Ramage, Carr and Troisi To Leave Newcastle in Summer

We had thought that Carr would be leaving the club in the summer but manager Kevin keagan has said that Carr, Ramage and Troisi will be leaving the lcub in the summer.


Pete Ramage – will leave Newcastle in the summer

The Ashington-born defender was apparently given the chance to stay with his boyhood team, but the 24-year-old has chosen to seek regular first-team football at another club.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Norwich City are the side that gets him, since w eknow Glenn Roeser is a huge admirer of the player.

Kevin Keegan said today:

“We wanted to keep Rammy, but he wants to play regular football, and I couldn’t guarantee that here,”

“He goes with our best wishes, as does Stephen Carr, who’s been a great pro for this club. He wasn’t offered a contract and I explained the reasons why.”

“James Troisi has also gone. He has gone to play for Australia in the Olympics, but he has not been offered a contract.”

Carr was signed from Spurs in 2004, by Sir Bobby Robson, just before he was fired, and Stephen made 107 appearances for Newcastle scoring one fantastic goal for the club.

Troisi, who like Ramage was an academy graduate, was named among the Newcastle substitutes a number of times but never made his full debut.

That’s three out of the door, and we also expect Rozehnal, Ameobi, Smith, Diatta and N’Zogbia to leave during the summer.
Comments welcome.

34 comments so far


    May 6, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Rozehnal 3m, Ameobi 4m , Smith 5m, Diatta free, nzogbia 7m=19m+ashleys summer money.We should be able to buy couple of top european players and riise,dunne and also sign few youngsters for the future that should be a good start to our plans for future success.Just heard emre going to turkey for qualifiers whats the crack there?

  • Chris F

    May 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #2

    cheers, Ramage, you weren’t great, but you were a solid backup, and should have been used more than some of the more expensive flops we’ve had at the back (lookin at you, Jean-alain and Titus).

    as for Carr, don’t let the door hit you on the arse on your way out, thought it probably will as you’re so slow.

    Troisi….i’m not sure, he looked ok when i saw him for the reserves, but i guess the coaching staff just don’t think the quality is there to make the step up. wish the lad well though, he’d probably turn into a good Championship level player.

  • Gooderz

    May 6, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #3

    A little gutted by Rambo leaving, but you can’t blame him for wanting first team football.

    But chuffed Carr will finally be departing!

  • valle

    May 6, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    No real surprices, they simply werent good enough… Rammy could have been kept in the squad for backup but if no injuries, he wouldnt even get a place on the bench.

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s a shame seeing as Ramage is a Geordie, but I hope he does well. Same goes for Ameobi, I really don’t understand the hatred of him by some of our fans.Unfortunetly too many times I’ve heard racist abuse thrown Shola’s way and I fear that may be the reason…

  • obafemimartins

    May 6, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #6

    carr – thank god he is leaving troisi – not sure about him ramage – alright back up but wants first team. diatta could stay as backup if ramage is leaving, i think n’zogbia will stay this summer.

  • broon ale

    May 6, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Hamas (51times) ! to suggest peoples motives behind not rating ameobi are racist is insane.
    We sing oba’s name more than anyone else’s!
    I dont care about shola’s skin colour, i just think he is out of his depth in the premier league. I cant beleive you would think peoples opinions of shola are influenced by his skin colour.
    If your a white man, i cant beleive you would think that up! if your black, get over yourself! Newcastle fans aren’t cave men who only have time for white geordies.. Just look at the love shown for people like Tino, les ferdinand and oba. No one care’s if you, or shola or anyone else for that matter is black! as long as they are good enough!

  • Chris F

    May 6, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #8

    ameobi doesn’t get abuse because he’s black (at least not from the majority of fans) but because he is shit.

