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Newcastle United Calendar Boys

5 years ago
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I was tidying up (just for a change) in my son’s bedroom this morning and his Newcastle United calendar caught my eye.

He’d managed to turn it to October without me having to do it for him and I had a chuckle, Newcastle United’s Mr.October was none other than Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

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How ironic eh, the club get rid of a player who they put in their own calendar, then I had a flick through the other months;

January – David Santon

February – Loic Remy

March – Fabricio Coloccini

April – Hatem Ben Arfa

May – Yohan Cabaye

June – Papiss Cisse

July – Vurnon Anita

August – Moussa Sissoko

September – Steven Taylor

October – Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

November – Mathieu Debuchy

December – Tim Krul

I might be wrong but the idea of something like this calendar is surely to pick the dozen players who sell the club the best and who are basically the 12 best players in your squad….?

So by my reckoning Newcastle United have managed to come up with;

Gone – Remy, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Mapou, Debuchy

Not In First Team – Anita, Taylor

Injured – Santon

In The Team – Coloccini, Cisse, Sissoko, Krul

So out of the 12 chosen during last season to represent the club, you are left with less than half a team still getting a game.

I can’t wait to see who is included in the 2015 calendar – Cheick Tiote for Mr.January?

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