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by GirondeGeordie
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: The Jesús Gámez transfer thread (IN TALKS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2417

Re: The Jesús Gámez transfer thread (IN TALKS)

overseasTOON wrote:Sounds good but will he have enough tenacity and grit to cope with the physical demands of the shit-kicking marathon known as the English Championship?
Benitez has brought up the physicality of the Championship a couple of times if I remember correctly!

Looks like a very solid signing <awe>
by GirondeGeordie
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Townsend sold to Palace for estimated £13m (release clause)
Replies: 84
Views: 4626

Re: Townsend sold to Palace for estimated £13m (release clause)

Maybe he thinks that the new manager won't ever consider him in the Championship?
by GirondeGeordie
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: What's going to happen with our central midfield?
Replies: 35
Views: 2326

Re: What's going to happen with our central midfield?

Saivet will be more than good enough in the Championship. His versatility proved useful at Bordeaux, which is why he could be valuable for us imo. Despite being one of many slating him last season, Tioté would be one of the first names on the team sheet for me. Controversial, I know, but if he can p...
by GirondeGeordie
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 16/17)
Replies: 1608
Views: 82414

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 16/17)

Thought Touré was solid this season & could do a job at most prem teams let alone Championship <whistle>
by GirondeGeordie
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle sign Cristian Fernandez Martinez and Daniel Marti
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Newcastle sign Cristian Fernandez Martinez and Daniel Marti

hopefully attempt no. 53123 at addressing the injury problem will work (though i'm shocked the players were still playing on a 3g artificial pitch when Rafa arrived) Crazy how far behind the club was in terms of facilities. These two additions only emphasize how backwards we were before Rafa came i...
by GirondeGeordie
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 16/17)
Replies: 1608
Views: 82414

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 16/17)

I'd take Kolo Touré or Brede Hangeland ahead of caulker. We need experience at the back and both of them are out of contract, so why not? Only trouble would be fitness and/or offers from Prem clubs. As for other free agents I'd love it if we went for Gaston Ramirez, he did a class job on loan at Bor...
by GirondeGeordie
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: The Matz Sels transfer thread (DONE DEAL)
Replies: 60
Views: 3358

Re: Newcastle bought Sels... perhaps

That's a picture of him suddenly realizing that he has to work with a defense that includes Paul Dummett at left-back & no one at right back.
by GirondeGeordie
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: TM's Football Adventure—Resources for a New(castle) Fan
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: TM's Football Adventure—Resources for a New(castle) Fan

All with Smiling Faces: How Newcastle Became United, 1881-1910 is a cracking read. A must if you're interested in some early club history!
by GirondeGeordie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FIFA 17
Replies: 89
Views: 6863

Re: FIFA 17 - Now with "cinematic" story mode

This. Hope I don't have to play as Man Utd though <erk> I assume it will be similar to the NBA 2K storyline games that made them fairly popular? <scratch> Having read up it briefly, it appears you can play as any team in the Premier League. Premier League <neg> <neg> Also you can only play as this ...
by GirondeGeordie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: E3 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: E3 2016

I'm just gutted there was no Red Dead announcement...
by GirondeGeordie
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Euro 2016 Sweepstake
Replies: 114
Views: 4206

Re: Euro 2016 Sweepstake

Spain.


Easy!
by GirondeGeordie
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Euro 2016 Sweepstake
Replies: 114
Views: 4206

Re: Euro 2016 Sweepstake

Is it too late to get involved in this?
by GirondeGeordie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Team for the Championship
Replies: 46
Views: 2813

Re: Team for the Championship

I will agree to disagree but I really don't rate Dummett, let alone Haidara. They're both awful...

PD's positioning is all over the place and he has less pace than a Per Mertesacker and Gareth Barry lovechild <whistle>
by GirondeGeordie
Tue May 31, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 16/17)
Replies: 1608
Views: 82414

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 16/17)

I'm over Colo wrote:
biggeordiedave wrote:Replace him with Agger and I'll be pretty happy.
So an old player who's fit even less often? <roll>
I wonder what Fitz Hall is up to these days... <scratch>
by GirondeGeordie
Tue May 31, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Townsend in preliminary England squad
Replies: 127
Views: 5334

Re: Townsend in preliminary England squad

Don't get me wrong, I'm gutted for Townsend and the inclusion of Wilshere, Henderson, Sturridge and Barkley is a massive joke given their injury record; but I'm happy with Roy's team. Our attacking options really excite me for the first time in years & by that selection it seems as if he's going to ...
by GirondeGeordie
Tue May 31, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Team for the Championship
Replies: 46
Views: 2813

Re: Team for the Championship

I agree that Dummett should be backup at best. Anyone who's scared of the ball should not be starting. People argue that he works hard and is good at CB etc. but I think he would be bang average even at Championship level. He just doesn't seem to have what it takes and I don't see the point in playi...
by GirondeGeordie
Tue May 31, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Rafa Signs!
Replies: 585
Views: 24685

Re: Rafa Signs!

Funny thing about that side is that they all still play professionally and regularly for their current sides <whistle> (most of whom are in the Championship).

EDIT: Ranger might be in jail <scratch>
by GirondeGeordie
Tue May 31, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Marseille want to make Thauvin move permanent
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: Thauvin returns to Marseille

He ended up being nominated for player of the season because Marseille have been nothing short of abysmal this season.
by GirondeGeordie
Mon May 30, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Marseille want to make Thauvin move permanent
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Marseille want to make Thauvin move permanent

RMC reporting today that Marseille will attempt to make his stay permanent and that the player himself has no desire to return to the North East. So much for returning stronger... I actually think he'd be class in the championship if he knuckled down and bulked up a bit. No chance we'll see the lazy...
by GirondeGeordie
Mon May 30, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Albums you are looking forward to.
Replies: 85
Views: 10471

Re: Albums you are looking forward to.

New Band of Horses album out early next month (6th I think). If it like their first three and not Mirage Rock then I'm going to enjoy that immensely! <diva> Edit: judging by the two tracks i've just pre-viewed on youtube (Casual Party & In A Drawer) it looks like it is going to be amazing. <awe> Th...