Here’s One Newcastle Player Keen To Stay On Tyneside

There’s some local reports today that Davide Santon is not interested in returning to Serie A this summer, and he wants to stay on Tyneside, and battle for his place in the side, and wants to see out the remaining two years of his five year contract.

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Davide Santon – wants to stay put at Newcastle

A big reason for that is that Davide has a young family on Tyneside, and a Geordie girlfriend, and he has no plans at all to move from New castle.

The Chronicle is reporting that sources close to the 23 year-old say he has talked to manager Alan Pardew, who assured him he will be allowed to fight for his place in the Newcastle side next season, with local; lad Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara also looking be the starting left back at Newcastle.

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Davide Santon with baby girl Sienna and girlfriend Chloe Sanderson

Injury has interrupted his season, and after a good start to the season when Newcastle managed to get to 6th place after Boxing Day, he had a couple of disastrous games, which saw Alan Pardew replace him with Paul Dummett, and Davide is out for the season with a hamstring injury.

Newcastle will already lose a number of players this summer, some who are only too quick to get to the Newcastle exit, but we will need to retain a good core of the players and then bring in maybe six good players in the transfer window.

With our terrible form and results this year, if we don’t do that then Newcastle could be fighting relegation next season, so the summer is now going to be a critical transfer window for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

105 comments so far

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    The walk out is a fantastic idea in principle. However not on 60 mins! Realistically we will beat Cardiff with the full team back and I should think we’d be at least 1 or 2 up by 60 mins. That means that no one or very few are going to stick to the plan and walk out, you just know it. Hardly anyone in the stadium will have the resolve to leave if we are winning.
    What would send a superb message though, would be a mass exodus at 60 mins even if we are winning! That would force it in to Pardew’s thick skull that he’s not wanted here and that one win will not paper over the cracks and he won’t be able to act as if nothing has happened in his post match interview.

  • Ciaran

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2


    Not wildly speculating at all are you? It’s not like his Geordie girlfriend might consider moving with Davide to the likes of, say, Milan or London or Paris or AN Other exotic city because Geordies never leave Newcastle do they?

    Written by a Geordie on another continent. So remind me again Ed, why exactly is Davide definitely keen to stay in Newcastle? Because ‘sauces close to the player’ say so?

    Ok….if you say so.

  • BeeGuy

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Santon is gold for this team.

    If you want to make the owner see the kight. Boycott the away games. If the “fanatstic support” does not show up, the national media will paly that up.

  • Smokey

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    If he isn’t tried out in midfield next season by whoever the manager may be then I give up. It’s so glaringly obvious that this lad is not a defender that it is literally painful to see him playing there.

  • hibbit

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #5

    newcastle will get all the support it needs when you pack your little box and head down the a1 for the last time and never come past watford again thats when newcastle will get the support not because you ask

  • toonbrother

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    A team needs to defend properly to stand any chance of winning – mourinho

    A simple truth that has clearly evades the incredibly stupid pardumb and the equally stupid fans who support coloshiitty the sewage pipe

    6 games 17 goals conceded and we’re bemoaning lack of strikers. . Smh

  • Blofal

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    That one game he started midfield he looked shakey in the first half but really nailed it in the second.

    Playing RM in a 4-3-3 is where I would like to see him.

  • nut meg

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    G @ 7 previous thread
    I couldn’t see anything about Pardew getting sacked after the Cardiff game but I got this from Paddy Power.
    Quite funny I thought.
    Alan Pardew Specials Next job after Newcastle Manager to be ‘Anger Management Expert’ 66/1 top STATUE OF PARDEW ERECTED OUTSIDE ST JAMES’ PARK BY THE END OF 2015
    Alan Pardew Specials Statue of Pardew to be erected outside St James’ Park by the end of 2015 40/1 top ZINEDINE ZIDANE TO REPLACE ALAN PARDEW
    Alan Pardew Specials Zidane to be the next permanent manager of Newcastle 66/1 top

  • toonbrother

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Santon used to be the fall guy for coloshiitty until he got injured now poor dummett has taken his place

  • JackButler

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Lovin the fact that Pardew is calling on the fans for great support to help us beat Cardiff???

