Losing James Perch is going to hit Alan Pardew hard, especially as the player made 38 appearances last season - and only Papiss Cisse and Jonás Gutiérrez played more games.
Pardew tried to cover his arse after Kinnear sold his influential utility player by saying: "We have a big squad and James wouldn't have been involved in the first team set up this season."
What a load of BOLLOX!
Kinnear has swung the axe and there is nothing Pardew can do about it!
Dan Gosling is ready to join Crystal Palace, Mike Williamson is heading to Cardiff and Shola Ameobi is looking to join either Middlesbrough or Sheffield Wednesday after being told his 13-year spell at St James’ Park is coming to an end.
Source: Newcastle United Mad