Let’s Clear The Decks If Newcastle Relegated


We’re not saying for one minute that getting relegated will be a good thing for Newcastle United.

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Alan Shearer – please clear the decks in the summer

But if we do end up getting relegated tomorrow, there are some positive ways to look at it, and one of them is to take the opportunity to clear the decks at Newcastle.

We hope Alan Shearer will be in total control of the club in terms of managing the players, and everything else he wants to be in charge of.

There will be no Director Of Football or any trouble makers, like Dennis Wise from now on, and we don’t expect too many Londoners to join Alan, apart from some of his old playing buddies – like West Ham born Rob Lee perhaps.

But it will be a prefect time for Alan to pinpoint who Newcastle will sell in the summer, and the club surely will take stock and get rid of the many players who are on big wages and have done so little for the club this season.

Those players include captain Michael Owen (right at the top of the list), Mark Viduka, Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez, Claudio Cacapa (remember him?),  Geremi, Xisco (worth £5.7M?), Smith (injured yet again recently), Joey Barton (no room for thugs under Shearer), Martins (he’ll be a loss we ahve to admit), and loan player Nacho Gonzalez, who has been the biggest waste of time on Tyneside for any player, for many years.

He could be the best player in the world, but he’s been no use at all to Newcastle this season, because he hasn’t played.

This Uruguayan appeared only twice as a substitute and since early September, says he has an Achilles injury.

We have never known a loan player be such a complete waste of time, but he earned good money. To think Newcastle had to pay for this player’s services,  when he did absolutely nothing certainly smells of a bad business deal the club made – on the last day of the transfer window, no less.

Smells of desperation to us.

The club should learn from this for the future – any time a loan player gets crocked, he’s sent packing and the deal is off.  What a concept that is!

Dennis Wise probably made the deal, because it smells of his utter incompetence.

Some of the players listed have contracts running out (Viduka, Owen, Cacapa), and some wouldn’t want to play in the Championship Legaue because of the upcoming World Cup next summer, as only one reason, (Owen, Coloccini, Gutierrez, Martins), so we really do think those players will all be unloaded should we go down.

An estimate of the wage bill that will save for those 11 players is £615K/week.

That’s close to £32M a year, and we wouldn’t miss most of them.

So hey, that’s a good place to start, and we’ll be left with a good squad base on which Alan can build in the summer.

And the strange thing is that players at the club will have to earn their money next season – and not only that, but they will need to turn up to training on time.  These are mind-boggling new concepts for players earning on average around £60K/week, and with these new stringent rules, Alan may even find it hard to recruit players in the summer. 😀

Yes, Alan will make changes for next season all right.

Comments welcome.



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35 comments so far

  • tdt

    May 23, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #1

    lol nacho’s crap – its official!

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  • Johno Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    As someone said the other day no point getting rid of half the players if we dont have better players lined up to take there place!

    Players i would like to see in would be Daren Bent , Tom Huddlestone , Dean ashton ( if he can stay fit ) a centre back left back tow wingers

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  • Nick 69

    May 23, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    what makes you think we would be able to have better players lined up to play in a relegated side? not a chance any of those 3 players would come anywhere near a championship team!

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  • Johno Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    that is very true , dunno why but i was going on the assumption we would stay up nick69!

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  • Nick 69

    May 23, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #5

    lol, hope your right, only reason i said it was because this thread is regarding what happens if we get relegated!

    if we do stay up then i would deffo go for bent as owens replacement, more pace, decent in the air and a good finisher

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  • BigLish

    May 23, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #6

    We need to clear the decks regardless whether we stay up or get relegated. The squad is an absolute disgrace from fron to back!

    There is probably only 3 players I think should stay in the squad with the hope of improving the team…

    Beye, Bassong and………………. Joey Barton. The rest arn’t fit to play for lemington Labour Club on a Sunday morning – save Nicky Butt, but he’s knackered just about now anyway!

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  • workyticket

    May 23, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #7

    “and we don’t expect too many Londoners to join Alan”

    Why not Ed? Alan Shearer isn’t a bigot, unlike some people.

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  • Stardust

    May 23, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    “To think Newcastle had to pay for this player’s services, when he did absolutely nothing certainly smells of a bad business deal the club made – on the last day of the transfer window, no le”

    Unfortunate – yes – but bad business? – injuries are accidents aren’t they?

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  • Johno Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Im just the eternal optimistic nick!

