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These Are Untested Waters For Newcastle And For Football


Things are very much in lockdown a the moment, but we’ll try to keep you abreast of the news coming through on Newcastle – which is not much.

But Newcastle fans – especially when we are in lockdown – need something to read about Newcastle.

Personally, I think the season is over becasue the coronavirus will not clear up quickly enough to finish the season – so that one aspect is good news for Newcastle.

We will still be a Premier League club next season.

And we have no idea at the moment what will happen in the summer during the transfer window.

And whether the coronavirus will impact the transfer window, which will again run until the end of August.

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The Premier League clubs voted in 2018 to end the transfer window on the Thursday before the Premier League

But the European clubs did not follow suit, so we’ve reverted back to the old way, but FIFA specifies the window has to be open for 12 weeks.

The window will open and run from June through the end of August – so that’s about a couple of months before we can see some real action in the transfer market.

Players cannot be officially signed until July 1st when the financial year starts.

But if and when it becomes apparent the Premier League cannot be completed for this season, then clubs will turn their attention to transfers and start preparing to strengthen their squads.

That’s what Newcastle need to do, and we are probably three or four top players (mostly goalscorers)  from having a team that can survive in the Premier League without having to fight against relegation every season.

If we can do that, it will be a step up.

Comments welcome.


7 comments so far

  • #cans

    Mar 23, 2020 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Whenever it happens I think the transfer season for everyone but the top clubs will be slow – especially if Sky grab back cash

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 23, 2020 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #2

    carltoon

    They’re arch manipulators.

    Jib

    Never looked. Are they barking mad?

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  • martoon

    Mar 23, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #3

    You keep saying it Ed but I cannot agree – whenever football restarts we have to finish this season first (even if it’s not until next year) because the ramifications of clubs missing out on promotion or being prematurely relegated is just too great. What to do about next season and the transfer window can then be decided after that.

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  • Jib

    Mar 23, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Totally off the map

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 23, 2020 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Talking about AC. If he had been available for all 29 games and chipped in with three assists, although I wouldn’t class that as a success you could possibly justify his being here. But the fact is that he’s been available for a fraction of that and a 36 year old Glenn Murrat or even Daryl Murphy would have been more useful. He is not going to suddenly get fit either next season so we really need to say goodbye and he can play as you play in the MLS where his kind of celebrity might find him a club.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 23, 2020 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Ron Knee bobbybee has a page ????

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  • hibbit

    Mar 23, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #7

    opening a can of worms if the season is not played out, its the only way in my mind

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