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Newcastle’s Penny Pinching Has Gone Too Far

9:03 am, Saturday, June 14th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 104 Comments

As we mentioned earlier this morning, Newcastle’s good name is being besmirched by our current antics in the transfer market, where we go in with very low offers for out targets and all that does is upset the selling club, and it also garners Newcastle some bad publicity, and we’ve seen that over the last few days.

laughing mike ashley

Mike Ashley - pay out the money – please

Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin has said that Newcastle are treating them like idiots, and that they shouldn’t treat them as fools, in our quest to get the talented Remy Cabella to Tyneside.

And things were not any better in January when we got £20M for Yohan Cabaye and then tried to get Remy Cabella and Clement Grenier on Tyneside, but our offers for those players were so low they upset both their clubs, and also the agents of the players.

The selling clubs are not stupid, and they know Newcastle ended up in the upper half of the Premier League last season, and received close to £80M for our efforts.

And that we have £20M from the Cabaye sale, so when we go in and bid £6.5M for Remy Cabella – do Newcastle really think that will be accepted , and do they really it will do them any good with Montpellier?

And Wilfried Bony’s agent Dalibor Lacina has said this week that Newcastle could have had his player for £10M last summer, but Newcastle refused to pay out the money and Wilfried is now worth £20M after a terrific season at Swansea.

Lacina then said that Wilfried will probably be joining a top club in Europe who have ambition – hint – that’s not Newcastle United.

We are all for getting good deals, and free agents are usually good acquisitions,  and Jack Colback was a very good signing for us, but sometimes you have to pay out good money to get good players – and Newcastle should be willing to do that.

Newcastle fans are frustrated that we could have profits of something over £50M for the current financial year that ends on June 30th, and yet we are acting like a hard-up club in the lower divisions.

It’s time those in charge – make that Mike Ashleychange and stop damaging Newcastle’s good name in football and start to bid decent money for good players.

This penny-pinching is being overdone by Newcastle, and it has now gone too far.

Spend the money Mike – please.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours



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104 responses so far ↓

  • 1 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Bonjour messieurs.

  • 2 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    About this new signing, one thing is sure, this is not Cabella, for he will not come from Brazil just to have the medical and go back…

  • 3 sweendog // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    True .. If its anyone its a young guy .. The player from PSG is my bet

  • 4 Thump // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    nufcfans think it’s brilliant, so that must mean it’s true.

  • 5 sweendog // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Kingsley coman

  • 6 theartfuldodger // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Good Headline to the article..

  • 7 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    naifran

    Chelsea managed to get fabregas a medical given his short photo was inside room I would guess it took place over in brazil
    so it can be done

  • 8 cyprus // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Like I said, we need some top signings to turn the negative spirit around. And AP to take some intensive tactics courses.

  • 9 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    About spending big money, it will not happen as long as Ashley will be the owner, fact.

    Moreover, i’m more concerned about the fact we do not have any football policy.

    Take a look at the Atletico, not sure they spend more money thant us…

  • 10 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    beermonkey

    To be honnest, i don’t think he will sign for NUFC and anyway, not before the end of the world cup.

    I’m sad to say that, but NUFC do not have the power of attraction he had 1 or 2 seasons ago…

  • 11 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    I mean in France, sure.

  • 12 ToonMatt // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Mike Ashley has 52,000 supporters supporting him at every home game so the penny pinching will continue.

  • 13 musomag // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Unless Ashley sells up we’ll struggle to ever get another big name player at Newcastle before the end of the world, never mind the end of the World Cup

  • 14 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Astonishing second day at the world cup.

    Spain is in Bad shape, for even if they win the next two, they could be eliminated with all these conceded goals…

  • 15 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Van Gaal is a manager I would have loved at the toon for a number of years.

    I said before the game started yesterday that if Holland had a chance of doing anything of note in the World Cup then having Van Gaal who doesn’t mess about would help. No surprise they looked good.

    Man Utd will be be better for it I’m sure.

    We still have Pratdue in charge. Worlds apart.

