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Title: Federico Fernández
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:04:10 PM
WOAT?

Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:04:56 PM
Buying him for money? That's bizarre.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:04:57 PM
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Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:05:54 PM
Don't care, too little, too late.

We needed another attacker, a number 10 or atleast an attack minded CM, a LB, and atleast cover at RB.

We have basically brought it like for like replacements for what we have sold for less.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:05:59 PM
Not overly impressed if true. Starting this might hex it.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: TRon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:06:27 PM
Buying him for money? That's bizarre.

£6m for a 29yr old is even more bizarre ( by our standards).
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Raconteur on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:06:41 PM
I don't want to approve because it is tacit approval of Ashley's methods. And I don't want to say "in isolation."
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: LRD on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:07:28 PM
Alan Nixon / The Sun any reliable like?
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:07:29 PM
Squad player and an adequate one at that.


If it happens.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: mosstef on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:07:36 PM
Rather have spent 6 mill on Joe Bryan.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Carlito on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:08:18 PM
Rather have spent 6 mill on Joe Bryan.

Definitely.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:08:25 PM
Rather have spent 6 mill on Joe Bryan.

First thing I thought, we don't seem to even be looking for an LB.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: TK-421 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:08:34 PM
If we had £6m to spend on a defender, why did the club not make a formal bid for Joe Bryan?? A 24 yr old, British player (age/time to increase in value), and in a position we actually NEED someone??!!!

Jeez... this ****ing cloob!
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:08:36 PM
Isn't he a centreback as is the other guy?
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:09:00 PM
Isn't he a centreback as is the other guy?

Yes and yes.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: nufc4eva on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:09:31 PM
Getting yet another player from relegated clubs.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:09:34 PM
Does 'Nicko' still spend all his spare time stringing along those Blackburn fans with his utter bullshit?
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:10:09 PM
Isn't he a centreback as is the other guy?

Yes and yes.
Might have got wind Marlon wouldn't get a work permit.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: TRon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:10:10 PM
Rather have spent 6 mill on Joe Bryan.

Would rather have signed the £9m on N'Soki. Although there seems to be conflicting reports that we didn't want to pay that much/he turned us down.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:10:32 PM
Doubt its even true
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:11:18 PM
Isn't he a centreback as is the other guy?

Yes and yes.
Might have got wind Marlon wouldn't get a work permit.
Or Jose has decided Lascelles is the centreback for him.  If we plan to get both someone is going.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: mofo on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:12:53 PM
Always thought he was 'alright' ? should do as cover no?
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: TK-421 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:13:10 PM
Isn't he a centreback as is the other guy?

Yes and yes.
Might have got wind Marlon wouldn't get a work permit.
Or Jose has decided Lascelles is the centreback for him.  If we plan to get both someone is going.

Was just gonna say... Ashley sanctioning the (potential) signings of 3 centre backs in this window?

He's clearly praying for a late Lascelles bid.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:13:18 PM

grim ryder on cue
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: thenige on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:13:42 PM
Lascelles off then.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:13:55 PM
Jesus Lee, we know nothing's confirmed. For f***'s sake.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:14:14 PM
what the f*** has happened to us man, i never agree with geordiedean like but he's bang on with this - this is the sunderland road to ruin....loaning better players who you then don't sign, buy the s*** and squad fillers that never improve you and no one else wants

we're dead
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: geordiedean on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:14:29 PM
Getting yet another player from relegated clubs.

Doesn't end well that policy
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:14:42 PM
Ryder f***ing loves denying stuff doesn't he. Bet he gets off on it in weird ways.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:14:47 PM
There's no rationale by any of it really is the problem. Oh he's cheap. That's it.

We've only got a half decent striker in because there's been groans about it for years.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: geordiedean on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:21:41 PM
what the f*** has happened to us man, i never agree with geordiedean like but he's bang on with this - this is the sunderland road to ruin....loaning better players who you then don't sign, buy the s*** and squad fillers that never improve you and no one else wants

we're dead

People can't see it though and this is what f***ed Sunderland. They loaned players that they knew wouldn't sign permanently or had no intention to. They then were behind the 8 ball at the start of the next season as straight away they needed to replace these players before anything else was done just to stand still

It eventually catches up with you and disaster strikes we are then left with a squad full of s*** that no one wants

Signing players from relegated clubs is also a recipe for disaster

This clubs transfer policy is the absolute worst in this division by a mile the club is f***ed while Ashley is owner and I wholly believe we don't belong in this league while he's here we certainly don't even attempt to compete

I'm absolutely certain that they just pull names out of a hat for players because I'm certain that if Rafa could get who he wants the vast majority of our squad would be binned off
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:22:00 PM
Always thought he was canny without being great. Could work alongside Lascelles.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:22:28 PM
what the f*** has happened to us man, i never agree with geordiedean like but he's bang on with this - this is the sunderland road to ruin....loaning better players who you then don't sign, buy the s*** and squad fillers that never improve you and no one else wants

we're dead

People can't see it though and this is what f***ed Sunderland. They loaned players that they knew wouldn't sign permanently or had no intention to. They then were behind the 8 ball at the start of the next season as straight away they needed to replace these players before anything else was done just to stand still

It eventually catches up with you and disaster strikes we are then left with a squad full of s*** that no one wants

Signing players from relegated clubs is also a recipe for disaster

This clubs transfer policy is the absolute worst in this division by a mile the club is f***ed while Ashley is owner and I wholly believe we don't belong in this league while he's here we certainly don't even attempt to compete

I'm absolutely certain that they just pull names out of a hat for players because I'm certain that if Rafa could get who he wants the vast majority of our squad would be binned off

Well, people can see it.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: geordiedean on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:23:50 PM
what the f*** has happened to us man, i never agree with geordiedean like but he's bang on with this - this is the sunderland road to ruin....loaning better players who you then don't sign, buy the s*** and squad fillers that never improve you and no one else wants

we're dead

People can't see it though and this is what f***ed Sunderland. They loaned players that they knew wouldn't sign permanently or had no intention to. They then were behind the 8 ball at the start of the next season as straight away they needed to replace these players before anything else was done just to stand still

It eventually catches up with you and disaster strikes we are then left with a squad full of s*** that no one wants

Signing players from relegated clubs is also a recipe for disaster

This clubs transfer policy is the absolute worst in this division by a mile the club is f***ed while Ashley is owner and I wholly believe we don't belong in this league while he's here we certainly don't even attempt to compete

I'm absolutely certain that they just pull names out of a hat for players because I'm certain that if Rafa could get who he wants the vast majority of our squad would be binned off

Well, people can see it.

Not you're blinkered blind faith ones
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:25:41 PM
GD is right, and this is particularly applicable to us because as people are posting "rafa can get the best out of him". That's fine, but Rafa isn't here next season, so then what? we get some washed up, grizzled brexit merchant and we don't have any players good enough to pull us out of the s***.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:25:54 PM
It didn’t work for Sunderland because they never had the sort of turnover to then improve.

If this was a short term fix just for a year or so while we were sorting ourselves out, fair enough. This is just s****.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:26:16 PM
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:27:47 PM
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Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:28:21 PM
Always thought he was canny without being great. Could work alongside Lascelles.

Agreed. I always thought Mawson got all the praise because he never got yellows but I felt Fernandez was the calming influence. Even with Ashley Williams IIRC.

Standalone its fine, and in fact a bargain considering what a proven PL CB costs these days but what others are outlining about what happened to Sunderland does have a point.

Worried about the attack. Hopefully Ayoze's push at the end of the season was finally a breakthrough cause we are paper thin at that position which is a key position in Rafa's setup. Rafa is the only thing that gives me optimism for the season.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: gdm on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:29:07 PM
We need a left back more seems bizzare we’d spend £6m for him but not £6m for Bryan or £9m for n’soki
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: loki679 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:29:25 PM
This years Joselu.

f***ing awful effort.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: STM on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:29:44 PM
Again, not a terrible signing but boy are we tight c***s.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:29:54 PM
Surely the only reason there's "good" news on Fernandez is because Marlon Santos isn't coming.


Anyway, I'd prefer Federico. He's been in England 4 seasons, has worked with Rafa before and would at least be our player.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Theregulars on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:30:13 PM
That green light for 3 players tho
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:30:21 PM
Now on SSN.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:30:29 PM
Him and an adequate LB and I reckon we’d be solid mid-table.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Shadow Puppets on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:31:26 PM
That green light for 3 players tho

"2 out of 3 ain't bad" - Lee Charnley, 9th August 2018
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Sho'Time on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:31:28 PM
Rafa got his no.1 target then... good signing with proven PL experience...  £6m.... stop complaining and get on with ***"Richard Keys mode deactivated"

brrrrrrrrrrrrp oop.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:31:40 PM
Problem is Rafa isn't here next season, that's the short termism of this sort of thing. He's probably a serviceable CB, but then when Rafa goes and Lascelles goes with him, we are stuck with him and no doubt he will become a regular.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: LRD on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:31:43 PM
Possibly our first transfer deadline signing after how many windows?
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: SuperFlat on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:32:11 PM
Possibly our first transfer deadline signing after how many windows?

One.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Shadow Puppets on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:32:39 PM
Possibly our first transfer deadline signing after how many windows?

One.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:32:54 PM
Possibly our first transfer deadline signing after how many windows?
1. Slimani came in on deadline day.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: STM on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:33:12 PM
Possibly our first transfer deadline signing after how many windows?

Didn't we get Slimani in Jan?
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: LRD on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:35:35 PM
Was talking permanent transfers...
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:35:43 PM
Fee not agreed.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Disco on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:36:36 PM
Always thought he was canny without being great. Could work alongside Lascelles.

