Eleven Newcastle Players Get International Call-Ups

There are a number of Newcastle players that have been called up for International duty next month.

Fab Coloccini – still no recall by Argentina

Five Newcastle players have been called up for full International duty, and six of the Newcastle youngsters have been called up for Youth International play.

Jonas Gutierrez who will be at Newcastle for the next four years now, after he signed a new contract yesterday, has again been called up for the Argentine squad by new manager Alejandro Sabella, and the Argies play Chile in Buenos Aires on Friday, 7th October, and then play Venezuela on Tuesday, 11th October.

But still no recall for Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Newcastle striker and new hero Demba Ba has been called up for Senegal’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ile Maurice in Port-Louis on Sunday, 9th October, and of course if Senegal qualify for the finals, he will be missing in January, as will Cheick Tiote, if the Ivory Coast qualify for the finals.

19 year-old Haris Vuckic has been named in both Slovenian Under 20 and Under 21 squads for their  matches coming up, and forgotten defender, 21 year old Tamas Kadar,  has been included in the Hungary Under 21 squad.

Not all squads have yet been announced yet, so there could be even more Newcastle players involved next month, like Dan Gosling for the England U21 side, as one example.

The International two week break comes after this weekend’s games, so let’s hope Newcastle can get a good result at Wolves,  and keep in 4th position in the Premier League for those two weeks.

Here is the full list of Newcastle players, who we know will be involved in International play next month – courtesy of the  Newcastle United official site:

Demba Ba (Senegal) – vs Ile Maurice, 9th Oct
Yohan Cabaye (France) – vs Albania, 7th Oct; vs Bosnia & Herzegovina, 11th Oct
Paul Dummett (Wales Under 21) – vs Montenegro, 8th Oct; vs Czech Republic, 11th Oct
Jonas Gutierrez (Argentina) – vs Chile, 7th Oct; vs Venezuela, 11th Oct
Tamas Kadar (Hungary Under 21) – vs Turkey, 8th Oct
Tim Krul (Holland) – vs Moldova, 7th Oct; vs Sweden, 11th Oct
Davide Santon (Italy U21) – vs Liechtenstein, 6th Oct; vs Turkey, 11th Oct
Ole Soderberg (Sweden U21) – vs Slovenia, 6th Oct; vs Finland, 10th Oct
Cheik Tiote (Ivory Coast) – vs Burundi, 9th Oct
Lee Toland (N Ireland U19) – vs Belarus, Germany and Montenegro, starting 6th Oct
Haris Vuckic (Slovenia U20 and U21) – vs Sweden (U21), 6th Oct; vs Hungary (U20), 11th Oct

41 comments so far

  • pizzicatochan

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Can Toland eventually be Santon’s backup?

  • BigAl9

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #2

    We are15/8 to win at Wolves on saturday. I really fancy us, I`m not saying it`s an easy game at all, but both strikers are on form. Tiote is back to his best, It`s only a matter of time before Cabaye bursts the net and him and Ben Arfa are going to be fantastic together by the way. We`ve also got the soundest defence I can ever remember us having and I`m 35!

  • mikenotiades

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Again, Alan Pardew is referring to the Carling Cup as the Coca Cola Cup… Anybody else think that he might already know this (Somebody might have mentioned it) and that it is some commercial politics… Coca Cola… new partnership with NUFC, or perhaps are NUFC distancing themselves from Carling… Don’t know… but it’s quite obvious right now, one more mention and they’ll have to say something to explain the recurrant mistake.

  • beddersmag

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #4

    My only worry is that a couple of injuries, especialy in defence or to a cm and the wheels could come awf….

  • mikenotiades

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #5

    I for one think Ashley is playing the business game, more money for NUFC = Even better players coming in… This guy Ashley doesn’t sit on his laurels, nuff said… And with the way the rest of the clubs are being run, we stand a good chance of overtaking a few…

  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Sep 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Wolves away is a tough game. I think they’ll do well this season – they were unlucky in a lot of games last season and didn’t deserve to be as low down as they were.

