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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Conman 5pts

You really couldn't make it up.

Everyone knows these two needed replacing 2 months ago They are the weakest part of the table. Pathetic shambles.

Kazie23 5pts

The best partnership would be Williamson and Mbemba

Milo79 5pts

McClaren is starting to spout some of the same shite we heard from Pardew and Carver. 'Everything's fine'. 

stepaylor 5pts

Taylor has ability but also is a liability, williamson lacks acceleration and doesnt make good decisions sometimes. Its incredible that they will be our centre back pairing against Southampton. Were actually lucky as they match up ok against the higher ball attack the saints play with graziano pelle.

What happens when they play against pace which is at least every other game in the premier league. Mbemba will replace one of them quite quickly. As soon as he has had time to get comfortable with the team.

We can beat southampton if our defence get to grips with pelle strength. We have the players to create chances and hopefully we start taking some of them

Morpeth mag
Morpeth mag 5pts

If this assumption is correct, it will be another long season, they are the two worst center halfs in the premier, ive been watching newcastle since 1965/66 and Williamson is the worst center back I have seen in a black and white strip and there have been some bad ones, for some reason the club has never got this position right, we have never had a real dominating pairing, even in the 90s when we had the best team ive seen playing for us, we still never sorted it out properly, the nearest we came was when we bought woodgate, but unfortunately it never worked, as he was a class act, but his body never stood up to the rigors of top flight football.

anybody who thinks that this pairing is good enough and I include McClaren in this, should not be alowed near a premiership football team, as they don't know what they are doing,,, our main priority at the end of last season should have been to bring in two decent center backs,,

desree 5pts

Based on past experience I predict;

Steven Taylor sent off stroke of half time, deliberate handball from a harmless corner when at 0-0 go in 1-0 down and 10 men

mitrovic taken off, replaced by mbemba. williamson sent off 90th minute professional foul when we are 1-0 down and no chance of a result.

Mbemba plays a blinder but hands in a transfer request as he has got a young geordie lass pregnant. His dads club in DR Congo offer him a contract but can't pay a fee or his wages.

Hughie 5pts

Willo and Taylor odds on to start--unbelievable!!

Artie Fufkin
Artie Fufkin 5pts

Is there a question whether Chancel Mbemba will be ready for Saturday? There is still some paperwork to complete. I think we'd ideally see Chancel Mbemba & Taylor start but we may just be a week too early. 

It is all guess work, I do think Mbemba will make a huge difference, he's got mobility that will make up for Collo's / Talors & Williamson's shortcomings. 

keeganRescueUs 5pts

Absolutely no evidence this is going to happen, an educated guess at best

Ring around Uranus
Ring around Uranus 5pts

I would like to see Hariis Vuckic play at CH. He has everything a modern day CH requires. Tall, Good on the ball.

I remember Steven Howie being converted from CF and he went on to play for England .

Geordie Zebra
Geordie Zebra 5pts

Don't be daft. Cannot make it in his own position, never mind somebody else's. Mbemba plus a new signing is our only option for everybody's sanity.

tkSteveFOX 5pts

My mind is riddled, how can you possibly consider playing Williamson and Taylor in an EPL game?
Man, just buy two Serie B or Bundesliga 2 CB`s from team of the year and they will do 1000 times better.
I`m OK with having Taylor(not so sure about Mike)as cover on the bench, but seriously, against Costa/Hazard, Rooney/Depay, Aguero/Silva .... are you frockin serious Steve mate?