Kevin Keegan has to have a huge clear out out of some of the existing squad, once th e summer arrives, at the same time he brings in new players. The class of players he can bring in will depend on which league we will be playing in next season.
Oba Martins – showed just how superior he is to Smith as a striker today
But one thing is clear this squad has something missing and some of those players need to be turned loose. Some are obvious and some are not.
We will see the end of Ameobi and Carr, because they are just not good enough, and we’d like to see Mark Viduka move on because he is simply not worth the Â£65K/week we pay him. You can hardly say he is interested in playing games for us, even though we are in dire straights with relegation staring us in the face. Probably thinks it’s nothing to do with him – move him out.
Other players who are probably not good enough include Alan Smith. By his own admission Kevin only sees Alan as a striker. But he hasn’t scored a goal all season, we rest our case. We don’t think he’s a good enough striker so let’s get him out of the club.
Young Oba Martins came on this afternoon looking annoyed, and so he should be when he’s kept out of the team by Smith. Oba hit the cross-bar from 40 yards with Reina beaten all ends up – in what would have been a goal of the season candidate. No wonder Martins looked angry.
Oba Martins can become a real Newcastle hero by scoring key goals for us, and keep us in the Premier league – but he has to play first.
Kevin – are you reading this? 🙁
40 yards from goal and Smith usually passes to the opposition. Show Smith the door in the summer.
We will either be building for an assault on the Premier League next season or we will be consolidating in an attempt to get out of the Championship at the very first try. In either case, some players currently in the Newcastle club are simply not good enough or not interested enough – and need to be moved out.
Here’s a short list of six players who need to be moved out – for one reason or another:
Shola Ameobi – not good enough, and he’s never fulfilled his promise – will move to Norwich and Glenn Roeder
Stephen Carr – not good enough and his contract ends this summer – don’t renew it
Alan Smith – not good enough – a striker who doesn’t score any goals
Charles N’Zogbia – if he doesn’t want to stay he’ll be move out – it’s as easy as that
Mark Viduka – a player on huge wages who hardly plays and doesn’t seem interested
David Rozehnal – not good enough
One player we don’t include is Nicky Butt – but we think Nicky can still do a job for us at Newcastle – but we know he’s not popular with a lot of our readers.
What do you think?Â Who needs to go?