An interesting/amusing reaction from Sunderland fans, as Newcastle United unveil their second summer signing.

Ki Sung-Yueng has just completed his 2018 World Cup campaign with South Korea, having come to the end of his contract at Swansea.

The 29 year old has been at Swansea for six seasons but spent 2013/14 at the Stadium of Light.

He made 27 Premier League appearances that season as Sunderland fans saw their team end up 14th in the Premier League, their highest league position these past five years, whichever division they have been in…

An interesting mix of opinions…

The big positive is that plenty Mackems admit through gritted teeth that Ki Sung-Yueng has decent ability and especially as a free transfer, represents a good/very good signing.

On the negative, they claim a major lack of heart/effort especially when things get tough which to be honest is a similar story to what the Swansea fans said, when we featured their comments earlier.

The Sunderland fans, well plenty of them, claim that the loan player did the dirty on them by dodging their relegation fight run-in, so he could prepare better for the 2014 World Cup.

In his 27 PL games for Sunderland, he started the 3-0 win at St James Park and came on as a sub in the 2-1 home win over Newcastle, two of only six PL games that Sunderland won when Ki played. Yet another reminder of how we helped keep them up for so long….

A decent number of the Sunderland fans are also going down the line of saying that whilst he is a decent player, more ambitious clubs such as ‘Everton or West Ham’ weren’t interested.

Well, Newcastle fans wonder as well, only when the summer transfer window is over, will we see where Ki Sung-Yueng ranks amongst the NUFC signings.

Sunderland fans react via their Ready To Go message board:

‘Free transfers from relegated clubs. Not exactly the type of signings the mags were expecting after their glorious 10th place finish last season.’

‘I can only assume that better teams such as Burnley weren’t interested in him.

Hardly a surprise that there weren’t more takers for an average lower half of the league player.’

‘Canny player, knows how to fight relegation. Can see why they want him.’

‘Knows how to fight relegation?

I may be wrong but he downed tools after the cup final and never kicked a ball during the relegation scrap from end of Feb onwards. Tidy player, heart of a pea.’

‘I thought Ki was a really classy player but, as has been said, he gave up after the cup final and was thinking solely on the World Cup.

A very good signing for them, sadly imo.’

‘Average Premier League player now at an average Premier League club at best.’

‘I’m surprised they have bothered to be honest. Newcastle must have got a good deal.

He’s neat and tidy but won’t set the world alight for them. Has played alot of his time at bottom of premier league so I don’t see how he will improve them.’

‘If you consider this logically, if he was highly rated then he’d have been wanted by better clubs.

But he’s certainly ok for a mid table to lower half team. But then Swansea have struggled for at least 2 seasons with him in their team.’

‘Very good footballer, bit suspect defensively but on a free that’s a great bit of business.’

‘He was a coward. The team pick up more points when he went AWOL. He has no fight in him what so ever.’

‘Not good enough for relegated Swansea, but good enough for the mags. Well that is about right.’

‘He’s a bottom half of the premier league player. Perhaps that’s where fat Mike and the fat Waiter are aiming?’

‘Wait till the Ronnie puts some spin on it, no doubt they’ll get him to have a dig at SAFC anarll.’

‘Aye he just needs coaching properly, just like the way Rafa transformed Manquillo.’

‘Was a disgrace after the cup final. Tidy footballer but spineless as they come. Nee use in a tight spot. Wasn’t relegated here because he ended the season out of the team… was relegated as a part of Swansea’s team though. They’re welcome to him.’

‘He was unavailable for selection on our relegation guaranteed run in.

He left our club and even the country before our season ended.

He then trained with Korea and played in the world cup.’

‘Decent player, has something to offer and run of the mill mid table quality.

It’s worth noting if you aren’t called Barry Smith, bench press every morning, drink nothing other than lager, sleep on a concrete floor, bleed coal dust, and spend your entire life running in straight lines you aren’t going to be particularly popular at safc.’

