10 Players Who Regret Leaving Newcastle United

Grass ain't always greener on the other side.

Newcastle United is a unique club in so many ways. Things are never calm, never simple and never boring. Win or lose, something happens. Good form brings expectation, excitement and a party atmosphere in the city that inhabits and obsesses over their beloved team, while four games without a win means doom, gloom and a whole lot of shouting.

St James' Park casts a shadow over the city in a way that sums up the relationship between club and fans in a perfectly metaphorical way. To play for Newcastle, you must be a certain type of person, understanding not only the values and size of the institution, but also the fact that football will be a constant part of your life on Tyneside.

Numerous players have come and gone over the years, and as these footballers found, the grass isn't always greener on the other side...


Budding football journalist, European football fan and Newcastle United season ticket holder. I have contributed to FourFourTwo.com and The Evening Chronicle.