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Reporter Adds More Doubt To Winter Transfer Activity


Even with Allan Saint-Maximin missing with a hamstring tear for what could amount to the next seven matches, the club still seem hesitant to commit to reinforcements in January.

Lee Charnley echoed head coach Steve Bruce’s sentiments on the difficulties of the winter window this morning when talking to BBC Newcastle.

Ciaran Kelly with the Chronicle was asked during their Q&A today about the window. The framing of the question Kelly was asked shows how much expectations have been dampened.

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The fan started his question, asking about what happens with the £20m if we don’t spend it this window. While he did follow up asking what Kelly thought the plans would be in January, it shows that there are limited expectations in regards to first-team additions next month.

Kelly’s answer did little to dispel that notion as he suspects Newcastle will be even less active than in the past few January windows. This was part of his answer:

“January is not an ideal window to do business in as clubs are particularly keen to hold onto their best players because there is so little time there is to replace them.

“Unless the right opportunity unexpectedly presents itself – that’s how Steve Bruce looked at Granit Xhaka, for example – I’d be surprised if Newcastle were as active as they have been in previous midseason windows even if those loan slots are still available.”

At the moment, there seems to be a wait and see attitude as to what happens in January. If we see a massive drop in results over the next few weeks without Allan Saint-Maximin, there could be more of an impetus for business next month.

However, if we’re still comfortably mid-table, then it will be less likely. Of course, you never know what might happen over the next seven weeks. While Granit Xhaka’s situation has demonstrably changed and he is expected to remain at Arsenal, another player that Steve Bruce covets could become available.

We would hope that the club harbor secret ambitions to get in a forward like Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen. Then a couple of youngsters for the Academy. That would be a decent window in our opinion.


69 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 11, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #1

    G2

    ‘Do invisible supporters have to be naked to be invisible? Must be quite chilly…..’

    You have seen a lot of the visible Toon fans on match days haven’t you? 🙂

    2
  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #2

    That’s right Martoon.. keep a closed mind .

    Got your free ticket from Ashley in the post ?

    Well done.

    Saving Ashleys face.

    Glasgow Rangers £65 per Shirt.. Ashley takes £64 .. The actual Great football club that is Rangers receive a few pennies from £65 pounds .

    Can you not see your helping a greedy man grow richer ? And your part of saving his acute embarrassment that he has caused himself.

    Burn your free ticket …think about it.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Lesh

    On a more serious note, I do see the bigger picture and regardless of which of the two equally horrible choices get the big job, they will not deal with the biggest issue.

    The big issue is not B…….t, the N..H..S or any of the main e.l. n topics it’s the climate and the environment, unless that’s addressed as a priority then we won’t have a planet to live on.

    That mate is the bigger picture and if you are wanting the next generations to succeed us unless that is sorted we’re all doomed.

    Mind you that would get Ashlie out I suppose.

    3
  • NY Mag

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #4

    OLG,

    I’ve told you a million times….do not exaggerate 😀

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #5

    NY Mag

    What is the actual picture, how much does he take, any idea?

    0
  • Just a fan

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Ny mag
    Are you up early thought you were on the Nightshift with carltoon

    0
  • Just a fan

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Ps oldies
    Bing has an LP in the charts

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #8

    JAF
    Unless it’s Bing does Heavy Metal, I’m not interested! 🙂

    1
  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Ny

    Ok.. Rangers receive a pittance .. Ashley takes almost all monies from each shirt sale ..no one can refute that fact .

    He has to be making money from Newcastle United as he would not be here ..his profit is hidden here ..kept under wraps via the corridors of creative accountancy.

    Anyone taken up his offer to scrutinise the books as yet ? Or is he being evasive ?

    Answers on a postcard ….

    5
  • NY Mag

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Bill,

    I don’t know..,.i don’t believe it is public knowledge

    1
  • NY Mag

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #11

    JAF,

    Up early? It’s the middle of the afternoon…

    1
  • investinyouthtoon

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #12

    IMO, the free half season tickets should all have been given to those in society who are down on their luck or less fortunate than those who are able to actually afford to buy a season ticket in the first place. After all tis the season of goodwill to all.

    What actually got me thinking about this was the homeless at anytime let alone at Christmas time, what about those landlords with empty properties and hotels with empty rooms. Surely it can’t be too hard to let the homeless occupy these for a few nights in the warm and safe.

    Sorry for that last bit being non football related.

    1
  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #13

    In Bruce we trust.

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Just a fan

    Just another boring alt of JIB
    Here to post his PR rubbish with his many alts

    How many alts will it take to fill the stadium JIB ?

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #15

    The Moussa we know & love.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #16

    OLG

    Didn’t Genjikai’s group say that they wanted to take him up on his offer but are still waiting for an answer?

    Incidentally what’s happened to him, not been on for a while.

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #17

    NY

    Its never Jabbas fault is it

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #18

    toon22

    Can I ask you a serious question, just what have you done to oust Ashlie?

    You have admitted that this is the only blog that you inhabit. So you are repeating the same message over and over to the same people ad nauseum.

