It;ls been well reported that Alan Pardew was very angry after the Tottenham game and Yoan Gouffran has said that’s the angriest he has ever seen the Newcastle manager, as the Londoner laid into some players in the dressing room and told some home truths and two of the players he slammed were Sylvain Marveaux and Ben Arfa.
Sylvain Marveaux – slammed by Pardew after Spurs shocker
Sylvain Marveaux has since been demoted to train with the U-18 squad so we can only assume he did not take the criticism from the manager well, and he will now be sold in the summer.
And it;s looking very likely that Ben Arfa will also be sold this summer, and will not be allowed to run down the last year of his contract, when he would become a free agent in the summer of nest year.
In his interviews over the last day Alan Pardew has said he is getting tougher with some of his players – make that those who didn’t seem to care too much against Tottenham, those without any guts or passions, when Newcastle were humiliated at home 4-0.
This is what Alan has said today:
“When I see certain performances, I can forgive and I always leave my door open for a player to come back.”
“I never really shut a door on any player I can think of. Maybe one or two. But if it gets to a stage where I feel it has crossed the line, then I will not be using that particular player as often as I previously would.”
“You have to change and your relationship does change with players because you give them faith and then you take it away by leaving them out of the team and you have to give credibility to that.”
“You cannot be the same all though their periods of form, down sides, up sides. You have to sometimes change to get a reaction.” “That will be reflected in the team I pick for the next game.”
“Forget about any individual, the most important thing is the club and that performance against Spurs did not represent the club quite frankly. If I was shaking my head that is why. If I was a fan, I would be the same.”
It seems there will be a huge clear out of players this summer, which will mean we will need to bring ion a lot of new players.
Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, Gabby Obertan, Fab Coloccini, Davide Santon, Steven Taylor and Papiss Cisse could all be leaving Newcastle in the summer.
That’s 11 players we would need to replace – but look on the positive side – at least we will not have to rely on Joe Kinnear to bring in the new players over the summer.
But exactly who we will be relying on is not yet known since Joe Kinnear has yet to be replaced.
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