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Tiote completes Toon move.

Posted on August 27th, 2010 | 186 Comments |

Cheick mate. Signed, sealed, delivered!
Cheick mate. Signed, sealed, delivered!
Newcastle have completed the signing of 24-year old Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tiote from FC Twente for a fee of around £3.5 million.

Tiote has now been granted a work permit and will probably join up with the Newcastle squad after the international break next week.

Tiote becomes signing number four of the summer and should add some much needed pace and physical strength to the midfield engine room. Indeed he has been tipped to be a huge success in the Premier League by his former boss, Steve McClaren, who worked with Tiote in Holland and took an unfancied FC Twente to the league title.

“It’s a great thrill for me to be joining such a famous club as Newcastle United,” Tiote told the official club website. “I am aware of the great tradition of the club and the tremendous support they get from the fans.”

“I’m really looking forward to testing myself against the best the Premier League has to offer and delighted also that I will be up against friends and colleagues from my home country who are already playing in England.”

“This is a really proud moment for me and I can’t wait to pull on the black and white shirt and do my best to help Newcastle United have a successful season.”

Good words from our new tough-tackling midfielder. Chris Hughton also seems happy with his new signing and has this to say to the official club website;

“Cheick is a terrific signing for us and I am sure he will prove to be an excellent addition to the squad. He ha a first-class pedigree and I think his game is well suited to the Premier League. He did well in the World Cup with Ivory Coast and is just reaching an age where his best years are ahead of him”

The signings don’t look like they are stopping here either, as Hughton confirmed that discussions have been ongoing regarding Hatem Ben Arfa and a move to Tyneside, although a move for Robbie Keane has been dismissed as just speculation.

So we have signing number four of the summer, along with hints of more to come. Good times. Cheick Tiote won’t feature at Wolves tomorrow but we can look forward to seeing him in action when the Premier League returns after this weeks international break.

Welcome Cheick Tiote.

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186 Responses

  1. Insomnia signed for Brum.
    Another excellent move for a player who is always looking for bigger and better clubs to further his career.
    I bet he’s thinking that Arsenal have lost his mobile number. Perhaps he changed it when he ported over from pay as you go.

  2. Adebayor would certainly make post-match interviews more “interesting”

    last time we had a player who spoke that broken English was Peter Beardsley!

  3. Adebayor post match interview = brilliant!

    ohh and toonsy, wigan are in trouble this season like

  4. jay jay:
    August 27th, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    The soil in Pakistan has lost vital nutrients, washed away by the floods, maybe waddles mullet can piss off over there and talk to the ground and fill it with shit, he does enough of it over here, just a thought?

    Just incase you missed it on the previous thread you gobshite ;)

  5. Wigan, Blackpool and West Spam to go down. I hope Blackpool survive and West Brom replace them in the bottom three though.

  6. Can’t see the hammers going down like. Baggies, Blackpool and Wigan. Wish Bolton or Blackburn would disappear though. Replace Baggies and Blackpool with both of those and I’d be happy.

  7. Is it confirmed that he won’t make the squad? He should be eligible if it came through yesterday.

  8. DevonMay -We’ve all got our dreams. I still want to score the winner against the mackems wearing the NUFC number nine shirt. Probably more chance of that happening than brown managing England. :D

  9. DevonMag…..”Even at 35, in my first press conference at Blackpool, I was asked where I hoped this would take me and I said ‘managing England one day’. There were a few titters in the audience, as there to tends to be, because people get frightened of ambition”………there’d be more than a few titters now :lol:

  10. micky – hoping Fat Mike does another good round on the roulette wheel like?

    we couldnt afford to buy him if we spent nowt for the next 5 years!

