No Wonder Ashley Wants Geremi Off The Books!

Last updated : 19 November 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor


So far the utility player has made just nine appearances this season for the Toon, and many fans think he is - once again - just going through the motions.

He seems to save himself for internationals, and he is World Cup-bound after helping the Indomitable Lions to the finals in South Africa.

Geremi will be missing in January when he represents Cameroon at the African Cup of Nations in Angola.

And what ruffles a few feathers amongs Magpies fans (and players) is that he is picking up an incredible  £58,000 per week!

And there is nothing worse for a young kid coming through the ranks giving 110% in the first team (when given the opportunity), watching 'Mr Half-Hearted Smart Arse' on £58,000 per week putting in more energy pushing his barrow full of money out of SJP than he does on the pitch.

Hughton: “What we have to be mindful of is that players like Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith and Ryan Taylor have been fortunate to be fit and available throughout most of the season so far.

“But you always need cover for all of the games.

“During tougher periods you pick up injuries and Geremi will certainly be key for us at some stage.

“Geremi probably has not played the amount of football he would have liked.

“That is understandable – every player wants to play.

“But what has kept him onside is the fact he is going to the World Cup finals to play in the best tournament on the planet.

“It’s an exciting prospect for him.

“Yet I still feel he will play a part for Newcastle this season as well.”