Newcastle Submit 24 Man Squad To Premier League

As required, Newcastle submitted a 24-man squad for the second half of the 2012/2013 Barclays’ Premier League season on Friday afternoon.

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Davide Santon – younger players don’t have to be included in official squad

The rules these days are that PL clubs have to provide a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfill the Home Grown Player criteria, and the remainder have to be home grown players.

Here’s the definition of a Home Grown Player:

A Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday – or the end of the season during which he turns 21.

That definition means that players like Rob Elliot, Dan Gosling and Mike Williamson, among others, can be classed as home grown players.

Here are Newcastle United squad of 24 players – where HGP = Home Grown Player:

Romain Amalfitano
Shola Ameobi (HGP)
Vurnon Anita
Hatem Ben Arfa
Yohan Cabaye
Papiss Cisse
Fabricio Coloccini
Mathieu Debuchy
Rob Elliot (HGP)
Dan Gosling (HGP)
Yoan Gouffran
Jonas Gutierrez
Steve Harper (HGP)
Tim Krul (HGP)
Sylvain Marveaux
Gabriel Obertan
James Perch (HGP)
Danny Simpson (HGP)
Moussa Sissoko
Ryan Taylor (HGP)
Steven Taylor (HGP)
Cheick Tiote
Mike Williamson (HGP)
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Newcastle now have ten HGPs – Shola Ameobi, Rob Elliot, Dan Gosling, Steve Harper, Tim Krul, James Perch, Danny Simpson, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson.

Changes to the maximum squad list of 25 may be made during the period of a transfer window.

Notice that younger players – those born on or after January 1st 1991 – like Davide Santon, Massadio Haïdara, Gael Bigirimana and Sammy Ameobi as some examples – are classified as under 21 players and are available to play for the side – but they don’t have to be listed in the official squad.

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21 comments so far

  • ashwin say's

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    in support of caroll
    better than ameoba(sh)

  • ashwin say's

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    3 hrs 20mins to kick off

  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    How i would line up

    Debuchy Mbiwa Colo Santon
    Sissoko Anita Cabaye
    Marv Cisse Gouffran

    How i think pards will line up

    Debuchy Saylor Colo Santon
    Anita Mbiwa Cabaye
    Marv Cisse Gutierrez

    I think this as gouffran and cisse prob put more into the 80 minutes theyve played of the villa game then they have into their last 3 ligue 1 games, and as pards says, they are knackered basically

  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #4

    gouffran and sissoko*

  • saxonfenken

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Alan Pas-de-clue
    There is now way Pards will line up without Sissoko

  • sirtoongospel

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Sissoko will play today. Sure of it. I think it will be similar team to Villa but Marv might be in with a shout. Love to see Marv and Gouffran either side of Papiss. Cabaye, Sissoko and Anita behind. Perch and Jonas are likely starters though. Perch not a disaster but Jonas is struggling.

  • danuneek

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Sissoko will definitely play. I think this is a game we need to control and keep the ball and therefore need passers in midfield. Offense is the best for of defense. We don’t want to be chasing the ball around with players like Jonas and Perch who don’t have the passing qualities of Anita and Marveaux. So for me …


  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #8

    I think Pardew will go with …

    … the same team that won at Villa …
    … same subs too, at the same time.

  • papattack

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #9

    pardew wont play sissoko?? are you kidding, he said he tired at villa but not so badly that he isnt going to be able to start today. sissokos going to bag us the three points today, i can feel it!

  • iggystinger

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Hehe remy fcuked for qpr hope the pricks out for the season 2-1 to the toon HWTL

  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Pards has already said its the same lineup..he clearly doesnt like marv and that team winning gives.him an excuse not to play him.

    Jonas isnt helping the team at all…at least with marv you can guarentee he’ll keep the ball and maintain possession not let it run under his foot.

  • papattack

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #12

    danuneek thats my team too, perch for anita is 6 and 2 3’s for me. both good enough. anita slightly more technically, perchy more hussle and bussle and physical but aside from that, thats our best team at the minute.

    to think we still have tiote ben arfa and mbiwa available soon is good signs for the future too

  • papattack

    Feb 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #13

    robby bobson

    marv was due to play at villa but he was injured before the game. i dont know who he would of replaced though.

  • cockneymagpie90

    Feb 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #14


    Thats our strongest line up but i guarantee hel play Taylor, Perch, and Guti instead of Mbiwa, Anita and Marvo.

    Its a shame because as much as i like them, they are not the quality of the other 3. That line up would play keep ball for fun and bang the goals when they want!

    Id like to think that Taylor, Perch and Guti would be a lot better as impact subs because of experience, communication with the manager and captain. (Guti running on and telling Colo in Argentinian whats the new game plan). Haha!

    If pardew lines up how i say, u can expect a draw or a scraped win. If he does the above line up i think we would win 3-0 and show the fans some entertainment thats sorely been missed.

  • nufcusa

    Feb 2, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Marv is good enough to play but if he does it will be instead of Gouffran, not Jonas.

    We all know what team we would like to see, but it includes a lot of luxury players. At this stage of the season, we have to get the balance right. Jonas maybe does not offer much productivity but if he stops the spanish full back bombing on and delivering balls then he has been productive enough for today at least.

    1 point gained will be a good day for us today.

  • remember69

    Feb 2, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #16

    I keep looking at our ‘best’ lineups but see know insight as to why these are the preferred choices against today’s opposition.
    Are we saying that these lineups would be best to counter the Chelsea lineup or that we should disregard the opposition and play these players each game?
    I think it’s a bit more complicated than merely choosing the 11 that are currently catching he eye. Isn’t the managers job to put out the 11 he feels has the best chance of beating the current opposition, and modifying as needed as the game progresses?

  • remember69

    Feb 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Good point, in total agreement. There is a reason Gutierrez is in the team, and I don’t subscribe to the theory that it is due to AP’s incompetence.

  • Wandering Geordie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I see Remy’s injured at QPR and didn’t make the team…What a godsend

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Feb 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Should line-up:
    Debuchy S.Taylor Mbiwa Santon
    Coloccini Anita
    Gouffran Sissoko Cabaye

    Although there isn’t really a good reason to drop perch. There is for Jonas.

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Feb 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #20

    By the way I don’t think Mbiwa had ever played defensive mid before last week and he certainly hasn’t ever played left back, he plays mainly centre and right.

  • Paul P

    Feb 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Team today should be

    Debauchy, Taylor, mbiwa, santon

    Sissoko. Colo. cabaye

    Marveoux. Cisse. Gouffran


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