These Are The Things On Newcastle Fans’ Minds The Day Before Preseason Begins


The Newcastle fans are still worried about Rafa Benitez and how angry is he behind the scenes because of so little transfer activity at Newcastle.

We have a feeling things will pick up tomorrow when he arrives again and will be smiling a lot as he welcomes some of his players back from their eight week summer break.

There is also discussion as to whether England internationals Joe Hart and Kieran Gibbs would be good signings for Newcastle.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez back in Toon tomorrow

And whatever happened with top target Andros Townsend – looks like we are no longer interested in him.

We are hoping we will be signing 26 year-old Frenchman Florian Lejeune shortly, but things have gone strangely quiet on that front – wonder what’s really happening behind the scenes?

Here’s some representative tweets from Newcastle fans this Sunday.



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156 comments so far

  • Reilly

    Jul 2, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Paddy Power?
    @paddypower

    Money coming for Rafa Benitez NOT to be in charge of Newcastle on the opening day of the season, 7/1 into 17/10! http://pdy.pr/PLIiNp

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Already mentioned Townsend this week. Considering rumours had Rafa walking out for not getting him in January – scare stories, surprise surprise – strange how he hasn’t been mentioned.
    Of course, that means nothing. A deal may have already been struck for all we know, but it may just as well be that Rafa has had a change of mind. Everyone thought he’d be first over the line, which only shows we know nothing, John Snow.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Ah more bollocks I see about Rafa leaving!

    Day one tomorrow of NUFCs return. Gonna be a big week I think!

    HWTL

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    I would have to agree with what John Carver said the other day.

    Don’t listen to the scaremongering! Everything will be alright 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Reilly, we’ve also been odds on to sign certain players and that hasn’t happened either. What odds were Brighton to win the Championship with three games left?
    Granted bookies can get it right, but with all the talk this price cut is designed purely and simply to save themselves money if it should happen. It means very little really mate.

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  • Thump

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #7

    @Bobby: Remember that odds shortening often have as much to do as people chucking money on one outcome as much as it means the likelihood has increased. The bookies want to keep making money, and if everybody is putting hundreds down on Man U to win at home, the odds will be shortened to protect the profit.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Bobbybee

    Not long left to wait now bud. Starts 17th dont it

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  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Following Reilly’s logic
    Bookies offering/changing odds on a meteor destroying Earth could cause a planetery body swerve !
    Dr Sheldon Cooper would tear his hair out
    😀

    It all ended with a Big Bang –BANG !!!!!!!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Another boring day in the transfer world, can’t see us signing anyone and if we do they not going to be 1st choice or 2nd.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Siem De Jong just landed at airport

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC6CLz7WYAA7tKP.jpg

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  • sing in the corner

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Kacper T
    Hey, I see the hearts are still down. How about a progress report on that face-palm button?

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  • sing in the corner

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Shire
    Yeah, unfortunately he got a whiplash injury on touchdown.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #14

    The lift button doesn’t work at the bottom of the pager either. So I have to scroll back up 🙁

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Sing
    The leg that isn’t incased in plaster is prosthetic 😀

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Thump, I know that mate, makes you wonder how many of our fans have helped shorten the odds? They appears to be a drive for a self fulfilling prophecy to take place, just so some people can claim how right they’ve been all along.
    Of course, they’ve said it five times since he joined, but will conveniently forget that if it does happen! 🙂 Personally I’m happy to wait and see and hope for the best. So far, it’s five nowt. If you keep saying something, eventually it will happen. It’s a fact that one day Rafa will leave. You’re bound to be right eventually, but even if they are right now, the five times they’ve been wrong kinda negates the ‘wise owl’ figure they’d like to portray! 🙂
    My point is simply this. We don’t know – none of us – what’s happening. Is Rafa likely to walk whilst the window is open? Whilst he can still get what he wants? Simply doesn’t make logical sense to me.
    Let’s be honest, Rafa himself has said NOTHING about being unhappy or on the verge of walking. It’s all media driven – again. Like is has been every time he’s been allegedly walking out the door.
    Gonna have a joint and chill out – maybe others should too! 🙂

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Bobby,
    Hope that’s a joint of beef your referring too! Lol

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Jazzy, what happens on the 17th mate? July or August?
    Rodriguez has signed for West Brom. Oh no, another player we were definitely 100% going to sign. That’s it, Rafa’s gone. 🙂

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Jazzy

    What’s happening on the 17th?

