray on loan Ron mate. And I definitely don’t want us to bring in Flanagan. Just not good enough mate.

  • 174 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    I see your moderation and raise you two moderations Tsunki mate. Harrumph…..

  • 175 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:46 PM


    I’d also like to see him stay, but only so long as the lad gets chances and plays enough football with us. I don’t want to see his progress stall through a lack of first team football next season. On Perez I totally agree he needs to have a settled position to progress.

    On Riviere, do we think we will keep him? I don’t think he has made the grade personally.

  • 176 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Barcelona linked with Sissoko…=)

  • 177 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Why am I being moderated ???

  • 178 jib follower // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Is your powder not made from urine?

  • 179 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Riviere would be best to ply his trade elsewhere me thinks, And will he take his sidekick Gouffy with him please

  • 180 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:49 PM

  • 181 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    We just feel it will be good for you in the long run jazzy mate. Just a little precautionary moderation you understand. The fine is entirely reasonable. Please make payable to:
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  • 182 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    I dont think its a risk tbh, give him to a mid table outfit and see how he fairs then bring him back if we need to via a clause

    His best bet to develop is game time and am not convinced he will get it with us behind Gayle, Mitro and maybe Perez

  • 183 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:50 PM


    Thank you for those insights!

  • 184 jib follower // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Crewe keeping tabs on Sissoko on possibility of hijacking any deal

  • 185 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Are you lot going to be reasonable now or am I going to have to put the entire blog on moderation?

  • 186 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM


  • 187 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Your welcome Ron mate. How do you feel aboot Flanagan? I just don’t see him as any kind of upgrade for us. Leiva might be decent if he can stay fit. He’s 29 now though.

  • 188 Offkey // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    I wonder…… I one of the nufc blog 4.

  • 189 Offkey // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    No, oh well, I will attain infamy.

  • 190 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM


    I don’t like Allen either!

  • 191 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Wasnt Flanagan a star at Liverpool at one point? Before his rough injury?

  • 192 welshgeordie9 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Ron Knee

    If Liverpool want to do a swap, i would have origi.

  • 193 West Lancs Geordie // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Not been on for a while . Totally disenchanted by last season’s debacle! However very pleased that Rafa decided to give it a go this season. Paris pinched the one star (Townsend) I would have loved us to keep. These so called superstars piss me off when they are happy to sign whacking big 3 -5 year contracts but when the going gets tough want to jump ship. After all it’s them that got us in this mess & they should be man enough to give it another season to get us out. Personally I wouldn’t let them goat any price but realistically Wijnaldrum, Sissoko & probably Krul will go before start of season. Don’t think Rafa will keep Shelvey & will also let Tiote go. So many more needed yet. Blackburn want far too much money for Hanley & the Lewis Dunk Brighton would be a much better option. Not a forgone conclusion that we will bounce straight back but 33000 fanatic Georgies (by buying season tickets) hope we will.

  • 194 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Ibiza skimming over the comments did I fail to answe a question as I can’t understand why I’m reffered to in your comment?

  • 195 SPRINGY // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    toon prod/jazzy p
    if newcastle are to bring another striker in,the type of player he is give you a clue as to whats going to happen with rivie and or arma,if pacey with a goal record arma may be loaned,if big, strong mitro esq; then rivie may be on way….rivie may get a chance,but not sure,did he get on at the weekend or is he still injured?

  • 196 Belfast // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:58 PM

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  • 197 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    No, no he wasn’t WWSBRD mate. You’re thinking of Mickey Flanagan the comedian….

  • 198 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Welsh I’m sure you would but that’s not realistic is it.

  • 199 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Actually now that I mention it, I would take Mickey Flanagan on loan……

  • 200 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    How did you get a hold of my moderations list Belfast? Harrumph!

  • 201 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Nufc 83

    Ibiza has gone for a bit, but it wasn’t you that didnt answer his question. Just so you know.

