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Who Have Our Readers Selected For A Contract Extension Beyond This Summer?


The results for our latest poll has determined that of the five players due to have their contracts expire this summer, Federico Fernandez is the one our readers would most like to get an extension.

This is not really a surprise though we did think that Javier Manquillo being only 25 years-old might pull some votes his way. He did finish second in the poll with 28% of the 655 total votes.

However, Fernandez was the clear leader with 55% of the vote tally. Federico will be 31-years-old when his contract runs out. While he is a top professional and provides vast experience, we think it will be hard for him to get a suitable new contract from the club.

Fernandez is at that age where Newcastle are hesitant to give long-term extensions. Mo Diame, at 31, was only offered a one-year extension and it is unlikely that Federico would get anything much longer.

During the Chronicle’s Q&A with Lee Ryder today, he was asked if the club will offer Matt Ritchie a new contract. This is how Lee responded:

Ritchie hits the last 18 months of his existing deal in January. At 30, his next contract is going to be an important one.

He’ll want a good deal from Newcastle because he knows that there will be interest in him as time goes by and he gets closer to the end of his contract.

Ritchie is a committed player and important in the dressing room, but United have made it clear they’re looking at younger players. It’ll have to be a deal that keeps everybody happy, something Mo Diame found extremely difficult.

We would imagine that Fernandez may get offered a one-year extension similar to Diame. However, we don’t think he would accept that, and we wouldn’t blame him. He’ll most likely get better offers as a free agent.

Of Five First-Team Players In Final Year - Which One Should Newcastle Give Extension Too?

  • Federico Fernandez (55%, 360 )
  • Javier Manquillo (28%, 185 )
  • Ki Sung-yueng (9%, 58 )
  • Karl Darlow (6%, 42 )
  • Rob Elliot (2%, 10 )

Total Voters: 655

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48 comments so far

  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #1

    FWIW I do think that Mindshaft legit just thinks Ashley will not see the kind of consequences we might hope for. Personally I’d like to see the death penalty brought back specifically for the circumstances of not appointing an auditor.

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m starting to get paranoid how often the bus moves after I post! Repost: you were being extremely generous you would say Jib is not Team Ashley he is just stating how he feels the audit situation will play out…except in respect of any and every pro/anti Ashley discussion he will rationalise why it’s a case of ‘Nothing to see here.’ ‘Move along’ Then when called on it more recently he just changes the subject presumably thinking responding will continue to draw attention to a subject he is seeking to curtail discussion of. Diminish. Defend. Divert. Every day of the week.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Trent, toon22, everyone
    The books are whiter than white. Ashley said so himself, so whats the problem?

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #4

    *If you were being extremely generous…

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Trent I have not seen anything to suggest Jib is pro Ashley. He just takes a balanced view on the topics that others seem to let their emotions do the talking.

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #6

    83 I see somebody going out of put forward the regime’s perspective – unfailingly. The consistency is the thing. You might, in isolation, say the audit issue is something and nothing, you might say the loan secured against future income is not a thing to be exercised about, you might think Strawberry Place is no big deal just to name 3 recent examples but when you go into bat for the regime. Every. Single. Time there’s a rabbit off. When you’re purportedly a supporter with the club’s best interests at heart it’s utterly perverse. Far from ‘balanced.’ You can argue I might always see the worst in everything they do but that’s what you’d expect of a fan and anybody with their eyes open about Ashley’s character/Rangers/SD business practice/legal conclusions around the club’s honesty etc

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #7

    *grammar/missing words again!

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #8

    *going out of their way to put forward

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  • Mindshaft

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib, nice pic but trading floors haven’t looked like that since the 80s

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 18, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #10

    So is frogs excitement about non auditor wednesday going to be a load of hot air. Or is there a deadline extension?

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Trent I can only go off what I feel myself and I align a lot with Jib’s comments so I don’t feel he is so extreme. Maybe strawberry place was something that I didn’t feel a major connection with as I am not from Newcastle and I liked your idea of a fanzone. The finances I think are very clear for all to see when you look into the accounts. He is an owner who is clear he will not invest any of his own money and is taking the mick with free advertising etc, but in terms of the club spending what it generates I believe that will be the case but only time will tell as if we stay in the prem we should be seeing at least 60m invested each season. As for this auditor malarkey its just something and nothing and I found it very funny that anyone could think that the fatman would be forced to sell or do anything regarding relinquishing powers of control over nufc.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 18, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Rangers compensation settlement with ashley and sd on 23rd of this month.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #13

    So after a massive build up by you know who, nowt happened for the 13th time.

    Very sad as we all really wanted some good news for the club but none for Mr Ashlie.

    Oh and by the way I don’t believe there are any Ashlie supporters on this blog, despite what someone else seems to think or want even.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Apparently Yedlin has been playing with an injury throughout last season, that raises a few questions does it not!!

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #15

    EGB why would anybody want Ashley supporters on the blog? Think it yep but want it?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #16

    By the way I made up the 13th time bit!! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Trent

    Doubt if anyone would really want it but I reckon it would satisfy a certain someones strange assertions if there were!