    Have I missed something

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Shirebrook, Medicinal only mate. 🙂

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  • Mr Funk

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #21

    My shopping list for next week would be:

    LB – Gibbs or Robertson or Willems

    CB – Ljeune

    CDM – Camacho

    MC or ACM – Boudebouz

    ST – Gray or Iheanacho

    I think that would cost about £60 million

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Carvalho for cdm
    Gray and Iheanacho for striker
    To be honest though I want one top quality player done by Friday to get the ball rolling minimum.
    Lejeunes or gibbs or both would seem most likely.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Our friends in the Mirror reckons if RAFA leaves he has to pay the fatman 5 million.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Jazzy, are you still there? Or was that a classic wind up? Drop something then leg it, leaving us to wonder what you were talking about? The 17th? Is this secret code? Are you recruiting for MI5? (MI6 won’t like that). What’s occurring on the 17th? Our first signing? 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Toontaff, Rafa’s been getting some stick from the press. Collymore calling him a dictator and how he’ll drive owners away, not the other way round! 🙂 All it shows imo is that they know less than us.

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Nathaniel Chalobah would be a terrific signing. We were beating the Germans 2-1 last week, he went off with an injury and I don’t think we touched the ball after that, they scored 5 or 6 minutes later. He completely controlled the midfield, against the Germans too.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #27

    … And we know EFF all!!!!

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  • corkypants

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #28

    How can anyone be upset that we are linked to Hart and gibbs both exactly what we need seasoned prem players who are still in there primeplayers normally reach there peak between 27 and 30 keepers a bit later. I’d take both!!!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #29

    They’re waffling on Talksport now about transfers. They agree with me on one thing anyway, and that’s that the record will be smashed on players this window. All about transfers if anybody fancies tuning in. Might give us a clue or two?

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  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    More like recruiting for MFI
    😀

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Corky, what? For the mighty Newcastle? England internationals? Pah! Nowhere need good enough for us mate. Ha ha ha ha! Not really. I’m with you, I’d have em both in a blink of the eye.

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  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #32

    I hink Jazzy was referring to preseason friendlies
    He was wrong
    1st one is
    Fri
    14-Jul
    Hearts

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  • lesh

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Bobbybee

    Your posts’ll be read with interest…….. To see how long it takes for you to start talking real tripe as you sit on your bean bag listening to ‘Snowflakes are Dancing’ while watching your Cheese Plsnt grow and chanting ‘Ommmmmmm’ while also gazing at the cover of Abraxis.

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  • lesh

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Why is it that other clubs manage to navigate through close seasons without controversy?

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  • corkypants

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Bobbybee
    Keeper:- Darlow, Elliot, Krul or Hart
    Left back:- Dummer,Lazaar, Haidara or Gibbs

    They both sound like stupid questions if you ask me

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Anybody thats saying don’t worry all will be ok really needs to see a shrink now we are dealing with Ashley what you think so far hibbit not a productive weekend .

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #37

    We don’t need to see a shrink. We’re chilled about it. Plenty time left imo so my brain is fine.
    Worrying, stressing, getting worked up over something you can have zero effect on and what might not even be true…
    Who needs the shrink? 🙂

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  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #38

    “Jai guru deva om”
    actually
    Nothing’s going to change Bobby’s world

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Corky, Aye, no brainer innit? That said, I think Dummett will step up a level pushing Gibbs for that left back spot. Which is exactly what we want. People fighting for places,making each other into better players.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib, things change in my world when they change in the real world mate. Right now, nothing’s changed. The window’s open. Rafa’s in charge. Signings will come when they come. When that changes, my mindset will change.
    It’s like the boy who cried wolf on here though. Rafa’s been leaving several times so far, but not one of those rumours bore a shred of truth. No reason to believe this rumour than any of the earlier ones.
    Right now, what could I do? What can anybody do? Dunno about others, but I imagine they’re like me insomuch we’ve all got real problems to concern us, without getting wound up over rumours. Face it when it happens – if it happens.

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