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Relegated Toon - Clean slate, start afresh

Relegated Toon - Clean slate, start afresh

Investment is everything from this point on. Nothing could have prepared Newcastle United for the horror of relegation. The Youth System consists of enough players to bounce back next season, some argue. Others, those with realistic aspirations feel that two seasons seems like a reasonable period for rejuvenation. But what should be the strategy?

Sell players worth anything on the market, and recoup whatever amount possible without haggling too much. The player's aren't good enough, anyway, and no matter what happens, their street cred will not skyrocket from the relegation of the Toon.

Players who are expected not to get contract extensions:

Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Claudio Cacapa, Peter Lovenkrands

Players who are likely to be sold for whatever the club can get for them:

Obafemi Martins, Joey Barton, Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez, Tim Krul, Jose Enrique, Damien Duff, Alan Smith, Sebastien Bassong, Geremi, Kazenga Lua Lua

Squad players who are likely to stay:

Steve Harper, Nicky Butt, Danny Guthrie, Steven Taylor, David Edgar, Shola Ameobi, Andy Carroll, Habib Beye, Ryan Taylor, Kevin Nolan

Youth Players who are likely to break into the First-Team:

Nile Ranger, Ben Tozer, Tamas Kadar, Jonny Godsmark, Haris Vuckic, Samuel Adjei, Bradden Inman, Fraser Forster, Frank Wiafe-Danquah

There will have to be significant spending though, with top youngsters scouted from the lower leagues and good Championship players bought and nurtured. That is key to long-term success.

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Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Sunday May 24 2009
Time: 9:19PM


do you guys see any light at the end of the tunnel over this relegation and who/what doe you feel is the main cause of the problems?
24/05/2009 21:30:00
1. Lack of investment 2. Poor transfers 3. Revolving door of managers 4. Poor management structure 5. Lack of passion from substandard players
24/05/2009 21:34:00
its a shame to see you go as over the years you have played some great football ...the ginola days are well gone by and if you look on paper your sqaud is not prem quality ...pure and will be back better stronger and you will build a team that has spirit something that is missing..along with a goalscorer who gets into double rest your season on an overweight aussie and a crocked english man is the reason for yout troubles..along with a crap midfield 2 crap wingers and a back 4 well what can you say utter toilet.........
gary stevens
24/05/2009 21:34:00
I think Krul could stay and Nolan be sold especially if Allardyce is interested. The Championship is a tough league but there are no stand out teams there, and it would not surprise me if Newcastle come straight back up. You could quite easily rake in £40m in sales and £30m would be enough to generate a decent squad. In addition, the ability to generate big crowds home and away, makes you an attractive side to loan players to from the Premiership especially the Big4.
24/05/2009 21:38:00
Truly, the Football League is not a bad place. Sure, it's not the glitz and glamour of the Premiership but you will face tough opposition and experience good away days.
24/05/2009 22:03:00
If you make Steven Taylor captain, sign Mark Beevers and Tommy Spurr from Wednesday to shut down the left handside of defence, Chris Eagles (Burnley) and Adam Johnson (Boro) to provide creativity on the flanks, bring in Addison and Barnes from Derby to provide steel and creativity in the middle of the park and swap Nolan for Matt Derbyshire to get a young poacher, you've basically spent £20m and brought in some young players who are talented enough to get you promoted as well as a year to bond as a team.
24/05/2009 22:31:00
there the same players you wanted us to get aswell Kernowboy71
24/05/2009 22:56:00
there the same players you wanted us to get aswell Kernowboy71
24/05/2009 22:56:00
sorry dont know y that happened
24/05/2009 22:56:00
I guess you pressed the submit twice mate ;-)
24/05/2009 23:05:00
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