Date: 19th August 2006 at 10:43am
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… but there will be THREE players coming to St James’ Park in the next two weeks.

But he said that back in June.

Roeder: ‘I am very, very optimistic. There is no reason for me not to be. I cannot think why I should not be. I cannot think why we should not do better than last year. I do believe we will have at least three new players in by the time the window closes.

‘As I have said before, it takes more than 24 hours now to do transfer deals. We are just waiting on a couple of things to happen that will get it all moving in our direction.’