With only three weeks to go until United kick off against Southampton, despite the signing of Wijnaldum it looks as though Mike Ashley still has some way to go before he convinces the majority of supporters that things have really changed at St James Park.

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Last night at Bonney Field, Newcastle fans unveiled a banner proclaiming:

‘Mike Ca$hley $old our $oul’

So whilst spending £14.5m on a promising player such as Georginio Wijnaldum is encouraging, fans are only too well aware that this won’t cure all of Newcastle United’s problems on it’s own.

Last night’s unconvincing performance and fortunate win against a third tier American team, followed defeat to Mexican side Club Atlas and a really poor display at Gateshead, where United needed a penalty to beat the Conference side.

Whether you win or lose in friendlies is of course pretty irrelevant but the performances aren’t.

Whilst you hope that the team can improve in the remaining friendlies, we all know that another four or five signings are desperately needed to allow the team to move on from last season’s near disaster.

Mitrovic appears to be imminent and the 20 year old looks a real prospect, but at least another three similar signings are needed on top of him and Wijnaldum.

Mike Ashley/Cashley’s crimes (against Newcastle United) are too long to list and we are all well aware of them, however, leaving the squad short of quality and quantity has been the ongoing problem season after season.

Three of the last four transfer windows produced no signings and last summer produced Colback, Perez and Janmaat, but over these last two years United have let first team/squad players Cabaye, Debuchy, Ben Arfa, Harper, Perch, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Simpson, Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor go.

The positives of pre season have seen Janmaat and Krul looking decent and Sissoko and Cisse probably the better players going the other way on the pitch.

mike ashley

However, there is a long list of players who we all know won’t suddenly become Premier Legue players just because Pardew and Carver no longer coach them.

Pre season we have already seen Ferguson, Gouffran, Bigirimana, Anita, Williamson, Obertan, Taylor and Riviere getting time on the pitch, none of them up to the standard needed.

Whilst there are many others involved in the friendlies who have also yet to show they can do it in the Premier League, through youth and/or having only played a limited number of times: Armstrong, Aaron, de Jong, Lascelles, Woodman, Haidara, Darlow, Satka and Good.

People say, give Mike Ashley the benefit of the doubt.

Well I might start softening when we have signed the five or six players to give the team/squad a chance of potentially recovering from the lack of investment of the past six years.



  • fireflyuk

    Yep fair point!

  • DownUnderMag

    The biggest problem we have as a club is we have a lack of leaders on the pitch and no one who will speak out in the dressing room.   The likes of Nolan offer so much more than just a player on the field and his presence would have helped us a lot even if he didnt play every game.  Limiting contracts to under 30’s is just plain stupid and very naive in this day and age when players are playing top footy well into their late 30’s.

  • v0ices

    DownUnderMag A player never used to be considered at his peak until his lates 20s now we seem t think they are past it, its all about sell on value for ashley sorry for banging on the same drum but thats how it appears.

  • Chemical Dave

    This time last year Ashley’s apologists were getting excited because we’d signed a couple of french lads, one of whom couldn’t get z game for Monaco… we avoided relegation on the last day. That said, I’ve said for weeks there’ll be plenty of signings to keep us curious and I’m sure there will be. Let’s hope he’s going to make good his final day promises, confident ?

  • Nutisbak2

    Ashley might have ripped the heart and soul out in some peoples eyes. In others he’s been only trying to get the club back up there on a financially viable footing. He now looks to be actually going out of that comfort zone and actively willing to back the club financially once more, although actually the club is in such a great position now since he took over so as to not actually need him to financially back it and to be able to bankroll transfers it’self.

    Something most other sides in the premier league can’t actually do because they overspend on things constantly.

    I’d actually argue if Ashley lets us buy 5 or 6 players this season then he’s going to be going a long way towards starting to put the heart and soul back into the club.

    He wants to see it back in the champions league, it wouldn’t make sense to him for it not to be as the financial rewards and business profile for his companies would be just too good not to take advantage of.

  • Brownale69

    ?Nutisbak2 ha ha do you believe in Santa

  • Brownale69

    ACTIONS not words. We had enuff of them for years from Pards, Caver, players And former players. JUST GET ON WITH IT!!!

  • wor monga

    You’d probably be better of looking in that mirror, and
    saying…”Do I really want to support the club”…or do I want to support some other
    club that has bought it’s way into the ‘league of big spenders’…

    …or do you just
    want to moan on forever, and spend time writing articles publicising some
    banner that does nothing whatever to support the lads on the field doing their best to
    give you a decent result…

    …in a much different environment to what they’re used
    too?

