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Well a twitter rumour is good enough for the Daily Star.

 

 

The Geordies have conceded defeat in their bid to sign Lyon ace Bafetimbi Gomis.

 

And with Aston Villa outcast Darren Bent also unlikely to join, the Toon have turned to the 24-year-old Genk star.

 

Vossen has 11 caps for Belgium and has scored 65 goals in the past three seasons for Genk.

 

Everton and Sunderland were linked with the 5ft 11in forward last season but failed to follow up their initial interest.

 

However, Newcastle will table a £7m bid for Vossen before their Premier League opener at Manchester City on Monday.

 

The Magpies have taken Loic Remy on a season-long loan from QPR but the Frenchman has a calf injury and will miss the big kick-off.

 

Newcastle thought they had a deal for Gomis and Toon midfielder Moussa Sissoko revealed his pal is desperate to join the club.

 

But Gomis is in dispute with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and the Toon’s director of football Joe Kinnear is unwilling to revive a deal that has turned into a saga.

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Painfully obvious now that the plan was always to get to September doing the bare minimum. As expected as it was its frustrating. It wont be long til Pardew comes out with "Well Gouffran and Sissoko were brought forward in January, they were meant to be Summer signings, so really we have signed 3 players"

 

It is comical now watching us being linked to Belgian defenders and Jelle Vossen on Twitter and idiots actually taking it for truth, then the press (well the Star) running with the story.

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Painfully obvious now that the plan was always to get to September doing the bare minimum.

 

I'm in two minds as to whether you're right and we're playing out that plan or whether Kinnear is just woefully inept in his role. Either scenario is entirely plausible.

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He has a better scoring record than Benteke did at Genk. Though more important would be his ability to adapt to the PL, Benteke didn't exactly hit the ground running.

 

Benteke scored 23 in 39, including a goal on his debut. But don't let the facts get in the way of an ill-informed rant.

 

;)

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Benteke scored 23 in 39, including a goal on his debut. But don't let the facts get in the way of an ill-informed rant.

 

;)

 

Only five of which came before the turn of the year. Not exactly hitting the ground running.

 

Facts, dear, facts. ;)

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Over the last two years we've spent twice as much on transfers as we've brought in. But don't let the facts get in the way of an ill-informed rant.

So selective tho that statement isn't it? How about you extend that window to when Ashley arrived to today, or even 3 years. He only bought in Jan to get hold of the extra prem cash.

 

Look I know I can come across as a miserable sod, but supporting your team is one thing, but trying to paint the club in a positive light is just delusional. In my view its a bloody miracle were still in the premiership after this year on year downsizing of the squad. To not buy anyone this window should illustrate our predicament perfectly.

 

But I guess most others think that we cant do anything , so grin and bear it. I'm more a go to protests sort of person, any bad publicist to Ashley and co is not necessarily bad for the club (in my opinion) he's taking the piss.

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And what have the past protests achieved?

well for me, that's no reason to then turn full circle and just put the blinkers on and defend the actions of an idiot.

 

MT , I do think the quality of the squad has dropped, and you kind of say that in your own post, its not the first XI its the whole squad - its absolutely impossible for any club to go a season without losing a player to medium term injury. I still don't think the first XI is as good as the one that Ashley inherited either, but its a matter of subjective opinion .

 

But nuff said, season starts soon so its time for my happy face again. Come on Pards ! fight the good fight , don't let the bastards grind you down etc. The alternative is unthinkable.

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Ok, well it came across that way to me, it seems no matter what we do there's a few posters on here who respond to any slur on his behaviour quite strongly. People defend Wonga, and the same say that Sports Direct branding and advertising wasn't just a clever way to shift taxable profits from one of his companies to another (he never pitched St James to anyone I don't reckon) , the same say that we've spent as much as we've brought in.

I'm not saying all those points are wrong, cos they are all arguable either way, but to back ALL of them is just as pro as I am negative.

 

 

Blaming pardew upsets me, its not his fault no one could do anything with the hand he was dealt last year, January signings count for shit, it takes months to integrate / gel. I could go on, but I've done it enough this season break .... I should say I'm not a massive Pardew fan btw, but to say he had a good squad isn't the year I saw, he was absolutely on his bare arse for most of it. Colo flouncing didn't help either.

 

On with me happy face from here on in though, I'm just pleased the seasons starting again and who knows, we may well have another logic defying year of unprecedented success, and if we don't I'll still back the toon no matter what.

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