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John Barnes explains why Newcastle United aren’t buying £500m player in January – Honestly

2 months ago
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John Barnes is talking about Newcastle United, again.

There are some people absolutely stealing a living in the punditry world.

When it comes to Newcastle United punditry anyway, John Barnes must be very high on that list.

Stating the usual obvious…

John Barnes educates Newcastle fans and club that we need to bring in January signings who can excel in a relegation battle, rather than going for ‘skilful superstars’ and expecting them to do their stuff in a scrap.

John Barnes then explaining that ‘Instead of thinking about the future and about the riches and the money, they have to just think about the next match.’ Who would have thought of that without this clown’s insight?

John Barnes also making out as if everybody connected with Newcastle United thought that everything was going to be magically sorted in an instant, just because Mike Ashley had gone. I don’t think so. We all knew this was going to be a major rebuilding job, on and off the pitch.

Surely the most extraordinary thing though, at least this time, from John Barnes. Is when he declares Newcastle United ‘can’t just go and buy a player for £500m because of the financial regulations.’

Honestly, what on earth is he on about?

The world record transfer currently stands at the reported £200m PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar, so where are these £500m players? Then more to the point, why do idiots such as John Barnes keep banging on as though Newcastle fans are expecting stellar signings in January costing £80m, £90m, £100m…or even £500m now?

John Barnes speaking about Newcastle United to bonuscodebets:

“Big players aren’t going to go to Newcastle in January.

“They can’t just go and buy a player for £500m because of the financial regulations.

“They have some money to spend but they have to work out whether players coming in will be better than what they already have and used to being in relegation dogfights.

“Players who come to win you the league are completely different to players who come to keep you up.

“They have to be careful not to think ‘we’ll go and get a superstar who’s good on the ball and very skilful’.

“Howe is experienced and clever enough to know who he needs.

“Instead of thinking about the future and about the riches and the money, they have to just think about the next match.

“Don’t even think about the end of the season.

“It has to be each individual match and they have to pick up enough points to stay up.

“They have a hard job ahead of them.

“After the euphoria of the takeover and everybody thinking it’s great that Mike Ashley’s gone and things are going to fall into place, they have to actually work.

“Eddie Howe will understand that.”

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