Is This Player Coming Back Into The Fold At Newcastle?

It seems that Dwight Gayle may have patched up whatever differences he had with Rafa Benitez over the summer and at the beginning of the season.

Rafa was ready to sell the striker to Fulham for £15M in the summer, but we didn’t have time to bring in a replacement.

And that would give us a £5M profit on the player, but he’s worth at least that to any Championship club looking for promotion.

There could be more clubs interested in Dwight come January

Gayle is now training well and got a run out in the team in the second half of the 2-1 win last Saturday against Stoke City.

With Joselu missing those three good chances last Saturday there could even be a chance that Dwight is recalled tomorrow at Brighton, although we doubt that will happen.

Dwight Gayle – Newcastle striker – may be sold in January?

Dwight is keen to show he can score goals in the Premier League, but Rafa is now building a team that can challenge for the top six in the Premier League.

The players he now needs have to be a lot better than in the past, and maybe Dwight doesn’t fit into Rafa’s new plans for the team.

Dwight could even be sold in January, but before that happens Newcastle would need to line up a suitable replacement.

But Dwight has until the end of the year to show Rafa he deserves to stay at Newcastle.

He must show the manager that he can indeed score goals in the Premier League.

If he does that he will stay part of the Rafa revolution on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

186 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

    I actually recommended Gayle should be sold at the end of last season, as he would have raised the most funds and has previously not been a productive in the PL.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #2


    Ashley does not own the ground.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t often do long comments so I’ll repost this one.

    Another copy and paste for the the Rafa bingo, thank you Ed.

    Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Mbemba
    Hayden Merino
    Ritchie Perez Atsu

    2-0 to us with Joselu to score at least one of them.

    Only change I can see would be Shelvey for Hayden, think that’s unlikely though.

    Whilst I was in the Cirencester area recently I happened to drive past the Forest Green ground which surprised me as I thought it was a London team. It’s way out in the sticks but it shows how little clubs like that can step up the league system. Still hope for Gateshead then.

    I caught a bit of their game last night and (if I’ve got it right) apparently one of their principals is that none of the players eat meat. This seemingly is why they have a very low incidence of soft tissue injuries.

    Just another useless fact to add to the blog, if any one is interested.

  • magspuggy

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    So all wor club needs is someone with a half billion to spend and we will be sorted.
    Nee bova 350 million to buy after a quick haggle and 150 million 2 spend in the jan window to keep us up and protect the cashcow. Easy peesy.

    Sell dwight to our rivals so he can score the goals they need to stay up is a no brainer to me 🙁 get her done penfold..

  • magspuggy

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Bill nufc do own the stadium just not the land it is built on. That land belongs to the freemen of newcastle upon tyne and is not for sale.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Things looking better for WHam!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7


    Yeah that’s what I meant. The stadium is therefore more of a long term lease I would think.

    That shouldn’t put off any potential buyers, although I hope if he does sell it isn’t to a someone just looking at the money.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    My comment re. meat eating doesn’t appeared to elicited any interest but just to add an extra 2 pennorth, I wonder if Mitro and Jonjo are raw meat eaters 🙂 and is Aarons and others who always getting injuries are meat eaters.

    Something for you to ponder on Mr Benitez.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9


  • Reilly

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #10

    michael gray?Verified account @mickygray33 5m5 minutes ago

    Sunderland about to go into administration… what is going on? Give us our club back Ellis #SAFC

    Please let this be true. 😆

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Harry Kane love in……………ha ha ha, he scores the kind of a goal a 5 year old does at half time and it’s a fantastic bit of technique…….

  • Sav

    Sep 23, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Gayle may have dirtied his bib in preseason but after 2 starts when unfit he has hardly had a kick. Give the lad a chance. He has a natiral instinct for goal opportunities but needs confidence.

  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Get in! 0-1 Cardiff!

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #14

    That Alan Pardew seems to know a lot about football and how to handle players, bet he would make a fantastic manager.

  • DaveD1000

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #15

    #14 wiping screen

  • sparky55

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #16


    best post of the day that one…back of the net!

  • The blogger formally known as OP

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Are North Korea looking for a way into the Epl?

    I’m sure Ashley would fancy tapping that market.

