Poll – Are You Satisfied With This Summer’s Transfer Business?

Well it’s all over for another summer, and Newcastle brought in six decent players and moved out 17 players.,  and it was always going to be difficult to create a new team again for the second consecutive summer – this time for the Premier League.

It was always going to be difficult to create a new team again for the second consecutive summer – this time for the Premier League.

The good news is that we managed to move players like Tim Krul, Manu Riviere, Siem de Jong, Achraf Lazaar and Grant Hanley out in the final six days of the window.

The bad news is we didn’t get the caliber of players we were expecting to get, and in addition, we only spent a low £12M net.

Where’s all the money gone?

Mikel Merino – great signing for us

Let us know what you think of this transfer window.

Are You Satisfied With This Summer's Transfer Window?

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18 comments so far

  • chicousa

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #1

    “Not satisfied” just doesn’t quite describe the way I’m feeling…


  • Ron Knee

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning, jesper

    Interesting reactions on Twitter. A lot of them saying “I wouldn’t blame Rafa if he quit.” Shows the affection of supporters for the man!

  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #3

    The next set of accoutns will certainly be an interesting read.

    I know its been said but We have broken even in transfers last season before we even sold moussa so thats £30m. Then there is the oarachute payment which is estimated to be around £40m plus the money from winning the championship (not sure what that is)

    Thats at least £80m there. And then even if you acknowledge the fact that sours are paying installments for moussa so thats not £30m in the bank. Its still £46m which is a damn sight more than what we spent.

    Not having a left back is absolute madness. Not having a proven striker is suicide. No no 10 also ridiculous.

    I believe we may have enough to stay up with rafa but that all depends on getting some good results in the next few games. If we dont then we will be wearing slippers on a glass slope. Momentum is crucial. We lose a few games to lesser prem teams on the bounce and then combined with fan morale thats enough to turn us into Sunderland last Season.

    Hoping this is about a takeover because i cannot see the sense. In the past you would argue that it is better for money to constantly yoyo with oarachute payments. But not with this new crazy prem money.

  • Magtoonpie

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Merino, Joselu, Atsu are definitely proving to be premiership quality. So much negativity, sure we didn’t get a 30 mil+ signing but look at Sissoko valuation sometimes is not an indication of quality. Inflated market, players we got at the price will prove to be a steal. Mid table finish for me great eye Rafa has got…Ashley out though.

  • wynsleap

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Ron – I’d go even further than that. I would rather see my beloved club fold altogether than have this odious, lying, uncaring, greedy individual running it for another year.
    We have gone from being a football institution to a mental institution in the 10 sad and miserable years he has been in charge.
    Surely there is some individual or group out there who can see the unlimited potential this club has?
    Real sustained success here would mean the owner would need a ground three times the size to fill it. And merchandising would go through the roof.
    Rafa gone and another season in the Championship (this time we won’t get back up!) will finally see the end of Newcastle United.

  • Bambams

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s quite funny really, hand on heart who really thought Cashless was going to back Rafa in this window ?

    We all read the local press saying we are in for this one and that one…. We will have between £60-70 million to spend.

    Rafa has told Ash he wants his signings in early !

    Cashless will never change, he even did a bloody staged interview apologising for all his wrongdoings.

    Why would this window be any different.

    Sorry Rafa he has done you like the rest of us, except you can move to another club whereas we are stuck with ours.

  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Did we give our massive squad of highly paid players IOU’s like
    Do all the Stadium and training ground staff work for nowt.
    Did we tell the Leccy board the council and the telecoms company we’ll pay them next year
    And of course the taxman has infinite patience

  • Howay50

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #8

    We are all doomed. Ashley out. Hwtls.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Short of a no.10 and a LB due to injury, so it has to be a no.

