Old Geordie Geezer: Weekly NUFC Review

There’s nothing more irritating, especially during the transfer windows, than trying to decode the cryptic teasers that pass for blog headlines these days.

I take it personally if someone gets me to their page with the illusion of something new, only to find that it’s exactly the same story that I have been fraudulently lured to twenty times before, on twenty different pages, and all based on the same pie-in-the-sky speculation attributed to “a reliable source close to the club”.

Even worse is the “turnaround” where a blogger deliberately “miss-words” a headline to get your attention. This summer it was “Newcastle United Clinch Deal For Exciting Young Forward”.

Now what kind of proper Toon fan wouldn’t follow that link?

The deal that we had “clinched” was the LOANING OUT of Adam Armstrong to Barnsley. Blatant reversal of clincher / clinchee roles for the purpose personal gain! The site were serial offenders and went straight onto my personal blacklist.

On the day that the outcome of Shelvey’s hearing was announced NewsNow gave me the choice of 157 sources to read the same story.

In addition to this never-ending stream of repetition there are opinion pieces. Most of these just serve to confirm to me why I am all for the concept of free speech, it’s just the practicing of it that I despise.

As a recent retiree I’ve had plenty of time to scan through the stories that surface every day and was surprised to see that on your average day there are only maybe 4 or 5 different factual stories  that were of any interest to the average, sane, Toon fan.

So, in a moment of boredom, or possibly even madness, I decided to do a round-up of all the NUFC stories that pop up on the net, that are worth bothering with.

Over the last week I’ve spent hours dredging through the quagmire of info on the net just to provide you with a few minutes of newsworthy news


16 thoughts on “Old Geordie Geezer: Weekly NUFC Review

  1. From the last thread – of teams are sitting back at SJP I think the best way is getting players wide and attacking down the wings. For that we need two attacking full backs, so for me we should look at playing Lazaar and Yedlin for home games along with Ritchie (who needs to start playing better imo) and Atsu.


  2. I agree Stu. Been waiting for some proper wing play for ages from our lot in home games. It would get fans on their feet and the atmosphere would be electric – which in turn would spur the players on and terrify the opposition. It would also serve a double let purpose of facilitating meaningful rotation – with the faster full hacks and Mitro or Murphy getting games and others getting rested.


  3. Thanks Rob, that made a nice change, and got to agree about the misleading article headers, does my head in .


  4. @shamrock – don’t worry mate – the irony is not lost, however , I defend myself by saying that I do it in the name of having a laugh.

    One I was going to include, but edited out was the blogger who said that we were top, and if we could stay top we should win the league.

    Sorry, but the right to freedom of expression is just being abused with something like that!


  5. Shamrock there’s me complaining about how long it took Lee to find a replacement for Pardew. He got away with it the first time under Carver but the second time under McClaren it back fired on him.


  6. the world has gone bloody mad,a club in China has offered 257 mil for

    Cristiano Ronaldo and will pay him 85 mil a year,you could buy some clubs for that 😯 😯


  7. Stem Id love to k ow – did Rafa co tact Newcastle or did Newcastle co tact Rafa? It was such a drastic change of policy and when I consider Charnley’s previous abysmal attempts at replacing managers and how drawn out they were – it does not make sense to suddenly go for Rafa?! If they did, then Kudos but I get the impression Rafa will have sounded them.out and said; ‘lool fellas, I can help you out here if you are willing to listen.’


  8. I’m convinced Rafa will get rid of Mitro when he gets the chance.

    “At the moment we are not thinking about selling (Aleksandar Mitrovic or others not playing), we have had a conversation and he (Mitrovic) is fine, he is OK and he understands the situation.

    “He knows that Gayle is scoring goals and it’s very difficult.

    “It is the same with the keepers, they can see Karl Darlow is playing well, so they have to wait.

    “I said before that we are not thinking about selling any of these players that are not playing.

    “We have one name and that is Cheick Tiote. I was talking with him about his situation.

    “I can’t say 100% that I will not sell these players because you never know.”


  9. Sham, my suspicions are that is a deal between Ashley and Rafa, the board we just told to sort the paperwork


  10. Shamrock the board would never of sacked McClaren without Ashley’s say so. We needed to roll out the red carpet and give into Rafa’s demands. Look at the ticket sell’s this season for example.


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