    If we do go down i have no idea who we could get in , but would love the youn lads like lulua kadar ranger to make up the majority of the squad

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 23, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #10

    I doubt we have any relegation clauses built into the contracts?!

    OOOOh Ed – fancy slagging of the Nacho man

    You will have that d*ck head on here Nico with his homages to the great player that never was.

    He can sod off along with the other overpaid – under achieving leeches!!

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  • workyticket

    May 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon Graeme // May 23, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    “He can sod off along with the other overpaid – under achieving leeches!!”

    Why Graeme? Nacho’s a good player of the kind we need more than any other. Not his fault that he picked up a serious injury.

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  • Johno Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Stardust how is the new website coming along? What date it be up and running?

    God that nico fella is the most annoying person who comes on here , id take bennytool over him

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  • workyticket

    May 23, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Johno Toon // May 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    “Stardust how is the new website coming along? What date it be up and running?”

    It’s coming along fine Johno. As I wrote earlier, will post a link to the ‘blog’s forum soon.

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 23, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Worky – was referring to Nico GF.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Here’s a laugh from the BBC football website.
    Hope it comes true tomorrow !
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/05/my_nightmare_clockwatch.html

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 23, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon Graeme
    ¿ Where are you in Spain ?

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 23, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Hugh – I is off to Benidorm for a few days.

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  • Johno Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #18

    cheers worthyticket! and well done and much appreciate to the both of you ( anyone else involved ) for doing this! Hope its a massive success

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 23, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon Graeme
    I live in Calpe, 20-30 minutes from Benidorm

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  • Doocey

    May 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Cacapa is still on the books unfortunately. How many times did he play this season? Once? Twice maybe?

    I can remember his nonsense v Fulham to give the goal 🙁

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  • beyethegreat

    May 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #21

    sounds nice h jordon

    alsom did any 1 hear what noel gallagher said

    “i would love to see newcastle get relegated as theres nothing better than watching overweight topless geordies crying”

    what a prick

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  • HarryWorth

    May 23, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed is still persisting with his vigourous hate campaign against someone who has the most serious of all football injuries.

    Brainless and unproductive tripe written by someone who has no perception of a serious injury..

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  • workyticket

    May 23, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Johno Toon // May 23, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    “cheers worthyticket! and well done and much appreciate to the both of you ( anyone else involved ) for doing this! Hope its a massive success”

    Thanks Johno. It’s myself, Rodzilla and Stardust so far. We would very much like suggestions from people about what they would like to see there. Will get the forum part up later so people can post their ideas.

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  • sohica17

    May 23, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #25

    good to be optimistic!

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  • NicoGF

    May 23, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #26

    ‘OOOOh Ed – fancy slagging of the Nacho man’

    And I respond with calm..

    He who laughs last, laughs longest.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 23, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Nacho is GASH.

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  • Nick D

    May 23, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Hopefully see the back of all of the following:-

    Viduka
    Owen
    Barton
    Geremi,
    Cacapa,
    Butt
    Duff
    Smith
    Nolan
    R Taylor
    Ameobi
    ———————-

    Hopefully keep Beye, Bassong, Enrique and promote

    Edgar,
    Kadar,
    Ranger,
    Lua,
    Krul,
    Vuksic.

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  • Nick D

    May 23, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Hugh jorgan – I run a sports tour company http://www.sports-europe.co.uk
    We run a lot of trips to Javea and Denia. Do you have contacts with any sports groups / clubs over there?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 23, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #30

    ED why on earth are you closing down this site???? I LOVE THIS SITE MAN!!! Don’t do this to me. If we get relegated at least I would have this great blog to come back to ease the pain. To find out you might not be here after disaster strikes makes relegation seem that bit more scary. You go and I will miss this blog loads. It is the best in the world no doubt, great work every time ED. Very dedicated to Newcastle and always had a new topic every hour. Thanks for everything ED much appreciated.

    Good luck in the future ED, but I hope you keep running the site and never scare me again in the future 🙂

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  • Stardust

    May 23, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #31

    JP – new blog is already working – in trial now – send an email to bufcblog@live.co.uk for the info when it goes public.

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  • Stardust

    May 23, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #32
  • Tom_Toon

    May 23, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #33

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  • Paul P

    May 23, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #34

    stardust – going to send you a test email reply back to me to let me no if you get it.

    dean ashton, tom huddlestone, darren bent – surely if we want to go anywhere providing we stay up we need better players than them, bent fair enough, but ashton is never fit and huddlestone, good passer of the ball but have not seem him do enough.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 24, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #35

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