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Newcastle Could Lose Eight Englishmen In A Short Two Years

Shola Ameobi is still thinking over his options about whether he wants to leave his home town club to get more playing time at some other club next season.

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Shola Ameobi – could leave this summer

But if Shola moves he will be the fifth English player we will have lost in the last two years after Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Danny Simpson and Steve Harper have moved on.

Danny signed for QPR on a three year deal this week, and Steve Harper has not yet been fixed up with a new club – but maybe this is why Alan Pardew is saying  we need more home based players in the squad and with Premier League experience.

If Shola moves he’s the fifth one to leave and we are bringing in French players to replace them – because they are the best bargains on the continent – in other words they are the cheapest option.

But three more English players could also leave Newcastle this summer.

James Perch could be moved out this summer, since he has only one year left on his contract, and Newcastle will need to either extend his contract or sell him this summer, if they don’t want to lose him next summer, when he becomes a free agent.

And two others  are Mike Williamson and Dan Gosling, and if they do leave along with Perch and Ameobi,  that will be eight English players we will have lost in a short two years – so that’s obviously Alan Pardew’s concern.

Come September we could have lost Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Danny Simpson, Steve Harper, Shola Ameobi, James Perch, Dan Gosling and Mike Williamson since July of 2011.

There seems something wrong with that.

What do you think?

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43 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1


  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2


    Hey hey Hey

  • ToonMauritius

    Jun 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Come on NUFC, starting the signing the players
    it’s becoming boring like last year

  • IITianToon

    Jun 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Problem is not losing Cabaye the footballer, but Cabaye the leader of the French..

  • Bearsize

    Jun 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    We really do have a hard on for french players! Rules state there must be english players also so we must speculate to accumulate in uk. So there must be some signings coming, maybe..

  • jazzyp

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    out of the three I would only keep perchinio as a squad player
    ameobi-thankyou for your loyal service but championship at best
    gosling-had injuries but not up to scratch

  • toon kk

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    We need a clear out, there’s alot of dead wood has to go. There’s better player’s at reasonable prices out there to replace them.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    oooooooooooopppppppppps I forgot Williamson.
    2 mill Cardiff thankyou


    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    The main problem with the lack of quality in our current squad is the standard of our current English players! Elliot, Williamson, Perch, R Taylor, Gosling, Ameobi and the now departed Simpson are quite clearly not good enough. We will never pay inflated prices on Englishmen, when we can pick up the likes of Sissoko ect ect for less. We need to produce our own, but when do we ever improve a young player? We should continue buying cheap foreign talent and spend more attention to our coaching staff. Maybe then we could bring our own English players through.


    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    another day with no news

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11


    Bent, Tomkins, Pilkington are Pardew’s English choices and are never ever going to get the pulses racing like Carr’s choices: PEA. Zouma, Kemen and possibly Belhanda.

    Pardew’s only idea on not scoring from set pieces corners is to get taller players!!!! Tells you everything you need to know. If there is an opposite expression to cutting edge Pardew is it.


    Stop trolling with your Crouch nonsense

  • toon kk

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #12

    The quality of the player has to come before any nationally

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #13

    geordie 69

    Spot on

    the problem is not buying foreign players, it’s the appalling coaching and fitness training that’s going on or lack of it.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #14

    bang on the money mate. English players are way over priced (Andy carrol).we were being apparently being quoted 10 mill for hughes from derby and juve sign tevez for the same,no brainer
    Swansea have gone down the same foreign path as ourselves but Spanish rather than French
    the biggest loser in the grand scheme of things is the national side because we have nobody coming through,and if there is there bought up by the likes of city and chelski to sit and rot behind big money signings coming in every season

  • tequilamag

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #15

    British players may well be overpriced but PL rules state we need 8 in the squad. We have Krul (classed as homegrown) Elliot Perch Saylor . Raylor is injured and everyone seems to want shot of Gosling Ameobi and Willo.
    That leaves Tav Fergie inman Neton and Dummet who all need to go on loan. Like it or not we have to buy some British players.
    There is only room in the squad for 17 foreign players and we already have 16. The balance of our squad is all wrong.