  • Chemical Dave

    Nuts a nutter, does anyone have his carers number?

  • Chemical Dave

    As one of the last people alive to see us win owt, appreciate you’re like Bob Concur….and want it to remain that way.

  • gavinv1972

    Why not accept this fella owns the club so back the team or do something else with your time. Poisoning the air and enjoyment of everyone else is hardly worthwhile of someone’s time
    Negativity has never led to a positive outcome and I am sick of hearing these beatings. We won nothing in over 30 years prior to Ashley arriving but I’d imagine you’re laying that at his door as he is from south of the Tyne.

  • wor monga

    Chemical Dave      ‘Ashley’s apologists’ it’s a while since I’ve heard that term
    used…which I take it means someone who doesn’t agree with you…cos Ashley’s
    apologised for himself now, hasn’t he?

    …Riviere  for Monaco
    last season 36 appearances 13 goals why wouldn’t anyone get excited that’s not
    so bad, ‘Toxic’…why not accept it’s a different league, different country, and
    give the lad a chance…it’s not FIFA 15 y’knaa!!

  • wor monga

    Chemical Dave     Well…I respect Moncur for what he’s achieved…for this club, in
    the game, and in life…

    …I don’t respect keyboard gob-shites like you and others
    on here who’ve done nowt in the game, or in life…

    …but are ready to condemn with impunity, behind the cover of anonymity  those that
    have…

  • Nutisbak2

    Brownale69 Nutisbak2  I believe in Ashley!

  • Nutisbak2

    Chemical Dave now now calling people you don’t know names!

  • Nutisbak2

    Chemical Dave  Wow what a poorly executed statement, Riviere for your info has very good positioning and was responsible for setting up and creating a vast number of the hard to come by goals we got last season.

    He’s probably the most underated player we have, yes he isn’t good enough at putting the ball in the back of the net but his hold up play and much of the rest of his game (bar the technical stuff) is actually very good.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he actually comes good this season, if we bag Mitrovic which seems a done deal then I would think he may well end up being the supporting striker Mitrovic needs to play alongside.

  • LeazesEnder

    wor monga Chemical Dave What do you mean done nowt you half baked potato heed?

  • CMRowley

    wor monga Chemical Dave When did Ashley apologise?  Can you post a link or a source as I missed it.  

    What did he apologise for?

  • Chemical Dave

    You love it mong, the fact we don’t even try to compete don’t you ? You can come on here and lord it over everyone and tell them how you’re a “real fan” because you never complain. The irony of your last sentence is lost on you ye daft owld Berk.

  • wor monga

    LeazesEnder     Well tell me what he’s done then…apart from abusing and denigrating
    the only captain I can name…who did a lot to win the only decent trophy for the
    club in the last 50 yrs, and which I am privileged to say I was there to
    witness!!

  • GToon

    Poisoning the air? I’ve just farted. You can’t smell if from your house can you?

  • CMRowley

    Nutisbak2 Chemical Dave Riviere was terrible last year, he made one assist, scored one league goal.

  • Chemical Dave

    Haha, this blokes got to be an escapee.

  • Chemical Dave

    I despise Concur even more than FCB.

  • Chemical Dave

    We’ve won nowt in my lifetime does that mean we should never even try ? Why not organise something positive ? We could all turn up at the match with pro Ashley banners and chant “we love mike, he’s just a regular guy” ? Give it a month, see how it pans out?

  • wor monga

    Chemical Dave      Ha Ha…lord it over everyone…I’ve never been accused of that
    before ‘Toxic’…

    …I just don’t like seeing somebody who I suspect has never done
    anything in their life coming on a here abusing a long serving club player…

    …who
    captained us to what most fans would regard as a very momentous Fairs Cup trophy win,
    and also represented his country in the game…

  • Alsteads

    wor monga Chemical Dave Aye thats reet, he’ll be loving this gents. He’ll be sat back laughing his heed off. I can guarantee you that! 
    Thats how he deals with everything/everyone in life. Divide and conquer while he plays god and rides above the law/government/fans/ Dave Whelan/families that had jobs at JJB or what ever comes across his path. (Im sure theres a lot more) 
    No taking away what the man has achieved but the majority of fans that cut back on essential things in life just to see the toon, or have a set amount they can take from their wage each week to be able to afford to go to a game/season ticket or have just enough for the metro and the game and nowt left for a good drink as they pass the bars would just like see some of their own hard earned money put into the club. He could do that and still make a mint. I’ve been that broke bloke going to games so what I don’t want or need is some pro FCB fan telling me “aye those were the dark days etc etc” A lot of fans are still skint and all they want is a football club they can relate too. Christ yee divvent even have an argument with her indoors now for blowing your bit watching them!!

