Day 28 of the transfer window, Joe Kinnear comes to the diary room to talk to Big Brother.

“Hello Joe, any progress in the transfer window?”

“We’re looking to get a few over the line”,  replies Joe.

First Up...

First Up…

Is it just me, or does it seems like Groundhog Day? With teams like Norwich signing Gary Hooper and Swansea Wilifred Bony, we have yet to make one of note this summer.

What is less encouraging is Pardew’s assertion that he seems to be happy with what he has got. I read that on one of the forums claims that we’ve already done our transfer business in January and no signings are forthcoming.

If that were to be true; Lee Evans, Russell Howard and Sarah Millican combined would collectively have to try every amusing sketch in the book to try and cheer me up, as I would be in a state of complete depression.

To assume what we have now is enough is madness. Shane Ferguson has gone out on loan, James Tavernier also, not to mention the likes of Xisco, Ranger, Harper, Perch and Simpson have now gone. We need players in and fast.

I do not want us to be reckless and sign players for the heck of it but just sign up Gomis and Remy, at least that makes us stronger up front. We do not want to be in a position come August 31st when we have an injury to our key players and only have 24 hours to bring new ones in.

Come on Pardew and Kinnear, time now to strengthen the squad before the 19th of August.

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40 comments
From the sticks
From the sticks

I like this article, however if you know so much about what not to do perhaps you could shed some light and produce a follow up of how exactly to displace a man who clearly could not give a crap about supporter revolt so long as his retail brand gets TV coverage. A Blackpool style pitch invasion before West Brom game?? I wouldn't take part, i actually would like to return to SJP hopefully in the near future. 

toon tony
toon tony

Harry Todd. ..didn't you say you did a survey of all your s/ticket friends( pre Spurs ) and say ,and I quote "all 200 said they were going ". Proof of how much bull $#it you spout.

Harry Todd
Harry Todd

While I have the upmost respect and appreciation for any one who writes an article I beg to differ that there are only 30,000 fans left.The average crowd this season is 50,401 and season ticket holders account for 37,000 of the total so lets keep to the facts.If anyone wants to stay away from games I respect their decision and have many friends who have sadly chosen that path.However every football club  would cease to exist without the hard core support be it Crewe or Barnsley.What we need to do is support the team against West Brom on Saturday and leave the protests till after the final whistle against West Ham.As N.U.F.C DOT COM correctly pointed out today we will be in a better position to find a buyer and move forward if we do not get relegated so please get to the game on Saturday and support the team.

NottsToon
NottsToon

@Harry Todd Newcastle City Council safety figures recorded an attendance of between 30 and 32k for the last 2 home games.


Brilliant idea about not protesting until the club shuts up shop for the ill deserved summer holidays, if you wanted to take something back to a shop to complain about it would you wait until the shop closed you nugget?

williamjames837
williamjames837

Brilliant article this should be laser printed on the back of every seat up at sjp

Grumpyoldmag
Grumpyoldmag

Why do you feel humiliated by Newcastle losing? Is your life that shallow?

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

@Grumpyoldmag I'm not humiliated by Newcastle losing.  That's just sport.  I am, however, humiliated by the sight of 40 - 50 thousand fans regularly going along to see a team owned by someone who doesn't give a damn about them and may even despise them secretly.  You should feel the same after 8 years.


And 8 defeats in a row?  I think I have a right to feel humiliated.


#BoycottWBA

RexN
RexN

Some excellent points. It is also fair to say that some of us who have been keen to campaign with the club got a lot of stick. It is tempting to say "I told you so" and go back to the sheep thing. Those of us who feared where the policy of employing inappropriate managers, turning the club into a feeder club and using the transfer market as an alternative profit line have been proved right, not merely being Les Mis.


However, as others have pointed out, Ashley will revel in dividing supporters.


I guess that my plea is to recognise that gradually, those labelled as "sheep" are coming round. Let's accept that and push in the same direction. First objective should be to get Ashley out. The fall back position may well be to pressure him to appoint a progressive manager, and invest in the squad, whether that is in the Premier League or Championship.


It's time to be United once again.

NottsToon
NottsToon

Thanks Fella's, not sure what this piece does to distract from Ashley but hey ho, ha ha.

Brownale69
Brownale69

why dont you include the ars kissing former players too? Beardo, Moncur, Ando etc......

they suck up and support the mess

Tony79
Tony79

I think the tone of this is misjudged mate


While i am boycotting the club i do not think articles like this do anything except divide fans.  Keep the anger directed at Ashley

A lex
A lex

@Tony79 Well, so be it. If certain 'fans' had stayed united in condemning Ashley when all this became obvious, instead of supporting his actions by doing nothing, then there wouldn't be any divisions now.

Phildene
Phildene

Well done and well said Notts Toon. We back you all the way and are in full agreement with every single word you've said.

DeyanAdamov
DeyanAdamov

"bleating sheep" is wrong. They are zombies

bill black
bill black

Great article but remember when we run down the players, the fans, the stewards, the manager and the tea lady we are doing what Ashley wants us to do and it makes his day. Can we please focus on Ashley and stop trying to run everyone down, we have some good players but there stuck in the mess Ashley likes making. 

Tony79
Tony79

@bill black Aye mate.  eye on the prize.  Ashley is the cancer causing all of these symptoms.

Bills frollocks
Bills frollocks

Wow. Brilliant article. And now guess what will happen, yes, McLaren will get appointed, money will be promised and those stupid 30,000 will do it all again.

StephenBowers
StephenBowers

I stopped going to The Match years ago absolutely fed up with it.

What I can not explain is this feeling of depresion.

I wondered at the Kevin Keegan "Construtive Dismissal Case" I'm sorry Kevin, you were right.

Craigwh
Craigwh

I was at the match yesterday. Fabulous atmosphere, fans well up for it, team full of passion and effort sadly this was Leicester City and not Newcastle United. Sadly we deserve to be in the Championship next season, will it happen.....only the players know the answer to that. We have 3 games to go and need a miracle. Newcastle are no longer united.

A lex
A lex

A great piece to wake up to and read over the bacon. If it was possible to go back and read previous postings, you'll see that I've also stated this scenario for ages. The track we've been on has been so obvious for so long.

The passivity and apathy and silent acceptance has been repulsive.

We acted and protested in the past when the need arose. Until my dying day, I will never understand how and why so many people (not 'fans') have done absolutely nothing about Ashleys treatment of NUFC.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Oof !

Rumours of a punch up on the coach home between carver and TWO players.

A lex
A lex

Not surprising. Bet that was a great journey back up north. Would love to chat with the driver this morning.

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Ever club has got them... we are a single conurbation club, so we have more of them.... they are a part of the cycle of failure....


....a resource for exploitation, and it means for owner .....


....never needing to TRY.

mrkgw
mrkgw

Our supporters did an amazing job at that game yesterday and should be thoroughly proud. The message was loud and clear. I had to chuckle when the BT commentator apologiesed for the bad language. Well done to all that were there and endured that dismal performance.

prestondave
prestondave

As ever Notts Toon another brilliant piece and I couldn't agree more.