Why So Many Players Allowed To Leave Newcastle?


With the rather surprising news that Jonas Gutierrez will be made available this summer, it looks more and more like this summer will be a massive clear-out of players at Newcastle.

Alan Smith – can leave on a free transfer

If this news is true, it would seem that Newcastle have decided they have made full use of the players who stayed with the club following relegation.

It’s that group of players who helped Newcastle get immediately promoted, but it seems they can now leave the club, as Newcastle build a new squad to challenge for a top eight place in the Premier League.

There’s not much loyalty there on the side of Newcastle, to be sure.

It would appear the list of players who are available to be moved on this summer now include Steve Harper, Fabricio Coloccini, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez and Joey Barton.

It seems the club is only keen on keeping Jose Enrique of that list of players on Tyneside, but of course he seems to want to leave!

Those players were the kernel of the Championship winning side of a year ago, but it seems Newcastle are now ready to let  them leave.

The fact those players are all on very good wages, will not go unnoticed.

In addition to the above six, James Perch, Nile Ranger, Leon Best, Wayne Routledge and Kazenga LuaLua can also leave.

That’s 11 players who can leave the club this summer, and we’ve already seen Sol Campbell, Sefki Kugi and captain Kevin Nolan leave Newcastle this summer.

It doesn’t mean all these players will leave either, because Newcastle may not get sufficient interest from other clubs for all of them, and being on big wages could prove a detriment to them leaving Newcastle before September rolls around.

But this could signal a huge change in the Newcastle squad for next season, and too much changes, especially when you lose the leaders of the club, can be very dangerous and unsettling.

We have to say we are more than a little surprised this is happening this summer at Newcatsle.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.



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254 comments so far

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    WOW ED.
    WOW

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    You’ve got to be kidding Ed – no one has said anything about Jonas, Colo, Harper, or even Smith for that matter!

    Suggest you change that headline before you get more abuse :/

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  • toonarmy09

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #3

    No way 11 players will be cleared out ed come on !

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Steve Harper to be moved on?! What have you been reading Ed?

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  • toonarmy09

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Perch ,smith ,rout ,Lua Lua ,ranger ,will be ones to leave IMO ,oh and Jose if he chooses to go .

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    COME ON EDD— you’re smarter than this .. NO one left us yet except nolan .. you’re gonna get a few kids freaked out … it might be the news in the states is different .. i dont know whats going on with ed because you’re clearly making stuff up now .. please dont speculate and spread rumours ..

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Why So Many Players Leaving Newcastle All At Once?

    ERM… only 1 player has left ED (am i missing sumthing ?)

    your blog is shite full of speculation and made up crap,

    CHANGE THE STORY, OR WRITE NOTHING

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  • rc.souvik

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    yes ED let’s provoke ourselves to talk shit about our own club!! way to go dude!!

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  • KevinHann

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #9

    I think we will be moving out Guthrie, Gosling and Ben Arfa, too, if someone came with sufficient offers for them.

    Gosh, anyone at ANY club could leave if a sufficient offer came in. That’s how Ronaldo went to Real. We are being told everyone has a price and we freak out? Why? Freak when it happens.

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #10

    whats your next article gonna be about edd??? massive pay cut for every player .. or or .. massive clearout in january .. and whats your sources??? NO ONE .. just pure speculation

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  • Stuart

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Howay man Ed, you’re just trying to stir up sh1te now.

    Unless you’ve got a crystal ball and have already seen Sept 1st you may want to take a chill pill aswell!

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  • alkinou

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Ed, the journalists have seen an opportunity to sell papers on Newcastle since Nolan’s departure. So they just make assumptions like “Marveaux was brought in to replace Jonas and so Jonas will leave”. We don’t know at all what’s going on behind the scenes. Some of the rumours might be true some not.

    Also nearly every player in every team is linked with a move somewhere else in the summer, you can’t read to much into that. This may be a little exaggeration but not that much.

    So let’s stop ringing the alarm bell and see what actually happens.

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  • ~Raylor Naylor Saylor~

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    @Ben arfa

    Like i said. Dont read the article if you dont like the headline.
    Its simple logic really. Im surprised you cant grasp it.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #14

    To everyone moaning at Ed can I remind you its HIS blog you dont have to read it, you dont have to comment on it and you dont have to act like whiny children because he puts up something you dont like

    You dont like the blog anymore dont read it…its not the hardest thing in the world to work out

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15

    ED,
    LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE,
    LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE,
    LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE

    Might start my own blog and write a story saying we hav just signed messi, coz its more believable than this crap

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  • Davidelder888 tweet

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Eds 15….

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  • rab

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #17

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  • Stuart

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #18

    NEWCASTLE TO SELL ENTIRE PLAYING ROSTER – MIKE ASHLEY TO PLAY HIMSELF.

