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Decision Needs To Be Made This Summer On This Player

8:58 am, Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

James Perch’s four year contract runs out next year, and Newcastle will need to decide this summer whether to sell him or extend his contract at Newcastle, and of course, he’s one of the team’s most versatile players.

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James Perch – could be sold this summer

If Perch does leave, there will be a number of top Championship clubs and maybe a few Premier league sides who will want his services, and Leicester City have already been linked with him this summer.

James played 38 times for Newcastle last season with one goal, and in the three years he’s been on Tyneside he’s appeared 81 times for the Magpies, and he’s played in lots of different positions.

This is what James had to say in the Evening Chronicle today:

“It has been good for me football-wise.” “However, it is hard to take when you are playing and the team is losing. I would rather just win the game.”

“I played a lot of games because of injuries and filled in different positions, which I do not mind doing.”

“I enjoy playing the No 4 role in the team – mopping up, doing the dirty work and giving it to Cabs! “I let him do all the long passes.”

“I am happy getting the ball back for him.” “Cabaye is quality.” “Sometimes you get caught just watching him like a fan.”

“Watching him hit the ball is unbelievable.” “We have internationals all over the squad and it is great to play alongside them.”

We’d like to see James stay on Tyneside for a few more years, since he’s a solid and reliable player, who can play in a number of different positions.

But  either he will be sold or offered a new deal, because Newcastle will not want to lose him for nothing next summer, when he becomes a free agent.

We’ll have to wait and see what Newcastle decide, but he could  be leaving the club this summer, along with a number of other fringe players in the squad.

What do you think?

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAMSHA // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    keep him… perfect cheap back up for tiote

  • 2 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    sell him then with the money bring in young Romero from Velez

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Jamsha

    Sachin was injured. wasn’t he? Thumb or hand

  • 4 Markaccus // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    … and this season better and more reliable than tiote.

  • 5 magpies // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    keepp him realy good backup for quite alot of positions cdm cb lb nd rb. and plays with his heart.

  • 6 JAMSHA // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Indian Magpie

    u realy think that twat was injurd??? he wasnt… every trophy india has won we he plays his last match.. bcci is courptd… man… i wish these ambanis stop investng in cricket n invest in football…..

  • 7 Indian Magpie // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Twat? sachin?

  • 8 JAMSHA // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Sydney Toon

    agree with u :thumbsup:

  • 9 Sydney Toon // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Keep Perchy! Perfect squad player like Raylor, always puts in a shift and loves the club and fans.
    Jamsha
    Spot on re the BCCI always have and always will be corrupt!

  • 10 JAMSHA // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Indian Magpie

    he is… no 1 likes him hea :-P only indian crickter il like is dravid… better dan so call god sachin..

  • 11 danishmag // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    jamsha.. perfect back up for Tioté?.. This past season e has been a better player than Tioté. Mister T has not been seen since his first season at the Club imo.
    Our best defensive midfielder is Perch at the moment.

  • 12 lesh // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    How much would such a versatile and committed player cost to replace Perch? He’s a player that’s worth making a real effort to keep hold of.

  • 13 JAMSHA // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Sydney Toon

    yea… only thing india needs some progress in football…. these cricketers earn millions… an these poor footballers who play thier heart an soul dnt even earn half what these indian cricketers earn..

  • 14 dbpjake // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Really can’t see any point in getting rid of perch, he’s a class professional and for the money he’ll be on I doubt we’ll get a much better utility man.

    Plus, he’s English man!

  • 15 Sydney Toon // Jun 12, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Jamsha
    Yeah it was like that here a long time ago, now we have overpaid crap like Watson and Johnson with Clarkes back holding the team together! When it comes to cricket here, Australian public are deluded!! We have no depth, always injured and now we are begging Hussey and Ponting to come back for the ashes, while India lose Sehwag, Dravid and Laxman and replace them with Dharwan, Kohli and Pujara all world class.
    Okay really back to football – I like Perch, never sell him in FM because he does a good job.
    Same here, put him in defence or midfield and he plays well above his weight… Hmm might be eligible for the Australian Football Team

  • 16 Graeme // Jun 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Based on performances alone, selling our Brazilian Utility player is unthinkable.

    He always put in a shift, performs to the best of his ability and is a genuine “Toon Player”. If only a few more in our squad put in the effort Perchiniho gives, we wouldn’t have finished 5th bottom!!

  • 17 HullMag6 // Jun 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Keep him, top pro like raylor excellent squad member

  • 18 toonluvva // Jun 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Keeping Perch is a total no brainer as far as I am concerned.

    As others on the blog have commented he has been a very able understudy for Tiote, some even suggest he has had a better season too.

    After a shaky start, he has knuckled down and become a very dependable player, taking on any role he is asked to perform. I’ll bet he’s not on high wages either




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