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  1. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    During the Prem years I went to most of our away games in Newcastle from 2004 and the crowd certainly wasn't as loud/vocal as they're made out to be. I also went to quite a few Newcastle games during university (2008-2011) & through the years and have been disappointed in the crowd/atmosphere if anything. They tended to get vocal when things weren't going their way, as opposed to genuine support for the team.
  2. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    I can definitely see where you're coming from in terms of his quotes, but given that the club site (when the retained list was released) and several LET articles & tweets refer to him being offered a deal, I think it's safe to assume he has been. It may well be the case that given the current circumstances (COVID & the budget limitations we appear to have) we've offered him a deal on terms lower than he was anticipating, so he's keeping his options open. I'm taking Mowbray's comments that Downing may still sign that deal - but they aren't necessarily expecting him to - and if they get to a stage where they've done their business in defence, they could look to offer him improved terms should he still be available and we have the budget to do so.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    It states that he has been offered a deal.
  4. I could swear I counted him offside at least 3 or 4 times, which is a lot for one half of football. I wouldn't want to watch it back and check though. Not the easiest half to watch.
  5. He was caught offside countless times and his pressing was lacklustre. He didn't create or do anything of note, so I'd personally class that as awful. The penalty miss was to be expected. He was walking away from it before he was told to take it. The lad isn't a goalscorer. Would love it if he proved me wrong. In the same token, you could say that we don't need Dack as we looked really good without him. Fair enough if you don't like Gallagher, but I don't see why he should be written off before he's kicked a ball this season.
  6. Agree with everything up to the last paragraph. Seems needless to dig out Gallagher. He deserves as much chance as the rest of them to show what he can do before the season starts. If anything, you could argue we could've done with him in the first half as Brereton was awful. He certainly wouldn't have been any worse than him.
  7. I'm not enamoured by him but he is neat and tidy with the ball. I also like that he's quite good at knicking the ball back. It's not a trait you tend to see from a more attacking midfielder.
  8. Thought both Chapman and Wharton came out of that half with a lot of credit.
  9. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    6ft3 apparently.
  10. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    Did we pay that for Robinson when Friedel departed?
  11. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    The problem isn't having Bennett as a back up RB option. It's that Mowbray can't resist playing him there every now and then even when Nyambe is fit. As a back up you'd only expect him to play the odd couple of games to cover for Nyambe's injuries or suspensions. Bennett has shown on occasion that he can fill in reasonably well when it's the odd game, but he should never be considered as a starting option when Nyambe is fit.
  12. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    I think given where we are in terms of finances and where we need to strengthen, a back up RB could wait until next season. We could do worse than Bennett as back up at RB, but I agree that he needs to be replaced in the squad. I doubt Liverpool would loan Williams as cover and he wouldn't be ours beyond this season anyway.
  13. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    Yeah plays on the right. He's the sort of player we'd realistically get from Liverpool though. The likes of Curtis Jones & Rhian Brewster - who would both improve our starting XI considerably - are potentially out of our reach given their successes in the first team and out on loan.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    He'd probably do OK in the Championship, but whenever I've seen him play, he's struggled. Also wouldn't really want him taking Nyambe's place at RB.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Yes, 100%.
  16. RoverKyle

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    Nice round up Joe. Not particularly bothered about 'missing out' on the players mentioned. Think we'd be missing a trick not going in for Phillips though given our goalkeeping situation and his situation at Charlton. Should be an affordable solution to our main issue.
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    Yeah sorry, not that recent at all. Danny Graham! Armstrong is a cracking example though too.
  18. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    😅 we wish!
  19. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    One of our better signings of recent years signed up permanently after a loan spell. It can work if you go for the right players.
  20. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    Well it would be 5 players in a match day squad. Let's not fall into semantics. The point is that if a team full of loans (5 in a match day squad) had the quality for us to challenge, who cares if we don't own the whole team. Our recruitment in general is poor and we haven't got the best out of the loan market. It's definitely something we can improve on.
  21. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    And if you actually read my post, you'll notice that I never mentioned anything about loan players we've had before. I quite clearly stated that if we were to sign a team of loan players that were good enough to challenge at the top, I'd be happy with that despite the club not owning them. I agree with your point that the loan players we've had haven't been good enough for us to challenge at the top. Our recruitment is way off the mark. We have of course had exceptions over the last couple of seasons, but those were in isolation alongside poor permanent signings.
  22. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    Who's not good enough? The players we've been linked with on loan? You're writing off a whole transfer market because it doesn't fit your argument. Just from memory the following 3 loan signings would've IMO got us closer to the play offs than we managed. All attainable given they were all playing in the Championship last season. Lossl (GK) Loaned to Huddersfield from Everton Adarabioyo (CB) Brewster (ST) Loaned to Swansea from Liverpool That's without properly looking at the Championship teams last season. I'm not having that we couldn't afford those. Lossl would've been instead of Walton. Brewster instead of signing Gallagher.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Considering the damage they've done to the club is self inflicted, does anyone actually care about the financial argument over paying another club to loan a player or signing a player permanently. All this "waste of money" talk is irrelevant whilst Venky's are in charge and to a lesser extent Mowbray. We waste it by the millions on a monthly basis. That isn't likely to change while they are here. All that matters is that we sign players that are good enough to improve the first team. At this juncture I personally don't care if we have a first team full of loan players, as long as they're good enough to achieve the goal of getting us back to the Prem. Football is all about entertainment and progression. If you're not providing either or aren't interested in trying, then you may as well pack it in and let someone else have a go.
  24. RoverKyle

    Summer Transfer Window

    I think most people are just saying that Wharton should be given a chance to see what he can do before he's written off. At that stage people can give a more measured view of him in the context of our squad. JRC has already been afforded that chance, albeit playing out of position for the most part. The contrasting views you're seeing is understandable given he's been played out of position, he's played in a team that's underperformed at the end of the season and not everyone has seen him regularly for the U23s, so potentially don't know what he's about.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    I'm not sure what a highlight of a goal for our U23s proves. I could post a video of Derrick Williams pinging in a goal for our first team. It doesn't make Williams a potent attacker.
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