Six days ago it was announced that Newcastle United had agreed to sign Yoshinori Muto.

A £9.5m transfer fee was said to be the figure agreed across the media.

However, Newcastle United said that the move depended still on a work permit being agreed.

Thursday afternoon has seen NUFC confirm that the permit has been waved through, the striker now completing his move from Mainz.

It now only remains to be seen how quickly he can be integrated into Rafa Benitez’ team/squad.

Newcastle United Official Announcement:

“We are delighted to announce that Japan international Yoshinori Muto has completed a move to Newcastle United after he was granted a work permit at a hearing today.”

The Mag – 27 July 2018:

Mainz and Newcastle United have agreed to the transfer of Yoshinori Muto.

The striker having spent the last three years in the Bundesliga and also part of Japan’s squad at this summer’s World Cup.

The 26 year old has passed his medical and agreed terms.

Newcastle releasing an official announcement on Friday night.

All they are waiting for now is a ‘Governing Body Endorsement’ – otherwise known as a work permit.

Official Newcastle United announcement:

Newcastle United can confirm that Japan international forward Yoshinori Muto has been on Tyneside today ahead of a proposed move to the club.

An agreement has been formalised between the Magpies and Muto’s current club, FSV Mainz 05, and the player has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms.

The transfer is now subject to the player being issued with a Governing Body Endorsement which will be determined at a hearing to take place later next week.​’

The Mag – Earlier Today (27 July 2018):

Yoshinori Muto is on the verge of joining Newcastle United.

Mainz Director Rouven Schroder says that there is an ‘agreement in principle’ for the 26 year old to move to Newcastle but ‘still details to sort.’

However, widespread in the media, it is reported that a £9.5m as been agreed and the player is simply waiting for his work permit to be confirmed.

So what are Newcastle United getting when/if the forward signs.

Well, interesting to see what Conor Garratt says, he runs the ‘Yoshinori Muto Fan’ twitter account.

A good start as he says ‘He’s brilliant…doesn’t score loads but Mainz look far better with him in attack.’

As for Muto’s playing style: ‘Works best as a central striker with a prolific attacking mid behind him. Creates a lot of space and has the pace and energy to get in behind quite a lot.’

I think it is obvious from the Japanese international’s record so far that he isn’t going to be a prolific goalscorer but interesting when you dig down into his stats.

Three years at Mainz have seen him score seven, five and eight goals, in his three league seasons.

However, you have to take that in the context of starting only 48 Bundesliga games in those three years, with 18 appearances off the bench.

Maybe the best guide is when you look at 4,422 minutes on the pitch, which works out at a goal every 221 minutes. Which would work out at 15 goals if playing every single minute of a 38 game Premier League season.

In reality, Newcastle look to be getting a hard working striker who is also capable of at least getting into double figures, if staying free of injury, which has been a problem at Mainz.

If Yoshinori Muto does indeed complete his move, you have to think Rafa still needs to add goals to the squad, as well as the current players to also step up next season on the goals front.

Rouven Schröder:

“We have had very good and constructive talks with Newcastle United and have an agreement in principle.

“However, there are still details to sort out but we are optimistic that we will soon come to a conclusion regarding the transfer.”

Yoshinori Muto Fan account on Twitter:

“He’s always wanted a PL move and think 3 years at Mainz is a decent stint.

“Probably would have been less if not for injuries.

“He’s brilliant though and any NUFC fans wanting to know what he’s like as a player…

“Works best as a central striker with a prolific attacking mid behind him.

“Creates a lot of space and has the pace and energy to get in behind quite a lot.

“Doesn’t score loads but Mainz look far better with him in attack than without.

“May be a bit lightweight but think he’d cope.”



  • Paul Patterson

    Let’s hope he’s hungry for goals, because we need them . .

    • Peaky

      Let’s hope he’s NOT hungry for raw fish out of the Tyne or North Sea……that should wake the ❄️❄️❄️‘s up……

  • Soldier

    read his stats and weep, if he`s the main striker things are looking grim

  • Big Hairy Man

    Underwhelmed is an understatement.

  • Peaky

    Just so you’re aware Rafa it’s Muto NOT Mata from Man Utd…..just thought that needed clearing up….

  • Tino11

    The poor blokes probably gutted he got his permit now he has read about what a shambles our club is in!

