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Poll: Are You Satisfied With This Summer’s Transfer Window?

6:42 pm, Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 28 Comments

The transfer window has now closed and Newcastle brought in five players in total – four of whom are in the first team.

We also let a number of players leave – and some of the players did not have their contracts extended and were released.

steve mcclaren closeup trainign kit

Steve McClaren – has a very decent squad now

The Haris Vuckic deal has now been announced by Newcastle, and as expected he got a one yera extension to keep him at the club through the summer of 2017.

Here’s the full transfer dealings of Newcastle this summer – and then can you please vote in our poll at the end.

Georginio Wijnaldum£14.5MEindhoven
Aleksandar Mitrovic£14.3MAnderlecht
Chancel Mbemba£11.8MAnderlecht
Florian Thauvin£14.5MMarseille
Ivan Toney£1.5MNorthampton
Transfer Fees Out£56.6M
Remy CabellaSeason loanMarseille
Davide Santon£2.0MInter-Milan
Mehdi Abeid£1.5MPanathinaikos
Olivier Kemen£0.5MLyon
Sammy AmeobiSeason LoanCardiff
Adam Armstrong6 month loanCoventry
Freddie Woodman6 month loanCrawley
Haris VuckicSeason LoanWigan
Shane Ferguson6 month loanMilwall
Jonas GutierrezReleasedDeportivo
Ryan TaylorReleasedHull City
Jak AlnwickReleasedPort Vale
Adam CampbellReleasedNotts County
Remie StreeteReleasedPort Vale
Transfer Fees In£4.0M
Net Spend£52.6M

Are You Satisfied With This Transfer Window?

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Tags: Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tinman // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Well here is my transfer round up;
    – Wijnaldum – Great value for a fantastic player, think everyone will agree on that.
    – Mitrovic – Looks like he could be a perfect number 9. He is a bit hot heated but I think he has been desperate to perform straight away. I expect goals when he comes back (right in line with some easier fixtures)
    – Mbemba – Looks great. Will get better and better.
    – Thauvin – Started well, we needed an out and out winger, hope he is the man to do it.
    – Ivan Toney – We will see!

    – Shame about Kemen and Abeid, surely we could have loaned Kemen. Something must have happened behind the scenes there.
    – Jonas, one more year?

    Overall pretty happy. Think we have brought in some great players and very happy with the coaching additions. Probably an underwhelming finish this season but I think we will be set up to progress in the future. We might have a cup run this year. Young players bought so should only get better! Shame we didn’t get another CB, but Colo has been fantastic in the first few games, hopefully he can keep it up and we will be fine until next year.

  • 2 Thump // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Williamson is still a Newcastle player.

    I’m furious.

  • 3 MacToon // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Good signings but not nearly enough done imho.

    More pleased that the coach and coaching staff have been replaced tbh.

  • 4 Rusbjerg11 // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Can the clubs still sign players on free agent?

  • 5 JamesToon // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:49 PM


    Good summary. Hope these buys and future buys are players who the club wants to fit in mcclarens system, not purely for sell on value. Need to follow swansea’s blueprints.

  • 6 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Really surprised at Vuckic getting a new contract, I thought his time was well up!

    Some players are just very lucky here like, how him, Obertan, Williamson and Gouffran are still here is beyond me.

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Well,i have gone for no, unfortunately. Defence needed one more imo.

  • 8 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Voted No.

    We went to the wire last season. We’ve signed three good players and one who could be anything. We’re still without an inform striker. We could have done with two if we’re making our own luck. That’s shocking. Graham Carr should be sleeping very uneasily.

    Other clubs have strengthened. We talk about the next couple of windows. Other clubs will strengthen then too. Three good players is not enough.

  • 9 LGFUAD21 // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Cant really complain given we are one of the biggest spenders.

    Think we have bough good calibre of players, which hopefully is a sign of things to come.

    Havent really addressed the issues which i think is a bit silly but Im not going to be one of those that stands bleeding on about a new cb and how we havent done enough when Ashley has come good on his promise.

    I suspect we wouldve brough a new CB in had we managed to offload some other players which we failed to do.

    Still, no doubt we have improved the squad in terms of quality and depth.

  • 10 will die for the toon army // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Very good window. For the defenders issue, If Mcca sees they r ok. Am ok with that. Mcca shld work on our attack. I think we r going to b a boring team.

  • 11 JamesToon // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:54 PM


    Hopefully McClaren can make Mitro into that in form player

  • 12 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Free agents can still sign, as can and Out of contract players still sitting at clubs, as long as they were as such before the window shut. Usually ends up being a waste of time, though. Never any decent ones knocking about.

  • 13 JDdubai // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Think it has been good:
    4 top players brought in each strengthening a different area
    no-one sold
    new coaching team

    Yes we need further big strengthening in Jan and defs next summer but as stage 1 of the 3 window plan then i think we are in a better position now than we all expected in May.

    Just need Mitro to calm the feck down now!

  • 14 JDdubai // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Voted yes

    4 potentially huge players signed
    No one sold
    New coaching setup

    Yes we need further investment in Jan and next summer, especially in defence and attack, but as stage 1 of the 3 window plan then i think we are in a better position now than we expected in May.

