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Sissoko – What It Would Take To Leave Newcastle

2:08 pm, Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 116 Comments

Rafa had said before the game last night at Fulham that he had talked with both Moussa Sissoko and his agent about what needs to happen before Moussa will be allowed to leave Newcastle.

That basically is that a bid for Moussa comes in at Newcastle’s valuation of him which is said to be around £35M in cash.

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Moussa Sissoko in France’s colors

And in his long interview with Foot Mercato today Moussa has talked about what is needed for him to leave Newcastle:

“As I said Newcastle is open. If any club put the asking price, Newcastle will not reject the offer. Maybe these clubs there have not been offering what the club wanted.”

“It was fine (coming back to Newcastle).  “I was welcomed and congratulated. I had the opportunity to see colleagues.”  “They were happy with my Euro, that of the France team.”

“They know all my desires. They support me, they are behind me.”

“It’s been a week since I returned. I was able to work out with the group.”  “Everything went well.”   “It was nice to see them again.”

“Rafa and I have discussed things. He said he expected an offer, if everything was in good order, there would be no problem.”

It seems Rafa and Moussa are in lock-step on his potential move – that’s good – but Moussa also knows it may not happen.

I’m not a betting man, but if I was it seems there’s a good chance Newcastle could get the full £35M they want on Moussa.

That’s because there’s still a lot of hype surrounding Sissoko and some really big clubs (with money) are said to be interested in signing him.

With the Paul Pogba move to Manchester United almost certain to be announced soon, things could move quickly after that.

If Newcastle do sell Moussa then Rafa may want to use some of that £35M to further strengthen the Newcastle side before August is out.

Last night’s performance was worrying.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Financials · Interview · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press · Transfer News and Rumours

116 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    people need to understand that this fulham team is not the same team which played last season and barely avoided relegation manger has brought in 3 new defenders and a new GK there pre season results were also good and there manager is a good manager who promoted watford

  • 2 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Honestly think a left back should be top priority, we desperately need someone who is good at defending and going forward. Dummett can defend but when we’re chasing a game he gets exposed because he has no pace.

  • 3 Slank // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Sounds like a reasonable and honest reply.

    He would like to leave and the club will not stand in his way other than receive a fee acceptable to them.

  • 4 BandB // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:15 PM


    I’d argue that a left specialist winger with creative flair would negate some of the need for a supercharged jack-of-all-trades left-back.

  • 5 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Statistically Tom Cairney was the best passer last night, made the most passes in the opposition half and had the most touches for Fulham.

    We should go for this lad looks a very decent player and could solve our creativity problems. Would like victor Moses or Ryan Fraser for a winger, Charlie Taylor or Rico Henry for left back and Diafra Sakho, Abel Hernandez, Assombalonga or Wells for striker

  • 6 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Really hope villa and Wednesday lose today

  • 7 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Why don’t we just play Mbabu at Lb? He has proven (albeit in 2 games) himself there against Chelsea and Manchester city. Honestly would rather him there then Dummett, I’m losing my patience with him. He’s just not cut out to play anywhere but Cb, his body language when he gets the ball is that of a tortoise that has seen a predator close by. He panicks and takes the easy route out everytime, there is no football side to him other then defence. Hence Cb being where he should play.

  • 8 SPRINGY // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    james toon
    not sure about your statement on dummets pace,im sure i read he was one of the quickest players in the league last year…..might be wrong, but im sure its been mentioned a few times on this blog as well.

  • 9 SPRINGY // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    james toon
    thats not to defend the lad,as i think there is better and worse left backs out there, but if u are to argue whether he should be in the side or not.. his pace might not be the best thing to attack.

  • 10 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:22 PM


    Have you seen him?!! He’s one of our slowest players!!! He gets bypassed and skinned so easily!

  • 11 Slank // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:22 PM


    If Dummitt had the attacking capabilities of Hiadara or Hiadara had the defensive capabilities of Dummitt then we would have a cracking player but perhaps too good for the Championship.