  • AncientC

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Chancel, from earlier. Shelvey is worth a lot more than £8 million. His value was £23.5 million when we bought him, and he has been got himself fitter since then, plus you have inflationary figures to consider. You would be talking £25 million for Shelvey quite easily. Not that I think you could replace him for that.

    Watch Shelvey carve the PL up once he gets back into the side.

  • sparky55

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #19

    I never get excited about rumours of Ashley selling the club but to make circa 80,000,000 on the deal and also get the development land he’s always been after then I think he’ll be more than happy to sell and he’ll have achieved everything he wanted.

    Just look at sports directs share price when he bought the club and where it is now…all that SD advertising BEAING BEAMED AROUND THE WORLD FOR FREE did that…he’s no muppet and he know’s it’s time to go so I think we can pretty much guarantee he’ll be gone in time for us all to celebrate xmas in considerable style.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #20

    thanks sparky.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Sad news about Sunderland. Can’t shake this image of a makem talking to his grandson, whilest doing the weekly shop at the superstore of light, saying how the Pennywell Arrms team used to be in the premier league.

  • The blogger formally known as OP

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #22

    I didn’t believe for one minute palace would pay for Pardew! Wrong.

    I didn’t believe for one minute Ashley would get Rafa here! Wrong.

    I don’t believe for one minute Ashley will sell to a decent owner any time soon! Please please please let me be wrong again.

  • AncientC

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #23

    There was a U.S. group interested in buying West Brom but was turned down – I wonder if it is the same person/group showing interest in buying Newcastle.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Maybe so. I think it’s hard to put a value on a player as it’s dependent on demand. In the hypothetical situation I was imagining, he was not in the first team and sulking, smoking fags behind the bike shed with Colback. In this scenario, the buying club would hold more cards in the negotiations, I was imagining the situation where releasing the wages was the important thing and priced for an easy sale. I think his wages would be stumbling block in moving him on. Hopefully he can play alongside Merino in some form and add to the team. I hope so, but I have my doubts.

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Just checking out the midweek games and seen Liverpool are having to come back kfrom a big trip to Moscow on Tuesday, surely that will give us an added advantage coupled with our good form (if this weekend hopefully goes to plan) for the game at SJP the following Sunday!

  • The blogger formally known as OP

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #26

    What do spuds think they’re doing in our Champions league spot?

  • AncientC

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Bournemouth beating Everton. Koeman is bound to be up on the chopping block if he doesn’t turn this one around. Koeman does seem like a bit of a dictator type of a manager – maybe not quite what is needed for Everton’s bigger egos. Looking at that Everton squad, something must be amiss, not being able to get results with that bunch.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Looks like relegation a position for Sunderland after today. But like their fans have always said; it’s a tough league.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Armstrong had another anonymous 60 mins for Bolton. He’d have improved more playing for a top passing side in league one. He’s chose some bad teams.

  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Oh, oh!

  • lesh

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #31


    For what it’s worth, Forest Green Rovers are doing all they can to be as environmentally green as it can. They don’t do meat-based food in it’s restaurant/ snack bars and the owner is driven by the green ethos. Good for them.


    It may seem funny to some, but forecast rival or not, it’d be a Shae if Sunderland went into administration and thus relegated. It’d s

  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #32

    None disclosure forms signed for the sale of Nufc eh!!

    Bobbybee has gone into overdrive lol

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Has Chris Sutton just become a pundit or is it just that I’ve never noticed how bad he is before.

  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ……Sorry no I do apologies for Sunderland’s downfall


  • lesh

    Sep 23, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #36

    We’ll try again…..

    Reilley (not Trolley!)

    It may seem funny to some, but fiercest rival or not, it’d be a shame if Sunderland went into administration and were thus relegated. A sad day for north-east football.

    What would they do with the Stadium of Light after it’d been sold? Oh, I know, this visionary government we’re blessed with could spend some of its promised £350m a week into a new industry and rebuild the shipbuilding industry they closed down!

  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Find it very hard to have any sympathy with Sunderland. They were far too cocky when we went down, both times. What a shame, eh? League 1 beckons!

  • Reilly

    Sep 23, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #38

    What toontaff says.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 23, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Knowing the dire straights they were in they should have maybe been a but more humble, but they had their Carlsberg moment now let them rot.

  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #40

    I feel sorry for CPFC fans, once you have been pardewed it takes years to recover, us nufc fans know all about it.

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