  • 16 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    naifron

    if we wanted cabrella we could have signed him in jan and left him there onloan or done a deal so he came to us in the summer. we could grenier if we wanted back in jan same with gomis and most of the players we want deals could have been done before the wc

    we knew back In jan what money we would make minimum regards to tv revenue,
    nothing has changed we choose not to do it and get stuff sorted
    do we really want these players? who knows what we do know is there is no trust in the club to get anything done

  • 17 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Anyway, i don’t see them winning the last two games, wasn’t any pride in their eyes, more something like resignation.

    And this is too late to change the players, should have been done two years ago.

  • 18 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    For Netherland, not sure about them…

    In 2008, they teared France and Italia apart during the first round, and they were anihilated by the Russians 2 games later.

    This game was special for them, hard to see much teachings in it.

  • 19 damma99 // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Do not renew or buy season tickets. Thats the only this muppet will take any slight bit of notice. Stop playing into his hands.He has no intension of spending any large amount of money.

  • 20 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Tell me lads, are you confident about England vs Italia?

  • 21 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    @damma

    Be quiet, as i have not a billion on my bank account, living in Paris, i will not buy any season ticket!

  • 22 Shaker // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    i think he is that player with the Yellow|White hear from PSG

    as long as Newcastle will keep being tight with the money ?
    we will not see any kind of success at the club
    what’s the point from being so tight ?
    a club like Newcastle should be pushing to Europe every
    season & yet the are joking at the fans ( Top 10 ) & now
    ( Top 8 ) ??? Pathetic !

    we should be at least like Tottenham and better
    that’s all i know !!!!!

  • 23 Shaker // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    hair *

  • 24 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Deals done before the World Cup says it all. Development player and a free squad padding player.

    Ashley out, Pardew out.

  • 25 ash1001 // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Having seen at first hand the way the hierarchy of the club think and operate both Lee Charnley and John Irving (Directors of NUFC and supposed fans) are just minime’s and puppets of Mike Ashley, you have to remember they have worked there way through the ranks at St James so are not going to rock the boat.
    Added to that , we all know where Alan Pardew stands, so not a lot of hope all round.

  • 26 fcuksportsdirect.com // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    According to https Colin it’s a done deal for gomis https://twitter.com/cwarr07/status/477713785797758976

  • 27 lesh // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Carlton Cole mobbed by fans outside Poundland.

  • 28 cyprus // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    World cup. Good news bad news for me.
    I have Holland to win it plus RVP top scorer.
    I’ve lost all my bets thus far: Cameroun draw together with Holland win. Croatia draw.

  • 29 cyprus // Jun 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    So it’s Gomis? Thought so.

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    A player could basically have his medical in Brazil couldn’t he?, but we all know if we are signing someone on Monday it’s most likely going to be another freebie!

    …use can’t pennypinch that transfer fee – only signon and agent fees ;)

  • 31 Novocastrian66 // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I Cannot stand the way people slag fans off for going to the match. If someone doesn’t want to go for whatever reason fair enough that’s up to them. Likewise for someone who decides to go.

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    *use = you

  • 33 Thump // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Couldn’t agree more, Novocastrian.

  • 34 theartfuldodger // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Does Ashley seriously understand that we are candidates for relegation…

    The targets we hear are no closer to joining…many have gone furthur away…

    Our only damn striker target heard of recently is Free but waiting for other offers…Prefers Turkey..

    Our attacking midfielder target will come only if we offer double of the max we have offered in last 5 yrs..

    Pretty much same situation with our creative midfielder…

    And we still need one more striker…

    Happy Days…

  • 35 Thump // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/2014/06/newcastle-closing-third-summer-signing

    nufcfans finally share their ITK wisdom with us. The signing they believe will be announced on Monday could definitely maybe be Cabella, Grenier or Gomis. Top notch reporting here, lads.

  • 36 firebug666 // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Novocastrian66

    Every fan has the right to choose to go to a match or not.

    BUT!

    If I was booking a holiday, and before I booked it i was told i could not use the pool, would not be allowed in the bar, or the use of other restricted facilities then i would not book that holiday.

    Newcastle have told us that the will not challenging for any of the domestic cups, They have told us they will not be pushing for a European place, infact they have told us that their only ambition is to secure their place in the Premiership.

    So before the season has even kicked off Newcastle have nothing to play for except premiership safety.

