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Only 1 Newcastle player left standing from the 14 who faced Burnley last time

3 years ago

Newcastle face Burnley on Monday night with a team that is quite literally, unrecognisable from the one that featured in the last encounter.

It was 1 January 2015 when the two teams met at St James Park, with a new man in the hotseat.

Yes, John Carver taking the reins after Alan Pardew headed for the bright lights of Selhurst Park…

Listed below are Carver’s first team selection of his short and calamitous spell in charge, incredible really to see the change since January 2015.

He started off with a 3-3 draw against Burnley, with Steven Taylor, Jack Colback, and Moussa Sissoko, getting the goals.

Jak Alnwick – Released summer 2015

Daryl Janmaat – Sold summer 2016

Fabricio Coloccini – Released summer 2016

Steven Taylor – Released 2016

Paul Dummett – Injured

Moussa Sissoko – Sold summer 2016

Cheick Tiote – Sold February 2017

Jack Colback – Exiled from the squad

Yoan Gouffran – Released summer 2017

Ayoze Perez – Newcastle first team

Emmanuel Riviere – Free transfer summer 2017


Mike Williamson – Sold January 2016

Massadio Haidara – On the sidelines at Newcastle

Adam Armstrong – On loan at Bolton

As well as John Carver and Steve Stone getting their marching orders in summer 2015, nine of the 14 players used that day have permanently left the club.

Then another three (Haidara, Colback, and Armstrong) are nowhere near the first team squad.

Paul Dummett is long-term injured, whilst last man standing – Ayoze Perez – is very likely to be replaced by Mohamed Diame on Monday night, after failing to impress yet again in the game against Crystal Palace.

It would be interesting to be able to see ahead in just under three years time and just who will still be at St James Park.

Obviously Rafa Benitez would be top of the wish list, then I’m guessing Mikel Merino, but who would you choose after that? Shelvey, Lascelles, Yedlin, anyone else?


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