Players Who Can Help Us Get Promoted Next Season

Yes, we know there’s still a chance we can avoid relegation, although it’s a slim chance it is still very possible.

And we hope that Rafa Benitez – that workaholic who seems to be working every single day to perform that particular miracle – can do it, if anybody can.

But given the very likely scenario this season that we will be relegated, then who do we have who can help us get promoted straight back to the Premier League?

Four players we signed this season will be excellent players we can use next season – Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Jonjo Shelvey and  Andros Townsend.


Aleksandar Mitrovic – should be able to score lots of goals next season

Hopefully Henri Saivet can come into the side too, and we think he’s not playing at the moment simply because Rafa is using the more experienced players who have played in the Premier League before.

The players who will want to go will be at least Daryl Janmaat, Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko and they should be sold and the money used to bring in new players who can help us ibn the Championship next season.

We will already be getting about £6M for Remy Cabella who will join Marseille.

Lots of players will leave – Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan, Emmanuel Riviere, Yoan Gouffran, Haris Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi at least – and we’re undecided as to whether we should keep Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote or let them go – what do you think?

As far as new players coming in – we will have striker Adam Armstrong back playing just one division above where he has been outstanding for Coventry City this season, so Adam can play a part – maybe alongside Mitrovic.

As for new players coming in we must bring in two full backs and a center-back – no ifs or buts about that – we didn’t do that over the last few seasons which is why our defense has been our big weakness and has basically been one of the big reasons for this relegation.

We need to change things and get Newcastle to become a good defensive side which we haven’t been for the last four seasons.

Hopefully Tim Krul will be fit and with Karl Darlow will be fighting for the number one slot in August until Rob Elliot comes back maybe in the October – November time frame.

So it looks like defenders are what we need and we should be fairly reasonable in other parts of the field – with one or two additions – but we cannot see Florian Thauvin being much use to us in the Championship.

Can you?

Graham Carr should be told to scout for players we can sign if we are relegated.

And the main thing we need to do is to appoint a new manager very early in the summer – maybe David Moyes or somebody of that caliber – none of this head coach nonsense – a real manager – before any players come in.

The new manager must have final say on all transfers – just like Rafa was promised.

We can no longer allow Graham Carr to bring in his favorite players while ignoring what the team really needs – it doesn’t work.

And we probably shouldn’t bother with any fancy tours in the summer – just arrange a few friendlies against a number of good sides – and let the new manager work extensively with the squad before the first game of the season.

If we can do that this summer we should have a decent chance of coming straight back up to the Premier League.

One season down below will not be too harmful for the club, but more than that will be.

What do you think?

Comments wleocme.

94 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Apr 6, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1


    his old man joined pards at palace
    i dont think he will go there i think better clubs will br after him
    also with pards being close to the sack woodman will prob leave when pards does so might be a bit of a risk joining palace

    best club for him at the mo would prob be spurs they will want a replacment for loris soon

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 6, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    I want to be sick.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 6, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #3


    thanks for sharing have some beer
    beer cures all

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 6, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #4

    If the horse hasn’t bolted yet I hope it kicks Ashley in his fat kin face as it goes, and then the cart rolls over his space hopper head!


    Apr 6, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #5

    A lot of those players should go regardless of the league we find ourselves in


    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #6

    All the Dutch lads can leave, I’d like to keep Krul but that’s it really

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m just cheesed off, too little to late.

    After his drivel we carried on the same as every other year despite what’s claimed.
    Same targets for proffit before the good of the team, still selected by a scout, still managed by a incompetent fool.

    I wanted to give Steeve a chance but it was obvious months ago he couldn’t do it, he should have gone after Chelsea!

    Rafa Shelvey and Townsend were a break from the norm but to little to late!

    I’m mighty pi55ed after the end of last season and people saying he’s spent blah blah blah. It’s a joke! The clubs been mismanaged from top to bottom, we’re a fkin circus and Ashley’s the clown the ringmaster and the elephant man!

    I hope he gets genital warts in his mouth!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Actually I can see at least 5 of that list not going regardless of whether they should or not.

    As for a new manager, Moyes no thanks.

    Eddie Howe perhaps or even promote Cathro. I would also go for Pearson.

    Plenty of young brave managers out there.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #9

    I know you’re probably speaking tongue in cheek but why on earth would Eddie Howe drop a division to leave a club where he is valued and respected. I think Cathro will be given the job as it worked before with Hoots and they’ll like the idea of saving money. Rafa probably cost the same as Pardews whole eight year deal. Cathro might not even want it.

  • BeeGuy

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Krul will leave. maybe Elliot.

    I’d expect they would try to loan Mitro and Townsend.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Why Eddie Howe, he’s only been in the premier league this season.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Hey Jail, if you got a ticket for the swans match, fancy meeting up for a pint, i will pay.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Considering the complete non entity we’ve been since avoiding relegation three years ago I think we’d have been better off gone. We might well be three years closer to the fat man selling up and we wouldn’t have been humped off the mackems six times in a row.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #14

    I will buy the first round, you get the rest.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Only if you don’t mind when I pour it on your thick head!

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Who do I speak to for the ladies wrestling?

