A Newcastle board meeting will take place today to talk about the transfer window.

Hopefully they won’t run out of time before they get to the agenda item marked ‘Signing Players’….

Lee Charnley will meet with the other three Newcastle board members Steve McClaren, Graham Carr and Bobby Moncur at Wednesday’s meeting, according to the Shields Gazette.

Despite Newcastle being linked with 82 players (at the last count) and countless claims by club friendly press that offers have been made, there has still not been a single signing, despite 16 Premier League clubs having completed around 40 different deals, including Bournemouth and Liverpool with six each.

It is now 20 days ago on the 11 June when the only newspaper (The Mirror) given access to Steve McClaren on the day of his unveiling, announced that they’d been told that Charlie Austin was a ‘Done Deal’ and would sign ‘in the next week’.

Pre season training begins today and the squad fly off to America in a week and a half time, after the first pre season friendly of the season takes place at Gateshead in 9 days time.

To say that the natives of Tyneside are getting a little bit restless would be understatement of the year/season.

Let’s hope Lee Charnley and his associates will be springing into action as of today….