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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread  (Read 538151 times)

Offline OCD

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4020 on: July 15, 2019, 02:14:20 PM »
isn't he still excused though because of the ACN? I also saw that Swansea had rejected a £15m bid from Sheffield United for McBurnie - if so there's no way Brentford would allow Maupay to go for similar money.

It also sounds like Plan B, like they've conceded defeat to somebody else in their pursuit of Maupay.

Oh and I think Benitez is very over-rated. He's very good at organising a defence and playing defensive football but that's his limit.

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4021 on: July 15, 2019, 02:14:24 PM »
It might be the biggest drop in manager quality in recent times. Can anyone think of a bigger gap than Benitez to Bruce?
Yes Bruce to Smith.

I love Deano and I think he's great but he's not better than Benitez. Different but not better.

Alex Ferguson to David Moyes
Gerard Houllier to Alex McLeish

Offline dicedlam

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4022 on: July 15, 2019, 02:32:17 PM »
Does anyone who occasionally visit other teams' forums (weirdos!) have a summary of the funniest reactions from Geordies and Owls?  Guess Twitter would be a quicker way of checking.

https://www.newcastle-online.org/forum/index.php?topic=103091.3175

128 page thread. Sample comments:

"Surely, even at Newcastle, he can't get away with this. f*** off a club that have treated you brilliantly to be a lapdog for Ashley, as the lowest paid manager in the league. Your budget is pretty much zero and your objective is to finish 4th bottom. The majority of the north of England now hate you.

Enjoy Steve"

"He'll fit in well, the stocking filled with mash potato faced prick.

Wouldn't waste any time making the conversation about him though, another Pardew-style fall guy is exactly what Ashley wants and exactly what Bruce is happy being. No problem at all with being absolutely despised by the city he pretends he loves. The scabbiest c*** going."

Steve Bruce the Gravy Chugging Greggs Connoisseur :)

Offline Monty

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4023 on: July 15, 2019, 02:35:30 PM »
isn't he still excused though because of the ACN? I also saw that Swansea had rejected a £15m bid from Sheffield United for McBurnie - if so there's no way Brentford would allow Maupay to go for similar money.

It also sounds like Plan B, like they've conceded defeat to somebody else in their pursuit of Maupay.

Oh and I think Benitez is very over-rated. He's very good at organising a defence and playing defensive football but that's his limit.


It might be a while ago now but his achievements with Valencia are the stuff of legend. He also kick-started the modern Napoli playing a style quite different to what he's known for.

Offline Duncan Shaw

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4024 on: July 15, 2019, 02:40:59 PM »
Please can we keep this to our exciting transfers rather than Fistface, Rafa and the Jawdees.....there's another thread below for that and one in other football (the correct place!!)

Offline Damo70

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4025 on: July 15, 2019, 02:41:37 PM »
Does anyone who occasionally visit other teams' forums (weirdos!) have a summary of the funniest reactions from Geordies and Owls?  Guess Twitter would be a quicker way of checking.

There or thereabouts on the twitter


Some brutally honest criticism on there and also some very funny piss takes.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4026 on: July 15, 2019, 02:44:28 PM »
Marvelous Nakamba bid of 10 million Euros. Bruges don't want to accept it, Nakamba refusing to play.

Bruges again?! Are they the Brentford of Belgium that we just can't stop staring at?

Offline Damo70

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4027 on: July 15, 2019, 02:45:48 PM »
isn't he still excused though because of the ACN? I also saw that Swansea had rejected a £15m bid from Sheffield United for McBurnie - if so there's no way Brentford would allow Maupay to go for similar money.

It also sounds like Plan B, like they've conceded defeat to somebody else in their pursuit of Maupay.

Oh and I think Benitez is very over-rated. He's very good at organising a defence and playing defensive football but that's his limit.


It might be a while ago now but his achievements with Valencia are the stuff of legend. He also kick-started the modern Napoli playing a style quite different to what he's known for.


I was living in Tenerife when he kept them in La Liga two seasons running, beating Real Madrid on the last day of the season to stay up both times. He is a legend at Las Amarillas.

Offline DrGonzo

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4028 on: July 15, 2019, 02:58:15 PM »
Fat Spanish Waiter...
you're just a fat Spanish waiter...

Online Behind Bluenose Lines

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4029 on: July 15, 2019, 03:00:26 PM »
Back onto the thread topic.

3pm and we haven't signed anyone today: sack the board!

Offline Smirker

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4030 on: July 15, 2019, 03:09:44 PM »
I think we will get an announcement between 5 and 6pm. #Believe

Online AsTallAsLions

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4031 on: July 15, 2019, 03:15:59 PM »
I think we will get an announcement between 5 and 6pm. #Believe

Minnesota's only waking up ;)

Offline bjfoster

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4032 on: July 15, 2019, 03:48:03 PM »
Back onto the thread topic.

3pm and we haven't signed anyone today: sack the board!

I was thinking the other day, i actually expect to come back from lunch everyday now to at least a signing or big breaking news. Not sure if this is sustainable!

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4033 on: July 15, 2019, 04:04:01 PM »
Steve Bruce weighs 22st 5lbs 2oz.  Or thereabouts.

His weight is up and down like a fiddler's elbow.much like local MP TWatson aka Fatberg Slim.


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4034 on: July 15, 2019, 04:08:36 PM »
This Marvellous Nakamba rumour is picking up again. “Apparently” feels his club have disrespected him by moving the goalposts on a transfer to us. So now he’s refusing to train.