Yup. Experienced player who knows the league and has worked with Rafa before. Not the most exciting signing but CB signings for squad depth rarely are.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Theregulars on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:38:39 PM
Ryder simultaneously reporting that bid has been accepted and fee not yet been agreed.
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: Theregulars on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:39:00 PM
Always thought he was canny without being great. Could work alongside Lascelles.

Yup. Experienced player who knows the league and has worked with Rafa before. Not the most exciting signing but CB signings for squad depth rarely are.

Newcastle signings rarely are
Title: Re: Federico Fernandez
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:42:41 PM
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Pip on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:47:52 PM
I’m guessing a 3 year deal since he’s 29 already.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: BONTEMPI on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:54:18 PM
Buying him for money? That's bizarre.

£6m for a 29yr old is even more bizarre ( by our standards).

Panic at the shitstorm coming their way. Think they can try and appease with this bollocks is f***ing laughable.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Zero on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:58:49 PM
Surprisingly, I am pleased with this deal.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 9 August 2018, 01:59:23 PM
You can say that again.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:05:47 PM
I much prefer him than that Marlon Santos guy, he is not outstanding but does the job.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Cookie1892 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:06:18 PM
wonder if this is him...

https://www.flightradar24.com/GJMBS/1d709a91
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:07:03 PM
Considering he's an experienced international and knows the league (probably the language too), it's a far better deal than Marlon that's for sure.

Still paper thin in midfield, no left back, no backup right back, no real number 10. Shambles.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: taxfree on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:07:27 PM
Considering he's an experienced international and knows the league (probably the language too), it's a far better deal than Marlon that's for sure.

Still paper thin in midfield, no left back, no backup right back, no real number 10. Shambles.

:thup:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Cookie1892 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:08:12 PM
Considering he's an experienced international and knows the league (probably the language too), it's a far better deal than Marlon that's for sure.

Still paper thin in midfield, no left back, no backup right back, no real number 10. Shambles.

sterry is our back up right back
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Zero on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:13:48 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: mozy on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:14:13 PM
Manquillo?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:15:36 PM
wonder if this is him...

https://www.flightradar24.com/GJMBS/1d709a91
Castle Air. :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:16:48 PM
Considering he's an experienced international and knows the league (probably the language too), it's a far better deal than Marlon that's for sure.

Still paper thin in midfield, no left back, no backup right back, no real number 10. Shambles.

sterry is our back up right back

Still Manquillo imo, who'll also be first choice back up to Dummett at LB. Sterry will play RB if both our full backs are injured or unavailable, as Manquillo plays at LB in that case.

Shows just how appalling we are run, utterly woeful and pathetic.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: LRD on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:24:55 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.

Rafa sold him after one season.

Great signing ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ankles Bennett on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:26:12 PM
I wonder how close he will get to Newcastle before he turns around and head back to Swansea because  we cant agree fee!!!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:27:23 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.

Rafa sold him after one season.

Great signing ffs. :lol:

:lol: I was thinking that in the chron article. Was sure he only played under rafa for a season
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: chicken little on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:28:26 PM
guarantee in three years' time we won't be able to sign a centre-half because this guy will still be on the wage bill, having played half a season for the first team.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: McCormick on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:31:24 PM
Meh.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Jayson on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:31:50 PM
Problem is Rafa isn't here next season, that's the short termism of this sort of thing. He's probably a serviceable CB, but then when Rafa goes and Lascelles goes with him, we are stuck with him and no doubt he will become a regular.

Yeah and we will likely have Sooty and Sweep as Manager and assistant, so is there really much point in worrying/caring?

The object should be try to appease Rafa, till we can get shot of Ashley or at least pressure him into providing more financial backing. There should be a big campaign in the run up to the January transfer window really, as it will be the fans last chance to affect Rafa's viewpoint in terms of whether he can achieve his ambitions at this club. He likely wont think so currently and if Ashley doesn't budge what would there be to follow anymore?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: toontenacity on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:33:50 PM
In isolation, a fine signing
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:35:23 PM
Problem is Rafa isn't here next season, that's the short termism of this sort of thing. He's probably a serviceable CB, but then when Rafa goes and Lascelles goes with him, we are stuck with him and no doubt he will become a regular.

Yeah and we will likely have Sooty and Sweep as Manager and assistant, so is there really much point in worrying/caring?

The object should be try to appease Rafa, till we can get shot of Ashley or at least pressure him into providing more financial backing. There should be a big campaign in the run up to the January transfer window really, as it will be the fans last chance to affect Rafa's viewpoint in terms of whether he can achieve his ambitions at this club. He likely wont think so currently and if Ashley doesn't budge what would there be to follow anymore?

Yeah I know, but that's the point I'm making. I'm saying because people are saying "under rafa" and I'm saying he won't be under rafa for more than a season. I agree with what you're saying, was just pointing out that the problem is we then have these players under the next joker they get in.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Zero on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:35:31 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.

Rafa sold him after one season.

Great signing ffs. :lol:

Koulibaly is his replacement. Makes a lot of sense imo.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:37:46 PM
Considering he's an experienced international and knows the league (probably the language too), it's a far better deal than Marlon that's for sure.

Still paper thin in midfield, no left back, no backup right back, no real number 10. Shambles.

sterry is our back up right back

Still Manquillo imo, who'll also be first choice back up to Dummett at LB. Sterry will play RB if both our full backs are injured or unavailable, as Manquillo plays at LB in that case.

Shows just how appalling we are run, utterly woeful and pathetic.

If both Dummett and Yedlin were out, I actually see Rafa putting Kenedy at LB and Manquillo at RB. But your last point still stands 100%
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: LRD on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:42:04 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.

Rafa sold him after one season.

Great signing ffs. :lol:

Koulibaly is his replacement. Makes a lot of sense imo.

You watched a lot of Napoli like?

So solid and great that once Koulibaly came in, Rafa sold him over the other CBs he had.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:42:32 PM
Prefer this guy to the Brazilian to be fair. Although looks as though this was forced on us since he couldn’t get work permit
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Jayson on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:45:56 PM
Problem is Rafa isn't here next season, that's the short termism of this sort of thing. He's probably a serviceable CB, but then when Rafa goes and Lascelles goes with him, we are stuck with him and no doubt he will become a regular.

Yeah and we will likely have Sooty and Sweep as Manager and assistant, so is there really much point in worrying/caring?

The object should be try to appease Rafa, till we can get shot of Ashley or at least pressure him into providing more financial backing. There should be a big campaign in the run up to the January transfer window really, as it will be the fans last chance to affect Rafa's viewpoint in terms of whether he can achieve his ambitions at this club. He likely wont think so currently and if Ashley doesn't budge what would there be to follow anymore?

Yeah I know, but that's the point I'm making. I'm saying because people are saying "under rafa" and I'm saying he won't be under rafa for more than a season. I agree with what you're saying, was just pointing out that the problem is we then have these players under the next joker they get in.

There is no problem with who we have under the next joker though, as we'd have the "next joker" undermining things anyway.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Zero on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:46:50 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.

Rafa sold him after one season.

Great signing ffs. :lol:

Koulibaly is his replacement. Makes a lot of sense imo.

You watched a lot of Napoli like?

So solid and great that once Koulibaly came in, Rafa sold him over the other CBs he had.

Koulibaly is the best CB for Napoli, a team come closest to challenge Juventus in these few years. Fernandez is just an average player.  What's surprising?

Or you failed to understand that it's already "great" for us to sign an average player under current circumstances?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: LRD on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:47:37 PM
Once Lejeune gets back, I doubt we will keep 5 CBs on the books anyway. If he* gets sold end of the season for a profit, happy days yeah. If he gets sold as a loss, the difference's effectively a loan fee for one season.

* Could apply to any of the CBs. Just hope it's not Lascelles.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:49:02 PM
Considering he's an experienced international and knows the league (probably the language too), it's a far better deal than Marlon that's for sure.

Still paper thin in midfield, no left back, no backup right back, no real number 10. Shambles.

sterry is our back up right back

Manquillo is our back-up right back

Unless it was a thinly-veiled dig at him for being crap, in which case I agree.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: thenige on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:50:31 PM
Would be happy to see the back of Clark to be honest, (although only when we have enough cover) which would kind of make sense given he and Fernandez would be the oldest of the bunch.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: LRD on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:50:35 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.

Rafa sold him after one season.

Great signing ffs. :lol:

Koulibaly is his replacement. Makes a lot of sense imo.

You watched a lot of Napoli like?

So solid and great that once Koulibaly came in, Rafa sold him over the other CBs he had.

Koulibaly is the best CB for Napoli, a team come closest to challenge Juventus in these few years. Fernandez is just an average player.  What's surprising?

Or you failed to understand that it's already "great" for us to sign an average player under current circumstances?

Why should we be happy with signing an average player and proclaim how great it is? Give your head a shake.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: geordiedean on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:56:53 PM
How can this fella have a medical if no fee has been agreed.WTF
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: STM on Thursday 9 August 2018, 02:59:14 PM
How can this fella have a medical if no fee has been agreed.WTF

Medicals take time. The last details of the price can be ironed out whilst it's taking place.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:02:44 PM
Least we have competition for who partners Lascelles now.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Odear on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:06:52 PM
Before he f***ed up his career in Swansea, he was a solid performer under Rafa. 6m is a very reasonable price as well. Much better deal than the Marlon one.

Great signing.

Rafa sold him after one season.

Great signing ffs. :lol:

Koulibaly is his replacement. Makes a lot of sense imo.

You watched a lot of Napoli like?

So solid and great that once Koulibaly came in, Rafa sold him over the other CBs he had.

Koulibaly is the best CB for Napoli, a team come closest to challenge Juventus in these few years. Fernandez is just an average player.  What's surprising?

