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Newcastle will have to overpay to get players to go there at first but if they can get momentum going they could become a UCL contender if they become a money pit like Chelsea and City.
 
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Newcastle will have to overpay to get players to go there at first but if they can get momentum going they could become a UCL contender if they become a money pit like Chelsea and City.
Maybe for some players, but not for all. Bruno G. came for the same price he was rumored to go to Arsenal for; I love that he paid them back for being slow in the market. Trippier actually came for a song, because he has family in the area. He's going to make a great captain and help attract others. Bruno keeps telling his friend Paqueta (sp?) to come and form a central midfield partnership again, and the guy came to visit and was playing backyard in Newcastle colors! Targett was very reluctant to join and only did so for game time, but now loves it and wants to come back. Then again, he's not world class, but would be a solid addition.

That's just a handful of players, though. You're right, overall. For a while it'll take some tempting for those top clubs. Thankfully there's no fan pressure to do it in a hurry. Despite the incompetent press trying to paint Newcastle fans as delusional, all we've ever demanded is a team that tries. Steady progress over the course of the next few years will be awesome. Hell, just knowing the goal isn't to merely survive will be huge!
 

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Maybe for some players, but not for all. Bruno G. came for the same price he was rumored to go to Arsenal for; I love that he paid them back for being slow in the market. Trippier actually came for a song, because he has family in the area. He's going to make a great captain and help attract others. Bruno keeps telling his friend Paqueta (sp?) to come and form a central midfield partnership again, and the guy came to visit and was playing backyard in Newcastle colors! Targett was very reluctant to join and only did so for game time, but now loves it and wants to come back. Then again, he's not world class, but would be a solid addition.

That's just a handful of players, though. You're right, overall. For a while it'll take some tempting for those top clubs. Thankfully there's no fan pressure to do it in a hurry. Despite the incompetent press trying to paint Newcastle fans as delusional, all we've ever demanded is a team that tries. Steady progress over the course of the next few years will be awesome. Hell, just knowing the goal isn't to merely survive will be huge!
Very true. They have already come a long way in just a few years since they were in the championship, both they and wolves.
 
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Very true. They have already come a long way in just a few years since they were in the championship, both they and wolves.
Yeah, I was jealous of Wolves for a long time. Brentford's done well to establish themselves this year. Heading into the season, I would've said the same about Leeds, though.
 

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those scenes at Everton were nuts. at first I thought what the hell are they celebrating, but I admit it was cool. I meant they will probably not win a PL title so they might as well make a reason to do that. A part of me wanted to see them get relegated though. should be a nice final day. I'll be watching spurs/norwich but I'll be flipping through the channels.
 
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those scenes at Everton were nuts. at first I thought what the hell are they celebrating, but I admit it was cool. I meant they will probably not win a PL title so they might as well make a reason to do that. A part of me wanted to see them get relegated though. should be a nice final day. I'll be watching spurs/norwich but I'll be flipping through the channels.
Those scenes absolutely were not cool. Celebrations are great, but surrounding Patrick Viera and shouted abuse at him, getting right up into players' faces and flipping them off and shouting abuse, all spoke to a lack of class, security failures, and major safety problems. I used to love the "rush the field" kind of celebration--the Cal/Stanford game was a classic ending!--but fans can't handle themselves any longer, it seems.

Final day should be crazy, though, i agree. I may not be able to watch it all live, which stinks, but oh well.
 

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Those scenes absolutely were not cool. Celebrations are great, but surrounding Patrick Viera and shouted abuse at him, getting right up into players' faces and flipping them off and shouting abuse, all spoke to a lack of class, security failures, and major safety problems. I used to love the "rush the field" kind of celebration--the Cal/Stanford game was a classic ending!--but fans can't handle themselves any longer, it seems.

Final day should be crazy, though, i agree. I may not be able to watch it all live, which stinks, but oh well.
I wasn't sure what happened with Viera, definitely when they rushed the pitch during the game, he was right to say that the ref should have brought the players off. The Everton supporters should have been punished and removed at that point. You do bring up a good point, I am not a fan of the pitch invasion and never have been. it is dangerous and it's only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured or killed at one of those types of circumstances. Aside from that I thought it was cool to see their passion, but it also makes them look like a club that is desperate. I did want to see them relegated.
 
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I wasn't sure what happened with Viera, definitely when they rushed the pitch during the game, he was right to say that the ref should have brought the players off. The Everton supporters should have been punished and removed at that point. You do bring up a good point, I am not a fan of the pitch invasion and never have been. it is dangerous and it's only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured or killed at one of those types of circumstances. Aside from that I thought it was cool to see their passion, but it also makes them look like a club that is desperate. I did want to see them relegated.
I did too lol I think they're highly deluded as fans and really entitled. Except they are media darlings and Newcastle supporters are supposedly deluded lol I love that they have Pickford, too--makes it easy to root against them :)

They might still be in trouble of going down, too. Have you seen how much of their losses in recent seasons they attributed to COVID? I think it was something like 300 million! Well, Leeds and Burnley filed a complaint with the PL last week to get them in trouble and possibly get them a points deduction based on massive FFP rules breaking. Probably won't work, but wow, would that be interesting!
 
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Well, it's nice to be the one TO relegate a team on the last day, rather than the one to BE relegated :) Would've both had a top 10 finish AND had Man U finish 7th if Brighton would've done us a favor and lost to West Ham.

On that note, congrats @gmabel830 on a top-10 finish!
 

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Newcastle definitely have a great vibe going. best I've seen since I've started following the league. I'll go to my grave saying my favorite game I've ever experience was Newcastle at Norwich a few years ago, and that was a championship league game. Although I did not enjoy being relegated to drinking carling. the new Tottenham stadium have the best beer selection.
 

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Newcastle definitely have a great vibe going. best I've seen since I've started following the league. I'll go to my grave saying my favorite game I've ever experience was Newcastle at Norwich a few years ago, and that was a championship league game. Although I did not enjoy being relegated to drinking carling. the new Tottenham stadium have the best beer selection.

Are they selling throughout the game?

I know when I went to matches in '99 they would sell at halftime, but nothing during play

Remember at Stamford Bridge fans banging on the metal roll down at the stand chanting "beer! beer!" Waiting for sales to start up
 

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Are they selling throughout the game?

I know when I went to matches in '99 they would sell at halftime, but nothing during play

Remember at Stamford Bridge fans banging on the metal roll down at the stand chanting "beer! beer!" Waiting for sales to start up
they were selling, you just could not bring beer into the stands. you have to drink in the concourse. I've heard in Germany you can drink beer in the stands so I'm looking forward to go to some games there.
 
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