  • 202 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:03 PM


    I was referring to Bud and Chesney.

  • 203 West Lancs Geordie // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Sorry for spelling mistakes in previous rant – my computer has a mind of it’s own but you get my drift. It was obvious in Euro Final Sissoko was playing for a transfer. He never gave us that much effort in any game last season. Mustn’t be paying him enough! As for Barcelona? -he’ll
    be a flop there for sure.!

  • 204 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Flanagan is defensively solid but not brilliant in possession (still 10x better than dummett on the ball). There is better all round players out there.

  • 205 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Youcouldnt cheers for letting me know.

  • 206 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM


    Isn’t Origi injured?

  • 207 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    I miss expat
    What a good poster he was

  • 208 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Of course you were Ron mate. Still, I don’t want any Flanagans from Liverpool lurking around wor club. He would probably spy for the scousers……

  • 209 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:09 PM


    You certainly have confidence in the young lad. I do think both Mitrovic and Gayle will start next season. I do like the sound of both Gayle and Armstrong battling for a spot upfront though. Unsure where Perez is going to fit into his line up. Maybe cover for Mitrovic. Do we really need to replace Cisse?

    Mitrovic, Gayle, Perez, Armstrong should be ok for this season. I think we could afford to sell Riviere also I think.


    It dosn’t sit well with me at all but it could pay off doing what you say, i’d prefer him going to a good team though to better his prospects of doing well. Just have to wait and see what Rafa thinks I guess.

    Wijnaldum to Liverpool is doing the rounds, rumour has it Klopp wants it done by the weekend so he can travel to the USA with them.

  • 210 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Such a bizarre player Sissy is. So powerful on the run up the pitch. And then you see he has no finish and often doesn’t get rid of the ball at the right time. Anyone can have him for 25 M for me.

  • 211 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Never mind we have geordie 2
    He really knows his stuff !

  • 212 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Who are these better players Nufc-83 mate? I think Dummett is worth keeping because he can fill in at CB since we seem to be having so much trouble getting one in.

  • 213 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    I know a WUM when I see one Jib.

  • 214 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:12 PM


    That’s hardly in the DABS’ spirit, is it?

  • 215 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    I would be more than happy with Perez, Gayle, mitro and Arma being the strikers this season. I would expect a big return compared to games played from all of them.

  • 216 SPRINGY // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    toon prodigy
    i think he may keep rivie around,as there is’nt a real replacement for mitro,as in size,strength he’s as near as there is at the club at the minute…so unless they buy someone i expect rivie to stay tbh.

  • 217 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Please don’t say that springy mate! Don’t say Rivi will stay! It only encourages him to think he’s a footballer. We have to get something for him. Some appetizers or cotton balls or something!

  • 218 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Geordie2 I think we can definately bring in better full backs than Flanagan and dummett. I agree I would keep dummett and give him some games at CB with him providing cover for Lb. I hope Gamez is better but not seen the lad play. I think a good option could be Joe Gomez from Liverpool who was class before he got injured but would likely be a Loan if llo op would let go at all.

  • 219 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    If I knew wtf DABs spirit is – I could perhaps discuss

  • 220 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    This whole CB thing is getting annoying now. We need one badly. It has to be top priority. Overpaying a bit is the way it works now. Look at the valuations people mention for Wini and Sissy. If we get anywhere near that amount for either or both of them 8M for Hanley is going to look like pocket change.

  • 221 SPRINGY // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    i think perez and sdj will be quite happy if gini leaves,that number ten position behind the striker looking better for them…..i think we may sign sinclair or the lad from belgium as the left hand side looking a little bare.

  • 222 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Haven’t seen Gomez play Nufc-83 mate. We could definitely consider him. Rafa will know the Liverpool players well,, probably even the young ones.

  • 223 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    It’s DABS (capital S), our alma mater.