  11. “Good words from our new tough-tackling midfielder. Chris Hughton also seems happy with his new signing and has this to say to the official club website;”

    Are you sure your not copying Ed, You just need to write about the famous Newcastle club and your there… ;)

  12. Ashley would only sanction loan deals for adebayor or keane if thier clubs paid half there wages and there’s no chance of us signing em when loan expires

    can’t see what adebayor would bring to us, keane would be ok but would need to loan out shola or ranger if he comes

  13. CC – That is an insult ;)

    For anyoine going to the Wolves game, I will be in ‘The Blue Brick’ 2 mins walk from the train station, fro around 1pm if you wish to adorn me with a beverage :lol:

  14. TOONSY did you see ch interview on ssn when asked aboot keane think ive seen that smirk before some where ;)

  15. Toonsy I’ll be there at noon, I expected a pint of lager to be waiting for the fantasy football leg end, I’ll give you some tips if you like :)

  16. Pretty chuffed with Cheeky Tiote, would have liked Anthony Annan but this lad likes to get stuck in which is good.

    Adebayor is a fantasy, Keane, Santa Cruz or Keita from Mallorca are more likely.

  17. CC cheers m8,just ive seen that look before ie,when asked aboot cambell a while ago he denied it (kind of)

  18. 9 Gonzalo Higuain 9 says:
    August 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    “Keita from Mallorca are more likely”

    WTF? You just make up a rumour there?

  19. Adebeyor is overrated. Dont think he’s any better than Andy Carroll.
    he just got amazing service at Arsenal.

  20. JJ – Serious? I think someone’s getting a bit carried away there.

    Toonsy my travel plans have really conspired against me with this game. My wifes half of the family are all Wolves fans and guess where I am for Bank Holiday? Bloody up in Newcastle. It would have perfect if last week and this weeks fixtures were reversed.

  21. The Keita rumour was on nufc.com. It is a rumour but still more likely than Adebayor.

    Sorry to offend you lol

  22. Micky Toon

    I am serious. I don’t think Carroll is a world beater yet. But Adebeyor certainly isn’t a world beater himself.

    He played as a lone striker in front of the best midfield in the league. I think even I would knock about 14-15 in a season. Not in the same class as players like Torres, Drogba, Rooney etc. Wouldn’t want him. Especially on Man City wages.

  23. I agree that Adebeyor isn’t in the same class as the ones you’ve mentioned, but he is proven at a higher level than wor Andy. Don’t get me wrong I really hope we have the next big (literally) thing in Andy, but he’s got a long way to go yet.

  24. 9 Gonzalo Higuain 9 says:
    August 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    The Keita rumour was on nufc.com. It is a rumour but still more likely than Adebayor.

    Sorry to offend you lol
    —————————————-

    on nufc.com? Must be true.

    and I wasn’t offended

  25. ILM – He didn’t make it up, that Keita (sp) rumour has been knocking around for a few weeks now.

  26. Ice – Aye, I saw that little smirk. I reckon there could be soemthing in the Keane rumour to be fair. Hopefully anyway.

  27. TOONSY we may have him sussed eh,lets wait and see,asked before any idea what this 5%fee to fifa is,got me beat ?

  28. just thinking if B.A.deal goes through,it might be a canny buy,when you look at what brum are paying for zog 10mil

  29. I gotta to say things r feeling pretty good, I think hba will simply b a case of a medical n sort out a few bits n pieces contract wise, think wages will hav been sorted pretty early on we’ve been talkin for ages, plus his agent said the other day they had already agreed with a club but everyone thought it was bremen but it was us, just we cud hav tiote,campbell,hba n keane makin there debuts against blackpool what a day that will b, I’ve heard keane cud b a permanent deal

  30. The way ch was talkin bout hba its sounding if its pretty close if not done, ch needs to work on his poker face when talkin bout players were buyin

  31. Ice – I’m guessing the 5% FIFA thingy is a poor translation of something? It’s got me beat? Unless they only want us to pay 5% of his wages ;)

  32. Micky Toon @2

    ROFLMAO mate, I work in the mobile phone industry and that one floored me like!!!! Ported over from pay as you go! HAHAHAHAHA

  33. Ice @ 44, I think that 5% is maybe some sort of deposit that fifa hold until the deals permanant. I wouldn’t mind 5% of a few tranfers deals.

