We have to understand that for whatever reason – maybe being down below for a season – Newcastle has very little money to spend, and both Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley are working together closely trying to get the best possible squad together before the end of the month.
And it looks like one of our targets – Joselu of Stoke – is very close to moving to Newcastle with the news in the Stoke Sentinel that he has just passed his medical at Newcastle.
Stoke fans seem to think Joselu is a good player, so we have to get behind these new players in what is going to be a testing season back in the Premier League.
But knowing Rafa’s ability to bring in good players we have a feeling Joselu will be much more mobile than Daryl Murphy – who didn’t have much trouble scoring goals with Rafa’s system last season.
Let’s get right behind Rafa and the players – as Rafa asked us in his press conference on Friday.
Call us stupid (what again?) but we still think we can finish in the top half of the Premier league this season.
We gave Spurs all they could handle yesterday before Jonjo’s madness.
Here are some tweets about Joselu from the Geordie fans.
Yous all called Ciaran Clark shit (including me) and he surprised us all so give Joselu a chance ey boiz #NUFC
— Ryan (@senorlamb_) August 14, 2017
I won’t b surprised Rafa has joselu ahead of Mitro in the pecking order. A physical fwd who is more mobile and skillful on the ball #nufc
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) August 14, 2017
Surely there’s a decent song to made for Joselu. #NUFC
— MM (@LeafySeaDragon_) August 14, 2017
Funny looking at the people commenting on Joselu.Stoke fans seem to be positive he was a decent player but toon fans think he’s dump ? #nufc
— Milky (@milkman_nufc) August 14, 2017
— Michael Warrington (@MJWarrington) August 14, 2017
Interesting signing for £5m. How many times have we slated players before they’ve kicked a ball for us, but became well-liked? #NUFC ?
— Cliffy (@cliffy_83) August 14, 2017
Stoke fans seemingly disappointed to lose Joselu, yet some of our fans think he’s a “shite” signing? Get behind him maybe? #nufc
— Wayne Roberts (@WayneRoberts_87) August 14, 2017
Lazaar and Gamez were Rafa’s signings so he has to take some blame. Don’t see further incomings after Joselu and Kenedy for #NUFC as such
— Matthew M (@matts_mo) August 14, 2017
Never got a chance at Stoke, he’s had a good pre season, reckon he will do the business #nufc
— Hitmanherbert (@h1tmanherbert) August 14, 2017
#NUFC have a worse squad than we had when we were relegated & now we’re signing Joselu? 4 goals for Stoke since 2015. Rock bottom..literally
— Alexander Woolf (@woolfalexander) August 14, 2017
Alexander – try to look on the bright side – if possible.
“We need a striker”! #NUFC buys a striker, “He’s not cost £30m he must be shit!”
No fucking wonder we’re called fickle!! ??
— Rafa (@El_MagoNUFC) August 14, 2017
Stoke fans in meltdown that they are selling Joselu, some of our fans in meltdown because we are signing him… ? #nufc
— Dan (@DanWalker92) August 14, 2017
And finally …..
— Jamie Broadley (@JJBroadley) August 14, 2017