Pancrate prepares for departure as promotion party looms

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Pancrate - Will more than likely depart St.James’ at the end of the season

Fabrice Pancrate arrived on a free from France earlier this season and on his full debut, scored an absolute screamer to seal a very good three points at home to Watford. It was a brilliant bit of skill from the 30 year-old but since then, we’ve seen very little of the former PSG winger. In fact, Pancrate is reportedly already making plans for life after Newcastle United and indeed when our Coca Cola Championship campaign comes to an end. It’s not a surprise really but I suppose it’s quite ironic, considering this is the guy who claimed ‘I bleed black and white blood’ or something to that effect! 😀

He isn’t making the real big news though, but instead our tie at home to Sheffield United is because if we even manage a draw, then we’ll be back in the Premier League.

There’s no stopping Chris Hughton’s Army making their way to the Barclays Premier League now but we’d really like to reach the 100pt mark while we’re at it. In order to do that, we’d pretty much need to win every game from now until the end and I think it’s a possibility.

Being back in the Premier League again reopens so many avenues for the club. A big increase in TV revenue, a new shirt sponsorship deal with Puma, increased revenue from higher ticket prices and indeed and overall positive effect on the city of Newcastle.

We earned the right to play in the Premier League this year and it seems as if, two of the three teams relegated last year, including ourselves and West Bromwich Albion will be returning once again.

The real question now though is how we’ll fare in the Premier League? We certainly need to buy 5 or 6 players and not Championship ones either. I’d love a move for Jamie O’Hara, and maybe even Stephen Hunt if Hull City happen to go down.

Obviously we expect Chris Hughton to have plans made already of whom he’ll go after but we’re pretty sure there won’t be any arrivals over the £10m mark this summer, compared to previous ones.

All the hard work by Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and the medical team has paid off and we’ll need to work even harder to stay in the Premier League. One bridge at a time eh? 3 points at home to Sheffield and we’re there, officially.

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nufc: ⏱ 04/04/2010

He not the best player in the world but his goal was a cracking finish.I think he would be good in the lower league's.

icedog: ⏱ 04/04/2010

another french mis-fit bits the dust,doocey off track did you get that ipod m8,i hope so

Doocey: ⏱ 04/04/2010

He's a worker anyway, we'll give him that. Not yet Icedog, will be waiting a while too by the looks of it! Ah well, Newcastle's promotion is more important :D

icedog: ⏱ 04/04/2010

sorry to hear that m8 :( i will be happy with 12-15 finish next year like,if what you read about how much will spend,might kick the following year.If i can help you with the pod i will m8,you know where i"me at

Doocey: ⏱ 04/04/2010

Ah it's sound mate, no worries! I wouldn't ask you to buy it for me! haha! 12-15 would be great finish, listening to Steve Claridge on the Football League show eh? :D That was his prediction. I honestly think we'll be fighting a little, hope I'm pleasantly surprised and we do a Birmingham on the Premier League.

nufc: ⏱ 04/04/2010

He not the best player in the world but his goal was a cracking finish.I think he would be good in the lower league's.

icedog: ⏱ 04/04/2010

another french mis-fit bits the dust,doocey off track did you get that ipod m8,i hope so

Doocey: ⏱ 04/04/2010

He's a worker anyway, we'll give him that. Not yet Icedog, will be waiting a while too by the looks of it! Ah well, Newcastle's promotion is more important :D

icedog: ⏱ 04/04/2010

sorry to hear that m8 :( i will be happy with 12-15 finish next year like,if what you read about how much will spend,might kick the following year.If i can help you with the pod i will m8,you know where i"me at

Doocey: ⏱ 04/04/2010

Ah it's sound mate, no worries! I wouldn't ask you to buy it for me! haha! 12-15 would be great finish, listening to Steve Claridge on the Football League show eh? :D That was his prediction. I honestly think we'll be fighting a little, hope I'm pleasantly surprised and we do a Birmingham on the Premier League.

Alex: ⏱ 04/04/2010

Well with all the premiership expierenced players we already have i dont think we will struggle to stay up . Do not think we will challenge for Europe though ;), an injection of 4 or 5 new faces all prem quality and i can see us doing a Birmingham , Ohara would be a great signing . Would like Ryan Babel on loan from Liverpool with a view to a permanent deal , the lad has talent but for some reason hasnt quite done it at Anfield , would be worth a try .

JohanElmander: ⏱ 04/04/2010

What about Nwankano Kanu? :D :D :D :D :D

Alex: ⏱ 04/04/2010

Well with all the premiership expierenced players we already have i dont think we will struggle to stay up . Do not think we will challenge for Europe though ;), an injection of 4 or 5 new faces all prem quality and i can see us doing a Birmingham , Ohara would be a great signing . Would like Ryan Babel on loan from Liverpool with a view to a permanent deal , the lad has talent but for some reason hasnt quite done it at Anfield , would be worth a try .

JohanElmander: ⏱ 04/04/2010

What about Nwankano Kanu? :D :D :D :D :D

toonsy: ⏱ 04/04/2010

In all fairness, aside from his goal against Watford, Pancrate has been laregly shite and Im glad he'll be gone in the summer. He was pipe on Saturday when you would really think that he would pull out all the stops trying to earn a new deal. Apparently not.

toonsy: ⏱ 04/04/2010

In all fairness, aside from his goal against Watford, Pancrate has been laregly shite and Im glad he'll be gone in the summer. He was pipe on Saturday when you would really think that he would pull out all the stops trying to earn a new deal. Apparently not.

Dean: ⏱ 05/04/2010

I appreciate the effort Pancrate has given to Newcastle. When you look at his history with other clubs he doesn't particularly score many for a pacey and powerful player you tend to believe he is. Used as a right winger but I don't see why he can't become a striker, pending whether or not he can finish. I don't see him as a player we will want to keep hold of, but no doubt he would have no problem finding another club to play for, probably back in France no doubt though.

Dean: ⏱ 05/04/2010

I appreciate the effort Pancrate has given to Newcastle. When you look at his history with other clubs he doesn't particularly score many for a pacey and powerful player you tend to believe he is. Used as a right winger but I don't see why he can't become a striker, pending whether or not he can finish. I don't see him as a player we will want to keep hold of, but no doubt he would have no problem finding another club to play for, probably back in France no doubt though.