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Kinnear To Oversee Big Clear Out – Ten Players Could Leave

10:39 am, Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 57 Comments

Joe Kinnear’s new job is basically recruitment at all levels of the club, and one reason Mike Ashley seems to have brought Joe in – is to have another voice on which players to sign – again at all levels of the club – but our recruitment has been good at the first team level but a failure at the lower levels.


Ryan Taylor and Joe Kinnear in January 2009 after Ryan signed on

Mehdi Abeid and Romain Amalfitano will leave the club this summer, and Dan Gosling will either be sold or sent out on loan, with Dan just not making an impact in the first team,since he was signed three years ago as a free agent.

And James Tavernier was never used much this year at all, and was one of the few that were not sent out on loan,  and his status at Newcastle must be questionable, although he still has two years left on his contract.

Mike Williamson was used sparingly this year – and Mike could be sold – with Cardiff City and his former boss at Watford, Malky Mackay, said to be interested in taking Mike,

James Perch is another that Joe Kinnear may think is not up to it at Newcastle, and since James has one year left on his contract,  he may be sold this summer too.

And Gabby Obertan has had two years to show what he can do, and he was not used much last season at all, and he’s a frustrating player because he can play very well in one game, and then the next game he doesn’t show at all.

Shola Ameobi is thinking about moving this summer too, because he will not get many first team games next season, and Shola has only one year left on his contract at Newcastle – so the local lad may be sold.

Steve Harper and Danny Simpson are leaving at the end of the month when their contracts runs out,  so there’s ten players who could be out of the club some September – and a lot of it has to do with what Joe Kinnear thinks, once he’s looked through the current squad of players at Newcastle.

If they all leave then new players will need to be recruited this summer to replace them – but it will be quality rather than quantity Newcastle will be looking for.

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57 responses so far ↓

  • 1 martoon // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    The only one of those players I would disagree with is James Perch – I think he is worth keeping as cover as he can play in several positions and always gives a solid performance.

  • 2 JAMSHA // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    joe fokkkkkkkkkkkkking kuntnear

  • 3 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Agreed, do we think Ashley is under the impression he is popular with fans? What are Wendy and Lee going to do, go back and say “Sorry Mike, they still don’t like you and want you out, maybe you should just hand over the club”

    On this topic, if 9 players leave, not that there is any substance to back this up, and the squad was too small last year, do we honestly see 11/12 players coming in who can compete for first team slots. I certainly don’t. Not to mention the obvious bonding and gelling process that goes with that many changes.

    Or is it a case of this time the youngsters are good enough? I don’t think Sammi is, nor Ferg, Inman maybe, Vuckic maybe, Good maybe. That is 3, Campbell, Streete, Mbabu, Satko would all be better off going on loan than stewing in the development squad, or sitting on a bench.

  • 4 roshan MAGPIE // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I want Joe kinner out

  • 5 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    cant keep up with ed this morning

  • 6 roshan MAGPIE // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    He is a joke in here

  • 7 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    roshan roshan roshan

  • 8 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    roshan get over it please for gods sake

  • 9 one Tony Green // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Howay Ed your too quick for us we cannot keep up with you fella

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    10 players could be gone, we won’t get Bony or PEA we will get Bent & Cole and no other signings, so much for having a billionaire chairmen i think we should stick with millionaires from now on.

  • 11 roshan MAGPIE // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Yes mikeashleyisamackem

  • 12 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    he isnt the new newcastle manager next you will be complaining about the tea lady

  • 13 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    black and white , you know something we dont

  • 14 JAMSHA // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    well… im gona look at sony shown thier new player out today the XPERIA ZU (Togria)….. Better dan seeng jfks face on the blog

  • 15 JAMSHA // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM


    agree atleast a millionaer will show some ambition

  • 16 roshan MAGPIE // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    From your earlier comments it would appear that since creating your handle, you have changed your opinion on Ashley… What in particular changed your mind?

    As for Nani, from earlier threads, he is looking for huge wages which is one of the reasons he is available, as he won’t agree a new contract without, and they want some money back on him. Talented player, erratic sometimes, and occasionally too selfish, but in terms of output is an upgrade on the wingers we have at the minute. IMO, he is after too much money when compared with his abilities.

  • 18 aidytoon9 // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM


    I would agree keeping perch for cover but apart from that I would have a massive clear out to free up wages for some good players to come in.

  • 19 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM


    i can use my Austin Powers mind control ( with the eyebrows movement 😉 ) and read MA mind

  • 20 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    the transfer window isnt even open yet we could sign rooney for all yous know ,highly unlikely but all the same judge it come the end of window

  • 21 lesh // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    roshan MAGPIE @4…….

