Clear Out Will Leave Room For Many New Players In Summer


Alan Pardew is keen to keep his players concentrating on  how they can get 3 points at Everton on Sunday – and that will not be easy – getting the 3 points that is.

Alan Pardew – after game on Sunday afternoon

But 3 points could mean that Newcastle get into a top four place by Sunday night, depending  on how Tottenham fare at home to Fulham and how Arsenal do at West Brom, in what will be Roy Hodgson’s last game in charge,  before he takes over the England manager position.

The likelihood at the moment is Newcastle will finish in 5th place, although Chelsea can still catch us if they  get 4 points out of their last two games.

Their make-up game is at Liverpool tonight, and a Liverpool win tonight – for a change – will guarantee Newcastle at least 5th place in the league, seven places better than last season.

Alan will not review anything about this season,  until after Sunday, and  he had this to say to the local press today:

““We’ll review the season when it’s over and it isn’t over yet.”  “But of course I’m proud of them. “It has been a significant season for us.” “We’ve had players who have earned new Premier League reputations.”

“Next year they will have to prove it wasn’t a one-year wonder.” “But I don’t think I’m going to have a problem with that.” “I know they are good players.”   “It will be my job to make sure we are as motivated as we are.”

“But I’m very, very happy with my players.” “They have done everything they can.”  “We just have to win and do everything we can to get it.”

Newcastle will begin their transfer business next week, and the first thing is to decide who they don’t want of the current squad.

And it seems almost certain that fringe players Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, Fraser Forster, Tamas Kadar, Xisco, Leon Best and Nile ranger will all be leaving the club in the summer.

And there are still question marks over Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson, but we hope both will sign new deals and stay on Tyneside, and they may not be starters next season, but we also need a strong squad.

The clear-out will then open it up for up to five top players to come into the club, and we can also expect some top youngsters, at least five, to be drafted in for the Development squad.

But Newcastle will try to get some of the bigger wage earners off their books first – Smith is on £60K/week and Xisco is on £50K/week – so there will be some room to bring top players in over the summer months.

Sounds good – in fact it sounds great to us.

Comments welcome.



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386 comments so far

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Alan may not want to review the season yet – But whatever happens against Everton it’s been a cracker! Keep it up lads and let’s end with a win!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    May 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    been a hell of a season!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    May 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #3

    supporting NUFC is better than watching drama serials!

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  • Dannyo

    May 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #4

    @jimmymagpie
    Wherever u are atm mate, do keep us updated on any potential news u come across from inside the club. No reveal of source necessary, most of us know it 😉

    If i got it right, Lowensky has the size and imposing threat that equals that of Samba. If he has the skills to go with that remains to be seen.

    Would love it if we got Hoilety, just love it. Far better than Moses, as Moses has poor end product.

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  • WWJBD

    May 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Oh for god sake I am not AGAIN in the horrible position of wanting Liverpool to win a match so annoyed at how often I have had to sickeningly will the red scousers to win

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  • pieceofpapiss

    May 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #6

    As i mentioned on a previous post we need RB/LB, CB, LWM and Striker with pace.

    Maicon, Baines, Vidic, Messi and Neymar should do it.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Dannyo…plus he’s terrible at headers being so small…oh wait…

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    WWJBD….I know, it’s too much for the stomach to handle. Got to be done though, Chelsea lose and EL automatic qualification secured with a game to go…worth the pain of wanting a liverpool win – sort of 😮

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  • toonwardo

    May 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    a Liverpool win tonight – for a change – will guarantee <– made me laugh!

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #10

    this sounds mad but i want to finish 5th, only because if we finish 4th and chelsea win the champo league and we dont get it ill feel like we’ve been robbed

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  • Dannyo

    May 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #11

    @wwjbd
    Its better to just check the result when its done and say nothing if it goes in our favour. Just keep it quiet. A silent gasp if the bindippers win is enough.
    Ssshhhh….

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    I personally think we have seen Danny Simpson play in NUFC colours for the last time , dont expect him to be back next season unless he dramatically re-signs on Ashley and Llambias’ terms

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Lewytoon….Kinda see what you’re saying, but don’t agree. Get as high as we can, it’s more money, more exposure and means finishing about Spurs or Arsenal (as well as Chelsea and Liverpool). I’d take that any day

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #14

    yeah id love to say we finished higher than liverpool, chelsea and especially spurs

    it sounds wrong im supporting a german team over a english one in the CL final haha

    ben3arfa same mate! and i for one am glad, i dont rate him at all and am looking forward to a new fb, whether it be a new rb or pieters coming in at lb and santon being moved to the right

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Lewy…Not at all. If we get 4th I’m all over Bayern winning the CL. However, under normal circumstances, English all the way.

