Should we have made more signings by now?

Amalfitano – One of three through the door
The transfer window for Newcastle United seems to have been one of quiet proportions.

In total three signings have made in the shape of Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good. Now these seem to be good signings in terms of the future but they aren’t exactly what I was expecting the club to sign during this transfer window after such a tremendous season last time round.

The saga with Mathieu Debuchy has dragged on for the majority of the summer with no resolution to the Frenchman’s future made. There was the expectation that after Euro 2012 he would be signing for the club but Newcastle’s attempts have been fruitless thus far.

With only three signings made, should the club have made more by this point in time? I expected Alan Pardew and Co to bring in more players to strengthen the squad with more games due to be played in the forthcoming season. But could it be a sign of the times? Clubs are holding out for mega money deals for their players so that they do not lose a valuable asset while other clubs have been put off due to the impending Financial Fair Play rules that come into force this season.

Or could it be that Newcastle are working behind the scenes to try and bring players in that we as fans are not aware of as yet? They might be playing a waiting game and assessing their options of the targets they can actually buy and make a decision whether it is worth pursuing a particular player. Compared to other windows this one has seemed quiet among all clubs in the Premier League, not many signings have been made. Are clubs choosing to stick with the tools that they’ve got?

The start of the season is nearly upon us and hopefully before the end of August we will have made more additions to our squad.

What do you think? Should we have made more signings by now?

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171 thoughts on “Should we have made more signings by now?

  1. Troyster,
    I hated Bob, he really was obnoxious, i think the large turn out to his funeral was because everyone was keen to make sure he was actually dead!! 😆


  2. I came home from work yesterday to find my wife had left a note on the fridge. It read ‘this is not working, I have gone to stay at mums’. I opened the fridge and the light came on and the beer was cold, so fuck knows what she was on about :mrgreen:


  3. Bris
    Why do you ask? Is Lille in the CL or Europa this year cus I think it would funny if we played them.


  4. Yeah, Lille would be interesting. But I think they’re in the Champs League, a qualifying round maybe. If they lose, though, do they drop into the Europa? I’m not clear on what happens there.

    Btw, Oz, I 😆 ed at your pun.


  5. I have a new swear word/words , ‘lead pipes’ . Am having a nightmare with a buried lead pipe in dividing wall that has sprung a leak 👿 Bloody chaos here last night ,tried to blank it off in room above only to find water was coming from opposite direction so now have two leaks to fix 🙄 🙁 .Bloody old victorian house, bloody lead pipes and bloody DIY stores who only sell 7lb lead weights when I need 5lb ones ,idiots . Can only hope Toons defence is less leaky this season and NO patching up allowed.


  6. Troy is just jealous that no one laughs at his recycled jokes 🙂 🙂 come on tell us the Kung Fu/ grasshopper one again 🙂 🙂 woo hoo


  7. Kim you need to get your pipe reamed and plugged 😆
    Just seen the olympic’s tally there 18 golds and 3rd place for GB but I don’t know where the Auzzies were as the list only went down to 10th place 😀


  8. Dave ,Reckon I need a week in the seyschells or something ,my piggin stress levels lately are through the roof . 🙁

    Anyway have we signed anyone yet 😉


  9. @BD

    The Aussies are hiding their dismay very well.

    We all know they are gutted. 😛

    I love that grasshopper joke. It sneaks up on Faussie like Basil Faulty does on Manwell. 😆
    He never sees it coming unlike Begas. He always sees Begas coming. 😉


  10. Manwell – I see you are using the traditional spanish spelling there Troy..

    The 13 years you spent in primary school were lost on you weren’t they mate 🙂 🙂 🙂


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