    I don’t understand why so many want to see the right footed Gamez replace Dummitt. Is it because he is so superior to Dummitt based on their extensive coverage of him playing for us ? Nobody appears to favour the left footed Clark as a left back.

  • 12 Yo-yo // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:22 PM


    If Mbabu had a good run – fully fit and uninjured – then I’d agree with playing him as a starter. He’d then need to get a good playing relationship going with a new LW – who we also need – as Band B suggests – as a priority.

  • 13 Cyrus Varten // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Pretty much sums up everything that went wrong yesterday

  • 14 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Need full backs who can keep up with wingers, Ayite absolutely rinsed us in the second half

  • 15 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    James, Ayite moved centrally and they pushed Aluko up top in the second half. He caused us problems in the middle because Hayden and Colback weren’t giving the necessary cover for our defence.

    I agree WWSBRD. Who’s going to be that winger though?

  • 16 nearly // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:37 PM


    dummet did not have a good game last night,his timing was a bit out but to say he is to slow REALLY

  • 17 Belfast // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Villa play Wednesday tomorrow so that wish won’t be granted James toon. 🙂

  • 18 RolandoOverhead // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM


    From last season – Revealed! Top six fastest players in the Premier League, including Liverpool and Manchester United speedsters

    “Joint 4th, Paul Dummett clocked a speed of 21.8mph for Newcastle United this season”
    Martial and Vardy both clocked 22mph!

    Here’s the link in case you think I made it up –

  • 19 BandB // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    As some wag pointed out then, Dummett had hold of Martial’s shirt at the time.

  • 20 MadisonToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    I agree that Dummett can be fast when he gets to top speed, thanks for the article putting the numbers out there. However, he isn’t quick enough – his first step is slow as his the second step and that’s all it takes to get around a fullback. That forces him to dive into challenges more often than other fullbacks getting him into trouble. You can be the fastest person in the world but if you aren’t quick off the mark then you won’t be a successful football player.

    I would like to see Mbabu or Gamez start there next game. A creative LW player would also go a long way as many have called for already. Will be interesting to see how the rest of Rafa’s recruitment spree ends up at the end of the window.

  • 21 posada // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    We didn’t have a left back in May. We don’t have one now.
    We didn’t have a left winger in May.We don’t have one now.
    Club still in limbo.Waiting for the Sissoko money before it can move on.

  • 22 giimps // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Dummet has pace but not acceleration so fest skinned over short distances, he defends well when chasing wingers down over a longer distance but mistimes challenges when they try and nip past him.
    Having a go at Dummet is like having a go at a horse for not winning a race when he is the fastest over a distance, Dummet may be (and judging by the rest of the team set up ,is ) told to stay back and defend ,it is what IMHO he was told last season and ended up helping us to a 6 game unbeaten run.
    Our problem is not down the sides as much as it is height through the middle, we struggle vs Giants, we need a 6’6″ player to stop this happening again (or closer to that than we have) Fulham were well organised and saw our weakness at the back ,saw our overly defensive formation and weren’t scared of our “threat up front” .
    Rafa will change things, Diame through the middle with Hayden or Tiote would imho work as would Shelvey and Diame

  • 23 SPRINGY // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    our players wont be at there sharpest yet lads,still going to be half yard slower then they will be mid season,timing,control everything will be a little off….it was the first game….it was the lack of creative forward passing,speed of balls in to the box,the decision making which is more worrying then the sharpness and timing of players in the first game.

  • 24 NUFCPaul // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Oh, I’m sure he was welcomed back by his teammates with open arms as he reminded them that he was too good for this team and that he had no interest in assisting the team that he helped to get relegated gain promotion again.

    Sissoko is so full of crap.

  • 25 posada // Aug 6, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Many years ago they assessed the quickest player at NUFC.
    In the 70’s that is.
    It was not Supermac. Apparently it was Frank Clark.
    Yeh really. But think they judged it over 100M.
    As eluded to previously its about how quick you are over short distances.
    100M is a marathon for a footballer.