  • 224 SPRINGY // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    sorry mate,just the way its looking at the minute….mitro and rivie are the only 2 big strikers at the club…and i doubt rafa would be goin to a season not covering his bases,like for likes.

  • 225 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    I’m just going to say it. I would accept an unopened bag of cotton balls for Rivi from anyone willing to offer it right now! Just put the cotton balls on the counter and we’ll gift wrap Rivi for you and send him over straight away!

  • 226 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:21 PM


    Do you think SDJ will stay? He’s injured again!

  • 227 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:22 PM


    Gamez was the back up at A.M. He was trusted and from the little i have seen he was solid when called upon. I think getting in a regular sub from one of spains top 3 for our second tier league is a cracking signing. I reckon he will do well.

  • 228 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Vis a vis CB’s I’m Very Disaappointed!!!!

  • 229 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Why would Rafa know Liverpool players any more than anywhere else?
    He left Liverpool 6 years ago !

  • 230 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Youcouldnt lets keep our fingers crossed he certainly played enough games for a top side.

  • 231 SPRINGY // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    aye… i do,for that reason partly….but if he can get a run of games,he’s got to be good enough for this league…plus not many clubs will want him until he proves his fitness aswell.

  • 232 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    if wijni goes i really don’t want flanagan or lucas

  • 233 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:26 PM


    I’d like us to use this window to clear out all who are not good enough. Sadly, I think Riviere is hopeless and should go along with Gouffran also.

    I think De Jong has to go aswell and we should cut our losses on him. He has been really unfortunate with injuries I just can’t see him coming good and being fit for more than 10 games a season. I’d love him to prove me wrong of course.

  • 234 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Jib I can assure you Rafa is still very much connected at Liverpool and probably knows most of the staff so I would agree he probably has more knowledge on their players than most.

  • 235 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:26 PM

  • 236 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:28 PM


  • 237 SPRINGY // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    theres every chance of rivie and goofy goin if we get a few more players in them positions in…as for SDJ,like i said above…cant see clubs paying for him with his injury record.

  • 238 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Whitecaps play Palace here tomorrow. I’ll try to give a match report afterward. We’re 8 hours ahead so you’ll get it Wednesday morning. Not that you scruffy lot deserve it. Harrumph!

  • 239 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Disappointed in Wijnaldum, He was the one I wanted to stay out of them all. Seems this story has some legs. Could easily be a load of rubbish like. No bids in as yet I don’t think.

  • 240 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Shut up you pilloch

  • 241 GeordieTwo // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Always with the nasty comments Jib. Move on.

  • 242 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Is Jib having a blog break down?

  • 243 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Jib and what does that list have to do with anything?

  • 244 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    NUFc 83 you talk absolute baby kak.
    There have been 3 different regime’s at Liverpool since Benitez left

  • 245 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Toon prodigy , there’s reasons i have immense confidence in the kid. I’ve spent many windy rainy horrible nights watching him play for the academy and U21’s. I’ve watched him improve season on season and at 59, i like to think i know a player when i see one. I don’t say he’s the best academy player since gazza just for something to say. Nor that he’s the most natural finisher since shearer for giggles. I say it because i’ve bothered myself to go and watch him live. Unlike many on here who’ve done no such thing. Deli alli went from div1 to England, so it’s no good saying ‘he’s scored in div1, so what?’ How many other players have a queue of over 20 clubs begging to take them on loan? None of our current strikers are better. Even 10m Gayle’s record is pretty average. People talk about Rivierre ahead of Arma! One goal in how many seasons? And that came off his shin ffs. 😉 I only hope he can get match fit in time to show Rafa in person what he can do, but time’s running out. He’s faster than any striker we have. He has more skill and he scores more goals. Why would i not rate him? I’m Newcastle through to the bone mate and naturally i want what’s best for us to get promotion. Goals will get us there and he’s the most instinctive striker on our books. Just because he’s youzng means zilch. He was asked to prove himself for Coventry. Go and ask Coventry fans what they think. A goal every other game in a team cobbled together from loanies aand journeymen. With the chances we create, he can score a minimum of 20 in the Championship. I rate him highly for one reason only – he deserves it. Check the shear quality and coolness of his finishing on the many you tube vids on him. Then tell me who we’ve got better? I love Newcastle. Been there through the good times and bad, when less than 10k of us could be bothered. This kid is one of the best we have ever produced. I wouldn’t say so unless i was 100% sure of it.