    Will be pretty happy with a draw… we’ll need to play as good as against Blackburn, or better, to win.

  • BigKirky

    Sep 28, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #7

    If we were to go back in for Pieters, then plus Santon we have the potential for a backline of real quality if the full backs play to their full potential.

    Was watching Pieters again in his last match for PSV. Looks steady and solid everytime I see him.

    Add someone like Cisse into the mix and the belief the players would get looking at their teammates would give them belief in abundance.

  • BigKirky

    Sep 28, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Confidence in abundance that should have been. (Im just watching Way of the Dragon 😉

  • shamsoftabriz

    Sep 28, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyone else wonder whether a cheeky 2M loan offer for Carlos Tevez might be a good move? So, you’re a gambler, eh, Mike Ashley? How would that squad look?


    R Taylor—–STaylor—–Colo—–Simpson
    Ba Best

    Oh, to dream.

  • i Toon

    Sep 28, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #10

    hell no to tevez even if he was free

  • i Toon

    Sep 28, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Tim Krul

    Simpson Williamson Coloccini Enrique

    Barton Tioté Ameobi Nolan Gutiérrez

    NUFC starting 11 vs B’burn 10/11 season

    Tim Krul

    Simpson Saylor Coloccini Raylor

    Obertan Tioté Cabaye Gutiérrez

    Best Ba
    NUFC starting 11 vs B’burn 11/12 season now looking @ both teams 11/12 looks way better

  • mattnufc

    Sep 28, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    Comment #12



    Sep 28, 2011 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Mikonotiades @ 3 !

    The last time we came far enough in the Carling cup ! It was probably called the Coca Cola cup anyway! What,s in a name when your talking about sponsorship deals. Its only about the money after-all!

    As for Tevez! No! No! No! and again NO!
    He,s just refused to even warm up to go on the pitch when his team-mates are 2-0 down away!
    Does,nt that speak volumes to you numpties out there!
    The only club he could now go to now is one who could pay his money grabbing wage and feed his arrogant mentality and strange temperament!
    Family problems, my arse!

    See Pieters fans are on here again! He would milk us aswel ! A good player but, his wage bill would be huge!
    And please don,t get abusive because of my opinion of the player!

    Getting back to the artikel ! The players who are picked for international duty! I hope to god that they all come back fit and uninjured!
    While i would not stop them from going, i will be holding my breath to see who comes back crocked!
    Santon for example is borderline fit with his knee ?
    Cabaye and Tiote gone at the same time?!
    If either of these are injured on international duty, then we will suffer and struggle on the pitch for weeks afterwards!

    Think we need to concentrate on getting what we have to sign new long term contracts! Jonas is the first and hopefully not the last! The big boys will be sitting up in January and loosening their wallets, we are meanwhile, in the shop window and a selling club now!
    After all everyone and his dog knows our good start is not down to luck!

    A slighty ridiculous bid for Collo,Cabayeor, Tiote or Krul for example would have Llambs asre or the dipstick boss of his getting the old Heli ready to fly!
    I fear for January!

  • ToonMauritius

    Sep 28, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Hi lads, Demba will be playing against my country – Ile Maurice (Mauritius)

  • Klatoon

    Sep 28, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #15

    ToonMauritius,so your defence is up against Demba Ba,Papis Demba Cisse and Mamadou Niang…good luck

  • Dannyo

    Sep 28, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #16

    Would have to be more than slightly ridicoulus fee. Pardew is qutoed saying we said no to both £25 mill and then £30 mill for Andy. Anything over £15 mill for him would be ridicolus to me…
    £30 mill + for Tiote?! Hell ye i’d take it. We already have the replacement in Abeid. Still a bit rough, but he’s there.

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 28, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #17


    not everyone is liverfool

    20 million for downing and 18 million for young.

    who do you think got the better deal, icant see tiote going for more than 10-12 million.