  • 26 Yo-yo // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    I suspect that we’re waiting for £35m from Sissoko too.
    Then its back to Brighton for Knockaert
    but who else ?

  • 27 RolandoOverhead // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:01 PM


    I believe Dummett’s biggest issue regarding his ability is his speed of thought, or lack thereof.
    Never rated him as good enough myself, but that’s a personal opinion.
    Constantly chasing players because you’re anticipation isn’t quite good enough means you’re always liable to be found out.

  • 28 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    When he gets going yeah he’s alright, but when we’re chasing the game he got skinned so many times. I really don’t think he’s that quick, Janmaat is probably quicker

  • 29 one fine day // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    The negativity on here nerve fails to blow me away
    We lost to Fulham. ….so what ? Really not that shocking to. Be honest
    Last time we won at Fulham I think Santiago Munez got the winner
    Relax early days lads
    We will get there
    In rafa we trust

  • 30 Bambams // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    It’s only one game….

    We should of definitely had one penalty. …

    Ritchie should of scored…

    It’s not the end of the season.

    Boys how long do we persevere with Perez. I like the kid but he hasn’t improved enough to turn down an alleged £5 million from Barca

    He needs to step up.

    Far too lightweight up front and always receiving the ball with their backs to goal.

    But I am still very confident we will go up at the end of the season

    Keep the faith

  • 31 NUFCPaul // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Where’s all the people from yesterday who thought the sky was falling down right after the game? Have they woken up with a better sense of perspective after a period of reflection? I know we’re a passionate lot but let’s not lose our heeds yet eh?

  • 32 SPRINGY // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    there has been a lot of people mentioning lb’s like taylor,rico henry ,but theres not a lot of interest from other teams,maybe dummett is actually better then these 2 and thats why we are not in for them….ive seen nowt of them apart from rico in play offs for a 20mins,so i could’nt and would’nt say he’s better or worse then what we already have.

  • 33 posada // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Now there’s a name – Riviere.
    We could have used him as someone to play off up front.
    But, as I say the club is in limbo still.
    I think you will find he has been written off and is simply waiting for his move away.

  • 34 giimps // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Yeah speed of thought gains valuable seconds and it won’t help players when they are as thick as mince… I said though it depends what the gaffa tells him to do regarding getting up the pitch, I can’t imagine him being told to get up and down the pitch all game by Rafa, if he had been told that, surely he would be dropped for failing to do it?
    Time will tell though, as it’s been frequently alluded to, it’s our 1st away game, the first competetive game and we have strength coming in as well as new players ……and I’m still buzzing for Huddersfield as things will be different at home (hopefully only 1 holding midfielder and more attacking intent from the ones on the pitch)

  • 35 Ron Knee // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Forest/Burton match being played at a frenetic pace. Or is that normal for the Championship?

  • 36 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    norwich 2-0 up at blackburn…

  • 37 Our Toon // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Let’s be honest we didn’t deserve anything yesterday, they also could have had a pen and should have had one when lascelles lost Smith and he knocked it down for Aluko.

    It’s the first game and hopefully it’s a game rafa learns from because he made a lot of mistakes both in selection and set up.

    No need to panic but hopefully he gets the team organised from set pieces, it’s been a common theme throughout pre season and will continue to be for the rest of the season. Smith came out and said we knew there weakness was set pieces…..says it all.

    Perez and Gayle won’t work though and although I’m not shelvey fan but he needs to be involved

  • 38 expatmag // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:25 PM


  • 39 Budge123 // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Get in we are no longer bottom! On the up already! 😉

  • 40 Offkey // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    We were away……… In London….. Blackley called it. Could’ve snatched a draw so not too worried.

  • 41 ShirebrookToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    It’s only one game. There’s another 45 to go and 135 points to play for 🙂

  • 42 ShirebrookToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Sissoko OUT!!

