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Still Work To Do With These Three Players In January

Newcastle essentially have 28 first-team players despite only being able to register 25. While right-back Jamie Sterry has been with the under-23s, both Jack Colback and Henri Saivet have been training with the first team. All three are ineligible to play in the Premier League due to not being registered.

Even if Newcastle decide against bringing in any new signings, there is still work to do in January. Ideally, Newcastle will find moves for the three players not in the 25-man squad. Both Jack Colback and Jamie Sterry will have just 6 months left of their contracts while Henri Saivet will still have another 18 months on his.

Jack Colback has been reluctant to move instead wishing to see what January brings at Newcastle. His hopes of playing for his hometown club must be dashed at this point as there seems just no way he will get back into the team when the squad is re-registered in January.

He still may opt to stay and collect his massive wages but a full year away from first-team football will not be a good option for him. There should be Championship sides willing to take Jack on loan in the winter window who can pay a part of his wages. That would likely be the best option for Colback.

The same should hold true for Jamie Sterry and Henri Saivet. Sterry likely could move to a League One side to see out his contract and then move on a free in the summer. The local lad just hasn’t made the grade at Newcastle despite his reverence for the club.

Henri Saivet is a little different since he his contract runs until 2021. He will likely have to find a loan move abroad this winter. Unless he is willing to take a significant wage cut, he is likely to still be on the books this summer. It would be ideal to sell Saivet permanently in January but that has proven to be a difficult obstacle to hurdle over the past few years.

It is of paramount importance that these players find moves in January for their benefit as well as Newcastle’s. Even if there is little activity in regard to incomings, we expect there to be a lot of movement out of the club in January.

23 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    In Churnley we trust.

  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 18, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #2

    JaF (from last thread),

    I agree with you. I just don’t get this hatred of Steve Bruce. Personally, he is a nice bloke. From what we hear, there isn’t really a bad bone in his body.

    He is a football manager and he has come to manage his home club. But let’s all hate him because he’s not the best football manager in the country. Let’s hate him because he once took a job close to home managing the Mackems. Let’s hate him because he’s not Rafa Benitez.

    The chap is doing his best. How can you knock that? He seems to have got all the players onside and he’s even finally got them playing some attractive football. Just what exactly has he done wrong? What is his crime? Being Steve Bruce? Come on, he deserves a bit of leeway.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Ronaldo with 99 international goals, I can’t understand why it’s even a debate who the best player in the world is.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    He owned Birthdays card shop and is apparently a very nice man. I just don’t like him.

  • geordie157

    Nov 18, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Saivet will be hard to shift permanently.

    If Xhaka comes in, I would guess he takes Ki’s spot.

  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 18, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Why do you not like him Jail?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Turning us down twice, his touchline jig and that daft posh accent.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Shill Bill – who spilled your porridge this morning? Ok we get it you live in a world without teeth and your only excitement is a cold shower sitting in a chair. Fair enough. I’m wondering why you have to be so pleased about Ashley being blame free just to get back at your frog nemesis? Never mind, murder she wrote will be on soon.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Although the funny pastie crust nose is a laugh.

  • RobLeenio

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail, that was Bryan Robson who owned a chunk of Birthdays, not sure Steve Bruce had anything to do with it.

    If you’re wrong on that, what other conceptions of Bruce do you have wrong? If it’s a few, then maybe you need to let go of your prejudice.

  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Jail, that was Bryan Robson
    you’re wrong on that,
    what other conceptions of life and sport do you have wrong?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m not wrong, he most definitely did own it.

  • posada

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Ki may as well be off for all the use he is.
    Plays when he feels like it. Is he after a move to China.

    Colback could justify a place in the squad.
    As a midfielder who can also play left back.

    Stop gap perhaps. Squad player perhaps.
    Never been found wanting with effort and application.
    Bruce may just want to use him in some capacity.

  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Clinton Cards is to become a 1,250-strong chain after buying out high street rival Birthdays for £46.4m.

    Birthdays, which operates 500 stores and also includes the discount business Cards Direct and a string of Partyland franchise outlets, was founded by a Manchester businessman in the 1970s. At one point former England football captain Bryan Robson was a shareholder and director.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #15

    He owned three different shops, four different footballers and a guy called Ron Wood.

  • Just a fan

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #16

    He owned a card shop so you don’t like him?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #17

    That’ll explain his wealth, he must have netted a small fortune from that.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #18

    In Bruce we trust.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #19

    Just a fan

  • Just a fan

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #20

    Can I get a card that says dick head
    Had to say it jail. Don’t be upset

  • posada

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #21

    Steve Bruce and his daft posh accent.
    Not sure what it is or why it happens.
    However, a lot of folks who leave the area develop that way of speaking.

    Why. Who knows. Often when you leave the NE you have to change the way you speak or people simply don’t understand you.

    A pal of mine was away with the army for years. Been back for years but still speaks like that.

    Not as bad as Joey Barton speaking French.

    Or the Divine Tuft who started to speak with a strange accent as he thought he could suddenly speak fluent Hollish !

  • Jib

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Quite weird that Jail
    Birthdays was the go to store if you wanted Man U stuff
    as a kid – have you something you want to share with us.

    Maybe that’s why your bedroom was all red and white when
    you were a bairn

  • IrishRob

    Nov 18, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #23

    We need to release Ginger J, relies him to the first or second division where we wont have to see his face anymore.


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