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Eleven Players Could Leave Newcastle In Summer

We were pleased to read last night that Newcastle are going after Remy Cabella of Montpellier, and are trying to seal a deal for the 23 year-old French U21 play-maker, and we just hope that news is true.

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Ben Arfa to be sold this summer – it’s now probable

But it seems the number of players Newcastle need is increasing, and increasing quickly, and there are a number of reasons for that.

It’s now obvious some of the players already at the club are just not good enough, and will be leaving this summer and they includes players like Jonas Gutierrez, Dan Gosling, Gabby Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux, Romain Amalfitano.

And while we hope we are wrong, we just cannot see Loic Remy wanting to stay on Tyneside permanently when other bigger clubs are keen to sign him up.

And if things don’t improve vastly before the season ends, don’t be too surprised if Newcastle unload both Hatem Ben Arfa and Davide Santon, who have both been less than impressive so far this year.

And it will not please Newcastle fans at all if Hatem is sold, as he is still one of the most popular players at Newcastle, and he wanted to come to Newcastle back in the summer of 2010, after we had just been promoted back to the Premier League.

But in the summer he will have been on Tyneside for four years and will have only one year left on his five year contract and expect Newcastle could well cash in on the mercurial winger.

And Santon has done himself no favors with his last two appearances at left back against Sunderland and Tottenham, when he looked a liability in defense.

And since Newcastle have plenty of cover for him in Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Yanga-Mbiwa,   don’t be too  surprised if Newcastle sell him and he moves back home to Italy.

So there’s nine players who could depart this summer, so Newcastle had better get busy lining up their replacements – and there may be two more.

We never even mentioned Papiss Cisse, who is likely to leave if any clubs comes in with a £10M offer for the 28 year-old Senegal striker, who looked sadly out of touch on Wednesday night, and Fabricio Coloccini who could return to Buenos Aries to be with his family this summer.

What do you think?

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121 comments so far

  • Slank

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1


    7Slank // Feb 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    I think that this summer transfer window will be quite busy by all football clubs in general and Newcastle in particular.

    I think the departures will be Colo, Jonas, Shola, Marveaux, Obertan, Gosling and possibly Ben Arfa.

    I think Santon will be given the benefit of the doubt and stay.

    I think a bid will be made for Tiote but will be rejected.

    The club’s priorities would appear to be a replacement for Colo, Cabaye, Shola and at least one winger.

    Some of the second string will be released but I expect others to be upgraded like Armstrong and possibly others who have been on loan like Abeid and Good.

  • Jan Stavik

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Santon was our best and most consistent performer in the first half of the season.

    Arfa is a very frustrating player, he’s got all the skill in the world, but has no work rate and have been looking overweight this season. I’d happily sell him if he is not improving a lot until summer, he’s a luxury player we simply cannot afford to play. We need two way players, look at Gouffran on the other side – working his socks off and supporting his full back in a great way.

  • toon1707

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Would not be to fussed if all those mentioned left as long as suitable replacements are brought in we already have a light squad though needs about 4 to add now so could be a busy summer 8 out 12 in (yeah right)

  • Blofal

    Feb 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Santon is not a LB. He needs a fresh start at another club or at least a loan.

  • Newcastleforlife

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Players that should leave if Pardew is the manager:
    S. Taylor
    Ben Arfa
    Newton or Vuckinic
    Pappis Cisse

    Not sure on MYM

    Players coming in:
    Keep Remy
    Not sure on Luuk yet
    Sochaux strijer
    Grenier/ Hamouna(St. Enteinne No.10)
    Ball playing central defender
    Physical Defender


    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Ashley is Asset stripping and selling players to maximise the Profit he can get before he eventually sells the Shebang to the highest bidder?

    This is in fact what is going to happen, i do believe that there will be more than the players named leaving in the summer months? There will be no Pre-season planned in before the start of the 2014 / 2015 year and we will spend most of the latter part of 2014 doing a Scum sitting at the bottom of the Prem ! But by this time the Fat Ash will have maximised his Profit margin and will fully invest in Glasgow Rangers in Scotland and blled them dry financially too ? He will not be bothered either way if we take the drop to the Championship!

    If anyone on here thinks otherwise then, i don,t know anymore! But i know i just don,t trust the hierarchy at the club as far as i could throw them !


    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    For blled read BLEED !

  • niafron

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Bonjour messieurs.

  • Slank

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #9

    5Newcastleforlife @ 5

    Clubs which have a mass movement of players (in and out) in a single transfer window rarely, if ever, do well in the immediate season.