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Once again the Mag prints this guy`s appalling record in scoring goals then tries to bid him up with excuses.
    the authors a Troll.
    the Muto fan quoted is most likely sitting in the Mags office

  • Wezza

    Down to 26M profit – MA won’t be happy!
    Football side I’m keen to see what the lad can do since he is clearly Mitrovic’s replacement.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      that`s what a lot said about Joselu last year

    • MCtoon

      Mctoon

      • Ben Jones

        ^is wezza

    • NUFCDan

      Don’t you worry, will be back up to a nice healthy £56m once Lascelles leaves for Everton on deadline day

  • Leazes.

    You don’t have to quote your entire previous article…its too much information on nothing at all….. keep it concise and to the point!

    Get another photo as well.

    …. disappointing signing….

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      You and Jezza promised me no signings. What happened.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Come back when we make a reputable one, until then [email protected]@k Off

        • Ben Jones

          ^’He’s not expensive enough’

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          whoever is below you`re BLOCKED,
          idiot

      • KRS1

        I was in a lift at the Old Bailey yesterday. Bumped into Philip Havers QC. He said “I found Mike Ashley to be a horrible character and liar, which is why we found in favour of Kevin Keegan at his employment tribunal”

        • East Durham Mag

          He is obviously a good judge of character then.

      • KRS1

        Bumped into Jonas Guitierez in a lift last week. He was still very upset about the way Ashley and his minnions treated him. He told me and I quote “during the tribunal, I was having weekly counselling sessions because of the stress” He of course won his case

      • KRS1

        Bumped into Sir Bobby Charlton in a lift at Old Trafford last month. He said “that troll Mongseaton Mupppet who pretends to support NUFC has just renewed his season ticket at Old Trafford”

      • Danimal

        I don’t think even the most pessimistic fan expected a negative net spend, let alone such a large one.

        • Jezza

          I predicted Fatso would make a £60 million profit on transfers transfers this summer and once Lascelles goes on deadline day I will be pretty much spot on.

      • Superdooperhooper

        Yeah and you said there was only 79 season tickets left. What happened

      • I’ve got the Ki

        Fleckman said 20m net spend.

        That in itself would have been pitiful, but he’s looking [email protected] sh / t crazy for even predicting that!

    • Jimblag23

      Standard practice these days, this site gets worse by the week.
      If it gets much worse it will be just the trolls arguing amongst themselves in the comments section.

  • Ben Jones

    Yet another addition to our 10th placed team of last season. Onwards and upwards!

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Might keep Rafa happy for five minutes. That’s his fifth signing the way he goes on you would think we had signed nothing. Probably end up with end players. However the worst thing is losing Lejeune a big blow. Rafa needs to get the players together as a group and get them playing with confidence again and stop moaning. We finished tenth with the same group of players, have got more in and probably a few more. If I was him would have kept Mbemba. The Burnley manager has bought no players but is a very quiet man except saying he refuses to pay inflated fees and wages.

    • Tino11

      Here’s a question for you, would you rather have your mate Pardew as manager or Rafa?

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        He`s thinking
        😂😂

        • Tino11

          Looks like he’s still thinking, I posted my question two minutes after his comment but he has vanished in to thin air!

          I’ll let everyone else decide if that is because the way he wants to answer the question would reveal him as the wind up merchant he really is!

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            He`s a lunatic

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Wall, head, head, wall, repeat until unconscious

    • Albert Stubbins

      Its the quality of players we have signed not the quantity that is causing the alarm- players who have been relegated with their previous clubs and/or have no experience at this level. If the standard of signings don’t concern you then you must be living in a parallel universe.

      • Jezza

        Players who will not improve the team. Players who are no better than what we have already got. Players who have been signed purely to promote the S****s D****t brand in the Far East market.

      • Vodkamagpie

        Signing players who have been relagated, demba ba , Andrew Robinson, Harry maguire, Jordan pickford etc etc etc, all useless right

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        A troll is below, block the [email protected]@king idiot

      • Ram Kishore

        I have never liked players who were desperate to leave relegated clubs ..
        Players from relegated clubs imo can leave provided the relegated club is happy with it..
        Two of the signings were desperate to leave their former clubs after relegation..
        I am writing them off, they may have worked hard despite that their former club may have got relegated due to many reasons..
        It’s the attitude to leave the club in a desperate manner without even saying apologies that makes me worry about few signings..

