Toon squad numbers leave three gaps

Posted on August 13th, 2011 | 11 Comments |

I've got your number written on the back of my hand.
Last to wear the number 9
31 players have been allocated squad numbers for Newcastle United’s 2011/2012 season.

As we haven’t posted it here yet, I thought I’d list the squad numbers for the 2011/2012 season.

31 players have so far been allocated a number but there are three gaps for numbers 3, 9 and 12 (and obviously an infinite number of gaps from 35 upwards!).

The word is that the number 9 shirt will remain free until someone earns it, or at least that was the way Chris Hughton ran things when he was manager and there is nothing to suggest that has changed. Presumably number 3 will be taken by our new left-back (Erik Pieters perhaps) and I have no idea why number 12 – worn by Danny Simpson last year – has been left free, although it could be speculated that that’s the number our fabled ‘new striker’ might take.

Clubs have to give the Premier League a list of 25 players, which must include at least 8 home-grown players. Players who were under 21 on January 1st of the year in question don’t count as part of the 25 and can be played at any time. This list does not constitute that official list of 25 (+ U21’s) though because that doesn’t need to be given until after the transfer window closes at the end of August. This is merely the numbers they will wear on their shirts.

1. Steve Harper
2. Fabricio Coloccini
4. Yohan Cabaye
5. Danny Simpson
6. Mike Williamson
7. Joey Barton
8. Danny Guthrie
10. Hatem Ben Arfa
11. Peter Lovenkrands
13. Mehdi Abeid
14. James Perch
15. Dan Gosling
16. Ryan Taylor
17. Alan Smith
18. Jonas Gutierrez
19. Demba Ba
20. Leon Best
21. Fraser Forster
22. Sylvain Marveaux
23. Shola Ameobi
24. Cheik Tiote
25. Gabriel Obertan
26. Tim Krul
27. Steven Taylor
28. Sammy Ameobi
29. Haris Vuckic
30. Nile Ranger
31. Shane Ferguson
32. Ryan Donaldson
33. Ole Soderberg
34. James Tavernier

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11 Responses

  1. hows harper got the number 1, i knw tht krul was 52 and hes been 26, for awhile just hope he starts in goal and harper becomes a role

  2. As somebody pointed out on Faceberk, Tamas Kadar doesn’t appear to have been allocated a number.

    I got the list from NUFC’s official site, so I presume it’s correct!





  4. Tamas Kadar does not appear on the NUFC website at all, can anyone shed any light on where he is, has he been released by the club?

  5. Kadar’s still injured when he’s loaned to Huddersfield last season, if I’m not mistaken…

  6. I was looking for his name in the teams section, both first team and reserves, Tamas is not there at all.