Newcastle Short Of Players – Like Last Year At This Time


Some good news this week is that our 22 year-old central midfielder Danny Guthrie is fit again after his hamstring problems.

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Danny Guthrie – fit again after hamstring problems

Danny has also come out today and said he is getting worried that Newcastle are selling some of their best players – like Damien Duff – who officially signed for Fulham yesterday.

Danny feels it would be unfair for the club to rely too much this season, on the current crop of youngsters who make up the club’s first team squad right now.

But that seems to be one of Ashley’s ideas, to fill out the first team squad this season with the youngsters, if he retains ownership of the club of course.

If Barry Moat buys the club we are told Shearer will bring in enough experienced players to fill out the squad with sufficient numbers, but time is getting very short to do that.

Danny said today:

“It is unsettling, no one wants to see one of their best players leave and Damien Duff was one of our best but we have to move on,”

“Hopefully it gives me a better chance to play but I think the squad is already small enough and we need more players in rather than any more being allowed to move out.”

“That is something that needs to be addressed. We know that it will be a long season so it’s only logical that we need more players than we had last year.”

“If we had one or two injuries we’d have to rely on the young lads and it’s just not fair on them.”

It seems like history is repeating itself, because last year at this time we were in a  similar situation with a shortage of players, and at the end of the window we didn’t have a big enough squad.

That led to our relegation, and the fact that not enough players were brought in as had been promised to then manager Kevin Keegan, led to him having  an almighty argument with Dennis Wise and Derek LLambias, on the very last day of the transfer window, when it was all too late.

We all know what happened after that.

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65 comments so far

  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #1

    “We all know what happened after that…”

    Aye, our so-called Messiah spat his dummy out then sued the club he loved for millions of pounds. Cheers Kev!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #2

    We will get players I trust CH, Entertaining football is back in the Newcastle we attack, attack and attack if only we had good strikers who would score those goals Lovenkrands i think

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  • Will

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Guthrie is great, glad to have him back!

    I want to go tonight 😀

    Where’s the best place to buy a seat anyone?

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  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    We’re better off regarding players this season than last term, now at least we’ve got players who want to perform.

    Last year, the Owens and Vidukas were a disgrace. They were just waiting for their pay check to arrive.

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  • magforlife

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Toon chicken – he is suing for wrongful dismissal, so whats wrong with that, he was treat like shite the same as the fans and i dont blame him one bit for what he did.
    Whats happened after he left the club proves he was right, he was the manager and should have been backed to the hilt or not hired in the first place.
    Kevin always has the club close to his heart, if he didnt care he would have sat and taken the cash, he is passionate and strong minded and i will always hold him in the highest regard, unlike yourself.

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  • bill

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Toon Chicken:

    A bit harsh. We don’t know exactly what went on for KK to leave. If he had been lied to and undermined by other events then I think that he had every right to walk away, I would do the same in those circumstances. I will not work with dishonest people, and I think KK had the same mind set.

    If you recall a certain Alan Curbishley left West Ham when he was put in a similar situation.

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  • Will

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    @ Toon Chicken

    Keegan agreed to a job assuming full responsibility of transfers, then they hire Dennis Wise to do it for him.
    So they broke an agreement. i assume you would be fine with that? having players turn up, you don’t know anything about cos YOU didn’t find them.

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  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    mag4life – he wasn’t sacked – the yellow b’stard walked like he always does.

    bill – that’s bollox – i don’t care what curbs did. I can think of another very prominent and very successful premier league manged that has been undermined to within an inch of his life but he stayed put, did his job and got the fans on side to show the owners what a pair of dixs they were being!!!

    If only Mighty Mouse was made of similar stuff…

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  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    EDIT: manager not manged

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Dont take us backwards we have bigger issues to think abt than we have no owner but we have a manager in CH we are playing good soccer again

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  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Will – yes you’re right mate – you know me so well. Of course I’d walk away from a dream job I was getting paid millions of pounds for as soon as I wasn’t getting things my own way! Wouldn’t we all?

    Get real man!

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  • hitman

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    TC,who gives a fk aboot kk its in the past,move on lad..

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    I have only two Messiahs now Shearer and Sir Bobby. You cant leave twice and I still love you I hate KK

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #14
  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Alreet hitman.

