Pardew Identifies Players In Massive Cull At Newcastle

We should be hearing fairly soon of the actual players who have been told their futures are elsewhere and not at Newcastle next season, and two players, Shola Ameobi and Dan Gosling will leave when their contracts expire this summer – and that’s also true for Newcastle-born 22 year-old Conor Newton.

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Shola Ameobi – played his last game for Newcastle at Liverpool on Saturday

Other players like Hatem Ben Arfa, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Jonas Gutierrez, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and Romain Amalfitano are also very likely to be some of the other players with no futures at the Tyneside club.

This is what Alan has said in the Shields Gazette this morning:

“I think there are some players here that need new clubs,” “I’ll be advising them that it might be better to move on.”

The departure of those players will allow the club to start with a clean slate and also reduce the wage bill, and allow some new better players to be brought into the club in the summer, and we are hoping for a first signing by Newcastle fairly quickly.

It’s only four weeks before the World Cup in Brazil kicks off, and Newcastle have indicated they want to get all  of the transfer business tied up before then- or at least the major part of it.

To do that Newcastle and Lee Charnley will have to have done a good deal of the transfer preparations already, but once Lee was appointed in April, he was given the task of driving Newcastle’s transfer business this summer, and presumably got to work immediately.

If Lee can get the job done this summer, it will be a welcome and positive change from the hapless recent saga of Joe Kinnear, who was singularly unsuccessful in his short reign as the Newcastle Director of Football.

What a calamitous appointment that turned out to be by owner Mike Ashley.

What happens in the next three months is paramount to the short-term future and success of Newcastle United, which is what we all want to see.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • croftus5678

    May 15, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #1

    gabby obertan and gabriel obertan ! and they both rubbish 🙂

  • midweek weekend

    May 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    So next season our goal is to simply survive no cup runs and no European qualification. Just what is the point of supporting this club, I know it’s been said on many occasions but we need a savior we need to be liberated, we need to be lead to salvation, we need a new owner so bad, this club is dying mike Ashley is a cancer we need a Russian billionaire to be the cure

  • martoon

    May 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    toonarmydownsouth – from last topic.
    Sorry but I don’t see the argument about last years cups. We played a pretty strong team against Man City and were just squeezed out. Against Cardiff (who also made a few changes) we played a decent enough team that should have been capable of beating a Cardiff second string – people on here are always crying out for us to try other players in the first team – the cups are a good platform to do this and most other premiership clubs do the same.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Who does Ed think is going to buy Gab Obertan, or more imlortantly pay him enough money to make him leave here.


    May 15, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    pardew ur the one who needs a new club u bstrd

  • Ben3arfa

    May 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    I can see Pardew once again going after his old buddy Darren Bent in the summer.

  • hitman

    May 15, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    so gosling has joined bournemouth on a 4 year many players is that now that need replacing.massive rebuild needed

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Is that official now ?


    May 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #9

    sad to see gosling go… under twat pardew nun of the youth would develope…. pardew die soon

  • Topbanana

    May 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Why not for 1 season get behind a local team that cares.
    Lets support Gateshead. Give them a fraction of the money we give at SJP. Help them to grow. Howay the Heed on Sunday.

  • BandB

    May 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #11


    The club has just released, in black and white, a detailed explanation with accompanying research of why it thinks cup runs are undesirable.
    But your theory is better?

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Please engage your brain before typing your nonsense, better still…..

  • catchy in norway

    May 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #13

    looking forward to the hate fest that will be our next season

    the only way pardew can survive at this club now is win a trophy and prove doughters wrong( me and most of the fans ) that he does know what he is doing

    all I see is pain next season , especially if he is planning this massive cull, his jibajabba will be these a new group , give THEM time to bed in, he will blame every thing on this being a new group, this is his tacktic

    I hope he gets shht from day one

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s hilarious that the clubs top people are spending there time researching how not to be relegated. Lol.

    What are they being paid for again? Expectations have hit an all time low.

    We really need these people, we really need these!


  • croftus5678

    May 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15

    so…players staying who are usefull !

    krull ?

    santon ?
    debuchy ?
    tav ?

    abied ?
    sammi ?
    rolando ?
    arfa ?

    cambell ?
    arma ?

    we may not be too bad if we get 5 quality players in for the right areas and keep the ones on the list (cos if they go i can guarentee they wont be replaced) but it does show the lack of depth quality we have.

  • Blofal

    May 15, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16


    Bench: Santon, Mbiwa, Anita, Siem De Jong, Armstrong, Zaha.

    That is what we have been linked with so far. Its better than what we got now. Not sure about a 4-3-3 but then neither is Pardew! Lol.

  • BeeGuy

    May 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #17

    If the cup runs are not important, then everyone should stay home. They could be played behind closed doors at the Benton base, or do all of them as away venues.

  • Ericles

    May 15, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes there are a number of deadwoods we need to get rid of asap. How on earth can we let Ben Arfa go? The grim reaper in the form of Pardew will wreck the squad. It is not just who he culls it is also the players we need who will also want to leave. Why must Ferguson go? To further their careers Krul, Debuchy, etc will all do. Remy is a deal dead in the water. Who will come in? None of the targets that Pardew lies about will arrive. The man is as dishonest as the day is long. Personally I think we should try for Micah Richards, Cresswell, and other home grown players from Geordieland, Scotland, and Wales – players who will be quality, loyal and not using the toon as a stepping stone. Shola is good enough for the Nigerians in Brazil but not for us? It is not only Shola who is wasted by Pardew. Time we went and got some quality wingers. How about Zaha? Why not Whickham and the other lad from the mackems? It is obvious that pardew will carry out the fat man’s policy of maintaining a middle of the table, middle of the road, bread and butter squad of journeymen, loanees, and make-weights. Get out Ashley, and you Pardew.

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 15, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #19

    I will not leave Newcastle.Pathetic human being.

  • 31shadows

    May 15, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #20

    The twonks just can’t seem to settle. They want to be rid of deadwood, but only the ones they see as deadwood. Then they complain about selling players. They complain about not getting players in, they complain about which players we do get in (I know there hasn’t been to many to complain about recently). They complain about lack of investment. They demand action.
    This is I real football club, it’s not fantasy football or a manger sim that lets you buy who you want when you want then go back and start again when it all goes wrong.
    Real people work for the club, they are paid and then pay their bills etc and live because of it. I not talking about footballers I’m talking about grounds staff administration staff catering staff. All these pele DEPEND upon NUFC staying in the premiership. But hey the TWONKS don’t care about them.
    I mean some have written on here and other blogs along the lines of, they rather see NUFC go bust but be exciting doing it, drop a division/league but have a good cup run, some as in this thread are asking why they even support NUFC.
    I wonder that aswell

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Ben Arfa,Marveaux,Obertan are three players who can pierce through opponent’s defense.Newcastle will sell them.Ok when they’ll go you can play handball with Vurnon Anita.

  • Dondatta13

    May 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #22

    JFK….”What a calamitous appointment that turned out to be by owner Mike Ashley.”

    No Ed, He (JFK) was the perfect patsy for MA. He didn’t want to spend any money. In my eyes, he (MA) played a blinder.

    Expect more lessons in mugging off supporters with more lies, half truths and general clap trap from anyone and everyone at SJP, from Padew up over.


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