Eight Players Who Will Definitely Leave Newcastle This Summer

There will be a number of players leaving Newcastle this summer, who will either be sold or not have their contracts renewed when they run out at the end of June, and it’s likely to be quite a large  number of players.

Sammy Ameobi Sunderland 1-0

Sammy Ameobi – didn’t make it at his local club

It seems that Check Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi, Ryan Taylor, Facundo Ferreyra, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, and Adam Campbell will definitely leave the club this summer.

Of those eight,  we’d love to see Jonas get a new two year deal at the club – because he’s shown this year he’s still a very good player with a tremendous attitude which rubs off on other players – but that’s unlikely to happen.

The contracts of Jonas, Ryan Taylor, Sammy Ameobi and Facundu Ferreyra (loan) will run out this summer and they will become free agents.

Sammy Ameobi and Adam Campbell are two more local lads who didn’t make the grade at their home town club unfortunately.

In addition to those eight players there are doubts as to whether the following players will still be on board come September – Steven Taylor, Fab Coloccini and Papiss Cisse.

Steven Taylor and Colo have contracts that run out next summer, and may be sold before they become free agents,  so we at least get a fee for them.

Papiss Cisse is said to want to leave Newcastle and get big money in the Middle East – and top clubs in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are ready to pay him high wages to move over there.

And then there are fringe players who we may see leave the club this summer, and they include players like Gabby Obertan Mehdi Abeid, Yoan Gouffran and even Mike Williamson.

But the way the lads played last Sunday – they were the same players who suffered eight defeats on the trot – suggests that a good coach could get a lot more out of them than John Carver did this year.

So we’ll have to keep some of those players this summer,  because it will be difficult to replace all of them – it  wouldn’t be practical.

We need to keep players like Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko, even though this year under John Carver it must have been soul-destroying for lots of our top players.

There were far too many times in the heat of the moment the players were told by John Carver that too many of them weren’t good enough.

No doubt a ploy to take the attention away from Carver’s poor coaching and man-management skills.

These were the same players who won six games in a row last October and November, and then beat Chelsea to end their 23 game unbeaten streak.

As we said before, a good coach could get the best out of them and then they certainly would be good enough for Newcastle United.

But Carver may have left some collateral damage in the playing squad, and some good players could ask to leave Newcastle this summer.

That wouldn’t be a surprise,  after Carver’s disastrous spell as the head coach – when it all seemed to be about him.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • cyprus

    May 27, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    On Carroll:
    Top player, if when he plays. Better than your Austins AND passionate for this team. Shame, really, would love to have him, IF…. Maybe that American doctor can provide us with a realistic assessment.

    Anyway, we already have our permanent croc up front.

    The guy in this picture. Before you get rid, let the new coach take a look at. There’s something there…

  • cyprus

    May 27, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Check out his burst down the left and that goal (spurs). How many people can do that. Rare ye ye…

  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3


    May 27, 2015

    I’d be very disappointed if what the Guardian are reporting is true, a short list of Carver Mclaren Laudraup and Garde.

    I’d like to think they where fishing from a bigger pool even if it is a struggle to land a bigger fish, I wouldn’t personally consider the first two.

  • hibbit

    May 27, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    lilo i do agree with you on most things but you more than most on here know how important getting a new manager in and putting a system in place that works for all the player every player can improve with the right coaching

  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    To that 8 also get rid of
    Krul (maybe)

    Then keep Guiterez possibly Tiote

  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    What about Marveux? How longs he got?

  • ArtyH

    May 27, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    The change Ashley stated must start at the top. Charnley and Carver MUST go, not good enough to clean the bogs at the club. THEN you can start to build a foundation. Ashley states he wants to win ( and looked relieved when we score ) so he must do something about it. Words are empty without actions. The next few weeks will see if he is a ” genuine ” guy after all or he will be known to the world as a con man.

  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Marks for the players this season, I’d agree with about 95% of it including some of the cutting comments on certain players. Worth a look


  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Not every player can improve under better coaching. For most, better coaching and a better system will improve them. But at the same time, giving Carver a better squad will also improve Carver’s record. Doesn’t mean we should keep him and give him that though.

    I don’t understand why fans are so quick to excuse some of the utterly disgraceful and gutless displays by some of our players. It isn’t all down to the management and coaching. Players have to look at themselves as well. How many could honestly look in the mirror and say they gave their all for most of the season? 3, maybe 4, certainly no more than 5.

