We bring you some classic comments from Sunderland fans talking about Newcastle United’s pursuit and eventual signing, of Georginio Wijnaldum.

There is some real comedy gold amongst what they have to say.

If you recall, it was Sunderland who were first linked with bringing the Dutch League’s player of the season to the Premier League and the story went that wily Dick Advocaat was the man to land this star midfielder.

The comments below are taken from the main Sunderland message board ‘Ready To Go’ and with over 120(!) pages of comments we had to wade through, we have brought you the best:

‘Advocaat is the trump card, if he can’t entice players up here then I doubt anybody can.’

‘I genuinely think he’ll sign for Newcastle mate, don’t know why and I hope he doesn’t, but I think he will.’

‘He can live in Newcastle and sign for us – half of our squad do.’

‘We don’t even know if we were genuinely after him, seems like we enquired and didn’t think he was worth the money.’

‘Somewhere there is a player who is twice as good as Wijnaldum for half the fee.’

‘I thought nufc needed a defence & strikers.’

‘He loves the league just needs Big Dick to welcome him with open arms. Maybe Dick is making them suffer before stealing him away last minute?’

‘I remember the days when de Jong and Anita were world beaters.’

‘They can sign who the f*** they want, they’ll still not be any better because it’s a circus up there and at the minute they couldn’t win a f***ing raffle against us.’

‘Have seen the lad play plenty of times, most recently when I attended the Feyenoord/PSV match in March. The lad is a good player, 15 goals from midfield takes some doing and there’s a reason why PSV can demand £15m for him. No point in dressing it up, the mags are going to be getting a cracking player and most of us would have been over the moon if he was signing for us.’


‘So after talking of how he’d be a fantastic signing for us how are we going to dress it up if he actually signs for them?’

‘Wijnaldum’s agent confirmed 2 weeks ago that we asked about Wijnaldum and we refused to pay the money. We want to do everything on the cheap and the club’s only interest is finishing 17th in the league, nothing more, zero ambition.’

‘Whether our supposed interest was bullshit or not I’m gutted to see him looking likely to go to the mags. Great signing for them.’

‘Reports now seem to be confirming that fee has been agreed and permission given for a medical.’

‘Not sure which is better, the people gan on like it’s a great signing who’ve never seen him play, or the people who have changed their opinion on him so drastically from him being class when he was linked with us to now being shite signing for them.’

‘That’s what quality costs. Us And the mags have to pay more than someone is worth if we want to genuinely improve.’

‘Good exciting signing for them, same as Cabaye to palace, I don’t know why people try and play it down or try their best to act like they don’t care – f***ing childish. Yet this place was buzzing when we signed a right back that most Celtic fans don’t see as first choice.’

‘Heard he turned us down because we don’t have an airport, an iconic shirt and a cathedral like. One in the eye for Sunderland.’

‘Tbf it looks like the ashley out shit has worked, Ashley is now spending.’

‘I think he will shine at the mags and they will end up selling him for 50 mil +. Typical Sunderland quantity not quality.’

‘Newcastle sign him = he’s shit, overpriced and all players from the Dutch league flop. We all know how this works. I remember trying to argue Shearer was a waste of money when the signed him!’