Another Newcastle Player Leaves The Club


Get French Football News is reporting that Ligue 2 club Dijon have signed 24 year-old Newcastle midfielder Romain Amalfitano, after he had two seasons at the Tyneside club, but simply failed to make the grade – but he wasn’t given many chances either at Newcastle.

Romain Amalfitano dijon

Romain Amalfitano – signs three-year deal at Dijon

This is what the French publication has reported:

Earlier this morning, it was officially announced that Newcastle’s Romain Amalfitano has signed for Ligue 2 side Dijon FCO. His contract will last for 3 years, keeping Amalfitano at the club until the summer of 2017.

Midfielder Amalfitano, 24 years of age, was a flop at previous club Newcastle. Only playing in a handful of Europa League games, the Frenchman never broke into the first team. After impressing at Dijon on loan last season, the club have decided to sign him permanently. He leaves Newcastle on a free transfer.

For one reason or another Romain didn’t make it at the Magpies after signing on as a free agent from Reims in June of 2012.

Romain spent a season on loan at Dijon, and he seems to have done quite well, and he is the younger brother of 29 year-old midfielder Morgan Amalfitano of Marseilles, who was on loan at West Brom last season.

We wish Romain every success at his new club.

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113 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Re Post

    Trying to say this whole mess isnt MA faults ridiculous.
    Imagine he had bought Manu while Fergie was there and proceded to sell every top player the instant they showed promise.And spent years not buying players while scraping around the bottom of the French barrel for dregs.

    DO you think Fergie or anyone else whould have been successful or have remained as manager?

    MA is the root cause for our decline,not some patsy.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #2

    LG

    I really cannot fathom out what they are trying to achieve, people say the parachute payment would help him survive so relegation would not be a problem, what a load of rubbish, last time it cost him a fortune and he definitely would not like that again I’m sure, so why are they doing what they are doing, I cannot see any logic in it.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed…you are too slow today mate 😀

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  • toon22

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Imho there are two ways this will go,he sells up after selling the tea lady to the highest bidder.
    Or he gambles again and gets 5 french players to plug the gaps.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Spoof

    The last relegation 5 years ago had nowhere near the amount of TV money that is washing about now so the parachute payment would cover Ash’s losses unless crowds drop significantly.

    I think a better manager than Pardew could still succeed even under Ash. Not all good managers are high maintenance but can get more than the sum of the parts of their team. Diego Simone being a key example, ie Ath. Madrid cost less than Bale!

    Pardew never showed strong management with Ba and we went downhill ever since then. Equally Pardew brought back Colo and dropped MYM when he had formed a really good partnership with Willo.

    Nobody forced Pardew to play Gosling instead of HBA and put Cisse as a right winger, Gouffran as a defensive left mid, MYM as a RB and Dummet ahead of Haidara etc, etc!

    Yes we need more investment for sure of course we do but Pardew has made our squad look a lot worse than it really is and with a decent manager I don’t think there would be this same level of unease within the camp.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #6

    What is going on ! .

    The one window we need to sign more players than ever and all we are doing is selling FFS .

    I give up 🙁 .

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  • Spoof

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #7

    toon22

    no, Fergie would not have had that success, but somehow some people see it differently, I accept that another manager could possibly have done better, but like yourself I agree that there is one man only who is to blame for this sorry mess, Mike Ashley.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Repost:

    btw, read your comments, lil and jesp…

    So the Ashley – Pardew who’s the biggest villain debate rages on.

    My questions:

    who chooses the players to buy?

    who decides on tactics?

    who ‘develops’ players?

    who decides on set plays?

    The answer is somewhere there 😉

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  • toon22

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Who sells players as soon as they show promis?
    Who sells players and not replace them?
    Who says we have no money after trousering tv/player sales?

    Who hired AP/JFK etc?

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  • Spoof

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #10

    RH

    there has always been parachute payments, which do help but relegation always proves to be an expensive experience.

