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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

  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #121

    You can borrow me Wacker. Go easy on it though there’s bits of it shaking loose. 😀

    Apologies to our younger readers, we’re talking hard core here lol

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #122

    Fantastic. I’m on a totally out of context other page now. I’m not down with this Ed i must say. This is worse than the old blog sprint ,:(

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #123

    Grrrrrrrrr.. 🙁

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  • Toonces

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #124

    Dummett can be quite fast when tracking back and defending – as the kindly provided link backs up – but he seems to be slow between his ears especially when he has the ball and he isn’t confident with it. More or less this generally agrees with what most says about him. He is quite good when defending but I don’t think he reads the game all that well and offers little going forward.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #125

    Tsunki I think we’re laying the foundations for a great friendship!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #126

    Tsunki dont get angry about the blog changes mate. You need to keep a LEVEL head

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #127

    Don’t be getting big headed now, keep your feet on level ground

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #128

    Average,
    Aye, I’m glad we’re all on the same page!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #129

    I suppose it takes all TYPES

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  • Kacper Tylenda

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #130

    @toonincheek and @Average_Contents – We have to operate with resources we have and loading 300 comments every time someone reload the page was really painful. I know that pages aren’t perfect but the only thing I could do to speed up blog a bit.

    Comment #, comment edit and emoticons are on my list!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #131

    Your heart has to be in the right place —->>

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #132

    Nice on the comment edits Kacperm. It’s really frustrating when you post with a typo.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #133

    Kacper**

    Exactly my point lol.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #134

    Kacper
    Your doing a great job mate.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #135

    can we have new drinks machines in the canteen aswell please!

    Just kidding 😀

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  • JackBall

    Jun 4, 2017 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #136

    Haven’t posted in a while, because no opinions to give on transfer rumors. They are fun to read about (I guess), but to speculative to comment on. But I will comment on the new blog update. I like all the effort, but as Tsunki said, we need the post number back. Not for the reason he stated, but still. I also understand the need to speed up the site, so the pages, but when you refresh, you go back to page one. Can that be changed?

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  • JackBall

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #137

    Sorry, I guess it was just my mistake – It does refresh to last page. I thought earlier it did not.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #138

    JackBall

    Not so mate Iv’e been refreshing and it stays on same page, even last comment posted, right where I need to be infact.

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  • JackBall

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #139

    True firebug. I was using site earlier before I posted and could have sworn I was having that problem, but either I was delusional (probable) or it was already corrected (less likely).

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  • firebug666

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #140

    JackBall

    Loving the layout now like, and of cause the banter that comes with it, will be nice when the edit etc come in. One of the reasons I don’t like to use my phone on this site is my phone makes it’s own shit up, but when it can be edited I will be happier. 😀

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #141

    Tooincheek

    I copied your comment, number whatever!! Just want to say I agree with you, sorry Ed and Kacpar but I’m a bit old fashioned and don’t like change.

    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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  • martoon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #142

    Kacper – I have to say despite one or two niggles which I’m sure you’ll sort out you’ve done a crackin’ job on the blog layout. I especially like the way the pages seem to autosize now and fit on my tablet without the need to stretch or shrink them.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #143

    Firebug
    You must have a journos phone then if it makes shite up 🙂

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #144

    Be like twitter feed this blog soon! Have gifs and vids and allsorts.

    Just when toontaff has got the hang of the link copy and paste 😀

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  • Legolas

    Jun 5, 2017 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #145

    I must admit. I would rather the page thing went back to one page. Not sure how that can work but it was better.

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  • JackBall

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:33 AM

    Comment #146

    My last comment about the new blog style (until my next one) and I will preface it by saying I appreciate the effort (and the results), but and I say this with no disrespect to little girls, but I always feel that clicking a heart to like something, is something, for little girls to do.

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 5, 2017 at 6:12 AM

    Comment #147

    I really don’t see how allowing editing of posts can be a Positive.

    The option to correct typos isn’t a big deal and editing opens the
    door to changing posts that have been commented on by others –
    that can make a nonsence of the thread.

    Not that I’m into calling out any bloggers, but editing means you
    could make all sorts of claims/insults, then delete them with no
    record.

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  • G

    Jun 5, 2017 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #148

    This gravitar thingy working yet?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 5, 2017 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #149

    Ditch the hearts please!

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  • Jib

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #150

    It’s raining here in Spain- could be Mr Tylenda can stop It? 1 7

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #151

    Ron doesn’t heart hearts then 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #152

    Is it mainly in the plain jib?

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #153

    Can’t wait to see jibs avatar.

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  • jackostoon

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #154

    Morning,
    Just checking to see if my gravitar attempt has worked or not.

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  • jackostoon

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #155

    Nope

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #156

    Wonder who we are going to be linked with today.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #157
  • clinath@ed

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #158

    Gravitar check

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  • expatmag

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #159

    Well, for whats its worth, here is my take on things happening in readiness for July 1

    OUT
    Thauvin….Marseille…..£10m
    Hanley…….Derby……….£4m
    Sels…………Anderlecht….£3m
    Mbabu…….Young Boys….£1m
    Saviet………St.Etienne?…..£3m
    Murphy…….Leeds……… ..£2m
    Lazaars…….?……………….£2m
    Haidara…….?……………….£1m
    Gamez……..?……………….£1m
    Diame……..Hull……………£3m
    Krul………….?……………….£3m
    Anita Gouffran Vukic Ameobi Riviere all out of contract……Estimated total fees received £33m

    INCOMING
    Atsu……..Chelsea……….£6m
    Gibbs……Arsenal………..£10m
    Semeco….Sporting……..£12m
    Cairney……Fulham………£12m
    Gray………..Leicester…….£12m
    Gray………..Burnley……….£12m

    A back up goalkeeper, a right back and tbat should do until January

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #160

    failed 🙁

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