Former Newcastle Captain Told He Can Leave The Club


Alan Smith has been informed by Newcastle, that he can leave the club he’s been at for four years.

Alan Smith– can leave the club

Newcastle will no doubt be looking to get Alan’s hefty £60K/week off the wage bill, since that’s a lot of money to play for a player who cannot make the first team.

And the other reason Newcastle will want to unload the former Newcatsle captain, is that at least they will get something for him this summer, whereas next summer his contract runs out, and he will become a free agent.

Another rather gruesome ankle injury earlier this year will certainly not help his movement on the filed, and his last game could have been his sub appearance for Newcastle against West Brom in the last game of the season.

The news recently was that Sam Allardyce, who brought him to Newcatsle in the summer of 2007 for £6M from Manchester United, wants him at West Ham.

And Leeds United, his former club could also be interested in the player, as could Leicester City manager Sven Eriksson.

Signed as a striker, Alan never scored a goal for Newcastle, but did switch to playing central midfield after the first couple of years on Tyneside.

Alan has done well at Newcastle, but has been injured far too much, and in his four seasons at the club, he has made only 92 appearances for the club, although that’s 10 more than Joey Barton has made in the same time-frame.

Alan will always be remembered at Newcastle as one of the leaders who helped the club gain promotion from the Championship, at the very first attempt, and he has always been a top professional.

We would think £1M would be enough to get Alan, but he will have to agree to a new wage deal at another club, and he could still dig in his heels and see out the last year of his contract on Tyneside.

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131 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #1

    ! 1st. GOOD NEWS.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #2

    real shame it never worked out for alan hes such a nice lad and a model pro just been lookin at gameiro wikipedia how long has that been writen on there or is that just bullshit.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #3

    A top pro who always gave 100%,

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #4

    I say that someone is talking sh!te on wiki

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #5

    Alsn Smith is a Good Lad But The Problem Is Since His Broken Leg and Now His Broken Ankle He is Basicly Shot !!!!! He Cant Keep up the Pace at Newcastle so He Should Go To Leeds – Maybe Birmingham or West Ham With Big Sam Would Be His Best Bet Even If on Loan ..

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  • JackButler

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    boom boom cheick cheick the room
    As far as I know only Vanelcia and NUFC were in for Gameiro, and Valencia have just signed Klose, so would not be supprised if he is in talk to come to toon

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Gudluck alan. U will b missed 🙁

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  • Andy

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Was always a good bet for first booking if he started. Shame it didn’t work out with us but he’s not good enough anymore

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  • geoff777

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #9

    “We would think £1M would be enough to get Alan” … Ed, he’s been released.

    No doubt his contract paid in full, so it is paid in this tax year.

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  • belfast

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #10

    would be a decent signing,for a championship side.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #11

    valencia got klose thats surely good news 1 option less for him

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  • JackButler

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Lets hope so, he looks to be a class player

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    SO!!

    Nolan
    Smith
    Barton
    Ranger
    Xisco

    Can go?
    Jose
    Collo
    Guti

    Can go, as Pardew said if they wanted to leave theres nothing he could do.

    What price Harper, Raylor, Guthrie, Forster.

    Theres a full team of players who I believe the club would let go at the drop of a hat!!

    i would never rule out Tiote either!!

    So far?? 1 Million bid for swansea leftback, who until nows only claim to fame was trying to snap a forest players leg in the first minute of a playoff match??

    Im inspired by this club!!

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Im depressed

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #15

    If Newcastle are Saying Alan Smith and Nile Ranger Find new Clubs telling Nolan and Barton No Extentions Then They Must be Confident that New Players are coming In to replace them !!!! or are we Useing The Likes of Shane Ferguson etc Next Season Is Ashley That Daft ???

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  • qtoon

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #16

    geoff777 – I think Ed’s right. I don’t think they’ve released Smith on a free, I think they’re saying if you can find a club that wants you, we’ll happily sell you.

    boom boom – Are you sure Valencia have signed Klose? Latest I’ve heard is that he might be off to Lazio. Lets hope he does go to Valencia as they might stop chasing Gameiro

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #17

    HALLELUYAH!!!!! 😀

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  • Toonbyblood

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #18

    ED – If he does leave is there anyway we can send him a message. Top lad. Wish every player we had gave as much to the badge as he did. shame he never got that goal!

