Newcastle Already Have Four New Players For Next Season

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, Newcastle United

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.

Can you?

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136 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost, ed opened a thread soon as I posted

    That video for support the boycott is canny, be nice if it made it onto sky.

    Ashley out.

    When things are tough at SJP and I’m cheesed off I listen to this, it has more meaning this week and i’ll have it blasting on Sunday.

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Quite a few fans have asked what the Chronicles coverage of the boycott will be like, this lad sent them a letter.

  • John Tudor

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    he has players but fails to use the correct ones
    out of form players
    money grabbers
    useless crocks
    the man is a wash out just like arsehole ashley

  • beermonkey

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    wow that’s a headline straight out of the pardew excuse book

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    A good letter, but he should have left the politics out of it.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    This is way the best article on the proposed boycott , highlighting what the more thoughtful posters on here have been saying.
    The city of Newcastle and environs seem to be trapped in a parochialism that feels strange in the modern world
    Ashley isn’t the problem he is just a symptom of it.
    The cry at the barricades should not be “Ashley Out”

    It should be “Involve Us”

    Interesting to see that one of Labours policies on modern football is compulsory share ownership of at least part of a club. A vote winner if you ask me.

  • AndytheScientist

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Seriously? You’re counting De Jong and Arrons as (nearly) new signings?

    You’re becoming worse than the club for the rubbish you right on here.

    First you start urging fans to ignore the boycott with posts about how desperate we are for points and need all the fans to support the team. Then you post rubbish like this?


  • Sav

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    All these fancy foreign managers – you lot just don’t appreciate the coaching quality we have in Cardew:

    ‘We need to patch the side up. We need to get a side on the pitch and have a right go. That’s why the next two games our fans are going to be massive for us, to get right behind us and drive us over the line.”

    If Pep Guardiola had said that, you’d be getting all excited about his tactical acumen and motivational skills. One of the big Champions League clubs are bound to poach JC come the summer. And that is the only reason he carries his flip-flops everywhere.

  • John Tudor

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    at least photos of the great carveup went in the skip also

  • Ciaran

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    I actually thought Ed was being ironic with that headline when I first saw it – you know, a clever play on Pardew’s constant tripe that returning injured players were like new signings, but after reading the article I am shocked and dismayed.

    For a site which has so much traffic of global Newcastle United fans, there is some level of responsibility here Ed, and you’re abusing it.

    As for the letter to the Chronicle, I don’t think they will be backing the boycott, they’ve had their fingers burnt by disproportionately covering the march and have only recently gotten back in favour with the powers that be.

    This boycott is definitely picking up pace, and if the Chronicle backed it, it could bring the boycott firmly into the hearts and minds of those who aren’t online and thus give it even more legitimacy.

    We’ll wait with bated breath.

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11


    You’re probably right, just highlighting that there’s other courses of action.

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #12
  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13

    Given Carver’s returns over his tenure in the dug out, it’s clear that the players do not respond to him. It would be madness to retain him at all, in any coaching capacity.

    But, we are dealing with Ashley and letting Carver, Stone and Beardsley go would cost money so that’s a none starter – unless Ashley has a change of attitude!

  • tequilamag

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #14

    @10 terrible journalism. If only someone could make a new blog. Perhaps call it NUFC daily. Of course it would need to be genuinely daily rather than every few months.

  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Tuchel has turned down the chance to manage Hamburg and Klopp is set to quit Dortmund.

    Here you got two world class head coaches available for NOTHING in the summer, but we will probably end up with Carver the C**t.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #16

    Tequila you really are a piece of work.
    Anyone has the temerity to have an opinion different to you , and it’s terrible journalism , ha ha ha

  • Markaccus

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Hey everyone. I wont ask how you all are because the answer is obvious 🙁

    Long time no comment, been mad busy. I just wanted to ask….That picture of the skip full of history. Surely thats faked? Set up? Genuine question.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #18

    You have to laugh at that. So eager to attack those he see’s as opposing him, he’s completely missed what Tequila meant. Oh dear.

    Tequila…How are you doing? I was wondering if I could ask you a little favour? Any chance of an email? It can be a dedicated blog email if you’d prefer?

  • tequilamag

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Swing and a miss Jeff

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Have a look at this, our very own Jeffrey from Benwell before he started posting on here. Hilarious

  • tequilamag

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Good morning Ibiza.. Doing fine mate. No problem will drop you a mail.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #22

    I always thought you sounded like that so to hear your real voice is comedy gold.