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Simpson has been a great servant for the club even though hes not the flashiest full back , i just hope that we find an adequate upgrade to him when he leaves .. I’m quite sure we will though 😉

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #18

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1065366/netherlands-winger-eljero-elia-seeking-to-leave-juventus?cc=4716

    I think this guy would be amazing for us on the left wing, he is a much better player than Hoilett and lets not forget a full dutch international .. I was really hopeful we were going to sign him in Jan since we were being linked left right and center with him, didnt turn out to be true though

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  • WWJBD

    May 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibiza
    It hurts to do though 🙁 leaves a bitter taste in the mouth

    Dannyo
    Good plan and am actually out for the match this evening so I probably wont think of it all night….will find out tomorrow most likely haha

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  • Toon_Tom

    May 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Am i right in thinking that Newcastle are yet to win in their last game of the season in recent years???

    Statistics please?

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  • WWJBD

    May 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Oh and Holiett over Moses? Both the same player for me.

    Pacey and tricky with a mild attitude from what I have read on them and I dont think either offer consistant end product yet

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #22

    unless our 3rd strip is blue….. might be a sneaky tip there eden

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #23

    hoillett, moses nahh, DRENTHE is the one who i want

    he’s quick, tricky, skillful, hes quite stocky so hes quite strong, powerful shot and whip in a quality ball, id love to sign him from madrid

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #24

    WWJBD…Completely understand, def goes against the grain! Don’t fancy Blackburns chances at Stamford Bridge though, so going to have to deal with the nasty taste once more 🙂

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  • out of toon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #25

    ahhhhh
    its that time of the season again

    Transfer rumour mill going bananas! Most of the rumours going round the blogs and media seem great – Would love to see any of the following:

    Marvin Martin
    Luuk de Jong
    Douglas
    Jan Vertonghen

    Not so sure about Pieters – anyone seen him play? Is he worthy?
    And who are the other wing back/fullbacks we’re targeting?

    And why isn’t anyone even mentioing Alan Dzagoev?????? Out of contract at CSKA in December… honestly he is brilliant, easily on par with HBA, different style, but deffo born with a round ball at his feet

    How great it would be to win at everton and end in 3rd… dreams 🙂

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #26

    out of toon

    other fullbacks is:

    debuchy – rb – french – lille – 26
    cissokho – lb -lyon – 24
    Boilesen – lb – ajax – 20
    pieters – lb – psv – 23

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #27

    clyne – rb – crystal palace – 21

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  • out of toon

    May 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Ben3arfa

    he’s great – no game time at Juve… he only signed for them in summer last year tho. They want to recoup cost for him so we’d have to outlay at least prolly 8mil… with a few decent wingers out of contract or on the cheap, he might not be a realistic target

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    May 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Boilsen’s the man. Classic NUFC signing. Been injured, get him for 5m. Future star.

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  • WWJBD

    May 8, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #30

    lewytoon
    Drenthe showed up to a Everton training session drunk and that was the end of his career there last I heard. Sounds a massive bellend and when we played Wigan at home he spent the entire game diving then moaning to the ref

    Wouldnt touch him with a barge pole

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #31

    affalimato
    butterfield
    douglas

    pieters
    marvin
    drenthe/hoillett
    John Guidetti

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  • out of toon

    May 8, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #32

    lewytoon thanks mate

    couldn’t remember debuchy (short term memory)
    saw his name being thrown about for the last few months…expensive though. and manure chasing also?
    cissokho also expensive
    boilesen and clyne seem like players for the future…
    maybe pieters it is then???
    has anyone seen him play?

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  • out of toon

    May 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #33

    ALAN DZAGOEV!!!

    love guidetti also lewytoon (wonder if citeh would let him go)

    And on Boilesen
    could get him cheaper than 5mil
    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/nicolai-boilesen/profil/spieler_69642.html

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  • lewytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #34

    ive seen zaha links have been dropped for a while

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  • out of toon

    May 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #35

    lewytoon
    i remember hearing bolton were after him!!
    he’d be a great pick-up

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  • voodoo85

    May 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #36

    @20

    2000/2001 Season – Won 3-0 vs Aston Villa
    2001/2002 Season – Lost 3-1 vs Southampton
    2002/2003 Season – Drew 2-2 vs West Brom
    2003/2004 Season – Drew 1-1 vs Liverpool
    2004/2005 Season – Drew 1-1 vs Chelsea
    2005/2006 Season – Won 1-0 vs Chelsea
    2006/2007 Season – Drew 1-1 vs Watford
    2007/2008 Season – Lost 3-1 vs Everton
    2008/2009 Season – Lost 1-0 vs Aston Villa (Relegated)
    2009/2010 Season – Won 1-0 vs QPR (Championship)
    2010/2011 Season – Drew 3-3 vs West Brom
    2011/2012 Season – ??

    So in last 10 PREMIER LEAGUE seasons, we have Won 2, Drawn 5 and Lost 3

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  • carrollsinger

    May 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Next season hoping to see a starting 11 of
    Krul
    Santon colo Taylor peiters
    Marvin tiote cabaye
    Hba. De long/BA ?
    Cisse

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  • Toon_Tom

    May 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #38

    cheers Voodoo –

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    May 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #39

    @outoftoon

    According to that Krul’s worth 5m.

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    May 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Voodoo…don’t like that 07/08 result! Let’s make up for it on Sunday 🙂

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