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Some Newcastle Fans Are Growing Very Skeptical About Joelinton Deal



As we wait for what we hope is the pending announcement of a new record transfer in Hoffenheim forward Joelinton. Some fans can’t help but be skeptical.

You can’t really blame any of them as yesterday Forbes reported the fee could reach as high as £48m which seems so unlike Newcastle under Mike Ashley.

While we suspect things are progressing and could even be completed by now, the announcement could be delayed as the team return back from China today.

Yesterday Hoffenheim captain Kevin Vogt spoke of Joelinton’s move to Newcastle, though he did suspect that Newcastle would not be his final destination. So there is little chance this is a ruse by Mike Ashley and company.

Here are some of the fan reaction to the seemingly endless amount of time it is taking to announce Joelinton.


137 comments so far

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #81

    Irish – the reason Spurs haven’t spent in the last couple of years is because they build a state of the art stadium – prior to that their net spend wasn’t much above ours – Levy seems to get good deals and sells high. see the figures, Hibbit sent a link earlier

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #82

    And no I lost faith in Ashley a very long time ago. Benitez was useful as his departure and Bruce’s appointment was the final confirmation of what Ashley had done to this club. Now, good grief, folk are getting used to it? Sad days.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #83

    Our toon

    I must be a trend setter, I left when Pardew was here.

    I would’ve went back this year with my nephew if Ashley had backed Rafa and sorted the training ground etc out. No chance now until he goes.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #84

    Our Toon, agreed on everything you say. Ashley’s the problem, not fans who happen to have a differing opinion.

    Gengiki, I’ve got nothing but respect for those who do turn out, but in a City our size, where were all the keyboard warriors and twitter twerps?
    Even 300, from 52k ain’t many mate. The problem is – bear with me here – blogs and twitter are not a fair representation of match going fans. The majority say support the team regardless of ANYTHING. Shit manager, shit players, shit owner, it doesn’t matter. The team matters.
    I’m not saying for one second you’re wrong. I agree in principle. What I’m saying is let people decide for themselves. That’s all. Nothing else.
    This infighting is a disgrace. For every argument put forward there’s a counter argument. You listen and then decide. You say “They’ve got more passion than most on here”, the counter argument is “passionate fans go to games”. Who’s right? Maybe both are, depending who you ask.
    I’m boycotting Arsenal and I’ve paid for it. But I refuse to attack anybody who disagrees with me. Who am I ffs? It’s just a different view on the same issue.
    I’m going round in circles. 🙂

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #85

    I’d happily take relegation.

    Not because I think it’ll get rid of Ashley – I think he’ll gamble on promotion again to boost the value of the club back up before selling – but because we were actually competing in the championship. We WANTED to be the best. We bought players to help us be the best. And we got good football as a result.

    I’d be happy for us (for the time we have left under Ashley) to just stay in the championship. If we finished top, just give the promotion to the team in 3rd. We’d stay playing competitive football and Ashley looses out on loads of money, win-win.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #86

    our toon

    both parties and all the articles agree they had a meeting in NY,
    all the articles basically say the same, no official offer was ever made or considered,
    after a number informal approach from various parties the FSG deemed the club was not for sale,
    just a little different than your post at 26 !!!!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #87

    Because I jacked my ticket when Pardew was here and have been adamant that Ashley is poisoning the club I’ve refused to buy anything with any connection to Ashley.

    I also make a point of attending Ashley out and TMG meetings and I’ve handed leaflets out on a match day, it’s the least I can do.

    I dont want any thanks recognition or anything like that, I see it as my duty as a Nufc fan, no one else will get him out for us.

    I may have stopped going but I haven’t stopped caring about the club.

    Ashley out.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #88

    Tsunki

    Fair play mate, and yes I’ve done all that and some of it annoys the missus as shes not allowed to shop at any mash holding companies either no matter how good the bargain is in her eyes.

    Dont get me wrong, I’m very far from happy that bruce has been appointed as manager. He wouldn’t even be in my list of potential managers to take over.