  • toon kk

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Eds listed players are part of the reasons why we’ve struggled for so long.

    There needs to be some quality scouting come the end of the season for hard working quality championship players.

  • AncientC

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #18

    LOL @ 15.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #19


    Now now no need to be like that i was being nice.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Wi?liamson would have been ideal the fcukin hopeless clowns.

  • 9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Please don’t take this the wrong way: I’m not claiming our defence is wonderful, but it seems to be taken for granted we are where we are because of our defence. I strongly disagree. Look at the number of games we have lost 1-0, it’s criminal. We needed a centre forward who was proven to score goals in the Premier League, Cisse stopped doing that a long while ago, Mitro has failed so many times (good luck to him for the future, hope it has already started for him), we have an unfit pile of lard we wisely introduced in January but daresen’t let loose on the pitch as he’s so embarrassing: goals, goals, goals, that’s what we lack. Goals lacking all season . 1-0,1-0, 1-0, 1-0, it wears me out thinking about it.
    Just saying.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #22

    So when you pour it on my head, what drink would that be, I’m guessing you are Buck’s Fizz or maybe a babycham kind of guy.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Hopefully Man City win tonight, looking forward to watching that match.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m not sure it would be a drink squelsh me old mate. I think paint stripper might work on you.

  • Thump

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Hahaha as if any of those players would hang about for us in the Championship. Ever heard of a fire sale, Ed?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #26


    Yeah agree so many games we just limped over the line under Mclaren who would make changes to late and then we couldn’t score with the chances we made

    On Mitrovic I don’t think its a coincidence that he has now scored 2 games in a row with headers he has always been capable of this but we hardly ever put in quality for him

  • AncientC

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Ashley has said himself that he wants “value” when buying players.

    No mention of structure, philosophy, integration… just straight up ‘bang for your buck’ when spending on players.

    Where did it all go wrong?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #28

    It was always a big ask to expect a 20 year old kid new to a league to be your main striker but he was and we are where we are partly because of it. We’ve lost 1-0 six times but have conceded three or more a whopping nine times.

  • Jib

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #29

    This is what it’s all about !
    The talent on display in Paris is unreal !
    I hope the match lives up to expectations.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #30

    I do too Jibberish, if it keeps you quiet for 90 minutes.

  • lesh

    Apr 6, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Graham Carr should not be told to scout players for the drop. He’s been doing that for the past couple of years. Who says we don’t plan!

    Seriously though, Carr’s buys have in the main totally unsuitable and if anything, he should be encouraged to spend more time with his family (or so the phrase goes).

    One would hope that Ashley’s got head-hunters hired to identify candidates for the role of MD to replace Charnley. The Club needs a full review of operations, driven by an MD who knows football as a business, someone who can rectify the damage caused by the incompetents who’ve got us on the threshold of relegation.

  • lesh

    Apr 6, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Yes Jail

    £500k for Willo – all for the sake of Charnley trying to do something for the accounts.

    If anybody deserves to have his backside kicked out of SJP it’s Charnley.

  • giimps

    Apr 6, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Gotta say I hope Benitez explains to the morons “in charge” you need experienced players in all areas of the pitch and it is catastrophic to refuse players because they are over 27.
    We could have had so many decent players in their right positions if it wasn’t for the remit…..not all Carrs fault but overpaying for players who we don’t need is criminal.
    I wonder if he gets a cut of outgoing contracts as well as incoming ….if so hel probably retire soon anyway

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m sure Pardew and Mclaren told them that but Mikey laid the law and that’s what they were going to stick to.

  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 6, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Today’s financial results show that Newcastle United are penny wise and pound foolish. Charnley’s statement the points are more important than pounds is something the supporters have been saying for years. It finally dawned on the “board’ but unfortunately too late.

  • U.S Magpie

    Apr 6, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #36

    So can we stay up, this week talk about Leicester City managed to do it, well there is a chance we can. Honestly though as we all feel, well not all, we are relegated plain and simple. So next season starting again in the Championship, can we bounce back the first time like we did last time, that’s a million dollar question if I have ever asked one. But now lets look at the biggest issue, Rafa leaving if this is in his contract. I think Rafa may have in his contract that it is void if we get relegated. Now that’s the smart thing to do, this leaves the door open to the powers that be to sit down with him and say, Rafa what do you need from us. He will then ask for that bonus again for when he gets us back into the prem and also ask the club to back him within that contract to do what he needs when he gets us back. Rafa is no stupid person and may feel that as he calls us the sleeping giant, he could build something powerful if he gets the whole season. He may stay if we relegated, yes I know tons of clubs out there may offer him the Prem but I don’t feel that is what he really needs or wants. Lets hope something in the water changes the players and turns them into Real Madrid over night, it would be amazing to see what Rafa can do in the Prem with us and his squad of players.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #37

    We aren’t relegated yet. If we beat Southampton, we have a good chance of beating the drop. Hopefully Leicester will do Sunderland and Norwich will draw and lose games.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 6, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Bah. Humbug.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Apr 6, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Don’t forget that we have a game in hand.We could draw 7 games and Norwich could lose their remaining 6.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #40



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