    Ed’s next headline.

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  • alkinou

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #19

    Just read all the comments so I’ll add this : I still love what you do with this blog Ed!

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  • ~Raylor Naylor Saylor~

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #20

    @WWJBD

    Exactly. its a shame that so many people fail to grasp the simple logic.

    Dont like an article dont read it.
    Dont Like fish, dont eat it.

    Etc etc

    Yet these same testosterone fueled keyboard “big men” still come here to moan like a bunch of ungrateful kids.

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #21

    I can grasp it fine u dickhead,

    just makes me mad that a newcastle fan would write such shite about newcastle…

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  • bostonmagpie

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #22

    im soon gonna stop reading this blog..its bulls**t. All the talk of mass clear out is bugging the sh*t out of me.

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  • toonarmy1986

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #23

    Just because players have a price tag doesn’t mean we are looking to sell them. Take Best for example the club no that no one will pay 4 million for him. Meaning they’re happy he stays but if someone did match the price tag they would be happy to cash in at the same time.

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  • Davidelder888 tweet

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #24

    @Raylor Naylor Saylor~ #13.
    That’s the first sensible thing I’ve heard you say, I’m off this blogs unbelievable. See you on .org

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  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #25

    thank you bostonmagpie

    atleast sum 1 has a brain

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #26

    stuart — lol —
    wwjbd — i think we are right to criticize edd .. if you dont like it then dont read the comments :).. criticism — look it up wwjbd

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #27

    Raylor Naylor Saylor

    Maybe this is Eds plan he is having a clear out of the people who read this blog….he cant sell us but he can put people off coming on here and commenting! Genius work by him haha

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #28

    do sc*ew yourself davideer .. its ok to criticize .. just grow up … we have a conflict of opinions here .. and its completely fine .. not the first time it happens

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #29

    chill out its only a blog . The man can only on speculate on whatever cra.p the press churn out.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #30

    Cheick and Bake

    Criticism is a lot different from what some people are posting on here. Also on peoples comments they dont have titles mate I decide if I want to read the article by the headline….as for the comments I have to read them all to find the sensible banter rather than childish complaining because its a story people dont like to think about

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  • Stuart

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #31

    @WWJBD 27

    Haha, Ed’s very own mass exodus!

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  • geoff777

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #32

    The article actually makes sense if you believe the “rumours”.

    If you don’t believe “The Sun” or “The Journal” then the list shrinks dramatically.

    How many players have the club “officially” told that they can move on this summer?
    I’m not sure if it gets published anywhere?

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  • Dance Shola Dance

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Just sell all our goalkeepers, including Jan Alwick and Ole Soderberg. Who needs one in a revolution?

    New number 9 will be given to Mike Ashley, he decides to blow the whole club’s wage structure by giving himself 300k per week, just by sitting at the dug out for better view.

    Captaincy will be given to Shola if he’s the only one in the senior squad who doesn’t get a bid/offer from any clubs in the world. Vice captain will be his bro, Sammy.

    ———————————————————————
    All these headlines will be more interesting than this. Ed, try it out next 🙂

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #34

    ED.

    Where is your information source?

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #35

    go*

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  • Edd Case

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #36

    I’m sorry but those of you against a mass overhaul should stop worrying.

    Personally, I would have no issue at all if these players ALL LEFT THIS SUMMER.

    Smith
    Guthrie
    Raylor
    Shola
    Ranger
    Loven
    Perch

    Thats seven players, some clubs hoy oot double that.

    All of the above are not good enough to help the team push for a top 8 spot next season, so why keep them?

    I would hope we keep Colo, Jonas, Enrique, Barton but if they go, they go.

    Look at what we’ve got in so far, quality players, injury worries maybe but we’ve spent nowt and can still sign real quality players this window.

    No Need To Worry.

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  • a.barry

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #37

    why is everyone going crazy? Iff you don’t like the article do not bother to read it!. Ed puts a lot of hard work into this blog and does a fantastic job 99% of the time and that is what some of you seem to forget when he puts up an article you do not like!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #38

    Well they obviously told Cabaye something he liked the sound of…

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/502115059?-11058

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #39

    Its all speculation,
    The majority of you on here speculate re new signings dont you??

    Why is Ed not allowed to speculate on outgoings….
    Hypocrites, the majority of you

    Lets face it, we’ve always sold more than we’ve brought in 😉

    Keep it up ed, thats what Transfer windows are all about , you done nowt wrong!
    SPECULATION!!

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  • Stuart

    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #40

    @Geoff777

    The only player we know for sure the club are prepared to sell is Enrique as Pardew has said it himself.

    All the rest depends on whether you believe newspaper craic.

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