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Will we sign another player this summer?

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Offline wormy

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1725 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 01:46:12 pm »
Yea I won't question the starting eleven (no one can anyway given our position) but surely Merino deserves at least a bench position right? He was even out of the match day squad FFS. No where to be seen after we guaranteed safety either. Seriously? If you are Merino, what's the message you receive from these decisions from Rafa?

It makes perfect sense to me that he is asking to leave now.  It would be dumb not to.

Few reports now suggesting he asked to leave in January so he surely mustn't have settled here?

And so the encouragement Rafa show to a homesick player is to give him zero mins on the pitch?

It appears to me that Rafa has given up Merino already in the middle of the season instead. Hence why we asking for only 15m.  Rafa doesn't rate Merino as high as fans like us.

Or he put his faith in players that actually wanted to be here?.

Offline Mole_Toonfan

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1726 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 01:46:38 pm »
I don't even care anymore, there's no point.

Offline Dokko

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1727 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:05:51 pm »
I don't even care anymore, there's no point.

At this stage it look likely we're favourites for relegation next year.

Offline Tooj

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1728 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:10:30 pm »
I don't even care anymore, there's no point.

At this stage it look likely we're favourites for relegation next year.
Unlike you to be overly dramatic.
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Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1729 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:10:36 pm »
I don't even care anymore, there's no point.

At this stage it look likely we're favourites for relegation next year.

Wtf  :lol:

Offline Ian W

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1730 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:12:54 pm »
A team who finished 10th being favourites to go down would be quite something.

Offline Disco

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1731 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:21:02 pm »

#TheBish

Offline taxfree

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1732 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:21:31 pm »
A team who finished 10th being favourites to go down would be quite something.

With 44 points. Not that out there.

Offline toon25

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1733 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:30:37 pm »

#TheBish

Would be stupid to set the price before the World Cup surely?

Offline Dokko

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1734 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:31:30 pm »
I don't even care anymore, there's no point.

At this stage it look likely we're favourites for relegation next year.
Unlike you to be overly dramatic.

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Offline James

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1735 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 02:39:55 pm »

#TheBish

Would be stupid to set the price before the World Cup surely?

It’s a good strategic move. Establish he is worth £20m now  and then wait to see what happens at the WC.

After the World Cup clubs can’t go to is and say: we think he’s had a great World Cup and is now worth £20m

It will allow us to increase his price above the baseline.
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Offline afar

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1736 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 03:21:11 pm »
I hope we are asking for a lot more than 20 million,, we may settle for that but we should be saying we want more. Like I said before we will struggle to get a replacement for 20 million in this market that's even close to his strike rate. It seems more and more likely that we are in a sell before you buy situation, so quite frankly I see our striking situation to be just as bad this season as it was last.

Offline ManDoon

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« Reply #1737 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 03:28:57 pm »
20m is an absolute joke man. Why are we nor asking for more? he's got two years on his contract
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
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Offline Teasy

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1738 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 03:48:07 pm »
Because we're selling 3 players who basically didn't play for us last year when we finished 10th? :lol:

I mean Merino is the only one of the three that contributed anything towards the 44 points, and even that was minimal.
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Offline afar

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1739 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 04:26:44 pm »
Because we're selling 3 players who basically didn't play for us last year when we finished 10th? :lol:

I mean Merino is the only one of the three that contributed anything towards the 44 points, and even that was minimal.

That's all fine and well, if Rafa will see the full extent of that money augment the already in place transfer pot. But we all know he'll see a fraction of it. So we are left 3 young players with big potential down and probably Rondon, a failed striker in the worst team in the PL last year as the one replacement.

Offline STM

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« Reply #1740 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 04:43:24 pm »
Rafa will get any money from players sales but we will insist on instalments, just because we are c***s.
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Offline afar

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1741 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 04:54:31 pm »
Rafa will get any money from players sales but we will insist on instalments, just because we are c***s.
Yep say we get get 40 million in total for all three of them. But that 40 million is payable over 4 years, so in essence Ashley will say you get 10 million Rafa to replace them !!