‘Bloody good player Ki. Not perfect but mostly good for us, I’d say. To think we tried to replace him with Rodwell!!!

Not sure he’ll be enough for that lot though, unless he rips it up in the first few games. They’d probably like him more if cost £15m! But a good signing I’d say, smart business.’

‘They may be buying all of the mag slayers so that they can re-play all of the matches and maybe notch up a few draws this time.’

‘Very, very good player on the ball coming from deep positions. Lacks a bit of heart when the going gets tough but will be a good signing for them.’

‘Not really a fatty RafRaf type – hates tracking back and defending.’

‘Ridiculous to pretend he’s not a decent player. But that’s all he is and is not of the quality that they would be expecting.

Ex Sunderland on a free. The spin machine will have to dig out the old Colback quotes.’

‘Good player on his day, however am i being cynical in think Ashley is doing this to sell more Newcastle shirts overseas, getting £10m from Merino and a bit of a cash injection from overseas shirt sales by signing one of South Korea’s most recognisable players.

Anyway as a player he’s steady and decent, rarely caught in possession but no world beater, good signing on a free though.’

‘Meh, he’s a good player but it’s not a flash signing is it. Can’t see any club bigger and better than them signing him like an Everton or West Ham because they have bigger plans.’

‘Quarter of the Newcastle team ex safc!

Few more in and they’ll hopefully follow our lead and go down the leagues!’

‘Decent player like and better than what they’ve got.’

‘100% an improvement. Fair play to them because that’s a great signing for them.’



  • Alan Ridley

    At least you will have one player who has won in the Derby

    • Scott Evans

      At least you’ve got a couple of league 1 standard players (just), enjoy Accrington

    • Leazes.

      That was funny, and your mates are right…he won’t set the world alight.

      Is he better than Colback?

  • Paul Robinson

    just to echo the above he is a decent player to be honest i’d think he’d do well in a top side cos his vision for a pass seems to be ahead of the level he’s been playing at and that makes him look average because of the teams he’s played in and i can’t see that changing for you lot….for free its a good signing but if you find yourselves fighting for points come april expect him to go missing with a random strain or pull

    • Leazes.

      I was offered a car with two wheels and no brakes but it was free so it was a bargain! I’ve now got to find a parking space and a crane.

  • Rich Lawson

    Like the picture at the top better than the”lets all laugh at Newcastle” one,can we use that now instead if we have to feature them please ?

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    he`s not an upgrade on anything we have & he`s been bog standard in the
    World Cup.
    How many other Premiership clubs were after him ? NONE.
    i having nothing against the player himself, it`s the Fat Scumbag & his Minion that has engineered this deal just as they did last year with the Hoss & Manquillo.
    when Rafa leaves next summer Nufc is [email protected]@ked,
    the squad in general is garbage & without Benitez we`ll once again be relegated

    • Toon

      Pass him a tissue and pick up his rattle

    • Kc2018

      Everton, West Ham and AC Milan wanted him and Swansea wanted to keep him.

      Also a ‘garbage’ squad doesn’t finish 10th in the Premier league and a ‘garbage’ squad certainly doesn’t beat Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea and draw with Liverpool.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        NONE of those teams even made an offer to him read what his agent said instead of shouting you mouth off

        • Kc2018

          Oh sorry mr negative did I make you cry when I shouted my mouth off for stating facts about your negative post. Dry your eyes mate you closet mackem

          • Leazes.

            What is your Next log in KC….’the sunshine band’?

            Its drippy Kevin isn’t it?

          • Kc2018

            Nice picture mate, you look like a budget version of stevie wonder in them glasses.

            They’re your mums aren’t they?

          • Leazes.

            Fortunately is an avatar.

            I’m blocking you…bye

          • Kc2018

            don’t give abuse out if you can’t take it. Nice one Stevie Wonder

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Troll doesn`t become you, you lack the IQ
            Blaocked

          • Kc2018

            Talking about lacking IQ but can’t spell the word blocked haha ‘blaock’ me just for questioning your negativity.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Another WUM

          • Leazes.

            same one

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I`ve blocked the idiot, he`s that stupid he keeps posting even when he`s blocked

          • Leazes.

