If Newcastle Go Down – Alternatives To Selling Best Players


If Newcastle are relegated then the major question every Newcastle fan will be asking is will Rafa Benitez stay – and we’ll not know that until after the final game of the season on May 15th – and we may even avoid relegation.

Rafa is right in only concentrating on saving Newcastle and he will not answer the question on whether he will leave if we do take the drop.

That will keep the players on their toes that if they want Rafa next season to be coaching them and maybe starting to create a dynasty at Newcastle – then they should be playing out of their skins in the last three games.

lee charnley and mike ashley

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

One thing is certain – if we do go down and that is the wage bill will need to be reduced and overall running costs in general will need to be cut.

One alternative to selling our high wage earners is to send one or two of them out on loan  for the season – hoping we can come straight back up and then they can rejoin Newcastle next summer.

By that means at least their wages will be paid for next season.

Which players are kept and which ones are sold if we go down will depend a lot on whether Rafa is still the manager.

If he is then Newcastle are said to be willing to keep the ones he wants at the club – assuming they will want to play in England’s second division.

Some players will be sold to simply bring in some cash to help the club through what will be a tough time financially with our revenues being greatly cut.

A good Managing Director would be working on some of these alternatives and looking at the finances for next season, just in case we do go down.

So we don’t expect Lee Charnley to be doing any of that.

Things will be made a lot easier if we can stay up, which is exactly why Rafa has the players in for extra training sessions as tries to save the club.

That’s not beyond him either.

Howay The Lads!!

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169 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out unless he keeps Rafa!

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Not even thinking of relegation just now, not until i know we’re done for certain. That’s just me though and i agree the club needs to be thinking along those lines. Still think that without our biggest earners we can bounce back by selling those without the balls for it and using that money to buy some quality Championship hardened players to mix in with our undoubted crop of talented youngsters. Our young lads are good enough with the right guidance for the PL, as Rafa is currently proving, so with said guidance we could deffo bounce back first time. Howay the lads!

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  • Fostino

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #3

    This is a repost from the last article

    Lads..just a suggestion. I’ve been to anfield many times as I’m sure many of ye have too. The never walk alone anthem gives me goosebumps every time. Do you think it would a nice idea considering the week that is in it that us toon fans sing this anthem for 1 time only before the crystal palace match this weekend. Those poor families finally received justice this week and I for one would love to show acknowledge this justice. If you agree with this lads, could you spread the word or contact the relevant people who could make this happen. Do you think I should send the club an email or am I being ridiculous.

    Thanks bobby bee for the support. Hopefully more can spread the word

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Go with that e mail my friend, you just never know.

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  • lesh

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost from previous thread

    Bobby

    It’s my birthday and it could be everyone else’s too.

    But bombarding them for the same record’ll surely make even the dumbest at the Club smell a rat.

    There is a downside to bombardment and that is that if they refuse and the press gets hold of that, it may send the wrong message to Rafa.

    The alternative is to give him a rousing welcome at all three games – that should reinforce the message that the fans truly love him to pieces.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Take it one match at a time. A win against Palace first. Three points. Sunderland and Norwich both lose. Things look a lot better in 17th place. Then on to Villa.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Arsenal is going to beat Norwich at home. They desperately need the points for Champions League. Stoke is very good at home as well. Sunderland go down 2-0.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #8

    I don’t know why we’re even bothering to play those matches…..

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  • lesh

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Jail

    Keeping Rafa’s a move that could ease the pressure of a fan backlash against Ashley.

    Buy he really must address the Charnley-Carr situation. Doing nowt and retaining them in their current roles would be absolute madness on his behalf.

    He’s got an opportunity to demonstrate that he’s cocked up over the years and we all hope he acts to undo the damage he’s caused.

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  • reilly

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #10
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Hopefully be out of relegation zone come saturday night.

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  • lesh

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #12

    You’ll Never Walk Alone followed by chants of Rafa, stay with us…. As in da da, da da da!

    Might kill two birds with one stone?

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ve just e mailed the club with my request for a chorus of YNWA before the game. It would cerainly be a sight to behold.

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  • magscar

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Just catching up – been out for a bit

    Lesh

    On my state of the art 1950’s Kitchen Range 🙂 my mother was persuaded by Council to part with it (after we young un’s had left) in a modernisation program so they were really building up stock for the coming Retro Boom and here was me thinking it was probably in Beamish!

    Mr Tuff

    Agree with your points in reference to mine earlier

    Nice day on here for a change – not the calm before a storm hopefully.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes magscar,
    It’s nice to be nice isn’t it?

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Lesh, play it or not, i won’t go running to the press with it lmao. We get enough bad publicity without that. Mum’s the word. Shhh. 😉 I think Rafa knows how much he’s wanted here already, but a little reminder would’t harm though. ‘Stand up, if you love Rafa, stand up, if you love Rafa etc’ Many ways to get the message across.

