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.
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!!
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