    I want never gets;

  • 22 dbpjake // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I know this is just Ed putting a few names on a list but I really do hope we don’t sell Perch. Would not make any sense what so ever. Sell tavernier, obertan, gosling, abeid.

    I would keep Amalfitano just because we haven’t seen enough of him and this was his first season in the EPL. Also see no point in selling Williamson unless a new cb is to arrive. And also keep Ameobi just for the mackems

  • 23 aidytoon9 // Jun 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Sox that was meant for martoon.

  • 24 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM


    see what i mean, we’ve already pulled out of the Bony deal

  • 25 aidytoon9 // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    This key board is doing my head in = soz.

  • 26 lesh // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    mikeashleyisamackem….. Clubs can and have signed players already though not officially on board till the window opens.

  • 27 dbpjake // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Teams can agree transfers at any time throughout the year. Liverpool and man city have already made big movements

  • 28 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    it was announced a few months back that MA sold a % off his business and received 545 million so he can’t be short of money

  • 29 one Tony Green // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    @24 Lee Ryder gets his scoops off Johnny Decker would never believe a word they print.

  • 30 aidytoon9 // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    I think it is good to get your business done early so they have time to settle in and have a full preseason.

  • 31 John Tudor // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    thnx one tony green toonincheek needs to take a wider look
    the government look for keywords on tinternet sad q8i responded to banter with bomb yur asses rape your sisters personally i would welcome barring to escape the bloggers with egos on here

  • 32 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    if MA wants another Carroll deal he needs to bring in players like Bony & PEA he can easily triple there value when selling them on, when he sells our top players where do you think he’s gonna spend it? certainly not on quality players but rejects

  • 33 one Tony Green // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Nee botha John

  • 34 one Tony Green // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    @32 Sissoko is not a reject fella

  • 35 Slank // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    The problem with the younger players (Ferguson, Abeid and Sammy in particular) who have had an opportunity in the first team is that a number of them came into a team that was low in confidence and weren’t playing particularly well and they probably suffered accordingly.

    I would get rid off:
    Shola – he has had his day. Others need to have an opportunity (eg Campbell).
    Gosling – doesn’t give us anything greater than those around him in an area where we have a lot of talent.
    Sammy – has flashes of exuberance and excitement but we need someone for 90 minutes.
    Ferguson – we no longer need an ersatz left fullback. Is he therefore a good left winger? I’m not so sure even though his crossing is good.
    Obertan – has pace and trickery but doesn’t appear to use it to full advantage.
    Abeid – a real disapointment. I had high hopes for him. What went wrong?
    Amalfitano – looked good on his rare appearances but doesn’t appear to have moved on or found favour with the first team coaches.

    I would keep:
    Williamson – a big lump and possibly the best header of a ball. He can defend but cannot initiate an attack but is a good solid pro as fourth in the pecking order.
    Perch – very versatile and has come to the team’s rescure more than once. All teams need a no nonsense player.
    Ryan Taylor – similar to Perch.
    Vu?ki? – very skillfull and terrific shot but susceptible to injury. Worth persevering with.
    Tavernier – great going forward but a bit naive at defending. Probably needs a bit more coaching and exposure to the first team.

  • 36 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    what has changed my mind well when i set up this account as you can tell by the name i was against mike ashley alot to do with how keegan was treated but sinse then ashley has made me eat my word s he proved me wrong in nearly everything i thought about him ,since looking at recruitment and how the club is on a better financial footing what is not to like all be it he has won nothing yet he is trying and he does listen to the fans i agree that he wont pay out silly money and he looks for value in selling the player on last thing we need is a micheal owen sittuation the thing is ya cant please everyone and alot of people are influenced by other people if ya mate spouts shit chances are it rubs of on you a little so i decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and after the promotion from the championship he won me over he has put his hand in his pocket despite what alot will say on here and if he was not intrested in making us a success he would a sold us by now am sure he has better things to do then wind newcastle fans up and when i play champ manager i like taking the under dog and winning everything on a shoe string and a believe that is what he is trying to do if he succeeds then football is the real winner and you will see seens in newcastle that has never been seen before when a club wins the league i think we are still a few years away from that but i believe we can do it by keeping up the blue print he has put in place and eventually we will reep the rewards

  • 37 John Tudor // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    yes egotistical blog police you know who you are personally next time ed says he’s closing this down i am 100% behind him

  • 38 aidytoon9 // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Look we are only 3 top players away from challenging the top being a 20 goal a season forward.

