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Summer Transfer Window Is So Important For Newcastle

If the Premier League season does not manage to resume in the summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, then Newcastle must move ahead in the transfer window and try to strengthen the side.

We have been surprised we have done so well this season, and are in 13th place after 29 games played.

If the season is canceled, then presumably there will be less money to spend on transfers, which is another reason why the club has to be very careful about which players they sign.

Manager Steve Bruce could bring players in on loan for the season, and we managed to get three good players on loan in January, and Jetro Willems for the season – and all four are good players who strengthened the squad.

We can certainly improve the squad this summer even if three of the new players come in on loan, but some will need to be signed permanently.

Maybe the only permanent signings are strikers?

Steve Bruce wants a box-to-box midfielder, but Boubakary Soumare may be too expensive (at £35M) if funds are short, and it could rule out going back in for 21-year-old Lille playmaker.

We’ve always known that Steve Bruce (shown above) is experienced and very sensible in the transfer market, and he’s almost the perfect manager for current owner Mike Ashley.

That’s because Steve doesn’t like to waste money, and he hasn’t had much to spend in his other management positions.

It wasn’t Steve’s fault that Ashley was such a fool to let Rafa Benitez go, and we should give the Corbridge-born manager a  chance.

But the Geordie manager has an opportunity this summer to bring in the right players, and then take Newcastle up a notch.

Maybe we can even finish in the top eight and avoid a relegation fight for a chance.

We miss Rafa Benitez a lot, but until he returns to Newcastle under a new owner, Steve Bruce can do a good job for his hometown club.


That’s what we are hoping for.

Yes – and I may be crazy.

Which On Loan Left Back Should Newcastle Pursue This Summer?

  • Jetro Willems (52%, 600 )
  • Both (28%, 318 )
  • Neither (12%, 137 )
  • Danny Rose (8%, 95 )

Total Voters: 1,150

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It’s time for me to take my dog, Milo, on his long walk with a lot of sniffs and pees – the dog – that is.


Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Mayday mayday send help
    Running out of jammy Dodgers and loo rolls.

  • magscar

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Nice to know some things are normal and buses still running in Blogland


    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM
    Comment #15


    Yes thank you and same to you and yours and of course everyone on here or visiting.

    This weather over last few days ( presumably much same in Yarm – I seem to recall you are around there) is an early boon but chill heading back by weekend.

    Sun on your face is a big lift at any time but especially in present difficulties

    We are lucky to have a decent sized back garden not directly overlooked by neighbours and can get out there to start to pushback Winter’s ravages or just chill out.

    We dont go out for walks at all as wife (and therefore myself) are shielding) so garden is vital.

    Blog has been a born-again outlet for me in recent days and i have enjoyed renewing Blog aquaintances even if i have found it personally difficult to consider football much right now but don’t mind others doing so ( apart from some obvious exceptions but each to their own).

    Out for some more Vitamin D – good for immune system

    Stay sane and safe all

  • hibbit

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #3

    magscar thank you so far so good , yarm is our post town we actual live about 12 miles south in north yorksire in quite a remote spot, so at the moment our daily routine hasn’t changed a great deal as were able to get out about around the place as our nearest neighbors are about half a mile away, and yes the weather is great,

  • The mighty wyn

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Reading that the council in Northumberland have had to close the seafront car parks to try and discourage people from driving there to have their excercise. Not sure how that’s staying at home.
    Anyway now being told likely to be out of retirement by next Monday and back to graft.
    People I’ve been talking to reckon we haven’t even seen the tip of the iceberg yet
    Please everybody stay at home and stay safe !

  • magscar

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    The Mighty Wyn

    Good news and good on you – forgot to mention it following your earlier post

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t you know, Hilary Clinton was arrested in a dawn raid this morning, maybe because it’s not quite dawn over there yet is possibly why we haven’t heard about it in the news.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Jail, I know you’ve spent time in Australia, and enjoyed it, and you’ve also mentioned the Man Booker Prize as a source of authors worth reading. In that case here’s five Australian writers you should know about. Aussies can spin a good yarn and these’re five of our best. Peter Carey, Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton, Kate Grenville……and Helen Garner.