        • mentalman

          so if shelvey and lascelles decide to leave when we are next relegated you won’t like them

          • Ram Kishore

            Love for them may be reduced if they try to force through a move and beg like Sissoko.. do u love sissoko?
            Did u see Wijanldum beg? No
            Wijanldum, Janmaat wanted to leave
            If right offer comes i don’t mind selling Shelvey and Lascelles.. i can understand if the player played well and wanted to leave, if they remained professional if we get relegated..
            I was fine with sissoko leaving ,its just his excuse and begging ,whining and poor performance throughout the relegation season

        • Jimblag23

          Teams actively try to get rid of their players due to finances. It’s usually a mutual parting of ways, like Wijnaldum.

          • Ram Kishore

            Yeah I know it’s a mutual way.. i know the club wanted to sell Sissoko but y did he have to whine.. i can understand his position ,he wants to move he should make a move.
            If I was in his position i would want to go to a better club. Better wages, PL football ,CL football but complaining about NUFC that they are making it difficult for the transfer to happen especially week in week out to the media publicly ..
            If he had helped the club stay afloat in PL the previous year yeah it’s fine..
            But we just got relegated, i never saw any interviews where he apologised for relegation, and why does he have to complain after getting relegated

    • Danimal

      Although the tv money is a bit of a leveller, we have vastly more long-term earning potential and therefore spending potential than Burnley (note ‘potential’ as Ashley stifles the club’s earnings). Burnley have spent well to achieve what they have. They may be having a quiet summer but I bet they don’t make a net transfer surplus as big as ours. Rafa is managing a club with great potential (there’s that word again) and quite rightly is fighting for the tools to make it as good as it can be.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        An interview by Dyche said he was frustrated by the lack of financial ambition at Burnley, where have i heard that before

        • Danimal

          Because Dyche is also a very good manager and wants the best. Monkfish obviously has more respect for doormats (ie. your standard Mike Ashley employee).

    • grumpyoldmag

      Bit difficult to gel the players as a group when they’re p’ed off with lack of bonus agreement (yet again). And I think we can assume from Rafas comments that these were not the top 5 players on his list but never mind – fully backed again eh? All we are doing is shuffling deckchairs – the squad is essentially the same as last year – Mbemba goes Schar joins merino goes ki joins – Mitro goes Muto joins. Rafas non use of merino Mbemba Mitro is irrelevant. None of these players instantly goes into the first team as an upgrade on what we have. That is supposed to be the point of team development. Oh and also of course no action to improve academy set up either. With good luck on injuries and hard work and attitude we may stay up again but like last year it will be touch and go..

  • Peaky

    Just read Ollie Ashley the son of Satan has lost £2.2m over two years in his Radar Radio station….It quotes “Radar,which plays ‘grime’ and ‘drill’ music,is backed by his dad’s private investment company Mash Holdings”…..

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He owes the Pig £4m, he`s keeping it afloat

      • Peaky

        It also claims that his staff have been mistreated…..

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Like father, like son

    • Leazes.

      His daughter Anna produced a Sports Perfume fragrance (that’s not a euphemism) and daddy lets her sell it from SD…. isn’t that nice! The future son in law Michael Murray is given a wage which by far outshines its duties as head of his Land asset team….. he’s paid six figures.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        He paid his elder brother £12m & told the Common`s he`d forgotten about it

        • Peaky

          We’ve could have had another 2.5 Hoss’s for that 🐴🐴🐴

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I think it was for distribution of his tat, his Bro sub contracted it out for £500,000 & pocketed the rest and there`s those on here who think`s Nufc`s books are kosher

    • Jimblag23

      The radio stations tag line is, “tune in or f*ck off”. I just read an article about sexism, racism, homophobia and sexual harassment at the station, the source being the in-house group.
      Oh and people not being paid.

      What a delightful family the Ashley’s are. 🤮

      • Peaky

        Rotten to the core Jim…..I didn’t realise it was THAT bad there…..despicable,they really are.

  • NUFCDan

    So we’ve done it again, signed a bargain basement striker from a foreign league and expect them to come in and score the goals to keep us up. No pressure then.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    I’ll withhold judgement on Muto until I’ve actually seen him play, but I will remind everyone again that this is still less than celtic have spent on a player this window. Mike Ashley is a fat pile of $h!t.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      With the squad we have now, we`re talking a knife to a Gunfight

      • Ben Jones

        Even though it’s stronger than last season with 5 additions and no outgoings from the squad that finished 10th, you’re hysterical

        • glassjawsh-got-banned

          everyone else around has actually spent money you d!ldo. that means we are losing ground

          • Ben Jones

            And you say that on an article about our new 9.5m signing. D1ldo

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            block him

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            I’m loathe to do that normally, but for this [email protected] I will have to make an exception

        • Cartoon

          it`s weaker than last season, what you know about football could be written on the back of a postage stamp, you compound your stupidity on a post by post basis

          • Ben Jones

            How’s it weaker? We’ve got rid of players Rafa wouldn’t play this season and seldom played last

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            block him, the guy`s an idiot troll

          • ghostrider

            Impossible to say it’s weaker.
            Looks far stronger to me.