Or you failed to understand that it's already "great" for us to sign an average player under current circumstances?

Koulibaly is one of the best CB’s in the world, why would any player worth his salt want to sit on the bench?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Dave on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:09:21 PM
How can this fella have a medical if no fee has been agreed.WTF

If the player wants to go and the clubs have a broad agreement in principle on valuation.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Flip on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:20:36 PM
Weird signing. Already have Clarke, Lascelles, Schär, Lejeune (despite being injured) and Dummett that could possibly do a job as 4th choice CB. Really needed to improve other areas for this season. Paperthin across the midfield.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:21:15 PM
Swansea fans are foaming but it seems more to do with the club trying to sell all thier CB's on the last day of the window :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:23:52 PM
Weird signing. Already have Clarke, Lascelles, Schär, Lejeune (despite being injured) and Dummett that could possibly do a job as 4th choice CB. Really needed to improve other areas for this season. Paperthin across the midfield.

It's not like. Lejeune's injured until the very late stages of the season and Dummett can't play centre half when he's the only senior left back on the books. You can't go into a Premier League season with only 3 available centre halves. You can't go with only 1 left back either like but here we are.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Conjo on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:26:31 PM
Weird signing. Already have Clarke, Lascelles, Schär, Lejeune (despite being injured) and Dummett that could possibly do a job as 4th choice CB. Really needed to improve other areas for this season. Paperthin across the midfield.

Agreed. We already have cover. Seems overkill to get cover for the cover when we lack cover elsewhere unless it had been on loan like with the Brazilian guy.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:30:37 PM
I mean, Lejeune is crocked for the year, and Clark(NO E) is going to be frozen out. And Dummett has no legitimate backup.

Also, we don't buy what is most necessary, we buy what we deem to be the best value.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Flip on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:30:51 PM
Weird signing. Already have Clarke, Lascelles, Schär, Lejeune (despite being injured) and Dummett that could possibly do a job as 4th choice CB. Really needed to improve other areas for this season. Paperthin across the midfield.

It's not like. Lejeune's injured until the very late stages of the season and Dummett can't play centre half when he's the only senior left back on the books. You can't go into a Premier League season with only 3 available centre halves. You can't go with only 1 left back either like but here we are.

Well, exactly. We should be aiming to buy an LB instead of another CB imo. Dummett as a 2nd choice LB and 4th choice CB this season wouldn't have been too shabby.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:31:02 PM
Decent signing.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:31:30 PM
I mean, Lejeune is crocked for the year, and Clark(NO E) is going to be frozen out. And Dummett has no legitimate backup.

Also, we don't buy what is most necessary, we buy what we deem to be the best value.

Why is Clark going to be frozen out?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:32:44 PM
My new boo boy. Although I doubt he'll play much.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:38:05 PM
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:44:02 PM
We have more midfielders than we do defenders. Absolutely awful hot take that we need them more than a defender.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:44:03 PM
I mean, Lejeune is crocked for the year, and Clark(NO E) is going to be frozen out. And Dummett has no legitimate backup.

Also, we don't buy what is most necessary, we buy what we deem to be the best value.

Why is Clark going to be frozen out?

Just seems apparent to me that Rafa doesn't want him to play cos he's not particularly good? Not sure he played a minute of football after Lejeune came back. Having him as the 1st backup at CB is undesirable.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: 54 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:46:07 PM
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:47:47 PM
Shocked:

https://mobile.twitter.com/lee_ryder/status/1027566772134789120
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:49:12 PM
Just saw a picture of him at SJP on Twitter. Seems like it's done.

He'd probably be my choice alongside Lascelles until Schar settles in with Clark as 4th choice. If Lejeune's back around the new year I'd look to get rid of Clark then.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:51:33 PM
Shocked:

https://mobile.twitter.com/lee_ryder/status/1027566772134789120

Nah don’t believe a word. Green light for 3.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:52:13 PM
Weird signing. Already have Clarke, Lascelles, Schär, Lejeune (despite being injured) and Dummett that could possibly do a job as 4th choice CB. Really needed to improve other areas for this season. Paperthin across the midfield.

It's not like. Lejeune's injured until the very late stages of the season and Dummett can't play centre half when he's the only senior left back on the books. You can't go into a Premier League season with only 3 available centre halves. You can't go with only 1 left back either like but here we are.

Well, exactly. We should be aiming to buy an LB instead of another CB imo. Dummett as a 2nd choice LB and 4th choice CB this season wouldn't have been too shabby.

Seen nothing to convince me Dummett can actually play CB tbh, despite it being considered on here he can. Even if we signed a LB i'd still want another CB personally, assuming Schar is actually good then we have only two CBs we can rely on.

Obviously we'll be lucky if we get any of this though. :lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 9 August 2018, 03:56:00 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Benwell Lad on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:03:35 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it

 :lol:
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:08:35 PM
£2m a year over 3 years I guess.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Theregulars on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:12:02 PM
Imagine that being the first fan you meet after being stuck in a room with Lee Charnley. Poor chap may think he’s ended up in Mordor
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:17:00 PM
Imagine that being the first fan you meet after being stuck in a room with Lee Charnley. Poor chap may think he’s ended up in Mordor

He's come from Swansea so is probably used to it
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:21:13 PM
:frantic:

A signing!
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:31:53 PM
It seems peculiar that the board have relented on this one, like. That's a substantial fee by their standards, particularly for someone three years over 26, and especially when - in their eyes - we've already got four permanent CBs on the payroll. Plus they've openly and deliberately been t***s and made it absolutely clear to Rafa all summer that he can't have what he wants.

Dunno. It's peculiar to me. Entirely out of keeping with the last knocking of this transfer window. Hope he's not s***.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:33:46 PM
It seems peculiar that the board have relented on this one, like. That's a substantial fee by their standards, particularly for someone three years over 26, and especially when - in their eyes - we've already got four permanent CBs on the payroll. Plus they've openly and deliberately been t***s and made it absolutely clear to Rafa all summer that he can't have what he wants.

Dunno. It's peculiar to me. Entirely out of keeping with the last knocking of this transfer window. Hope he's not s***.
They will be planning on selling Lascelles in January.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Sho'Time on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:35:16 PM
In isolation... nahhh this is about as good a signing as when the mackems picked up Jordi Gomez from Wigan.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:37:26 PM
(http://4gifme.com/gifs/bored_gif-1624.gif)
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:37:57 PM
I can't really remember seeing him play.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:38:46 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it

I swear down these people can smell signings like. I worked directly opposite SJP for 4 years and you hardly ever saw anyone that was that much of a clip, but when a signing's on the way or the SSN cameras are there they can sense it.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Klaus on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:40:03 PM
Meh, guess the club isn’t being sold anytime soon
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: thenige on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:40:21 PM
Lads after some sterling work by myself and Lee Charnley we've got ourselves a new left-back. He's an international with almost 30 caps and has made over 100 Premier League appearances.

His name is Ciaran Clark.

Yours truly,
Mike
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: TRon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:40:48 PM
It's a decent enough signing all things considered. He's experienced and seems decent enough to do a job. It's the other areas like a right winger with some pace and a left back who can play out which will probably dictate our game this season, not in a good way.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:48:36 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it

I swear down these people can smell signings like. I worked directly opposite SJP for 4 years and you hardly ever saw anyone that was that much of a clip, but when a signing's on the way or the SSN cameras are there they can sense it.
They will have been waiting outside all day with it being transfer deadline day.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: RodneyCisse on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:51:35 PM
That’s how I picture stiff.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:52:24 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it
christ
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:53:24 PM
Probably delibeatly running down the clock before confirming the deal in the hope that they just miss out and don’t have to spend £6m.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Si on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:53:54 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it

I swear down these people can smell signings like. I worked directly opposite SJP for 4 years and you hardly ever saw anyone that was that much of a clip, but when a signing's on the way or the SSN cameras are there they can sense it.
They will have been waiting outside all day with it being transfer deadline day.
Every photo of the ground is grubby as f***.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:54:21 PM
That’s how I picture stiff.
f*** you as well.
I’ve overweight and such, but not that far.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: ianovthetoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:54:46 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it
christ

Mike's let himself go a bit
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:54:52 PM

Signing Rooney too by the looks of it

I swear down these people can smell signings like. I worked directly opposite SJP for 4 years and you hardly ever saw anyone that was that much of a clip, but when a signing's on the way or the SSN cameras are there they can sense it.
They will have been waiting outside all day with it being transfer deadline day.
Every photo of the ground is grubby as f***.

It's just rain apparently.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 9 August 2018, 04:59:52 PM
Spoiler
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Signing Rooney too by the looks of it

I swear down these people can smell signings like. I worked directly opposite SJP for 4 years and you hardly ever saw anyone that was that much of a clip, but when a signing's on the way or the SSN cameras are there they can sense it.

"these people" :mackems:

they're always the ones who get themselves on tv interviews too ffs
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:00:05 PM
Meh, we've signed worse players than this bloke.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Collage on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:03:53 PM
I used to sign him on FM. Was great in one or two versions, IIRC.  :milner:
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:06:40 PM
Looking forward to the

"BREAKING: Federico Fernandez deal falls through"

tweet. Probably from a smug Ryder
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:07:25 PM
Not actually confirmed is it. Weird.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:07:38 PM
Passed the deadline, alarming as we aren't Spurs and won't get dispensation to stretch the window forever
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Sima on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:11:13 PM
Already put the registration through before his medical is completed.  What a shambles.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: NUFC_Chris on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:11:36 PM
Too late on this one then? Class.:crazy2:
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:12:56 PM
Already put the registration through before his medical is completed.  What a shambles.
Means the deal can be completed.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Sima on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:15:17 PM
cagememe.jpg
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Leek on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:27:13 PM
It's such a weird transfer. On the face of it 6mill for him is a good deal but it's just a deal which isn't showing any sign on improvement. Utter bollocks transfer window, truly depressing.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:29:30 PM
Wasn't Joe Bryan £6m? We're f***ing weird like.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:37:31 PM
Wasn't Joe Bryan £6m? We're f***ing weird like.

