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Newcastle To Move Five Players Out This Summer


Newcastle now have 35 points with 11 games left, and we probably need just two more wins to be safe this season – which was always Newcastle’s number one goal.

Xisco – Newcastle will move him out – if they can!

So with that in mind it may be safe to look ahead to the summer, and we know Newcastle will be strengthening their side with new players coming in, but also they will probably want to unload a few of the players, who can no longer do a job on Tyneside.

The first player in this category is Xisco, and of course he left on loan back to his former club Deportivo, on the same day we lost Andy Carroll.

So he could have had a chance to stake a claim again if he had stayed, but that was not to be.

Newcastle will try to move out Xisco in the summer, either on loan or permanently, but the 24 year-old will not be keen to leave Newcastle with his contract paying around £50K/week through the summer of 2013.

We also think that Alan Smith will leave in the summer, because with a second bad injury to his ankle, it’s going to be very difficult for Alan to come back and play near his best, and he can hardly get his place in the Newcastle side with Cheick Tiote looking so good.

And Alan has already had to alter the way he plays football,  because of  the first bad injury on the ankle he picked up when he was at  Manchester United.

So it could be a good time for the 30 year-old to move on – but the lad’s has done the job at Newcastle.

Alan was one of the senior players who got us out of the Championship at the very first attempt last seaosn, and Newcastle fans will never forget that, and Alan is just a great guy of course.

Sol Campbell’s gamble on joining Newcastle has just not worked out,  and now he is the 4th choice center back at Newcastle, with Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson all showing top form this season.

So unless something dramatic happens before the end of the season, we don’t expect Sol to be aorund in August, although he may want to join the Newcastle coaching staff.

Wayne Rutledge probably has no future on Tyneside, and it wouldn’t surprise us one little but if he moves permanently to QPR, and that is even more likely if QPR get promoted to the Premier League, so Newcastle will at least get their money back on this player.

Players who may be borderline are Leon Best, James Perch, Peter Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor.

But with Best and Lovenkrands looking good last night, we don’t expect them to leave, unless they collapse in the last 11 games.

James Perch seems to be improving and also seems to have the confidence of new manager Alan Pardew, so we think he’ll stay as a solid squad player, and it really depends with Ryan Taylor what happens in the last 11 games of the seaosn,.

But Ryan is an excellent squad player and we don’t want to see him leave, but he may want to move on if he doesn’t get enough playing time under Alan Pardew.

The fifth one to leave will of course be Shefki Kuqi, who has a short term contract through the summer.

So that’s Xisco, Alan Smith, Sol Campbell, Wayne Routledge and Shefki Kuqi to move out in the summer.

Of course if we are to have a good side next season we need to keep our best players like Cheick Tiote and Jose Enrique.

That’s the four we think will be moved out – who do you think should leave?

Comments welcome.


46 comments so far

  • toonhamu

    Feb 16, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #41

    Aguero? seems like a few of us have been hammering Football Manager recently

    I’m going with the majority and saying I’d like to see Smith, Xisco, Routledge, Perch, Sol and Lovenkrands shown the door. No longer good enough to challenge for the first team/getting on a bit

    Obviously, Enrique, Tiote and Barton must be signed up as soon as our safety is confirmed

    Our Squad would look like this:
    GK: Harper, Krul, Forster, Soderberg
    RB: Simpson, Ryan Taylor
    CB: Colo, Steven Taylor, Williamson, Kadar
    LB: Enrique, Ferguson
    RM: Barton, Lua Lua
    CM: Tiote, Nolan, Guthrie, Gosling, Vuckic
    LM: Jonas, Ben Arfa
    ST: Shola, Best, Ranger

    Looking at that we have a decent, but thin squad – especially if you’d want to give more first team experience to the likes of Ferguson, Kadar, Lua Lua and Vuckic out on loan

    I’d like us to sign: Gervinho, Onuoha(competition at RB and CB), then another striker (possibly Doumbia looking at his scoring record, only seen him play once) and cover at left-back for Jose (no idea who yet, don’t think Van Aanholt would leave being backup at Chelsea to be backup here though)

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  • Charlietoon

    Feb 17, 2011 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #42

    How could you want to get rid of Mcloven but keep Ameobi????

    One is fast, has a good first touch and can produce something from nothing. The other is Ameobi.

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  • Visten

    Feb 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #43

    Why oh why do people keep mentioning N’Zogbia. He is a spoilt little girl, I would not have him on a free because he would kill team spirit with his typical French antics.

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  • AussieToon

    Feb 17, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #44

    Was really happy with the win against Birmingham. One of the most structured performances I have seen from a Newcastle outfit. Really looking forward to well, looking forward. I am one proud supporter and think if Mike looks to invest the Carroll cash wisely, we will be challenging for high positions next season.

    I would bring in these players from the first day of the window opening:

    Elmander
    Larrson
    Marveux

    All free and all bring something to our side. Getting these three in would be a massive boost to the transfer window and allow us alot more time and ability to haggle with other sides.

    The number one player we need to obtain this window is Gervinho. He is simply outstanding and he will help keep Tiote focused on playing for Newcastle and not look sideways for any second. He is a quality striker and would give our attack a lethal look to it. A Gervinho/Elmander first choice partnership is one that will cause other sides much pain.

    I would obtain Connor Wickham and loan him straight back to Ipswich for the season. He is very young and being able to do for Ipswich could be the difference between buying him or not. Just knowing we have this future England striker (potentially) would be amazing.

    Depending on how Ireland performs for us at the end of this season, we should buy him. Quality player, if he can get back to the way he was he would be an asset to our side.

    I love Van Aanolt, think he is quality and watching him for Leicester makes me want him even more. The perfect back up for Jose. Give him the Carling cup games and the early FA Cup games as well as a league match here and there.

    So in to the side:

    Elmander, Larrson, Marveux, Ireland, Wickham (loaned out) and Van Aanolt.

    I would depart:

    Routledge, Smith, Xisco, Kuqi and Campbell.

    No more. Perch, Raylor, Lovenkrands ect all add depth. We need a bigger squad if we are going to achieve success. An FA Cup or even a Carling Cup would be awesome too mind you!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #45

    We need to focus on getting safe and then make Europe a target for us and in the summer we have to bring in Gervinho into the squad to keep Tiote put and also bring in Wickham on loan and Marvueax to play on the opposite wing of Ben Arfa.

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  • toonhamu

    Feb 18, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #46

    charlietoon – think you’re rating McLoven a little too highly there, if he possessed all of the attributes you just stated on a regular basis then he’d be up there with the Torres’ and Rooney’s

    Fair play Shola isn’t the best, but I’d keep him because:
    a) mackem slayer
    b) how much are we really going to get for him? better off keeping him!
    c) replacement would cost so much more than what we’d receive for him
    d) experience to the youngsters – he has played up alongside Big Al, under Sir Bobby
    e) HERO!

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