Barton, N'Zogbia, Ba, Gutierrez.
Anyway, we are ten times the club Man City are, yet they will play in the CL next season while we try not to get knocked out by a League One team from the League Cup.
Give me an actual, tangible reason why we should always finish ahead of Newcastle while they buy players and our squad is slowly but steadily disintegrating, not some made up sentimental shit.
Let's be honest putting N'Zogbia as a Newcastle player is just a bit stupid, at least if you're not trying to be facetious.
As for Gutierrez I don't believe he would get into our team as he is extremely average and is at beast a headless chicken.
Barton, Ba and Ben Arfa most likely would get into our team and it's probably fair to say that Marveaux and Cabaye would stand a very good chance of making it into our starting eleven as well.
There's no real 'tangible' reason for why we should finish above Newcastle other than the fact that we have greater stability (especially manager wise). If Newcastle were to invest the Andy Carrol money wisely they'd have no excuse what so ever for finishing below us.