Last year of his contract, suppose we thought we could get him for less.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Jesse Pinkman on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:37:43 PM
As long as it’s notified before 5pm we have until 7 to complete the deal.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:38:10 PM
What are the chances Rafa will play 3 at the back a lot more often this season?
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:39:13 PM
What are the chances Rafa will play 3 at the back a lot more often this season?

None.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:43:29 PM
I'd hope not. We've looked dreadful everytime we've tried it. Conte might have had it in vogue for a while but that's over now.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: TRon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 05:53:42 PM
What are the chances Rafa will play 3 at the back a lot more often this season?


It will be 4 at the back, just 3 of them might often be central defenders Tony Pulis style.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: hoppaz on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:17:23 PM
If we get this guy he is better than Alfie Mawson btw. Now Mawson is playing at Fulham but at a similar age Federico was at the world cup in 2014 where his team lost to Germany in the final.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: thenige on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:22:51 PM
If we get this guy he is better than Alfie Mawson btw. Now Mawson is playing at Fulham but at a similar age Federico was at the world cup in 2014 where his team lost to Germany in the final.

Playing in a big match at a young age isn’t exactly indicative of quality. Renato Sanches had an utterly fantastic Euros tournament, one of the best ever for a young player. Last season he was awful for Swansea.

Realistically all that matters to us is whether a player has been half decent recently and whether they can fit into Rafa’s plans. 
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: hoppaz on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:30:49 PM
If we get this guy he is better than Alfie Mawson btw. Now Mawson is playing at Fulham but at a similar age Federico was at the world cup in 2014 where his team lost to Germany in the final.

Playing in a big match at a young age isn’t exactly indicative of quality. Renato Sanches had an utterly fantastic Euros tournament, one of the best ever for a young player. Last season he was awful for Swansea.

Realistically all that matters to us is whether a player has been half decent recently and whether they can fit into Rafa’s plans.

He also has Champions League football with Napoli. What you on about? He knows Rafa's system and the EPL. What has Mawson done to earn a £20m move by comparison? We have got the better deal.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:32:33 PM
Done deal
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: hakka on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:33:28 PM
Sort of happy with this signing. Better than nothing, but its scraping around as usual.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:33:37 PM
Two-year deal, number 18.
Title: Re: SSN: Federico Fernández on Tyneside for medical ahead of £6m move
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:34:19 PM
Playing for argentina as a CB is no achievement. Seen the state of some of them?
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: sempuki on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:35:18 PM
Two-year deal, number 18.
Lots of 2 year deals. Maybe with an option?
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: taxfree on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:37:30 PM
Seeing lots of Swansea fans praising him fwiw.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Tiresias on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:38:09 PM
who cares there's only 1 more year that matters anyway
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:40:53 PM
https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news/magpies-sign-defender-fern%C3%A1ndez

Quote
Federico Fernández has become Newcastle United’s seventh signing of the summer after arriving at St. James’ Park in a deadline day move from Swansea City.

The 29-year-old Argentine - who played under Rafa Benítez at Napoli - has won 32 full caps for his country and has put pen to paper on an initial two-year contract after the Magpies agreed an undisclosed fee with the Swans.

He began his career in his homeland with Estudiantes before moving to Napoli in 2011.

He won the Copa Italia with Gli Azzurri in 2014 as well as playing in the Champions League.

Fernández signed for Swansea in the summer of 2014 and made more than 100 Premier League appearances for the Welsh club.

Speaking about his arrival on Tyneside, Fernández said: "It was a long day but I’m really happy to be here.

"It’s a new challenge in my life and I’m very excited to meet all the players and staff here."

Manager Benítez added: "I know Federico well from our time together at Napoli and it was an easy decision to bring him here.

"He is experienced, a very good professional and he will add competition in defence."

The player will wear the number 18 shirt for Newcastle United and will be eligible to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:43:26 PM
2 years is weird as f***. 
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:45:26 PM
No it isn't.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:45:46 PM
New Gamez
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:46:31 PM
No it isn't.
It is for us to spend 6 million plus wages for a 2 year deal.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:47:50 PM
Probably looking to sell him next Summer.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 9 August 2018, 06:49:35 PM

This tickled me
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Menace on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:17:05 PM
Not expecting f*** all from him tbh
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:21:29 PM
Could see him start ahead of Schar, I think he'll do well.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: HTT on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:23:05 PM
Haven’t a clue about him so can’t really comment.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:29:45 PM
Rondon Ki and Fernandez our new spine, all relegated last season. :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:40:43 PM
Rondon Ki and Fernandez our new spine, all relegated last season. :lol:

Also some of the best, if not the best players from their respective teams.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: NEEJ on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:42:09 PM
The way the NUFC Instagram has emphasised he's our 7th summer signing is f***ing shameless.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:46:24 PM
Rondon Ki and Fernandez our new spine, all relegated last season. :lol:
Can't see Ki starting ahead of Diame or Shelvey.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:52:12 PM
Rondon Ki and Fernandez our new spine, all relegated last season. :lol:

Also some of the best, if not the best players from their respective teams.

Rondon’s the only proper starter amongst those TBF.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:53:29 PM
Rondon Ki and Fernandez our new spine, all relegated last season. :lol:
Can't see Ki starting ahead of Diame or Shelvey.

I can see Ki starting ahead of Diame. Plus wont Diame be go for awhile for AFCON or do I have that wrong?
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:54:33 PM
He has retired from international football.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:55:36 PM
Rondon Ki and Fernandez our new spine, all relegated last season. :lol:
Can't see Ki starting ahead of Diame or Shelvey.

I can see Ki starting ahead of Diame. Plus wont Diame be go for awhile for AFCON or do I have that wrong?

Let me say, 2nd half Diame in that form probably starts. Diame does seem to spells of questionable play. Fortunately I dont think that has shown himself since playing a deeper role. Also we are likely an Ayoze injury away from all 3 starting especially on away days.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:56:05 PM
He has retired from international football.

Oh okay, well thats a plus.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:56:28 PM
Diame has retired from International football i think, not 100% sure like.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 9 August 2018, 07:58:08 PM
Diame has retired from International football i think, not 100% sure like.

He wasn't at the World Cup despite being the best midfielder in the world, so he must have.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:00:25 PM
He has retired from international football.
The African Cup of Nations is in June. :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:01:38 PM
He has retired from international football.
The African Cup of Nations is in June. :lol:

:lol:

Had no idea about the date it is.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:04:13 PM
Ki and Muto may be at the Asian Cup in January though
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:04:13 PM
The way the NUFC Instagram has emphasised he's our 7th summer signing is f***ing shameless.

:lol: I noticed that too. "Our SEVENTH signing of the season!"
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:04:23 PM
He has retired from international football.
The African Cup of Nations is in June. :lol:

Thanks for making me look a fool. Yet now I have to worry about my local club here in the States and our young LB who plays for Cameroon (he is 20 I think)  :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:05:22 PM
It's Ki who might be missing for a while if he doesn't retire, but he's expected to.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:06:50 PM
Ki and Muto may be at the Asian Cup in January though

And one person rejoices at the thought of it....Joselu
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: cowlie63 on Thursday 9 August 2018, 08:57:49 PM
Its ok we'll have broke our transfer record 5 times in January
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 9 August 2018, 10:03:16 PM
I thought it was sarcasm at first, but every Swansea fan on Twitter seems to be gutted and thinks he should have gone for at least twice the price. I can't ever remember noticing him tbh.
Title: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: triggs on Thursday 9 August 2018, 10:10:28 PM
Think what we’ve done has been generally been good business, just not enough of it obviously


Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 9 August 2018, 10:11:58 PM
Think what we’ve done has been generally been good business, just not enough of it obviously




The signings we've made, plus a first-choice left-back and a marquee number 10 would have been a good window imo.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: LRD on Friday 10 August 2018, 01:02:12 AM
He has retired from international football.

Contemplating retirement but not officially done it yet.
Title: Re: Official: Federico Fernández signs 2 year deal
Post by: LRD on Friday 10 August 2018, 01:05:46 AM
Think what we’ve done has been generally been good business, just not enough of it obviously




The signings we've made, plus a first-choice left-back and a marquee number 10 would have been a good window imo.

And we can't use lack of funds as an excuse either, with the 20m net profit from sales. Rafa has done the best he could under very tough conditions.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 26 August 2018, 06:49:55 PM
Like the look of him. Suspect he was the one doing the organising back there today.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 26 August 2018, 07:01:51 PM
Needs to be starting next to Jamaal ASAP
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: SteveMc on Sunday 26 August 2018, 07:55:39 PM
Looked good :)
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Greg on Sunday 26 August 2018, 07:56:30 PM
Quite easy in a flat back 5 when you are so compact, even against Chelsea. When you just have to defend with the ball in front of you. But he was fine, would prefer him in the side over Clark.