    The only logic I can see is if things get hot for Ashley and that day comes when we finally see the back of him, replacing bruce or sacking him for a new owner would be peanuts. (That more wishful thinking)

    The point I guess I’m trying to make is, klopp, pep, rafa, bruce, pardew etc. Doesnt matter who the manager is the issue or problem will always remain in ashley the owner. Its pointless to vent at bruce other than tactics or on field performances, we should always look at the source of the problem and get him out rather than vent at the shields he put in place to deflect the anger

    Hopefully that makes sense

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  • Asi Fish

    Jul 22, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #89

    For the first time in over a decade I didn’t look at the blog over the weekend never mind cared about how the team got on against West Ham!

    I’m only looking at the blog now ’cause I’m bored in work.

    I feel numb inside which is sad – I just don’t seem to care about my club at the minute.

    Thanks Mike, you have taken one of life pleasures away from me.

    MA = utter turd

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #90

    The shame is it should be a pretty straightforward conclusion that this club has been totally hamstrung by Ashley and continuing to do the same things after more than a decade has proven to be absolutely ineffective. But it apparently isn’t for some.

    The abuse those who want people to wake up and see what’s happening are getting, is much worse than the disdain those who continue to support this facade get.

    Especially as those who want to do nothing don’t sacrifice anything for their club. Just their money to Ashley. I wonder how many are still getting their sports gear from SD and their latest Shirt from the club SD shop and watching with NowTV passes? Head shaking stuff.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #91

    what ever you put on here your dammed if you do .your dammed if you dont …

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  • Phil K

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #92

    IrishRob – Hasn’t it entered your head that Ashley just refuses to sell ? He doesn’t WANT to let go the goose that lays golden eggs – WITHOUT FEEDING.
    And why should he ? Already his plans are working fine with a third of Newcastle fans accepting his bullshit and lies as FACT with the help and assistance of the media.
    Then there was the Peter Kenyon and a high ranking French coach coming to SJP to be installed INSTEAD of Bruce as part of a forced takeover – where they locked up shop at SJP and froze them out ? Why nothing in the press or TV about that ?
    This whole thing stinks to high heaven.
    It happens every summer and every winter transfer period
    Why can’t you see the blatant connection ?

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #93

    B&W Blood. Well said mate. I know exactly how you feel because I feel the same. I’m sick of hearing the abuse. You make your own mind up mate. It’s your choice.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #94

    Fair enough Our Toon, emotive subject.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #95

    OP

    I held on a little longer in that daft thing called hope, well done on getting out earlier though. I’d have saved a fortune and more importantly the fcb wouldn’t have got my hard earned cash for a little longer

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #96

    I used to argue with bobby all the time on here about boycotting and not seeing it from his perspective, I honestly think as fans if we all step back, listen to each other and try to understand each other better we can find common ground to get this mug out of the club

    Only United can we win, but listening is arguably more important than speaking in some cases. That my 2 cents worth of lecturing for the day

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #97

    I stuck out the first relegation in Ashleys time, then quit my st after the first season back in the PREM when the writing was on the wall. Been to a handful of games over the years but less so last three because I could see Benitez wasn’t going to get support. Last SD purchase was a pair of Copa Mundials about five years ago.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #98

    Our toon ashley could sink the whole ship when hes done with us. The toon may not be here by the time ashley is finished.
    Op ill know more on wednesday of whats going on.
    Will put information out on here.
    There is a boycott boat party, in conjunction with bars and pubs being signed up for discounted deals on drinks.
    There will be a protest outside of sjp. Perfect time to show your support of unity.
    I know TMG, Ashley out group, wor flags will be in attendance there.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #99

    Hibbit

    Dont see where it’s different to what I put, I took out a few sentences from the article I put up in link but if I got it wrong then I apologise

    Still interesting that a hedge fund is mentioned though in my eyes

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #100

    I’m not arguing with Bobby i admire his stance on the boycott I said I’d not give him grief. I just have this sense of disbelief that the club appears to be intact to some when it hasn’t been “ours” since fat bloke rolled up. He hijacked it. I mean even the ground look at it what a mess and a rollering of black paint fixes it?