        • Ram Kishore

          Yesterday’s loss and Rafa’s interview and our club’s lack of progress has unsettled everyone, i can understand.
          The squad that helped us finish played the entire second half of the last season.. Injuries to anyone could have made it a bit worrying
          Pre season should have been longer and must have started earlier IMO..Signings should have been integrated by now

          • ghostrider

            Most clubs pre-seasons were similar.

          • Soldier

            Braga`s wasn`t

          • ghostrider

            Are they in our premier league?

          • Ram Kishore

            Nope it wasn’t.. u can check the results

          • ghostrider

            I’m not talking about results. I’m talking about resuming pre-season.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        another troll below me, read & digest YOU are BLOCKED

      • East Durham Mag

        To quote one Mr C.Eastwood “its a clusterf*ck.”

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          It`s a relegation squad & Fatso`s knocked Rafa`s plug in he`s sick of his life

  • Soldier

    fresh Everton bid coming in for Lascelles, the article also say`s Newcastle`s owner is open to selling his players for a good profit

    • Peaky

      He’s going to go out all guns blazing now…..the fuse has been well and truly lit.

      • Ben Jones

        ^’Even a mackem wants to stir up the Newcastle support’

        • mentalman

          takes their minds off their own issues

      • Geordiegiants

        Harrison is a fuckingprick.

        • TheNutJob

          very diplomatic
          😂😂

        • Peaky

          That’s what I like about you Geordie,4 words say so much more than 4 paragraphs…😆🤣😂

      • KRS1

        I thought Gray talked a lot of sense. That pr*ck Harmison is after a job with Fat Mike.

        • Peaky

          100% agree on both points.

    • mentalman

      its ok we are in for a young lad from PSG

  • TheNutJob

    Jamaal`s injured along with Jonjo

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      source?

      • TheNutJob

        the ronnie, jamaal shoulder, jonjo thigh

        • glassjawsh-got-banned

          thinking about just spending my weekends in church, it’d be a better use of my time…

          • TheNutJob

            😂😂 be a shock if you turned up and leazes was doing the sermon

          • Peaky

            Bloody massive shock as glassjawsh was in the States the last I heard…..

          • TheNutJob

            leazes could do it web cam

          • Peaky

            To the whole world…..at a cinema near you “coming soon”….🤣😂

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            A Geordie Billy Graham
            😂😂😂😂😂

          • Peaky

            😇😇😇
            “Jesus He Knows Me And He Knows Im Right”……
            😆😂🤣

          • Wor Lass

            Celtic, anyway!

          • Leazes.

            Largely the same thing….

    • Peaky

      Is that “injured,injured” or on his way to Merseyside for a medical ???

      • Ben Jones

        Let me administer this injection of pain you crave ,

        its the ‘Merseyside medical’

        Oooooh feels good doesn’t it

        • Peaky

          Your the biggest pain on here…..in the fuckingarse….

          • TheNutJob

            😂😂😂
            another 1 for wor kids wood chipper

  • Andy Mac

    The Mag wont do this but………..

    Wezza has told us these users are trolls

    Clarko, Fleckman, Monkseaton, ghostrider, ComeAndTakeIt1836, Mark Potter, Vodkamagpie, funlovingexpress, Nut, Jonathan Gibson, Martin Rooney, mentalman, Ben Jones, Rob Brown, 501ninedarter, your mum. (There will be more so be aware)

    If you want to take the plss out of two Man U fans then at least acknowledge they’re trolls first ?

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      I`ve got all those blocked except Clarko

      • Billmag

        Why not block him if he’s one of two.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          he`s more of a [email protected]@k wit than a Troll. as for the rest they are just sad Scumbags & i have no interest in what they post

          • Leazes.

            Its one of them you are talking to there ‘BillMag’…. (unless its Brian Standen having a laugh) whatever :)

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            It`s billmag

          • Wor Lass

            Remember when the Chronic self-destructed by scrapping Disqus. You managed, in my opinion, to “single”-handedly make it worth logging on by inventing a whole host of alter egos like Ikey and the Sniper plus many others – at least I think it was you! Toontilidie hated it all and accused anyone who was vaguely anti-Fatman and even slightly pessimistic of being “the Moose”. Isn`t this similar?