    That is why some players who may not be first on the team sheet will remain with the club as suitable replacements for those regulars who get injured or suspended.


    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Heh Niafron! ca va monsier,

    Have not seen you on here for a while, any news from France about perspective transfer moves in the summer?

  • Slank

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11


    By no stretch of the imagination can the sale of one player (Cabaye) be classed as asset stripping.

    The previous Geordie owners asset stripped the club by giving themselves, their families and their cronies vast sums of money from the cash through the turnstiles and the money borrowed from the banks.

  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    get out now ashley

  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #13

    its not asset stripping its worse than that

  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Here you go lads, read this and in no way can any fan still want Pardew here.

    “Some of the players were still squabbling among themselves in the dressing room when the manager walked in and told them to “Shut up and listen to what I have to say”. Pardew told them that he was already a millionaire and didn’t need to work, but told the players that they “earned £30,000 a week and were only in it for the money”.

    He meant that he was only in football because he loved the game, but his comments were misinterpreted and taken by some of the influential players as a sign of arrogance. A week later, Pardew axed Tevez before their 2-0 defeat at Manchester City and he was clinging on to his job when they lost 2-1 at Chesterfield in the Carling Cup.

    After the game, chairman Terrence Brown stormed down to the dressing room and claimed that their performance had been worse than a Sunday pub side, but they staged a mini-revival the following weekend. Pardew vowed to go back to basics the following weekend against Blackburn and it was Teddy Sheringham, who had waited to patiently for his chance on the sidelines, who inspired their first victory since they beat Charlton.”

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-421908/Pardew-lost-dressing-room.html

  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #15

    expect at least 6 players going ben krul tiote mym santon colo debs koko take yer pick slank

  • blew

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Many of Graham Carrs recommendations
    have failed miserably. He has not thought
    about a leader on the pitch nor has he
    brought in a competent header of the ball.

  • LeedsMag

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Ashey is at a crossroads. If he is close to selling, then he will ge as many of the players out who have value.If not,surely even he knows that a firesale will destabilise the club so much that next season will be a disaster. Especially with AP in charge

  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #18

    no leeds mag he is at a dead end

  • Byker Boy

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #19

    I’ve said it since Santon first came to the club “He can’t defend” he flatters to deceive and a one trick pony going forward. Poor Colocinni has had to suffer because of Santon’s deficiencies for years now. The sooner we’re shot of him the better. Ben Arfa another player who flatters to deceive very much like his compatriot”Robert” before him. Ben Arfa has only one year left and inevitably will be sold

  • NoClue-Pardew

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #20

    Arfa and Santon is not The problem, Pardew is. If we had a decent tactical manager he would get the best out of hatem. Why Should he even bother playing to his potential when he is substituted the next game anyway when some of our crappy player who fits pardews system are back from injury. Honestly he sould leave the club if pardew doesn’t get sacked in the summer witch is doubtful. Will be sad to see him leave tho. Incredibly talented player and been my favourite Newcastle player for a while now. 🙁
    Pardew out!

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Geez, who’d a thunk it!

  • niafron

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #22

    What about this revolution?

    Nothing happened, isn’t it?


    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #23


    I seriously think that this was his five year plan all along?

    Get in, and own a mid-table, Prem team, plough a few Million in, to clear debts which were built up in the previous adminitsration.
    Start buying in young talent to maintain Prem status for TV money / rights, wait until the young talent develops, then sell for as much as he can get for that new talent and pocket any Profit made!

    Sorry, but of course its Asset stripping? At the same time he is using the ground to advertise his Sports Direct Empire which he is paying next to nowt for? People in Newcastle are gullibe, and will support their team no matter what and he is using that fact to full advantage? God knows if lived in Toon i,d be sat there too! But, i divulge, Ashley knows that whatever he does the ground will be full anyway on match-days? Football is a religion in Newcastle and he knows that.

    We will never be anything more than Top Ten while he is owner, season ticket sales have apparantly plumetted, with lifelong fans not renewing their tickets.
    No-one player wants to come and play for us without being paid top money because of all the Crap which they have to endure while they are here! Any prospective signings are expected to hit the ground running or bear the embaressment of being branded failures beforethe even set foot on the Park!
    The exception was Papiss, who came and shot us into fifth while BA was still here, now look at him. Sat on the bench every game?

    It surprises me that De Jong wishes to move permanently to us, or is that Media crap too? If there is the summer exodus, being reported on here then it may well be that he is stripping us before an eventual sale?

