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Newcastle United fan in Indonesia who is living in hope of this day arriving

7 months ago
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Hi All,

This is my second article on The Mag, after last season I wrote about the depth of the squad.

To refresh your memories, I am one of the biggest fan of Magpies here in Indonesia (a country in South East Asia, fyi).

Unlike my first article, right now I am not paying much interest on talking about Newcastle’s squad depth or players’ position on the field or even the formation.

My only concern is when will someone try to buy the club off Mr. Mike Ashley?

Please someone pass on this hope from South East Asia.

Seeing our club’s (lack of) movement in this Premier League summer transfer window, I can’t help but feel sorry for us the fans. It is like we are a new fish thrown at this pond called Premier League and it seems like we don’t have adequate physical needs to do battle with other fishes on the pond.

Money spent so far….

£4m for a Goalkeeper who actually had a hand in saving our club’s fate last season (compared to Liverpool who just broke the transfer record for a Goalkeeper, by the way) – big gratitude towards Sparta Prague for their willingness to accept such a small fee.

A free transfer for an experienced but not spectacular midfielder (replacing a much younger midfielder with bags of potential, who was sold for £10m – Can we use that money to buy players?

One loan transfer for our best left winger last season.

And then you compare those transfer activities with the others in the Premiership and what do we have as a conclusion?

Only Tottenham, Everton, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Bournemouth who are not spending more money than us. Not yet, by the way. Still more than two weeks before the window closes but these five clubs already have better squad depth than ours. For example, you don’t buy the best left back in the Championship Division season 2016-2017 in Charlie Taylor mostly just to sit on your bench, but Burnley just did that last season.

So where will our expected league position at the end of this season be if our squad isn’t strengthened more? Just like Benitez has said, we will be lucky if we stay up at the end of this season.

Please Ms. Amanda Staveley, or anyone, buy our club, I beg you. Relieve us from this sorrow feelings.

And Mr. Mike Ashley, I really hope you read this article because I want to say I have enough hatred for you just to smack your fat face if you are near me, but the fact is you are not.

And for Mr. Lee Charnley, I just am lost for words with you. Are you human or are you a chicken, I don’t know. If you both still have what normal people call conscience, dignity and honour, you both should leave our beloved club and probably we will forget all your faults and sins, probably.

I am very sorry for my terrible English and choices of words. I really hope that what I want to share is understandable. Please note I am not a native and came from a far far country out there.

Howay the lads.
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