Bigger tests to come, even though against lesser players. That may sound strange, but it isn't.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Sunday 26 August 2018, 08:06:43 PM
Glad we brought him and Schar in hindsight, Did a good job in difficult circumstances. With Lejeune out for the season he'll be a big player this season.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Saturday 1 September 2018, 07:40:55 PM
Most impressed out of our new signings so far.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 1 September 2018, 10:47:52 PM
Class today like.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Menace on Sunday 2 September 2018, 12:18:57 PM
This guy's very decent, I'm surprised.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:05:06 PM
El Jefe.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:06:56 PM
Superb today, him and Jamaal were outstanding.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:07:36 PM
Great today, put in some perfectly-timed, mammoth challenges. More of the same from him, such a hugely important signing for us.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:08:00 PM
Better than Mbemba, lads.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: 54 on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:08:42 PM
He was class today tbh.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:11:10 PM
The Swansea fans said he was mint like. I have to say I never took any notice of him while he was at Swansea but he looks very calm, keeps things simple, is good on the ball, and is good positionally. You can't really ask for much more in a performance from a defender really. Easily our MOTM.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Paulie Walnuts on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:13:06 PM
Looks class.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:14:34 PM
Our best signing by a mile so far. Tackles effectively, marking is dilligent, and I love that he throws himself in front of strikers to get the blocks in when they are lining up to shoot at goal. Excellent defender, and produced an outstanding cross last week for our goal so looks like he can play when he gets licence as well.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Hughesy on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:27:20 PM
Played really really well today. Couple of great tackles on Zaha.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 22 September 2018, 05:37:49 PM
I really like him, he's playing well and is a great defender.


But, he's just not Lejeune.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Odear on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:31:42 PM
I really like him, he's playing well and is a great defender.


But, he's just not Lejeune.

Probably a better defender than Lejeune in fairness, just doesn’t have the distribution in his locker.

When he returns, could be an idea to play Lejeune in front of the back 4 with Diame and push Shelvey further forward?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Greg on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:32:09 PM
I really like him, he's playing well and is a great defender.


But, he's just not Lejeune.

Probably a better defender than Lejeune in fairness, just doesn’t have the distribution in his locker.

When he returns, could be an idea to play Lejeune in front of the back 4 with Diame and push Shelvey further forward?

No.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:33:23 PM
Nah. We've seen with Colo that just being a ball playing CB doesn't allow you to play in mid. He's never played there before so he won't have any idea about the nuances of the role. And he's not the quickest. He'd get exposed badly.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:33:54 PM
Love a push a defender into midfield post, it's been a while. Colo, Mbemba.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:35:47 PM
At least Mbemba had actually played there, but yeah they are nostalgic.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:36:27 PM
Think Clark played as a DM for Villa a few times too which would be funny to see
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:37:21 PM
f***ing hell, can't think of many more things I'd hate than that
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:38:25 PM
transfermarkt has him down as playing 16 games at DM and scoring 4 goals :lol: Prolific
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:39:08 PM
Wtf. I swear on my life I must have blanked that out completely.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:50:13 PM
f***ing hell, can't think of many more things I'd hate than that
I'll try - A post saying 'Santon should play at right back coz he kicks the ball with his right foot'
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:52:24 PM
f***ing hell, can't think of many more things I'd hate than that
I'll try - Santon should play at right back coz he kicks the ball with his right foot

Winger iyam (though I actually prob suggested that and reckon he could be alright there)
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:57:10 PM
Scored his only goal for us on the right
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:57:59 PM
We need a tinkering tit XI tbh
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:58:30 PM
Some weird psychological s*** going here, like.

Sign good defender
Plays a few good games
Try and put him in midfield

It's the NO way :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 22 September 2018, 06:58:50 PM
Gouffran up front
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 07:00:10 PM
Scored his only goal for us on the right

Genuinely reckon he'd have been very good as a wing back. That was a class finish.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 22 September 2018, 07:02:11 PM
We need a tinkering tit XI tbh

Ritchie - 10

Colo - DM

Lejeune - DM

Santon - Wing - DM - RB

Dummett - CB (bit controversial)

Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 22 September 2018, 07:03:23 PM
Kenedy's been a 10 on here as well.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 22 September 2018, 07:15:16 PM
We need a tinkering tit XI tbh

Ritchie - 10

Colo - DM

Lejeune - DM

Santon - Wing - DM - RB

Dummett - CB (bit controversial)
Playing 2017 Tim Krul as well.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 22 September 2018, 07:17:23 PM
Shola as a striker
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Dinho lad on Saturday 22 September 2018, 07:23:42 PM
Scored his only goal for us on the right

Made his international debut playing RB.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: James on Saturday 22 September 2018, 07:52:47 PM
Enrique in goal
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ujpest doza on Saturday 22 September 2018, 08:08:14 PM
Outstanding today, timing of his tackles perfect and as an added bonus managed to wind up that whinging overrated prick Zaha who'd moved to the right wing to get out of Yedlins pocket and ended up in Dummetts and Fernandez pocket instead.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Saturday 22 September 2018, 10:17:13 PM
There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernandez
They were shining there for you and me
From the liberty, Fernandez
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, Fe-de, Fernandez
If I had to do the same again
I would, Fe-de, Fernandez
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Saturday 22 September 2018, 10:21:18 PM
Some weird psychological s*** going here, like.

Sign good defender
Plays a few good games
Try and put him in midfield

It's the NO way :lol:

Anyone else remember the clamor to try Collocini at DM and then when it didn't work deny all knowledge?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 22 September 2018, 11:15:47 PM
There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernandez
They were shining there for you and me
From the liberty, Fernandez
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, Fe-de, Fernandez
If I had to do the same again
I would, Fe-de, Fernandez

 :aww:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 23 September 2018, 01:12:26 AM
If he keeps this up then Rafa has a decision to make when Lejeune returns because he’s outperforming Lascelles this season.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 23 September 2018, 01:44:16 AM
I really like him, he's playing well and is a great defender.


But, he's just not Lejeune.

Probably a better defender than Lejeune in fairness, just doesn’t have the distribution in his locker.

When he returns, could be an idea to play Lejeune in front of the back 4 with Diame and push Shelvey further forward?

No.

:lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 23 September 2018, 01:45:21 AM
We need a tinkering tit XI tbh

Jonas in every position
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Sunday 23 September 2018, 02:50:31 AM
We need a tinkering tit XI tbh

Jonas in every position

Could probably still do a job.

The superbly named Defensa y Justicia would drive a hard bargain though.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: r0cafella on Sunday 23 September 2018, 03:34:41 AM
Looks a canny signing.

We are well stocked at centre half, the only area of the pitch we have premier League standard depth.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: George Bailey on Sunday 23 September 2018, 10:21:22 AM
Looks a canny signing.

We are well stocked at centre half, the only area of the pitch we have premier League standard depth.
Keeper too??
Are Darlow and Elliot PL standard??..maybe? Just...if we are feeling kind and generous?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 23 September 2018, 10:24:12 AM
This is where I think Rafa’s system makes Lascelles for instance, look better than he maybe is. If they’ve got any sort of ability then the way we play, they’ll look even better under Benítez. I always had Fernandez down as an adequate PL standard defender watching from the outside when he was at Swansea, but he doesn’t look any worse than Lascelles seeing him at first hand. Will be interesting to see what happens when all the centre-backs are fully fit.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: r0cafella on Sunday 23 September 2018, 11:40:07 AM
@George Bailey no they aren't. Dubs was a large factor in our survival last year.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 4 November 2018, 08:02:43 PM
Thread hasn't been bumped for over a month but been really impressed with Fernandez

For a team with only one win all season he has barely put a foot wrong since joining
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 4 November 2018, 08:15:07 PM
He's done well defensively and is a good player. He's a different type of player to Lejeune and I think thats been an issue though
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: huss9 on Sunday 4 November 2018, 10:30:12 PM
rafa's done well to create a solid group of CB's.
only cost around £20m plus lascelles.

see, if the fat c*** trusted him and gave him even a moderate budget, we'd be flying.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Gorilla on Sunday 4 November 2018, 11:44:27 PM
If we had a Demba Ba, a peak Cisse or Remy we would probably be 10th or higher. 4 or 5 goals more this season would push us a lot higher in the table.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Monday 5 November 2018, 12:18:20 AM
who’s the best partner for Lejeune?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: toontownman on Monday 5 November 2018, 12:46:02 AM
I like him and if Schar can put in the same type or shift he did at the weekend when he plays we have likely got the best CB pool I can remember for a fair while.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: James on Monday 5 November 2018, 07:22:27 AM
It’s typical of the club though we pile high on players in positions that are relatively cheap to acquire, so Rafa has in this instance been able to sign good players.

It’s like when we had Sissiko, Wijnaldum, Perez and de Jong who all preferred the same advanced midfield position.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: James on Monday 5 November 2018, 07:23:25 AM
If we had a Demba Ba, a peak Cisse or Remy we would probably be 10th or higher. 4 or 5 goals more this season would push us a lot higher in the table.

Would need at least one better winger too none of our wingers cut it.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:03:35 PM
An absolute rock, uses his body a lot, just sticks to riskless basics, and does it all very well. Big fan.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:05:07 PM
Leader.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:08:48 PM
An absolute rock, uses his body a lot, just sticks to riskless basics, and does it all very well. Big fan.

Yeah, can see he just puts his body in the right position.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:09:54 PM
New favourite player.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: toontownman on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:13:42 PM
What a hero this guy is. Schar had a great game too but Fernandez was a different level again today.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: sbnufc on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:14:31 PM
Beast
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:14:31 PM
New favourite player.  :smitten:

I pretty much got a hard on for him in that first performance against Chelsea.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: KaKa on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:26:27 PM
This years Joselu.

f***ing awful effort.

My new boo boy. Although I doubt he'll play much.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: sh74 on Saturday 10 November 2018, 05:32:00 PM
Immense.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 10 November 2018, 07:04:56 PM
This years Joselu.

f***ing awful effort.

My new boo boy. Although I doubt he'll play much.

