Newcastle Have 500 Free Agents Available To Them

Who says Newcastle will not be able to strengthen their squad this summer, even though no transfer money will be available?

Joe Cole – one of 500 free agents available this summer

News today that there are currently 500 free agents on the market looking for new clubs this summer.

These include mostly older players and include stars such as Joe Cole and Michael Ballack od Chelsea, Joe Ledley, Martin Petrov, Hamit Altintop, Kris Boyd, William Gallas, Robert Koren, Sol Campbell and Thierry Henry amongst many others.

While players like Joe Cole, Ballack and possibly Joe Ledley ad some  others are beyond the reach of Newcastle United, there has to be some good players in that list who  could do a job for Newcastle next season- surely.

The players’ union have already listed  more than 400 released players on their website,  (they include Newcastle’s Nicky Butt), advertising the availability of the players and we’re certain Chris Hughton has already been trolling this list of players over the past few weeks.

Here are the top 30- up for grabs this summer – according to the Daily Mail:

As PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said today:

“It is a very insecure career.”

Let’s hope Newcastle can find a couple of free agents who would fit the bill at Newcastle this summer, and then we can get another couple of good loan signings in August – and we could be on our way.

Comments welcome.

60 comments so far

  • Howay The Lads

    Jun 9, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #1

    I want to see all 500!!!

  • baro

    Jun 9, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #2

    100% That team would be in the Champions League Final!! 🙂

  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 9, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Timo Hildrebrand…the GK? Hes pretty good, shame thats one of our strong points.

    Signei Govou, loads of experience at playing at the top level

    Auerlio talented but no point as hes always injured

    I’ve always rated Quedrue, hes decent cover at LB and can fill in in the middle

    Robert Koren is also a tidy player and could work well if you play 5 in the middle.

    However obviously Gallas, Ballack, Cole, Beletti and Petrov would improve the team wages proably mean it they wont happen.

  • Jonas Guti

    Jun 9, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #4

    @ Baro

    With a world class manager i’d think so.

    4 players i would love to see in a black n white shirt:-

    1_Joe Cole (i highly doubt we will get him, his wages are just too high)

    2_Joe Ledley ( I hope we sign him, very creative Midfielder and his wages are low too).

    3_Petrov ( Class Winger, has pace and is good at crosses)

    4_Uche ( over last few years, i’ve been watching the la liga, and i have to admit he is a class striker just the type of striker we need. I’d love to see him upfront with Big Andy but i doubt he would come to us)

  • geordielad880

    Jun 9, 2010 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #5

    I dont see what all the fuss is about with joe ledley, he is ok, but nothing special from what i have seen, we already have guthrie,nolan, smith, and barton aswell as vuckic and inman coming through, bringing in more midfielders will stop there development, we need a winger, right back and striker

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree

    I would like Uche hes a great player.

    what about aliadiair he was good a Premier league was he not

    Joe ledley is well worth 500 grand.

  • Howay The Lads

    Jun 9, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Petrov’s wages are meant to be around £40,000 a week, which isn’t too bad for a player of his class. However if he’s injured for a while – which is possible – he could turn out as another Owen.

  • The Carnivorous Badger

    Jun 9, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #8

    ‘Top 30’ suggests some kind of order.

    Could I point out that Nicky Butt is above Thierry Henry? Alright, Henry cheated a bit, but hes still considerably better than Nicky Butt.

  • jimiley

    Jun 9, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Why have we not got 10 milllion to spend on players when the fat greedy git is worth ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED MILLION?


    Jun 9, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #10

    you have to appreciate that that top 30 is made up of players either generally over 30 and injury prone. looking at it, cole is the only exception… would be great to have the lad but will never happen

  • Darryl

    Jun 9, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Aliadiere is dreadful. Shows signs of skill, but ultimately is injured quite alot. I seen him play 4-5 times last season at Riverside (Steward) – it pays some bills! Most impressive player i seen, was swansea’s ashley williams.. Boro Vs Swansea.. (Alan Thompson was at this game too)

  • Howay The Lads

    Jun 9, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashley isn’t worth ‘ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED MILLION’ or in proper terms £1.5 billion. He’s worth around £650 – 700 million

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Does it matter Either way he should be able to spare so money for the toon army hes a millionair there are people who are poor and have nothing that really Depend on the toon army and Mike Cashley is a Fat Basterd.

