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Newcastle’s Top Priority This Summer Mirrors A Year Ago



Now that the transfer season is underway and we know the club is not going to be backed by Saudi wealth, the targets are all likely going to have to be bargains.

Bruce’s budget is said to be around the £30m mark plus anything from outgoings, which barring a shocking sale of a top player isn’t likely to amount to much.

We’d expect the bulk of any outlay to be for a few attackers. The club managed just six Premier League goals from their quartet of strikers with two of them, Andy Carroll and Yoshinori Muto, firing blanks.

Muto should probably be sold as he made just 10 appearances all season and only played 6 minutes after the restart. Bruce also hinted that Joelinton may find himself ‘playing to a side’ more often next season.


So there should be squad places for a couple of strikers to be brought in who are hopefully, improvements on Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll.

Carroll, when fit, can do a job as a physical presence but he won’t be relied upon for big minutes. Gayle reignited his Newcastle career during the final stretch of the season with four goals.

The 29-year-old also had a torrid time with injuries this past season. He has just one year left on his contract so if a decent offer comes in, say £8-10m, it may be tempting to offload the striker.

However, that can only happen if an upgrade is brought in first. Newcastle have no room to mess around with this summer so they can’t be caught short again upfront when the window closes.

The need for goals is similar to last season when we lost Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez, our top two goal scorers. But this time due to COVID 19, there will be half the budget available. Though we splurged much of last season’s cash on Joelinton, who wasn’t ever able to get going as a number nine.

Who exactly will fit the bill this time around on such a limited budget is a mystery. It’s going to be a tough task to get quality strikers in but it has to be the top priority heading into this coming season.

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228 comments so far

  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 31, 2020 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #201

    Sounds like theme tune to the A team mate

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  • jimiley

    Jul 31, 2020 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #202

    9
    Good points which I cannot refute. But the league will never prove anything that goes on in Saudi.
    Mind
    I am not signing because it is pointless. I have elaborated in several posts. If I thought it would make a difference I would sign.
    We need to move on and get a new owner.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 31, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #203

    Loch. I can remember that now, but I still think the big boys get a slap on wrist, any other club trying to get on are absolutely shot down. Look at Wigan? They stood by and allowed that club to be taken over by a crook.

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #204

    Look who’s in charge at wet spam….ridiculous

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  • jimiley

    Jul 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #205

    Mund
    I boycotted and was told by the remainers that it would make no difference. You just accept it even if you disagree. That’s what this forum is about.
    But when I go against the tide and have put forward legitimate reasons for not signing you get called a c..t.
    Jib thinks I am a mackem. But I wear his opinion as a badge of honour. If he thinks I am a mackem I cannot be one.

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  • bill

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #206

    Bloody hell, the parasite could end up as a hero if his legal eagles get stuck into the Premier League over this. Sounds like a good story but we can only hope; again.

    Steve Hastie was brilliant tonight, such passion.

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  • The ledge

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #207

    I will forgive Ashley if he helps us get this deal back on track i will even send him toon22 legs never taught I would say that but this takeover must be reignited.

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  • JawZZ

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #208

    Been saying on here and Twitter.

    Mike Ashley could very well become our saviour.

    If he made the moves that pushes this through he has my forgiveness

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  • Belfast

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #209

    Sheffield Wednesday and Derby
    (due to be punished soon) were both caught red handed breaking the financial fair play rules in the championship.

    They sold their stadiums to their owners for vastly inflated sums and rented them back on the cheap, probably thinking they’d be in the premier league promise land by the time the efl threw the book at them.

    When you consider the maximum points deduction is 21 points for this offence.
    I think they got off quite lightly in the end to be honest. They didn’t even get relegated this season.

    Wigan on the other hand got absolutely robbed.

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  • JawZZ

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #210

    bill brilliant wasn’t he love the passion and hope he is bang on

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  • JawZZ

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #211

    This looks like it might get confusing hmmm

    1
  • jane

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #212

    “Wednesday are the first club to be punished for including the sale of their ground in their accounts, however, they were not the first to arouse suspicion for doing so as Derby County, Aston Villa and Reading are all being scrutinised for similar transactions.”

    lets’s hope Villa are given a 12 point deduction next season.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #213

    Sheffield Wednesday deducted 12 points today but after the season has ended so it doesn’t affect relegation which is conveniently timed for the FA.
    Wednesday are the first club to be punished for including the sale of their ground in their accounts, however, they were not the first to arouse suspicion for doing so as Derby County, Aston Villa and Reading are all being scrutinised for similar transactions.

    Villa eh ?
    Spent £150m on transfers, saved by a goal line miscarriage of justice and now investigated after the season has ended so any points deductions won’t relegate them just get them off to a bad start next season – do we think that will happen ?

    Depends on the FA then.
    More shenanigans then.

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #214

    Belfast…Wigan owner on his way to pick his winnings up as we speak…the dirty b……

    3
  • JawZZ

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #215

    Saudi fans spreading the word now as well to sign petition

    5
  • JawZZ

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #216

    Imagine toon22’s reaction if Ashley did save this deal 😎

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  • #cans

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #217

    Guess I can change my name back now 🙁

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #218

    Signed the petition. Just hope this the Saudis and ashley trying to kick the league into action

    1
  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #219

    Anybody know what the count is now

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  • bill

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #220

    What really concerns me is that the local councils and majors haven’t supported this deal in any fashion outwardly. This really disappoints me. You guys living in the area should be lambasting your local councillors about this.

    1
  • bill

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #221

    Mayors – too much to drink

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  • bill

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #222

    Looks like everyone has committed harakiri.

    1
  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #223

    Well everyone has given up hope on the takeover

    I must be the only outlier – there is still a glimmer of hope for me that this is a ploy and it is far from over

    1
  • The ledge

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #224

    Busssss

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  • raffathegaffa

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #225

    Ok everyone has a bitter taste in there mouth over this corrupt premier league
    There is people now currently organising blockades for televised games next season
    So it means we will have to travel
    We are looking for people prepared to cause absolute havoc next season for the premiership causing games to be cancelled by turning up at major games
    Signage also will need to be present at every home game calling out the premiership
    We need to let them know we are not accepting this shithousery
    The league now needs scrapped and a new governing body installed
    Are people up for the fight

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  • raffathegaffa

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #226

    St James needs to be blockaded forcing games to be cancelled every home game
    Pitch invaded by season ticket holders every game

    0
  • raffathegaffa

    Jul 31, 2020 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #227

    Or are people just gonna take it lying down

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  • only one bobby robson

    Jul 31, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #228

    Drowning my sorrows on my 10th can hopefully wake up next week and we’ve signed a couple of players who can improve the squad takeover unfortunately has gone for now time to do what all of us do so well and get behind our team

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