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  • Back Door Man

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #17

    testing

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #18

    If we stay up Rafa stays regardless. If we go down it really does depend on 1: Rafa wanting to stay and bounce straight up.
    2: What Ashleys plans are for the club, we may well tread water until the parachute payments are gone and then be stripped bare unless a buyer comes in

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  • Jib

    Apr 27, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Be up front about it
    Everyone fill in a request form and say something like “As one of the many Toon fans on NUFCblog.com please play Stay ” and then give it your own personal touch if you are from the States say so ( even Canadians can take part 😀 )
    Gets it done and a nice plug for the blog.

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Fans/HalfTimeRequests

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Not sure the loan idea would work, as good as it is. If – a very big if just now – we do go down, other clubs will smell our vulnerability and make our stars – cough cough – an offer they won’t refuse. To be honest, not sure they’d be such a big miss anyway, as their hearts haven’t been in it for a while. Anyone who wants out i will personally drive to the airport and wave goodbye to.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #21

    It is simply impossible to predict who will go and who will stay if we go down as we don’t know what the fat man’s plans are and what clauses are in the players contracts, if there are no clayses we don’t need to get rid of anyone and could charge SD 30M per year for advertising. Surely Mikey has to man up and take responsibility for the mess we’re in and cover the cost himself rather than “lend” the club money again.

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  • Back Door Man

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Is censorship alive and well on the blog? Been trying to post for the last half-hour but nowt appears, apart from “testing” and maybe this.

    I know some will be pleased that I might have been gagged.

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  • Back Door Man

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Let’s try again with a longer post …

    .

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  • magscar

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Jail

    Always nice me 🙂

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  • Back Door Man

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Like Bobby, I too was overjoyed when I heard the verdicts of “unlawful killing” and that the fans were ‘blameless’. 

    Clearly the crowd control tactics employed by the police commanders probably reflected the mantra ‘the fans are hooligans so let’s kettle them into holding pens … fuck the scum’.  The blame lies squarely with the bosses … it was shown there were many good, honest coppers trying to do their jobs fairly that day but were hampered by having knackered radios, no proper training, poor leadership and being scared shitless of taking independant action for fear of being targeted by the culture in South Yorks Police and their bullying Chief Constable Wright.

    Whoever posted the gas chamber analogy by equating the action of the police with the sondetkommando need their heads examining – the skomm KNEW they were driving folks to their deaths, the cops didn’t … they were just trying to shove folks back.

    I’m not at all suprised at the criminally corrupt cover-up that followed.  All these ‘disciplined services’ have form for abusing the rules, apportioning blame elsewhere, giving false witness, destroying evidence.  It’s in their DNA to behave like that and, when it involves the police, it usually results in some form of miscarriage of justice.

    Let’s hope that the two current criminal enquiries report, as promised, by the end of the year and that those found responsible for any wrongdoing  are sent for trial.  But, after 27+ years would the evidence ‘standup’ in court and the guilty walk … I’d wager that the DPP or Crown Prosecution Service (which ever one is responsible) will ‘bottle it’.  Just wait for “it’s not in the public interest to proceed”.  Bastards!

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  • Back Door Man

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Nah! It hasn’t worked!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #27

    BDM……… Spit it out man you bespowling boboloyne.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #28

    BDM,
    I don’t see why you would be moderated, have you mailed Ed?

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  • magscar

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #29

    BDM

    Depending on it’s content/words it may have been flagged up for Ed’s moderation.

    Are those that are getting through instant? if so it possibly is only some of your posts being moderated but not all? Just guessing

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #30

    Jail, what Eds email address.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Interestingly, or perhaps not, I posted a 2 link post earlier today and it went straight up.

    That used to go in to moderation.

    For those discussing a “YNWA” song this weekend at SJP, try get something going on Twitter to spread the word perhaps?

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  • Back Door Man

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #32

    magscar … just the usual sort of stuff, plus the bastard word, refs to the gas chambers, etc.

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  • Belfast

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Stick to the one liners back door man.

    Where’s my good friend Ian Toon these days Jail?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Tsunki

    You little devil.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Any player who doesn’t want to be here needs offloading. We need total committment from every single squad member regardless of what league we’re in. Just out of curiosity, anyone see look north on hillsborough. Sick people.

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  • Back Door Man

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #36

    I’ll try to modify some of the words to see if that’ll allow passage.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Tuff, my post was in response to jib. He was suggesting that I would state another blog since this one could be ending but I thought that I would leave that to you. Yknow since… Ehem! Ladies wre…

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  • Jib

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #38
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #39

    BDM, i sometimes get the same thing, where one post won’t appear and the next will. Thought it was my tablet, but maybe its a problem their end? Just keep posting it usually goes right itself.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s in the blog menu my half brained friend.

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