Benitez To Buy Premier League Players Next Month


59 year-old former Charlton Athletic and West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley has been talking on Football on 5 and thinks that Rafa Benitez will spend some money next month to bring in some top players to the club.

Curbishley finished his West Ham spell when he resigned in September of 2008, when he was upset that top players were sold without his knowledge and in November of 2009, Curbishley won his case for constructive dismissal against the London club.

Alan Curbishley while at West Ham

That’s not unlike what Kevin Keegan did when he left Newcastle in September 2008 – about the same time  Curbishley left West Ham.

Newcastle had an excellent 4-0 home win yesterday against Birmingham City when we dominated the game, basically from start to finish.

This is what Curbishley has said on Football on 5.

“Newcastle in the window will go again,”

“I think they are the one club who can really go and buy the players that can cement them going up.”

“They can buy Premier League players, they can pay the Premier League wages.”

“And the player can go there with the confidence that they are going to be a Premier League player next season.”

“Gayle can get up to 25 goals at least, depending on injuries.”

“But they are in a position where if they did lose him, they can replace him and not a lot of teams can do that in the Championship.”

Gayle’s three goals yesterday keeps him at the top of the Championship goalscoring charts with 16 goals and he has 3 goals more than Brentford’s Scott Hogan in second place.

One of the big surprises this season  – Yoan Gouffran – had another very good game yesterday and scored his 5th goal of the season.

Here are Newcastle’s goalscorers this season.

PlayerLeagueCupsTotal
Dwight Gayle23023
Mat Ritchie12416
Ayoze Perez8412
Yoan Gouffran527
Aleksandar Mitrovic426
Mo Diame336
Daryl Murphy516
Jonjo Shelvey505
Christian Atsu505
Ciaran Clark213
Jamaal Lascelles303
Isaac Hayden202
Grant Hanley101
Chancel Mbemba101
DeAndre Yedlin101

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34 comments so far

  • G

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Not sure if we should buy Prem players yet, till our status is secured. If he can buy Champo players capable of the step up I would be happy

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #2

    G,
    If the right players come along of course we should by them, I don’t think we need to buy a judge type player who we might get limbered with but we definitely need to strengthen, we could well suffer without Gouffran and Shelvey.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Enter Sissoko to turn things around!

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Betty I’m still trying to work out where your random “elevator” comment flew in from. I definitely wouldn’t want to be stuck in one with you. It would be wrong on so many levels.

    Just one of your style jokes to give you a lift 😉

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Think Jib is being a bit disingenuous about his blind faith attitude to all things NUFC.
    Whilst Jib often (in fact more than often) makes gaffes/daft comments/daft interpretations – one thing that is for sure is that he is opinionated.
    His posts reveal this.
    Think he is being a bit naughty.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Sissoko plsying like a man on telly.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail

    All sissokos done so far is run up to the oppositions half and put crosses in that haven’t reach a team mate yet, haven’t done anything.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Nows he’s just lost the ball.

    Ha ha ha

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  • sparky55

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Went to the Game yesterday and it was all a bit weird.

    We completely dominated from the first minute to the last minute bar about 30 seconds, but the atmosphere was quite flat because it wasn’t really a contest…it was like watching 13 years olds playing eight year olds…it was never a contest so was never that interesting or enjoyable because it was all a bit inevitable.

    No end to end football, very few massive crunching tackles because they got no-where near us, no interesting individual contests, Darlow was bored to tears, no-one interfered with Shelvey or caused any kind of disruption to the way we played…so even though we won 4-0 it wasn’t that enjoyable….all a bit strange really.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #10

    sparky

    But three preciousssss pointssssss!

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Please not AC or CA

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #12

    welsh,
    The commentator has just said the full back has had a torrid time since his introduction, I think it must be time for Sky to release Gary Neville and his amatuer analysis and unleash the fifteen year old brain of welshgeordie9 on the foitballing public.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Ron

    Hell yes…back on the summit where we belong and we were very good but the weirdest game of football I’ve ever watched at St James

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Sparky,
    I’d take another 14 of them this season.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail

    You need to go to the opticians, he’s done sweet fa, have Spurs scored because of him, i know how about you look at the score on the top left of your screen to find out, just a thought like.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Not saying it’s a bad thing lads…and yes I’ll take another 14 of them too but just hope for a bit more excitement along the way thats all! 🙂 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #17

    My man of the match goes to sissoko, those 3 goals he set up after coming off the bench was first class.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Sparky,
    I’ve managed two home league games all season I’d take any win as long as I’m there, definitely home for Sheff Wed and Forest though.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #19

    I think Spurs have been woeful. Kane has been terrible. I don’t rate him however you cannot knock his goal scoring record. If he doesn’t score he makes little contribution and he gave the ball away which led to Manure’s goal.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki……. Excellent.lol. Be careful when in the elevator not to fart and follow through. That really would be taking this shit to a new level.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Fellaini!

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  • sparky55

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #22

    With you all the way there Jail…a wins a win and very happy we’re back on top…I’ll be there for those two games as well so be interested to share your views after the match.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #23

    A matter of opinion welsh, I thought Sissoko looked lively and was putting the kind of effort in he does when on telly, Gary Neville said he’d given the FB a torrid time since his introduction, maybe Neville should also take a visit to spec savers.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #24

    This is not a dig at Goufy, as i think he is one of the most improved players under Rafa, back to the player he was when he came, but he is at his limit and i personally would play atsu ahead of him. goufy is not creative enough for me, he works hard which should be a given for all players and pops up with the odd goal because he is in the right place right time, but he is not a richie type player who offers both a threat and creativity, and that is what i feel we miss on that left side, i also think Dummett shares some of that blame, he is good enough, but does he he safe thing almost every time, and that’s to predictable for me.
    i feel the left side lets us down

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Jail
    Aye Sissoko had a good game but to me he doesn’t fit into the Spurs squad, I like him as a player but he isn’t technical enough for them

    I can’t work out why they wanted him so badly tbh

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  • Jib

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #26

    sparky55
    I too would be interested in Jails views after a game when there is no commentator to tell him what he’s seen.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib@26…….. Fair play, very witty.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #28

    catchy,
    We have the best GD of all four divisions and the most goals scored, our number nine is the leagues top scorer and we have lost every game that The Gouff hasn’t started and you want him replaced with Atsu. The mind boggles.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Jibberish,
    I’d posted Sisdoko playing like a man on telly before Neville had said that.
    Yes swallocks it was hilarious.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Catchy

    Agree about Dummett…rubbish going forward because even if the ball’s given to him in a good position he always goes safe which in his world is always backwards. Very good at defending but offers nothing going forward.

    Gouffy’s role is a bit more difficult…defend or attack? nowadays (and certainly yesterday) he scored but was not offering enough going forward for sure.

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  • SPRINGY

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Great first touch and finish by lallana….west ham could get whooping if not careful

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Dummet and Gouffran are both perfect for us and this league, the world class LB who os a solid defender while offering support for the attack is literally out of our league at the moment.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Let’s hope the Hammers don’t get a real Hammering as they’re already homing in on Rafa according to Ed. Bilic is on borrowed time as the Baroness although harsh but fair on the apprentice won’t allow them to flirt with relegation.

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  • NoahJ

    Dec 11, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #34

    out of interest, what does everyone think of de jong’s comments about returning?

    I always had a soft spot for him as he is a smart footballer, but I can’t see who he’s better than in the current set-up, not to mention his horrendous injury record

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