  • jimiley

    Jun 9, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Wel lsaid Ciaran8. Ashley’s shares have gone up a lot recently and he is worth a lot more than 700 million. He is still a fat greddy person if he cannot fork out 10 million from the 700 million but you are Ashley’s dad are you not Howay the Lads?

  • Howay The Lads

    Jun 9, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Ciaran, I agree he should be spending more, but the little details niggle at me.

    jimiley, I am not his father. What even makes you think I am a man? 😉
    However, I am not his ma either.

    I’m his son! 😛

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #16

    seriously? is haway the lads his dad or am i just being a idiot? haha

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh You can Knock some sense into him tell him to invest some money please oh please.

  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #18

    The thing is you are all saying ashley has all this money why cant he give some to the toon….well because the club is a business not a bloody charity.

    Im not sure if any of you took notice but shepherd and co took millions out a year to pay dividends to themselves and others. Ashley has put millions in to eliminate the debt that they brought up.

    Im all for bashing ashley for what he has done wrong, but we cant have the owner bailing us out every transfer window. How many clubs have their owner pumping their own money in…not many. Shepherd and hall certainly didnt.

  • Howay The Lads

    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Divant worry Ciaran, I’ve knocked him around a bit recently for these silly statements.

    I just can’t get him to part with his money though – he always was attached to it in an excessive fashion.

    BTW, seeing as I’ve got a few people thinking I’m his father, I would like to announce I am a ‘source’ and can reveal Chris (Hughton) is looking at signing J. Cole, Ireland, Henry and one or two others…

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #20

    I see your point,

    But he still should if he cares about the ‘business’ hell see that we need money and investment to stay in the premier league.

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #21

    @Haway The Lads

    hahaha I wish!

  • del

    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Think we should get Butt on a free. Sold!

  • Howay The Lads

    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Does anyone else think the German model of ownership should be brought into English football?

    Basically, you have to have 51% of the club owned by fans, while the rest can be owned by one or more persons. This means the fans will always have a say in decisions, but are invested by some kind fellow(s), who wants to do something else with their money rather than let it rot.

    It does require a really nice person (so Ashley’s out of the running) because it involves putting in your own money and getting no or very little profit in return.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention there are no debts as the person putting money in doesn’t own the club and therefore can’t pass his input in off as ‘loans’ to the club, so if they borrow money to put in the club, the blame firmly lies at their door if somebody can’t pay it back

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Thats actually a good idea.

  • CraigD91

    Jun 10, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #25

    just to let you know Altintop signed a new 1 year contract last week, but apart from that nice article.

  • eizel

    Jun 10, 2010 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #26

    I would like this player at Magpies

    1) Joe Cole
    2) Micheal Ballack
    3) William Gallas
    4) Mikael Silvestre
    5) Julaino Belletti
    6) Thierry Henry

    Even all this player quite old, but they have good experince and also can be a tutor for the youngster.

  • Thump

    Jun 10, 2010 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #27

    I hear that Nicky Butt is a class player. We should sign him!

  • Mac

    Jun 10, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #28

    Suck balls. Jay i hate u

  • Bao Zheng

    Jun 10, 2010 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #29

    Seems to me a number of the big guy’s mistakes came from listening to the fans, and based on what I read on the web I would be dead against the fans having any say whatsoever in running the club.

  • wickywoowoo

    Jun 10, 2010 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #30

    Martin Petrov would be worth £10m to £15m if he was injury free. It’s a shame a player of his class seems to get hurt so easily.

    Carroll would get 20 headed goals a season if we had Petrov, Jonas, Routledge and Ryan Taylor all putting crosses in constantly, lol.

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jun 10, 2010 at 5:15 AM

    Comment #31

    @baro…ya i am not a fu*k*n crack head…first know what crack…so one told me petrov is coming to toon

  • nuttyward

    Jun 10, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #32

    we wont even be signing anyone from that list cashley will be looking around the local pubs for players hes that tight he is now on about serving the pies cold at st james park

  • che84

    Jun 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #33

    Chris Hughton must see this list and try to sign a few of these players. And to get them for free would be great. As long as there wage fee isn`t not high.