          • Leazes.

            Are you owning up to something?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Not similar because i was after Fatso & only fatso not the other posters

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I wasn`t Ikey that`s 100%

      • Ben Jones

        We know, just silently block people and don’t make a big deal when someone you’ve blocked responds to one of your posts, the forum doesn’t need to know….

      • Leazes.

        Why, is he any different under that name?

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          who exactly is he, he seems to have a different line from the rest

    • Wor Lass

      Doesn`t really matter who or what they are, Andy. If they write sh*te then you`ve got four main choices: block them so you don`t see them any more, don`t bother reading their posts, read them but don`t bother replying, read them and reply. I prefer to read them then either ignore them or reply. If they`re making a fair enough point about something football related then I`ll try to just put them straight. If they`re being a bit silly then I`ll take the p*ss. The forum`s supposed to be about a range of views. Even if some/all of these people are trolls then so what? It`s the manner of reply that gives them their kicks. We have to be careful here that it doesn`t become, “anyone who doesn`t agree with my gang`s a troll”. As far as Clarko`s concerned, none of that applies. He has to remain unblocked for sheer entertainment value.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        I tell them what i think then block them, answer them in any form & you won`t get rid of them.
        I expect a Moron for you off you know who

      • Mike Adam

        Well said Wor!!!

      • Andy Mac

        Sadly I disagree with you WL. Taking on a troll (an unknown Troll at that) whose only aim is to argue black is white means you could, if you werent savvy enough, spend an entire evening trying to respond with logical arguments when all the troll is doing is whakking off at your discomfort ?

        The answer is dont do it but expose them for what they are, sad, impotent little w’nkurs

        • Leazes.

          The younger one was about 26…. fourteen years ago, so very sad!

      • Leazes.

        Try 14 years!….. and what do you mean ‘them’ its largely the younger one.

        The Lee brothers didn’t start protecting Ashley…. it was Shepherd they were sticking up on the chronicle in those days, they were hated by everyone an evolved to this trollism….. its become a life for them and they’ve got it down to an art.

        You live in France but I can tell you there isn’t anyone who sticks up for Ashley…not here or anywhere, not even fans of other clubs…. so its pure attention seeking trollism!…. Kevin Lee is a master of it, his elder brother David…… well extreme right wing, and the father Brian I’ve had many arguments with funlovingexpress….. no he’s not from Newcastle he has little local knowledge…. South Durham they are from.

        I must say I get suspicious of people who share their views, and you certainly fit that bill in allowing the creature an open door to reek havoc.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          😂😂😂😂

        • glassjawsh-got-banned

          you’re a weird guy, Leazes. I least I think you’re a guy.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            not weird just highly intelligent

        • Wor Lass

          reek?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Not blocked, but you`re on the Schitt List
            😂😂😂
            Priceless

          • Leazes.

            If you were a troll you would need ‘enablers’ to open the door…. thus the creation of many names…. you said that you trolled my mate Michael Caine?

          • Ben Jones

            Oh oh. Someone get the list, there’s a new name to be added

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            MC wasn`t trolled everyone liked him, certainly wor lass did then he just disappeared

          • Leazes.

            Wor Lass trolled him….. so he said!

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Ask him, i`m pretty sure they got on, it`s been at least 4 years

          • Wor Lass

            I had good crack with MC. I started off disliking him and spoke up against him over his views on Pardew. I didn`t like Pardew but thought he (MC) was being OTT in his criticism. I got Happy Clapper from lots of people over that (just ask Christoonarmy!) and MC referred to me as Wor Lass/Big Wendy for about 6 months. I didn`t get on too well with Triple M at firsst either. We gradually got on and that was “cemented” when he was trolled mercilessly by a certain “Paddy McFlagerty” and I spoke up for him. I miss Caine – him disappearing was one of the nails in the Comical`s coffin.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            True, he composed some great posts, i missed him as well, great guy

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I wasn`t Ikey

          • Wor Lass

            Really – it must have been Nutty! lol Were you Ikey

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I`m the only one that caused mayhem Toon was on a breakdown so i eased up, as was Harry Potter they thought everyone was Moose

          • Leazes.

            You can’t be over the top on Pardew….. now Paddy….hmmm yes where was I…. that rings a bell

          • Wor Lass

            Read my reply below. I didn`t troll him but I did choose the name Wor Lass so I could say “even Wor Lass knows more about football than you”. I`ve always been Wor Lass and never posted as anything other (although I have to be Wor Lass 2 on the Comical because I upset Mr Ryder.

