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Another Newcastle Striker On Fire – In Addition To Perez

Ayoze Perez had almost a perfect game for Newcastle yesterday but don’t tell Rafa I said that.

Rafa is a complete perfectionist but he even had to be pleased with Newcastle’s solid and attacking performance yesterday on the 3-1 at home to Southampton.

Rafa’s had Perez looking close to world class yesterday but yes – we know – he can do better.


And Dwight Gayle is also on fire on loan at West Brom and after scoring a hat-trick in his previous game he scored a second-half brace to help the Baggies win 3-2 at home to Hull City yesterday.

Dwight has now scored 23 goals in 36 league appearances for West Brom this season and that’s the same number of goals he scored for Newcastle in 32 games during our promotion season.

But West Brom are still in 4th place in the Championship and 6 points out of second place – an automatic promotion place.

Sheffield United and Leeds United are level on points in second place on 82 points with The Blades having the better goal difference.

So it looks the only way the Baggies can get promoted is through the playoffs.

It’s a very good time for Dwight to hit top form.

Tim Krul and Norwich are in top place on 87 points.

Rafa will have some decisions to make this summer if he stays with us, and he could end up selling the likes of Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle to fund his drive to get new players into the side,

In the next financial year (summer and January transfer windows) Rafa will have £50M to spend and that’s a net amount – and there’s also £11M in transfer funds left over from the last financial year.

Rafa could get close to £50M for these three players – so there’s £100M to spend this summer.

If that’s what Rafa wants to do.

What do you think?

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10 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #1


    I love your optimism but it never works out this way. Rafa will put forward players, Scouts put forward players but Charnley constantly knocks them back until you get to 3rd or 4th choice for that position when these players are not much better than we have.

    This is what is annoying Rafa, it’s either too high transfer, too expensive wages or age….Charnley has three options to knock back the player – this is what he is doing, this is why it takes so long.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    This could play into FatMans hands – unable to agree with Rafa, who walks at the end of June. Month to get new puppet in , then another month to assess the squad – at a time when other teams are getting their transfer plans sorted. Window open – we go looking at the bargain basement – and of course 1 marquee signing that we wont get over the line.
    Pocket the cash and then blame every one else
    You know its possible / probable

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Delighted with perez. I took some stick from a gowl on here who knew sod all about the game for saying he could sub with Man City because of his touch etc and rafa agrees 🙂

  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Just regarding Michael Owen.
    He’s getting fatter in the face these days. Also, that barnet looks a bit dodgy. Is it a wig ?
    As the years go by he is starting to look like William Shatner.

    In fact he seems to be morphing into Captain James T Kirk.

    He’s a pundit Jim, but not as we know it !

  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    The Southampton player should have been sent off.
    These pundit refs are a bigger joke than the actual refs. They trot out the party line.
    The law says you should consider the distance to the goal and also consider the general direction of play.
    It does not say you will rule out the idea of it being a clear goal scoring opportunity by reason of distance from the goal.
    Very unusual to be clear and running at goal from inside your own half. However, he was. The ball was not going to run on to their keeper.
    Almiron was going to get it and have a clear goal scoring opportunity.

    The rules and spirit of this game should be simple.
    Cheats should not prosper.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Out little worm got into a tweet spat with Ronaldo recently

    michael owen
    · Jan 7, 2017

    I thought I was putting the pounds on until I saw my old mate Ronnie!

    One of the many put downs..

    David Ashley

    he must’ve just looked smaller from the bench Michael

    Made my day!!!

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Did anyone see that older gadgee getting hit in the face by a Saints player’s shot? Poor bloke was taken away by St. Johns Ambulance, literally didn’t see it coming. Hope he was OK.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    posada, Almiron also had Rondon to his left for an easy cross and goal.

    Straight red every time.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Dubai I saw that. The guy beside him was trying to look after him. That’s gotta hurt.

  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Yeah, agree.
    The most annoying bit is that they always come out with some bollocks to confuse the issue.
    Distance from the goal has to be considered. Right, consider it and then send him off. Distance or not it was a clear GSO.

    An off the wall point. This game of ours became great when the off side rule was changed in the 20’s. Suddenly the centre forward was played in and you had this great excitement when they run towards the goal.
    Milburn, Supermac Ian Rush etc.
    If you can do that and get away with it you’ll get the game done away with.


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