 :lol: love a bit of bed-wetting post revivals
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 10 November 2018, 07:06:12 PM
This guy is loud.  Proper leader at the back.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 10 November 2018, 07:06:44 PM
Could easily get 4-5 years out of him.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: sh74 on Saturday 10 November 2018, 07:17:55 PM
Nice problem for Rafa to have to choose between the 4 centre halves.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: toon25 on Saturday 10 November 2018, 11:11:47 PM
Also nice to see a footballer not covered in tattoos too
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 10 November 2018, 11:42:57 PM
This years Joselu.

f***ing awful effort.

My new boo boy. Although I doubt he'll play much.

Aye, I was wrong about this lad.  Worra c*** :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: mighty__mag on Saturday 10 November 2018, 11:44:54 PM
This fella was awesome. Hard to believe we had him and KI for next to nowt and both look very very comfortable. Fernandez has been impressive.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Shearergol on Saturday 10 November 2018, 11:45:08 PM
This years Joselu.

f***ing awful effort.

My new boo boy. Although I doubt he'll play much.

Aye, I was wrong about this lad.  Worra c*** :lol:

I’m almost certain I was taking the p*ss. Rondon is my boo boy.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Raconteur on Sunday 11 November 2018, 11:26:55 AM
This fella was awesome. Hard to believe we had him and KI for next to nowt and both look very very comfortable. Fernandez has been impressive.

Second largest signing this summer, wasn't he? The enormous fee of 6m?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 11 November 2018, 11:30:05 AM
Was even less.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Twinport53 on Sunday 11 November 2018, 08:16:55 PM
Love how angry he gets after pulling off a worldy block to cover somebody elses arse :lol:

Pitch will be full of fist shaped holes.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 November 2018, 08:21:07 PM
Didn't know he has a World Cup runners up medal
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 11 November 2018, 11:49:33 PM
Didn't know he has a World Cup runners up medal

Got into that squad at the expense of Coloccini I think  :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Monday 12 November 2018, 01:32:09 AM
Thought he was Spanish  :lol: :blush:

Been really solid.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Mikky on Monday 12 November 2018, 09:04:56 AM
Didn't know he has a World Cup runners up medal

Pretty sure he played alongside Garay throughout that WC
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: John P on Monday 12 November 2018, 12:26:16 PM
Looks a real leader and absolutely loves going mental at people after he's bailed them out with a last ditch tackle.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: samptime29 on Monday 12 November 2018, 01:16:06 PM
Going to get wor lass to draw a picture of him, and I'm sticking it on the living room wall.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 12 November 2018, 01:46:54 PM
There was something in the air that night
The stars so bright, Fernandez
Best Argie stopper since Coloccini
Signed from Swansea, Fernandez.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Monday 26 November 2018, 10:29:32 PM
Absolute beast today, It was a proper battle against their two big men and he came out on top.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Monday 26 November 2018, 10:38:57 PM
Love him
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 26 November 2018, 10:40:05 PM
Proper defender the dream boat  :smitten:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: David Edgar on Monday 26 November 2018, 10:40:20 PM
Number 1 CB on the books. 

Anyone else notice him barking out orders or screaming at players to press the ball?  Must be so reassuring for the other lads.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Menace on Monday 26 November 2018, 10:55:08 PM
He's definitely our best defender
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: geordiedean on Monday 26 November 2018, 10:55:26 PM
This guy is so much better a CB than Lascelles
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 26 November 2018, 11:40:53 PM
I love this guy. Soccer am he was class. Smart, witty, complete defender winner.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Monday 26 November 2018, 11:42:28 PM
Looks a bit like Shane off the walking dead.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 26 November 2018, 11:44:08 PM
Looks a bit like Shane off the walking dead.

"Mask you sumthin, Jamaal. I'll tell you h'what."
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: LFEE on Monday 26 November 2018, 11:58:15 PM
There was something in the air that night
The stars so bright, Fernandez
Best Argie stopper since Coloccini
Signed from Swansea, Fernandez.

Surely...

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernandez
He came to play for you and me
From the Liberty, Fernandez



Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: mighty__mag on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:07:42 AM
Difficult to see how this plays out, because we have Lejeune also working his way back, Clarke playing well, Fernandez proving he's the one to take priority, Lascelles and Schar not far behind.

Wish we had these problems in the striking areas.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:11:12 AM
This guy gets me. New idol.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:31:28 AM
He has been a rock.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 01:33:47 AM
There was something in the air that night
The stars so bright, Fernandez
Best Argie stopper since Coloccini
Signed from Swansea, Fernandez.

Surely...

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernandez
He came to play for you and me
From the Liberty, Fernandez





There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Fernandez
They were shining there for you and me
From the liberty, Fernandez
Though we never thought that we could lose
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, Fe-de, Fernandez
If I had to do the same again
I would, Fe-de, Fernandez


Sickening plagiarism.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Odear on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 01:48:08 AM
It’s very hard to see how Lascelles gets back in this team now. Schär can’t be dropped either on current form.

When Lejeune is back and match fit, we could play 3 at the back. That’s how good they could be.

Schär pinging balls to the left wing, Lejeune pinging them to the right. And Fernandez the rock in the middle.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: toontownman on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 03:53:13 AM
Literally the best collective set of central defenders I can remember us having. Great competition. I think 3 at the back is a formality. Rafa has talked about it.

                                Dubs
                Schar  Fernandez  Lejune
Yedlin    Shelvey    Diame    Ki       Kennedy
                               Muto/Ritchie
                         Rondon

 Should probably give Perez more love.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 07:36:14 AM
Fernandez and Schar combined for half of the price of Alfie Mawson. :notbad:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Benwell Lad on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 10:30:43 AM
Difficult to see how this plays out, because we have Lejeune also working his way back, Clarke playing well, Fernandez proving he's the one to take priority, Lascelles and Schar not far behind.

Wish we had these problems in the striking areas.

Not concerned about how it plays out with the 5 of them as over a season injuries, suspensions, internationals and different types of opposition forwards will mean they all contribute. In fact seeing Fernandez and Schär who would not have been in most people's starting eleven at the start of the season illustrates their value perfectly.
When they're all fit it would be nice to have a decent cup run so they can all get the game time they deserve.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: sixx on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 10:55:10 AM
This guy has been a revelation. Can't believe we all of a sudden have 5 very decent centre backs on our books. What even is this life.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 11:25:44 AM
This guy has been a revelation. Can't believe we all of a sudden have 5 very decent centre backs on our books. What even is this life.

Kind of annoying as well, in that we have so little cover elsewhere.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: John P on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 11:30:50 AM
I've missed having a committed Argentinian in the team.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: John P on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 11:36:00 AM
Also think he's much better on the ball than people give him credit for. He's far superior than Lascelles in that regard and is very competent at passing it out neatly from the back.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Menace on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 11:44:09 AM
Lascelles will learn a lot from him tbh, this was a hell of a purchase.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 11:47:23 AM
Swansea must have been seriously s*** in other areas if they got relegated with him in their defense. I can barely believe how good he is.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:01:06 PM
Wasn't their defence that sent Swansea down - it was their Aidseriffic attack.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:05:23 PM
Swansea must have been seriously s*** in other areas if they got relegated with him in their defense. I can barely believe how good he is.

What Disco said. Last season they conceded less than Watford, West Ham, Leicester, Everton and Bournemouth.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Menace on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:15:14 PM
He's probably the reason Mawson looks semi decent.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: reefatoon on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:30:13 PM
There was a point in the first half where a long ball came in and he controlled it with his chest then brought it out, he looked just like Glenn Roeder in his pomp, all that was missing was the shuffle.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:57:34 PM
Playing for a proper manager in Rafa will bring the best out of him too imo
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 01:07:09 PM
What's farcical is that we wouldn't have even signed him had Lejeune stayed fit. Rafa's got a good eye for a defender, like. Him, Lejeune, Clark, Yedlin, even Hanley - all have been very solid purchases. Manquillo, Lazaar and Gamez all look like mistakes, granted, but that's bound to happen when you're working on a shoestring budget.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 01:09:02 PM
Playing for a proper manager in Rafa will bring the best out of him too imo

Played under him before, too. To think if Lejeune hadn’t been injured we’d probably not have signed him either.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 06:33:24 PM
Best Argie CB we've ever had
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: gazza ladra on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 06:45:48 PM
Nice article.

https://www.football365.com/news/top-ten-premier-league-players-outside-the-big-five-anthony-martial

 :lol:

1) Identifies Fernandez as one of the best players outside the Big Five.
2) Coins the term "Big Five". Picks Anthony Martial as well-- rubs some salt in the wound.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: summerof69 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 06:51:21 PM
What article?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Flip on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 07:00:40 PM
Best Argie CB we've ever had

Colo was amazing for a season or two.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 07:22:34 PM
Never scored a 20 yard screamer on a cold Monday night in Burnley though
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 08:04:45 PM
Also forgot that Fernandez only signed a 2 year contract with us. Wonder if/when we'll look to tie him down to a longer one
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 08:34:56 PM
Did anyone see him bollock Joselu at the end for not closing Hart down quickly enough :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 28 November 2018, 01:43:48 PM
Hopefully they can really capture his likeness, when they commission the statue.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 28 November 2018, 01:51:24 PM
There's some players who never really take to playing for a football mad club like Newcastle, Jacob Murphy ( at the moment) is one that comes to mind. If ever there was one who seems to fit the bill perfectly it's Fernandez. He's a real blood and thunder type defender, even if he can play a bit. I bet he really loves it when he gets a big cheer for cleaning out a striker.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Tisd09 on Wednesday 28 November 2018, 02:13:38 PM
Did anyone see him bollock Joselu at the end for not closing Hart down quickly enough :lol:

Yeah I seen this as I was yelling 'close the c*** down ffs' much to the disgust of the girlfriend, then using Fernandez reaction as vindication for my outburst :)
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Willow on Wednesday 28 November 2018, 07:41:48 PM
Literally the best collective set of central defenders I can remember us having. Great competition.