    You need ability, but it is a waste of time if you don’t have the attitude to match it. I’m not talking about petulant or arrogant here, you need a bit of heart, a bit of desire and commitment. A number of our players lack these qualities, and for that reason the coach can be as good as you want, but they will still go missing when it gets tough.

  • N1CK06

    May 27, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Looks like Ashley will be needing a lot of new bolts to fix the horse to the cart.

    We can only wait and see whether the bolts will be strong enough, or whether they will break and send horse and cart crashing into the Championship!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 27, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #11

    To dismiss Garde on the basis that he wants to bring his own coaching staff in is ludicrous, and it shows the absolute lack of intent that they have if Carver is kept on at all.

  • hibbit

    May 27, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #12

    op you can not get rid of 15 players in one window it just wont happen

  • Lindisfarne

    May 27, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #13

    I wonder if the forensic autopsy of what went wrong at the club will include how Facundo Ferreyra was brought in on loan. Collicinni takes Lee Charnley out for a meal and he is up for anything!

  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #14


    I’d rather give some on eds list a new 1yr contract and get rid of ones on my list.

  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #15


    Didn’t we let 12 go last summer?
    What’s another 4 😉

  • Lindisfarne

    May 27, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #16

    Who are the Footballing Board, if it does not include Ashley?
    Answer: the very two people that got the club in to this position and another who has taken flight (due to frustration?)

  • iliveinhope

    May 27, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    I would keep Jonas – he’s the only player with bottle & would be good for team morale. I’d also keep Abeid to see how he progresses under a manager who has a clue (in the hope the new manager falls into this category). The rest of those named – meh.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Why do people rate Laudrup when reading between the lines at Swansea he lost the players because the training was poor. With the subsequent success of Monk it indicates a very limited manager.

  • ToonLynx

    May 27, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #19

    Dont understand why a select group of people rave about getting Carroll back every transfer window but complain about the lack of quality strikers the rest of the season!

    The man is shite! He had one great season for us followed by a number of shit and injury proned seasons after that! He will literally offer nothing more than Riviere has and will cost an arm and a leg for nothing special. Time to let go!

  • midweek weekend

    May 27, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce
    Hearing Newcastle are giving serious consideration to Michael Laudrup becoming their next Head Coach. #NUFC

    Not sure how I feel about this but he’s alot better than Mcclaren its true

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    I’d give Sammi another year. Bigi won’t be going anywhere if his illness is still stopping him from playing. Would be worth giving another chance to anyway as back up. Marveaux should be added to the list of outs, think his contract is up next year so I expect the club to try move him on.

    Guti will likely want playing time and we shouldn’t be in a position to give him that. If he wanted to stay then maybe a dual role of coaching the youths while doing his badges.

    I agree with most of OP’s list to, although I can’t see any club wanting to take half of them off our hands.

  • beermonkey

    May 27, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22


    u cant argue with that article they should print it and pin it up at the training ground

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #23

    Don’t want Laudrup. He isn’t the right man for this club at all. The playing style at Swansea was put in place by Paulo Sousa and then continued by every manager since. It wasn’t something Laudrup did. If we got him, the likelihood is he would be gone after a year or so, just like he has been in most of his jobs. Only Brondby were stuck with him for more than 18 months.

  • Graeme

    May 27, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Charnley opening talks with McLaren – oviously starting at the top then!! What a clear demonstration of a complete lack of ambition.
    I doubt Penfold could even spell the word!!!


  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #25


    Just read that list. How the hell did rivvy get 4? A lad I work with pointed out it’s more points than goals ffs!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 27, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #26

    If we approached McClaren a few games ago when we would have had to pay compensation, it makes sense that we would approach him now. I can see us offering him less than we would have previously though now.

  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #27




    I didn’t write it 😉 , otherwise all the scores bar Guti and Jaanmat would have been lower.

  • Sav

    May 27, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Obertan, Gouffran and Riviere HAVE to go.

  • iliveinhope

    May 27, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #29

    in my view McClaren should be a non-starter for umpteen reasons – not least because he’s knocked us back twice (allegedly). There are clearly issues with Laudrup’s management style, judging by comments made when he left Swansea.
    Would like to see nufc consider people not considered big names – Jokanovic, Dyche etc. Good young managers are out there (eg Alex Neil looks to be a real find for Norwich).

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 27, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #30

    I’d hang on to Sammy Ameobi. He does have bright spells and is much better than Gouffran will ever be.

  • G peart 83

    May 27, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Like us to sign 1= C Jenkinson 2= W Reid 3= T Alderwield 4= C Davies 5= N Taylor 6= V Moses 7= L Fer 8= C Austin 9= S Long


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