  • niafron

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #24


    Nothing new… Would even the “The newcastle fashion” belong to the past concerning french players.

  • niafron

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #25

    … would even SAY…

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #26

    I think Pards would of better served the club by not admonishing the players, but channelling their disillusionment into an angry hysteria determined to tar and feather the owner and run him out of town on a rail.

    Or go one better, and whip the lads up into a lynching party.

    Mike Ashley, bloody disgrace!

  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #27

    ashley go eat some goat shit

  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #28

    its better than the shit you feed us


    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Well Monsior, ce la vie!

    I think a lot of French players will be moving back to le Frans in de summer?

    Shame is that !

  • Markaccus

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #30

    Oh good

    I have dropped in on AMATEUR ACCOUNTANTS HOUR on the blog.

  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #31


    Blaiming poor Graham Carr now are we? If it wasn’t for Graham Carr our team would be full of Steven Taylors and 18th century hoof the ball. Players can only get much from the managers that manage to get there full potential out of them. Let’s take out Tiote, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Marveaux, haidara, mbiwa, sissoko, Debuchy, bigirimana, Remy, Anita. Then give charge to Pardew so he can get jack Tompkins, mark noble, liam ridgewell, james Collins, AC, Obertan, Kenwyne Jones.

    You would be so happy with those signings, you are probably the small minority that blames just the players and owner. Last time I checked the players ain’t the one with tactical enforcements, it wouldn’t make a difference if we had Cristiano Ronaldo, messi, ozil. We still would lose and Pardew will make them look like Sunday league players.

    Read this article and tell me, everything that’s gone on their is happening here.


  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #32

    football in its current form came into being in the 19 century however both are correct

  • niafron

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #33

    Anyway, the players are a secondary question right now, i’m more interested to know what could be the global project for the club this summer.

  • LeedsMag

    Feb 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #34

    Just thinking back to AP’s comments post spurs – Am I right in recalling that he said Santon came off from LB as we needed a left footer in there – a left footer at LB – no shit Alan! Thats Guardiola/Mourinho type thinking.
    Spells out loud and clear its not just the owner thats the problem.AP takes responsibility for making good players look below average and a team looking leaderless

  • Markaccus

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #35

    And people are dictating to each other what their opinion should be. Football fans in general are w@nkers, really. Some people on here make me ashamed to follow NUFC.
    I will try later to see if the attitude has improved.

  • jazzyp

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #36

    Benny personally would be no great loss to nufc if we could get the right price or even a straight swap for Cabella. Ben arfa has all the talent to make a world beater but has more bad games than good. Yes he can score wonder goals and is a player that can lift bums off seats in amazement, But what has he really done for the club since his arrival.
    Cisse is another player who needs to seek pastures new as is the usual suspects that are always mentioned

  • jazzyp

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #37

    Who’s rattled your cage this morning mate

  • anthc

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #38

    Bit off topic but when is the time annual season ticket renewals are due? Be interesting to see if the club extend it as people rightly so will be hanging on to see what happens in the transfer market this summer. They should be sorting deals now for completion in the summer. Heres hoping anyway!

  • John Tudor

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #39

    more looking to see if we are still in the pl

  • jasper

    Feb 15, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #40

    We have a lot of skilled players. BUT
    they aren’t playing as a team.

    Passing is none existent. Each one takes too many touches. Not enough movement so no outlet. Very susceptible to high pressing by opponents.

    Players played out of position as pointed out ad nauseam previously

    Debuchy is the only player advancing towards byline who is “correct footed” e.g. Right foot right wing. (And too slow to beat man in outside anyway). Other first choice FBs or wingers not. Hairada is but not used…..so no crosses into box from byline, especially low ones, for forwards to run on to.

    No player is ever in advanced midfield position between the lines. No route available on the ground which renders Cisse ineffective.

    No midfielders getting into box in open play (e.g. Like Nolan, Bowyer, Solano did).

    Skilled players look discouraged. MYM, HBA, Marvaux, Santon.

    Good Players left on bench and not given a chance. Very little rotation of players unless forced by injury or for cup games.

    Very conservative substitutions made too late. Late subs don’t have time to get into game and look headless.

    Evident gulf between manager and players. When there is an injury break players don’t go anywhere near him, unlike Spurs, Mackems, etc at same time.

    Yes we are missing quality players in some positions. BUT we can’t do anything about that until the summer. So we need to make the best of what we have and try to get momentum going for next season and to encourage players to want to join us.

    There is only one thing that NUFC can do at his moment to address all these problems.
    Replace Pardew with a competent manager


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