The 123 Players Released By Premier League Clubs This Summer Are…

Chris Wright

16th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

Just a list of the 123 players released by Premier League clubs this summer – nothing more, nothing less.

In alphabetical order…

Arsenal; Thomas Cruise, Roarie Deacon, Mark Randall.

Nigel’s chips are up at Villa Park

Aston Villa; Durrell Berry, John Carew, Ellis Deeney, Calum Flanagan, Harry Forrester, Arsenio Halfhuid, Isaiah Osbourne, Robert Pires, Nigel Reo-Coker, Moustapha Salifou

Birmingham; Marcus Bent, Lee Bowyer, Sebastian Larsson, James McFadden, Mitchell McPike, James O’Shea, Stuart Parnaby, Kevin Phillips, Daniel Preston, Luke Rowe, Robin Shroot, Maik Taylor.

Blackburn; Jordan Bowen, Jason Brown, Zurab Khizanishvili, Benjani Mwaruwari, Michael Potts, Maceo Rigters.

Blackpool; David Carney, Daniel Coid, Ishmel Demontagnac, Rob Edwards, Jason Euell, Marlon Harewood, Richard Kingson, Malaury Martin, Paul Rachubka, Andy Reid, Salaheddine Sbai.

“To Galatasaray, post haste!

Bolton; Tamir Cohen, Johan Elmander, Ricardo Gardner, Joey O’Brien, Jlloyd Samuel, Samuel Sheridan.

Chelsea; Samuel Hutchinson, Carl Magnay, Danny Philliskirk, Jan Sebek, Michael Woods.

Everton; Kieran Agard, Hope Akpan, Nathan Craig, Gerard Kinsella, Lee McArdle, Iain Turner.

Fulham; Zoltan Gera, Edward Johnson, Diomansy Kamara, John Pantsil, Matthew Saunders.

Liverpool; Jason Banton, Deale Chamberlain, Douglas Cooper, Sean Highdale, Steven Irwin (Crocodile Hunter?), Nikola Saric.

Old Paddy’s been shown the exit door at Eastlands

Man City; Javier Garrido, Scott Kay, James Poole, Shaleum Logan, Andrew Tutte, Javan Vidal, Patrick Vieira, James Wood.

Man Utd; Conor Devlin, Owen Hargreaves, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar.

Newcastle; Sol Campbell, Shefki Kuqi, Patrick McLaughlin.

Stoke; Abdoulaye Faye, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Ibrahima Sonko.

Sunderland; Michael Kay, Nathan Luscombe, Daniel Madden, Robert Weir, Nathan Wilson, Mvoto Jean-Yves, Bolo Zenden.

Woody’s out on his own, is this the end of line?

Tottenham; Jonathan Woodgate.

West Brom; Giles Barnes, Marcus Haber, Dean Kiely, Abdoulaye Méîté.

West Ham; Anthony Edgar, Holmar Eyjolfsson, Daniel Gabbidon, Lars Jacobsen, Filip Modelski, Jonathan Spector, Adam Street, Matthew Upson.

Wigan; Steven Caldwell, Daniel De Ridder, Joseph Holt, Jason Koumas, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Oakes, Francis Pollitt, Abian Serrano Davila.

Wolves; Adriano Basso, Jody Craddock, John Dunleavy, Marcus Hahnemann, David Jones, Nathan Rooney.

(List via the Press Association)

Penniless clubs of the world take note, you could actually draft yourself a fairly decent ‘Released XI’ out of that little lot…

GK – Hahnemann/Kingson

DF – Pantsil, Upson, Craddock, Garrido

MF – Gera, Vieira/Zenden, Reo-Coker, McFadden/Larsson

FW – Gudjohnsen, Carew/Benjani

…or there and there abouts.

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  1. herp says:

    genuinely shocked that only woodgate has gone walking from spurs!

  2. Gav says:

    @herp *limping

  3. Victor Meldrew says:

    “Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar.”

    Released? Don’t you mean retired.

  4. Jh says:

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Garrido already transferred from City to Lazio last summer?

  5. Chris says:

    @Jh: That’s what we (and Wikipedia) thought. May be something to do with the small print of his contract at City/Lazio, may just be a mistake.

    @Victor Meldrew: According to the PA, they all count – and who are we to argue?

  6. gamblino says:

    Craddock’s not been released. Extended by a year again.

  7. Chris says:

    @gamblino: Not according to the official list that the Premier League themselves have just released…,,12306~162068,00.pdf

  8. Matt Wills says:

    Some of these retained lists are utter tripe. Garrido signed for Lazio last summer!

  9. gamblino says:

    Yeah but me and Jody are TIGHT! ;)!/MrJodyCraddock

  10. Newcassel says:

    Expect Fat Bastard Ashley to be trawling for bargains through this lot
    Just like the plebs in Sports Direct

  11. Bob The Builder says:

    Gamblino and Craddock are tight??? Does that mean you share a bed… Stop being a cunt because The Premier League list is correct and if you where wondering the Chairman of The Premier League Sir Dave Richard’s his daughter and I are what Gamblino will call “TIGHT”

  12. KW says:

    Surprised that Thomas Cruise was released. For a while, he was considered the next big thing–strange world, football.

  13. dnjs says:

    That ” released XI” team would get relegated before boxing day!

  14. Balls-2-U says:

    Relax boys, it’s just an end of season procedure whereby players whose contracts have not been extended/re-signed yet are put on a formal list just so everyone knows that they are not contracted and are free to move about. This from Soccernet’s Transfer Blog:

    1231 BST After the released list we linked up earlier surprisingly featured Wolves defender Jody Craddock, the club have said on Twitter: “”Don’t read anything into inclusion of Jody Craddock on list of released players. Just procedure from league. He is being offered new deal.”

    @KW: Don’t worry. Heard he’s got bigger things on his filming Mission Impossible 4. =P

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