    Is he here yet then?

  34. Anybody see on Ed’s site the Utaka rumour? Please God no. I think CH has already denied it though.

    Would be chuffed to get Robbie Keane though. Only if it’s on a season long loan though. Too old to sign for any longer than that.

    So after havin’ a look at our new players, I think this has been a fine little transfer season.

    Perch
    Gosling
    Campbell
    Tiote
    Ben Arfa (?)
    Keane (?)

    Cover for left back and we’re sorted, though I have a feeling that may be January.

  35. I heard the Utaka rumour and hope there is no truth in it, he wasn’t exceptional in France and has been even worse at Pompey!

    I’m just going to wait patiently for the Ben Arfa saga to hopefully conclude.

    As for Keane, I am really not a fan to be honest, personally I would rather have had Diouf who went to Blackburn on loan or someone younger with abit of pace.

  36. Higuain-

    I agree for the most part about Keane, but he’d probably be a good mentor for some of our young guns. Besides, I bet he’d bag us a few goals in the process. Wouldn’t be bad business, to be sure.

  37. Richie-

    Gotcha. LoL, so you’re sayin’ Keane was spotted rod-n-reelin’ 10 minutes from your hyem? I hope ya brought him a pint of broon ale!

  38. OHurley says:
    August 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    Higuain-

    I agree for the most part about Keane, but he’d probably be a good mentor for some of our young guns. Besides, I bet he’d bag us a few goals in the process. Wouldn’t be bad business, to be sure.

    That is true, and he would also give 100% where as a young foreigner might not. Just feel Keane is not what we need, I feel if another forward is what CH wants, we should be looking at someone more like Lovenkrands, with pace to get in behind and latch on to Carroll’s flick ons.

    I do take your point though

  39. Higuain-

    Yeah mate, I agree about that! What we need is Michael Owen from 10 years ago lol! Or Victor Moses. We oughta look at signing him when the time is right. He’s JUST what we need.

  40. report on eds blog that B.A.has signed,also a under 21 player from algerian has also signed after knocking m/city back,true i dont know from some guy in hotel

  41. OHurley says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Higuain-

    Yeah mate, I agree about that! What we need is Michael Owen from 10 years ago lol! Or Victor Moses. We oughta look at signing him when the time is right. He’s JUST what we need.

    Haha yeah…Owen used to muller us when he was playing for Liverpool! I was disappointed to miss out on Moses, although he hasn’t done much at Wigan…but then again who has!

    As for Ben Arfa, my mothers brothers, sixth cousins grandad says he saw him at a gypsy park down the road! Just wait and see.

    Does anyone use this site on a phone? Is so bloody slow!!!

  42. icedog says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    report on eds blog that B.A.has signed,also a under 21 player from algerian has also signed after knocking m/city back,true i dont know from some guy in hotel

    The only Algerian’s I heard about were Rafiq Halliche who went to Fulham from Benfica and M’Bohli the goalkeeper which is unlikely.

  43. It’s nice enough where I am toonsy, out by farms and the licky hills, on teletext it says tiote should be available for the visit of Blackpool on the 14th September? Thought it was the 11th? Please don’t tell me they’ve moved the match. I’ve got my match and train tickets :(

  44. OHurley says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Jay Jay-

    LoL how do the brummies treat Toon supporters?

    I used to live in London when I was about nine and used to get unreal abuse from grown men about supporting the Toon. So much so that some guy (fat cockney) gave me the two fingers when Arsenal beat us in the FA Cup Final…like I said…I was nine!

  45. Robbie Keane would be the perfect signing for us, out and out goal scorer and is exactly what we need to alternate or play with Andy Carrol because if the big feller gets injured we are goosed at present with no quality back up in that position.

  46. OHurley says:
    August 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    Jay Jay-

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is Seaton Sluice?

