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Holy Fuck.

 

We signed someone. And we broke our transfer record to do it.

 

Honestly looks like Rafa has totally outplayed Ashley on this - the threats to resign and sack the whole thing off look to have done the trick.

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looks like he can run at players with pace and skill. sweeeeeeet. 

was ben arfa the last one of them we had? feels like it

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Looks like exactly what we’ve been missing but I’m slightly concerned that there’s going to be an adapting period for him. Hopefully he just bursts everyone’s lips from the get-go but I really hope people don’t write him off if he’s not amazing right away

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Good. As Rayvin has mentioned it’s took Rafa hinting he’ll be leaving and even the Ashley has waited until the last minute just to get a couple of player ffs. 

 

We’ve been scouting this kid for ages, I’m glad it’s done but it should have been done at the start of the window. Just awaiting the media calling us a bunch of bastards for still hating Ashley. 

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I don't  follow the MSL so I've never seen the lad, I just hope he'll be able to find his feet in the Premier league and prove to be a gem of a buy.

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9 minutes ago, acrossthepond said:

Notice the total lack of mention given to breaking the club's transfer record. 

 

 

Check Rayvin's post.:razz:

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56 minutes ago, Noelie said:

I don't  follow the MSL so I've never seen the lad, I just hope he'll be able to find his feet in the Premier league and prove to be a gem of a buy.

 

What's the point of you living in the US then Noelie?? :huff:

 

 

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4 hours ago, zerosum said:

hopefully he’s the player that perez threatens to be but never quite is 

 

tbf Rafa seems to really like Perez.

 

With his pace I reckon Almiron is the Atsu replacement in our current 11.

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3 hours ago, PaddockLad said:

 

What's the point of you living in the US then Noelie?? :huff:

 

 

 

Because the sun shines almost all year where I am.  I can be in the surf in 30 minutes, and in 90 minutes be among the snow in winter. In fact on a given day I could Ski in the morning and Surf in the afternoon.  And besides, Newcastle and England football teams are my main interest in life anymore, too owld fer much mair laddie.

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55 minutes ago, Andrew said:

 

tbf Rafa seems to really like Perez.

 

With his pace I reckon Almiron is the Atsu replacement in our current 11.

 

I'd bet my mortgage on him playing no. 10. Makes no sense to break our transfer record only to play him out of position 

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1 minute ago, Kid Dynamite said:

 

I'd bet my mortgage on him playing no. 10. Makes no sense to break our transfer record only to play him out of position 

 

I'm not sure we have a traditional number 10 with the wingbacks formation.

 

We don't have typical wingers with it either. beyond the midfield the front 3 are Rondon as a focal point and Perez and Atsu to play off him as necessary and on the counter their "positions" are pretty much irrelevant its all about moving the ball upfield quickly and directly.

 

Rondon with Perez and Almiron playing off him wouldn't have any of them out of position to me.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Andrew said:

 

tbf Rafa seems to really like Perez.

 

With his pace I reckon Almiron is the Atsu replacement in our current 11.

 

Is this your thinking, Andrew?

 

                                Dubravka

 

                    Lascelles     Lejuene   Schar    

Yedlin                                                            Barrack Obama

 

                         Shelvey      Diame

   

      Ritchie                                             Almiron

                            

                                Rondon

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I wouldn't mind seeing this, tbh

 

                                  Dubravka

 

                           Lascelles     Lejuene      

Yedlin                                                            Barrack Obama

 

                          Shelvey      Diame

   

   Ritchie/Perez            Almiron                  Kenedy

                            

                                  Rondon

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16 minutes ago, LooneyToony said:

 

Is this your thinking, Andrew?

 

                                Dubravka

 

                    Lascelles     Lejuene   Schar    

Yedlin                                                            Barrack Obama

 

                         Shelvey      Diame

   

      Ritchie                                             Almiron

                            

                                Rondon

 

Nah, I don't think Ritchie will be pushed back upfield, his end product hasn't been there this season, and I don't think Barreca is going to be in the best 11.

 

Ritchie staying at LWB, Almiron and Perez in behind Rondon playing wherever they find space but generally more centrally than out and out wingers.

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Hey used to post on here a bunch like 6-7 years ago, and taking this exciting signing of Almiron to jump back on for a bit. 

 

I follow a bit of MLS and know a bunch of people who work in the League. Newcastle is going to love Almiron. He's not a similar player to Ben Arfa, but he brings the same if not more excitement. He works fucking hard, loves to track back and put in a shift. Pardew would've played him - though probably at left back.

 

He'll take players on and draws lots of fouls, but as far as I know that's more from using his pace and acceleration rather than the tight, intricate footwork of Ben Arfa. Almiron always has a smile on his face, and plays with out fear. Not the type of player who will fall into a sulk like Ben Arfa was prone to. 

 

And obviously with his work ethic and ability to be coached, Rafa will love him as well. Can't wait to see what this exciting kid does for us, my only hope is that Ashley sells soon so it's not two years of Almiron and then we sell him off for £75m to Liverpool. 

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