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How Do Our Readers Rate This Transfer Window?

Newcastle made just one move to close out the domestic transfer window. Unexpectedly it wasn’t a player leaving as we only added 19-year-old free agent Bradley Cross to the ranks.

As of now Rolando Aarons, Christian Atsu, Achraf Lazaar, and Henri Saivet are still Magpies unless they can reach agreements with Newcastle to terminate the final year of their contracts.

It looked almost certain that Aarons had found a new home with Huddersfield Town. The two clubs had been negotiating with Rolando even traveling to Huddersfield to seal a deal. However, it looks like the paperwork was not submitted in time and the move has collapsed.

Overall our transfer window has been very good with some excellent business as far as additions. However, the £100k/week in wages for the four players who won’t make Steve Bruce’s final squad has to somewhat detract from the positivity of this window.

As for our poll on what readers thought of the window, a resounding majority think this was a good one for Newcastle. We’ve had a net spend of £35m with Bruce unable to generate much through outgoings. But it looks like it’s going to be money well spent.

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The additions of Premier League proven players has definitely contributed to the overwhelming happiness with this window. Bruce has convinced the hierarchy to make the right type of signings this summer.

The inability to offload players has resulted in us being short up front, at least until Dwight Gayle returns from his knee injury. However, overall this has been an excellent window for Newcastle.

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50 comments so far

  • DrGloom

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #41

    Winnable game but all depends on how Bruce sets us up … If we play to stay in the game then it’s likely manure will score a couple before halftime and we’ll be out of it … Surely even Bruce can see we need to get at them and use pace against their geriatricly slow defenders , miggy must start

  • onmeedsun

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #42

    Not interested in watching on TV with empty grounds. The real issue is the fact the club are still taking season ticket money from those on long term deals. Scandalous! The NUST will hopefully be able to sort this for fans. Once fans aren’t paying for their season ticket they may not grumble about paying £14 to watch the game.

  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #43


    Very interesting indeed, Masters was blind, imagine if the Saudis become the saviour of the EFL…

    Going to make Masters and tge Prem look very silly.

  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #44

    I fully expect 442 or 4411 if you will.

    We have to start with 2 orthodox wide men on the wings.

    No good playing Hendricks, it causes more problems than it solves playing him.

    The Shelvey argument is always going to be the same, he can’t play in a 442 and if that’s what we’re playing he’s a weak link more often than not.

    This game is winnable but that’s because they’re in more of a mess than us, team selection will say how Bruce fancies our chances.

    Im actually going to put a bet on 3 1 and 3 2 to us today.

    Im up for it, hope Bruce and the team are.

  • The Rev.Jim

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #45

    I’m going to put a mars bar on a 4-2 win
    Won’t pay £15 to watch it when MOD is on not long after the finish.
    It’s a rip off.

    Why don’t Sky do season tickets.So we can watch our team.
    Not daft money either.

  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #46

    I can’t believe Solkjaer is still in the job. He’s championship quality. Maybe we can beat them.

  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #47

    I’ve been a pirate since I was about 8 and my cousin played a certain track by the Sex Pistols.

    Used to pay full whack for all my football, its daylight robbery now so returning the favour seems fair.

    I prefer some of the non UK streams as the pundits aren’t as bias, sometimes anyway.

    Id happily pay for a Nufc subscription to watch all their matches, if money went to the club and it was fair price.

    Id happily pay £15 a match if they stick a speaker in the ground so I can cheer shout and slag the ref off, £20 if they stick it in the dugout.

  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #48

    Bruce needs to come up with a system to suit the two speedy wide men. In the nineties you’d go with ASM and Fraser or Almiron on the wings, one defensive mid (Hayden) and one with some passing ability (Shelvey) then you’d have big man little man upfont, Carrol/ Joelinton and Wilson. That would have been a great team in the 90s. Seems like it’s Brucies idea this season to play the modern 442. Shame it’s 2020.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #49

    This is the classic NUFC scenario were we play a team in disarray and they end that bad run against us… how many times have I seen that over the years.

    Man U players should be fuming after that last beating and straining at the leash to get out and show their mettle, if they aren’t and don’t show it big style and we beat them then Solksjaer will be history next week.

    If Man U play as they are capable of it will be a tough game, if not then we have a good chance IF we play at or near our best.

    I’ finding it really difficult to call the result but obviously I’m gunning for a win.

  • IrishRob

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #50

    Neil how many times are you going to ask this question?


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