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Steve Bruce Needs To Close These Six Deals – Quickly



Both Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar were sent out on loan on Monday – the final day of the European transfer window.

So that has left only Jack Colback and Jamie Sterry as first-team players over 21 who are still on the Newcastle wage bill who are not in the Premier League group of 25 and will not play this year.

The best we can do is to get them moves out on loan in January although both have contracts that end next June – when they will become free agents.

Neil had written earlier today that Steve Bruce and company need to get our major players signed up to long-term new deals.

Steve Bruce sees some of the Newcastle players he wants to get tied down to long term improved contracts.

They have been reported in the Mail to be Isaac Hayden, Martin Dubravka, Sean Longstaff, Matt Ritchie, and Jonjo Shelvey.

We could add young Matty Longstaff and the brilliant Fabian Schar to that list, and we will then have a core of outstanding players long term at Newcastle.

We have our doubts about Shelvey, who really wants to stay at Newcastle.

But if he cannot get a first-team starting position, he wouldn’t be worth the £70K/week he is reported to earn on Tyneside with his current contract.

Get these two lads signed up to new and improved five year deals

Steve Bruce and Lee Charnley had to wait until the end of the European transfer window to see who they still have to pay wages for – and that’s Jack Colback and Jamie Sterry as we mentioned above – who don’t seem to have a future at their home town club.

So we hope to see Steve Bruce step up to the plate and push Lee Charnley and get Isaac Hayden, Martin Dubravka, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Matt Ritchie, and Fabian Schar signed up to good long-term deals.

North Shields brothers Sean and Matty look players of the future at Newcastle – two local lads who could become standouts at their hometown club.

Fabian Schar is fast becoming a star in the league, and he scores goals too; this player was born to play on Tyneside, and he has the will, temperament, skill, courage, and pure guts to become one of the best center-backs in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old Swiss international has less than two years to run on his current three-year deal – and he’s one of our best buys for a long time at only £3.5M from Deportivo.

What an absolute bargain!

Ki Sung-Yeung has only one year left on his two-year deal but if Matty Longstaff comes through this season – as we expect he will – Ki may not be kept beyond next summer.

Manager Steve Bruce will also have a hard job explaining to miserly Mike Ashley that he wants to keep 30-year-old Matt Ritchie past his current deal – whose contract runs out in the summer of 2021.

Extend his contract by two years; if there’s anybody who epitomizes the spirit and guts of this Newcastle team of the last three years, it’s Matt Ritchie.

And remember he dropped down a division to join us from Bournemouth back in 2016.

Finally, Isaac Hayden has been one of our best players since last December and looks a mature guy these days – fatherhood has served him well.

Isaac has decided to stay on at Newcastle because of the fans, and he has realized (and so has his fiance) what a special club Newcastle United really is.

Hayden fully deserves a new five-year deal – and he’s fast becoming one of our best players – pay him the money, Lee.

Issac also leads the poll of who has been the best player last month.

Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Month For August?

  • Fabian Schar (29%, 251 )
  • Isaac Hayden (29%, 249 )
  • Paul Dummett (21%, 182 )
  • Christian Atsu (10%, 87 )
  • Joelinton (5%, 45 )
  • Martin Dubravka (3%, 29 )
  • Miguel Almiron (2%, 19 )

Total Voters: 862

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So there you have it.

Let’s get six players – Isaac Hayden, Martin Dubravka, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Matt Ritchie, and Fabian Schar – all signed up to good long-term deals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


23 comments so far

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Sep 5, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Sorry repost guys, missed bus typing this out

