It’s called the close season but in actual fact, it is more like silly season, especially at St James Park.

So I thought I would take silly season to the next level by making a realistic list of potential names I think it would do no harm in looking at this summer.

Of course I don’t have the huge database, or knowledge, or experience that Rafa has, but I reckon I would give Lee Charnley a good run for his money though.

If fans can’t talk about which players they would like us to sign, then really, what is the point?

These are seven Newcastle loan signings to consider:

Tammy Abraham:

Reported that Rafa is in for him again, would be an improvement on Joselu but when we have a player like Adam Armstrong there, I hope he wouldn’t take his place.

Kenedy:

I think this is our best chance of getting Kenedy back.

I can’t see us paying £20 million for him, but if he puts in a full season of similar performances, then maybe we would be persuaded to pay the money.

Still can’t quite see it happening.

Ainsley Maitland Niles:

I have been really impressed with him this past season, may be restricted next year under Emery who will want to hit the ground running.

Was the best player when we played at the Emirates in December.

Davy Klaassen:

After a dreadful first season at Everton, could we take a punt on him?

Maybe a loan is a decent option.

Former captain of Ajax means he has to be good… where have we heard that before?

Mason Mount:

On loan from Chelsea, he was a big player in the Dutch League last season at Vitesse Arnhem.

Maybe still too lightweight for the Premier League but may be worth a shout on loan.

Martin Odegaard:

Similar to Mason Mount, undoubtedly a great talent, the 19 year old has impressed at Heerenveen on loan from Real Madrid.

However, in the no.10 position if we are to improve on Perez, I don’t think we should be buying similar ‘style’ players. Perez is far better than these two (right now anyway).

Renato Sanches:

Had a strange season on loan at Swansea, but under different circumstances, and a better manager, I think he could be an inspirational signing for any club.

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  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Watched all the U21`s matches, Armstrong is a better footballer than Abrahams

    • 1957

      Abraham wasn’t impressive for Swansea last year his 5 goals in 31 not as good as Mitrovic’s return in our relegation season and about on par with the Hoss. Will Armstrong be good enough for the PL, not for me but I’d rather give him a chance than loan or buy Tammy

  • Paul Patterson

    We should be buying players outright not loaning them. It’s not like we can’t afford the £20m+ that Kenedy would cost. Loaning players just defers the problem of actually signing players until the following season.
    Get players bought in and build a squad of our own for heavens sake . .

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Chelsea have to be prepared to sell, I don’t think they are keen to sell anyone whilst there is a power vacuum

  • East Durham Mag

    For who to consider Fatty, Ashley or what? Fatty wants to shell out as little as possible or has that escaped you?

  • Albert Stubbins

    Unfortunately jezza is right on this one. Loan signings are probably all we can expect to walk through the doors of SJP this close season. I’d take a punt on klassen though. He did brilliant for me on Football manager!! 😉

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      I thought Jezza had popped his cork?

  • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

    Everyone bar klassen and Kennedy dog shyte.

  • Tino11

    So basically 7 loan signings, but only 1 worth definitely getting (but you think we won’t get him) and 1 other who is a decent shout.

    Should have just done an article on ‘Two loan signings to be considered’.

    • Desree

      Lee Ryder wannabe

  • Leazes.

    Just thought I’d put up my list of blocked posters….dreadful mixture of tory trolls and racists with the odd idiot.

    Oval85
    strongangel
    CiTyBlUe
    ash1001
    Wor Monga
    glassjawsh-got-banned
    lhc
    workid
    Martin Rooney
    Nut
    Anita kick up the Hoop
    A.PARDEW.
    Obnoxious Andy
    Weyhhadaway
    SAMTHECAT
    Come&TakeIt1836
    Clarko
    Ben Jones
    Dont stop bobbi fleckman
    Philippines
    Vodkamagpie
    Peter Stabler
    Mark Potter
    Monkseaton Magpies
    ghostrider
    Mitros gotta start
    Tony English
    John
    Paul C
    BeatleJews
    Billmag
    Gallowgate

    • Toon

      Anyone left!?

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        Aye just ppl who always agree with all of his views.

        • Big Hairy Man

          Good to see racist Tommy Robinson get a bit of jail-time.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            💤💤💤

          • Big Hairy Man

            Shame he didn’t get longer

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            A seen plenty Newcastle lads and flag on show in support yesterday in manchester, our crest on show. Tommy will be out in 8 or so months back to doing what he does best, speaking the truth. Ppl like you will never get under my skin trust me, goodbye.

