There Could Be A Number Of Players Leaving Newcastle In January


Depending on whether Newcastle have new owners by January could decide just how many of our current players are made available for transfer at that time.

Rafa does want to get Jack Colback out of the club – preferably on a permanent deal to get his £75K/week wages off the wage bill.

It appears that Rafa will not play Jack again in the first team – so it seems best for Jack to leave his hometown club.

And depending how many strikers we can get in permanently or on loan could decide the futures of both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle – who do not seem to have long-term futures at Newcastle.

Rafa would like to bring in a goalkeeper, left-bank, central midfield play-maker, and a couple of good strikers in January – if good enough players are available then.

And if we succeed in getting a midfielder in then Mo Diame could leave the club, and he’s said to be keen to link up again with his former manager at Hull City –  Steve Bruce – who is now the manager of Aston Villa.

Jack Colback – has to leave Newcastle in January

Jack Colback has also played for Steve at Sunderland, so Aston Villa is also a possible destination for Colback.

While goalkeeper is probably the lowest priority, Rafa needs another goalkeeper brought in to allow young Freddie Woodman to go out on loan.

The  England u21 International is a top prospect, but he must get first team games to help in his development, and he has said he’d like to go out on loan.

Of course, the big question is whether or not we will have new owners by January, but even if we do not – Rafa can still sign some decent players by selling some of our current players to fund the incoming transfers.

Either way, Rafa must be allowed to improve the strength and class of the squad in January, after summer’s debacle when he got very little money from the owner for incoming transfers.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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110 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #1

    smileypooemoji!

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #2

    JC is on 75k a week? Not sure on that one? thought it was on around the 50k mark? Anyone know what he’s supposedly done or said? Personally I’ve never rated the lad, he looked decent for the first 5 or 6 matches after signing and that was that but he has PL experience etc, must really have put himself in it to be outcast like this

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail
    I admit it’s just a spur line
    But they’d have to backfill the tunnel to Monument
    Unless they turned it into the biggest cellar bar in
    Europe.
    😀

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed
    always post his wages as 75k when he knows fine well
    that he’s really on about half that.
    It’s done to get people clicking and blogging
    You see
    It’s worked
    😎

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Jay,
    He was up for sale and training with the young uns. Rafa asked him to join the seniors to make up a training session and he refused. That and he’s shite.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Seems to me this player always did his best for his home club, got a raw deal from fans and Rafa. Also lots of cruel abuse because of the way he looks.

    On mitrovic, when we were winning I got it. But now we are on a little streak, there’s no excuse in not playing him.

    Ferguson was like this too. It’s my way or the highway. But he had lots of players, he could afford to do that.

    Summary: come on Rafa, give the lad a chance, till Xmas. OK, we get it. For whatever reason, you don’t like him. He doesn’t strike me as a yes man, I admit.

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    @jail that it? surprised he stayed, in the long term getting that wage but not playing will probably cost him more on his next contract than he’ll gain in the year of earning it..very short term view decision…
    Not a fan of his tbh and his attitude has always looked a bit suspect, was disrespectful to sunderland when he left even though they developed them, taunted the nufc crowd whilst there despite claming to be a fan etc Was so sick of him last year giving away needless fouls 40 yards out from our goal, it put us under so much uneccessary pressure…

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Good day chaps owt been going on our the same old same old got the reg of that car give it to my insurance company let them deal with it all they can tell me at present is the car is insured what clipped mine.

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #9

    thing with Mitro is, not one of us sees what he does in training.. He hasn’t really done much on the field to warrant the cult status either, a goal when we’re 2-0 and cruising doesn’t really say much… when he has got a chance many times he’s done stupid things (west ham being a prime example).
    Remember with HBA, we were all split, I was a get rid person, but to be fair to Hatem, the guy showed us magic on a field from time to time balanced alongside his terrible attitude to warrant the debate but all Mitrovic has ever done is run around, shout at the crowd n barge into defenders…hes been a more successful cheerleader than a player…
    If anything, it’s Gayle that we should be clamouring to get some fitness and play? Guy has pace and scores every 95 mins last season so at least has shown us something

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #10

    @Cyprus – The red card at west ham, 4 goals in 25 championship appearances, the stupid late tackles, the complete lack of movement up top, the absolutely woeful finishing are all reasons not to give mitro a go…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Jay,
    I’m glad you said that. No matter what we think of them he done the dirt on them after they give him his break through, it wasn’t for a love for us either as he would have quite happily signed for West Ham if he hadn’t of already done some deal with us. He done nothing imo to make us forget his gushing of the crowd while in red and white stripes either. Good riddance.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t know why this “give Mitro a chance” stuff keeps getting burped up. He had his chances, lots of them. Supermac was quite succinct. Let’s move on.

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #13

    @Jail – if I remember rightly his agent actually tried to pull out of the Newcastle deal because of the west ham offer being more but it was too far down the line?
    Fact is, hes getting 50k a week or whatever, whilst the club is paying him its his responsibility to train with whoever the manager asks, be it the kids or the 1st team…a player with better attitude would have seen being asked to come back into the first team squad as a chance to work hard and impress, not turn it down..