  • 43 jimmygscot // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    3 BIG differences between the team that lost to Fulham and the team that beat Spurs on the final day of last season – Gini, Townsend & Sissoko. Its like comparing thoroughbreds to carthorses.
    When will someone creative step up to take freekicks and corners. Rafa must sort this out.

  • 44 colwell // Aug 6, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Wish no one comes in for Sissoko he’s our best player, our squad is alot weaker without him. Even if he only turns up now and then he’d still be the best player in this p1ss poor league.

  • 45 Bradley // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Charlie Taylor 6-8m
    Knockaert 10m
    Enquire for season loan for Danny Ings

    Sissoko 25m+
    Saivet Marseille season loan. Option to buy
    Armstrong season loan to a league one team fighting playoffs


    Subs: Darlow, Gamez, Hanley, Anita, Aaron’s, Perez, Gayle

  • 46 Rotonda heights // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    if slank is going to use big words to insult people then at least spell them correctly.

  • 47 Rotonda heights // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:13 PM


    don’t think sissoko would do a lot for team spirit right now. 1 in 10 games performances saw us relegated. why would he bust a gut now in a very competitive league.

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    our toon

    i think it would have been very different if their rightback was red carded for the push on perez as the last man and then 2 blatant pens not given. we weren’t great admittedly but you can’t play 12 men.

  • 49 expatmag // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    So we need a right winger

    Check out this 19 year old kid who plays for Forest….Oliver Burke

  • 50 lochinvar // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Norwich 4 up (4-1) against Blackburn away – that’s the way to do it !
    Good news is that we’re out of the bottom three ( at the moment )

  • 51 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    it’s refreshing how little the refereeing spectacle was criticised beyond a “should have, could have’. It really was a shocking display by the officials and if we had won with better finishing and a couple of pens, there would have been scant analysis of our performance. For all they negated us, they had maybe two chances and took one. The ref did the rest. Don’t forget the gem of pulling back play for our FK when janmaat was already in the box – a tidy yellow for the lad as well for his frustration.

  • 52 lochinvar // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Can De Jong not be the free kick and coroner man ?

  • 53 Belfast // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Assongbalongawonga? Expat ? Aye we should be looking at him. 🙂

  • 54 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    I for one will be scrutinising officiating performances with a critical and suspicious eye. I have a horrible feeling we won’t be getting many favours this season for some reason.

  • 55 Belfast // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    But does Pokat feel the same ? 🙂

  • 56 Belfast // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Predicting kets will be on later with Ched Evans added to his list. Scored for Chesterfield today.

  • 57 Belfast // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    To be fair to the referee I think I could read him saying he didn’t see the first penalty incident.

  • 58 Mag52 // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:55 PM


    I know we had one or two stiffs out there yesterday, but I don’t actually think there were any corpses.

  • 59 Belfast // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    That was the most blatant one like, seen them given for the Kalas one at the end as well.

  • 60 lochinvar // Aug 6, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    All very well the ref claiming he didn’t see the handball -.the linesman did as he was right in line and did nowt either …. TMO time again !

  • 61 lochinvar // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Mag52 – nice !
    But who can take our free kicks – Shelvey ?
    What about the corners….Ritchie maybe ?

  • 62 Novocastrian66 // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Our Toon. They should not have had a penalty. We should have had a penalty. Oh and how was their centre half not sent off when he hauled Perez down when through on goal. Shocking. If Newcastle players had committed those infringements I have no doubt what the out come would have been.
    Anyway, enough about the officials, we were poor. A draw would have been a fair result.

  • 63 Mag52 // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:08 PM


    Someone other than Perez.
    Yes, Ritchie for free kicks and corners could work.

  • 64 Wayayman // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    I was at the game last night. Crackin atmosphere, standing all game. I love away games, even moreso if we win but it’s been a while…

    Anyway, Hayden was superb for the 1st half, Ritchie too. Gayle did his best with a stupid amount of long balls up to him. Scond half Hayden struggled with the Fulham change of formations and he was trying to do Colbacks job too (who had a stinker). Shelvey came on and caught they eye with a couple of attempted passes forward but other than that he’s a huffy, inconsistent hothead who really don’t rate.

