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Danny Mills with latest clueless drivel about Newcastle United

3 weeks ago
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Danny Mills is at it yet again.

Despite having zero links to the club, he just can’t stop talking about Newcastle United.

His latest attention seeking piece is outrage at Sean Longstaff demanding (according to Danny Mills) a new lucrative contract.

Danny Mills declaring…“Suddenly it’s like: ‘I want a new contract, I want to double my wages,’ or whatever it is.’

That would be [kind of] fine apart from the fact that it is Newcastle United wanting the midfielder to sign a new extended and more lucrative contract.

On the 3 December 2018, Sean Longstaff did indeed sign a new contract, only 11 months ago.

However, at that time he hadn’t even set foot onto a Premier League pitch and now he has impressed enough in his 17 PL appearances [it would have been more but interrupted by injury and suspension] to be seen as first choice alongside Isaac Hayden in midfield.

Whatever contract he did sign back then, bears no resemblance to the position Sean Longstaff is in now. First choice ahead of the likes of Jonjo Shelvey who is Newcastle’s top earner.

Newcastle are also obviously keen to sort a new deal now as well, with only two years remaining on the midfielder’s contract after June (2020).

What is also a classic is that Danny Mills begins his mini rant with a suggestion that Sean Longstaff has only had three good/great games for Newcastle United so far BUT then keeps referring back to this as though it is accepted fact by everybody that this [only three good/great games] is true.

Nobody is suggesting that Sean Longstaff is the finished article but if he regularly playing in the Premier League then it would be plain daft for that to be happening, when at the same time he is still on a contract that was signed before he had even appeared in the Premier League.

To have a first choice regular earning only a small fraction of what players who couldn’t even make the squad [Colback and Saivet] earn, isn’t a great position to have.

Danny Mills speaking to Football Insider:

“He [Sean Longstaff] signed a new deal last year, how many great games has he had since then? Three?

“Suddenly it’s like: ‘I want a new contract, I want to double my wages,’ or whatever it is.

“Hang on a minute, you’ve had three good games in that time.

“We gave you that contract because we expected those performances week in, week out.

“I think sometimes the club are right to play hardball and say: ‘Right, you’ve signed your four-year deal. We’ve given you that deal knowing that you were going to play to that sort of level. Just because you’ve had three good games doesn’t mean you can come in and start demanding double your money.’

“It is sort of market forces and sadly it’s the way of the football world at times but it doesn’t make it right.

“If you have a great season and teams are coming in with big value money then fine but I’m not sure they would be right now.”

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