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Relegation spells end of shameless team

Newcastle United were relegated from the Premier League this evening after one of their worst displays in the entire season. None of the players seemed to care enough to get stuck in, or make a challenge, or close the opposition down, or hit a shot with any venom. As a result, Hull City deservedly remained in the league -- let's face it, they took the game to Manchester United, and should have at least got a draw for their effort.

The outcome of Newcastle United's relegation is simple:

A massive clear-out of players. This will, among other things be a welcome development for the Toon Army.

This team, even if they stayed up this season, would have certainly gone down next year. So, its good that it came early. The suspense would have killed everyone.

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Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 24 2009

Time: 6:19PM

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I hope Alan Shearer sticks with the team and brings Newcastle back with some fresh and commited faces.
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24/05/2009 18:31:00

There will be no mass clear out. Nobody will want any of that disgraceful team. Enjoy going to Scunthorpe!!!!!! [Edited by london]
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24/05/2009 18:43:00

See you lot in the championship next season
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24/05/2009 19:41:00

see ya lol
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24/05/2009 20:00:00

Shearer = Shear-erubbish! Go down to the Championship and get a decent manager link Hiddink!
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24/05/2009 20:26:00

Tony Adams is avaliable! Shame that Ian Holloway has gone to Blackpool LOL!!!!
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24/05/2009 20:26:00

Says it all Mehzeb Chowdhury. Your players let down the excellent fans today, they just didn't care. You'd never have guessed the game involved two teams playing for something to be honest. Not that impressed with my lot but to think your team were fighting to survive and put in that display beggars belief.
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24/05/2009 20:30:00

Relegation is the best thing that could happen to Newcastle. You will be promoted next season. Unlike a lot of middle ranking teams deluded into thinking that all they need is a couple of extra players, you can wipe the slate clean, get rid of all that expensive rubbish failing miserably and look to sign some effective players as well as bring through youngsters from a now established academy. You will also be an attractive venue for any of the Big Four looking to loan out some of their younger players to get experience, as undoubtedly you will play in front of the biggest crowds in the Championship. All relegation means is that you will be back for the 2010-11 season with a much better and balanced team and posing a bigger threat to than previous to the other clubs.
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24/05/2009 20:39:00

Nah KB, on the Leeds checklist we can now tick box 1 as achieved.
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24/05/2009 21:20:00

TeddyLyon, Leeds United were financed on debt with none of the backing of a multi-millionaire owner like Ashley. Totally different situations entirely.
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24/05/2009 21:33:00

I was disappointed that the toon fans booed Martin Laursen, that was dis-respectful.
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24/05/2009 21:41:00

You Toon supporters are reacting to this the right way. Look at it as an opportunity to start fresh and rebuild. There's plenty wrong with hierarchy behind the club, plenty of bad investments in players, bad decisions in managers. I don't claim to be an expert but I still can't believe Allardyce was kicked to the curb. Unbelievable. Then that mess with Keegan. Were I a supporter I'd be most saddened by the inevitable departure of some of your good and hard-working players. It's difficult not to get attached. Good luck.
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24/05/2009 23:00:00

Johnmurphy, the Newcastle fans didn't boo Laursen. What happened was that Laursen was trying to talk and the Geordies were still singing all their songs so we couldn't really hear Laursen. The Villa fans then booed to make the point to the Geordies who to be fair did then realise what was going on and did hush down for our Villa hero to say his thanks to the claret and blue faithful.
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