    Why would I buy a ticket for that?

  • 37 Slank // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    ash1001

    Using your logic that Lee Charnley, John Irving and Alan Pardew are all minime’s and puppets of Mike Ashley then so are all employees including Graham Carr at St James Park and what about the 50,000 fans that turn up every week, are all these puppets too?

    Lee Charnley and John Irving have worked for Newcastle United for years and therefore they almost certainly have the best interests of the club to their hearts and have seen the terrible mismanagement and corruption of the previous Geordie regime and will not want to take the club down that road.

  • 38 Slank // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Well said Novocastrian.

    Supporting the club is a life time pursuit irrespective of who owns the club now or in the future or is the manager.

  • 39 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    jesper
    don’t mind them being free if there good enough and for the first team

    as it stand we could be the only club to go down with 60mill in the bank

  • 40 the truth will out // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    beermonkey
    its in ashleys back pocket not the bank mate

  • 41 Sav // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Its not about penny-pinching. He isn’t a bean-counter. With Monster Mash its all about besting people and being the smart fella and pulling off a stroke. The buzz is in picking up an ailing brand on its knees and proving he can strip it down and squeeze a few more bob out of it. That’s what he gets off on – Defying expectations.
    Maybe when our expectations are already on the floor, he’ll defy them and bring in a world-beater. We’re waiting, Mike….

  • 42 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    the truth
    I don’t think it will all go to ashleys casino fund

    we need new pitch lighting for the tv cameras
    and there is all the work on the training ground
    that was said to be around 20mill (not sure)
    so that will all come out before transfers

    there will always be an excuse as to why the cash aint gone on players
    we do have the worlds most expensive under soil heating system cos it appears that’s all we got for andy carol

  • 43 cestriasteve // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    I would image it will be Gomis, right up Pardews street, big and strong, able to come from deep to get the ball. Don’t like him but I would imagine he will get 10+ a season.
    Siem will be next in and then another striker and that’s us done unless someone goes, why if our policy is signing foreign players are we so late in planning a replacement for Collo, remember how long it took him to adapt, I’m only presuming that MYM isn’t that option.

  • 44 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    No one answered me about England…

    Say it all!

  • 45 the truth will out // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    were coming home, were coming home, englands coming home.

  • 46 cyprus // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Sav
    I think you are onto something there.

  • 47 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    naifron

    cautious for me but looking forward to it
    spain Holland was awesome last night

    shame its on at 11pm

  • 48 the truth will out // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    we wont need new lighting where were going ala prof

  • 49 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    @Beermonkey

    11PM? Perfect, more time to drink!

  • 50 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Where is Jamsha?

    He was very excited for the game of Australia. Was great to watch too, must say they deserved something and the 3 to 1 final score is pretty unfair for them…

  • 51 JAMSHA // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Grenier or Gomis it could be but not cabella… he wont come from brazil to uk

  • 52 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Jamsha!

    Like the devil, you heard me from the other side of the world!

  • 53 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    naifron

    I am retired from my career as a drinker
    I still drink but not to the excesses I once enjoyed

    so I don’t need more drinking time

  • 54 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    @beermonkey

    So more time for talking/flirting with some nice lady…

    You’re not retired of that carreer too?

  • 55 cyprus // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Actually you guys are lucky. It’s on at 1 am!!!

  • 56 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    naifron

    u gotta have a flirt, nice ladies in pubs where do you drink fat chavvy birds in leggings that have dumped there kids on the weekend fathers is all we get in my local

    but have a misses and little boy
    so I am semi retired from the flirting I do it just to keep my hand in

  • 57 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Cyprus
    given the name u live in Cyprus ?

    u get better weather than us in the uk so that’s ur penance

  • 58 Toonfan8 // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    if PEA is availible for 6.5 it will be tragedy to not go for him…fast,strong,good free kicks…him and Gomis and we are solved in attack, bring Grenier and Cabella and we have great squad…
    debuchy,mym,colo,santon
    …sissoko,tiote,grenier…..
    hba…..Gomis…….PEA…..
    there is willo,saylor,haidara,raylor,anita,colback,abeid,cabella,sammy,Cissé,pérez,armstrong….

