Newcastle Fans Split On Whether Signing Jack Wilshire At £20M Would Be A Good Deal


In the article we wrote earlier today we were not too sure signing 25-year-old Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshire for £20M from Arsenal was a good deal for the club.

That seems a lot of money to pay for a player who has had constant injury problems throughout his career although when he’s fit and at his best, he’s an excellent technical footballer.

We put out a poll out this morning on whether signing Jack would be a good deal for Newcastle at £20M and 60% say no.

And on Twitter fans seems more positive about signing the player who has been at Arsenal all his career and spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, where we didn’t he impressed all that much.

Jack Wilshire in Arsenal colors

Here are the poll results so far.

Should Newcastle Sign Jack Wilshere For £20M?

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And here are some typical comments fans are making on Twitter regarding Jack Wilshire this Sunday morning – most seem positive.

 

 

 



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26 comments so far

  • Veltman

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    I also think Spurs will rip us apart and put us to the sword.

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  • Sivarese

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    That ankle’s made of glass. No doubting his ability when he’s fit, but personally I reckon it’s his head that needs sorting before his body. He’s a self-destructive person. He’s got a bad set of mates and a low IQ (then again that’s plenty of footballers). Would rather have someone with a better mentality and less natural ability.

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  • Budge123

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s a shame about Jack.
    Saw him in an FA Youth cup final years ago and he was different class.
    But injuries and apparent lifestyle choices mean he hasn’t reached his potential.
    Having him here would of been a dream if he had become the player he could have been.

    But as it is he’s best left alone.

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  • Budge123

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Veltman bet you were saying that the last time we played them too!

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    No, to Jack, because he’d be a liability.
    Hope Wor Jacob doesn’t read this Blog. Imagine the poor lad finding out that Jester doesn’t see him as an upgrade on The Gouff! 👿

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    The good thing about the Spurs game, is we will be expected to lose, so the pressure should be off. With Dummett and Wor Jacob being Rafa’s new whippets on the left, we may well surprise those spuds.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    In the absence of any top-flight players, we’ll need on-field organisation and discipline, as well as a hefty dose of self-belief.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Of course Spurs will trounce us. That is unless we have a manager capable of working the play to percentages – expect it to be a dull game, a frustrating afternoon and possibly a goalless draw. Which in real terms would be a win.

    On Wilshire – he’s straight out of the sixties, gags from the offy, weekends at the boozer. I’m sure if we did acquire him (can’t envisage it tbh) a manager like Rafa would mark his card from the off and expect him to knuckle down if he wants his England career to last. Probably would be a miles better buy even as puffing Billy than many of the knackers we’ve bought in the last five years.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #9

    toontaff

    A lot of posters think we’ll beat Spurs.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Gags from the offy? Fags. I think autocorrect is going PC on me.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Still looks like Krul is not in the plans, with Darlow also leaving if Rafa can get an experienced keeper. Reina?
    With Mbemba playing full back in the friendlies, maybe we are finished in terms of defenders? We have 4 centre halves + Mbemba, Dummett.
    Full backs, Jesus and Javier able to cover both sides. Not sure about Hairdrier, but Hazaar is surplus. Sterry loaned out?

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  • sing in the corner

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #12

    I don’t think Spurs will rip us apart at home, 1st game of the season. They are lightening on the counter, I think we would set up in our cautious mode and it’ll be tighter than people fear. Still they are big favourites to win the game of course.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13

    I suppose the last game we played in the Prem makes people think we will do the same. I doubt that.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki

    Me too, unfortunately.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #15

    Wingers sorted. Midfield, we need a back up/competition for Shelvey. Doubt Ginger Pirlo will be sold and only one might sell is Diame.
    Forwards – we need 1 top class striker and a no. 10.
    Riviere is hanging around like a bad smell and they have to get rid of him – would be our best transfer business this window.

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #16

    @5 we’ve got a few football know nowts on here. We might well have the best fans in football but we’ve also got amongst the least knowledgeable if the blog is anything to go by. Bobby bee, jib, Lilongwe types at one end of the spectrum and the likes of jesper, bladeuser and tof at t’other.
    Some of the comments on players in pre season friendlies are laughable. Many they’ve never seen play or in some cases never heard of but still feel they can assess.
    Rafa is building a squad with cover
    So that we don’t end up like WBA did last season.
    Rafa knows what he’s doing . As jail
    Said we will strengthen in ST area- the best is yet to come. Don’t panic.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Out of the blue as I’ve just remembered but wasn’t Smalling for sale?? I’d take him in a heartbeat. On Wilshere good player but no way for £20m! £10m more like it. He didn’t seem to be injured last season at Bournmouth.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 23, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t think it will happen, but with Wilshire and Shelvey in midfield we would be top 8 or better!

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  • posada

    Jul 23, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Riviere – If he is still there when the window closes they will simply pay him off.
    As they did with Marvelous Marvaux and Obe One Obertan.
    Thankfully, if it’s true, he has only one year left on his deal.

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  • Phil K

    Jul 23, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    I recall reading about this dick bullying an elderly neighbour around the time he went to Bournmouth. He’s a prick and carries more baggage with him than he’s worth. he’s similar in a lot of ways to Nile Rogers. Not nearly as bad, of course and can’t help to be not as moronic, but hangs around with the arseholes of London and considers himself to be far better than he actually is. Hasn’t grown up or learnt any lessons (again, like Nile Rogers) and thats apart from one of the worst examples of sick note waver in football. Didn’t stop when he went to Bournmouth, what DID stop were the occasional impressive performance.
    He’s not worth the risk. He’s on his way down, and still expecting to be treated as a star despite not doing a damn thing worthy of getting a place in the team (Nile Rogers again ?)

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  • Phil K

    Jul 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #21

    As for Spuds….well, we’ll see. Not confident at all, particularly we’ve been let down badly (yet again) on impressive signings front. Cheap and hopeful rather than a signing to get the juices and confidence flowing. All those impressive names mentioned originally aren’t mentioned any more. Now rejects like the Arsenal and Everton kids kicked out, Makem reject, etc – still no sign of ANY impressive signing Ashley’s brake on signings, Charnley et al doing their best to get us a return ticket to Championship.
    Young Murphy being the brightest light, and it’ll take the lad 6 months to adjust at least
    I’m not confident on what the season holds. Rafa or not

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  • Phil K

    Jul 23, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Jack Root. Wild unsubstantiated optimism is why we got relegated twice in 5 years (possibly 3 in 6 ?) Thats Sunderland level. No wonder the rest of football laugh at us. Clubs far smaller than we are wouldn’t tolerate regular expensive failure.
    We even attack those pointing it out – like Jack

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 23, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Phil
    Time will tell. Then youlll not be around to apologise. I favour those I mentioned being proven right over the season as a whole.

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 23, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s not simply spending a lot. Rafa’s bidding his time. I am sure he has a mental picture of the 2-3 signings that will enable him to transform his vision of style and formation into reality. Slowly slowly catchee monkey.
    Let’s converse at the end of August.

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  • nickdeano

    Jul 23, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Jack – let’s have an X-ray for a Laff – Wiltshire I rather we didn’t

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  • mactoon

    Jul 23, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Newcastle will bid £20 million on a midfielder, dream on!

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