We look set for another calm week on Tyneside – how I wish we could say that just once.
The circus that is Mike Ashley’s premiership continues to rumble on and frustrate and with just days left in the window I hold out little hope that anyone is going to come in.
Certainly, some new faces in during the window would be ideal but it seems as though we’re going to be leaving it late to get anything done.
And, amidst the continued worry and speculation over Rafa’s future, his latest transfer update doesn’t exactly convince.
As quoted by Lee Ryder, this is what he had to say:
Rafa on whether #nufc are still trying to sign players: "Yes."
Hopeful? "Don't know."
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 28, 2019
I think it’s safe to say that he is not hopeful at all with us getting new players in – just look at the recent past under Ashley.
It’s certainly created a bit of a reaction on Twitter, too, so let’s take a closer look at what has been said in light of Rafa’s update:
In other words NO he is not hopeful ????
— Sandra Farn (@hockeymom41) January 28, 2019
He's so negative ….because he knows only one outcome !!
— Allan Payne (@allanpayne26) January 28, 2019
He doesnt know tho, ask charnley.
— David Amos (@daveanufc83) January 28, 2019
Getting bored of his approach, in no way is it just or doing any good for anyone. He’s playing the game now as much as anyone else.
— GPC (@grahampcook) January 28, 2019
Doesn’t sound very hopeful @lee_ryder
It’s all a disgrace what is going on.
— Paul Sutcliffe (@PaulSutcliffe80) January 28, 2019
ASHLEY needs to experience hell on his doorstep.
— David Green (@David9Green) January 28, 2019
We’re going to sign nobody and the local press need to start doing their job and asking why. You’ve given Ashley an easy ride while he destroys our club
— Dan Bell (@DanielB00955238) January 28, 2019