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Discussion in 'Newcastle United' started by Magdadlorian, Jan 27, 2023.
He’s basically Longstaff soo literally no point in getting him
Longstaff or at best very slightly better.
If we're looking for an upgrade on Longstaff, McTomminay ain't it.
Especially when he fulfils certain home grown quotas
I'm not sure why so many are so set against it?
Forget Maddison/Alvarez/Patrick Viera (he's on a free now)/Pirlo etc. - whoever it is, we're probably looking to bring in a quality CM and someone like McTomminay.
Forget about the money - we are rich as... and can be buying squad players even if it's £20-30m on a player to "compete" for places and who isn't a guarantee starter. If we make Europe we'll have even more money to spend thank most are thinking and more commercial pulling power.
There is a space to fill, even with another, top end, CM coming in and it's no good not having a player there to fill it? The other options are Hendrick, Hayden, Matty Longstaff or youth... If we are playing in Europe you are looking at 46 club games minimum next season (if you went out at the group stage and first round of the cups) possibly up to 60-70 if you progress through the cups (potentially 12-14 games - excluding replays) and Europe (potentially 9 games after the group stage) and you need a squad to play that many games. Plus a lot of our players are now internationals, Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Bruno, Miggy, Isak from the starting line up alone so some of them will be looking at 40+ games in a season in a high intensity pressing team for the majority of the year.
If we get another serious injury like and ACL to someone like Bruno and have only bought in one CM we are back to the same situation we are in now, worrying about a pulled hammy or a sending off.
Because he’s not a first team starter and not any better than those who would be back up. That simple
Why forget Madison? We're still favourite to sign him.
That's irrelevant! We have 4 CM's, if we sign another we have 5, we play with 3 starting, the squad has space for 6, with one first team player signed you still need one more.
Because whoever the starter is you still need one more...
IF we are to move forward, McTominay isn't the signing we need.
We need to upgrade from Longstaff, so why do we need another one worse if not better?
I'd rather go for Palhinha from Fulham, for example. The options are endless....
Mctomminay is the midfielder they'll sign
Slapping you around the face with a salmon
Would you like to bet a month's avy?
Or are you not sincere?
I was slapping you for suggesting it
I'm not suggesting it I'm telling you what's happening
The salmon will soon turn in to a tin of salmon with the lid half opened!
Then take the bet and lose like the rest
I’m not saying it won’t happen though
Just the mere thought of it is sickening
Well you better get used to it
The problem i have with McTominay is that he appears to operate better as a Box to Box midfielder (See Scotland performances) But when limited to CDM as he is at Man U he doesn't have the presence to protect the back line well enough.
B2B mids we have Willock, Joelinton & to a lesser extent, Longstaff who will do that. If we want a proper CDM then get one, don't try to make one out of McTominay
Apparently Harry Maguire is inbound as soon as the window opens. He’s gash.
Howe loves him and Southgate is best mates with Staveley