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Newcastle Fans Twitter Reaction To Fee Agreed For Wijnaldum

8:27 am, Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

Here is some of the reaction to the news this morning that Liverpool have agreed a £25M fee for Gini Wijnaldum with Newcastle.

The fans think it’s very good business, but we need a replacement brought in.

This is some of the collateral damage you get when the club is incompetent and gets relegated – Gini’s the type of player we will need next May if we get promoted.

gini wijnaldum arriving at Keepmoat stadium

Gini Wijnaldum at Doncaster last night

Tags: Coaching · Financials · Georginio Wijnaldum · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Tweet · Twitter

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JC148 // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    For the Rafa song, why not ‘Chancel Mbemba, Ritchie and Gayle, Shelvey and Perez…Raaafa…’

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    So now, with gini gone, and socks inevitably following….. we need a starting LB, a creative AM and possibly another ST

  • 3 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Who do we already have who can already play in the AM/10 role? For me only SDJ (injured all the time) and maybe Perez can perfect the art this season. We still need to sign a creative player in that position imo.

  • 4 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Shame he has to go as it would have been good to see what Rafa could do with him.

    With relegation, these things happen. Nice profit – also showing that you can ‘even’ spend £15m on a player and still get a hefty profit without being extraordinarily outstanding, although the tv figures will have helped this up a bit.

    Regardless of his invisibility at times, it’s a decent goals return for a first season in the top league with a below par manager. He’s obviously got talent.

    Klopp may well do a lot better with him.

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:36 AM

  • 6 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:39 AM


    Yeah agreed. Did go missing at times, but also contributed. He hasn’t taken the p1ss in the media, either. He has the potential to excell at Liverpool.

  • 7 sing in the corner // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    The extra money has started to burn holes in some pockets, lots of dosh sloshing around. Standby for more daft deals. Football well on the way to eating itself…

  • 8 nufc 11 // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Joe Allen going to stoke for 13 million why didn’t we try get him?

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    YouCouldn’t, yeah.

  • 10 stuart no9 // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    not really too concerned. Raffa knew this was on the cards, and id be very surprised if he hasnt altready planned for this . expect a new man through the door before next week

  • 11 Tsunki // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    At what point do we get the boxes of “In Carr We Trust” tee shirts out again? 🙂 if we get £30+m for Moussa then it will look like he made the right buys after all ha ha

  • 12 WWSBRD // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Dont let the door hit ya where God split ya, enjoy Liverpools bench

  • 13 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Tsunki, he was captain and player of the year at PSV, I think, plus an international. I’d say he was the right sort of player to get. Shame it was McClaren in charge not Rafa.

    Not always easy in a first season, but he can definitely do a lot better. He could still be a valued player at Liverpool even at that price.

  • 14 jazzyp // Jul 21, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    Not gonna lie lads, Gutted the lads gone.
    Think under Kloppity Kloppity he will be a massive success.
    Wish him all the Success at his new club

  • 15 WWSBRD // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Really dont get why everyone is so gutted tbh the bloke sacked half the season off, did nothing away from home, scored more than half his goals in 2 games and take away his goals contributed next to nothing all season.

    Hard work beats talent when talent doesnt work hard, think that sums up Gini

  • 16 JDdubai // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    If Aarons gets his usual injuries next season we only have Ritchie and Perez who I would be fairly confident would impact games creatively for us…..think we are really short of depth there – CM is fine, defense will be ok i think, but attacking third creativity we are low on.

  • 17 jazzyp // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    So did half the team mate. Name one player that consistantly played well away from home last season ??
    The prem’s top scoring midfielder, Newcastle’s top scorer,An undoubted talent and would never have sold if we had stayed up

  • 18 Slank // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Laurent Robert

    ‘..captain and player of the year at PSV….an international…right sort of player..shame it was McClaren in charge not Rafa…’

    My view too.

    Probably right player in wrong team with wrong manager. I doubt very much whether we will get a like for like replacement.

    Next player out the door I would like to see is Shelvey. People criticize Sissoko for inconsistency but his is nothing compared to Shelvey who is a real flash harry.

  • 19 Slank // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    flash (in the pan) harry

  • 20 WWSBRD // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    None played consistently well but the rest atleast tried to do so, Gini is the invisible man, only looks good on match of the day highlights

    4 goals in 1 freak result and 2 against a completely defeated and drained team on the last day of the season where it meant nothing

    He wouldnt of been sold if we’d stayed up though ur right but that doesnt mean he deserved to stay

  • 21 giimps // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    I’m disappointed too, he admittedly played for himself, that was evident when he wouldn’t let Townsend take the penalty vs Spurs when he was begging to.
    Very good technically but not a team player, I’m hoping the team ethos is what Rafa will bring, not the selfish (always looking to make yourself look better in front of the cameras type) we have been getting.
    As I said, sad to see his ability leave but not the attitude,same when Socks goes.

  • 22 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Pretty much inevitable really. You could tell from things he said he didn’t fancy the Championship but to be fair he handled himself professionally. Good luck to him. I think we got an over the odds price, and Liverpool have got a decent player. Fair result all round.

  • 23 Jib // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    Henderson , Lallana , Coutinho , Firmino , Milner Emre Can , Marko Grujic ,Sheyi Ojo plus about half a dozen midfield kids
    Where will he fit ?

  • 24 RonVanDam // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Very sad to see gini leave. Would rather have sissoko leave then him. Wish him all the best. will be a massive hit when he nails his spot at Liverpool. He was one of the few players I enjoyed watching along with Perez and Janmaat

  • 25 welshgeordie9 // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:34 AM


    Like the rest of our ex players, Gini will be on the bench.

  • 26 welshgeordie9 // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Gini was good but not that good, all his goals was at home, Kevin Nolan was much better plus he was a captain, another player similar to him not Gini.

  • 27 jimmysmith // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    It’s a fantastic move for him and Liverpool get a player with the difficult first epl season out of the way, and for a fee that wasn’t over the top. You’d have to be slightly anxious now, with Sissoko almost certain to follow, and considering the calibre of player we are bringing in, who are good, but not great. No way would Championship defences have thwarted an attack including Townsend, Sissoko, Widjnaldum, and Mitrovic over 40 odd games, now it’s a bit iffy.

  • 28 jazzyp // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:38 AM


    Just gonna have to agree to disagree matey.4 goals in a freak result… He still scored em pal and didn’t see anyone else in that position to score goals that day.
    I’m not absolving him from his part in our relegation mate cos he played his part, But in my humble opinion he was one of our best players in the squad.
    The loss of Townsend… Gini… And even an in form Moussa who would have sooner lost than Gini will hit us hard. As it was glaringly obvious we have diddly squat in the form of attacking midfielders at the club now.
    Perez tries to take to many players on
    Aaron’s is as bad as sick note Sdj
    Richie played in a very attack minded Bournemouth squad and for me lacks the carrying capacity of Townsend.
    My point is buddy by selling all our star assets whether we are in the Pl or the Championship, is not strengthening the team but weakening it

  • 29 jimmysmith // Jul 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Nolan was a lump compared to Gini. He was smart though, and ideally suited to English football, but Widjnaldum is a classy player, now at a classy club. It’s nothing to be particularly happy about.

  • 30 Lager_arm // Jul 21, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    ‘Gini’s the type of player we will need next May if we get promoted’ has the fella writing this been sniffing glue ? Him and Sissoko are the reason we got relegated you idiot. Good riddance to both of them, they’re both brilliant examples of the modern day footballer, couldn’t give a toss unless it benefits themselves, waste of time won’t be missed.

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