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #14

    I hate being gushed. I’m sure most people do.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m sure he gets 40k a week less £5k a week of course ginger penalty .

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #16

    @Tsunki – its a mystery… people even using scoring against China as proof… madness, lads done nothing in 2 years for us..
    Gayle on the other hand, we should be getting behind, hes probably our best shout at goals till January at least… shown last year he can be a finisher, surely our best option?

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry that did come across as a tad penaltyist

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Tsunki,
    I get the clamour for him to start while Joselu is looking continually worse, I was desperate to see him come on last week. What I don’t get is this “he deserves a chance he’s done nothing to deserve a chance whatsoever, if Joselu wasn’t so bloody ineffective I’d gladly see him left on the bench all year.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Trouble is the masses really swoon for a windmiller. Look how long past sell by Stephen Taylor lasted. He dined out on that for a good four years over.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki,
    Especially off a ginger.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Jail i get it, it’s frustration at the quality we don’t seem to have. It’s like me sweating away with a blunt drill bit, i inevitably rummage around for another which turns out to be just as blunt, then another, then back to the original one…oh..yeah…that was blunt as well wasn’t it?

    🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Actually jack would be a good fit for Villa. I’ll say no more and leave it at that.

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  • martoon

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

    I can’t speak for others but my feeling on Mitrovic is, yes, he is no Shearer but we have limited striking options. Most would agree Joselu and Mitro are similar type players, we have given Joselu a few games and I think now is the time to give Mitro the same chance. I’m pretty sure Mitrovic can improve but Joselu has probably reached his peak.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Can’t slate wearside Jack, he’s one of us. He certainly didn’t look like one of us running toward the Gallowgate in his red and white shirt with his finger on his lips. I hope he goes back to them.

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib @3

    A man of many talents now you’re showing your civil engineering skills to add to your portfolio!

    You referred to increasing capacity by lowering the pitch and of course you realise that the only way to sensibly achieve that is by lowering it sufficiently to justify constructing addition capacity beneath the existing stands? Cost? Benefit?

    Oh, and while all this building works going on, where do we play our home games – Gateshead or The Stadium of Light? Now there’s something to chew on.

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #26

    martoon

    Joseph and Mitro are similar but there is a slight difference between them – one gets reds and scores goals while the other one doesn’t!

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    * whoops

    Joseph wore a technicolour dreamcoat but Joselu didn’t

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #28

    We’ll, it’s happened again – I’ve killed the blog as I seem to have done late last night.

    On that note….

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Jail@3
    A seed of a magnificent project .
    An underground bar linking The Strawberry to the Gallowgate.
    Brilliant just brilliant.
    Perhaps they could have an underground hotel so when you’ve had too many shandies you ring the missus and tell her honestly “ the trains have stopped running so I’m here for the night” ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #30

    martoon,
    Yup, he simply has to start against Man U.

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail for Ashley
    martoon,
    Yup, he simply has to start against Man U.

    You do realise Mitro will be playing in this

    South Korea vs Serbia
    tomorrow, 11:00
    Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan

    He flies back from Asia Thursday morning
    no way Rafa will pick him to play Saturday tea-time

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  • hibbit

    Nov 13, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Seoul to London is a 13 hour flight plus any check in time minimum traveling time Seoul to Newcastle 20 hours and that’s if every thing goes to plan

    would be a big ask

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #33

    especially when the core of the team that will start at OT, Shelvey, Hayden, Perez, Joselu or Gayle,Ritchie, Murphy, Lejeune, manquillo etc will have all been here training the tactics for the game on Saturday over the last week..id be surprised if Mitro made the bench

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Jib,
    Aye, I suppose that could be a factor, looks like Joselu and Gayle it is then.

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #36

    At first sight Serbia doing a mini-tour of
    Asia in November looks crazy
    However I bet the Serbian FA are
    earning a huge wedge for it.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #37

    You sometimes wonder if players engineer their own positions through their actions.
    Does Andy Carroll want out of West Ham because he doesn’t like the smog down in old Lundun town ?
    Maybe he’s seen than Mitro’s days appear to be numbered and he would like to be back home in black and white.
    A quick sending off and alienating yourself from your manger or ex-manager in the case of Bilic and West Ham fans is one way to hasten your exit. Doubt the arrival of Moyes will change his mind. So maybe there’s something going to happen there.

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #38

    I do think Patrice Evra becoming a free agent
    after his Kung Fu lapse has to be given some
    thought
    He’s still a cracking left back

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib,
    Potato potato.

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 13, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Problem is no one claims Mitro is a world beater. He’s had 2 reds in the games he’s played in, has missed less games than Shelvey through bans in last 12 months yet Shelvey gets the backing from fans. Doesn’t quite sit right with me.

    As for Gayle he’s prolific at his level, the championship, his record in the PL is awful and he’s looked awful all this season including against bornemouth when he could have gone clean through but fluffed his control.

    Out of Perez, joselu and Gayle……mitro is the only player who has had more success in the PL. He has 9 goals in 11 internationals, 3 in 5 pre season and 2 goals in 3 games for us.

    That’s more goals than Perez, Gayle and joselu will get between them all season!! That’s why he should start

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