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Butt May Want To Leave

There are some reports today that Nicky Butt may wish to leave Newcastle United.


Nicky Butt – considering his options

Nicky Butt may be concerned that a mas exodus is about to occur at Newcastle. With the sale of Martins, and the everyday links of Sebastien Bassong, Butt seems to be worried that Newcastle will have a threadbare side going into the season.

Other players that have been linked with a move or expressed interest are Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez, Steve Taylor, and Jose Enrique. However, Steven Taylor is totally committed to his hometown side.

I don’t think Nicky Butt leaving would anger too many fans.

In fact only the loss of Bassong and Beye would be seen as detrimental since they have both performed very well for Newcastle.

56 comments so far

  • magpie6699

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1


  • AndyNUFC

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Good riddance!

    We need players who can run like hell for 90 minutes as fitness is a huge aspect to the championship.

    Not to mention his age, aging legs, but his passing is awful, not to mention his ridiculous temper which results in way too many fouls, bookings and last season, pathetic penalties.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Who gives a toss?

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #4

    If he goes he goes – but we need to recruit to replace!!!

  • Ashton

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Please leave !! he is just awful and can’t pass to save his life

  • NUFC99

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #6

    very sad to see nicky go…

    great player, and still capable of playing for man utd.

    The carricks, and andersons of this world are not a patch on butt.

    great tackler, superb vision and leader!

    wouldnt accept anyhting less than 10 mliilion, as this guy is class!

  • cromscott

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Great news about Butt wanting out.

    Thers a new rivals football forums site thats just opened…check it out….A place where rival fans can exchange views on their teams…..and have some banter…..http://www.21stcenturyrivalz.com/index.php …..its a good looking site but we need more toon fans……i hope to see a few of you lot over there.

  • AussieToon

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    This is actually good news.

  • Rangerman

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t rate Butt that highly but we need to get a few in before we let even more players leave.

  • NICK C

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Ashley would sell the whole first team squad if he could. Presumably the annual wage is the sticking point for anyone doung due dilligence.

    My real concern is that he flogs a load of players and then still doesn’t manage to sell the club b4 the transfer window shuts. In that scenario we are well and truly f****d ladies and gentlemen…

  • Darling27

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Good Riddance!!! Shocking Player!!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Proper Plop Mr Butt…get rid.

  • Darling27

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t even pass the ball. Gets it and lumps it up field. Out for 4 weeks ??? Shame it’s not 4 months!!!

  • chuck

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #14

    What a bunch !
    Anybody you havented vented about on this team?
    Call yourselves the best fans in the country, yet all you do is slag your own players.
    Nicky Butt provided good service to this club , but some on this blog are too ignorant (about the game) to understand what he accomplished on the field .
    Yeah he was getting on and yeah his legs were going, but he was the only decent defensive midfielder we had, how many times did he break up attacks ? sure sometimes resorting to professional fouls , but I think there are some who appreciated what he accomplished for the side.
    It`s my opinion he was an honest pro. who gave 100% every game,
    Good luck Nicky !

  • Starkadder

    Aug 1, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #15

    I’ve got mixed feelings about this.

    He’s one of those players who, when he has a good game, it goes un-noticed because he is not expected to run the length of the pitch, beating the entire opposition team and scoring Maradona-like.

    It’s not what he does, not was he’s asked to do and not what he’s able to do. He’s there to break up opposition play which he does do. Problem is, when he has a shocker, we can never cope with the results.

    I think he is a good, but one dimensional player whose legs have gone. The championship could well be a perfect swansong for Nicky Butt.

    However, looking to the future we need to be replacing him.

  • batty

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #16

    well said chuck

  • baro

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Who gives a dam about Butt. Hope he leaves so Danny Guthrie starts.

  • Geordie Cobbler

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Chuck – Yeh he did provide a good service to the club…regardless of that he just isnt good enough! He passing was terrible and he just hasn’t got the legs anymore…no one can doubt his effort but we’re gunna need more than effort to get out of this league…not to mention the amount of games we’re gunna play this year! Time for him to move on or at least move over.