  • DavidDrape

    v0ices DownUnderMag yip long term thinking is often a great thing but forgetting about the short term has proved horrendous for the big man. appalling leadership form the boardroom but yes Nolan is a great example and spot on re not having a decent captain i.e it annoys me why taylor makes his mouth go and swings his arms about before the game but often a mouse during he game and cool struggles with his english. I demand a half decent captain that Roars the team on during a game

  • DavidDrape

    Nutisbak2 How can we suddenly believe the big man now after all he has done – certainly not me. he is a parasite who is using his club for his own gain. get real and see reality. nearly 4m per season going into SD coffers on nufc retail, well that 4mil could have been spent on a lot of things. he has lost my trust. oh why doesn’t he pay for the advertising for once? and put the money back into the transfer kitty? WAKEY WAKEY

  • DavidDrape

    Chemical Dave a happy toon fan who’s happy to put up with anything. thats one of the reasons why out club is in such a mess, letting the big man get aware with murder

  • DavidDrape

    Alsteads spot on comments re fans making sacrifices

  • DavidDrape

    Chemical Dave i wonder if some of these fans wasted there time, money and holidays from work to put up with crap performances at brighton and bordeaux etc with many games live on tv such as stevenage at 30 quid a pop or are these the same guys supporting ashley who only go to home games? makes me wonder. agree lets see how it pans out. the big man may well still be planting people on social media…he is capable of anything…banning people from nufc twitter and putting plants in the away end as well as threatening fans with season tickets being taken off them for minor things……..this is the ashley we know

  • DavidDrape

    Chemical Dave I seen them win the Dublin cup v the mighty derry city. does that count for winning a trophy?

  • fromtheheed

    When we sign the next 3 defenders, two who have to be centre backs and a creative midfielder I’ll sing Ashley’s praises to the heavens. lol.
    But, only until Xmas where his intentions will become clearer in that he adds to the squad with more quality players. If he fails to buy then it’s the same old Mike.

  • prestondave

    Wor monga, I read all of your comments and sit on the fence with some of them but to have a go at fans and say they have achieved nothing in life. ? .? How can you say that when you know nothing about them? . This is where you lose your argument too easily sometimes

  • v0ices

    prestondave mostly he loses them because hes ashleys puppet. ashley wiggles a finger and wor monga nods.

  • desree

    arguably two of the most exciting signings the club has ever made and we are moaning. the world has access to these articles . perhaps it is why newcastle fans have a reputation as being unreasonable.

  • Duke Fame

    Alsteads wor monga Chemical Dave You are clutching at the smallest of straws. You do know why Whelan doesn’t care much for wor Mike?

  • Duke Fame

    v0ices prestondave  nobody can argue with that well constructed argument

  • v0ices

    Duke Fame v0ices prestondave thank you its nice to be appreciated

  • EastStander

    Fully agree but for a lot on here its always going to be doom and gloom. Pre season friendlies matter for nothing apart from building fitness. We should be glad of the signings so far with more to come apparantly.
    That said the guy writing this seems to miss signings as his list from last summer doesnt mention de jong, cabella or rivierre.
    Why cant we all just pull together enjoy the fact we are at last buting quality and see where we are in 6 months. We may all be pleasantly surprised and if not at least the constant moaning will he justified.

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    EastStander De Jong, a typical Fatman signing on the cheap because of his pisspoor injury record and guess what? He spend the vast majority of last season on the sick. No real surprise there then.
    Riviere, ha ha ha the worst striker NUFC has had for years,could not hit a Cows arse with a Banjo at 5 paces. Another “On the cheap Fatman signing”
    Cabella; looks good in bits may well improve this season, who knows.

    If we get 5/6 good signings then I will be impressed with the Fatman but lets see.

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    gavinv1972 Another Wongaman talking out of his arse. Well done lad, Fatman might take you off the SD minimum wage soon. Tool

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    Duke Fame Wor Mike?   He might be your Mike as you work for him at SD but thats all. You sad sad man

  • stepaylor

    To be fair mate steven taylor looked very good last night. Agree Ashley will never be forgiven but lets see how we line up at the end of the window before condemn ing us to doom again….

