Below is a list of the current senior squad registered with the Premier League, with only Armstrong and Aarons coming through the youth there isn’t anything else to add to this from within the club.

Then we have Darlow and Lascelles potentially coming in which would make 28, also taking into account Ayoze Perez who is currently categorized as one of the Under 21s.

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However, this is where the issues start; Jonas is off, Ferreyra is only on loan and Ryan Taylor is in the final few months of his contract.

Ameobi, Anita, Elliot, Gouffran, Riviere, Obertan, Williamson aren’t good enough and at best Dummett, Haidara, Abeid and Steven Taylor should be squad players and nowhere near the starting 11.

Ashley being Ashley will most likely cash in on Sissoko, Janmaat, Tiote, Krul and possibly Cisse.

To get a squad good enough to compete to stay in the league, a massive rebuild is required, and we all know that Ashley isn’t the biggest spender of cash.

Then with it looking more and more likely that Carver will remain in charge, are we going to be in any position to attract any sort of quality player to the club.

Is it worse than we all thought??

Newcastle United – Current Premier League senior 25 man Squad

1 Abeid, Mehdi

2 Ameobi, Samuel

3 Anita, Vurnon San Benito

4 Cabella, Remy

5 Cisse, Papiss Demba

6 Colback, Jack Raymond

7 Coloccini, Fabricio

8 De Jong, Siem

9 Dummett, Paul

10 Elliot, Robert

11 Ferreyra, Facundo

12 Gouffran, Yoan

13 Gutierrez, Jonas Manuel

14 Haidara, Massadio

15 Janmaat, Daryl

16 Krul, Timothy Michael

17 Obertan, Gabriel Antoine

18 Riviere, Emmanuel

19 Sissoko, Moussa

20 Taylor, Ryan Anthony

21 Taylor, Steven Vincent

22 Tiote, Cheik Ismael

23 Williamson, Michael James

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  • Jarra MIck

    No Peter it’s not worse than we thought, we know it’s a poor squad led by a poor back room team. I don’t believe there will be any serious investment in the summer history tells us that. There will be comings and goings but I will show my ar5e in Binns’ window if at the start of next season we have a side that can hold its own in the prem.

  • Boycottspurs

    Harsh on Dummett, Haidara & Abeid, all show promise, and can only be developed by playing and gaining experience . Saylor is the only CH with any heart. Mind you, I agree he’d be a squad player if we had a couple of half decent CH’s.

  • Corkyjohn

    Its just a shame you felt the need to write what we all knew….would you like a pat on the back or a job at thr chronicle?

  • A lex

    Sadly, some / many fans may only just be realising this. This isn’t a sudden situation – it has been creeping up on us for more than two seasons. It’s a shame that only a few smarter fans have understood this.

  • Paul Patterson

    Krul, Janmaat, Abied, Perez, Haidara, Dummett and Colback should be retained. The rest can sod off.
    However, we could sign Messi and Ronaldo, but with Carver in charge we will be struggling . .

  • StephenBowers

    If the magic three points needed actually materialise and we manage to stay up, I just couldn’t bare to look at next season’s fixture list.
    No boycott or protests for me, I’ve had it.
    After 8 years I’ve worked out it isn’t the sensible, safe, good or bad options that drive the decision making its the cheapest.
    For Mike Ashley read Scooge and Lee Charnley read Bob Cratchet and Tiny Tim well who?

  • Toon Magpie

    Nothing to do with the Head Coach’s ineptitude? I forgot he is a Geordie. We are a rudderless ship with Carver at the helm.

  • RitchieForster

    Just saying ….This was the team that lost against Villa when we got relegated last time …
    Newcastle: Harper, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Edgar, Duff, Guthrie, Nolan (Owen 66), Butt, Lovenkrands (Jose Enrique 57), Viduka (Ameobi 75), Martins.~
    Subs Not Used: Krul, Smith, Gutierrez, Ryan Taylor.

  • Toon Magpie

    We will not get three points, Carver has no idea how to play defensive football,meh should have had the point in the bag many games ago but has no idea