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All Is Well With New Signing Miguel Almiron

Miguel Almiron was in Paris yesterday with his agent to secure his work permit in person and complete the necessary paperwork which is merely a formality for the former MLS star player.

He’s a Paraguay International and made the MLS all-star team over the last two seasons so he should have no bother at all getting his visa – no need to worry about that.

Barreca was born in Italy in the European Union and therefore was able to immediately train and play with his new Newcastle players on Thursday and Friday of last week.

And he made his debut late in the game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.

The lads come back from training tomorrow after a tough last several weeks in which we played the five top sides in the league – Liverpool, Chelsea, the two Manchester clubs and Tottenham.

Miguel Almiron – ready for training tomorrow

And we did fairly well and kept above the relegation zone by 2 points but gained only the famous win against Man City in those five games.

Rafa should have almost a full squad training tomorrow with only Jonjo Shelvey now doubtful for the game at Wolves on Monday night.

After the Wolves game, we have another free weekend after being eliminated in the FA Cup so Rafa has lots of time to train with the full squad and our two new lads.

After Wolves, we play Burnley and Huddersfield within 4 days at home and those are two games we have to win.

10West Ham38-352
12Crystal Palace38-249

By the end of this month let’s hope we have at least another two wins and then we could well be on our way to safety.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    On this day…..

    On 5 February1992, almost eight years after his final game as a player, Keegan returned to football as manager of Newcastle United

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    I’ll spare the repost.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    If they were going to buy Rondon they’d have bought him this window and got it over and done with, I’m sure Rafa doesn’t want to gamble on them staying down before doing a deal. He’s 29 and would cost 7M plus Gayle (12M?) this type of deal would make Mikey vomit in a fire place.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4


    According to some that was a terrible day for us

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    The deal was too complicated???

  • beermonkey

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Unless Rafa digs his heals in we won’t signore rondon he has no sell on value maybe on a free no sell on value no player

  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7


    Aye, i remember that day well and was at work when a colleague came over to tell me that Keegan was back. That news on top of the then fairly recent news of a new, billionaire owner really raised my spirits hopes of a return to the Entertainers days.

    It didn’t take long for Ashley to burst that bubble and it was downhill at a rate of knots thereafter. Rafa arrived, hopes raised again but Ashley being Ashley ……..

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    If we can win both home games against Burnley and Huddersfield we are more or less safe.

  • wartongeordie

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Think Miggy is exactly the player we need, pace and vision to pick a good pass to Rondon will cause teams trouble.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    I used to like Ossie Ardilles and was gutted when he got sacked for Keegan. I had no idea how much things would change for the better. Keegan the player was before my time so i didnt get the excitement. Ossie brought through some great youths to be fair. If only our youth system was that good now. Didn’t ossie go on to try a 2-3-5 formation at spurs? And if anything Keegan was more attack minded than him. We were spoilt in the 90s. England great. Newcastle great.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    If Almiron can create chances for Rondon I think we could be safe by March been very impressed with his finishing despite only getting one or two chances a game! He does create chances and space for others but unfortunately Perez , Richie , Kennedy and Atsu have just not been able to finish chances!

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m not too worried about almirons physicality. A lot of these little players are very hard to knock off the ball. Low centre of gravity and they’re not going shoulder to shoulder with taller defenders. Also people have probably been trying to knock him off the ball since he was a kid. The Argentinian league is more physical than ours so he’s not going to be afraid of a tackle.


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