  • ToonMauritius

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Klatoon @ 14,
    We are f’d then.

  • toonfan76

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Really hope that we can keep this squad together past Jan. Obviously get rid of some of the dead wood and get some much needed cover for CB. I have said before that Pieters would be ideal because he is a specialist LB that can also play CB, two players in one so to speak. Gives us the option to put Santon at RB and Simmo as cover. Any injuries across the back four and a quick re-shuffle would keep us strong. If our Strikers are near or into double figures by Jan and our league position is still good, I feel we would be better off focusing on the defensive cover. P.S a new deal for Collo is a must.

  • tooninspain

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #20

    Newexpatmagpie…….what’s up with all the exclamation marks? Do you think every point you make is that noteworthy? Calm down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Good day, I’m briefly back but as this is my busiest period work wise I have been unable to post as much of my informative and highly amusing posts!!

    I am enjoying the way the team are playing and have a new found excitement for going to the match! I’d also like to say well done to the manager and chairmen and now owner for making the first small steps to proving me very wrong!! Yes, I am man enough to roll the pastry to start on my humble pie!!

    Let’s all hope fat mike ‘finds his Passion’ for the club all Over again!

    I personally would have sold gutti and replaced him Jan but he has been a decent player over the years and does graft very hard for the team, and his work helping out his left back should nOt go unrecognized!

    Could the signing of gutti be a pre cursor to getting collo to commit? I bloody hope so, come on fatty, continue to prove me wrong and I may begin to turn to the gay sorry light side! (wAs a joke)

    Anyway, thought I’d better come on as simpleton Neanderthals like DAI come on and giv it where’s ataf etc. Quiet after the good start, when he wasn’t even intelligent enough to realize everyone wants the team to have a great start and end and middle bit, regardless to their feelings towards the management!!

    Some people are graceful and classy in their admissions of being wrong, some people are simply too stupid to understand.

    Keep it up you mags!!
    2n til I pop it!!

  • bills-son

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #22

    I don’t know why some on here still worry about us flogging our top players off in January.

    Lets look back at the sales of Carroll, Nolan, Guti and Barton on a free …

    Ashley turned down £20M, £25M and £30M for Carroll because he didn’t want to sell even though Carroll was worth £15M-£20M at best. £35M was a ‘mafia offer’ ie., one you can’t refuse especially when Carroll insisted he wanted to go. How many fans now think that wasn’t great business?

    Nolan was sold for £4M and Cabaye was bought for the same but on half the wages. Who would swap back to where we were? I believe that AP was happy to lose Nolan because he clearly didn’t fit into the quick midfield he wanted. Another great bit of business.

    Enrique was offered a great contract but refused to sign. We didn’t want to sell him, simple as that. That doesn’t make us a selling club it just means you can’t keep players who have 6 months left on a contract and won’t sign a new one.

    As for Barton, he is another one that would have struggled to get into our new team. No way would he replace Tiote or Cabaye in CM so that only left wide right. As good as Barton is he is too slow for there and he is out of position. He would not have accepted being a squad player and again I actually think AP was happy to let him go – even though like with Nolan it appeared the opposite.

    So, in two seasons back in the Prem with some top players coming through we haven’t sold one who didn’t want to go or where it wasn’t great business for the club.

    Every player has his price, but unless really stupid Carroll type offers come in I can’t see Ashley selling any of our top players. I keep saying, Ashley is hell bent on making this club successful and winning a trophy and the squad of players we have now is the best in years AND we’ve got money in the bank AND we’ve got a very good manager in AP.

    Its about time more of you on here gave Ashley some credit. He got dogs of abuse (rightly) for the relegation but since then he has made brave and controversial decisions that are turning out to be damn good ones.

  • bills-son

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #23

    soz, not Guti, Enrique!!

  • bills-son

    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #24

    Angry – just read your post. Top man!

