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Of The New Arrivals – Who Will Become Starters This Season?


We brought in seven new players to the club over the summer with two of them on season-long loans.

These are the seven players in the order they were signed – Martin Dubravka, Ki Sung-yueng, Kenedy (loan), Fabian Schar, Yoshinori Muto, Salomon Rondon, and Federico Fernandez on the final day of the transfer window last Thursday.

Dubravka and Kenedy were on loan earlier this year and were starters – and they started the game against Tottenham on Saturday.

So we fully expect them to remain starters for the Newcastle team this season.

Yoshinori Muto in action on Saturday

But of the remaining five players we brought in, who do you think will become starters at some stage this season?

Please let us know – with any comments you have.

You have up to 5 votes.

Who Will Become Starters This Season

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9 comments so far

  • G

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #1

    All except Fernandez I have put. Although he’s no bad player, I suspect Schar will be the better of the 2 CH’s we have signed. All of the others should be pushing for a starting birth over the next couple of games, and even if they are not first choice I hope they are motivating the players in front of them to do well, or risk being dropped.

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #2

    20 yrs of ashley. Whos gonna look forward to that. That would depress the whole of Newcastle. The nhs wouldnt cope

    2
  • toon22

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Hes never going to sell when he can trouser 90 million and pretend its paying club debts

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s got an ambitious son-in-law, too!

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  • Wayayman

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Not sure about Shar. Saw him get a run out v Augsburg and he got easily shoved off the ball whenever their CF ran at him. Might take him a while to get up to the physicality of the PL whereas at least Fernandez has a lot of experience playing in a team which has had to defend for large parts of games.

    Anyone else hope Jacob Murphy might get minutes at Cardiff v his twin? I was surprised the lad wasn’t on the bench for Spurs, he looked decent in pre season and Atsu looked to have ruined his chances of being on the bench for the weekend after that terrible cameo.

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  • G

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Wayayman @ 5. I understand what you mean about Schar, however, it’s very difficult to judge a player on 1 friendly appearance. When he is settled, and adapted I expect him to push to be a regular starter, and forseee him and Lascelles being our regular CB pairing. I think Fernandes was only brought because of Lejunne’s injury.

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Munster from previous, I’ve mentioned before, channeling the money out of Newcastle United Ltd would require a dividend payment to a named company officer or a wage payment. The first is taxable at 7% (I think) and would show up in company accounts and the other is taxable via income tax and National Insurance. Neither is therefore easy to accomplish without being visible and neither is very economical.

    I don’t think either has happened to this point, but obviously we won’t see the accounts for last year (to April) until next April and we won’t see this year (to April 2019) until April 2020.

    Creaming the various revenue streams potentially accounts for a large quantity of our standard commercial revenues and that doesn’t take account of the free advertising to Sports Direct, which is a massive indirect benefit to Ashley but very hard to put into figures.

    I think this is right, although I’m no accountant. NT Mag and lesh seem to have far more insight into this kind of thing and may correct me – please feel free to do so without fear of causing offence.

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    * NY Mag

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  • Jib

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #9

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