    You and the team have had great support for the past two seasons Alan and you need to give us something as we had nothing from you while you have everything from us

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11


    39 defeats in last 76 under Pardew

  • G

    Apr 30, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Thanks for the feedback nm. Statue of AP at SJP bet? Hilarious. I once made a giant Penis from snow outside of the mackems old ground. That’s pretty much a statue of AP in my opinion.

  • JackButler

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Himanshu Dhingra

    I know mate, it’s pathetic, I’m sick and tired of this club always asking for something from us but they never give us anything in return.

    Think it’s gone to far now and there’s no way back for Pardew with the fan’s as he’s used up his “Woe is me” quoter.

    A walk out protest is trying to be organised to get the message across that enough is enough

  • cyprus

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    Of the 3, Dummett is the worst, easily. Haidara is probably a better left back and Santon is by far the better footballer. As soon as the current manager leaves, we’ll see a difference in this quality player. Same with MYM, HBA, even Marveux, probably Sammy etc.
    Note: New manager

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15

    He’s just deflecting the abuse and trying to turn it into a positive to cut himself some slack. Pathetic man. Calling for the loyalty of the fans to paper over his Grand Canyon sized cracks.

    No more papering over cracks.

    Ashley and Pardew out.

  • bobby mango

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #16

    6 players? Get real.
    4 senior players at best.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    You’d have seen more anti Ashley and Pardew banners at St. James’ but like the Kinnear the Clown one, the stewards are on it in a flash taking them down.

    Pardew is a very fortunate man who needs a very big wake up call.

  • JackButler

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18

    Laurent Robert 32

    Banner’s are removed on “Health and Safety ground’s”!!!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Jack, and the government lead you to believe society couldn’t function without them 😉

  • stuart no9

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    going back to the previous thread— support the team on saturdat?– that hasnt changed all season . a newcastle fan will always support the ‘TEAM’ , what we wont do anymore is support Ashley and Pardew. Ashley has had 7 YEARS to get us on his side , 7 years produce a team to be proud of 7 years to show us fans that HE was the man to make us a force again , not just in england – but europe , in 7 years he has shown year after year after year – HE IS NOT INTERESTED. Pardew was brought in to take us to the next level – Pardew has to be the worst managerial appointment in the history of NUFC. Newcastle were warned by 3 ex players who played for pardew at various clubs, what we were letting ourselves in for, how right they were.
    There has to be no more feeling sorry for these guys , they have had the chance , they have been warned . they have ignored every thing a fan would want, not just from NUFC , but any fan from any club ,and that is ambition, without that there is nothing. I really hope we get a good hiding on saturday simply coz it will look bad on pards and ashley and hopefully things might change .
    Another thing that comes to mind on saturday is the lap of honour. This could be one of the most embarrasing moments of the season – even more embarresing than some results, that is why pardew wants the full support for this game , he fears for his job, – too late ,he has had 3 1/2 years to put a team together, and that was it on monday night. If anyone stays behind for the lap of honour , they need their head testing. Show them we dont want them running our club next season . boycott , wave banners , walk out , vocal anti pardew /ashly chants , anything but show them they are not wanted . It is down to the supporters to get rid of them or we will have to endure this all again next season .

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Last game,

    Krul: Holland
    Debuchy: France
    Colo: Argentina
    Anita: Holland
    Tiote: Ivory Coast
    Sissoko: France
    Remy: France

    Gouffran has played for France U21 and M’Biwa who came on is a full international too.

    Internationally honoured players who don’t just play for Egypt, San Marino etc.

    Yet, we played scared, containment and clueless football whilst one of the most gifted players to ever join the club was left at home. Disgusting misuse of players.

    Ashley and Pardew out.

  • JackButler

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Laurent Robert 32

    Are you saying we COULD survive without the Government???


  • Toon_Army

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Enough of the negative attacks on pardew already, the guy has proved he can manage a football club/team and when he had funds available our team was generally performing well. Not buying a single player in the 1 year, 3 months and 5 days would dishearten any squad and I am sure HBA has voiced his opinion more than once. I’m surprised we are not in the relegation zone this season tbh so plaudits to him considering the money the teams below us have spent, the loss of cabaye was the nail in the team morales coffin in my opinion. There are certainly higher profile managers out there, but could they work on a shoe string like Pardew has? No manager will ever be good enough for some fans at the club!!! We have a shrewed owner who in the summer will either need to sell the club or pump finances into the purchase of players, he likely would not want to lose out on all the Premiership gold or lose his egotistic tag as a premiership team owner. Bottom Line support the team on the Pitch and stop looking for people to throw eggs at, he helps no-one, and least of all the club…

  • firebug666

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #25

    Pardrew’s Managerial Career so far:

    At Reading he managed 212 games won 102 Drew 52 lost 58 a win % of 48.11.

