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Two Summer Scenarios Shaping Up – One Is Unthinkable

10:21 am, Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Since the Sunderland defeat, there are two different transfer seasons that Newcastle may have to go through this summer - and one of them is almost unthinkable.

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Derek LLambias - two scenarios possible for Chief Executive

One is business as usual,  and in that case Newcastle will bring in some top players (or at least try to),  and let a lot of fringe players and youngsters leave the club.

The second scenario is we get relegated and we’d need to sell a lot of our best players, and let a lot of fringe players and youngsters leave the club.

And because of our collapse this season, it will not  be easy to get top players on Tyneside.

That second scenario is if we get relegated, and then we’ll need to identify which players will leave this summer, and if we and to guess. we’d say that Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko, Mathieu Debuchy Davide Santon and Papiss Cisse are almost certain to want away.

That’s because they will want to be in their county’s squads for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and want to play at the top level, and we could even  see top goalkeeper Tim Krul leave.

Going through that would be almost unbearable for Newcastle fans – I know it would be for me – more than unbearable.

So that’s how important it is that we stay up this season, and we’ll not even mention the £70M in TV revenues we would lose with the enormous new three year deal for the Premier League due to start next season.

That’s the gravity of the situation Newcastle United find themselves in with just three games to play.

It must be causing some fans and management very high anxiety.

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ichrisho // May 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Jeez – Lay it on thick ED… :) I didnt but now I do have High Anxiety… Come to think of it…Good Movie though

  • 2 STB // May 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    It would probably be a first for a club to finish 5th, get to the qf of Europa and manage to get relegated. A bit like qualifying in CL after losing 1st 3 matches…only the Toon can put anyone through such ups and downs.
    Main problem is that away at WHU with fat sam style football and big Andy is not the place to go when you need points.
    Qpr players will now be playing to put themselves in the shop window and as most of their motivation is pure personal gain, it will be the first time we’ll see them trying to put on a good show all season.
    Nightmare scenario is that we get to 38 points and Wigan and villa only need a draw on the last day and expect arsenal to secure CL at SJP. This is the toon, after all…
    Lets hope they prove me wrong.

  • 3 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Also wrote this concerning NUFC

    http://www.sportskeeda.com/2012/09/26/james-perch-from-expendable-to-indispensable/

    Don’t know why now

  • 4 TimKrulFan // May 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    If we went down the players who took us down should help get us back up.

  • 5 jonobbad // May 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    And after all this time, ed is actually the biggest negger on here.
    I know we’re in a bad place at the moment but jeez talk about depressing.
    Wigan are capable of getting the points but I still don’t think they will.
    I honestly don’t know why, but I think weshould will beat qpr and that’s all we will need.

  • 6 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 1, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Ha….Ed the “negger”.

  • 7 Hatem's better than Messi // May 1, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Worst case scenario … Pardew is still our manager next season.

    He can talk and talk, spin and spin.
    It’ll work for a while … then everyone realises that he’s not as good as he says he is.
    Hopefully Ashley is seeing through the smarm.
    Bulls!t detectors set full whenever Pardew is speaking.

    He’s used up all of his chances. Time for him to go.

  • 8 Widowmaker // May 1, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Even if we did avoid relegation, I think Pardew need to be replaced or we can forget attracting top players. The playing style, tactics and results have all been criticized by pundits, fans and don’t think it will make a good impression to targeted players.

    Personally, I would not mind giving him another chance had he avoided 2 record breaking loses at home this close to the end of season.

  • 9 STB // May 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Elliott, tavernier, Willo, staylor, haidara, gosling, bigi, fergie, shola, gouffran/Campbell.

    Chance of getting out of championship with that team?
    Bank balance and profits would be good. I would imagine sales of krul, mbiwa, cabs, Sissokho, debuchy ,barfa, Tioté colo and gutti would bring in at least 50m …

  • 10 John Tudor // May 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    pardew still there at the end your having a laff if he does not take us down he will next year .at next seasons start he should be signing …… signing on the dole

  • 11 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    i think id be most upset at losing santoon :-(

  • 12 Mark the Mag // May 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Why are we surprised we are in this situation with ashley, deka and Pardrew in control of our club ? Any other manager apart from Pardrew would have walked out in the summer after he wasn’t backed with signings. Ashley is a lowlife scumbag who humiliated and degrades us at any given opportunity and we take it coz we know no better. Playing in the championship with wonga on our chests in our stadium plastered with cheap sports direct advertisement. Wake up we are the best fans in the world, let’s riot against ashley on last game of the season.

  • 13 ToonDarnSarf // May 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    STB, I’m pretty sure Everton nearly did just that. Survived in 17th and I’d take that now! They finished high up the following season too it should be pointed out…with the same manager…

  • 14 mark -ee- j-a-y // May 1, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Mark the Mag..
    could not of put it better myself about Ashley. but even since Pardew has had backing from the board, we have hardly s improved. how many wins since January?

  • 15 mark -ee- j-a-y // May 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    5 league wins i believe. if we`re lucky enough to survive this season, pardew must go in the summer

  • 16 ArtyH // May 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Our predicament in terms we can all understand. As a car owner sometimes because of cost I use an ordinary local garage its not the main dealer for any car. Under normal circumstances they are good and can service or repair simple faults. However when you take your treasured possession to the same garage time and again for the same problem and they cannot fix it its time for the main dealer to sort it out, as they have experience with these matters and know the ins and outs of the workings of the car. Read ordinary dealer = Pardew, and Main dealer = the likes of Raffa Benitez or ANYBODY else. Time to get ride of the problem and get a mechanic in to fix it before its too late!

  • 17 peaco1980 // May 1, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    If your car breaks down a few miles from its destination, and you’re running out of time to get there; you don’t wait around hoping that it will somehow fix itself. You get your car towed and are get given a replacement.

    Irrespective of how many games are left, we’re in danger of not reaching our destination. Stability is irrelevant when we’re likely to fall through the trap door. Get rid of this incompetent managing our footie club.

  • 18 ArtyH // May 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    @ 17 that is my point get rid.

  • 19 moonraker // May 1, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    This is the year Wigan go down mainly cos of the league cup final, Chelsea and Villa

    However Pardew has got to go, because we have the best squad for years and we’ve never played consistently good football and the defeats are almost unbelievable!




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