Newcastle Sqaud Numbers Issued And Some Changed

Here are the 32 squad numbers issued by Newcastle United this morning.

newcastle squad numbers

The new lads got the following numbers:

Dwight Gayle    9
Matt Ritchie   11
Ciaran Clark    2
Grant Hanley    5
Jesus Gamez    27
Matz Sels      28
Isaac Hayden   14

Changed numbers for some players from last season:

Jamaal Lascelles  6
Yoan Goiuffran   20

Mohamed Diame has not yet been issued a squad number.

30 comments so far

  • DaraghL

    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    NUFCPaul – Agreed

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    If I was a pro footballer, I would always choose #13. It has always seemed a lucky number for me.

  • The one and Ayoze 17

    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    We really need a couple of wingers brought in quickly as this is now our weakest position. Any news on this supposed medical this afternoon?

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Goofy was no11. Wonder if he was bothered about losing it or if he couldn’t care less.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    A couple of suprises for me. SDJ still has number 10. Clark number 2.
    I reckon rafa is waiting for sissoko to leave, so he can hive diame his number.

  • NUFCPaul

    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    YCMIU – footballers are a notoriously superstitious bunch though, aren’t they? I could see most of them avoiding the #13 like the plague. Wouldn’t make any difference to me, I think the whole number thirteen/bad luck thing is a load of old claptrap.

  • firebug666

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #7

    After all of Sissoko’s mouthing in the press I would take his number off him anyway and give it to Diame, any disgruntled mouth off Sissoko would see him playing the rest of the season in the development squad where he may find his level.

  • cyprus

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Can a 22 year old he captain? Is this common or is he the youngest captain in history?

  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Diame will have to have a number before Friday, unless he won’t be involved that is. Perhaps we will see some more movements very soon.

  • Fostino

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #10

    With sbj looking lime he’s staying the only position we need is winher. If only we had townsand.

    If armstrong being sent on loan then an St needed too.

    Haidira for a new lb be great too but lb are hard to get

    As many people agree rivi..tiote..saviet are surplus now. Wouldn’t mind sissoko sticking around but only way he would have is if he was to be captain. Reckon krul in his last year of contract could go too. No one will touchy goofy in his wages. Bigi sammy and vickic won’t be bought either so loan is best we can hope for there.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #11


    He could team up with Schweinsteiger!

  • JDdubai

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Team for tomorrw:

    Janmaat – Hanley-Lascelles-Dummett

    Think Hanley will start with Mbemba currently quiet after injury.
    Perez/Diame/Aarons fighting over 2 spots though Anita could find a way in.
    Nice to have several possibilities for each position now, not a case of picking the 11 purples anymore.

  • cyprus

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Seems you don’t like him much eh.
    He’s still our most valuable asset by a country mile.

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Lascelles obviously won’t play every game so another captain will need to step in when he’s not playing. Where’s Jesper when he’s needed.

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #15


    Yeah lucky numbers dont really exist. But for some reason i seem to win stuff if I happen to have 13 on a raffle ticket or something.

  • RolandoOverhead

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #16

    If Diame plays on Friday, wonder if the rules allow a temporary number such as 0 or 00.
    There is no way Sissoko will have moved on come kick-off against Fulham.

  • firebug666

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17


    Aye mate, he has shown he has no love for the club, and apart from a couple of games for France he has been useless.

    We are not exactly inundated with offers from all of these big clubs he’s been touting himself too either.

    Now we are in the championship there are no big clubs for him to turn up and display his lack of talent unless we manage to draw one in the cups.

    He only ever plays when he wants and is more inconsistent that our lass in an argument…. 😀

  • Spacepyramids

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18


    A bit late— sorry!

    Final League Position: 1
    Final no. of points: 96
    League Cup round: SF
    FA Cup round: 5th
    Player of the Season Blog: Hayden (dark horse)
    Top goal scorer TGS: Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS: 28

    Roll on tomorrow!!!!

  • firebug666

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #19


    Aye marra, lost faith in him, I thought he would have come good at some point but he was consistent only in disappointing.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Sissoko and Diame have to start tomorrow. I see that Ed is having the difficulty of spelling the word ‘squad’.

  • nut meg

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Eay Wilkins was captain of Chelsea at 18 years of age.There’s bound to be more but he came off the top of my head.

  • nut meg

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Eay = Ray

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #23

    I wonder if NUFC will go back to the Belgium ProLeague. We were linked with Frank Acheampong earlier on in the transfer window, maybe we could go back for someone else.
    Possible options could include:

    Moses Simon – like Ahmed Musa
    Ayanda Patosi
    Leon Bailey (long shot)

    These can all play left wing or upfront and could be worth a gamble now that Knockaert is looking less likely.

  • richyg01

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Clark and Diame are both signed the same day.

    Why would Diame not get a squad number when Clark does?

    Makes no sense, unless he is waiting to see if he can have 23 off Saivet

  • NUFCPaul

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #25

    If Diame plays on Friday then whatever shirt number he wears is the one he’ll be stuck with all season. Even if Sissoko leaves he won’t be able to switch to #7. That’s the rule.

    And zero can’t be used as a shirt number under the current rules.

  • estechco

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #26

    @ 25 – I think the logical conclusion, that others have alluded to, is that Diame will get Sissoko’s No 7 once he slings his hook!

  • Slank

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Don’t see Sissoko, Diame or Clark playing at Fulham.

    Diame and Clark have probably not trained yet with the squad and Rafa probably wouldn’t risk playing them without assessing them in training with those who are expected to play.

    Sissoko has probably trained since arriving back on Monday but might not be in Rafa’s plans except that Rafa rates him highly and so he could appear.

  • nightfa11

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #28


    Sakho was captain of psg at 17 or 18..

  • GeordieGadie

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #29

    do I read correctly when I say shirt numbers say:

    Clarck is our RB now
    Lascelle/Hayden Central defenders
    Dummet LB
    Richie/Sissoko wingers
    Gayle/Mitro strikers

    and the rest fill up the field

  • Toonda

    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #30

    i would love to get jersey number 13..i already have a newcastle jersey with 13 and my name on it..actually my birthday is also on 13th.


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