  • desree

    17 comments, you are all mental

  • Hez

    @nutisbak2 I wasn’t going to post on this “debate” but I couldn’t believe what I read about how Riviere was underrated and contributed last season, when did this happen? I saw 95% of games last season and he was total utter garbage, did nothing

  • fireflyuk

    desree  “arguably two of the most exciting signings the club has ever made”, how do you work that out? 

    They may turn out to be good signings or even excellent signings, but they may also turn out to be average at best. I have no opinion as I know little about both in real terms but they are certainly promising I’ll give you that, but nothing more in my eyes as yet. 

    I agree they are signings which are improvements on the usual dross Ashley brings in,the sick,the injured and the misfits! Heres hoping it is a trend and not just a flash in the pan.

  • gavinv1972

    Chemical Dave like i said, if you’re not happy then dont go. simple, try something else

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    @halfbakednutz. You simply do not have a clue do you? Is your supervisor at SD telling you what to write?
    Utter fecking cretin

  • Karl Armstrong

    The Mong

  • James Lindsay

    Haha Ashley isn’t the crook halls and shepards raped our club well before he put sports direct banners all over the place

  • Brian Standen

    The comments on here say it all, what do they say? Divide and conquer! Well Asley has certainly done that! In days gone by the fans in the Leazes End would fight with each other yet give 100% support to the team……under an equally unambitious regime! Nowadays we all just fight and name call on here, so much for Newcastle United…… Ashley has taken the United out of Newcastle!

  • EastStander

    Cant disagree with what you say. What i was saying is the writer of the article cant say we only got colback ayoze and janmaat last summer when there were other signings, good or bad, too.

  • desree

    when did the club last sign a dutch player of the year? and when did we last beat porto and Roma to a player?
    of course we could go back to the days when we got excited about anyone keegan signed eg mark hottiger, warren barton, papavasilou, steve mathie etc

  • desree

    Being positive on this site is like telling an evangelist you don’t believe in Christ. After having your integrity, values, morals and beliefs valued you then get abused by someone believing they hold a higher moral ground.
    The possibility that their own beliefs, values, morals integrity or thinking may be wrong never seems to cross their minds.

  • v0ices

    desree now you are being a total fantasist, we didnt beat anyone to mitrovics signature they were not interested.

    Ferdinand, Ginola, Shearer, Albert, Asprilla just to name a few.

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    please lease stop this relentless attack on mike ashley..there is plenty to discuss of a more positive
    nature ..spend your energy and time supporting the team the players and the club
    or to put it another way..if you cant say something good constructive forward looking then ..go and destroy another club ..because nufc is being insidiously  corroded  by so called fans

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    gavinv1972 exactly mate spot on

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    gavinv1972 Chemical Dave  yes

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    Ollie Burtons Grandad gavinv1972  childish grandad childish ..so who do you really support ..man u or sunderland  …cos you sure as hell dont show any loyalty to nufc

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    LeazesEnder wor monga Chemical Dave 
    what a lovely turn of phrase you have 
    a delight to read  the drivel you spout

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    Chemical Dave  are you real or a computer programmed to repeat shite all the time
    if so  I DUB THEE THE SHITE ON THE SITE 
    now go and annoy someone else

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    Nutisbak2  well thought out well put 
    hope the nay saying anty ashley tribe  read it with an open mind 
    oh we get mitrovich today medical now

  • Brian Standen

    Each to their own whether your opinion being pro Ashley, anti Ashley, not bothered etc, but the continuos insults to each other is quite tedious

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    DavidDrape Nutisbak2  what crap ..of course runs it as a business 
    do you go to work to lose money ..and being one of the only clubs in clear profit
    hes doing a fekkin good job
    take the blinkers of get real  ,,,keep the faith xxxx

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    agreed

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    Oh dear its moral indignation time; how spiffing!!
    Having watched NUFC for bloody years including many trips abroad I know what loyalty to my club is. The Fatman deserves nothing at this moment in time , maybe just maybe if he becomes a decent owner he will earn it. At this moment in time however, had away and shite!

  • gavinv1972

    Ollie Burtons Grandad you’re clearly a disillusion buffoon. Fans of other clubs mock us and you’re an example of why. Who would you have as ‘decent owners’? The halls and shepherds of this world? Short term memory loss? McKeag perhaps? You really need to think a bit more intelligently rather than continuing on this pathetic cliched rant-a-thon. Loyalty isnt measured in air miles, its in bad times as well as good,

  • Duke Fame

    DavidDrape Nutisbak2 Err, where does “34m per season going into SD coffers” come from. Please, stop making up stuff and getting angry about it.

