Frustrated Fans Have Their Say On New Arrivals – Or Lack Thereof

Newcastle are giving a decent demonstration this month of how they are unable to make decisions in the transfer market, and why it takes us weeks and often months to sign one player.

We don’t know if it’s Lee Charnley or Mike Ashley or a combination of the two.

But Newcastle must get a lot better at signing players quickly, and trying to sign Nicolai Jorgensen has been painfully slow – or should we just say painful?

Under Mike Ashley, we should also be willing to spend money, but maybe that will be irrelevant because this could be the last transfer window for Newcastle with Mike Ashley as the owner.

But we have this negative sneaking suspicion that before the summer comes, Mike Ashley will announce he cannot get the price he wants for the club and will, therefore, take Newcastle off the market.

That would be for the third time.

That will be a lot more likely if the new Premier League TV rights deal is massive and more than the current £5.1B package, which runs out in the summer of next year.

Nicolai Jorgensen – a target of Newcastle’s this month – is there time to bring him in – before Christmas?

Newcastle fans are frustrated the club always seem to struggle in the transfer market and take so long to sign players.

194 comments so far

  • Bigjim67

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #1

    I reckon, Mitro won’t feature either Sunday or Wednesday as the club will be hoping for a last minute bid to come in for him. And if none are forthcoming and we don’t get a striker in he will get games between now and season end. At least i hope he gets to play.

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    The usual unprofessional shenanigans in the transfer market.

  • Paul141726

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #3

    unprofessional shenanigans for sure but also gross incompetence!

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Jorgensen does look like he’s the striker we’re going to sign and it doesn’t look like he’s setting many fans pulses racing.

    Like most I’ve barley seen him play so I’ve watched around a dozen or more YouTube videos.

    I like the fact he seems comfortable to shoot with either foot and seem to be strong enough to get his head to it even surrounded by a couple players. His anticipation seems really good which is a cracking quality for a striker. He holds the ball up really well and can play a decent pass to keep the foward momentum. He doesn’t lack confidence which we’ve missed up front.

    The Dutch league isn’t the greatest but he’ll have better players around him (sort of) and I’m happy to give the lad a chance if he does sign.

    He might be a world beater or a dud, only time will tell and you can’t write him off without a ball being kicked. Good luck if you sign lad.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Can see I haven’t missed much on the transfer front today. Lee Charnley must be exhausted with all the negotiations he’s having to endure.

    How hard can it be to purchase a packet of
    Custard creams!

  • Paul141726

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #6

    time will tell Panda but if we sign him its for sure he will be thrown in to the deep end from
    the start. if he arrives, def willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope he comes good.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Jorgensen’s worser than Luuk De Jong. De Jong has a better record. Sign Slimani and Aboukabar.

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 27, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Big Jim

    They’ll probably flog Mitro and or Shelvey on the last day without replacements!

  • c-dog

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #9

    At least he’s worth a few pound. Sick to death of gambling on cheap young players.

  • Paul141726

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #10

    oh Kets, would love Slimani. not signed yet has he?

  • c-dog

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Luuk De Jong was pure crap. I’ve seen houses turn quicker.

  • jazzyp

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #12

    2011 it was Brian Ruiz 2012 it was Mevlüt Erdinç 2013 it was Loic Remy 2014 it was Bafetimbi Gomis 2015 it was Bafetimbi Gomis again 2016 it was Berahino 2017 it was Andros Townsend 2018 it will be Jorgensen But I am sure this year will be different.
    Personally will give the lad a chance if he is the player Rafa wants, After all we do often say “In Rafa will trust”

  • jazzyp

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #13


  • Jib

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Remember the famous Youtube interview
    when Mitro while still at Partizan Belgrade
    revealed NUFC were his team and Shearer
    his hero.
    Well this is the guy who interviewed him
    his best mate in Belgrade and fellow Serb

    What’s going on with these Serbs ?

  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #15

    How many would Mitro or Gayle score if they were playing for one of the top teams in Holland? Probably a lot more than this fella

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #16

    You forgot that totally fictitious bid for Charles Nzogbia for 12.5M on deadline day that they knew would never happen.
    Anyone wondering why we’ve gone for Jorgenson and not Slimani or Sturridge.
    From the Watford Observer
    ” It is unsurprising that Watford’s talismanic captain Troy Deeney receives the highest wage paid to players at the Vicarage Road club, earning £100,000 a week”
    That’s why.

  • Bigjim67

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Shot Bru. Wouldn’t surprise me.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Irf Rafa had given this guys name before the New Year why wasn’t he signed in time for the Swansea game.

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Jorgensen is getting on a bit for the money ..seems mobile , has a decent football brain ..thinks ahead of his next pass ..positional play is spot on… he’s an improvement on Mitrovic.

    Not a hot-head.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Feyenoord need a replacement, I doubt they will let this drag on till deadline day.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #21

    What an awful article on Markovic. Doesn’t even come close to digging into the premise highlighted in the title.

    I always thought he’d have been a good option for us. A manager to instill some discipline into him and Rafa could have been perfect.

    Ah well clearly he doesn’t have the mentality required to be a good pro in the Premier League.