      • Tony English

        This troll stuff is almost a bigger bore than the Daily Rondon Mitro debate.

        • Mike Adam

          Agreed, one more Rondon/Mitro thing. Did you know they have the same birth date Sept. 16, but Rondon is 5 years older.

          • Tony English

            I’m not going to even look that up I’ll take your word for it….wonder what characteristics they share?

            My birthday is the same day as Gazza but he’s about 5 years older than me…I often turn up at random police road blocks with a fishing rod and roast chicken.

          • BenMagpie

            hahahahahahahahahaha

          • paul mclaughlan

            I’m the 16th too and I’m even more mediocre than them two.

    • paul mclaughlan

      Mark Potter normally talks sense and he doesn’t hide behind an alias.

      • Jezza

        Mark Potter is one of those two brothers and it definitely is an alias.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          they keep answering the Trolls posts we`ll never get rid of the idiots

          • grumpyoldmag

            Out of interest how do you and all the other self righteous on here actually “know” this for a fact? Are you all cyber security experts with IP address tracking tools? Do you have linguistic analysis AI tools to track similarities in language? And who are these famous brothers – have you just made them up or can any of us discourse with them?

          • Mike Adam

            Great questions?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            And answered

          • Mike Adam

            because one of you say so?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I answered the [email protected]@king question, what more do you want

          • Mike Adam

            nothing

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Mike Adam

            wow, impressive

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            here`s impressive [email protected]@K OFF
            now i know why you`re blocked

          • Mike Adam

            I am a Lee brother

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            You`re an obnoxious c nut thats for sure
            Blocked

          • Mike Adam

            Thanks!!!

          • Leazes.

            Nah you are a creep!

          • Mike Adam

            Did you ever look at your pic???

          • Leazes.

            You could ask Blacbuddha, Dude, or CaptainKidd, or anyone who has been around for eternity….. or you could have traced them to see who they are….

          • grumpyoldmag

            How???

          • Mike Adam

            Why would I waste my time?

          • Leazes.

            We go back years…. someone came on a few days ago and reminded me of Kevin Lee’s earlier name ‘Noodlebug’…. Jezza remembers them too…. they wrought havoc on the Chronicle board to the extent that one of them reported Kevin Lee (Kev from Manchester) to his employer for blogging in work time…. the father and elder brother who were also on the site tried to galvanise the board against the individual…. to no avail…. its their political stance.

            The guy who reported him is still on this board I remember he called himself ‘Polar boy’…. nothing to do with antarctic exploration.

            So basically its knowledge through having been trolled by the same three with their own individual characters(sic) they’re largely a humour free zone!

            …..And knowing who they were from the start.

          • grumpyoldmag

            Not sure that’s going to stand up in court but thanks for the background

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Troll

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            you`re well named & self righteous,
            it doesn`t take a remote access tool to spot a troll.

          • grumpyoldmag

            You are Senator McCarthy and I claim my £5

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            And you are a Troll, who posted to wind up & some bit
            Bye you stupid old [email protected]@ker
            Blocked

      • Ben Jones

        Sorry Paul, Potters had the thumbs down, it’s been decided, its out of your control, deny it and see where you end up

        • Damon Horner

          On the list…

      • Mike Adam

        Exactly why I don’t listen to Jezza who has accused me of being a Lee brother as well. We should all take the advice of Wor Lass below and form our own opinion and decide who we talk to.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          That list is pretty accurate

          • Squintytoonarmy

            Pick one game – all meet up for a glass of fizz. No show will be the trolls

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Waste of time because as you say they won`t show

          • Tony English

            Ok. Arsenal away as it’s at the end of my street. See you there.

          • Squintytoonarmy

            Hopefully might draw Cheltenham Town away in the cup – only 9 mile away!!

          • Mike Adam

            It may be, but others like myself have been accused in error without so much as an apology.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I know you are not a Troll

          • Mike Adam

            Well thanks

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            You`re welcome

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            who cares? both Jezza and Leazes have me blocked. I’m no troll but that’s their issue, not mine.

          • Billmag

            Leazes and Jezza also accused me as you know Mike but I wouldn’t want an apology off those two.

          • Mike Adam

            Just pointing out the type of people they are! They are just as much trolls as the people they accuse. You are right, who would want an apology from those who accuse/insult us. Looking forward to an interesting season, Howay the lads, that is what it is really about, not this troll rubbish.

