What Newcastle Fans Think Of The Summer Transfer Window

It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle fans are not satisfied with the summer transfer window.,

Every year we put out a poll, and we did the same thing last Thursday night, and a massive 93% are not satisfied with Newcastle’s business this summer.

We were stunned that Newcastle did not bring in any players in on Thursday and it made our transfer efforts looks so amateurish.

That’s because they were so amateurish.

It’s been so bad that Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle is now in doubt, although the news in the local papers is that he will at least stay through the end of the season.

A great shot of Rafa Benitez when he arrived at Newcastle in March last year

We do expect him to be professional and get on with the job tomorrow, but Newcastle fans are hardly upbeat since it looks like Rafa will be with us only for this season.

We hope that’s not true.

Here are the results of the poll.

Are You Satisfied With This Summer's Transfer Window?

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Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • ash1001

    Sep 3, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, you are going overboard with this subject, its been and gone, Rafa has to get on with it now, why not move on to supporting the team and bring the positives out.

    Its blogs/subjects like this that gets fans worked up, let it drop please and just support the team rather than go looking for ‘clicks’.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 3, 2017 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #2

    What positives?

  • ron kasorga

    Sep 3, 2017 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #3

    totally agree with ash1001, think positives and act positives and not only that look at every single thing in this planet as positives and also the 25 player squad

  • expatmag

    Sep 3, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #4

    The squad we have is very promising. I dont believe there are many players over 30 year old and we must be certainly one of the youngest squads in the league.

    Factor in promising kids in the under 23 and those like Woodman Fernandes Armstrong Barlaser Findlay Toney and Longstaff loaned out and I would say there is a reasonably bright future under Benitez ans Co.

    Newcastle need to look long term. Rone wasnt built in a day

  • Slank

    Sep 3, 2017 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Totally agree with ash1001.

    This negativity about Benitez walking can become self fulfilling. If all he ever sees or hears is all this negativity surrounding himself he will deduce that he must leave.

    This negativity will affect the players, some more than others, and results on the field will reflect that.

    Looking at the Premiership table of players bought and players sold and net spend and comparing it with a similar table of where many pundits expect us to finish up it isn’t widely different. Brighton and Huddersfield spend more which is expected as they didn’t have many, if any, players with Premiship experience whereas we had.

    In the previous transfer window the club brought in quite a lot of players to most fans satisfaction. However, Sels, Lazaar and Gamez were hardly ever used and must be therefore regarded as a complete waste of money. Whilst acknowledging that no manager gets it completely right some fans have this belief that Benitez is infallible, he isn’t.

    There is the view that you buy as many as possible knowing that some will fall by the wayside. That’s fine if it’s not your money. But to the people whose money it is it looks profligate.

    I think we have bought some very good players. Atsu, Merino and Lejeune look very good. My jury is out at the moment on Murphy (mainly because he has hardly featured), Joselu (despite his good goal) and Manquillo who looks fine going forward but not so defending. But performances on the field will be the telling factor.

  • benjohnsen

    Sep 3, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #6

    @Ron Knee: Our window was surely better than last time we came up. In the summer of 2010, this was our transfers in:

    James Perch – Nottingham Forest £1.5m
    Dan Gosling – Everton Free
    Sol Campbell – Arsenal Free
    Cheick Tioté – Twente £3.5m (RIP)
    Hatem Ben Arfa – Marseille £2M loan fee + £5m
    Shefki Kuqi – Free Agent – Free

    Summer 2017:

    Christian Atsu – Chelsea £6,2m
    Florian Lejeune – Eibar £8,7m
    Jacob Murphy – Norwich City £12m
    Mikel Merino – Borussia Dortmund – Loan
    Javier Manquillo – Atlético Madrid £4,5m
    Joselu – Stoke City £5m

    In 2010, we had no clue if Tiote would be a success in the Premier League. He became a huge success for us that season. Hatem Ben Arfa was our star signing, but went a lot injured. The others were average players or worse.

    Now fast forward to 2017 and you will realize that the potential in Rafa’s signings are significantly better.

    Also, did anyone really think that Newcastle would splash £30m on forward this summer? Honestly?

    When Mike Ashley said every last penny I knew something was wrong? He probably recouped the £30m he loaned for the season we spent down.That was all the Sissoko money gone. After that, there was a small pot for Rafa left.

  • Link

    Sep 4, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Good but could be better


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