  • 59 theartfuldodger // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Sav,

    True…but ppl dont talk about Ashley in the general football world…
    He isnt getting any plaudits or popularity by his methods or penny pinching achievments…

    So how does that give him satisfaction…
    Even if he gets all 3 signings on the cheap…ppl will talk abt Diego Costa,Fabrigas,van gaal,sagna,lpool manu chelsea..Not Ashley and his bargains…Hell, even Everton and Southampton are more respected and talkd about in the football world now…

    Its not that difficult to finish 16th and 10th…

  • 60 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    @beermonkey

    All ladies need love. The details you are pointing out are irrelevant (yes the purpose of that was only to use the word “irrelevant”, for since i try to speak english, i always dreamed to do that)..

  • 61 Toonfan8 // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    PEA 6.5,Gomis free,Grenier 12,Cabella 10….28,5M plus agents money maybee 5M……33,5 and our team look so much different….

  • 62 santonthenewmaldini // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    It would not surprise me in the slightest if we did make an approach for PEA we seem to keep an eye out for our previous targets

    Personally think it will be Gomis who while not the best striker in the world could still score between 10 and 15 goals a season with us and will suit Pardew’s 451 formation as he can win the ball in the air and hold the ball up he is a massive upgrade on Shola so if he is replacing him then that is great

  • 63 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    big IF though toonfan8

    cant believe there not queuing up to buy marveax obatan and the others were supposed to be selling

  • 64 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Gomis is finished.

    Grenier got serious medical problems.

    Cabella will not come.

    PEA? Maybe if we are lucky…

  • 65 Toonfan8 // Jun 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    even this is good squad
    debuchy,mbiwa,colo,santon
    ……tiote………..colback
    HBA…..Sissoko….PEA
    …………..Gomis……………..
    thats only two players we dont have now one for free and another one for very low price…these two would give everybody massive boost…this team have everything, colo as ball playing defender,mbiwa fast,debuchy and santon good going forward and solid defensively….tiote and colback great protection for defensive, warriors…hba magician on the right, sissoko physical player, in that position he should be lethal, PEA fast, strong, skillful….and Gomis upfront can hold up ball, score and bring other players to the game….great balance in that team…I think mbiwa and colo can create solid partnership….

  • 66 Rotonda heights // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    toonfan

    yes all would be great additions but still the same negative defensive manager

  • 67 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    naifron

    yes all ladies need a bit of loving but I have done my bit with aid of beer goggles
    I am happy for others to have a go

    you say gomis is finished do you mean deal done or as his career is finished

    you type English pretty well, where you from

  • 68 Toonfan8 // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Rotonda, of course, I dont like his style…negative tactics, not going for win….I would love Remi Garde here, he would be great, and I think, he should bring Grenier with him, as Clement likes him very much

  • 69 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    surprised we have not bought in either or both zaha and mosses
    also with the players at Chelsea marin could be available to

  • 70 Thump // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    @niafron: Grenier has medical problems? How do you mean?

  • 71 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    @Beermonkey

    His carreer with ladies could go on for 10 or 20 years, but as a football player, it’s over for him.

    He will never do it in such a physical league PL is.

  • 72 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    @Thump

    He had a staphylococcus aureus this season. He wasn’t even sure to walk agains 3 month ago.

  • 73 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    naifron

    gomis not sure he looks to have the attributes to do well
    his wage demands concern me as he is not a proven entity in the prem we could end up lumbered with another strolla for 3 years earning a fortune

  • 74 lesh // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Mmmm, rumour of another [wow, another?] signing on Monday?

    When’s the season-ticket renewal deadline?

    Could the ‘signing’ be indicative of desperation by NUFC?

  • 75 Belfast // Jun 14, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    My money is on Gomis being the next in.

  • 76 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    I think we will never have a better rumour.

    We don’t even now who is the player!

  • 77 Belfast // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    On the other hand, if that kernt Colin says it’s him, it’s probably not.

  • 78 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    know…

  • 79 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    How many players above 25 do we have signed since 3 seasons?

  • 80 Belfast // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Seems they’re happy to pay Gomis those type of wages, but let Qpr outbid us for Remy that time.