Have to agree with this, it's just such a shame for all the defending we do or can do, we're unable to capitalise on it with such a comparatively toothless strike-force.

Federico is absolutely top notch.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Paully on Thursday 29 November 2018, 07:06:04 AM
What a signing this lad is!

Absolutely crazy that arguably our player of last season is currently most fans' FOURTH choice centre half!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 November 2018, 02:06:11 PM
First few pages are a good read.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 29 November 2018, 02:18:50 PM
I guess you missed my socks being blown off. #rightagain
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: KaKa on Friday 30 November 2018, 12:45:33 AM
Buying him for money? That's bizarre.

My goodness!  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Friday 30 November 2018, 01:57:06 AM
Buying him for money? That's bizarre.

My goodness!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Shock as horrific poster doesn’t understand backdated context.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: KaKa on Friday 30 November 2018, 09:21:01 AM
Hahaha!

Ah, I see. Because we spent money!

Oops. Sorry Ian W!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 30 November 2018, 10:22:03 AM
Buying him for money? That's bizarre.

My goodness!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Shock as horrific poster doesn’t understand backdated context.

Vote Kaka 2018.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ian W on Friday 30 November 2018, 12:07:52 PM
:lol:

No worries, thought I was the horrific poster for a second there.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 30 November 2018, 12:11:44 PM
I thought the posts calling him this year's Joselu were ridiculous, but I didn't think he was this good. Think alot of it must be because the press were desperate to heap the praise on Williams and then Mawson because they were british.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: KaKa on Friday 30 November 2018, 01:20:24 PM
:lol:

No worries, thought I was the horrific poster for a second there.

Nope that was me again man ... dang it! :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 5 December 2018, 06:19:00 PM
Comes across a really funny, warm bloke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i75TWDm48dQ
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10:39:33 PM
Superb again. A recall to the Argentina squad if he keeps this up surely.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10:47:32 PM
Mad that there's weird c***s out there worshipping jesus this Christmas, not Federico.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: johnny36 on Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10:49:15 PM
Outstanding block in the 1st half
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Thursday 6 December 2018, 12:04:24 AM
Also set the counter attack away for our goal 👍
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Paully on Thursday 6 December 2018, 12:25:38 PM
What a block! Superb again - what a signing!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 6 December 2018, 04:18:58 PM
Love him to bits, but one thing that worries me about him is his giving away of cheap freekicks near the edge of the box. We've already conceded a goal or two this season from his cheap fouls. I hope he cuts this aspect out. But aside from that small issue, he's been brilliant.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 6 December 2018, 04:20:52 PM
Love him to bits, but one thing that worries me about him is his giving away of cheap freekicks near the edge of the box. We've already conceded a goal or two this season from his cheap fouls. I hope he cuts this aspect out. But aside from that small issue, he's been brilliant.

It's unlikely he'll take that out of his game at the age of 29.

You would think it's downhill from here :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: sugoinufc on Thursday 6 December 2018, 04:21:16 PM
Beast. i like him a lot. But that slaughtering in the was over the top  :yikes:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 7 December 2018, 09:06:37 AM
the type of argie defender i've always wanted to see play for us, can only hope he gets some bellend playing against us sent off through pure cheating...tattoo will follow if that happens
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Friday 7 December 2018, 02:15:48 PM
Comes across a really funny, warm bloke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i75TWDm48dQ

Forgot Kenedy :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Paully on Friday 7 December 2018, 02:46:56 PM
Superb!

?s=21
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 12:48:06 PM
It's crackers to think that this lad was arguably our best player of the first half of the season and he can't currently get a look in!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: SteV on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 12:58:08 PM
It's crackers to think that this lad was arguably our best player of the first half of the season and he can't currently get a look in!

Very true. Although even though he's not making the squad I still reckon he's first choice for that central position in the back three if something were to happen to Lascelles.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 02:28:04 PM
The thing is, just his presence in the squad/training is valuable as Lascelles knows Rafa wouldn’t hesitate to drop him if his form dipped, therefore I would argue Lascelles upturn in form is in part due to the presence of the more than conpotent Fernandez ready to step in.

Does feel harsh on Fede but this is what happens when you actually have a squad and being the pro he is he’ll know that all too well.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 03:39:41 PM
Feel like Fede is just waiting in the wings and knows he'll be next man in if he needs to be. To be honest he is actually better on the ball than Lascelles by a ton.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:44:53 PM
Chuffed for him, seems a top bloke
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:51:37 PM
Get the impression that he is the definition of a model professional.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:53:40 PM
I like Fede.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: huss9 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:55:13 PM
fuckloads of class centre backs at the club at the moment.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:55:50 PM
The fact we dont looke out of shape despite missing Schar and Lejeune is incredible. Clark and Fede have been so good.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 2 November 2019, 07:01:17 PM
Goal and an assist in his last two games.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Saturday 2 November 2019, 08:22:47 PM
What a fantastic signing he has proved to be, we've got some really good CB's in the side which is quite unusual seeing how we went through decades with the likes of Boumsong, Bramble and so on.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Raconteur on Saturday 2 November 2019, 10:32:20 PM
What's especially impressive is that he goes so long without playing, comes in and bosses it. Lascelles and Schar know they have to be in top form, as Dummett found out with Clark
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 3 November 2019, 12:44:51 AM
Would be extending Fede’s contract 100% man; he’s slotted in and assisted and scored in 2 matches ffs :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: durhamunigeordie on Sunday 3 November 2019, 09:33:36 AM
Quite remarkable that our alternative back three would be Schar, Lejeune and Dummett at the moment. Nice to have (good) options in that area.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: madras on Sunday 3 November 2019, 09:39:31 AM
What a fantastic signing he has proved to be, we've got some really good CB's in the side which is quite unusual seeing how we went through decades with the likes of Boumsong, Bramble and so on.
Saying that I dont think we have Centre Backs good enough to go to 4 at the back.....or full backs for that matter.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Conjo on Sunday 3 November 2019, 04:25:02 PM
What a fantastic signing he has proved to be, we've got some really good CB's in the side which is quite unusual seeing how we went through decades with the likes of Boumsong, Bramble and so on.

Yup, imagine the fight Rafa must have had to convince LC and MA to spend that money on him because of his age.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 3 November 2019, 07:22:46 PM
We only signed Fede because Lejeune got hurt and that Brazilian player from
Barca was denied a work permit, mad!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Greg on Sunday 3 November 2019, 07:49:17 PM
We only signed Fede because Lejeune got hurt and that Brazilian player from
Barca was denied a work permit, mad!

 :-X
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 3 November 2019, 07:58:25 PM
We only signed Fede because Lejeune got hurt and that Brazilian player from
Barca was denied a work permit, mad!

 :azn:

No we didn't
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Sunday 3 November 2019, 08:01:54 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Greg on Sunday 3 November 2019, 08:20:20 PM
We only signed Fede because Lejeune got hurt and that Brazilian player from
Barca was denied a work permit, mad!

 :hmm:

No we didn't

You are correct. Got my Lejeune injuries mixed up.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Monday 4 November 2019, 01:23:09 PM
Confused then, @Greg and @joeyt ...

What am I missing?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6043563/amp/Newcastles-Barcelonas-Marlon-Santos-fails-club-agree-deal-Federico-Fernandez.html

Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Monday 4 November 2019, 01:25:22 PM
Greg's edited his post and presumably mine too.

He said you were wrong but I said you were right and Greg was wrong
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Monday 4 November 2019, 05:24:48 PM
Lol ah ok. Got one over you Gregory.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: HTT on Monday 4 November 2019, 05:25:55 PM
All parties should come together and give the money to the player’s family, dirty scummy business by the lot of them!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: LFEE on Monday 4 November 2019, 06:50:58 PM
All parties should come together and give the money to the player’s family, dirty scummy business by the lot of them!

Bit harsh on Greg. It was a honest mistake :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 12:15:49 PM
He’d have probably been first choice centre-back here any other time during the Premier League era. Unlucky we’ve got a good set of them now. Imagine him with Albert, Woodgate or a peak Coloccini?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 9 November 2019, 07:36:33 PM
Curious what our best center center back trio is right now.

Clark, Fede and 1 of Schar/Lejeune?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 9 November 2019, 07:42:16 PM
He’d have probably been first choice centre-back here any other time during the Premier League era. Unlucky we’ve got a good set of them now. Imagine him with Albert, Woodgate or a peak Coloccini?

He isn't that good like :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 9 November 2019, 07:46:27 PM
Curious what our best center center back trio is right now.

Clark, Fede and 1 of Schar/Lejeune?

Lejeune and Schar have both got to be playing for me. Bring far too much to the team to be left out.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: STM on Saturday 9 November 2019, 07:48:35 PM
Arguably our second choice central defence out there in the second half.

Certainly helps that we dont need to rush back our two best, Schar and Lejeune.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 9 November 2019, 09:00:42 PM
Didn't Bruce complain about having too many defenders in the squad... 
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: sh74 on Saturday 9 November 2019, 09:01:03 PM
The amount of headers he wins in our box is massive.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: huss9 on Saturday 9 November 2019, 09:28:59 PM
Didn't Bruce complain about having too many defenders in the squad... 

he mentioned it again this week and they we he was talking, I get a feeling he's looking into cashing in on one of them
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Saturday 9 November 2019, 11:16:23 PM
He’s like a budget Dickie Carvalho, just loves defending.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 10 November 2019, 01:04:07 AM
Is Fede central with Schar and Lejeune not our best trio?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Raconteur on Sunday 10 November 2019, 09:19:41 AM
Is Fede central with Schar and Lejeune not our best trio?

