Another Top Player To Leave Newcastle In Summer


In his column in the Chronicle yesterday, former goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek thinks that Newcastle will lose some of their top players in the summer, as players have again found out that Mike Ashley is not too interested in building a top side on Tyneside, and we had another calamitous January transfer window which weakened the squad, and we are having a very poor second half of the season because of that, much like what happened last year.

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Tim Krul – more ambitious than Newcastle

We suppose Mike Ashley could spend big bucks in the summer to show players like Tim Krul, Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat and others that Newcastle are willing to spend the money to build a top side.

But Ashley hasn’t done much of that in the last eight years, and his January dealings will have shown some of our more ambitious players, they will not get much success at Newcastle – certainly no chance of winning a trophy.

Pavel suggests in his column he expects Tim Krul to be looking at his options at Newcastle, after being at the club for 10 years now, and Tim has big ambitions in football and wants to play with the very best players.

This could well be Tim’s last season on Tyneside, and we could therefore see another goalkeeper come in over the summer and it would then be between Rob Elliot, Karl Darlow and the new man – as to who is the number one next season.

And we need three experienced goalkeepers in the squad like other PL clubs have, so we don’t have to play an untested and inexperienced young goalkeeper in the nets, like we had to do earlier this season.

Tim was even thinking about wanting out of Newcastle last season after his World Cup heroics for Holland.

It’s been another lackluster season for Newcastle, and the upper management have shown once again they are willing to weaken the squad in January to get money into the coffers.

And if Newcastle are going to have a big summer in the transfer market, they will need to bring some big players in early in the summer, in an attempt to persuade the likes of Tim Krul and Moussa Sissoko to stay.

But it may already be too late, as top players may have already made up their minds and want out before September rolls around.

If we do lose some players it could turn out to be a sad summer for the fans, but we’ll hope for the best – as usual.

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12 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Tim Krul can’t be that ambitious, I’ve seen no improvement on his distribution in 4 years, a donkey would have a more acurate kick.

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  • jasonmag

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2

    i know for a fact tim does not want to leave. he is a very good friend of one of my friends and i have spoke to him a few times he loves playing for the toon, loves the area and loves the thought of bringing his family up in the north east. however if the right price is offered he is just an asset that can be replaced.

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  • Slank

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Regards McClaren.

    There can’t be many, if any, mangers / head coaches that would turn down an opportunity to manage a club in the Premier League. It is the biggest stage with the biggest audience worldwide.

    If offered the job I’m certain that he would take it irrespective of what happens to Derby.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Why are people whinging about McLaren? Proven coach who will do better with the NUFC squad than Pardew ever did.

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  • Slank

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Jasonmag

    At the end of the day it is the player that decides.

    Clubs may come knocking but if he doesn’t fancy them then he says ‘no’ and there isn’t a lot the club can do if he is still contracted to them.

    It is arguable whether Santon would have left if it had been any other club than his home town team Milan.

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  • nearly

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    that old chestnut,a friend of a friend like he is going to say how he has had enough of the toon before he has gone,they should cash in now if they can, he is a fantastic shot stopper but doesnt offer much else, his kicking is terrible and he flaps at crosses for such a big guy, darlow will be a top keeper

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  • Slank

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Ben @ 4

    There are always some who are never satisfied.

    McClaren would be a good choice. He’s been around the block and has the t-shirt. In some respects he is the ‘better the devil you know’ than some of the foreign names often repeated on this blog.

    However, there are no guarantees. Some managers are a reasonable bet to keep you safe (Allardyce & Pulis) and some managers are an unknown quantity (Eddie Howe & Aitor Karanka).

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Tim may be ambitious but the reality is that he won’t be first choice keeper at any of the top 4 or even 6 for that matter and I can’t see Barcelona or Real Madrid making him first choice keeper anytime soon – tims a decent keeper but falls short of being a great keeper

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  • sickandtired

    Apr 5, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyone thinking that a Championship manager struggling to stay in the play-off positions (McClaren) is a step forward for this Club, well you are as ambition-less as the owner.
    More mediocrity is all he would provide, but sadly that would be welcomed by Ashley.

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  • leonado_keng

    Apr 5, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #11

    what if all squads out of Newcastle

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  • leonado_keng

    Apr 5, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Great, players start pressurizing to Ashley and what about toon army ?
    I think we should pressure him and integrate team to force him such as stop purchasing goods and tickets or walk out club.

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