    It’s the plaice (geddit?) where all our new signings go to chill out by fishing and avoid the media before they’re presented to the fans.

  47. Micky – Warwick? Posh? Pffft. Now Leamington is posh. I remember getting sticky fingers off of a bird in an alcove of a club in Leamington. Can’t remember what it was called. Really chessy place :lol:

  48. Ohurley they treat us like crap, they just don’t understand how Newcastle is. One of my mates, a villa supporter really admires us though, he went up for a match and says nowhere else in England is as football mad, he’s Daniel sturridge’s cousin, maybe I’ll put in a word ;)

  49. Get Robbie Keane in !!! He is quality ,imagine ,Benny Arfa Jonas Carroll and Keane as front 4 ,we would be alot more creative and exciting to watch imo .

  50. 9 Gonzalo Higuain 9 says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    “I used to live in London when I was about nine and used to get unreal abuse from grown men about supporting the Toon. So much so that some guy (fat cockney) gave me the two fingers when Arsenal beat us in the FA Cup Final…like I said…I was nine!”

    I have lived in London since about 1993 and it’s never happened to me, unless it’s my Arsenal / Spurs / Chelsea supporting friends just having a laugh.

  51. have lived in London since about 1993 and it’s never happened to me, unless it’s my Arsenal / Spurs / Chelsea supporting friends just having a laugh.

    Well its a big place, I was based in Hendon in North London and a mate of mine at the time switched from us to Arsenal in a bid to escape the abuse. Was pretty hostile but atleast I got out and escaped to sunny bosnia!

  52. Used to live in leamington spa. The club was probably rios.
    Looked at living in rugby before we moved to Warwick. Too many shifty characters in rugby for our liking.:-)

  53. Looks like ben arfa will drag on over the weekend – too late to announce it now and they won’t announce over the weekend so will have to wait till next working day i.e. tuesday for any info (presuming something actually happens)
    maybe they’ll announce en arfa and keane together in order to try and get a sellout gate for the home game against blackpool

    I’ll be going regardless, could be another 6-0 thrashing :-)

  54. Lads-

    That sucks that Geordies are held in poor regard in other parts of England. Oh well, who likes cockneys anyway? lol, they always seem like the stereotypical snobby english blokes, always lookin’ down their noses like. And I’ve always heard that the Brums are less than kind. I like the Geordie attitude much better. I could tell from 6000km away that Newcastle is the biggest football town in England which is why I chose to support the Toon over every other English team. Even though my family comes from Swindon (lol).

    Toonsy- good to know about Rugby. I’ve got some South African mates that I’m pretty sure believe that ruggers was invented in South Africa lol! Although, one of my mates plays for Swansea.

  55. I must say that most fans around by me (Liverpool, Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea, Villa, Cov) are fine with Newcastle.

    The only grief I get is generally from Man U fans, but the “where is Old Trafford” line usually shuts them up, or my fists shut them up as has happened before :lol:

    Once they get a free ticket to the gun show *kisses biceps* they soon start to see reason :lol:

  56. Micky Toon-

    I personally rate Carroll higher than Crouch, and that’s not to take anything away from Peter, I just think wor Andy has a little more going.

  57. stevep – Tiote was confirmed on a Sunday??

    OHurley – You can tell your SA mates that they are wrong ;)

  58. Higuain-

    You live in Bosnia? Wow, how’d you make it there?

    No…just a hint of sarcasm to wake myself up!

    OHurley says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    Micky Toon-

    I personally rate Carroll higher than Crouch, and that’s not to take anything away from Peter, I just think wor Andy has a little more going.

    I agree, Carroll jumps and attacks the ball whereas Crouch leans on them as he has no spring. Or if your playing against Trinidad and Tobago, just yank their dreads (Brett Sancho) for leverage!

