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Reap the Wild Wyn on Thursday

Reap the Wild Wyn: Newcastle United news and other links to make you a better person for June 29, 2016

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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.

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.