456 thoughts on “A little look at strikers

  1. Yes well said Bris. I for one am looking forward to the season. Without europa, and with mbiwa, debuchy, sissoko, and hadiera having had time to settle, I have some confidence. Need a striker and collo and ben arfa to play a mostly full season mind.

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  2. If we haven’t signed anyone by the end of the window, I will be pissed off and very disappointed. So I will save those emotions until then. If I am relaxed and happy now, apposed to being pissed off, it will make no difference to the outcome of our transfer dealings.. Although Troy believes that being angry and fizzing is the only way to handle the situation and to show you care. 😆 😆 Deary me 😯

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  3. Yeah…the only time to judge a window is when it shuts. Until then, I’ll enjoy my golf and bbqs 😉

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  4. Love my golf (and hate it 😈 ) too MDS, gone out to 21 on my handicap due to a run of bad form. That frustrates me more that anything at the moment 😆

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  5. I hear ya. Got myself down to about a 7 early last year and then completely lost the plot. Working to get it back slowly but surely. Looking forward to setting the alarm this week to catch a few hours of the open before I head to work.

    OK now back to football before we catch a lecture 😉

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  6. 7 nice, that’s tidy golf… maybe you can give me a few pointers 😉 looking forward to the open as well…

    right football talk…. have we signed anyone yet! 😆 😆

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  7. Yeah we signed 4 in january!

    I think bent will be the first one in. Wouldn’t bother me so long as we sign another to make him 3rd choice and let shola go.

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  8. I think Remy will be the first, then Bent, with the later being the Shola replacement.. Bent wont be a starter but will see plenty of game time..

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  9. Oh dear. 😯 deary me 😯

    Begas, keep sailing in a north westerly direction until you reach Shark Island. Supposed to be a lovely place for a dip. 😛

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, tut , tut, tut. 🙄 oh dear 🙄

    I think this Ashles defeat has gone to your head fella. 😛

    Which season do you want me to bring the subject up about finishing below a Euro spot?

    Will it take another 5 or even 10 yrs before it actually sinks in that Ashley has no intention as the outlay is huge to get there, never mind maintain it. Do you really believe he would be prepared to pay wages in excess of £100k in order to compete with the top 4?

    Do you really believe he would strengthen the squad sufficiently to maintain a premiership campaign and compete in the Europa ?

    He’s had that opportunity last season and you saw the result. Do you spend your whole lives ignoring history fella’s?

    You really do originate from convicts. You do know that don’t you? Or do you ignore that as well. 😛

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  10. Troy

    He doesn’t need to. Using the existing club finances he can, indeed should be able to achieve 7-10 whilst maintaining a wages to turnover ratio of under 70%. You are correct he is not going to increase that ratio to over 100% which he would need to do to compete with the big 6. No should he. Only an idiot would do.

    Within those constraints however he has the flexibility to spend big on A player possibly 2. Apparently we did for PEA. He also has the scope to strengthen for Europe. He now knows what it takes.

    To do more than that means growing the commercial side which Llambias failed to achieve. To do less than that means he is getting no benefit from NUFC. If as is proposed that NUFC is nothing more than a sports direct marketing tool then constant news stories coupled with european achievement is surely the target.

    We were 3 wins short of 8th place last season. Cisse’s disallowed goals may well have secured that. The margins are fine and had we done that last season he would have been on his target in my opinion.

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  11. Speaking of history I think that the evidence of the January window shows that he does not want relegation again.

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  12. Troy, Troy, Troy, lord have mercy on your negative soul….
    Firstly on your convict point…. I have no convict ancestors if you want to know the truth….
    1 nil to Aussie..
    I don’t even know what the Ashles are??
    2 nil to Aussie
    Spending big money does not guarantee league success.. QPR !
    3 nil to Aussie..
    We finished in Europe place barely 1 season ago, yet you go on about waiting another 5 or 10 😯 Nostrastavers at his best 😆
    4 nil to Aussie..
    Big wages do not mean big players playing to their best ability, which season do you want me to bring up where that has been the case?
    5 nil to Aussie…….. and it is not even half time 😆 😆 😆

    Troy will be reading this thinking… arghh he has done me again 😛

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  13. Troys argument holds about as much water as the Ashles Urn 😆 😆 😆

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  14. Prem, you can not speak of the successful January transfer window on here mate, it is forbidden and has been struck from our history books 😆 😆

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  15. Aussie man get a grip. It wasn’t a success. It was a blind panic reaction which worked for a few games until Pard’s incompetence sabotaged it. Despite everything that happened we failed yet again in our objective of getting relegated. Still there is always this season and since we blew our budget for the next 5 windows. we did get 5 players in after all it’s looking good. The future is troy. The future is gloomy.