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  • Swanny

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #101

    Opinions are like ars#oles and everyone’s got one and there’s plenty on here and I don’t mean opinions !!!
    I’m 100% in favour of boycotting the Arsenal game and I sincerely hope it’s well supported.
    However I cannot for the life of me understand alleged supporters wanting us to get hammered and rellegated.
    I dislike the Fat Man and want shot of him, but even if Newcasle failed miserably and plummeted through the leagues, Ashley wouldn’t give a flying F##k it will simply be another Tax write off against his business empire.
    Steve Bruce…..didn’t want him and if the papers are to believed he’s lucky he got the job, but he’s here now and I for one will hope he’s a success because that will mean the Toon are winning.

    Burn the whole place down and start again eh or maybe just f##k off back to the stadium of shite !

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #102

    Op @ 87 how i feel mate

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #103

    Our Toon

    At times it feels like a waste of time giving up but then I think is it as much a waste of time as watching a sporting team that wont compete.

    I hate the fact even 1 fan has left due to the owners indifference to the club and its fans.

    The fans work hard all week and want to see a team that represents them on the field and to be proud of said team and Citeh.

    Ashleys done nothing to make any fan proud of Nufc, if anything he goes out his way to belittle and take the piss out the fans.

    Steve Bruce no money to spend and the most expensive strip in the EPL.

    Ashley wants champagne money for panda pop products.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #104

    The only abuse I’ve seen lately btw is from certain individuals who call those who won’t support Bruce and Mike Ashley’s version of NUFC fools, mackems and serial whingers etc.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #105

    Damn, forgot to go look for those prawns.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #106

    Bobby
    aaaaah
    as Confuscious say, ” Bobby is wise one,learn from master. Wash on, wash off”
    “Yes Grasshopper”
    With you now, must be the heat

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #107

    If you find Brucie you find Joe Linton.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #108

    City

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #109

    OP

    I miss the match day rituals even tho I dont drink, we had 7 of us all sat together meeting up early on match day. Good laugh and banter and enjoyed the games, not much talking afterwards as our voices were almost gone.

    Nowadays we still meet up before games, watch it at one of the 7s house on a dodgy stream, they still drink and I still watch em slowly deteriorate into a funny state but the signing and shouting and cheering has gone, the experience ruined and the excitement before the game ruined. All because of Ashley, we will get that back one day though

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #110

    Singing

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #111

    It’s a travesty he getting away with it and taking away from fans, especially fans like us who live and breathe football. It’s honestly a failing of the football association in my opinion and something should be I place to prevent these things happening.

    Worse has happened at other clubs, it could be worse here but this is no way for fans to feel or become disillusioned.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #112

    Loch 😀

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #113

    Surely
    That’s
    Bloocy and Joe Rinton

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  • hibbit

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #114

    our toon
    no need for any apologizes,
    the only point i picked up on was both parties and most of the press agreed they had met in New York but only for an informal meeting,

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #115

    There’s no way I want Newcastle to be relegated. The best chance we have of getting rid of Ashley is being in the Premier League.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #116

    Our Toon, I blame Sky mate. 100% this is their fault. They’re the disease, Ashley is a symptom. Some leech who sees the chance to make money and, tbf, who can blame him for trying? So for me, this is all about Sky for giving him that chance. He won’t be the last dodge pot to abuse fans.
    Clearly the FA/PL did no research on him when they cleared him as an owner.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #117

    Only asking cos I’m curious but Joelinton is one word not Joe Linton.

    His full name is ‘Joelinton Cassio Apolinário de Lira’. So I’d assume he is possibly Cassio Joelinton.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #118

    Our toon

    It’s been that long I dont really miss the ritual.

    What’s bothering me the most is my nephew is now ten, I’ve got him on the cusp of falling in Love with Nufc and was tempted to get us tickets for the coming season.

    He’s at the age were Liverpool and Citeh fans at schools are teasing him, Nufc isn’t very big with a lot of kids these days. That cuts to the bone.

    The club itself needs a major overhaul due to Ashleys neglect, what has his neglect done to the future supporters of the club.

    A lot will say a club is only as good as its fans, another 20 years and Nufc might not have any fans.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #119

    Bobby

    The association should have oversight afterwards aswell though. These are institutions afterall, the fit and proper test shouldn’t be a one time gig, it should be revisited and accountability should be in place for those that mismanage or turn the support away with mismanagement.

    It’s not good for the sport, it’s not good for the area, it’s not good for the business

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #120

    Casio Linton, now that adds up

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