Archive for the ‘Transfers’ Category

Newcastle’s new summer 2014 signings

Posted July 19th, 2014 by Hugh de Payen | 824 Comments

Newcastle have been fairly active in this summer’s transfer window, signing six new players so far. This is just a brief overview of each of them. Remy Cabella There’s some argument about how much we paid Montpellier for the attacking midfielder. Newcastle claims it was £7m and Montpellier claims it was closer to £11.5m (Transfermarkt […]

‘Straight talking’ Toon fans vent their spleens on Wonga…

Posted September 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 82 Comments

As some of you regular readers may recall, I posted this blog a few days ago, asking readers for their views on 1. The Yohan Cabaye transfer situation and 2. Wonga’s sponsorship of Newcastle United now that the season has started. I compiled the results into two seprate pieces for my blog on and […]

Who told BBC’s James Pearce about Cabaye listening to negotiations and why?

Posted September 2nd, 2013 by workyticket | 112 Comments

Tweeting on his Twitter page earlier today, the BBC’s James Pearce claimed the following: I’m told Mike Ashley let Cabaye listen to phone negotiations last week + he heard Arsenal say: “25 million a lot for a reserve” #moodchanger” Of course, it was rapidly retweeted all over the Tooniverse, with the story being repeated on […]

Poll: Is Cabaye on strike or just being protected for a sale?

Posted August 29th, 2013 by workyticket | 18 Comments

There have been many baffling comments so far from Alan Pardew on the current Yohan Cabaye situation which have been about as clear as mud. There have also been conflicting reports about Cabaye being on strike / Cabaye not being on strike, with Pardew speaking of Arsenal trying to drive his well maintained Cabaye 2.8 […]

The madness of Alan Pardew and the Three Stooges in Nice

Posted August 21st, 2013 by workyticket | 65 Comments

My two latest blogs for are now up! The first one, entitled “Pardew – Is he deluded to the point of insanity?” takes a look at some of the talking points from Monday evening’s game with Manchester City. Talking points such as the gossip surrounding Yohan Cabaye and not least, something all we Newcastle […]

Bafétimbi Gomis: It’s over with Newcastle United confirms Lyon Chairman

Posted August 12th, 2013 by workyticket | 20 Comments

Well there have certainly been some very strong hints so far, but now it has finally been confirmed by Olympique Lyonnais chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas that there are currently no parties currently in discussions to sign Olypique Lyonnais striker, Bafétimbi Gomis, confirming that Joe Kinnear and Newcastle United have finally got sick of all the complications […]

Gomis deal goes further off key with Aulas bombshell

Posted August 7th, 2013 by workyticket | 27 Comments

Newcastle United’s pursuit of Bafetimbi Gomis is rapidly becoming what Churchill would have called “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” and for once, it doesn’t even seem to be Newcastle United’s fault! Below is the latest bombshell from Olympique Lyonnais chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, speaking after his side qualified for the Champions League […]

Pardew: Kinnear’s only here for the financial side of transfers

Posted August 6th, 2013 by workyticket | 72 Comments

Speaking in another ‘exclusive’ interview with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct News, Alan Pardew was repeating his protestations that Joe Kinnear was only brought into the club to work on the financial side of transfers like Derek Llambias before him. Anxious to reassure worried fans that he is still in charge of all football matters (please […]

Remy in Toon for medical today

Posted August 5th, 2013 by workyticket | 34 Comments

QPR forward Loic Remy is undergoing a medical on Tyneside today (Monday) after terms have been agreed for him to spend a season on loan at Newcastle United. Speaking after a charity cricket match at Totteridge yesterday, Newcastle United’s Director of football, Joe Kinnear, had this to say about the pursuit of Remy: “I would […]

Joe Kinnear’s latest interview video on Gomis, Bent, Remi etc…

Posted August 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 13 Comments

Joe Kinnear gives his latest interview to Sky Sports after his latest charity cricket match with a Bunbury 11. In it he gives the latest news on his quests for Loic Remy, Bafetimbi Gomis and Darren Bent, along with a bit of insight into his general thinking towards the end. He wasn’t brave enough to […]