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  16. 5 in 1 out is a success, blind panic or not & I’ve always got a grip on it :mrgreen:

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  17. Lovely sail today. Absolutely gorgeous 22 degrees, blue sky, nice south easterly breeze. Perfect conditions for me. Winter is a really beautiful season.

    A news flash for Troy: boats sail on water. And a geography lesson: North west of here is land for a few thousand kilometres, and Shark Island is in NSW.

    Wrong again on all counts. Never mind, one of these days you’ll get something right. Statistically speaking, one of your predictions must come off one day. So hang in there, mate

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  18. Look at you lot ganging up on poor Troy and using logical arguments, it makes me sick it does 😐

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  19. Well whether Jabba wants us in Europe or not the manager certainly doesn’t 🙄 😳 that much we know for sure as it’s come straight from the horses mouth. Question is why doesn’t he ,oh yes our squad was too thin and we couldn’t cope once injuries set in . 😉 Note other teams strengthen when they know they have Europe to contend with ,our owner and coach , seem happy to go with what we got 😉 .

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  20. Kim-he does, it was just a joke he made because of all the pressure he was feeling at the time.

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  21. Newkie, yeah right, he moaned all season about Europe ,if he can’t handle pressure he needs to go or tell the owner to strengthen and grow a pair imo.

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  22. I cant remember anyone saying Jabba wanted relegation 😕 actually must say that he would be happy with anything above relegation and mid table would suit Jabba fine

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  23. Why is everyone going on about our january signings? We signed what, four players? Yet we still didn’t replace our leading goalscorer who also left in January. That very nearly cost us our PL status. Sorry but the fact that Demba was our leading goal scorer last season even though he left in January is just a complete disgrace!

    I wish you people would read the history books. Study the form – the man is a clown who is only bothered about NUFC surviving in the PL. This way he doesn’t have to invest anymore of his own money and he gets maximum exposure for his Sports Direct business.

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  24. Sharpy, I agree we need a new thread but I am not really prepared to write something up at the moment as all the conversation revolves around is the transfer market..
    However I might contact Toonsy and see if I can upload articles to keep things ticking over..

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  25. Kim-how do we know he didn’t tell the owner to strengthen? He said Mike made mistakes, quite a statement because there aren’t too many people who would publicly slate their boss like that, I know I wouldn’t. Perhaps he said we needed bodies, Llambias said we didn’t, Ash trusted llambias but duly sacked him when he was proven wrong after last season?

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  26. newkie ,but he quickly added they all did once he realised his blooper 😆 .The man is spineless imo blames everyone but himself half the time. I really think Jabba was an inch away from kicking him to the kerb ,and would of done if not for the massive payoff.

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  27. **** i hope we get a new owner to whinge and complain about sooner rather than later… 😕
    Ashley has turned into the epitome of evil!

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  28. Newkie what do you know about the new fitness guru we got ? Which by the way I think we really needed one as I thought a lot of players didnt look to fit.
    I am starting to struggle to get posting so if I dont I will still see it but reply later

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  29. Stuart @330 “the man is a clown who is only bothered about NUFC surviving in the PL. This way he doesn’t have to invest anymore of his own money and he gets maximum exposure for his Sports Direct business.”

    So which of the books you mentioned is that in – the history book or the form book? 😉

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  30. Kim-he added they all did because…they all did. But he still criticised his boss, you can’t call him spineless on the one hand and then jab him for coming out and laying blame elsewhere.

    I think even some of the most vocal anti-pardists (from the start) such as JJ didn’t blame him for over 35/40% of last season, he took some criticism on the chin and then went on to make very poor excuses like tiredness/pitches etc etc however if he had come out after every single match and said “I did this wrong” then he would have been out the door. People would have been happy then, but we would have ended up with kinnear as time has shown. Again in relation to work, there aren’t many who will consistently own up to errors…they may to a degree but they will always seek to share blame.

