Newcastle 2014-15 - Adieu Pardew!

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1.5 kg's overweight - wor Hatem should remind them that Kevin Nolan and Dan Gosling were allowed to play for this club.
 

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Sending a player to an unknown Ukrainian club needs to become the ultimate threat for the entitled footballer.
 
Cut that shit out or you're off to Ukraine for the year.
 
SoSH used to have a policy like this. 
 
DLew knows all about it.
 

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soxfan121 said:
I think a thread title change is in order. Fat midfielders don't grow on trees.
We could have a thread just about potential Newcastle thread titles.

Mike Ashley's Fat French Foreign Legion.

Fat? To the Ukrainian Salt Mines With You!
 

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I love this headline: Newcastle Accepts Bid for Fat Midfielder

http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/2014/07/newcastle-accept-bid-fat-midfielder-wants-stay/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nufcfanswebsite+%28NUFCfans%29

Apparently HBA is firmly entrenched in Pardew's doghouse that NUFC have accepted a bid for him from an "unknown Ukrainian club" but HBA wants to stay. (I mean, who wants to live there right now, right?)

HBA was also fined for showing up a few lbs overweight.

That is all so very Newcastle.
My sources say HBA is actually already in Ukraine, and it was the gravity field generated by his enhanced bulk that brought down that Malaysia Air flight.
 
True story.
 

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Janmaat in at 5m pounds. 
 
 
Really tragic for those two fans, traveling to see the team on the other side of the world. I hope the club does something for their families. 
 

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Sunderland supporters have raised over 22k pounds for the Sir Bobby Robson foundation in memory of the two Newcastle fans.
 
That's incredibly impressive.  Fair play to them.
 
http://www.true-faith.co.uk/true-faith-john-liam-thank/
 
It's more than 26k now (over $40k) in a little over 3 days. Football supporters are tribal and have little regard for the colours of their most hated rivals but when it comes down to it, we're all the same really. This doesn't surprise me actually, in a good way. 
 

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Stripes be workin for the guy on the right. 
 
And that tattoo on the shirtless fat geordie must have been the artists' worst day at work, ever.
 

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Cause there was no guy in a foot locker shirt next to him to make my "stripes be slimmin, yo" point.
 
But yes, GIS for "fat geordie" is hours and hours of fun and/or things that cannot be unseen.
 

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There a few rumors swirling about Facundo Ferreya, one of the holdouts from Shaktar Donetsk. Six South American players refused to return to Donetsk after a friendly in Lyon last week. One is a Brazilian named Fred, but not that Fred, nor Right Said Fred, but a midfielder named Fred, he returned but the others don't want to go back. 
 
Shaktar Donetsk moved their camp to Lviv. 
 
Ferrerya is a forward from Argentina, scored 6 last year in 11 matches. 23, kinda tall 6'1 or so. Might be a chance to get someone on the cheap. Shaktar got him for 6 million euro last season
 

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This Ben Arfa situation, it's not good
 
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-fcs-cold-war-7542013
 
 
We are taken inside the dressing room for an alternative view on the bust-up that spilled over after Newcastle United’s 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United last season.
The atmosphere in the dressing room was sombre, almost funereal. An agitated and annoyed Alan Pardew invited players to express any problems that they had but most chose to stare at the floor, ceiling or walls.
Ben Arfa was the sole voice willing to speak up. “Ben Arfa spoke of his weariness at seeing the ball being hit over his head for the duration of matches,” the piece says.
That accusation, which seems to have been treated as a full frontal attack on the manager by a forward who was already testing his patience, was met with a counter-attack about his lack of “defensive participation”.
This was the beginning of “une guerre larvee entre Pardew et Ben Arfa” – an undeclared war.
 

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There a few rumors swirling about Facundo Ferreya, one of the holdouts from Shaktar Donetsk. Six South American players refused to return to Donetsk after a friendly in Lyon last week. One is a Brazilian named Fred, but not that Fred, nor Right Said Fred, but a midfielder named Fred, he returned but the others don't want to go back. 
 
Shaktar Donetsk moved their camp to Lviv. 
 
Ferrerya is a forward from Argentina, scored 6 last year in 11 matches. 23, kinda tall 6'1 or so. Might be a chance to get someone on the cheap. Shaktar got him for 6 million euro last season
 
Looks like a loan move has been completed.
 

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Loan for £1.6m with an option to buy for 6.4m. Me likey. If he's actually good we keep him, if not he goes back TO UKRAINE and we didn't spend much.
 
He and Hatem would make a nice pairing in Ukraine.  
 

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I just booked a tour of Stamford Bridge for September and will be taking in a game there.  I'm apologizing to all of you in advance.
 

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I just booked a tour of Stamford Bridge for September and will be taking in a game there.  I'm apologizing to all of you in advance.
 
Meg and I did the same when we went.  They played the mighty Derby County.  I think they won 5-0.  I know Lampard had a few.
 

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Malaga 3, NUFC 0.

43'

It's on ESPN3 if anyone wants to see.

Chants of "Hatem Ben Arfa" ringing out from the supporters' section according to Lee Ryder.

Gonna be a fun season.
 

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The more I think about it, the more the 'fat midfielder' smear campaign as executed by Newcastle & Ashley gives me great appreciation for the many, many smear campaigns run by the Red Sox & Lucchino. Obviously, Larry knows how to do it right. 
 
I think the first mistake was assuming the fan base wouldn't love a 'fat' midfielder. Really, a howler of misjudgment. 
 

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It really is a misjudgment of the fan base. Had they said he was blowing all his money on shopping and hookers in London, maybe they'd draw some Geordie ire. But a few lbs? Please.

The only way they could have misjudged this more would have been starting a rumor that HBA was banging Pardew's wife. Supporters would be erecting a Hatem Statute outside SJP.
 

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Even with the new guys, he's the most exciting player on the team, and since Remy left he's probably the best. And he's strapped to the bench.
 
It's like what Al Davis did to Marcus Allen. Of course the fans will hate it.
 
The worst part is that if they wanted to sell him, they are destroying his value. Friendlies are the exact time you showcase guys you want to sell.
 

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soxfan121 said:
The more I think about it, the more the 'fat midfielder' smear campaign as executed by Newcastle & Ashley gives me great appreciation for the many, many smear campaigns run by the Red Sox & Lucchino. Obviously, Larry knows how to do it right. 
 
I think the first mistake was assuming the fan base wouldn't love a 'fat' midfielder. Really, a howler of misjudgment. 
 
The next time he isn't in the matchday squad he should show up in the stands surrounded by shirtless roundbellies.
 

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Is there any flat surface at SJP that Ashley hasn't had tattooed with that URL?

That said, I kind of like the idea of rooting for Chucky and the Fatman this year.
 

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I have a Newcastle binkie.
 
Aarons blows by two defenders with the ball at his feet, and scores a cheeky goal on an intended cross.  But I am liking this kid.  
 

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Defender Jamaal Lascelles and keeper Karl Darlow (both from Forest) set to sign and immediately go back to Forest on loan for the year. 
 
Quite the summer window for the Toon.
 
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