Lots of Newcastle United fans have flocked to social media to discuss a recent column written by ChronicleLive’s Lee Ryder – and they aren’t happy.
The piece relays comments from Magpies boss Steve Bruce where he reveals his hopes of concluding some early bits of transfer business this summer, he said:
“Certainly, we are planning in terms of going forward.
“The transfer window is open until October. All of these things will be discussed and sorted.”
“Yes we have one or two targets. And we’d be naive if we didn’t think of people who were out of contract. We are doing a bit on that respect.”
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However, this has led to some members of the St James’ Park faithful blasting him as the club have never moved early to land their targets, particularly under current owner Mike Ashley, who is technically still at the helm.
Toon are still awaiting news on their £300m Saudi takeover which is in the hands of the Premier League but with the transfer window open in less than two weeks, it’s only right for the club to crack on with business.
Yet to further Magpies supporters this “sounds ominous” and is “depressing”.
Here’s the rest of the reaction…
It’ll be like any other Ashley window, cheap and nasty and probably move one of our better players on. Waste of everybody’s time this regime. Needs ended.
— JamesRhodes (@JamesRh00602935) July 17, 2020
I hope he's sacked before July is out.
— Mouth of the Tyne 🗣️📢 (@ToonMouthTyne) July 17, 2020
Please god no, hopefully he’s gone by then.
— James griffiths (@Jamesgr03407364) July 17, 2020
Sounds ominous, sounds very much like he’s been told it’s business as usual as the takeover is a million miles off yet or more likely dead in the water..😭😭
— Chris Barry (Burbs) (@TOON_N_I) July 17, 2020
I’d rather wait for the takeover than get in Lee Charnley’s budget targets #NUFC
— Scott Daley (@ScottDaley26) July 17, 2020
This is depressing!!!
— claire drummond (@toonlifehurts) July 17, 2020
You and Brucie are seriously deluded if you think Mike Ashley will spend money post Covid and while selling the club🤣
The only way money will be spent by Newcastle this summer is if the Takeover happens and it won‘t be Bruce spending it.
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) July 17, 2020
Heard that before 🤔
— bird (@Mrblackbird15) July 17, 2020
I’m hoping he gets get sacked #Bruceout
— Anthony Brown (@Anthonybrown83) July 17, 2020
Ashley won’t cough up the cash so there’s no point pretending here. A couple of ‘frees’ and another South American overpriced gamble – that’s the best we can hope for. Mediocrity here we come (again)
— Steve Corbett (@SteveCorbett64) July 17, 2020
Sorry to say but it ain’t going to happen… Ashley is still the owner and he will not be spending any money on the club… But will spend it on his business empire…!!!
— steve kean (@stevekean2002) July 17, 2020