Summer Could Become A Worrying Time For Newcastle Fans

We’ll be holding our breath just a little bit int he summer as Alan Pardew keeps hinting that one or two top players could leave Newcastle.

Romain Amalfitano – Reims 22 year-old midfielder will be first signing

The favorite to leave seems to be Demba Ba,  who has been linked with a move away from Newcastle in the last week, but the news that he is unhappy at Newcastle came as a surprise to us, and we think that’s just made up coldswallop – so to speak.

Newcastle want to bring in at least three new top players,  and anybody who leaves unexpectedly will also need to be replaced.

Jonas Gutierrez is on the interview circuit today, and he had this to say about the summer transfer window, and his point is you just never know what may happen:

“Now the last game is out of the way, we will have the summer to start getting excited about next season,” “But a lot of things can happen in the summer, as you saw last season.”

“It will probably not be until the August 31st when we know exactly where we are for next season.”  “You have to wait until then before you can say what is going on.”  

“You never know in football. It’s not just at this club, it is in football in general where all kinds of different things can happen.”  “You never know when a player can go – we had that the other January with Andy Carroll.”

“You never know, but I think the club did great things this year with their signings and I have confidence they will do great things again. It is a good position for us to be in.”

A top summit will take place, probably late this week, between the top four of the transfer business – Derek Llambias, Ray Charnley, Graham Carr and Alan Pardew, but of course the transfer targets are already in place, so it’s a case of who Newcastle can get in over the summer months, and how much they will cost.

But Newcastle will also need to decide what to do with some of the players’  contracts, and two of those are with Danny Simpson  and Demba Ba,  and we are just a little worried in case Ba leaves on the cheap – via that £7M release clause in his contract.

Danny Simpson is widely reported to have turned down the latest offer from the club, yet again, and he could well be on his way, and Danny Guthrie will leave as a free agent, to get first team football at some other Premier League club.

It seems that apart from 22 year-old Reims midfielder Romain Amalfitano and one other player, there has not been too much progress talking to other clubs about Newcastle’s other targets.

And most of the transfer business could well be delayed until the European Championship are completed on July 1st (with an England win?), but it could become a worrying time for Newcastle fans.

But there again, what’s new?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    May 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Why hav ppl got there knickers in a twist about players leaving if they leave so what we move on bring in new talent jus like last summer, u also forget that some players may ask to leave yes even good players

  • lewytoon

    May 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #3

    redondo, it doesnt say he’s coming back, but i do love the picture at the top, pardew laughing at him in goal 😀 hahahaha

  • Tsunki

    May 16, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Article title = understatement.

    ED – the site does not seem to refresh – clearing cookies etc does not do anything to stop the top article being the everton match banter one every time i log onto the site? Have you been spiffing the site up? 🙂

  • davybtoon

    May 16, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    As I said yesterday ba is only player to not say how excited he is for Europa league next season, every other top player has they can’t wait for it

  • sticklebricks

    May 16, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki, try using rather than seems to work okay for me then..

    I’m guessing Ed/his host is migrating servers or something and the DNS records haven’t been properly updated.

  • Beattie25

    May 16, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Sick of how all we talk about is players leaving.

    We must be the most defeated bunch of fans on the galaxy

  • voodoo85

    May 16, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #8


    yep – that works

  • ochytoon

    May 16, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    What’s with the depressing articles ed? Show some positivity for a change eh

  • redondo77

    May 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #10


    I know his not coming back. If he does decide to comeback, will we take him? he is a good LB

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Ed’s simply just reporting the news. Have a go at the papers for printing their cr@p!

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12

    *as opposed to Ed!

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Redondo, we’d be mad not to take him back, Jose on the left and Davide on the right would be the best combo in the league!

  • derekm

    May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Surely last summers events and the results thereafter show everyone that the mechanics of the club are now geared up to find, develop, sell at a serious profit? The board have openly stated that this is the new business model and have now proved it works big time. We will in all probability be one of a tiny handful of clubs in the WORLD next year in healthy profit whilst still moving upwards in terms of both league and european involvement. If Ba goes we can at least take the £7 profit and invest part of it in a player who fits the number 10 shirt exactly and dovetails Cisse to the benefit of the forward line. We all know we can get a better right back than Simpson, a less injury prone centre half than Taylor as well as a combative ball winner similar to Tiote.

  • tomtoon7

    May 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Could it b possible that Andy carrol can shoot England 2 European glory? Carrol seems 2av won battle wid crouch 4squad berth,slightly surprised.

  • davybtoon

    May 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Tom4nufc u said it crap so ppl need to stop believing it Christ the papers would hav u believe we will sell krul, colo, tiote, ba, cisse, cabaye, hba jus not gonna happen ba n tiote are the only 2 who could n prob will leave

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #17

    But then I’d claim that the press have a moral responsibility to only report facts as opposed to made up BS… But we all know that’ll never happen 😀

  • Jamesthefirst

    May 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Get rid of BA and bring in Luke de Jong and Jordan Rhodes. The amount of goals those two would score, plus Cisse would be frightening.

  • JDdubai

    May 16, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Players come and go, we move on and as long as the deal is good for the club then so be it.

    As much as I want Tiote to stay, if we got 30 millon for him then i would accept it if it means we get 3 or 4 players to replace him, boosts the squad size for next season and makes us stronger. He wasnt as impressive this season as last, plus he is away again for ACON so if we need to replace then so be it.

    As for Ba, there’s no way he wont leave, 3million quid he gets as part of the deal, thats firmly in his pocket already, especally now he isnt the main man here and if he could get a deal as RVP’s backup in Champs League then obv he will be off.

  • Visten

    May 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Guys seriously, if we lose BA and want to play 4-3-3 in some games and 4-4-2 in others then we must bring in a left sided WINGER for Ba in the 4-3-3 and another centre forward to compliment Cisse in a 4-4-2. You cant get away as has been found out putting a centre forward in a winger postion, I mean you would not find HBA upfront on his own. We need an Elia or a Lens who I don’t think we will get but we could get Moses and would be a perfect fit to replace Ba in the 4-3-3 formation.


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