  59. Batty – Howay man. I’m not a bully, but if someone wants to start something I will try and finish it, even if I end up getting a kick-in. It’s got me in trouble in the past like :lol:

    I remember this one time, I walked around the corner and there was two lads kicking the shit out of one lad on the floor. Me, being tipsy, decided to step in. They stopped kicking him and were about to start on me, one of them was massive, huge, and I thought “well, here is my kick in then”. The cops arrived just in time and nicked them, so I won by default :lol:

  60. OHurley says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    “That sucks that Geordies are held in poor regard in other parts of England.”

    They aren’t, not in my experience anyway, OHurley.

  61. Batty I’ve got an uncle who lives there, didn’t have a Chinese though :) can’t wait till I go up on the 11th, visiting the battlehill branch of the family then.

  62. Higuain-

    One of the highlights of my life was watching Jozy Altidore score a hat trick against T&T at LP Field in Nashville, where I live. Only proper football match I’ve witnessed with my own eyes. Even had some lads singin’ songs about Kenwyne Jones lol!

    Toonsy-

    A technical knockout counts every bit as much as a proper knockout, at least as far as the judges are concerned :lol:

  63. Worky-

    Well that’s good. Just sounds like you Brits really get serious about hatin’ on other teams. I guess we’re the same here in the States, but we *usually* don’t fight about it lol

  64. Higuain-

    One of the highlights of my life was watching Jozy Altidore score a hat trick against T&T at LP Field in Nashville, where I live. Only proper football match I’ve witnessed with my own eyes. Even had some lads singin’ songs about Kenwyne Jones lol!

    Haha brilliant! He must have been naked on the wing! Gotta love US commentators!

  65. icedog says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    “good and bad every where m8,un less you live in Somalia,mostly bad lol”

    Funnily enough, I’ve just been talking with my Somalian friend, Osman. They’re a good crowd in general.

  66. To be fair worky, I’d say that as a football club Newcastle is, perhaps by some stretch, the most ridiculed club in the country. Less so since Hoots’ arrival. One has only to look at the journalism in most tabloids to gleen an understanding of this. To assume otherwise is, I think, a little naive.

    However, Geordies themselves, as O’Hurley stated, aren’t especially held in poor regard at all- at least no more than your average Cockney, Brummie, Manc, Scouse etc etc. Inter-regional ridicule/rivalry is essentially ubiquitous- I suspect it’s no different in the USA O’Hurley? So if that’s the point you’re making, than I am in complete agreement!

  67. Higuain-

    Actually they had Jones playin’ as a striker. I wore my Toon shirt (and was one 3 others out of 30,000 or so lol). I was sitting REALLY close to the pitch and when we started singin’ at him, he looked over, saw me, and shook his head a little. I thought to myself, “He must be thinkin’ ‘Jeez, I fly 6000km across the water and STILL can’t escape the Tyne Wear derby’ lol

  68. workyticket says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    OHurley says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    “That sucks that Geordies are held in poor regard in other parts of England.”

    They aren’t, not in my experience anyway<<<<< nor mine worky and ive work all over the shop m8

  69. workyticket says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    icedog says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    “good and bad every where m8,un less you live in Somalia,mostly bad lol”

    Funnily enough, I’ve just been talking with my Somalian friend, Osman. They’re a good crowd in general.<<<<< as long as he hasent got a boat :lol:

  70. Batty – Are you and Jay Jay related? :lol:

    Does Stardust know you are on here? Do you have permission? :lol:

  71. DevonMag-

    I think the rivalries in England are a little more heated than here, but for instance, Southerners typically have a little latent hostility to Northerners who ALWAYS think they know more than we do (and usually don’t). Whereas Northerners think Southerners are backwoods bumpkins that don’t wear shoes or have running water (until they come here and realize that the South is WAYYY cleaner and more respectful than the North). Then there’s the Midwest. They have the most atrocious accent I’ve ever heard. I’d rather listen to a retarded Dutchman than a person from Michigan. Typically speaking, Midwesterners are even more redneck than Southerners.

    Then there are Westerners. They’re actually pretty cool. Until you get to LA where everybody is simply mental (bad mental, that is). For the most part, the West is a great place. Texas is a little full of itself, but there are some cool parts there. Colorado, Nevada, most of California, Washington State, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana- all cool places.

