Major Newcastle News Stories – 29th May 2007 – New Midfield

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority. There are a number of new stories in the press related to Newcastle this morning – most of them are good news for us.


  • News that Sam Allardyce is on the verge of his first signing – with Ghana International midfielder Derek Boateng on his way to Newcastle for under ₤1M. Also in the story is news that Ben Haim actually wants to come to Newcastle – and this looks like being true and consistent with what we were saying over a week ago. These two signings will be good news for our supporters.
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    Ben Haim and Derek Boateng

  • We have so far ignored the story that David Beckham may want to come to Newcastle. We really cannot see Posh Spice wanting to live in Newcastle – but the story – as they say – has legs. We know Big Sam would love Beckham but David has signed a deal with the LA Galaxy and would think he would pull out of it. Anyway here’s the story.
    David Beckham

  • A piece in the Daily Mail says that we will be willing to sell Scott Parker to West Ham for ₤7M – and either take Reo-Coker in part exchange or get Joey Barton – who could be bought at a cut price – given his antics late last season at Manchester City. If this is true it looks like Big Sam wants a new midfield at Newcastle – as well as a new defense. Apparently Scott has failed to settle on Tyneside – and if that is the case it’s probably best that he leave. As far as Barton is concerned we have to assume Sam knows what he’s doing.


    Scott Parker and Joey Barton

  • With WBA failing to win promotion to the Premiership it’s not a surprise that Curtis Davis, their captain is in the spotlight. The price is quoted as ₤10M – which seems very high since Curtis is no better than our own Steven Taylor. He’s a good player – but not sure he would be a good buy at that price. Here’s the piece in the Daily Mail.

    Curtis Davis

  • Various news stories about Steven Garrard wanting Michael Owen to join up again at Liverpool. We’re not sure Benetiz is that keen – but it looks like Michael is willing to let these stories play out in the press – to the dismay of many of Newcastle’s fans. Our view is if Michael wants to leave – he should leave.
    Michael Owen

Let us know your thoughts and opinions on these stories.

5 comments so far

  • Kein

    May 29, 2007 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Newcastle should go after Ribery…if there is any chance to get him..He propably goes to ARSEnal.

  • mitch from holland

    May 29, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    I would like if newcastle could buy N.Sahin he’s from Turky and he plays for Brossia Dortmunt

  • Arthur Prince

    May 29, 2007 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    A very good main story Ed . I get the impression that Sam knows exactly what he is doing and I agree with a lot of what has been written . Its no good being “World Class” if you are susceptible to injury . Fitness and the ability to stay injury free is a must to compete week in and week out in the Premiership. . Sam’s first 2 signings Ben Haim and Boateng (assuming they happen ) look very good value indeed and starts the changes to the squad wholesale which frankly has been deperately needed . So, those Players who want to play for NUFC and are fit and non injury prone and of course good enough are fine whilst it is best to cash in the so called superstars and get a squad and a team spirit which can deliver . If Sam can get the best out of the Superstars with his man manaagement skills then so much the better .

    The Ashley take over is just great and the future looks the best it has been for some time now . Fascinating times . Howay the Lads !!!

  • CARL

    May 29, 2007 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4


  • Ed Harrison

    May 29, 2007 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Arthur – well said – and we’ve never been so excited about the Newcastle future – Big Sam is looking better every time we hear him – it’s really not hard to see why players like playing for him – he’s a much better person than we thought he was. Very good for Newcastle – and he’s taken to the club very quickly.


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