Geordie Fans Not Convinced By These Potential Striker Signings

There’s been news in the last day or two that Rafa Benitez may try to bring in one of his former strikers, Peter Crouch, the 6ft 7ins tall striker, who is now 35 years old and plying his trade at Stoke City.

But fans are not convinced he would be a good signing for the club, even if it was on a short-term two year deal like Rafa negotiated for the highly rated Spanish full-back Jesus Gamez.


Peter Crouch – 65% of fans don’t think he would be a good signing

And we put out an article earlier today on Patrick Bamford, the 22 year-old Chelsea striker, who we have been linked with this summer and  would cost Newcastle at least £10M in today’s transfer market.

But Geordie fans are not convinced that would be a good deal either for the club.

In both cases around two thirds of Newcastle fans don’t think the deals would be good ones for the club.


Patrick Bamford – 22 year-old Chelsea striker

Here are the results of the polls we put out on the two strikers – you can still vote in either poll.

Would Peter Crouch Be A Good Signing For Newcastle?

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Would Patrick Bamford Be A Good Signing For £10M?

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Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m still somewhat simmering in anger with Ashley. It’ll take Rafa 3 seasons to establish us in the top half of the epl. If he’d been in place at the beginning of last season, we would be there right now.

    He’d have done well with the squad McClaren was given, and even better given the ensuing two windows to reshape it in his own image with the money that’s been spent, top 8 in the epl nailed on.

    I don’t think Ashley has turned over a new leaf as much as just come to his senses, but he really does owe us this and much more after the 9 years we’ve endured at the pointy end of his experimental and opportunistic approach to running the club, and what will be a further three years of transition.

    Hanley, should he finally come, Hayden, Gayle, Ritchie, even Gamez will all be good additions considering we are now a Championship club, but also sobering ones considering what might have been. If we lose more, then that’s the calibre of replacement that’ll be coming in, and they aren’t elite players we would have been signing, by some margin.

  • Our Toon

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #2


    Rafa was at Real madrid at the beginning of last season

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Ha Ha Ha, that was easy. Ok a manager of far better quality than McC then, and the willingness to give him his head. Benitez was sent from above, so in need of a miracle we obviously were.

  • Belfast

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Aye there was an 18 day break and then two winnable games. We lost them both and then McLaren got the chop.

  • Our Toon

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #5


    Yes that was the time to get rid if not before but as always the idiots thought he’d turn it around and not learn from the same mistakes of the previous relegation.

    Jimmy – ahaha yeah sorry mate, but get your point though.

    I’m off chaps enjoy your evening

  • croftus5678

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #6

    imo crouchy would be an awsome signing for us to cover mitro.

    however the link to crouch has been rubbished with us saying we was not even thinking of him a a target….shame imo.

    striker wise imo we are sorted with mitro/perez/siem/river/arma and gayle so i wouldnt expect another

    a cb is still a must imo i know hayden can play there but tbh thats not the sort of quality i’m expecting to challenge lescalles and mbemba.

  • toon kk

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Rafa would probably have saved us had he been appointed in January, he would have got a striker in the transfer window, we basically played all last season without one.
    Macca was a disaster, another ridiculous decision by an inept board.
    We probably needed to go down to make MA see his flawed regime wasn’t working.

  • ToonRich

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Carrying on from the last thread…I only asked what peoples thoughts on a bid for Balotelli were, not that I thought we were after him!! But to read some of the comments; why wouldnt he come here, his career is in tatters at present, we’ve got as much to offer as any of the italian teams offering to take him!!

    Not saying he’d ever suit us, but would be very interesting!! Asprilla mkII!!!

  • Yo-yo

    Jul 13, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #9


    I thought you had recanted from the hundreds, possibly thousands, of posts you put up about SMc being a top class (sorry world class) coach who was certain to keep us in the EPL. when 90% of fellow bloggers felt the opposite. You badmouthed most of them. I’m sure you apologised more than once for your totally mistaken predictions after the Bournemouth game.
    So why are you re – fighting old battles now – when you have already agreed Tufty wasn’t good enough ?

    You’re not very consistent – even when you keep getting it wrong.

  • nufc 11

    Jul 13, 2016 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Danny ings, Jonathan Walters, Ross McCormack


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