    The real rivalry is between the Southeast and the Northeast and goes back to the American Civil War (which there wasn’t really anything civil about that war as the South LEGALLY seceded from the Union). There will always be a latent animosity there, though these days, it’s just all generalizations.

    Sports rivalries are kind of lame here actually. I mean, people THINK they’re heated, but they have no idea until they’ve seen what goes on in England and especially Scotland. Fistfights seldom ever break out and the fans don’t do much heckling (at least nothing like y’all do in England).

    Although- at Louisiana State University, the fans are crazy. The home student section is right above the visiting student section, so people get urinated on, get bottles and other things thrown at them, get spit on. Yeah, that gets kinda bad. That’s about the worst it gets though.

  72. toonsy we could be lol well every 1 knows my 2nd name , anyway toonsy iam very suprised that stardust and worky have separated they used too always back each other up like

  73. DevonMag says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    “To be fair worky, I’d say that as a football club Newcastle is, perhaps by some stretch, the most ridiculed club in the country.”

    It is ridiculed by journalists mostly. It all started when Sir John Hall started his ‘Geordie Nation’ rhetoric about how “they” hate us. Lots of Geordies fell for it hook, line and sinker and started to get a chip on their shoulder about outsiders. We used to be alot of people’s favourite ‘second team’ thanks to our kamikaze style, but people soon got a little bored with the chip on the shoulder attitude of a significant section of the fans.

  74. batty says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    “worky anyway divent try kid us u have freinds”

    I probably divven’t have any Geordie ones anymore, batty! :-)

  75. workyticket says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    batty says:
    August 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    “worky anyway divent try kid us u have freinds”

    I probably divven’t have any Geordie ones anymore, batty!<<<<< worky even though we have never met u will always have 1 geordie freind kidda and if ya ever want any thing sorted let is know

  76. Batty – Proper Geordie mate, just living in The Midlands at the minute :(

    Born in Hexham (could have been Newcastle but the Hexham bus arrived first lol), lived in Crawcrook/Prudhoe/Rowlands Gill. Pit village lad me like ;)

  77. “O’Hurley

    Toonsy- good to know about Rugby. I’ve got some South African mates that I’m pretty sure believe that ruggers was invented in South Africa lol! Although, one of my mates plays for Swansea.”

    No mate, we know it was invented by William Webb Ellis.

    We just invented winning rugby ;-)

  78. “To be fair worky, I’d say that as a football club Newcastle is, perhaps by some stretch, the most ridiculed club in the country.”

    Not in my experience, I live in Cheshire and most people are more than complimentary about us, Especially the bloke who delivers my chinese on saturdays cant get enough of talking about Newcastle and how its nice to see proper supporters (Hes an Everton fan) living in our area which is full of plastic Man Utd and Liverpool fans and a few grotty bandwagon jumping Stokies…

    P.S If you want posh try Alderley edge not far from where i live, Beckham and Ronaldo used to live there and its jam packed with Manure and Citeh players

  79. batty says:
    August 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    “worky even though we have never met u will always have 1 geordie freind kidda and if ya ever want any thing sorted let is know”

    Awww, thanks batty, the same goes for me too.

    I honestly don’t know what all this anti Geordie stuff is about, apart from two or three stereotypes, ie every single one of us are football mad alcoholics who wear T-shirts in January.

  80. I’m a football mad alcoholic that wears T-shirts in January!!! No wonder I support the Toon!!!
    Of course, I wear jersey’s and scarves in July. ;-)

    So, busy weekend ahead, I look forward to seeing if the final few days have some positive suprises in store. Although Mike Ashley has done little wrong since last year I must admit, we seem on a good upward curve.

  81. If you want to be mugged, end up in hospital and possibly sodomised in Cheshire, nowt beats Runcorn :lol:

  82. JJ says:
    August 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    “No mate, we know it was invented by William Webb Ellis.”

