Newcastle will have a clear out this summer with 12 youngsters being let go, and we’ll also lose some first team squad players too.
Alan Pardew – committed to taking Tyneside club forward
The first team players who are likely to leave in the summer include Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, Tamas Kadar, Fraser Forster, Nile Ranger and maybe even Danny Simpson and Dan Gosling.
But there will be new players coming in for both the development squad and the first team squad, and that will only strengthen the all around playing strength at the Newcastle club.
Newcastle will keep their Reserve team, as apparently there have been rumors they would end the second string team next season.
But Alan Pardew has said today the rumor is not true, and they will not go down the drastic path of doing away with the Reserves as Kevin Keegan did.
That was a terrible decision in retrospect and we lost local lad Micheal Carrick back in the 1990s, because as John Carver has pointed out recently – he didn’t know where he would get a game.
Alan Pardew has been linked with both the England job and even the Spurs job this week, and he has been anxious to put down those rumors, since he doesn’t want to unsettle the Newcastle squad:
“All this business hasn’t helped, because I want to keep focused on what we’re doing here.” “I don’t see me getting distracted by any other role at the minute.”
“I love the passion here. I’ve enjoyed moving to the area.” “I have a good relationship with the board. In the past, other managers haven’t, and I haven’t at other clubs.”
“For whatever reason, it kind of works for us at the moment, and I’m hoping that continues.” “I’m fully committed to taking this club forward, and hopefully we’ll keep surprising people until the end of the year.”
“And we’ll have a good year next year.”
We’re not expecting to get anything out of the game tomorrow, with Newcastle fielding a weakened side at White Hart Lane, but it would be a terrific result if Newcastle can take anything at all out of this game.
So the lads have nothing to lose tomorrow.