  • Raffles

    May 6, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    I wonder what Carr will do with his loyalty card for the Four Lane Ends branch of Greggs the bakers. So many points earned from so many pies in such little time. Sir, I doff my cap and hope you play for Fulham, you disgustingly inept, salaryman,

    As for Rambo and Troisi: unlucky, but nae good enough for the supposed ambitions of the club. Best wishes enclosed, esp’ Rammy.

    If your name is Damien Duff, Alan Smith, David Wherzabal, Clownio Cacapa, Shola or N’Zogbia; refrain from text messaging for five minutes and collect your belongings. You’re all off to play for West Ham.


  • Hamas (51times)

    May 6, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ve sat in the f*cking stadium and heard it mate. I’m not saying it’s everybody but there is a vocal minority who are quite willing to bring up Shola’s skin colour.

    Still not as bad as I’ve heard West Ham or Chelsea fans get like.

  • broon ale

    May 6, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Hamas (51times), your original point suggested that you think alot of our “hatred” towards shola was born out of racism. Now your saying its a vocal minority who bring his skin colour up? This vocal minority must be very infectious and greatly influential if they have been capable of convincing everyone else to hate shola. Have you never contemplated the small issue of shola being crushingly useless as the main reason shola comes in for stick? regardless of his skin colour or what a small number or idiots shout at a game.?

  • John League

    May 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Too bad about Ramage, but the last time I saw him play was when he put in that awful own goal past Srnicek last year. Yikes. Won’t miss that.

  • David Rayner

    May 6, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13

    I think that Diatta, Smith, N’Zogbia, Emre Ameobi, Cacapa and Rozenhal will also be going. Theres a chance Barton could get sent down and I’m not a big fan of Geremis’ either.

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 6, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #14

    I said “some”. Read carefully. And while Shola is not up to the standards we need I have not seen as many other bad players who have worn the black and white stripes get the treatment he gets. It’s offensive considering he’s a local lad, give him some respect.

  • michael

    May 6, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Sorry Ed, but I don’t expect Smith or N’Zogbia to leave. With regards to Smith I think he is a very “industrious” individual, who has his best days behind him since he broke that leg, and N’Zogbia has ego/self worth issues. However in both cases I just can’t see who would pay money for either of them, and there’s no way they’ll go free.

    I don’t think we’ll miss any of these three players and I’m fairly sure none of them will ever play premiership football again. They’re on the road well trodden by Coppinger and Huntington I’m afraid.

  • Eric

    May 6, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Pity about Ramage. Sad to lose one of our own.
    Wish him all the best though. I suppose first team football is what he needs. The other two. I suppose Carr will find a treatment room birth somewhere. Hope Troisi has success also. Now to see if Carr does go to Everton. Back door to the EUFA Cup for bugger all effort eh? Will the “Rozzer” leave? Or some of the others? May be Barton teams up with Vinnie Jones to make another prison soccer team movie? We may have to keep more than we bargained for. If we keep Diatta we can enter the African Nations Cup as a team.

  • michael

    May 6, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #17

    I might suggest Hamas that you should possibly have listened harder when Albert Luque was playing, and Stephen Carr.

  • nick toon

    May 6, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #18

    i expect emre to be leaving this summer also, and hope he does, hes never fit to play, yet last wednesday wen i was playing 5 a side who shud be standing in goal on the next pitch but emre with a load of other turks, if he cant play for the toon wat the f*cks he doin playin 5 a side on the west road!!!!

  • Eric

    May 6, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Well said broon ale. One of the first black men to play soccer in Britain played in Newcastle. Check it out on BBC Tyne local history. I have no time for racist crap. Geordies judge footballers by their skill etc. Don’t forget, we are black and white stripes together.

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 6, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Ya know what, forget I said anything, obviously wasting my time with this.

  • ToonDaft

    May 6, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #21

    well said Eric

  • Bill F

    May 6, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #22

    I was disappointed at the signing of Carr in the first place as I thought he was too slow. Theres nowt wrong with lacking a bit of pace but you need a bit upstairs to compensate and I’m afraid he never really showed that either. To be fair he wasn’t a total disaster as many other signing have been and he has had some good games for us and he was a trier. So good luck to him and I am sure he will do well in the championship.