    Not necessarily, JJ. The real origins of Rugby aren’t known for sure.

  83. workyticket says:
    August 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    “Not necessarily, JJ. The real origins of Rugby aren’t known for sure.”

    Divvn’t tell the landlord of The William Webb Ellis pub that ;)

  84. True… But it’d be one hell of a mission refering to the sport as ‘Arn’t known for sure’… so I’ll stick to Rugby then.

  85. CC cheers,just been googling it.Says from liverpool central get another train and bus to goodison……..just so I can get lashed up.Stayin in Chester cos that keeps wor lass happy too ;-)

  86. Toonsy, that video is great! Anyway of saving it and playing the animation by posting it on Facebook? Or would it be a static image?

  87. toonsy says:
    August 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    “Divvn’t tell the landlord of The William Webb Ellis pub that”

    LOL. Some say that when William Webb Ellis picked up a football, he was only demonstrating a game he saw in Ireland (his father was an army officer there) called ‘Caid’. Nobody really knows for sure how Rugby was invented though.

  88. Richietoon, cheers CC? I got the info mate :) just get the train to Liverpool lime street then get the 27 bus to goodison park mate.

  89. oops apologies jay jay mate.thanks for that……..just divnt wanna come back to me car on bricks. :lol:

  90. richietoon says:
    August 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    “oops apologies jay jay mate.thanks for that……..just divnt wanna come back to me car on bricks.”

    Worst place for that used to be Elswick and Benwell!

  91. jay jay ..also found this way
    ‘The best route for away fans from the city centre if they want to use public transport is definitely the Merseyrail Northern Line to Sandhills where they alight and catch the special Soccerbuses; trains can be caught from Liverpool Central. If fans are buying their train tickets in Liverpool, ask for a return to Goodison Park as opposed to Sandhills even though that’s where you’re getting off. The advantage of doing this is that the train ticket is valid also for the Soccerbus and the additional fare is only £1 return as opposed to £1.50 that you’d have to pay on the bus if you only bought your ticket to Sandhills

  92. If u want to get to goodison(the garden shed) get to lime street station then go to paradise street bus station and get the 26 or 27 down there. Easiest way honest. Trust me I’m a scouser. Oh yeah everton fans hate us the worst cos they hate the way we think wer a big club. Had so many arguments with the fellas in work always gets heated cos that’s all they refer too. Liverpool fans are sound and respect us Nevis of those two amazon games. So come on boys turn the toffees over twice so iv got sumthin to shout about HWTL

  93. “Northerners who ALWAYS think they know more than we do”

    We think it because it’s true, O’Hurley :)

    Sounds good with Arfa

  94. Toonsy … whats y’ seat number at the wolves, I’ll say hello if I’m not to far away … ;)

  95. MDS says:
    August 27, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    “We think it because it’s true, O’Hurley”

    Now I know where Ed gets this “we” business from ;)

  96. JJ – Just right click on that image you liked and save it to your computer. It is a .gif so you can send it around and attach it wherever. There are loads more aswell.

  97. Just in from france. Didier deschamps. Gave an interview, where he said he wished ben arfa good luck at newcastle and he said he’s a good kid and he emphasized the kid. Also the agent said ben arfa turned down real madrid as he wants first team football.

  98. Good Evening Lads so atlast we have Tiote completed :) so we just need to get Arfa completed now and I think must will be pretty happy with the team we have ;)
    Toonsy hows you mate are you still me buddy or am I still in yer bad books :lol:
    Icedog ;) got yer mail young Fella

  99. Dave – Yer always my mate fella ;)

    MDS – What you said at 172 sounded suspiciously like an “Ed’ism” :lol:

    Shrews – Block S2, row PP, seat 32

  100. Well, in that case Toonsy:

    We feel that Tiote can be a terrific player for the club. We also think that this Arfa saga has gone on for too long, but we would be thrilled if he ended up in Newcastle.

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