Fans Want Utility Player To Get New Deal At Newcastle


Rafa Benitez will have a number of decisions to make next summer on the makeup of the Newcastle squad and those decisions will of course be dependent on whether we are promoted this season.

That’s the goal and that’s the hope, but you never know in football and we can take nothing for granted.

Rafa will have loan players coming back like Tim Krul, Henri Saivet and Siem de Jong and he will need to decide who stays at Newcastle and who gets sold.

Vurnon Anita in action for Newcastle

There are also a number of players whose contracts run out next June and one of those is 27 year-old Dutch International Vurnon Anita, who has played very well for the team since Rafa came on board last March 11th.

Vurnon was the only senior player brought into the squad in the summer of 2012, after we had finished 5th in the league and the club made a huge error that summer by not strengthening the squad and increasing the size of it.

Subsequently the squad was decimated by injury the following season when we reached the quarter finals of the Europa League.

But we were also fighting relegation and brought in five Frenchmen in January of 2013 to help us out and we only just survived.

And rumors were started last weekend when Vurnon Anita was seen at a Feyenoord game and of course clubs will be able to talk to him about a potential new deal in January.

We are running a poll on Vurnon and four in five fans think he should be given a new deal by Rafa Benitez.

Do You Want Vurnon Anita To Be Offered A New Contract?

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8 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Dec 8, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #1

    With 50,000 plus at SJP for every home game the roar should be intimidating for the visitors.
    I agree with Posada, it’s rarely so.
    Our results this season have been better away than at home.
    We’re missing a trick here.

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  • martoon

    Dec 8, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #2

    It works 2 ways with the crowd – they have to be given something to shout about. At the Blackburn game we were so poor it was difficult to get excited about anything!

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  • posada

    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Martoon
    I know what you mean. But who gets who going.
    What starts it the crowd or the team.
    What folks need to realise is that the rest of football and the media want us to fail.
    The other teams like Forrest. Home gates of 20000 if they are lucky.
    The media like Ski who are used to Toon comic caper stories over the years.
    That Ref Martin who sub consciously was against the top team winning.
    It should all start before a ball is kicked.
    It often seems to me that a lot of people are not even looking forward to the match.

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    I used to sit in the East Stand, right by the corner flag next to the Leazes and there was more noise there than there is now in the Gallowgate. I missed 4 seasons, but now there seems to be a lot who turn up late, leave before half-time, return late, then leave before the end of the game!

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    I can actually hear the away fans more now than when I was so much closer to them!

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Many spend so much of the game on phones or talking to each other about god knows what, not sure why they turn up! I actually feel uncomfortable making noise!

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Some very young children in the stand, too- not many of them interested in the game and parents spend the game trying to help with their boredom!

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  • Jib

    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Crowd atmosphere and standing are obviously linked.
    If the club is genuinely interested in providing a more intimidating climate for visiting teams it seems clear to me they have to go down the “safe standing” route.

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