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #19

    At last some good news – TAXI FOR MY BUTT

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Chuck and Co – get real he is CRAP – always has been and doesnt give his all – remember against Manure. He then went to Brum and even they didnt want to keep him.

  • zico martin

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #21

    toon-talk are reporting that they have had unconfirmed reports the club has been sold!

    hope it’s true but i wont hold my breath to long eh

  • Starkadder

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #22

    What do they claim that the source is?

    I won’t believe it until I see the statement on http://www.nufc.co.uk

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Zico – hope its right – but there has been too many false dawns recently

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Star – the rate of information coming from that site, we will of been sold 6 months before they confirm it. As a web site it is useless, gives no information and only wants to get at your wonga

  • zico martin

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #25

    they don’t say just that it was an unconfirmed report and that the club will make an announcment soon.

    heard it all a million times though.

    i’d love to be proved wrong though

  • euanpolo

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Everyone join this fantasy league for the championship.


  • euanpolo

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s sponsored by Texaco! Maybe it’s a good sign because Newcastle won the texaco Cup in 1974 or whatever it was – maybe I’m being a bit too hopeful there.

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Talking of sponsors – as its raining who can list the shirt sponsors (i was thiniking about this recently and think most companies that have graces our shirts are gone!!!)

    Northern Rock

    Also any one remember the Bukta tops in the 70s ??

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Ive got to say – I have never heard any rumours saying the club has been sold. Only about potential buyers etc.

    Probably just saturday pm internet bulls locks

  • baro

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #30


    Guys Cardiff city is an dam good team. Thought you guys may want to see our a taste of our opponents.

  • AussieToon

    Aug 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Just checked it out and the guy seems pretty confident.

    Won’t believe it though till it is official.

    I’m absolutely worn out now, emotionally drained from hearing the news of Sir Bobby and the last thing on my mind is more bollox about the club being sold.

    It would take a person with no heart to try and get Newcastle Fans hopes up, emotionally I just cannot take the let down.

    I just hope this is true…..

  • toonarmymike

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #32

    what website is it being reported on?

  • Toonmania

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #33

    could be good news alround then if butts going and taken ma with him

  • Toonmania

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #34
  • HarryWorth

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #35

    “toon-talk are reporting that they have had unconfirmed reports the club has been sold!”

    Same on Newcastle Online. p254. of Iranian to buy Toon thread.
    Deal all but done and should be finalised within 3 days.
    Buyers are believed to be the DIC Consortium from Dubai.

  • magforlife

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Chuck – name me one good game Butt had last season and i will name you ten bad ones.
    He is one of the main reasons we went down!

  • Nick D

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #37


    Don’t call us ignorant mate. What is ignorant, is sticking with a guy 5 years past their sell by date, who has taken 2 teams down now, us and Brum.

    His so called experience can’t counter the fact his legs are gone, he can’t pass a ball to the same shirt, he creates nothing, he never scores, makes suicidally costly fouls and is on 50K a week. For Butt, read Smith, one of them alone is bad enough.

    You tend to find the players who play Butt’s role these days are tall, very strong, athletic types.

    Everything you say about Butt is in the past tense and that’s exactly the point.

  • ian

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Butt was easily one of our best players, at his age he was never supposed to play every game, but the rest of the side was so shocking that he had to.

    He was a good solid player at the back and on goal.

    This is a concern.

    That will be two goalscorers gone in Martins and Butt.

    Still it will be ok as some say, we always have Jonas, Smith, Carroll Duff and Ameobi to get our goals, well known prolific goalscorers instead of an old bloke and a ‘headless chicken’ as some describe these players.

    I suppose it will make getting a goal an occassion worthy of a celebration providing anyone is there to see it or awake.

  • stavtoon

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #39

    if its DIC we might get sponsored by Travelodge

  • magforlife

    Aug 1, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Ian – are you pissed? Butt a goal scorer, go and have a word with yourself man


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