  • The mighty wyn

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Cheers magscar. Seems like they’ve finally managed to streamline the processes to get people back who want to help
    Can’t deny I’m a bit apprehensive as we go into people’s homes but it’s got to be done

  • carltoon

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Well done Wyn, make sure you’ve got protection. Let’s know what it’s like back at work. Stay safe.

  • hibbit

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #10

    just started reading my wilbur smith collection again from book 1,

  • stan anderson

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Not footy i know,but took myself off to Asda to get some odds n ends to keep us from starving.
    Well clever me went at 7 am and it did,nt open till 8 am.No one there so i thought i,d put some petrol in the car to kill 5 mins and then sit and wait.
    About half 7 some folk started arriving ,so i joined the queue behind 4 others.
    8 am came and they opened the doors only to ask people to take their time as they were counting 300 heads to be allowed in at a time.
    By this time a queue of about 50 folk were behind us front runners.
    So as we started to move in a orderly manner to our right another queue had formed and began surging forward.
    This caused a bit of the i was before you thing happening and a slight panic spread at the thought of someone jumping in front and everyone started moving quicker.
    The queue jumpers were mainly elderly sorts,but they could still move sharpish at the thought of missing out on the last bog roll in the shop.
    I am approaching my 70th year myself but i was overran by these older folk.
    So thats the 1st and last time i,ll be doing that.
    I was well equipped with gloves,scalf,mask and hat by the way so i took as much risk out of the visit as possible.

  • geordietom

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #12

    think we should listen to the words on this song ,

  • hibbit

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #13

    The mighty wyn

    my eldest recons the delays have been caused getting indemnity in place ????

  • The mighty wyn

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #14

    Hibbit not sure mate. I was given the impression that it was just HR not having emergency measures in place and just treating all requests from management like they would a new recruit. Seems like in the last few days that may have changed. I’ve already got the usual checks I think as its less than a year since I retired

  • lochinvar

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Meanwhile have NUFC confirmed their stance ?

    Burnley say all matchday and non-matchday casual workers will be paid during the current football shutdown.

    The Premier League is suspended until 30 April at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Clarets say payments will include casual workers employed by Burnley FC in the community.

    “Our overriding priority is to look after the wellbeing of our staff and their families during this testing time,” chief executive Neil Hart said.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Great to see JohnReese posting, hope you’re feeling better. Though the lack of whiskey won’t be helping.

    stan anderson, what a situation – of course, you don’t want to get pushy in case you knock someone over, causing some serious damage. I bet they wouldn’t hesitate to barge you out the way though.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #17

    jail re the Japanese and Koreans, they hate each other. The Japanese have always claimed racial superiority over the Koreans, despite evidence showing that they are actually descendants of the Korean race. The Koreans still remember Japanese war crimes in WWII when millions of their citizens were killed.

    If you’re after the Japanese taking lessons from their near neighbours, don’t expect it to happen any time soon.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 26, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #18

    lochinvar “Meanwhile have NUFC confirmed their stance ?”

    Yep, they’ve taken the stance of ‘F*** you all rigid”


  • magscar

    Mar 26, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Stan Anderson

    Having once gone to Ikea for quick breakfast and coffee and look for something we needed( after staying up at Metrocentre hotel for family gathering) but hadn’t realised opening was actually later than expected we first sat in car ( only ones there but nowhere to go and chilly) and then went to queue at door so we would be first in.

    Gradually were swamped though as more and more elderly folk arrived separately but seemed to be part of a regular if not daily informal breakfast group calling out to each other or joining places in queue and who once doors opened bustled passed us as if we weren’t there. I can testify to their speed on foot and no prisoners taken 🙂

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 26, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Driving through Carlisle on the way to the West Lakes, there used to be a house on the main road with the name ‘Fir Kew Hall’.


    The house is still there but the name has been removed.


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