          • Tino11

            Tommy Robinson is just a racist little charva who thinks he is ‘Ard’.

          • Big Hairy Man

            goodbye fascist 🔔end

          • Coach Clagnut

            Most clubs have their cabal of knuckle dragging mental midgets so ours is no different. Too dim to think independently, they blame their menial jobs and friendless existence on anyone other than themselves. Bet you vote Tory, if you’re old enough, which I doubt.

            Let’s hear it for The Sports Direct Massive. Free mug for every mug.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            I’m 28 I earn 42k a year have a mortgage a car etc etc follow nufc to every away game, and I have a mind of my own. There are lots of professional people who share my beliefs/opinions. So crack on and goodbye.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Sounds like you’re a proud to associate with the Little Englander Brexiters. You can wrap yourself in whatever you want to believe but bigotry & racism, as espoused by the likes of the E.D.L. , Farage, etc. leads to a kind of fascism whereby you and your ilk will claim you were only obeying orders.
            We’ve been there and done that. It was pretty destructive.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            💤 seriously give it a rest. Your making yourself look silly. For instance stereotyping menial job implying for some reason you think cause of my beliefs/opinions I have a low skilled low paid job when tbh Its they opposite, wrap up now cause seriously your looking silly, like I said I have a mind of my own. I will not converstae with the likes of you anymore, off to work, goodbye.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Who will you converstae with then young Adolf?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’m not sure Farage has been bigoted or racist.

            There is also a certain irony that you are calling others bigoted whilst bemoaning the inability to block out those who hold different opinions to yourself. I very much doubt I share many views with Lhc but I certainly reserve the right for his views to be heard.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’ve never seen the correlation of voting conservative and a Sports Direct mug. I voted for them in the last election, I didn’t get a mug!

            Personally, I’m not party tribal when it comes to politics, I generally think people who are are rather stupid. I fail to see how anyone can vote for a party who’s politics are formed by lying corbyn whilst be equally enthusiastic about a party whose policy is created by Blair, it’s just weird.

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        He’s a strange bloke.

    • Geordiegiants

      Clarko????? Leazes we need a bit of fun now and again, he is as thick as a post and very easy to get a reaction from. There is only about 8 or 9 genuine people that post on here regularly so you mustn’t be getting very many replies. 😃

      • Leazes.

        I get a lot of blank space but its preferable to that idiot troll….. harmless but tries to annoy people.

        • Wezza147

          Thanks for the list, will make sure to block them.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Who’s this week’s highest climber? I’ve not been this excited since the old record charts on radio one.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            oh, thanks Leazes, you are the best.

      • Albert Stubbins

        He’s good with a calculator once he’s worked out how to turn it on!!

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        I’ve said above, nobody would ever learn anything if they block out view that don’t coincide with their own.

        Blocking is an act of the feeble-minded, what does he want to achieve, a thread full of deference to a thick liar?

    • Callum

      Agree with a few that are just here to try get a reaction, but surely it must be a lonely place round here for you with that many blocked. As much as i disagree with some people on here, varied opinions are the whole point of comment sections.

      • Leazes.

        I’m only intolerant of intolerance….. There are still loads left and on probation, The Troll exists for one purpose…. he tries to make you feel bad or angry….. blocking them makes them angry because they can’t get through.

        • Callum

          Fair point.

    • Coach Clagnut

      How did you manage to block the racist troll lhc? His “profile” is shaded out on my screen and I’ve been trying to block him for a few days. Every time I get the same message..
      ” Something went wrong while trying to block this user. Please try again later.” It’s the second troll with the grey shaded profile that will not allow me to block them.
      I’m guessing it’s a part of the Mag band of dimwit scribblers and contributors as how else, other than having access to their own website, could any one writing on here effectively prevent someone else from blocking their b/s?

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        You will never find anything on me racist, fact. Ppl seem to tag me as a racist simply because I have my name I post under as it is and they call me a racist, silly uneducated ppl.

        • Coach Clagnut

          Your mate, Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon a.k.a. Tommy Robinson, former member and founder of the English Defence League and now of the British Nationalist Party.
          He is no martyr to freedom of speech, just a career criminal with a
          history of mortgage fraud, football hooliganism and assault whose
          craving for publicity put a critical court case at risk.
          Of course you’re not a racist sweetheart, of course you’re not!

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Looka do your homework, and going on his Wikipedia doesn’t count. Try Oxford university union speech, I’m on here to talk football nothing else you and others are the ones bringing up political in posts I just simply respond. In future I only respond to comments about football that goes for everyone.