  • 81 lesh // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    niafron @79

    Can you please repeat the question?

  • 82 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    naifron

    debuchy think that’s it

  • 83 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Maybe no one is coming on Monday – anyone thought about that? ;)

  • 84 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    jesper

    that’s a given, does any1 actually believe we will make signing on Monday
    I believe it when I see it that’s it

    I don’t mind the speculation the looking at players
    will the team get what we need? no
    we will get whats adequate and that’s it
    shame but that’s where we are now

  • 85 nut meg // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    I doubt that we’ve we swooped or pounced on anyone so I’ll not hold my breath.

  • 86 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    I just realize i didn’t say a word about Ed’s post concerning Sissoko going to be the star of the french national team.

    Simply: it will not happen..

  • 87 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Beermonkey…always thought it was a bit funny whenever we are said to be making a signing first next week. What’s the hold up? No flight Friday or in the weekend!

  • 88 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    @lesh

    I mean players who are more than 25 years old.

  • 89 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Gomis will turn 29 this summer.

    Forget it.

  • 90 Belfast // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Maybe Ashley makes them swim over from France Jesper ?

  • 91 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    To swimm acroos the channel? So french football players are better than Napoléon’s soldiers?

  • 92 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Belfast…I forgot NoNuts ain’t paying for no freaking flight ;) lol

  • 93 yo-yo // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    New player on Monday ? That’ll be Monday 26th January 2015 then.

  • 94 yo-yo // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    niafron… how bad was Grenier’s injury then ?

  • 95 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    If we don’t get two top strikers we’re doomed. Selling clubs know this.

  • 96 Lost Plot // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    After last nights performance it’s hopefully Van Persie & Robben we be chasing

    Love it :)

    It’s like a kid @ Christmas wonder what the big surprise is and finding out its one if yer older cousins handy downs

    HWTL

  • 97 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    yo-yo

    Wasn’t an injury, byt rather a bacterium. It weakened is body.

    He said to have fully recover, and his adductor’s injury (who made him miss the world cup) is supposed to be consequence of his lack of training
    througout the season.

    If i was the boss of this club, i would think to it twice…

  • 98 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jun 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Oliver Bernard reckons it will take something £20M to get Grenier here. I might not agree with that estimate, but if that is the case then we might ad well just forget about this one!

    …staphylococcus aureus infection or no infection!

  • 99 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    After last nights performance I would go for Ron Vlaar from Villa and Daley Blind from Ajax . We could get them both for under £ 10 million .

    Blind shows what a left footed player at left back can do, and Santon should be forced to watch his performance against the Spanish last night . Blinds delivery is incredible .

    —————————–Krul—————————-

    –Debuchy——–Vlaar———M’biwa——–Blind–

    ————-Sissoko————————Tiote———-

    —HBA——————De Jong————-Cabella—

    —————————Lacazette————————

  • 100 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Lyon need money. For me, 12 millions is enough considering no big club is after him, still, i don’t think we will pay that.

    In fact, i thnik he will play for Lyon next season.

  • 101 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    If we have to spend 12 millions, would put them on Lacazette.

    But maybe could we negotiate 3 Lyon’s players (Umtiti, Grenier and Lacazette) for 25 millions?

  • 102 niafron // Jun 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Let’s say 25 millions and Santon or Mbiwa.

  • 103 beermonkey // Jun 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    bpc

    vlaar had costa in his pocket and looked good never looked that good for villa though

    spain manager took torres over negrado and he missed that sitter lol

  • 104 toonluvva // Jun 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    We haven’t seen the last of Mr Ashleys penny pinching.

    Every future transfer window will follow a similar path.

    One (or more) of the disgruntled/ unsettled players ( P45due’s influence) will be allowed to leave, at a nice profit of course. We will be linked with a number of players, put in a ridiculously low bid for a couple, dilly dally until the window closes, and oh dear we just couldn’t get anyone over the line. If we are really lucky, we’ll get a player in on loan. Well it’s nearly as good as zero hour contracts.

    MASH holdings pockets a tidy sum, but the NUFC fans are the losers. Actually all fans are losers because the PL will include a club with no ambition to play to their potential due to the owner being only interested in other business ventures.




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