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Rafa Frustrated There Are Not More Signings By Now



Newcastle have made one signing in the summer transfer window so far and that was a fairly easy one with the price already having been set for Rafa Benitez to decide if he wanted to sign Christian Atsu from Chelsea for £6.2M and the player was very keen to join Newcastle.

So once Rafa decided he wanted the 25 year-old Ghanaian International winger it was fairly easy to get the deal done.

Rafa Benitez – unhappy there are not more signings

The news as far as we can tell from the reports is that Newcastle  have put in a number of bids for various players and we are reported to be closing in on signing Florian Lejeune of Eibar and Ruben Semedo of Sporting Lisbon.

The Mirror is reporting today that Rafa Benitez has become frustrated at Newcastle’s lack of transfer business completed so far this summer – although to be fair there have not been many deals done at all by many Premier League clubs.

But be that as it may Rafa likes to get things done so if he’s frustrated with the manager knowing exactly what’s going on behind the scenes so he obviously believes more deals should have been completed by now.

It’s clear Rafa wants to move very quickly in this transfer window, because it’s such a vital window for the Newcastle club and we need to be making signings as quickly as possible.

Comments welcome.


168 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #81

    Regarding the gravataar, I was about to post a long link to those IT know nowts! 😮
    Not everyone is an IT whizz like me! 😉

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #82

    Glad your doing well pootle.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #84

    I am wondering if rafa plans to change his formation to 343 hence more centre backs and a more solid defensive midfielder.
    I actually hope he’s building a squad with the ability to do that. Really give himself the options to change things to meet the team we face with the best options.
    Rafa will not want to struggle. We all start with the same points and he will want to be competitive. I hope he’s happy with what he gets because if he is I’m pretty sure we all will be. The man leaves no stone unturned.

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #85

    Reckon I would be able to change my photo if it would let me sign in to gravitar

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #86

    Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Eibar defender Florian Lejeune after triggering his release clause, report The Mirror.
    The Frenchman, who spent a year on the books at Manchester City without making an appearance before joining the La Liga side last summer, is reportedly set to make the move to Tyneside for a fee of £8.7 million.

    Is this player any better than Our very own Chancel Mbemba or Lascelles

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #87

    jazzy

    yes cos he will be shiney and new

    dont think i have ever seen him play so not a clue

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  • toontaff2

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #88

    We’ll have half a team from Citeh and the other half from Portugal.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #89

    Like pulling teeth this transfer lark. Rumour control is in overdrive!

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  • martoon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #90

    LewSpi v2.0 – I’ve just done mine (I hope) – it took me a while to realise that your login to the blog wordpress is not the same as Gravatar one – you have to create a new one from the Gravatar page!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #91

    Martoon
    Yep that’s another ball ache aswell as the Da Vinci Code emojis.

    When’s the nufcblog app being released Ed? 🙂

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #92

    Would love to see 3-5-2 formation (or some variant) as long as it means playing 2 up front. Can’t believe Rafa is that set in his ways he can’t evolve.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #93

    Gravitas won’t let me in on my iPad. Try on pic tomorrow.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #94

    It worked for me on my phone clinath.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #95

    I didn’t know they had teeth in Shirebrook

    Hahahahaha sorry mate couldn’t help myself there

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #96

    Jazzy
    Good job I’m not originally from here then lol. I’ll give ya that one though. Not bad for a brickie hahahaha

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #97

    Jazzy
    Until we see them doin medical its best not to believe out that said tbh

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #98

    Jazzy some of them have got teeth. Teeth like a burnt down fence or teeth like a fighting patrol, blacked out and unevenly spaced 😀

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #99

    Damn, can’t imagine having teeth like that. Ew.

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #100

    According to the Shields Gazette, if Abrahams signs, Rafa will look to sell Murphy AND Mitrovic

    https://ninetyminutesonline.com/possible-newcastle-signing-will-push-magpies-duo-exit-door/

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #101

    Shirebrook

    Went out with a lass from Shirebrook once. Her teeth were that crooked she had to suck my dick sideways

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #102

    Jazzy
    Can you get slabs cheap?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #103

    Jazzy
    Yeah that sounds about right haha

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #104

    How many ya after bud and which type, And I’ll get ya a price mate

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #105

    Jazzy

    Lmao that’s too much info. :O

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #106

    Pootle
    If that’s the case then I would think we’re going for another striker aswel as Tammy.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #107

    Jazzy
    York paving slabs mate in grey. 10 sq mt worth

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  • RolandoOverhead

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #108

    In the Premier League as a left-back, Dummett has been found wanting over and over again. He’s been stranded up field numerous times, been skinned by wingers time and time again, or has been forced to give away free-kicks in dangerous areas.
    He is not and never will be a decent Premier League level left-back, Yedders may have his faults, even though he has improved significantly under Rafa, but his pace gets him and us out of jail and will do so at Premier League level as it has in the past. Dummett doesn’t have that speed in his arsenal and that is his biggest flaw and our biggest weakness.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #109

    Young mag

    Hehehehe …Bit Naughty for this site I know

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #110

    Shirebrook

    What size mate. 600’s or 450’s

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #112

    600’s mate. Need over 70 sq mt altogether mate but doing a bit at a time so a price on 10 sq mt mate

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #113

    If mbabu stays and plays next season he will be the fastest player in the Prem 😀

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #114

    I need post numbers . How on earth am I supposed to abuse a poster if I don’t have post numbers to reference?? Have a heart Ed.

    Young mag from… First of all, it doesn’t matter where you move to, your “from” remains the same. Just a little detail but important. Anyhooooo. To answer your question several pages back ( that’s another thing – pages? Anyone will tell you I don’t belong on Page 3!) I think Rafa would be right to get the defensive unit right it’s been long overdue. And of course that Number 10, the right player will be the best money can buy. You get the right guy in there the rest of the team just comes together. Like the hub of a wheel.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #115

    Shirebrook get a price on 4 tonnes of sharp while yer on…

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #116

    Tsunki I don’t need sharp.. thanks anyway

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #117

    Seems I am in the minority but I do NOT like the new format.

    Especially breaking up threads into different pages.

    This is just playing around with the format for (your own) fun.

    It wasn’t broke so don’t fix it.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #118

    Wait, what Tsunki? Sorry I’m confused. You think I should kep the ‘from’ part?

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #119

    Keep**

    We should be able to edit posts btw.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #120

    Shire what about some dolly? Some inch down would come in handy…

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