No player has yet been brought in this summer to challenge Paul Dummett for the starting left-back position at Newcastle although we would hope that Jesus Gamez can show some good form so he can push the local lad this season.
Rafa may still be able to bring in a left back to challenge Paul this month, but we seem to be scraping the barrel as far as transfer funds go this summer – which is surprising.
We didn’t spend anything in January and last summer we made a profit of £31M in that transfer window, but there again we didn’t get much money at all from the leagues for being in the second division last season.
Relegation has crippled us financially – but only temporarily.
Paul Dummett – Rafa so positive in training
Paul has said, Rafa, has been upbeat and positive in training which is not too much of a surprise for a manager who just loves what he’s doing in life.
Here’s what Paul Dummett has said about Rafa as reported in the Shields Gazette today:
“He’s really positive,” “I don’t think he could be negative around the team, because I would say it would only bring the team down.”
“Yes, he’s really positive around the training ground.”
“I’ve never seen him be upset about the lack of signings either around the players or around the training ground.”
“He obviously would not want that, because you don’t want to be going into a season when the whole team is down.”
“You want to be positive and ready to go.”
“I’m really excited. “The Premier League’s the place to be in England.”
“It’s where everyone wants to be. “We’ve had one season in the Championship, which everyone enjoyed because we won a lot of games and got that winning mentality back.”
“But the Premier League’s where everyone wants to be, and we’re really happy to be back.”
“Spurs have some of the best players in the league, but we’ve worked hard and prepared well.”
What do you think about this?