        • Leazes.

          Yes just ask them…’excuse me are you a Lee Brother troll’?

          I’m sure you’ll get an honest reply!

          If it sticks up for Ashley its a troll…. I know a bloody Tottenham fan who asks me why we put up with it! christ!

          • Mike Adam

            I can’t Jezza has me blocked because I rate Mitro.

          • Leazes.

            Good enough reason…I don’t just block trolls I block people who are idiots as well

          • Mike Adam

            Why haven’t you blocked youself then?

        • Mike Adam

          Some of these self proclaimed troll police are so full of themselves and definately have a screw loose

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Potter`s a troll like you, most like he is you, you piece of schitt

        • paul mclaughlan

          Come back and chat when you stop hiding behind your alias little lad.

  • Andy Mac

    I feel sorry for Muto. He’s a patsy. In fact he’s a Jappatsy

    The Fatman has dangled a morsel to the fans in the form of an unknown front line player who will, just as Joselu did, fall way too short of the required level for the PL.

    Then, as happened last season, the fans will get on his back for his shortcomings whereas they should have targeted the Fatman from Day One.

    • Tony English

      Well if the lad decides to do a bit of reading up on his new club, I hope his translater doesn’t work on your post.

      Don’t feel sorry for him, he’s about to become a Premier League player, and whatever happens at the club or with his career, that achievement can never be taken away from him.

      You can’t sit there saying “he will fall way short” as an absolute statement, none of us know yet (and I’m not taking about Ashley, b oll icks to him), I’m talking about a player who hasn’t even laced his boots up yet…give the lad a chance…maybe you should try being a better fan?

      BOO… BOO.. YOU’RE RUBBISH!

      • Damon Horner

        Thought the same. Worst part is if he does well all the criticism and conspiracy will be written out like it never happened.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He`s a Troll [email protected]@k him off & block the stupid C nut
      you below BLOCKED,

      • Tony English

        Are you talking about me?

        • Soldier

          he`s know`s your`re a troll mate

          • Tony English

            Is it still hurting that I educated you on the modern use of Asian/East Asian/Oriental my friend?

            Any chance you could think for yourself? Or do you just goosestep in line soldier, line up with the other cannon fodder and don’t break rank?

            Come back and comment when you have your first original thought.

      • paul mclaughlan

        Just say stupidcunt. Easy.

      • Tony English

        pr1ck

  • Paul Patterson

    Attention Trolls answer me this, Fulham have spent £80m, we are £25m in profit. Explain?

    • paul mclaughlan

      Easy. Ashleyisafuckintightcuntfatbastard.

      • Peaky

        😆😂🤣 you’ve discovered like me you can get away with some A1 superb swearing when you join the letters up…..I followed Geordiegiants…..he’s the master….

        • paul mclaughlan

          I seen you were doing it and thought “why not”.

      • HarryHype59

        Stop sitting on the fence. Day what you mean!

  • Tony English

    Leazes believes in Keyser Söze.

  • Jimblag23

    Regardless of how fuming I am with everything nufc related atm, welcome Muto I hope you do very well here. Hero’s can be made even in the bleakest of times 💪🏼

  • gordon

    Don’t forget to leave your SD reviews on Trustpilot – best read I’ve had in years feckin hilarious some of them

  • paul mclaughlan

    Some of the paranoia on this site is bordering on the ridiculous. I’m guessing some people are sleeping with tin foil hats on just so no one can read their nightly dreams. C’mon people, get a grip man.

    • Soldier

      one thing`s for sure it`s trolls like you that are paranoic

      • Ben Jones

        How interesting that you also use ` instead of ‘ just like Michael mouse. Busted

        • Soldier

          didums

          • Ben Jones

            Multiple login troll confirmed. You’re poison to this place

          • Soldier

            blocking you, boring, boring, boring

      • paul mclaughlan

        What you on about?

        • Ben Jones

          Notice how he uses ` just like Michael mouse and not ‘ which is both correct and what everyone uses . Coinidink?

          • Soldier

            notice what you want pal, what i do know is that you are a troll

          • Ben Jones

            Busted Michael . Poisonous Multiple login troll

          • paul mclaughlan

            Honestly mate my views are pretty much the opposite to yours regarding our owner. Now I’m getting trolled from the people who share my views. And they say they’re not paranoid.