  • tequilamag

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    JFA I saw it last night. Comedy gold

  • beermonkey

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #24


    no news on the increased costs

  • jayphoto

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Maybe the boycott should extend to supporters of the Ashley regime? I’m sure the chronicle would start doing actual journalism again if their readership dropped by a large percentage! Actually agree with the letter in the mag, the best reporting they did was when they were banned and do any of us really want to read the club approve swill they print at the moment?

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Yoo Hoo Ibiza do you recall who said the missing £28 million was likely to be amortised player payments ?
    Do you get it yet ?

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #27

    That skip foto is so clearly a set up that I’m surprised anyone thought it worthy of comment.

  • jayphoto

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #28

    @ben3arfa – rumour is heavy that Tuchel will become Peps assistant at Bayern next season with a view to taking over the season after when peps contract runs out (and he no doubt takes over at Man City)
    I’ve long said Klopp is a viable target for Newcastle if they pay the wages. He’s on 2m euros a season. A decent top 10 premier league contract (Pulis is on £2m a year, Allardyce on £4m a year, etc) shouldn’t be beyond our means.
    Klopp has worked under a similar structure at Dortmund under heavy financial restrictions and not many clubs sell their best players more regularly than Dortmund who by next summer would have lost Lewandowski, Gotze, Reus and Hummels in the space of a couple years.
    Think we’d be a good career move for Klopp as a club IF the ownership showed ambition! Even just working within the clubs means, if we invested the profits and looked to grow I think he would be interested. Newcastle are a very similar club to Dortmund in a lot of respects

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #29

    Eeeee Alan I’m a long time listener first time caller, but serial b shitter.

  • John Tudor

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #30

    carver just picks 11 and hopes for a result

  • Markaccus

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #31


    Whats with the attitude? I only asked, and the one look i have had of the photo on FB did not make it obvious either way, otherwise i wouldn’t have asked.

  • jayphoto

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Also, Klopps next move will be to England. Can’t see a top job opening up tbh. You’ll have to pry arsenal out of wengers cold dead hands (and he’s doing well tbf with a young team coming of age)
    The barcelona directors that run city will wait a year for Pep. Very certain of this.
    Think Liverpool will back rodgers for the long term. They bought too many young players with the suarez money to expect instant success.
    Chelsea, Man utd and Spurs won’t change manager in the next year.
    Really the only premier league jobs that are likely to come up before next summer are Newcastle, West Ham and Sunderland . (im not counting QPR who i consider down)
    If Klopp wants to move to england anytime soon his options aren’t huge and his reputation has fallen a bit this year

  • Ciaran

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #33

    If Jeffrey had taken just a little bit more time to work things out, he’d have realised that tequila was slating me, not Ed. Poor blighter.

    How are ya tequila? long time no chat.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #34

    This came out 2 minutes ago

    Do you think maybe the journos at the Chronic monitor this site ?

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #35


    Hello mate, don’t worry he’s had his knickers in a twist since BandB gave him a taste of his own medicine last night.

  • Markaccus

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #36


    Ah right. Missed that. First time i have even looked here in months, and i get ‘tude from benwell troll. I am hurt 😀

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #37

    Jeff…Sorry, it’s still gone right over my head mate.

    Can you break it down in to bite size peices for me?

    Tequila…Thanks, greatly appreciated 🙂

  • reilly

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #38

    so the club are paying sd 2.8 mill a year to sell toon tops,another reason not to buy them.

  • jayphoto

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #39

    Not buying this injuries and Carver hasn’t got the players crap! He said he was happy with the squad in january and he’s only missing 1 or 2 from that time. My view of the players carver has had available since then is:
    Krul – dutch international
    Janmaat – Dutch international (nufc best player)
    Willo – (awful, but pardew and carver seem to love him)
    Coloccini – 80k a week captain
    Anita – Capped by Holland at left back. Played more at LB in his career at ajax than at CM.
    Cabella – french international – 12m signing
    Colback – good player, on fringes of england squad
    Sissoko – apparantly a yaya toure clone. 20m player. french international.
    Abeid. – algerian international. good player.
    Jonas – capped for Argentina in 4 seperate positions. Intelligent, has heart and leadership.
    Ryan Taylor – again not good enough but carver and pardew rated him
    Ayoze Perez – hot property, spanish u21 player
    Riviere – one of the top scorers in france last year. 6.5m striker
    Armstrong – one of the hottest propertys in the england youth sides
    Ameobi – has ability, needs to be motivated and managed
    No doubt i’m missing a few there but we have the players to put a better run together than Carver has managed.
    The centrebacks aside the players we have should at the minimum be competitive

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #40


    Check out the link JFA has posted, Jeffrey couldn’t see the funny side, even though he Apparentley chose the name as he found it funny.


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