Players Relegated To U23 Squad – But Can We Sell Them


News in the Chronicle today that returning Newcastle players from loan spells last season – Jack Colback and Achraf Lazaar have been moved to train with the U23 squad.

Jack was at odds with Rafa last summer and he finally went on loan to Nottingham Forest in January and he had a good loan spell there and they want him back this season.

But the wages of £45K/week he gets at Newcastle could be a problem.

Jack Colback – no future at Newcastle

Newcastle want to sell him this summer before his five-year contract runs out next June.

Achraf Lazaar had a nightmare loan spell at Italian side, Benevento, last season and he was ousted from the first team squad last January.

That’s when the club brought in free agent Bacary Sagna, the former Arsenal, and Manchester City full-back and had to find room for him in the squad.

Lazaar was the one he replaced.

Neither player has a future at Newcastle and Rafa will try to sell both of them this summer – if he can.

Rafa will also control the number and the actual players he wants training in the first team squad this summer.

This is not a huge surprise.

Comments welcome.


65 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Pickford trying to be too clever
    K.I.S.S.
    Keep it simple stupid

    3
  • jane

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #2

    right idea though

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Aye
    I guess
    Me nerves are showing

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #4

    For the love of God take Sterling off, how he gets picked over Rashford is beyond me. I am gob smacked he had a decent first touch but why oh why didn’t he lay it off after he failed to get around the keeper

    3
  • chicousa

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #5

    TomaKaThor,
    Was thinking the same: Sterling a selfish a$$, a simple pass back to Kane would have made it 2-0

    0
  • jane

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #6

    “Neither player has a future at Newcastle and Rafa will try to sell both of them this summer – if he can.”

    think Rafa likes Lazaar so may give him every chance possibly another loan.

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Kane playing deep if only there was a midfielder who could……

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Best performance yet although a very workmanlike, safety first approach. We could murder these on the counter if we didn’t pass the ball like a rugby team. Shelvey would be great for hitting them on the break. Yet I still think we could hammer them. They’re an old team and only dangerous on the counter. Please don’t defend the lead, lets kill them off.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 7, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #9

    I can’t believe Sweden are in a quarter final.

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #10

    We need another goal. We can’t sit back in the second half

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Appalling team. England so lucky to lose to Belgium

    1
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Jib

    Your a Miserable man. Gth.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #13

    I think Southgate has found Rafa’s tactical notebook . England looking like Newcastle .

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #14

    You have to remember that Sterling has it dinned
    into him all the time by Guardiola to just focus on
    the goal.
    The number of goals City got from Sterling’s ricochets
    was unreal.

    2
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Henderson trying to do what Shelvey does ..he’s trying to copy Shelvey game.. Henderson still a lumbering hulk though ..if he wasn’t playing for Liverpool do you think he’d been in that England team? Unimaginative .

    2
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Carlisle in raptures here. Great goal !

    0
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Sweden playing with ten men.

    0
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Now let’s have a third

    0
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Great save Pickford!

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #20

    And Henderson
    Shut your gob Online guy
    you know sfa about footy

    4
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Surely we can’t throw this away now – surely!

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Micky
    The turnips are in real danger of a good old fashioned humping

    2
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    Its an amazing day….. it’s a Beautiful Summer , England are winning , and your still a misery. Bugger off, No in fact .. try and cheer up . Miserable old man.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib ..you will never and have never seen the likes of Elland road from the pitch . I have. I know nowt about football ? ! ..stick to your Rugby game Jibbirish ..or ladies netball.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Sterling should have had that..knackred

    0
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #26

    As I’m a Toon fan, even at 2.0 up i still think, well if they can pull one back……

    (Us against Arsenal in 2011 for example).

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #27

    We should bid for Berg. Much better than that fat Venezuelan.

    0
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Delph. They;ll score now.

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Online Guy
    Its an amazing day….. it’s a Beautiful Summer , England are winning , and
    I still haven’t got a clue what I’m watching.

    Driving in your car – smoking your cigar
    The only time your happy’s when you play your guitar

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Good time to be in Samara
    There seems to be a lot of beautiful sad blondes
    that need consoling

    5
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m pleased that Southgate has realised that Henderson and Dier
    shouldn’t be on the pitch at the same time

    6
  • Tsunki

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Has there been a card yet? 🙂

    Have to say impressed with Sweden played fair just not good enough.

    1
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #33

    TNMW…Imagine Rafa actually being able to find another £5M player after all who would have thought…

    …was told it was impossible

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Jesper
    We are busy showing a Scandinavian country
    how to play footy
    Go and do the ironing like a good little hubby

    7
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Farvel Sverige

    3
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib…it’s not farvel in Swedish it’s hej då

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Åh ok

    2
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib…are references to household stereotypes suppose to be funny? Let me know and I’ll throw a laugh or two!

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #39

    England fans singing “You’re shit, but your birds are fit”.

    Priceless.

    5
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib…you are aware of the differences between Sweden and Denmark right?

    1

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