    These incidentally are people who desire as much as you do to see a change of owner, so why keep telling us what we already know.

    I believe that you are an out and out wum who’s sole purpose in life is to wind up honest and committed genuine Toon supporters for your own vanity and gratification because it serves no other purpose on this blog.

    To be perfectly honest the only real value to the blog for your comments is that it raises the hits for Ed and Neil, so from that aspect please do continue.

    But nothing you have done has had any affect on getting rid of Ashlie, all you have really done is driven off some very good posters, I hope you get some satisfaction from that.

    Oh and by the way there is no PR presence on this blog, that is only in your mind.

    3
  • Just a fan

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Essex
    No it’s bing does hip hop and rap

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Essex

    “Oh and by the way there is no PR presence on this blog, that is only in your mind.”

    LOL

    You either dont read many post here or have a very short memory
    Maybe JIB, Just a Fan, Posada or any number of JIBs other alts could fill you in

    😉

    6
  • Just a fan

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry my your normally on the Nightshift your to sensible to be on the other shift lol

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Praise the lord

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Heres a picture of the guy who runs the PR

    https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/5756de87dd0895746b8b45cf-750-562.png

    He has had people post here and on a numerous othr blogs and FB pages to defend Jabba

    Here is a quick google of the kind of thing im on about

    https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7901-best-reputation-management-services.html

    4
  • Just a fan

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon 22
    How many alts does it take to change a lightbulb
    In your case none because your so dim you don’t need any light.

    5
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Or maybe you think we should all just put our heads back in the sand and ignore Jabba and his PR goons ?

    It might not be something most people are aware of but you can be sure it is very, very common
    Just ask one of JIBs alts

    Hes just the kind of guy im on about

    3
  • martoon

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Online – I don’t follow your logic. I have my ST anyway and so taken advantage of a free ticket which my son will use. We don’t buy anything in the ground or from SD shops so how am I making Ashley richer? In fact if nufc had been selling half season tickets as they often do at xmas I may well have bought one so I have actually spent less money!

    5
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #27

    JIB

    Very poor PR lately
    They got you working double shifts ?

    2
  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Wor Bill down in Essex

    I suspect Genjikia is up to something positive re’ getting rid of Ashley..maybe digging a tunnel under his house as we speak !

    5
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #29

    martoon

    The only thing Jabba cares about is the adverts
    He needs a full stadium to have a effective advert
    By attending your helping him stay here and bleed the club dry

    By hey get yourself and as many people as you can into that ground
    So you can all take front row seats while Jabba ends us as a sporting enterprise

    6
  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #30

    Toon22

    You don’t half talk a load of shite.

    3
  • NY Mag

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #31

    JAF,

    I was having lunch and catching up on the blog.
    Just thought I would pull OLG’s leg (sorry)

    I know my place….I’ll get back to work now 🙂

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #32

    In truce we Burst.

    2
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #33

    As every single person inside that ground will know , for themselves , that the old club they used to support is long gone
    Most games you can just about hear the players talking nowdays, its so quite

    He cant hide that for very long regardless of whatever rubbish they shove out

    7
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #34

    welshgeordie9

    Well thank you

    😉

    3
  • jane

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #35

    “Maybe JIB, Just a Fan, Posada or any number of JIBs other alts could fill you in”

    i don’t even get a mention these days there was a time when i was the main alt.

    5
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Just a fan

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:45 PM
    Comment #24

    Sounds a bit like Jane that one
    Im guessing the other JIB will be back later ?

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Hiya Jane
    No you have a different style of posting
    You do sometimes post as JIB though

    How many ST do you think he will shift next season ?
    When everyone knows he will be giving them away fro nowt ?

    1
  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Bums on seats Martoon

    Your helping the regime.

    I thought you had a ticket for your son already ?

    Steve Bruce is going along with the free ticket strategy when he should be asking himself why are there TEN THOUSAND ! FREE ! tickets at a club like Newcastle United ?

    It has never been known at Newcastle United and shows the demise and dishonesty of Mike Ashley .

    Do What you think is right Martoon .. your choice…your call.

    Apologies for having a pop . My passion for what’s right and what’s wrong drives my opinion.

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Martoon

    Perhaps I was a bit over the top in deriding your choice of taking up a free ticket ..en masse though it’s going to save Ashley the shame of at least 15 thousand empty seats and the ticket give away is just Ashley saving face…saving the shame that will pour down on him when this gets around the media in the UK .

    It will show the country that there is something terribly wrong at Newcastle United if there’s a half empty ground so in effect he’s using you and people like you to save his acute embarressment that he has brought upon himself .

    Giving away 10,000 tickets has undermined all the hard work the magpie group have done ..he does not have the supporters best interests at heart ..only his own.

    A ticket for your Son is going to appeal to some of the supporters on here as a nice thing to do , me included…but your not doing him any favours in the long term if Ashley owns us for the next 20 years.

    Ashley is on the ropes despite his desperation.

    The time is now .

    7
  • Jib

    Dec 11, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Online Guy
    Apologies for having a pop

    I’m thinking you’ve had more than one pop

    😀

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