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #19

    Its all Paper talk Mainly From The Daily Mail Stiring it Again !!!!!!

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  • Brutooon

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #20

    he is a shit player on 60k per week

    If the club told him to leave then thats a GOOD AMBITION by the club

    Good Bye Alan Smith – you can be a good cheerleader

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  • ronaldeano

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #21

    Fcuk off Smith and take your dodgy haircut with ya

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #22

    If we are going to get Gervinho and Gamiero, I’d be delighted with Nzogbia, Hoilett and Shane Long.

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  • Novocastrians

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #23

    Thank God Get rid he’s been collecting wages for nowt, hope he signs for the mackems that will serve them right :-))

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  • alex84

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #24

    angry…go and support another team, im all for everyone is entitled to their own opinions but yours is just annoying now!!

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Thanks for being a great club captain and an inspiration in our championship winning season. Best of luck for the future in whichever club that might be.
    Alan brought great team spirit and was a leader in the dressing room when his fitness dictated he couldn’t be on the pitch. With uncertainties over both Nokan and Bartons contracts I sincerely hope we won’t be left with a talented group if individuals next season and no ‘team’.
    Tread careful Ashley, the grass isn’t always greener

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26
  • Fostino

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #27

    wait till he’s gone to thank him….he’s been on ridiculous wages and has offered us very little in the last two years..in fact he never really made it at newcastle….hope he leaves and takes that other high earner xisco with him!!

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  • Novocastrians

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Who’s Nokan ?? :-))

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #29

    @qtoon i dont know m8 i was just replying to what jack butler wrote.

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #30

    soo out goings are
    ranger
    smith
    routy
    xisco
    and possibly
    nolan
    barton
    enrique
    then the club were 4 players lite anyway so well need 8 more players if you count gosling n benny n cabaye soo a doubt were gunna get 8 great players so after a yer in the pl were no further forward

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  • balubas1

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #31

    Crap player….. never gave it all like so many are fooled to believe. He just walked around the pitch ballwatching, and threw himself in to the occational tackle now and then with mixed luck in his efforts.

    Watch some games from the past with him…. you will see he doesn’t work at all… walks around the pitch like he’s on a sunday stroll…

    Get this parasite out a.s.a.p

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #32

    its a real good news tat we are getting rid of smith a player who started to play has a stricker then started to play has a mid fielder and i guess then he will play has a defender then goal keeper then umpire then commentator

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #33

    Angry, you know ALL Newcastles problems- so let’s hear YOUR answers….

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  • JackButler

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #34

    Klose expect to complete deal to Valencia according to German paper Bild

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #35

    BREAKING NEWS WE’RE NOW SUPPOSEDLY AFTER THIS PLAYER:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPAU-icWsK8

    I don’t know anything about this guy but he looks like a really good player.

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #36

    @ Novocastrians…you mean you really don’t know who Nokan is??? Hang your head son. Tut tut 🙂

    Correction- Nolan

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #37

    Wheres the geordie german he usually has something interesting to say bout whats going on whats ur uptake on all this m8.

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  • Toonarmy1993

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #38

    no more smith geeeeeeeeeeeetin!!!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #39

    Lol roshan bhai, refree not umpire dis is nt cricket

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  • Antoine Sibierski

    Jun 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #40

    I’ve read the comments on this site for a good few months but I’ve finally got so wound up I’ve had to comment myself.
    All these people commentating saying ‘can’t believe we’re selling Nolan, Barton and Smith, die Mike Ashley blah blah blah’ Do you know anything about football?
    Alan Smith is garbage and other than make a few tackles in the Championship he has offered nothing to the club, and now that he’s being released the same people who call him shit week in week out are complaining just for the sake of complaining!
    Also we are not selling Kevin Nolan, he has TWO years left on his contract, wanting a five year deal at his age is just pure greed and by not giving into his demands we are motivating him to keep performing at the highest level. If he has another good year this year I have no doubt he will signed up.
    Joey Barton is also not leaving the club, his agent Willie Mckay is as bent as they come and I guarantee by January Joey will have signed a new contract, its all just about trying to make the most money and neither player has any real intention of leaving Newcastle.

    Wow, that felt good…

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