    I don’t really buy the payoff thing, it was minimal when he got it and suddenly it became 10mil when he was favourite to be sacked, smells like press bull**** to me.

    Dave-agree think we really needed a specialist because the lethargy in all our players was evident last year and was definitely a reason we struggled to get back into games or seemed to gift late opportunities to the opponents. She’s not really got a football background so it’ll be interesting how much our training drills change and if we see any of it on the pitch. Hopefully her methods will cut down the injuries as well, although personally I am unconvinced by our medical team/set up. Still need more footie coaches too!

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  31. Actually we could get a good article on the merits of ownership of clubs .As in should you be a fan of said club or just see it as an business or a vehicle to advertise your other ventures as in Ashleys case. We could argue the case for and against ,maybe looking at other owners and how well or poorly they perform and from what angle they are coming from as in fan or just owner. I’m crap at writing but I’m sure others could whip up a tidy article.

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  32. Play nicely children, don’t make me put you on the naughty step 👿
    Let’s face it, most of us on here have never seen a successful Newcastle team and the odds are most of us never will, it’s only the degree of our failure that varies, for all the stick Mark got about his “blind faith” I believe it’s only blind faith that keeps all of us following NUFC, why else do it?…and on that note I predict a top 8 finish and we’ll win a cup…blind faith rules ok 😉 😆

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  33. nothing happening again 🙁 well at least in some games we will have 11 players on the pitch when shola moves on somebody will stand in for him 😀

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  34. Aussie @334 ,I’m not a Jabba fan as you will realise ,I don’t think he’s evil just not that ambitious but then he doesn’t have the money that others have .That said we should really be aiming higher in the transfer market than Bent if rumours are true. If we sign him I hope he’s not seen as a purple by the owner because imo he isn’t. If the likes of Norwich ,Swansea and so on can attract Bony ,RWV and the like then why can’t we .I don’t consider us any less of a club.

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  35. Richie-bang on pal! I’m confident even some of the oldies on here will see a cup victory. Of course, they may well forget the next day, but that can’t be helped. 😛

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  36. Am i the only one who thinks Bent coming in will be as a replacement for Cisse ? its looking more likely , the russians want Cisse and will bid 10million for him we get about 12 /15 million after haggling with them and bring in Bent 5 million and Remy if he is not convicted 8 million . Shola leaves and we have the same numbers up front as last season only a bit more quality , will be 1 short though .

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  37. Kim, Ashley is a hate figure and always will be. When we do good, it has nothing to do with him and we do bad, it’s because of him.. it has become a broken record, every day that passes seems to amplify everyone’s distain with him.. i couldn’t care less about the guy to be honest, but i can tell you that who ever runs out on day one again’t man city will have my undivided support…

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  38. Aussie – it’s hard even for the die hard to keep up undivided support when the club is run by such sleaze merchants. It’s all so seedy. Lambias, Ashley, Wise, Sports Direct, Kinnear, Wonga, Pardew. Chris Mort was the only decent guy in Toon and he was a bloody lawyer.

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  39. Is it the time of day? What is it? Every time I post a comment everyone disappears. Can you have BO on a blog? I know I talk ******* most of the time but so does everyone else.

    The above mentioned sleaze merchants have diminished our expectations so badly people are now resigned to only two new players neither of which are any good. Dreadful!

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  40. Georgio, i support the team no matter what.. not the owners, directors etc..

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  41. GEORGIO
    July 16, 2013 at 12:15
    Is it the time of day? What is it? Every time I post a comment everyone disappears. Can you have BO on a blog? I know I talk ******* most of the time but so does everyone else.

    😆

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  42. BRISVEGAS
    July 16, 2013 at 10:22

    You will find the form book is in fact a history book too.

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  43. And that smart arse Aussie – support the team? Yeah right – it doesn’t matter who buys them, trains them, picks them, tells them what to do or sells them.
    Last season’s form was a fair reflection of the sleaze merchants running the club. And the season before – they just got lucky on the roulette wheel.

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  44. I am still disappointed we are going for Bent. But, as Axel says, it’s looking like Cisse’s replacement bc there is no way on earth anyone believes they can play together.

