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I'm utterly shocked, and a bit worried as to how much this cost. On the other hand....
DUFF IS A GEORDIE!!!!
I wish Liverpool would of went for him instead of being in for Alves and Pennant... Then again Chelsea probably wouldn't sell him to us...
What I'm especially pleased about is the club made no comment on him at all until they had agreed a deal. Duff hadn't even entered my thoughts till this morning.
Souness would shout his mouth off, brag about who we were going to buy, and then push the price up in doing so, see Luque...
Roeder has gone up hugely in my estimation. Now if he manages to get a decent striker or two that would be magical. The fact that he was able to attract Duff puts any fears regarding his lack of pulling power to rest.
Happy days. :)
From the big team is the lack of a truly world class player...
I'm very excited about this. Though I hope Fletch will be as free with his wallet when buying the 3 strikers, and 2 defenders we so badly need.
I have a feeling we will be selling one of our midfielders, as I can't see any of them being willing to sit on the bench, Nicky Butt aside.....
But we only need 2 strikers, as far as I'm concerned. Luque and Ameobi can do a job, and we'll have Owen back hopefully at some stage this season.
As far as defenders are concerned, I'd like to see one or two arriving, and one or two leaving. But I doubt much business will be done in this area, as we surely won't have much left after Duff and the strikers are taken care of.
Crazy as it may sound, Bramble, Taylor, Moore, and Ramage could all play a big part, Babayaro also. Boumsong can go. I have a feeling N'Zogbia might be used as a left back though. Waste of talent, but don't be surprised to see that.
I still expect Luque to go. Ameobi actually impressed me at end of last season, happy to keep him. I really don't rate Babayaro though, Bernard was miles better. I'd have liked to see us get Huth, but since he seems to be a crock, perhaps it's best not. If we spend 9/10 mill on Duff, I can't see us being able to afford much else this summer (It's not like we can raise much from sales). Still, I'm excited at having my first season ticket since I was 8... :-D
because he plays for Chelsea. And I agree, we should never have sold Bernard. I reckon there must be more money in the kitty then we think. Freddie isn't stupid, he knows we need a striker or two. Remember, he never actually said how much money would be available.
I think that Huth is highly rated because of some of his performances for Chelsea and indeed Germany. Darren Fletcher plays for Man Utd and everyone knows he is shit...
People seem to be willing to pay for him. Especially as he is not needed at Chelsea.
Parker wasn't needed at Chelsea. And he was excellent for us last season
I'd like to see Ibrahimovic over here. Think he'd do well in the Premiership.
Why does this happen?
Who would want to go to Newcastle instead of Liverpool?
It just doesn't make sense.
Owen, Solano and now Duff.
What's wrong with them?
In an attempt to compete with the big teams... Liverpool are uncomprimising.
he will be dropped. Although if he does my fantasy team needs a bit of adjusting. Duff can play on either flank, or just behind a striker.
The player most likely to get the boot is Milner.
The World Cup only finished 2 weeks ago, and I already can't wait for the season to start
that Newcastle should sign the Geordie Dancer to play up front.
Imagine the goal celebrations?
since the World Cuop ended
was about Hillary Duff's new movie..
a starring role..