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Joelinton Signing Does Little To Placate Fan Frustration With Ashley

Newcastle have smashed their record transfer in signing Brazilian striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim for reportedly £40m.

This is their first transfer of the summer and comes very late in the game. Newcastle are again way behind in their recruitment and have a lot of lost time to make up for.

We are glad that Joelinton has signed and he seems like a great young man. We are still furious with Mike Ashley for his continual negligence in running this club.

As with all things Newcastle, this signing has seemingly split the fan base with some thrilled to get the 22-year-old on board, while others have been so beaten down by Mike Ashley’s running of the club they can hardly muster any feelings of joy whatsoever.

There is a subset of the latter group of fans who have taken to Twitter to voice their continued frustration with Newcastle United under Mike Ashley despite the record signing.

Here is some of the negative reaction to the Joelinton signing. To be fair, they are not slating the player as much as airing their frustration and skepticism for the owner of this club.

29 comments so far

  • geordiemark

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1

    try another 5 top quality signings ashley and some fans may forgive you, me on the other hand it take a damn sight more then that to please me, until all this happens then things will stay the same between us the real newcastle united fans and him

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2


    So you don’t shoot down opinions?

    Give over man.

    You and your like are painting the picture blacker than black when it’s nothing of the sort.

    We are in the Prem, we’ve got some good seasoned pro’s, some exciting youngsters, two record signings in Almiron and Joelinton and by all accounts more signings to come.

    From memory I don’t think any team outside of the top 6-8 have spent more on one player than us and we’ve got a squad who, by all accounts, aren’t crying and burying their heads in the sand over Rafa leaving.

    If you think that is a club that is dead, a laughing stock and a husk of its former self….

    Yep, I defo, most defo, disagree.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    And again, I want Ashley out.

    But, this ridiculous and extreme exaggeration of the position NUFC are in is exactly that…

    An extreme exaggeration.


  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!

    That’s me off for the day.

    Picking up my nice fat shill packet from Mikey.

    Back soon boys.

    Don’t miss me too much.

    Toodle pip.


  • Ron Knee

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    “Sleep deprivation also negatively affects your mental abilities and emotional state. You may feel more impatient or prone to mood swings. It can also compromise decision-making processes and creativity.

    “If sleep deprivation continues long enough, you could start having hallucinations — seeing or hearing things that aren’t there. A lack of sleep can also trigger mania in people who have bipolar disorder.”

  • JohnJ

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Sadly I can’t get excited about this signing….. Now why is that I wonder? Oh yes I recall it’s The Fat Controller that pees me off – Why don’t you go and look after your shops Mr Ashlie.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Just miserablists.

    Rafa was King.

    Now he took the Chinese lucre we will still be miserable even when we smash our transfer record x 2.

    Hashtag – JustMiserableLike.

    #boycott – because you know it will fail. Like the 18 people outside sports direct last week.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8


  • hibbit

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #9

    # divide and conquer disrupt and destroy
    shills or wums i don’t know but working to an agenda definitely.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Bills “From memory I don’t think any team outside of the top 6-8 have spent more on one player ”

    Joelinton – £36M pounds spent

    Perez – £30M earned.

    That’s a £6M net spend to stand still with a slightly younger but unproven player, which I imagine every single team outside the top six has comfortably managed many times, including NUFC.

    The signing is exciting, yes, but don’t think it represents a serious change in policy for Ashley. It doesn’t.

    Novocaine for the soul.

  • stu mel

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Net spend this window 7.25 I think. We need 5 players in. Let be realistic. Not getting carried away at all years of an abusive relationship n one night coming in with flowers nah

  • toon22

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Tony Hiya JIB

    Bills the new Catchy

    Both PR

  • geordiemark

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Tony Baloney

    its not like a boycott though, its more like a trade union strike where the capitalists dictate and the workers strike back in many many ways 🙂

  • toon22

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #14


    How many of ZIBs other alts are nowt more than desperate PR ?

  • toon22

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #15


    Proper fan you


  • Pit yacker

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Tony – you seem to be on this blog a lot and have some pretty strong opinions – fair enough to be passionate but what is your view on upcoming season
    Personally am annoyed Rafa wasn’t backed and he left frustrated by our short sighted owner
    I think symbolically a boycott is a good idea for the Arsenal game – am not saying it will enact any real change but it’s good to show some fan power and hopefully remind the media of the neglect NUFC has had over past decade
    I am not a big admirer of Bruce but admit he has come over pretty well and I hope that his shortcomings as a manager can be overridden by his desire to manage his childhood team (hoping)
    I am pleased with the Joelinton signing but would of been just as happy if we’d kept Rondon and feel we need to add 4-5 more good signings to give us a chance of staying up (sadly that’s the new ambition for us toon fans under this regime)
    Do you share these views? Just struggling to get a feel for where you stand so as to properly engage with you

  • geordiemark

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #17


    the governments councils all do the very same thing divide and concur

  • toon22

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #18



  • stan anderson

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #19

    I do hope the slug has waisted his time in his efforts to get the S/Ticket sales up again.
    Knowing how easy it is for our fans be swayed by a signing,he,s probably done us over again.
    We are our own worst enemy and why should we give up on our match day trip out.
    Hope i am wrong.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Hibbit; I am certainly not a shill. I have supported this team for more than 40 years.

