No sooner had I written an article regarding rubbish transfer speculation about Tim Krul and it went up on this website, than I spotted must possibly  rank as one of the worst ‘stories’ ever posted regarding Newcastle United.

We all know Newcastle United are ‘news’, it isn’t any coincidence that we have featured TWENTY times in the TV schedules this season, majority of those before we were acknowledged as anywhere near serious contenders towards the top.

Everybody wants their slice of black and white pie and something called Emirates 24/7, posted this nonsense –

“Chelsea are planning a shock swoop on Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul this summer, according to a report.

The Blues are lining up a £15 million move to Stamford Bridge for the 24-year-old Dutchman with the lure of Champions League football.

Roman Abramovich has agreed to bankroll a big-money offer for Krul after growing concerns at Chelsea over the form of Petr Cech, according to the Daily Mail.

The highly-rated goalkeeper is also a target of Chelsea’s FA Cup semifinal opponents on Sunday Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle United tied up Krul to a long-term deal earlier this year but owner Mike Ashley prides will not stand in Krul’s way at the right price for the club, the report added.”

(Read full article here, though I wouldn’t add another click to their figures if I was you)

First of all they are simply repeating some rubbish speculation from the Daily Mail but the real  belter is ‘…with the lure of Champions League football’!!!

Have they not got access to a league table? Can they not count that Chelsea are currently two points behind Spurs and ourselves with only five matches to play?

Unless I’ve missed the real story and Abramovich can lure Krul with ‘Champions League football’ because he’s bought Barcelona!

  • Utd111

    Aye – the dozy boogers!! LOL!

  • Craig

    Obviously blatant attempts to unsettle our players in the run in, see old saggy chops Redknapp was at it again the other day too…

  • ToonArmyJames

    As ridiculous as this is, I think the Sunday People topped it by saying (and this is a direct quote) “Roberto Mancini has already lined up a replacement for hat-trick hero Carlos Tevez – newcastle sensation Papiss Cisse”. They then continued on to say “City will have to offer at least 15million in order to tempt Alan Pardew.”

    WHAT ABSOLUTE BULLSH*T. I don’t know how mind numbingly stupid you have to be to make up this rumour. Did every sports journalist in the world just take one look a the fact Carroll went for 35Million and just assume Newcastle were always going to sell if an offer over 10Million came in? Cos if that were true, all the stand out players from this season would not be here anymore. Every article written to say that one of our top performers is leaving is always saying the fee is somewhere between 10-15Million, at a push 20Million. It’s true Ashley will sell our best players at the right price but I doubt that price is anywhere between what the lazy, half arsed journalists claim it is. Furthermore, we just signed Cisse plus his form is fantastic so why on earth would the club settle for 15 Million? Shocking journalism. 

  • Dunni80

    these morons who write this shit r just clueless we are all under no illusions that we will sell if price is right but people forget nufc turned down two offers from liverpool last january for 25m and then 30m and carroll then had to request a transfer and liverfool had to pay 35m why on earth would we sell any off our top players for any less let alone cisse, tiote,krul,cabaye,hba must be worth double what the likes of henderson and carroll went for plus under new rules clubs must be bringing in as much revenue as what is going out chelsea have a small ground and astrinomical wages and debt whats the point of getting into europe if u wont be able to play under these rules toon doing it the right way and r a happy club if players want to leave they must be mad

  • Tone Army

    this is a reworking of an article that was posted a few weeks ago, but it was krul & tiote who were chelski bound ;)

  • Rogers660

    Yea old Arry spurting shite… “I could have signed HBA” hehe.. Well why didn’t you!!!! Come on the toon.. By Saturday tea time we could be 4th.. And after yesterday’s thumping by Chelsea, spurs will have lost their gusto for a scrap… QPR to beat them!!!