            Yes there’s definitely a presence there.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            You don`t know the facts or you would have known other clubs didn`t take up an option on him when offered by his agent, it`s all in the public domain

          • Kc2018

            Show me the proof that you 110% know that none of them were interested in him. And then tell the world how you know this info because you’d put the media out of business. Unless your his agent you have no clue. Don’t talk about facts when the fact is you have no facts

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Kc2018

            Exactly. A pointless negative rant about your own club and players backed up with no facts. Shame on you

          • panther

            No such thing as 110%,are you his agent?

          • TheNutJob

            he`s not a Mackem god forbid

      • TheNutJob

        you been reading the chron Ryder will have him knocking back Real Madrid by Monday

      • Superdooperhooper

        Ac Milan wanted him ? Why did he pick us then ? For the weather?

    • Soldier

      that sums up the situation at Newcastle ok

  • Toon

    Copy and paste, click bait. Good work

  • robbersdog

    Some of these comments mirror what the Swansea fans said, ie, he’s skilful but he’s got no fight in him.

    I’m not saying he should be like Billy Whitehurst or Duncan Ferguson, but if you’re lucky enough to wear the black and white shirt, you’ve got to be prepared to fight for the cause.

    • Leazes.

      His market value is £7m not £30….. you would pay about that for a Drunken Dunan.

    • Peter C

      They were two players who knew how to fight, literally and often !

      Billy the Brick (A True Cult Figure) and Dunc And Disorderly.

      Never seen Remi Moses run so fast, after being chased round St James by Big Billy, after Moses perpetrated a sly and cowardly tackle on John Anderson.

      And of course Big Dunc, famous for removing Ruud Gullit’s’ office door, off its hinges manully, after being dropped for a game against Sunderland, one of his more endearing misdemeanours in his long career.

      • Rich Lawson

        I liked the one where he nutted the Raith player and actually got sent to prison. Also in later life the incident when two scousers broke into his house to burgle it and where hospitalised as a result. Notice he keeps his Everton job reguardless of manager,as nobody is actually prepared to tell him he is sacked.

        • Peter C

          Yes, a model pro and model citizen

  • Duh

    I wonder who we are going to sign from the Argentina team tomorrow now they are going out?

    • Soldier

      duh know, do you

    • thewildchimp

      I’d go for that Messi lad. But he missed too many chances, probably not good enough for our standards…

      • Soldier

        best wait until France is knocked out then

        • panther

          Aye that mbappe might get hoss to up his game or get some cortisone injections

      • Duh

        That Thauvin looks better…

        • thewildchimp

          We are also a bit short in the midfield dept. I heard they have a powerhouse, some guy named Moussa. Apparently, he was great during the EURO finals.

        • Big Al 1967

          Had to laugh at the end when it was all kicking off and the handbags were out, there was Thauvin on the periphery of it all trying hard to look tough(failing miserably) and making sure his hair remained in place

        • Rich Lawson

          He’s got nice hair tho’

      • 1957

        Doesn’t run around very much though, just stands and waits for others to give him the ball

        • Soldier

          he`s getting lazy, he was never like that

      • Big Al 1967

        Over 30, the fat lad won’t touch him

        • TheNutJob

          think shirts, 50 million of them

          • Big Al 1967

            All with Lionel on, make that extra bit of dough from the one extra letter. Or could use Cuccittini which is part of his full title..Now there’s a money spinner!!

      • Rich Lawson

        More likely to be that fat bloke with the ”face powder” going mental in the posh seats !

    • panther

      We’ve just filled the space earmarked for Lionel, he never got to say hello

  • Soldier

    Newcastle have 3 lists going into a transfer window, first & foremost is the free transfers list, 2nd is the loan list & 3rd is Rafa`s list. you can easily work out which one in hardly ever used. Rafa will leave next summer with some regrets, the biggest one will be that he didn`t see what type of person Ashley was sooner.

