Good morning, Toon Army. Looks like there will only be 6 spots for European qualifying this year. Frankly, I'm just amazed that we can even talk about that with a straight face.
Kevin Nolan says Ryan Taylor wasn't being malicious in his tackle on Johan Elmander that got him sent off on Saturday. (Yahoo!)
Danny Guthrie is reportedly headed to Nottingham Forest on loan. Not exactly sure how this works at this point...(MirrorFootball)
Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias have made an offer to Joey Barton, but he's going to follow Jose Enrique Sanchez's strategy of ensuring the team ensures survival before negotiating terms. (Graeme Bailey, Sky Sports)