Newcastle To Clear The Decks For New Players In January

Newcastle will be attempting to unload some players in January so we can bring in good players during the next transfer window and those players will enhance our squad in an attempt to avoid relegation and move up the league table.

The news is that Wolves and Charlton are said to be keen in taking French midfielder Yoan Gouffran, but it seems that the forward would rather stay at Newcastle for the rest of the season.

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Gael Bigirimana – could return to Coventry

It looks like Mike Williamson could be signing full time for Wolves in January and news that Coventry – who already have Adam Armstrong on loan – want to bring back Gael Bigirimaina who has not managed to have success on Tyneside since he signed on for us in the summer of 2012 for £1M.

29 year-old Sylvain Marveaux could be another player who is moved out on loan or permanently in January.

The end of the emergency transfer window ends on November 25th so it could be that Steve McClaren moves out some additional players on loan before then – but we have to ensure we do not deplete our own squad too much – in case we pick up more injuries.

So we may see one or two of our players sent out on loan before November 25th and then the next time they can move out on loan or permanently is on New Years Day.

Players need to be moved out to leave some places in the Premier League list of 25 players Newcastle need to identify for the second half of the Premier League season.

Comments welcome.

Personal Note – our hopes and prayers go out to those in Paris tonight for the terrorist attacks that have just taken place there – this terrible situation is still ongoing.

21 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Nov 13, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #1


    Hail wor Ashley

    Well that’s where you are talking utter turd. The LB for Norwich is Martin Olsen formerly of Blackburn Rovers!!

    I will say Thauvin has looked pants, he’s still very young though whereas Brady bunch is late 20s. Thauvin may not make it here or he may, time will tell. I’m not writing him off completely after less than 10 games seeing as he’s featured in a small amount.

    Some players will take time to adjust to the league and it’s even harder when you aren’t playing, will he be successful or not I’m not sure but is he better than Brady bunch… yes from the little I’ve seen I think he is and has time to get better.

    Brady bunch wasn’t even the best crosser of the ball at Hull, I think elmo is a better crosser than him!! He’s foreign though!!

  • Our Toon

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #2

    It should read elmo is 27

  • SUTTY1978

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Hail/our Toon,

    Lets face it there are far better left backs and/or left wingers we could have decided to spunk £13m on than both Thauvin and Brady, they’re both garbage.

  • SUTTY1978

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Always remember Elmo as a cheating turd from when he “scored” that handball goal against us. Fair play to the lino for spotting it. I was at the game and saw Elmo giving the ref all sorts of stick for ruling it out. Wouldnt want him playing for us but he does put a good ball in!

  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #5

    The fact that McClaren wouldn’t let Arma play for Coventry in the FA cup , is an indication that we are taking it seriously this season.
    In which case I don’t think there will be a big clear out until Spring , when a few contracts expire anyway.
    The cup has the added advantage of bringing fringe and rehabbed players back up to speed – Riviere ,Taylor , Marveaux , Colback , Gouffran , Lascelles , Aarons , de Jong , Krul ,Cissé , Good.

    There you go there’s a full team there.

  • jane

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib isn’t it a bit of a contradiction that if the FA cup is to be taken seriously that fringe players might play?

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle have a few on decent money who we can’t shift. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for these contracts to be allowed to wind down to then create space for new signings. It’s a bit fanciful to imagine the club would just pay out half a dozen fringe players, and then manage to replace them with genuine first team players, all in one fell swoop. We did it with Taylor and Guti, and managed to shift one or two on less money last window, and brought in those very promising lads. I suppose the winding down of contracts has quite a bearing on how long it will take to reshape the squad. As always though, we’ll see.

  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #8

    I read as far as the first paragraph and without reading other folks’ comments, the first thought that came to me was whether players coming in are conditional upon players going out.

    Let’s hope that Charnley’s got the balls and wit to prioritise meeting the glaring needs of a squad that’s lacking in some positions, before feeling obliged to sell players to raise the funds and ease payroll costs.