  • 246 Yo-yo // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    I’d have hoped Wini would stay, but reckon he’ll do well at Bindippers, as he’ll be benched every time he doesn’t show up. Klopp is not a guy for 50% men.
    I cannot see how he’ll leave for less than £25m.

  • 247 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:05 PM


    Might be forced to wait until after xmas to see Arma, due the that horribly timed injury. I reckon we will see him sent out on loan when fit, for the first half season. Hopefully then he will get his chance here.

  • 248 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Jib Rafa lives on merseyside and is heavily connected to the club still with him having made major donations to the JF96 charity. He attends regular events at Liverpool so I don’t see how he would not have some better info than managers not associated at all you moron.

  • 249 Nufc-83 // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Bobby you know how highly I rate Arma but I don’t think he is at Gayles level yet who I think will be a major success.

  • 250 Yo-yo // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:10 PM


    I would be absolutely sure that Rafa still has valuable contacts at the Fools. The entire playing and backroom staff don’t change with every managerial shuffle – just usually the top level.

    Why so negative about other bloggers. Why can’t you take any other opinion than your own ?
    After all your track record for last season was conspicuously and totally wrong.

  • 251 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    He has to be ahead of Rivvy, though. That bloke has knives instead of feet. He would make great sandwiches if he kicked bread instead of footballs, as his slicing is second to none.

  • 252 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Back in a bit. Spot of late shopping

  • 253 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    You would be well advised to shut your cakehole.
    Since 2010 there have been 52 different coaches through the doors at Melwood

  • 254 Jib // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    “Why can’t you take any opinion than your own”
    Because you and your ilk know nowt pet

  • 255 Our Toon // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Doesn’t matter how many regimes have been at Liverpool Rafa still has connections, to think otherwise would be naive and somewhat daft.

    Jib you really need to learn how to converse with grown ups, the attack on nufc83 is completely uncalled as is the language you use. Reminds me of that discussion after you threatened me with cyber crime. You seem to think behind a computer screen you are untouchable, this keyboard warrior stuff needs to stop.

    I must write this daily to you Jib but here we go again……engage your brain before you type!! I’m off to footy enjoy the arguing everyone

  • 256 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:35 PM


    Hopefully they do go and then replaced with better players. I’d presume De Jong is on a decent wage with us, it could prove difficult to find a club willing to take the risk on him aye. Im sure there was some interest in him a couple of weeks back but I cannot remember which club it was.


    What a passionate post. Lets hope your right. Would you keep him here even though he may not get the game time to build on his progress last year? Championship is his next test I think but I don’t want to see him banging goals in for a club and chasing us. It’s always a possibility.

  • 257 Bobbybee // Jul 18, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    83, that’s what makes football a matter of opinion and such fun marra. What makes Arma better imo is take his goals just a Coventry. How many times have we seen our strikers take one touch too many to get it on their shooting foot? Arma scored 8 with his left foot and 12 with his right. (Or was it 9 and 11?) Either way, he’s just as comfortable on either foot. That split second makes a huge difference. I don’t not rate Gayle, but he doesn’t get me as excited as Arma when he’s through on goal. In truth, I’d like to see both play together because their pace will destroy defences.

    YCMIU, sadly that may be true, his injury couldn’t have come at a worse time. No doubt Rafa will have seen the vids and will be impressed, but he needs to see him live. The problem is, he’s too good for Div1 as he’s proven, so where do you loan him out to?

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