          • Callum

            If your only on here to talk football why have the hashtag then? Absolute helmet.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            My name I post under has no relevance.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Only in the world of the hard of thinking.

          • Callum

            Bit like yourself then.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Looka here marra, if it walks like a duck and quacks, it’s probably a duck. If your mate is a proponent of far right – wing ideology , he’s also a racist. You cannot separate the two: They’re joined at the hip.

            You championing his cause does, by association, also make you a racist.

            I’d love you to prove me wrong by citing all the good community works your mate Stephen has performed for the disenfranchised minorities, usually at the sharp end of the hate both the E.D.F & B.N.P. propagate as part and parcel of their agenda, but I would wager none exist.
            I think you’re too thick to be disingenuous so I’ll put it down to naivety and the dumbness of yoot.

          • Wor Lass

            If you don`t want people to comment on political lines then don`t come on here with a blatantly political moniker which you know is going to provoke reaction. better yet don`t come on at all

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            what I call myself Is my business, I could call myself theresa may’s left t!t if I wanted. I would happily meet anyone of this juvenile behaviour forum at a match home or away to discuss anything that bothers any of you small minded bigots.

          • Wor Lass

            You can call yourself whatever you like and you`re entitled to any opinion you want to have but if you come on to any type of forum with a moniker like that then don`t act so surprised and outraged when you get the reaction you`re so clearly hoping for.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Outraged😂 not quite! Only came on to talk about my club and like usual the real trolls come out, one thing about the mag is it’s clique.

          • Wor Lass

            With that moniker then you can`t expect anything less. I won`t bother mentioning it again because I`ve said my piece on it and you know what I think but plenty of others will.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            I respect your conclusion.

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      pretty sure all I did was disagree with him…once… I agree with Leazes 90% of the time, I just don’t like how condescending he can be. Though I doubt I’m missing out on very much not being able to converse with such a Debbie Downer.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Nobody would ever learn anything if they block out view that don’t coincide with their own.

      Blocking is an act of the feeble-minded.

      I can’t say a relate to being a racist, a tory or a troll but you sir are one prize tool.

    • Wor Lass

      How do you have fun, though?

  • Mxpx

    I want us to make real signings but understand that rafa will probably need to make a few loans based on the budget he’s been given signing some highly rated kids on loan with an option to buy is probably our best option BUT we should sign nobody without the option to make it permanent I.e let’s not let the Kennedy situation happen again the players we should be buying are established top flight players NOT players that are a massive gamble saying this on a Free transfer are luke Shaw and jack wilshire who I believe would both be good signings as long as we can avoid putting them on ridiculous contracts tammy Abraham should be avoided like the plague a loan for Danny ings however would be an excellent idea

    • 1957

      I’ve seen Fernandez in a few u23 games, he’s got real skill and pace, but he’s probably a year at least away from being part of the first team squad. A season long loan with one of the better championship teams is his next step for me. It gets him experience and away from the graveyard for youngsters we have below the first team.

  • Liam Hogg

    Odengaard has been utterly pathetic at Heerenveen this since, no thanks. Portu from Girona or Gabriel from Leganes for me, Hugo mallo, Jonny from Celta Vigo & I like Andrea petanga from Atalanta

  • Leazes.

    Chronicle football editor Mark Douglas, writing in a column for the newspaper, claimed that Carr gave up trying to recommend expensive players to the Ashley regime during his lengthy spell as the club’s recruitment chief.

    “He would put players into the board that would cost more than £15million but soon realised that there was no real will to go out and get them,” Douglas explained.

    Newcastle missed out on signing Loic Remy on two occasions, Michy Batshuayi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette during this time, due to Ashley’s reluctance to spend big.

    Today’s Newsnow has linked United with three Free Agents.

    • HarryHype59

      Meanwhile NUFC look forward to collecting an eight figure July instalment of the 2018-19 TV money, in addition to the £125m picked up during the last season.

      The Fat man continues to penny pinch and run NUFC like a SD cost centre.

      • Wezza147

        Exactly and we are led to believe the club is skint.
        Again. Where does the money go? In MA’s back pocket via MASH Holdings.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Well there is no evidence of that but you still keep repeating it, just like Jezza did.

  • pedrodelgardo

    Best leave it to Rafa who is a pragmatist with experience in the pro game and a winner, fans know next to nowt in comparison. Everyone is entitled to a meaningless opinion mind you.

  • stigma

    ” Davy Claassen (…) “Former captain of Ajax means he has to be good”
    Some still remember a former captain named Siem de Jong.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Maybe the author should have added “… where have we heard that before?” oh, he did!