Credit where it’s due, when you have players like Cisse and Ben Arfa making all the headlines, it’s possibly very easy to forget that our five game winning run has been achieved by conceding precisely one goal.

It may also be easy to forget that this has been achieved with a back four made up of mainly bargain basement transfers.

For whatever reason, no matter how well the team does, some players will always be deemed as not good enough for the shirt , but credit needs to be given to Simpson, Williamson and Perch.

While our stars do the business at one end, they have done an equally fine job at the other. Now you may well believe that these players (along with Ryan Taylor and Guthrie) are not Champions League standard, and you may well be right, but seeing as the combined transfer fees of these five lads comes to less than the wages we have paid Alan Smith for his services, surely no one can argue that they haven’t  been excellent value for money.

If only for their  commitment to the cause alone,  Danny, Mike and James will do for me any day, instead of the likes of Babayaro, Marcelino and Boumsong.

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desree
desree

our 6 new signings this summer are de jong, steve taylor, aarons, marveaux, and lascelles and darlow

Kazie23
Kazie23

I have to agree with you!!!

desree
desree

When are we due to 'pull out of the race'? This seems to have replaced 'couldn't get across the line'

So we have moved from at least pretending to try to blatant apathy. I fear a repeat of 2008-2009 ahead.

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

Oh goody! We're linked with someone else. I wonder who he'll end up signing for?

toonterrier
toonterrier

O campus never heard of him. Obviously irish  but get him in. Makes a change from all the French lads we have at present and even if he cant play very well should be on the fiddle most days. 

Kazie23
Kazie23

His actually from Argentina and not Irish...but I'm pretty sure his going to play well for us

toonterrier
toonterrier

@Kazie23 A joke. Bit like your number 23 which was on the back of a second rate footballer who spent a lifetime at the club without putting a shift in.

Kazie23
Kazie23

What did I say to you??? To make you so upset

I only corrected you about Lucas Ocampos and where his really from

Kazie23
Kazie23

It's about time we are linked with him...And now Riviere can finally be useful for us by convincing Ocampos to join us

And if he does come we should give him the number 11 jersey

Squintytoonarmy
Squintytoonarmy

Any better than marveaux, obertan etc we need players who can settle immediately carried too many last year

Hetton Mag
Hetton Mag

This guy has the potential to be a world class star. if he signed it is a huge statement by the club. Anybody believe it will happen?

SaveNUFC
SaveNUFC

@Hetton Mag I'm not sure what to say but he is not that good as he is talked about. Not sure whether you've seen him play but he losses the ball too much and very poor with team work. No consistency. Don't simply believe the youtube videos, it's the compilation of all his best in two years. Watch the full match and you'll know.

IMO I won't mind if we don't get him. For sure we need around not less than six new players though.

Kazie23
Kazie23

I hope we can get him

Kazie23
Kazie23

I really can't see it happening but then again we did sign a good or should I say a big player every year...Cabaye,Ben Arfa,Ba,Cisse,Tiote,Debuchy,Sissoko,Remy,De Jong and Cabella.....Sooo we might get Ocampos in

devonbay
devonbay

If just one season ticket is sold on the back of each transfer rumour they'll soon be sold out .

Les Higgins
Les Higgins

From Cashleys "preferred media" ....as said before, ticket sales are down aren't they ?