I'm going to take the lazy way out on Thursday. No links about Dwight Gayle as we await the imminent signing of the Crystal Palace striker. There will be some dialogue surrounding his value based on his inability to carve out a starting spot under Pardew, his injury history and whether the price paid was too high.
I'm always entertained by estimations of player value. Need drives value. If a team has talent, they can low ball. If a team does not, they have to out bid competitors. Teams with deep pockets, and vying for a title, can overspend because finishing top of the table is the greatest return on investment. My position has always been future results dictate value. But I'm not a numbers guy.
Here is me being lazy. Sharing tweets.
Think it's time to remember what league we're in. Every club in the Championship would love a Matt Ritchie or a Dwight Gayle in their side.— NUFC Online (@NUFC_Online) June 29, 2016
Remember Dwight gayle destroyed skrtel 2 seasons ago in 45 mins we had 4 strikers and still couldn't score— Matty Ings (@MattyIngs08) June 20, 2016
These transfer fees don't make any sense. Dwight Gayle scored 7 last season=£10 million. Am I missing something?— Gervinho's Barber (@GervinhosBarber) June 30, 2016
Ok, let's kick the ball.
After successful talks Matt Ritchie set for Newcastle medical - The Mag
My layman prediction is that Ritchie will be the player that helps us forget about Andros.
Crystal Palace win race to sign Andros Townsend - The Telegraph
It's like pulling away from summer camp. Waving at the friends you won't see ever again.
Report: Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has agreement with Roma, £16.4m deal sought - HITC
Not sure I agree with this. Not sure this writer has done much beyond looking at stats.
Wijnaldum was one of the few shining lights for Newcastle in a dismal 2015-16 campaign.
Newcastle United home kit: New pictures show design - ahead of launch in July - The Chronicle
Why do we care so much about soccer fashion? Maybe it's just me. As I've stated before, I like these kits. I'll buy these kits.
Coventry City fans caused 10 incidents on trains travelling to games last season - Coventry Telegraph
The clubs with the most amount of incidents will see each other often.