We still have only just over 2200 fans having voted, but it seems like most fans are satisfied with the transfer window that closed last night at 6:00pm, and around 72% are satisfied with what Newcastle did in the summer.
Steve McClaren was not doing this last night
Here are the results of the poll so far, and please vote if you haven’t already done so.
The good thing about the window is that we brought in five players for around £50M – Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Florian Thauvin and 19 year-old Ivan Toney.
And we kept some players we were thinking in June that we may lose, and they include Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote, Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul, Ayoze Perez and Rolando Aarons.
Newcastle also kept older players like Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux and Rob Elliot, so we have more strength in depth – even if those players will not be starters this year.
Most of them could leave next summer with Williamson and Taylor’s contracts running out next summer.
We do have three experienced goalkeepers in the squad, so we will not get into the position of having to play an untested goalkeeper in the first team, like we had to with Jak Alnwick last season for eight games.
Jak did his very best, but he just didn’t have the experience, and top clubs keep three experienced goalkeepers in the squad, so that’s a good change from last year at this time.
The challenge now for Steve McClaren is to get Newcastle into playing good football – solid and resilient at the back, and creative up front.
The initial signs are good that Steve and the coaching staff can do that – but it will take time – so we suppose we have to be patient.
Those fans who were not satisfied is probably due to the fact we didn’t strengthen the defense enough, and we maybe should have brought in another top center-back plus another full back.
We are short of full-backs, so maybe Newcastle will bring one in during January.
Some fans may have also thought we should have brought in another experienced top striker.
But fans seem happy enough at the moment, which is a lot different from how they felt at this time last year.
Did Newcastle Have A Good Transfer Window This Summer?
- No (69%, 3,224 Votes)
- Yes (31%, 1,449 Votes)
Total Voters: 4,673
Maybe that means Newcastle are finally starting to make some progress in building up a good team?