    • Leazes.

      Ryder is bigging up the signing by saying he turned down Milan in favour of us ….. I suppose in the same way Joselu tuned down Barca.

      • Soldier

        I`ve just read it actually, i think he`s in the wrong job

        • Geordiegiants

          I think your right, he should be working for Kim Jong Un.

      • panther

        Maybe that milans a pizza shop

    • Waxi

      Got to agree soldier. I have said the same myself as the same thing is going on again this summer. Ashley will not spend the money and Rafa don’t need the [email protected] Unless we are wrong Ashley has one last chance this summer or the gaffa will be off at the end of the season.

      • Soldier

        i think the script has already been written and Rafa will leave
        it beggars belief that the guy hasn`t been backed

  • thewildchimp

    I don’t understand the commotion surrounding this signing. A mid-to-low-key winger, signed for free. If he turns out to be rubbish, he’ll get himself binned by Rafa in January and that’s that. For the money invested in him, he can only do good. Time will tell if it’s good enough.

    • Soldier

      you make a valid point, the problem is we have to many already that aren`t up to it and the clubs paying out millions a year to players we can`t get rid of

      • thewildchimp

        Too true…

        • Soldier

          as you say though there was no fee so see how it goes
          i think he`s backup not a regular starter

      • Leazes.

        Absolutely this was an opportunity for Rafa to upgrade the squad not just plug a hole left by a departing player.

        • TheNutJob

          we know that`s not going to happen leazes

      • Duh

        Yeah, good replacement for colback, very questionable if it’s to replace merino

        • TheNutJob

          Colback hasn`t played for well over 15 months so it`s not a replacement for him, or they`ve taken their time about it

          • Duh

            yeah, it was more to make a point,

            It becomes harder when you think about say Hayden

          • TheNutJob

            Hayden may come good yet, he`s young & last season was his first at that level

          • Duh

            Yeah exactly my point.

            I guess what I am trying to say is if this Li guy is our marquee signing, intended to give us an edge, we are in trouble.

            If he is to provide depth in terms of experience and leadership, on the face of it, it’s a good move.

          • TheNutJob

            good backup

          • Geordiegiants

            Howare man sockboy😂🤣😂🤣😂, they haven’t replaced Cisse yet!!

  • TheNutJob

    bet the Chinese are working 24/7 knocking oot shirts for the Korean market
    the Fat Gringo will be over the moon

    • Big Al 1967

      They won’t just have ‘Ki’ on the back either. The more letters the more money. Full title me thinks!!

      • TheNutJob

        😂😂😂

  • Big Al 1967

    ‘Our Glorious 10th place finish’
    Yeah well its ever so slightly better than their Hilarious ‘We’ll get out of the Championship at the First attempt’ 24th and last place finish of theirs.
    Care to swap places Mackems?? Course not, yeah and pigs might fly

    • Superdooperhooper

      Yet again we’re arguing over who the tallest dwarf is. Both clubs have been a mismanaged shambles over the last decade and I wouldn’t bet against playing them in the championship next year would you ?

      • Geordiegiants

        Your kidding aren’t you?

        • Superdooperhooper

          Kidding about what exactly? That we won’t play the mackems in the championship next year ? I’m not brave enough to take that bet. Are you ?

          • Geordiegiants

            Are you being serious? They have as much chance of getting promoted as we do of winning the league. They are fcuked, well and truly fcuked, they will be lucky to have a first 11, never mind a squad.

          • Superdooperhooper

            I would say that the mackems have a similar chance of being promoted as we have of being relegated without significant spending

          • Superdooperhooper

            Staying in the premier league is difficult getting promoted from league one not so much

          • Geordiegiants

            They haven’t got any money to buy a squad and the players they have will send them bankrupt within weeks if they don’t leave. They are already looking for £10m extra from somewhere. I don’t think people have grasped how bad a situation they are in yet. They are well and truly fcuked, they are going to do a Pompey.