    At the end of the day we are all the same – madly passionate Toon supporters. Ashley has made some lousy decisions but he’s learnt from them. He’s also made some controversial one’s in the last two years that have stirred the passion and led to massive criticism – some of it massively abusive, and there is a difference.

    The buck always stops with the guy at the top – and Ashley has to get some credit (if not alot of credit) for the squad and manager that we have now.

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #25

    well said Bills – son

    But i cannot give ashley any credit

  • OttersPocket

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #26


    Glad the team have brightened your mood! Hope this continues.

  • OttersPocket

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #27

    bills-son 21

    Totally agree with every point you have made.

    Hopefully Jonas new contract will show that age does not matter if your commited to the team. Fingers crossed Colo next.

  • BigKirky

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #28

    Good post Bills 21.

    Newexpat, why are you assuming Pieters would milk us? Do you know his salary? It was rumoured he wanted about £32k a week. For a current, young Dutch left back, I’d say that was a decent deal. If wages were a problem I wouldn’t have thought that we’d have continued tracking him. It just seemed to be the price tag which was a hindrance.


    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #29

    @bills-son Good crack m8 just hope the rest off the supporters realise the crack too

  • valle

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #30

    #3 I dont think there is a connection, although coca cola have shown that they believe our brand is saleable before, by using our fans in their commercials… Cant find a link to it unfortunately

  • wynsleap

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #31

    Got to feel really sorry for Colo every time he is overlooked by Argentina. If they have better defenders than our captain they must be out of this world.
    I would suggest that Ashley buys one of them in January?
    Like Angryman I’m really starting to warm to this team although I wouldn’t go so far as to give Ashley ALL the credit. I still think we’re doing fantastic despite The Controller rather than because of him.
    Get us a top quality striker and a decent back up central defender in January and I may change my mind towards the bloke.
    Especially if he takes those hideous signs down at the hallowed stadium.

  • Davies

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #32

    Nice to see you back Angryman. Glad the team, manager and hell, even the board are giving you reason to be less angry.

    We have had some luck so far this season, but the team looks strong and the spirit is still there for all to see.

    Personally, I’m glad that Colo hasn’t been called up, because he’s the person I worry about getting crocked, more than anybody else. Not only is he a good and proactive captain, he’s the key to our defence holding up. Tiote and Cabeye seem to be mad of bricks, so I don’t worry about them so much, or Jonas, for that matter, though he appears to be made a of some sort of resilient rubber.

    Does anyone know when Willo’s supposed to be fit again? I’ll feel a lot more comfortable when I know we’ve got CB cover.

  • OttersPocket

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #33


    Scunthorpe was 25th Aug which was 5 weeks ago tomorrow, they said back then around 6 weeks so dont think it should be much longer.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #34

    Bills-son, I posted this to you previously but you may not have seen it. You had basically said that MA was the best thing since sliced bread….I dont think selling Barton was a great move. He’s an excellent player and ran the QPR game. Cabaye wont always be able to play and Barton has other qualities that Cabaye doesnt have , eg real tackling ability, and a stronger engine – Barton can run all day….and he was peaking with us, and didnt want to leave ….if Obertaan has as nuch influence on games over the next two years as Barton I would be surprised. Anyway, re MA,….

    Bills-son, I’m not sure we can give Ashley much credit for that either. Leaving aside the gambling debt rumour ( and i dont thunk that holds water ) , this man also appointed Kinnear, Wise and others! I dont think ( and in fairness to Ashley i dont know ) this appointment came on the back of some major analysis of good british and european managerial talent? This isnt some Wenger appointment . I do respect some of what MA is doing and i’m thrilled to see all the neggars hiding, but given how he messed around trying to get a striker at the last minute etc, i dont think we can credit MA with some deep forsight and intelligence in his appointment of Pardew, whom i’ve liked from day 1

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #35

    I’m far from a neggar, but its too easy to forget what was going on in the transfer window….the mad panic to get that guy who went to fulham….the other strikers that we wouldnt pay money for……we have nothing to cover centre half in real tems, and Colo is holding that defence together imo……Ashley is no latter day David Dein Bill….

