If we can get one win in the last six games we should still be in the Premier League next season, and certainly the summer transfer window will be a big one for Newcastle, so Newcastle fans may even have some excitement in the summer months.
Rolando Aarons – like a new signing next season
It will be good to get some new players in – if we can – but there’s a lot wrong with the way the club is being run at the moment, and we were hoping that Mike Ashley would announce at the very least they he will plough all the profits back into the club.
We will have plenty of money to spend in the coming years if only the owner would spend it on building a good side.
Rolando Aarons has played only five games this season and Siem de Jong has played only thee times – and they are both good players.
So assuming from now until next season opens in August we can get these two players fit they will essentially be like new signings for us next season.
Two other players we have not seen yet are the Nottingham Forest pair of 21 year-old center-back Jamaal Lascelles and 24 year-old goalkeeper Karl Darlow and both will have a decent shot of becoming a starter for the first team next season.
Karl has played 26 times for Forest this season and Jamaal has 24 appearances and in the last two game has lost his place to former Liverpool, Leicester and Hull center-back Jack Hobbs.
There will big opportunities for players at the club to fight for a first team place during pre-season.
however, the biggest signing of all will be the new head coach, and we are still hoping it could still be somebody like Frank de Boer, Remi Garde, Thomas Tuchel, Christophe Galtier, Paul Clement or Middlesbrough’s Aitor Karanka.
However Frank de Boer has said he will be staying with Ajax, Tuchel is in great demand in Germany and Remi Garde has said he wants to remain in France.
Still – If we were able to get one of them it would be excellent, but the chances are that Mike Ashley will bring in Derby County manager Stave McClaren and keep John Carver as the assistant manager.
That appointment would not be well received by the fans.
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That would be a real wet blanket in the summer, and would show the owner has no plans to change the way he runs the club – and therefore we will continue to be a bottom half of the table side – which is what we’ve really been since 2007.
We just talk about a top finish being the goal.
We also cannot see him willing to sell the club with all that big Premier League TV money coming in for the next four years at least, with a 70% increase starting in the 2016-2017 season.
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