The Toon Army in the Transfer Tavern have been absolutely furious in the last 24 hours since they missed out on the signing of Daniel Sturridge.
Newcastle United are simply crying out for a new striker, but their chances of securing a quality target are looking increasingly unlikely with less than 48 hours to go until the mid-season window slams shut. Yesterday evening, West Bromwich Albion confirmed that they have signed Liverpool outcast Daniel Sturridge on a loan deal until the end of the season, and it’s fair to say The Magpies faithful were far from happy with the news.
Their frustration is completely understandable considering West Brom are one of their fiercest relegation rivals. By losing out on Sturridge’s signature to The Baggies, the Newcastle supporters clearly believe that they have handed West Brom a huge boost in their race for survival.
Following the disappointing news, the Toon Army turned out in their numbers on Twitter to slate the transfer policy of the board and suggest that their chances of survival have significantly diminished as a consequence of the Sturridge deal.
However, there is still time for Newcastle to pull off an unlikely eleventh hour deal for a quality striker, and the supporters will certainly hoping that their criticism of the club will force Mike Ashley to splash the cash before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow evening.
Here’s what the Newcastle fans had to say about their future aspirations after missing out on Sturridge…
The championship with Alan Curbishley
— Pete (@pete_quinn1) January 30, 2018
Same as the last 10 year bugger all
— Michael Murray (@Michael75murray) January 30, 2018
— Anthony (@ir0nMonkie) January 29, 2018
Have a day off lads. We’re getting nobody.
— Jamie (@thejamieherd) January 29, 2018
So it’s now looking like Swansea, Newcastle and one other for relegation
— NITRAMDEER (@geordiereed02) January 29, 2018
24hrs ???? Terrible 10years !! #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) January 29, 2018
No signings = no goals scored = third relegation = Rafa walks = Lascelles sold = crowds halve = 100 million wiped off club value = Ashley stays = NUFC RIP
— Lee McGargill (@mcgargil) January 29, 2018
It’s Groundhog Day as far as transfer windows go. This is a case of serious neglect by Mike Ashley and one which we as fans and stakeholders of the club need to punish. Unfortunately I believe widespread apathy exits within the ranks rather than anger. GET OUT OF OUR CLUB!
— Matt Porteous (@jossiesgiants) January 30, 2018
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He chose WBA because #nufc are a shambles of a club.
— ? (@UlsterMag) January 29, 2018