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‘The club have great timing’ – Newcastle United fans react to player overhaul

Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news (via Lee Ryder on Twitter) that a whole host of the club’s U23s have been released by the Magpies – just a day after their memorable win over Sunderland U23s in the Premier League International Cup quarter-finals. 

Newcastle U23s beat Sunderland U23s to set up a tasty fixture against Porto in the European youth tournament last night. After the teams couldn’t be separated at 2-2 following 120 minutes of action, Newcastle edged out their Tynewear rivals 11-10 on penalties to see them advance. However, less than 24 hours later, a number of players will be finding out about their release from the Northeast club.

This news has led to a number of our resident Magpies surprised responses as they can’t wrap their heads around the decision, or the timing, of their club’s hierarchy. The Toon Army will have other things to worry about this weekend however as the first team host Southampton in the Premier League, in the hope of extending the gap between themselves and the bottom three.

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You can see what the Newcastle fans propping up our bar make of the situation here:

 

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