Newcastle United had an absolutely disastrous transfer window.
Their only first-team signing was Joe Willock, who returned after his successful loan spell last season.
Other than that it was just youth additions. The signing of Santiago Munoz certainly caught the headlines, but only because of his name.
Steve Bruce has been let down by Mike Ashley, who has left him with a squad that is worse than last season’s.
That is what is most worrying. We’re actually worse off. Considering we spent most of the season battling relegation, that’s a terrifying thought.
Yet according to mainstream media outlet the Daily Star, we’ve got nothing to worry about!
Newcastle had the NINTH best transfer window in the Premier League
The Daily Star have ranked all 20 Premier League teams’ transfer window from worst to best, and incredibly Newcastle aren’t bottom. They’re not even in the bottom half.
Ninth. That’s where the Daily Star have got the Magpies. They believe only eight Premier League teams had a better transfer window.
We apparently did better business than Liverpool, Norwich City, Brentford and Everton! I don’t believe that for a second.
It’s absolutely outrageous, and just shows how Newcastle are viewed by the mainstream media. Their opinion isn’t informed.
Yes, Willock is a good signing. It’s great that he’s back permanently. But we had him last season – he doesn’t improve the squad.
The Daily Star even mentioned the Munoz signing – simply because his name is similar to the lead character from ‘Goal!’.
Apparently those two additions will have Newcastle fans ‘smiling’. I can guarantee no one is smiling right now, and they haven’t been for a while.
The Daily Star state that a quiet transfer window might be a good thing for Bruce. BASED ON WHAT? He needs all the help he can get – that’s already evident after just three games.
More often than not, every fan wants more signings and thinks their team have been short-changed. But how can a neutral look at Newcastle’s transfer business and think that is acceptable?
As always, Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United continue to get a free pass from the mainstream media.