    I’m sorry but if the owner sells your best players and refuses to replace them then it is impossible to succeed, no matter how good a manager you are, what you and jesper are asking for is impossible m8, a different manager may not fail as spectacularly as a poor manager but they cannot succeed, it just cannot be done.

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  • toon22

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Who decided that Wonga is a fitting sponser?
    Who tryed to rename SJP?
    Who is trying to sell the plot of land not giving a jot about future expansion to make easy profit?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesper,
    ‘Manage’ is also another term that requires definition. Pardew is employed, effectively as a head coach, not a manager. He doesn’t have total control, but this is no different from many club set ups around Europe. The set up isn’t what is wrong. It is the execution of the set up, and the wrong people in all key positions within the club.

    On the field, Pardew shoulders (or doesn’t given his fondness for excuses) the blame for tactics, deployment of resources, getting the maximum from them and style of play.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #13

    I am not going to repost my thoughts on this matter 🙂

    …go back if people wants to read ’em!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Lilongwe…it’s not that I disagree with you it’s just that I need to be sure what we are actually discussing and what our expectations are 🙂

    …but I think we agree on most parts – and that is good enough for me! lol

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  • toon22

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes AP decided tactics and i agree he is utterly hopeless but who exactly would put up with MA?
    Are we to beleve a decent manager would be with us for a year once he sees the way our club is run?
    Would any decent manager put up with the player sales and zero investment?

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  • toon22

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Who decided to keep AP after he head butted a player live on national televison?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Will the last person out the doors please turn off the lights

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Spoof,
    I don’t think relegation would be as financially damaging this time to Ashley. He put £20million in last time around, to cover key costs, I think that would be more than covered by unspent profits this year. I am firmly of the opinion that relegation would only damage his advertising prospects of SD, but then it would allow for income of selling advertising space as he isn’t getting exposure for himself.

    I hope we get some players in, but I do think that with Pardew at the helm whoever comes in won’t be used to their full potential.

    All in all, it is not a great time to be a Newcastle fan.

    On that note, I am off to do a bit of coaching and remember why I love football, instead of the depressing life of a NUFC fan.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon
    do you really know the answers to your questions? I don’t. For instance, how much money did MA ‘trouser’? The club’s annual statement says nothing. Are they fixing the books?

    AP has said that MA lets each person do his job. Maybe it’s not true.

    btw, I don’t know the answer to all my questions either. e.g. if the players are so poor then Carr must shoulder some blame too.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #20

    JB

    I wish some bugger would turn Ashley’s bloody lights out !!!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Okay so it looks like we are trimming the fat before we sign anyone

    Felt sorry for Romain never really got a chance to show what he could do and when he did get a game was played on the left wing, which considering he was right footed and not a left winger was another Pardew special!!!Seems to be a recurring theme with our younger players that Pardew rarely plays them in their proper position that they play in the reserves or youths and then wonders why they look a bit clueless !!

    What we should have done when we signed him was loan him out for the first year to an english team

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #22

    That Columbian players we are linked with can play in three positions – he would be ideal for Pardew, and then he could play him in his least preferred position 😀

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  • richyg01

    Jul 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #23

    WHY is it being reported that we HAVE TO SELL BEFORE WE CAN BUY?

    WTF is all the money???

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  • expatmag

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Assley runs his businesses as though he was back in the early 20th century under a stalinist rule. He is a despot, a tyrant whose word is gospel and woe betide anyone who crosses him.

    His rule is that everyone who works for him does so with the only aim of making his personal fortune bigger whilst working under pauper type conditions in comparison to similar businesses.

    Criticism of any decisions he makes is met with the perpetrators hung drawn and quartered publicly never to be seen or heard if again.

    Customer service is an unknown term to him and he fails to understand his responsibilities to the wider community.

    His staffing choices revolve around the downright cheap nasty desperate and untalented usually on contracts way way below their market value.

    I simply cannot understand how this man continues to rake in the money.

    I can only conclude that he is a total unmitigated bastard who cares about noone but himself.

