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Discussion in 'Newcastle United' started by Thunder Twunt, Jan 31, 2022.
What the **** for? He's 32 this season and injury prone?
Not really, Jesus looked busy first half last week but that was it, went off the boil quicker than a pan taken off the hob in the 2nd half.
Based on stats alone I don’t think he’s worth it. He’s 24 and a very poor scoring record apart from last season which was still 1 in 3.5
They obviously see him as the short to medium term answer who may then hang about to coach youngsters.
He's not exactly on big wages for a 1st choice PL centre forward. Even Shelvey is on almost double. so I guess it's just to keep him settled/motivated.
Yeah worked well with Gayle who we then couldn’t shift for 4 years.
That was my thought. Not really an obvious upgrade on Wood imo. But just wondered whether he's the kind of player we 'should' have considered for the money, or whether the club is holding out for specific players and not getting drawn in to panic buys.
Should he really be first choice? Is that the level?
Hmm, Gayle was never PL quality. Great championship striker, but not PL.
Wilson Is worth keeping - certainly short term.
not many better finishers in the league when he's fit and for the number of chances he gets.
Not for me to say, but right now he IS our first choice.
Personally think long term wise he’d make a great back up striker. He will always score goals and playing the odd 20 minute here and there would suit his injury record down to the ground
To get someone in who would immediately be 1st choice #9 ahead of Wilson, would probably cost us in the £70m+ bracket - and I don't see that happening just yet.
He's ideal for us IF he can keep injury free. And as DPP said, longer term he'll become a great impact sub / back-up player and hopefully a good mentor as we bring others in and develop them.
and lets not forget we have a backup for Wilson in Wood
Exactly. He IS proven in the PL and has a better scoring record over a longer period than Dennis. Hopefully we’ll see that this season
He requires a different tactic to play to his strengths, I reckon they've worked on this during pre-season, Howe had enough on his plate just getting the ****ers to run more than 20 yards without blowing out their arses after Bruce.
Yep, Burnley's top goalscorer in the PL, plus New Zealand's highest ever international scorer (and still going). Just saying.
Yes he does need a different tactic but I also think the pressure got to him a little bit. Hopefully a full pre season with Howe and he’ll score double figures I reckon this season
Patience is a virtue....
...a lot of our fans do not have!
We are in an infinitely better place than 12 months ago, with a much improved first team and backroom set up, more points on the board than we had after 6/7 games, a win 4 months earlier than last year and a clean sheet in the bag already.
Anyone who thinks we are done in the window, screen shot this, 2 more in before the window closes!
Got to say I'm disappointed this has gone for 12 whole minutes without the biggest chomp ever