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Newcastle United: The Era of Vieira

Started on 4 February 2014 by Trop
Latest Reply on 19 February 2014 by PJGrieve7
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Tanay used my template! Good luck, great start and amazing graphics! :D
Pretty good pre-season and amazing graphics :)

Pre-Season Comes To An End

We've finally came to the end of pre-season. I must say, I'm delighted with our performances. We won four and drew two out of six, and we were missing both of our fullbacks, Santon and Debuchy for three of those games due to injury. Throughout pre-season I made some huge signings, and took quite a few big risks.

Bringing In The Big Guns

I have been extremely active in the transfer window, so prepare yourself for some big changes. The board allocated me with £26Million to spend, due to the sale of Cabaye and other contributing factors. I made a large number of cheap signings, investments you could say and couple big signings. I sold a few major players, and signed players in their place.

Transfers In

The first of my biggest signings was Yassine Benzia, a striker from Lyon. He is going to develop brilliantly and hopefully become one of the worlds best strikers. He fits in very well with the team, being French, and his pace suits our counter attacking style of football.

My second big signing was Eder Alvarez Balanta, an outstanding centre-back who I have very high hopes for. He recently made his first appearance for Columbia, so he has joined the club with morale at an all time high, hopefully this reflects on his performances.

The third signing was Luciano Vietto from Racing Club. The Argentine is one for the future, I loaned him back to his former club as he won't get much playing time this season, and it will benefit his development.

I also signed Kyle Naughton from Swansea. The youngster is currently a back up for Debuchy as the French right-back seems to be injury prone. But he will be taking his place in seasons to come.

Jorge Fucile was my last (so far) of my big signings. Although he won't be starting every game, he will be getting quite a lot of game time. He is a great all round defender and can play in any defensive position.

Transfers Out

Sadly, in order to bring all these players in, a few of our key men had to be let go. Obertan and Gouffran were first to leave, both leaving the club for a sum of £3.9Million. Gouffran to Marseille and Obertan to Rubin. I loaned out 13 players, and sold 6. Seeing Cisse, Ameobi and Santon leave the club was very emotional, but there time at Newcastle was up. Arsenal signed Santon for a hefty fee of £13.25Million, I brought in Henrique, a Brazilian youngster to take his place.

Overall, I think my transfer activity has left the club stronger. However, I may regret selling Cisse and Santon if Benzia, Vietto and Henrique don't turn out as planned.
Wow! That's an insane revamp. Vietto and Balanta should be great signings :)
awesome revamp! impressed with the start of this
@Paddy Haha, I hope so :P
@Jason Thanks :)
Awesome squad overhaul with some very good signings!
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Transfer Deadline Day
Honestly I think you could've got more for cisse but great signings :)
Nice signings and nice to see ameobi go to brighton!
@Patrick I thought so to, but I needed the money to bring in Vietto before they pulled out :(

@Captainbrickarms There was just no more room for him in the squad :p
Some good signings but I would of held onto Santon but good fee nevertheless
Great signings and some really nice graphics too. Shame that you had to lose Santon, he's a v. good LB and how an earth you managed to sign Naughton when the likes of Barca, Madrid, United etc are after such an amazing RB is just... astonishing B)
Big overhaul of the playing squad, seems like you're buying all the hot prospects in one shot :)) Fucile has incredible stats and experience and if you can pair Doria up with Balanta then you have yourself a world beating central defence ;)
As a Newcastle fan I am a bit dissapointed that you've sold Obertan (our worst player) for the same ammount as Gouffran (one of our best players.) But other than that, I think you've done a good job.

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