  • 39 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    for instant

    Cabaye 20 + million – spearing 2-3 million
    HBA 20 + million – Cole free agent
    Cisse 15 + million – Bent 5-8 million
    Tiote 10 + million – free agent
    Krull 15 + million – free agent
    Santon 15 million – free agent

    the list can go on and on

  • 40 estechco // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Is it just me that wonders how JFK has managed to develop such a fantastic insight into up to 10 players at the club, when
    a) They are all on holiday
    b) There will be limited video footage of the players we are talking about
    c) He can barely manage to remember most of their names

    Any clear out is surely just a front for decisions that had pretty much already been made?

  • 41 estechco // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    mikeashleyisamackem – Got no problem with your spelling, but could you drop a bit of punctuation into your posts from time to time please?

  • 42 Edd Case // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    As much as I don’t like Kinnear at the minute, you cannot help but be slightly drawn in by his passion to ‘show what he can do’.

    If that means a big clear out of the likes of Shola, Williamson, Gosling, Perch and so on – the players so often attributed to costing us points / games – then I welcome JK.

    AP for me, lacks the balls to get rid of some players, exhibit A) Jonas.

    JK, no doubt, will and if he brings players in of the right calibre, JK, might, just might, prove to be a very shrewd signing by MA…

    Time will tell, and lets just see what happens this transfer window.
    There is 2 months for JK, AP and importantly, MA, to show us that they were right ad we’re all (mostly) wrong.

    Bony as a signing in, for example, will be a MASSIVE step in the right direction…Bent, won’t be.

    Jonas being shipped out will also be positive, while Cabaye going, won’t…

  • 43 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    one Tony Green

    when ever did i say Sissoko was a reject, he’s our top player and probably the best out of our entire squad and he’s my favorite player atm

  • 44 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Edd Case

    mate we can only hope 😉

  • 45 Slank // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    estechco @ 40

    He has almost certainly talked to Pardew, Carver and Stone and perhaps one or two others. I would imagine there is a dossier on all the players with ‘end of term marks’. All Joe will be doing is moving forward the inevitable ‘on your bike’.

  • 46 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Yes, imaginary and make believe lists can generally go on and on. 🙂

  • 47 one Tony Green // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    @ 43 your post of 32 wrongly claims that Ashley sells our top players and does not reinvest. You are wrong Cabaye, Sissoko Ben Arfa etc support that.

    You seem to think that just because Ashley has money he should waste on over priced players aka Mr Shepherd

  • 48 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    yeah mate :), i think i better stop going into MA’s mind it’s giving my eyebrows a cramp 🙂

  • 49 king of the north // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    mike Ashley is a mackem….. how is the transfer window not open ????? im sure it opens midnight last game of the season……… besies that jus twhen ahley begins to win you over he does something too piss you off strange…. are we really to believe that this man who has made billions is that stupid I don’t think so.. just like the the naming rights to st james’ it was all a ploy, Wonga come in to a club renowned for big local support in a so called deprived area save the day leave us all with the thoughts Wonga are the good guys Ashley gets his money Wonga get what they want. mike Ashley “I shall run the club like a business”

  • 50 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    one Tony Green

    hold on waste his money on over price players?! get over mate, Bony & PEA are well worth there valuation

  • 51 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    estecho yes i can use punctuation if i really wanted to but i dont get a gcse at the end of it so why should i ,you cant be bothered to disect it i cant be botherd to write it properly .who is write

  • 52 estechco // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    mikeashleyisamackem – The points you are making are fine, I’m just getting a little dizzy reading the longer ones 😉

  • 53 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    newcastle concluded that they would look at recruitment in early july no transfers have went through yet they are agreed in principle think it opens 3rd of july

  • 54 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    mike ahley is a business man he makes decisions based on his investment not your intrests if ya dont like it invest your money into it ,if i bought newcastle and wanted to change the strip to pink and white that is his choice just like when you buy a car you decide what colour you want for black and white .

  • 55 king of the north // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    yes you are correct. read some where it may be the 1st ?? however, makes little difference as we will be fannying on with all this drama and not focusing on the team is this all a ploy to put off recruitment as went spent in jan, and blame jfk who will get a pay out for his troubles especially as not many others will take him on.. if plan works Ashley wins us over again supposedly if not like I said jfk is the fall guy and probably knows that’s why he was employed..

  • 56 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 25, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    thats life king of the north theres always a fall guy but then theres always a guy who takes the plaudits you cant have it both ways ,there is plenty of time for recruitment lets not panic just yet ,i heard a rumour i dont know how true but for what i have been lead to believe ashley will invest 100 million in this window and ashley doesnt trust pardew to invest it ,he has faith in jfk due to his success in the market the last time he was here.

  • 57 king of the north // Jun 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    well its his club now he will do what he feels best for the business.. fingers crossed he does some decent business as in keeps the frame of the squad and builds on it. who knows ?? just a shame you got to make headlines daily to be in business with nufc as hughton found out does like a good bit of media coverage does tubby mike….

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