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Guimaraes – Disappointed With This Season – But Happy And So Grateful At Newcastle

Bruno Guimaraes is very ambitious, and he is at the right club at the moment, with the Newcastle owners wanting Newcastle United to become one of the best and most liked clubs in world football – as quickly as possible. while abiding by the FFP rules (PSR)

That’s a short but effective way of stating Newcastle’s ambitions since becoming majority-owned by the Saudi Arabia PIF.

Guimaraes signed a new long-term contract at Newcastle earlier this season, which lasts through 2028, and it includes a release clause of £100M, so if a club bids that release clause amount, they can talk to the player about personal terms.

The 26-year-old midfielder is crucial to Newcastle’s creativity in the middle of the park.

Guimaraes is still improving under Eddie Howe and he is currently preparing with the Brazil squad, for the game at Wembley between England and Brazil tomorrow night, where hopefully Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon will get his first cap for the full England side.

We have had a difficult and rather disappointing season so far, although we were unlucky to exit the Carabao Cup and the Champions League by conceding late goals at Chelsea and PSG respectively.

And we have had far too many injuries, which must be looked at this summer before next season starts.

Here is an interview Guimaraes has given at the Brazilian training camp:

“This season we have been struggling,” “I think we’ve had many problems with injuries and suspensions but this is part of the process.”

“When I signed for the club I knew that this would happen.”

“Things have happened too quickly. During my two years at the club, we reached a final, unfortunately, we didn’t win but we got there after 20 years which was massive for the club.”

“I don’t know. I am not involved in that (when asked pontedly about Newcastle selling top players to strengthen other positions in the side).

“We never know what is going to happen but I’m happy at the club.”

“Of course, I’m disappointed about our season but I think we still have a chance to finish at least seventh, Europa League or Conference League.”

“But about the club staff, I cannot speak too much. I don’t know what is going to happen in the future but what I can say is I am so grateful for Newcastle.”

That’s a good interview from Guimaraes with the Brazilian as positive as he can be.

But if the higher-up executives at Newcastle think it is the best thing to do this summer to sell him and use the £100M to strengthen other positions at the club, he will be sold.

That’s the brutal truth – and we hope it doesn’t happen.

What do you think?

165 comments so far

  • magicmac54

    Mar 22, 2024 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #81

    Everton`s new stadium well on it`s way to compilation.


  • Fat Basta*d

    Mar 22, 2024 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #82

    Terrorist attack in Russia. When Russia retaliates you don’t want to be on the end of that

  • Fat Basta*d

    Mar 22, 2024 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #83


    Ours is best. Sheff Weds and Wimbledons wasnt too bad

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 22, 2024 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #84


    Wow what a line up, be great if we could get a team of that quality! 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 22, 2024 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #86


    It’s going to be a fantastic venue for Championship football!

  • lesh

    Mar 22, 2024 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #87


    Wow…. quite an array of names and some from yonks ago. Eeempressive

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 22, 2024 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #88

    The Lasses will be on Newcastle radio tomorrow, still trying to find if is on TV anywhere!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 22, 2024 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #89

    Didn’t realise that Duane eddy was still around, thought he had joined the great rock and roll band in the sky!


  • Fat Basta*d

    Mar 22, 2024 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #90
  • Fat Basta*d

    Mar 22, 2024 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #91

    Alcoholic Uncertain doesn’t know his numbers. Needs Taco as his tutor 😀

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 22, 2024 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #92

    Sorry Msgic I used the Meldrew word on Jail years ago for being a boring moaning old fukr so it’s gone!

    President of the Ostrich Club would be accurate though.

  • lesh

    Mar 22, 2024 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #93



  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 22, 2024 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #94

    If I could describe you as an animal it would be a Turkock! Never heard of it, it’s a hybrid cross breed, the mentality of a pruning attention seeking peacock with the looks, gait and intelligence of a really dumb Turkey.
    Turcock 😀

  • lesh

    Mar 22, 2024 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #95


    Duane Eddy, aye back in the day one to dance to. But, as a guitarist, I’ve always found him to be very wooden – much like Hank Marvin, another of Knopfler’s greats. Eddy and Marvin seem to be generally highly regarded but…. not for me.

    Then again, who am I to know.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 22, 2024 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #96

    Hope Leicester win their case.

  • Saratoga

    Mar 22, 2024 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #97

    I mentioned NUFC Matters and Mitch the Geordie Dentist.
    Someone said you don’t ask a dentist about a Knee problem.

    Can’t argue. Consider this though. A Dentist as a medical professional will have similar policy decisions to make. Whats the best course of treatment. What are the risks. What are the options. Which one do you take and why.

    He usually makes it his business to find out things. Seems like a good networker. He will speak as a medical professional to other medical professionals.

    His mate on the show. Keith Patterson. He was not a qualified Barrister QC/KC.
    However it was Keith who came up with the idea of using competition law to shaft the Premier League and the big 6.

  • Romford mag

    Mar 22, 2024 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #98

    Dr Ed

    What do I think?

    I think you’re a trooper and a star

    God bless ya


  • lochinvar

    Mar 22, 2024 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #99

    Adidas have supplied the kit for the German national football team for more than 70 years.

    However, according to reports in the German press, Nike agreed to pay about €100m (£86m; $108m) per year to supply the kit, doubling Adidas’s payment of €50m.

    How much is our deal ?
    Hope Adidas aren’t short changing us !

  • lochinvar

    Mar 22, 2024 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #100

    Interesting read about the Turncocks.
    In Scotland they have Tunnocks.
    The shell is dark in colour almost chocolate like. Amazing white body.

    Thousands of them everywhere, often seen around tea and coffee breaks.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 22, 2024 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #101

    Wowser wowser and wowser hows a person on here who swears he does not insult or goad anyone ever never ever ever, starts calling someone a turncock.