    I don’t like people telling me what to do. Like you do. And like Jail for Ashley, Tsunki and Lesh.

    And especially Gunjikai now.

    And Bobbyb is an excuse machine so when he has his latest, I look forward to reading it.

    Yours from Dinnington, USA. Eric/Tony

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 24, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Tony, there’s a difference between being miserable and recognising the situation for what it is – the same old, tried and tested nonsense from Ashley and his minions.

    I don’t think you quite understand what Rafa meant to the city, not just the club. He tried to improve the lot of us all, supporting the food bank, charities, championing our cause to improve the club, not just the team, demanding improvements to the infrastructure and instilling a long-term plan.

    In short, he was our hope of a better club, one we could be proud of once more.

    Bruce is a return to the shoddy short-termism we had under Pardew and McClaren and all the others. A ‘First Team Coach’, not a Manager. Essentially someone whose responsibilities start and finish at the touchline or the training pitch.

    It doesn’t matter if he’s a ‘yes man’ or one of Ashley’s minions. Even if he wants to emulate Rafa and do great things for this club, his responsibility for that sort of progress is already reduced. We don’t reject the man, we reject what he represents, so your oft-repeated stats are meaningnless.

    If Rafa was hope, Bruce is stagnation. Not dissing the man, I’m dissing the way Ashley has once more hamstrung our once-great club.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    Pit Yacker: I back Bruce. I think Ashley is a sh!t but Rafa and him would never have got on so it is better that they are separated. We have a decent team if Joelinton is any good. Almiron is very good. I watched him in MLS and he was the best player by a mile in the whole league.

    I watched from Dinnington. It is 2 miles from the airport and has a satellite feed.

    And we have some very good midfielders who will only get better.

    A good goalkeeper.

    Schar, Lejeune, Teiri Henri, Lionel Messi as well. And Donny and Marie Osmond to sing God Save the Queen at the Cup Final and we are golden.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #23

    Robleenio. Rafa was 1.17 point per game. Pardew was 1.34 points per game.

    People are really exaggerating what Rafa did at NUFC. he was mediocre at best.

  • ArtyH

    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #24

    IMHO this is just a pi$$ take from Mashley, giving Bruce all that money is like saying this is what Rafa could have got but chose not to! Rubbing our nose in it again. Also do we really think Bruce is a good enough coach to get the best out of Joelinton, I do not, but Rafa would. Just sayin….

  • nufc 11

    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #25

    This is ererley similar to when Steve McClaren was appointed, they threw money at it but it never stuck and NUFC got relegated not even Rafa could save them. NUFC were very close to becoming the next Leeds Utd back then and 3 years on we are back to square one, Ashley signed players back then telling them they could move on once a good offer came for them so in their heads they were only signing for a shell football with no loyalty to the cause. A team of mercenaries you played half heartlessly. I don’t even know why I bother anymore its a bad disease following nufc.

  • danishmag

    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #26

    One signing doesn’t do much, when 5 is needed..
    Fat TWAT out

  • C-L-S-toonsupporter

    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #27

    joelinton bought to spite Rafa. my answer to this is still the same: BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! Lack of support from media outlets who should know what is really going on at Newcastle even though they choose to support Ashley, means that fans no longer have a choice. Where is the support for the paying fans? What are the rights of paying fans? We have tried everything to get this owner to stop treating our club like a cattle market where players are trained up by experienced coaches to be sold for profit, where survival is the only ambition, where there is no regular or truthful communication from the owner of the club, where the history of the club and its legends are treated like dirt, where every transfer window is filled with takeover speculation diverting attention from the needs of managers to buy players. Ashley and his cronies have no interest i football they only want the cash it generates. How Ashley can be deemed a fit and proper owner is beyond any reasonable persons understanding. UNTIL ASHLEY LEAVES THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO IS BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT!

  • Phil K

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #28

    While happy at the Joelinton signing, we need several more – with 15 days to do it. And like many have already said the damage has already been done over several seasons. Relegation battle after relegation battle – the stinking hypocrites of the media – the Danny Arsehole Mills types in the media who seem to think ONLY Newcastle should be happy with a relegation battle every year while teams HALF the size Bournemouth, Crystal Palace etc “should expect to be higher” not even mentioning the pathetic grovelling to Aston Villa fans – but we need Ashley OUT. Too many seasons of huge transfer profits with little or nothing spent. This is good but too little too late

  • Phil K

    Jul 24, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #29

    “Boycottsneverwork” – I beg to differ. They FREQUENTLY work. The media just refuse to “remember” them working. From the very first where the word “boycott” got its name when Irish peasants froze out an English Tory Landowner called Boycott – they won then. And boycotts have succeeded more often than they’ve failed
    “Baloney” is correct when saying boycotts don’t succeed, Tony


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