With Roeder leaving
We did that recently – let’s review again who we thionk will still leave and who Big Sam (assuming he is manager next week) will be bringing in.
We will need your feedback on this one – let’s get going.
We identified six players that we thought would be certainties to leave if Roeder remained in the job.
One forward – Albert Luque – and five defenders – Bernard, Babayaro, Moore, Onyewu and Bramble.
From upper left clockwise Albert Luque, Olivier Bernard, Celestine Babayaro , Craig Moore, Oguchi Onyewu and Titus Bramble
We see no reason why Sam would want to keep Luque, Moore and Bernard.
Luque is hopeless, Moore is too injury prone and Bernard is the invisible man at Newcastle.
There may be some question marks surrounding Babayaro, Bramble and Onyewu.
- Babayaro – a decent enough player but is often injured – but Allardyce may think he would be decent enough squad player
- Bramble – we don’t think Bramble should stay – but when he plays well – he’s very good but makes too many mistakes. Allardyce might feel like Harry Redknapp – that Bramble can be coached out of his mistakes – and we seem to remember a rumor that Allardyce may have been interested in Bramble while he was still at Bolton. It’s a possibility he may stay – we hope he goes – we’ve had enough of Bramble’s errors
- Onyewu – hasn’t had enough chances at Newcastle but he’s a big strong guy and good in the air – and may be Allardyce’ type as a big strong no-nonsense defender – but Allardyce appointment certainly will complicate Onyewu’s status
Who else may be moved out?
We feel that Stephen Carr will likely join the exodus – since the only reason we thought he would stay was because Roeder liked him.
Two players who also will be questionable as to their immediate futures at Newcastle will be Nobby Solano and Antoine Sibierski – simply because their contracts run our and although they agreed new one year extenasions – those contracts are not signed.
Nobby Solano Antoine Sibierski
We’d like to see both of them stay at Newcastle since they both have had good seasons.
Other player mentioned as culpable is Dyer – but we feel he owes Newcastle and it would be unwise to let him go right now – he needs to show us what he’s got next season under Big Sam.
Who will Sam bring in?
This is who we listed in our last article on this topic when roeder was still in charge: For your reference here is the link – Newcastle to release five defenders
Fabricio Coloccini – Deportivo La Coruna, Curtis Davis – WBA, Anton Ferdinand – West Ham, Wes Brown – Manchester United, Sylvain Distin – Manchester City,
Liam Rosenior – Fulham, Leighton Baines – Wigan, Gareth Bale – Southampton, Wayne Bridge – Chelsea
There are already rumors that Allardyce will want to bring in Kevin Nolan and maybe Tal Ben Haim in defense.
Nolan is a busy all out player and Ben Haim is simple and effective at the back – so these would be decent signings.
The other player we’ve always thought would be good at Newcastle ( but Roeder didn’t want him) is Sylvain Disitin.
We’d like to see Allardyce bring him in – because it looks like Sam will go more for experience at the back rather than youth (as Roeder preferred).
That will probably mean that Anton Ferdiand and Curtis Davis will not be arriving even though it appears that negotiations were well along to bring Ferdinand in.
We think Gareth Bale will be signed by Manchester United and would be too expensive in any case – so we’ll take him out.
We also believe Luke Young may be available from relegated Charlton and he would be good at Newcastle – and we had a lot of support last time for Gabriel Milito, currently playing for Spanish league side Real Zaragoza (age 26 – central defender).
Fabricio Coloccini – Deportivo La Coruna
Wes Brown – Manchester United
Sylvain Distin – Manchester City
Gabriel Milito -Real Zaragoza
Ben Haim – Bolton
Liam Rosenior – Fulham
Leighton Baines – Wigan
Luke Young – Charlton
Wayne Bridge – Chelsea
As for our midfield we’d like to see Steve Sidwell still come in and perhaps Giles Barnes of Derby County – but if Nolan arrives only one of these would be necessary.
It isn’t looking too good about Sidwell – but he may still come.
OK – that’s an update – what do you think is going to happen?