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #22

    “As of Sunday, it will be exactly four years since an opposition player was dismissed against the Magpies in the Premier League.

    “It is 115 Premier League games – and a staggering 1,460 days – since an opposition player was sent off against United,” says The Chronicle.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Think it might be because we’ve generally been so bad over the last 4 years that opposition players haven’t had to react in frustration to us or commit fouls in order to win a game.

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #24

    I don’t know what the delay is about. Offer 18 mil for the Dane and sell Mitrovic for 10 or 12 and net outlay is 6 mil with no extra wages ! How difficult is that ? I’m beginning to wonder now as it’s getting close to end of month! Ashley is a freakin curse on our club!

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #25

    A Pain in the blog

    Here We go , having to reply to you again !

    You called me a Liar ..

    I was most definitely talking to Jamall Lacelles this week .. not a Liar.

    How would you know ? If you ever meet him ask him about the League cup final programmes . Newcastle V Man City.

    Then ask him who gave him them .. and I will confirm it. Was with him on the 22nd..Monday.

    Is that a problem for you ? Can’t get yer head round it ?

  • toonluvva

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #26

    I suspect that Mr Ashley sets a transfer limit both in terms of price and wages.

    Mr Charnley will have no authority to exceed these limits. He probably can’t pay over the odds for his custard creams.

    Rafa knows this and at present is prepared to kow tow to the system. But come September if we have not seriously improved the squad he’ll be off and Mr Ashley will quickly find out how much his asset is worth I reckon it will drop by 25%.

  • consettmags

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m thinking the Dutch league is no worse than the bottom half of the premier league and as for Gayle etc doing better how many chances for points missed because we can’t hit an open goal ? The fact this guy does in my eyes suggests he’s a decent option and if our team can create glaring chances why would this confident fella not be able to at least hit the target ?

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #28


    Your a man of many talents ..from shipyard worker to professor of did a former Dame Allen’s Boy get to work in the shipyards ?

    Where you a welder or such like ..caulker burner, riveter , and from that to a modern languages lecturer…etc.. your so talented…

    From all that to blog bully.

    Blog bully ..I like that one …Blog bully Jib …hehe hehe.

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #29


    Don’t you wish your Girlfriend was Hot like me ?

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Online guy, are you Supermac in real life?

  • Rob

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Would anyone fancy a punt on adel taarabt as a number 10? Hes only 28 still… plenty of prem experience and 9nly 6 months left on his curent contract… hes like hba but better temperment

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Pain in the blog

    Now I know we have had a run in with you using another name …and you took on a new name to stalk me with

    Your now posting your bile each day to me and I’m having to reply .. please stop stalking me ..IT’S CREEPY.

    Your not entirely daft …and you don’t miss a word ..your watching out for my posts like a preying mantis..your obsessed with me ..

    I’m going to set the record straight for you now and tell it like it is . Oh and BTW..Get over your moderation was not this one who got you moderated done that yourself on the very page Ed was appealling for peace on the blog .

    My next post is for you so watch out for it.

  • Oldgit1

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #33

    Online guy, you are a embarrassment to this blog, kindly remove yourself forthwith. We talk football on this site.
    Do you realise how stupid you sound?????
    Your continuous stupidly comments belong in a school play yard. Btw this is not a one upmanship site if it was Jib wins hands down. So get a life you moron.

  • lesh

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Face facts –

    Charnley’s MD in name only and does nothing more than make the phone calls relating to potential targets;

    Ashley doesn’t want to spend;

    Ashley defines the budget;

    Ashley or Barnes are micromanaging the club and no doubt have to sign off any spend;

    Rafa’s given them his wish list and I’ve no doubt that Charnley’ll go through the motions without any intention of spending:

    Charnley seems to have done nowt to clear out any deadwood at realistic prices or even paying them off thus frustrating the sell before buying dictat: A Catch 22 for Rafa. Are they trying to force Rafa into walking?

    What’s puzzling is for the sake of spending £30m or whatever, Ashley’s prepared to take the big hit of relegation – for the third time! Is he just getting his own back for the fans hating him – ala Trump?

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Consett mag @ 27

    Good observation on Dutch league ..sounds about right. Wor bottom half is maybe the standard of their top half. And anyone can beat anyone in the Prem on the day. Spot on.

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Old git…Bobbee ?

  • Online Guy

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Old git

    I’m only replying . Get yer head around that bit . Yes ? I’m replying to earlier abuse. I could let it go and ignore it but what do I do ? I’m only answering .

  • Oldgit1

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #38

    @ online guy, notice how I refrained from using bad language, don’t want you reporting me and telling me to enjoy my holiday. Then find I’m banned from this site. You power mad greton. Get a life.

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #39


    It certainly looks like they are forcing Rafa to walk.

    ashley seems to dislike popular managers amongst the fans. It gives both fans and manager too much power for Ashley’s liking.

    Keegan , Hughton and now Rafa. Time to force him out and bring in another yes man.

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Probable reason for the delay is the scum that run the club need to get Mitrovic lined up with a foreign team first (maybe Anderlecht) so they can do both deals

    And continue with the …..


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