Don’t know that those three have ever played together, but I’d like to see it :thup:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 10 November 2019, 09:39:23 AM
Is Fede central with Schar and Lejeune not our best trio?

Would like to see this tried out too. Schar and Lejeune distributing the ball from the back  :drool: . Having said that, Clark and Fede have been outstanding in their respective positions, but the ability on the ball from S&L would add another dimension.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 10 November 2019, 12:38:31 PM
I still think Fede does the exact job of Lascelles pretty much the same and has the added bit of being better on the ball on both ends of the pitch.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 23 November 2019, 02:49:44 PM
Just thinking about him again today, we’ve got a 30+ caps Argentinian international centre-back at the peak of his career and he’s 5th choice. :lol:

Hope he nails down a place over the next month or two.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 30 November 2019, 08:29:13 PM
Thought he was great today
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 30 November 2019, 08:30:44 PM
Aye, exceptional today.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:28:20 PM
What a leader
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:29:24 PM
Like Messi when he goes on those mazy runs.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: David Edgar on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:30:31 PM
Boss.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:30:39 PM
Rock Solid today against tough strikers.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:31:59 PM
Him with Lejeune and Schär and Willems pls. Manquillo because no other better option available.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:33:48 PM
Him with Lejeune and Schär and Willems pls. Manquillo because no other better option available.

We badly miss Lascelles for set pieces IMO.

Must be amongst the better 4th choice centre backs going.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:34:39 PM
Good point.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:38:37 PM
Him with Lejeune and Schär and Willems pls. Manquillo because no other better option available.

Manquillo has been absolutely fine for a while now. Decent enough at the back and must have 4-5 assists the last 12 months.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:41:35 PM
Him with Lejeune and Schär and Willems pls. Manquillo because no other better option available.

Manquillo has been absolutely fine for a while now. Decent enough at the back and must have 4-5 assists the last 12 months.

Shame he was banished due to his nationality earlier in the season.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:41:36 PM
I agree. I meant it more like, if only we had a Willems in the right too. Said it for long now, Manquillo is our best rb, easily IMO.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 5 December 2019, 09:44:53 PM
Shouldn't be anything other than Schar Lascelles Lejeune when all fit.

Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: samptime29 on Sunday 8 December 2019, 06:54:37 PM
What a signing for £6M.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Mr Logic on Sunday 8 December 2019, 06:56:39 PM
Ashley will be ringing round to see how much he can sell Lascelles for, given how we've performed without him.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 8 December 2019, 07:11:55 PM
Rafa is a god at buying CBs
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: poor on Sunday 8 December 2019, 07:29:37 PM
What a signing for £6M.

probably one of the reasons they wanted to reduce rafas control tbh
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: huss9 on Sunday 8 December 2019, 10:02:04 PM
Ashley will be ringing round to see how much he can sell Lascelles for, given how we've performed without him.

it's no joke. he'll definitely be looking for buyers for one of lascelles, schar or lejeune.
and i think bruce will go along with it.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Thursday 20 February 2020, 01:40:36 PM
Aside from him being about to collect his pension and start considering a one-wayer to Switzerland is there any reason this bloke isn't being given a new deal? Been one of the better outfield players this season from what I've seen and seems an honest enough bloke.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Thursday 20 February 2020, 01:42:13 PM
Aside from him being about to collect his pension and start considering a one-wayer to Switzerland is there any reason this bloke isn't being given a new deal? Been one of the better outfield players this season from what I've seen and seems an honest enough bloke.

According to Ciaran Kelly of The Chronicle, NUFC have the option to trigger an extra year in Federico Fernandez's contract.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Thursday 20 February 2020, 01:42:57 PM
Aside from him being about to collect his pension and start considering a one-wayer to Switzerland is there any reason this bloke isn't being given a new deal? Been one of the better outfield players this season from what I've seen and seems an honest enough bloke.

According to Ciaran Kelly of The Chronicle, NUFC have the option to trigger an extra year in Federico Fernandez's contract.

:thup:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Conjo on Thursday 20 February 2020, 02:37:37 PM
Charnley will probably attempt to negotiate a new contract with worse terms in exchange for another extra year or something and then trigger the extension right before the contract expires after failing miserably with the negotiations making Fernandez disillusioned with the club and his performance levels drops as a result. Everybody loses. Job done.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Thursday 20 February 2020, 02:47:44 PM
Would far rather give a three year contract to this guy than either Shelvey or Ritchie. Fernandez is a leader, one of my favourite Newcastle players.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 20 February 2020, 08:50:33 PM
Aside from him being about to collect his pension and start considering a one-wayer to Switzerland is there any reason this bloke isn't being given a new deal? Been one of the better outfield players this season from what I've seen and seems an honest enough bloke.

Amazed you didn't say something like English Steve not wanting any Falklands enemies
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Thursday 20 February 2020, 09:23:30 PM
Aside from him being about to collect his pension and start considering a one-wayer to Switzerland is there any reason this bloke isn't being given a new deal? Been one of the better outfield players this season from what I've seen and seems an honest enough bloke.

Amazed you didn't say something like English Steve not wanting any Falklands enemies

:lol: I heard he made Fede renounce his citizenship.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Thursday 27 February 2020, 02:49:50 PM
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: ScottishMagpie on Thursday 27 February 2020, 03:11:30 PM
This f***ing club man!  :tickedoff:

Probably haven't started talks cos they were thinking in the back of their mind that it wouldn't be their problem since they were selling the club to the tyre kickers/imaginary buyers.

No doubt Big Mike will be 'flying back in to the country' to save the day himself and manually get involved in the running of the club which he says he has nothing to do with.

BULLSHITTERS the lot of them!!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 27 February 2020, 03:25:33 PM
Fede should be re-signed for sure.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 27 February 2020, 03:27:05 PM
They won't give him a new one, thats why. They;ll just trigger the one year extension.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 27 February 2020, 03:28:20 PM
Honestly there is no reason to get rid of any of the CBs, it's the upgrading at fullback, center mid, wingers and attack. IE, rest of pitch.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 27 February 2020, 04:49:04 PM
Honestly there is no reason to get rid of any of the CBs, it's the upgrading at fullback, center mid, wingers and attack. IE, rest of pitch.

Not sure like. If 3 centre-backs is the preference, we suffer massively when Lejeune & Schar aren’t in it. I’d keep Fernandez to push Lascelles for the central role, but we need one or two who are comfortable in possession like those two are.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 27 February 2020, 05:39:06 PM
How many CBs would we need in the squad then?
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 27 February 2020, 05:51:32 PM
Might sound harsh but I’d sell Clark and sign an upgrade.

Lascelles/Fernandez
Schar/Lejeune/new ball playing CB
Dummett in an emergency. Ideally he would be replaced with a CB similar to Fernandez who’s a good defender and comfortable on the ball, without being particularly a ball-playing centre-back.

Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 27 February 2020, 10:27:15 PM
How many CBs would we need in the squad then?

5 to 6 depending on how you set up, the 5th player if you play 2 at CB's should a young un, 6th if you play 3 at CB.

That's called having a squad cover, not something we usually do  :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Pata on Friday 28 February 2020, 09:42:41 PM
Might sound harsh but I’d sell Clark and sign an upgrade.

Lascelles/Fernandez
Schar/Lejeune/new ball playing CB
Dummett in an emergency. Ideally he would be replaced with a CB similar to Fernandez who’s a good defender and comfortable on the ball, without being particularly a ball-playing centre-back.



Come on now, we can't (or even should be trying to) find an upgrade on Clark that would be happy to be 5th choice CB. :lol:
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:20:08 PM
One year extension signed.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Ameritoon on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:23:13 PM
Good for him
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: godzilla on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:36:53 PM
One year extension signed.

This is what should have happened with Shelvey and Ritchie also instead of the crazy 3 year contracts.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:41:46 PM
One year extension signed.

This is what should have happened with Shelvey and Ritchie also instead of the crazy 3 year contracts.

Or could have just let them go and bought replacements.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: godzilla on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:44:39 PM
One year extension signed.

This is what should have happened with Shelvey and Ritchie also instead of the crazy 3 year contracts.

Or could have just let them go and bought replacements.

Yeah would have been the preferred option I agree, unfortunately under fat Mike he always takes the easy no sense option.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:49:34 PM
One year extension signed.

This is what should have happened with Shelvey and Ritchie also instead of the crazy 3 year contracts.

They probably didn't have that option in their contracts
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:50:21 PM
One year extension signed.

This is what should have happened with Shelvey and Ritchie also instead of the crazy 3 year contracts.

Or could have just let them go and bought replacements.

Yeah would have been the preferred option I agree, unfortunately under fat Mike he always takes the easy no sense option.

tbf, even one year extensions could be justified if they were considered squad players, but we are clearly giving 3 year contracts on the basis they might just be good enough to get us just clear of the relegation spots for another season or two.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Judge Holden on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:53:40 PM
Don't think him & Clark have let us down when called upon.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 03:54:20 PM
Do like Fede, I'm happy with the extension.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 04:28:49 PM
100% right thing to do IMO.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: St1pe on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 05:49:29 PM
Positive news for a change!
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 05:50:55 PM
Deserved.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: STM on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 05:51:40 PM
Was a no brainer. I'm surprised the club has done it actually.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: Consortium of one on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 06:09:26 PM
Canny player.  Plays with his head up and always thinking.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 06:34:15 PM
Canny player.  Plays with his head up and always thinking.

Got a bit of edge to his game as well, strikes me as captaincy material. Really liked his attitude from day one.
Title: Re: Federico Fernández
Post by: huss9 on Tuesday 10 March 2020, 09:25:32 PM
manquilo next please