So the media auction begins…

The dying art of journalism
So I see the press have started off with their usual rubbish linking pretty much all of our players with moves away from the club.

Why just today we have have Demba Ba to Tottenham, where he will be joined by Tim Krul whilst Papiss Cisse is, apparently anyway, off to Manchester United.

It’s all rubbish though of course as the press are unlikely to know anything that we don’t, and yet people are still interested in what they have to say. Take a look at the “top stories” on Newsnow and you will see that they are the ones that are being read, which is shocking really when you consider just how wildly inaccurate most of these reports end up being.

I’m just wondering why there is so much interest from our own fans regarding players moving away. It smacks a little bit of paranoia based on the sales of players like Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique, Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, all of whom had their own reasons to move on.

There seems to be this perception that we are a selling club. We’re not. We will sell only if certain criteria are met, whether that be financially or if a player wants to move on. It’s no different to many other teams in the Premier League bar a select few who can offer a player anything he may look for in his career. Even Manchester United and Arsenal have been subject to this in the last few seasons.

Yes I know we’ll sell if a big offer comes in, like most teams would, but we certainly won’t be seeing the mass exodus the media are predicting. As Richietoon pointed out, people are quick to knock “in the know” people down, but they aren’t far off what the media are trying to do themselves.

The best thing to do with the press is to take eerything they say with a whole bucket load of salt!

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

108 thoughts on “So the media auction begins…

  1. aye forget all the ****,but its silly season what more do you expect i take nee notice of rags or richie or dave,batty will keep me up-dated on the real gen πŸ™‚

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  2. All bolocks to me, I do read the articles only to see if there’s any credible research and evidence gone into them, there never is. They usually make up stuff and make stupid suggestions as to why the players might sign “Krul is likely to go to Tottenham as the spurs manager is trying to address an ageing team” I mean WTF, how do these men earn money “Ronaldo could sign for city as Mancinni are looking for a flair player, as well as city have the money to back the move” FFS πŸ™„ .

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  3. We read the reports for the same reason as you do, there is nothing with any substance or truth to read about, but don’t worry we all no that a report which has a “source” as the base of its information is just made up rubbish, just relax and treat it as a comic.
    The truth is without the garbage written in the press there would be a lot of quiet web sites.

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  4. they just fill the back pages wi ****e, most managers, staff and players are either on hol or training for the euros so who the **** they talking to??

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  5. I think we’re right to knock “in the know” people down. Especially those that have “sources” linking our players away. Someone made the point the other day that if these sources (usually journalists) actually existed, they would be running to the paper sharpish to spread the word.

    Golden rule that never seems to be picked up in transfer windows:
    In this day and age, noone can just be “spotted” without evidence. If someone or some paper claims there mam has seen someone at the training ground I want photographic evidence, it’s not hard in this camera phone era. Otherwise it didn’t happen.

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  6. I’m sure they get their stories from a names out of a hat style of journalism.
    Were a month away from the window even opening and I’m bored of it all already. Don’t get me wrong, it’s different when fans discuss who they’d like to see come to the club, I enjoy that crack, but when journalists write stories making out it’s factual – that’s what pisses me off.

    I’ve also read today that Simpson is on his way to QPR, that’s according to a ‘close source’.

    Until I see footage on SSN of players at grounds, I believe nowt!!!

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  7. All these’ in the know ‘ journalist are really being taken for mugs by players agents trying to directly or by use of third parties get a better deal for themselves and players. I suspect half the time the player and certainly the club has no idea what the agents and their cohorts are up to. One things for sure if we think it’s bad now ,wait till the Euros start the whole circus will go into overdrive. πŸ‘Ώ

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  8. This nonsense they currently are writing is purely done to get hits to their website & people to buy the papers. Thats the way they make the money thru ‘Advertising’ people read this ******* and line their pockets. The more hits they get/more papers they sell the higher the fee paid for advertising in a rag/web site.

    BOLLOCKS I say BOLLOCKS

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  9. Too right! Woke up and checked out the news to see who we might be linked with today and 80% of the news is about players going out.
    I don’t even bother reading those stories unless they claim to have a quote from a player and even that gets fabricated these days.

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  10. Would you lot be interested in gameiro again?
    I think he’s a good player and has something different to offer but I’m still kind of annoyed by the snub last year…

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  11. Solano…I agree, the in “in the know” person I was talking about was Cwarr, my point was though that people can’t knock him and his ilk but then believe what journos write, they all know the sum total of **** all.

    JG..Gameiro’s pros and cons were debated on the last thread, I don’t think he’s been offered to us though and even if he had it would mean Cisse, Ba or benny would have to leave to make way as he wouldn’t come to warm the bench imo.

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  12. Richie – aye but when Ba goes to Spurs and Cisse to Man Utd, we’ll need a new striker … god you really ain’t a person in the know are you?! πŸ™„ πŸ˜‰

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  13. Ha didn’t realize there was an article on gameiro. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction richie πŸ˜‰

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  14. We all hate it, but we still can’t resist checking out what they have to say πŸ˜› If you don’t like what they write, don’t buy their newspapers and don’t go on their websites! πŸ˜‰

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  15. just got back from a rather pissy dinner… hic !