    Now doing that, it’s clear he’d have had Ashley’s approval to do so and with that, emit a signal of Ashley’s determination to win something.

  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Can somebody clarify the situation on the composition of the 25 man squad, please?

    In particular, if players are registered in the squad before a season starts, can they be deregistered in January to make way for incomers, and still remain at the club?

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #10

    It does look like we paid too much for Thauvin, with Cabella going the other way. Also there was Benny of course, with his contract being paid out. So that is some indication that the club is prepared to be somewhat flexible and is prepared to drop some dough in the reshaping of the squad.

  • Blofal

    Nov 14, 2015 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #11

    The jury is still out on Thauvin. He takes on his man, tries risky passes and often loses the ball. But to be honest that is what he was bought here for. If he gets up to speed and doesn’t give up the ball too much he will come good. He isn’t as light weight as Cabella.

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 14, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Lesl – registering of players.
    You can make any changes you want during a window.
    You in effect could de-register players a,b,c and register new players x,y,z.
    However players a,b,c will still have contracts which the club will have to honour. Cannot imagine our lot doing this as they are too tight. Their wages might be reduced if they have appearance monies included.
    But in summary you can make the changes but only in the window -includes January window.

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 14, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Yeah, Thauvin looks physically more suited than Cabella did. Too much can be made of size and strength, but it of course is important a player can handle the physical nature of the league. Thauvin looks more like he’s struggling more with the pace, and the focus and consistency required at both ends of the pitch. He does seems both physical and skilful enough though.

  • Magpie Season

    Nov 14, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #14

    No mention of Gouffran or Obertan?

    Marveaux should be given a chance just like Obertan did at the start of last season under Pardew, where he started quite a number of games before he got injured.

    I also think Vuckic & Adam Campbell will go.

  • lesh

    Nov 14, 2015 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Thanks for clearing up the matter of squad registration.

    I asked only because some folk, including Ed, give the impression that squad players must be moved on to make room for new registrations.

    As you said, good financial management would mean that players surplus to requirements are moved off the payroll.

    Thanks again.

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 14, 2015 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Well Newcastle certainly have been rather penny wise, a false economy you’d probably think, when you consider the money we’ve missed out on over the years thanks to our poor league positions. I suppose if they merely corrected that, and paid that little more when needed, we’d likely finish top eight consistently and then get the extra investment back in prize money. It’s a bit hard to accept that we couldn’t have made a better fist of that all along though.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 14, 2015 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #17

    Prize money is secondary, advertising the SD machine is the primary goal. We have invested extra in Mitro, etc to maximise profits not to build a team round. Mclaren will never be sacked for finishing seventeenth, lose his bonus sure, but never sacked.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 14, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #18

    They need to be moved on to free up wages, the very inconveinent downside to awarding lengthy contracts to players that night be shite.

  • Charlietoon

    Nov 14, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #19

    Our future is in Perez, Armstrong and Mitrovic IMO. Move Janmaat to winger. Tell Sissoko he needs to play well enough for a champions league club to want him. Buy two players who can play central midfield. and move on both Anita and Tiote. Invest and hope for the best. There are no promises but we need players to stablise us not send us to the upper echelons. One of the reasons it pisses me off we did not try for Cababye.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #20

    When said players are offered improved deals I will believe we are building teams round them.

  • giimps

    Nov 14, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Cashley wins if we’re doing well, struggling or in mid table.
    If we’re struggling,were on TVs as relegation fodder.
    If we’re doing well, we’re on tv as possible European contenders.
    If we’re mid table, we’ll be playing relegation fodder or teams after top 4/8 so can be on tv.
    We have been on TVs more than any other team outside the top 6 since the premier league started …..hence why fatboy and his tat store are winners whatever happens to the team (unless we go down)
    Gotta admire the logic behind the plan if not the plan.
    Empty stadiums won’t draw as much tv revenue or advertising though………


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