    Ed for one – he wrote the friggin article – draggin all that sh1te up again with his own NOTW influenced slant. Does me nut!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Nice one Hitman, we have bigger issues to think abt forget KK

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  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #17

    GG7 – you should forward that link to Richard Dawkins. That has to be conclusive proof that there is a God! 🙂

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Hull is shit

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  • bill

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Toon Chicken:
    You just answered your own question. Just how difficult is it to walk away from your dream job?

    For KK to leave he must have been very badly let down.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #20

    KEEGAN KEEGAN!

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  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21

    No bill, I’d answered the question b4 that. The man is a bottler. He may have once had a big heart but he hasn’t got the stomach for management. When the going gets tough the only way Kev gets going is out the exit door.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #22

    Bill he left the first team, he left Fulham, Man City, England. When will he ever stop running

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  • baldynapper

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #23

    VERY Strange about Barton!

    Very happy if it’s true. An announcement would have been nice.

    I wonder if that’s what Ashley was at the training ground yesterday for?

    Does this mean Shearer is back???

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #24

    It can’t be that hard to walk away from his dream job as he’s done it twice.

    The first time he walked away I was upset and shocked, the second time he walked out on us it was expected as he’s built up a reputation for it.

    I don’t see how people can claim he walked away with his head held high when he’s taking the club to court for millions, the worst thing about it is he will happily keep his mouth shut until another money spinning book is released which just keeps the fans who backed him in the dark.

    It’s a boring subject now anyway, Keegan walks out on another club can only happen so many times before it becomes comical, only we’re the laughing stock too.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Off topic but, Caldwell did it again last nyt scored an own goal.

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  • bill

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #26

    Toon Chicken:
    Totally disagree with your comments as do most Newcastle fans. There is no evidence to support your theory. The only time KK walked away from a job was when he couldn’t cope with the England job and he was honest enough to admit it.

    I have chronicled all of the so called KK walk outs and they are a myth.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #27

    Our squad isn’t that small by championship standards by the way, some cover for Enrique should be a priority though.

    Still the strongest squad in the championship in my opinion.

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  • premier

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #28

    whats that gannin ower the hill–its a messiah, a messiah!!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #29

    Barton is still here with us. Hull’s chairman and Manager talk alot and no news at Newcastle is not known and Barton is the news of England most wanted Criminal so lets talk abt something else he is still here but if he left I wld be disappointed he is our best CM

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  • Billy Bunter

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #30

    LADS – I posted last night but got load of greef from the nite time lot.

    Donna finished work late last nite, she says that fredie sheherd was at the ground -she worked for him for yers, she shouted “freddie are ye buying us” he winked at her and said hope so donna -hope so – why wud he be there at 8pm at night if he wasnt

    i am gutted if he buys us

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #31

    You just have to change the numbers at the end of the url.

    http://www.hullcityafc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10338~23285,00.html

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #32

    DAMN YOU MIKE ASHLEY! DAMY YOUUU!

    http://www.hullcityafc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10338~7870,00.html

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  • bill

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    BB – problem is the night shift are full of alcohol.

    Add to this the fact that we are sick of wind up merchants on here, and so it leads to aggression.

    I don’t know if you are genuine or not but I read your comments, and watch and wait. No problem.

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  • Macas35

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #34

    I see the Keegan haters are out in force.

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  • magpies1

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #35

    haha thats quite funny rangerman, how did you ever find that out?

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  • batty

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #36

    bill >>> billy b is troy stavers

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  • Macas35

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #37

    Our squad is pitifully small for what will be a long and hard campaign. The problems of last season were lack of creativity, skill and pace – something which has only got worse with the players we have sold. We are in dire need of 2 quality wingers, another striker or two, a creative midfielder, a left back and centre half.

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  • batty

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #38

    bill and troy stavers is stardust best buddy they go the match together

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  • batty

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #39

    Macas35 // Aug 19, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    I see the Keegan haters are out in force.
    <<<< aye they are arnt they

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #40

    “BB – problem is the night shift are full of alcohol.”

    …Bill, that’s not true at all mate. Well, maybe I am on a Friday. Batty is T-total.

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