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Players To Be Moved Out – Surplus To Requirements

Even though we have had little success in this summer’s transfer market – the second time running that has happened –  there is still more competition for places this season than there was last season at this time, and a number of fringe players will find it difficult to get a game or even make the bench.

romain amalfitano in action

Romain Amalfitano – hasn’t made the grade on Tyenside

So Alan Pardew is likely to sanction some loan moves so that some of his first teamers can get regular football elsewhere, and four  players likely to move are Gabriel Obertan, Haris Vuckic, Curtis Good and 18 year-old Adam Campbell.

All four players need regular football to progress, and Haris Vuckic still has to prove he can play regularly without picking up injuries which have blighted his time on Tyneside, since he arrived in January, 2009.

But one player who looks to have cemented his first team squad and at least a place on the bench this season is young Sammy Ameobi, who has looked good in pre-season, and when he’s appeared for the Newcastle first team.

And two other youngsters where it seems touch and go whether they will be moved out on loan are Gael Bigirimana and Massadio Haidara, who has not played yet this season due to injury.

Gael played 25 times last season for Newcastle and was impressive, and doesn’t want to be sent out on loan, but that could still happen for his own good.

Gabby Obertan has not been a success on Tyneside, and is probably now surplus to requirements, which also seems true of Mehdi Abeid and Romain Amalfitano who are out on loan for the season at Panathinaikos and Dijon respectively.

Abeid joined a couple of years ago as a free agent, and Amalfitano joined last summer, also  as a free agent, but both struggled last season.

And for those who have now turned 21 at the club – including players like Vuckic, James Tavernier, Conor Newton, Paul Dummett, Shane Ferguson and Sammy Ameobi, this is an important season for them to show they can be part of Newcastle’s first team squad in the future.

So it’s important for them to start playing well either at Newcastle, or out on loan,  if they are to have futures at Newcastle.

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17 comments so far

  • Barton

    Sep 10, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    To many Ashley PR goons on here these days,how the f can any one with a smitten of intelligence still back this bloke, wake up n smell the cornflakes for f; s sake!

  • Barton

    Sep 10, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    To many Ashley PR goons on here these days,how the f@ck can any one with a smitten of intelligence still back this bloke,jesus crist,wake up n smell the cornflakes for f@cks sake!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Players that really need to go on loan to help progress
    Dummett or haidara

    Players that simply should go on loan just to get them off the books

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    @NUFCTheMag: Choose Your Newcastle United Starting Line-Up v Aston Villa http://t.co/BYBBqJKB2O #nufc

  • magpiebop

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Pitch invasion and sit doon protest at next game on final whistle sounding. That’s how we got rid of McKeag!!!

  • Spoof

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #6


    last year we made an operating profit of £13m, this year if we can manage to finish mid-table, anywhere from 8th to 12th with the extra cash that brings added to the additional Sky money we stand to make around £40/50m this year, and look at what we have spent, a £2m loan fee, yet people still support him, how they fail too see that he is making an absolute fortune while we battle against relegation with a weak squad amazes me.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7
  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8


    We have 8 obertans??? No wonder we didnt buy a winger. 😀

    8 squidwards in one team.

  • Spoof

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9


    so thats £15m per season behind Sunderland, now according to some, even though we have a bigger turn over than them if we spent as much as them then we would go bust, I don’t here of any financial problems from them, some of our fans live in a fantasy world and will believe and invent situations which are simply just wrong but they do it anyway just so they can defend the leech who owns us, sad people

  • BandB

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Do you think Pardew is in a position to “sanction” anything Ed?
    Would he be arguing to weaken his squad further? And what progress is Obertan likely to make on loan?
    If this happens, Pardew will be sent out to front it. The poor man seems doomed have his head flushed down the lavatory until he gives up.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    I wonder if Obertan had of went to Swansea he would have been coached to fit their style of play, where as here you might argue hd has been Pardewed.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Tbh the finnances really don’t bother me, both sides of the Ashley camp can twist the figures to suite there own arguement but to see in black and white that he’s actually in a profit on transfers since buying the club, and go on to spend £2 million in the window is a disgrace

    Sad thing is we only needed to spend £10-15 mil to be sound £5-6 mil for De Jong £5-6 mil for Alderwield £5-6 mil for Sinclair we’d be in great shape
    Don’t understand it especially when we bid £10 mil for gomis! Is it simply a case we don’t scout broadly enough? Do we not have a suitable amount of targets? Or does he bid for players knowing they won’t sign or if there’s a danger they will he pulls the plug on the deal (gomis/koné)

  • martoon

    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #13

    I believe there is a strong link between alcohol and minor injuries:-

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    a boycott or protest will achieve about as much as the death threats to the chairman did after keegan left. if i’d recieved threats from a clubs fans i’d probably not break the bank to make them happy.

    once again we’ll be the butt of the country’s jokes, the chairman will have even less reason to invest his money and more reason to run the club on an even keel and more potential buyers will be put off.

    on a positive note, it seems we’re trying to play better football this season and didn’t buy gomis. also flack has been diverted from the players and manager and we usually win games when Ashley takes all the abuse.

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Sep 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Loan out Good, Streete/Mbabu, Vuckic, Sammy, Campbell
    Sell Tavernier, Obertan, Newton
    Keep Bigi, Haidara, Dummett
    Bring back Ferguson

  • lofric

    Sep 10, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Could we add Steven Taylor to the list please?!!!?

  • musomag

    Sep 11, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    Comment #17

    @ 14

    So basically turn the other cheek, accept the disgraceful treatment of our club and fans then sit back on your arse doing absolutely nothing but hope everyone stops making fun of our club?



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