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These Three Top Players To Leave Newcastle This Summer

8:33 am, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

If Newcastle do go down next month we will have some of our better players wanting to leave – those players who didn´t help us too much when the going got tough.

Three who will leave will be Gini Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat, they will think themselves far too good for the Championship.

But we would hope to keep most of our other players including good young players like Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey – all new arrivals this season.

gini wijnaldum at chelsea

Gini Wijnaldum – will leave this summer

Both Gini and Moussa haven’t exactly looked good for us when we have been fighting against relegation over the last three months or so – and they both have been disappointing.

But there will also be a clear-out of fringe players whether we stay up or go down and those will include players whose contracts will not be renewed like Sylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan, Steven Taylor, Haris Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi.

Other players who will leave will include Yoan Gouffran to clear the decks and reduce the wage bill.

If we go down we would hope for decisive action from Newcastle to prepare us to come straight back up – but that will not happen.

We should appoint a new manager quickly but that will not happen because there will remain a vacuum of leadership at the club – one good reason we will be relegated in the first place.

I´m dreaming again and what happened seven years ago is that Alan Shearer´s contract ran out in May and a couple of days before the players returned for pre-season training there was an announcement that Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood would take the training.

That´s because they were the only two coaches left to do that.

They were finally a[appointed permanently as manager and assistant manager in late October of 2009.

We cannot have that uncertainty this summer, but the odds are we will – as the people at the top will dither around as they normally do.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours




13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Dithering is guaranteed if Charnley stays “in charge”. But will he?

  • 2 scout // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Ive seen more fight in a pigeon from an episode of Geordie racer than Sissoko has shown this season. He wouldn’t get a game at Hartlepool

  • 3 hibbitt // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    i think charnley should be top of the list of people leaving closely followed by carr then moncur…… if we go down lets have a fresh start and rid of these fools

  • 4 SouthLincsToon // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    I’d be comfortable with all those departures.
    Perhaps keep Sammy as a Championship squad player
    Sell Cisse & Tiote to China

  • 5 posada // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Rotten attitude sums up several of our players.
    But we keep picking them which just makes it worse.
    Destroys those who would give it a go.

  • 6 scout // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    If we go down its through the players appalling attitude and application in games. How dare Townsend come out and say how great the squad is. Look at teams like West Brom and Bournemouth they have marvellous work rates. We are a joke.

  • 7 ArtyH // Apr 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Together with the mismanagement of the club, the fans have accepted mediocrity as the norm and paid handsomely for it too, laid back and took what was given without too much of a fight. Played right into the owners hands, he and those in management as Keegan stated knew nothing about football. As fans we accepted that by going to matches and accepted being split up around the ground, thus killing the atmosphere. It all adds up to the situation we now find ourselves in AGAIN. We as fans should learn to protest in the correct way instead of bending over and taking what is given. Unfortunately I do not think the club has hit bottom yet, and I shudder to think what is going to happen over the next few months. Its such a shameful and undignified way for a great club to go. We can only be grateful that Rafa at least tried to do some good and we should wish him well when the Spain job comes round at the end of the season, at least he tried at the club.

  • 8 Sav // Apr 5, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    You can add Thauvin to the list – IF we can find somebody to take him.

  • 9 geordie157 // Apr 5, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    The only slight positive about relegation is that it’s a chance to clear the decks and rebuild.

    I’d like to see mbemba, Perez, Townsend, shelvey and mitrovic stay and build the team around them.

    I’ve already named the summer “the summer of depression”

  • 10 geordie157 // Apr 5, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Offload sick notes like haidara too and actually invest in a young left back ie Robertson or try and take garbutt or Galloway from everton

  • 11 geordiemark // Apr 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    what needs to happen is a new owner of the club, full clear out from charmley to carr moncur the whole lot all the players every single one of them, the players have failed the club so sell the lot

  • 12 danuneek // Apr 5, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    I really don’t have a problem with any of our players leaving. We wouldn’t be where we are if they were as good as we think they are.

  • 13 AndyMac // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Wouldnt want any of those three in the PL let alone the Championship and Where TF does Janmaat think he’ll get a PL club ?




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