    At West Ham it was played 163 won 67 drew 38 and lost 58 a win % of 41,10

    At Charlton played 90 won 28 Drew 26 lost 36 a win % of 31.11

    Southampton Played 64 won 34 drew 17 lost 13 a win % of 53.13

    So finally we come to our beloved Newcastle, and as we know he has already broken a host of records here and all for the wrong reasons, but here is his stats to date.

    Played 160 won 60 drew 36 lost 64 a win % of 37.50 add this lot together and you get his overall manager ability.

    Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
    683 290 165 228 42.46

    Stats are from wikipedia but I assume they are correct.

    So after the obvious question of, Why was he appointed in the first place? Looking at his form. It has to be asked, Why is he still here?

  • JackButler

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #26


    Near enough any manager can manager a club when they have the funds available, it’s when things are tight you find out just how good a manager is and thats where Pardew fails.

    Pardew is reliant on individual brilliance rather than solid and proven coaching. Yes he’s backed into a corner by Ashley but the man simply cannot motivate a team/squad……………………it’s time for him to go!!!

  • JackButler

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #27

    Just for some perspective –

    The last 28 Premier League manager to be sack have all had better records than Pardew’s latest run of form

  • G

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #28

    JB @ 27, I suspect (and I haven’t checked it, so could be wrong) that Ossie Ardiles disastrous stint in charge at Newcastle had better records than AP’s current run of form.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #29


    Are you a fully paid up member of the BNP.

    What a load of little englander xenophobic b——ks you talked last night.

    Cabaye etc, etc

    and the Robledos back in the day. All great players. It doesn’t matter where you come.

    Back to Pardew, which good player would come here where their skills won’t be honed and will be trained out of them.

    Moyes is an upgrade on Pardew for sure but he is not a modern manager and Bruce is a bit of a hit and miss journeyman. Someone like De Boer has to be the way to go and Ashley would get so many people back onside.

  • stuart no9

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #31

    toon-army @24 my wife is a psychiatrist, she has a 1 hour slot available tomorrow for you if you feel you need to talk to someone.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #32

    Toon_ Army

    You are joking aren’t you.

    This has been Pardew’s default position his whole career. Give him world beaters like Tevez and Mascherano and he’ll play Harewoood and Mullins.

    He’ll play people out of position
    He’ll drop people on form for his favourites
    He’ll banish any technical playmakers with flair

    Pardew bleats about everything but he gets a sell on cut from any sales (Carrol, Cabaye) so wouldn’t feel too sorry for him.

    Basically Pardew’s team selections, tactics, use of subs, excuses etc have been the case at every club he’s been sacked from.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #33

    Spurs have not made contact with de boer

    Imagine if he can be lured here, Him and Bergkamp

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #34

    We’ve been cutting him slack for three years now despite his horrendous records, if we knew he was at loggerheads with the owner over this shambolic organisation then we might have a bit of sympathy for him, but the fact that not only does he constantly defend the regime he openly grovels to it, this coupled with his dire football and the breaking of every unwanted PL record not to mention his calling the regions youngster stupid means the slimy fuskers
    time is up.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #35


    I would forgive Ashley everything if that happened. Absolute dream team who aren’t high maintenance either and can actually coach and improve players.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #36


    She could do a roaring trade with manic depressive NUFC fans !!

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #37


    Their Youth coach Alfons Groenendijk is leaving the club too at the end of the season. Good Pedigree.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #38

    No point picking on Ed for just reporting what others have been writing about.

    Anyone with half a brain knows that 90% of the news around our football club is complete rubbish so sadly that means 90% of Ed’s articles are based on complete rubbish. Still…would you prefer he picked which articles and topics to report on or just covered everything?

  • stuart no9

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #39

    rotonda — shes only got 1 hour , not 12 months …

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #40

    any one watch the goal by by Rayo Vallecano

    they kept ball moving for 93 secs and kept moving it b4 scoring.

    Helps that most of their players are former Barca and RM players


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