Alan Smith Is Simply Not For Sale

Since Cheick Tiote arrived on Tyneside, Alan Smith has not had much of a look in at Newcastle.

Alan Smith – he’s going nowhere

But Hughton still considers Smith to be on of his key players in the squad, and he says there’s no way Newcastle will let Smith go.

This is what Chris Hughton told the Sunday Sun today:

“We’d never let Alan go. He started the season very well and he would probably argue he’s been unlucky to lose his place in the team,” “Possibly that is true. But he keeps pushing and he’s not a player that we will sell or let go of.”

“Alan has been absolutely excellent. What he gives us is not only on the football pitch – he’s good around the place too,”  “He trains well every day and he’s a model professional and a great player to have in our squad.”

“Of course he is disappointed not to be playing but he just gets on with it.” “He’s a good player to have around.” “And just because he’s not playing at the moment doesn’t mean he won’t be in the side in the near future. He’s doing all the right things.”

There’s no doubt that Alan is a positive and experienced player to have in the dressing room, but he’s also probably not willing  to sit on the bench all season either.

The 29 year-old Rothwell-born player has now played 401 first class games with 67 goals in his career, but of course he still has to score a senior goal on Tyneside.

Alan has played 83 times for Newcastle since being signed by Sam Allardyce from Manchester United in the summer of 2007 for a reported £6M.

We would hope Chris can keep Alan at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    sell him

  • john_cena163

    Oct 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Dont sell

  • leedodd

    Oct 17, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Sent Him To Scotland – He had his best days at Man Utd . Against Stoke he was Terrable worst Player on The Pitch . We have far Better Than Him Now. He Keeps Giving The Ball away and is to slow. I don’t think he has recovered after his leg Break and is to Injury prone Now !!!!! In This league We cant have slow Players its not like last season- if we had played a top 6 side yesterday we would have copped for it 5/6 Nil !!!! We need a few More Signings in January and Dump Smith and Perch into the Championship or Up Over The Border to Scotland . Sitting in the Ground The Spark has Gone It was Painfull Yesterday as they made silly errors . The Best Player we had was Tim Krul . He Kicked Them Up The Backside in the end. Don’t think Harper should Come Back in Automaticly !!!!! Were was Kev Nolan Yesterday ?? Is He injured or was there a Bust Up as He was Dropped ??

  • leedodd

    Oct 17, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #5

    I see Kevin Nolan Has an Ankle Injury and Sol has a Thigh Injury !!!!!!! Bet There in there Next Week at West Ham !!!!!!! That has to Be 3 Points in That Game .

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 17, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #6


    With this team it is crazy to predict us getting 3 points from any of the so called weaker teams

    Smith is a very expensive £60k a week cheerleader !!!

  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Sell him please and buy a great striker to replace Lovenkrans and Ameobi

  • Brutooon

    Oct 17, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Its the question of who eant him?

    High wages

    Crap player

    Old Enough

    Is he a striker? For me he is not even a midfielder

    He is good for the first 10 mins then anonymous for the next 80 mind ( even during the 6-0 win against Villa)

  • chuck

    Oct 17, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #9

    We have Tiote and Joey to fill the DM role, what we need is a good RB, Smith is about to reach his sell by date and if we dont unload him soon may lose out.
    Understand Moyes wanted him at Everton, perhaps a deal involving cash and young defender Coleman would work, ticks all the boxes and would reduce the wage bill.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 17, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #10

    if he is wanted then is a good deal. If not, it might disrub the team. He has haven alot of support to the team when it needed most.

    That maybe the reason why the club is held not to put him on selling tag.

    But, if wanted by another club at a resonable price it could be another case.

    If not the club might offered him another lower wages contract once its up.

  • leedodd

    Oct 17, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #11

    They Let Themselves down Big Time yesterday and it Hurt them Big Time – West Ham Watch Out !!!!

  • DanNUFC

    Oct 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #12

    have to disagree Brutoon, for me he played very well against Villa, he didnt give ireland and the rest of the midfield anything in that match

  • Suklowor

    Oct 18, 2010 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Give him place on the bench until january.. hahaha


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