  • beautifulmind

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Transfer window could have been better but the markets gone bonkers so I can understand the club’s position. We are where we are as a club which is owned by Ashley. Its his business who’s money is actually being spent. Its easy to spend other peoples money when you dont have to risk anything yourself. Some people on here need to get a grip and just support the team rather than winger about finances which they clearly are clueless on

  • wynsleap

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #11

    beautifulmind- So i take it you are quite happy for Ashley to spend nothing each season and take us down to the non league in 4 years?. If Ashley doesn’t want to spend his money as an owner of a football club he should get out and let someone else do it.
    Funny how all the other owners in the top two leagues can buy players and invest but our our owner can’t.
    After all he is ONLY a billionnaire.
    Do you work for him?

  • ash1001

    Sep 1, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #12

    If you look back over the last few weeks and reread some of the press comments, supposedly via the club, you will see that Rafa has wanted for example Darlow, Gayle, Mitrovic, M’bemba out of the club, whether its all true or not its in the press – now thats a great confidence booster to those players, NOT. Then theirs those that have left, the likes of Krul, De Jong, etc without any real chance under Rafa.
    You could quite easily make a case for poor man management from Rafa, particularly when you consider his constant hunt for a new goal-keeper.
    We have brought 6 players in and Rafa said OK to them all so they were guaranteed to be in the 25 man squad, although some may fall in the under 21 rule. Rafa is classed as a world class coach so presumably he saw potential in all of the new signings so its now down to him and his assistants to bring that potential out.
    Its easy when you are Man City, PSG (Country sponsored clubs) or Man Utd, (sod the debt), you hardly need a manager/coach. PSG take Mbappe on load and promise to pay Monacco €168M next summer – they are taking the mickey out of fair play rules and getting away with it, the same as Chelsea with there . Yes probably we should have done better in the transfer market, and YES I would love to see the club run differently, but where would we have been under Freddie and Sir John Hall – no one can say.
    So its a case of RAFA show us what you can do. we have some good players. and on the down side we have the likes of Colback on an nice little earner twiddling his thumbs, but he’s a local lad who does not want to move his family which is fair enough – would we?

  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #13

    wynsleapComment #11
    So i take it you are quite happy for Ashley to spend nothing each season

    It’s not each season
    Last Summer Rafa spent £63 million and brought in some duds
    Hanley £6m
    Diamé £5m
    Sels £4m
    The season before Supermac spent £80m
    If you are going to try and stir the shit at least get your facts right.

  • wynsleap

    Sep 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #14

    I was referring to the fact that beautifulmind seemed to be saying “Why should he spend money? It’s not ours”… etc….. That to me sounded like he was questioning whether Ashley should be vilified at all for spending very little (or maybe nothing) each season.
    If you are going to petulantly answer perhaps you could read and understand what is being said first.
    As for your figures I think you’ll find that Rafa actually made around £30m profit in the last window and in the 10 years Ashley has been here he has brought more money in overall than he has spent.
    I take your point about some of Rafa’s buys but he didn’t have huge amounts to spend having been just relegated (what’s new?) and his meagre purchases were to help the club gain promotion. Which he did.
    Regrettably like most sensible Toon fans he expected us to push on investment-wise for this season.
    As far as some of us are concerned this hasn’t happened.

  • Sivarese

    Sep 1, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #15

    The 90 people saying they’re satisfied with this transfer window must be Ashley apologists…how can the players we bought (more importantly the ones we didn’t) seem like they’re going to guarantee us safety? Not one established PL performer. I can’t believe there’s not a Chinese billionaire who wants the club. I’ll pick him up from the airport myself if it helps.

  • Hooded Claw

    Sep 1, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    jib voted 90 times


    Sep 1, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #17

    If it keeps going on like this Rafa will be at West Ham by the end of October??

  • Ninjacent

    Sep 1, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #18

    We still have a large squad of 25+ players which is lot more balanced prior to Rafa arrival. Since we shipped out 17 players and brought 6 in, I think this shows we have mass of players in place which are not not good enough to compete in the Prem. We still have 6+ players I think Rafa would like to move on. If we can survive this season with a Rafa tactics, we will be stronger force the following season. Ashley will never spend more then we make, as he running us as business and not football club FACT. So unless we get someone willing to invest some serious dough, the rebuilding job will make us a solid club in the years to come.


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