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #18

    I don’t believe things like the club’s outgoings 83 although we would need to see the line items. There is such a phrase as ‘creative accounting’ and auditors running a mile from him speaks volumes. That the top execs at SD reportedly get paid c£150k, not unlike Charnley, but he’s paid his son in law £10m in 2 years makes me wonder who he’s paying large amounts to out of NUFC’s coffers. The son-in-law being the only director of the company that holds Strawberry Place means he’s in NUFC business too. Those three examples I quoted are just off the top of my head recently but constantly articulating and endorsing the regime’s perspective as Jib does is highly suspect.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Trent

    Have to admit that I often seem to post just prior to the bus pulling out of the stop. I get a wee bit paranoid as well!!!
    🙂

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Bill,

    There’s probably a bus due any minute now…. 🙂

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2019 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #21

    I am not going to change what you think Trent which is of course fine but I have countered the examples you have given above with solid factual arguments previously.

    Either way what we have in common is we both agree that the club will be in a much better position without Fatman holding the keys. Anything anybody is doing to get rid of him quicker is positive in general (boycotting I am back and forth as I want the team to do as well as possible therefore want the best support possible).

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  • Trent1211

    Sep 19, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #22

    EGB as long as it’s not just me!

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  • The Wife

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Haha…no more buses tonight, fellas. 🙂

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #24

    You mean I’ve missed the last bus….taxi time (where’s jib when you need him)

    😀

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #25

    The Wife

    G’d evening, I started the bus thing eons ago and wondered if Ed or Neil ever got wee bit annoyed with it, don’t think they have, at least I hope not.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #26

    The missus and I had a small business and used to be absolutely scrupulous with our accounts. Then our accountant stepped in and with some creative accounting saved us a fair wedge each year.

    Nothing dishonest about it just a wee bit of manipulation here and there.

    Any business that doesn’t is paying out more than they need to and the tax man is more than happy to play the game so long as they can see a return from a business large or small.

    You can’t fault Ashlie for doing the same but you can fault the way he fails to invest in his assets.

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Careful BIll,

    That’s sounding rather PR’ish

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #28

    NY Mag

    Aye I’m sure there’s someone who will interpret it that way, good job it won’t bother me! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #29

    FYI fellow bloggers, I’m off for a long weekend away so I’m going to give one countdown to KO now!

    I’ll be following the blog but probably won’t post any comments until Monday.

    So, 63 Hours 53 Minutes to KO. 🙂

    HWTL HWTF HWTM HWTBRS And HWTW (and family)

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Bill,

    Actually, you bring up an interesting point.
    Most individuals (me included) and certainly most corporations always try to reduce their tax obligations – its kind of a natural thing to do (as long as it’s legal, I’m OK with it)

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #31

    Enjoy your “long” weekend BIll!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #32

    And on that note, G’dNight all!

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #33

    Goodnight Bill

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 19, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #34

    OP,

    From way earlier today re:colback
    Yeah…..fair point, you got me

    I would say that his primary focus was to “win” a place in the NUFC squad
    Now, his primary focus is probably to “win” a contract with another club
    If he gets on the pitch again (for us or anybody else) I would still say that he would want to “win” any game he plays in

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 19, 2019 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #35

    NY

    I was only pulling your leg, every club will have a Colback or two.

    It’s the nature of the game and the wages THROWN about willy nilly

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  • cyprus

    Sep 19, 2019 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Creative accounting… as long as it’s legal 😉

    Oxymoron.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 19, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #37

    After parliament was suspended I was hoping paying tax would be suspended.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 19, 2019 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #38
  • Jib

    Sep 19, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #39

    The problem Ashley seems to have with the big 4 auditing firms
    is more one of his bad PR rather than anything to do with the books.
    For that I suppose the NUFC protest groups can take some small credit
    although his worst faux pas seems to be his cavalier approach to his shareholders
    and his clear contempt for the LSE.
    Why tf he decided to take his company into the public domain if he is so anti scrutiny
    is a mystery ( other than the huge wedge he made in 2007 )
    This far down the line and he still seems to have no coherent strategy for planning
    and just operates on gut instinct (H o F ?) which makes him just about the worst kind
    of owner a PL club could have.
    However I find myself agreeing with Kevin Miles, Chief executive of the FSF and a Geordie
    that engagement with the guy is the way forward.
    Given what I’ve seen of his nature – protests and personal attacks bring out the mulish side
    of his nature and are ineffective.

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  • martoon

    Sep 19, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #40

    toon22 Sep 18, 2019 at 4:54 PM Comment #18

    “People sound hopeful nowt will happen to Jabba
    Odd for any sports fan aint it”

    No that’s not what I was saying at all. My point was you are pinning all your hopes on worst case scenario which is very unlikely. I’d love to see Ashley removed on the basis of failing a ‘fit and proper’ test but being realistic SD & Ashley are much more likely to get a slap on the wrist and a fine – is that clear enough?

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