We’ll start today with a piece that we’ll show every day on the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club – with a brief view on the story from us.
Hopefully this will be a useful addition to the Newcastle United Blog.
- Thereâ€™s a piece on Sky Sports in which Phil Gartside questions whether the Newcastle United is a bigger club than Bolton and whether it is step up for Allardyce moving to Newcastle.Of course we could argue about this forever â€“ and depends on what you mean by big.
Suffice to say from our view it is a step up for Allardyce because heâ€™ll be able to buy top players and be supported by 52,000 fanatical fans every week – at a wonderful stadium â€“ and be able to coach his players at a world class training facilities at Little Benton.
- Thereâ€™s a continuing piece from yesterday on whether Michael Owen will be with us next season. A good piece is on Reuters News
We believe he will stay at Newcastle and Shepherd could have handled this a little more discreetly with Michael – rather than having it out in the press â€“ before Michael was presumably even asked about it.
- Various news reports on Bobby Moncurâ€™s interview with Alan Oliver yesterday – where he supports both Sam Allardyce as the new manager â€“ and also Glenn Roeder as the old manager.
Thatâ€™s Bobby Moncur for you â€“ a great guy and always so positive.
We have a piece on it today and also take the opportunity to review Moncurâ€™s time at Newcastle â€“ briefly â€“ plus a nice walk down Memory Way.
- A piece in the Journal today from Nicky Butt saying the Newcastle players have to stick together and get a win at Watford on Sunday.
We must finish off with a win.
Seem to remember several players saying the same thing last week regarding the Blackburn game â€“ but Nicky knows what heâ€™s talking about and weâ€™ll not be too critical.
- It looks like Sam Allardyce will now be unveiled next Wednesday â€“ from an article in todayâ€™s Evening Chronicle by Alan Oliver (who always has an inside track into Freddy Shepherd).
Itâ€™s a pity Big Sam couldn’t attend the game on Watford on Sunday â€“ that would guarantee us a win â€“ which is badly needed.
Well – those are what we feel are the major news stories – at least for today.