    Next week I hope we try Hayden with Diame in CM, move Janmaat to RM and play Gamez in his position at RB. Ritchie at LM can provide decent cover for Dummett defensively and also he’s obviously very good going forward.
    If only Siem De Jong as fit. Him at no10 could be the missing piece at this level.
    I think we’ll have more signings in this week after a defeat than we would have with a comfortable win , so it might not be all bad!

  • 65 Belfats // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:19 PM


  • 66 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Once the transfer window closes, I just hope we have one really skilful player that can open up defences and create chances consistently .

  • 67 hibbitt // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    so who will finish higher in the league Fulham or NUFC simply question

    just dont understand all the negs after one game have you no confidence in Rafa putting things right ?????

  • 68 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Mitro should solve some of our size problems up front but we have 3 more matches without him. I would agree with BandB. We need a good left winger. Perez is not a winger and Aarons may not be ready yet to play all the time. We’ll need the defense to settle better as well. It’s a long season ahead.

  • 69 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Who are you really Belfats mate?

  • 70 Rotonda heights // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:35 PM


    with his fitness record sdj could be our coroner man!!

  • 71 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Exactly what is the situation with De Jong now? Is he injured again? Is he fit? What on earth? Can we expect anything at all from him this season? We’ve had far too many of this type of player at the club. Fed up with it. Harrumph!

  • 72 Rotonda heights // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:37 PM


    has to be forestieri and / or knockaert. at the moment we just don’t have that someone who can unlock defences. shelvey has flattered to deceive.

  • 73 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Norwich is off to the races already I see. We’ll have to keep an eye on them.

  • 74 brklyngeordie // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Watched the Forest vs Burton game today and the lad Oliver Burke stood out I mean was impressed and then come to find out he is only 19!….. We should go for him forget Knockaert this kid looks the real deal and plays on the right would be great replacement for Sissoko and would show Aarons a few things IMO on how to be a proper winger

    Oliver Burke in ASAP

  • 75 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:45 PM


    Tom Cairney was statistically the best passer last night and he played the most passes in our half than any other player, he’d be a fantastic addition for the playmaker role behind Gayle if we could tempt him. £10million?

  • 76 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    I don’t think we can count on signing every player that plays well against us or is rated highly around the league lads. It’s fairly clear Brighton won’t let Knockaert go and yes Cairney had one decent match so far. Let’s let the dust settle for a couple of matches and see how our lads do. I admit I would love another top striker though.

  • 77 JAMSHA // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:56 PM










  • 78 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 5:59 PM


    Fair point mate, for me Shelvey would thrive in a free role in behind Gayle, then have diame and Hayden behind them, Ritchie and Aarons out wide

  • 79 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Look like Ians been knocked back to number two fan on Belfasts stalking list 😀

  • 80 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Shelvey is a luxury we can’t afford. Useful in a team of quick forwards and wingers who can take the ball down in a one yard stride. Not in ours.

  • 81 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    All right then. I admit it. I’m a bit nervous about our ability to score goals and our ability to keep them oot of wor own onion bag. Other than that I’m quite calm…..

  • 82 JAMSHA // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Shelvy Is Too Slow, Good On Ball But Doesnt Have That Pace He Leaves His Many Easly

  • 83 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    What the f..k does Messi look like with that hair and beard.

  • 84 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    It could be that I’ve been wrong about Colback as well. I’ve tried to big him up recently but he’ll definitely have to play better or lose his position. I think the jury’s still out on Shelvey James mate. At least he showed he’s trying by losing the weight.

  • 85 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Betty – Paul dummett?

  • 86 JAMSHA // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:06 PM


  • 87 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Shelvey would never leave his manly Jamsha mate. He takes his manly with him wherever he goes. He just needs Manly Men hair products……

  • 88 JamesToon // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Rafa will find the solutions and I reckon we’ll get 6 points in our next 2 games.

