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Sky Sports Reports Winger Is Surplus To Requirements


Keith Downie of Sky Sports has reported that Rolando Aarons will not be part of Newcastle’s 25 man squad when it is announced after the window closes.

This comes as a bit of a surprise as Rolando had featured quite a bit in the pre-season for Newcastle. It seemed to us that he had done enough to be included, even though it would have been only as cover.

So it looks like both Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday are vying to get Aarons on loan over the next 22 hours. The Sheffield Wednesday link is very interesting as it was said that the Owls wanted Aarons on loan as part of the compensation package for Steve Bruce.

It does look like Steve Bruce has spoken to the players who are not going to be part of the squad. Yesterday it was reported that six players would be moved out prior to Thursday and that was not including Aarons.

Those players were goalkeeper Rob Elliot, left-back Achraf Lazaar, right-back Jamie Sterry, midfielders Henri Saivet and Jack Colback, as well as winger Jacob Murphy. Jacob Murphy has four Championship clubs after him in Derby, Fulham, Huddersfield, as well as Sheffield Wednesday.

It looks like there is going to be a lot of movement out and it appears as though Steve Bruce has done a decent job in identifying the right players who are not good enough. However, we are disappointed that Rolando Aarons has not done enough to earn a spot. But it may open up a place in the squad for an additional transfer by tomorrow.


171 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #1

    First

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Suck it up kilkenny Rob! 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Third. Its a munster slaughter!

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Good call by Bruce who is settling in well, trying to follow the man who could never be criticised.

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Munster I honestly thought u were one of the ones that realise I really dont care who comes first. Lol well done!! Lol

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Munster, the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.
    I have no problem with Steve Bruce; I hope that he turns out to be a great manager for us.
    Rafa, wasn’t perfect, and said himself that he had made mistakes, everyone does, but don’t criticise the man who stabilized the club and could have taken us onto better things given the opportunity.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Rob ?

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Munstermen!!! 😉

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Rob 🙂

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  • 9

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Less than 24 hours left; they’re going to be busy, though not in the sense of a further first -team signing incoming.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Gwan munster

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d keep Aarons above Atsu.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Promised by Fat Mike: £50m Kitty + £11m Profit rollover + player sales amounting to £34m
    = £95m

    Deals:
    – Joelinton (£40m)
    – ASM (£18m)
    – Willems (Loan)
    – Kraft (£5m)

    = £63m

    Where’s the other £32m at mike? Suppose there’s no reason to boycott Arsenal?

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  • 9

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Aaron’s great weakness is injury, and that rarely differs as careers go on, unfortunately. At first I thought he was dynamite!

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Bill i praised rafa a hell of a lot but some of the tools on this site wouldnt have it. Guys take polar positions and wont accept middle ground. Ashley was seen as the opposite if rafa, but that was always a pointless comparison

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #16

    I profusely apologise Irishrob… Yanking your chain, I’m aware you’re a Leinster man. With Benbulbenmag being a Connaught man and myself an Ulster man then we got the whole island covered guys! 😉

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #17

    munster mag speaks for itself obvs lol

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Keeping Aarons after his history of injuries would be a bit of a risk. He seems like a bit of a sick note. I’d prefer Atsu to Aarons.

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Munster,

    How is it that someone living in the south of Ireland supports the Toon?
    Are you a Geordie, or where you a convert after seeing KKs team take the Premier League by storm?

    I’m really interested, nothing else.

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  • MarkBro

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Im sure mikes only bought and not sold so we look more appealing to a potential buyer, if we’re to believe we’re still up for sale.

    We’re still in the black so the books look decent, all hopes of him leaving is not dead yet

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #21

    jazzy

    perez money will prob come in instalments so thats it

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  • kc2012

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Abit of a strange one letting Aarons leave as he’s been very good in Pre-season, probably our best winger in the games he’s played in anyway. Can’t see it being Brucies decision anyway as he rated him highly last season on loan Atletico Sheff Wednesday. He’s much better than Murphy and more lively than Atsu so i’d Keep him. If we sell him then it could be another one that comes back to bite us in the future but who knows.

