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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by Infinitely Content on Today at 02:39:04 pm »
Would be 3 good additions, why shouldn't they vote yes? Coupled with Ki, Dubravka & Kenedy that's a good group of players. Not allowed to be happy like?
I wouldn't be panicking about the season anymore but it's still a pisstake. Reason being is we've got a manager we can really kick on with and build and we actively don't want to; pissing about with his top targets (Pléa) and not releasing the funds for other areas. Those 3 signings I'd have but only because we're in such a dire predicament in the window.

Yep true enough. It's probably time people stop going into transfer windows expecting big signings like Plea mind, it's not happening while Ashley is here, we know this. I'm happy with the players Rafa has identified as 2nd/3rd choices, I think the signings of Ki & Rondon if it goes through will be particularly astute. I get the frustration, but what I don't get is why people continue to build up what is now an unrealistic expectation going into windows and then flap about p*ssed off when their imaginary transfer window doesn't materialise. I'm just looking forward to seeing what Rafa can get out of this group of players again tbh, I loved watching the team again last season. Not sure what awaits us beyond that, but I'm not going to concern myself with that at present.
Was Pléa much of a big signing though? I hadn't heard of him before the link and £22m isn't much in today's market. We did bid £20m, BMG came in with £2m extra and that was that, that's what p*ssed me off about it. A measly £2m extra allowed a midtable Bundesliga club to beat us to him. Really irks me. And the choices this window have been better than last season's summer, fair enough but it's not the first choices. I don't think expecting the club to back Rafa Benitez and get his first choice targets is unrealistic. It is for this regime, yes, but that's the frustrating thing. Not so much people demanding we throw £20m here and £30m there.

I read we bid more and he simply wanted to move to Germany and Nice didn't get in his way. Depends what you believe mind, it's all just talk, no evidence - apart from the fact he's their player now.
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by mrmojorisin75 on Today at 02:38:32 pm »
murphy will back perez up at number 10 imo, unless rafa decides he wants to make a point in which case he'll play joselu there
Sent shiver down the spine thinking of that.

loves s*** like that rafa
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by ManDoon on Today at 02:38:27 pm »
Both Murphy and Joselu would be horrific at ten. Awful.
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by HaydnNUFC on Today at 02:37:16 pm »
murphy will back perez up at number 10 imo, unless rafa decides he wants to make a point in which case he'll play joselu there
Sent shiver down the spine thinking of that.
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Football / Re: Other clubs' transfers
« Last Post by HTT on Today at 02:36:45 pm »

Dearly hope Wolves crash and burn. Dislikeable club and fans and that Mendes shenanigans also stinks.

Nah, it’s clubs like ours with owners like ours that that need to crash and burn and let clubs like Wolves who have ambition and want to do more than just survive take our place and the place of other clubs that stink the league out like us.
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by mrmojorisin75 on Today at 02:35:50 pm »
murphy will back perez up at number 10 imo, unless rafa decides he wants to make a point in which case he'll play joselu there
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Football / Re: Mike Ashley - #IfRafaGoesWeGo
« Last Post by HTT on Today at 02:33:05 pm »
I'm not going to be there as it's still cricket season, so all for the boycout.

Geoffrey Boycott?
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by HaydnNUFC on Today at 02:32:37 pm »
Would be 3 good additions, why shouldn't they vote yes? Coupled with Ki, Dubravka & Kenedy that's a good group of players. Not allowed to be happy like?
I wouldn't be panicking about the season anymore but it's still a pisstake. Reason being is we've got a manager we can really kick on with and build and we actively don't want to; pissing about with his top targets (Pléa) and not releasing the funds for other areas. Those 3 signings I'd have but only because we're in such a dire predicament in the window.

Yep true enough. It's probably time people stop going into transfer windows expecting big signings like Plea mind, it's not happening while Ashley is here, we know this. I'm happy with the players Rafa has identified as 2nd/3rd choices, I think the signings of Ki & Rondon if it goes through will be particularly astute. I get the frustration, but what I don't get is why people continue to build up what is now an unrealistic expectation going into windows and then flap about p*ssed off when their imaginary transfer window doesn't materialise. I'm just looking forward to seeing what Rafa can get out of this group of players again tbh, I loved watching the team again last season. Not sure what awaits us beyond that, but I'm not going to concern myself with that at present.
Was Pléa much of a big signing though? I hadn't heard of him before the link and £22m isn't much in today's market. We did bid £20m, BMG came in with £2m extra and that was that, that's what p*ssed me off about it. A measly £2m extra allowed a midtable Bundesliga club to beat us to him. Really irks me. And the choices this window have been better than last season's summer, fair enough but it's not the first choices. I don't think expecting the club to back Rafa Benitez and get his first choice targets is unrealistic. It is for this regime, yes, but that's the frustrating thing. Not so much people demanding we throw £20m here and £30m there.
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by Mike on Today at 02:30:34 pm »
Panthers are getting the superbowl this year tbh.

:lol: Just realized I'm talking to a maniac. Aiight Doon. Enjoy your day.
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Football / Re: Newcastle United transfer incompetence
« Last Post by HaydnNUFC on Today at 02:29:03 pm »
Yet another f***ing season with Pérez as our only #10 then :anguish:
Came good last part of last season tbf. Top scorer was he? Not that it says much as our strikers couldn't finish their dinner.
When's he ever performed well across a whole season? I've always had time for him but it's a joke to have no alternative there, again.
His debut season had probably his most consistent performances. Again, if we were a normal football club I'd be clamouring for an upgrade there also but the desperation for a striker is greater imo.
Priority was striker then #10 this summer, it was clear to see. They cost money though. We had better options there in the Championship season but since Diame dropped back we're making do in one of the most important positions in 4231.
Agreed.
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