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    Ollie Burtons Grandad   you sound bitter at watching for years ..feel free to  go to a club that appreciates the sacrifice you make ..sorry to see your support has been so stressful going back beyond mr ashley
    seems like ouve never been happy

  • v0ices

    Duke Fame DavidDrape Nutisbak2 you are indeed a expert on making things up I believe hes sugesting this is the value of the procedes from the club shop and free advertising to be honest doesnt seem sucha crazy figure when you realise what a high profile club we are.

  • v0ices

    WAYNEANDCATH1 Nutisbak2 wayne should let cath do the thinking he is senile.

  • v0ices

    gavinv1972 Ollie Burtons Grandad you mean like the halls and shepard who built us one of the countrys top stadia at the time, not to mention the keegan and robson years. you moron whats ashley done other than asset strip the club and use it  to promote sports direct. you act like the sheep ashley adores.

  • gavinv1972

    v0ices gavinv1972 Ollie Burtons Grandad ha ha ha. what an absolute numpty. What did we achieve? We tried and failed as we took no long term view and tried buying token playes.

    Was it all wonderful, i notice you havent mentioned the Dalgliesh, Gulliitt, Souness,  Roeder or allerdyce years? Did they not happen. 

    Finally i am not a fan of Ashley, so put that to bed, i am just sick of hearing people bleat on repeatedly about how he has done this or that to OUR club.  My initial point was and is that this is technically HIS club, he bought it. Your choices from here are simple, 1. accept that fact and follow the team you supposedly support; 2. Go find another medium of entertainment that doesnt cause you the same level of ire; 3. keep doing what you are and spend too much time worrying about things you cannot change. 

    there are some things that are outside of your sphere of influence and i am going to suggest this is one!

  • v0ices

    gavinv1972 v0ices Ollie Burtons Grandad if you go anywhere in the city you can see the stadium they built FFS  hows that for a achievement not to mention the football we got to watch and europe they also moved the club onto a higher level finacially something ashley has done his best to reverse. Yes I agree they were not perfect and shepard in particular was a disaster as chairman another few years of  Boumbsongs owens and luques and we would have been in the finacial position  Ashley pretended we were in. But the single fundamental fact is we were at least a football team trying to compet now we are a free pubicity machine for sports direct and a plaything for ashley. 

    Go tell other people what to do maybe your children will listen to you.

  • gavinv1972

    v0ices not telling anyone what to do, simply suggesting this negative attitude gets nowhere, which has been my point all along.

    Even my children would understand that

    PS cant see SJP from inside the gate ha ha, (thats a joke btw, i agree that the stadium is a decent legacy, one that at the time was also met with much derision

  • v0ices

    I would be very positive if Ashley ran the club properly, and by that I mean making people pay competitive rates for advertising propper communication with the fans and to stop telling bloody lies. 

    Hopefully these new signings and a few more to follow willl signal a change in direction and everyone can start enjoying football again. Then St James can become the passionate roaring stadium we all remember.

  • gavinv1972

    v0ices i agree with the last statement 100%,

  • Duke Fame

    v0ices Does that include paying market rates on it’s borrowing?

  • v0ices

    Duke Fame v0ices my understanding is nufc has not borrowed one penny from sports direct.

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    sad lad you ad ageism to you list of  silly remarks your prejudices are becoming legend

  • v0ices

    WAYNEANDCATH1 at least i have not pointed out that your obvious mental retardadtion must mean cath is your carer and i think she should be appreciated for her hard work. must be awful for her changing those adult diapers.

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    you should go back,they are missing you at the home ..i spoke to them they didn’t know you had absconded ..the matron has all your meds ready ..and the jacket you like so much ..the one where the sleeves get tied round the back ..it stops you from hurting yourself and others .they got you a nice new one  with fancy brass locks fitted …your gonna love it
    back where you belong// they know where you are and should come to take you away any time now
    oh before i fordet how long have you been hearing  {v0ices }
     oops another one over the line as they say  yeeehaaar

  • Duke Fame

    v0ices WAYNEANDCATH1 “diapers” have yo given the game away V0ices, given that you are boycotting NUFC because of Ashley, can I ask how often you attend NUFC games in the UK?

  • Duke Fame

    Ollie Burtons Grandad EastStander “Pisspoor injury record”, really, you are something else,he’s missed 16 games in 4 years at Ajax. We got him because Tim Krul raved about Newcastle as he did with Wijnaldum.

