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14 Newcastle Players At Tottenham – 14 Opinons

7 years ago

With international football blighting our season yet again as we endure another two week break without proper football, we have asked a few writers to give their assessment of the fourteen players on show at White Hart Lane.

First up is David Pickering as he assesses Sunday’s performances and how they fit in, or don’t, overall.

Must Be Retained

Krul – Out of this World performance. Brilliant but will probably be sold given his increasing transfer value.

Debuchy – Another terrific performance. Settling now to the rigours of the Premiership. A great signing who, hopefully, will stay even if his best pal departs in the January window.

Williamson – Have to hold my hands up here. Tremendous return to the first team, which will mean he will be staying rather than moving on.

Mapou  – A terrific player who has struggled but is now coming to terms with the Premiership. Long-term prospects are very good.

Santon – Overrated. Cash in on him as Haidara and Dummett are his equals

Sissoko – Power and pace but whether the wide right berth is his best position is open to debate. Must be retained and will grow to be a powerhouse midfielder with the right help.

Tiote – Captaincy suits Cheick and brought the best out of him after a disappointing season last year. Must be retained.

Cabaye – Terrific talent but, unfortunately, will be sold in the January window for a reasonable fee.

Gouffran – Came on leaps and bounds and is a bargain. Great team player and work ethic, must be retained.

Shola – Hopeless. Free transfer at end of season.

Remy – Simply brilliant, goals and form will ensure ‘bigger’ clubs enter the fray at the end of his loan. Kinnear disaster – long-term Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham. Unfortunately, not at Newcastle.

Cisse – Nondescript. Will be moved on at the end of the season.

Anita – Not a great contribution when brought on at White Hart Lane but he is improving all the time. Will stay.

Obertan – Woeful, will be moved on at the end of the season, if anyone will have him.


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