Newcastle Premier League Squad List Now Confirmed


Newcastle United have now confirmed their squad list for the 2011/2012 Premier League season.



All Premier League clubs had to submit their squad by the deadline of 5:00 pm last Friday.

The rules state that the list contain no more than 17 players who do not meet the Home Grown Player definition, and the rest of the squad, which can be a maximum of 25 players, must be Home Grown.

So what’s a Home Grown Player?

It’s a player who has been registered with any club affiliated with the FA in England or Wales, for a period of three seasons or 36 months, before he turns 21 years old. That 26 month period does not have to be continuous.

With Newcastle bringing in players quite young, they will qualify many of their youngsters as Home grown.

It is possible to change the list during the transfer window in January, and all players still under 21 are eligible, and do not need to be names in the official squad.

Here’s the official squad which contains 21 players:

Shola Ameobi, Demba Ba, Hatem Ben Arfa, Leon Best, Yohan Cabaye, Fabricio Coloccini, Rob Elliot, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Steve Harper, Tim Krul, Peter Lovenkrands, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, James Perch, Danny Simpson, Alan Smith, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Mike Williamson

The players in bold type above (12 in number) are the Home Grown players, and notice they do not have had to have spent the 36 months at Newcastle to be qualified as Home Grown players.

Newcastle United players who are still under 21 of age, are as follows:

Mehdi Abeid, Samuel Adjei, Lewis Aird, Phil Airey, Jak Alnwick, Sammy Ameobi, Alex Baird, Adam Campbell, Ryan Donaldson, Paul Dummett, Joan Edmundsson, Nathan Evans, Shane Ferguson, Stephen Folan, Dan Gosling, Aidan Grant, Liam Henderson, Jeff Henderson, Michael Hoganson, Jonathan Hooper, Brad Inman, William Ions, Tamas Kadar, Alex Kitchen, Dennis Knight, Steven Logan, Esteban Lopez, Kazenga LuaLua, Marcus Maddison, Greg McDermott, Ryan McGorrigan, Brandon Miele, Jonathan Mitchell, Yven Moyo, Conor Newton, Alex Nicholson, Patrick Nzuzi, Nile Ranger, Michael Richardson, Michael Riley, Davide Santon, Ben Sayer, Jamie Smith, Ole Soderberg, Louis Storey, Remie Streete, James Tavernier, Daniel Taylor, Lee Toland, William Turton, Haris Vuckic

Any of the youngsters named above are eligible to play for Newcastle this season in the Premier League, and the fifteen shown in bold type, are those most likely, in our opinion, to push their way into the first team this season.

So the official squad plus those fifteen players above, make up a core first team squad of 36 at Newcastle this season.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    I saw the same headline and article on Nufc.co.uk

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  • Stuart

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #2

    You cant exactly get much variety in a list of names indian, give Ed a break lol.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    where does Joan edmundsson stand in Nufc development.

    i fear he might get released sooner than later.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t know where Joan Edmundsson stands in the development,Must be decent to playing for his country.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Wonder how much the future sale of some of these players could raise for Ashley 😉

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    im surprised he made it this far with a name like joan id f.u.c.k.i.n. kill me ma and da if they called me that

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  • Stuart

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    @CaptainGeordie – Its only the Faroe Islands like, I doubt theres too much competition lol.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Sep 8, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Still have to be decent,Stuart. Even thou it is Faroe Island.

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  • Stuart

    Sep 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Haha true like Captain.

    I think hes a regular in the under 18s and gets a fair few games for the reserves like. Can’t see him getting near the first team anytime soon though.

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  • OttersPocket

    Sep 8, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #10

    From earlier thread, someone asked about trialist that scored yeaterday, was a 15 year old from Portugal, apparently Ranger tore Bramble and Turner apart as well.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Sep 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    I thought the same,Nufc.co.uk say he plays for the reserves and the Under 18’s. I agree with that,I cant see him in the first team at all unless he gets loaned out or play Cup games for us.

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  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 8, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    how many people actually live in the faroe island? About 20 🙂 i think if you are born there then you are almost gauranteed to be an international sports star. (i use the word star lightly)

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Sep 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Just lacks a top goal scorer – if we get Willo back then quite happy with what we have. The days of attracting world class players is gone. As the second tier its on a par with most.
    Keep the Faith

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  • Faroe Islands

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Joan Edmundsson is a very good player i know because i am from the faroe islands he is a first team regular in attack if you think the faroe islands aren’t even slightly good then look at the highlights from our match against italy we hit the post and the crossbar.

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  • Faroe Islands

    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #15

    @12 There actually live 48.000 people in the faroe islands

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