Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
There’s some news about Big Sam being after Wes Brown yet the Journal says that’s not true – maybe for a change this is one player Big Sam is not after – we’ll have to wait and see – as always.
- We have an interesting piece today on the possibility of Sam bringing in Freddie Ljungberg of Arsenal – on a free transfer. While we think Freddie would be a good acquisition for us at a good price – we are also interested in who else Sam thinks he needs – given the vast transfer money Mike Ashley will make available. However, Sam is doing the right thing in bringing in good players that he’s probably had his eye on for a while at Bolton.
- News today that Sam Allardyce in interested in Wes Brown of Manchester United. Not sure this is true as the Journal says Sam is distancing himself from that report. We do expect Newcastle to sign both David Rosehnal of PSG and Ben Tal Hain shortly – and that may be enough central defenders to go with local boys Steven Taylor and Peter Ramage. That may mean that Paul Huntington and David Edgar will then be shipped out on loan for next season to get valuable experience.
- News that Reo-Coker will sign for Aston Villa according to his agent. Well that’s one player not coming to Newcastle. We haven’t heard much lately about Derek Boateng who we feel sure will join Newcastle. We hope Sam will still bring in one or two big names to round off his squad – but that will probably come later in the summer.
- Interesting piece of news today as Dean Ashton – once a target of Newcastle and a good young striker in the Alan Shearer mold – speaks glowingly of Michael Owen.
Owen is also featured in the Journal – talking about his fitness and scoring goals – but it’s all within the context of England and he never mentions Newcastle United. With Mark Viduka signed yesterday it looks like we have our four strikers for next season – unless of course Michael leaves for pastures anew.
- An interesting interview with Big Sam in the Journal that we analyze today. While most of us believed our training facilities at Little Benton were first class Sam is not so impressed. He talks about it being a converted squash facility and not what’s needed for a top club like Newcastle.
Hey – we were told these were world class training facilities. The interview is (as always) very informative on what Sam has in mind for Newcastle – all of which sounds very good and exciting. 😀
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