Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
- News that Newcastle United will play Celtic in a pre-season friendly at St James’ Park in the summer. The game is scheduled for Thursday, July 26th and will KO at 7:45 pm. Of course we’ve played Celtic many times in exhibition type games – including Alan Shearer’s testimonial last year.
- Good reporting in the Northern Echo – with a piece on how Sam will deal with the bad boys at Newcastle. We may run a piece later today on who else will be leaving Newcastle this summer.
- There are lots of mini-reports in Tribal Football on Newcastle. One piece – taken from the Independent – is that West Ham have offered â‚¤7M for Parker – not sure how true any of these reports are – but we think Sam will cash in on at least one of our existing mid-fielders.
- A good piece in the Sun saying that Ben Haim will be Sam’s first signing for the club. Well – that would be good – he can play anywhere across the back four – and is tough tackling. He apparently has turned down a â‚¤2 5K/week deal from Bolton – since he prefers a move to Newcastle. How much did he cost – a free transfer !
Those then – briefly – are the major news stories today on FA Cup Final day – not too much new news really – let us know your thoughts and opinions on these.