Kieran Trippier makes Gabby Agbonlahor look stupid as old comments come back to bite him…

At the time of writing, we have not long completed the signing of La Liga winner and England international, Kieran Trippier.

As the move grew closer the night before an official announcement was made, I must ask how many of us were sat fearing that Brentford would come in and offer less wages to steal the right-back away from us?

Well, according to comments from Gabby Agbonlahor in November, Newcastle should’ve been genuinely worried this would happen. We don’t stand a chance when it comes to signing players over the likes of Brentford because, apparently, no-one wants to live in the North-East.

Of course, Trippier’s arrival shows how rotten and poorly aged Agbonlahor’s comments are, with the 31-year-old swapping Madrid for the marvelous city that’s Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Here’s a reminder of what Agbonlahor said just a few months ago:

The fee for Trippier is a bargain at £12m and it seems we haven’t had to offer silly wages to convince him to come either, with The Mail reporting that he’ll earn £100,000-per-week. Big money, yes, but it’s very reasonable in this day and age for an England international and La Liga winner who’s just been named in their team of the year.

Put plainly, Agbonlahor’s idea that a team such as Brentford will be able to attract top players over us and are able to do so with fewer wages, is ludicrous.

The former Villain will have to get used to the fact that Newcastle is going to be an even more attractive prospect to players.

Of course, money is a factor, but the idea that the North-East is some inhospitable wasteland is stupid and ‘pundits’ are going to have to get used to ambitious players wanting to play for us.

If Trippier will join us when we’re in the bottom three, there’ll soon be a queue of top players keen to arrive on Tyneside before too long…

6 thoughts on “Kieran Trippier makes Gabby Agbonlahor look stupid as old comments come back to bite him…

  1. The only one looking stupid here is Jonny Dawson because he obviously doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.
    The Agbonlahor quote clearly says a player will go to London for 30K rather than Newcastle for 40K.
    We offered Trippier 100K.
    It does not say he will go to London for 30K if we offer him 100K.
    What did Brentford offer him? Nothing, you say. They didn’t go in for him you say? So how does that in any way prove your point?
    Brentford’s top players are on 25K and their owner is worth 20 million.
    How many linked Directors of Football turned us down?
    How many managers turned us down?
    How many players that we have been linked to have said they are staying where they are?
    How many players that we have been linked to have gone somewhere else?
    We get one player across the line that Brentford weren’t interested in, and you claim that proves that Agbonlahor has no idea what he’s talking about.
    It’s quite simply about money.
    I would not be surprised if Trippier was given a huge signing-on bonus to get him across the line quickly, to get the ball rolling. To get him on board before anyone else could step in.
    There was an article in one of the big rags just a few days ago about players and managers who didn’t move because their WAGs didn’t like the destination cities.
    Your dedication to our great city is admirable, but you are clueless.

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  2. You got your red and white socks on Byker Bill.

    BykerBill:
    The only one looking stupid here is Jonny Dawson because he obviously doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.
    The Agbonlahor quote clearly says a player will go to London for 30K rather than Newcastle for 40K.
    We offered Trippier 100K.
    It does not say he will go to London for 30K if we offer him 100K.
    What did Brentford offer him? Nothing, you say. They didn’t go in for him you say? So how does that in any way prove your point?
    Brentford’s top players are on 25K and their owner is worth 20 million.
    How many linked Directors of Football turned us down?
    How many managers turned us down?
    How many players that we have been linked to have said they are staying where they are?
    How many players that we have been linked to have gone somewhere else?
    We get one player across the line that Brentford weren’t interested in, and you claim that proves that Agbonlahor has no idea what he’s talking about.
    It’s quite simply about money.
    I would not be surprised if Trippier was given a huge signing-on bonus to get him across the line quickly, to get the ball rolling. To get him on board before anyone else could step in.
    There was an article in one of the big rags just a few days ago about players and managers who didn’t move because their WAGs didn’t like the destination cities.
    Your dedication to our great city is admirable, but you are clueless.

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  3. Making Gabby Agbonlahor look stupid isn’t a difficult proposition. The man is one of the laziest of the desperate gang of former players who are trying to pretend they are still involved in the game. You can add Bullard, Garyh Crooks and the always ill informed Lawro.

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  4. Byker bill considering we’ve been linked to over 100 players since the takeover are you seriously saying they’ve all turned us down are is it like howe has said 95% is pure speculation plus how can you be certain there hasn’t been a point blank refusal from most premier league clubs to do business with us apart from emery how many other managers do you know for certain have turned us down I honestly don’t know what is the matter with a percentage of fans like yourself who seem to want to pick any sort of fault with the new regime look there new to it there was obviously going to be bumbs in the road along the way the takeover caught everyone out so let’s actually be thankful it happened because we now have a chance got some hope so let’s enjoy the ride embrace it instead of moaning and whining and trying to find faults

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