    Clearly does not see he is often the persona he rabidly complains about but he cannot see it is him as well.

    Blind pew.

  • Regan

    Mar 22, 2024 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #102

    Leicester put out a statement.. which most will of seen..
    “They will fight for the right of all clubs to pursue their ambitions”..

    That.. right there..is the biggest statement of intent.. and done by a championship club..

    These are gonna get hit hard by the premier league.. very very hard..

    That you can count on..

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 22, 2024 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #104

    I don’t need to make up an animal for you.

    The ostrich with his head in the sand is apt, hearing to questions about the club whatsoever.

    But a woodpecker might be a better summary

    Hammering on and on like a fukn demented tool about the same bloody thing over and over again and giving people a bastrd headache just for having to put up with your rants.

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 22, 2024 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #105

    Well said Regan

  • onmeedsun

    Mar 22, 2024 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #106

    I love a tunnock’s.

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 22, 2024 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #107

    True Faith absolutely brilliant with Craig Hope.

    He has piles of questions….Best just to rubbish him though.

    Because its all bad luck you see.

    It’s the question on Botman. He shouldn’t have been allowed to play on surely.

    And unless there are changes I think we will be in the upper levels of the injuries table next year aswell.

  • onmeedsun

    Mar 22, 2024 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #108

    I think an awful lot of objective football fans and media are beginning to realise that PSR is just for the benefit of the cartel. Can’t think of many PL clubs that risk bankruptcy given the wealth of their owners. The tide is turning. Will anyone be brave enough to really spend big and take the PL on? You’ll never get 14 clubs to approve a change in rules to allow unshackled investment. Those with owners who don’t want to invest will vote with the cartel.

  • onmeedsun

    Mar 22, 2024 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #109

    I used to buy the tf fanzine years ago. Great read. The tf is taken from a joy division album I believe, but for me it’s an apt title for following the toon as no club tests your faith like NUFC. It’s just incredible that we still get 52k and sold out away ends when we’ve won zip in 55 years. The club need to market this as it’s our usp. No other club anywhere like it. Just imagine the bedlam when we eventually win something. I put down a heritage stone underneath the Milburn 25 years ago. Has my name and the words ‘one day’. That day is coming, hopefully while we’re all still alive.

  • IrishRob

    Mar 22, 2024 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #110

    Hes definitely away in the summer. Cant even hate him or nothing either 🙁

  • lesh

    Mar 23, 2024 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #111


    You’ll have noticed that Nick de Marco’s representing Leicester City in it’s appeal against the PSR decisions. Don’t be surprised to see him representing other clubs hit by the EPL and the more we see him fighting PSR breach cases, the more he learns. He’ll be there when the whole EPL/ so-called big six conspiracy is finally challenged in the courts.

  • mctoon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #112

    I don’t tend to comment on stuff I agree with Munster, I often feel there’s not much for me to add.
    Like most (?) on here, I’m far more vociferous on opinions that I don’t agree with.
    Unfortunately (?) that just so happens to be yours more often than not. I just seem to have a polar opposite viewpoint on pretty much everything you tend to throw at the club.
    (Which is also your prerogative of course).

    I keep banging on about our pre season ranking of 8th or 9th. So I’m really not that uncomfortable with the current season.
    If that makes me a happy clapper in a more demanding fans eyes then fine, I’ve happily adopted that title in the past.
    Maybe I’m just a bit more patient though.
    We’re not able to jockey with the big boys just yet, but we’re slowly coming up on the rails.

    So yep, everything’s still great in my eyes, from boardroom down to tea lady.
    Could it be better?
    Yes of course, but our hands are currently (financially) tied.
    I’d personally blame any fallout from that on the current rules, not the current manager.

    Yeah, I know you’ve heard it all before, blah blah blah.
    Am Just sticking to my guns, I’m not looking to convert…

    Have a nice weekend. (Genuinely)

  • mctoon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #113

    I’ll also stick to the opinion that injuries have cost us dearly in terms of form and cohesion.
    I think it was Caulkin that recently said (in a perceived poor season) we’ve still made two quarter finals.
    (I think) he also then said we’d made it past the fourth round just once under Ashley in 14 years (?) …
    plus were unluckily / unjustly knocked out of the CL.
    So we’ve still made significant progress.
    Just feels far less so because we were spoilt rotten by the exploits of Eddie and the players, last year.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #114

    I’ll just say what mctoon just said and give it a heart.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #115

    Wowzers Mr Tough,
    Will you just clutch at any old straw, you really are desperate. Calling someone a fictional bird after accused of being an ostrich is hardly in the realms of personal insults and goading is it now. You really should find something better to do with your time.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 6:17 AM

    Comment #116

    Season obviously hasn’t been great, started off with so much promise. I’ve seen the word coincidence about injuries bandied about many times but I firmly believe we’d have been in at least one final and still very much in the running for top six if not for the injury to Nick Pope. Now that injury wasn’t down to lack of rotation, fatigue management or being flogged in training, he dove for a ball that ended up not being there due to a deflection. That is just rotten luck and turned our season on its head.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #117

    *or rather no coincidence

  • Wor B

    Mar 23, 2024 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #118

    Morning Jail

    Can’t disagree apart from your use of the word dove.

    The past tense of dive should not be confused with pigeons outside of the USA.

    Sorry, international breaks make me even more pedantic.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #119

    Wor B,
    Mmm, should I have said dived? Maybe the avian theme of the last few hours swinged me or swang me.
    The fictional Turkock bird is not to be confused with a chocolate marshmallow biscuit from Dundee.

  • Wor B

    Mar 23, 2024 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #120

    There you go again courting controversy, calling a tea cake a biscuit!



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