    In Rafa we trust

  • 89 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Rotonda……. Looks like Knockaert is staying there. I would have hoped they would look further afield. There’s not much left over here now.

  • 90 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Tsunki…….. Looks like he’s been through the sheep dip.

  • 91 GeordieTwo // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    He looks like a very short Argentinian pimp bettys mate…..

  • 92 Toon Tang // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    I see the old crusty canary’s managed to do what we couldn’t. I wonder how villa will fair tomorrow.

    We need to properly attack teams and not go out from the off with such a defencive approach.

  • 93 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    That’s the player who I really rate. Glenn Murray. We should’ve signed him and Steven Fletcher.

  • 94 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Last nights performance could have been better but be said it was our first match of he season i won’t moan unlike some.

    3-0 Liverpool against Barcelona, wow they look good.

  • 95 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Because it

  • 96 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Benitez oot.

    Klopp in

  • 97 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Can’t believe some was saying Hanley was slow, ha ha ha, no shit sherlocks, we all knew that before we signed him, hasn’t got pace but he has got strength, thought him and lascelles were excellent last night against 6ft 6 Matt Smith.

  • 98 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Ketsy that’s great. Two mackems cast offs would save us. They are real pearls to collect.

  • 99 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Welshie……. I can’t decide if Messi looks more like a sheep or a goat.

    Which do you prefer?

  • 100 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Just watched Huddersfield Town get their act together for the first game of the season. Stand out man was Aaron Mooy who sat in his armchair orchestrating the show. Never seen a more laid back yet influential performance. If Wagner can get that level of commitment and cohesiveness from his team next week, we won’t find it easy.

  • 101 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:37 PM


    Lamb, never tasted goat,

    Ha ha ha

  • 102 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Nice try with that question.

  • 103 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Wagners done OK since X Factor.

  • 104 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Welshie loves a nice rack.

  • 105 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:42 PM


    What we need do is bring another Mitrovic type player in and put Gayle on the left of a 3 man midfield, him and Perez cant be our lone striker, Mitrovic should have been our no9.

  • 106 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    What is the age of consent for lambs?

  • 107 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    I haven’t bothered looking at the championship table yet so where are we in the league.

  • 108 dazza // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Gamez – Mbemba – Lascelles – Sissoko
    Tiote – Shelvey
    Janmat – Diame – Ritchie

    Sissoko’ sheet position is fullback. Need a target man up top.

    Wolfsburg just fined Draxler for asking to leave. Think we should do the same with Moussa.

  • 109 Moonraker15 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Ritchie will be a better player than Townsend and once we’ve got Diame bedded in midfield alongside Isaac and Clarke at left back we only really need another proven goalscorer and we’ll be rolling. Watching Wijnaldum for the dippers we are not losing a lot as he’s again floating around lost!

  • 110 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:50 PM


    You can eat them at any age.

    Ha ha ha

  • 111 bettyswallocks // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:51 PM


    Lionel Messi

  • 112 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Perhaps you should get out of your cave a bit more and explore,

  • 113 welshgeordie9 // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Well 81 minutes gone and Gini has done sweet fa in this match.

  • 114 Tsunki // Aug 6, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Looks like he’s on form then. A real bargain for klopp.

  • 115 Moonraker15 // Aug 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Yep a typical Wijnaldum performance ! 25 million!??

  • 116 lesh // Aug 6, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Sissoko’s be best advised to keep his trap shut.

    He’s identified Arsenal as his preferred club to no avail and now it’s Real Madrid. Does it not occur to him or his advisors that he’s at risk of having other potentially interested clubs think they’re not his preference and help them back away from him?

    If he doesn’t sell, then he’s potentially trouble, a negative influence in our dressing room. He reckons our lads support his ambition and maybe they’re telling him to sling his hook in a roundabout way.

    The sooner he’s away, the better!

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