          • Superdooperhooper

            So what ? Our owner is morally bankrupt

    • Kneebotherm8

      Yeah we’re a mid table premiership team and they’re a top,top league one side……they think……….they’ve dropped like a stone……will it continue?…..

  • Tino11

    These articles are pointless, every subject they comment on connected to us is ‘Amusing’ because when are the scummy mackems ever going to respond with well thought out balalnced comments that show a knowledge of football?

    • Elvin Burdon

      They don’t know anything about football Tino they haven’t seen any for years

    • Ram Kishore

      Every club has a fair share of fans like that.. that includes us too..
      Don’t we have Leazes who moans and spits out negatively at everything the club does..
      Yes I seriously welcome and appreciate his well thought out comments which I always like..
      But when someone shares a opinion which is totally opposite to his all he does is hurl out words and tells them they are a troll.. Acting like a pack with others

  • TheNutJob

    Kylian Mbappe, great player just a shame we`ll have to wait until France goes out before Penfold makes the call
    😂😂😂

    • Dillon Tovak

      Too lightweight, luxury player. Won’t work hard enough in training. Next.

      😉

      • TheNutJob

        sell a boat load of shirts though

        • Dillon Tovak

          What about Jesé from stoke?
          We might be able to swap Shelvey for him, sweeten the deal.

          • TheNutJob

            anything can happen at the Toon

          • Dillon Tovak

            😂 indeed.

            To be serious, Mbappe tore Argentina’s defence a new one today. Wow.
            What a player! Only 19/20 too.

          • TheNutJob

            19, he won`t stay at PSG, Barca or Real`s the stage for him

          • Elvin Burdon

            Why on earth do you want to swap Shelvey are you a mackem?

          • TheNutJob

            He`s joking

          • Geordiegiants

            That’s not Clarko posting under a different name is it?

        • Rich Lawson

          and socks !

          • TheNutJob

            😂😂😂

          • Superdooperhooper

            Don’t mention socks! Touchy subject around here

          • Geordiegiants

            Ha ha ha ha 😂🤣🤯🤣😂🤣😂. Love it!

    • Superdooperhooper

      And then he’ll that five million pound bid in. Well we tried just couldn’t get him across the line in time etc etc

    • Fireman Sam

      Penfold will offer £5m, £35k wages and include a release clause of £8m

      Totally useless

    • Geordiegiants

      He looked like a different level to even Messi and Ronaldo today, he just has to do it week after week for years to be classed in the same league.

  • Peaky

    Ronaldo & Suarez on the same pitch….two extremely lovable personalities…..NOT !!

    • Superdooperhooper

      Just hope skeletore goes out . Can’t bear to look at the spoilt brats face . Come on Uruguay!

      • Peaky

        I think Uruguay will have too much for them…take Ronaldo out and Portugal are very average to say the least….plus,does that Portugal manager ever smile ??? He looks like one of Tony Soprano’s henchmen…

        • Superdooperhooper

          Hope you’re right . Portugal worst ever team to win the euros and I include Greece and Denmark in that

          • Oval85

            The 92 Denmark team was class…

          • thewildchimp

            Fun fact: they wouldn’t even qualify, if not for the Yugoslav war. Yet they went on and won it all. Like when Portugal would not pass through the group stage in 2016 if the rules stayed the same.

    • Rich Lawson

      But on the upside the other whiny brat, Messi, is out.Cue another retirement statement later today or tomorrow ?

      • Peaky

        Aye,can’t bloody stand him….

      • Dillon Tovak

        B…b…but he’s used to having world class players around him!

        What a prikkkk! Does he think walking around with a face like a slapped arrsssee and as if he has zero confidence in his team mates isn’t going to inspire them?

        Say what you want about ronaldo but he has carried Portugal and I applaud him for it.

        Messi can go back to the lab and take more growth hormones.

