Newcastle Lose Top Four Players This Year – What’s Going On?


With Joey Barton being kicked out of the club this morning,  and Jose Enrique certain to leave soon, Newcastle will now need to bring in more players before September 1st.

Jose Enrique – will leave Newcastle shortly

Once again discontent brewed after yesterday’s dismal display at Leeds United, when the Championship side were much better than Newcastle, and of course Joey – for the last time it seems – blew his top on that Twitter account of his.

But now this year Newcastle have lost arguably their best four players in Andy Carroll, captain Kevin Nolan and  both Joey Barton and Jose Enrique seem certain now to leave in this transfer window.

There’s something wrong somewhere, when these top four players leave the club in a short nine months, and we’d love to know exactly what is going on at the club that seems to be upsetting the senior players.

Certainly there’s little evidence that Ashley has invested much in the club this summer, and when Wayne Routledge leaves for Swansea tomorrow, Newcastle will have a net of  plus £2M as far as transfer fees paid out and received – not what we all expected, that’s for sure.

Assuming Joey and Jose leave Newcastle this summer, the club will have lost Sol Campbell, Shefki Kuqi, Kevin Nolan, Wayne Routledge, Joey Barton and Jose Enrique this summer – that’s six players and Newcastle have brought in Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid.

Kazenga LuaLua has also been dispatched on loan to Brighton so the squad right now is short on both quantity and quality.

Newcastle are short on numbers and class too, and it certainly doesn’t appear to be a good way of running the club – any club.

And all of this strife cannot be good news for the new players who have just joined the club this summer – that’s also painfully true.

The four years that Mike Ashley has spent on Tyneside have been tenuous at best, and certainly not successful at all, and it doesn”t seem to be getting any better as Ashley continues to drop these bombshells.

Chris Hughton was fired, then Andy Carroll was sold, and Mike seems to do exactly what he wants to do at Newcastle, and we suppose that’s what you can do when you own the club.

But we have to be honest, and say it was simply stupid what Joey Barton did yesterday, and he was asking for trouble and he knew it, and he paid the price.

Although the club have done him a big favor, because he’s now a free agent, and can do now what he planned to do next summer, and get a big fat contract at some other club.

Somehow we thought Joey wouldn’t last until September …. but we didn’t think it would all end like this.

But bottom line – this is all very sad stuff for Newcastle fans everywhere – and it hurts.

Comments welcome.



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904 comments so far

  • ToonLegend

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #1

    dannysimpson12 Danny Simpson
    Listenin 2 talk sport, what a load there sayin

    anyone listing to talksport ? whats being said?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Not looking good.

    Must be HUGE discontent in the dressing room now!

    Training tomorrow will be a sombre affair!!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Well, what more is there to say other than speculation.
    Lets hope there’s a equally good, or better, replacement ready.

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  • ameobi the third

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #4

    cant wait to hear Pardwho try and spin this one. . . muppet . . .

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  • cubsfan102

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #5

    This club being run by who it is, is an absolute disgrace. They have completely stripped us of all our assets, and left the club bare in numbers. Unbelievable.

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  • Shabilla1984

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Joey should have seen this coming but Ashley cant let his ego run the club

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    @ ToonLegend // Aug 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    They think Joey has gotten into allot of the players heads, causing a major, major unrest.
    They think allot of players will turn towards club, or might do.
    But they also say they think Newcastle UFC handles its all right, concerning wages and etc.

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  • thud and blunder

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #8

    talksport? not much, just saying that joey barton shouldnt have said what he said, how does he know how to run a football club etc…shouldnt be on twitter etc.

    saying that bartons got into the heads of other player ie..Simpson etc …basically turning them against the owners too

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #9

    angryman the angryfan sorry to hear about your niece

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Lee Ryder always tweets about the great spirit.lol.
    Looks great to me like…………

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  • ameobi the third

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    dannyo, i like your optimism but mine was drained a few years back when this all kicked off. . .we spend the last few weeks of a transfer window talking about our wish list then get surprised by the good players that get sold in the last few days. . .milner, carroll . . .enrique and tiote next?

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  • ToonLegend

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #12

    thanks dannyo

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  • Desange

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Just saying MA is right to get rid of barton and will barton actually leave because he hasnt been released on put up for transfer even though the fee is free

    at the moment its adverts

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/radioplayer/live/

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  • Barras

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed has asked what is going on. Well it’s relegation my friend that is what’s going on.

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  • ToonLegend

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #15

    thanks for link desange

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  • ameobi the third

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #16

    *not that i am saying enrique will be a surprise of course

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  • Hobs

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Like you said Ashley does what he wants. Joey probably had his last warning a long time ago, and this was the final straw. From Ashley’s point of view I’d to the same thing. When a player is so disturbing to the club as Joey is, then it’s better to let him go. Damage limitation.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #18
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  • buz1985

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #19

    That leaves us in an even worse position to how we started last season.

    Enrique will go and the club will be too slow to get anybody decent in to replace him.

    Problem is, with all this negative publicity and player unrest, who is going to want to join us? Newcastle United is not exactly a happy place to be right now.

    A few years ago the likes of Defoe, Gameiro and Erding would have jumped at the chance…but they’ve all rejected us.

    All Ashley has ever seemed to do is asset strip, look at how easily he got rid of Given and N’Zogbia etc…the writing should have been on the wall then that he wasn’t prepared to try and convince our best players to stay and move the club forward.

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  • peterk3

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Is Jose next for a free transfer?

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Talksport just try to provoke Newcastle fans to phone in.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #22

    This feeling we all have right now can not be allowed to simply disappear like usual

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #23

    @ ameobi the third // Aug 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Ye, but we started so well this window, i’ll judge when september turns up.
    But i gotta agree with you, it’s getting harder to keep ones chin up.
    But you gotta try eh, been supporting the club since i was almost a toddler, cant stop now.
    Lets hope it turns around.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #24

    WWJBD

    I think we both know that it will

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  • colwell

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Well thats Enrique gone aswel, everything what Barton and Enrique have said is coming true. Barton also said he couldn`t handle another year in the championship, well at least he won`t Newcastle will though.

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  • peterk3

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Mackems must be pi$$ing themselves laughing (AGAIN).

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #27

    JB

    If its left up to us fans no doubt it will but if the Simpson/Pardew rumours have truth in them then we might struggle to forget

    I am so angry like

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  • DembaBaMyLord

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Why do people blame Barton at least he has the balls to come and say to us what’s happening behind the scenes at the club, I love NUFC and it’s just killing me to watch Ashley and Lambias lie to us and just shut on our great club and magnificent fans!

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  • ToonLegend

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #29

    cwarr07 Colin
    Sorry but @Joey7Barton decided to play a game of poker thinking he held all the cards, Ashley called his bluff #nufc

    wish someone would jaw cwarr like

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  • JackButler

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #30

    WWJBD

    I’m pissed as well mate, but not surprised

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  • colwell

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #31

    We need at least 5 new players to have the same size squad as last year. Never going too happen.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Its all brownnose Butlers Fault. 😉

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  • toonLYF

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #33

    nobody has ever really gave a f*** what talksport has ever had to say

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  • JackButler

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #34

    F**K OFF Belfast 🙂

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #35

    So this is how the cookie Crumbles…

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #36

    So that’s our two tops scorers, our only proper left back, and the only guy who could pass the ball.
    Quite stunning.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Well ALways look on the bright side of life~!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    Somewhere in those high echelons of NUFC, they have decided, I am persona non grata.

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  • colwell

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Barton just posted on twitter

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #40

    He spoke…….. haha

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