  • kt97toonarmy

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #16

    I reckon we need a st like fred from brazil he would b class with pea up front but either way we need a st who can but 20 goals in for us every season

    I also agree with jazzyp some kid from derby is rated the same as tevez just shows how overatted young english players are

  • SeanNufc87

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Perch has come into his own last two seasons and I dont think too many would grumble if we gave him another 2 year.

    Ameobi although loyal, and a pain in every mackams arse, isnt good enough for our club, I think hull would do well with him and id wish him the best.

    Williamson is a championship quality player or a 4th to 5th choice cover option, he has had two decent games from what I recall.

    Redmond and ince would really bump the numbers and are already ready for a few appearances imo. Think hughes might cost too much and unless bent is 3.5 or cheaper I wouldn’t touch.

  • toon kk

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #18

    The down side of all the French at our club they aren’t used to the physical side of the premier league, having said that they have better skills than most of the dead wood English we have.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #19

    Don’t know if Jail-for-Ashley is a betting man
    but here’s a horse running for him today
    Lord Ashley 3.20 Chester

  • kt97toonarmy

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #20

    All those french players will get better in time toon kk

  • John Tudor

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #21

    it’ll finish last place no doubt

  • toon kk

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #22

    Kt97……I agree it usually takes a year or two for them to settle in.

  • ArtyH

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #23

    We wont get a Belhanda, it will be a bellenda if we do not get someone in soon.

  • kt97toonarmy

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Villa could get him nd if villa can b in contention so can we

  • jazzyp

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #25

    off topic but just seen on the news a us women who cut off her husbands penis and threw it down the waste disposal unit has been jailed for life
    00000000000000000000hhhhhhhhhhhhhh how many grabbed ya tackle
    lets just hope he was a mackem eh !!!!

  • ArtyH

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #26

    Cock and bull story, jazzyp?

  • Spotlight Kid

    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #27


    Would even risk an each-way, mate, it’s carrying too much weight…

  • Jan Stavik

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #28

    English? Might be, but when I look at those list I think “average at best” no matter origin. English players are nice to have, good players are better.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #29

    how boring it is to be a toon fan ,the club dont tell us nothing even pardew says nowt nowadays,hmmm think he would come out and say ,we have lodged bids etc awaiting blah de blah or we are bidding for no one untill the last day of window so we can get more value for money except we will be left with the dross and hopefully all our bids fail then i have a million excuses for next year

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #30

    no chance of me renewing my season ticket unless i see some action or ambition which we obv have none or we would a matched swanseas bid for boni ,i really dont believe any of the pea transfer so who we after this is a total joke

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #31

    people should not renew there season tickets till the club let us in on there masterplan hey its a jokeinhere

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #32

    infact im not renewing my ticket even if they go sign messi because they have no respect at all for keeping us in the dark when the clubs in turmoil are these are supposed leaders well they are not very good at it because am thinking a just saying f it

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #33

    i hope there reading this because there is alot more like me who just are not gonna tollerate haveing the piss ripped outta us

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #34

    infact am saying boycott st james if there is no ambition shown in this window and that doesnt mean go sign mr darren gay i want the very best of players or how we supposed to compete with the money bag clubs who just casually fork out 30 million for one player we would have a team for that then people expect us to compete for european football if ya ask me its impossible

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #35

    like braying your head against a brick wall and where is everyone i dont like talking to myself

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #36

    oh the boycott has already started why didnt anyone tell me

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #37

    seriously tho if we keep buying are season tickets they will keep doing nothing to improve the sittuation ,mike ashley is getting on my nerves if i see him in the street am just gonna casually break his nose and claim i tripped over a pavement and it was just unlucky that i happend to land my forehead fist and foot

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #38


  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #39

    ashley renaming stadium to numpty park ,50,000 geordies who just love taking it up the arse

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 29, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #40



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