Four Players To Return To Newcastle From Rangers


Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told the BBC that he thinks that Haris Vuckic will be the only Newcastle player on loan to keep playing for Rangers this season, and that the other four players on loan – who are out injured at the moment –  could be sent back to Newcastle.

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Haris Vuckic – doing well at Rangers

McCall has been appointed the Rangers manager through the end of the season, and the former Rangers player has taken over from Kenny McDowall, who has left the club.

That move came days after Dave King took control of the club away from Mike Ashley a week last Friday, and it looks like it may be a political statement that the four injured players will be sent back to Newcastle.

This is what McCall has said to the BBC:

“If you take the four lads from Newcastle, who probably won’t kick a ball for us, out of the equation, it’s not as big a squad as you’d imagine.”

Rangers drew yet again over the weekend when they drew 1-1 with bottom of the league club Livingston, and that follows previous draws with Queen of the South, Cowdenbeath and Falkirk.

In their last six league games Rangers have only six points so wins are what they need.

Remie Streete is the only one who has played for Rangers apart from Haris, and he lasted one half in his first game for the Scottish club, but is out injured, and with Fabricio Coloccini getting himself sent off yesterday,  maybe Remie should be heading back to Newcastle in any case.

The other three players who will not play for Rangers are Kevin Mbabu, Shane Ferguson and Gael Bigirimana, and like a number of Newcastle’s first team players they are also out injured at the moment.

Haris Vuckic seems to be doing well at Ibrox and he scored in each of his two games and also seems to be enjoying playing for Rangers FC.

With the lack of goal scoring prowess at Newcastle at the moment, with Papiss Cisse out suspended for seven games, Vuckic could have possibly played in the withdrawn striker role for Newcastle, but there’s no chance of that now.

Newcastle have scored just one goal in the last four games.

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20 comments so far

  • IrishGeordie9

    Mar 16, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Please can someone repost my comment from the last thread. Apparently my phone isn’t high tech enough to copy and paste… 🙁

    Sad times.

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  • BandB

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #2

    FROM IRISHGEORDIE9

    IrishGeordie9 // Mar 16, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    I think a big part of the problem is the fact that a lot of us over-rate our team. We are not the team we used to be and we are no where near that level.

    I think mid-table is an over-statement for our squad. This is a team which starts the likes of Ameobi, Obertan and Gouffran. Then you have one of the worst managers in the league coaching our already bad team.

    Yes, our team is possibly mid table when we have no injuries but you will still find people saying we should be getting into europe or top 8 with that team.

    The sad fact is we are rapidly falling in class and it wont be long until we have the worst squad in the league. If the regime carries on and we do nothing we will be watching championship football pretty soon.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    I think a big part of the problem is the fact that a lot of us over-rate our team. We are not the team we used to be and we are no where near that level.

    I think mid-table is an over-statement for our squad. This is a team which starts the likes of Ameobi, Obertan and Gouffran. Then you have one of the worst managers in the league coaching our already bad team.

    Yes, our team is possibly mid table when we have no injuries but you will still find people saying we should be getting into europe or top 8 with that team.

    The sad fact is we are rapidly falling in class and it wont be long until we have the worst squad in the league. If the regime carries on and we do nothing we will be watching championship football pretty soon

    My good deed for the year done

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  • martoon

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #4

    IrishGeordie9 – This pains me to say it but I’m starting to wonder if Pardew wasn’t as bad a manager as we thought. Maybe he actually over-achieved with quite a poor squad?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #5

    IrishGeordie9 // Mar 16, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    I think a big part of the problem is the fact that a lot of us over-rate our team. We are not the team we used to be and we are no where near that level.

    I think mid-table is an over-statement for our squad. This is a team which starts the likes of Ameobi, Obertan and Gouffran. Then you have one of the worst managers in the league coaching our already bad team.

    Yes, our team is possibly mid table when we have no injuries but you will still find people saying we should be getting into europe or top 8 with that team.

    The sad fact is we are rapidly falling in class and it wont be long until we have the worst squad in the league. If the regime carries on and we do nothing we will be watching championship football pretty soon.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #6

    martoon@4
    or is it a case of a poor squad over achieved with a bad manager ?