    One half decent season in the prem and the big boys from Germany could come calling and line fat boys pockets even more.

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #23

    The truth usually lies somewhere between those poles. Totally agree.

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  • kc2012

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Dunno where Atletico Sheff Wednesday came from in my last message lol (new Spanish club from Sheffield I reckon)

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Beer

    Hey mate, If that is the case then why cannot we reciprocate that on to other incoming players. All we have done as yet is replace like for like so have we really improved for the season ??

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  • toon22

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Munster

    “Bill i praised rafa a hell of a lot”

    Biggest whopper of the week award goes to..

    Munster

    Congratulation

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  • YohanKebabShop

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #27

    PLEASE CAN ANYBODY CONFIRM IF WE HAVE TO REGISTER LONGSTAFF IN THE SQUAD? HE’S 21 AND I DON’T KNOW THE SPECIFICS OF THE RULE… CHEERS LADS AND LASSES

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #28

    jazzy

    we have swapped around 30 goals for potential

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Well Munster will know if he praised Rafa or not. He will have to live by/with his statements.

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #30

    This is the big problem beermonkey

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Ronaldo Aarons or Cristiano Atsu.

    That’s the important decision.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Sean Longstaff has to be named in 25 man squad.

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #33

    No limits on under 21 players apparently.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Munster @4

    By the man who can never let it go

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #35

    I think the best signing so far this summer is Jetro. I have always loved this lad, I think he will be player of the season. He’s versatile but I think he will heavily feature on the left hand side, tidy little footballer, great runner although admittedly I haven’t seen much of him since his injuries, good passion and solid both up and down. He has much to prove and he is motivated to earn his national team place back… This in my opinion is a winner for us.

    As for mad Maximin, I’m really excited to see what this lad brings to the table… Potentially he has it all but he also has this french diva tag that usually follows the mercurial french men of times past in the PL… He has an arrogance but I hope and pray that Bruce can keep him tamed… He excites me a lot.

    Finally Joelinton, not so sure worth all that outlay, paying for pure potential here and I don’t think we can afford a striker that needs nurtured… We need a ready number 9, and that outlay would have gotten us someone proven with vast experience that could hit the ground running, my main issue here is who has Bruce actually developed that has become world class and for 40m I’m expecting a world class player. Hope I’m wrong but I predict we see more of Gayle than would be expected as the season runs on.

    Purely my opinions on the current signings… I think it will be hard to see how we will really do until after the first 10, the opening fixtures are terrible again, I hope there is enough talent but the test will be the recovery from the tough openers, without Rafa I worry about confidence when the seas get choppy, that was something Rafa done brilliantly, he kept everyone focused on the long game and was as cool as ice under pressure with a similar run last year… That was what kept us up in my opinion, this is a similar squad but can Bruce hold his shit together when the going gets tough?

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Bill, how many times did i say i wanted rafa here, long term, funded. How many times??? Bloody loads. Problem was (for the usual suspects) i broke ranks and started asking questions very early when i saw his approach to games. But he was still a perfect manager for us at this point. But he left for a shit chinese outfit that none of us have ever heard of. So now, either support the team and the shirt now or dont.

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  • EllaGuru

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #37

    @IrishRob Another leinster man here!

    @bill: i was about 10 and everyone supported either manure or pool in school. Me and a mate saw what KK was doing down in 1st div with the toon and we jumped on it! Then the heady days of breaking world transfer records! Good times!

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  • bill

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #38

    In my opinion Bruce hasn’t scouted or whatever, any of these players.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Lascelles id take rafa for calmness all day long. One of his great traites. I like joelinton so far. Did u see the clattering he took off the post. Got up like a 15 stone hurler like it hadnt happened 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Id agree Bill. I dont have a major issue with that though. He wont have been looking at this level of player at sheff weds.

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