  • Neilos

    May 6, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Get in Carr is gone WHOO HOO

    I very much thought Carr should never had been signed in the first place

    This feels nearly as good as when Babayaro went.

    One thing though our small squad is getting smaller.

  • Neilos

    May 6, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #24

    HAMAS, You have to earn respect in life and i have never seen anything from Ameobi to earn the respect of toon fans both on and off the pitch.

    I have been unfortunate to be around Ameobi on a few occasions and i have never met any one so up them selevs it was embarrsing.

    Like BROON ALE says its because he isnt good enough why he receives stick from toon fans not his colour.

  • Carr is shite

    May 6, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Woo.. Greatest news ever. I think I am going to change my name soon…

  • Hilly

    May 6, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Ramage and Triosi leaving on a free points out a flaw in the Newcastle academy. We should’ve been marketing these guys long before their contracts were up. Now we’ve lost out financially on them and have no funds to put back into the youth system. What a waste…

  • Eric

    May 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Have not thought of it that way Hilly until now.
    Good point.

  • Leo Smith

    May 6, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Why is everyone getting at Hamas? All he said was he didn’t know why people were slagging off Ameobi, from which I inferred that Hamas thought he was quite a good player. He then put forward a reason for why he thought people disliked him, whilst thoroughly condemning those who racially abuse others. He is not a racist as some seem to be claiming.

    I’ve heard racist abuse thrown at Shola (and others) at footy games which is completely unacceptable – skin colour has nothing to do with anything – but exists. It may well be the basis for some people disliking Shola, but these people are racist idiots, and luckily it’s a tiny minority (although that’s still too many).

    IMO, Shola was just a bad player – he had no touch, I can’t ever recall seeing him hit a shot cleanly, and he commited so many fouls challenging for high balls. He may have been a local lad but sadly he wasn’t good enough for us.

    On topic, glad to see Carr go as he was far too slow and almost as poor as Baba-wasteofspace. Didn’t see enough of Troisi to judge. Ramage the damage was back-up at best, although as has been pointed out was probably a better defender than Boumsong/Bramble et al. He’ll be off to Norwich and good luck to him.

  • iain

    May 6, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #29

    although we might not be able to compete for top players like modric i would be very happy if got rid of players that offer us nothing and replaced them with young hungry players who would at least play.

    eg smith/duff/emre cost us something near 200 grand per week in wages, yet give us next to nothing in return. they should be sold and we could use the freed up extra wages to keep owen/martins etc, pay the wages of soem young players like boussaffa and still have some left over to say weve cut the wage budget to more managable levels.

  • Toon_Ksk

    May 6, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Kevin keagan has said…

    Glenn Roeser is a huge admirer of the player…


  • Obafan

    May 6, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Troisi I haven’t seen that much of him, so I don’t know if we lose lots here

    Ramaga- always thought he was not at EPL level, don’t care if he is a Geordie or not he simply was never good enough, so YES he will be gone next season.

    Carr – Well he never was able to get his Spurs level here, so we will not miss him either.

    2 remarks:
    1. Hilly is right; we should heve sold them to get money
    2. We defo need more than 4 or 5 players, cause our squad is getting smaller by the minute.

  • Leo

    May 6, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #32

    hamas how you can go on about racism, you have been known to be racist on this site, also hamas, your name, in support of the hamas organisation? hmm big of an odd point about shola and the lack of support because of his race when you consider that. hmm

  • Ant

    May 6, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #33

    @Chris F (8)


    Well put sir, well put.

  • Rem

    May 6, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Theres a difference between premier and GOAL for 5 a side!
    i hate this fickleness. he has only really been injured alot this season.
    just look at owen!
    (tallking bout emre btw) he can win games


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