     I hope people like Ollie Burtons Grandad keep to their boycott, I’d rather not have them around me.

  • Duke Fame

    v0ices desree Nobody was interested in Mitrovic? Come off it. Keegan bought a few ‘bargains’ early on (you may have been supporting someone else then) Lee, Cole, Mark Robinson (sadly got injured)

  • v0ices

    Duke Fame v0ices WAYNEANDCATH1 I dont attend any games now and yes I have lived in the USA and Japan whilst holding a season ticket and attending games whenever possible in the past I moved back to the UK just prior to Ashleys takeover and like many fans had great hopes for him taking the club forward. Sad to say I gave up my ticket after the keegan debacle and have not attented SJP since. I will probably attend at least one or two away games in the North west this season as I have friends in the area.

  • WAYNEANDCATH1

    v0ices Duke Fame WAYNEANDCATH1 
    well done detective duke 
    genie outa the bottle now
    that wind up merchants not even a supporter..
    goodbye @v0ices  you had a good run

  • v0ices

    WAYNEANDCATH1 v0ices Duke Fame pay attention old chap, I was travelling up to 23 hours to attend games when possible not just  from darlington.

  • v0ices

    Duke Fame v0ices desree nobody else put in a real offer dont believe the rumors of a hedge fund backed porto offer as its a clear breach of eufa financial fairy play. 

    I would hardly call Rob Lee or Andy Cole bargins 750 00 and 1.7 million were huge fees for the club at the time great buys yes but not bargins the players I listed were in reply to keegans non exciting buys, thank you for providing more examples. Personally I think one of the best bits of business Keegan ever did was getting a big fee for selling kevin Scott to spurs hilarious always makes me chuckle that one.  Nice bloke but about as much of a premier league defender as Iron Mike.

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    Duke Fame You really are a sad useless Tool. I reckon you have been looking at the wrong De Jong brother you simpleton.
    For you delectation here is Siem de Jongs Injury record from August 2013 until we signed him

    31/08/13  to  31/09/13 .   31 Days  Collasped Lung

    21/11/13  to  23/12/13    32 Days  Thigh Muscle Injury
    18/01/14  to  30/01/14     12 Days  Thigh Muscle Injury
    17/03/14  to  01/05/14     45 Days  Hamstring Injury

    Seeing as we bought him on 01/07/14 the previous 11 months had seen him injured 4 times being out 120 Days. Which is near enough 4 months out of 11 on the sick, which I call pisspoor.,
    In the odd WongaWorld that you and your sad mates inhabit that might be an ok Injury record, in the real world it is not.
    By the way you dont have to worry about sitting next to me because you dont even go to watch the Toon do you?
    Probably typing away in the Sunderland Branch of Shite Direct

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    WAYNEANDCATH1 Not one of your posts are constructive, all merely hurl abuse at anyone who dares to critize the Fatman.
    So from that I can deduce that you too are a sad Wongaman living in the Ashley WongaWorld. Have you actually ever been to a Newcastle game?
    Then again you are probably just the alter ego of one of the other SD employees who seem to infest this site

  • Duke Fame

    v0ices Duke Fame desree I agree with Kevin Scott, there was a time where KK had it sorted, he could buy a player like Ruel Fox, ‘brand’ him as an NUFC player and sell on for a profit whilst replacing him with something better (in this case Ginola). Scott was bought by Ardiles who really should have known he was getting a very slow centre half. 

    Rob Lee was bought at a time where fees were a bit more than £750k & lee was unproven at a higher level, furthermore, there weren’t may Serbian cheapies on the market which were not bullet damaged at the time. Lee & Cole were a risk, Cole I recall gave the aforementioned Scott the run around away to Bristol City but missed a few chances that he created himself and still very raw, (if I remember right, the usually hapless Scott scored a header at the away end from a Sheedy cross / corner).

  • Duke Fame

    v0ices Duke Fame Indeed not, but if you are making the link, you can’t have it both ways.

  • desree

    My point is this, the two signings the club have just made send a serious statement to other players. Whilst Ginola was a great signing he was damaged goods due to his WC qualifier screw up.Les Ferdinand was a similar profile to Charlie Austin. We weren’t signing superstars, but the platform at St James made them superstars. They were then sold and not even at a profit – kevin scott and Ruel Fox were of corse.
    I am not going to apologise for being chuffed at the signings we just made, when I was excited about signing Marc Hottiger!