  • Kevin Nichol

    Jun 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Altintop has signed a one year extension at bayern; he would have been a great signing for the club.

    I see its silly season again; Joe cole, Ballack, Petrov etc etc….Newcastle are not going to sign players of that ilk!

    The best we can hope for is a couple of loans and maybe the players in the list above who are not wanted by any other premiership clubs! We will not pay the wages that any decent free agent would expect or want and honestly ask yourself whether or not Ledley or Boyd would get into Newacstle’s strongest starting 11?

    I certainly don’t think so.

    What we need is players who are better than what we have already; which basically means we require some financial investment to bring in players of that higher quality (via transfer fee’s or higher wages and a signing on fee if the players are on a free).

    It’s all well saying we need to strengthen the squad; but apart from left back/left wing we have at least two players for every position in the team and are squad is a hell of a lot stronger than the likes of Wigan, Blackburn, West Ham, West Brom, Blackpool….etc already!

    What we need is QUALITY; let’s hope we get some!!!!

  • lesh

    Jun 10, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #35

    Off topic but according to today’s Guardian……

    “David Beckham on hand to sprinkle Stardust on England’s 2018 bid”

    So that’s where he’s disappeared to – no more mixing with the hoi polloi for Stardy then?

  • nuttyward

    Jun 10, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #36

    ED is there any chance of starting a thread on a realistic premier 11 for newcastle united a FANS CHOICE

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jun 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #37

    @9 etc. (jimiley et al)

    It sure ’nuff make you wonder at folks ’round here. How many times has it been said, and how many times does it need to be said? But here goes one more time…..

    1) The more of his own money Cashley puts into the club, the more the club is in debt to Cashley.
    2) The more the club is in debt to Cashley the longer we are stuck with him.
    3) NUFC needs to stand independently as a viable business free of a sugar daddy even if that means three seasons fighting relegation in the bottom half of the Prem, OK?

    Why do I get the impression I am wasting my time. No matter what the last 2 seasons have taught us, fans still crave the very fantasy footy trophy signings that got us into the mess in the first place. As I have speculated before, maybe we got up too quick from the Fizzy for fans to realise just what a mess the club was and still is in from the days of FFS?

    Get real and visit this if you are still suicidal….

  • Ericles

    Jun 10, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #38

    Good analysis Beefheart. There may be 500 freebies out there somewhere. It is certainly some dole queue! Question is – how many are too old by NUFC’s stated requirements? How many will have financial demands beyond our obvious financial constraints? And the final question – who does CH want and need anyway? Whoever they are they are not the fantasy “signings” of our erstwhile dreamers. Why cannot passion go hand in hand with common sense? Ashley will find a way out of Newastle eventually – perhaps when he is offered HIS dream team place on the Spurs board?

  • bobby_ollox

    Jun 10, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #39

    Beefy – it all depends on the era of your upbringing. Those who clambered on board during the Entertainers period will see anything less than top 5 as an underperformance, whatever the logic.

    Me, Im just happy as long as no-one is p!ssing down the back of me leg and once a season someone gets a trouncing from us.

  • roy cropper

    Jun 10, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #40

    Captain Beefheart // Jun 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    3) NUFC needs to stand independently as a viable business free of a sugar daddy even if that means three seasons fighting relegation in the bottom half of the Prem, OK?….

    with no new money invested into team strengthening there would be a very good chance we’d end up being relegated out of those three seasons your happy fighting.

    one step foward & three back – great gamble that would be….not !.

    Why do I get the impression I am wasting my time. No matter what the last 2 seasons have taught us, fans still crave the very fantasy footy trophy signings that got us into the mess in the first place. As I have speculated before, maybe we got up too quick from the Fizzy for fans to realise just what a mess the club was and still is in from the days of FFS?….

    i dont hear anyone calling for trophy signings – just sensible investment as jimiley has stated about £10 million. its no big deal considering the additional 40/50 million extra the club will be getting.

    it’s stupid fans like you & owners like fat ash that are prepared to gamble with the club that need to get real.


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