    These types usually get their comeuppance in the end and hope the day rapidly comes when one cold wet and misty sunday morning, police find his body swinging from the tyne bridge by his buster browns

    Rant over

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle United reminds me so much of my wife…weve been through so many ups and downs and witness so many high and lows, but the last decade we have stagnated a fair bit.
    everyday i look at her and she seems a bit older and a tiny bit uglier, like she lost her glow, her aura and her sex appeal.
    weve started to just accept each other and with each day the time ticking away it seems our passion fades.
    unfortunately im too loyal and would never dream of finding someone else and will always stick with her.
    my club – my wife…until death do us apart

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #26

    @Rotonda

    Jorge Sampaoli and Gerardo Martino both “disciples” of Bielsa, would be able to get the best out of our current squad and would bring a new exciting philosophy of high pressing and attacking football.

    Gus Poyet is currently doing this at Sunderland and as much as i hate to say they are slowly becoming better than us and we are falling behind, they have an owner who may not have the resources but is ambitious and a young modern manager with modern ideas and a determined team.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Shearermania

    Is there also a fat bloke selling off all the best parts of your wife? 😀

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  • Bambams

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #28

    I can honestly see Debuch, Sissoko and Tiote being sold this window. The money generated will be used to sign five players all for undisclosed amounts of money.

    The club will tgen spin ALL the money has been spent.

    At the end of the day ash is just a waste of a fat skin bag and he will have to live with legendary status of being the worst premiership chairman who did not have a clue. The other chairman must laugh at this clown. Why the hell did he buy our club.

    I no way agree with any form of aggression but ashley will be hated even more this coming season, the stewards will have to keep watch for the ‘drunken idiot’ who may take things too far.

    Just wish he would come out and say once he makes the profit he wants he will sell up. When that will be is anyone’s guess.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Shearnania

    Great anology but I am assuming the missus is still screwing every drop of…errrrr…optimism out of you?…….lol

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  • expatmag

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #30

    James Toon

    Considering Sunderlands second half of the season in comparison to ours which included a cup final appearance and not forgetting they took us to the cleaners TWICE ubder Poyet, I would say they have already sped past us at a huge rate of knots

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #31

    i used to be very active in this forum but honestly these days – yes i read the comments but i just cant be bothered anymore…i cant even muster an eff this and eff that…i have become numb….its sad but i have no optimism anymore, we have gone through this so many times in past transfer windows about whos coming in and its all just a huge let down…..as in my previous anology – everyday the passion fades a bit more and i now just hope that something will happen one way or the other.
    but im now beyond getting upset, mad or dissapointed – i have accepted our current fate.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Sunderland are already way ahead of us

    we lost to fulham for ross maccomark.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Shearermania

    Cialis will solve the problem with the missus. A labotomy us the solutiob to the NUFC problem.. lol

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  • shearermania

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #34

    expat…..Cialis i had to google that…..might do the trick 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #35

    The only way Pardew will be sacked is if he somehow gets a good run of results. If we look like going on a cup run, or qualifying for europe, Ashley will sack him instantly! It would cost him too much!

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  • expatmag

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Shearermania

    No worries mate. Take one tablet 30 minutes before the deed, shut your eyes, think of england and…….wallop…..off you go mate…..lol

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #37

    shearemania – I usually view the blog each day with that initial feeling of optimism -then get brought back down to reality
    After reading your post -my God – it will take me some time to get my spirits up today. The care free days of youth sadly never ever return and beauty rarely improves with age. We will all end up in carehomes -sitting in a Queen Anne chair mumbling and slavering -and singing along with the grannies to Knees up Mother Brown played on a honky tonk piano with broken keys. Now where’s that revolver.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Mark

    Assley wont sack Pardew or his cronies because they all have 6 years left on their lucrative contracts and it would cost the fat twat millions.

    We are stuck with the lot of them

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #39

    I don’t understand ??
    are they joking ? what they are doing for now ??
    selling selling selling ? and no quality comes in !!!!

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  • expatmag

    Jul 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Tuff

    Oh my god, I am on the phone to C as I type

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