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Mike Ashley Friendly Journalists Spinning Striker Transfer Stories

6 years ago
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I wonder how many trees have gone the distance, as headline after headline over the last couple of years, have claimed it was a deal all but completed for Gomis to come to Newcastle and sign for Mike Ashley?

Were Newcastle interested in signing Gomis? I would say it appears almost certain.

When you ask why he’s not at St.James’ Park, then you can only guess.

Journalists friendly to the Mike Ashley regime are keen to portray Gomis as a mercenary parasite who Newcastle are better off without.

They also have claimed that Gomis was only a back-up if United’s first choice strike options didn’t come through…

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More than a few of you will be scratching your chin, or wherever else you fancy a scratch on a Saturday morning, and wonder how these claims by journalists friendly to those currently ruining Newcastle United, compare to the reality that is transparent.

Ashley sold Demba Ba at the start of January 2013 and 18 months later there has still been no replacement signed AND Newcastle already needed another striker before Ba left for Chelsea.

It is embarrassing how these apologists for what Ashley is doing, can come up with such lame excuses to try and cover what is happening.

Yes no doubt Gomis was after the best deal he could get but that is simply real life in any job/profession and surely Newcastle should have been willing to at least match that, which clearly they weren’t willing to. I have to also say that hand on heart, at the moment it looks like we need a minor miracle to even be competing with Swansea this coming season.

As for there being better forward signing options out there, I think we all know that this doesn’t mean ‘better’ players but rather ‘better’ as in cheaper options.

There is no good angle to this desperate and doomed Mike Ashley long-term pursuit to get Gomis as cheaply as possible when his contract ran out, and no papering over the gaping cracks by friendly journalists will make it look better.

Seventeen days to the first friendly and Newcastle don’t have a single recognised first team striker available.

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