Not really a lot of valid news in the press today regarding Newcastle – jut some regurgitated nonsense on Martins still having to be sold to raise money.
Not sure why – since Martins has said he’s very happy, Sam has said there’s no way Oba will beÂ leaving and Newcastle are renegotiating his contract. I guess they never let facts get in the way of their stories. The Sunday Express is today’sÂ newspaper printing thisÂ garbage.
We look to see who else we need to bring in before the end of August to ensure our squad is big enough – we think the quality is there.
We also look at the Dyer situation we are in with Kieron and wonder what will happen – and we think he’ll still end up at West Ham – but for â‚¤7M.
- We have a story today reflecting on what is happening with this Dyer situation we seem to now have. The news being reported is that Mike Ashley stepped in at the last moment and raised the fee because he was unahappy with West Ham approaching Dyer illegally. We don’t believe the story and if they approached Dyer illegally so what? Seems to us it’s in our best interests to work the deal.
However, there are one or two reports coming in – some from Dyer’s side – suggesting that some compromise can be agreed next week and they can then still completeÂ the deal. When everybody calms down this may be the thing to do and getting say â‚¤7M for Dyer would be good business for Newcastle. Seems like West Ham don’t much care what they pay for playersÂ and Dyer would still be one of their better deals this summer.
Kieron Dyer – Will he still end up signing for West Ham – but for Â£7M?
- We take a little time to reflectÂ on how our squad is shaping up with the 6 players Big Sam has brought in and the additional 2 that should arrive early next week. We think we still need 3 new signings. A 3rd goalkeeper now that Tim is off to Falkirk for 6 months and maybe the full season, a classy right back and a play-making midfielder. Perhaps the need for a midfielder will allow us to bring in a world renowned player to put the icing on the cake – or should I say the squad. We are still atÂ the same numbers as last season but of course we will have no European games this season and we had 13 last season, that’s an additional 33% on our league program – so maybe the squad isÂ big enough. We’ll only average about one game a week for the full season.
Chairman Chris Mort – do we have enough in yet ? maybe not
- We reflect on last Friday’s transfer business at Newcastle and the fact that Sam seems to have lit a fire under some of the new executives at Newcastle. They sure did show some speed in the transfer market last week. Sam has been saying speed is neededÂ for weeks now but the fact we operated in the sleek manner we did augers so well for the future. Just think about January and next summer when we’ll have the whole business of getting a player in (or out) smooth and fast – sounds great to us.
We also mention how Friday’s events significantly raised the mood of Newcastle’s faithful – which is good in itself.
Sam and Smith – Sam seems to have smoothed out Newcastle’s transfer process – or somebody has – that’s very good
- Finally here’s some funny football quotes – to lighten up the dayÂ Â
“We’re going to start the game at nil-nil and go out and try to get some goals.” – Bryan Robson
“I was a young lad when I was growing up.” – David O’Leary
“If in winning we only draw we would be fine.” – Jack Charlton
Bryan Robson – trying to score goals – what a concept
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