        • Ram Kishore

          Sometimes I wonder whether it’s Argentine National team playing for the nation and their fans or Its Messi’s team which plays for him..
          They talk as if only Messi is the football all others are just his choir boys..

        • Peaky

          Great summary of the Argie dwarf….

        • Rich Lawson

          He did,just looked like he was thinking ”who are these people,i’m reduced to playing with” ?

    • Dillon Tovak

      But they are fantastic, back in the day I hated both of them.
      Now I don’t have to see them on a weekly basis I can appreciate them for what they are…world class legends.

      The best football I’ve ever seen in the flesh was Newcastle getting stuffed by MUFC like 5-1 or something with Ronaldo running the show with Rooney, Giggs and Scholes in addition.
      I take my hat off.

      • Peaky

        Absolutely….no doubting their ability….this argument Ronaldo v Messi….always Ronaldo for me….just can’t stand the grinning,smirking and self admiration…as for Suarez….if Brian May ever wanted a direct replacement for Freddie Mercury surely he needs to look no further…white trousers,yellow leather jacket and the jobs a goodun….

  • Fireman Sam

    One of the Swansea supporters hit the nail on the head in saying “Newcastle have only jumped on him as Ashley won’t spend out on decent players”

    With all the money in the premier league, here we are still in the bargain basement, where has all the tv money gone??

    • panther

      Ashley’s pocket like all the rest

    • TheNutJob

      year on year the money disappears, we flogged off most of our top players when relegated yet the wages went up 10`s of millions in the championship, still cannot work that one out

      • Geordiegiants

        He cuts cost every single window, and still our wages go up, it’s beyond belief, especially when the likes of Bobbi try and explain it away.

    • Superdooperhooper

      Up fatty’s hoop that’s where

    • Big Hairy Man

      Into the dark abyss that is MASH holdings

    • Mxpx

      Donay socks

  • Superdooperhooper

    Is it just me or do the itv world cup studios look like Katie price’s wet dream ?

    • Peaky

      Just you….
      😂😂

      • Superdooperhooper

        You don’t think it’s a bit big fat gypsy wedding ?

        • Peaky

          I know what you mean….tend to do something else when the snivelling little 💩 Gary Neville appears…

          • Superdooperhooper

            Never mind skeletor is out . That’s all that matters

          • Peaky

            Aye…..get the tax evading little tw*t hauled off to a Spanish prison now….pay your taxes Cristiano….

          • Superdooperhooper

            If only there were justice in the world then Rupert murdoch would be stirring his porridge for tax evasion but alas not

    • Leazes.

      The phrase you are looking for is ‘like a ‘tart’s boudoir’…. yes its horrendous.

      • TheNutJob

        you have inside info on a `tart`s boudoir`
        😂😂😂😂

        • Dillon Tovak

          Magaluf ‘89

  • Peaky

    Wonder if there’s any chance PSG would consider swapping Cavani for The Hoss….awesome all round display that before he went off….

    • TheNutJob

      Penfold`s on the blower
      😵😵

      • Fireman Sam

        Penfold will offer £4.5m with a £7.5m release clause

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    It doesn’t really matter what is said here because at the end of the day he is a typical Mike Ashley signing.

    • Fireman Sam

      And as long as he is lining his pockets nothing is going to change

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Any chance of taking the picture down as makes me sick and putting me off my breakfast. A good signing says Rafa and it’s his signing not Ashley’s. Four more signings shortly.

    • TheNutJob

      of course it`s Rafa`s signing, he has no option when the Fat Gringo
      he say “no dosh Rafael”

    • SuperDesHamilton

      You live amongst them

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Mackem free zone is Monkseaton. Became extinct quite a few years ago.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          You’s are basically neighbours, shocked you haven’t got a ticket you have for every other club in the NE

  • Leazes.

    That’s probably enough for Dave Gorman

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Them two lads in that photo wanna watch, do they know what happened to Sol Campbell, lukaku & Darren Bents Mam at the SOS

    • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

      There is a picture full of people, which two do you mean?

  • Mike

    29 year old?