In this article we have looked at our squad as it currently stands, and have assessed the squad to see which positions need strengthening in January and in the summer. We most definitely need your help on this so please leave us your opinions and comments, after you have read through the article.
Newcastle United’s official squad for this season
We will prioritize who we need to bring in, hopefully in January, as long as the right players are available.
Here’s our current squad including our three on-loan players – Tim Krul (Falkirk), Andrew Carroll (Preston), and Matty Pattison (Norwich), in their playing positions.
G: – Given Harper Krul Forster
RB: – Beye Carr
CB: – Taylor Cacapa Rozehnal Faye Edgar Ramage
LB: – Enrique
RM: – Milner Troisi
CM Defend : – Geremi Butt
CM Attack: – Barton Emre Pattison
LM: – Nâ€™Zogbia Duff
S small: – Martins Owen Smith(?)
S big: – Viduka Carroll Ameobi
That’s 28 players including 4 goalkeepers. Babayaro has already left the Newcastle United building, so Celestine is not listed above.
Those we have shown in red – Carr, Ramage, Ameobi – we believe are probably not good enough for where Newcastle United are going in the next season or two (to the top hopefully – or at least near the top).
We’ll just assume they can leave Newcastle in the summer. We should be able to get fees for Ameobi ($2M) and Ramage ($2m) and it looks like we could sell both to Norwich City and Glenn Roeder, without much trouble. Carr’s contract runs out next June, and he’ll probabay want to move on in any case.
The new players we will identify, will not include any of the youngsters, like Ben Tozer and others, who the club will be bringing in duringÂ January and the summer. These are players for the future and shouldn’t be considered first teamers – say for the next year – that’s an assumption – and it will be great if some of them can come through enough over the next year to break into the first team. That would be a big plus for the team.
We are talking about experienced and older players who are bought in specifically to start in the first team â€“ and they should be better than players we already have. We expect the youngsters to initially play youth and reserve team games â€“ and get a spot on the first team squad now and again to get experience – over at least the next year.
Who we need to bring in?Â Well – it looks fairly easy if we look at who’s missing above and the players in red who we assume will leave Newcastle in the summer. There are at the very least four players we need to bring into the club – and they are in priority order
It’s in priority order because we only have one left back right now – not including Charles N’Zogbia, who we think is best on the left wing.Â Also, Carr will be moving on so we’ll need a RB soon too.
Before we start discussing who exactly we should bring in, we really need your help. Is this a good assessment of where we are at? Let us know what you think. We’ll try to get some agreement on the positions we need to strengthen, and then we’ll look at who may be available and good enough for Newcastle United to bring in during January – or even the summer.Â And remember we want this to be enjoyable – let’s not get too serious – and please respect other readers’ opinions – and even oursÂ 😀
This is all meant to be for the good of the club, who we all want to be successful again and the sooner the better.Â You never know, perhaps Chris and Sam will read some of the comments on here.
As always, your comments and opinions are most welcome.