    I made the Sessegnon thing up folks… thought Id give it a go.. the press seem pretty good at it. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† 😈

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  16. AMF richie been looking for you hes been out wombat hunting for you, said you were on hard times,hes good that way πŸ™‚

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  17. i see rodgers is odds on for the dippers job.
    where does this leave the judas as rodgers likes to play the ball on the ground..****in shame πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  18. If you all shout loud enough perhaps those circling BIG clubs will go away.
    You heard it from Llambias and Pardew, that if we get offers we cant refuse, obviously players will go.
    Any figure around twenty mill, ?
    Theres no one in the side worth that much, perhaps Cisse if he performs as well this coming season.
    And yeah, we have HBA, Cabaye, Tiote and Krul, all good players, but none worth twenty big ones.
    There are going to be offers made for some of those mentioned, which if over the top could be accepted, but in that case when will we ever become competitive if we sell off the cream of the side each summer.
    After over fifty years, with one trophy, it’s about time we made a serious run at some silverware.

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  19. Ice πŸ˜† Ritchie has been really mean to me and as a result I am no longer talking to him.. I have tried to be nice but he has thrown it back in my face..
    I have seen a different side to him lately and it is not very pleasant πŸ˜† 😎

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  20. AMF aye heard that off his mrs,she is thinking of giveing him his white-mack back,ill have words with mate πŸ˜‰

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  21. Thanks Ice πŸ˜† mate don’t worry about having words with Ritchie, you’d get more sense out of a block of cheese πŸ˜†

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  22. May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny down πŸ‘Ώ

    Rodgers to Liverpool on a 3 year deal 😯

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  23. Rodgers to Liverpool eh… **** how the mighty have fallen.. Is that official Rich ?
    I am putting money on him to be the first manager sacked next season!!

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  24. Aussie…so I hear, compo agreed and everything…..then again I heard earlier that the Toon were interested in Sessegnon so you have to be careful, there’s some reet tw@ts about πŸ˜†

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  25. Ice πŸ˜† passing would be the only thing that dumb arse does with his head….

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  26. Off topic – Ive just watched the sky anytime interview with Joe Cole (that’s how bored I am!!)
    Anyway, he seems a decent kid now like. I met him once years ago in Jesmond and he seemed a bit of a ****y prick but he was just a young un like.
    Lille looks like a decent football club as well.

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  27. From RAWK…
    “There may be some fans on here who did not wish for his appointment, perhaps preferring any number of other candidates. Let us make one thing clear: We support our manager. Full stop. If any of you are unable to do that, you will find yourselves looking for another fansite to post on. Liverpool supporters are meant to do things the right way and make no mistake, we will remove persistent whingers, moaners, nostalgists and petty posters from this site without a second thought.”
    ……There’ll be nae ****er left on there to post πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  28. Toonsy I think people read and take notice of these stories because it is very possible that it could happen, remember our very own Lambs’arse and Pards confirmed that if the deal is right then big names could be sold.
    I heard a few times today on the radio that Rodgers is to be confirmed as the Bin dippers manager πŸ˜† πŸ˜† ****e im sure their Fans will love that as he is a world renowned top manager πŸ˜€

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  29. Good article Toonsy. We have players that others want, so there is going to be specualtion. That’s comes with the territory of being a good club.

    As the club has said, sales will only happen for ridiculous money which is the way it is at every other club in the world and is exactly as it should be with us.

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  30. This is the kind of crud that drives me nuts. Players coming and going and then not coming and not going and then oh yes, they are coming and going…

    This is why I am so tempted to just get the new Away kit with NorCal ToonFan on the back and my age as the number…At least I know I am not leaving the Toon anytime soon. Well…that’s unless someone comes in with a big money offer for me to start supporting them… πŸ˜€

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  31. Shinji Kagawa from Dortmund to Man Ure 20 mill euros…

    Erwin Dzeko to FC Bayern….

    Van Der Vaart to FC Shalke 04

    You heard it here first….. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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  32. the only paper worth reading to get the truth is “THE SPORT” only thing thou, is for the past 20 years, i keep looking at the moon through my telescope hoping to catch a sighting of the B52 bomber thats up there πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ ,

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  33. Who the flock do Spuds think they are ? Just cos they flaunted briefly with the Champs League they think they’re summat… Wor Timmy would never leave the Toon to go to Spurs, he’s an adopted Geordie and future toon legend… and he knows within a few years we’ll go flying past Spurs…

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  34. MM “You heard it here first”….not really mate, even the good old Daily Fail has reported all those transfers πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

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  35. Richie…didn’t realise that mate…… 😳 😳

    Dzeko and Gomez both up front for FC Bayern, that would be a real handful….

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  36. RICHIE aye but dont forget MM has been pis*ed for a week takes time to sober up as well you know

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  37. Frank Lampard looks like he’s knackered ……opens the door for Paul Scholes…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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  38. Ice…I’ve no idea how long it takes to sober up, I’ll let you know when it happens though πŸ˜†

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  39. stuttgard were very close to signing him so the rags **** says,said he wouldnt go to w/spam,but thats rags for you,there as bad as MM

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  40. Richie, Icedog is picking on me ….. πŸ˜₯ …just cos I didn’t know who Baad Thorst or whatever his name was… πŸ˜₯

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  41. MM its richie day off,he gets mondays and now wed with the cut backs,so somebody has to step in! wecome mate

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  42. richietoon says:
    May 30, 2012 at 20:52
    MM….Bas Dost plays for Heerenveen
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    Just call him “Das Boot” already πŸ˜‰

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