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  • manxpie

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Martoon I’ve said many a time that under all the ccircumstances he did a good job

    A top coach wouldn’tdo that much better with a piss poor squad that we’ve had
    I still can’t get my head around people who say wwe’ll be fine with just a striker and CB
    Look at the state we’re in now with a few injuries

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Manxpie
    I think you have got it in one – to many people overate our players and their abilities.
    I think most of our players would struggle to get into any of the teams above us and sadly a few below us.
    Only players I think would get in would be Sissoko, Janmaat, and maybe Cisse.
    Perez – teams would buy for the future and may be Aarons (not seen enough of him) but that’s about it. A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS !!!!!!

    For a long time I have wondered if we are a bad team playing good or a good team playing bad.

    And if we?Ashley does not change his buying selling of players we will be favourites for relegation next season – outside chance could happen this season

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    keep your money in your pockets

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  • martoon

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10

    lochinvar @6 – That makes no sense – we’ve got a bad (caretaker) manager now who the players, apparently, like and we are doing a lot worse.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #11

    irish geordie

    yes we could have a better squad but nobody tells pardew and now Carver to play goofy, a half decent striker as an auxillary left back. Just one example of many.

    It’s the tactics that are so dismal, defensive and predictable. It’s as if ”pass and move ” is just not coached at all.

    Technically and fitness wise we are extremely poor and for a EPL team with a 52000 following that’s not good enough.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah charlie Bare minimum is all Ashley wants simple as that really I.e 2 CB 2 strikers etc shambles of a club

    our top 11 I feel is a top 10 team but as soon as there’s injuries the back up is really poor and it’s shown time and time again

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #13

    statistics at sjp and his previous clubs show pardew was indeed a very poor manager with one outstanding season, after which he and his ego were found out, as they always are and normal service was resumed.

    Although carver is inadequate, pardew’s departure was the only happy day in a long long time. Carver’s deficiencies shouldn’t mask the fact pardew at very best was mediocre.

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  • BandB

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #14

    manxpie,

    Our 11 first teamers…..

    They did tell us they would do this.

    http://www.footballfancast.com/premier-league/newcastle-united/newcastle-united-to-go-purple

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #15

    diego simone just shows what a good coach can do, so that’s bs.

    Bale cost more than athletico madrid, look at simone’s cv.

    Bobby Robson worked wonders with an average Ipswich squad. the list is endless.

    Money isn’t everything , although I would love to get back Riviere 6M, Cabella 12M, Anita 6M, De Jong 6M etc etc

    Poor scouting or poor coaching? Or both.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #16

    it’s funny those who want pardew back and yet it seems with carver in charge he never left.

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Wouldn’t let Carvers inadequacy trick you into thinking Pardew is a good coach. He’s winning at the moment at Palace but i can already see the Pardewisms coming in there. ie: Dwight Gayle (a striker all his career) playing wide.
    Against QPR they went in at the break 3-0 and still came out in the second half to defend that rather than add to it.
    Palace have started well under Pardew but they are relying on opposition mistakes or individual brilliance rather than being a team that creates lots of oppurtunities! Similar to when we finished 5th. The amount of games we won based on Cisses ridiculous goals or Ben Arfa, Ba or Cabaye pulling something out of the hat.
    They’ll lose Bolasie in the summer and slowly become the dross Pardew turned us into

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  • jon.c

    Mar 16, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #18

    AT least Sunderland got rid of there no good manager why cant Ashley do the same with J C

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  • billyt

    Mar 16, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Until Newcastle get rid of Ashley little will change.He knows little about football and cares even less. Money is his god.
    As he owns the club 100%, it will be a lot more difficult to drive him out, than it was for the Rangers fans. However, perhaps it’s time to give it a go.
    A season ticket boycott and completely empty stadiums might work. The worldwide bad publicity will affect his Sports Direct brand, of that there is no doubt.
    Any boycott, though, must be backed by all the fans to be effective. At Rangers, too many kept attending for too long. That gave the rats just enough incentive to hang around. Some idiots kept going up till the end. They were not helping their club. Far from it.
    Withholding the fans money will not hurt Ashley enough to force him out. The TV money would be more than enough incentive to keep him around. It is the prospect of an empty stadium, a Sports Direct boycott too, and the, inevitable, terrible publicity that might force him to get out.
    Reach out to your rivals supporters groups. Ask for their help in protests and boycotts. Sure there’d be a bit ribbing from some; but most would be glad to help, I’m sure.
    They’re football lovers too. Like most fans they despise people like Ashley and the damage they do to the game.

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  • Sav

    Mar 16, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Wear our black and whites to ‘Heed games and leave SJP empty. Picket SD shops.

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