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  45. Georgio, i can’t do anything about who owns, trains or picks the team.. so at the end of the day i will always just support the team/players. If you want to moan and **** about the owners and manager, ****ing go it.. but in the end, that’s all you will do, just **** and moan…

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  46. We are being left so far behind. What’s happening?

    JFK v Pard ?
    Cisse ?
    Cabaye ?
    Colo ?
    Ambitions ?

    We are a club in Crisis there is no getting away from it. So many questions hanging over the club that it’s bound to put people off coming here.

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  47. Georgio-I was mainly laughing about the “talking *******” -didn’t you know everyone on here is always right?-But you could have a point with the BO. I’m in work and sweating like a nun in a cucumber field at the moment.

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  48. People say it’s good news about Colo, does it not just become inevitable he’s going sooner rather than later and surely shouldn’t be Captain anymore?

    I just can’t believe we’re trying to sign Remy and Bent.

    If we’re sticking with Alan Hoofball then we were at our best playing 442, or our most consistent esp at home.
    We have looked pretty average playing one striker IMO.

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  49. Aussie it would seem you support the regime as well as the team as you defend them enough 😕
    As for supporting the team ? I am pretty sure everyone else on here does weither they **** and moan or not 😆

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  50. KIMTOON i dont think we will get relegated even if the squad stays as it is now ,as i commented earlier i think Cisse will be off . Its obvious he is pushing for a move and using Wonga as a lame excuse . Bent in for him goals for sure just look at his record , think Remy will be brought in as Shola’s replacement and maybe a defender Tomkins probably with Williamson leaving . In terms of numbers we will be down on last season in terms of quality slightly better off . Up front and at CB we are at least 1 short in each department imo . On the other hand it gives Campbell and Streete a sniff of the big time which is Ashleys big plan all along . Would like to think we would move for Toivonen from PSV we have been linked with him in the past and he wants out their , he would complement our Strikers /ACM’s well even though he is as off this heed as his Swedish team mate Ibrahimovich. Well i can dream even with this bunch of numpties in charge 😆

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  51. Big Dave, maybe i am offering a different view against the common feelings on this blog. If you are happy to pat each other on the back with your hatred of the regime, well I’m sure that will make for some stimulating discussions on here…
    I’ve never questioned any ones support of the team and if i get called a smart arse for saying i support the team well that’s not good form..

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  52. Axel ,I fear you are right on Cisse mate ,it’s looking none too good right now,seen a rumour he’s off to Fulham ,can’t see it though ,more likely Russia I would think. Bent IS a goal scorer no doubt but he’s not getting any younger which is why we are probs reluctant to pay£8m and I do believe that’s right as I think he’s worth closer to £5.5/6m . As far as relegation goes ,hope not but if the status quo remains with no incomings of quality , then I would say we’re odds on certs tbh,sad but true as too many teams on a par with us have improved their squads. 🙁

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  53. Aussie – just as I admit to talking ******* I’m also happy to be labelled a smart arse. At the end of the day (1st game) I always support the team even watching the last minute of a 0-6 whooping but until then the regime are up for grabs.

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  54. Aussie ,I don’t think anyones love for the club is in question ,not yours ,mine ,daves anyones. Ialso don’t think there is mass patting of backs going on either ,for me there is nowt I would love more than for Jabba to show good intent and shock us with a couple of blinding signings like. I am more than happy to eat a huge slice of humble pie ,in fact the oven is on waiting for me to cook it 😉 .By the way I don’t class Bent as a blinding signing more a good back up man ,though I’m happy for him to prove me wrong. 😉

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  55. Oh dear. 😯 it looks like I’ve really rattled Aussie & Begas’s cages today. 😛 😛 😛

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  56. what the news on charlton cole? i think his joes ideal replacement for cisse 😐 bent in for ba job done.

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  57. i see us struggling next season probably relegated and if i’m honest it’s what ashley deserves! he has no ambition and even the smaller clubs aren’t taking premiership lightly! joe kinnear has been a big disappointment, all mouth and no action. i’m prepared for the worst because after scum and liverpool results i can’t pardew has learned from it. sad times ahead

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  58. to be honest stem i think our away form last season was poor at best. i don’t think anyone wanted to watch that on match of the day again. i think we will lose our best players and rebuild our team again but kinnear needs to speed up

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  59. Does anyone know if there will be any links for the motherwell match tonight? Will be interested to see how Dummet, Tav and Vuckic do.

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