Offline afar

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1742 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:01:36 pm »
Sounds like Sels deal to Anderlecht is off, I dunno if that's the worst thing in the world. If we look at our keeper line up, we've got Dubravka as the obvious number one, and Woodman as the future, but in the middle we have two players whom are probably never going to achieve much in the game,, perhaps Darlow still has a future but not at SJP. Sels is still young and although was tragic in his first season with us, has time to adapt, plenty of keepers have struggled at first in England, only to improve over time. If we keep him we should be able to cut ties with one of Elliot or Darlow, which is probably a better thing in the long run.

Offline stlouismag

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1743 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:08:10 pm »

It’s a good strategic move. Establish he is worth £20m now  and then wait to see what happens at the WC.


Also hedges against him having a s**** World Cup, and him sustaining a serious injury during the tournament. Slight to moderate discount now for the buyer to take on those risks.

Offline Mole_Toonfan

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1744 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:18:58 pm »
Because we're selling 3 players who basically didn't play for us last year when we finished 10th? :lol:

I mean Merino is the only one of the three that contributed anything towards the 44 points, and even that was minimal.

There's much more to it than that, you have have be pretty oblivious to not see that tbh. I'm sick and f***ing tired of every year having to sell players because Ashley is a c***.

I'm beyond frustrated with it all, i no longer want to invest energy into something which is run by a man who actively wants to self destruct everything around him. I felt this way before Rafa but i wanted to believe but honestly it doesn't matter, Rafa is meaningless while this man is the owner it doesn't even matter.

If you can do that then more power to you but i'd rather invest energy into something which i can actually enjoy, there's no enjoyment as long as Ashley is around and it took me till now to realise that Rafa doesn't change that.

Offline afar

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1745 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:24:04 pm »
From the Ronny Gill:

Gossip: Sevilla to make offer for Florian Lejeune
Estadio Deportivo report that Sevilla are ready to make a move for Florian Lejeune and will start with a €10m bid. Rafa Benitez is determined to keep the Frenchman at Newcastle United.

WTF we paid about that, maybe more for him a year ago, he was a bargain then, and he excelled this year. Why would they even think we would accept that offer ?

Offline Teasy

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« Reply #1746 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:27:57 pm »
Because we're selling 3 players who basically didn't play for us last year when we finished 10th? :lol:

I mean Merino is the only one of the three that contributed anything towards the 44 points, and even that was minimal.

There's much more to it than that, you have have be pretty oblivious to not see that tbh. I'm sick and f***ing tired of every year having to sell players because Ashley is a c***.

I'm beyond frustrated with it all, i no longer want to invest energy into something which is run by a man who actively wants to self destruct everything around him. I felt this way before Rafa but i wanted to believe but honestly it doesn't matter, Rafa is meaningless while this man is the owner it doesn't even matter.

If you can do that then more power to you but i'd rather invest energy into something which i can actually enjoy, there's no enjoyment as long as Ashley is around and it took me till now to realise that Rafa doesn't change that.

What on earth does any of that have to do with us suddenly being favourites for relegation??  That's what I disagreed with, you'd think by your response that I called it a great bit of business or something...
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Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1747 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:30:24 pm »
From the Ronny Gill:

Gossip: Sevilla to make offer for Florian Lejeune
Estadio Deportivo report that Sevilla are ready to make a move for Florian Lejeune and will start with a €10m bid. Rafa Benitez is determined to keep the Frenchman at Newcastle United.

WTF we paid about that, maybe more for him a year ago, he was a bargain then, and he excelled this year. Why would they even think we would accept that offer ?

Perhaps, just perhaps, people are talking absolute s*** in the transfer window as usual.

Offline afar

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1748 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:31:23 pm »
Now that's a waky notion.

Offline Dr.Spaceman

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Re: Newcastle United transfer rumours in the press
« Reply #1749 on: Thursday 14 June 2018, 05:37:29 pm »
Nah, everything negative is true and all the positive articles are false.