Slaven Bilic stoked up the mind games with Rafa Benitez ahead of today’s game when making it clear he had little sympathy for the Newcastle manager’s moans about the lack of transfer activity at St James’ Park.
For the Irons boss says the reality is that Newcastle have spent more in the window than the Irons where our wheeling and dealing has seen us spend a net figure of around £18 million.
The Irons have laid out £40 million so far this summer, but have brought in £22m on sales whilst Newcastle have spent £38m, but receiving only £12m in fees, equating to a net spend of £26m.
Bilic declared: ‘I think in this transfer window, I don’t know exactly but I follow who they have bought and sold.
‘They are not happy with the transfers but they spent more money than we have spent in this transfer window, if we are talking about net money.’
Careful , Slaven . We are far from the finished article right now . Reckon the majority of us are expecting 3 points today but , overconfidence can be a dangerous thing . Newcastle are just as desperate as us to get a March on . You will be picking Noble for sure , hope he’s up to it and avoids a sending off for his late tackles .
Kevin you Judas 😂😂 I can hear the silver sheckles rattling from here😂
You’ll have the noblettes moaner and half witt eraser society after you , just make sure you’re glass is full of special brew to barter with when they come knocking 😉
So hard to predict this game. Bilic’s 28 wins from 80 games indicates a home win. We can but hope.