Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
Scott Parker is no longer a Newcastle player as news broke this morning that he has moved for $7M to West Ham – we are sorry to see Scott leave.
At this time of the year the papers have a field day with Newcastle – but things are moving along and we are seeing players leave and some soon to come in – as Sam wheels and deals.
- News breaking today that Scott Parker has left Newcastle for West Ham for an undisclosed fee. It’s a pity because Scott is an excellent player. We’ll never forget that game when he got a tooth knocked out and waved his hand to Souness indicating he had to come off. Scott is a brave player and for us epitomized guts and glory – and he was even a Londoner too. 😀
Anyway – we’ll remember Scott as a good player who gave his all for the club – best of luck Scott – you deserve it.
- Reo-Coker is said to be very keen to join the revolution at Newcastle with Sam Allardyce. It’s a report in the Sun – so may be dubious – but we think once players see what Sam is trying to do up here – more players will want to join – particularly when it is looking an almost certainty that Ashley will own the club. The fee mentioned is $8M. Fans seem undecided on Reo-Coker – since he didn’t have a very good season last year – but he would be playing for Allardyce and would be a good acquisition – given he’s still only 23 – and it’s good to have players who want to join Newcastle.
- News that Oba Martins is sorry about his recent behavior when he failed to turn up on time for the Nigerian International squad. But Berti Vogts may have had enough of Oba’s behavior and may axe him from the squad. That wouldn’t be too bad for us – but Oba will also have to shape up at Newcastle. Big Sam will hardly take any nonsense from Oba – and since we pay his wages – he should be thinking of that first – Nigeria should be a second thought for Oba.
With yesterday’s news that Ashley met with the board – in a cordial and useful meeting – and then visited Freddy Shepherd in hospital – we feel the Ashley deal is becoming almost a certainty. 😀
We are running two new related pieces today. One is taking a look at the players Allardyce is looking to bring into the club
and the other is who should still be dumped from the club
We’d appreciate your comments on these moves (as some may be controversial) and also comments on the above news stories.