  • valle

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Munster Mag… Barton has an engine as oposed to Cabaye you say? Well Cabaye has been the player who has coveder the most distance of any player on the field in ours last 2 games, so you wont get far with that argument.

  • valle

    Sep 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Covered* it should say ofc.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 28, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Valle, I would argue that Barton would also have won that accolade last year. He was without a doubt one of the best midfileders in England last year and shouldn’t have been shipped out for no ££. Cabaye is doing well, and i’m thrilled with the Toon right now ( brother and relatives said we wud be relegated pre season – I laughed at tehm !!) but I think we dismiss bartons efforts too easily. Its complete revisionism. He ran the QPR game and i dont remember anything from Cabaye that night? And by the way – I like Cabaye ( although Demba Ba will be a an even bigger success i reckon ) . Remember, one injusry to Cabaye and we’d want Barton back fast. Although some on here say he’s not as good as Gosling , ffs ?

  • bills-son

    Sep 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Munster Mag – Ashley appointed Kinnear on a month to month contract because at the point he wanted to sell the club and he didn’t want any new owner to be saddled with a manager on a long contract. Thats what happened to Ashley when he inherited Allardyce and it cost him millions to sack him and his vast entourage.

    Dennis Wise was a seriously bad appointment and Ashley recognised that by getting shot of him.

    Barton criticised Ashley openly and irrespective of how good he was as a player it was Ashley’s right as his paymaster to decide to get shot of him. Only a patsy makes popular decisions that please everybody all the time and one thing Ashley defo is not is a patsy. For what its worth I agreed with getting rid of Barton but I understand those who don’t.

    The point is though that nobody is pefect and gets it right all the time. Not me, you, Ashley or even Alex Ferguson. However, since Ashley decided to keep the club after relegation he has appointed two managers the fans didn’t want at the time and both have done well. He’s built up the youth acedemy since the day he came, has now stopped trophy signings on stupid wages, forced the manager and scouting staff to unearth value for money gems, improved the squad and made us one of the most financially stable clubs in the Prem if not Europe.

    All of those where Ashley’s decisions. If you slam him for his mistakes you can’t say that the successes aren’t down to him. Okay we missed out on a CF, but that doesn’t mean it was a bad transfer window. Many fans are now sayimg its one of the best we’ve had in years – seven players in and some absolute belters like Cabaye, Ba, Obertan and Marveaux.

    I get accused of being an Ashley ar$e licker – I’m not – I just don’t let emotions of hatred get in the way of facts. And I don’t judge Ashley on what he did two years ago when he wanted to sell the club but on the last two years when he has wanted to keep it and make it successful.

    Think about this … Sunderland have got an Irish owner that has pumped millions into the club and a Chairman in Quinn that even Toon fans grudgingly like and admire. We have an owner and Chairman that many fans have and still do despise. But … where have Sunderland’s owners millions in the last two transfer markets got them? Look at their squad and team – I’m not taking the pi$$ but its a joke. £13M for Gyan was ludicrous as was £8M for an 18yr old CF in Whickham. Two aging Man U defenders, two midfielders from relegated teams and a loan CF who promises much and delivers sweet fa. I could go on.

    The fact is the owner and Chairman at Sunderland have had no plan nor imposed it on the manager like Ashley has on Hughton and Pardew. Look at their squad now compared to ours. We have a group of young, quick, skilful hungry players and a hardcore of seasoned professionals. We are getting better every game and the Mackems are getting worse. Our fans are getting more excited with every match the Mackems are getting suicidal.

    Knowing what we know now would we swap our owner and chairman for Sunderlands? And even more to the point would we swap Pardew for Bruce? My answer is obvious – whats yours?

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Sep 28, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #40

    how can leon best not get a call up ,a joke


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