With Lee Cattermole seemingly still having to dispel the reputation he has, rightly or wrongly, garnered for himself over his career it is hard to see the attraction of adding another player with such a dire reputation into the mix.
-from The Roker Report in a bit about whether or not to buy Karl Henry from Wolves. Are they trolling or just taking the piss?
The Premier League's 20 clubs collectively made a loss of £361m last year, after spending all of their record £2.3bn income. Of the clubs which were in the Premier League in 2010‑11, the year of most clubs' latest published accounts, eight made a profit, of £97.4m in total.
The largest profit was recorded by Newcastle United, in their first season back in the Premier League since relegation in 2009. The accounts were published before last summer's transfer business, swollen by the £35m sale to Liverpool of the striker Andy Carroll, which netted £33m profit.
I'm ambitious and want to play in the Champions League. I want to win things. I'm okay at Newcastle but I aspire to more.
"We have to die on the pitch. That’s what we have to do to win the game."
--Cheik Tiote, speaking on tomorrow's derby
A club spokesman said: "Steven sustained an achilles injury yesterday at the end of our game with Chelsea. After medical assessment, he will be having surgery tomorrow and it is likely he will be out for the rest of the season."
Now, almost a week after Mike Ashley decided to annul the name of St James' Park, and ignore 119 years of history, I decided to safeguard my part of St James' Park by chiselling [sic] my brick up.
Football sold itself out a long time ago. Tradition doesn’t count for anything anymore, it’s all about money. I can only liken [the stadium rebranding] to changing the team’s colours from black and white to red and white and making us look like Sunderland.
Simpson said in terms of his future at Newcastle, he was fully expecting to be put on the transfer list. He said: "There is a chance in the future that I will be moving, whether in the transfer window in January or in the summer.
"I have 18 months’ life on my contract and I don’t think it will go past that."
The Newcastle fanbase aren't like his customers at Sports Direct stores, who could take their custom elsewhere. Fans are more like drug addicts, coming back in huge numbers regardless of the cost, or quality, of the product. Mike Ashley is a monopoly dealer of the drug that is Newcastle United, as a result he can do as he pleases.