Superb Win Will Not Stop Huge Summer Clear Out On Tyneside

One of the sad things about Alan Pardew’s antics on Saturday, is all the news has been about what the manager did, and not nearly enough about what a great fighting display is was from Newcastle in their superb 4-1 win.

loic remy moussa sissoko vurnon anita

A terrific shot of Remy, Anita and Sissoko from Saturday

And that second half we haven’t seen Newcastle dominate a game so much, and while we scored two goals it could have been a lot more than that,  and the manager will take a host of positives to take out of the game, and of course  one big negative for what he did.

What happens in the next 10 games of the season may help some players to stay at the club, but there will still be a huge clear out of players who simply haven’t made it at the club, and it’s time for them to move on.

These are the players who could leave the club this summer, and some of our comments we made from an earlier article – and what we think will really happen:

  • Loic Remy – will sign for a Champions League club like Arsenal – LEAVE
  • Gabby Obertan – not good enough, although he showed decent form in his first season for us – LEAVE
  • Sylvain Marveaux – not given much of a chance this season – terrible Tottenham performance could be decider – LEAVE
  • Jonas Gutierrez – fell out of favor at the club for whatever reason – LEAVE
  • Dan Gosling – out of contract – never made it on Tyneside – LEAVE
  • Shola Ameobi – out of contract after 14 years in first team – LEAVE
  • Romain Amalfitano – never good enough – LEAVE
  • Mehdi Abeid – very likely to leave, but he’s done well in Greece – deserves a chance in pre-season – STAY
  • Luuk de Jong – has to impress to get a deal at Newcastle – must score some goals – STAY
  • Ben Arfa – his performance against Tottenham could have tipped the balance – and he could be sold in the summer – STAY
  • Papiss Cisse – what has happened to our Senegal striker? Papiss cannot seem to score with the best of chances – STAY
  • Davide Santon – had two stinkers against Sunderland and Tottenham – could go back to Italy in the summer – STAY
  • Steven Taylor – has not played well when given his chance this season – local lad may seek pastures anew – STAY

So that’s eight players who could leave, and for most of them it’s also for their own good.

We really hope Loic Remy stays, and he seems to love playing for the Newcastle side – just look at his reaction with the crowd after Moussa Sissoko scored his second goals – Loic was delighted.

The highlights of the game are on nufcTV now, plus a good interview with Moussa Sissoko – that Newcastle powerhouse – what a player this lad can become at Newcastle.

We hope Newcastle can do very well in the last 10 games coming up, and then the summer transfer window promises to be one of the biggest at Newcastle for many years, with lots of players coming and going.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

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14 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    In reality there are only 4 players out of contract.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2

    the only ones of the the list I would keep would be remy and abied
    I think we have a small chance with remy if he goes I think it will be abroad what ever happens he will decide after the world cup when his stock is highest,

    abied never had a chance really at the club but he might benefit from a loan spell lower end prem club or championship, I don’t want him to stay and sit like bigi has this season its a waste

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    7tequilamag // Mar 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    I think a lot depends on the 4th official , he heard what was being said between them, I’m guessing there were threats made also

    and like u said , the other warnings are going to have a huge part to play in this,

    I can only hope it’s a 10 match stadium ban, this will be the best time ever for Ashly to get out of paying him compensation

  • tequilamag

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Read the report Catchy, I would say having to be restrained while shouting” I will F…..g knock you out you c..t” to the fourth official is a bit worse than Pardews effort

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Marveaux and HBA came on at Spus whils we were 2-0 down.

    Why does Steven taylor get to stay?

  • AusMagpie

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #6

    So we know what we’ve known for years… we need to buy some quality players.

  • tequilamag

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    HD because Shola will be leaving next season and they want to give you something to moan about.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Think Cisse will go, some people have mentioned Collo going but I’d be surprised. He’s probably spent at least 6 weeks in Argentina during the season due to ‘injuries’, bereavement of a distant relative etc

    nice work if you can get it

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9


    They need not worry. I will find something 😉

  • tequilamag

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    HD that`s the spirit HD think positive.

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Catchy, I dont know why you are banging on about this. Ashley has had his chance to get rid of Pardew and wont take it – and the reason, as you know, is that he doesnt want to. In fact, I would predict that Pardew will be here for another 5 seasons. If we consistently get in the top 8 or 9 , without too much outlay on players, and plenty of young talent being fattened up for sale, Ashkey and Pardew and the scouting set up will remain in place. Also, whether you like it or not, Pardew has done a good job overall this season ( and we know the disastrous parts ) , and few journalists etc would disagree with this.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Why would Ashley sack Pards – he’s already fined him and gave him a formal warning, doubt he’s now going to change his mind and sack him.
    That would be like going to court and getting a non custodial sentence then being called back a week later as the judge had changed his mind and wanted to send you down for a stretch.

    The incident hasn’t changed, theres no new evidence and there is no jury to be found corrupt – media and random people are going way over the top. Danny Mills hit the nail on the head – if what happened in sport happened on the street you would get arrested, however we rarely see players get charged with a criminal offence.
    Jeez – there would be no players or managers
    Most managers would be charged with disorder offences every weekend the way they rant on the sidelines like some deranged idiots and players would be charged with assault for every hard tackle never mind two footed tackles.
    Don’t even get me started on rugby where eye gouging / punching head butting almost happens in every game

  • 70TWO

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Informative and amusing document, the last I am going to say on the subject until the FA announce what sanctions will be given to Pardew.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #14


    its common knowledge colo wants to go home for what ever reason. he has said in the past he would see out his contract , but has he an agreement with the powers that be to go this season?,
    I think mbiwa can take over from him next season if pards see’s it who knows. is there anyone ready to step up from good to streete and be the 4th choice def.
    we should replace taylor and if ready promote from with in to replace colo if one of them is ready


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