  • 15 MassiveG // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Semi-satisfied with some great signings but sorry to be doom and gloom but think we’re only just above relegation. They said we may have a surprising signing so was excited for Abdennour and finally two quality centre backs. Disappointed about Santon still, Abeid and to a certain extent Kemen and Cabella, and we have not pounced where needed on Ayew, Van Dijk, Shaquiri and Gomis, so Swansea, Southampton and Stoke move further out of our reach.

  • 16 SUTTY1978 // Sep 1, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    As the first of three big spending transfer windows, i’m happy. Taken as a window in isolation, not so much. At least this time we have some promise that there will be more signings to come both in Jan and next summer. Previously we have been left with signing free barren spells.
    First XI replacements required for Colo, Anita & Colback in Jan and we go from there

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Anybody see sack llambias post earlier, “mashers”, “fatso”, “snidey yes man”, now who uses those terms I wonder, I think the multiple is up to his tricks again !

  • 18 bladeuser // Sep 1, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Satisfied my arse we r relegation candidates

  • 19 anthc // Sep 1, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    I think the net spend needs to take in to account the cabaye money too as that was sitting in the bank before we started.
    All in all good value considering sterling cost 50 mill. However, we needed defensive cover as I personally don’t feel we have the quality to cover a couple of injuries which history suggests we will have!

  • 20 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    First Team Squad of 25

    Rob Elliott Tim Krul Karl Darlow

    Daryl Janmaat Chancel Mbemba
    Fabricio Coloccini
    Steven Taylor Jamaal Lascelles
    Massadio Haidara
    Curtis Good Paul Dummett Mike Williamson Vurnon Anita Jack Colback Cheick Tiote Sylvain Marveaux
    Georginio Wijnaldum Moussa Sissoko
    Yoan Gouffran Siem Dejong Rolando Aarons Ayoze Perez Papiss Cissé Aleksandar Mitrovic Emmanuel Riviere

  • 21 geordiesteve520 // Sep 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    The negativity here is horrendous, did we think we were going to do everything in one window? I know talk is cheap but we have signed 4 players that fit straight in to the 1st team AND let no-one of any importance go.

  • 22 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 1, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    No from me. If that squad only needed one new defender I’m a monkey’s uncle. And what on earth are the likes of Williamson, Gouffran, Obertan and Riviere still doing here? No doubt in my mind we still look like a bottom five team. Everyone who finished above us last season have improved their squads. Ashley is still riding his luck, not making it.

  • 23 sfbay_toon // Sep 1, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    IMO, an outstanding transfer period for us. Not just in terms of talent brought to NUFC, but most (maybe all) signings look like bargains, especially in light of other teams’ signings in the last week. The last few years have made all queasy at mention of good “financial” transactions, it’s still a good thing to get talent at a bargain price.

    From what we’ve seen, I’d rate the transfers:

    Mbemba – 8/10 (demonstrated talent in match appearances; can play RB (vs. DePay!) as well; great value; lots of upside; fills need)

    Wijnaldum – 7+/10 (has run the offense since match 1; great attitude and work rate; can improve stamina; finishes better than I expected)

    Thauvin – 6+/10 (high price; flashes of brilliance shows upside; fast w/ good ball handling; good set pieces)

    Tomey – ? (we’ll see)

    Mitrovic – between 1/10 and 7/10 🙂 (looks and acts like an old-school #9; looks like a movie villain :); big & strong; some self-discipline issues…)

    Transfers out: 8/10 I haven’t pissed or moaned about any departures yet, and have been overjoyed to still have Cisse, Perez, Aarons, Tiote, Dummet, etc. still on our squad. Was surprised that Coloccini was extended, but MU and AFC matches make that move look genius.

  • 24 SA Toon // Sep 1, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Could we have done better? Of course. In the context of what’s happened over the last few years, how does this window rate? Brilliant!!!! Good signings and (almost more importantly) no senior exits on the last day. I simply can’t remember when we last had a window like this where we ended up with no big exits and one of the highest nett spends in the league. Bloody remarkable, if you ask me. The mood in the club seems better than it has been for a long time and we seem to be on the up. Let’s see how we go, but I’m feeling bullish. Come on the lads!!!

  • 25 stuart no9 // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Can’t really say I’m pleased . I thought a striker may have been on the agenda , but lying joint bottom and not buying anyone could be a big big mistake come May .

  • 26 stuart no9 // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    What’s all this — stage 1 of the 3 window plan ?? Just buy the players and get on with the job ffs . It’s clearly not the ‘5 year plan ‘ any more , that’s been taken over by the 3 window plan . Give me strength

  • 27 geniusofthelamps // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    I get a bit sick of the obertan witch hunt if I am honest. short memoriesas the guy was our best player I the first 10 games last year and has had a good pre season anddecent start this year being onwof the only players to have shots on target. like him or hate him I always think we look a better teamwith him in the side. personally I think if we are up against it like we were against arsenal he should play as lone striker. he is big strong can hold the ball up and is quick so at least we have an outlet. he wasnt the best player in france at the age of 17 and then go to Man utd for no reason. as soon as he does onw tgung wring the whole stadium are on his back. he has good feet and links up well with others. I would like to see him given fair crack of the whip instead of being berated all the time

  • 28 thevirus // Sep 2, 2015 at 1:09 AM

    Unfortunately I had to vote no, we have bought 4 excellent players but needed an extra defender hence the no vote. Teams around us have strengthened significantly as well so could be a long season again

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