    Kraft looks handy and a different player than Manquillo, both play to different tactics too. Against Arsenal, Manquillo was hanging about further up longer than I liked, especially given Arsenal’s pace on the break, I thought he played well, but also thought on occasion his attacking play got him caught out. He will cut in, and get deeper in the channel, he can use both feet well which helps with his cutting in. Krafth on the other hand is more cautious preferring to sit deeper during attacks, he always stays wide never choosing to cut in, and puts in earlier balls. His game is more suited to what we are trying to do. If we get our strikers firing he will start for me, but he needs to get back quicker and not stay forward so much , we aren’t a side to dominate play in the opposition’s half so the chances of the ball getting worked back out to him are minimal so in my opinion he needs to ready himself earlier to defend the counter attack or get into the discplined defensive positions we have become quite accustomed to with the majority of the current squad. I still stand by my claim that Willems is going to be a success, if he gets adulation he will grow, I think personality wise he would be quite similar to the personality traits we are led to believe in ASM, outspoken and will immerse himself in with fans, will put everything in and has all the attributes to be a cracking player in the right side… Hopefully!

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Carrying on from last post I think Yedlin gets a lot of stick for his defensive ability which is uncalled for. He gets forward a lot which can leave gaps however was offered very little protection by Richie when he played as a RM and Yedlin was left exposed many times and then blamed for goals conceded. He is much better in a wing back position and we can use his Pace to the full extent without worrying too much about leaving major gaps behind. I cant wait to see him and Willems on the wings for us.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #3

    “Miserly Mike Ashley” Ha! That’s exactly right Ed. Short blanket merchant.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Really excited by the prospect of ASM from the little I have seen of him. If he is as good as I think he could be then I don’t think Almiron stays in the side which is disappointing as I really like him but you cant drop Atsu on current form.

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Sorry the mention about getting back quicker was referring to Manquillo, I think he will start… Should have clarified

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Just one question lads. If Boris Johnson wanted to be a stand up comedian why didn’t he just go for it?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Now that he has a new puppy will BoJo please just stay home and play with it?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #8

    With Ritchie out injured and some jiggery pokery I think we can have both Atsu and Miggy in the side Nufc-83.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #9

    We’ve been playing with wing backs for a while now and all of a sudden we’ve brought in Krafth who is a more traditional RB, surely this is going to affect us offensively.
    Nufc-83,
    I can’t quite work out if you deliberately misinterpret what people say or you just aren’t really that clever? Who said Rafa didn’t have any say in signings, he had the final say in who came in by all accounts, probably one of the main reasons they chased him away lol!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #10

    If Joe gets injured where do our goals come from? Aside from Schar I mean…..

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Schär!

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail so when you say this below are you not referring to the manager having minimal input on signings which is exactly what it states?

    “The problem is when the manager is left with little input towards the signings, who is dictating our footballing style?”

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #13

    22:17
    GOAL – Republic of Ireland 0-1 Switzerland
    Fabian Schar (74 mins)

    It had been coming, and it’s a brilliant goal as well! Fabian Schar steps out from the back, plays a one-two, moves up the pitch silkily, gets on the end of a second one-two and then steers low into the corner from about 15 yards out.

    Get him up front Steve Bruce!

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #14

    GordieTwo that would be interesting to see Miggy, Atsu and ASM in the side assuming we still have Joelinton on the pitch as well.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Great goal by Schar!! Ireland are awful to watch so I’m not that bothered.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #16

    BoJo’s younger brother has some stones on him. Well done lad! And Winnie’s grandson also!

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #17

    I said last week that if Schar carries on he will move to a top 10-15 club in world football for huge money. The lad is a real class act.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Nufc-83,
    Is it not obvious, Steve Brewce had no input to any of this summers signings, so who decided we would play with a more traditional RB as opposed to a WB.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #19

    That would be fun to see Nufc-83.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Thanks for that well timed goal Schar mate. Hee hee….

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Alright that last 5 min was pretty good, why couldn’t they play like that all night!!

    1
  • jane

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #22

    “GOAL – Republic of Ireland 0-1 Switzerland
    Fabian Schar (74 mins)

    It had been coming, and it’s a brilliant goal as well! Fabian Schar steps out from the back, plays a one-two, moves up the pitch silkily, gets on the end of a second one-two and then steers low into the corner from about 15 yards out.

    Get him up front Steve Bruce!”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/49377394

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 5, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Yellow card for Schär.

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