          • Ben Jones

            I know I can see it, it’s bizarre

        • Soldier

          I`m on about you, troll go suck your dummy, dummy

          • paul mclaughlan

            Hahaha. I ain’t no troll. Come back and chat when you don’t hide behind an alias.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Oh you are a troll ok and a [email protected]@king stupid 1 at that

          • paul mclaughlan

            “They’re coming to take me away, ha ha, ho ho, he he, ha ha.”

          • paul mclaughlan

            Again I’m being attacked by people I’m in agreement with. I really don’t mind people having aliases on here. But if you’re gonna try and troll me at least stop hiding behind your alias. I just regard you as a spotty greasy haired little boy otherwise. Fool.

          • Mike Adam

            Paul, same thing happend to me. Some of these people have a screw or two loose. Bouncing around calling people trolls when in reality they are the true trolls.

  • Wor Lass

    Got my tinfoil hat on and off to bed – night! It`s so hot here I`v e got to get up early to get some work done.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      😂😂

  • Tony English

    Muto offical arrival pics on the club site…19 photos not one SD banner in sight…good to see but the photographer might be looking for a new job in the morning.

    • MP01

      Noticed that myself Tony!!

      I would say its more to distance the club from SD. simple PR move by Ashley!

  • Martin

    Another piece in the jigsaw.

  • Vodkamagpie

    Can I suggest something. Get a calculator , Google burnley transfer league, West ham transfer league, etc etc. Calculate the last four seasons and compare it to Newcastle, it’s actually really interesting . Seeing what other clubs spend, might adjust your thinking

    • Soldier

      boring.

      • Vodkamagpie

        Just look, be brave

        • Soldier

          brother in arms with the other idiot

          • Vodkamagpie

            For a future article , can someone please gather the stats of the last 4 season’s, premier league teams, championship teams, even sunderland . See who has spent what amounts etc

          • Mugseaton Mudpie

            I didn’t make the one you asked for as there is a large outlier in the Mcclaren season (which is why you want exactly 4 years and not say 5 or 6), if you’d know how stats work then this outlier on our behalf would bias the stats. However what is more interesting is a longer perspective, I collected the data from all clubs from last seasons Prem and Championship and looked at the net spends back to 06/07…
            We ranked 22nd just managed to scrape past heavyweights like Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby and the Smoggies

          • Vodkamagpie

            I believe looking at the stats from the previous 4 season’s is somehow more accurate than looking at the stats from the beginning of 06/07, as ashley only took control of the club from 07/08. I’m not going to argue my point anymore ,fans can judge for themselves, rightly or wrongly .

          • Mugseaton Mudpie

            If you take it from 07/08 it gets even worse. Your insistence on the last 4 years is based on the one season where Ashley got scared and forked out. If you split it over his tenure the club has merely spent 30 million in 11 years, this also disregards this window. After adjusting for it we have a net spend lower around 7 million in 11 years.

          • Vodkamagpie

            ‘Based on one season ‘, I don’t think so. 38mil, 75mil, 55mil, 45mil, those are the last 4 seasons amounts spent on players. I take it from the last 4 seasons, because clearly there has been a pattern developing in that period of time.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Place is infested with trolls tonight, Oh dear what a bunch of sad [email protected]@ks

    • paul mclaughlan

      Sadfuck who hides behind an alias to dish out insults to people who normally agrees with you. Fuckinblock me you utter cuntbubble.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        take a hike you [email protected]@king stupid C nut or meet for a 1 on 1
        you got the bottle ? rip your head off
        anytime anywhere, if you can travel up you piece of schitt

        • paul mclaughlan

          If I can travel up?

        • paul mclaughlan

          I’m guessing you think I don’t live in the Newcastle area. I was brought up in Walker/Byker now live in Wallsend. I’ll be in the Rising Sun on the Coast Rd tomorrow night. Come in and say hello and see how things progress.

          • BenMagpie

            Ill be there. I can’t wait to watch you push a broken glass into the four eyed spotty faced cowards face.

          • paul mclaughlan

            You think I’d ever push a glass in someone’s face? But extreme for a stupid argument on here like.

        • Toon

          Ha ha ha – this is priceless!

  • Down Under Mag

    So we’ve basically done a squad shuffle, ended up with things almost the same as they were but a massive profit in the deals done. Although we all know by now that the outgoings will all have been accepted as installments and we will of course paid for all our up front…it makes much better reading financially for Ashley to then claim a loss, avoid tax and have a ready made excuse for not releasing funds until he can find some new version of the “onerous payment” B.S. to cloud over what is really going on at the club.